Nidhogg

Job:
Family: Wyrm
Crystal: Fire
Weak to: Water, Thunder
Strong to: Fire, Ice

Notorious Monster
Title Obtained: Nidhogg Slayer

Nidhogg
Zone Level Drops Steal Spawns Notes
Dragon's Aery 88-90 1 A, T(S)
~70,000 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
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Spawn Conditions Companions/Summons
  • Spawned by trading Sweet Tea to the ??? at (J-7).
  • N/A
Special Abilities Passive Traits
  • Uses the same TP moves as Fafnir, but be warned, as they are not limited to the alliance who has claim. AoE attacks will hit everyone in range.
    • AoE range is ~40 yalms.
  • Nidhogg has a "2 Hour" ability that can be used at will. Noticeable by the usual 2 Hour dust cloud animation, this ability enhances Nidhogg's attack, defense, and magic defense drastically for about 30 seconds. Denoted by the wings being raised in the air, as opposed to their normal position at his sides. During this "2 Hour". Nidhogg will not use any TP moves.
  • N/A
Physical Qualities Magical Qualities
  • N/A
  • As with Fafnir, a level 90 character should have little trouble landing most debuffs.
  • Highly resistant to Fire and Ice spells.
Further Notes
  • Nidhogg will Rage after 60 minutes.
  • Not guaranteed to drop abjurations or Wyrm Beard.

(see testimonials)

Historical Background[edit]

In Norse mythology Nidhogg was a dragon who gnawed on one of the three giant roots of Yggdrasil, the world tree (a giant Ash tree which connected all 9 worlds of Norse cosmogony). Nidhogg is located by Hvergelmir ("roaring kettle"; source of all cold rivers), one of the three wells/wellsprings located around Yggdrasil, in Nastrond ("dead body hall"), located in the world of Helheim or Niflheim, where it feeds off of corpses to sustain itself. Nidhogg is fated to finally eat through the entire root at Ragnarok, causing Yggdrasil to collapse. Nidhogg will survive Ragnarok and feast on all the wicked dead in its aftermath. The proper spelling of Nidhogg is Níðhöggr, which means "malice striker" or "tearer of corpses" in Norse.


The other inhabitants of Yggdrasil include: the Norn, three elderly wise-women who wove the tapestry which contained the threads of fate for everyone in the universe, 4 stags which ate the bark or foliage of the tree (Duneyrr/Duneyr, Durathror, Dvalin, Dainn/Dain), 4 serpents which assisted Nidhogg in chewing through the root of Yggdrasil (Grafvolluth, Graback, Goin, Moin), Ratatoskr, a squirrel who would run up the trunk of the tree, acting as the messenger for insults between Nidhogg and Vidofnir, the giant eagle perched atop the tree. Sitting between the eyes of Vidofnir is a hawk named Vedrfolnir (Veðrfölnir, also called Veðrlaufnir).

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