Vana'diel Bestiary: Cactrot Rapido  

Found in:Eastern Altepa Desert
Found at Location:G - 7
Grants Title:Cactrot Deaccelerator
  • Notorious Monster
  • Not Aggro
  • Based on Water
  • Weak against Darkness
  • Weak against Ice
  • Strong against Light
  • Strong against Water
Updated: Fri Dec 28 10:26:12 2007

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Runs around the entire area very fast.

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# Mar 07 2008 at 3:20 AM Rating: Default
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Did someone Call for help on that Screenshot of him? lulz.
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# Jul 15 2008 at 8:13 AM Rating: Good
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I actually got to cast CHARM on him with my BST. I already had him Tracked in Wedscan and just kept hitting my macro that spams /JA "Charm" <scan>

I Get the message failed to charm Cactrot Rapido but he kept on Running off!

I could've sworn he Turned RED like I had claim on him but he just ran off.
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# Apr 25 2007 at 8:33 PM Rating: Decent
75 war/nin OMG!!! I used voke on him and he ran away so i got a link going and he linked but killed me with about 10 hits. This crazy little thing kicks like Maat!!!
# Apr 15 2007 at 9:22 PM Rating: Decent
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I have always read that the only way to stop this speedy sod is to aggro it through a link. Imagine my surprise this evening when I was logging out in Eastern Altepa Desert, and just a couple seconds before Log-out was executed, Cactrot Rapido sped by, and I swear he stopped to aggro me, although, there wasn't enough time for me to Auto-target because it didn't attack right away. Like most mobs that aggro when you're resting, he stopped, locked on to me, and turned around ready to strike. Immediately after this, log-out executed, and I was staring at my desktop. I logged back in, ready to die just to confirm this, but didn't see him.

So, next time he's running by, and you're looking to aggro him, try resting if you don't already have a Sabotender engaged. When he runs by, it shouldn't be hard to get in his way or just near him, and hit your "Rest" button/macro. It just might work. Like I said, I didn't have a chance to test it again.
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# Jul 04 2007 at 1:57 PM Rating: Decent
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TakuanOfHades wrote:
I have always read that the only way to stop this speedy sod is to aggro it through a link. Imagine my surprise this evening when I was logging out in Eastern Altepa Desert, and just a couple seconds before Log-out was executed, Cactrot Rapido sped by, and I swear he stopped to aggro me, although, there wasn't enough time for me to Auto-target because it didn't attack right away. Like most mobs that aggro when you're resting, he stopped, locked on to me, and turned around ready to strike. Immediately after this, log-out executed, and I was staring at my desktop. I logged back in, ready to die just to confirm this, but didn't see him.

So, next time he's running by, and you're looking to aggro him, try resting if you don't already have a Sabotender engaged. When he runs by, it shouldn't be hard to get in his way or just near him, and hit your "Rest" button/macro. It just might work. Like I said, I didn't have a chance to test it again.

This is untrue.

I have soloed alot in this NM's zone, and I do mean alot. Not once did this NM aggro me when I was resting and he ran by me. I've had this NM practically run through my character several times, with no aggro, while I was resting.

The phenomenon you most likely experienced was the log out effect I have experienced several times. In which, when it gets pretty close to Zero on the log out, it freezes the picture sometimes. Not always but sometimes. It's just like when I log off and it doesn't log all the way out, and instead goes to the log in screen. It doesn't happen often but still happens, and is extremely annoying when I'm in a hurry and don't want the "You did not log out properly" message, and have to sit there and back out of 3 screens before I can shut my console off.
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# Apr 12 2007 at 10:43 PM Rating: Decent
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I was in east altepa with my 16 rdm for no particular reason i was just bored and a cactuar aggroes me so i figuer id just let it kill me then i see Cactrot Rapido run by link and kills me with 786 damage it was kinda funny
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# Mar 09 2007 at 8:09 PM Rating: Decent
Was walking in E. Altepa Desert on THF trying to get to quicksand so i turn on FLEE running south. I then saw this thick cloud heading towards my way and its this ****** so i try chase after it. First time i actually seen it, and i was amazed it was faster than i was even on FLEE mode.
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# Dec 26 2006 at 4:29 PM Rating: Decent
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Cactrot Rapido Trio <--Click

