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Under the sands of the Kha'labal are vast caves created and inhabited by Larvae, Scarabs and Ancient Scarabs. To open these caves, you must use a Shovel on the sand. Note that it may not open with the first try, so you must keep trying until the hole appears.

Creatures


Creatures
NameEXPHPLoot
Larva
Larva
Missing File
4470
Scarab
Scarab
Missing File
120320
Ancient Scarab
Ancient Scarab
Missing File
7201000

Locations

There are 5 Larva Caves:

  • Near the west exit of Ankrahmun. It's located here. If you are looking for Ancient Scarabs, go down here and then here. It is the biggest and most difficult spot, dangerous for lower level paladins and mages - it resembles a chain consisting of several caves. Also, the lair of Fleshcrawler is located here, at the very end of the cave.

Larva Cave 1 Scarab Cave 1

Larva Cave 2 Scarab Cave 2

  • North of the north exit of Ankrahmun. It's located here. If you are looking for Ancient Scarabs, go down here and then here. This spot is particularly dense, it may happen that you lure Ancient Scarabs you don't want to. What's more, there is only one field space between stairs and the wall, so you can be easily blocked by a summoned Larva while running around the staircase and shooting.

Larva Cave 3 Scarab Cave 3

  • Between the tar pits and ancient ruins. It's located here.

Larva Cave 4 Scarab Cave 4

Larva Cave 5 Scarab Cave 5

Strategies

For Larvae:

  • Just don't let them surround you, a group of Larvae can be dangerous attacking at the same time.

For Scarabs:

  • Knights: They don't have much defense, just don't let them surround you, they can deal huge damage when in group, an exori will help you in such a situation. If you use a weapon enchanted with fire it will also help a great deal.
  • Mages: A good tactic is to use Wands or Rods & exori flam, since scarabs take good damage from them. Watch out because they'll run when in low health, don't chase them for too long or you may get surrounded by larvae and scarabs. If you get surrounded a GFB can take care of the situation. It's a good idea to take a Terra Hood or Terra Boots to lower the poison damage you'll receive.

For Ancient Scarabs:

  • Remember that spawn of Larvas, Scarabs, and Ancient Scarabs can no longer be blocked.
  • If you are paladin or mage, staircase will be your best defensive weapon against Ancient Scarabs - just run around it. In case of emergency don't hesitate to use Fire Bomb Runes to block Ancient Scarab or to create more space to run safety next to the staircase.
  • Don't kill Scarabs - it is better to let them run at deep red hp.
  • Try to estimate the respawn time of the Ancient Scarab near the staircase (it is approximately 5 min, but the exact time may vary due to the number of players on-line): runnig into it with other Scarabs behind your back may send you back to temple. It is also advisable to know the exact spot of Ancient's respawn.

Hints

These hunting areas are good source of food for mages, you can make a nice food loot while hunting scarabs.

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