Job:
Family: Scorpion
Crystal: Earth
Weak to: Light, Ice

Notorious Monster
Title Obtained: Serket Breaker

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Serket

Zone

Level

Drops

Steal

Spawns

Notes

Garlaige Citadel

70

1

T(H)Verification Needed

  • See below
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:

  • Timed Spawn around two areas: (F-7)/(G-7)/(H-7)/(F-8)/(G-8)/(H-8) and (H-6)/(I-6)/(H-7)/(I-7), both in (Map 4) (underground).
  • Respawn Time is approximately every 21-24 hours (Earth time).
  • About 50,000 HP.
  • Known defeated by 18 players of Level 60 (one full Alliance), or a few players of level 75.
  • Known to use the following special attacks:
Stasis: Single-target Paralysis and resets target's hate.
Evasion: Evasion boost
Earthbreaker: 40' AOE heavy damage and Stun. (Stronger version of the Scorpion attack "Earth Pounder")
Venom Sting: Single-target damage and Poison. (Stronger version of the Scorpion attack "Poison Sting")
Venom Breath: Cone Attack Poison. (Replaces the Scorpion attacks "Cold/Numbing Breath")
Venom Storm: 40' AOE Poison which causes 20-30 HP damage per tick.
Bindga: Spell that Binds targets in normal -ga AoE.
  • "Earthbreaker" and "Venom Storm" have a 40' range (twice the range of your in-game compass's radar). They can hit you even if you are too far away to get any log messages about Serket's actions (30'), though if you get far enough away for Serket to disappear entirely (50'), you are safe. These AOEs can also reach through the drop-down holes on the main floor in some instances. Caution is advised.
  • Antidotes are often recommended for "Venom Storm," as White Mages tend to have trouble with constantly having to remove the effect in addition to performing their other duties in this fight.
  • Poison Potions may also be of use to ensure that the stronger Poison effect cannot be be applied.


Historical Background

In Egyptian mythology, Serket (also spelled Serqet, Selket, Serket-hetyt) was the goddess of scorpions. She was often depicted as a scorpion or a woman with a scorpion on top of her head. She was the goddess who could cure any manner of poisons, be they scorpion stings or snakebites. She was considered important as the Sahara Desert has some dangerous species of scorpions. As such, she also protected the gods from the venoms of mythical creatures, like Apep (also called Apophis, the serpent of darkness who always threatens the Sun). Serket would also punish wrongdoers with the deadly sting of a scorpion. Serket means in Egyptian "tightens the throat" (referring to the effect of the sting).The type of scorpion she was originally associated with was the water scorpion, which is not a true scorpion (these are insects, not arachnids).

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