Vana'diel Bestiary: Guivre  

Found in:Kuftal Tunnel
Level:82 - 83
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Not Linking
  • Detects by Sight
  • Based on Wind
  • Weak against Darkness
  • Strong against Fire
  • Strong against Wind
Updated: Wed Jan 30 07:59:10 2008

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Guivre in Kuftal Tunnel

Guivre's Spawn Location
Guivre's Spawn Location

    • After spawning, Guivre will freely roam from its spawn point to the area around the Sabotender Sediendos and back.

  • Respawns roughly 21-24 hours after its last ToD.

Guivre in Ruhotz Silvermines

  • Appears in the Ruhotz Silvermines as a result of being warped there by the Sandworm ability, Doomvoid.

  • The Guivre that appears in Ruhotz is a more powerful version of the one that appears in Kuftal Tunnel, and this battle is on a 60 minute timer, after which you will be warped out.

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

  • Will "run" from the fight every time its hp drops by 10%.

    • While it is running away, it is immune to damage and enmity building effects, and resets the enmity of everyone in the battlefield.

Guivre Special Attacks

  • Radiant Breath: Frontal cone AoE Light based magic damage with an additional Slow and Silence effect.

  • Dread Shriek: AoE Paralysis effect.

  • Deadly Drive: Single target physical damage.

  • Fang Rush: Single target three hit physical attack.

  • Dispelling Wind: AoE Dispel effect.

  • Wind Wall: Self target Evasion boost. (Effect can be dispelled).

  • Tail Crush: Single target physical damage with an additional Poison effect.

Historical Information

The Guivre, in French legend, is a wingless dragon capable of expelling venomous miasma from its mouth that killed plants and infected people that inhaled its fumes with pestilence. It was said to have a tendency to keep treasures it would find and coil about them.

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# Aug 13 2008 at 8:46 PM Rating: Decent
i was there killing the latent effect on my GS for ground strike, and after a while he spawned and too 1 of my pty members down in 3 hits. lol i booked it and lived i was afrade he would come after me
# Nov 25 2007 at 10:46 PM Rating: Decent
So nobody's gotten close enough to this thing and lived to take a pic of it huh?
# Dec 06 2008 at 11:01 AM Rating: Decent
18 posts
actually i got a snapshot... looks like any other wyvern mob in game
True Sight?
# Sep 04 2007 at 8:30 PM Rating: Decent
I'm wondering, 'cause there was this day I got owned by Guivre just getting to an EXP party. 5 times, I believe. He camped my body, I swear--each raiser got owned by him, as well as 1-shotting me.

Anyways, I had invisible on, and he still aggro'd.... My friend, Erikthecleric also had invisible on today, and he aggro'd Guivre too. Could he be true sight, do you think?
True Sight?
# Nov 18 2007 at 4:13 PM Rating: Good
337 posts
Me and 2 other people just got aggroed by Guivre as well. And we all had Invisible on us too.

I'm starting to think maybe SE ninja updated him to either aggro to sight and sound, or possibly have true sight at night like the ash dragon does with true sound at night.

This is the first time I have ever been aggroed while invisible. Something is different with his behavior.

Edited, Nov 18th 2007 7:18pm by DeathbringerOfIfrit
True Sight?
# Feb 11 2008 at 9:18 AM Rating: Good
534 posts
Killed easily with 4.
Skill Up
# Jul 03 2007 at 8:42 PM Rating: Decent
I Always Bump Into This Guy When I'm In A Skill Up Party So Far I'm 2/9 On Him First Time 3Partys 2ND Time 2Partys I never Get The Skull Cause My Cast Lot Suks GL If You Bump Into Him >:P
Skill Up
# Oct 04 2007 at 3:59 PM Rating: Default
something tells me youve bumped your head into a wall too many times as well

