Vana'diel Bestiary: Jormungand  

Found in:Uleguerand Range
Job:Dark Knight
Secondary Job:Black Mage
Grants Title:World Serpent Slayer
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Detects by Sound
  • Based on Fire
  • Strong against Fire
Involved in Quests:
Updated: Sat Nov 8 05:11:48 2008

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General Information

Jormungand's Spawn Location
Jormungand's Spawn Location

  • Spawn time is 72-120 hours after the last ToD, 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 and Silence. Resistant to Paralysis.

  • Every minute, Jormungand will fly into the air, where he'll stay for approximately 30 seconds before coming to the ground again. During this time, melee attacks will have no effect on him (magic and ranged attacks can still affect him though). While he's in the air, his normal attacks are magical, ice based attacks that cannot be absorbed by shadows, but can be reduced by damage reduction, magic defense, magic reduction, and ice resist effects (through gear, spells, job abilities, etc). While he is in the air, he cannot be slept (Sleep will land on him, but it will wear off immediately)

  • When his hp reaches below 30%, Jormungand will begin to increase the rate of his tp moves considerably. Extreme caution is recommended during the last 30% of his hp.

  • Has a draw-in effect.

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

  • Grants title: World Serpent Slayer

Jormungand Special Abilities

  • Blizzaga III: AoE Ice based magical spell (AoE circle originates from the spell target).

  • Ice Spikes: Inflicts Ice based magical damage against all that melee Jormungand. Ice damage can inflict paralysis. Effect can be dispelled.

  • Paralyga: AoE Paralyze spell (AoE circle originates from the spell target)

  • Bindga: AoE Bind spell (AoE circle originates from the spell target)

  • 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.

  • Gregale Wing: AoE magical damage with an additional Paralysis effect.

  • Glacial Breath: Cone AoE Ice based damage. Damage is the strongest on anyone directly in front of Jormungand. Recommended for all tanks to stand on Jormungand's front legs to reduce damage taken.

    • Jormungand will only perform Glacial Breath while on the ground.

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

  • Sleet Blast: Strong AoE Ice based magic damage.

    • Jormungand will only perform Sleet 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.

    • Jormungand cannot perform Spike Flail while in flight.

  • Blood Weapon: Restores hp to Jormungand equal to the amount of damage he inflicts with each melee attack. At approximately 85% hp, Jormungand 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.

    • Jormungand will not perform Blood Weapon while in the air.

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

Jormungand in Riverne - Site #B01

  • Jormungand possesses the same abilities as his full strength counterpart in Uleguerand Range, though has a decidedly lower amount of HP.

Historical Background

In Norse mythology, Jormungand (originally spelled Jormungandr) was the middle offspring of the prankster god Loki and the giantess Angrboda. His siblings were the wolf monster Fenrisulfr (see Fenrir Prime) and Hel, the future ruler of the underworld that would bear the same name.

Soon after birth, Odin hurled Jormungandr into the ocean that surrounded Midgard (the human world), where it grew so large that its body encircled the whole of the Earth, eventually biting hold of its own tail. Because of this, Jormungandr also became known as Midgardsormr, the Midgard Serpent (also known as the World Serpent, hence the reason that defeating Jormungand grants the title of World Serpent Slayer)

During the Ragnarok (see Ragnarok), the thunder god Thor met Jormungandr in battle and slew him, only to succumb to the monster's poison and die after only taking nine steps.

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# Dec 28 2007 at 1:43 PM Rating: Default
1,101 posts
just as a sidenote that's me in the screenshot above ^_^
# Nov 29 2007 at 4:36 PM Rating: Decent
must kill this sucker some day
want my barone corozza!!
# Jun 01 2007 at 7:50 AM Rating: Decent
2,750 posts
Curious why he's listed as fire based, dropping fire crystals and strong against fire when fire is the least resisted nuke against him, he drops ice crystals, all his tp attacks and spells are ice based, and he spawns in the iciest place in the game.

Anyway under 25% he starts spamming tp attacks more often, including his use of Horrid Roar three times in a row when he decides to use it. This move wipes all buffs including food and resets hate, which can really ***** things up if you aren't careful. Para-wing is a pain in the butt, and flail is more likely under 25% due to the roar spam ******** up hate.
Downed with 12 people.
# Mar 02 2007 at 10:31 AM Rating: Decent
My LS took Jormy down with 12 a few days ago. Here's a video if you're interested:

