Vana'diel Bestiary: Doom Scorpion  

Found in:Crawlers' Nest
Level:45 - 47
  • Aggro
  • Linking
  • Detects by Sound
  • Pursues by Scent
  • Based on Earth
  • Weak against Ice
  • Weak against Light
  • Strong against Darkness
  • Strong against Water
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Updated: Wed Jan 30 08:07:46 2008

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# Oct 16 2013 at 8:57 AM Rating: Decent
doom scorpion detects by sight so use invisible.
# Jan 31 2012 at 9:03 PM Rating: Default
I would like to point out that all scorpions detect by sight, not sound. Found this out the hard way as white mage. Had sneak up, ran by one and it saw me and aggrod. I am unable to post a correction, could someone else do it?
# Jun 03 2012 at 4:30 AM Rating: Good
29 posts
Umm not true
# Mar 05 2005 at 4:01 PM Rating: Default
partying in crawlers pullinh nest beetles and i see thief/ranger
range attack---------->doom scorpion
i say AREA only to realise my party were already ahead of me we were all lvl 39..but whats the point in risking it..thief used flee and got away so it was all gravy
east altepa desert
# Mar 05 2005 at 1:37 AM Rating: Decent
Im a lvl 34 Bst and i usually duo and trio in east Altepa desert and these are our chain enders. With a trio we easily defet it only having to go threw 2 spiders each. It uses wild Rage at the end of the battle when me and my other bst party members are fightin it up close and it rarley ever goes over 140 dmg so i dont see how they do 200+ to lvl 40s but then again i have no idea..ohh i also have a war lvl 40 and we killed these in the nest and its killed me 3 times with its stupid Doom Scissors..i hate it. Its also never used wild rage in the nest any of the 50+ times we killed it
solo this for derfland humus?
# Feb 01 2005 at 1:03 PM Rating: Decent
Has anyone soloed one of these for the humus? I'd like to (I'm cheap :P) but don't want to find out the hard way that I can't... btw 51pal/25war.

Thanks! :)
RE: solo this for derfland humus?
# Mar 22 2005 at 5:08 PM Rating: Default
quite easily.. poisiana is neccesary tho as the poison is a B*****..we killed these with a war/whm tank which was surprisingly effective
Doom Scorpions..Ouch
# Oct 26 2004 at 1:35 AM Rating: Decent
Have seen the Scissiors attack several times.. both times i managed to survive :-) barely... Anyway i got to see another nasty attack these things have.. Nobody I've asked seemed to know about it called Wild Rage. I was killed almost instantly 600+ Damage to someone around level 40.
Not sure if it leaves status effects because i died to quick. (level 48 PLD now)

Edited, Tue Oct 26 02:39:26 2004
RE: Doom Scorpions..Ouch
# Nov 22 2004 at 11:12 AM Rating: Decent
I can say first had these buggers HURT their attacks didnt do much but Death siccors.. OMFG.. one did over 500 damage another did 599 .. i had protect 2 on as well... thank got the fact that i had 849 hp max at level 39
Death Scissors = tank ownage
# Oct 15 2004 at 11:04 PM Rating: Excellent
270 posts
I never knew these things had a high hitting attack. We had been fighting them regularly until the last one.

Doom Scorpion uses Death Scissors
Doom Scorpion hits Homer for 488 points of damage.

