Vana'diel Bestiary: Tarasque  

Found in:Ifrit's Cauldron
Spawned using:Rattling Egg
Secondary Job:Black Mage
Level:72 - 74
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Linking
  • Detects by Sound
  • Based on Fire
  • Weak against Ice
  • Weak against Wind
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Updated: Sat Feb 14 00:46:23 2009

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General Information

    • The ??? will respawn fifteen minutes after Tarasque is defeated or despawns.

Tarasque Special Attacks

  • Blaze Spikes: Inflicts Fire based magic damage to all that perform melee attacks on Tarasque (Effect can be dispelled).

    • Tarasque will not cast Blaze Spikes until Tarasque lands a physical attack.

  • Fireball: AoE Fire based magic damage (Circle of effect originates from spell target).

  • Plague Breath: Frontal cone AoE Water based magic damage with an additional Poison effect.

  • Blockhead: Single target physical damage with an additional Knockback effect.

  • Baleful Gaze: Frontal cone AoE Gaze Petrification effect.

  • Brain Crush: Single target physical damage with an additional Silence effect.

  • Secretion: Self target Evasion boost (Effect can be dispelled).

  • Infrasonics: Frontal cone AoE Evasion down effect.

  • Tail Blow: Single target physical damage with an additional Stun effect.

Historical Information

In French folklore, the Tarasque was a dragon that lived in the Aix La Chapelle regions. It was described as having the head of a lion, the ears of a horse, anywhere from four to six legs, the claws of a bear, a barbed tail, armored scales or a turtle's shell which it shed every seven years, sometimes a pair of wings, and the ability to breathe fire. It was said to be either the offspring of the Leviathian (see Leviathan Prime) and the Bonnacon (see Bonnacon) or the Leviathan and a giant sea serpent known as the Onachus.

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# Mar 07 2010 at 11:34 PM Rating: Decent
i just went and got 2 eggs in about 5 minutes with thf3 and i killed NM twice with 2 friends we each got a skin very easy NM it was 75THF 75MNK and 75DNC its best to let thf get hate so he doesnt get hit and the blaze spikes effect doesnt take effect otherwise u take ALOT of damage
# Apr 03 2006 at 8:44 PM Rating: Decent
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This seems like it would be pretty easy to duo with a RDM or THF and a BST. I'm going to have my friend who is a THF solo it while I take care of links, that way he doesn't have to worry about bombs and bats.

Wish me luck. :)
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# Mar 31 2006 at 1:45 AM Rating: Decent
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His blaze spikes can be dispelled, they must've changed it in an update or a glitch but I just watched the RDM I duoed Tarasque with dispel his spikes. Even so he's nothing tough to bring down, I just used my bloody bolts to regen HP to counter-act the spikes.
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# Oct 24 2005 at 10:22 PM Rating: Good
153 posts
My screenshot of Tarasque:

After 12 hours of farming Ash Lizards I finally get the egg. I pop the NM. The fight is going smoothly.
At 5% HP left I cast stoneskin and get aggro from a bomb I didn't see ; ;
I HP'd, when I got back it had despawned..

/sigh *starts killing lizards again* =(
# Aug 28 2005 at 11:16 PM Rating: Decent
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His blaze spikes which can do 35-50 dmg a pop, can NOT be dispelled, it's like the added effect of the war set of gear, which adds blaze spikes, can't be dispelled.
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# Jul 27 2005 at 1:24 AM Rating: Decent
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I killed this NM with 2 others; a 74 THF/NIN, a 72 WHM/BLM, and myself, 72 DRK/THF.

This guy really wasn't much tougher than the Ash Lizards, but the main thing to note are his Blaze Spikes. Those hit us for about 30-40 a pop, even with Barfira up. I don't know if they can be dispelled, but I will ASSUME not. Someone else will have to confirm this either way, we didn't have dispel available to us.

Farming for the Rattling Egg to pop him took about an hour and a half, and we just used the tail end of the room as our camp, despite Nightmare bats and the occassional bomb popping there. Unfortunately, there isn't much option.
# Jul 01 2005 at 7:01 PM Rating: Decent
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This nm has been a bit of a pain to camp. I have been going on my whm, lvl 75, with my 75 thf friend mesupalittle for about 3 days now. Tarasque pops at the ??? on the bridge between lava on the way to hurricane wyverns and the nm Voire (sp). We camped for one pop got rattling egg, got one skin. Blaze spikes constantly did 40 damage to my thf friend / the nm hit for around 100 when he hit. In about 3 days of camping three or fours hours we've only gotten one egg, and only one skin from the nm. About to give it another shot. Oh yeah the placeholders rate decent > tough at 75, annoying bats (linked with lizard wiped us once) are mostly decent

