Vana'diel Bestiary: Shiva Prime  

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Shiva Prime for Trial Size Trial by Ice

Shiva Prime for Trial by Ice

    • Any and all members of your party participating in this battle must have the Tuning Fork of Ice key item in order to enter the battlefield.

Shiva Prime for Waking the Beast

    • All members of your alliance participating in this battle must have the Rainbow Resonator key item in order to enter the battlefield.

    • Shiva Prime will be assisted by four Ice Elementals that respawn roughly every 15 minutes if they are defeated.

Shiva Prime Special Attacks

  • Axe Kick: Single target physical damage.

  • Double Slap: Single target two-hit physical damage.

  • Rush: Single target five-hit physical damage.

    • The Trial Size Trial by Ice Shiva Prime is incapable of performing this attack.

  • Sleepga: AoE Sleep effect.

    • The Trial Size Trial by Ice Shiva Prime is incapable of performing this attack.

  • Frost Armor: Self target Ice Spikes effect (Effect can be dispelled).

  • Blizzard II: Single target Ice based magic damage.

  • Blizzard IV: Strong single target Ice based magic damage.

    • The Trial Size Trial by Ice Shiva Prime is incapable of performing this attack.

  • Heavenly Strike: Strong single target Ice based magic damage.

    • The Trial Size Trial by Ice Shiva Prime is incapable of performing this attack.

  • Diamond Dust: Strong AoE Ice based magic damage.

    • The Trial Size - Trial by Ice and Trial by Ice Shiva Primes will use this ability once when their HP drops to roughly 50%. The Waking the Beast Shiva Prime is capable of using this ability multiple times regardless of its HP level.

Historical Information

In Hindu mythology, Shiva was one of a triumvirate of gods representing the three aspects of the Hindu faith, alongside Brahma (which represented the creator), Vishnu (which represented the preserver). Shiva himself represented the destroyer, the end of all things.

In all representations of Shiva, he is shown as having a third eye, located in the center of his forehead, with which he is capable of releasing a beam of intense energy, with which he burned Desire to ashes, and blew off the head of his son Ganesha.

In specific instances, Shiva is represented with five faces, each representing one of the five mantras associated with him: Aghora, Isana, Sadyojata, Tatpurusa, and Vamadeva.

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# Oct 17 2008 at 11:37 PM Rating: Decent
Well killed Shiva two days ago cant really say it was a pwn but o well. My self and a friend were skilling up in the boyahda tree and then I asked if he could help me with teleport vazhl quest, needed key and needed to find chest only took maybe 10min to do. After that we figured we were up there so killed Shiva took 15 min. he was 75rdm/nin and I was 65mnk/whm, /whm to help cure myself and paralyna when needed. Also stoneskin blink and to keep barblizzardra on at all times. and then we went to go kill nm(s) for smn AF but I didn't go in in case of a loss I would be able to raise, that wasn't needed, so he solo'd AF quest. anyway thats that good luck.

Edited, Oct 18th 2008 3:33am by Basal
evil dmg
# Nov 12 2007 at 11:27 PM Rating: Decent
ok I'm having trouble on this one and I ain't got a clue why. First try w/ me and my 75rdm/blm friend (I'm 75thf/nin w/ just over 1100 hp) we get her down to around 1/2 and she uses diamond dust and one-shots me for 1800 (lightsday) and my rdm friends only takes a few hundred, I consider it a fluke since she had barblizzard, stoneskin and phalanx and after dying she goes to switch to /whm and we try again (lightsday still) again we get her to 1/2 and she two hours, this time I have barblizzara up and yet it hits me for 1600 again one-shotting me and owning us in the end. I have no positive or negative ice gear equipped so I really have no idea why I keep getting one shotted; any insight on this would certainly be appreciated.
# Jun 12 2007 at 8:22 AM Rating: Decent
Soloed all prime avatars as 75 mnk/nin, with Lv3 invigorate Lv1 Formless Strikes. Counterstance up for shadow recasts and chakra saved for just after their 2hrs just incase it actually does alot of dmg. The highest dmg I took from any of them was inferno 1300+ which left me with 700hp, more than enough to win. If you use formless + hundred fists its even easier.

