|Est. Max Dmg||371 + 105 with all Larva.|
August 11, 2004
The Ancient Scarab is ancient indeed - it is said that there are specimens that are aeons old. Rumours say that unless killed, a scarab will not die of old age but continue to grow and grow to enormous proportions. Their usual pace of movement is not impressively fast, but they are capable of doing sudden charges to catch their opponents off guard. Even more dangerous, their poison is strong enough to allow these creatures to emit large clouds of stinking death and mayhem around themselves. Ancient Scarabs are said to be the keepers of mysterious secrets swallowed by the sands long time ago. So don't be surprised if some of them might display even more cunning tactics and devastating magic.
Damage Taken From Elements
Ankrahmun Library Tomb, Stone Tomb, Peninsula Tomb, Mother of Scarabs Lair, Kha'zeel Scarab Lair, deep in Larva Caves (found beneath steps underground), Lion's Rock, Arena and Zoo Quarter and beneath Fenrock.
Ancient Scarabs chase the enemy and use poison storms that can paralyze or poison players as well as poison missiles. They will fight until death, and can retarget.
A hunting team should consist of a single blocker and one or more shooters. Paladins with Distance Fighting of 65+ are welcome. Mages should attack using a Rod/Wand, together or optionally with summoned Demon Skeletons, Flame Strike, or Fireball/Icicle runes. In case the team decides to use Demon Skeletons and there is no Druid, or the druid is not yet on the required level to mass heal on the Party, don't forget to bring some IHs to heal the Demon Skeletons from time to time. Low level blockers should consider wearing a Silver Amulet to reduce part of the Poison damage received when hunting Ancient Scarabs.
A Sorcerer with a blocker can hunt these easily and get a lot of experience in a short amount of time. The Knight lures 2+ Ancient Scarabs then the Sorcerer uses Fire Wave to kill. Druid can use this tactic too by using Ice Wave. A high level mage can also block healing with just exura, Fire Walls can also be shot to make sure the ancient scarab doesn't switch to the shooter.
Mages Since the update, Fireball runes can be used to kill these creatures effectively. A 50+ mage can solo Ancient Scarabs rather easily by running them and hitting them with Flame Strike. High Magic Level is recommended. Always keep Exura handy in case you get paralyzed. You should be ready to heal if your HP goes under 300, since otherwise you can die by an unfortunate combo. If more than 1 Ancient Scarab is lured, then you should use GFBs or Avalanches to kill it fast, since 2 at a time can kill you in the blink of an eye. You should also keep some GFBs or Avalanches handy in case you get two or more larvae or scarabs on you which will break your shielding. Druids can hunt these as soon as they are able to cast the Mass Healing spell: summon two Demon Skeletons, get a strongest Rod (i.e Hailstorm Rod) ready and attack the target; heal the DS on low hp with Mass Healing. High Level Sorcerers can hunt these using Energy Wave to kill 2 or 3 at a time. Mid to High Level Sorcerers can also lure large amounts of Ancient Scarabs to the stairs before using Hell's Core, gaining large amounts of experience at once, though there is relatively high risk.
To lower earth damage you receive you can wear some parts of Terra Set and a Silver Amulet.
Knights May hunt these solo at the same level you would hunt Giant Spiders, but only at higher levels will get profit out of the hunting because of their resistance to physical attacks. High Level knights can lure some Ancient Scarabs and finish them all off with Exori's. Most damage a knight will receive is from the Poison.
- 0-187× Gold Coin
- Magic Light Wand (uncommon)
- 0-2× Scarab Coin (uncommon)
- 0-3× Small Emerald (uncommon)
- 0-4× Small Amethyst (uncommon)
- Scarab Pincers (uncommon)
- Plate Armor (semi-rare)
- Scarab Amulet (semi-rare)
- Ancient Amulet (semi-rare)
- Strong Health Potion (semi-rare)
- Scarab Shield (rare)
- Springsprout Rod (rare)
- Daramian Waraxe (very rare)
- Terra Hood (very rare)