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A somewhat distant relative of the little worms found on fishing hooks, these larger subterranean creatures can be found all over Vana'diel. The entire body of a worm is never revealed; they only emerge from the ground for a short time - presumably to resupply on air before continuing to burrow beneath the feet of beastmen and adventurers alike. While some worms survive by digesting earth, minerals and ore, many are scavengers and will consume the corpses of anything nearby.

Worms appear in two distinct colors: a soft, golden tan to a darkish black-gray, and some worms of the tan variety have developed a reddish 'head'. Surprisingly they are capable of powerful earth-based magic. Combat is safer once they are silenced, but beware of their ability to silence you in return. As they have no eyesight, aggressive worms are easily avoidable with the use of sneak-inducing items and abilities. Worms also have the ability to root victims to the ground; horror stories of worms arresting unwary passerby's before bombarding them with strong magic are not that uncommon.

Burrowing underground most of their lives means they may eventually consume ores of value. Defeating a worm can yield anywhere from measly copper to a chunk of much-desired darksteel - these little miners are unfortunately the target of many blacksmiths and goldsmiths alike.

If outside of their melee range, worms will cast earth-based spells (e.g. Stoneskin, Rasp, Stonega), and even Bind. Some worms that link have strange behavior compared to other mobs: if a passive worm links to a worm you have attacked, the linked worm will lose all hate once you kill your initial target.

Family Information
Type: Amorphs
Subfamilies: Morion, Entozoon
Common Behavior: L, H
Uncommon Behavior: A
Weak against: Resist Vs. Wind Resist Vs. Light
Strong against: Resist Vs. Earth
Common Job(s): Black Mage
Uncommon Job(s): Red Mage
Charmable: Able to be charmed
Pankration: Able to be captured
Aspir: Susceptible to Aspir
Drain: Susceptible to Drain
Notes: Immobile while surfaced. Only uses magic if target is out of range; reduced waiting time between spells.

Special Attacks[edit]

Special Abilities Original and Zilart Areas Promathia Areas Aht Urhgan Areas Wings of the Goddess Areas Abyssea Pankration
Full-Force Blow: Single target Knockback. CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif
Tremors: AOE earth damage and DEX Down. CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif Unknown
Gastric Bomb: Single target damage and -50% Attack Down. Long range. Ignores shadows. CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif Unknown
Sound Vacuum: Single target Silence. CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif Unknown
Sandspin: AOE earth damage and Accuracy Down. CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif Unknown
MP Absorption: Single target MP Drain. (Ignores shadows.) CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif Unknown
Spirit Vacuum: Extreme single target TP Drain. (Ignores shadows.) Used only by Anemic Aloysius. XEks.gif XEks.gif XEks.gif XEks.gif CheckCheck.gif 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)
Bedrock Barry Timed Spawn around (G-8), (F-8), (F-9) and (G-9) up cliff, approximately every 1 hour. 11-12 North Gustaberg Flawed Garnet
Bigmouth Billy Lottery Spawn from the Carrion Worms at (I-7) - (I-9) 9-10 East Ronfaure Colored Rocks
Steal for Gold Ore
Megamaw Mikey Timed Spawn around (L-8) every 10-15 minutes Unknown Abyssea - La Theine Plaga Scythe
Aoidos' Belt
Mikey's Silver Nugget
Morion Worm Forced Spawn by trading an Iron Ore to one of the ??? located at six different random spots in the tunnel 30-32 Korroloka Tunnel Morion Tathlum
Mountain Worm Timed Spawn around (F-8) to (F-9) approximately every 21 hours. Gray in color compared to the other worms of the same name. 73 Uleguerand Range Heavy Gauntlets
Olgoi-Khorkhoi Timed Spawn at (J-4) every 1.5 - 2 hours 53-54 North Gustaberg (S) Poppet Katars
Phantom Worm Forced Spawn by trading a Darksteel Ore to a ??? around (I-6) - (I-7) 70-72 Kuftal Tunnel Phantom Tathlum
Trembler Tabitha Spawns at (F-8) near fossils - Maze of Shakhrami Grimy Bronze Sheet
Anemic Aloysius Forced Spawn by trading Whiteworm Clay to the ??? at (K-7). Unknown Abyssea - Uleguerand Haven Hose
Amicus Grip
Pallid Percy Forced Spawn by trading Blanched Silver to the ??? at (J-7)/(J-8). Unknown Abyssea - Attohwa Incantor Stone

Quest NMs: None

Mission NMs: Mineral Eater (Orichalcum Survey)

Battlefield NMs: Flayer Franz (BCNM), Flesh Eater (BCNM), Ziryu (BCNM)

Other NMs: Einherjar Eater (Einherjar), Wayward Worm (Special Event)

Monsters in Family[edit]

Name Level Zone
Tunnel Worm -1 East Ronfaure
-1 West Ronfaure
-1 North Gustaberg
-1 South Gustaberg
10-12 North Gustaberg (S)
Carrion Worm 1-5 East Ronfaure
1-5 West Ronfaure
2-5 King Ranperre's Tomb
10-12 East Ronfaure (S)
Stone Eater 1-5 South Gustaberg
2-5 North Gustaberg
3-5 Dangruf Wadi
5-7 King Ranperre's Tomb
18-21 North Gustaberg (S)
Dirt Eater 3-5 Giddeus
Giant Grub 9-12 Removed from game
Rock Eater 7-11 Konschtat Highlands
7-11 La Theine Plateau
14-16 King Ranperre's Tomb
32-34 North Gustaberg (S)
33-35 Grauberg (S)
Earth Eater 10-12 Giddeus
Maze Maker 18-21 Maze of Shakhrami
Land Worm 20-25 Korroloka Tunnel
25-27 Qufim Island
Ore Eater 23-26 Gusgen Mines
Abyss Worm 27-30 Maze of Shakhrami
Amphisbaena 28-30 Gusgen Mines
Flesh Eater 34-37 Attohwa Chasm
37-42 Eastern Altepa Desert
Desert Worm 43-47 Western Altepa Desert
Sand Eater 51-59 Quicksand Caves
Glacier Eater 58-62 Uleguerand Range
Cave Worm 60-63 Kuftal Tunnel
61-64 Den of Rancor
Sand Digger 62-65 Quicksand Caves
Kuftal Digger 66-69 Kuftal Tunnel
Mountain Worm 66-70 Uleguerand Range
Mold Eater 69-71 Aydeewa Subterrane
Burrower Worm 75-79 Zeruhn Mines
Leujaoam Worm 77-78 Leujaoam Sanctum - Leujaoam Cleansing
Rockmill 85-88 Gusgen Mines
Slime Eater 87+ Aydeewa Subterrane
Rock Grinder 89-90 Abyssea - La Theine
Ectozoon Unknown Abyssea - Uleguerand
Entozoon Unknown Abyssea - Attohwa
Nightmare Worm Information Needed Dynamis - Tavnazia
Boulder Eater 100-105 Gustav Tunnel
Metalcruncher Worm ??-?? Woh Gates
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