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Mothmant
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Game: PSO Episodes I & II
Location: Forest 1, Forest 2, VR Temple Alpha, VR Temple Beta
Attribute: Native
General Rarity: Common
Related Monsters: Monest, Mothvert, Mothvist

The Mothmant is a monster native to the Forest area. It is a weak mosquito-like monster which is summoned by the Monest. Although they have a tendency to swarm, their very low health tends to allow most classes to have little to no trouble killing them within a few hits.

In the Ultimate difficulty, Mothmants are replaced by the more ferocious Mothvert.

General Data

Characteristics

Mothmants, tiny insects native to the forest areas of Ragol, have the appearance of a generic mosquito, albeit colored purple. Its four clawed legs are connected to the thorax while atop are its four wings, the two forewings of which tend to be shorter than the lower hindwings. On its face is a mouth filled with pointed teeth that is connected directly to a long proboscis. It is with this appendage that the Mothmant gathers nutrients from its victims before sharing it with the rest of its colony residing within its "nest," the Monest.

When there is no food source located nearby, Mothmants tend to lie dormant within the safety of their pouch-like nest. However, once the Monest detects sustenance, the alerted drones promptly carry it gently to the general location of the food source. Afterwards, the entire colony begins to go into a frenzy, swarming anything and everything living within the general premises until the source is completely absorbed.

Activity patterns

Mothmants have a tendency to barrage the player with tiny bites from their mosquito-like appendage before retreating back into the sky. They are only at ground level and melee-able for a few moments at a time, so it is recommended that the party carry a ranged weapon to pick them off while airborne after killing the Monest. If the Monest is not killed fast enough, it will continue to produce more drones that could potentially overwhelm the party on later difficulties.

Monster Stats

Compiled below is a list of stats for both online and offline modes of Phantasy Star Online.[1] [2] Please note that these stats are reflective of how Mothmant appeared in the Blue Burst expansion.

Forest

Legend: Offline stat / Online stat

Normal Hard Very Hard
HP 8 200 480
ATP 53 311 / 384 550 / 753
DFP 0 83 / 118 193 / 190
ATA 75 135 210
EVP 20 / 30 45 / 42 78 / 74
LCK 20 40 40
XP 1 36 82
Normal Hard Very Hard
EFR 0 30 / 40 30 / 50
EIC 10 50 60
ETH 0 0 / 30 10 / 40
ELT 20 20 / 40 30 / 50
EDK 10 30 45
ESP 0 15 30

VR Temple

Normal Hard Very Hard
HP 8 250 / 200 450 / 480
ATP 53 / 87 384 / 467 716 / 890
DFP 0 95 / 100 220 / 240
ATA 75 153 / 168 211 / 223
EVP 50 93 / 108 142 / 159
LCK 20 35 50
XP 1 37 87
Normal Hard Very Hard
EFR 30 30 / 60 50 / 75
EIC 0 / 5 10 / 39 30 / 45
ETH 40 40 / 50 60
ELT 0 10 / 50 30 / 60
EDK 10 20 45
ESP 0 15 30

References

  1. Versus Books Official Phantasy Star Online Perfect Guide (p. 32). California: Versus Books, 2001
  2. Forest Univers-PS. Accessed 21 February 2014.
Forest Monsters
Normal-VHard: Booma | Gobooma | Gigobooma | Savage Wolf | Barbarous Wolf | Rag Rappy | Al Rappy
Monest | Mothmant | Hildebear | Hildeblue | Dragon

Ultimate: Bartle | Barble | Tollaw | Gulgus | Gulgus-Gue | El Rappy | Pal Rappy
Mothvist | Mothvert | Hidelt | Hildetorr | Sil Dragon

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