Alraune is an optional boss in Etrian Odyssey, as well as in Etrian Odyssey III, and she is a highly toxic monster that looks like a woman with many flowers around her. She uses elemental attacks (most notably ice and volt), and she can also use toxins or her tentacles to attack. According to Etrian Odyssey Untold, she is the corrupted form of the Queen of the Forest Folk - warped hideously by the Yggdrasil Core, and permanently fused with the form of a massive flower monster.
As a humorous consequence, her plant body specifically resembles a ballgown.
The battle theme is Scatter About in both the first and third games, as she is an optional boss.
Alraune (Etrian Odyssey)Edit
Alraune makes her 1st appearance in Etrian Odyssey as an optional boss. She has the ability to utilize heavy hitting elemental attacks that can easily kill the entire party if proper preparation is not taken. It can use a "Kiss" to heal herself with a party members health, she can also use her tentacles to attack one party member for medium damage. She is located on the 2nd Stratum in a secret area on the map of B7F. A quest must be accepted first in order to battle her. In this quest, she is described as a girl pleading for help, but the instant the player steps in her lair, her true self is seen
She is weak to fire, so you can bring an Alchemist to burn her down, she also has a not so high defense, so you can bring a Survivalist, Landsknecht or a Medic with Caduceus. Also, she has a rare item drop which is the Velvet, it can be obtained when you don't kill her with a fire attack.
As her attack is at a sky-high level, even a full party of level 50s can be crushed if measurements are not taken.
- Flame (Uses ???): Does fire heavy damage to the entire party.
- Frost (Uses ???): Does ice heavy damage to one party member, it could also stun it.
- Shock (Uses ???): Does volt heavy damage to the entire party, it can paralyze too.
- Thrash (Uses ???): Hits one party member.
- Pollen (Uses ???): Inflicts random status effects. Can inflict Blind, Paralysis, Confusion, Petrification (and more?)
- Vampire Kiss (Uses ???): Does some damage to a party member, the damage dealt is the HP absorbed.
- Royal Vine (Worth: 5500 en)
- Velvet (Worth: 8000 en)
- In order to get the Alraune's conditional drop, the Velvet, you must kill her with a non-Fire elemental attack.
Alraune (Etrian Odyssey III)Edit
|A terrible flower that came to Armoroad via a merchant ship, spreading the Green Death.|
|Skills||Pollen, Tentacle Beat, Vampire Kiss, Shock, Frost Smile|
|Items||King's Petal, King's Velvet (Conditional)|
|Resistance||Binds, Ice, Volt, OHKO, Petrify, Status Ailments|
She makes a late appearance in Etrian Odyssey III as an optional boss, with some new moves and changes making her harder to beat. She is the second hardest of the other 2 superbosses Kraken and Anemone, located in the 5th Stratum (Porcelain Forest) on B17F. A quest must be accepted to reach a secret area in order to battle her. Unlike her fellow tentacle bosses, she can be fought before the main game final boss.
She was the cause of a disease called Green Death, on a distant land. The people of that land weren't able to kill it, so they tried taking her to somewhere isolated, where she couldn't kill anyone. On a not so surprising turn of events, she takes over the ship that was taking her, which ends up in Armoroad, where she seeks refuge in the Porcelain Forest. By the time Armoroad found out about the ship, it was too late: everyone was dead, sucked dry by this beast. Now the explorers must slay this fearsome flower before she starts spreading death through the new land.
She has a fairly small skillset, but all of them can be quite deadly. Tentacle Beat hits fairly hard even if it lands once, and can easily KO a character if it lands on them two or three times. Frost Smile and Shock only hits each character once but can disrupt them with their secondary effects. Vampire Kiss does an extremely high amount of damage; even a Hoplite is in danger of being 1HKOed when she can first be fought. Pollen is thankfully fully predictable, being used only every six turns, but can potentially incapacitate the party completely if not prepared for.
Thankfully, without much diversity, it's not very hard to prepare for her attacks, so the battle mostly comes down to how well the party is prepared for her attacks. Her elemental skills can be annulled by the appropriate antis and prophecies, which are very important to avoid their secondary effects as well. Bash Mists can be used to soften Tentacle Beat, and if a character needs to use Bash damage themselves, metopons and Ad Nihilo can prevent it from softening their damage. Vampire Kiss is probably too hard for squishier characters to survive even with a Cut Mist, but drawing aggro away with a character who has Slash protection will help. Prevent Order is the best option against Pollen, though Regroup Tactics can also deal with it handily (at the cost of many characters losing a turn since it only heals the status at the end of each round).
For the most part, the battle is won or lost by the party's ability to deal with every skill she has. If they cannot deal with every skill, then they will lose key members to the skills that they're not prepared to deal with, and ultimately lose the battle. If they can deal with every skill, then the fight is reduced to a battle of attrition, and as long as the party can also deal enough damage to finish the fight before running out of resources, they will win.
