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Vana'diel Bestiary: Cactrot Rapido  

Family:Sabotender
Found in:Eastern Altepa Desert
Found at Location:G - 7
Level:0
Grants Title:Cactrot Deaccelerator
Flags:
  • Notorious Monster
  • Not Aggro
  • Based on Water
  • Weak against Darkness
  • Weak against Ice
  • Strong against Light
  • Strong against Water
Drops:
Updated: Fri Dec 28 16:26:12 2007

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Runs around the entire area very fast.

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XD
# Mar 07 2008 at 3:20 AM Rating: Default
Did someone Call for help on that Screenshot of him? lulz.
XD
# Jul 15 2008 at 8:13 AM Rating: Good
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I actually got to cast CHARM on him with my BST. I already had him Tracked in Wedscan and just kept hitting my macro that spams /JA "Charm" <scan>

I Get the message failed to charm Cactrot Rapido but he kept on Running off!

I could've sworn he Turned RED like I had claim on him but he just ran off.
Crack head NM
# Apr 25 2007 at 8:33 PM Rating: Decent
75 war/nin OMG!!! I used voke on him and he ran away so i got a link going and he linked but killed me with about 10 hits. This crazy little thing kicks like Maat!!!
Aggro-claim?
# Apr 15 2007 at 9:22 PM Rating: Decent
I have always read that the only way to stop this speedy sod is to aggro it through a link. Imagine my surprise this evening when I was logging out in Eastern Altepa Desert, and just a couple seconds before Log-out was executed, Cactrot Rapido sped by, and I swear he stopped to aggro me, although, there wasn't enough time for me to Auto-target because it didn't attack right away. Like most mobs that aggro when you're resting, he stopped, locked on to me, and turned around ready to strike. Immediately after this, log-out executed, and I was staring at my desktop. I logged back in, ready to die just to confirm this, but didn't see him.

So, next time he's running by, and you're looking to aggro him, try resting if you don't already have a Sabotender engaged. When he runs by, it shouldn't be hard to get in his way or just near him, and hit your "Rest" button/macro. It just might work. Like I said, I didn't have a chance to test it again.
Aggro-claim?
# Jul 04 2007 at 1:57 PM Rating: Decent
TakuanOfHades wrote:
I have always read that the only way to stop this speedy sod is to aggro it through a link. Imagine my surprise this evening when I was logging out in Eastern Altepa Desert, and just a couple seconds before Log-out was executed, Cactrot Rapido sped by, and I swear he stopped to aggro me, although, there wasn't enough time for me to Auto-target because it didn't attack right away. Like most mobs that aggro when you're resting, he stopped, locked on to me, and turned around ready to strike. Immediately after this, log-out executed, and I was staring at my desktop. I logged back in, ready to die just to confirm this, but didn't see him.

So, next time he's running by, and you're looking to aggro him, try resting if you don't already have a Sabotender engaged. When he runs by, it shouldn't be hard to get in his way or just near him, and hit your "Rest" button/macro. It just might work. Like I said, I didn't have a chance to test it again.


This is untrue.

I have soloed alot in this NM's zone, and I do mean alot. Not once did this NM aggro me when I was resting and he ran by me. I've had this NM practically run through my character several times, with no aggro, while I was resting.

The phenomenon you most likely experienced was the log out effect I have experienced several times. In which, when it gets pretty close to Zero on the log out, it freezes the picture sometimes. Not always but sometimes. It's just like when I log off and it doesn't log all the way out, and instead goes to the log in screen. It doesn't happen often but still happens, and is extremely annoying when I'm in a hurry and don't want the "You did not log out properly" message, and have to sit there and back out of 3 screens before I can shut my console off.
My first hnm experience
# Apr 12 2007 at 10:43 PM Rating: Decent
I was in east altepa with my 16 rdm for no particular reason i was just bored and a cactuar aggroes me so i figuer id just let it kill me then i see Cactrot Rapido run by link and kills me with 786 damage it was kinda funny
Cacrot
# Mar 09 2007 at 8:09 PM Rating: Decent
Was walking in E. Altepa Desert on THF trying to get to quicksand so i turn on FLEE running south. I then saw this thick cloud heading towards my way and its this bugger so i try chase after it. First time i actually seen it, and i was amazed it was faster than i was even on FLEE mode.
Rapido
# Dec 26 2006 at 4:29 PM Rating: Decent
Cactrot Rapido Trio <--Click

:) Was quite easy. The dmg power of one red mage (poison 2 is only source of damage), with the blink tanking power of three. :D A RDM/NIN with high Haste%+ can solo this.
Rapido
# Mar 07 2008 at 1:25 AM Rating: Default
Ok i give, why are ther four people in your party if you 3 manned this. =P I dont really caare, but thats just the kind of nit-picker i am.
Trio'd on Ifrit
# Dec 25 2006 at 9:56 PM Rating: Decent
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Killed Cactrot Rapido today with 2 buddies, 75RDM/NIN x3,
we basically bounce hate back n forth, kept nothing but paralyze2/slow2/poison2 on it. No Bio, cuz that gives it TP. When it got to 7% we decided to all 3 cast tier 3 nukes on it. It died in 2 blizzard III's Got it our first try.

