These gigantic, earth-shaking beasts are found mostly on the frigid Uleguerand Range. Although the area is carpeted by snow and ice, the buffalo seem to thrive there. Relying on body fat more than long fur, the buffalo live comfortably in temperatures that can dip below freezing. Rivaling the famous Rams and Marids in size, very few creatures actually prey on buffalo. They are naturally aggressive, and can spot enemies even in the snow and use their sheer body mass as a weapon. Even the air they expel from their nostrils has enough force to knock adventurers off their feet. Many adventurers have been struck ill by plagues that presumably originate from the buffalo. Due to their size, it is possible to avoid confrontation with them by simply going around the animal and sticking to its blind spot.

Those who have been able to bring down one of these beasts are often rewarded by hide, horn, and meat. Buffalo hides can be tanned and applied to a large array of armor, most notably an ethnic based armor set for Beastmaster. The horns are a bit difficult to work with and have very limited applications. As for the meat, many chefs agree on the quality and the wonderful fat content (the same fat that keeps them warm) which leads to prime cuts of steak. After tasting a well prepared buffalo steak, adventurers rarely go back to lesser meats - if they can afford the price of these hard-to-earn slabs of meat.

Family Information
Type: Beasts
Common Behavior: A, S
Weak against: Resist Vs. Water
Charmable: Eks.gif
Pankration: Able to be captured
Aspir: Susceptible to Aspir
Drain: Susceptible to Drain

Special Attacks[edit]

Special Abilities Original and Zilart Areas Promathia Areas Aht Urhgan Areas Pankration Abyssea Areas
Lowing: AoE Plague effect. XEks.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif Unknown CheckCheck.gif
Big Horn: Single target melee attack. XEks.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif
Rampant Gnaw: Single target melee attack + Paralyze. XEks.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif
Rabid Dance: Evasion Boost effect. XEks.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif
Snort: Cone Attack Wind damage and Knockback. XEks.gif CheckCheck.gif Unknown CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif
Mighty Snort: Cone Attack Wind damage and hate reset. Only used by certain notorious monsters. XEks.gif CheckCheck.gif Unknown XEks.gif Unknown
Cattlepult: Single target teleport. Only used by certain Special Event Notorious Monsters. CheckCheck.gif XEks.gif XEks.gif XEks.gif XEks.gif
Bull Rush: Single target Knockback CheckCheck.gif XEks.gif XEks.gif XEks.gif XEks.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)
Audumbla Forced Spawn by trading High-Quality Buffalo Horn to the ??? around (J-10) Unknown Abyssea - Uleguerand
Bonnacon Lottery Spawn from the Buffalo around (D-8) 69 Uleguerand Range
Geush Urvan Forced Spawn by trading a Haunted Muleta to the ??? at (L-8) Unknown Uleguerand Range

Quest NMs: None

Mission NMs: None

Battlefield NMs: Apis (ENM - Holy Cow)

Einherjar NMs: Audhumbla (Wing III), Himinrjot (Wing I)

Limbus NMs: Mountain Buffalo (NW Apollyon)

Special Event NMs: Bull (Herd1) (Blazing Buffaloes), Bull (Herd2) (Blazing Buffaloes), Bull (Herd3) (Blazing Buffaloes), Calf (Herd1) (Blazing Buffaloes), Calf (Herd2) (Blazing Buffaloes), Calf (Herd3) (Blazing Buffaloes), Cow (Herd1) (Blazing Buffaloes), Cow (Herd2) (Blazing Buffaloes), Cow (Herd3) (Blazing Buffaloes), Miura (Blitz Buffalo), Toro (Blitz Buffalo)

Other NMs: Chichevache (Moblin Maze Mongers)

Monsters in Family[edit]

Name Level Zone
Buffalo Found at (D-8) 62-65 Uleguerand Range
Giant Buffalo 68-71 Uleguerand Range
King Buffalo 79-82 Uleguerand Range
Bluffalo Information Needed Abyssea - Uleguerand

Historical Background[edit]

Buffalo (Genus Bubalus) is a group of bovine ungulates renowned for their use as domesticated beasts of burden. They are native to Southeast Asia and the Indian Subcontinent. The African Buffalo (Genus Syncerus) is also a buffalo. It is known for its formidable strength. As adults, barring sickness, they can easily defend themselves against lions. The Buffaloes native to America, though called Buffaloes are not true Buffaloes. Their proper name is Bison. True Buffaloes reside in Asia and Africa.

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