Vana'diel Bestiary: Falcatus Aranei  

Found in:Korroloka Tunnel
Level:44 - 46
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Linking
  • Based on Earth
  • Weak against Ice
Updated: Fri Dec 28 10:26:12 2007

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General Information

    • Respawn time is approximately 2 to 4 hours after its last Time of Death.

  • Susceptible to Bind, Slow, Gravity, Paralysis, and Stun.

Falcatus Aranei's Special Attacks

  • Acid Spray - Frontal cone AoE Water based magic damage with an additional Poison effect.

  • Spider Web - AoE Slow effect (Circle of effect originates from mob).

  • Sickle Slash - Single target critical hit physical damage.

Historical Information

The falcata is a type of sword typical of pre-Roman Hispania (the Iberian Peninsula, modern Spain and Portugal), similar to the Greek kopis or Nepalese kukri. The term falcata is not ancient. It seems to have been coined by Fernando Fulgosio in 1872, on the model of the Latin expression ensis falcatus "sickle-shaped sword" (which, however, refers to the Harpe). He presumably went with falcata rather than falcatus because the Spanish word for sword espada is feminine, although there are other presumable theories. The name caught on very quickly, and is now firmly entrenched in the scholarly literature.

The orb-weaver spiders (family Araneidae) are the builders of spiral wheel-shaped webs often found in gardens, fields and forests. Their common name is taken from the round shape of this typical web. Orb-weavers have eight similar eyes, legs hairy or spiny and no stridulating organs. The family is cosmopolitan, including many well-known large or brightly colored garden spiders. There are more than 2,800 species in over 160 genera worldwide, making this the third largest family of spiders known.

As such, the Falcatus Aranei would come to mean "sickle-shaped sword orb weaver" or an orb weaver with a sickle shaped appendage.

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30BST/WHM here
# Sep 07 2009 at 11:39 PM Rating: Decent
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I just killed her as a 30BST/WHM also. I was exp'ing in the area and saw her up on wide scan, so I had to try my luck. After killing the other spiders in the room, luckily two of them repopped EM so I threw them at her. Unfortunately for me the crabs and pugils in the room behind her were still Tough to me, I risked a couple, but mostly used Combats down in the tunnel.

It was not an easy fight. I went down to 2 HP at one point, ran all the way to the Bastok end of the zone, and ended up throwing several EP bats at her while I got to a safe distance and got MP back to heal up. Took probably 25 minutes, a lot of that was because someone trained the entire zone and there were very few mobs for me to use. BTW, it's easier to send the crabs and pugils after her if you can, the softer mobs like the spiders she just guts with Sickle Slash, they don't last long at all.

Got the scythe too! So I'm 1/1, unfortunately my DRK is already 66, but it's still awesome for BST at 30-34 if you plan on doing spiders in the tunnel and then in the desert beyond.
... only 30
# Dec 14 2007 at 5:27 PM Rating: Decent
12 posts
So , I was leveling in the Spider room , just minding my own . When I see a spider walking by ... I payed it no attention . Healing and my spider dies from another one's acid spray I stand up to Charm the one right in front of me , naturally I check the mob , and it comes up "The Falcatus Aranei's strength is impossible to gauge!" . So here I am trapped in a corner , scared hoping he doesn't attack me . Well ... thank goodness a spider popped and I charmed it and made it attack Falcatus Aranei , **** I want the Webcutter too . Not to mention I think I'm the lowest BST that's done it (SWEET)!!! Here's the tally of pets I used .

Huge Spiders: 9
Clippers: 4
Pugils: 3
HareFamiliar: 2
Jellies: 1
Combats: 1

20 Pets total . I think it would have been less , but in the mad dashes from room to room , one of the time he was @ 55% HP , and I was patiently waiting for him to come in there so I could throw my pug at him , but he had stopped and was waiting for me to come back . Silly spider .

Didn't have many problems as pretty much through the entire fight he only hit me twice , until I pulled hate casting Poisona too close . From then on it seemed like he had it out for me . Still beat him with 34/556 HP left .

95 Exp , 1200 Gil , 1 Spider Web
Kurozion 30BST/WHM ~ Seraph Server

Edit ~ Forget my familiar's and had to change the total
Edited, Dec 14th 2007 8:34pm by KuroZion

*New Edit*
1/3 Webcutter
Duo'd him with another 30/15 BST no drop . Much easier with 2 people .
Invited one of the THF's for TH the second time (75THF - Mrxx of Seraph) , got the drop ... but lost the "Cast Lots" to the other BST . Oh well . Thanks Mrxx !!! Next time , the drop is all mine =D !

Treasure To Date:
8 Spider Webs
5295 Gil
Webcutter x2
173 exp

Thanks Brady 75SAM ~ BST (the notable jobs) 1/4 ~
Hopefully it'll drop the next spawn

Now 2/5
1000 Gil + Mug

Thanks Brady for bringing THF !

