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Vana'diel Bestiary: Adze  

Family:Gnat
Found in:Abyssea-Tahrongi
Job:Thief
Level:0
Flags:
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Detects by Sight
  • Detects by Sound
  • Based on Dark
Drops:
Involved in Quests:
Updated: Tue Sep 18 23:25:35 2012

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General Information

  • Melee attacks can have the additional effect of En-Silence, En-Plague, or En-Doom.

    • The chance of an additional effect proc'ing is rather low.

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

Adze's Special Attacks

  • Bombilation - AoE TP reset effect (Circle of effect originates from mob).

  • Cimimine Discharge - AoE Slow effect (Circle of effect originates from mob).

  • Emetic Discharge - AoE full Status ailment transfer (Circle of effect originates from mob).

  • Insipid Nip - Single target physical damage with an additional "buff" absorption effect.

  • Pandemic Nip - Single target physical damage with an additional Status ailment transfer effect.

    • Pandemic Nip will transfer up to five Status ailments onto the target.

Historical Information

The adze is a vampiric being in Ewe folklore. In the wild, the adze takes the form of a firefly, though it will transform into human shape upon capture. When in human form, the adze has the power to possess humans.

People, male or female, possessed by an adze are viewed as witches. The adze's influence would negatively effect the people who lived around their host. A person is suspected of being possessed in a variety of situations, including: women with brothers (especially if their brother's children fared better than their own), old people (if the young suddenly started dying and the old stayed alive) and the poor (if they envied the rich). The adze's effects are generally felt by the possessed victim's family or those the victim is jealous of.

In firefly form, the adze would pass through closed doors at night and suck blood from people as they slept. The victim would fall sick and die. Tales of the creature and its effects were probably an attempt to describe the potentially deadly effects of mosquitos and malaria. There is no defense against an adze.

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