# Feb 10 2007 at 7:26 AM Rating: Decent
tryed to fight this guy with a couple peeps got it to like ninthy-something percent before he started destroyin everyone think main tank went afk or dc'ed but i healed hate for about 20 secs and parried one of his attacks ^^ then he did some movewhile flyin and finisedme he hit 5 of my shadows. was the coolest death i have ever had lol. um whats god mode ppl say he wasin god mode >.>'
# Feb 19 2007 at 3:13 PM Rating: Decent
309 posts
Jormy doesn't have a 'god' mode, he just spike flails massive AoE 2kish damage if anyone behind him has hate when he gets TP.
# Dec 15 2006 at 3:55 PM Rating: Decent
Hehe, Jormy's not that bad, there's a BST and SMN LS on my Server who's taken him down a few times, I know the leader, and my LS takes him down on occasion, all he really is is money drops so a lot of the HNM LS's on my server dont go after him, they live in Attowha Chasm and Dragons Aery
vrtra vs jorm no contest
# Oct 25 2006 at 10:49 AM Rating: Decent
like it has been posted Jormy would ***** slap Vrtra blood weapon style Vrtra is a harder fight cos u are in a area where a **** load of undead are jormy has bombs and elements in hes but Vrtra area is worse thats why Vrtra is harder not because its stronger ive visited Jorm X2 Tiamat and Vrtra 2 see how they hit for fun lmao boredom and Tiamat hits hardest followed by jorm then Vrtra Tiamat hit around 120 more than jorm did tho my carby take 3 hits off this at 75! i like the man i am spammed Warp scroll ^^ laterz jorm :P 2nd time around i just didnt bother warping wanted 2 see dmg
Solo 4tw!
# Aug 21 2006 at 8:58 AM Rating: Decent
538 posts
Solo'd Jormy when our MA wiped at 1%, it was our first try on Jormy last year. Mercurial Pole, Do you need it? :p
Just sucks i cant use that pole dont have a job that can use it yet.


Edited, Dec 30th 2006 1:10pm by mdwar
# May 31 2006 at 11:22 PM Rating: Default
Can anyone give me the setup to take this thing doen
#REDACTED, Posted: May 26 2006 at 4:58 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) this guy isnt so tough, i seen my bros ls kill him twice, hes stronger then tiamat also, tiamat is a wimp to, and vrtra, her herself is easy . the rate she sumes her skeles though is what makes her hard
RE: not that bad
# May 26 2006 at 3:08 PM Rating: Default
you are retarded O.o
# Apr 17 2006 at 7:29 PM Rating: Good
[GM]Dave will own you! Jormungand's dinner...
True Sight
# Apr 13 2006 at 7:35 AM Rating: Good
68 posts
This guy has True Sight, I walked by him with S/I and even Deodorize. He made a hostile intent to me and Carbuncle took after him, I hit my warp scroll but it didn't go, so I did it again and he hit me for 371 through a fresh stoneskin. Very scary.
Bahamut win
# Jan 28 2006 at 3:22 PM Rating: Decent
Hokuten beat this guy on Bahamut server last saturday, 4 ores dropped and the item for the dragon harness.
RE: Bahamut win
# Feb 05 2006 at 5:45 AM Rating: Decent
31 posts
I'm beginning to wonder if 4 ores is standard. We've killed him twice now and always get four ores.
RE: Bahamut win
# Mar 19 2006 at 9:36 AM Rating: Decent
67 posts
Ya, we get 4 ores too.

Isobel of Titan & Karasu LS
NIN & RNG / www.CammyFan.com
#REDACTED, Posted: Jan 16 2006 at 9:34 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) soloed this as war/smn .
RE: soro
# Jun 08 2006 at 12:30 AM Rating: Excellent
17 posts
Oh come on guys, rate down on this post? Its clearly a joke!:)
RE: soro
# Jan 20 2006 at 6:14 PM Rating: Decent
lmao you make me laugh because all this thing has to do is look at you and your on the ground.
# Nov 08 2005 at 12:21 AM Rating: Good
2,817 posts
By the way... the spectator seats at a Jormungand fight are expensive. Expensive as in... he has some crazy freakin' HUGE AoE attack that took me from full HP of 719 w/ Blink+stoneskin+P2+shellra to... zero. So, if you are gunna watch, be prepared to die. Another guy in my pt died too watching not long after I did, and he was further back than I was. We are talking that he was barely at the distance where Jormungand can be seen.

You have been warned! ^^
RE: Ouch
# May 29 2006 at 10:30 PM Rating: Decent
766 posts
Spike Flail is probably the move you ate. Tiamat can hit people for as much as 3K with this move, and although Jorm is not as high a level, I am sure he can easily break 2K with it.

Spike Flail does in fact have an exceptionally wide AoE, and a wyrm does this move if somebody behind it has hate when it has the TP to do it. It also affects people outside the party fighting the wyrm.
#REDACTED, Posted: Mar 20 2006 at 6:18 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Then you need to learn how to cap your stoneskin, because I helped kill him last night and if you were at the distance in which you would barely see him, you wouldn't even get hit. If you were within range, then Touchdown or Blizzga shouldn't kill you either. A couple other moves are worse, but only when it's almost dead and spams.
RE: Ouch
# Jul 14 2006 at 12:59 AM Rating: Decent
2,817 posts
Thanks, Captain Obvious. I have all my enhancing magic skill capped. Next...
RE: Ouch
# Nov 23 2006 at 9:19 PM Rating: Decent
983 posts
Stoneskin is more affected by MND than Enhancing magic. 3 Enhancing Magic = 1 MND. Cap is 350, as you approach the cap, the equation is:
Enhancing Magic/3 + MND - 190 = Stoneskin HP

