Final Fantasy Summon Monsters Like Bahamut Return As Primals In FFXIV

By Spencer . May 13, 2013 . 2:41am

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The Primals in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn should be familiar if you’re a Final Fantasy fan. These god-like monsters are some of the fiercest foes in the Final Fantasy XIV.


Bahamut’s story

Held in duress for aeons within the lesser moon, Dalamud, the elder primal Bahamut broke free of his captivity when the celestial body was wrested from the heavens to descend upon the Battle of Carteneau. Once freed, the terrible being wrought fiery destruction across the length and breadth of Eorzea, his devastating rampage marking the beginning the Seventh Umbral Era. In the midst of the chaos, however, Bahamut was enveloped in a blinding white light and abruptly disappeared from the skies. None claim to have seen the primal in the five years since.


Odin’s story

A fell knight clad all in black, Odin roams paths long forgotten beneath the canopy of the Black Shroud. There are none now alive who know the truth of when or by whom this elder primal was first summoned into the world. Ever vigilant as he sits astride his mighty steed, Sleipnir, it is said that Odin is drivenly solely by the desire to do battle with worthy foes.


Ifrit has a volatile temper and controls the power of fire. The nomadic Amalj’aa tribe believe Ifrit scorched the lands of Thanalan and turned it into a holy land.

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Titan is a compassionate colossus that has the power to make the ground shake with his footsteps. The Kobolds that in a network of tunnels worship Titan and believe ore is a gift from the primal.


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Garuda is the bloodthirsty queen of storms whose ruthlessness knows no bounds. The winged Ixal that live up in the mountains worship her.


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Ramuh is a wise sage that lives deep with in the forests. He controls lightning and the Sylphs revere Ramuh for his protection against outsiders.


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Leviathan is the lord of the waters and has Sahagin as loyal followers. These aquatic beastmen seize territory by the shore to establish new spawning grounds.


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Other monsters in Final Fantasy XIV include the Chimera, Cyclops, Torama , Golem, Ziz, Dullahan, Wyvern, and Mandragora.


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  • MogCakes

    I love the summon designs, they look menacing and powerful. Here’s hoping their 3D models do them justice.

    • Rez

      If it’s one thing this game does exceptionally well it’s concept to 3D, even in 1.0 it was very highly detailed from concept to execution. The only summon 3D model we haven’t seen in full yet is Ramuh, you can find all the others, even shiva if you look hard enough.

    • stephane3012

      bahamut looks way better in this than in ffXIII.i swear he looked like he was wearing a skirt.

      • mervilles

        That’s because FF13 isn’t a real Final Fantasy, sorry.

        • LightningFarron19

          That is offensive. Just saying

      • LightningFarron19

        Well that’s because ARR: FF14′s Bahamut comes from a medieval setting. FF13′s Bahamut comes from a sci fi setting.

        Of course they are going to look completely different.

  • Chivalry

    do Primals fight on player side or it’s like bosses or something?

    • endril

      They’re bosses, but the summoner class can use a lesser version of some of them.

      • Chivalry


    • Schneizel

      If I remember correctly, primals will be able to assit Free Companies (guilds) if they get there in time and beat it/him/her.

      example Yoshi gave out was that at random intervals Ifrit would appear
      as a FATE in a part of the world. Players would go against him and
      (somehow) a guild would get control of him for an X amount of time. Once
      they ‘use’ him the skies would turn red indicating that Ifrit is once
      again “free”. I’ll try to look up the original video/text.

  • komiko12


    • Crevox

      She’s in! But not immediately. :)

  • Yuriangels

    dat Mandragora.

  • omgy

    Release on Mac, please! My PC isn’t powerful enough to handle the prettiness!

    • Crevox

      Go go PS3!

  • Syn

    Is it just me or does Odins horse have a striking resemblance to bahemoths?? even the head piece armor has those trademark bahemoth horns, and the mane too…..,or maybe am just looking to deep into it.

