Vana'diel Bestiary: Falcatus Aranei  

Found in:Korroloka Tunnel
Level:44 - 46
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Linking
  • Based on Earth
  • Weak against Ice
Updated: Fri Dec 28 16:26:12 2007

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General Information

    • Respawn time is approximately 2 to 4 hours after its last Time of Death.

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

Falcatus Aranei's Special Attacks

  • Acid Spray - Frontal cone AoE Water based magic damage with an additional Poison effect.

  • Spider Web - AoE Slow effect (Circle of effect originates from mob).

  • Sickle Slash - Single target critical hit physical damage.

Historical Information

The falcata is a type of sword typical of pre-Roman Hispania (the Iberian Peninsula, modern Spain and Portugal), similar to the Greek kopis or Nepalese kukri. The term falcata is not ancient. It seems to have been coined by Fernando Fulgosio in 1872, on the model of the Latin expression ensis falcatus "sickle-shaped sword" (which, however, refers to the Harpe). He presumably went with falcata rather than falcatus because the Spanish word for sword espada is feminine, although there are other presumable theories. The name caught on very quickly, and is now firmly entrenched in the scholarly literature.

The orb-weaver spiders (family Araneidae) are the builders of spiral wheel-shaped webs often found in gardens, fields and forests. Their common name is taken from the round shape of this typical web. Orb-weavers have eight similar eyes, legs hairy or spiny and no stridulating organs. The family is cosmopolitan, including many well-known large or brightly colored garden spiders. There are more than 2,800 species in over 160 genera worldwide, making this the third largest family of spiders known.

As such, the Falcatus Aranei would come to mean "sickle-shaped sword orb weaver" or an orb weaver with a sickle shaped appendage.

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30BST/WHM here
# Sep 07 2009 at 11:39 PM Rating: Decent
50 posts
I just killed her as a 30BST/WHM also. I was exp'ing in the area and saw her up on wide scan, so I had to try my luck. After killing the other spiders in the room, luckily two of them repopped EM so I threw them at her. Unfortunately for me the crabs and pugils in the room behind her were still Tough to me, I risked a couple, but mostly used Combats down in the tunnel.

It was not an easy fight. I went down to 2 HP at one point, ran all the way to the Bastok end of the zone, and ended up throwing several EP bats at her while I got to a safe distance and got MP back to heal up. Took probably 25 minutes, a lot of that was because someone trained the entire zone and there were very few mobs for me to use. BTW, it's easier to send the crabs and pugils after her if you can, the softer mobs like the spiders she just guts with Sickle Slash, they don't last long at all.

Got the scythe too! So I'm 1/1, unfortunately my DRK is already 66, but it's still awesome for BST at 30-34 if you plan on doing spiders in the tunnel and then in the desert beyond.
... only 30
# Dec 14 2007 at 5:27 PM Rating: Decent
So , I was leveling in the Spider room , just minding my own . When I see a spider walking by ... I payed it no attention . Healing and my spider dies from another one's acid spray I stand up to Charm the one right in front of me , naturally I check the mob , and it comes up "The Falcatus Aranei's strength is impossible to gauge!" . So here I am trapped in a corner , scared hoping he doesn't attack me . Well ... thank goodness a spider popped and I charmed it and made it attack Falcatus Aranei , hell I want the Webcutter too . Not to mention I think I'm the lowest BST that's done it (SWEET)!!! Here's the tally of pets I used .

Huge Spiders: 9
Clippers: 4
Pugils: 3
HareFamiliar: 2
Jellies: 1
Combats: 1

20 Pets total . I think it would have been less , but in the mad dashes from room to room , one of the time he was @ 55% HP , and I was patiently waiting for him to come in there so I could throw my pug at him , but he had stopped and was waiting for me to come back . Silly spider .

Didn't have many problems as pretty much through the entire fight he only hit me twice , until I pulled hate casting Poisona too close . From then on it seemed like he had it out for me . Still beat him with 34/556 HP left .

95 Exp , 1200 Gil , 1 Spider Web
Kurozion 30BST/WHM ~ Seraph Server

Edit ~ Forget my familiar's and had to change the total
Edited, Dec 14th 2007 8:34pm by KuroZion

*New Edit*
1/3 Webcutter
Duo'd him with another 30/15 BST no drop . Much easier with 2 people .
Invited one of the THF's for TH the second time (75THF - Mrxx of Seraph) , got the drop ... but lost the "Cast Lots" to the other BST . Oh well . Thanks Mrxx !!! Next time , the drop is all mine =D !

