An overgrown conch of prickly demeanor, from whose weatherworn shell of multitudinous spines extend. Predatory by nature, the Murex quickly spread to prevalence following the cataclysm, displacing the less assertive of the traditional Abyssean fauna. While ordinarily given to vertical suspension, a provoked creature will often shift to a horizontal posture: a warning in no uncertain gesticulations that the object of its ire will soon meet with the discomfort of impalement.

Family Information
Type: Vorageans
Subfamilies: Murex
Common Behavior: A, JA (nighttime)
Strong against:  ??
Healed by:  ??
Common Job(s): Black Mage
Traits: Fast Cast
Charmable: XEks
Pankration: XEks
Aspir: CheckCheck
Drain: CheckCheck

Special Attacks

Special Abilities
Scars of Abyssea Areas
Benthic Typhoon: Frontal AoE damage and knockback. Lowers defense and magic defense. Ignores Utsusemi. CheckCheck
Pelagic Tempest: Frontal AoE damage + Shock(28hp/tick) + Terror(~10sec). Ignores Utsusemi. This move is used instead of Benthic Typhoon for Thunder-based Ephemeral Murex. CheckCheck

Notorious Monsters in Family

Name Spawn Information Level Zone Notable Drop(s)

Quest NMs: None

Mission NMs: None

Battlefield NMs: None

Monsters in Family

Name Level Zone
Escarp Murex 79-88 Exclamation Abyssea - Misareaux
River Murex 79 - 88 Exclamation Abyssea - Vunkerl
Rock Murex 79 - 88 Exclamation Abyssea - Attohwa
Ephemeral Murex 79 - 88 Exclamation Abyssea - Attohwa
Abyssea - Misareaux
Abyssea - Vunkerl
Sand Murex Qmark Abyssea - Altepa
Hillock Murex Qmark Abyssea - Grauberg
Eschan Murex 115 - 119 Escha - Ru'Aun

Historical Background

Murex is a genus of medium to large sized predatory tropical sea snails. These are carnivorous marine gastropod molluscs in the family Muricidae, the murexes or rock snails. The common name "murex" is also used for a large number of species in the family Muricidae, most of which in the past were originally given the Latin generic name Murex, but most of which have now been grouped in other newer genera. The word murex was used by Aristotle in reference to these kinds of snails, thus Murex is arguably one of the oldest classical shell names still in use by the scientific community.

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