:) Was quite easy. The dmg power of one red mage (poison 2 is only source of damage), with the blink tanking power of three. :D A RDM/NIN with high Haste%+ can solo this.
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# Mar 07 2008 at 1:25 AM Rating: Default
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Ok i give, why are ther four people in your party if you 3 manned this. =P I dont really caare, but thats just the kind of nit-picker i am.
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# Dec 25 2006 at 9:56 PM Rating: Decent
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Killed Cactrot Rapido today with 2 buddies, 75RDM/NIN x3,
we basically bounce hate back n forth, kept nothing but paralyze2/slow2/poison2 on it. No Bio, cuz that gives it TP. When it got to 7% we decided to all 3 cast tier 3 nukes on it. It died in 2 blizzard III's Got it our first try.

It did manage to get a little tp when it would knock through our Stoneskin. We got super LUCKY, I won't lie. It did 1000 needles instead of 10,000 needles. Did that around 45% life.

The Fight took us an Hour roughly from start to killshot.

Each of us converted about 3 times during the fight, and the other 2 rdms would cure the one that converted to keep hate balanced.

Earring and Root dropped, root sold in like 5 minutes, it's for the Sun Water BST Jug. And doesn't appear very often. Earring isn't worth nearly as much as bow, but it was still awesome taking out this incredible NM that can normally take down alliances, with only 3. :)

We had a few spectators that showed up during the fight, but due to the lengthiness of it, got bored and left.

Avesta did solo it, but not all RDM's have his uber gear, which is his real secret. That and his amazing gear-swap macros. It still took him over an hour.

Hope this info proves somewhat useful to you Rockin Rdm's out there lookin to do something amazing together :)

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# Dec 06 2006 at 10:02 AM Rating: Decent
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>_> I was running through Eastern Altepa Desert last night trying to farm for cactus stems (no luck), and was working on a sabobentar when this guy runs up. First time I've EVER seen him in my life. As a 64 RDM, he one shotted my stoneskin, and hit me for a few 300+ damage. -_-; Mark my words... I'll get even one day. Very.. Very even.. *cackles evily*
What the?!
# Jul 26 2006 at 4:49 PM Rating: Decent
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I saw this guy running past when I was watching my friends level their BST in Altepa. My first thought was "WTF?! Sonic the Hedgehog?!" Then I laughed at him and walked to Bastok. THE END! ^.^
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# Apr 14 2006 at 9:05 PM Rating: Decent
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we just killed this guy with 7 people.

300% TP and 2x chainspell is all it really took.

both rdms stood on opposite sides of the "tank"(which was a RNG at the start, then it was the BLM) and nuked it like crazy. last men standing were me and a rdm, haha
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RE: easy NM, watch for aoe though
# May 23 2006 at 5:16 PM Rating: Decent
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Just a pict for fun. This guy rounded the top dune...I reached to hit the screen grab keys immediately...this is wear he was after just 1 sec to hit keys...Fast lil booger >.<


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RE: easy NM, watch for aoe though
# Jul 24 2006 at 2:10 AM Rating: Decent
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Um the screen says Rapido but the chat box says sabotender. is that pic a fake?
lol. if it was a fake the guy would have edited the chat too i bet.
RE: easy NM, watch for aoe though
# Jul 29 2006 at 12:16 PM Rating: Good
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WonderingChaos wrote:
Um the screen says Rapido but the chat box says sabotender. is that pic a fake?
lol. if it was a fake the guy would have edited the chat too i bet.

Cactrot Rapido ONLY links. He doesn't aggro, you can't stop him with voke/dia/etc... you have to be fighting another cactus in order to stop him... so no, the chat log is not wrong at all. He was fighting another mob, and rapido linked. Notice how Rapidos name isn't red? He isn't claimed yet.
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# Apr 10 2006 at 7:46 PM Rating: Decent
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i was bored and decided i would try **** this guy off ^^ i'd tried to aggro it before by casting a spell on it which got resisted when i asked my LS why i was still alive they said it only aggroes if yu have a cactaur type monster aggroed to you.

ok take2:

Got a cactuar to near dead then stopped attacking and toted it around the desert within seconds i have this guy running up to me i'm fully buffed and at full HP it hits me stoneskin goes and i take 97 dmg over at this point i'm thinking "yay fun death" i last 5 hits before i die a horribly painful death XD

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# Apr 09 2006 at 4:37 PM Rating: Good
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this guy was running around unclammed nere the bottom quicksand caves zone and it was scary been a lv 47 PLD (friday the 7th of april)
# Mar 29 2006 at 10:10 PM Rating: Decent
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My HNMLS was in the mood for HNMs today so we fought some.

