Vana'diel Bestiary: Aspidochelone  

Found in:Valley of Sorrows
Found at Location:H - 8
Spawned using:Red Pondweed
Level:85 - 88
Grants Title:Aspidochelone Sinker
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Not Linking
  • Based on Earth
  • Weak against Ice
Updated: Sat Jun 4 00:20:17 2011

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General Information

    • Respawn time on the ??? is one minute after Aspidochelone is defeated or despawns.

  • Will "Rage" sixty minutes after it is first engaged unless it is killed first or all players with hate are killed or leave the zone and Aspidochelone's hp regenerates.

  • Has a draw-in effect.

  • Draws into its shell after receiving a certain amount of damage. During this time, its physical defense increases drastically and it receives an extremely strong auto-regen effect.

  • Grants title: Aspidochelone Sinker

Aspidochelone Special Attacks

  • Aqua Breath: Frontal cone AoE Water based damage. Damage is strongest directly in front of Aspidochelone, and waning the further from the front.

  • Earth Breath: Frontal cone AoE Earth based damage. Damage is strongest directly in front of Aspidochelone, and waning the further from the front.

  • Harden Shell: Self target Defense Boost. (Effect can be dispelled)

  • Tortoise Song: AoE Dispel effect.

  • Turtle Stomp: Single target physical damage with Defense Down additional effect.

Historical Information

Aspidochelone (also known as the Asp-Turtle) is said to be a gigantic combination of a turtle and an asp. Because of its massive size, how it was positioned in the ocean, and due to the fact that trees and bushes would grow upon its shell, it would often be mistaken for a large island. Sailors landing on Aspidochelone would often set campfires on it and try to stay on it overnight, only to drown once the Aspidochelone sank down beneath the surface.

The sea monster described in the first voyage of Sinbad the Sailor was believed to have been in description of the Aspidochelone.

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# Jun 24 2007 at 8:10 PM Rating: Good
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:) as of 10/29/2007 I have got the egg and now my Black Belt....sooo much thanx goes to Feona the Kitty man on Caitsith server and gratitude to AbsoluteGenocide HNMLS :) now I will wear this with pride forever woohoo

He popped tonight 98 in the zone and the party that claimed sold the egg drop...unfortunetly all I had was 50 ancient beastcoins and 50K on me a JP named Moonsan paid 3mil for the egg and I sent him a tell he is now the proud owner of a black belt! *drools* lol....I'm hoping to raise my gils again or get lucky on NQ drop......

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# Nov 19 2006 at 2:30 PM Rating: Decent
yesterday i got to see aspido rage after being held for over an hour funny stuff he proceded to draw in and drop everyone who had hate, good stuff best way to take him out is with lots of BLM it'll go down pretty fast. adds arent to bad, as 75 thf i could solo most adds, so its not too big a problem, good luck.
adaman ore
# Jan 28 2006 at 12:15 AM Rating: Excellent
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confirming adaman ore drop. Got two of these last time our LS took this guy down.
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# Jan 01 2006 at 6:58 PM Rating: Default
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whats the spawntime for him and how many people do u need to kill him?
# Mar 20 2006 at 2:39 AM Rating: Decent
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Aspid is a lottery pop of Adamantoise... Aspid pops once.. sometimes twice a week. He has crazy regen, but if you have enough nukers, hes not that hard. Just have mages mild nuke while hes in his shell to counter his regen and MB using Blizzard IV or Blizzaga III (if you're clear of adds) and he'll go down rather fast.
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Can someone fill in the blanks?
# Sep 29 2005 at 11:35 PM Rating: Decent
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What spells to stun:

What to dispel:

What special attacks:

Above it says weak to ice, but does thunder do more damage? Pretend its light day so you can rule out days & just focus on pure damage.

Thanks to anyone who can fill out my blanks /cheer!
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RE: Can someone fill in the blanks?
# Jan 06 2006 at 9:32 PM Rating: Good
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He doesn't cast, and I assume immune to stun; didn't see any going off in fights with him.

Only thing to dispel is "Harden Shell" which is a defense boost.

His attacks are;
Aqua Breath - Conial water damage, hits for roughly 600+

Earth Breath - Conial earth damage, hits roughly the same as aqua.

Harden Shell - Defense boost.

Tortoise Song - AOE moves that removes all bard songs, does no damage.

