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A variety of sea bird that lives in flocks on Near Eastern islands. On dry land, Apkallu only waddle about on their short legs, but the ocean is a different story. They propel themselves through the water with finlike wings at high speeds, enabling them to catch fish. In the Near East, the Apkallu are a protected species and are referred to as "The Sages of the Sea." Perhaps that is why Apkallu do not fear people and behave in a friendly manner. However, angering an Apkallu is not recommended.

General Information

Special Attacks

Special Abilities
Frigid Shuffle: AoE Paralysis
Beak Lunge: Single Target Physical Knockback
Wing Slap: Single Target Damage and Stun
Wing Whirl: AoE Physical damage
Yawn: AoE vision-based Sleep
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)
Almighty Apkallu Qmark.gif Qmark.gif Ferry - Nashmau/Al Zahbi Skanda Boots

Quest NMs: None

Mission NMs: None

Battlefield NMs: None

Other NMs: None

Monsters in Family

Name Level Zone
Apkallu 54-56 Ferry - Nashmau/Al Zahbi (54-56)
Arrapago Apkallu 70-72 Arrapago Reef (70-72)
Zhayolm Apkallu 70-74 Mount Zhayolm (70-74)
King Apkallu 78-80 Mount Zhayolm (78-80)
Emperor Apkallu 81-83 Arrapago Reef (81-83)


Apkallu have a communal hate based on how many you have killed, like Tonberries and Fomors. As your Apkallu hate goes up, they start using a larger variety of attacks (initially they only use Yawn, but will eventually resort to repeated use of Frigid Shuffle), start to react violently to White Magic (including attacking healers even after extremely low Cures), and become very difficult to kill (gaining both physical and magical damage resistance to the point of near invulnerability). As Apkallu hate rises, their rate of multiple attacks and Counter use will increase as well. Indeed, angering an Apkallu is not recommended. It is currently unclear how to lower Apkallu hate rapidly, though it will decrease over long periods of time.

It is possible to trade certain fish to the Apkallu NPCs, which makes them follow you around. The effect of this, if any, is currently unknown.

Veydal Wrasse

Historical Background

In Mesopotamian mythology, the Apkallu (Akkadian) or Abgallu (Babylonian) were wise men or sages who existed before the Flood in the early period of the world. They were sent by the god Ea to bring wisdom to the world. They acted as ministers or advisors to Ea or to Mesopotamian kings. There were 7 or 8 Apkallu (usually 7). They were frequently depicted as men wearing robes with the head of a bird and 4 wings or as humans dressed in fishskins. They usually carried a pail (banduddu) and a sprinkler (mullilu) from which they dispensed purifying waters. Apkallu/Abgallu means "great water man" (ap/ab- "water" + kal/gal- "great" + lu "man")

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