Shiva is annoying because of the paralysis but still very much doable. If you bring a healer with you its cake.

Just don't do any of them on their strong days :)

Edited, Jun 12th 2007 12:23pm by europeanalliance
# Feb 03 2007 at 8:53 AM Rating: Decent
Killed it easy with nin75, pld75, whm75 but pld got poked with 2hr.

btw, you might already know but if you come out of the fight dead, you still get the Whisper.
Shiva owned
# Nov 06 2006 at 8:51 PM Rating: Decent
Beat her with this pt setup:
75 drg/nin
75 pld/nin
62 whm/blm

It wasn't even a problem. 2hr hit me for 143 and the pld for 0. All in all one easy fight.
# Aug 21 2006 at 12:50 PM Rating: Decent
2 posts
I can take this thing by myself, she was hard, but it was fun, jus a pain cuz u gotta use a lot of recovery items, 3 Searing Lights and this ***** is done =D I used 2 Yag drinks, 2 Hi-Potion+2's and 2 Hi-Ethers....i lost 2 times before beating her, the first time she had one hit left, and she never even used Diamond Dust on me....so idk how much it would take away..?
# Aug 16 2006 at 12:12 PM Rating: Decent
I foughbt her lastnight i think on darksday, oh well i got my *** kicked so fast taht i am scared to go do the fight again since she is so god damn hard, titan is easy compared to her. I used reraise scroll and by the time i went to kick her *** her hp was backto normal so i did get my *** kicked
74 RDM/NIN gonna give it a try
# Jul 20 2006 at 6:28 PM Rating: Decent
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Well I've successfully solo'd Titan and Garuda, although the Titan battle was a tight squeeze.

The key to these battles I've found is having a very high enhancing skill. With that, SMN 2 Hr's do crap for damage. So any of you that have wiped, make sure next time you bring a 70+ RDM/WHM to cast Bar-element spells.

My enhancing skill is 247 and SMN's spells and specials barely touch me. My only problem is doing enough damage before time runs out.
I summon Shiva!
# Mar 01 2006 at 2:18 PM Rating: Good
396 posts
After fighting Garuda, my friends and I were totally stoked to do another Prime Avatar fight. We all had enough Sandy fame to get the Ice fork, so we zipped on down to Fei'Yin. We were trying to make it by Firesday, but we didn't make it quite in time, so we fought Shiva on Earthsday.

Party set up:


None of us had fought Shiva before, and not really expecting to do another fight last night, we didn't have any info on her at all. The WHM had some leftover Yagudo drinks from the Garuda fight, but that was about it for items.

Shiva is considerably easier to kill than Garuda. No Whispering Wind and no shadows, which was nice. She has Ice Spikes, but they weren't too bad, other than paralyzing us. The paralyze was only annoying for the NIN tank, but the WHM was good with Paralyna. One thing that Shiva does have: Sleepga. We weren't aware of that. >.<

So midway through the fight, the DRK and I were going to skillchain Guillotine > Tachi: Gekko. Well he did his Guillotine and then Shiva promptly Sleepga'ed us... Needless to say, he pulled hate, WHM wasn't out of Sleepga range, and the DRK died. ; ;

Other than that, the fight was pretty good. I can't remember how much damage Diamond Dust did, but not enough to put us in any danger. With any avatar fight, just remember to keep up the bar-element spell and let the mage know when it's down.

Again, I was with my LS friends. We've been fighting together for a long time so we know how we play and our strengths and skills. Also, three of us know each other IRL and we were in the same room which helped out a lot with communicating.
Rdm/Nin {Do you need it?}
# Feb 14 2006 at 1:46 PM Rating: Decent
This babe was easy to take down, This whm and I went to dual this girl and yeah... piece of cake. Diamond dust did 44 points of damage to me, thats right [44], so if you need a rdm/nin to solo this guy and your in my server, holla at your latin. I gotta do every single fight except for shiva ><

Edited, Tue Feb 14 12:45:47 2006
# Jan 16 2006 at 7:24 AM Rating: Decent
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I just fought this today as 75NIN with another 5 party members and I have to say, she was stupidly easy. She went through runs of missing me 20 times+ in a row. The only problem was the ice spikes paralyze and RDM sub could take care of that.