Hey Dudes Whats Up I Have Downz
Skill Up
# Nov 28 2007 at 7:30 PM Rating: Default
To Bad It's PPL Like You That Make Fun Of Those Types Until You End Up That Way You Will Never Know CONGRADULATIONS You Have Won The Most Boring And Lamest Joke I Ever Heard AWARD.
Ahhh fun for the RMT
# Dec 31 2006 at 8:51 AM Rating: Decent
This thing suddenly popped while I was skillin up with a 75 pld and killed a whole GS party, I ran over to laugh and take a few pics when he aggrod me... 2 shotted :X... but I got some good pics^^
SAM solo!
# Dec 13 2006 at 4:34 PM Rating: Decent
Well, I was in a pretty daring mood this evening, thanks to a bloody hilarious death in Onzozo. Somebody in the linkshell suddenly goes "Omg, we just got pwned by Guivre" and sure enough they were suddenly in Whitegate again. Me and my friend think "Hey, we've died once, what's dying again?" and rush on over to Kuftal for a spot of 'Guivre Watching'.

We come across an LS member, dead, which was funny: suddenly Guivre runs past. Luckily we had invisible up: but then, foolishly, my friend goes "I'm gonna solo him", as SAM/NIN... lol.

SAM drops invis, missed Guivre, Guivre hits SAM for almost 70% of his health. SAM uses "Flat Blade" for 0 damage, at which point we were killing ourselves with laughter. Guivre takes another slice and the SAM was dead. I haven't had so much fun on this game in months. The thing that does it for me was the SAM's comment after the fight:

"I nearly had him."
Here's a screenshot of the momentus occasion, unfortunately with all the RMT camping Amemet owning our dragon =(
SAM solo!
# Aug 15 2010 at 3:54 AM Rating: Good
491 posts
Occasions like this make FFXI :D
SAM solo!
# Dec 14 2006 at 5:58 AM Rating: Decent
lol grats dude, Blayden just told me bout it lol, fun times aye? btw the link doesnt work... well not 4 me anyways ;;
# Dec 13 2006 at 1:29 PM Rating: Excellent
24 posts
Solo'd this a couple weeks ago as RDM/NIN. Used the ever-boring but oh-so-powerful bind+DoT method.

Just get poison and bio up, bind, run away. When it gets loose you have to blink tank it until bind is up again as he resisted all my gravitys. Got a few nukes off with extra mp and convert up to speed the fight up.

It helps to have people clear the crabs in the room if an xp party isnt doing it already, as any agro will definatly be too much to handle. (Thanks silvaro)

Took a little under an hour, pissed some gilsellers off, and make a little gil from the skull. I haven't been able to try again as RMT kill it regularly and I don't want to camp it.
# Jul 03 2007 at 8:34 PM Rating: Decent
LOL Sure You Did And I Solo Tiamat >:P
# Oct 04 2007 at 4:05 PM Rating: Decent
You're a ******, off yourself now.
# Nov 28 2007 at 7:33 PM Rating: Decent
LOL You Must Be New Now I Have This New Lil Bish Following Me Around Typing All Negative Stuff On Me Can Someone Say Harrassment Or Obsession
# Nov 02 2006 at 7:59 AM Rating: Decent
I duo'd this as a 75BRD/WHM. And a 75NIN/WAR.
It didn't spam much, I guess we were lucky?
The NIN stocked EVA gear and I gave him a March and Mambo.
Didn't get hit once.

We got a wind crystal. yay =)
53pld ><
# Oct 17 2006 at 1:30 PM Rating: Decent
was waiting to get sneak cause everyone ran past me, snuck to big rock b4 the robber crabs room, and all of a sudden, c big thing walk up to me, hits for 143, then im like: "..... ****!!!!"
hits me for 453, down to 200 something nearly dead, go to hit inviccible hits me again ugh, 3 more ppl in party die, whm leaves >< so then no raise
meh bad experience
53pld ><
# Dec 27 2006 at 3:24 PM Rating: Decent
I met a similar fate while in an xp party just now... tanking a Robber Crab and all of a sudden I go from 1048 HP to 0 in like 8 seconds. Just for the record, a 55PLD can take 3 shots from this guy if your flinching and mistype skills are capped.
This was great..
# Aug 18 2006 at 7:55 PM Rating: Decent
While running through here to get to valley of sorrows our party accidently
aggored this big boy...We all ran back to zone into the desert (3 of us died doing this) When we came back in, we ran past the lizards and saw Guivre walking over the 2 RMT parties he killed going back to his spawn... were all laughing like hell at this point... so we raise those in our party who died, wait for weakness to wear and we continue on our way... only for the nin to be aggord by Ametet(sp?) and die again... That just wasnt our night for a party...

