Vana'diel Bestiary: King Arthro  

Found in:Jugner Forest
Secondary Job:Black Mage
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Based on Water
  • Weak against Ice
  • Weak against Lightning
  • Strong against Water
Stolen Items:
Updated: Sun Jun 13 06:38:10 2010

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King Arthro in Jugner Forest

King Arthro's Spawn Location
King Arthro's Spawn Location

  • Ten Knight Crabs will spawn roughly 21 hrs 5 minutes to 24 hrs 5 minutes after King Arthro's last ToD.

    • King Arthro will spawn roughly 5-10 seconds following the death of the last Knight Crab.

  • Physical attacks have an additional Paralysis effect that cannot be dispelled.

  • Immune to Silence.

King Arthro Special Attacks

  • Waterga IV - Strong AoE Water based magic damage (Circle of effect originates from spell target)

    • Due to King Arthro's low level, damage from Waterga IV will likely be resisted by a level 75 player.

  • Poisonga II - AoE Poison effect (Circle of effect originates from spell target)

  • Drown - Single target Water based DoT with an additional Strength down effect.

  • Enwater - Melee attacks performed by King Arthro will receive an additional Water based magic damage effect (Effect can be dispelled).

  • Bubble Shower - AoE Water based magic damage with an additional Strength down effect (Circle of effect originates from mob).

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

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

  • Big Scissors - Single target physical damage.

  • Shell Guard - Self target Defense boost (Effect can be dispelled).

  • Hundred Fists - Self target potent Attack speed boost (Effect cannot be dispelled).

    • Denoted by the characteristic mob two-hour animation.

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Rage mode?
# Aug 12 2008 at 1:12 PM Rating: Decent
Since the speed belt is replaced by a Rare/Ex Version, Does he still go in rage mode?

Since the whole point for SE adding rage mode was to make it harder for gil sellers to claim, which is out the window now.
Rage mode?
# Jul 14 2009 at 2:14 PM Rating: Decent
277 posts
the introduction of R7e versions of existing items did NOT bring any change to NM behaviour. . .aka he will still rage and pop conditions are same as always
# Jun 12 2008 at 3:13 AM Rating: Decent
This NM now drops Avalon Breastplate btw, Rare
Vit, Mnd, Chr, +7
Acc. +13
Magical damage taken -5%
But it's the NM that's found inside of The sandworm that drops it, not the normal one found in jugner.

Edited, Jun 13th 2008 6:31pm by BenBroChill
# Jan 21 2009 at 10:24 AM Rating: Decent
NM in the past is alot stronger too. even though it is King Arthro, its younger days were its better days.
# Oct 28 2007 at 12:25 PM Rating: Default
this guy's total jew for the belt drop. 0/20 (about 1/3 ratio on claims it's highly camped)
post update
# Mar 28 2007 at 8:40 PM Rating: Decent
182 posts
So how is this crab popped after the update??? or is it the same, you have to wait for the knight crabs and then kill them, then wait 21-24 hrs for KA?
post update
# Jul 05 2007 at 2:46 PM Rating: Decent
dude i dont know i think its the same now wait 24 hours when the knights pop kill them and 12 seconds after u kill them KING ATHRUR pop if u get any info pls reply me
# Mar 21 2007 at 3:03 PM Rating: Decent
I'm 75 NIN and I bring WHM NPC with me and solo this all the time. Whoever sais this is unsoloable is wrong, just without THF hard to get belt to drop (R/ex or Regular)
# Mar 07 2007 at 8:42 PM Rating: Decent
Drops Velocious Belt now. A rare/ex item.
Replaced speed belt.