Treasure To Date:
8 Spider Webs
5295 Gil
Webcutter x2
173 exp

Thanks Brady 75SAM ~ BST (the notable jobs) 1/4 ~
Hopefully it'll drop the next spawn

Now 2/5
1000 Gil + Mug

Thanks Brady for bringing THF !

And he's a 2 hour pop , his place holder is the spider that spawns on the East side of the little bridge thing . Soloable @ 30 BST/WHM (NOT NIN, the Poison will kill a /NIN) . Expect a long fight .

Edited, Dec 16th 2007 9:49pm by KuroZion
# May 23 2007 at 6:16 PM Rating: Decent
495 posts
wanted Webcutter for DRK which i'm lvling next.

Went down to his spawn point, camped for 1 hour, got drop 1/1. It also dropped 2 spider webs. This thing is uncamped and the scythe is the best weapon for it's level.
Not Duoable @30
# Mar 19 2007 at 9:05 PM Rating: Decent
As the topic implies, this was not duoable as PUP/WHM & DRG/WHM at level 30. We managed to get it down to almost 50% before it succeeded in wiping us both.
Too weak
# Feb 12 2007 at 2:50 AM Rating: Excellent
452 posts
I dont know if the level is correct, I killed this NM at 36 with Bst, finished off with an EP crab and only got 35 xp even with a pet at 44-46 I should have got 200 xp (If it was that level I should have never won).
Not 3
# Oct 21 2006 at 8:22 PM Rating: Decent
983 posts
This is a 2-hour pop, but he isn't a 100% chance at 2-hours. I killed him at 10PM today, then CCC at 10:07 (nearly exactly), logged out until 11:45, logged in, ran to his PH spots (puts me around 12:00), and killed them. They repopped around 12:05, and he was among them.
I killed him, and finally got the drop. That makes me 1/16 (almost all with TH). He always drops a Spider Web, and can drop up to 3. The drop rate off the spiders he is spawned from is about 1/50 with TH.

A Note on the Weapon:
Stun probably procs 1/10 of the time on EMs. It seems to be hate-free. The monsters' don't turn to me any more often after it procs than they normally would.

Best part of this weapon is the stun added effect proc animation. So cool!

Edited, Oct 27th 2006 at 9:52pm PDT by Byrthnoth
I'd rate you up but I'm not part of the kuhlick
# Sep 16 2006 at 12:02 AM Rating: Default
119 posts
The info in the first post is right on.
I killed all the placeholders twice... waited around and he popped.
I killed him but no drop.
Logged out for 3 hours.
Logged in killed all the place holders twice.
He popped.
Killed him.
Webcutter [O]
# Sep 07 2006 at 11:25 AM Rating: Good
594 posts
Well he is definitely a 3 hour pop. If you get there, you'll need to kill all the spiders twice before he will pop if his timer is ready. I go as 75NIN and he cant even hit me. He does seem to like to spam Poison and Sickle Slash though so lower levels would need to be careful.

Spiders are a constant 12 minute repop so not too bad really. Drop rate on webs sucks very badly though. I have gotten 1 web from maybe 70 spiders without TH. 0/3 on webcutter at this time. This is one of the highest damage Scythes with the lowest delay. I plan on using it for awhile.

No one ever camps this NM and chances are that if a BST is there xping he already has webcutter and he'll let you claim NM. At least thats what happened to me. Thats a lot better than fighting over it. Going for tries 4 and 5 later on.

Edit: 0/8 now, this is getting personal.
Edit#2: 0/11, not stopping til I get it.
Edit#3: 0/13.....

