Selh'teus is a mysterious figure in Final Fantasy XI. He is a member of the Kuluu; a Hume-like Race. Originally a friend of Nag'molada, he believed that there was a way for the Kuluu and Zilart to live in peace.

However, the Zilart attempted to open the Gates of Paradise and reach Al'taieu, causing the Meltdown. Selh'teus became the protector of Al'taieu, trying to prevent the Gates from being reopened and the world being returned to its original state. This would cause the death of all living beings, since they are, by nature, imperfect, and would not be able to survive within a perfect, complete world.

Absorbing the spreading Emptiness within himself, he was eventually overcome by it and died. However, when Tenzen used the power of Phoenix to stop Bahamut from destroying Vana'diel, the spirit of the avatar revived Selh'teus, granting him an older/aged physical form so that he might continue to perform his task as a protector.

Like Shantotto and Prishe, he is a Warrior of Cosmos and, as a secret character, has no impact on the main storyline although he has Eald'Narche as his opposing villian.


Phoenix Selhteus

Selh'teus' base attire is his appearance in Final Fantasy XI, he appears as a young adult with pale skin and sunken black eyes wearing simplistic black/grey clothing with a gold chain as a belt. In EX Mode, Selh'teus sprouts phoenix wings - one red, one white - and glows with a fiery aura.

His Alternative Outfit 'Empty Being' colours Selh'teus' clothing white. In EX Mode Both Wings are White

His 3rd Outfit 'Phoenix Host' dresses him in various red and orange rags and facially and physically appears older (like he does after revival). In EX Mode both wings are Red

His Manikin Exile of Antiquity is Bronze


As a Homing Blaster he fights mainly from a distance. Selh’teus’ style of fighting is to bombard his opponent from a distance while avoiding damage himself. Most of his long-range attacks have homing properties and/or large hit radiuses when they contact. His attacks are fairly weak but potentially deal heavy damage in that they can be quickly fired for multiple hits. His speed is also relatively high as he focuses on avoiding attacks.

Brave Attacks

Name Type Description
Emptiness Ground Summons a void space around Selh'teus that damages opponents if they touch it. Can be used to reflect projectile brave attacks.
Redemption Ground Selh’teus glows brightly sending off four tendrils of light - one in each direction. Pulls opponent closer if nearby.
Empty Flames Ground Creates a ring of fire that travels along the ground before exploding. If hit by the explosion it can initiate a chase sequence
Zilart's Bane Ground/ Aerial Releases several weak orbs of fire at opponent which follow them until they hit the opponent or an obstacle.
Revelation Aerial Fires two bursts of energy. Homes in on opponent and stuns them if they are on the ground and knocks them down if in the air.
Fire Wings Aerial Jump and momentarily sprout wings to charge forward, can Wall Rush for additional damage. Can also be used to gain more jump height.

HP Attacks

Name Type Description
Curse of Kuluu Ground Fires a large beam of Emptiness at opponent.
Outburst Ground Charges at opponent while throwing two shots of fire (four in EX Mode). Throws opponent into the air if Selh’teus hits his opponent. The fire shots follow upwards.
Luminous Lance Ground/ Aerial Strikes forward with a glowing arrow (two in EX Mode). Covers a long-distance and has a slight homing effect on his opponent.
Pillar Chain Aerial Release a vertical beam that continuously fires upwards while moving toward the opponent
Kuluu Anima Aerial Shoots a ricocheting Shadow of Selh’teus which follows the opponent, striking them and pulling them downwards.

Brave to HP Attacks

Name Type Description
Burning Wings Aerial (Chained from Fire Wings) Charges at opponent with wings spread out leaving a trail of flames that spreads outwards. Can be Wall Rushed for extra Damage

EX Mode - Phoenix Fusion

Name Type Description
Regen EX Ability Recovers HP over time during EX Mode.
Critical Boost EX Ability Doubles Critical hit rate during EX Mode.
Glide EX Ability Glides through the Air by holding X
Phoenix Vitality EX Ability HP Damage done to Selh’teus during EX Mode is added to bravery.
Flames of Erosion EX Burst Selh’teus fires off several bursts of fire waves at his opponent from his wings. As he does so the screen will start to erode. Two bars will appear which the player has to fill by pressing two buttons simultaneously. If both are full in time, Selh’teus will contain the Erosion and direct it at his opponent. If failed, he finishes by charging past his opponent with spread wings.


Selh'teus can equip Spears, Bows, Poles, Daggers, Bracelets, Gauntlets, Handbands, Hats, Clothing and Light Armour

Exclusive WeaponsEdit

Name Level Stats Effects Obtained
Kuluu Spear 30 HP -251
ATK +43
DEF -2
Attack Speed +10% Trade: 61,000 gil, Javelin, Scarletite x1, Exile's Desire x5
Zilart Bane 90 HP -288
ATK +64
DEF -1
Attack Speed +20% Trade: 158,000 gil, Kuluu Spear, Electrum x1, Exile's Dream x5
Luminous Lance 100 HP -328
ATK +69
Attack Speed +30%
Back to the Wall Effect
Trade: 182,800 gil, Zilart Bane, Shard of Paradise x1, Exile's Hopes x5

Trade AccessoryEdit

Name Description
Shard of Paradise The route to paradise is ridden with emptiness.