Vana'diel Bestiary: Hrungnir  

Found in:Einherjar - Helmwige's Chamber
Einherjar - Schwertleite's Chamber
Einherjar - Waltraute's Chamber
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Detects by Sight
  • Detects by Magic
  • Based on Light
  • Weak against Lightning
Updated: Sun Jun 21 04:47:35 2009

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General Information

  • When aggroed, Hrungnir will split in two. Both copies must be defeated within a few seconds of one another. If sufficient time passes after one is killed, the second will re-spawn the first at full HP.

    • Upon both copies being defeated, an Armoury Crate will spawn.

  • Has a Draw-In effect.

    • Each copy acts as an independent mob, and will draw in based on their own respective hate.

Hrungnir's Special Attacks

  • Crystal Shield: Self target Defense boost effect. (Effect can be dispelled).

  • Heavy Strike: Single target physical damage with an additional slow and hate reset effect.

  • Crystal Rain: AoE magic damage (Circle of effect originates from mob).

    • Hrungnir's Crystal Rain resets enmity for all targets in range hit by it.

  • Ice Break: AoE Ice based magic damage with an additional Bind effect (Circle of effect originates from mob).

  • Thunder Break: AoE Thunder based magic damage with an additional Stun effect (Circle of effect originates from mob).

  • Crystal Weapon: Single target magic damage. (Damage can be of different elemental base).

    • Hrungnir's Crystal Weapon has an additional Petrification effect.

Historical Information

In Norse mythology, Hrungnir was the strongest of the Jotunn, a race of giants that long opposed the Aesir and Vanir. According to legend, Hrungnir placed a bet with Odin (see Odin) that his horse, Gullfaxi, was faster than the god's own steed, Sleipnir, and that the loser of the race would forfeit his life. Sleipnir easily bested Gullfaxi in their race, and Hrungnir was slain, and he was sent to Valhalla, where he became overly abusive in his drunken stupors. The Aesir called upon the thunder god Thor to quell his actions by slaying him anew.

In a test of strength, Hrungnir pitted his weapon of choice, a giant whetstone, against the god's legendary hammer, Mjollnir (see Mjolnir). Thor smashed the thrown whetstone to pieces, which resulted in one of the shards lodging itself in his forehead, but Mjollnir found its mark and crushed Hrungnir's skull, instantly killing him.

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