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User:LexisMikaya/Transformation Diary Addendum

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Overview

This is an addendum to Larsa's The Mabinogi Transformation Mastery Training Guide. It will basically explain the difficulty of finding the mobs, in addition to their locations, special notes to take, and wheather or not you really need them. Ratings are out of 13. Why 13? I'll leave you to think about it...

Disclaimers

I am simply expanding Larsa's work. All credits will go to Larsa since most of the info is from his guide. It is a very good guide. This is a simple guide to show the difficulty I had with the mobs, from both my current stats as is and my stats from WAY back in 09...which where quite all over the place come to think of it...

I should also note that ratings are based on my personal experience. People's opinions may vary from person to person. If you think it's easier/hard than the rating, then you and I are on two totally different planes of existence. The only difference being, I'm trying to be non-biased about all of this, and you people are forcing your opinions on me to change it. Ratings are also determined by "How would I face them on equal terms?" and not "I'M OVERPOWERED AND NOTHING CAN STOP ME!"

If I say you can skip the form, it's because of one of two reason; both of them are denoted in the Notes section at the bottom. You can also find some more notes if they do not have to be skipped due to either abundance or how easily the mob can be accessed. They are based on my personal opinion, and should not reflect if you should skip it or not. It is entirely up to you to skip them, or attempt to obtain them.

This seems to be a known issue with this guide for those following it.

 
 
I followed your guide, but I can't advance the skill! Are you sure I'm suppose to skip them?
 

 

I took into account that you have trained the "Transform" requirement on several occasions. Fully training the "Transform" will provide 20 training points towards the 100 required. The other 80 is collected through collecting the transformation. Of course, collecting it all will provide 100% training for the skill to advance.

Rank F

  • Number of Obtainable forms: 6
  • Number of Automatic forms: 3
  • Skippable forms: None
Species Ideal Location(s) Difficulty Notes
Fox Transformation Diary.png
Fox
Tir Chonaill - Pathway to Alby Dungeon ★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Due to the clusters of Brown Foxes, it's best to just stay here and go massacre the foxes. Poor things, getting killed by everything since 2008.
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Raccoon
Dugald Aisle - North of the Logging Camp ★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ The same thing with Brown Foxes, many Raccoon spawn in large groups here.
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Armadillo
Connous - Filia Outskirts ★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ The same thing with Brown Foxes, many Armadillos spawn in large groups here. Poor things, getting killed by elves since 2009...geez.
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Spider
Tir Chonaill - Graveyard ★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Many White Spiders linger in the Graveyard near Duncan's House (Chief's House). As with the foxes, simply stick around and squish them. Those spiders have been slaughtered countlessly since 2008.
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Rat
Rabbie Dungeon - Normal Difficulty
Alby Dungeon - Normal Difficulty
★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ The only problems you may run into is Skeletons. Rats spawn here quite often, and usually in large groups. Since you have three floors, there should be more than enough. If you do not want to venture into Rabbie Dungeon, you could alternatively go into Alby Dungeon.
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Kiwi
Courcle - Cor Village ★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ This is one of the mandatory collections for Generation 17. You can find many in Cor Village. Due to their immunity to damage, it might be best to use skills that can hit multiple times or continuously wail on them. Fortunately, they have low HP, but since 1-hit KOs aren't an option, it may take a while.

Rank E

  • Number of Obtainable forms: 7
  • Number of Automatic forms: 3
  • Skippable forms: None
Species Ideal Location(s) Difficulty Notes
Wolf Transformation Diary.png
Wolf
Tir Chonaill - Southern Meadow, towards Dugald Aisle ★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Many Wolves can be found lingering the Moon Gate of Tir Chonaill. Gray ones are a bit easier, but due to their AI, it might be a bit difficult for beginners.
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Bat
Alby Dungeon - Normal Difficulty
Ciar Dungeon - Normal Difficulty
★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Bats are best found in any dungeon. Since you're probably in Tir Chonaill, you could go to either Alby or Ciar Dungeon.
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Mimic
Ciar Dungeon - Beginner/Normal Difficulty
Any other dungeon in Uladh of at least Normal Difficulty
★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Mimics...tricking people into thinking treasures lie inside since 2008. These guys can be found in just about every dungeon in Uladh! For the convenience for Goblins and Bats, go to Ciar for best results.
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Wisp
Fiodh Dungeon - Normal Difficulty
Dunbarton - Southwest forest area, with bears
★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ This is getting a little difficult now. Don't get discouraged though! Wisps have a rather simple pattern and AI. However, since they are naturally bulky to new players at lower levels, it's pretty common for them to cause trouble.
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Dire Wolf
Osna Sail ★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Osna Sail has many Brown Dire Wolves, perfect since they are literally around the corner. You can find more groups as you run up and down Osna Sail.
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Goblin
Ciar Dungeon - Beginner/Normal Difficulty ★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Goblins are quite a challenge, especially when teamed with Poison Goblins and/or Archers. Can be dispatched rather quickly.
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Coyote
Sidhe Sneachta ★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Sidhe Sneachta has plent of Coyotes here. However, they do tend to multi-aggro a player, so caution is advised for those lower leveled.

Rank D

  • Number of Obtainable forms: 9
  • Number of Automatic forms: 3
  • Skippable forms: None
Species Ideal Location(s) Difficulty Notes
Kobold Transformation Diary.png
Kobold
Math Dungeon - Normal Difficulty ★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Some may call them the "Stronger Versions of Goblins." Due to the vast numbers in Math Dungeon, it's best to go there.
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Plateau Wild Boar
Abb Neagh - East of the Bard Camp ★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ The Plateau Wild Boars spawn in large numbers near the the entrance to Dunbarton's area. Gathering them should be easy, but they are quite bulky in the same manner of Wisps. Wild Boars in Fiodh Intermediate do not count towards this.
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Shadow Fighter
Taillteann's Shadow Realm - Dorren's Request (Basic) ★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ The first Shadow Realm creature in the diary. These guys are quite pesky, but are rather basic. Using the Shadow Mission "Dorren's Request," one can potentially spawn a infinite amount of these guys using the Light Blue Switch. You may spawn Shadow Lancers, Archers, and Warriors in the process while gathering this one for the books.
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Bandit Imp
Commercing with low profitable goods ★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Bandit Imps are rather quick on their feet and usually spam magic as often as they can. Since they are the weakest of the Bandit Quartet, it's quite easy to brush them off. Since they are often encountered when going back and forth while making little profit, you will often find a single one in at least one route.
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Bear
Dugald Aisle - West of the Logging Camp ★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Bears are rather strong, even for low leveled players. They are much more aggressive. Grizzly Bears will not count towards this one. To tell the difference without looking at their names, look at their eyes. If they are solid black, you got a bear. If they have some yellow or ominous eyes, it's a Grizzly Bear. They have an aggressive Counterattack, so be careful.
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Physis Fox
Physis - Vales Northern side, past the General Shop and Pub ★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ You can find plenty of Physis Foxes inside Vales on the northern side. They shouldn't pose a threat at all, about the same difficulty as regular foxes.
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Wild Boar
Fiodh Dungeon - Intermediate Difficulty ★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Wild Boars should not be confused with Plateau Wild Boars. These boars are found exclusively in Fiodh Intermediate. Since they are aggressive towards a single player, caution is advised when finding them in large numbers.
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Imp
Barri Dungeon - Normal Difficulty or Spirit Fossil Pass ★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Imps are aggressive with their Lightning Bolt and will tend to pre-charge it in an attempt to psyche you out. Since they are mostly found in Barri, prepare for a long trek underground, as there are many vast tunnels and turns inside. They usually spawn in small groups, so keep your eyes out.
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Gremlin
Barri Dungeon - Basic Difficulty
Fiodh Dungeon - Normal Difficulty
★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ One of the more aggressive monsters. These wield Butcher Knives. They tend to tear new players a new one with their strong blows. Caution is advised when alone with a room full of them. They also have a tendency to circle around a player, intimidating them. They are very common in Barri Basic, in wheres the green variety appear in Fiodh, usually near the end.