  • Pombar

    This is the right track to take for this game. I can’t believe their attempts at making FF14 different to FF11 were originally ditching everything FF-series-related from it but keeping most of 11′s original stuff. Surely the reverse would be the solution?
    But yes, Reborn is definitely looking interesting.

  • gamefreak86

    Looks like first promising ff since the beginning of this gen.

    • Kalis Konig


    • riceisnice

      I… I liked all the FF…

  • Kalis Konig

    Looking good. I really can’t wait for this.

  • Solomon_Kano

    Dullahan. :)

    • Luna Kazemaru

      said the same thing :P I’m so hyped for this.

  • Ferrick

    this is cool and all but… lets hope bahamut doesn’t burn the world down this time around ^_^”

    • Solomon_Kano

      It’ll be Neo Bahamut. :V

      • Ferrick

        and then bahamut zero comes in and burns the entire galaxy x.x

        • Solomon_Kano

          Bahamut SIN comes back to finish off the universe.

          • Ferrick

            and then Bahamut-0 (or god bahamut) comes back to obliterate everything

  • Aurizen

    I wish Square would make this Free to play.

  • Ni

    They just need to don’t mess with Bahamut this time

  • Anime10121

    If I only had the time :(
    This is the first MMORPG that I legitimately want to play, but they take far too much time devotion to complete. It’s almost like the people I heard get really good at XI, where the it was the ONLY game they played for 5 or 6 years because it was such a huge time sink. With all the over awesome games coming out soon and the next gen systems, I just wouldn’t have the time required for this game :(

    But oh how I wish i did:(

  • zferolie

    So can you summon these in game? I am not sure how the summoner works in this game

  • Coeurl

    Torama love~

  • AzureNova

    This just made me that much more excited for the game to launch. =^_^=

  • Adrian Duran

    Why doesn’t Sleipnir have 8 legs in this game?

  • Damarius Wingfield

    *Singing* Joy to the world, the end has come!

  • Christopher Nunes

    Hmm… I remember when I brought the original vanilla FFXIV game for the PC back in September way back as a pre-order for those exclusive items, but sadly my PC at that time wasn’t powerful enough to play the game and I thought in a few months I would save up to buy and build my own Gaming PC to play it.

    Didn’t happen until March this year, and I need a DVD Drive sadly to install the game onto my computer via Game Disc so my Gaming PC isn’t done yet but once I get it I will be finally be able to play FFXIV on my PC.

    I know I brought FFXIII on release date but I’m not sure if the code on it was on the receipt or on the game case somewhere and if I can’t find it I guess I can’t play the beta version for the PS3, which is OK.

    I wouldn’t mind a F2P game as I don’t have a lot of time on my hands as much anymore, but I have looked at what people have mentioned about F2P games and it could be bad for FFXIV:ARR so I guess it’s OK to pay monthly for it… I got to find time to play it.

    It’s been a while but have they confirmed any Dual-Wielding (Twin) Sword class yet? I’ve always been drawn to dual-wielding weapons, especially swords, and I would like to know.

    I wonder if the Marriage system from FFXI is coming back? Usually it’s better to have bonuses for getting your character married in a game until of it being a gimmick, I remember on LaTale that had bonuses like attack boost and extra EXP boost when you are married and playing with your partner (though sadly I couldn’t find a partner so I made two accounts and have my two characters on my two accounts get married… bloody heck to work on your own with when a monster crashed the marriage party after we got married! XD).

    I’m not sure what server to go on yet but I like to be the very human-like character, can’t remember the name, and hopefully I can pick the name for my character I want if I can.

    Hopefully I will be able to play FFXIV this time around, I couldn’t stand FFXI because of how SLOW it was at times with the traveling… I like a little faster-pace traveling on foot thanks but it IS an old PS2 MMO back in the day and I just couldn’t play it for a little while I installed it on the 360.

    I’m very interest in fighting these behemoths in the game and if it’s possible to have them join your side? I loved them as the summons in FFX! ^_^

  • Donatetimo

    3 week till phase 3 start cant wait

  • Marcos Del Cristo

    Very exciting!

