Old Shuck

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General Notes
  • This seems to be capped at 5 howls per fight.
  • After each howl hate is reset.
  • Uses Gates of Hades above 50%, then Acheron Flame below 50%.
  • Standing behind Old Shuck with hate will enable use of Scorching Lash which may easily 1-shot people, especially after leveling up.
  • Take care with positioning after howls, as he may follow with Scorching Lash depending on the position of the target with hate.
  • Has Enblind on melee attacks and Earth Spikes during casting which deal Element: Earth damage and cause Flash.
  • It is currently unknown how to proc Blue.png and reset Old Shuck's level during the fight. It is a mystery.gif
  • Most strategies revolve around zerging before he levels up too much. Although sufficiently gearing and buffing against the stat increases is certainly not out of the question anymore.

Old Shuck
Cerberus 2.png
Type Beast
Family Cerberus
Job Fighter's Mask icon.png Warrior
Sub Job Wizard's Petasos icon.png Black Mage
Class Geas Fete NM
Physical Damage Magical Damage Breath Damage Slashing Blunt H2H Piercing Ranged
Question R R Question Question Question Question Question
Element: Fire Element: Wind Element: Thunder Element: Light Element: Ice Element: Earth Element: Water Element: Dark
Question Question Question Question Question Question Question Question
A: Absorbs · S: Susceptible · R: Resists

During battle some monsters may change resistances.

100% denotates that a monster takes full damage.

  • E.g At 5% a foe takes -95% damage.

Tiers of 50% or less guarantee an enfeeble resist with 5% causing immunity.

See the Resist and Damage Type pages.


Listings by Zone
Zone Rewards Abilities Spells
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     Forced: Examine ??? with a Old Shuck's tuft.
All members require Tribulens or Radialens.
Gates of Hades
Lava Spit
Sulfurous Breath
Scorching Lash
Acheron Flame
Stone VI
Stonega V
Quake II
Level Aggro Links Detects HP DEF EVA Magic DEF
135 Question Question
Assisted By Title Traits MP


Ability Y' Area Target Class Type Effect Copy Image.png Condition
Gates of Hades 20' AoE Monster Magical Damage Element: Fire Damage and Burn. Removes shadows.
Lava Spit AoE Player Magical Damage Element: Fire Damage. Ignores shadows.
Scorching Lash Conal Monster Physical Damage Damage. Removes 2-3 shadows. Enemy Rear
Sulfurous Breath Conal Player Physical Damage Damage. Absorbed by 3 shadows. Enemy Front
Ululation 20' AoE Monster Magical Damage Element: Ice Inflicts Paralysis. Ignores shadows.
Acheron Flame 20' AoE Monster Magical Damage Element: Fire Enhanced Gates of Hades, Damage and Burn. Removes shadows. <50%
Area: 1P, AoE, Gaze, Conal · Target: Who the ability selects, Player or Monster
Class: Physical-Magical-Breath-Buff · Type: Element (E.g ice) or Damage Type (E.g piercing or blank)
Copy Image.png: Utsusemi shadows consumed (#), B Bypasses, but does not remove shadows, R Removes all shadows.