Edited, Sep 8th 2006 at 10:59am EDT by kevindragotto

Edited, Sep 9th 2006 at 1:00am EDT by kevindragotto

Edited, Sep 9th 2006 at 6:10pm EDT by kevindragotto
# Aug 03 2006 at 12:16 AM Rating: Decent
so i was farming spider webs today and this guy pops. i'm like cool this should be fun. i spent my entire MP pool taking him out and i got some gil and a spider web for my troubles. LAME!!! however after seeing what he drops its not like i needed the webcutter anyways. XD
# Jul 22 2006 at 7:56 AM Rating: Decent
lol this guy is a joke im 3/3 on hid drops while camping Cargo Crab Colin who is a diff story.each time i got a webcutter i gave one to a friend and the first one i kept for myself ^^ but hes an easy claim and if you just keep all the spiders killed when they pop he is easy to kill because you have no more spiders to deal with because they are all dead already.
lvl 30~
# Jun 04 2006 at 3:11 PM Rating: Decent
47thf and was farming in Kor Tunnel and thought hmm i heard the spider NM can drop up too two webs at once might as well camp him while im here, killed the guy twice each time i got 15 exp at 47 so hes nowhere near the stated lvl hes actually quite easy kurayami,hojo stuck each time i was able to SA him off the bat to claim and then able to sleep bolt him once and SA him one last time after that sleep bolt just wouldnt sticki tried about 10~ sleep bolts before i finally gave up and just went back to def down and kept shadows up, first kill got around 1800gil and a spider web second kill i got 2x spider webs (=D hurray) 1x Cutter Mugged 180~ gill and another 1800~ gil. Used about 10~ shihei per fight, as for the room he pops in try to keep it clear because if not its link central -_-. Have fun.
solo at 32
# May 07 2006 at 6:08 PM Rating: Default
Just solo'd him as a 32bst/whm. used every spider in the rooms, 4 pugils, a jelly, and 3 crabs. never really hit me more then once, as a i made sure after i cleared the spider room i would charm and have my pet fight him, then run to the other room so i had plenty of time to charm my next prey if there was a mischarm. only do this if the spider room is clear, b/c you don't need 10 spiders bearing down on ya :-) good luck and happy hunting
RE: solo at 32
# Jun 07 2006 at 6:17 AM Rating: Decent
20 posts
just did the same 32bst/16nin. took 2 T pugs 2 DC pugs and 1 tiger fam. didnt get touched due to uts, but only got spiderweb (_ _) /sigh SE hates me..
no mischarms, no incedents, familliar on one of the T pugs and zeta bisc.
ok i am now 0/3 on drop >.< 3/3 on claim
and no mishaps on fighting aside from people trying to steal my kill if the mob unclaimed when i petswaped made it a lil difficult to do things but none the less falcatus fell.

Edited, Sat Jun 10 21:28:20 2006
# Mar 19 2006 at 7:55 PM Rating: Decent
873 posts
Soloed as THF50/NIN25.

Defense down, kurayami, and poison all stuck on this guy fine.
It spawned after clearing the area twice, and I dragged it into the room with the three pugils to avoid potential links.
Had pretty poor accuracy, but this guy can go Sickle Slash crazy. >.> I'd see one once in a while, and then three almost back to back. When it finally got one in, it hit me for 321 damage. Regular hits were in the low 30s.
Got a little worried, but kept shadows up most of the time, and recovered with the few bloody bolts I had on me.

Drops were 1860 gil, two Spider Webs, and the Webcutter. :D Gives me some incentive to level BST now.

As for the level... Definitely doesn't seem to be the level specified. I'm no expert with this kind of thing, but I do believe something that many levels below me would still give me, what, easy prey EXP? *Shrugs*

Edited, Sun Mar 19 20:42:10 2006
# Jan 25 2006 at 5:59 PM Rating: Decent
Position? Is it on main road? I farm Slimes all the time since im Lvl 100+1 Alchemy and I have yet to ever see this guy.
RE: Huh?
# Jun 04 2006 at 3:18 PM Rating: Decent
Yea i had to check ffxi-atlas.com but basically if you zone in from zerum mines go all the way to the end where east altep is where you can see the steps look to your left if your look at the stairs somewhere right along that wall theres a "hidden" path, follow till you eventually come to one of the bridge type things where you can jump back off to the main path, cut across the bride thing and keep going to the right eventually youll come across a few clippers greater pugs and then a room with a single jelly, from the jelly room im pretty sure you can see the next room visibly with the spiders, just killed them all hell pop eventually, he appears to be around a 2-3hr pop killed him once, exactly the 2HR:30Min mark he spawned again. good luck.

