Vana'diel Bestiary: Nidhogg  

Found in:Dragon's Aery
Spawned using:Sweet Tea
Grants Title:Nidhogg Slayer
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Not Linking
  • Truesight
  • Based on Fire
  • Strong against Fire
Updated: Fri Jun 3 23:06:17 2011

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General Information

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

  • If continually engaged for sixty minutes after being claimed, Nidhogg will "rage", resulting in significantly increased attack power.

  • Has a draw-in effect.

  • Grants title: Nidhogg Slayer

Nidhogg Special Attacks

  • Absolute Terror: Single target Terror effect.

  • Dragon Breath: Frontal cone AoE Fire based magic damage.

    • As with all breath attacks, damage is most potent when standing directly in front of Nidhogg. Standing on either of its front feet will mitigate most, if not all, damage from Dragon Breath.

  • Horrid Roar: Single target Dispel effect.

    • Will remove all status boosts on the target.

  • Hurricane Wing: AoE magical damage with an additional Blind effect (Circle of effect originates from mob).

  • Spike Flail: Massive AoE physical damage (Circle of effect originates from mob).

    • Nidhogg will only utilize this ability if its primary target is attacking from behind

  • Unknown: Self target Attack and Defense boost (Effect cannot be dispelled).

    • Denoted by the characteristic mob two-hour animation. Additionally, Nidhogg will hold its wings up in the air during the duration of the effect.

    • Nidhogg will use this periodically, with the duration lasting roughly 30 seconds to 1 minute. There is no message in the chat log for when Nidhogg performs this action

Note: All AoE abilities will hit -everyone- in range, regardless if they are in the alliance or not.

Historical Information

Nidhogg (originally spelled Nidhoggr) was a dragon which, throughout the ages, gnawled on one of the three roots of the World Tree Yggdrasill. While gnawing at the root, he would insult the giant eagle that sat utop Yggdrasill through a squirrel named Ratatoskr, who would run messages between the two creatures daily.

It is said that Nidhogg would herald the beginning of the Ragnarok by finally managing to break through the root he chewed upon for millenia, and torment the bodies of the dead during the epic battle.

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# Jan 18 2007 at 2:05 PM Rating: Decent
Ive just hit lvl 50DRG and i wanted to know what lvl do u have to be to take on nidhogg? (with a pty of course)
# Jan 31 2007 at 5:36 PM Rating: Default
hmm.... Fafiner his NQ version can be taken by a well performed pt of 75s in 30 minutes to 1 hour if lucky.

Nid on the other hand can kill an alliance of ppl as easily as me typing this lol so... yea u got no chance in hell of fighting this rather lone scratching it til 65s-70s and even then ull probly do crud, this dudes AoE did about 500 damagae to me per hit and...... yea only 700 hp on a taru blm i was almost killed lol
# Jan 09 2007 at 12:23 PM Rating: Decent
62 posts
my first camping for Fafhogg and Nidhogg claimed and killed :) he pops....fun fight...stood on his paw and nuked and MB with other blm's the fight was easy.....kept stoneskin up when it did its wing attack then was lucky enough that the other mnks had the wyrm beard so now I just need the egg and tongue for my black belt.....

