The countless dead left in the great war's wake served as a nearly limitless breeding grounds for opportunistic pests such as the gnat. Without discrimination, these flesh-eating pests would bury their eggs within corpses, which would come to serve as a food source for the newly-hatched larva. It is believed that feasting on the flesh of dead mages--on the Mindartian continent in particular--somehow triggered an evolutionary abnormality resulting in a formidable array of gnashing teeth. Once the unfailing acuity of the gnat's sense of smell became common knowledge, the distinctive buzzing of the gnat's approaching wings was considered a sure harbinger of death among soldiers.

Family Information
Type: Vermin
Subfamilies: Midge
Common Behavior: A, S
Common Job(s): Thief
Charmable: Eks
Pankration: Eks
Aspir: Check
Drain: Check

Special Attacks

Special Abilities Wings of the Goddess Areas Abyssea
Bombilation: - AoE TP-Reduction. CheckCheck CheckCheck
Cimicine Discharge: - AoE Slow and potent Haste. CheckCheck CheckCheck
Insipid Nip: - Single target damage and absorbs a random attribute. CheckCheck CheckCheck
Pandemic Nip: - Single target damage and transfers up to five current enfeebles to target player. (including Dancer's Steps effects) CheckCheck CheckCheck
Emetic Discharge: - Wipes shadows and transfers all debuffs to target. (only used by certain Notorious Monsters) CheckCheck Qmark
Note: Notorious Monsters in this family may use all of the above and/or additional unique special abilities.

Notorious Monsters in Family

Name Spawn Information Level Zone Notable Drop(s)
Adze Timed Spawn amongst Nematocera at (G-5)/ (H-5), 10-15 minutes. Qmark Abyssea - Tahrongi Impulse Belt
Estoqueur's Collar
KeyItemSticky Gnat Wing
KeyItemAtma of Calamity
KeyItemBloodied Arrow
Bloodlapper Forced Spawn by trading Gnat Pellets to the ??? at (L-11). 80 Meriphataud Mountains (S) Vicious Mufflers
Fleshgnasher Information Qmark Castle Oztroja (S) Bamboo Flower Basket
Caloyer Cape
Hemodrosophila Lottery Spawn from the Gnats at (E-7). Spawns every 90 minutes. Qmark Meriphataud Mountains (S) Atesh Pole
Warbler Information Qmark Abyssea - Attohwa Toki
Ferine Seal: Head
Estoqueur's Seal: Head
Savant's Seal: Head
Sylvan Seal: Head
KeyItemJade Abyssite of Merit

Quest NMs: None

Mission NMs: None

Battlefield NMs: Brummbar (ANNM), Brummer (ANNM)

Other NMs: Shadoweye Gnat (Campaign), Mellonia (Voidwatch)

Monsters in Family

Name Level Zone
Gnat 75-78 Sauromugue Champaign (S)
78-82 Castle Oztroja (S)
78-82 Meriphataud Mountains (S)
Nematocera Qmark Abyssea - Tahrongi
Chasm Gnat Qmark Abyssea - Attohwa
Vorst Gnat 103+ Foret de Hennetiel
Gnat (MON) 1-99 Monstrosity
Midge (MON) 60-99 Monstrosity

Historical Background

Gnat is a word used to refer to any very small insects belonging to order Diptera (true flies, possessing 2 wings, as opposed to other flies [ mayflies, damselflies, dragonflies ]) though is the common name for certain families in suborder Nematocera, specifically Anisopodidae, Mycetophilidae, and Sciaridae. For reference, the other families in Nematocera include mosquitoes, midges, black flies, and crane flies.

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