We got claim on Fafnir but we wiped cause we only had 8 ppl lol.

We then moved to Aspi/Adamantoise and we detroyed Adamantoise but only got 3 adaman ore lol.

Next we moved to this NM we got about 19 ppl, a few /bst and /smn so the 10,000 wasnt doing alot.
We had all melee not a single blm and only 1 whm so we lost people quickly to the 5-6 10,000needles that took place during the fight.
In the end we killed it but only a pld smn and rdm lived lol.
We got all the drops and we plan to hunt it again tomorrow.
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# Mar 22 2006 at 12:42 PM Rating: Decent
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I've only seen him once but he left a lasting impression..... we were running around trying to find the correct place for sand tarantulas and helm beetles after just coming from rabao (/dance cuz i won 10k from lady luck npc) and we spot a cactuar so my friend checks online to see if the aggro and our mage cast sneak and just as he is the cacuar attacks us... now i've played ffx so i know all about how devestating 10000 and 1000 needles can be. unfortunately there it was directed at 1 person not the whole group ): well we are owning the cactuar when i see a huge dust cloud go by and i notice another cactuar standing next to me so i 2 hour as i'm already a little low on hp our black mage who saw it elemental seals and sleep 2s but is resisted and we started running and of course being fairly far away from the zon i already know i'm dead so i stand there while the others run. well if i thought they were safe i was dead wrong less than 10 seconds later i see the blm hp drop to 0 followed by every1 else one by one the thf uses perfect dodge and flee thinking he can out run it but from the fact that his hp dropped to 0 at almost exactly 31 seconds meant he had no lead whatsoever on this thing. well it was a huge laugh for me but our blm didnt see it as beiing funny i guess and he left wasting about 2 hours since we had been that long and ther was not 1 replacement in distance. well at least i got 10 k out of the trip :/
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# Sep 25 2006 at 9:30 AM Rating: Decent
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funny story
# Mar 22 2006 at 6:35 AM Rating: Decent
Oh gawd.. I was partying in desert 3x bst party and we were fighting a dhalmel.. along comes a cactaur to aggro us. then along comes a ******* fleeing cactaur that comes in about 2 seconds wipes us out in 1 hit then is gone just like that. We all laughed cause were bst and death doesn't affect us.. and to think it aggrod us from the ****** cactaur >< funny story though. peace
# Mar 05 2006 at 11:40 AM Rating: Default
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....still think that qactaurs should be the little dancing cacti that run away when they get hit......
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# Feb 02 2006 at 12:12 PM Rating: Default
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Ok how is this for a funny story. I wuz walking through east altepa looking for a party as a lvl 30 war/15thf, when i saw a ls party with full aliances fighting this thing. I had nottin 2 do while i waited so i stood back and cheered them on. They get it down 2 10 hp when it casts 10000 needles and kills the rest of the party!!!
So i said ***** it and came from behind and sneak attacked it. I defeated it and got both items!!! Then when i wuz running back 2 bassy after a good day of partying I ran into one of the lvl 73 white mages from the same party i stole that kill from. She had about 40 mobs argoing her and she ran straight towards me and warped. It wuznt preaty....
but i sold the ring for a preaty decent profit so it wuz worth it. :P
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RE: funny story
# Mar 03 2006 at 8:06 PM Rating: Decent
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yeah, im not understanding how or what u were doing in the deseryt at 30, but why does ur lil thing say "lvl 16 Warrior
nothing to realy brag about now...
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RE: funny story
# Feb 28 2006 at 8:30 PM Rating: Decent
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10000 needles to a full alliance in the 70's will not wipe everyone, do the math on that. 10000/18=555.555~ so unless the mages were asleep, this won't kill everyone
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RE: funny story
# Feb 28 2006 at 7:38 PM Rating: Decent
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An obvious {lie}.
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# Feb 28 2006 at 8:57 AM Rating: Decent
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Not spoiling your story but even he has 10hp, you wont able to killing it since he is like lvl 75~80 and you are lvl 30. The point i'm coming from is that you wont even able making 1 damage when you hit it or you will have any chance hitting him due to his lvl is almost triple of your lvl. BUT he can kill you in 1 shot lol

