Sabotenders are ambulatory cacti native to the Altepa Desert in Final Fantasy XI. They are well-known among adventurers for their merciless and fierce nature, especially when attacked. Their infamous ability, 1000 Needles, fires one-thousand of the eponymous projectiles at everything nearby. While this assault is survivable when divided across a group, it can easily claim the life of a lonely desert traveler.

Sabotenders are sometimes hunted for valuable Cactus Stems. These can yield lucrative items when properly grown in a mog house's garden.

Campaign Allies[edit | edit source]

  • Camlin

NPCs[edit | edit source]

  • Camlin

Beastmaster Pets[edit | edit source]

Special attacks[edit | edit source]

  • 1000 Needles: Deals 1000 damage, divided among all applicable targets.
  • 2000 Needles: Deals 2000 damage, divided among all applicable targets. Only used by Nightmare Sabotender.
  • 4000 Needles: Deals 4000 damage, divided among all applicable targets. Only used by Nightmare Sabotender.
  • 10000 Needles: Deals 10000 damage, divided among all applicable targets. Only used by certain notorious monsters.
  • ??? Needles: Deals extremely high damage to all players within a small radius. Only used by certain notorious monsters.
  • Needleshot: Single-target damage.
  • Photosynthesis: Self-Regen effect.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Sabotender (サボテンダー, Sabotendā?) is derived from mixing the Japanese word for cactus (サボテン, saboten?) and the English word "pretender" (プリテンダー, puritendā?).

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