But i do still laugh when i think of the 12 dead RMT tarus and galka that Guivre ate. XD
FRAIZER GOES DOWN! (she had a glass jaw)
# Aug 05 2006 at 1:52 AM Rating: Decent
62 posts
DBUHNMLS ^^ to the rescue....
Fought this tonight ^^ no drops at all...only gil and a lil exp :( anyway....i was out skilling up archery on nin/pld and see her run by eating tarus.....so I tell LS and they come out....she keeps running by eating people i keep skilling lol she dont care about me....when LS arrives I think we had nin whm rng rng blm nin brd not sure but most of them made it to the fight b4 she died....I had hate only once....when i flashed it LOL subbing pld ....she could not hit me at all....278+70 evasion gear :) but I was eating jackos from skill up so I could not hit her much either....she died pretty fast only did on uber move....parlazga i think it was..... lv 83-84 NM REVENGE for eating me as a 54 NIN long ago BIOitch take that!

btw /comfort Darkanarchist for being face down *** up on this fight lol the lil taru nuker fell so fast I tried to cover him honest....
Guivre - Attempt 1
# Jul 25 2006 at 10:29 PM Rating: Good
163 posts
Attempted to kill this NM with the following:

75RDM/NIN (Melee style. No nuking)

Going against the norm here! I was going to attempt to upfront tank Guivre using melee, with WHM supporting me.

Well, there isn't much to say about this one. Guivre is very very fast, double attacks very often and will hit for 200+ damage, and crit for nearly double that. Once Utsusemi is down, don't expect to get it back up anytime soon. Guivre is a beast of a hitter, and our terrible evasion means our melee downfall here. It's also quite difficult to enfeeble without merits and full mage gear. I chainspelled Utsusemi, and actually managed to melee it down to 95%. I felt special...ya...well, after chainspell Utsusemi, I was soon after eating sand ^_^

However, this is not the end of the attempts! I've tried to do this many times >.>, yes, i'm pretty daring..or pretty stupid.. My WHM friend is leveling BRD to 75, plus post-July 24th patch, RDM has tier II enfeebles. Slow II + Carnage Elegy may just allow a duo of 75 BRD and 75RDM/NIN tank (using melee!) to beat this mob. I'll post updates whenever I get around to trying this out. ^^
easy prey
# Jul 25 2006 at 3:55 PM Rating: Decent
trio'd this last night with RDM67, BRD67, MNK75 (nin sub). very easy fight. we actually had the gilsellers watching us and they didn't notice amemet had popped mid-fight and was walking around the whole time right behind them -.-
easy prey
# Jul 14 2007 at 10:08 AM Rating: Decent
LMFAO Good One Keep It Coming Guyz oy vei
# Jul 23 2006 at 11:22 AM Rating: Good
414 posts
Beat Guivre with a skillup PT of six.

MNK/NIN (me)
WAR/NIN (no utsusemi: ni)

all 75 unless otherwise noted

I said "hey, let's go kill guivre"

First attempt we died because of several factors: pull was sloppy, so first WAR eats dirt right off the bat, I end up tanking and the 62 WHM aggros Robber Crabs trying to get out of the way, then the other WAR aggros some crabs too and we basically have a huge mess of people running around with crabs while I'm trying to tank Guivre. Wiped at 54% >.>

So, we reraise and get ready again.

This time we pull it up to the worm staircase so no crabs in the way. Double March and Haste on me and the other Ni WAR (third WAR was mostly DD because he couldn't tank with just ichi.) Elegy on Guivre. Went a lot better, chugged echo drops for Radiant Breaths which nearly killed us a couple times because of its high DMG. We were tanking in atk gear with -eva because we knew we wouldn't evade anyway. Flash here and there saved our butts, one of the most dangerous moments was a Deadly Shriek that paralyzed us.

