for when the first enemy named Merrow is added, or if no such enemy is found to exist, to the main page of Lamiae

Historical Background

In Scottish and Irish mythology, Merrows (also called Muir-gheilt, Muidhuachán, Samhghubha, Suirce) are mermaids and mermen. They are human from the waist up, but fish from the waist down. They have white webbing between their fingers and long green hair. They play music which can vaguely be heard at the waters' surface. They are said to have a benevolent and affectionate disposition. Some of them even inter-married with and lived among humans for years. They would always, though, feel a call back to their homes beneath the waves. They are said to wear a hat, the Cohuleen Druith, which allows them to dive beneath the waves. If they lose this cap, they cannot return underwater. Merrow derives from the Gaelic murúch.

Merrow's Historical Background

I think that should be added to the Lamiae main page because there is no monster simply named "Merrow" since they basically are Lamiae similar as to how there's yellow Sahagin (WHM BRD) and blue Sahagin (MNK DRG), Mamool Ja fighters and Mamool Ja mages, etc. I think this because the 3 new beastmen, excluding Qiqirn, all take on 7 jobs like the 3 main guys at home (Orcs, Quadav, Yagudo) but only if you count the Lamiae and Merrows as one. Oops, got a little off-topic there but anyway, there is no mob named "Merrow" because, like their Lamian sisters and other beastmen, they take on various names such as "Merrow Chantress" and "Merrow Songstress."

As RDM69/BLM31 I accidently spawned the NM Lamia for the quest Finding Faults. Had a Treant not joined the fight I probably could have soloed it (would have taken awhile though). Anyway I wasn't using any food at all and was wearing full RDM AF Moldevite earring Amemet Mantle (NQ) Cunning earring Royal Guard's fleuret and various accuracy+ gear. None of it had any type of killer effect yet I was intimidating the NM Lamia upto 3x in a row. Anyone know why? Maybe she was intimidated by my manliness? ^^; --Perim 07:02, 10 May 2006 (PDT)

You sure you were sub BLM? --Chrisjander 07:12, 10 May 2006 (PDT)

Yeah, it's my highest subjob and I use it for chainspell+warp etc. I dont use any other subs except THF when farming, and i'm not walking in the new zones without /BLM I dont want to delevel again ^^; --Perim 08:10, 10 May 2006 (PDT)

"Finding Faults" nms are intimidated by certain behaviors. --Aurikasura 09:44, 10 May 2006 (PDT)

Hmmm I think I was engaged with it at the time, as it didn't intimidate while I was sleep > nuking/draining it. So would melee be one of it's "faults"?

From the Finding faults page:

  • Return to Hishahma and report the two weaknesses you noticed
    • Possible choices:
      • a certain weaponskill.
      • a WS from a certain angle.
      • a certain element.

etc... Typically it will be intimidated several times immediately after you "trigger" its fault.


When Lamiae use "Dukkeripen" and it buffs them, does it give 5 shadows AND restore HP or give 5 shadows OR restore HP? --Jopasopa 10:05, 9 June 2006 (PDT)

Merrows do not detect by sound...

I just tested this using my WHM30. Kept invis on and it did not aggro. --Jopasopa 14:40, 21 June 2006 (PDT)

The difference between Lamia and Merrow

Lamia and merrow should be seperate mob families or it should be noted somewhere on this page that Lamia are undead and merrow are not. The proof of this can be seen in the fact you can drain/aspir merrow but not Lamia.

Actually, you can drain/aspir Lamia in Besieged. I have done it successfully on my 68RDM for at least 3 to 5 different Besieges. The success rate will be low but I have gotten a tiny bit of MP back from aspiring Lamiae before; I also got back some HP from draining Lamiae as well, even though it is very minimal HP/MP. The HP/MP given back is usually >10HP/MP, but it is something. I am confirming that Lamiae can be successfully drain/aspir, at least during Besieged. From what I have fought in Besieged, it is clear to me that Lamiae are not Undead even though they do belong in the Undead Swarm category. -- Nelka 02:50, March 25, 2011 (UTC)

Well def have to test the theory with my emulator. (Chroma50 (talk) 09:15, December 7, 2015 (UTC))


Do Lamia CORs only use this? If so, then it is not Lamiae-only since there are Merrow CORs, too. For refference, here are COR Lamiae/Merrows that come to mind: Lamia Fatedealers, Lamia Deathdancers, Lamia Chaukidars (I think), Lamia Rovers, Merrow Icedancers, Merrow Wavedancers (I think), Lamie Deathdancers, Nix Wavedancers (I think), Lamia No.18, and Lamie No.7 (I think). Those are not all, though. --Jopasopa 16:23, 30 July 2006 (EDT)

Naming of Lamia Notorious Monsters

While looking at my Merrow No.17's locket, it seems that the correct naming of Lamiae is:

Lamia/Merrow/Lamie/Nix No.<number>

No. and the number should be connected. Now, I do not know if this is a technical thing of the wiki format. However, I will try to change this and have the old Lamia NM pages redirect to the new ones with the proper naming. And if you're going to make another one, please be sure to make it with the correct title! --Jopasopa 16:48, 10 August 2006 (EDT)


As you can see on this page. We have some called Lamia and some called Lamie... Is that the way its supposed to be? Also. Lamia No.19 was created the other day. I thought she was made into Lamia No.18?? Maybe my mind is just failing me but I swore she was and that Lamia No.19 doesn't exist anymore due to a recent update. --Nynaeve 09:49, 15 August 2006 (EDT)

Yes, the stronger Lamiae are called Lamie (and Nix for Merrows). There are also 3 Lamie NMs. And Lamia No.19 is a separate entity from Lamia No.18. 18 was originally 19, but then SE added Lamia No.19 as a Lamia NM thats spawns on fallen adventurers. --Jopasopa 10:56, 15 August 2006 (EDT)

Merrow SAM Ability

I seem to recall a Merrow polearm attack. "Tidal Slash" might be the name. No idea if this ability exists or if its name is even close to that. If this attack doesn't exist, do Merrow SAMs get any polearm-specific thingy like Pole Swing (Staff)/Arrow Deluge (Archery)/Gusting Gouge (One-handed weapons)/Hysteric Barrage (H2H)/Grim Reaper (Lamian Staff)/Dukkeripen (Corsairs)? Or do they maybe get Pole Swing? --Joped 16:37, 29 March 2007 (EDT)

Difference between Lamia and Lamie?

Has anyone been able to figure out what the difference between what the "Lamia" and "Lamie" names are? What constitutes an A or an E ending. Also some versions of mobs have the same sub name where they have separate entries (in DATs) for both E and A versions, for example: Lamia Bellydancer & Lamie Bellydancer, Lamia Deathdancer & Lamie Deathdancer, Lamia Necromancer & Lamie Necromancer, etc. If anyone knows or if there is some sort of historical background that would be able to explain it, it would be good to know. --Wayka †Talk† 22:36, 28 May 2007 (CDT)

lamia are lower level, inhabiting the mire and the outskirts of the reef. lamie are the same mobs, but higher level, true sight, and hidden deep within the reef behind the door you need the two key items for. there's more information on the page about recovering the Astral Candescence. merrow/nix have a similar relationship. lamie/nix are simply the highest tier of this beastman family. --Eleri 12:56, 29 May 2007 (CDT)

Belly Dance is not a gaze attack.

Belly Dance was listed as a gaze attack. It is not. If you keep your back to the mob Belly Dance will still charm you.

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