Family: Spider
Crystal: Earth
Weak to: Ice

Notorious Monster

Falcatus Aranei

Zone Level Drops Steal Spawns Notes
Korroloka Tunnel 32
  • ~143 gil
1 L, H
Nyzul Isle
Floors 1 - 19
Unknown 1 L, H
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

Falcatus Aranei spawns from the Huge Spiders around (J-7).

Notes (Korroloka Tunnel)

  • Average spawn time is 2-4 hours. Always spawns on, or very close, to the bridge.

Notes (Nyzul Isle)

  • The Armoury Crate it leaves behind contains a ??? Polearm, which may rarely appraise into a Webcutter.
Hunt Registry Elusiveness Ferocity Required Scylds Rewarded Scylds Evolith Evolith
Bastok Mines (I-9)
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Historical Background

While this may look like a scientific name for a spider, there is no species with this name. In fact, many spiders have falcatus as their species name, not their genus name (Scientific names are written: Genus species). Aranei is a name used for the category of spiders in early taxonomic history (1700s CE) and still seems to be used in Russia and Far East Russia as a categorical name for spiders. Aranei is found in association with the Family Araneidae, the category known as the orb weavers. Falcata is also the name for a Spanish sword. Falcatus Aranei is Latin for "sickled-shaped spiders" (falcatus "sickle-shaped or curved" + aranei "spiders"), but can be interpreted to mean a spider with a sickle-shaped appendage.

It should be noted that there was a species whose common name was Falcatus, but it was an ancient shark. The males of this species had a large sword-like appendage on their head (a modified fin spine). This was not like any shark known in modern times; it grew to a size of only 6 inches. It lived in the warm, continental seas of the Carboniferous Period (359- 299 million years ago), a period in history when sharks exploded in a vast array of diversity. The Falcatus was wiped out in the Permian Mass Extinction (251 mya), the worst extinction event in Earth's history, which wiped out 90-99% of marine species & 70-80% of all terrestrial species.