And he's a 2 hour pop , his place holder is the spider that spawns on the East side of the little bridge thing . Soloable @ 30 BST/WHM (NOT NIN, the Poison will kill a /NIN) . Expect a long fight .

Edited, Dec 16th 2007 9:49pm by KuroZion
# May 23 2007 at 6:16 PM Rating: Decent
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wanted Webcutter for DRK which i'm lvling next.

Went down to his spawn point, camped for 1 hour, got drop 1/1. It also dropped 2 spider webs. This thing is uncamped and the scythe is the best weapon for it's level.
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Not Duoable @30
# Mar 19 2007 at 9:05 PM Rating: Decent
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As the topic implies, this was not duoable as PUP/WHM & DRG/WHM at level 30. We managed to get it down to almost 50% before it succeeded in wiping us both.
Too weak
# Feb 12 2007 at 2:50 AM Rating: Excellent
452 posts
I dont know if the level is correct, I killed this NM at 36 with Bst, finished off with an EP crab and only got 35 xp even with a pet at 44-46 I should have got 200 xp (If it was that level I should have never won).
99 blm, 99 thf, 99 rng, 99 whm, 99 drg, 99 pld, 99 bst, 99 war, 99 nin, brd 99 , 99 rdm, 99 smn, 99 pup, 99 drk, 99 blu, 99 sam, 99 mnk, 9 cor, 61 dnc, 99 sch
Not 3
# Oct 21 2006 at 8:22 PM Rating: Decent
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This is a 2-hour pop, but he isn't a 100% chance at 2-hours. I killed him at 10PM today, then CCC at 10:07 (nearly exactly), logged out until 11:45, logged in, ran to his PH spots (puts me around 12:00), and killed them. They repopped around 12:05, and he was among them.
I killed him, and finally got the drop. That makes me 1/16 (almost all with TH). He always drops a Spider Web, and can drop up to 3. The drop rate off the spiders he is spawned from is about 1/50 with TH.

A Note on the Weapon:
Stun probably procs 1/10 of the time on EMs. It seems to be hate-free. The monsters' don't turn to me any more often after it procs than they normally would.

Best part of this weapon is the stun added effect proc animation. So cool!

Edited, Oct 27th 2006 at 9:52pm PDT by Byrthnoth
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# Sep 16 2006 at 12:02 AM Rating: Default
119 posts
The info in the first post is right on.
I killed all the placeholders twice... waited around and he popped.
I killed him but no drop.
Logged out for 3 hours.
Logged in killed all the place holders twice.
He popped.
Killed him.
Webcutter [O]
# Sep 07 2006 at 11:25 AM Rating: Good
594 posts
Well he is definitely a 3 hour pop. If you get there, you'll need to kill all the spiders twice before he will pop if his timer is ready. I go as 75NIN and he cant even hit me. He does seem to like to spam Poison and Sickle Slash though so lower levels would need to be careful.

Spiders are a constant 12 minute repop so not too bad really. Drop rate on webs sucks very badly though. I have gotten 1 web from maybe 70 spiders without TH. 0/3 on webcutter at this time. This is one of the highest damage Scythes with the lowest delay. I plan on using it for awhile.

No one ever camps this NM and chances are that if a BST is there xping he already has webcutter and he'll let you claim NM. At least thats what happened to me. Thats a lot better than fighting over it. Going for tries 4 and 5 later on.

Edit: 0/8 now, this is getting personal.
Edit#2: 0/11, not stopping til I get it.
Edit#3: 0/13.....