Edited, Feb 19th 2007 8:41pm by Tigerelf
A new earra
# Nov 29 2006 at 1:36 PM Rating: Default
Ok i read all the post's, i know last post was 2004 but heh gotta update...
Nidhogg dosnt take 2hrs to kill anymore.. mayb cause of our skill mayb cause of merits and equip etc blah blah.
We claim it dies and our 2nd niddy droped 2 M.bodys.....
thank you goodnight
fight at mouth w
# Nov 20 2006 at 10:35 AM Rating: Default
what u should all do is fight at hes mouth honestly its best place ppl tell u feet tell em 2 **** off they lieing 2 u *cough* >_> and always SATA your gimp if u dont Spike Flail only does like hmm 1200-2000 so yea gogogogogo at mouth and back u can do it!!!!
fight at mouth w
# Nov 21 2006 at 3:04 AM Rating: Decent
307 posts
If you fight at his mouth you're going to eat a Dragon Breath. You should stand at the head on on its 2 front paws, placing you just outside of the conal AoE of his breath attacks.
fight at mouth w
# Nov 20 2006 at 7:25 PM Rating: Decent
Nothing wrong with SATA-ing him from behind. Spike Flail is a TP move if your group is good enough and your confident that you can keep hate controll well you can always SATA back and fourth after he uses one of his other TP moves.
# Nov 15 2006 at 3:31 PM Rating: Decent
724 posts
can he drop 2 Nept Abj at the same times? some of my friend said he can..
# Nov 19 2006 at 10:06 AM Rating: Decent
277 posts
It would seem that the HNM's/GOD's can really drop a piece of abjuration at least twice. So far i've only seen the zenith hands/pants/boots/crown drop twice in 1 kill tho.
fun fight
# Jul 09 2006 at 2:05 PM Rating: Decent
89 posts
My ls just got our first ever claim on a dragon last night, and it was hogg, what an amazingly fun fight, even with 120+ people crowding us and monster lag.
grats to nelser for the beard and thevaultdweller for E. body.
fun fight
# Aug 29 2006 at 11:36 PM Rating: Decent
539 posts
Damn straight. ;P
# Jun 17 2006 at 12:26 PM Rating: Decent
what is a good allenice set up to take this guy down

Edited, Sat Jun 17 16:14:54 2006
# Feb 20 2006 at 1:28 AM Rating: Good
259 posts
this gave me 77exp as BLM73 in an alliance of 18.

You figure it out.
# Nov 29 2005 at 5:56 AM Rating: Default
LoL at the cursed hauberk-1 comment DDD:

he has a JPN button not a cursed hauberk -1
# Sep 23 2005 at 1:59 PM Rating: Decent
hey why does it say lvl 0-0 for it? srry im a noob
RE: 0-0
# Sep 26 2005 at 12:24 AM Rating: Default
The level is calculated by this site through some formula involving the number of people in an alliance, their levels, and how much EXP the thing produces when dead.

Since this dosn;t give exp, it's level can;t accuratly be deduced, however most guesses are in the 95-100 range.
RE: 0-0
# Jun 04 2006 at 10:04 PM Rating: Default
it does give XP and its not 95+
RE: 0-0
# Sep 27 2005 at 2:04 PM Rating: Decent
76 posts
Level is random, being a level 95-100 is about the strength of Tiamat.
# Sep 02 2005 at 12:58 AM Rating: Default
hey, im on shiva and i realy want to get involved in stuff like this.
im currently 73 drk, close to 74.

i allready have my cursed hauberk-1 and i need to fight this bad boy for my earthen abjuration: body to get my Armada Hauberk.

im also intrested in dynamis and other events.

if there is any LSs on Shiva who needs another body please get a hold of me. name is Scape.
#REDACTED, Posted: Jul 22 2005 at 6:12 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Spike Flail only occurs when a alliance member stands past the mid section of its body or behind him... Or if another HNM ls think they real cute and Chainspell cure the tank for Nidhogg/Fafnir to turn, in doing so will Spike Flail and k.ill everyone in the room. Also... Nidhogg is king HNM, along with aspi, KB. Fafnir is wht usually pops every 4-8 days, along with aspi and KB.
CaitSith Server
# Jun 25 2005 at 5:46 AM Rating: Decent
/em shakes his fist at everyone!

