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Aspidochelon is a LV47 mark in Final Fantasy XV fought during the Starving Beast Seeks Food hunt.

A group of them at LV62 is fought as a Timed Quest on the 8th and 28th days of the month, where defeating them yields 100 QP.

BestiaryEdit

Alpha
Colossal omnivore easily mistaken for a small mountain. It plants its incisors into the ground, devouring the soil along with the insects and grasses it subsists upon. Its hump functions as an energy reservoir, allowing the beast to survive long periods of famine while also promoting rampant feeding.
Size: 46.19 ft. Weight: 226.17 t
Beta
While many are aware the hump of the aspidochelon stores energy, few recognize its value as a foodstuff. The once-beloved nutrient-rich delicacy has been all but forgotten by modern culinary culture.
Size: 47.77 ft. Weight: 232.41 t

HuntEdit

NameLocationRankTypeMarkHabitatLevelRewardStars
Starving Beast Seeks FoodOld Lestallum6
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Aspidochelon x1Lower Wennath (All Times)4711,790 gil, Mega Phoenix★★★

StatsEdit

BattleEdit

Aspidochelons are some of the largest enemies. They are weak to daggers and machinery and resist ice and light. Their incisors can be broken off. They bodyslam those next to them and headbutt those near to their front, dealing heavy damage. They can rise to their hind-legs to slam down on opponents in front of them, and kick their hind-legs high into the air to attack those behind them. They breath poisonous clouds.

StrategyEdit

Prompto's Piercer can be used to lower its defense.

Character-swapping to Prompto lets the player stay away from its way. Aspidochelons make nice large targets for the bazooka and sub-machine gun, and the player can run and gun simultaneously with the handgun. He is also good for the Timed Quest for staying away from the fray of four of them at once, but one must keep vigilant of the enemies' positions to not be surprised.

If fighting them with Noctis it is best to try and stay behind it for blindside damage and link-strike triggers. Using Techniques at the right time allows one to avoid damage. When aspidochelon is Vulnerable it is a good time to unleash Armiger.

If playing as Gladiolus, his shield negates damage from it and his Glaive Arts can be very powerful. If playing as Ignis, he is often too fast for the aspidochelon to effectively target and he attacks fast, although the damage he deals is not particularly high.

EtymologyEdit

According to the tradition of the Physiologus and medieval bestiaries, the aspidochelone is a fabled sea creature, variously described as a large whale or vast sea turtle, and a giant sea monster with huge spines on the ridge of its back.

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