Tortoise Stomp (I think that's what it's called ^^;) - Conial damage, pretty tough.. Taru magi beware. <_<;

Pretty sure that's all, and yes, you do Blizzard spells on him.

Also, he will go into his shell (tucks his head into it) over the course of the battle, espcially after large spurts of damage. During this time, his HP will tick up at 2-3% a tick, which lasts quite a while if not taken care of. To make him get out, you have to have all BLM/RDM cast their highest levels of blizzard which will eventually force him out. GL :3
RE: Can someone fill in the blanks?
# Jun 12 2006 at 2:57 AM Rating: Decent
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Aspid's tortoise song dispels ALL buffs, not just songs.

Also, Tortoise Stomp is untargetted, so ALL people in the area (read other LSs and out-of-alliance link handlers) will be hit with it.
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Can drop 2 abjurations.
# Aug 06 2005 at 11:44 AM Rating: Decent
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My LS killed it, and it dropped both Crimson Body and Dalmatica. Though it was the first time I've ever seen a King drop two at a time.
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time limit
# Aug 02 2005 at 10:37 PM Rating: Decent
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8/1 update gives you an hour to kill this before an almost guarenteed wipe.
RE: time limit
# Aug 24 2005 at 2:51 AM Rating: Decent
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Quick question, but do you know if when his HP is fully restored, will he go back to being normal again?
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RE: time limit
# Sep 22 2005 at 4:36 PM Rating: Decent
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They go back into 'normal mode' after a few ticks of HP are restored. My LS tried this on Roc. After a good-for-nothing HNMLS that is known for stealing wiped to it, the gilsellers took it (stole rather, as there was still a member from the said HNMLS alive with hate - who was MPKED by the gilsellers). They proceeded to wipe when it went into super mode. We then claimed him after 2 ticks, and finsihed him in a matter of minutes. He was back to normal by then.
RE: time limit
# Aug 10 2005 at 11:47 AM Rating: Decent
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I can personally vouch for this. I can't say how hard he was before the 08/01/05 update, since I never fought him. But the key to this fight is speed, and BLMs. As others have said, his regen is very strong, if he is not nuked while in his shell, you will feel like you are making no progress on him.

At about the one-hour mark in this fight. We finally had him down to about 20%. He then went absolutely crazy. I am convinced that no alliance, of even the most experienced players could have taken him after he reaches "Hyper" mode.

He pulls everyone in, one at a time, and one-hit kills them. We had a few 75 Plds with decent god gear that were getting one-hit at this point. If we would have had one or two more BLMs at the start, would would have won fine, because we wouldn't have let him get ridiculously strong.

Oh yeah, after a certain point, you can no longer nuke him for any damage. Literally, the ONLY damage you can do to him is from Spirits Within.

I'm sad we ended up losing, but it was a tremendously fun fight and brought the LS a bit closer together.

Edited, Wed Aug 10 12:47:39 2005
# Jun 02 2005 at 4:12 PM Rating: Decent
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ok walk past a giant turlte and think its a what normal mob >.>
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# Sep 10 2005 at 3:46 PM Rating: Decent
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shadow dragon wouldnt look like a normal mob to a first-time observer
# Feb 01 2005 at 9:43 AM Rating: Decent
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Lol, I was pulling the other day and walked right past this thing right as some people were claiming it. Didn't even know it was HNM.
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# Mar 10 2005 at 1:20 PM Rating: Decent
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The 'neptunal abjuration: body' thread says that he also drops this. If anyone reads this, can they confirm this?--or is this just hearsay?
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Crimson Scale Mail scroll
# Jan 09 2005 at 12:37 PM Rating: Good
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Can anyone confirm that this HNM drops the scroll to uncurse the Crimson Scale Mail?