Edited, Jul 9th 2006 at 5:37pm EDT by Belgareth
RE: CaitSith Server
# Aug 09 2005 at 8:45 PM Rating: Decent
17 posts
The JP HNMLS you're probably referring to is called DucknOfParadise (Duckn for short) just so ya know ;)
RE: CaitSith Server
# Dec 05 2005 at 5:31 PM Rating: Default
Yea I knew it was one of the major ones I just didnt want to say one when its the other(Yume or Duckn). It seems that it has calmed down as of recent though. Im sure I would be attempting to get in your shell if you didnt require people to be in your dynamis event and I didnt have to do so much animation work for school.
vrtra vs nidhogg
# Jun 09 2005 at 9:45 PM Rating: Decent
21 posts
someone said vrtra vs nidhogg in ballista lol..
*Vrtra uses might strikes*
*Vrtra uses Sneak attack*
*Vrtra uses Spike Flail*

*Nidhogg has been defeated by Vrtra*

User: Archimond
World: Garuda
Relic: Aegis (6/24/06)
RE: vrtra vs nidhogg
# Jan 28 2006 at 10:11 PM Rating: Decent
Vrtra >> nid it isnt even a real fight haha
RE: vrtra vs nidhogg
# Jan 29 2006 at 12:48 PM Rating: Decent

Vrtra is a 1-2hr fight and Nid can be taken down with ease in under 30mins... Vrtra summons undead every 30secs and Nidhogg does a weak hurricane wing every so often... No, there's definately no fight.
# May 22 2005 at 2:29 AM Rating: Decent
This is the same as Fafnir. He respawns every 21-24 hours, and has true sight. He is level 90, and when killed you obtain the title "Nidhogg Slayer.
RE: Same
# Jul 27 2005 at 1:38 PM Rating: Decent
only fafnir is 21-24 hours, nighogg is 4-7 day lotto pop of farnir.
# Apr 30 2005 at 5:41 PM Rating: Decent
i have a idea for killing this guy..it may have already been tried but oh well (and dont flame me if you know it dont work)
get the maximum number of people all RNG 70+ and have them all eagle eye shot at the same time. and thats my idea... :P
RE: strat
# May 11 2005 at 12:30 PM Rating: Default
436 posts
He has ~120,000 HP
# Apr 01 2005 at 3:18 AM Rating: Decent
In Norse mythology, Nidhogg ("tearer of corpses") was the monster (although sometimes a dragon) that ate the roots of the World Tree, Yggdrasil and swore at the eagle living in the tree's branches.
  • Nidhogg also ate corpses.
  • o.o
    # Aug 05 2006 at 5:58 PM Rating: Default
    bleh does every1 who plays ffxi have an intrest in greek or norse mythology?
    i'm surprised in the amount of people who do lol
    # Mar 30 2005 at 10:36 PM Rating: Default
    MPK happens a lot here on alexander
    # Mar 20 2005 at 11:45 PM Rating: Decent
    425 posts
    Just wondering if anyone but me knows where Nidhogg's name comes from...=P
    RE: Nidhogg
    # Mar 21 2005 at 11:20 AM Rating: Decent
    3,215 posts
    Not much, but:

    Beastking information
    # Feb 21 2005 at 8:11 PM Rating: Good
    Let me just clarify something about beastkings:

    King Behemoth

    These guys can pop 5-7 days after they were last killed, so during these daily pops either Fafnir, Behemoth etc. will take it's place (weaker versions basically).

    From my experience with camping Fafnir/Nidhogg when it's window opens (21-24 since ToD) every 30 mins a mini-window opens (4 mins long) to which he can pop. So what many linkshells do is in the last mini-window of it's ToD window they cast Chainspell and spam a spell.

    And also a word of advice if you did not claim Nidhogg and your waiting for another LS to die, STAND WELL BACK. My LS camped this today and he used spike flail and everyone wiped, all 3 linkshells 50+ people. And if this happens get the whole of your linkshell to home point and race back to him ASAP so u can get the claim.

    I hope this helped so you can rate me up ^_^b
    RE: Beastking information
    # Mar 29 2005 at 7:24 AM Rating: Decent
    Actually, it's 4-8 days, and the pop time every 30 minutes is not 4 minutes, it's much less then that (I don't know exact time).

