A, T(H) Very strong attack, and very weak defense, also has a lot of accuracy. Uses all standard worm moves, Bind, Stoneskin, Rasp, Stone IV, and Stonega III. Can cast from a long distance of up to 50'.
S, Sc Aggressive after a player finds ore, initially spawns with green name, changes to yellow when ore is found. Quick attacks, very strong, very high evasion.
A = Aggressive; NA = Non-Aggresive; L = Links; S = Detects by Sight; H = Detects by Sound; HP = Detects Low HP; M = Detects Magic; Sc = Follows by Scent; T(S) = True-sight; T(H) = True-hearing JA = Detects job abilities; WS = Detects weaponskills; Z(D) = Asleep in Daytime; Z(N) = Asleep at Nighttime
Find and touch a mining point. One of the following will happen:
You receive a temporary Orichalcum Ore, in which case the mission is complete.
The pickaxe breaks, in which case return to the NPC for a new one.
A worm spawns. The worm will detect through sneak. Kill the worm and continue mining. Worms only have 1300-1500 HP, however they can cast up to 50 feet away and have a longer sound aggro range than the normal worm (up to 35'), making running away difficult. The worm will not use Draw In, however.
"You are unable to mine anything."
You mine a pebble or Zinc Ore. These two items will go into treasure pool.
Keep mining the same spot until it disappears or you get the Ore.
The mining points move like normal mining points.
Upon finding the temporary Orichalcum Ore, you must bring the ore back to the NPC at the start. Beware, the roaming Qiqirn will become aggressive to all party members, detecting by sight, once the ore has been found. You can easily use Invisible to avoid agro, as long as a Qiqirn was not facing you when someone found the ore.
If a Qiqirn does see you, do not try to kill it unless that is your only option. They seem able to attack up to five times in a row, and do so with surprising regularity. Sleep and Bind will buy time.
The reported strategy of running away from the worms when they pop with some sort of shadow up (like Utsusemi: Ichi or Blink) can work but is NOT recommended. The worms do NOT despawn. There is an off chance you may find the ore in an unoccupied location. But in case you do not, you may run out of time trying to kill the remaining worms.