Vana'diel Bestiary: Tiamat  

Found in:Attohwa Chasm
Secondary Job:Black Mage
Grants Title:Tiamat Trouncer
  • High Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Not Linking
  • Truesight
  • Based on Fire
  • Strong against Fire
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Updated: Thu Sep 6 15:38:54 2012

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General Information

Tiamat's Spawn Location
Tiamat's Spawn Location

    • Respawn time is approximately 72-120 hours after the last Time of Death, or 36-72 hours after a server maintenance when the servers are offline.

      • Thirty minute intervals between each window.

  • Susceptible to Sleep, Stun, Slow, and Elegy. Immune to Lullaby. Resistant to Silence and Paralyze.

  • Every two minutes, Tiamat will fly into the air, where she'll stay for two minutes before coming to the ground again. During this time, melee attacks will have no effect on her (magic and ranged attacks can still affect her though). While she's in the air, her normal attacks are magical, fire based attacks that cannot be absorbed by shadows, but can be reduced by damage reduction, magic defense, magic reduction, and fire resist effects (through gear, spells, job abilities, etc). While she is in the air, she cannot be slept (Sleep will land on her, but it will wear off immediately)

  • At approximately 25% hp, Tiamat receives a large attack boost that cannot be dispelled. This effect will remain until Tiamat is killed (it won't wear off even if Tiamat's hp regenerates higher than 25%). Denoted by Tiamat holding her wings upright.

  • Has a draw-in effect

  • Has an auto-regen effect that cannot be dispelled.

  • Grants title: Tiamat Trouncer

Tiamat's Special Abilities

  • Firaga III: AoE Fire based magic spell (Circle of effect originates from spell target).

  • Blaze Spikes: Inflicts Fire based magical damage against all that melee Tiamat. Effect can be dispelled.

  • Horrid Roar: Single target full Dispel and Enmity reset effects.

  • Absolute Terror: Single target Terror effect. Target is unable to perform any action until effect wears off.

  • Tebbad Wing: AoE magical damage with an additional Plague effect.

  • Fiery Breath: Frontal cone AoE Fire based magic damage. Damage is the strongest on anyone directly in front of Tiamat. Recommended for all tanks to stand on Tiamat's front legs to reduce damage taken.

    • Tiamat will only perform Fiery Breath while on the ground.

  • Touchdown: AoE damage. Wipes shadows. Tp move is performed when Tiamat lands on the ground after being in the air.

  • Inferno Blast: Strong AoE Fire based magic damage.

    • Tiamat will only perform Inferno Blast while in the air.

  • Spike Flail: Massive AoE physical damage. Absorbed by three shadows. Will only occur when a character has drawn hate from behind it.

    • Tiamat cannot perform Spike Flail while in flight.

  • Mighty Strikes: All melee physical attacks performed by Tiamat will now be critical hits. At approximately 85% hp, Tiamat will begin to use this ability, and will often use it once after each time in the air. Denoted by the characteristic mob two-hour animation.

    • Tiamat will not perform Mighty Strikes while in flight.

Note: All AoE moves will hit anyone within range, regardless if they or their alliance has hate on Tiamat or not.

Tiamat in Riverne - Site #B01

  • Tiamat possesses the same abilities as her full strength counterpart in Attohwa Chasm, though has a decidedly lower amount of HP.

Historical Background

In Mesopotamian mythology, Tiamat (Tamtu in Sumerian) is a giant female dragon which was the primordial creatrix of all existence said to have created the world and the gods, though this world had no land and was a vast water-world, filled with the waters of chaos. Tiamat personified the saltwater (ocean) while her consort Apsu (Abzu in Sumerian) personified the 'sweetwater' (freshwater).

It was the amalgamation and intermingling of these waters that created the gods. In the Enuma Elish (Mesopotamian creation epic), the gods were a persistent annoyance to Tiamat & Apsu, so the two decide to kill all their children. The god Ea discovers their plan and pre-emptively slew Apsu or, in some myths, casts a spell that puts him in a death-like sleep (since the waters of Apsu still exist even after his 'death'). Seeking vengeance for Apsu's death, Tiamat bore an army of monsters and assigned her consort, Kingu, to be their general.

Tiamat was slain by Marduk (see Marduk's Armor), who held her in place using a net of pure wind before releasing a flurry of arrows down her throat and then cleaving her body in two. The upper half created the heavens and the lower half created the Earth.

