R-2000 Vermin Disposal Unit

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  • Mob Type: Waste Collector, Rubi-Ka unique boss
  • Alignment: Monster
  • Behaviour: Docile
  • Level: 100
  • Health: 27316
  • Nano: ?
  • Run Speed: 346
  • Respawn time: random, from a few minutes to several hours
  • Corpse time: 30 minutes
  • Coordinates: /waypoint 742 1832 647

In Brainy Ant Woods you might run into this huge mechanical monstrosity, the Vermin Unit, the mother of all Brontocatchers and Wastedisposals and the bane of all that's deemed vermin to it. The VDU has a habit of going offline for stretches of several hours though, probably due to a heavy-duty repair schedule involving mechanics scream about the guntoting loons using the Unit for target practice. There are reasons though as you will see later on.

If you decide to go up against the VDU, you ought to know that it is a beast compared to its level (100) with a high health regeneration, and also has the ability to cast blinds and dots like Biotoxin Cloud, so be prepared for that. He might not be the toughest customer around compared to The Escaped Gargantula or Nuggets, but he's still nasty, so be careful before charging head first into a duel with him.

Attack Information

Poison 500-700, criticals 1000+

  Immunities

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  Special Attacks
  • Biotoxin Cloud Biotoxin Cloud (20 m AoE 48 Chemical x10, -70 Add All Off/Def 33 s)
  • Vermin Malaise Vermin Malaise (-300 all inits, -50 dodge rng/duck exp/evade clsc, -36 all damage types 45 s)

If you take him down there are three things that he might drop, depending on what the mechanics stacked him with this time around...

Drop:

This tool is interesting in many ways, especially if you're a trader or an engineer, since its a tradeskill ingredient for Upgrade 4 of the Solar-Powered Pistol. Thankfully enough its not a nodrop item and as such can be given away to your friendly neighborhood engineer. Better stay back, engineers has a tendency to explode in joy if they get this one, causing an AOE effect of 4000 Iloveyou Damage.

Rat Catcher Goggles Specialized goggles, created for use on vermin disposal robots, but they can be used by human breeds too.

The Rat-catcher goggles adds to your sense and perception skills, and requires some computer literacy to wear. Unfortunately they also change your vision type to EverGreen(tm) and thus can be a bit annoying that way.


This is the scent sensor of a standard vermin disposal unit. With some knowledge of nano programming it be can be used by human breeds as well. Place it in your nasal cavity for effect. In addition to giving you an improved sense of smelling, it gives you a permanent night-seeing ability. If you so desire, the bots within can be programmed to keep your nostrils clean.


Sources:

http://www.leetsonline.com/extern/arcanum/mobs_verminunit.html

http://www.ao-universe.com/main.php?site=knowledge&link=0&id=256

http://aomainframe.info/showitem.aspx?AOID=270391

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