Edited, Sep 8th 2006 at 10:59am EDT by kevindragotto

Edited, Sep 9th 2006 at 1:00am EDT by kevindragotto

Edited, Sep 9th 2006 at 6:10pm EDT by kevindragotto
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# Aug 03 2006 at 12:16 AM Rating: Decent
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so i was farming spider webs today and this guy pops. i'm like cool this should be fun. i spent my entire MP pool taking him out and i got some gil and a spider web for my troubles. LAME!!! however after seeing what he drops its not like i needed the webcutter anyways. XD
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# Jul 22 2006 at 7:56 AM Rating: Decent
31 posts
lol this guy is a joke im 3/3 on hid drops while camping Cargo Crab Colin who is a diff story.each time i got a webcutter i gave one to a friend and the first one i kept for myself ^^ but hes an easy claim and if you just keep all the spiders killed when they pop he is easy to kill because you have no more spiders to deal with because they are all dead already.
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Falcatus Aranei-3/4
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# Jun 04 2006 at 3:11 PM Rating: Decent
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47thf and was farming in Kor Tunnel and thought hmm i heard the spider NM can drop up too two webs at once might as well camp him while im here, killed the guy twice each time i got 15 exp at 47 so hes nowhere near the stated lvl hes actually quite easy kurayami,hojo stuck each time i was able to SA him off the bat to claim and then able to sleep bolt him once and SA him one last time after that sleep bolt just wouldnt sticki tried about 10~ sleep bolts before i finally gave up and just went back to def down and kept shadows up, first kill got around 1800gil and a spider web second kill i got 2x spider webs (=D hurray) 1x Cutter Mugged 180~ gill and another 1800~ gil. Used about 10~ shihei per fight, as for the room he pops in try to keep it clear because if not its link central -_-. Have fun.
solo at 32
# May 07 2006 at 6:08 PM Rating: Default
23 posts
Just solo'd him as a 32bst/whm. used every spider in the rooms, 4 pugils, a jelly, and 3 crabs. never really hit me more then once, as a i made sure after i cleared the spider room i would charm and have my pet fight him, then run to the other room so i had plenty of time to charm my next prey if there was a mischarm. only do this if the spider room is clear, b/c you don't need 10 spiders bearing down on ya :-) good luck and happy hunting
RE: solo at 32
# Jun 07 2006 at 6:17 AM Rating: Decent
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just did the same 32bst/16nin. took 2 T pugs 2 DC pugs and 1 tiger fam. didnt get touched due to uts, but only got spiderweb (_ _) /sigh SE hates me..
no mischarms, no incedents, familliar on one of the T pugs and zeta bisc.
ok i am now 0/3 on drop >.< 3/3 on claim
and no mishaps on fighting aside from people trying to steal my kill if the mob unclaimed when i petswaped made it a lil difficult to do things but none the less falcatus fell.

Edited, Sat Jun 10 21:28:20 2006
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# Mar 19 2006 at 7:55 PM Rating: Decent
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Soloed as THF50/NIN25.

Defense down, kurayami, and poison all stuck on this guy fine.
It spawned after clearing the area twice, and I dragged it into the room with the three pugils to avoid potential links.
Had pretty poor accuracy, but this guy can go Sickle Slash crazy. >.> I'd see one once in a while, and then three almost back to back. When it finally got one in, it hit me for 321 damage. Regular hits were in the low 30s.
Got a little worried, but kept shadows up most of the time, and recovered with the few bloody bolts I had on me.

Drops were 1860 gil, two Spider Webs, and the Webcutter. :D Gives me some incentive to level BST now.

As for the level... Definitely doesn't seem to be the level specified. I'm no expert with this kind of thing, but I do believe something that many levels below me would still give me, what, easy prey EXP? *Shrugs*

Edited, Sun Mar 19 20:42:10 2006
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# Jan 25 2006 at 5:59 PM Rating: Decent
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Position? Is it on main road? I farm Slimes all the time since im Lvl 100+1 Alchemy and I have yet to ever see this guy.

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RE: Huh?
# Jun 04 2006 at 3:18 PM Rating: Decent
165 posts
Yea i had to check ffxi-atlas.com but basically if you zone in from zerum mines go all the way to the end where east altep is where you can see the steps look to your left if your look at the stairs somewhere right along that wall theres a "hidden" path, follow till you eventually come to one of the bridge type things where you can jump back off to the main path, cut across the bride thing and keep going to the right eventually youll come across a few clippers greater pugs and then a room with a single jelly, from the jelly room im pretty sure you can see the next room visibly with the spiders, just killed them all **** pop eventually, he appears to be around a 2-3hr pop killed him once, exactly the 2HR:30Min mark he spawned again. good luck.

Edited, Sun Jun 4 15:10:29 2006
RE: Huh?
# Jan 31 2006 at 11:53 PM Rating: Decent
12 posts
he pops at J-7 H-7 of map north of main map, near one of the Giant Clam places. here is a link to a site with a map showing its spot, hopefully ally will let me post the hyperlink and not filter it out. http://mysterytour.web.infoseek.co.jp/ffxi/us/index.html
I need some information^^
# Dec 31 2005 at 2:56 AM Rating: Decent
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Anyone know the location (from what position to what position) it spawns at? Also, whats the time on this NM? if anyone has some hints or pointers would really appreciate it^^
Soloed as BST31
# Dec 20 2005 at 12:19 AM Rating: Decent
36 posts
OK, I just soloed this guy as BST31. I tried and it killed me with links. I used my Reraise and while weakened went after him again. I used every spider in the room on him as well as the 3 pugils in the room behind him and the Jelly outside. I got the Webcutter, a Spider Web, a crystal and some gil all first drop. :) It was a blast. I only took 4 hits the whole time fighting him.
# Nov 07 2005 at 10:54 AM Rating: Decent
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Duo'd with 2 29BSTs, tons of fun, got the Webcutter and a Spider Web.

It doesn't aggro from what I saw. I links with all the spiders and only aggros resting if I remember correctly.