There are only about two or three people on the Asura server with Crimson Scale Mail, and they are all Japanese, so I can not ask where they got the abjuration from.
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RE: Crimson Scale Mail scroll
# Jan 12 2005 at 2:28 PM Rating: Decent
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Yes it drops Wyrmal Abjuration: Body (the scroll you're talking about to uncurse the Cursed Mail to make Crimson Mail.) I got mine from Aspid about a week and a half ago. It's a rare drop tho. :(
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# Jan 04 2005 at 1:53 AM Rating: Good
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Personally, i've never seen it drop M. Abj. Bd. Before, though i've heard through people that it has. I have howver, seen the M. Abj. Ft. drop, its a fairly common drop considering its a one week lottery. I think its about 66% drop rate on the feet.
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# Dec 08 2004 at 12:58 PM Rating: Default
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Doesn't drop m. abj body.
# Oct 11 2004 at 12:53 PM Rating: Default
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This guy is fun! though those manticores are a pain. But... WHOOPS! I LEANED BACK A LITTLE TOO FAR ON MY CHAIR lol. This guy is pretty freaky when your not in a party though and just adventuring! lol
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# Oct 09 2004 at 6:31 PM Rating: Decent
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Aspido is a pretty easy battle, only trouble coming from the agro from Perys, Manticores and Raptors. A full alliance, 2 on aspido,1 on links can take him out without too much trouble.
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# Oct 08 2004 at 8:49 AM Rating: Decent
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Im assuming this guy pops on the northern half of the valley. Is there a problem with the manticores at lvl 73-75?
RE: agro
# Dec 28 2004 at 12:21 AM Rating: Decent
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The Manticores conned Tough at 71.
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# Aug 21 2004 at 12:20 AM Rating: Excellent
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I fought this the other day with a full alliance from my LS its a really fun fight rather long but fun. My LS didnt have to much of a difficult time with this but i think its cause we had 18 lvl 73-75 so its a fun fight if u prepare^^

Adamantoise Egg
# Aug 19 2004 at 3:08 PM Rating: Good
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I think both this guy, and the normal Adamantoise drop the Adamantoise Egg used in the Black Belt Quest
RE: Adamantoise Egg
# Sep 01 2004 at 10:56 PM Rating: Decent
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The godly items needed for the black belt quest can be dropped by the regular Behemoth, Adamantoise, etc., but they are 100% drops from the rare spawns like King Behemoth, Aspidochelone, and so on.
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Oh lord
# Jun 27 2004 at 5:42 PM Rating: Default
It's FFX's Neslug all over again. I hate this ***** witha goddam passion.
# May 19 2004 at 9:11 PM Rating: Decent
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This guy does take a very long time to beat. His Auto-Regen when he goes into his shell is insane. It took about 2 hours to kill. Its kinda fun being one of the blm's and getting "drawn in" by this guy...Although kinda scary when he hits you for 400 and then uses AOE and die. He only dropped one Abj. and some other misc. ****. I got the Heavy Cuisses though. Sell for about 400k on Garuda.
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# May 17 2004 at 12:02 PM Rating: Excellent
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btw... this nm has some...Preaty...Area Attaks...

Well im gonna go Relvl
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RE: Fun Fun
# Jul 28 2004 at 8:16 AM Rating: Decent
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What the hell... This isnt some chat forum, if your gonna talk do it in game.
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RE: Fun Fun
# Jun 18 2006 at 12:50 PM Rating: Decent
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o.O Why? This really isn't a place you want to display personal info lol... lots of people visit this site. That makes it inappropriate.
# May 10 2004 at 1:27 AM Rating: Decent
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my LS humbaba beat it. 18 level 70-75(some lower, maybe 60-65ish) and it took 2 hours 30min to beat him. dropped abjuration and a shell... very very tough fight. he puts head inside shell and regens almost all of his hp if you cant do major damage to him. also nasty front breath AOE.
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How strong is it
# May 06 2004 at 2:44 PM Rating: Decent
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Has anyone one seen anyone beet this thing
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RE: How strong is it
# Jun 16 2004 at 4:48 PM Rating: Good
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i saw a vid of somone using the kraken club to whup his **** my god ... just nonstop hits
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RE: How strong is it
# Jun 22 2004 at 3:23 AM Rating: Decent
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That video was DRK/NIN vs. Adamantoise

Adamantoise is a MUCH weaker version of this HNM but he's hard none the less.
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#rightbetweentheeyes, Posted: May 31 2004 at 6:08 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) i came close to killing it, but that was when i was lvl 60. i'm 75 now, and i think i might go back and kill it now, but it is one tough mother????er!! >.<
RE: How strong is it
# May 06 2004 at 3:45 PM Rating: Excellent
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My LS has beaten this guy before. He's the King version of Adamantoise (such as King Behemoth is the King version of Behemoth). From what I see he's not as strong as King Behemoth though. If properly organized he doesn't seem that bad.
RE: How strong is it
# Oct 02 2004 at 12:04 PM Rating: Default
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i saw it once a whole alliance died to it it was pretty funny
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