Monipulator Overview

Type: Vermin
Family: Scorpions
Weak against: Lizards
Killer Trait: Plantoid Killer
Size: Medium
Movement Speed: 100%

These large, armored insects inhabit several varied environments; from the deserts of Altepa, to the damp network of tunnels in Crawler's Nest and the Labyrinth of Onzozo. They have a large repertoire of deadly moves including several breath attacks, throwing a wild tantrum, poison inducing stings, the ability to increase their own attack rating, and--most famously--a high-damage attack with their tail. In the present day Vana'diel, all scorpions are a dark brown color, regardless of size or region. Before the Crystal War there was a subspecies known as Scolopendrids, possessing a golden, lustrous shell. Carnivores by nature, they feed on anything smaller than themselves, which often includes adventurers.

They're often hunted for their claws and shells, the former used to make arrows or ground into a poisonous powder, the latter to make armor. Many of the more notorious and vicious scorpions are known to drop claws containing a potent venom. These claws are highly sought after in the creation of a body armor that increases the wearers evasion and accuracy.

How to Unlock: Level 60 Beetle Species

Species Forms:
Scorpion (MON) (Available levels 1-99)
Scolopendrid (MON) (Available 30-99)
Unusual Scolopendrid (MON) (Available level 60-99) (Purchased from Teyrnon for 10000 Infamy)

Table of Contents:
Monster SkillsTraits

Monster Skills

Level  Name TP(%)  Description
1 Sharp Strike 80 Enhances Attacks.
1 Mandible Bite 100 Deals 150% physical damage. Additional effect: Knockback.
10 Poison Sting 80 Deals physical damage. Additional effect: Poison.
20 Cold Breath 120 Deals ice damage to enemies within a fan-shaped area originating from caster. Additional effect: Bind.
30 Earth Pounder 120 Deals earth damage to enemies around the caster. Additional effect: DEX Down.
40 Wild Rage 130 Deals 150% physical damage to enemies around the caster.
50 Death Scissors 200 Deals physical damage.
50 Numbing Breath 150 Deals ice damage to enemies within a fan-shaped area originating from caster. Additional effect: Paralyze.
60 Venom Breath 80 Poisons enemies within a fan-shaped area originating from caster.
60 Critical Bite 130 Deals 300% physical damage. Additional effects: Knockback, Bind.

Monster Traits

Level  Name
10  Defense Bonus
15  Resist Virus
25  Double Attack
30  Attack Bonus
35  Resist Virus II
45  Fencer (No effectExclamation)
55  Resist Virus III
58  Fencer II (No effectExclamation)
70  Resist Virus IV
71  Fencer III (No effectExclamation)
Level  Name
75 (Merit)  Savagery
75 (Merit)  Aggressive Aim (No effect)
78  Critical Attack Bonus
80  Shield Defense Bonus (No effect)
81  Resist Virus V
84  Fencer IV (No effectExclamation)
86  Defense Bonus II
86  Critical Attack Bonus II
91  Attack Bonus II
97  Fencer V (No effectExclamation)

Instincts Learned

Instinct NameEffectFaculty Point Cost Level
Scorpion Instinct I Accuracy+5 Attack+25 Earth Elemental Magic Atk. Bonus+10430
Scorpion Instinct II STR+10 Double Attack+1% Critical hit damage+5%660
Scorpion Instinct III STR+20 Accuracy+10 Resist Poison+80 890

See Also