Edited, Mon Nov 7 12:49:52 2005
Drop w00t
# Oct 31 2005 at 9:15 AM Rating: Default
66 posts
Started on this NM camp at 8:00am EST,killed the spiders 5 times and go to heal.9:00am I was reading some posts on here for the spider, go back to game and there it was! 1 barrage and 1 sidewinder was all he could take. Recieved 2 spiderwebs and the Webcutter.
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RE: Drop w00t
# Nov 06 2005 at 10:16 PM Rating: Decent
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I've killed this punk 4 times and ive gotten 0 webcutters so far :'( sighs been here all day and starting to get *******
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got this guy today
# Aug 22 2005 at 12:07 PM Rating: Decent
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I was Lvling in the tunnel today as 31 Bst. I killed all the spiders and left the area. When I came back there he was. I began throwing all the spiders in the area at him. I asked a friend to come give me a hand (30 Bst). After he got there we made short work of him. Got 52 exp 600 gil an earth crystal and a spider web. Mabey next time I will get Webcutter!
# Jul 31 2005 at 12:02 PM Rating: Decent
got drop on first kill
falcutus aranai
# Jul 27 2005 at 8:57 AM Rating: Decent
yea i just wanted to say me and my freind and fellow bst dagoon on hades server were exping on spiders and crabs when this nm poped had no clue what lev it wasbut we decided what the **** well give it our best we were both lev 31 we threw unknown amounts of pets at this thing evrytime he used sickle slash it was goodbye pet so in the end we walk with 662 gil each and a spider web so i have to say theres no way the scythe is 100% drop i just thought i would say that o by the way my main job is blm 65 on hades server also as mentioned earlieri am a bst 32 nowon the ls funwith jugs run by xanthan my name is omnitaru

Edited, Wed Jul 27 10:00:43 2005
practice for young BSTs
# Jul 26 2005 at 8:00 PM Rating: Decent
103 posts
This is like the BST "trainer" NM^_^ he pops in a very nice XP spot for (I think) BST31 or so. Try killing him, it's really fun! He hits hard and if you take a sickle slash it's game over, so be careful; even using a terrible pet like an EP is preferable to being targetted for even a brief time.
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# Jul 10 2005 at 1:46 PM Rating: Good
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killed this NM solo as 50DRG/RDM. sickle slashes did only around 100 damage, and i ended the battle with about 500hp left.

dropped 2 spiderwebs and 1 webcutter.

20k for an NM thats never camped... nice ^^
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# Jun 21 2005 at 11:45 PM Rating: Decent
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can i solo this as a lv 53 drk with decent gear?
pls and thank you ^^
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RE: solo
# Nov 07 2005 at 10:56 AM Rating: Decent
35 posts
I woudln't see why not. This NM is not hard, just watch out for Sickle Slash!
do i need Cop
# Jun 19 2005 at 6:39 PM Rating: Decent
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do i need Cop to get this item cuz im 0/2 with it and 0/3 with cargo crab anyone know?
do i need Cop
# Jan 18 2007 at 9:21 PM Rating: Good
964 posts
No. You only need Zilart installed (which has always come packaged with the game outside Japan), because Korroloka Tunnel is an RoZ area. Basically, if you can walk into Korroloka Tunnel, you can get the NM.
RE: do i need Cop
# Jul 14 2005 at 6:58 PM Rating: Decent
181 posts
What does the crab item have to do with the Spider NM? Just wondering why this is posted here...
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RE: do i need Cop
# Jun 24 2005 at 10:54 PM Rating: Decent
13 posts
No. Just extremely low drop rates. I ended up 1/20 for the Nadrs.
Definetly not 44-46
# Jun 12 2005 at 8:40 PM Rating: Decent
5 posts
There is no way this could possibly be level 44-46 I fought this yesterday with my 42Rdm and I highly doubt I'm that good...unfortunately I died close to end of battle because unfortunate Sickle Slash. Sickle Slash is Falcatus' Aranei ability that did 236 dmg to me, also make sure that you keep your health at 400+, I had mine at 300 when he Sickle Slashed then I Cure III'ed but then he did Sickle Slash and then melee'd me and I died, so happy hunting and he's definetly not 44-46.
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# May 27 2005 at 3:21 AM Rating: Decent
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Killed it twice on my own as BST32 Takes about 8 spiders to kill him, didnt get the scythe either time :(
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# May 26 2005 at 9:17 AM Rating: Decent
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I was hunting the NM crab in the tunnel, not cause i need the sword but cause i'm on a NM hunting kick. Well after a few hours i got tired of waiting and decided to go do something else. On my way out i figured i would just run by and check for this nm. He was sitting there surrounded by spiders. Ended up getting like 4 links while fighting, used perfect dodge, killed the NM, got 2 spiderwebs and a webcutter, i'll hang onto this for when i level bst. Got out of there with 94hp from 945. Used flee after i killed it and left 4 ****** spiders in my dust.