After a pretty long fight and some Hundred Fists and Mighty Strikes around 25%, we took him out successfully the second try with no deaths. No drops though, only 2000 gil for each of us. :\
# Jul 17 2006 at 6:33 PM Rating: Good
A guy in my LS wanted to kill Guivre so we're all like "YEAH!" Many of us have been pwn't by the dragon and we wanted revenge. We got a group of 70's together and engaged...we got it down to 1/3 health then it used this wing flapping move and dropped nin shadows and all of our buffs. I (being the only whm) not having nobles tunic, ran out of MP, and the fight degraded from there. Eventually we all wiped. We got raised and had another rdm and blm join us making 8 total. We tried again...and wiped again.

After that we gave up. Guivre is a beast- and not worth fighting for the price of the drop (skull is 600k on Diabolos server) >.<
Guivre's Skull
# Jul 03 2006 at 3:27 PM Rating: Default
I don't see anything about the Skull Drop rate. Does know the drop rate.
# Jun 23 2006 at 10:26 PM Rating: Decent
224 posts
I hate this basturd he killed me and and another person in my pt headin to the cape zone camp. we round off the corner and he said "Hello im goin to smite you now." >.<
Truesight or not?
# May 03 2006 at 3:49 PM Rating: Default
From what I have heard, he has truesight on certain days, this was just told to me by one person tho.

Parts of my linkshell have gone through there and said he isn't truesight, that they've walked past him and in front of him and no aggro, but then a few people in my linkshell said that they got aggro by him even while invis.

So either I'm getting lied to by someone here, or he must have truesight at some time >.>

Etah ~Asura Server

# Apr 11 2006 at 2:48 PM Rating: Decent
Friend told me that he only aggros to invis standing still. If you are moving with invis up he won't aggro. Very wide aggro range so remember to have it up early if you hear he's up.
RE: Aggro
# Apr 25 2006 at 10:40 PM Rating: Default
Doesnt aggro while walking with invis he has no trusight once so ever only detects by sight he was up couple days ago havent seen him but maybe twice in like 8 months lol but he was up so i decided to play with her.. went invis walked up in front and literally "walked through" her you know walk long enough you eventually walk through the model well that was the first test next test waited for her to get close and tried /heal while invis nope no aggro my last test well wasnt a test invis dropped after one warning and well... guivre hits Godofmagic for 543 damage ouch... Guivre hits Godofmagic for 523 damage... damn you dont play nice o.O but umm yea no truesight or anything but she does seem to aggro pretty far away or it was me just lagging that day dunno but i have tested the truesight thing out it doesnt exist, though had to lose like 1.3k~ exp to finally test it out but it was quite fun learned a lvl 60 smn taru can take a couple hits from her at least XD

Edited, Tue Apr 25 22:51:51 2006
# Apr 06 2006 at 5:14 PM Rating: Excellent
48 posts
I HATE running into this guy going to exp in that zone :/ he is such a pain
Death to Guivre
# Apr 05 2006 at 4:02 AM Rating: Decent
69 posts
We kill this bad boy today: party was 7 ppl.
Sarek (75nin/war) Daiyeengaw (75Rdm/nin) Gafgarion (75Whm/blm) Corinn (75Thf/nin) Leonaa (69Bst/whm) Verras (63Rdm/blm) and Kagoma (63Rdm/blm) First time we wipe cuz Nin was /whm and I d/c 2x. We got up and regroup, nin changed sub and gear. Second time around, we owned him. I managed to pull hate once and also got the killing blow, so i was a happy thf. Special thanks to Sarek for helping us out and everyone else that was here.
# Apr 03 2006 at 3:26 AM Rating: Decent
168 posts
Anyone know the pop time on this guy?
1 pwned Guirve
# Mar 26 2006 at 12:18 AM Rating: Decent
46 posts
So a couple friends and I were skilling in kuftal on crabs me (61 war/nin) my 75 war/nin buddy Aramahk, and a i think 70 something whm named Valcrist. suddenly Guirve comes up and wipes me out in 2-3 hits. and takes out our whm. Well after we all got raised we quick put together an Alliance of several other skill up pts to take his *** out.forgive me if i can't remember thier names.anyway things went smooth until he got to 70%, we had Aramahk sharing Hate with a really good PLD, but then he got hit by tail whip.after that ppl started dying. but we fought on with Aram tanking, I was only doing neglible dmg. at around 10% he was picking people off, over half the alliance was eating dirt, but still we fought. at 4% there were around 2 people still standing. I voked it to give time for war to cast shadows, I tanked for about a total of 30 seconds before i hit the ground. then the sam, Achilleon, 2hrd and delivered the killing blow. He and Arwene were the only two alive and not weakened, It was a very very close fight. good job to all who fought and took down Guirve on Bismarck today!