- Frost Smile (Uses Head): Hits all the party with ice damage, it can stun.
- Shock (Uses Head): Hits all the party with volt damage, it can bind the head.
- Tentacle Beat (Uses Legs): 3-7 random hits on the party with bash damage. It can hit a character multiple times.
- Vampire Kiss (Uses Head): Hits a party member with slash damage, and heals the user by twice the damage dealt. Only used when her HP is below half.
- Pollen (Uses Head): Targets all the party, deals random status effects including petrify. Only used when turn count is a multiple of 6.
- King's Petal (Worth: 9020 en)
- King's Velvet (Worth: 20000 en)
- In order to get the Alraune's conditional drop, the King's Velvet, you need to kill her using an Ice-elemental attack.
Alraune (Etrian Odyssey Untold)Edit
Alraune is also one of the seven bosses the player must defeat to get the emblem Seven Kings' Grimoires on their Guild Card (this means the player will have a chance to get a King Grimoire Stone from her if she is defeated).
Alraune will start the battle with a mixture of Tendril Thrash or Frost Smile. Once she reaches 75% HP, she switches patterns by signalling the use of Flame Sigh, and will switch from using Frost Smile to Flame Sigh in addition to adding Vampiric Kiss to the possible moves she uses. When she hits 50% HP, she is guaranteed to attack with Lightning followed by Vampiric Kiss, before switching to using Lightning over other elements. Every 6 turns she will also use Ancient Pollen which can inflict random status ailments - including petrify - to the party, so that turn is best spent defending to minimize the chances of critical party members being crippled.
Once the Alraune hits 25% HP, all bets are off. She starts this final phase with Spider Lily, which may instantly kill a party member. From then on, will use Tendril Thrash, Vampiric Kiss, Spider Lily, and all three elements at random.
It is recommended to use the Protector's elemental walls to protect the party from immense damage, and equipping the party with Tusk Charms will mitigate damage from Tendril Thrash. Landing a Head Bind, while not the easiest thing to accomplish, can stop most of her elemental attacks. Equipping Toxic Gages can also give the party a sufficient resistance against Ancient Pollen.
As previously explained, Alraune may also drop a Tree Grimoire FL with the skill Offering Robe.
- Frost Smile (Uses Head): Ice attack that pierces to the back row. May stun.
- Tendril Thrash (Uses Legs): Bash attack that hits random targets multiple times.
- Flame Sigh (Uses Arms): Fire attack that splashes to the side.
- Lightning (Uses Head): Volt attack that hits the entire party. May induce head bind.
- Ancient Pollen (Uses Head): Inflicts random status ailments to the entire party.
- Vampiric Kiss (Uses Head): Drains HP from one target.
- Spider Lily (Uses None): May instantly kill one target.
- Royal Vine (Worth: 18000 en)
- Velvet (Worth: )
Conditional Drop Edit
- If defeated while asleep, Alraune will drop her Conditional Drop, the Velvet. Selling this to the shop will unlock the Faerie Mail, the strongest armor for Troubadors.
Alraune (Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold)Edit
Alraune is the last of the Seven Kings fought in sequence in the downloadable quest Treasures Untold.
She will be the hardest boss of this gauntlet yet, especially since after fighting through 6 other bosses with no opportunity to heal up or save. Her patterns are largely the same, but her attacks are much more dangerous, especially her elemental attacks that can take out a well-levelled Protector in one shot. All 3 elemental walls are needed to shake off her attacks.
Also, every 6th turn, she will use Ancient Pollen to inflict random ailments on the party. Since she can no longer be head bound, this makes it impossible to seal off the attack. Fortunately, it is also a lot easier to counter with Prevent Order or Barrier.
This will be the last boss before the end of the quest. If there is any reason to use Force Break, this battle will be the best time to do so.
- Tendril Thrash (Uses Legs): 4-5 melee bash attacks across the entire party randomly.
- Frost Smile (Uses Head): Line-piercing ice attack, may stun.
- Flame Sigh (Uses Head): Ranged fire attack with splash effect.
- Lightning (Uses Head): Ranged volt attack to the entire party.
- Ancient Pollen (Uses Head): May inflict fear, blind, panic, petrify, sleep, paralyze, or curse to the party.
- Vampiric Kiss (Uses Head): Melee cut attack to 1 target that also restores user's life.
- Spider Lily (Uses None): May instantly kill 1 target.
Conditional Drop Edit
- Alraune is one of the few monsters in the entire series shown to be capable of human speech. Others include Ketos and the Master Bird. Manticor is also said to be able to speak, but is never shown doing so.