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The countless dead left in the great war's wake served as a nearly limitless breeding grounds for opportunistic pests such as the gnat. Without discrimination, these flesh-eating pests would bury their eggs within corpses, which would come to serve as a food source for the newly-hatched larva. It is believed that feasting on the flesh of dead mages--on the Mindartian continent in particular--somehow triggered an evolutionary abnormality resulting in a formidable array of gnashing teeth. Once the unfailing acuity of the gnat's sense of smell became common knowledge, the distinctive buzzing of the gnat's approaching wings was considered a sure harbinger of death among soldiers.

Family Information
Type: Vermin
Common Behavior: A, S
Common Job(s): Thief
Charmable: Eks.gif
Pankration: Eks.gif
Aspir: Susceptible to Aspir
Drain: Susceptible to Drain

[edit] Special Attacks

Special Abilities Wings of the Goddess Areas Abyssea
Bombilation: - AoE TP-Reduction. CheckCheck Information Needed
Cimicine Discharge: - AoE Slow and potent Haste. CheckCheck Information Needed
Insipid Nip: - Single target damage and absorbs a random attribute. CheckCheck Information Needed
Pandemic Nip: - Single target damage and transfers up to five current enfeebles to target player. (including Dancer's Daze effects) CheckCheck Information Needed
Emetic Discharge: - Wipes shadows and transfers all debuffs to target. (only used by certain Notorious Monsters) CheckCheck Information Needed
Note: Notorious Monsters in this family may use all of the above and/or additional unique special abilities.

[edit] Notorious Monsters in Family

Name Spawn Information Level Zone Notable Drop(s)
Bloodlapper Forced Spawn by trading Gnat Pellets to the ??? at (L-11). 80 Meriphataud Mountains (S) Vicious Mufflers
Fleshgnasher Information Needed Information Needed Castle Oztroja (S) Bamboo Flower Basket
Caloyer Cape
Hemodrosophila Information Needed Information Needed Meriphataud Mountains (S) Atesh Pole

Quest NMs: None

Mission NMs: None

Battlefield NMs: Brummbar (ANNM), Brummer (ANNM)

Other NMs: Shadoweye Gnat (Campaign)

[edit] Monsters in Family

Name Level Zone
Gnat 75-78 Sauromugue Champaign (S)
78-82 Castle Oztroja (S)
78-82 Meriphataud Mountains (S)
Nematocera Information Needed Abyssea - Tahrongi
Chasm Gnat Information Needed Abyssea - Attohwa

[edit] Historical Background

Gnat is a word used to refer to any very small insects belonging to order Diptera (true flies, possessing 2 wings, as opposed to other flies [ mayflies, damselflies, dragonflies ]) though is the common name for certain families in suborder Nematocera, specifically Anisopodidae, Mycetophilidae, and Sciaridae. For reference, the other families in Nematocera include mosquitoes, midges, black flies, and crane flies.

Pages in category "Gnats"

The following 12 pages are in this category, out of 12 total.

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