Edited, Fri Jul 1 20:05:37 2005
# May 09 2005 at 2:26 PM Rating: Decent
276 posts
The torrasque skin is used for the Relic Katana 1st upgrade.
I want one..
# Apr 05 2005 at 9:55 AM Rating: Decent
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I want one of these monsters, anyone want to be generous enough to send me one^^ I'll love you forever.
smn: 75
blm: 75
whm: 37
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I want one..
# Apr 05 2005 at 9:54 AM Rating: Decent
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smn: 75
blm: 75
whm: 37
Elemental Staffs: All, :) thanks to my friend
RE: I want one..
# Apr 05 2005 at 9:55 AM Rating: Decent
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sry about the double post
smn: 75
blm: 75
whm: 37
Elemental Staffs: All, :) thanks to my friend
Where's the ???
# Jan 23 2005 at 6:35 PM Rating: Decent
449 posts
Does anyone know what the <pos> is to trade the Rattle Egg? Also, what would it take to beat this guy?
# Nov 19 2004 at 1:23 AM Rating: Decent
88 posts
well everyone camps amemet now and i was wondering how many skins this thing drops. His skins are 300k each and 250k for amemet skins on kujata. Also, whats his spawn? Is a timed, lotto, forced or anything else? And one last thing, how hard is he, he seems like hes is the same as amemet just in a different area.
# Sep 25 2004 at 2:49 AM Rating: Default
21 posts
Tarasque is also an 18 hour mob in Anarchy online, drops some phats too ^^
force pop
# Aug 29 2004 at 4:07 AM Rating: Decent
172 posts
this NM is force popped by trading a rattle egg (rare drop from ash lizard)
Tarasque Skin
# Jun 22 2004 at 9:21 AM Rating: Decent
61 posts
Hey, this mob drops tarasque skin, the pic is equal as the lizard skin.

I saw a BST was selling it in his bazaar for 350k, (he had 3 skin) and was selling queen bomb core for 10 gil the piece (I bought them...).

I dont know what I can do with the tarasque skin.
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RE: Tarasque Skin
# Oct 20 2004 at 8:21 PM Rating: Decent
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I dont know what I can do with the tarasque skin.

i know you posted this a loooong time ago... but you definately could make me some austere gear for my smn with it^^ thanks! :P
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# May 25 2004 at 11:57 PM Rating: Decent
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Hahaha, they get to see a tiny midgit lizard with small arms.
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# Apr 17 2004 at 5:55 PM Rating: Default
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In starcraft there is an ultralist that goes by the name, Torresque. Coincidence?
just another tarasque to kill
# Mar 30 2004 at 8:19 PM Rating: Decent
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i'm a dnd vet, been playing almost half my life. i'm glad they added the tarasque. just meens i get to take this bad boy out in another game. i enjoy a good challenge.
RE: just another tarasque to kill
# May 03 2004 at 9:51 PM Rating: Good
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Let's hope we don't have to knock this one down to -30 HP and cast Wish or Miracle to keep it dead :P
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# Mar 24 2004 at 5:14 PM Rating: Good
Actually in D&D it is spelled with two rs, Tarrasque.

A Tarasque is some sort of dragon from french lore.
the Tarasque
# Mar 23 2004 at 9:00 PM Rating: Decent
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The Tarasque was actually a mythological creature. Alot of the DnD stuff comes from that. Blizzard used it as an ultralisk in one of their special campaigns, so it's not like it's DnD exclusive.

I think it's kinda cool that they added it, it's legendary among DnDers for being tough...It's like level 26, the highest level most people go to in the game is 20, and 6 levels in DnD is...tough :)
RE: the Tarasque
# Oct 08 2004 at 3:34 AM Rating: Default
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I'm a fanatic D&D player and in second edition the Tarrasque was the most feared being in the world....
It was level 25+ and enough to scare the **** out of my lvl 21/19/20 Wiz/thf/war (YES three classes).

Unfortunately since 3rd edition i am more afraid of dragons and the like as i killed the Tarrasque with a level 17 pt with ease.... Just a 12Wiz/5archmage, 16 barbarian (me), 18 thf and a 17 bard. Easy as pie.
Elder Dragons are tougher...

BTW Why is the Tarrasque is gimpy little lizard here? It supposed to be at least 40 feet tall....
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RE: the Tarasque
# Oct 13 2004 at 10:30 AM Rating: Good
387 posts
Indeed. I expcected the Tarrasque to a dragon type mob, not some crappy lizzard. They really need to make new models for some of the more legendary creatures.
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RE: the Tarasque
# May 07 2006 at 6:53 PM Rating: Decent
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Add me to the list of unimpressed dice chuckers that expected to see a cool pic of the Tarrasque...
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# Mar 18 2004 at 10:02 PM Rating: Decent
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so the only game that can use the Tarasque name is D&D? or what are you saying...
# Mar 18 2004 at 4:48 PM Rating: Default
612 posts
I cant believe they introduced a Tarasque.

I bet the D&D vets will be upset when they see it. :(
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