Job:
Family: Tigers
Crystal: Lightning
Weak to: Fire, Lightning

Notorious Monster

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Level

Drops

Steal

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Notes

Xarcabard

63

1

A, S, H, Sc

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

Notes:

  • Spawned by Quest: Unbridled Passion
  • Hits hard for his level, very high HP.
  • Casts Graviga, along with normal Tiger abilities.
  • Has about 22k hp.
  • Seems especially vulnerable to Paralyze, as it will interrupt many attacks once it lands.
  • Can be soloed by a RDM/BLU using defense food, Cocoon, and Phalanx. Also soloable by a 75 NIN, using evasion gear, enfeebles are required.

Historical Background

Koenigstiger (more properly Königstiger) is the German word for "king tiger". Koenigstiger was also the name of a German tank in WWII with a very large turret (long barrel, narrow aperture) which could fire shells a very long distance. Although heavily armored, it suffered numerous mechanical failures, such as loss of steering, the engine easily overheating or failing, and they were very fuel inefficient (all of these stemmed from the Germans rushing it through production with little testing of prototypes). It was developed late in the war and first saw action in Normandy on July 18, 1944. Only 560 were manufactured. Despite their numerous flaws, they were considered very formidible as they could fire at Allied vehicles and they could not be targetted back due to being out of the Allies' firing range. The tank was also called Tiger II.

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