The Summoner Job in FFXI has the ability to summon 2 types of creatures:
- and Elementals
Elementals are summoned by using the appropriate Spirit Pact which drops from certain monsters but usually can be found at the Auction House for sale and then casting the elemental in the field or certain cities.
Avatars are a little different though. In order to summon an avatar you must first defeat the avatar either in single combat (Mini Avatar fights) or defeat the main avatar (much harder) by taking a tuning fork (not mini-tuning fork) to the appropriate Protocrystal found around vanadiel. Defeating this avatar (with or without a party) will allow you the choice of a pact with the avatar, rare and exclusive equipment and items or 10K+ Gil depending on the avatar that was defeated. Choosing a pact with the avatar will allow you to summon the avatar in the field or certain cities. The only exception to this is the Carbuncle avatar which you are able to cast immediately upon completing the Summoner Job Quest and changing to the Summoner Job.
Shiva.chimera 23:49, 3 May 2009 (UTC)