It did manage to get a little tp when it would knock through our Stoneskin. We got super LUCKY, I won't lie. It did 1000 needles instead of 10,000 needles. Did that around 45% life.

The Fight took us an Hour roughly from start to killshot.

Each of us converted about 3 times during the fight, and the other 2 rdms would cure the one that converted to keep hate balanced.

Earring and Root dropped, root sold in like 5 minutes, it's for the Sun Water BST Jug. And doesn't appear very often. Earring isn't worth nearly as much as bow, but it was still awesome taking out this incredible NM that can normally take down alliances, with only 3. :)

We had a few spectators that showed up during the fight, but due to the lengthiness of it, got bored and left.

Avesta did solo it, but not all RDM's have his uber gear, which is his real secret. That and his amazing gear-swap macros. It still took him over an hour.

Hope this info proves somewhat useful to you Rockin Rdm's out there lookin to do something amazing together :)

Setzor of Ifrit Server
Currently: RDM75,NIN75,BRD64,THF52,SAM42 Everything else 37 and below


Edited, Nov 12th 2007 5:07pm by Setzor
I'll get you my pretty...
# Dec 06 2006 at 10:02 AM Rating: Decent
>_> I was running through Eastern Altepa Desert last night trying to farm for cactus stems (no luck), and was working on a sabobentar when this guy runs up. First time I've EVER seen him in my life. As a 64 RDM, he one shotted my stoneskin, and hit me for a few 300+ damage. -_-; Mark my words... I'll get even one day. Very.. Very even.. *cackles evily*
What the?!
# Jul 26 2006 at 4:49 PM Rating: Decent
I saw this guy running past when I was watching my friends level their BST in Altepa. My first thought was "WTF?! Sonic the Hedgehog?!" Then I laughed at him and walked to Bastok. THE END! ^.^
easy NM, watch for aoe though
# Apr 14 2006 at 9:05 PM Rating: Decent
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we just killed this guy with 7 people.

300% TP and 2x chainspell is all it really took.

both rdms stood on opposite sides of the "tank"(which was a RNG at the start, then it was the BLM) and nuked it like crazy. last men standing were me and a rdm, haha
RE: easy NM, watch for aoe though
# May 23 2006 at 5:16 PM Rating: Decent
Just a pict for fun. This guy rounded the top dune...I reached to hit the screen grab keys immediately...this is wear he was after just 1 sec to hit keys...Fast lil booger >.<

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2006-3/1162122/Voe060304092639a.jpg



Edited, Tue May 23 17:10:11 2006
RE: easy NM, watch for aoe though
# Jul 24 2006 at 2:10 AM Rating: Decent
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Um the screen says Rapido but the chat box says sabotender. is that pic a fake?
lol. if it was a fake the guy would have edited the chat too i bet.
RE: easy NM, watch for aoe though
# Jul 29 2006 at 12:16 PM Rating: Good
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WonderingChaos wrote:
Um the screen says Rapido but the chat box says sabotender. is that pic a fake?
lol. if it was a fake the guy would have edited the chat too i bet.


Cactrot Rapido ONLY links. He doesn't aggro, you can't stop him with voke/dia/etc... you have to be fighting another cactus in order to stop him... so no, the chat log is not wrong at all. He was fighting another mob, and rapido linked. Notice how Rapidos name isn't red? He isn't claimed yet.
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# Apr 10 2006 at 7:46 PM Rating: Decent
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i was bored and decided i would try **** this guy off ^^ i'd tried to aggro it before by casting a spell on it which got resisted when i asked my LS why i was still alive they said it only aggroes if yu have a cactaur type monster aggroed to you.

ok take2:

Got a cactuar to near dead then stopped attacking and toted it around the desert within seconds i have this guy running up to me i'm fully buffed and at full HP it hits me stoneskin goes and i take 97 dmg over at this point i'm thinking "yay fun death" i last 5 hits before i die a horribly painful death XD

not soloable at RDM66 should anyone not guess that already ^^
Cactrot Rapido
# Apr 09 2006 at 4:37 PM Rating: Good
this guy was running around unclammed nere the bottom quicksand caves zone and it was scary been a lv 47 PLD (friday the 7th of april)
PWNed
# Mar 29 2006 at 10:10 PM Rating: Decent
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My HNMLS was in the mood for HNMs today so we fought some.

