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Job: Samurai
Family Gigas
Crystal: Qmark
Weak to: Earth Exclamation
Notorious Monster
Title Obtained: Briareus Feller

Briareus
Zone Level Drops Steal Spawns Notes
Abyssea - La Theine 95 Exclamation Qmark 1
50,000~75,000 HP
??? MP
A = Aggressive; NA = Non-Aggresive; L = Links; S = Detects by Sight; H = Detects by Sound;
HP = Detects Low HP; M = Detects Magic; Sc = Follows by Scent; T(S) = True-sight; T(H) = True-hearing
JA = Detects job abilities; WS = Detects weaponskills; Z(D) = Asleep in Daytime; Z(N) = Asleep at Nighttime; A(R) = Aggressive to Reive participants


Spawn Conditions Companions/Summons
  • N/A
Special Abilities Passive Traits
  • Has access to all regular Gigas abilities as well as:
  • Trebuchet: Heavy Ranged Area of Effect damage centered around the target.
  • Mercurial Strike: Area of Effect Magic damage centered around the target. Damage varies; can be extremely low (<100), or extremely high(>900).
    • Number amount of damage also follows a repeating numerical pattern, example 111, 999, or 1111 damage per hit.
      • This ability is also capable of restoring job abilities if it does 777 damage, and 1,111 triggers Meikyo Shisui.
  • Colossal Slam: Area of Effect damage centered around Briareus. Massive Damage and short-lasting "Zombie" effect. Can not be removed with Cursna, Esuna, Sacrifice, or Benediction.
  • Can use Meikyo Shisui multiple times, or not at all. Will exclusively use Colossal Slam while this is active.
  • Has a high physical defense, and a moderate to high magic defense.
  • Susceptible to Stun Stun (Status Effect), but slowly builds resistance over time.
  • Susceptible to Slow Slow (Status Effect), Paralyze Paralyze (Status Effect) and Shadowbind; Immune to Bind Stun (Status Effect), Gravity Gravity (Status Effect) and Sleep Sleep (Status Effect).
  • Builds gradual resistance to Souleater.
  • Has enhanced movement speed (+24%)
  • Rages after 90 minutes.
Physical Qualities Magical Qualities
  • Melee hits are generally strong, striking a Paladin in the range of 400 on unblocked attacks.
  • Resists Atonement (Paladin with capped hate was unable to breach 200 damage at any point during the battle).
Further Notes
  • Used in the quest: A Goldstruck Gigas.
  • Must be within a certain range at death to receive title and credit for A Goldstruck Gigas quest. (xp range?)
  • Will randomly drop Atma of the Stout Arm for party or alliance.
  • In order to solve what the possible weakness trigger factors and conditions are, efforts are being made to centralize data capture in a standardized format. If you have some personal experience in achieving any particular weaknesss on any NM, please feel free to refer to the [Weakness Discussion segment of the Category: Abyssea Discussion tab] and add your data to that form at the bottom of that segment.

(see testimonials)

Common Enemies Notorious Monsters
Bathyal Gigas
Trophy Shield*
Adamastor
Dented Gigas Shield
Briareus
Blood-Smeared Gigas Helm
Hadal Gigas
Oversized Sock*
Pantagruel
Warped Gigas Armband
Demersal Gigas
Massive Armband*
Grandgousier
Severed Gigas Collar

Historical Background

In Greek Mythology Briareus was one of the Hecatonchires, the hundred-handed ones with fifty heads. His mother, Gaia, was the most ancient Greek goddess and was known as mother earth. He also had two brothers. One of his brothers was Gyes; the king of Cydia and the other was Coltus. Briareus was thrown into Tartarus by Uranus, but was then rescued by Zeus, whom he then urged to help him struggle against the Titans. During that battle, the Hecatoncheires took advantage of their one hundred hands by throwing rocks at the Titans.

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