Edited, Sun Jun 4 15:10:29 2006
RE: Huh?
# Jan 31 2006 at 11:53 PM Rating: Decent
he pops at J-7 H-7 of map north of main map, near one of the Giant Clam places. here is a link to a site with a map showing its spot, hopefully ally will let me post the hyperlink and not filter it out. http://mysterytour.web.infoseek.co.jp/ffxi/us/index.html
I need some information^^
# Dec 31 2005 at 2:56 AM Rating: Decent
Anyone know the location (from what position to what position) it spawns at? Also, whats the time on this NM? if anyone has some hints or pointers would really appreciate it^^
Soloed as BST31
# Dec 20 2005 at 12:19 AM Rating: Decent
36 posts
OK, I just soloed this guy as BST31. I tried and it killed me with links. I used my Reraise and while weakened went after him again. I used every spider in the room on him as well as the 3 pugils in the room behind him and the Jelly outside. I got the Webcutter, a Spider Web, a crystal and some gil all first drop. :) It was a blast. I only took 4 hits the whole time fighting him.
# Nov 07 2005 at 10:54 AM Rating: Decent
35 posts
Duo'd with 2 29BSTs, tons of fun, got the Webcutter and a Spider Web.

It doesn't aggro from what I saw. I links with all the spiders and only aggros resting if I remember correctly.

Edited, Mon Nov 7 12:49:52 2005
Drop w00t
# Oct 31 2005 at 9:15 AM Rating: Default
Started on this NM camp at 8:00am EST,killed the spiders 5 times and go to heal.9:00am I was reading some posts on here for the spider, go back to game and there it was! 1 barrage and 1 sidewinder was all he could take. Recieved 2 spiderwebs and the Webcutter.
RE: Drop w00t
# Nov 06 2005 at 10:16 PM Rating: Decent
I've killed this punk 4 times and ive gotten 0 webcutters so far :'( sighs been here all day and starting to get pissed.
got this guy today
# Aug 22 2005 at 12:07 PM Rating: Decent
I was Lvling in the tunnel today as 31 Bst. I killed all the spiders and left the area. When I came back there he was. I began throwing all the spiders in the area at him. I asked a friend to come give me a hand (30 Bst). After he got there we made short work of him. Got 52 exp 600 gil an earth crystal and a spider web. Mabey next time I will get Webcutter!
# Jul 31 2005 at 12:02 PM Rating: Decent
got drop on first kill
falcutus aranai
# Jul 27 2005 at 8:57 AM Rating: Decent
yea i just wanted to say me and my freind and fellow bst dagoon on hades server were exping on spiders and crabs when this nm poped had no clue what lev it wasbut we decided what the hell well give it our best we were both lev 31 we threw unknown amounts of pets at this thing evrytime he used sickle slash it was goodbye pet so in the end we walk with 662 gil each and a spider web so i have to say theres no way the scythe is 100% drop i just thought i would say that o by the way my main job is blm 65 on hades server also as mentioned earlieri am a bst 32 nowon the ls funwith jugs run by xanthan my name is omnitaru

Edited, Wed Jul 27 10:00:43 2005
practice for young BSTs
# Jul 26 2005 at 8:00 PM Rating: Decent
103 posts
This is like the BST "trainer" NM^_^ he pops in a very nice XP spot for (I think) BST31 or so. Try killing him, it's really fun! He hits hard and if you take a sickle slash it's game over, so be careful; even using a terrible pet like an EP is preferable to being targetted for even a brief time.
Faltacus Arannei
# Jul 10 2005 at 1:46 PM Rating: Good
287 posts
killed this NM solo as 50DRG/RDM. sickle slashes did only around 100 damage, and i ended the battle with about 500hp left.

dropped 2 spiderwebs and 1 webcutter.

20k for an NM thats never camped... nice ^^
# Jun 21 2005 at 11:45 PM Rating: Decent
70 posts
can i solo this as a lv 53 drk with decent gear?
pls and thank you ^^
RE: solo
# Nov 07 2005 at 10:56 AM Rating: Decent
35 posts
I woudln't see why not. This NM is not hard, just watch out for Sickle Slash!
do i need Cop
# Jun 19 2005 at 6:39 PM Rating: Decent
do i need Cop to get this item cuz im 0/2 with it and 0/3 with cargo crab anyone know?
do i need Cop
# Jan 18 2007 at 9:21 PM Rating: Good
964 posts
No. You only need Zilart installed (which has always come packaged with the game outside Japan), because Korroloka Tunnel is an RoZ area. Basically, if you can walk into Korroloka Tunnel, you can get the NM.
RE: do i need Cop
# Jul 14 2005 at 6:58 PM Rating: Decent
181 posts
What does the crab item have to do with the Spider NM? Just wondering why this is posted here...
RE: do i need Cop
# Jun 24 2005 at 10:54 PM Rating: Decent
No. Just extremely low drop rates. I ended up 1/20 for the Nadrs.
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