We got claim on Fafnir but we wiped cause we only had 8 ppl lol.

We then moved to Aspi/Adamantoise and we detroyed Adamantoise but only got 3 adaman ore lol.

Next we moved to this NM we got about 19 ppl, a few /bst and /smn so the 10,000 wasnt doing alot.
We had all melee not a single blm and only 1 whm so we lost people quickly to the 5-6 10,000needles that took place during the fight.
In the end we killed it but only a pld smn and rdm lived lol.
We got all the drops and we plan to hunt it again tomorrow.
major slaughter
# Mar 22 2006 at 12:42 PM Rating: Decent
I've only seen him once but he left a lasting impression..... we were running around trying to find the correct place for sand tarantulas and helm beetles after just coming from rabao (/dance cuz i won 10k from lady luck npc) and we spot a cactuar so my friend checks online to see if the aggro and our mage cast sneak and just as he is the cacuar attacks us... now i've played ffx so i know all about how devestating 10000 and 1000 needles can be. unfortunately there it was directed at 1 person not the whole group ): well we are owning the cactuar when i see a huge dust cloud go by and i notice another cactuar standing next to me so i 2 hour as i'm already a little low on hp our black mage who saw it elemental seals and sleep 2s but is resisted and we started running and of course being fairly far away from the zon i already know i'm dead so i stand there while the others run. well if i thought they were safe i was dead wrong less than 10 seconds later i see the blm hp drop to 0 followed by every1 else one by one the thf uses perfect dodge and flee thinking he can out run it but from the fact that his hp dropped to 0 at almost exactly 31 seconds meant he had no lead whatsoever on this thing. well it was a huge laugh for me but our blm didnt see it as beiing funny i guess and he left wasting about 2 hours since we had been that long and ther was not 1 replacement in distance. well at least i got 10 k out of the trip :/
major slaughter
# Sep 25 2006 at 9:30 AM Rating: Decent
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funny story
# Mar 22 2006 at 6:35 AM Rating: Decent
Oh gawd.. I was partying in desert 3x bst party and we were fighting a dhalmel.. along comes a cactaur to aggro us. then along comes a ******* fleeing cactaur that comes in about 2 seconds wipes us out in 1 hit then is gone just like that. We all laughed cause were bst and death doesn't affect us.. and to think it aggrod us from the godamn cactaur >< funny story though. peace
qactaur
# Mar 05 2006 at 11:40 AM Rating: Default
....still think that qactaurs should be the little dancing cacti that run away when they get hit......
funny story
# Feb 02 2006 at 12:12 PM Rating: Default
Ok how is this for a funny story. I wuz walking through east altepa looking for a party as a lvl 30 war/15thf, when i saw a ls party with full aliances fighting this thing. I had nottin 2 do while i waited so i stood back and cheered them on. They get it down 2 10 hp when it casts 10000 needles and kills the rest of the party!!!
So i said ***** it and came from behind and sneak attacked it. I defeated it and got both items!!! Then when i wuz running back 2 bassy after a good day of partying I ran into one of the lvl 73 white mages from the same party i stole that kill from. She had about 40 mobs argoing her and she ran straight towards me and warped. It wuznt preaty....
but i sold the ring for a preaty decent profit so it wuz worth it. :P
RE: funny story
# Mar 03 2006 at 8:06 PM Rating: Decent
yeah, im not understanding how or what u were doing in the deseryt at 30, but why does ur lil thing say "lvl 16 Warrior
nothing to realy brag about now...
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RE: funny story
# Feb 28 2006 at 8:30 PM Rating: Decent
10000 needles to a full alliance in the 70's will not wipe everyone, do the math on that. 10000/18=555.555~ so unless the mages were asleep, this won't kill everyone
RE: funny story
# Feb 28 2006 at 7:38 PM Rating: Decent
An obvious {lie}.
RE: funny story
# Feb 28 2006 at 8:57 AM Rating: Decent
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Not spoiling your story but even he has 10hp, you wont able to killing it since he is like lvl 75~80 and you are lvl 30. The point i'm coming from is that you wont even able making 1 damage when you hit it or you will have any chance hitting him due to his lvl is almost triple of your lvl. BUT he can kill you in 1 shot lol

^^; nice attempt through
RE: funny story
# Feb 20 2006 at 1:43 PM Rating: Decent
yeah, funny story
rather unbelievable, but funny

