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These enchanted explosives are named for exactly the inanimate objects they most resemble – bombs. Unlike their inanimate counterparts, these bombs float above the ground, and are able to inflict damage without employing their last-ditch self-destruct command. It is, however, that command that makes attacking these monsters so dangerous. In some instances a self-destructing bomb can defeat an adventurer in one shot – that the bomb itself is also defeated is small consolation.

Bombs typically drop bomb arms and ash, although some have been observed dropping keys. Also, bomb arms can be stolen from every bomb, including Notorious Monsters. The arms and ash can be used in a few recipes, but their supply usually outstrips demand.

As has been elsewhere reported, the exact relationship between Bombs, Snolls and Djinn is currently unclear, and they share a number of traits in common, but, for present purposes, are treated as separate families.

Family Information
Type: Arcana
Subfamilies: Clusters, Snolls, Djinn
Common Behavior: A, S, M
Weak against: Resist Vs. Fire
Strong against: Resist Vs. Ice/Resist Vs. Wind/Resist Vs. Earth/Resist Vs. Lightning/Resist Vs. Water/Resist Vs. Light/ Resist Vs. Dark +50% (each)
Common Job(s): Warrior
Uncommon Job(s): Black Mage
Charmable: Eks.gif
Pankration: Able to be captured
Aspir: Eks.gif
Drain: Susceptible to Drain

Special Attacks[edit]

Special Abilities Original and Zilart Areas Promathia Areas Aht Urhgan Areas Wings of the Goddess Areas Pankration
Self-Destruct: AoE Fire damage based on Bomb's remaining HP and suicide. Easily stunnable. CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif Unknown CheckCheck.gif
Berserk: Greatly reduces Defense, but improves Attack considerably. CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif Unknown CheckCheck.gif
Heat Wave: Severe Burn XEks.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif Unknown Unknown
Vulcanian Impact: Single-target magic attack. Ignores shadows. XEks.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif Unknown Unknown
Hellstorm: Ignores shadows and does AoE fire damage based on the monster's HP. XEks.gif XEks.gif CheckCheck.gif Unknown Unknown
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)
Big Bomb Forced Spawn by trading a Smoky Flask to the ??? at (I-8) 81-84 Halvung Horrent Mace
Fire Bomblet
Bomb King Shared Lottery Spawn with Doppelganger Dio and Doppelganger Gog from a Balloon around (J-6), (I-7), or (G-7) in the Lilac Tower 16-18 Outer Horutoto Ruins Bomb Ring
Bomb Queen Forced Spawn by trading 3 Bomb Queen Ash and 1 Bomb Queen Core to the ??? at (I-10) 80-81 Ifrit's Cauldron Avengers
Bomb Queen Ring
Bombast Timed Spawn Verification Needed in the room around (G-9/10 & H-9/10) on the third map. 42-44 Ordelle's Caves Ardent Earring
Friar Rush Lottery Spawn from the Bifrons around (D-5) - (E-5) 70 Den of Rancor Bomb Core
Hazmat Lottery Spawn from the Explosures around (I-8) on the second map. 57-58 Garlaige Citadel Promptitude Solea
Reacton Forced Spawn by trading a Bone Charcoal to the ??? at (H-6) Unknown Halvung Magic Strap
Reacton Arm

Quest NMs: Chandelier, Dark Spark, Forger, Rancor Torch

Mission NMs: Giddy Bomb, Magma

Battlefield NMs: Time Bomb (BCNM50), Wildfire (ANNM)

Einherjar NMs: Logi (Wing I)

Salvage NMs: Mad Bomber, Bifrons

Other NMs: Aerial Torpedo (Besieged), Bomb Bastard (Assists: Bomb Queen), Bomb Prince (Assists: Bomb Queen), Bomb Princess (Assists: Bomb Queen), Pandemonium Lamp (assists: Pandemonium Warden)

Monsters in Family[edit]

Name Level Zone # of Spawns
Balloon 8-10 East Sarutabaruta 6 *
8-10 West Sarutabaruta 5 *
8-10 Inner Horutoto Ruins 2
8-10 Outer Horutoto Ruins 6
Bomb 8-10 East Ronfaure 3 *
8-10 West Ronfaure 3 *
Shrapnel 8-10 North Gustaberg 6 *
8-10 South Gustaberg 7 *
Grenade 15-17 Konschtat Highlands *
15-17 La Theine Plateau *
15-17 Tahrongi Canyon 5 *
Glide Bomb 20-21 Carpenters' Landing 1 *
Will-o'-the-Wisp 22-25 Inner Horutoto Ruins 5
23-25 Ordelle's Caves 5
24-25 Jugner Forest 3 *
24-25 Meriphataud Mountains 4 *
25-26 Carpenters' Landing 2 *
25-27 Buburimu Peninsula 11 *
25-27 Valkurm Dunes 7 *
Fox Fire 24-25 Pashhow Marshlands 3 *
Spunkie 28-33 Gusgen Mines 5
32-33 Carpenters' Landing 1 *
Napalm 31-33 Ordelle's Caves 2
Ignis Djinn 68-72 Eldieme Necropolis (S) 19
69-72 Vunkerl Inlet (S) 30
77-79 Jugner Forest (S) 3
Ignis Fatuus 34-36 Batallia Downs 4 *
34-36 Rolanberry Fields 3 *
34-36 Sauromugue Champaign 3 *
35-37 Bibiki Bay 2 *
35-37 Bibiki Bay - Purgonorgo Isle 3 *
Feu Follet 35-38 Gusgen Mines 6
Will-o'-the-Wykes 40-43 Attohwa Chasm 6 *
Ancient Bomb 40-45 Oldton Movalpolos 8
Puroboros 42-44 Eldieme Necropolis 3
43-45 Garlaige Citadel 2
45 Crawlers' Nest 2
47-49 Sanctuary of Zi'Tah 4 *
51-54 Yhoator Jungle 2 *
72-73 Crawlers' Nest (S) 6
Lava Bomb 47-49 Yuhtunga Jungle 3 *
Azer 51-58 Eldieme Necropolis 4
Explosure 52-53 Garlaige Citadel 13
~65 Garlaige Citadel (S) 6
Hellmine 59-62 Garlaige Citadel 7
Volcanic Gas 62-68 Ifrit's Cauldron 61
Enna-enna 65-69 Cape Teriggan 4 *
Cannonball 67-68 Ro'Maeve 4 *
Bifrons 68-70 Den of Rancor 6
74-76 Attohwa Chasm 2 *
Volcanic Bomb 71-78 Ifrit's Cauldron 44
76-78 Lebros Cavern - Excavation Duty 8
Friar's Lantern 72-74 Halvung 57
Unknown Nyzul Isle (Layout 3) 4
Teine Sith 75-77 Bibiki Bay 2 *
Bonfire Unknown Abyssea - Altepa Unknown

'*' - indicates that it will only spawn in fog.

This article uses material from the "Category:Bombs" article on FFXIclopedia and is licensed under the CC-BY-SA License.