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long fight
# Jan 07 2007 at 3:43 PM Rating: Decent
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heres how it went i just got home from work and my brother is going up and down the wall tiamat is up! tiamat is up! and no one has him so i log on my ps2 as fast as i can git all my bst armor and crap and start going that way by now theres over 30+ ppl on the ls and 20 of them are 75bst so we all git rdy it just took 8 mins for all of us to git there and git claim "by the way this is a all bst ls and sms but we just have a few smns right now" any ways we start tossing the pets at him 10 mins into the fight hes still at full life! i'm starting to git scared but we keep on charming and sending them in. it took us 2hrs to take down this sucker down thats about 3 game days but we did it BST team Ftw! not to bad for no stuners or tanks ^^ didnt git jack tho just a fire crystal
long fight
# Oct 11 2007 at 9:42 AM Rating: Decent
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It is GET, not git...
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gil sellers dont fight? lol
# Nov 16 2006 at 12:33 PM Rating: Decent
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gil sellers tried 2 take him today on Odin got him in the 80%s and CFH.... died and Tiamat went unclaimed but it shows that sellers r trying... they r constantly trying 2 kill him now but arent getting very far but saying they wont fight him is stupid of course they will
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ppl who buy gil are worse than ppl who sell it,
i have but 1 angel and she knows who she is
# Sep 09 2006 at 4:32 PM Rating: Decent
330 posts
I visited this beast today as THF43. I was just hoping to see Tiamat, but when i got there it was being fought be the LS Eminence (spelling i don't know.) After the first 2 AoEs i died, but decided to watch the fight anyway. I think it took them 45 minutes to kill the rest of it as my dead timer was at 15 minutes. I thought they were gonna lose after 3 people died in about 1 minute but they slept it and regrouped to win. It was my first time watching a HNM fight and it was awesome. I got myself lots of pictures too ^^.
A bit of learning
# Aug 02 2006 at 12:43 AM Rating: Decent
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Tiamat is the "Eve" (as in Adam and Eve) in the Babylonian Creation Story.

The Gods Apsu (representing sweet, clear waters) and Tiamat (representing bitter, salty waters) were born into a formless universe and converged on the spot where the Tigris and Euphrates rivers meet (which were created by the teary eyes of Tiamat's later slain body). Once they meet two Gods Lahmu Lahamu (both meaning slime, or mud) from which two more Gods were born, Anshar (whole sky) and Kishar (whole earth) which met to create the horizon.

Anshar and Kishar give birth to Anu, the God of the sky. Anu creates another being in his likeness named Ea, the trickster.

In short, Ea pissed off Apsu, so Apsu wanted to kill Ea. Tiamat wholeheartedly disagreed, so Ea killed Apsu, and a bunch of crap went down.

It all boils down to Ea's son, Marduk, and Tiamat getting into a fight after killing off a bunch of other guys.

Marduk began to create his own weapons for the coming battle including a mace, arrows, lightning thrown before him, his body full of flame. He crafted a net so to contain Tiamat and used the four winds so that she could not escape. He created seven more deadly winds including the whirlwind and tornado, and raises up his mightiest weapon, the "rain-flood". Confused and afraid, Kingu and the rebel Gods see Marduk approach them on his chariot of Storms. Upon his arrival he speaks out to Tiamat and challenges her to single combat. Tiamat loses her temper and accepts, charging at Marduk. Marduk encircled her with his net, blows her up with his winds and shoots "an arrow which pierced her belly / Split her down the middle and slit her heart". After standing on Tiamat's corpse, he easily slayed and enslaved the other rebel gods, stealing away the Tablet of Destinies from Kingu and creating the universe from Tiamat's body.

"He sliced her in half like a fish for drying: Half of her he put up to roof the sky, Drew a bolt across and made a guard to hold it. Her waters he arranged so they could not escape."


As far as I'm concerned it's a girl. And should be treated with respect while being slaughtered by adventurers.


Edited, Aug 2nd 2006 at 1:45am EDT by Daramane
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A bit of learning
# Feb 10 2007 at 8:04 PM Rating: Decent
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As far as I'm concerned it's a girl. And should be treated with respect while being slaughtered by adventurers.

A girl with a beard.
A bit of learning
# Oct 04 2007 at 5:25 PM Rating: Decent
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Yes It's A Girl Have You Ever Heard Of The Bearded Lady From The Carnivals And My Grandma Has A Beard Too lol
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# Jul 13 2006 at 10:45 PM Rating: Decent
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tiamat i honestly have to say, is my favorite dragon in FFXI i think he is the coolest because he been around for soo long and vrtra and them havent so hes my most favorite dragon, who is your favorite everyone? Tiamat, Vrtra, or Jourm
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# Dec 07 2007 at 2:50 PM Rating: Decent
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I Believe Tiamat, Vtra and Jourmungand all came with the CoP expansion.
And Jourmy is my fav.
# Dec 07 2007 at 2:49 PM Rating: Decent
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I Believe Tiamat, Vtra and Jourmungand all came with the CoP expansion.
# Feb 14 2008 at 6:46 PM Rating: Decent
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stupid lag -.-
Boss in FF1
# Jul 07 2006 at 10:15 AM Rating: Decent
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Tiamat is a boss in FF1. :P It's the boss for the wind crystal in FF1 I think. It's cool how SE included bosses and items and such from other FF games. :P
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# Jul 03 2006 at 4:55 AM Rating: Decent
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Whoever says this is camped by gil sellers, is dumb, there is no way gil sellers would be able to fight this, first off a gil seller, uses a bot to claim, then just fight normally with about 6 or 7 of his other gil selling friends, the highest thing a gil seller might go after is Behemoth, but they do not camp wyrms lol or hnm kings for that matter, so nope those arent' gil sellers, prolly just a HNM JP ls, cause ya know,,, they have them too
# Aug 17 2006 at 6:27 AM Rating: Good
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Harpos wrote:
Whoever says this is camped by gil sellers, is dumb, there is no way gil sellers would be able to fight this, first off a gil seller, uses a bot to claim, then just fight normally with about 6 or 7 of his other gil selling friends, the highest thing a gil seller might go after is Behemoth, but they do not camp wyrms lol or hnm kings for that matter, so nope those arent' gil sellers, prolly just a HNM JP ls, cause ya know,,, they have them too