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# May 24 2005 at 12:26 PM Rating: Decent
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Solo'd it at 40 BST ... Just dinged 40 so i left altepa ta work on my af weapon... figure i camp CCC but DRK beat me by spaming stun ; ; he was 50+ and died but a buddy came and kept claim.. no drop ... im 0/2 on him.. Then i go check out spider room.. never faught spider NM... room was empty when i got there, so i figure i wait anyways... spiders start to spawn, i kill 3 and attacking 4th when he pops (i'm like YEAH)... I leave pet, charm attacking spider and toss it at the NM... Long story short lotsa pets easier then CCC 19xp 1200 gil 1spider web and 1 webcutter.

my scythe Skill suck 19 when i got drop... so im happy i got drop and work with it... Charm leeches to tank and attacked spiders for skill up now its 43 scythe... Might keep this for awhile, cus I kill lotsa bugs as a BST (Spider/Bettle).

PS:: I also got 2 more spider webs while skilling up, very very rare did i get a spider web when i was XP'n in korrolka (i think 1 was it during XP'n vs spider)... Good Luck to all the huters out there.
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WTF is this guy?
# May 17 2005 at 6:48 PM Rating: Decent
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Where in the tunnel does this guy pop... and can a 54 THF/ 27 NIN solo him?
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RE: WTF is this guy?
# May 24 2005 at 12:52 PM Rating: Decent
618 posts
kinda hard to say where its at... but if you know morion worms 6total spawns... he is North of spawn 3+4 map...
To get there start at begining of korrolka zone run west, theres a tunnel south (left) take that so you can be on the upper wall.. stay on upper area (safer for low levels then the main road)till you see a bridge cross that (nothward), so west more (here is where memory gets fuzzy ;p), From there there is a tunnel and more cliff ( i think ) take the tunnel this is the 2nd worm camp if anyone has XP off worms and is also morion spawn #3+4 ( you will see the Spider area on map but have to zone out ta get there Its Northern area) keep goin west till you move to a new map area then go west more till theres another cave ( not far off) go north (back to the previous map) the area opens up some go east, then you will see lotsa spiders (place holds) then a bridge over water (NM spawn area) and further in goin NE is a dead end (has 2-3 pugs, rare is a monk and a Giant Clam)...
I hope this helps, but korrolka can be confusing sometimes i go right way sometimes not... most of it is off the map ;p GL
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# May 14 2005 at 2:01 PM Rating: Decent
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I love Korroloka Tunnel. It is my second home. I fight this NM all the time (Along with Cargo Crab Colin.)

I have gotten this Scythe for every BST I have ever known. It is the most amazing weapon you can hope to have as a lvl 30 BST, if you Scythe skill is lvled. Since lvl 30 is a marathon of soloing Spiders, you come to love the effect, which goes off quite often on a capped scythe skill.

I personally used it, and was veey happy with it's performance. I also used it well into my Altepa lvls. The whole time I lvled off of Spiders in Altepa, I had this bad boy strapped to my back. I'd have to say it is one of the weapons in which I loved most through my BST career.

Now, I just kill it for money, and sometimes I help people get the Cutter. If I'm not helping someone get it, and it pops, I'll just toss the Scythe and keep they Webs...I know. I'm such a villain. Psht.

If you are a BST, get this Scythe. You will love it.
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# May 14 2005 at 5:34 AM Rating: Good
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I was running through here doing the Venerer Ring quest and i see this i attack it having no clue what it is i was 56RDM and it only hit me once.. for like 10 damage all the rest were misses this thing was pathetic oh well killed it no scythe but droped a web and some gil
got it
# May 09 2005 at 2:36 AM Rating: Decent
233 posts
Fought him today, 50rdm/25thf

Got the drop ;)


Easy fight till end, when I had 4 of his friends attacking me.....

Flee is my friend.... =P
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DRK 75 THF 90 RNG 80 BLM 61
DNC 44 MNK 40 COR 20 SMN 16
PUP 16 BRD 16 BST 15 PLD 30
DRG 10 WHM 10 BLU 18 SCH 0!
He got owned
# May 03 2005 at 4:44 PM Rating: Decent
i am about a 37 Bst now activly lvling when i can, i took this NM out in 5mins 58 secconds, the amazing thing was, i was only a lvl 31 at the time

oh well i took a sikle slash to the back about 75% through the battle, took 358 dmg i killed him with 2/70sumtin MP and like 60/300sumtin HP

It was an Awsome fight and was fun and exciting,

Make sure to not get link XD
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RE: He got owned
# May 24 2005 at 1:00 PM Rating: Decent
618 posts
Isnt it great BST can XP offa NM's ;p
but it gets easier the Higher ya get ^_^ Tame and Release is a wanderful thing