Edited, Mar 7th 2007 11:43pm by KelmLionai
# Jan 14 2007 at 11:01 AM Rating: Decent
just saw a 75nin and 75 whm duo this
they said they got two D cloth
Suicide Via NM >.>
# Nov 30 2006 at 10:41 AM Rating: Decent
I'm on Midgardsomber server, name is Barron 61 galka pld, i'm going to try it. If you are on the server and you see me as level 60 you'll know why XD Promised a friend i'd help her get a vermy, and i fish at that lake alot, never see anyone there. So wish me luck ^.^

Besides its been a long time since i have had a hard fight, i haven't been hit for over 200 in a long time, i'm getting withdrawls @_@;;
Suicide Via NM >.>
# Dec 03 2006 at 8:50 PM Rating: Decent
Im on your Server too as 63PLD/WAR Hume and im interessted to do this with you, and share the Gil what gives us that. Just /tell Trunks

Cya Mate
damascene cloth from easiest hnm
# Oct 17 2006 at 6:47 PM Rating: Decent
by looking at the other nms that drop the Damascene Cloth,
im guessing that king arthro is the easiest hnm to get Damascene Cloth right? if theres an easier way to get it tell me
Potent Belt?!?!?
# Oct 04 2006 at 2:24 AM Rating: Decent
so i was just asking one of my ls buddies if he actually paid for his belt. turns out that he was walking by this nm and hnmls asked if he wanted to join in, he did and they got potent belt as drop and he was lucky enough to win the lot... seeing as how this goes for 1.3mil on my sever i think he got pretty lucky but im happy for... /em steals belt while friend is sleeping... hehe
Potent Belt?!?!?
# Oct 23 2007 at 4:07 PM Rating: Good
390 posts
Actually Potent Belt is an item obtained from Assault Points in Whitegate. He didn't get this from King Arturo. The only belt that he ever dropped was the Speed Belt, which now he drops the r/ex version Velocity Belt. Potent belt give acc and str, KA's belt gives haste.
Potent Belt?!?!?
# Oct 20 2006 at 5:11 PM Rating: Good
168 posts
think its 20-30m-16m on Titan right now lol
damn that sucks
# Jun 06 2006 at 1:56 PM Rating: Decent
I want to make a vermillion cloak, but the cloth is to hard, a high lvl clother shouldn't have to have an alliance to get this cloth or millions of gils..... : ( ..... ohhh wellllllllll.........
# May 25 2006 at 12:53 PM Rating: Decent
lies all lies[quote][/quote]
# May 12 2006 at 12:45 AM Rating: Decent
Avesta can't solo this NM, I don't think anyone can. In case you haven't noticed, Avesta takes like 3 hours to kill a NM like Genbu or Bune. Most RDM can solo it using similar techniques, like low dmg Daggers that do 0 damag but 24 additional with en-thunder etc. not giving the mob TP but hurting it, stuff like that. It's not that Avesta is bad ***, it's just most people don't really ponder over different strategies to spend 3-5 hours killing something. I don't think Avesta could solo Genbu, if Genbu went into rage mode.
# Mar 07 2006 at 12:18 PM Rating: Decent
1,266 posts
My LS finally took this chump down a couple days ago. Decent drops LOL.

I've got a fever, and the only prescription is...more COWBELLâ„¢!!
Woodworking 100+5
# Jan 07 2007 at 1:05 PM Rating: Good
211 posts
Decent drops?!? @.@ *dies*
# Mar 07 2006 at 2:23 AM Rating: Decent
actually this guy is a ***** until he hits hyper mode after 20 mins in battle...
# Mar 01 2006 at 7:44 PM Rating: Default
ok, my HNMLS gets claim, we go into fighting it, it gets into rage mode after 15 MINS we had 10ppl, WHM & BLMs needed rest, we ELEMENTAL SEAL + SLEEPGA II him, everyone goes for a rest, out of nowhere, nogood UAF (UnitedAsiaForce Gilseller LS) jumps up and Provokes him @15 Percent. they left with over 200-300mil on asura server.

RE: Stolen!
# Mar 02 2006 at 11:48 PM Rating: Decent
Man, that bites. Isn't Oldmen in their group? I ******* hate him so bad.
RE: Stolen!
# May 02 2006 at 3:11 PM Rating: Default
Hahaha, oldmen and chinesedragon and dkll and the rest of their group got banned, least so everyone says now. They haven't been on though.

