The Antlion is a class of monster in Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift.
Classes[edit | edit source]
This pit beast has needlelike limbs and powerful jaws.
- Pit Beast
This pit beast expels gastric acids on its victims, dissolving them for later consumption.
Stats[edit | edit source]
Abilities[edit | edit source]
Sands[edit | edit source]
A storm of sand and vile poisons awaits those who draw too near to an antlion.
|Deals Earth damage and inflicts Blind.|
|KO an ally to raise stats by one level.|
|Delays target's next turn.|
|Damages and lowers Defense and Magick Resistance.|
|Damages and inflicts Slow.|
|Damages and decreases Speed.|
|Deals Earth damage.|
*Denotes a Blue Magick spell.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Antlions are a family of insects, known by the scientific name Myrmeleontidae. "Antlion" usually refers to the larval form of the insect, and they are so named because the larva's typical food is ants, though they will eat other insects as well. Antlions will dig pits in sand inches deep and lurk in the bottom waiting for prey to come close. When the prey falls into the pit, the loose sand on the sides of the pit prevents them from escaping and causes them to fall further down towards the antlion. The antlion's jaws are hollow, and upon biting its prey it will suck out its juices rather than actually eat it. When the antlion is finished, it flicks the husk out of its sandpit and fixes any damage done to the walls, then waits for its next meal to pass by.