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Vana'diel Bestiary: Karkinos  

Family:Crab
Found in:Abyssea-La Theine
Spawned using:Smoldering Crab Shell
Job:Paladin
Level:0
Flags:
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Detects by True Sound
  • Based on Water
  • Weak against Ice
  • Weak against Lightning
  • Strong against Water
Drops:
Updated: Fri May 13 18:56:01 2011

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General Information

  • Possesses an extremely high defense.

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

Karkinos' Special Attacks

  • Big Scissors: Single target physical damage.

  • Bubble Curtain: Self target Shell effect (effect can be dispelled).

  • Bubble Shower: AoE Water based magic damage with an additional Strength down effect.

  • Metallic Body: Self target Stoneskin effect (effect can be dispelled).

  • Scissor Guard: Self target Defense boost (effect can be dispelled).

  • Mega Scissors - Frontal cone AoE physical damage with an additional enmity reset effect.

  • Venom Shower - AoE Water based magic damage with an additional Poison effect.

    • The poison effect from Venom Shower overwrites the poison effect from Poison Potions, and cannot be removed by normal means.

Historical Information

In Greek mythology, Karkinos or Carcinus (a transliteration of the Greek word for "crab") was a crab that came to the aid of the Lernaean Hydra as it battled Heracles, bottom left. Karkinos bit Heracles in the foot, but was crushed beneath the hero's heel. For its efforts, however, Hera placed the crab amongst the stars as the constellation Cancer.

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