Her 2hr hit me for 200dmg (/1254hp).. lol... and I managed to recover shadows instantly. I think I'd much rather attempt this solo as 75NIN/37RDM than do the 20SMN fight. I've tried the lv20 fights before and they are really hard as hell and require much luck.
go pld
# Jan 03 2006 at 9:14 AM Rating: Decent
i was lvl'ing sam one day when i got an invite to do shiva prime. i asked if it was alright for a 61 pld to come. got there, set up was

first time in we wiped. add effect became too much and we got taken out of the field. we rebuffed and figured we go in, rdm chainspell fire to see if hate would be gone, then if not blm would manafont. so rdm chainspelled, brought the snow queen to 2/3rds then blm unloaded manafont down to 1/8th. we were at +5mp for refresh with brd using carol and ballad II and rdm refresh. at halfway shiva hit diamond dust, smn bit the dust and i took 300 dmg. whm hit benediction and it was smooth sailing from there. didn't lose hate once the entire battle until i got bored and used my own two hour. it is tankable by a 61 pld without tacos as long as the rest of the pt gets it down quick.
# Dec 30 2005 at 1:28 PM Rating: Decent
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Soloed Shiva Prime last night on Lightningsday on my DRG75/RDM37. With my Barblizzard up, tavnazian tacos, and about 4 yagudo drinks, she was easy. Diamond dust did 150 dmg... yay, killed my wyvern though, thankfully I always keep a spare wyvern rdy ^^. Fight took 14 mins.
Darkness skillchain
# Dec 15 2005 at 5:45 AM Rating: Decent
fought this as 65SAM. closed a few darkness skillchains with tachi: gekko, then after we won, i looked at the history and shiva had absorbed the damage from the sc's... wish i had noticed that while fighting :P
Max MP gear
# Oct 19 2005 at 6:14 PM Rating: Default
Seeing as this has sumthing to do with summoner, i have made a list of gear that gives u the most mp! all this gear leaves a level 75 summoner with......244 HP! and 1745 MP!!

Tarutaru SMN/WHM

HP: 704 = 244
MP: 1028 = 1745
30to30 = Astral shield
30to30 = Askelpios (club)
12mp = mantra coin
55to55 = Z+1 (head)
50mp = Republic medal (Neck)
30mp = Zedoma’s earring
25to25 = Astral earring
55to55 =Z+1 (body)
55to55 = Z+1 (hands)
55to55 = Z+1 (legs)
55to55 = Z+1 (feet)
50to50 = Serket ring
50to50 = Vivian ring
32mp = cape
48mp = belt
85mp = food
Max MP gear
# Oct 20 2008 at 8:14 PM Rating: Decent
Seeing as this has sumthing to do with summoner, i have made a list of gear that gives u the most mp! all this gear leaves a level 75 summoner with......244 HP! and 1745 MP!!

Tarutaru SMN/WHM

HP: 704 = 244
MP: 1028 = 1745
30to30 = Astral shield
30to30 = Askelpios (club)
12mp = mantra coin
55to55 = Z+1 (head)
50mp = Republic medal (Neck)
30mp = Zedoma’s earring
25to25 = Astral earring
55to55 =Z+1 (body)
55to55 = Z+1 (hands)
55to55 = Z+1 (legs)
55to55 = Z+1 (feet)
50to50 = Serket ring
50to50 = Vivian ring
32mp = cape
48mp = belt
85mp = food