^^; nice attempt through
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# Feb 20 2006 at 1:43 PM Rating: Decent
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yeah, funny story
rather unbelievable, but funny

(mobs other than NMs d-pop.)
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RE: funny story
# Mar 08 2006 at 9:25 AM Rating: Decent
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im sure hes lying but no ...NM do not de-pop like regular mobs.
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RE: funny story
# Apr 08 2006 at 12:55 AM Rating: Good
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he probably posted this in the time when mobs didnt D-pop... because he said that he got MPKed by the lvl 73 whm.. ^^
RE: funny story
# Apr 14 2006 at 9:02 PM Rating: Decent
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check his posting date. it was after that update >.>
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# Jan 16 2006 at 10:44 AM Rating: Decent
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Last night i went to Rabao for the first time.
I was following the WHM that was taking me there and saw thing guy running like crazy just past us. Guess no1 really cared if it was running like crazy in Eastern Desert <Cerberus>
# Jan 07 2006 at 10:21 AM Rating: Decent
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killed this guy last night on siren server.
Was fun because I was originally there just for drg af. I saw this guy run by and had no idea what level he was. When I saw he was an 80+ HNM i called in my buddy's HNM ls. We had a full alliance most were 70+. First time we fought him we whiped but had him down to 10%. He spams 10000 and 1000 needles so everyone in your alliance should get close to him. Second time we fought him we won but still a lot of death! Got the earring but no bow ><
The funnest part about this guy is catching him! Absolutly no way to claim other then getting a link. Happy hunting!!
Worse luck >.<
# Dec 02 2005 at 6:51 PM Rating: Decent
OK i have a story on this dam nm >.<

Im lvling my npc in east altepa desert. I just finished fighting a scorp when i saw a giant dust cloud. Im thinking "Wonder who the sabotender is chasing" but then i notice it has a different name. i ask my ls about it and they tell me it doesnt aggro but it links to other cactuars. Im thinking ok ill jus leave all cactuars alone. Well like 50mins later i dont see him anymore. So i think its safe to fight a cactuar as last monster for npc. Summon Shiva use double slap...I'm looking over while fighting and see a dust cloud...oh thank god its just a regular sabotender so i use sleepga so i can run and get more mp. Here comes my sabotender. Sleepga again so i could get a lil more mp...at that very second this nm runs by gets hit by sleepga but resists...kills shiva in 1 hit and catches up to my npc is 1 kil second kills her then kills me >.<

Well thats my story about this **** thing...no more cactuars for me ; ;
RE: Worse luck >.<
# Feb 28 2006 at 10:30 PM Rating: Decent
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Exact same thing happened to me. ;-; It sucked. I didn't even have my NPC out for 10 minutes.
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RE: Worse luck >.<
# Feb 28 2006 at 7:41 PM Rating: Decent
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Rate up will make you feel better :P
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# Jan 22 2006 at 2:26 PM Rating: Decent
LMAO, thats pretty hilarious man. Crazy cactuar we have there.
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# Dec 02 2005 at 1:04 AM Rating: Decent
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Me and two of my friends were out lvling our NPC's in the dessert.So we were fighting a sabotender when I saw this dust cloud coming at us so i checked and i saw Cactrot Rapido he comes over 2 shots my friends NPC and then speeds off. It was the funniest thing we ever seen in this game and none of us knew who he was or why he did that.
# Nov 18 2005 at 5:18 PM Rating: Decent
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I seriously wish people would stop posting incorrect information, I'm looking at you Reconmage.

It won't link to anything you have, it has to be in the sabotender family.

And Slavek, I'm sure you went down in 1 hit not 5

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# Nov 03 2005 at 9:22 PM Rating: Default
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can this thing be soloed by a level 60 mnk/thief
and a level 60 whm/blm both in full artifact?

