Vana'diel Bestiary: Tracker Antlion  

Found in:Attohwa Chasm
  • Detects by Sound
  • Based on Dark
  • Weak against Light
  • Weak against Wind
  • Strong against Darkness
  • Strong against Earth
Updated: Fri Dec 28 16:26:12 2007

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# Apr 13 2006 at 9:05 PM Rating: Decent
They go higher than 70 for sure. I am 70 BST and have a T one as a pet..
# Mar 12 2006 at 10:34 PM Rating: Decent
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We are currently killing these as I speak with a Manaburn pt with a brd and 5blms. Lvls are 57-58. We find that Freeze is the best since we get alot of resist with Burst, so the ice staff works The brd is really needed for this since Antlions are dark based so the bard can sleep it without trouble. Were get a lot of exp though 220 for one without ring.

Edited, Sun Mar 12 21:37:28 2006
# Feb 08 2006 at 10:21 AM Rating: Good
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We fought these as a group of 60-62. Really hard time sleeping them, dark based. They are charmable.

Not to be confused with the 'Pit Antlion' which will (randomly) pop out of the ground and attack you if you do not have sneak on. You can tell WHERE they will pop out of the ground. Those giant running cracks in the ground/cracked ground areas? If you run over those without sneak, you'll get cracked. Discovered that while watching some LS fight Tiamat.

They link, so at least one person with Carbuncle is recommended. They have AoE Blind, I *believe* AoE BIND, Cone-Type Poison, and one very nasty single target attack - Mandibular Bite. They are just a whole lot easier then they look. And amazingly, Don't AGRO!
Link by sight?
# Jul 23 2005 at 11:12 PM Rating: Decent
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I got a xp pt today killing those guys.. pt was 60-62, we finished 61-63 (we all gained one level).

With a 63 on board, we hit constant Chain 4 no downtime ever, for between 126 xp to 215 xp.

Now, as far as aggro goes, those Antlions do NOT aggro.. at one point, one came right beside our camp while we were fighting, and it did not link to us. The Antlion wasnt in line of sight then. At other times, 2 others joined in the fun when they got us in line of sight >.< but hey this party was so great we could take 4 at the same time ^.^

so, link by sight?
RE: Link by sight?
# Sep 03 2005 at 6:57 AM Rating: Decent
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I was in a PT 62-63 that was chaining off these. While we were fighting one, another poped and took a while before it started moving and linked with the one we were fighting.

I'd say these mobs do link by sight if aggroing is ruled out by your experience as well.
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# Jul 10 2005 at 12:16 PM Rating: Decent
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Camp is under a land bridge in F-9.
At level 61-62 - 150-180 exp per mob

I would NOT recommend mana burn parties coming here.

They are dark type without a doubt. We had a ton of trouble sleeping these things.

They do seem weak to ice and a little to air. We were doing Freeze >> Aero III to kill them.
# Feb 28 2005 at 12:09 PM Rating: Decent
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this ones are based on darkness
# Jan 02 2005 at 7:09 AM Rating: Decent
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We went to chain flies and lizards (party was 57-59) for the first time and these were wandering around. We fought one and it took forever to kill (got 250 EXP), but it wasn't particularly dangerous, just took a long time. The thing about these is that they are very gimp in respect to their level. I figure at at lvl 60-62 they'll make a great EXP mob. Like crabs only without the stoneskin and annoying status ailments. They look a lot nastier than they actually are.
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# Feb 12 2005 at 2:24 PM Rating: Decent
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Spamming AoE blind is a pretty annoying status ailment. Definitely be sure to have at least 2 people with Blindna, or you will go crazy.

They also have conical poison, so either have your tank face it away from the mages, or if you have BRD+PLD, have the mage(s) stand off to the side a bit and they won't get hit.

# Dec 12 2004 at 9:27 PM Rating: Decent
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I exped on these the other day. The party was 60-63. The exp wasn't all that great. I think 62 should be the highest level in the party if you are going to fight these.

Our party had 2 RDMs (I was one of them). The other had a hard time getting Gravity to stick (like every battle he told me that his was resisted). We were doing a Fragmentation SC, which was kind of weird. I bursted with Thunder II, and got 329 damage just about every time. The other RDM bursted with Aero II and was resisted just about every time. Our equipment was comparable, so I think these might be strong against Aero/Wind.
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# Dec 09 2004 at 2:51 AM Rating: Decent
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yup i got on to say Scarlet Stone dropped beat me to it :p

# Dec 07 2004 at 7:49 PM Rating: Decent
Charmable: Yes

:O awsome id love to have 1 of these...
damn if only rangers could tame >>__<<
lvl70-? no
# Nov 26 2004 at 7:52 AM Rating: Decent
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I soloed some of them as lvl73 NIN, they are decent > even matches to me. They didnt agro on sight and they didnt agro by sound, so i believe they are simply not agro =)
But those Pit Antlions are hided under the earth, they agro by sound and suddenly come out when you run over them (unsneaked), they are A LOT harder than these guys... so be careful in these area, you cant see them, when you can you got agro^^
drop and level
# Nov 20 2004 at 8:14 PM Rating: Decent
they should be 70-72, i was EXPing on them
and they drop Scarlet Stone
RE: Additional info ^^
# Nov 17 2004 at 12:15 AM Rating: Good
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U can safely kill these with a pt of Level 62-63 safely, doing 130-180 XP each kill.

Chains can go up to 210-240 xp.
more info
# Nov 02 2004 at 4:34 PM Rating: Good
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steal able: lizard skin

they dont agro on: magic, meditate, by sight

they do link

pt 5x 61's 1x 62 = 155exp

picture: http://www.bass64.com/FadeToBlack/antlion.jpg

Edited, Tue Nov 2 18:43:11 2004
# Oct 30 2004 at 2:56 AM Rating: Default
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Weak to Wind, Based on Dark, non aggro.

Mostly incorrect info concluded from a single exp party made in Oct 2004:
Weak to Ice, possibly light
Strong to Earth
Non aggro, but links by sound.

Edited, Jul 16th 2006 at 2:38am EDT by anonone
# Oct 25 2004 at 9:20 AM Rating: Default
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These are level 70-72
Additional info ^^
# Oct 01 2004 at 3:48 PM Rating: Excellent
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Level range: 65 to at least 72
Links with other engaged antlions, but is not aggressive by nature.

Weak against: Light? (whm's holy seemed effective)

Dark Crystal (with signet)
Antlion Jaw (Item seldom drops)
Scarlet Stone (Item seldom drops)

TP moves:
AOE blind
Front facing Poison
Single target Bind
Single target attack - Mandibular bite (i think its called)

I'm probably forgetting others. -_-

Charmable: Yes

Edit comment: I started the level range at 65, since allakhazam posted the start level there. However, I have not seen a DC or Even matched Tracker Antion yet. I believe the range starts at 70. ^^

Edited, Sat Oct 2 04:46:39 2004
RE: Additional info ^^
# Oct 07 2004 at 5:55 PM Rating: Decent
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Excellent post, thank you ^^
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