Nightmare Index: Arkus
  • "Those who are close to me DIE!"

  • TIER: 2
  • METHOD: Uses a large sword to slay victims who get too close. It is able to defend itself with its shield as well. We can’t be certain how much brain activity it has compared to these other monsters.
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  • The knight was driven to insanity at the loss of his squad, and hid himself away to prevent anyone else being hurt by him. In hiding, he lost what remained of his humanity from a cursed crystal; transforming into a Trojan.
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  • Arkus originates from Spiral Knights, created by Three Rings. Animated by Beyond.
  • Speed Requirement: Luxury Coil or better
  • Stunnable: Yes (short)
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  • Recommended Items
  • 1. Sealed Sword
  • 2. Glass/Delicate Coil
  • 3. Speed Coil
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  • None of his attacks can oneshot on their own, and most deal some knockback. Try to hobble away and recover before he can hit you a second time.
Other Info & Trivia
  • Enkephalin Reward: ???
  • Music: Harry Mack - Buzzkill
  • Death Tip: "You were killed by Arkus. Try and keep your distance from him, as he is very slow."
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  • Surviving Arkus while holding the Sealed Sword will unlock the Gran Faust, or the Divine Avenger if surviving while stunning Arkus at least two times.
  • The original planned method to receive the Gran Faust was to 'kill' Arkus, achieved by stunning him when the crystal on his back began to glow. This proved too difficult, but remnants of its code still exist, as performing such actions as stunning twice in a row play the sound meant for him taking damage.
  • Stunning Arkus twice in rapid succession triggers an easter egg.