If you happen to get Stone Gorget, that adds another 30 HP to Stoneskin, making the max 380.
Yay for Jhereg!
RE: Ouch
# Feb 18 2006 at 3:32 PM Rating: Decent
558 posts
how the hell do you kill it then? w/ smn's?
RE: Ouch
# Mar 20 2006 at 6:19 AM Rating: Decent
1,985 posts
You can use normal tanks on him, pld, nin, war/nin. Heck one of the wars in the tank pt last night was wearing full AF for the +emn.
RE: Ouch
# Jan 09 2006 at 4:12 AM Rating: Decent
26 posts
Hehe... here's my take on spectator seats... they SUCK! I saw tons of 75 JPs running past my exp pt tonight so I figured this big guy must be up and roaming the land. So, after the pt breaks I sneak up and Tonko, and have me a little walk in the park... Not knowing exactly where to go, I still managed to find my way to this resident bad ***... Thought I'd play it safe and sit back and snap a few shots from a distance... but I couldnt see the name in the pics so I decided... what the hell, lets take a closer look at him... BIIIIIGGGGG MISSSSTAKE!

He casted Stun, which one of my shadows ate, then I tried to run... Khimari is drawn in... hell noo....

Jormungand misses Khimari...

1 of Khimari's Shadows absorbs the damage and disappears...

Khimari uses Flee...

Khimari is drawn in...

Jormungand misses Khimari...

Jormungand casts frost...

1 of Khimari's Shadows absorbs the damage and disappears...

Khimari is drawn in....

Jormungand misses Khimari...

Jormungand misses Khimari...

Jormungand casts Blizzaga III...

Khimari takes 982 damage...

Khimari was defeated by Jormungand.

Khimari remembers that he's a thief...

Khimari curses that he didn't {Steal} {Mug} Jormungand...
# Oct 24 2005 at 9:38 AM Rating: Good
Theres a linkshell on the Phoenix server who has beaten Vrtra, Tiamat, and Jormungand serveral times, called BurningCosmosss /clap to them ^^
# Oct 03 2005 at 6:56 AM Rating: Decent
366 posts
the npc taru bard in selbina can give you this title back ^^
# Oct 02 2005 at 4:40 PM Rating: Decent
anyone know the quest npc for this to get ****** back
#REDACTED, Posted: Sep 29 2005 at 3:10 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) anyone got any info on this guy besides the hes tough my ls fought his last night like 36 of us we were not prepared when someone pulled him, what i know of him is that he pulls u in like most wyern, ur add party needs acouple stunners for the bombs we didnt have enough and our add alliance kept getting killed due to stun recast time, when jormy is flying u can not do damage to him. u need alot of damage dealers up for thsi guy, when u fight him if u dont have rr gorget or something to that effect be prepared to eat some r1's, oh and getting to him is half the fun i love true sight mobs. idk if he is as tough as vtra but this nm being ice based and deing in a double ice environment all the time adds to his toughness, not to mention my ls decided to fight him on iceday ya smart idea.
title :o
# Sep 17 2005 at 9:01 PM Rating: Decent
366 posts
he give title : world serpent slayer ^^
# Aug 29 2005 at 11:38 AM Rating: Decent
this guy puts vrta to shame...
1 vs 1 jorm would own vrta wiht his blood weapon lol.
RE: Mhmmm...
# Apr 15 2006 at 1:07 AM Rating: Decent
558 posts
blood weapon? is that aoe drain? if so it wouldnt do crap to the undead it summons cuz they are immune to drain.

o but you said 1 on 1 so yeah, i guess it wouldnt have summons.

Edited, Sat Apr 15 01:03:34 2006
RE: Mhmmm...
# Sep 06 2005 at 5:56 PM Rating: Good
109 posts
Vrtra is 10+ lv above Jörmungandr... he wouldn't even be able to score a hit on her :-\
RE: Mhmmm...
# Sep 07 2005 at 11:49 PM Rating: Default
Vrtra Jormungand and Tiamat are all the same levels, but they sure as hell arent lv80.

1v1 Jormungand or Tiamat would own Vrtra up hardcore...Vrtra itself is insanely weak, the only things that make it hard are it's location plus its summons.

In actual strength, from strongest to weakest

Tiamat > Jormungand > Vrtra
# Aug 28 2005 at 12:50 AM Rating: Decent
94 posts
Just went and fought this guy...Was me(WAR59) and two Friends(RNG21) and (WHM54) Needless to say we got owned. BUT BUT I landed a hit on him XD
#REDACTED, Posted: Aug 12 2005 at 4:07 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) it says it detects by sound the dude in the pic only has invisi
# Jul 30 2005 at 11:38 AM Rating: Default
double post sry
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