Lmao are you serious? I commend you on taking the time to do this, but I don't really know anyone who'd do this. There is so little HP. As a Summoner, I wouldn't suggest this set-up for most purposes. What if you get hit for 538 damage with Waterga III and die? Useless Summoner. That's what I see when I look at this.
Just some info
# Aug 23 2005 at 12:00 AM Rating: Excellent
252 posts
Just Tanked this Ice Harlet as a lv67 PLD, Diamond dust hit me for a whopping 163 damage. Easy fight, no hate loss, and we broke the record. One poster ask why people even bother taking Paladins on these quests? Chainspell-Fire III that's why. We owned her fast and easy. She never took her hate off me.
What lvl should i fight her
# Jul 18 2005 at 9:38 PM Rating: Decent
203 posts
I about 59 rdm and a 58 smn, not sure which is my main yet though. I want to fight a few primes and wrok on getting a moon bauble for fenrir. I wanna know what lvl should u gith the primes? I want it to be a good fight, not just a massacre or a easy fight, like what lvl would it be challenging but possible? And r the bar spells not worth it or r they a life saver when the 2hr comes up?
Shiva at 70
# Jul 15 2005 at 5:39 AM Rating: Decent
Ok my small story.
Buffed, went in, used poison potions food etc.
Things are going just fine, till the first sleepga by Shiva. Idk how, but we all are sleeping now. Despite the poison potion that is still active. Shiva starts to really hammer me now.
I am down with 24 hp, Ni ready, Smn awaked, heals me, everyone is awake now.
I used 2 hours, and Shiva thinks its time to do the same aswell. Diamond Dust one shotted the Drk and the Drg. Shiva at about 30%. Next is me. Smn uses Ifrit's astral flow, Shiva at about 15% now. When Ifrit is ready to do the second, Shiva uses sleepga again >.<
But guess what our Taru Smn evaded and he finished her with his second AsFl. Hooray!
I ate raise 1 but oh well...

Edited, Fri Jul 15 06:45:51 2005
# Jun 18 2005 at 2:24 AM Rating: Decent
I recently fought shiva, and was on the recieving end of Diamond Dust, as many lvl 20 SMNs end up, but what was weird about this time, it hit me for a nice 166 points of damage...and it hit carbuncle for a flat out 0. It didnt miss him cuz he was out of AOE or anything, the log just said 'Carbuncle takes 0 points of damage.' after diamond dust. I will be uploading a screenshot as soon as i can figure out how, anyone have any idea why that would happen, or how to make it happen again maybe? any info anyone has would be very much appreciated.
um guys...
# May 31 2005 at 4:29 PM Rating: Decent
1,261 posts
i noticed the 2 recent posts...

"Level: 70 - 70"

this is NOT trial size NM, this is the PRIME battle, my friends. a lvl 20 smn would not stand a chance! lol
Shiva is easy!
# May 22 2005 at 5:12 PM Rating: Decent
I must say that all those things about Shiva being strong or even stronger than Ramuh are false! I’m not an expert player and I started playing as summoner just recently, but Shiva is really easy because I killed her in first try and even broke the server record clear time! The strategy is also easy and easy to remember. Get your SMN job to lv 20 and cap your summoning skill (for lv 20 cap is 63). Get as strong equipment as possible, especially those with high defense and VIT boost. Equipment that gives you HP and MP plus aren’t really needed, unless you are a Tarutaru when you could get some HP+ equipment. From items you’ll need: 1 Boiled Crab, 1 Yagudo Drink, 2 Ethers (or Hi-Ether if possible) and 3-5 Hi-Potions. Go in fight on Firesday because on that day Shiva is much weaker then on other days. Before teleporting to Fei’Yin get a high buff (Protect&Shell IV are excellent!). After you enter the battlefield summon carby and use your Boiled Crab and Yagudo Drink. Go close to Shiva (don’t worry if she aggroes you, carby will get high enough hate to take her fast of you) and hit Astral Flow and 1st Searing Light. After the Searing Light is used, use Ether and resummon carby because he could die. After resummon hit 2nd Searing Light and use another Ether and resummon carby. Now Shiva will use 2hr Diamond Dust. Use Hi-Potion and then use 3rd Searing Light. After the 3rd SL Shiva is down (she has about 650 HP not 750). So you see, it’s very easy but could be expensive because of items. I only know that now I have Shiva and new clear time record for Shiva Prime on Remora server is 3:39 held by Rubedo.
Good luck to others!