Homer is defeated by Doom Scorpion.
# Oct 07 2004 at 6:15 PM Rating: Decent
Depending on your job level, some mobs will aggro by scent alone. I found this out the hard way when going for my Paladin quest with only sneak and invisible. No one ever mentions that the lizards can still smell you.
RE: Link
# Jan 15 2005 at 4:36 AM Rating: Good
3,883 posts
This can't possibly be true. I run around with my WHM25 all over the place. The only time you get scent aggro'd is when you rest or sit near an aggroing mob. But why would you do that anyway?
# Aug 16 2004 at 6:39 AM Rating: Decent
33 posts
I am not sure about this, but I ran circles around these things as a lvl 35WHM to see of they detected by scet. I had sneak and invis on and not once did I get aggroed by scent. I turned off invis and left sneak on...still no aggro. Conclusion: I don't think they aggro by scent. Can someone confirm before I send is a correction?
RE: Link
# Sep 24 2004 at 10:00 PM Rating: Decent
NOTHING aggros by scent. Scent is used as a pursuviant tool; meaning if you get out of aggro range it will pick up your scent and follow you in that manner.
RE: Link
# Mar 14 2006 at 5:57 AM Rating: Decent
yes some beastmen aggro when your hp is low.that makes you smell.trust me i know.
RE: Link
# Sep 30 2004 at 6:33 PM Rating: Decent
Temor Rams aggro by Scent and Sight O.o
RE: Link
# Aug 27 2004 at 2:32 AM Rating: Excellent
103 posts
They don't aggro by scent. They will continue chasing you once aggroed by scent. This is the case with many, many mobs that aggro by sound.
Titan Server
umm ouch?
# Aug 11 2004 at 4:44 PM Rating: Good
1,534 posts
well anyways we were killin doom scorps in the Crawlers nest (my party and i)It was easy until this happened...

About wen it was 1/8 hp it used Doom Scissors
The Doom Scorpions uses Doom Scissors.
The Doom Scorpion hits Mecorx for 446 points of damage.

I had 46 hp left (duh i died) lol it was fun

The party was (oh btw they gave me permission to post this lol..)

Frozt Drk40/War20
Clecian Drk39/Mn19
Mecorx (me) War39/Thf14
Corin Rdom39/Blm19
Truegoddess Whm37/Blm18
Ariola Rdm41/Whm17

OH it was fun.. lol Lesson: They arent as hard as they look, they just hit hard
Mecorx - Ifrit 75WAR/75WHM [Retired]
Mecorx - Odin 99WAR/99WHM/99DNC [Retired]
RE: umm ouch?
# Aug 11 2004 at 6:20 PM Rating: Decent
1,534 posts
o.o 551... ohh i must update my signature umm.. i mean the chrarcter thingy
Mecorx - Ifrit 75WAR/75WHM [Retired]
Mecorx - Odin 99WAR/99WHM/99DNC [Retired]
# Jun 23 2004 at 5:33 AM Rating: Decent
269 posts
If you are in the Crawler's Nest. DO NOT PULL THEM. At levels 36-40 these things will destroy your tank with little effort. Try not to zone them either, a BLM with escape is very handy.
RE: Deadly
# Jul 26 2004 at 8:28 PM Rating: Decent
468 posts
These guys will kill you with one hit. I was tank for pty when I got to the Crawlers Nest. We were between level 35-38 and thought they would be great XP. They were until it used Death Scissors on me and I took 488 dmg in one hit. I survived that time because I was at full health. Later on I died twice when I wasn't at full with dmg of 490 once and 580 second time. I was using extra defense item boiled crab at the time and had good equipment for my level. I don't recommend these as safe XP unless your mages can keep you near full health which is tough when their normal attacks are in the 70 to 100+ range.Smiley: eek
Doom AOE
# Jun 21 2004 at 11:13 AM Rating: Decent
These are pretty easy (easier than Nest Beetles in Crawler's Nest) EXCEPT when they use their AOE attack. PT of 6 lvl 38+'s can expect to take at least 200+++ damage each. Oh, and so can anyone else within range. 200+++ damage is being very generous, I've seen them do 600+ damage--and they link. My party killed about 10 in a row, and nobody died.
power attack
# Apr 28 2004 at 7:22 PM Rating: Good
didnt have much problem when i was fighting them but watched this thing use something like powerstrike or deathstrike and dealt the pld tank in a nearby party 678dmg, killing him one-hit, then hit the blm for 715, another one-hit KO. so be careful fighting them
RE: power attack
# Jul 04 2004 at 2:33 AM Rating: Decent
586 posts
Death Scissors?
# Feb 16 2004 at 2:15 AM Rating: Default
Someone needs to change this. They link.
Not Linking?
# Jan 26 2004 at 12:07 AM Rating: Default
The 1 I tried to pull in the botton nest linked. 3 of them were after me.
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