Edited, Sun Mar 26 11:49:26 2006
RE: 1 pwned Guirve
# Mar 26 2006 at 12:20 PM Rating: Decent
I guess you can't remember the names of the people that you allianced with. I was the samurai that killed Guivre. My screenshot shows that I delivered the "killing blow." Only myself and Arwene(rdm) were the only ones that didn't die. Everyone else was raised and only Valcrist's weakness had worn by that time.
True Sight? Line of Sight, apparently
# Mar 24 2006 at 12:17 PM Rating: Decent
I've read the debate back & forth on Guivre's "True Sight" and used to always insist that she did not have True Sight.

Well... last night KINDA proved me wrong.

EXP'ing my RDM, facing the melee, I freaked when a BLM's HP dropped to zero instantly. When I turned the camera angle, guess who had dropped by to say Hi!

I made it to zone alive (how, I don't know), came back and started raising the party. I had 2 raised when Guivre came around again. Everybody that was up had invis active. Suddenly, Guivre stopped in her tracks and one-shooted an invisible BLM. The invisble BLM happened to be standing directly in her path. A few seconds later, she just waltzed right by me and the other BLM without a glance.

About ten minutes later, it was down to just me & a BLM (both invisble) when Guivre came around the corner again. We didn't think much of it as our Invisible spells were holding just fine. Unfortunately, I was directly in the dragon's path. As soon as Guivre got to within a few steps of me, she stopped, the wings spread, and she one-shotted me.

Lesson learned: Invis up & stay the hell out of this wyvern's path and you should be fine.

-Jiral (Asura)
RE: True Sight? Line of Sight, apparently
# Apr 08 2006 at 7:46 PM Rating: Decent
Perhaps Guivre has the ability to track by scent as well? Pop on a Deodorize next time you're skilling in Kuftal
# Mar 15 2006 at 2:31 AM Rating: Default
Ok I have read some post about him and have fought him several times. Alot of this info on him is so-so. He agros sight... That's its. Not true sight and for those who say otherwise it's just not true. I want on my ventrilo server the other day when i was running threw jeuno to hear that 1 pt of 6 LS memembers were running to go fight some avatars. I heard them say this bay boy was up and they were gonna take him. Needless to say they brought him down to about 22% then they whipped. They didn't really care due to the fact they didn't plan nor buff up like they should have. My blm friend and I were then recruited for the fight. We swung on down to the tunnel with a rdm pal of mine. We got there buffed up and got ready. After the asskicken he layed down on my LS mate who was a paldin I told him I would take the tank job. Gameplan was that the 1st monk would dragon kick, 2nd asuran fists then finally sharkbite onto me for light and hate. Then I provoked hit spiritswithin and locked the hate. By this time my blm friend was blowing this thing up. Very simple fight from there on out.

Things to look out for: Dispelling wind; dispels nearly anything, aoe paralize, raident breath; slow and silence, some tailwhip kinda move, some flying attack and bite kinda move i believe that poisons the target. He will use those speical moves @ and around 20% life. And to those ppl who say they can solo. . . <cough> bullspit <cough>
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