Often referred to as "goldfish" or "dolphins", Hpemde will often be found passively following adventurers around for 30 seconds or so, and will typically not attack unless attacked and damaged, first. Summoner's Avatars will sense that their masters have aggro and will auto-attack the Hpemde, therefore causing the Hpemde to change from passive to truly aggressive behavior.

Hpemdes that have been damaged and start to attack will occasionally open their mouths for approximately 30 seconds; this doubles their attack output, and decreases their defense by half, much like Berserk. Inflicting sleep on the Hpemde will cause the position of the Hpemde's mouth to remain in the slept position (be it open or closed) for the duration of the sleep. It has also been reported that a critical melee hit, double attack, physical Blood Pact, Weapon Skill, critical damage magical attack, or other such powerful attacks performed while the Hpemde's mouth is open will force it to close its mouth. With precise timing it may be possible to perform two or more powerful attacks during one "mouth opening".

Defeated Hpemde may drop all types of Crystal Clusters, along with Hpemde Organs and Luminian Tissues.

Family Information
Type: Luminians
Common Behavior: A*, L, T(H)
Traits: Dragon Killer
Charmable: Eks
Pankration: Eks
Aspir: Eks
Drain: Check
Notes: Does not start attacking until it is damaged.

Special Attacks

Special Abilities Promathia Areas
Rapid Molt: Erase all debuffs and adds Regen. Will not use if there's nothing to erase. CheckCheck
Tail Thrust: Single-target damage and Paralyze. CheckCheck
Temporal Shift: AoE Stun ignores Utsusemi. CheckCheck
Ichor Stream: Cone Poison ignores Utsusemi. CheckCheck
Sinuate Rush: AoE damage, blocked by Utsusemi. CheckCheck
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)
Jailer of Prudence Forced Spawn by trading a Third Virtue, a Deed of Sensibility, and a High-Quality Hpemde Organ to a ??? at (L-8). 85 Al'Taieu Prudence Rod
Prudence Torque
Sixth Virtue
Ketea Spawn by having Crimson Demilune AbyssiteKeyItem and resting on top of it. Qmark Abyssea - Vunkerl Card of Voyage
Coin of Voyage
Coin of Ardor
Jewel of Ardor
Exequy Gun
Atma of the Demonic LashKeyItem

Quest NMs: None

Mission NMs: None

Battlefield NMs: None

Other NMs: Qn'hpemde (Assists: Jailer of Love)

Monsters in Family

Name Level Zone
Ul'hpemde 68 - 76 Al'Taieu
Om'hpemde 73 - 77 Al'Taieu
Eschan Hpemde 115 - 119 Escha - Ru'Aun

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