Appearances[edit | edit source]
Ixtab is a Rank II Mark fought at Henne Mines (Phase 1 Shaft) after the storyline events in Eruyt Village. It is a moderately powerful foe, attacking with various elemental spells such as Dark, Aero, and Watera, reducing MP with Annul, and inflicting Stop with its regular attack as well as Doom via the Doom spell. In addition, it can summon undead enemies to aid it. It has the valuable Flame Shield as its rarest steal, earlier than when it would be widely available.
Ixtab is a boss found on floor 40 of the Palace of the Dead. It is the first wraith enemy encountered in the game. It will attack the party with various area of effect abilities such as Ancient Eruption, Entropic Flame, and Cursed Pox, and summon a pair of Nightmare Bhoots to assist it. Its most dangerous technique is a powerful Shadow Flare, which encompasses the entire arena. In addition, it will precede Shadow Flare with Scream, which will freeze the entire party in terror until shortly after Shadow Flare is cast, preventing them from using any defensive abilities or healing spells to mitigate Shadow Flare.
Ixtab is an enemy fought at World of Anguish and World of Nil. It battles using various status abilities such as Slow and Curse Breath, as well as the Gravity spell. When defeated, it has a rare chance of dropping the Daybreak Robe.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Ixtab was the Mayan goddess of the gallows, and protector of those who committed suicide. She is depicted as hanging from a tree with a noose around her neck, and partly decomposed.