Category:Cardians

Cardians
Cardian.jpg
The specialty of the Federation of Windurst, these automaton guards were created by Zonpa-Zippa and are handled by the Manustery. Since their creation, Cardians have become a permanent fixture of Windurstian life, used to patrol, guard, and scout. Cardian guards are valued resources of the Windurstian Military, however rumors persist of Cardians going rogue and attacking their masters.

The rogue Cardians, found only in the Horutoto Ruins, are broken up into four sub-groups based on their suit that will determine their job type: Coins are Red Mage type mobs, Swords are Paladins, Batons are Black Mages, and Cups are White Mage mobs.

Family Information
Type: Arcana
Common Behavior: A, H, M
Common Job(s): Red Mage
Paladin
Black Mage
White Mage
Traits: Magic Defense Boost (+25%)
Charmable: Eks.gif
Pankration: Eks.gif
Aspir: Susceptible to Aspir
Drain: Susceptible to Drain

Special Attacks[edit]

Special Abilities Original and Zilart Areas Wings of the Goddess Areas
Deal Out - Cone Attack damage. CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif
Bludgeon - Deals a threefold attack. CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif
Shuffle - Removes one Beneficial effect from enemies in a cone shaped area originating from the user. CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif
Double Down - Deals physical damage to a single target. Ignores shadows. CheckCheck.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)
No standard notorious monsters

Quest NMs: None

Mission NMs: Jack of Batons, Jack of Coins, Jack of Cups, Jack of Swords, Queen of Coins, Queen of Swords, Ace of Batons, Ace of Coins, Ace of Cups, Ace of Swords, Custom Cardian

Battlefield NMs: Queen of Cups (BCNM), Queen of Batons (BCNM), King of Cups (BCNM), King of Batons (BCNM), King of Swords (BCNM), King of Coins (BCNM)

Other NMs: None

Monsters in Family[edit]

Name Level Zone
Two of Batons 1-5 Outer Horutoto Ruins
Two of Coins 1-5 Outer Horutoto Ruins
Two of Cups 1-5 Outer Horutoto Ruins
Two of Swords 1-5 Outer Horutoto Ruins
Three of Batons 5-9 Outer Horutoto Ruins
Three of Coins 5-9 Outer Horutoto Ruins
Three of Cups 5-9 Outer Horutoto Ruins
Three of Swords 5-9 Outer Horutoto Ruins
Four of Batons 10-14 Outer Horutoto Ruins
Four of Coins 10-14 Outer Horutoto Ruins
Four of Cups 10-14 Outer Horutoto Ruins
Four of Swords 10-14 Outer Horutoto Ruins
Five of Batons 15-19 Outer Horutoto Ruins
Five of Coins 15-19 Outer Horutoto Ruins
Five of Cups 15-19 Outer Horutoto Ruins
Five of Swords 15-19 Outer Horutoto Ruins
Six of Batons 20-24 Outer Horutoto Ruins
Six of Coins 20-24 Outer Horutoto Ruins
Six of Cups 20-24 Outer Horutoto Ruins
Six of Swords 20-24 Outer Horutoto Ruins
Seven of Batons 25-29 Outer Horutoto Ruins
Seven of Coins 25-29 Outer Horutoto Ruins
Seven of Cups 25-29 Outer Horutoto Ruins
Seven of Swords 25-29 Outer Horutoto Ruins
Eight of Batons 30-34 Outer Horutoto Ruins
Eight of Coins 30-34 Outer Horutoto Ruins
Eight of Cups 30-34 Outer Horutoto Ruins
Eight of Swords 30-34 Outer Horutoto Ruins
Nine of Batons 35-39 Outer Horutoto Ruins
Nine of Coins 35-39 Outer Horutoto Ruins
Nine of Cups 35-39 Outer Horutoto Ruins
Nine of Swords 35-39 Outer Horutoto Ruins
Ten of Batons 40-44 Outer Horutoto Ruins
Ten of Coins 40-44 Outer Horutoto Ruins
Ten of Cups 40-44 Outer Horutoto Ruins
Ten of Swords 40-44 Outer Horutoto Ruins

Historical Background[edit]

Cardian is a portmanteau of card and guardian. In Sailor Moon, these were the monsters that came from the tarot cards used in the first Arc of R by the aliens.

The four suits of the Cardians (Swords, Cups, Coins, Batons) correspond to the traditional four suits of Spanish card deck and the minor arcana in a Tarot card deck.

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