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# Jul 18 2006 at 8:38 PM Rating: Decent
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You can't solo things with two people.
RE: 2 level 60s
# Nov 29 2005 at 12:17 PM Rating: Decent
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Unfortunately, you'd die very fast. It's a MNK mob, and around level 82 or so. You'd be lucky to survive an attack from it, since it hits my WHM at 75 for 250-350x2..

Edited, Tue Nov 29 12:17:50 2005
# Nov 02 2005 at 10:07 AM Rating: Default
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I was leveling my 32 bst in E Altep today and was using spider vs spider. I'm meleeing with my spider and all of a sudden this cloud of dust with a name comes out of nowhere and thought for sure I would get aggroed but just flew by. It scared the **** out of me for a sec.Then I check on here to see what type of NM cataur it was and seen he can only be caught up with another cataur for a link pull, lmao funny stuff.
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# Oct 25 2005 at 4:14 PM Rating: Decent
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Killed CR today with ~15x lvl 75's. Quite a fight, we originally tried with 12, but 10,000 needles spammage took us down. RRed and tried again with an extra 2 WHM's and 2 BLM's, DRK and myself making light, and NIN and SAM making Darkness. Took him down fairly easily.

If you let him spam his TP moves enough, any alliance with wipe. A few good stuns and BLM dmg vs. Melee dmg to minimize mob TP gain is suggested.

Bow did not drop, but I do like my title, very original ^^
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# Aug 22 2005 at 4:43 PM Rating: Decent
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My friend and I were killing time in Altepa after levelling our NPCs when I saw Cactrot for the fourth time since we'd gotten there. I tugged on his sleeve and said, "HEY, let's kill it!" He shrugged and said we'd have to link it with another cactaur. Well, since I see this friend as a badass and thought Cactrot would be a regular NM, I begged him to let us try it.

We kited a regular Sabotender around for about five minutes and Cactrot came running up. I slept the Sabotender, looked at my friend's (72NIN) HP bar and my jaw dropped. Then Cactrot one-shotted me and took three bites out of my friend.

Lying in the dirt, I said, "...you don't suppose that was an *H*NM, do you?" He said, "Nah..."

But I've heard several people here call him an HNM, so I need some kind of confirmation. It sure as **** hit me like an HNM. ;3 Is it?
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# Aug 21 2005 at 7:56 PM Rating: Decent
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Took this guy out on Friday night with a bunch of friend who were /bst. The title he grants is 'Cactrot Desacelerador', NOT 'Cactrot Deaccelerator'.
This is another bizarre and thankless situation you've gotten us in.
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# Aug 19 2005 at 3:38 PM Rating: Good
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I was XP leveling in my pt.We lose a man and decide to go play on surface for a while(we were in caves) .So we start to kill ants and get 30 xp per kill.Then I see a cactuar come running from off screen and aggroed me.pt said zone it so because they were fighting a IT ant ,so i'm omw to nearest zone bout 1 sector away and i see that dustcloud that is behind rapido and he aggros,BOOM 5 hits dead
-_- what are the odds

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# Aug 17 2005 at 11:39 PM Rating: Decent
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Just beat this guy with my linkshell "JuponGatana" Almomapelie, Gotex, Alizawei, Striden, (me) illustrious, Mysticzero, Orichalcon, Spartan, Antionett, Stolin "To name some members of Alliance" it does a move similar to 1000 needles, but its 10,000 needles and sprays the whole partty, so we all subbed bst to to have pets absorb some of the needles... bow didnt drop >< Gained title "Cactrot Desacelerador" Cactrot Rapido Status now (PWND)
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# Aug 16 2005 at 3:55 PM Rating: Decent
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Well yesturday i'm running around altepa tryin to find rabao 'cause i don't have a map. out of the top left of the screen running across a hill i think i see someone fleeing. so i select them and notice that it's not a PC so i thought, how is a mob fleeing? so i check him "Impossible to gauge" ah that answers my question. but then brings up another... how the **** do you catch this speedster. so now i'm here checkin out posts on him.

