Job: Black Mage / Monk
Family: Caturae
Weak to: Wind, Fire

Notorious Monster
Title Obtained: Yaanei Crasher

Zone Level Drops Steal Spawns Notes
Abyssea - Attohwa
Qmark 1 Qmark
65,000~90,000 HP
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

Spawn Conditions Companions/Summons
  • Spawns on top of Tor Mountain exactly at 15:00.
    • Observed to spawn at 15:00 multiple times.
  • Start of ramp for mountiain is south of Veridical Conflux # 5
  • None
Special Abilities Passive Traits
  • Moves at 12% enhanced speed.
Physical Qualities Magical Qualities
  • Possesses high defense.


Further Notes
  • Possesses an unusually wide aggro range.
  • Extremely resistant to Head Butt.
  • Susceptible to Paralyze, but Highly resistant.
  • Mages are advised to stay beyond 20 yalms to avoid damage from AoEs.
  • Can be easily pulled down the mountain to Veridical Conflux #3.
  • Besieger's Bane can be countered with Terror Screen and by keeping the tank's HP high before it's used. If all party members use a Terror Screen at 25% it is possible to defeat Yaanei before the effect wears off.
  • Paladins should save Fealty for the last 25%.

(see testimonials)

|Additional information
  • Have seen this NM spawn at 10:00 NM spawn times may have been revised*

Historical Background

Yaanei or Gaja is the "elephant" piece from the ancient Indian game caturaṅga (Sanskrit चतुरङ्ग). Its movement varies between sources, but can move two squares in any diagonal direction (similar to the Alfil of Shatranj), one square forward or diagonally (similar to the Silver General of Shogi), or orthogonally (similar to the Rook of modern Chess). In general, its closest analogue to modern Chess would be the Bishop.


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