Rank C

  • Number of Obtainable forms: 12
  • Number of Automatic forms: 2
  • Skippable forms: Blade Wyvern[1]
    • If skipped, 9 Skill EXP out of 108 is lost for "Collect a Monster" for this Rank.
Species Ideal Location(s) Difficulty Notes
Shadow Lancer Transformation Diary.png
Shadow Lancer
Taillteann's Shadow Realm - Dorren's Request (Basic) ★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Using the Light Blue Switch in "Dorren's Request", you can potentially spawn an infinite amount. You may also spawn Shadow Archers, Fighters, and Warriors in the process while gathering this.
Bandit Goblin Transformation Diary.png
Bandit Goblin
Commercing with moderately profitable goods. ★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Using the same method for Bandit Imps, but traveling further than you normally would. Since you may encounter multiple Bandits, it may become increasingly difficult since you are doing half damage from commercing, as well as getting aggroed in pairs. Of the Bandit Quartet, Goblins are somewhat annoying, especially since some do spawn with a Bow and Arrow.
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Wicked Penguin
Par Ruins - Normal Difficulty ★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ After battling many mobs at this point, this one is surprisingly easy. Go to Par Dungeon in Physis, somewhat northeast to Vales, and offer anything to gain entry into the Dungeon. Wicked Penguins spawn in large numbers at times and are generally weak.
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Skeleton
Rabbie Dungeon - Normal Difficulty ★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Skeletons are often found in Rabbie. They are generally easy, but can become a hassle as you progress further inside Rabbie Dungeon. They will eventually wield Bow and Arrows. Treat them as you would a Kolbold and things should be smooth.
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Aardvark
Rano - A bit north/northwest of Port Qilla ★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ There's usually a ton of Aardvarks outside of Port Qilla. You should have no trouble handling these large animals.
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Rat Man
Albey Dungeon - Any Gem/Black Orb
Ciar Dungeon - Basic Difficulty
★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ These guys have a mentality of tricking players often. They will load Smash, but cancel shortly after. These will also be the first time you will experience a monster with Windmill in most cases. Rat Men are generally predictable after some experience. I would recommend going to Albey, since less pass hunting is required. While in Albey, you may have a shot at Ciar Basic Pass from Sickle Laghodessas.
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Bandit Human
Commercing with moderately profitable goods. ★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Using the same method for Bandit Imps, but traveling further than you normally would. Take the advice in Bandit Goblin and put it to good use. Of the Bandit Quartet, these guys are moderately strong.
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Lightning Sprite
Ceo Island - Southwest of the Island
Coill Dungeon - Normal Difficulty
★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Your first Elemental in the Transformation Diary. They often pre-charge their Lightning Bolt, and will do some major magical damage to you. Their attacks are also elemental. Fortunately there's only one lingering around so you can pace yourself. Be cautious of the other two sprites located here. To speed up the process, you may go to Coill Dungeon, located in the northeastern corner of Emain Macha.
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Flying Sword
Rundal Dungeon - Normal Difficulty
Tara's Shadow Realm - Fomor Attack (Basic)
Rundal Dungeon
★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

Fomor Attack
★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆
Personally, my favorite Transformation thus far. Be wary of magic use when fighting Flying Swords. They are capable of recovering and growing twice their size when struck with magical bolts. They are fairly easy but can become difficulty as right off the bat, they charge their Lightning Bolt then strike you shortly after. For an alternative, go to Fomor Attack on Basic Difficulty. The ones in Fomor Attack considerably much weaker than the average Flying Sword.
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Grizzly Bear
Dunbarton - Southwest forestry area ★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ They are much more aggressive than normal bears. Regular Bears will not count towards this one. To tell the difference without looking at their names, look at their eyes. If they are solid black, you got a bear. If they have some yellow or ominous eyes, it's a Grizzly Bear. Like normal Bears, they have an aggressive Counterattack. Some have been know to multi-aggro as well, so keep an eye out when in close-quarters combat.
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Jackal
Fiodh Dungeon - Normal Difficulty ★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Essentially a beefed up Wolf. Some have been known to multi-aggro. Since the spawn in large numbers, it should be easy to gather this one within a few rooms of Fiodh.
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Blade Wyvern[1]
Physis - White Dragon Raid ★★★★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Well...that escalated quickly. These mobs are relentless and is hard to hit as well. Unless you are some sniper with a pair of guns, or able to hit them miles away with a Bow and Arrow, you won't be getting this one easily. They usually spawn in close proximity to each other, making it hard to single them out. Furthermore, they multi-aggro, making it much harder to even kill one while others are on your tail. Since they can only be hit in the air, or when attacking another player on the ground, you're better off either skipping this one, or finding help to gather finishes.

Rank B

  • Number of Obtainable forms: 12
  • Number of Automatic forms: 3
  • Skippable forms: Sahagin Fighter[1]
    • If skipped, 9 Skill EXP out of 108 is lost for "Collect a Monster" for this Rank.
Species Ideal Location(s) Difficulty Notes
Porcupine Transformation Diary.png
Porcupine
Connous - the area behind the Connous Arena Entrance ★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Very obscure location. Usually in low numbers, it might take a while to collect this one.
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Moongoose
Rano - Outside Port Qilla ★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Due to the immense amount of Brown-Tailed Mongooses, it should not be hard to collect this one at all.
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Shadow Shire
Taillteann's Shadow Realm - Dorren's Request (Basic) ★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Using the Green Switch in "Dorren's Request", you can potentially spawn an infinite amount. They spawn alongside Crag Cows. These beasts, for whatever reason, seem to act like oversized gremlins at times, circling around a bit. They are quite fast on their feet (literally) and can overwhelm you when against large numbers.
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Bone Fighter
Tara's Shadow Realm - Fomor Attack/Mobilizing the Expeditionary Force (Basic) Mobilizing the Expeditionary Force
★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

Fomor Attack
★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆
A weaker Shadow Fighter with all its abilities intact. There's plenty of these guys in Fomor Attack. Just keep away from Shadow Wizards, which can somewhat impede you. Alternatively, you could run "Mobilizing the Expeditionary Force," albeit losing a ton of exp than you would doing Fomor Attack.
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Bandit Giant[1]
Commercing with moderately profitable goods. ★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Using the same method for Bandit Imps, but traveling further than you normally would. Take the advice in Bandit Goblin and put it to good use. Of the Bandit Quartet, these guys are relatively strong, dealing multiple hits.
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Crag Cow
Taillteann's Shadow Realm - Dorren's Request (Basic) ★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Using the Green Switch in "Dorren's Request", you can potentially spawn an infinite amount. They spawn alongside Shadow Shires. These "cows" are very aggressive, and can hit pretty hard. You may want to kill two birds with one stone and collect this alongside Shadow Shires.
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Ice Sprite
Ceo Island - Southwest of the Island
Coill Dungeon - Normal Difficulty
★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Same with Lightning Sprite from before. Be cautious of the other two sprites located in Ceo Island. To speed up the process, you may go to Coill Dungeon instead. Be wary of their Icebolt, as they tend to charge multiple bolts before launching them.
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Water Buffalo
Courcle - East of Cor Village, on the other side of the River ★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ These things never aggro you, but can become aggressive if you accidentally aggro them with certain skills. Should be a pretty straightforward on what to do.
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Grumbill
Taillteann's Shadow Realm - Defeat the Shadow Wizard (Basic) ★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ The Shadow Realm counterpart of Gremlins. Treat them as you would Gremlins, and you should be fine. However, keep an eye out on their magic.
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Sahagin Fighter[1]
Rundal Dungeon - Siren Pass ★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ This strange fish is only found in Rundal Siren. You will want to be careful of these freaky fish. Treat them like you would Goblins. They do tend to jump around a lot as well, which can be distracting.
Due to the nature of Siren Passes, this may take some time to come across. They sometimes spawn with Sahagin Rangers, so you might be in a heap of trouble considering this is a solo dungeon. If you do attempt to pursue this creature, be prepared for everything Rundal Siren throws at you.
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Zombie
Tir Na Nog - Graveyard ★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Everyone's favorite creature...Zombies. Fortunately, they are really really sloooow. Take this to your advantage. Use Windmill to keep them away from you and you should be fine. Carelessness can lead to your downfall, and getting kill by this slow monster does not turn you into a zombie, but you should be ashamed for getting killed by one of the slowest creatures in the game. Zombies are a bit tanky, with their Heavy Stander and all, so new players will struggle a little.
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Shadow Wizard (F)
Taillteann's Shadow Realm - Dorren's Request (Basic) ★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Using the Red Switch in "Dorren's Request", you can potentially spawn an infinite amount. They spawn alongside Shadow Alchemists. Shadow Wizard (F) are aggressive with their magic, potentially one shotting you if you let them charge their Firebolt. They also multi-aggro, which is troublesome if they continuously knock you back with their bolts.

