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Morbol (Final Fantasy XI)

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These "land octopuses" are yet another variety of Vana'diel's dangerous plantlife. The morbol can spew two forms of semi-gaseous concoctions on those who dare to come too close, leading to a wide range of status ailments.

Morbols are known to carry some pieces of not-so-rare-but-usable-armor. For example, those found in Pashhow Marshlands carry the useful Dodge Headband, those found in Ordelle's Caves can be spotted with a Shield Pendant, those in Davoi carry a massive great sword, and those in Eldieme Necropolis utilize the Avenger's Earring. The more common drops from this family include Lacquer Tree Log and Malboro Vine, both of which can be of value - the vine being used by alchemists and the log by (not surprisingly) woodworkers.

In-game, they are referred to as the Morbol family, because Japanese and English enemies share the same names.

Campaign AlliesEdit

  • Bryher


  • Bryher

Special AttacksEdit

  • Bad Breath: Cone Attack Bind, Blind, Paralyze, Poison, Silence, Slow, and Weight.
  • Impale: Single target damage and Paralyze.
  • Sweet Breath: Breath Attack damage and Sleep.
  • Vampiric Lash: Single target Drain effect and steals all beneficial effects.
  • Vampiric Root: Single target Drain effect and steals one beneficial effect.
  • Extremely Bad Breath: Instant K.O. to targets within range (used only by Evil Oscar, Cirrate Christelle, and Lividroot Amooshah).


"Malboro" may derive from the Japanese onomatopoeia boro, the sound of an upset stomach. Their name is most likely derived from the Latin and Greek words mal (meaning bad) and boros (meaning breath), a reference to their infamous attack. The name could also be a reference to Marlboro Cigarettes, since the creatures often spew horrid fumes.

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