just thought i'd let everyone hear my experience...
# Jul 30 2005 at 8:31 PM Rating: Decent
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I was in Altepa Desert yesterday while heading to a skill up pt, I see him on Wide Scan like usual but want to see how fast I can die so I pull a sabotender to link pull him, his usual cut was at H-8 or so if I remember right, he ran back in front of me about 4 times before linking to the sabotender. Needless to say, it didnt go well, I was a 69RNG/NIN, had no shadows up from the sabotender taking them and he took me down in 3 hits, 260 > 320 > 332 damage. His damage rose every hit, not sure if this is true but maybe he gets stronger on each time he hits you? Ill have to confirm today.
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Spawn Time
# Jul 27 2005 at 5:35 PM Rating: Decent
87 posts
I have found it its a 2 to 3 day spawn. Just incase anyone besides me wants to know lol
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Spawn Time?
# Jul 22 2005 at 4:59 PM Rating: Decent
87 posts
I'm after CR for a Arco de Velocidad. I'm 0/2 (got the earring once) on it. Anyways I've got my LS to help camp this HNM until the bow drops. However, yesterday went back to check on it after 24 hours of killing it and it wasnt up =( Can anyone comfirm its spawn time? I'm guessing 36 hours(maybe 72)? Noone ever kills this on our server. Only one Arco de Velocidad has ever sold on AH, so i really need more info on spawn times to get this bow. Send me a PM or reply to post if you got more info on it please
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# Jul 14 2005 at 8:58 AM Rating: Decent
12 posts
I've seen this guy plenty of times, its always fun to watch him speed by. I'd assume the best way (judging from all I've seen and heard) to fight him is with a large alliance (to divide up the damage dealt from 10k needles) with a good PLD or whoever who can kite a Sabotendar around until Cactrot links.
His drops are good, very good - and the title you get from him is one I'd gladly take over Roc Star or Kirin Captivator... cuz more people know Cactrot and that just would look **** cool if it said right on you that you killed him.
A question though... I always assumed that it was this dude who dropped the Optical Needle (Ammo Slot gear, All Jobs, gives ACC+1... only two have sold on Fenrir for 200k each.) ... so who drops that thing?

EDIT: Wait, I just had a brilliant idea, I'll look up the darn item myself.
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Link is right...
# Jul 14 2005 at 4:40 AM Rating: Default
26 posts
Ok, so I'm just fighting a regular Cactuar since, "eh, wth, it's too weak" right? so anyways, I'm fighting a REGULAR Cactuar when I see Rapido pass by. In fear of him linking to this other one I'm figthing, I super jump (I was DRG54 at the time) so he won't link right? WRONG! The fast ******* links with me, just waiting for me to jump back down. When I do, the normal I was fighting unloads his 1000 needles on my wyvern and Rapido instantly unloads his 10000 on me. Anyways, moral is, don't fight cactuar's in Altepa. >:(
Hell yah!!!
# Jul 03 2005 at 3:17 AM Rating: Decent
544 posts
My ls buddies were warping from fafnir and we decided to take him on after everyone had /smn or /bst
first time we ate a 18,000 needels but second time we all huddeled together and now i am Cactrot Desacelerador
Sweet fight and had a ton of fun
#Reconmage, Posted: Jun 10 2005 at 12:25 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) He will link on anything you have but he will not aggro you and from what i have heard he uses
Bottem line
# May 05 2005 at 9:46 PM Rating: Decent
15 posts
i typed a whole thing on how to fight him and how aoe is diveded by the pt members where to stand pt setup stoneskin utsusemi = evade exp lvl but i hit reset changes instead of edit msg <.< if you would like detailed info on this HNM msg me @ dans_legit@yahoo.com


Edited, Thu May 5 22:54:51 2005
# Apr 27 2005 at 1:48 AM Rating: Decent
158 posts
i had just finished cape terrigan for zm5 and someone in my ls and his party had just gotten killed by this guy. he wanted revenge and says wanna camp cactrot rapido, i was about to go to sleep but felt like dying for some reason so i go there. we spend 10 mins filling up alliance and he is taunting us running through our camp. we thoroughly proved he cant be binded shadowbinded stuned slept or provoked without a sabotender to link him. well we got him and he used 10,000 needless to say that nearly kille d every member of the alliance. then some other aoe did about 90 damage every once in awhile not sure if what it was. but we beat it. only got cactus stems cactus root and cactus arms no drop on the earring or bow ;_; but got a kickass new title
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to catch it
# Apr 22 2005 at 3:57 PM Rating: Decent
325 posts
last night i spotted catrot rapido while ported... It took me at least 30 min to figure out how to catch that *******.