    Edit: And the linkshell who reraises, chainspell raises, and Elemental Seal + Sleep's Nidhogg first will get the claim. You shouldn't be getting spike flailed though......

    Edited, Tue Mar 29 07:33:27 2005
    RE: Beastking information
    # Mar 06 2005 at 7:41 PM Rating: Default
    RE: Beastking information
    # Jul 14 2005 at 4:22 PM Rating: Decent
    105 posts
    OOO OOO LET ME WATCH (hmmm... but how do I avoid dieing...)
    RE: Beastking information
    # Apr 13 2005 at 10:29 AM Rating: Decent
    RE: Beastking information
    # Apr 13 2005 at 10:29 AM Rating: Decent
    you do that let me know how it turns out XD
    # Feb 10 2005 at 10:32 PM Rating: Excellent
    hehe, Spike Flail hurts:

    (no, we didn't trigger it, another LS was fighting)
    RE: ow
    # Jan 14 2006 at 2:16 PM Rating: Decent
    221 posts
    poor holly d-lvl on that one
    RE: ow
    # Jun 10 2005 at 5:54 AM Rating: Decent
    Lol, got defence ?
    RE: ow
    # Mar 29 2005 at 1:19 AM Rating: Good
    544 posts
    you see at the verry top^
    Spike Flail WHERE?
    RE: ow
    # Mar 20 2005 at 6:59 AM Rating: Decent
    rofl!!!! that's hurt =/
    RE: ow
    # Mar 04 2005 at 4:51 PM Rating: Default
    omg that looks so funny! Dude what a masacure roflmao
    # Jan 30 2005 at 12:35 PM Rating: Decent
    Is Vrtra part of the COP expansion? If not Nidhogg is not the hardest enemy becuase Vrtra is nearly impossible to kill.
    RE: COP
    # Feb 02 2005 at 2:18 PM Rating: Decent
    274 posts
    Nope, he's been here before CoP. He is harder the Fafnir but not much harder. He does have more HP.
    RE: COP
    # Jun 10 2005 at 5:52 AM Rating: Decent
    Here is a video of Vtra being taken down by HiddenPower LS on Seraph I think lol. Click on the link in the first post, Tuan.

    #REDACTED, Posted: Jan 26 2005 at 5:59 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Man i hate this dragon.. every where i go ppl ask me why my name is named after him.... ive had this name for 9 yrs... and finally i get to see what this drag looks like.. now my life goal is to kill him and claim this name for me once and for all :) lol btw if anyone is in Kujata plz dont ask me why my name is named after him... because its not
    #REDACTED, Posted: Jan 24 2005 at 6:56 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) http://www.crashpattern.com/darknight420.html
    #REDACTED, Posted: Jan 22 2005 at 6:03 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) if you think that's bad, on World of Warcraft true dragons are level 500! if you wanna know more RE: my post
    RE: heh
    # Feb 05 2005 at 9:18 AM Rating: Good
    dude you really gotta let this WoW thing go... I have read you bragging about the levels several times. This is an entirely different game. Its like comparing Kefka to Sephiroth whose to say who is stronger or more badass they will never meet each other. In short noone cares about WoW or else they would be on their site.
    RE: heh
    # Jan 16 2006 at 6:18 PM Rating: Decent
    FFXI> WoW. I have played both, trust me. In WoW, stats all seem pointless because you get so much of each one. In WoW, also note that evey single class can be a DD (priest, the healing class, owns and does a ton of damage). 'Nuff said.
    RE: heh
    # Jul 19 2006 at 1:03 AM Rating: Decent
    Word. In WoW not only is it pretty easy to Solo to 50+ (good luck in FFXI unless youre bst) but you can solo "Elite" mobs that are 1-2 levels over you. (For those that have no experience with WoW, "Elite" mobs are basically normal mobs with 3x the HP so they take a long time to kill.)
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