Adamantoises are large, tortoise-like monsters who are so named for the fact that their shells resemble the hardness and toughness of the adaman metal. These creatures have survived for incredibly long periods of time, thanks to the defensive nature of their shells and their ability to withdraw into it to not only protect themselves, but to heal themselves as well. These large creatures also have several abilities that allow them to weaken their adversaries, further increasing their own survivability.

With only a few adamantoises alive in the wild, they can be hunted mercilessly by adventurers. They are prized for their shell and egg. The shell can be forged by master bonecrafters into an Acheron Shield, which can be wielded by only the most experienced of adventurers. The egg is sought after by Monks far and wide in order to obtain the elusive Black Belt.

Family Information
Type: Lizards
Subfamilies: Legendary Adamantoise, Ferromantoise
Common Behavior: A, H
Weak against: Resist Vs. Ice
Strong against: Resist Vs. Earth Resist Vs. Water
Common Job(s): Paladin (noncasting)
Uncommon Job(s): Black Mage
Charmable: Eks.gif
Pankration: Eks.gif
Aspir: Eks.gif
Drain: Susceptible to Drain

Special Attacks[edit]

Special Abilities Original and Zilart Areas Promathia Areas Aht Urhgan Areas Abyssea
Head Butt - Single target, Accuracy Down effect. CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif
Turtle Stomp - Single target Defense Down effect. CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif
Harden Shell - Defense Boost effect. CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif
Tortoise Song - Dispels all song and roll effects within 20' AoE. CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif
Aqua Breath - Water-based Breath Attack. CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif
Earth Breath - Earth-based Breath Attack. CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif
Testudo Tremor - AoE high Earth-based damage, with additional effect: Stun & Weight. Ferromantoise family only. CheckCheck.gif XEks.gif XEks.gif CheckCheck.gif
Note: Notorious Monsters in this family may use all of the above and/or additional unique special abilities.

Notorious Monsters in Family[edit]

Name Spawn Information Level Zone Notable Drop(s)
Adamantoise Forced Spawn by a trading a Clump of Blue Pondweed to the ??? at H-8/H-9. 72-74 Valley of Sorrows Adaman Ore
Heavy Cuirass
Aspidochelone Forced Spawn by a trading a Clump of Red Pondweed to the ??? at H-8/H-9. 85-88 Valley of Sorrows Adaman Ingot
Adaman Ore
Adamantoise Egg
Aquarian Abjuration: Body
Dryadic Abjuration: Feet
Heavy Cuirass
Martial Abjuration: Feet
Wyrmal Abjuration: Body
Chukwa Timed Spawn every 10-20 minutes. 75 Abyssea - Tahrongi Siege Bow
Chukwa's Egg
Creed Collar
Temporary Key Item Mossy Adamantoise Shell
Temporary Key Item Atma of the Adamantine
Genbu Forced Spawn by trading a Gem of the North and a Winterstone to the ??? at (J-4/5). 88-90 Ru'Aun Gardens Adaman Ingot
Aquarian Abjuration: Hands
Aquarian Abjuration: Head
Arctic Wind
Genbu's Kabuto
Genbu's Shield
Martial Abjuration: Hands
Seal of Genbu
Venomous Claw
Wyrmal Abjuration: Feet
Lacovie Forced Spawn by checking the ??? at (F-5) while in possession of Overgrown Mandragora Flower and Chipped Sandworm Tooth key items. Unknown Abyssea - Tahrongi Goading Belt
Hero's Galea
Saika Hachimaki
Jewel of Balance
Stone of Balance

Quest NMs: None

Mission NMs: Adamantoise, (Nyzul Isle Investigation)

Battlefield NMs: Tartaruga Gigante (BCNM - The Hills Are Alive)

Other NMs: Millenary Mossback (Limbus - NW Apollyon), Citadel Chelonian (Salvage - Silver Sea Remnants), Skahnowa (Fields of Valor), Akupara (Voidwatch), Xuan Wa (Voidwatch), Lofty Adamantoise (Legion), Lofty Ferromantoise (Legion)

Monsters in Family[edit]

Name Level Zone
Thalassinon Unknown Abyssea - Tahrongi
Pygmytoise 100-105 Gustav Tunnel
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