RMT on asura killed HQ ground kings years ago, on top of that they also brought tiamat to around 20% before someone CFH it.
drops can be crap
# Jun 28 2006 at 9:09 AM Rating: Decent
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This baby is camped in Kujata...
TheBlueCrew owns it for now. I heard last time she dropped a single fire crystal lol.

it dropped only a fire crystal on sylph once. My LS used to laugh about that until we recieved nothing from it.
# Jun 14 2006 at 11:27 PM Rating: Default
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If it says this thing is Lv.95 would that mean its equal to Vrtra, stronger, or weaker?
# Jun 06 2006 at 10:51 PM Rating: Decent
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Hah! The famed Bahamut's brother. I may be small, but myself and maybe a few other parties...one day, I will see you breathe your last.
# May 05 2006 at 2:22 PM Rating: Decent
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I have no clue, I read them for entertainment. =P
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# May 04 2006 at 2:35 PM Rating: Excellent
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i heard of a guy doing 1900 steelcyclone to tiamat. damn
# May 04 2006 at 10:33 AM Rating: Decent
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is it just the angle the pic was taken or is Tiamat really the size of a building? (O.O)
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# Dec 07 2007 at 2:53 PM Rating: Decent
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Yeah its the size of a building, ive only seen Jormungand in person but i think they are all the same size
# Apr 24 2006 at 6:04 PM Rating: Default
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even if i was a 99 i wouldnt go against this thing by myself it looks scary
# Mar 14 2006 at 9:01 AM Rating: Decent
50 posts
This baby is camped in Kujata...
TheBlueCrew owns it for now. I heard last time she dropped a single fire crystal lol.
3-5 day pops
# Mar 05 2006 at 7:03 PM Rating: Decent
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on somepage it says it pops every 3-5 days, there are pepole out there that will waist days on end waiting for this basterd to pop? even if you know the time of death thats 2 days to wait. And its probably even worse if gil sellers are camping it.

I wouldent mind fighting this if it was some kind of BCNM where you need like a few hundred or thousand seals, but when the gil sellers have this down to a science theres no way im going to bother with it.

Edited, Sun Mar 5 18:03:52 2006
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RE: 3-5 day pops
# Mar 07 2006 at 7:26 AM Rating: Decent
11,630 posts
Your highest job is like 20 isn't it?
We Killed it
# Feb 02 2006 at 6:12 AM Rating: Decent
we killed this NM tonight.
x2 ninja's getting pets for the Bst's
x2 whm's for cure's and raise's
x6 smn's to hold it while bst's changed pets
x10 bst's + god knows how many pets
took us about 4-5hr's
we got 49exp and a beetle blood after all was said n done

Edited, Thu Feb 2 05:14:13 2006
RE: We Killed it
# Jun 11 2006 at 6:16 PM Rating: Decent
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ok Boneheads, heres how this could have been working so they could have 20 people.
Whm do not need to be in a party to cure you.


Ninjas do not need it be in a party to be fetch boys.

RE: We Killed it
# Mar 08 2006 at 4:58 PM Rating: Decent
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you killed it?? i doubt it.. plus you show you had 20 ppl.. which is 2 too many for full alliance..
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# Dec 26 2005 at 10:25 AM Rating: Good
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she does drop damascene cloth also
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# Nov 16 2005 at 9:30 PM Rating: Decent
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can i get a pos on this guy please. i am only 58 but my friend in an HNMLS kills this guy alot and says the fights are spectacular and i would like to go see one. just need his pos so i can find him. thx
I want some =[
# Nov 09 2005 at 7:59 PM Rating: Decent
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We were fighting the Xolololtol (whatever his freekin name is) and she was up. We had about 12 from my shell and another pty there wanted to ally and take her down. Unfortunately nobody really had time or they were afraid. I really wanted to though and look forward to when i can actually do it.

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# Nov 08 2005 at 11:24 AM Rating: Decent
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c.c Ifrit killed it. Took like 2 hours.. i think.. i lost track of time
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# Oct 13 2005 at 1:52 AM Rating: Decent
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whats the respwan time on this thing?
# Oct 02 2005 at 9:09 PM Rating: Decent
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killed 1hr 5mins today on carbuncle (too weak)

foodmonsters ftw
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