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LeapWorm

The Leapworm is an Enemy in Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen.

Overview

Leapworms are commonly found on Bitterblack Isle. These small critters seem to prefer dark and humid places and can be encountered in confined spaces such as sewers and passageways. Leapworms hide in piles of bones and behind chests and crates until a target approaches, they will then all of a sudden leap forward or fall from the ceiling and ambush them.

Leapworms attack with a short-range spit that Lowers Defense. Their blood-spray upon death inflicts this debilitation as well.

Type
Hostile Fauna
Experience
gained
Base Experience of 280

Can be more or less depending on a few factors such as:

Location
Items

Stats

Stats Health Attack Defense Magick
Attack
Magick
Defense
Weight
650 550 50 10 50 10kg
Relative
Damage
Slash Bash FIRE BASED
Fire
ICE BASED
Ice
LIGHTNING BASED
Thunder
HOLY BASED
Holy
DARK BASED
Dark
 ?  ? 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Sources: Dragon's Dogma - ドラゴンズドグマ & Dark Arisen (www10.atwiki.jp) and in-game testing.


Tactics

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Sopor vs Leapworms

Pawns normally ignore Leapworms until they attack the party, but they will aggressively slay them while they are asleep.

  • They are extremely susceptible to being frozen, so having the ice enchantment or an ice-based weapon or spell is recommended. It will also render their blood-spray ineffective.
  • Can be put to sleep and torpored. Also vulnerable to burning and poison.
  • Susceptible to chain-lightning when in groups.
  • Concealed Leapworms can be dispatched by some spells, notably Exequy and by Strider's bow skill Downpour Volley.
  • Can be picked up, rendering them harmless for a time, and thrown.
  • High Voidspell and spells and potions that grant the Impervious status are useful if Leapworms managed to inflict Lowered Defense.
  • It is often better to just run past hordes of these as they are rarely worth stopping for to kill.
  • When Leapworms are encountered in the Vault of Defiled Truth, hanging on a low edge will confuse them. Leapworms will continue to squirm to and fro without jumping at the Arisen, though their 'jelly spray' will reach.
  • Leapworms cannot be slain or countered with Masterful Kill.


Trivia

  • Leapworms resemble the Giggi, enemies from Monster Hunter, another game series made by Capcom.
  • The Leapworm's teeth look like those of a Lamprey, an ancient species of fish (Wikipedia:Lamprey).