Veteran Karka

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Veteran Karka are large karkas that lay eggs which spawn Karka Hatchlings and transfers conditions. It also has two phases: Armored & Exposed. While armored the Veteran Karka can apply retaliation as well as perform a rolling knockdown attack. When exposed, the Veteran Karka will have another full life bar and loses the ability to apply retaliation and roll, but will attack slightly faster.

Locations[edit]

Crystal Desert
Kryta
Ring of Fire

Combat abilities[edit]

Behavior
  • Karka have two health bars; the first acts as their shell's "durability", while the second is their actual health. Each time the shell loses 25% of its total durability, the karka will evade for 2 seconds and gain Retaliation.png Retaliation or Regeneration.png Regeneration for 30 seconds, alternating between the two.
  • Once the shell's durability has been depleted, it will break, replacing Defiance.png Armored with Unshakable.png Broken Armor, exposing the karka's health, which will be 50% of the armor.
Effects

Egg variant[edit]

Abilities
  • Lays Eggs
  • Immobilizes
Skills
  • Lay Eggs
  • Spit
  • Stomp

Roller variant[edit]

Abilities
  • Immobilizes
  • Poisons
  • Transfers Conditions
Skills
  • Rolling Charge
  • Spit
  • Throw Goo

Drops[edit]

Name Type Rarity Quantity
Crab Meat.png Chunk of Crab Meat Trophy AJunk 1
Spiral Shell.png Spiral Shell Trophy AJunk 1-2
Karka Shell.png Karka Shell Crafting material ERare 1-2
Vial of Potent Blood.png Vial of Potent Blood Crafting material CFine 1
Vial of Powerful Blood.png Vial of Powerful Blood Crafting material ERare 1

Notes[edit]

Downed players may rally from the removal of a Karka's armor (i.e., depletion of its first health bar), but may not rally from its death.