Rank A

  • Number of Obtainable forms: 12
  • Number of Automatic forms: 3
  • Skippable forms: Sahagin Warrior[1]
    • If skipped, 8 Skill EXP out of 104 is lost for "Collect a Monster" for this Rank.
Species Ideal Location(s) Difficulty Notes
Shadow Warrior Transformation Diary.png
Shadow Warrior
Taillteann's Shadow Realm - Dorren's Request (Basic) ★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Using the Light Blue Switch in "Dorren's Request", you will spawn this buffed Shadow Fighter. You may spawn Shadow Lancers, Archers, and Fighters in the process while gathering this one. While not overly difficult, they can be trouble some when fighting them in large groups.
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Bone Lancer
Tara's Shadow Realm - Fomor Attack/Mobilizing the Expeditionary Force (Basic) Mobilizing the Expeditionary Force
★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

Fomor Attack
★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆
A weaker Shadow Lancer with all its abilities intact. There's plenty of these guys in Fomor Attack. Just keep away from Shadow Wizards, which can somewhat impede you. Alternatively, you could run "Mobilizing the Expeditionary Force," albeit losing a ton of exp than you would doing Fomor Attack.
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Elsinore Rat
Avon's Theatre Mission - The New King's Request (Basic) ★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Basically a rat...in a theatre. Raises some questions with the quality of the Globe Theatre now. That aside, some may spawn that are larger.
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Arat Deer
Taillteann's Shadow Realm - The Stones of Sliab Cuilin (Basic) ★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ These sinister deer (First time I've seen an evil one...) are aggressive to the max. They will almost instantaneously aggro in most cases, and they tend to land critical hits quite often. While weak as they are, their damage can overwhelm you.
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Fennec Fox
Connous - Filia southwest outskirts ★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ There's plenty of these guys...HAVE AT THEE! And enjoy the free arrows; you'll get plenty.
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Stripeless Hyena
Rano - West of the South Muyu Desert Mana Tunnel ★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ These Hyena's a bit of a pain to find. You may want to turn on "Collect Mode" in the Transformation Diary to differentiate Hyenas from afar. While generally easy, they can gang up on you if they are in close proximity to each other.
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Fire Sprite
Ceo Island - Southwest of the Island
Coill Dungeon - Normal Difficulty
★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Same with Lightning and Ice Sprites from before. Be cautious of the other two sprites located in Ceo Island. To speed up the process, you may go to Coill Dungeon instead. Be wary of their Firebolt, as they tend to charge multiple bolts before launching them into a devastating blow.
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Snake
Fiodh Dungeon - Normal Difficulty ★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Snake? SNAKE? SNAAAAAAAKE!!!
Err...these guys tend to do sequential aggro: One dies, the next one watching you aggros. While not difficult, the ones watching your every move load Defense often. Hitting them in that state will cause them to aggro you.
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Corrupt Alchemist
Tara's Shadow Realm - The Other Alchemists (Basic) ★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ You'll find them in almost every room in "The Other Alchemists." Be aware of them summoning Golems, as well as the Golems that spawn alongside them.
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Zombie Soldier
Tara's Shadow Realm - Their Method (Basic) ★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Everyone's favorite creature...again. This time wearing a soldier's garb. Like Zombies, they are a bit tanky with their Heavy Stander, but weaker. They can overwhelm you like normal Zombies. Just steer clear of their attack range and your good to go.
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Sahagin Warroir
Rundal Dungeon - Siren Pass ★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Another strange fish is only found in Rundal Siren. You will want to be careful of these freaky fish. I really can't say much except take them out first before taking on the Fighters.
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Warg
Physis - Southwest of the Unflyable Bird Mark ★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Just treat them like Wolves and you're good to go.

Rank 9

  • Number of Obtainable forms: 15
  • Number of Automatic forms: 3
  • Skippable forms: Spiked Worm[1], Spider Wasp[2]
    • If skipped, 14 Skill EXP out of 105 is lost for "Collect a Monster" for this Rank.
Species Ideal Location(s) Difficulty Notes
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Stone Mimic
Karu Forest Ruins - Normal Difficulty ★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Iria's version of Mimics. Windmill to win.
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Stone Bison
Karu Forest Ruins - Normal Difficulty (3rd Floor)
Karu Stone Bison Dungeons
★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ A bison made of stone. Surprisingly difficult due to "Dubious" ones. Dubious ones are much more aggressive. You may want to pick up the parts dropped from the Dubious Stone Bison for a better shot at multiple Bison.
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Pot Warrior
Dugald Castle Dungeon ★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Basically a Skeleton in the shape of a pot. It is also worth noting this is the first "Castle Dungeon Mob."
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Werewolf
Fiodh Dungeon - Normal Difficulty
Albey Dungeon - Black Orb
★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ First Zombies, now Werewolves. These guys are aggressive and can claw you a few new ones if not careful. They spawn in large numbers and can overwhelm new players. Strangely, they can "switch claws" for more damage. Not sure why they are programmed like that.
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Spiked Worm[1]
Barri Dungeon - Advanced Difficulty ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ These worms are no joke. With two different AIs and similar looks, it's hard to tell what to do. While they act similar to Snakes, they can become instantly aggressive. They also have all passives, cutting damage in all forms.
I wouldn't advise catching this one early on.
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Ghoul[2]
Peaca Dungeon - Normal Difficulty
The Saga: Episode 2 - Hero's Return: The Trap
Peaca Dungeon
★★★★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆

The Saga: Iria
★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆
Oh boy, Ghouls! Well this one is bit of a tough one. Since it is found in one of the hardest dungeons in the game, you might be better off doing Saga EP2, as they are much weaker and more tame...sorta. I wouldn't advise running Peaca Dungeon unless you must absolutely need to.
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Skeleton Wolf
Rabbie Dungeon - Normal Difficulty ★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ A "beefed up" Wolf with a better AI(?). You can find plenty in Rabbie Dungeon.
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Ant Lion
Solea ★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ These tiny bugs will wreck you if you attempt to attack them in large numbers. Solea is a better bet since Connous Underground Maze entrances are hard to come by. Don't be fooled by their size, they are one tough bugs!
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Fighter Slate
Maiz Prairie Ruins - Normal Difficulty ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ This stone slab is equipped with stones that will indeed break bones, and them some. They are extremely defensive in terms of stats, and well balanced in combat too. Keep your distance, but not to much since Archer Slates may accompany them.
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Hellhound[1]
Math Dungeon - Normal Difficulty
Albey Dungeon - Goddess Pendent
★★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ An extremely large dog from Hell. These hounds have a Firebolt that will knock you out in a single hit on a Critical. Due to their small numbers, pursuing this one is time consuming.
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Alligator
Courcle - Southwest of the Dragonfly Mark in Pantay Swamps ★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ These reptilians are a bit hard to find. Some even "hide" in the swamps themselves. Overall difficulty isn't bad, but they tend to be aggressive.
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Snowfield Bear
Physis - Lunae Valley ★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Another Bear creature. At this point, knowing how to fight a bear should become second nature.
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Spider Wasp[2]
Alby Dungeon - Advanced Difficulty ★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Spider Wasps are somewhat difficult to handle. They are extremely fast, and can hit pretty hard. I would try to single them out before their multi-aggro catches on.
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Gnoll (Doberman)
Rundal Dungeon - Basic Difficulty ★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Essentially an overpowered Rat Man. They have an unusual resistance to arrows, taking 4 to push back instead of three.
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Desert Ghost Fanatic
Connous - Longa Watchtower, somewhat west or east of it. ★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Probably one of the obscure ones to find. Similar in appearance to the other Desert Ghosts, these guys have a black garment compared to the brown garments Desert Ghosts wear. They are really spread out and can be trouble some to find. Combat wise, they are weak and nothing too notable can be said about them.

Rank 8

  • Number of Obtainable forms: 17
  • Number of Automatic forms: 4
  • Skippable forms: Shadow Commander[1], Basilisk[2]
    • If skipped, 12 Skill EXP out of 105 is lost for "Collect a Monster" for this Rank.
Species Ideal Location(s) Difficulty Notes
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Dingo
Physis - East of Vales, past General Shop ★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Another wolf-like creature. Nothing too hard at this point.
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Cave Rat
Belvast - Scathach Caverns ★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ These rats tend to spawn in fairly decent numbers. Make your way to about half way down the slope leading to Scathach. These pesky rats will multi-aggro, but they are fairly the weakest things in the cave.
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Capybara
Zardine - East of the Calida Exploration Camp ★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ There's quite a few here in Zardine. They are a bit spread out, but more than plenty are wandering about.
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Bush Boar
Rano - South to Southwest of North Karu Forest's Mana Tunnel ★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Another boar to the books. They are quite spread out, but hunting the vast amounts of these pigs in the forest should prove no problem at all.
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Stone Zombie
Karu Forest Ruins - Normal Difficulty (4th Floor)
Karu Stone Zombie Dungeons
★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ I believe this is the 3rd Zombie entry (unless you're counting Ghouls, then it's 4th). Other than how short Floor 4 is in Karu, Stone Zombies are a bit tougher than those in Tir Na Nog, or Their Method Basic for that matter. Like the Stone Bison, there are tougher Dubious versions as well. Use the same strategies you would for any Zombie and keep them away.
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Short Horn Gnu
Rano - South of the Flower Mark ★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ The Gnu's are large, and some have titles making them stronger. They are really simple to defeat and have low damage. Not to mention the often load Defense, making them easy targets.
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Ixion
Zardine - East of Pera Volcano ★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Another horse entry and a bit difficult. Some may even spawn with titles. They are a bit bulky and will track you down quickly with its natural speed. Treat it like you would a Shadow Shire and it'll be over in no time.
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Desert Rhino
Connous - South of the Rupes Desert Mana Tunnel and around the Rhino Mark ★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ These Rhinos are fairly easy and can be dealt with in a very short amount of time. However, they spawn quite a distance from each other, so tackling them might be a bit time consuming.
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Beetle
Longa Desert Ruins - Normal/Any Gem Arrow ★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Other than the multi-aggro and constant flying around, they can be easily dispatched.
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Shadow Commander
Tara's Shadow Realm - Mobilizing the Expeditionary Force (Basic)
Taillteann's Shadow Realm - Battle for Taillteann II (Basic)
Mobilizing the Expeditionary Force
★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

