Category:Genus:Antling

Antling Icon.pngAntling
Genus
Higher Taxonomy Ranks
Bloodborn
Vilekin
Antling
Lower Taxonomy Ranks

Common Drops

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(&00000000000000010000001) Water-stained Necrologos Page Icon.png Water-stained Necrologos Page
(&00000000000000010000001) Antling Mandible Icon.png Antling Mandible

Antlings are gigantic vilekin, ubiquitous in Eorzea's desert regions. Despite their lack of higher order intelligence, antling society is rigidly structured, with the queen ensconced at its heart. The population can be broadly divided into two categories: the worker caste, responsible for expanding the nest, caring for eggs, and gathering sustenance; and the soldier caste, responsible for defending the colony and capturing slaves. [1]

Among the antling hierarchy, there are the worker ants, responsible for gathering food, and the soldier ants, tasked with defending the colony. The ratio of workers to soldiers is strictly controlled by the type of eggs laid by the queen, and all the myriad members of the colony function together as a single organism. Far more cohesive than even the most disciplined army, the antlings are seen by Ul'dah as a looming danger that must be contained. [2]

The vast majority of antlings in a colony, classified as workers or soldiers, can be identified by three-pronged carrying mandibles or two-pronged shearing mandibles respectively. However, some workers are seen acting as sentries and soldiers in certain colonies. Soldiers tend to be lighter in color than workers, and high in a colony's hierarchy; hues can even shift towards green (in the case of the health-restoring marshal) or blue (in the case of the princess). The egg-laying queen possesses abdomen that is visibly distinct in the genus. [3]

Monsters
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Name Levels Zone Info
Antling Gamergate Southern Thanalan - Broken Water  Aggressive.png
Antling Sentry 7 Central Thanalan - Black Brush  (16-14)  Aggressive.pngFATE Icon.png
Antling Sentry 12 Central Thanalan - Black Brush - Hellsbrood Holes (16-15)  Aggressive.png
Antling Soldier 10-13 Central Thanalan - The Clutch  (24,18)  Aggressive.png
Antling Worker 5 Central Thanalan - Black Brush  Passive.png
Myrmidon Guard 38 Cutter's Cry - The Dry Sands - The Feeding Pit  Aggressive.png
Myrmidon Marshal 38 Cutter's Cry - The Dry Sands - The Feeding Pit  Aggressive.png
Myrmidon Princess 38 Cutter's Cry - The Dry Sands - The Feeding Pit  Aggressive.png
Myrmidon Sentry 38 Cutter's Cry - The Dry Sands  Aggressive.png
Myrmidon Soldier 38 Cutter's Cry - The Dry Sands - The Feeding Pit  Aggressive.png
Nest Commander 12 Central Thanalan - Black Brush  (17-15)  Aggressive.pngFATE Icon.png
Velveteen Ant 60 Saint Mocianne's Arboretum (Zone)  Aggressive.png


Pages in category "Genus:Antling"

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