Vana'diel Bestiary: Ambusher Antlion  

Found in:Attohwa Chasm
Found at Location:E - 8
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Linking
  • Detects by Sound
  • Based on Dark
  • Weak against Light
  • Weak against Wind
  • Strong against Darkness
  • Strong against Earth
Updated: Fri Dec 28 16:26:12 2007

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General Info

  • Lottery Spawn from the Trench Antlion at F-8. The Trench Antlion spawns roughly every 5 minutes.
  • Uses double attack.
  • Has high attack speed.
  • The Archer's Jupon drops 100 percent of the time.
  • The Mandibular Bite can do more than 1k damage.

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# Sep 04 2008 at 7:03 PM Rating: Decent
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k, here's some detailed information about this NM

first of all, to kill the place holders the location is at E-8 w/ black smoke that does occasionally fade away, but in the small room there's nothing in the room but a rock by the black smoke.

k, here's how you pop the nm, now ppl say its a 21-24 hour lottery, i know for a fact that's false information. to pop this NM, you gotta kill the PLaces holders at E-8 in a small room where nothing is in it by black smoke that occasionally fades away. kill the place holders til they dont appear anymore, respawn for palce holders are 5 mins, once they dont appear anymore after 5 my suggestion is to stay for 2-3 extra minutes just to be sure. once the place holders stop respawning, you need to go out of that room and rest on the cracks just outside of that room around E-8 area to E-9. once you kill the NM or wipe and nm despawns you need to wait about 1hour before you start killing the place holders again
easy kill easy find
# Feb 15 2008 at 8:46 AM Rating: Decent
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Did this last nite /today. Followed the guide and worked like a charm. Hard part was finding the nm. I gave up last nite was getting late and couldnt find him. Got up this morning killed the ph in the room with the black smoke. First crack i checked bam he popped. Very easily soloable by 75 nin.

Buffs stuck everytime. Only damage I took was from when he first popped.
too easy indeed
# Jun 02 2007 at 7:28 PM Rating: Decent
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Extremely easy item to get. Great little guide, took me all of 20 minutes to get this done:


Edited, Jun 2nd 2007 11:29pm by Flokk
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Got mine last night
# Mar 01 2007 at 10:23 AM Rating: Decent
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Me and 75 BST friend went to go get the jupon for me. Hardest part was getting to E-8 seeing as it was only my second time ever there and friend said he gets lost easily. Once we got to spot the Ambusher Antlion spawned on us right off the bat. I kept hearing that you need to /rest to spawn this guy but when I just ran over one of the cracks he ambushed me for 530 damage. Well once he spawned my BST friend soloed the thing and I got my jupon ^^
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too easy of a fight
# Jan 05 2007 at 8:34 AM Rating: Decent
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If u wanna know the easiest way to kill this NM over and over again, all u need is a 75 bst. The bst in my ls has gotten this for at least 5 people (including myself), while killing it with ease.
# Oct 26 2006 at 8:14 PM Rating: Decent
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Healing is the key for the NM. Trench Antlions will aggro to sound, but not the NM. My pt got seperated by the smoke, b/c everyone was trying to heal and pop him. I popped him and the Whm had to heal through the smoke.

Nice piece, but Vs high lvl stuff ive been missing a lot with it on.

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# Oct 25 2006 at 11:13 AM Rating: Good
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Thanks Riddix for reposting the pop conditions for this nm :)

Finally found AA and got my Archer's Jupon last night {/cheer}. I pretty much stayed in the room with the black smoke and killed the Trench antlions that repopped every 5 min for a little over an hour (used my 75 bst since I was alone) until it didn't repop. I then started to try to find nearby cracks that were in the area within the maze and was only able to find 3 which popped trench antlions. By this time it was past 20:00 and undead were out so i gave up for the day and went to sleep.

I decided to try again with a friend (thanks Aldoron :D) the next RL day to attemp to repop AA and went back to the "room" with the black smoke again. I ran over the crack to pop the trench ant that i was killing for an hour the previous day and nothing popped...wtf o.O? We decided to try to find more cracks thinking that AA was still ready to be popped from the previous night. After finding 2 crack that had trenchs we ran over one that we didnt hit before and boom. Ambusher Antlion pops :D.

