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Job: Monk
Family: Gnoles
Crystal: Dark
Weak to: Lightning, Ice
Strong to: Dark

Zone Level Drops Steal Spawns


Batallia Downs (S)

63 - 67


A, S, L
~6,000 HP

Vunkerl Inlet (S)

68 - 72


A, S, L
??? HP
A = Aggressive; NA = Non-Aggresive; L = Links; S = Detects by Sight; H = Detects by Sound;
HP = Detects Low HP; M = Detects Magic; Sc = Follows by Scent; T(S) = True-sight; T(H) = True-hearing
JA = Detects job abilities; WS = Detects weaponskills; Z(D) = Asleep in Daytime; Z(N) = Asleep at Nighttime; A(R) = Aggressive to Reive participants


  • Auto-regen at night-time.
  • Counter attacks.
  • Attributes vary with moon phase.
    • Closer to full moon causes higher attack speed.
    • Closer to new moon causes higher accuracy. Verification Needed
  • Killing 400 exp lvl gnoles are required for Trial 81 and Trial 295 for augmentation weapons Wargfangs and Punisher. Being in a party/alliance with a member that kills it also counts (within exp range).

Historical Background[edit]

Gnoles (more commonly written as: gnolls) share many similarities to the were-hyenas of African bushman folklore. As well as the tall dog men (known as cynocephales) catorgoized by early European explorers. Their association with hyenas was more then likely due because of a hyenas tendency to dig up and eat human corpses. The Gnole originates from modern fantasy literature, specifically in the short story “How Nuth Would Have Practiced His Art Upon the Gnoles”, found in the collection of short stories: The Book of Wonder (1912) by Lord Dunsany (Edward Plunkett). These creatures were evil, cunning inhumans that were not described in much detail outside of collecting emerald and living in a house of some kind; the art accompanying the work portrayed them as giant ape-like creatures. The term gnole more then likely comes from the Middle English word noll meaning a troublemaker or hooligan. Gnoles in other representations are shown to usually be a half-man, half-wolf species of humanoid, with savage and aggressive tendencies. These creatures were the likely inspiration for the Gnoll in the Dungeons & Dragons Fantasy RPG game. Gnoll may be a typo of Gnole, intentional or unintentional, which first appeared in Dungeons & Dragons- original edition (1974). These Gnolls were bipedal hyenas that were savage and wore gear made from horn, leather, and metal. This version's name origin was meant to be a merging of Gnome & Troll. Regardless gnoles have become a staple in many fantasy rpgs and MMORPGs. As far as Final Fantasy goes they were first used in Final Fantasy IX and recently introduced in Final Fantasy XI in the Wings of the Goddess expansion.

This article uses material from the "Gnole" article on FFXIclopedia and is licensed under the CC-BY-SA License.