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General Information

  • System: Luminians
  • Weaknesses:
  • Resistances: Light
  • Other: Every Aern has a particular job, but there is no difference in the name of an Aern of one job and an Aern of another job. Aerns' abilities, characteristics, and weapon can give away which job it is. For example, BST Aerns will wield an axe and summon a pet, while THF Aerns wield a dagger and are extremely evasive. Each Aern has a special TP ability based on which weapon type it's using.
  • Aerns do not aggro, but do link by sound.
  • Aerns occasionally have blue crystalline objects appear around their wrists. With these "wristbands" on the Aern receives an increase in attack power and speed. The wristbands remain for 30 seconds before being removed. The wristbands may be triggered by a player's weapon skill, some other sort of powerful attack, or simply by time elapse.
  • Aerns will continue to apply and remove their wristbands even while asleep.
  • About 40% of the time, Aerns will Reraise to full HP and MP a few seconds after they are defeated. Standard Aerns may not Reraise more than once; however, the DRK Ix'aern NM may Reraise multiple times before being defeated for good.
  • A Reraised Aern will automatically attack the person/party that defeated it if it is close enough; it is possible to avoid aggro by backing away to a sufficient distance before the Aern Reraises.
  • If an Aern drops an item, it will not Reraise. If an Aern drops nothing, watch out for a possible Reraise.

Special Attacks

Special Abilities Promathia Areas
Impact Stream - 10' AOE damage, Stun and Defense Down, wipes Shadow Images. Check.png
Wing Thrust - Single target damage, adds Slow, absorbed by 4 Shadow Images. The Slow does not overwrite Haste. Check.png
Crystaline Cocoon - Shell and Protect Check.png
Auroral Wind - Cone Attack wind damage and silence Check.png
Depuration - Full Erase Check.png
Sideswipe - Single target damage, knockback, used only by unarmed Aerns (Ninja, Monk) Check.png
Biotic Boomerang - AoE Plague, absorbed by 2 Shadow Images, used only by Axe-wielding Aerns (Ranger, Warrior, Beastmaster) Check.png
Medusa Javelin - Single target damage and Petrification, absorbed by 1 Shadow Image, used only by Polearm-wielding Aerns (Samurai, Dragoon) Check.png
Disseverment - Single target damage and Poison, absorbed by 4 Shadow Images, used only by Dagger-wielding Aerns (Black Mage, Thief, Bard) Check.png
Glacier Splitter - Cone Attack damage and Paralyze, absorbed by 3 Shadow Images, used only by Sword-wielding Aerns (Red Mage, Dark Knight, Paladin) Check.png
Dragoon Aerns summon Aern's Wynav Check.png
Beastmaster Aerns summon Aern's Xzomit in Al'Taieu, or Aern's Euvhi indoors Check.png
Summoner Aerns summon Aern's Elemental Check.png
Note: Notorious Monsters in this family may use all of the above and/or additional unique special abilities.

Notorious Monsters in Family

Name Spawn Information Level Zone Notable Drop(s)
Absolute Virtue Has a chance of spawning a few seconds after Jailer of Love is killed 84 Al'Taieu Sin of Indignation

Sin of Insolence
Sin of Indulgence
Sin of Infatuation
Sin of Indolence
Sin of Invidiousness
Sin of Intemperance

Ix'aern (Dark Knight) Spawned from a ??? on the ground floor Qmark.gif The Garden of Ru'Hmet Deed of Moderation

Vice of Avarice

Ix'aern (Dragoon) Spawns a few seconds after its placeholder is killed Qmark.gif The Garden of Ru'Hmet Deed of Sensibility

Vice of Aspersion

Ix'aern (Monk) Forced Spawn by trading 1-3 High-Quality Aern Organs to a ??? Qmark.gif Grand Palace of Hu'Xzoi Deed of Placidity

Vice of Antipathy

Quest NMs: None

Mission NMs: Ru'aern

Battlefield NMs: None

Other NMs: Qn'aern (Assists:Ix'aern (Dark Knight) and Ix'aern (Monk))

Monsters in Family

Name Level Zone
Ul'aern 70-73 Al'Taieu (70-73)
Om'aern 75-78 Al'Taieu (75-78)
Eo'aern 79-82 Grand Palace of Hu'Xzoi (79-82)
Aw'aern 81-84 The Garden of Ru'Hmet (81-84)
Temenos Aern Qmark.gif Central Temenos - Basement 1

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