Battle for Taillteann II
★★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆
Due to this thing being a boss at almost every mission it is in, it may be best to skip this one. If you do want to tackle it without wasting time, "Mobilizing the Expeditionary Force" is really short and has extremely weak mobs. If you want a bit more bang for your gold, try "Battle for Taillteann II" instead. A bit more effort is required, but you get more rewards out of it.
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Basilisk
Tara's Shadow Realm - The Other Alchemists (Basic) ★★★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆ Due to this thing being a boss in the only mission it is in, it may be best to skip this one. It can be very aggressive, even on Basic difficulty. I would advise bringing at least one friend or two if you can not solo it. It can not be knockdown and ignores stun in many cases.
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Snowfield Spider
Avon's Theatre Mission - The New King's Request (Basic) ★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ While aggressive and capable of overwhelming a person in groups, they are actually quite weak. They can juggle players with consecutive Windmills, but it shouldn't be a problem if you strike first.
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Maned Hyena
Rano - West of the South Muyu Desert Mana Tunnel ★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Having a bit a of HP and aggressive AI may cause some issues, but are generally easy. They are scattered everywhere in Muyu Desert's southeaster ruins.
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Phantom Mask
Dugald Castle Dungeon ★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Much like Gremlins, they will circle the player repeatedly. Other than that, these things are rather harmless.
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Tarantula
Courcle - South Cenae Meadows near the Mana Tunnel ★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ These giant Tarantulas have Heavy Stander, Mana Deflector, and some have Natrual Shield. While they have weak passive defenses, they are simply overpowered spiders. Some even have titles, making them stronger.
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Jungle Millipede
Courcle - South Cenae Meadows near the Mana Tunnel ★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Other than appearing with "the Wary" title, they are similar to Snakes. There's plenty of giant ones in the same area with the Tarantulas.
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Desert Warrior Ghost
Connous - North of the word "Longa" in Longa Desert ★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Fairly easy, but a bit spread out. Similar to skeletons, they can easily be taken out by simple tactics.

Rank 7

  • Number of Obtainable forms: 19
  • Number of Automatic forms: 5
  • Skippable forms: Mummy Servant[2], Ghost Cloaker[2], Dark Commander[2]
    • If skipped, 16.5 Skill EXP out of 104.5 is lost for "Collect a Monster" for this Rank.
Species Ideal Location(s) Difficulty Notes
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Shadow Wizard (M)
Tara's Shadow Realm - Fomor Attack (Basic) ★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ You can find them in groups of 4 and sometimes on their own. Since they are highly aggressive and possess Teleportation, you will want to watch your back, literally. They will also charge bolts often and strike as fast as they can. One of the harder ones, but somewhat lenient since you can often find several of them in Fomor Attack.
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Shadow Ghost[1]
Tara's Shadow Realm - Lingering Darkness (Basic) ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ A powerful Ghost, the first one I believe for the Transformation Diary. In Lingering Darkness, you can find switches. The Switches has a chance to summon 1 Shadow Ghost, along with various Alchemists and Bone Monsters. They can deal powerful hits if carelessly fighting them.
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Python Shaman
Tara's Shadow Realm - Ghost of Partholon (Basic) ★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ These shaman are capable of spamming Lightning Bolt and has splash damage with their wands. The can be troublesome in large groups. Other than that, they are weak and really can't do damage outside of Lightning Bolt. Beware of other mobs in this Shadow Mission.
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Desert Spider
Rano - Central Muyu Desert, between "Muyu Desert" on the map/Sheep Mark, a bit south. ★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ There's a lot of spiders, and some can be mistaken for the "Desert Spider" entry. I would advise turning on "Collect Mode" to differentiate between the two for those heading to the Sheep Mark. It should also be noted that those in the Central Muyu may have titles, but rarely.
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Pot-Belly Spider
Karu Forest Ruins - Normal Difficulty (1st Floor)
Karu Pot-Belly Spider Dungeons
★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Since there is a large number of Pot-Belly Spiders in Floor 1, you should, in most cases, gather majority of the gathers, if not all of them. As with every Karu Monster, there is a Dubious version. Only difference is they team up with regular ones and are a bit bulky than usual.
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Sand Millipede
Connous - Near the Lizard Mark ★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ There's plenty of them roaming around. They should not pose a threat at all. They are quite spread out, so prepare a lot of travelling.
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Sulfur Spider
Tara's Shadow Realm - The Sulfur Spider inside Shadow Realm (Basic) ★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ These guys tend to mob you rather quickly. Luckily, unlike the Provocation variant, the ones here do not explode on death. Caution is advised when taking on the large groups that spawn here.
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Python Soldier
Tara's Shadow Realm - Ghost of Partholon (Basic) ★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ A reskined Bone Fighter in Partholonian Armor. Should not be difficult at this point.
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Striped Hyena
Rano - North of the Bird Mark/South of Muyu Desert's Central Area ★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ You can find several of them linger near or north of the Bird Mark. They are quite spread out through out Muyu, but the Bird Mark seems to be some sort of breeding ground for these Hyenas.
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Spike Laghodessa
Rabbie Dungeon - Basic Difficulty
Ciar Dungeon - Basic Difficulty
★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ A very large blue spiders with giant frontal legs that can stab through shields. These can be easily dispatched since they don't multi-aggro, but they will often load defense if they notice you. Try not to hit them during Defense, and you should be good to go.
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Stone Imp
Karu Forest Ruins - Normal Difficulty (5th Floor)
Karu Stone Imp Dungeons
★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Due to the low numbers in Floor 5, more than like you will have to run the Stone Imp Dungeons. These guys are rather tricky, always seem to act like bulky Ratmen. As with many Karu monsters, there is a Dubious one.
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Pawn
Sliab Cuilin Castle Dungeon ★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Probably...one of the most strangest creatures I have ever seen...ever. Reason being that it is a Chess piece. As I have bad memories of Chess, I am not quite fond of seeing these guys, nor the pieces that may spawn with it. They are surprisingly easy alone, but when working in tandem with Bishops and Rooks, they can prove quite difficult.
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Long Horn Gnu
Rano - North of the Flower Mark ★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Should be treated like the Short Horned Gnu before it.
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Mummy Servant
Longa Desert Ruins - Mysterious Arrow ★★★★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆ A mummy! That's a first...unfortunately, it's still a zombie. These guys are extremely strong in defenses. They also have top notch skills to go with their defense. There plenty of them in the Mysterious Arrow Dungeon, but due to how aggressive some of the mobs are here, I wouldn't recommend soloing it unless you are completely capable handling Ghosts, Witches, and Large Gargoyles. Usually not at the same time, but they do become more aggressive as you delve deeper inside.
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Hobgoblin Warrior
Courcle - Lappa Village ★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ These guys can be very ferocious, dealing powerful blows and leaving nothing alive. As proof of that, the entire village it inhabits now has been laid to waste. I would tread lightly here, as there are other monsters just as strong as the Warrior itself. Caution is advised for those trending the Hobgoblins homeland.
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Ghost Cloaker
Peaca Dungeon - Basic Difficulty ★★★★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆ Due to being exclusive to Peaca Dungeon, it is ill-advised to go alone, and one should bring a particularly strong party to accompany you when attempting to gather this one. I would highly recommend skipping for now unless you absolutely must have it.
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Golem
Tara's Shadow Realm - The Other Alchemists (Basic)
Ceo Island
Taillteann's Shadow Realm - Dorren's Request (Basic)
Shadow Realm
★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

Ceo Island
★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆
The Golem, a mythical rock creature. The ones in Ceo are more powerful and can easily overwhelm you due to how close they are to each other. I would not go there unless you either lag in the Shadow Realm, or looking for a challenge. The ones in the Shadow Missions "The Other Alchemists" and "Dorren's Request" can come in larger numbers, allowing for a better chance. I would advise those going to "Dorren's Request" hit the Blue Switch to spawn an infinite number of them. Meanwhile, the ones in "The Other Alchemists" come in a variety, some stronger than others.
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Dark Commander
Tara's Shadow Realm - Enemy Behind (Basic) ★★★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆ Another Shadow Commander...this time much harder to get to. As with the Yellow Commander, this Blue Guy is Boss Only. I would recommend skipping this one, but for those determined, go to Enemy Behind. It is your best bet for this commander, and he is still difficult, mainly due to his natural bulk.
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Snowfield Slayer[1]
Physis - White Dragon Raid
The Saga: Episode 3 - Waking Nightmare: The Chase
★★★★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ Another hard to get transformation! I haven't seen something this difficult since...Blade Wyverns. While they are on par with Blade Wyverns, they are actually easier than Blade Wyverns, but only due to 1 flaw and one flaw only: They are stuck in place during Frost Blade. While this drops the rating by 1, fighting them in groups is highly discouraged. They hardly ever spawn alone and they have a tendency to attack in groups. Luckily you can fight a controlled number in The Saga: Iria, Episode 3 specifically.