Now why the trench i was killing for over an hour before didnt pop and if AA was really just sitting there for almost 24hr waiting to be popped? i really dont know. Its probably possible since AA isnt really heavily camped. It was in the area of E-8. sry i cant really be specific because i didnt have map to mark it.

In reply to CyrUrgit's post u mentiond that u were in the room "with the solid smoke wall and 2 tracker antlions in the middle." i'm not sure if thats the "room" mentiond in Riddix's post or if it even makes a differnce. The "room" i was in only had wasnt "big", had black smoke and nothing else, as u enter the room there is a crack that u basically have to walk over that pops a trench. My guess is that once the trench antlions stop repopping every 5 min, AA is just out there somewhere waiting for u in a set spot. ffxi.somepage stated there are 6 spawn points, finding them is just a pain. Good luck!
# Oct 24 2006 at 7:21 AM Rating: Good
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Well I cannot seem to find this guy at all.

I have been 3 times since the update (I went 4 times pre-update but got bad information and was killing cave antlions (t-vt @75)).

First thing I got was the map which really wasn't too helpful but nice to have.

I found the proper camp. It's a big "room" with the solid smoke wall and 2 tracker antlions in the middle. I went around ALL of e-8 and found only 1 trench antlion in that main room. None popped from the maze unless I went into another grid zone. The only one I could pop for sure was the trench in the main room every 5 minutes.

Lots of people have said that AA just popped up at them while running over cracks and they didn't need to /heal. I tried both methodes just to be safe.

Anyways I have about 8 hours into this guy with no results. Has anyone popped him since the update? I am getting pretty frustrated and would realy like some help.

# Oct 20 2006 at 4:45 AM Rating: Good
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A while back i posted a detail post on how to pop this nm and conditions. Seems it got erased so i'll repost.

Drop is 100% for Archer Jupon

Lottery spawn from a certain crack with Trench Antlions, once these placeholders stop spawning, it is b/c the NM is ready to be popped from the cracks within the maze, can only be spawned by /heal.

The location for the PH's is rather difficult to explain. (i'd have to be there to show'ya kind of thing)
I'll do my best.

key ingredient is a map, quest is from port windy.

Citipati spawns in the open area of F-8, once in this open area u'll realize u cannot go north any more b/c of some rocks blocking your path, once u reach this wall, head west but hug the wall (wall should be to ur right of course).
If you keep hugging that wall u will end up in a "room" with a crack in it, the room has a shadow wall to the north yet that shadow wall will never go down, this room is safe to blood agro. Assuming the PH's are up, as soon as u enter this room u will get a Trench Ant to ambush u. They repop every 5 min on the dot. Once u wait about 7-10min and still no pop, NM is ready, yet NM will never pop in that "room".

I've personally killed this NM 6 times and fought him 8, had 2 unfortunete situations.

Where NM will spawn. If you look at the map, u will see that there is a maze of walls surrounding you, as long as u are within this maze, u must check all cracks with /heal, u must not be sneaked or else it will not spawn. Do not check cracks outside the maze b/c this is where EM-T cave antlions will ambush u and they dont play nice. There is a total of about 5 other Trench Antlion spawns within the maze, remember them so u dont run over those cracks again. If a Trench Antlion pops in that are of cracks, the NM will not.

NM pop time from killing PH's was always 1-3hrs. After this latest october update, i have been here for over 20hrs on and off and the PH's are still spawning. The update may have changed its regular spawning conditions so take carer, they may have changed it so other trench antlions are the ph's, or that it may no longer have a ph all together.

Hope this helps you guys after this body piece, i'm not even a rng but i know its 2nd best to kosode for dmg.

And as far as what can take it down, a bst with a ant pet can solo, its mandibular bite will always do over 1k dmg, its resistant to sleep and very weak to thunder. its pit ambush hits for 400-600dmg. nin tank and a few dd's, blm, rdm's, mix it up, its not hard but u definetly wanna blink tank. Worst pt i had was me thf, rng, bst/whm main heal and we killed it.
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# Oct 24 2006 at 7:23 AM Rating: Decent
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Sorry - posted wrong.