I'm wondering how they're handling telling their families that they lost their jobs as gilsellers :-P

Etah ~Asura Server

RE: Stolen!
# Mar 03 2006 at 5:18 PM Rating: Decent
yea, oldmen, also camps mee deng a whole lot.
Speed belt
# Dec 21 2005 at 5:45 PM Rating: Decent
i have a belt >_>...anyone want to buy it on bismarck 75 mil....you might be able to talk me down ^.~
RE: Speed belt
# Feb 13 2006 at 9:30 PM Rating: Good
I will buy that nice speed belt from you if you can manage to send it over to the Asura server..Speed belt's value is probably around 200-300 million right now from all of the inflation on our server x.x

King 2hr?
# Dec 08 2005 at 9:30 PM Rating: Default
Does king have a 2hr, and can a 61 rdm and a 75 rdm duo???
RE: King 2hr?
# Feb 13 2006 at 9:26 PM Rating: Default
Yes, king arthro does have a two hour, hundred fists. And, no, I don't think a 61rdm and a 75 rdm could duo him, since he now will go into rage mode after being alive in battle for about 15 minutes, which makes his defense rise to an incredible amount, along with his attack strength. I suppose maybe avesta would be able to solo him as rdm/nin though.. -_-
RE: King 2hr?
# Mar 24 2006 at 10:39 PM Rating: Default
Avesta? I heard that name on Valefor, I wonder if he's the same guy... I heard he's really badass. Unless some people were talking about him... I don't know what server this guy is on...
RE: King 2hr?
# May 03 2006 at 3:38 PM Rating: Default
Avesta used to be on my server, Asura (pretty sure, least everyone I know says he was) but then he moved to Remora when it came out. Theres still videos on things he solo'd out on the web.

I was at a link on google showing him kickin Ash dragons butt :P

Etah ~Asura Server


Edited, Wed May 3 16:39:46 2006
RE: King 2hr?
# May 14 2006 at 10:42 PM Rating: Default
Can you give me a linky? ; ;
RE: King 2hr?
# Jun 17 2006 at 3:46 PM Rating: Default

Heres the link of Avesta solo'n ash dragon, parts of the video are cut out though. If they werent the fight would be a >>lot<< longer >.>
Pop location
# Nov 26 2005 at 11:00 PM Rating: Decent
Ok guys, i just wanted to clear a few things up.When the KnightRobber crabs pop, do they pop near the water? or can they pop anywhere on that trail leading to the water.

Also, when KA pops, does he also pop right next to the water or out on the grass opening too?

And if anyone has the ToD on this for Slyph, please post it here or send tell to my friend Thiefz in game ^^(even tho you prolly wont hehe).

ok thank you guys
RE: Pop location
# Nov 27 2005 at 1:12 AM Rating: Decent
49 posts
Crabs pop near water, in a small circle... King Arthro pops pretty much right next to the water.
NM Changes
# Nov 24 2005 at 7:23 AM Rating: Excellent
49 posts
This NM is no longer soloable. The recent update from SE made sure of that. Went to camp this evening... THF75 and WHM75 duo, thinking we'd give it a shot. 2 JP LS's there, each about a full alliance. Another NA duo(NIN BLM).

So King Arthro pops, the other duo get claim. NIN doing an excellent job... Arthro so weak, MAYBE 1/20 hits landing. WatergaIV, w/ BLM's barwatera, doing 74 damage. Never even has to use ichi, even with instacast -ga spells. BLM free to use majority of MP for TierIV nukes, doing 700~1100 damage a pop. This goes on for a long time.. everyone watching.

King Arthro 2hrs around 30%... still no problem, everything going fine, NIN so damn evasive hardly any hits land. This is, mind you, after about 45 mins of NIN + BLM duo.

