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General Notes
  • Has approximately 70,000 HP
  • Melisseus is a Vermin-type monster, so the Vermin Killer boon from Intimidation Palimpsest is effective.
  • Melee attacks may have a Poison additional effect or drain HP for the amount of damage they deal.
  • Assisted immediately by four Melisseus' Zamzamas (Gnats). These are present from the start of the battle and can be slept.
  • Casts Comet, Meteor, Aero V, Aeroja, Aeroga IV, AoE debuffs, and (rarely) Death.
  • Uses Mighty Strikes as soon as it is engaged and Chainspell at 50% HP or lower.
  • Uses the following TP moves:
    • Mandible Massacre: Conal physical damage, Paralysis, 10-count Doom
    • Sticky Situation: AoE magical damage, Plague, Slow, Silence, resummons up to two Melisseus' Zamzamas if previously defeated.
    • Abdominal Assault: AoE physical damage, Gravity, TP reset, knockback
    • Flesh Syphon: Single target physical damage, absorbs all attributes
    • Umbral Expunction: AoE magical damage
  • Defeating Melisseus yields the title Melisseus Domesticator.


Category-Giant Gnat.jpg
Type Vermin
Family Giant Gnat
Class NM
Detects True Sound


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Assisted By Title Absorbs Immune
Melisseus Domesticator

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