My favorite thing was watching a 50+dark (dont know lvl, but highest gear was 50) trying ta take on CCC and loose when i killed him for the first time at 36 ;p

Its just to bad Jug pets BLOW ><; or we would own Ballista ; ;

opps :: EDIT ::
before anyone thinks im EVIL and a MPK'n BST with the dark that got beat up by CCC... I did cure2 him x2 and told him 2 inv me and we cast lots on drops he said no... and i left him there... His PRIDE his loss; and me and a 60+ blm campin it told him he wouldnt win, i figure he die of the +10 poison dmg even if he could hold his own ;p... he also did 2hr and said HP gain wasnt enough to stay alive... had bloody bolt... none landed and high potions

Edited, Tue May 24 14:07:42 2005
Server - Siren
Bard-BLU-BST-NIN 75 : 98.1+2 Cook
50 WAR
~Currently Leveling~
# May 01 2005 at 5:52 PM Rating: Decent
191 posts
ima 52mnk and i fought this thing and it was a pain for some reason it got me down to about 200/1280 and then finnally died no scythe but 1200g and a spider web
good pic
# Mar 23 2005 at 11:50 PM Rating: Decent
9 posts

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Soloed him last night.
# Mar 23 2005 at 11:40 AM Rating: Decent
977 posts
Saw a 32 BST had him claimed and down to about 1/4 health. I ran off for awhile... then came back by about 15 minutes later. The NM was standing there full health, and BST was gone.

I cleared a few spiders out, then I claimed him as a Level 50thf/nin.

My evasion is capped and my marksmaship is capped. I was wearing Emp Pin, Dodge Earrings, Nomads, etc...

The fight took me about 8 to 10 minutes. I did not take one single hit the entire fight! He missed most of his attacks. I had no problem recasting Utsusemi. I typicall let him take down all 3 shadows, then popped a Sleep Bolt in him and recasted.

Also, each time Sneak Attack was ready, I popped a Sleep Bolt in him, ran behind him, and landed Sneak Attack.

right before I killed him the BST showed back up, only this time he was lvl 31 lol. I invited him so that he could have the Webcutter if it dropped... but it didn't ;;

I got little over 1000 gil and 2 spider webs. A fun fight indeed.

Leaping Lizzy: 11/46
Valkurum Emperor: 18/33
Stray Mary: 1/5
Jaggedy-Eared Jack: 0/7
Solod him last night.
# Mar 23 2005 at 11:40 AM Rating: Decent
977 posts
Saw a 32 BST had him claimed and down to about 1/4 health. I ran off for awhile... then came back by about 15 minutes later. The NM was standing there full health, and BST was gone.

I cleared a few spiders out, then I claimed him as a Level 50thf/nin.

My evasion is capped and my marksmaship is capped. I was wearing Emp Pin, Dodge Earrings, Nomads, etc...

The fight took me about 8 to 10 minutes. I did not take one single hit the entire fight! He missed most of his attacks. I had no problem recasting Utsusemi. I typicall let him take down all 3 shadows, then popped a Sleep Bolt in him and recasted.

Also, each time Sneak Attack was ready, I popped a Sleep Bolt in him, ran behind him, and landed Sneak Attack.

right before I killed him the BST showed back up, only this time he was lvl 31 lol. I invited him so that he could have the Webcutter if it dropped... but it didn't ;;

I got little over 1000 gil and 2 spider webs. A fun fight indeed.

Leaping Lizzy: 11/46
Valkurum Emperor: 18/33
Stray Mary: 1/5
Jaggedy-Eared Jack: 0/7
# Mar 20 2005 at 6:34 AM Rating: Decent
13 posts
this thing was very fun its very easy only hard part is its link but wasnt a problem for me.....soloed this guy at 41bst/20whm...when i seen em i knew wut his lvl was ect...ive killed em befor on my 56whm...he was very easy for my 41 bst only problem was when i started to fight him i was low on mp like down to 26mp or so and missing about 200hp....for a taru thats alot lol....well anyways he didnt put up much up a fight after he killed my pet i grabed a spider sicked it on em and did that tell he died.....by the time he died there wasnt a spider around his spawn area lol....his scythe isnt a 100% drop frist time i killed em i got 600gil and scythe second time i killed em i got spider web and 600gill not shure on his spawn time his only problem is sickleslash(he loves to use that dang thing) and the 5-6 spiders sourrounding his spawn other then that hes very easy heop u guys have fun fighting em i know i did
whm 60 thf 75
blm 74 bst 50
smn 28 nin 37
rng 35
# Mar 02 2005 at 4:04 PM Rating: Decent
54 posts
i was in korroloka tunnel and i saw this guy and rembered reading about him on the site, so i decided to fight him. i was a lvl 50THF/25NIN and i was helping a BST kill it for the scythe. stupid spider killed me but then soon after the BST killed it and got 2 spider webs and a webcutter.i think its a 100% drop rate for the scythe

btw, his pop is that one room that has two parts not connected, he pops at the north end of the tunnel(where there are a lot of spiders there) on the left side. kinda hard to explain

