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For years the sandworm has held a place in Galkan folklore; the enormous worms were said to lurk in the deserts of the underworld, scavenging upon the interred bodies of the dead. Thought for a long time to be nothing more than a fictitious beast, proof of their existence came as a shock during the Great War when they were observed on numerous occasions, burrowing up onto the field of battle to swallow unsuspecting soldiers.

The sandworm has been spotted in a number of zones, but thus far has not yielded any notable drops on its own. It can, however, teleport whole parties into burning circle fights, which can drop amazing pieces of armor.

Family Information
Type: Amorph
Common Behavior: A, H
Weak to: Resist Vs. Wind
Charmable: Eks.gif
Pankration: Eks.gif
Aspir: Eks.gif
Drain: Susceptible to Drain

[edit] Special Attacks

Special Abilities Wings of the Goddess Areas Abyssea
Extreme Purgation - AoE status-effect draining move. This move can drain both negative and positive status effects. CheckCheck CheckCheck
Desiccation - Strips off some (or all) of the target's equipment + knockback effect. Will also set all Job Ability timers to maximum recast time. CheckCheck CheckCheck
Aeolian Void - Cone Silence + Blind + 300~ damage. CheckCheck CheckCheck
Dustvoid - Knockback, damage and all equipment removed. CheckCheck CheckCheck
Slaverous Gale - Cone AoE damage. CheckCheck CheckCheck
Doomvoid - Draws in and teleports players in AoE to a battlefield to fight the shadowreign version of either Serket, King Arthro, or Guivre, depending on the region in which the Sandworm was found. Occasionally, Lambton Worm will randomly appear in place of one of the three NMs mentioned above, regardless of the region in which the Sandworm was found. CheckCheck XX
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)
Lambton Worm Possible encounter after getting sucked in by Sandworm's Doomvoid Information Needed Everbloom Hollow
Ghoyu's Reverie
Ruhotz Silvermines
Ancient Torque
Damascene Cloth
Guivre's Skull
Morgana's Cotehardie
Oily Trousers
Venomous Claw
Minhocao Roams around I-5 and H-6 amongst the Vermes Carnium. Information Needed Abyssea - Tahrongi Sylvan Scarf
Vermeil Bhuj
Glavoid Spawned with Fat-lined Cockatrice SkinTemporary Key Item , Sodden Sandworm HuskTemporary Key Item, Luxuriant Manticore ManeTemporary Key Item, and Sticky Gnat WingTemporary Key Item at the ??? located at (I-5). Information Needed Abyssea - Tahrongi Brisk Mask
Tokon Hachimaki
Sandworm Random spawn in one of the zones. Will despawn after 1 hour, and reappear in a random zone after a random time. ~88 Batallia Downs (S)
East Ronfaure (S)
Meriphataud Mountains (S)
North Gustaberg (S)
Rolanberry Fields (S)
Sauromugue Champaign (S)
West Sarutabaruta (S)
Ulhuadshi Spawned by trading a Mucid Worm SegmentTemporary Key Item and Shrivelled Hecteyes StalkTemporary Key Item to the ??? at (J/K-7) Information Needed Abyssea - Attohwa Ame-no-ohabari
Eradico Mitts

Quest NMs: None

Mission NMs: None

Battlefield NMs: None

Other NMs: None

[edit] Monsters in Family

Name Level Zone
Vermes Carnium  ??-?? Abyssea - Tahrongi

[edit] Historical Background

Sandworms originate from modern fantasy literature, first appearing in Dune by Frank Herbert (1965) on the desert world of Arrakis. They were depicted as gigantic, eyeless worms with a mouth filled with sharp teeth. They were weak against water, which was poison to them. They produce the spice which is viciously fought over in the Dune franchise.

Since then, Sandworms have appeared in some movies during the 1980s, like Beetlejuice (1988) as giant black & white striped worms which roam a desert dimension which ghosts can visit and Tremors (1990) as smaller, but still large, sand-colored worms called Graboids that have teeth and prey on anything living that moves in the Nevada desert.

The release of the film Dune in 1984 would appear to be the inspiration for the appearances made by Sandworms in films and in Final Fantasy (1987) in the late ‘80s.

Pages in category "Sandworms"

The following 6 pages are in this category, out of 6 total.

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