Rank 6

  • Number of Obtainable forms: 20
  • Number of Automatic forms: 3
  • Skippable forms: Hobgoblin Grenadier[1], Bandit Ogre Boss[1]
    • If skipped, 10 Skill EXP out of 100 is lost for "Collect a Monster" for this Rank.
Species Ideal Location(s) Difficulty Notes
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Masked Goblin
Karu Forest Ruins - Normal Difficulty ★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ They shouldn't be too hard at this point. You will more than likely get this one in 1 run due to the vast amounts found inside Karu Forest Ruins alone.
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Aonbharr
Falias
The Saga: Episode 10 - Divine Fury: The Advent
★★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ These guys are the worst of the worst when it comes to multi-aggro. More than likely, you will get pelted by multiple Aonbharr at once. I would advise going to Episode 10 of Sagas for this one, but Falias also works, albeit forcing the minigame there to work to the fullest benefit.
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Blind Crab
Zardine - Towards Entrance to Physis ★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ These crabs are relatively easy. Should not pose a threat at all.
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Cave Millipede
Solea ★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ These Millipedes can be a pain to find in Solea. When you do find them, they are usually passive. Once they aggro, who knows what happens next?
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Llama
Rano - Nubes Mountains ★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ They are rather weak and should not be problem. The only problem is getting into Nubes Mountains. It is a no-flight zone and the entire mountainside can only be explored on foot. Fortunately they are close to the entrance to the Maiz Prairie in Rano.
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Stone Hound
Karu Forest Ruins - Normal Difficulty (2nd Floor)
Karu Stone Hound Dungeons
★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Karu Forest Ruins Mob. These hounds are strong in numbers, and will circle you often. As with many of the Karu Mobs, there are Dubious ones. Numbers are fair, but I would recommended running the Stone Hound parts as soon as you can shortly after.
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Forest Mushroom Spider
Rano - Snake Mark in Karu Forest ★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ With their poison, they can prove themselves to be difficult to handle due to carelessness. Otherwise, they are relatively easy to handle.
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Goblin Keeper
Solea ★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Another "Masked Goblin" monster. Shouldn't be difficult, although finding it can be a pain
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Dragonfly
Courcle - Pantay Swamp ★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ These large Dragonflies are easy to combat due to its large hitbox. However, beware its aggro with other mobs. They can be easily dispatched, regardless of its formidable size.
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Coffin Mimic[2]
Peaca Dungeon - Normal Difficulty ★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ The strongest Mimic in the game outside of Hardmode dungeons...honestly, you should know how to deal with them at this point. I would recommend running the first room and leaving if soloing. Otherwise, bring a party and besure to tell the others not to kill the mimics.
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Cactus Lizard
Rano - Sun Mark/Central Muyu Desert ★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ These ridiculous lizards are extremely powerful. I strongly recommend fighting the younger ones for their lack of passive defenses. Of course, you're up to the challenge, you could fight the brown ones, but those are located in Kaypi Canyon.
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Cobra
Courcle - Pantay Swamp ★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Jungle Snakes that have titles on occasion. Beware of poison and try to be careful when fighting the Swamp Cobras. These things tank a little due to its defenses.
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Hobgoblin Grenadier
The Saga: Episode 5 - Proud Heritage: The Battle ★★★★★★★★★★★★★ ...Probably the most difficult one due to one issue: Self-Destruct. You will more than likely be killed in the ambush while trying to obtain this one. Note that this is also the first one that I have listed as 13.
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Specter Fighter[2]
Any Castle Dungeon in a Party of at least 2 ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ These guys are difficult due to multi-aggro. Since you will be in a party, take them out with a finish rule set to Anyone. They also have Heavy Stander, but it's not that much of an issue.
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Lion
Courcle - Central Cenae Meadows ★★★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆ These lions are the pride of the Cenae Meadow (See what I did there?). Since they are in large numbers, try to clear them one by one as quick as you can. The last thing you want to do is to have the whole group on you.
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Bandit Boss Ogre
Commercing with extremely profitable goods
The Saga: Episode 3 - Waking Nightmare: The Chase
★★★★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆ Due to the fact this ogre hardly spawns, and that its appearance is rather rare, skip this one for now. If you must have this one for the books, go to Episode three of Sagas and do the mission where you have to lure them. This is the "safest" way to deal with the Ogre; 1v1, no holds bar...well there's still the matter of the Snowfield Slayers. Try not to kill them in the process of killing the Ogre.
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Cloaker[2]
Peaca Dungeon - Normal Difficulty ★★★★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆ These possessed cloaks can overrun you and mob you with severe Lightning Bolt hits. Since they chaincast them, you will be hit by the absurd range if other members are near by. I would not take these guys alone, as the will pelt you like no tomorrow with Lightningbolts.
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Bandersnatch
Par Ruins - Normal/Snow Crystal ★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Another Zombie-type. Simply Windmill or hit them hard. They are really sluggish. For a slightly better challenge, do this in Snow Crystal; They start running.
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Scorpion
Zardine - Raspa Volcano
Connous - Central(?)/Northern Longa Desert
Zardine
★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

Connous
★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆
The reason I chose Zardine is because they are much more abundant and can be easily seen. The ones in Zardine are stronger than those in Connous. Connous has weaker ones, but they can be spread a bit too far. It's up to you where to go on this one.
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Ice Hyena
Par Ruins - Snow Crystal ★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Due to multi-aggro, this one is a bit difficult. However, they seem to act in a similar manner of Wood Jackals in Fiodh Intermediate.

Rank 5

  • Number of Obtainable forms: 24
  • Number of Automatic forms: 2
  • Skippable forms: Glowing Stone Hound[1], Glowing Stone Imp[1], New Gremlin[2], Zippy Nipmore[1]
    • If skipped, 16 Skill EXP out of 96 is lost for "Collect a Monster" for this Rank.
Species Ideal Location(s) Difficulty Notes
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Snowfield Ostrich
Physis - Northeast of the Whirlpool Mark ★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ They tend to wander often on Physis's Western regions. When you do track them down, they are surprisingly easy for such agile creatures. You can find plenty stationed northeast of the Whirlpool Mark
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Phantom Tableware
Sliab Cuilin Castle Dungeon
Abb Neagh Castle Dungeon
Sen Mag Castle Dungeon
★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Fairly weak Flying Swords, getting slightly stronger with each passing floor.
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Sand Mimic
Longa Desert Ruins - Normal/Gem Arrows ★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ I don't even think I need to explain these anymore. I would recommended running a Gem Arrow though, since I hardly encounter them on my normal runs. Maybe it's just bad luck for me.
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Candle Spider
Sliab Cuilin Castle Dungeon (1st Floor)
Abb Neagh Castle Dungeon (1st Floor)
Sen Mag Castle Dungeon (1st Floor)
★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ You can find a few on the first floor. It may take multiple runs.
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Reindeer
Physis - Northeast of the Sella Beach Mana Tunnel ★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Should be treated like the Gnus before it.
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Ice Mimic
Par Ruins - Normal/Snow Crystal ★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Seriously, why so late in the ranks...? You may want to go to Par Snow Crystal, as there are several amounts of other monsters you can find in this Rank, along with the mimics.
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Chon Chon
Barri Dungeon - Advanced Difficulty ★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ About on par with Lightning Sprites. Unfortunately, they spawn with imps and various other creatures, making this one slightly harder.
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Ice Bison
Par Ruins - Snow Crystal ★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Ice Bisons with a thirst for icy blood. Seems to attack on sight in tandem with other bison. Numbers are fairly low.
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Buffalo
Physis - Along the Reus River ★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Usually tame and friendly. You can find plenty along the the frozen Reus River
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Ice Bear
Par Ruins - Snow Crystal ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Icy Bears capable of deadly cold Bear hugs. For whatever reason, Par Snow Crystal likes to have monsters that attack at once. As with the other Par Snow Crystal Mobs, the less the better...though at the same time that's bad for collection reasons. As with the bison, numbers are fairly low.
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Bandit Boss Human[1]
Commercing with moderately profitable goods ★★★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆ While they appear much more often than Ogre Bandits, these guys are just terrible at spawning as they are with their groupie. I wouldn't tackle them alone if you are going from one side of Uladh to the other.
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Bishop
Sliab Cuilin Castle Dungeon ★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Another Chess Piece...can we not talk about Chess? As with the Pawns, Bishops alone are not threat. When in proximity with the Pawn and Rook, it is safe to say that teamwork is deadly.
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Armored Skeleton
Rabbie Dungeon - Basic Difficulty
Albey Dungeon - Red Gem
★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ A buffed up Skeleton. Should be fairly easy due to the vast amounts inside Rabbie Dungeon. If you can't find a pass, you can go into Albey Dungeon in Tir Na Nog and drop a Small Red Gem.
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Queen Slate[1]
Rano - Exploration
Maiz Prairie Ruins - Glowing Stone Gargoyle Statue
★★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ They can be found often if you decide to search the marks for Treasure chests. I would not recommend attempting this one due to how rare it spawns. If you have a Glowing Stone Gargoyle Statue, you can find plenty inside Maiz Prairie Ruins.
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Specter Warrior[2]
Any Castle Dungeons while in a party of 2 or more ★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ These Specter Warriors are actually weaker than the fighters before it. Like the Fighter, they have Heavy Stander, but it shouldn't be problem. They also multi-aggro with the other Specters, so caution is advised.
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Ornata Spider
Rano - Southwest of the Sheep Mark
Belvast - Beach of Scathach, Somewhere in the central area
Beach of Scathach
★★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