Edited, Wed Mar 2 16:08:01 2005
RE: boomboomch
# Mar 04 2005 at 5:57 PM Rating: Decent
131 posts
I just killed this NM. The scythe is not a 100% drop. I received 1818 gil and a spider web for killing this NM.
No rest. No mercy. No matter what.
too many campers >.<
# Feb 15 2005 at 6:02 PM Rating: Decent
184 posts
I would try to solo this spider with my bst but there is always one or 2 JP dudes comming in and out for this thing >.<
# Feb 11 2005 at 9:07 PM Rating: Decent
13 posts
i was just woundering around in the tunnle and got done power lvlen ... and i see this weaird spider with a weaird name.... i remember seeing this nm on this site befor but i had no clue what lvl it was i am 55whm/27blm and im almost naked cause i sold all my whm gear...I was happy as **** cause i could use this wep for my bst..i buffed up then and debuffed it...i got it about half way and i thought this was easy...then bam sickle slash took stone skin off and did almost 300dmg...i am a taru and that hurts like **** then more bad news it links with 2 other spiders i ended up killing it but had mp1/660 and hp341/582 and now i had to zone ended up linking with every spider in the cave and just made it our with lil over 100hp and i got the wep and a spider web.... :) i was gonna camp this mob later on but now i dont have to yay

1/1 drop on webcutter :)

Edited, Fri Feb 11 21:16:47 2005
whm 60 thf 75
blm 74 bst 50
smn 28 nin 37
rng 35
ez mofo, long spawn
# Feb 08 2005 at 2:04 AM Rating: Decent
8 posts
this lil sob of a mob took 3hrs and 10min to pop >.< **** him. tho he did drop 600 gil <2 ppl in pt but he was fishing> spider web and the webcutter :D this weapon is awsome. i was a 63pld/31war he was **** ez no problem at all. he never got to use sicle slash once. ^^ dropped him quick w/ vorpal blade. overall ez camp, ez nm.
Raynor **Lv 75PLD/37BLM** 56NIN/28WAR
Clothcraft 86.2+2
# Jan 31 2005 at 12:48 AM Rating: Default
... Ok, here the story begins... those of you on Unicorn will understand my mentioning of a certain name later ion.
One day about 3 weeks ago an FFXI friend asked me if i could help him get the Webcutter... i asked... "what the **** is that!??"
"A scythe i nee for my DRK." he said. (his name.... Armadais).
I asked where and how.
"Korrokola Tunnel, and we have to kill an NM Spider for it!"
Me being a 44WAR/22THF said... "Well, you have helped me with some NMs, so naturally if you wanna hunt one ill help."
He led the way to where he pops and we killed spiders or like... **** must have been like 1 hour, then it popped!!!
We killed it only dropped a spiderweb. :(
THEN Moodcn decided he was gonna camp same spot (whenever im there he follows me.. no joke)(ppl on unicorn see him monopolozing Morrion Worm).
Well... we showed that little punk ***** the ropes!!... I just had a feeling the spider was gonna pop where i was standing so i sat there and waited til i saw a red dot on my radar/compass.... popped off my VOKE macro and the arachnid was MINE!!!!
Moodcn slapped me so much i lost count! he was spamming it (dirty *******), but Armadais and I killed her a second time and got the drop!
So, 1/2.... not a bad ration, especially since "I" beat out a constant thorn in Unicornian's sides (Moodcn). i humbly wear a badge of victory!
good luck to all on the drop, and be careful... her poison is vicious, i think i t took about 9-11 pts of dmg on me per 4 seconds.

server: Unicorn

Edited, Mon Jan 31 00:49:59 2005
# Jan 13 2005 at 5:41 PM Rating: Decent
37 posts
Could I kill this as a 51 Elvan Paladin? I would really like this scyth for my 24 BST.
75 Beastmaster - 75 Blackmage - 75 Paladin - 56 Samurai - 46 Ranger - 48 Thief - 46 War
BST Relic Armor: Head: O • Body: O • Hands: O • Legs: O • Feet: O
Guttler currency: 300/300 • 273/1500 • 1911/6000 • 1268/10000
Temperence Axe/Bst Trousers+1/Beastly Earing: O
Merits: [sm]MP: 4 • HP: 1 • Crits: 3 • Axe: 5[
easy cake
# Jan 03 2005 at 6:05 AM Rating: Decent
11 posts
hehe easy cake
I took him down with 63BLM/26THF ... only using a Dagger
tho he hit me for 50-60 for a pop he missed a lot (thx to my high evasion and my emp pin I was wearing at that time)
his sickle slash hit me for bout 220 every time, got to use it 5 times ... fast TP build T-T missed twice tho)

Was thinking of fighting him only with weapon but ... after he brought me down to like half of my HP and Drain was not up I fired him down with a 2 lvl III spells so it was a painful death for him lol

got around 900 gil (was in party with someone that wanted to help but came too late) the webcutter and 2 Spider Webs
Bahamuth - Name: Ladypain
Currently on Mission 6-2
# Oct 31 2004 at 3:30 AM Rating: Decent
59 posts
I brought it down for the first time as a BST32/WHM16.
Got the Webcutter, 2 spider webs, and 1200 gil.
I had to use around 8-10 pets.

