These animated treasure chests strike fear into the hearts of many adventurers, thieves especially. When resting they look identical to their un-enchanted counterparts – which can be opened to reveal valuable rewards – thus leading adventurers to come too close or attempt to open them, only to realize they are instead on the hunt for prey. When engaged in battle these chests bare their teeth and will attempt to take down whole parties. When defeated they will provide a key that can be used to open a real treasure chest in the area.

Family Information
Type: Arcana
Common Behavior: A, H, M
Weak against: Dark Dark
Strong against: Blunt Weapons: Hand-to-Hand, Club, Staff, Harlequin Frame, Stormwaker FramePiercing Weapons: Dagger, Polearm, Archery, Marksmanship, Shuriken, Sharpshot FrameSlashing Weapons: Axe, Great Axe, Great Sword, Sword, Scythe, Katana, Great Katana, Valoredge Frame (each -50%) Light Light
Uncommon Job(s): Black Mage, Red Mage
Traits: Draw-In
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 Pankration Abyssea
Draw In: Prevents character from running away. Not based on TP. CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif XEks.gif CheckCheck.gif
Death Trap: 30' AoE Stun and/or Poison (10HP/tick; ignores shadows), and hate reset. CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif
Pandora's Curse: Single Target Damage + Bio. XEks.gif XEks.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)
Mimic Spawns due to a failed coffer lock pick. Varies Various zones Drops the corresponding coffer key
Sturdy Pyxis Appears in various locations in Abyssea areas Unknown Abyssea - Konschtat
Abyssea - La Theine
Abyssea - Tahrongi

Abyssea - Grauberg


Quest NMs: None

Mission NMs: None

Battlefield NMs: Large Box (BCNM), Medium Box (BCNM), Small Box (BCNM)

Other NMs: Armoury Crate (Limbus - SW Apollyon)

Monsters in Family[edit]

Name Level Zone
Treasure Chest 55-60 Pso'Xja
Archaic Chest 80 Pso'Xja
Cursed Chest Information Needed Ilrusi Atoll - Golden Salvage
Sturdy Pyxis Information Needed All Abyssea zones
Sombre Mimic Information Needed Ruhotz Silvermines
Lacquered Mimic Information Needed Ruhotz Silvermines
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