Rano
★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆
I would not recommend going to Scathach, but if you do, beware of their poison and multi-aggro. The ones in Rano also count towards this and are much easier to deal with. You may want to turn on "Collect Mode" to find them easier so you don't mistake the Desert Spider for the Ornata Spiders.
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Glowing Stone Hound[1][2]
Karu Forest Ruins - Glowing Stone Hound Statue ★★★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆ Being only found in Glowing Stone Hound dungeon, and not its parts, I would skip this one. If you do tackle it, treat it like a Giant Skeleton Hellhound.
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Glowing Stone Imp[1][2]
Karu Forest Ruins - Glowing Stone Imp Statue ★★★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆ Being only found in Glowing Stone Imp dungeon, and not its parts, I would skip this one. If you do tackle it, treat it like a Giant Ratman.
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Spider Fighter
Alby Dungeon - Advanced Difficulty ★★★★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆ These guys are no laughing matter. These mutated oversized spiders can deal some major damage. Multi-aggro does not help either. As you progress deeper in Alby Advanced, they will become stronger.
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Grendel[2]
Alby Dungeon - Advanced Difficulty ★★★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆ These mutated Bears are quite strong. Since they have Heavy Stander, they are quite the opponent, especially for a bear clone.
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Wight[1][2]
Peaca Dungeon - Normal Difficulty ★★★★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ Due to the fact that Magic and Ranged Attacks can only harm them, those using melee are left to dry. I would not even attempt to solo Peaca for this one due to it's immunity to Melee, a staple in most combat styles. Bringing a group is advised and you can ask for the finish from your party members if necessary to collect this one.
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New Gremlin[1][2]
Barri Dungeon - Advanced Difficulty ★★★★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Because this one is Boss Only, it is very difficult to get to. Each one supports each other and some even have certain immunities. If soloing, prepare to get mobbed to death, because these guys can overwhelm a single player. I wouldn't advise tackling this one alone.
Funny story: If you notice the colors and they way they look, they sorta resemble Power Rangers, or Super Sentai if you're more familiar with Japanese hero dramas. You might even say they resemble Kamen Riders.
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Zippy Nipmore
Commerce - Pursuit Mode ★★★★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆ This ridiculous Imp is so hard to find, i won't even bother explaining it. But for those interested, it is one of the 7 Bandit Leaders that ambush poor souls that run into them during commerce. I would advise prepare for a long and drawn out hunt for this bandit, as he is much harder to find.
Despite its unusually high collection rate, It's harder to find it than collect it after defeat.
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Wild Troll[1][2]
Belvast - Beach of Scathach, south of the Witch's Cave ★★★★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆ These trolls are much more powerful than those found in Math Dungeon or even Reignhalt. I would advise preparing for a drawn out battle, as they are much more tanky than the Sea Trolls that inhabit the oceanside of Scathach. Bringing friends may help beat it down.

Rank 4

  • Number of Obtainable forms: 41
  • Number of Automatic forms: 4
  • Skippable forms: Sheep Wolf[1][2], King Slate[1], Cobweb Mummy[1][2], Bomb Steed[1][2], Hellcat[1][2]
    • If skipped, 12.5 Skill EXP out of 102.5 is lost for "Collect a Monster" for this Rank.
Species Ideal Location(s) Difficulty Notes
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Mountain Sheep
Courcle - La Terra Highlands ★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ You can find a few roaming in the La Terra Highlands, east from the dock for Rafting. They are fairly easy and should not pose a threat.
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Forest Lizard
Rano - Central Karu Forest ★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ You can find plenty roaming around in Central Karu Forest.
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Prison Ghost
Connous - Metus Entrance ★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ The ones roaming around the entrance to Metus has plenty of weak Prison Ghosts roaming about. They are not as dangerous as teh ones inside Metus.
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Anteater
Zardine - West of the Calida Exploration Camp ★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ These large anteaters are very weak and should not be problem.
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Stone Mask
Longa Desert Ruins - Any ★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ You can find plenty roaming about inside Longa.
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Chandelier Spider
Dugald Castle Dungeon ★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ These large spiders are fairly easy, though sometimes spawn in Hide Rooms. Other than that, a few hits should end them rather quickly
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Sickle Laghodessa
Ciar Dungeon - Basic Difficulty
Albey Dungeon - Normal Difficulty
★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ These large sickle-handed spiders should be a cakewalk.
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Lynx
Courcle - Southwest of Cor Village ★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ They can counter smash if it is the first attempted attack. Other than that, fairly simple opponents and nothing remarkable at this point.
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Python
Longa Desert Ruins - Any ★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ These horned snakes should not pose a threat and are fairly weak. The ones in the Gem Arrow Dungeons may multi-aggro, but they have a rather large hitbox.
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Candle Warrior
Sen Mag Castle Dungeon ★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ A skeleton reskin. Simple yes?
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Gorgon[1]
Alby Dungeon - Intermediate for 2 ★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Gorgons are usually the first hated monster to beginners as they run Fiodh due their unusual defenses and ability to counter Smash with their instinct. The easiest way to get this one is Alby Intermediate for 2. To obtain the pass, hunt some Werewolves in Fiodh. Fiodh also has a couple Gorgons here and there, but you might be better off running Alby with multiple passes. There is a fairly large number in Alby.
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Stone Horse[1]
Karu Forest Ruins - Normal Difficulty ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ As tedious as this one, you will have to run Karu Forest Ruins repeatedly for this one. The boss has 5 Stone Horses, making it 5 chances for a single gather. They are much like Gorgons, so be prepared. Also the Horse Keeper that accompanies them will attack you as well, so keep your guard up.
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Shrieker
Par Ruins - Snow Crystal ★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ A Wisp clone, only now shaped like a skull. Shouldn't be too hard due to the abundance of them, but the Snow Crystal is hard enough to obtain as is.
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Forest Golem
Tara's Shadow Realm - The Other Alchemists (Basic) ★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ A Golem wiht moss and small shrubbery growing out of it. Fairly easy and should be treated like any Golem.
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Connous Lizard
Connous - Rupes Desert ★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ An oversized lizard that inhabits parts of Rupes. Try to steer clear of the King Lizard, as it is much more powerful, complete with passive defenses.
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Sheep Wolf[1][2]
Osna Sail (Field Boss)
Erinn Martial Arts Tournament - Team Tir Chonaill
★★★★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆ This is the hardest one on the list for this rank. Not only is it a the first field boss, but a hard to get one as well. You can find it being spawned by Deian as a joke (The Boy Who Cried Wolf). He can spawn an infinite amount of them. Depending on the round number, the difficulty varies.
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Volcano Horned Wild Boar
Zardine - North of the small bridge between Raspa and Pera Volcano or South of the Calida Exploration Camp Bridge Area
★★★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆

South of Calida Camp
★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆
These pesky boars are quite strong. They can be very difficult and some even have titles to boot. They have a fairly strong resistance to Magic and Melee, so it may be best to bust out your ranged weapons for this one.
You can find some easier ones south of the Calida Exploration Camp if you want to get this over with.
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Horse Sprite
Any Castle Dungeon ★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Other than charging Firebolt often and exploding on death, there isn't much of an issue. In large numbers, be cautions of the other Firebolts while attacking one of them. You might just get bolted to death if careless.
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Piked Horn Deer
Zardine - Calida Lake ★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Fairly large deer complete with horns. Nothing remarkable about it.
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Lost Sahagin[2]
Barri Dungeon - Advanced Difficulty ★★★★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ While not as bad as the Hobgoblin Grenadiers from before, these things do tend to stay grouped together. Caution is advised and take any explosive resistance gear and put it on when tackling these bad fish. They may also voluntarily kill themselves on purpose just to get a cheap shot at you.
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Snow Zombie[2]
Par Ruins - Snow Crystal ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Jack Frost became a zombie, and he isn't happy. These things will mob you to death if you are not careful. Other than that, they should be fairly easy.
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Skeleton Laghodessa[2]
Rabbie Dungeon - Advanced ★★★★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆ These crazy spiders are minibosses in Rabbi Advanced, usually on the second floor. They can poison you and may also overwhelm you if you are alone.
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King Slate[1]
Rano - Exploration
Maiz Prairie Ruins - Glowing Stone Gargoyle Statue
★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ As with the Queen Slate, the King Slate is just as difficult to find and collect. If you have a Glowing Stone Gargoyle Statue, you can find plenty in Maiz Prairie Ruins.
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Hobgoblin Exorcist
Courcle - Lappa Village ★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ These Exorcists are fairly easy, and comes in two colors. Nothing notable other than using a wand for combat.
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Ghost Servant[1][2]
Longa Desert Ruins - Mysterious Arrow ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Being only found in Mysterious Arrow, it may take some time to gather this one. They are somewhat hard to find, but can spawn in reasonable numbers.
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Stone Gargoyle[1][2]
Maiz Prairie Ruins - Any ★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Oversized Gargoyles made of stone. Nothing hard here, though the dungeon itself might be difficult for some.
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Guardian Horse of Ruins
Longa Desert Ruins - Normal Difficulty ★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ This horse can spawn as many times as its master, the Guardian of the Ruins, wishes it.
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Feral Boar[1][2]
Belvast - Beach of Scathach, near the camp ★★★★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ An extremely aggressive boar. Luckily, it spawns next to the camp, down the slope. I would single them out as they can group a single player. Take your time and use simply tactics. Anything complicated my result in death, or even much larger frustration.
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Beetle Wolf[1][2]
Alby Dungeon - Advanced Difficulty ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ The numbers here are quite fair, but some are much more tankier than others. Some even have titles, further boosting themselve. Caution is advised.
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Giant Hornet[2]
Physis - Silva Forest ★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ While not difficult as the ones located in Beach of Scathach, these pests can outnumber you fairly quickly. On death, you might be able to get some white herbs while you're here.
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Sea Troll[1][2]
Belvast - Beach of Scathach, by the ocean side in the south. ★★★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆ While not as difficult as the Wild Trolls south of the Witch's Cave, they are still a force to be reckoned with. Some have been known to ambush fisherman fishing in its waters, so caution is advised if you see a rather large number by the ocean side.
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Cobweb Mummy[1][2]
Alby Dungeon - Advanced Difficulty ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Somewhat of a rare spawn in Alby Advanced. They are powerful, but can be easily singled out if in a group. The only problem is finding them. There are times where it may not spawn at all, or it does, but in small numbers.
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River Sahagin Fighter[2]
Belvast - Beach of Scathach ★★★★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ These guys are horrible...the fact that the spawn closely with the mages and the ability to teleport makes them very difficult to handle. Even the multi-aggro is bad. Although they can be found in vast numbers, caution is advised and prepare for a long, drawn out battle.
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Salamander[2]
Connous - Connous Underground Maze ★★★★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ Another Multi-aggro mob that is on par with the previous one. These flaming lizards will burn you and knock you into next week if not careful. Spawning in low numbers through the maze, it is also a sign that Ifrit is going to spawn. Alternatively, you can go find an Ifrit in Longa Desert, south to southwest of the Oasis, though be advised that you can not summon pets here.
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Giant Firefly[1][2]
Peaca Dungeon - Basic Difficulty
Generation 16 - History's Curtain Call
★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Another 13 rating. This thing has been known to wipe out parties with its massive Windmill. The fact that it is a mini-boss makes it harder to find that anything else. There is a slightly more better alternative, but is is out of reach by many.
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Hellcat[1][2]
Peaca Dungeon - Basic Difficulty ★★★★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ ...man this rank is pulling out the big guns. These cats only spawn at the boss of Peaca Basic. Numbers are fair, but may take multiple painful runs.
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Bomb Steed[1][2]
Connous - Metus (Arc Lich) ★★★★★★★★★★★☆☆ Another Self-Destruct monster. This time, there's a timer on these horses, ticking every so slowly to its impending doom. You have to kill it before it blows itself up, causing major damage to you and those around you.
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Ghost[1][2]
Peaca Dungeon - Normal Difficulty Regular Ghosts
★★★★★★★★★★★☆☆

Demi Lich Ghosts
★★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆
These ghosts are...quite painful. Tanky and relentless they are found often throughout Peaca and spawns many times with the Demi Lich. This makes collecting it a cinch...but you have to worry about how to kill the lich when you are done.
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Prison Zombie[2]
Connous - Metus ★★★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆ Another zombie...nothing difficult here except the shear amount of time it takes to kill one. Bringing friends is advise, as some have immunities.
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Skeleton Ogre
Avon's Theatre Mission - Guardian of Avon (Basic) ★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ This is a nice breather compared to the others...Anyways, these guys aren't really too difficult, but as with many ogres, being juggled by Stomp can be a problem. Fortunately, they only target you one at a time.
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Korsek Raptor[1][2]
Black Dragon Raid
The Saga: Episode 3 - Waking Nightmare: The Chase
★★★★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆ You can find plenty at this...deserted raid. However, you may want to try Episode 3, as almost every wave is 2 Korsek Raptors. Just don't finish the last wave and be sure to keep trying until you get it. The ones found in the raid are far stronger than their Sagas counterpart.

Rank 3 (Incomplete)

  • Number of Obtainable forms: 36
  • Number of Automatic forms: 5
  • Skippable forms: Sarracenia[1], Glowing Pot-Belly Spider[1][2], Mirror Witch[1][2], Glowing Stone Zombie[1][2]
    • If skipped, ? Skill EXP out of 100.8 is lost for "Collect a Monster" for this Rank.
Species Ideal Location(s) Difficulty Notes
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Nubes Wild Dog
Courcle - La Terra Highlands ★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ YOu can find a several in the Laterra Highlands, north-northeast of the usual Mana Tunnel for La Terra, near the dock. Similar to Wolves. No problems here.
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Snow Imp
Par Ruins - Snow Crystal ★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Other than Icebolt spams, it doesn't do anything notable. The ones with "the Head Figure" title may be a bit tankier than the rest. Fairly common spawn.
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Sarracenia[1]
Alby Dungeon - Magic Bean
Coill Dungeon - Coill Abyss
Alby Method
★★★★★★★★★★★★★