Edited, Sun Oct 31 03:30:28 2004
Shiroikage - Valefor
Jobs: 36BLM, 42BST, 43WHM, 22BRD, 15THF, 13WAR, 10RDM, 10MNK
Currently: 43WHM/21BLM
Main: Smithing 73.0, a10
Mule 1: Woodworking: 73.6
Mule 2: Alchemy: 68.0
RE: Lucky
# Jan 03 2005 at 12:49 PM Rating: Decent
8 posts
I tried killing him yesterday as a 32bst/16whm.. 6 spiders, 3 jug pets and 1 pugil later i fell to the ground from poison ***** acid spray). Ran out of mp ; ; Got him down to about 25% hp. 40+whm came after and tried finishing him off before raising me..died from sickle slash and hp'd. Going back as my 54thf for payback.

Edit: Got killed again by him as a 33 bst..failed 2 charms this time and got hit with a crit. HP'd to jeuno and airship back as my thf and he was still there. 1860g, 2 spider webs and the webcutter ^^ and i mugged 1g >_>

Edited, Fri Jan 7 21:20:09 2005
Klim / Carbuncle // 58BST, 60THF
Cooking: 75+1 Fishing: 30
RE: Lucky
# Jan 26 2005 at 5:42 PM Rating: Decent
490 posts
Don't use the spiders. They resist charm alot, have low def/hp, and just being in the spider room is bad for links. Lead Falcatus out towards the crab/pug room.
bst/blm/brd/rdm 75
Spawn Rate
# Oct 26 2004 at 11:23 AM Rating: Decent
124 posts
I've been camping this mob and I find that it spawns every 2 days (game time), so about 2 hours. Also, every single time I've seen it spawns on or near the bridge. I was thinking that you could go fishing in the lil river there while you wait for the spawn, but I just dont know what you could catch and with what bait. 56PLD/22THF has no problem. Don't even have to cure. Also a plus is that the huge spiders DO drop spider webs as well, but I find that they drop them as often as the NM spawns (without TH1,TH2).

Also one other thing is that I brought a dagger, staff, and club to raise lvls on the spiders. I think that you could easily skillup to at least 100. I got from 0-55 club in less than an hour.

Ok so I got the webcutter on the third try (1/3) with TH1. The first two tries I did not use TH1, and I only got 1200 gil and 1 Spider Web. On the third try I got 1800 gil, 2 Spider Webs and 1 Webcutter. So Gilfinder gives me a whole lot more gil, and I probably increase the chances of getting the webcutter by using TH1 AND increase the number of items I get. So I highly recommend using TH1 when fighting this NM.

Edited, Wed Oct 27 12:26:09 2004
ez kill
# Oct 13 2004 at 9:47 AM Rating: Decent
136 posts
This NM is I-7 and K-7 kill all the spiders around and u usly get spawn do it once a day i would think im 1/2 and made 40k on spiderwebs they sell fast in AH^^ 56sam/28thf owned it had like 4 links also evasion bonus helps and third eye to miss his sickle slice (does 300dmg if i get hit by it but third eye dodges it)

EDIT:This mob is 45-50 :/ killed me almost i had to use my 2 hour left with 40/1078 hp now im 1/3 webcutter and 6/3 spiderwebs (8keach)

Edited, Tue Oct 19 10:23:03 2004
Garuda 61 Sam/ 40Rng,38War,34Thf

Garuda 53 Bst/ 34Whm / 44Nin
(Battle) http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/profile.xml?61691
(Charm) http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/profile.xml?105210

Good Quotes
BST-"We never die the same way twice, it's fun to find another way to completely ***** yourself over in the time-span of 23 seconds."

"The hardest thing about playing BST is fighting the urge to do soemthing stupid."
5 kills. finally.
# Sep 22 2004 at 2:23 AM Rating: Decent
1,046 posts
5 kills got the scythe for me as BST57/THF28.

Dropped ~1800 gil every time, and at least one spider web.

The timer in this room is 12.5 minutes. If you're efficient at exterminating the spiders, then while waiting for the room to cycle you can kill the 8 crabs in the next room for some meat/shell farming in between each spider run. I made a lot of money just camping this stingy ******* of a NM.

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60 hunter
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