Hunts are also called Notorious Marks. These are troublesome creatures causing mayhem across Valisthea, the setting of the newest Final Fantasy game. One of these marks is the Soul Stingers, annoying flying creatures reminiscent of wasps. These giant bugs travel in swarms and can cause headaches if you don’t prepare properly.
Soul Stingers Location
Getting to the Soul Stingers is relatively simple but requires some prerequisites, such as unlocking the Hunt Board. Here is how you can get to the Soul Stingers in 5 steps.
Start the 32nd main quest, called Out of the Shadow.
Head to The Hideaway.
Talk to Nektar at the Hunt Board and accept the Soul Stingers Hunt.
Head to The Fields of Corava located on the right side (East-region) of The Dhalmekian Republic. Otherwise, head down (Southwards) from the Dravozd Obelisk until you reach the area.
Travel along the bottom (south) of the Shore until you find the Soul Stingers.
Soul Stingers Strategy
There are 5 Soul Stringers, and each of them is level 32. Defeating a single Soul Stinger isn’t that difficult. However, these 5 soul stingers function as a swarm and attack you simultaneously. Using a coordinated Apipuncture attack, they will come at you from every direction. Furthermore, they have inflated HP, which can make the fight last longer than wanted.
There are 2 issues at hand when dealing with Soul Stingers.
Their movement as aerial enemies.
Their desire to take you on as a swarm.
Here are the 4 best ways to deal with them, keeping the problems mentioned above in mind.
Evade the Apipuncture attack at the last second to perform a Precision Dodge. Hereafter, perform a Precision Counter to deal a chunk of damage to one Soul Stinger.
Use Eikonic Abilities with AoE damage. Reaching these aerial enemies is difficult with melee attacks. Therefore, consider using long-range Eikonic Abilities like Aerial Blasts and Flames of Rebirth to deal damage to multiple Soul Stingers.
Although Risky, consider Parrying the Soul Stingers. If you find this difficult, try using Titan’s Eikonic Ability, Titanic Block. Couple this with Garuda’s Eikonic Ability called Rook’s Gambit to increase counterattack damage.
If you find this too tricky, use the Ring of Timely Strikes and Ring of Timely EvasionAccessories to make the fight easier.
Soul Stingers Rewards
Soul Stringers aren’t the most challenging enemy to best in the game, but the rewards are pretty appropriate. Furthermore, the materials from these rewards can be used to craft better gear that would make later enemies easier to handle.
Bloody Hide (Material)
Sharp Fang (Material)
Magicked Ash (Material)
That would be enough information to help you to deal with the annoying Soul Stingers in Final Fantasy 16. If you want better armor and weapons or to explore other Hunts, check out our Final Fantasy 16 guides.