(mobs other than NMs d-pop.)
RE: funny story
# Mar 08 2006 at 9:25 AM Rating: Decent
im sure hes lying but no ...NM do not de-pop like regular mobs.
RE: funny story
# Apr 08 2006 at 12:55 AM Rating: Good
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he probably posted this in the time when mobs didnt D-pop... because he said that he got MPKed by the lvl 73 whm.. ^^
RE: funny story
# Apr 14 2006 at 9:02 PM Rating: Decent
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check his posting date. it was after that update >.>
:O
# Jan 16 2006 at 10:44 AM Rating: Decent
Last night i went to Rabao for the first time.
I was following the WHM that was taking me there and saw thing guy running like crazy just past us. Guess no1 really cared if it was running like crazy in Eastern Desert <Cerberus>
fun!
# Jan 07 2006 at 10:21 AM Rating: Decent
killed this guy last night on siren server.
Was fun because I was originally there just for drg af. I saw this guy run by and had no idea what level he was. When I saw he was an 80+ HNM i called in my buddy's HNM ls. We had a full alliance most were 70+. First time we fought him we whiped but had him down to 10%. He spams 10000 and 1000 needles so everyone in your alliance should get close to him. Second time we fought him we won but still a lot of death! Got the earring but no bow ><
The funnest part about this guy is catching him! Absolutly no way to claim other then getting a link. Happy hunting!!
Worse luck >.<
# Dec 02 2005 at 6:51 PM Rating: Decent
OK i have a story on this dam nm >.<

Im lvling my npc in east altepa desert. I just finished fighting a scorp when i saw a giant dust cloud. Im thinking "Wonder who the sabotender is chasing" but then i notice it has a different name. i ask my ls about it and they tell me it doesnt aggro but it links to other cactuars. Im thinking ok ill jus leave all cactuars alone. Well like 50mins later i dont see him anymore. So i think its safe to fight a cactuar as last monster for npc. Summon Shiva use double slap...I'm looking over while fighting and see a dust cloud...oh thank god its just a regular sabotender so i use sleepga so i can run and get more mp. Here comes my sabotender. Sleepga again so i could get a lil more mp...at that very second this nm runs by gets hit by sleepga but resists...kills shiva in 1 hit and catches up to my npc is 1 kil second kills her then kills me >.<

Well thats my story about this damn thing...no more cactuars for me ; ;
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RE: Worse luck >.<
# Feb 28 2006 at 10:30 PM Rating: Decent
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Exact same thing happened to me. ;-; It sucked. I didn't even have my NPC out for 10 minutes.
RE: Worse luck >.<
# Feb 28 2006 at 7:41 PM Rating: Decent
Rate up will make you feel better :P
RE: Worse luck >.<
# Jan 22 2006 at 2:26 PM Rating: Decent
LMAO, thats pretty hilarious man. Crazy cactuar we have there.
This guy is funny :)
# Dec 02 2005 at 1:04 AM Rating: Decent
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Me and two of my friends were out lvling our NPC's in the dessert.So we were fighting a sabotender when I saw this dust cloud coming at us so i checked and i saw Cactrot Rapido he comes over 2 shots my friends NPC and then speeds off. It was the funniest thing we ever seen in this game and none of us knew who he was or why he did that.
>.<
# Nov 18 2005 at 5:18 PM Rating: Decent
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I seriously wish people would stop posting incorrect information, I'm looking at you Reconmage.

It won't link to anything you have, it has to be in the sabotender family.

And Slavek, I'm sure you went down in 1 hit not 5

XD
2 level 60s
# Nov 03 2005 at 9:22 PM Rating: Default
can this thing be soloed by a level 60 mnk/thief
and a level 60 whm/blm both in full artifact?

Edited, Thu Nov 3 21:42:23 2005
2 level 60s
# Jul 18 2006 at 8:38 PM Rating: Decent
You can't solo things with two people.
RE: 2 level 60s
# Nov 29 2005 at 12:17 PM Rating: Decent
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Unfortunately, you'd die very fast. It's a MNK mob, and around level 82 or so. You'd be lucky to survive an attack from it, since it hits my WHM at 75 for 250-350x2..

Edited, Tue Nov 29 12:17:50 2005
Ok
# Nov 02 2005 at 10:07 AM Rating: Default
I was leveling my 32 bst in E Altep today and was using spider vs spider. I'm meleeing with my spider and all of a sudden this cloud of dust with a name comes out of nowhere and thought for sure I would get aggroed but just flew by. It scared the hell out of me for a sec.Then I check on here to see what type of NM cataur it was and seen he can only be caught up with another cataur for a link pull, lmao funny stuff.
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