  • Aurizen

    jeez, no need to be a dick dude. chill

  • Ferrick

    but games like these should never go the f2p route, especially remembering on how the commu went to hell when games like Aion became f2p, in which, the chat became full of trolls, flamers, spammers, whiners, squealers, and gold sellers and the mods never care to remove them or atleast deal with them

  • Ceci “Ruzuzu” Kiyomizu

    We should all just chill and like.
    Spread love like some sort of Jam I don’t know but fighting is bad.

  • Anime10121

    Yeah but I don’t have the time to “grind” for 24 hours. You can complete 1-3 full games in that same time period (depending on genre), heck Ive never even grinded in my regular RPGs, I just go through the story normally while never running from anything. And besides, by all means correct me if I’m wrong, but Abyssea was one of the expansion packs correct (I know it comes with the game now), so that means Abyssea isn’t available right away anyway.

  • riceisnice

    Are you kidding? This is the stuff people pay popcorn for.

  • Kitestwinblades

    This should be used in more Forums
    Pun intended :3

  • Ferrick

    if that’s the case then it’d be kinda a waste then =/, because back in FFXI, the only reason on why i fought against espers was to get them as permanent summons =/

  • endril

    I seem to remember hearing there’d be four different avatars at launch, with two of them being Garuda and Ifrit. But they’re not the full-fledged versions.

  • M’iau M’iaut

    @SirAuron14:disqus Guys, the abusive arguing back and forth is for elsewhere. End it now.

  • Aurizen

    Thank you for giving me a respectable reason it being F2P bad rather than ranting. But I think Square would do the game justice if it is F2P.

  • Aurizen

    its ended. I just find that you cant be ignorant to everyone because of what they believe.

  • Ferrick

    hmm, i don’t think it would work that well, adding to what i said at the last comment, there are those who actually buys gold from the gold sellers and when this happens, the world economy goes kaputt

    also the supports between players becomes NaN when these people start spamming their scams.

    that’s one of the reason on why i don’t really want XIV to be f2p or even b2p (GW2 was b2p and it still had the same stigma as f2p games do)

  • Aurizen

    Oh, I see your point. I guess it is a bad idea.

  • Eilanzer

    Hummmm Lotro is F2P and the game is amazing and with a good community…The game became MUCH better after the turn to f2p actually…

  • Aurizen

    No thank you, I have been quite informed by another in a humane way.

  • Anime10121

    Yeah, while that does look quite awesome, and the music’s pretty good too, I wouldn’t say it touched me quite as much as it does you, because I have no attatchment to the world or its characters.

    I’ve always wanted to play XI, well more than the one month trial I was given when I bought it for 360 all those years ago (heck I still have the box and game because you cant really sell that so I never sold it with the rest of my 360 stuff), but I wanted to play it the right way, I just never found the time. By Power Leveling, I’m assuming you mean find some uber-leveled character and have him/her join my party to kill high leveled creatures for my experience benefit? If so, that’d almost feel like cheating to me, and I’d never experience the joy you say you gained from adventuring and meeting new people by doing it that way.

    Unfortunately, however much I want to, I think I just have to miss out on MMO’s (dont even have time to play free ones, let alone subscribtion titles), as between normal gaming, anime, work, life stuff, and other things I’d rather not talk about, I just cant play the way MMORPG’s are meant to be played.

    Oh how I wish I was still that little kid again who actually had all the time in the world to do stuff like this, but by the time XI came out for 360, I was already a senior in high school with a job and responsibilities, so yeah, not as much time to play an MMO the way its meant to be played :(

  • Ferrick

    ah yeah, nearly forgot about LOTRO, but i think that most who plays there are those who loves JRR Tolkien’s works, that’s probably why =)

  • Eilanzer

    maybe XD

    i donĀ“t know another example of win/win of f2p for players AND the game…

  • Eilanzer

    Dude if you dont want to listen to another opinion get out of here.
    Stop trying some flame in every post you make!

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