Coill Abyss Method
★★★★★★★★★☆☆☆☆
Do to the sheer rarity of a Dull Weeding Hoe, skip and move on. Rated 13 due to the process you have to go through just to even get to this dungeon...not time consuming as some things here, but just rather annoying. Honestly, it's not hard at all. The difficulty, this time, is method of obtaining it. You may even have to result in obtaining the pet with the Dull Weeding Hoe.
Another risky method is running Coill Abyss. The mobs are equivalent to Hardmode Monsters, some maybe borderline Elite. Sarracenias seem to be rather common, with the Boss of Coill Abyss being able to summon more. The only issue is multi-aggro with other monsters and keeping things under control.
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Armor Hound
Longa Desert Ruins - Gem Arrows ★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ There's plenty in any Gem Arrow Dungeon of Longa Desert Ruins.
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Stag Beetle
Zardine - Hot Springs ★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ There's seems to be plenty wandering around in the Hot Spring region of Zardine and don't really pose a threat unless in large numbers.
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Skeleton Hellhound
Math Dungeon - Advanced Difficulty ★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Multi-aggro may be an issue, but overall fairly easy. Found quite often.
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Desert Bear
Connous - Fish Mark or Southwest of the Oasis ★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ There's plenty roaming around. I would advise avoiding the White Desert Bear the Holy and Black Desert Bear the Soon to be Extinct since they are a bit tankier than the others.
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Pack Elephant
Courcle - Cenae Meadows ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ -
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Skeleton Ghost
Maiz Prairie Ruins - Normal Difficulty ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Fairly abundant here, aside the slates. Beware of Multi-aggro and their magic.
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Saturos[2]
Solea ★★★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆ While they are not much of a threat on its own, it has passive defenses fit for a strong combatant. Beware of the tight spaces of Solea and tread carefully when facing them with Goblin Keepers. Multi-aggro is a known threat among them.
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Bear Sprite
Sliab Cuilin Castle Dungeon
Abb Neagh Castle Dungeon
★★★★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆ Explodes on death, dealing much more damage than the Horse and Wolf Sprites.
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Stone Horse Keeper[1][2]
Karu Forest Ruins - Normal Difficulty/Pot-Belly Spider Venom Sac ★★★★★★★★★★☆☆☆ With its natural speed and status as Boss/Mini-boss, prepare for a grind of Karu. Usually spawns with Stone Horses, but if doing the Pot-Belly Spider Venom Sac, be prepared to fight it with 2 Stone Horses, which isn't as bad as Karu Normal's 5. You may even want to try the Glowing Imp Statue, but considering how out of reach it can be, it may be best to use Venom Sacs.
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Manchurian Bear
Rano - ★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Another Bear. Fairly easy and should not be a problem. Just be ready for a lot of footwork, since they don't spawn too close to each other.
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Troll
Gairech Hills - Reighinalt
Math Dungeon - Advanced Difficulty
★★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ You can try Reighinalt, but chances of finding even 3 are fairly slim. You're better off farming Math Dungeon with an Advanced Pass, since you can find fairly weaker trolls, though they can be accompanied by Red Kolbolds, which can Multi-Aggro.
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Volcano Lizard
Zardine - North side of the Bridge between Raspa and Pera Volcano ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ You can find plenty roaming around here. Like the Manchurian bears, prepare for some running around.
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Horn Cobra
Connous - Rupes Desert? ★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Fairly hard to find due to being scattered everywhere. Just keep running around and killing each one on sight. Seems to be around the outskirts of Rupes...more searching needed.
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Skeleton Armor Ogre
Avon's Theatre Mission - Guardian of Avon (Basic) ★★★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆ Since they only appear in the first phase of Guardian of Avon, prepare to run this multiple times. Difficulty is from farming and obtaining the pass, rather then the monster itself.
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Lycanthrope[1]
Albey Dungeon - Blue Gem ★★★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆ Unless you can one-shot this wolfman, you're going to have to spam Windmill. Albey Blue Gem is the easier way to obtain this one.
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Black Panther
Zardine - Raspa Volcano, south of the bridge between Raspa and Pera Volcano ★★★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆ Black Leopards will spawn here every day at 6pm in-game. You can just camp here and attack them. They will multi-aggro, but are fairly easy. Just beware of your surroundings.
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Ogre Executioner
Any Castle Dungeon ★★★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆ Being a miniboss of Floor 2 of any Castle Dungeon, it will take multiple runs. They do spawn in pairs, which is a good thing...unless your luck is terrible.
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Rook
Sliab Cuilin Castle Dungeon ★★★★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆ The last of the Chess Trio...can we avoid the topic of Chess? Yes? okay then. The Rook is like a Castle Wall, hard to push over and hard to kill. It may take a while to handle them with their naturally high defensive powers. There is plenty to go around, so HAVE AT THEE!
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Glowing Pot-Belly Spider[1][2]
Karu Forest Ruins - Glowing Spider Statue]] ★★★★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆ As with any glowing monster, only the glowing statue is required. Fairly easy to defeat, just watch out for its range of attack.
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Mirror Witch[1][2]
Par Ruins - Snow Crystal ★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Now it's getting serious. First off, you need a Snow Crystal, something that is out of reach by many...or people are just lazy to farm Par Normal. Secondly, a Giant is required. This is one of the few monsters that requires specific conditions for it to appear. Lastly, the monster that spawns before it, the Wendigo, must be killed with a specific weapon, the Ice Pole. For the Ice Pole to drop, the Wendigo must stomp. Afterwards, icicles from the ceiling fall and there your Ice Pole. Using a Giant and equipping the Ice Pole, destroy the Wendigo, and the elusive Mirror Witch of Frost will appear before you, taking revenge for her pet and will attempt to kill you. You will only get 1 shot per run, considering you kill the Wendigo with the Ice Pole every time.
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Feral Wolf
Belvast - Beach of Scathach, Outside the camp ★★★★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆ There is much tension in the air...the thick air of Scathach suffocates you as you attempt to kill these abnormally strong wolves. As long as you can keep it away, you will be safe. Just beware that it will take some time, and they can multi-aggro. Single them out and you will survive...otherwise the men from the camp just drag you back inside.
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Lizard Witch
Longa Desert Ruins - Mysterious Arrow ★★★★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆ Lizard Witches are fairly common, spawning on each floor and becoming stronger. I would advise bringing a party for this dungeon, as things here tend to get messy. Luckily, they have no resistance to ranged attacks, so bust out the arrows and bullets and shoot some holes.
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Glowing Stone Zombie[1][2]
Karu Forest Ruins - Glowing Stone Zombie Statue ★★★★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆ As with any glowing statue, the full statue is required to find and kill the monster needed. Treat this one as an oversized Zombie...or something.
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Cyclops
Rundal Dungeon - Normal Difficulty ★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Other than spamming Rundal Normal a few times, nothing notable about the cyclops. Treat it like any Orge...only with one eye.
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Argus
Rundal Dungeon - Advanced Difficulty ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Bulky large orges with multiple eyes found everywhere in their frontal view. I found quite a few in Rundal Advanced and it si not as difficult...other than there Stomp range. Just be prepared to be juggled around by Stomps if not careful.
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Bug Bear
Ciar Dungeon - Advanced Difficulty ★★★★★★★★★★☆☆☆ The Bug Bears are oversized Trolls and will overpower you by force. Luckily, They really can't do much much in the small room and can usually be singled out. It is always a mini boss of Ciar Advanced, so be prepared to run it several times. Does spawn in small numbers, just not enough for some.
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Ogre Warrior
Barri Dungeon - Normal Difficulty ★★★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆ Ogres, ogres, ogres...this Rank is full of them. They spawn in groups of 5 in almost every iteration of Barri Normal and altered difficulties that is not Basic or Advanced. The only issue is how close they may spawn, and there is always a strong one among them. Their hammers also have splash damage, so be advised when fighting along side teammates.
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Cave Sahagin Warrior
Belvast - Beach of Scathach, Inside the Witches Cave? ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ -
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Hollow Knight
Peaca Dungeon - Normal Difficulty ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ -
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Glowing Stone Gargoyle
Maiz Prairie Ruins - Glowing Stone Gargoyle Statue ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ -
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Ruins Guardian
Longa Desert Ruins - Normal Difficulty ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ -
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Giant Gold Spider
Alby Dungeon - Advanced Difficulty (For 3 or 8) ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ -
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Horrifying Herbert
Commerce - Pursuit ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ -

Rank 2 (Incomplete)

  • Number of Obtainable forms: 25
  • Number of Automatic forms: 2
  • Skippable forms: ?
    • If skipped, ? Skill EXP out of 100 is lost for "Collect a Monster" for this Rank.
Species Ideal Location(s) Difficulty Notes
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Skeleton Full Armor Ogre
- ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ -
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Leprechaun
- ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ -
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Cave Masked Goblin
- ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ -
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Snow Troll
- ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ -
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Hell Steed
- ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ -
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Keep Hound
- ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ -
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Big-Horned Deer
- ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ -
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Goblin Hunter
- ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ -
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Wolf Sprite
- ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ -
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Skeleton Squad
- ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ -
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Pirate Skeleton
- ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ -
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Magic Golem
- ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ -
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Snow Golem
- ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ -
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Castle Wall Golem
- ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ -
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Specter Leader
- ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ -
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Dullahan
- ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ -
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Sulfur Golem
- ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ -
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Balrog
- ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ -
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Head Hyena
- ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ -
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Arachne
- ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ -
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Armored Bear
- ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ -
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Crystal Golem
- ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ -
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No-Face Nelson
Commerce - Pursuit ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ -
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Incubus
- ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ -
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Grim Reaper
- ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ -

Rank 1 (Incomplete)

  • Number of Obtainable forms: 19
  • Number of Automatic forms: None
  • Skippable forms: None
    • If skipped, 0 Skill EXP out of 104.5 is lost for "Collect a Monster" for this Rank.
Species Ideal Location(s) Difficulty Notes
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Prairie Dragon
- ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ -
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Giant Alligator
- ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ -
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Desert Dragon
- ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ -
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Wendigo
- ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ -
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Succubus
- ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ -
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Sparkling Stone Bison
- ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ -
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Ruins Gargoyle
- ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ -
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Siren
- ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ -
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Giant Headless
- ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ -
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Ghast
- ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ -
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Amethyst Golem
- ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ -
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Banshee
- ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ -
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Demi Lich
- ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ -
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Arc Lich
- ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ -
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Master Lich
- ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ -
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Red Dragon
- ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ -
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Turtle
- ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ -
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Merrow
- ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ -
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White Dragon
- ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ -

Other Notes

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 1.30 1.31 1.32 1.33 1.34 1.35 1.36 1.37 1.38 1.39 1.40 1.41 1.42 1.43 1.44 1.45 1.46 1.47 1.48 1.49 1.50 1.51 1.52 1.53 Can still be obtained, but the effort is either time consuming or too difficult for the average player
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 2.25 2.26 2.27 2.28 2.29 2.30 2.31 2.32 2.33 2.34 2.35 2.36 2.37 2.38 2.39 2.40 2.41 2.42 2.43 2.44 2.45 2.46 2.47 2.48 Can still be obtained and may require the help of other players