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Puks
Pronounced "pook," this small, winged beast is believed to be the artificial combination (chimera) of a dragon and some kind of vermin. Also known as "wind wyverns." Puks are capable of comprehending speech, and are known to sometimes enter the service of the Mamool Ja Savages. They are swift fliers, adept at scouting out enemy territory and harrying opponents with wind-based attacks.

Found mostly in the Near East, these diminutive dragons are similar in size (and flight) to the colibri, but are much more dangerous. With lightning quick attacks and the ability to cast magic, these small dragons can be not only a nuisance, but can be deadly. With an otherworldly association with wind, puks are not only virtually immune to all wind based attacks, but they can actually heal themselves and generate TP based on, among other things, the day and/or weather. Adventurers be warned… this association can instantly change the course of battle when the weather or day changes in the midst of an otherwise routine battle.

Defeated Puks may leave behind their eggs and wings. While their eggs are a delicacy in the Near East, they have not been quite as popular with the chefs – and have been incorporated in only one dish. The wings too have a solitary use in the crafting of some elemental arrows. One final item, Chimera Blood, may be located on a defeated puk.

Family Information
Type: Dragons
Subfamilies: Peapuk
Common Behavior: A, H, S
Weak against: Trans Ice Piercing Icon-25%
Immune to: Wind based enfeebles
Healed by: Trans Wind
Traits: Wind Weather:Regain
Element TP Bonus (TP+100)
Charmable: Check
Pankration: Check
Aspir: Eks
Drain: Check
Notes: Low Delay (197-209)

Special Attacks

Special Abilities Aht Urhgan Areas Abyssea Pankration
Zephyr Mantle: Blink with about 4-10 shadows. CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck
Wind Shear: 10' AoE damage and extreme knockback, absorbed by Utsusemi. CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck
Obfuscate: 10' AoE Flash. CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck
Crosswind: Cone Attack wind damage and knockback, ignores Utsusemi. Damage proportional to Puks' remaining HP. CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck
Ill Wind: AoE wind damage and single buff Dispel, ignores Utsusemi. Only used inside Mamook and during Besieged. CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck
White Wind: HP recovery on all nearby mobs centered on the user. The higher the user's HP, the higher the HP recovery. Only used by certain puks. CheckCheck Qmark XEks
Absorbs Wind element: Wind-based spells, wind-based weaponskills, added-effect wind damage (such as from Enaero or Sirocco Kukri), and Detonation skillchain damage will heal rather than harm a Puk. CheckCheck Qmark Qmark
Auto-Regain: On Lightsday Exclamation and Windsday Exclamation, and during Light or Wind Weather, Puks have the ability to regenerate TP, much like the Eruca of Mount Zhayolm. CheckCheck Qmark Qmark
Elemental TP Bonus: If a Puk takes elemental damage corresponding to the day of the in-game Vana'diel week, it will get 100% TP instantly. (e.g. Using Fire II on Firesday.) CheckCheck CheckCheck Qmark
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)
Jaculus Timed Spawn among the Putrid Peapuks at (I-8/I-9) Qmark Abyssea - Grauberg Asa-arashi
Jaculus Wing
Lancer's Earring
Nguruvilu Spawned by trading Winter Puk Egg to ??? @ (J-11) Qmark Abyssea - La Theine Ruffian Leggings
Nis Puk Lottery SpawnExclamation from Sea Puks at (H-9) on second map ~77 Bhaflau Thickets Tempest Belt
Sarimanok Forced spawn by examining a Planar Rift while in possession of a KeyItemCrimson Stratum Abyssite and a KeyItemVoidstone. Qmark East Ronfaure Chimera Hairpin
KeyItemVivid Periapt of Readiness
Seps Forced spawn by trading an Opaque Wing to the ??? at (G-13). Qmark Abyssea - Vunkerl Syrinx
Estoqueur's Seal: Feet
Savant's Seal: Feet
Ferine Seal: Feet
Sylvan Seal: Feet
KeyItemAtma of Apparitions
Vulpangue Forced spawn by trading a Hellcage Butterfly to the ??? at (D-10). ~78 Wajaom Woodlands Karura Hachigane
Sylphid Epee
Vulpangue's Wing
Waugyl Forced spawn by trading Puppet's Blood to the ??? at (F-9). Qmark Abyssea - Altepa Mageblade
Potentia Cape
KeyItemEmerald Abyssite of Sojourn
KeyItemWaugyl's Claw

Quest NMs: Carpophagous Puk

Mission NMs: Molted Puk

Battlefield NMs: Phantom Puk, Pit Puk

Besieged NMs: Dive-Puk, Phantasmal Puk, Scout Puk

Other NMs: Pandemonium Lamp (assists: Pandemonium Warden)

Monsters in Family

Name Level Zone
Puk 62-67 Mamool Ja Training Grounds - The Double Agent
66-68 Nyzul Isle (Layout 7)
68-72 Wajaom Woodlands
70-72 Mamook
Puk Executioner ~75 Mamool Ja Training Grounds - Preemptive Strike
Sea Puk 76-78 Mamook
77-78 Bhaflau Thickets
Crepuscule Puk ~74-88Qmark Abyssea - La Theine
Peapuk Qmark Abyssea - Vunkerl
Desert Puk Qmark Abyssea - Altepa
Putrid Peapuk Qmark Abyssea - Grauberg
Snaggletooth Peapuk Qmark The Boyahda Tree

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