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Aloe Cinicula

A Cinicula

Ciniculas (English dub: /sᵻˈnɪk.jᵿ.lə/; Japanese: ヴァサルト, Vasaruto) are large, beetle-like enemies in Xenoblade Chronicles. They are creatures with three pairs of jointed legs, one pair of legs which are shaped like sickles and two pairs of big legs for locomotion. They use those sickle-limbs to burrow underground. They can be found in Primordia, Noctilum, Sylvalum, and Cauldros.

Description

"Giant beetles with exoskeletons that are hard as steel. They spend most of their time buried under the earth, waiting for prey to wander by. Upon sensing a vibration, they will rise up and attack, swallowing both soil and unfortunate victim in one mighty gulp."

"Ciniculas have been known to engage in long periods of dormancy. The conditions for triggering this state vary, though the main factor seems to be the ether density in the atmosphere."

Color Variants

Ciniculas fall into four color variants:

  • Orange ciniculas have brown armor with orange highlights. They can drop Honey Oil.
  • Black ciniculas have black armor with red highlights. They can drop Maple Oil. They only appear in Cauldros, and can often be found wading through lava.
  • White ciniculas have lavender armor with turquoise highlights. They can drop Coconut Oil. They only appear in Sylvalum. Unlike the other variants, their horns are sickle-shaped.
  • Green ciniculas have green armor with blue highlights. They can drop Melon Oil.

List of Ciniculas

Name Variant Type Location Time Weather Level
Arrow Cinicula Orange Normal Noctilum Close Comrades All
Bold Cinicula Orange Normal Primordia Cinicula Assault All
Bronze Cinicula Orange Normal Primordia Anytime All 31 - 40
Bruiser Cinicula Orange Normal Primordia An Ancient Legend route B All 39
Calore, the Lava Walker Black Tyrant Cauldros Anytime All 62
Copper Cinicula Orange Normal Primordia Anytime All 21 - 30
Dread Cinicula Orange Normal Primordia An Ancient Legend route A All 39
Eckart, the Indestructible Orange Tyrant Primordia Anytime All 50
Falchion, the Vibrant Green Tyrant Noctilum Anytime All 30
Glowing Cinicula White Normal Sylvalum Anytime All 41 - 50
Iron Cinicula Orange Normal Noctilum Anytime All 41 - 50
Lava Cinicula Black Normal Cauldros Anytime All 41 - 50
Pure Cinicula Green Normal Primordia Anytime All 21 - 30
Rock Cinicula Orange Normal Noctilum Anytime All 21 - 30
Slab Cinicula Orange Normal Primordia Close Encounters All 24
Star Cinicula Green Normal Noctilum Anytime All 11 - 20
Thaddaeus, the Ultramafic White Tyrant Sylvalum Anytime All 42
Translucent Cinicula White Normal Sylvalum Anytime All 21 - 30
Volcannon Cinicula Black Normal Cauldros Anytime All 51 - 60
Volkampf, the Pursuer Orange Tyrant Primordia Only during Chapter 2 All 5
Young Cinicula Green Normal Primordia Anytime All 11 - 20

Breakable body parts

  • Head
  • Tail
  • Back Spikes (2)
  • Walking Legs (4 that can only be targeted on foot)
  • Horn
  • Weak Spot (Horn must be broken first)

Etymology

  • Cinicula may possibly be derived from cuniculus, meaning tunnel or burrow.
  • The Japanese name, Basalt, may come from the basalt rock, often found near volcanoes.

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