Edited, Oct 24th 2006 at 9:35am PDT by CyrUrgit
# Oct 23 2006 at 5:01 AM Rating: Decent
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Yep, the area we found to pop the Trench Antillon was a "room" lie you say. i guess the most distinguishing feature of this room, was a thick wall of black smoke that was always there at the back of the room. Took 2 hours i geuss to get the Trench's to stop popping, and within 15 minutes i healed on a crack and BAM! out he comes, 75 NIN tank, 75 SMN, 72 RNG went down pretty easy.
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too weak
# Jun 08 2006 at 5:56 AM Rating: Default
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Has to be around level 60
we were camping xolotol at the time and i wanted the jupon which i now have ^^

anyways, i wandered off to go see how exactly strong it is and since there was an r3 at xol i decided to try and get it to pop,i walked over a few cracks and finally it jumped out at me,

Job: Warrior75/Ninja37
NPC Fellow: Level 56

i popped my npc oout to keep me healed so i started fighting it i managed to keep shadows up as best i can.
Ambusher Antlion has low Defence/Evasion/Attack and dosnt 2hr so i managed to solo it with my NPC set to Soothing Healer.
# Jun 06 2006 at 7:01 PM Rating: Good
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So I was running around with a BST friend trying to get some HQ Antlion jaws...he was pretty far away at the moment, but I could just pop and sleep them (was on my RDM at the time). Until this boyo popped up. 631dmg thru max stoneskin, then another attack and down I go.

He despawned, and we were unable to get him to pop there again. So I'm guessing despawning at the least moves him to a different area, but most likely seems to reset his spawn lottery entirely. We'd hardly killed any trench antlions too, so he was just chilling there waiting for my unsuspecting taru self. I will have revenge!
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How many to take him out?
# Jun 06 2006 at 12:04 AM Rating: Decent
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Can anyone give me an approximate level for this antlion. If not, what kind of party does it take to bring this guy down. Can he be soloed?
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# Apr 14 2006 at 6:01 PM Rating: Decent
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Been camping this **** all day, been thru E8 - E9 had to have rested on every freaking crack thier was and not once did this damn thing spawn, does anyone have some valid information on this, specifics please!!!
In my experience...
# Mar 31 2006 at 5:17 AM Rating: Decent
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This will not 'Ambush' you if you run over a crack without Sneak on, like the Trench Antlions will. I did extensive camping of this NM and it will only pop if you heal on certain cracks around E-9.

Easily duo'd as NIN with a healer.

Jupon is 100% drop and is a nice addition to a Ranger's equipment.

Edited, Fri Mar 31 05:19:30 2006
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# Mar 30 2006 at 8:20 PM Rating: Excellent
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I was exploring Attohwa Canyon for the first time one night as a lvl 50 drk. Everything conned Easy Prey and nothing aggroed. So, I went wandering around thinking I was safe.

Well, all of a sudden this thing bursts from the ground in front of me and beats me to death. It scared the crap outta me. The lights in my room were off and it was 3am. It just stood there after I died and crawled back under the ground.

I actually jumped from my seat for the first time in this game.
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Spawn details
# Jan 09 2006 at 1:32 AM Rating: Decent
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Looking for some spawn details havent found much first hand info anyone who has seen this and killed or has jupon have had trouble finding this NM have also posted on Jupon page hard to find info on this any info be great thanks
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# Dec 30 2005 at 8:11 PM Rating: Decent
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If I'm right by what there name is I know how they pop.

These pop by running over cracks up by the Tiamat area without sneak on. They ambush you by poping out of the ground. I have no idea how often they pop.

I know when doing Tiamat I have seen them pop when I was in the add pt running around, almost got killed by one when I ran to wall trying to heal myself, he poped out of the rock. But when I was in the healing pt I didn't see any pop near me, that could have just been because no one was really moving around and we were standing where there were no cracks in the ground.

I think they spawn in other areas also but I could be wrong, I did get attack by 1 also when I was just running around and sneak wore and Tiamat wasn't up so Tiamat has nothing to do with if they will attack you.
Pop conditions?
# Dec 27 2005 at 8:25 AM Rating: Decent
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Anyone know the spawn conditions? I've heard it's just a lotto pop on the normal antlions that pop out of the ground near Tiamat.
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