These are the follow tactics:
1. Rapido can outrun chocobo or flee
2. Widescan the ******* and find the cutting point
3. He doesn't aggro and even if you attacked him with ranged or wuteva, it won't stop
4. When I try shadowbinding him, I can't proceed the action. It would just say "You are too far away."
5. You must link attack a random Sabotender and place yourself at the crossing point of his road rage then he will start attacking you
my story
# Apr 18 2005 at 12:13 PM Rating: Default
899 posts
i was fighting Sabotendar as (THF57) and while i was talking with my friend i notice there were 2 cucter (sp? ) i dodge an attack and 0.5 evesion 0.o then gat +400 , 400 , 400 boom K.O

i gat Raise 2 from a friend in my LS

when i get 75 we will try and get it
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pic of cactrot!
# Mar 23 2005 at 11:42 PM Rating: Default
9 posts

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RE: pic of cactrot!
# May 06 2005 at 7:58 PM Rating: Default
89 posts
The allakhazam forums are not to be used for promotional sales of other websites. Its clearly stated in the User Agreement.

This post needs to be removed by an Admin.
#SynergyFFXI, Posted: Jan 09 2006 at 5:28 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) tattle tale *****
Cactrot on the Move
# Mar 21 2005 at 2:25 AM Rating: Default
19 posts
Here is a screenshot of Cactrot Rapido on the move! It's usually the dust trail that catches your eye when he hauls on through:

creatively yours,
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# Feb 22 2005 at 2:11 AM Rating: Excellent
1,337 posts
Similar situation 16 ppl a few pets, got him. Lets just say he makes liberal use of his 10k needles. Party took 30k needles before the wipe started.

Got up. Got 300 tp. Get him again. Everyone unloads. By the time all the SCs went off, a few of the RNGs 2hr'd and he bit the dust.

No good drop. All we got was Cactus Root. yipee. >(.

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# Feb 09 2005 at 11:40 PM Rating: Default
596 posts
I got like 22 limit points in a full alliance.


Figure its level from there.

Dropped the earring, and was hilarious to fight.
# Feb 02 2005 at 10:22 PM Rating: Decent
130 posts
It says the Sabotendar hits him because the only way to stop this NM is to link it... therefore the chat log says that instead of the NM's name because the other cactuar is wailing on him.

And judging by the damage the normal cactuar is doing, im sure Rapido served Tarvos up something fierce XD.
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#bigfunkman, Posted: Jan 30 2005 at 9:48 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) when u fight nm's when they attack u they say something along the lines of "Leapings Lizzy hits u for XX damage."
RE: hey wate a sec...
# Feb 01 2005 at 6:46 PM Rating: Default
35 posts
I could feel myself slipping into a state of complete idiocy while reading that.

1) The image is clipped. Unless you want a screenshot were the NM only takes 10% of the screen, that's what people do.
2) He was prolly fighting a Sabotender when the Rapido Linked to him. If that was the case, he prolly died taking this picture. Or he just got a shot of one running by.
3) Why the **** would he waste the time splicing in chat text that has nothing to do with the NM? If he would fabricate anything, it'd be the mob name at the top of the screen.

I won't bother going into grammatical errors in your post. I hope to god English isn't your first language.
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RE: hey wate a sec...
# May 13 2008 at 5:18 PM Rating: Default
915 posts
I just tired to aggro him by resting. After an hour he finally ran by me while resting. Totally ignored me.
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RE: hey wate a sec...
# Feb 18 2005 at 3:19 AM Rating: Excellent
65 posts
I sent a full picture, and someone from allakhazam cut the excess off. The picture taken was right before Cactrot Rapido hit me, which did 400-500 damage against my blm. The link was intentional - notice I had ranger subjob.

Edited, Sun Feb 20 01:01:54 2005
Claimed by a Sheebasaurusrex :3
Heres an idea my friend thought of
# Jan 26 2005 at 6:14 AM Rating: Decent
32 posts
Ok you got your 18 person LS alliance thats going to fight him. Then why not have another 18 people from your LS stand around with pets? 10,000/38+ should only be about 100-200 damage. Good thinking Tibbles!
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