Edited, Sun May 22 18:16:49 2005
RE: Shiva is easy!
# Jul 01 2005 at 2:12 AM Rating: Decent
Reason why ppl talk about Shiva being difficult is because she will add the paralysis status effect to carby from her ice spikes when he hits her. What happens at this point is that there is a chance that Searing Light will fail when you try to use it due to Carbuncle being paralyzed.

A rare occurance, but a major pain in the *** if it does happen. If it fails, your Bloodpact timer still resets to 1 minute.

By the time I fought Shiva, I had the level 20 battles down to a science. So much in fact that it was one of my cheaper bouts.

Items used for Shiva:
x3 Melon Juice
x1 Hi-Ether

There is a member in my LS who still has not beat her in 5 attempts. So she is easy for some, not so easy for others.
{Shiva} {Battle}
# Apr 05 2005 at 7:43 PM Rating: Decent
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I beat her earlier today quite easily. First off, i didn't do it on firesday, but if that makes u feel safer go ahead. Here is what I did:

First, this is what u need in ur inventory.

2 yagudo Drinks
3 Ethers
2 Hi-Potions (incase of 2hr)
1 boiled crab

After you have entered the battle eat the boiled crab. run to the "bend" and summon carby. Then pop in a yag drink. Run to shiva BUT STAY OUT OF AGGRO RANGE. Slowly walk up to her pressing ur assault macro until u get to shiva. When carby starts attacking her run up to her, hit ur Astral Flow macro and then Searing light Macro. (Btw, make a searing light and astral flow macro)
Then run back down towards the zone. After carby dies resummon him and he will go after shiva. Pop in an ether (also make a macro for ether) and searing light her again. Run back to the top and when carby dies resummon him again. Pop another ether and when shiva gets to u and use third searing light and she should go down.
if at any time shiva starts to use Diamond Dust hit ur Hi-Potion macro. Then resummon carby.
Otherwise after third searing light she should die. if for some reason she doesn't die after third one, she will be pretty dam close. If so, run back to the bottom until carby kills her or carby dies. When yag drink wears off pop in another and resummon carby. Then let carby melee her to death. There ya go. Hope this helps some of you summoners eager to get her. Have Fun! :D

P.S. Sorry for bad grammer and spelling.

P.S.S Rate Up Please! ^.^

Edit: This method works for all mini avatar battles too.

Edited, Wed Apr 6 21:17:03 2005
RE: {Shiva} {Battle}
# Apr 20 2005 at 10:56 PM Rating: Decent
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This was my strategy as well, for all of them...
But going to fight them on thier weakness days is the only way this works...

Cause if you go on say... Lightning day to go fight Shiva, the third 2HR will not kill her fully...
And well... I died...

But yes, this strategy above is very nice... Recomend you try and have a few more Ethers and Potions though, cause Carby can loose hate. And you need to be close range to cast 2HR... and you may not be able to run fast enough... So be sure to have more on hand.
Darn pansy...
# Mar 27 2005 at 8:14 PM Rating: Decent
I did this today-empowered after beating Ifrit-as the solo battle. I was doing pretty good and got her down to 3/4 health still with an ******* of yag drinks, hi-potions, and ethers ready for use. All of a sudden after one of my runs, I notice that it's taking her an extremely long time to come down after my lil' blue bugger's name dissappeared. So I go up to visit with Carby close behind, and what do I find?! She's not after me any more, returned to the little center of her platform, and I get up there just in time to see her health go RIGHT BACK UP TO FULL!!!!
die shiva
# Mar 21 2005 at 1:40 AM Rating: Decent
[Red]i got her to half hp today im going to kill her tomarrow i no what i did wrong its time die die shiva ya u heared me[Yellow]keep going to the top
lv 20 solo?
# Mar 20 2005 at 4:19 PM Rating: Decent
just one question to ask can u solo this at lv 20 smn/pld? my friend said he did....
RE: lv 20 solo?
# Apr 19 2005 at 8:43 AM Rating: Good
With the mini-fork battles defense is a high point with MP really a low one since Astral Flow takes it all away.

With that said I would say smn/pld wouldn't be too bad at all for these fights. Best of luck.
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