Then things start to go sour. NM @15% HP, starts missing a LOT less. Perhaps 1/2 hits is a miss. WatergaIV coming far more often -- still in and of itself not dangerous, but removing blinks -- Blinks are down, NIN taking ~100 a hit. Finally gets shadows up.. removed by -ga. Still only ~100 a hit... BLM just switched to cure mode, everything is fine. Now hits doing 200 a piece. Ninja falls. Black mage follows. I get claim, somehow (as THF). WHM doesn't even have time to react. Full evasion gear on 75THF, capped evasion... 3 hits for 350 damage a piece. Didn't even try to miss. So one JP LS gets claim. Damage goes up to hitting PLD for ~600 a hit. Bodies starting to pile. 2hrs popping off left and right, whenever Invincible/Perfect Dodge is up, that player is dead and another takes his place. RDMs chainspelling nukes, BLMs going berserko, even WHMs coming in to melee to deal as much damage as possible, since cures no longer matter. Finally he falls, with about 6/18 of one JP LS remaining, the other mostly dead.

SE's recent patch is, I assume, the culprit. The part that you can't kite an HNM to change ToD to something more convenient...I've seen the same thing with Roc. Of course, this could be attributed to SE sticking it to gilsellers in a far different way than simply making the item rare/ex. I like the second possibility a lot more^^

Either way, no way you can solo, or even duo, this NM any more. *cry*
RE: NM Changes
# Feb 13 2006 at 9:51 PM Rating: Good
Either your story is wrong, or king arthro is just different on different servers, but, on Asura, arthro goes into rage mode at ~15 minutes, and yes his strength slowly increases when hes in rage, and he starts to resist everything.

Though, when i have fought KA myself, it seemed a lot longer of a fight than it actually was. But, a blackmage nuking it for 45 minutes (with resting included) and doing around 800-1000 damage or so would be more than enough to kill it.

Also on Asura, when KA had just killed people from rage mode, my party claimed him immediatly as soon as he went unclaimed again, and he was no longer in rage mode, and we killed him with ease.

Though, it was still pretty funny seeing a party of people kiting him around, and then raising each other back up when they were killed, only to be killed as soon as they got up.

" <3 waterga IV for 800dmg "

RE: NM Changes
# Feb 13 2006 at 9:51 PM Rating: Default
Bah, posted my previous message twice (just erased everything from the second one), oh well :P


Edited, Mon Feb 13 21:54:46 2006
RE: NM Changes
# Dec 09 2005 at 9:53 PM Rating: Decent
830 posts
Wow, that story is amazing.

You'd think after 45 minutes, the NM would have gotten to as strong as it was after it took steroids, but I guess there's just a "trigger point" where the NM goes berserk all at once.

Its nice that SE took measures to make the game just a bit harder with this patch, cause obviously if you can duo a mob for an 80 mil item, something's wrong. It forces you to take lots of people so you get faster kills and he doesn't hit his berserk point. Even if I was in an alliance though, I have no problem sharing 80 mil with 18 people ^^b
HNM pics
# Nov 07 2005 at 11:39 AM Rating: Decent
i love how most pictures of HNM are taken with no one claiming them...wish it was like that on Valefor...theres always someone camping some any of the HNM
RE: HNM pics
# Nov 10 2005 at 11:56 PM Rating: Decent
945 posts
Take note the picture is dated 2002...
RE: HNM pics
# Jan 17 2006 at 3:39 PM Rating: Decent
723 posts
That's the copyright year. not the year the picture was taken >.>.
# Oct 09 2005 at 12:09 PM Rating: Decent
459 posts
Think my /targetnpc >> /ja "Provoke" macro will work? >.> I'm camping him right now....
# Oct 06 2005 at 6:48 PM Rating: Good
110 mil on my server ><
Arthro stealers
# Sep 05 2005 at 6:24 PM Rating: Decent
Be aware of people trying to steal arthro if you try to have a thf last hit him and there's a risk that the people engaged to him might die. Arthro got stolen from us because the people who were still engaged at 1% hp wiped to waterga IV cuz barwatera wore at the worst possible time.
RE: Arthro stealers
# Nov 13 2005 at 8:41 PM Rating: Default
Why would you disengage just turn your back to it or unequipt your weapon and acc/atk gear lol
My linkshell does disengage on g-ds but theres no risk in having it stolen because no one steals g-ds excpet gil sellers which in that case we take caution .
#REDACTED, Posted: Sep 03 2005 at 9:17 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) We got KA at least 10/12 claims. We killed it today after a PT wiped to it @ 3% due to zerking. DROPS:
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