Vana'diel Bestiary: Firedrake  

Found in:Riverne - Site #A01
  • Based on Wind
  • Weak against Darkness
  • Strong against Fire
  • Strong against Wind
Updated: Fri Dec 28 18:19:20 2007

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Giant Scale drop rate
# Jun 04 2007 at 2:53 PM Rating: Decent
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I just soloed several of these guys as BST/NIN (they totally ate me up as /WHM). In 3 successful kills, I got 2 Giant Scales. So the Giant Scale isn't a 100% drop. But unless I was extremely lucky, the drop rate for it seems to be quite high.

Edit (10/6/07): I used my last 2 scales on a CoP 2-5 attempt that wiped, so I went to farm some more scales. Today, I got 2 Giant Scales in 6 kills. They didn't come as fast as my first farming session. But overall, I still got 4 Scales in 9 mobs, which is a pretty high drop rate (close to 50%).

Edited, Oct 6th 2007 12:27am by svlyons
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Soloing Firedrake as nin/whm
# Jan 14 2007 at 4:53 AM Rating: Decent
636 posts
0/2 at the moment, but he was down to 2% the second time.

#1 gear for evasion - he hit me for 60-120 as galka. I was using sushi, but coming back with jack-o-lanterns.

#2 Bring antidotes. Has a special which poisons, (Tail Crush, I think), and it's fairly nasty. Why not poisona? Well, I'm galka, you see...

#3 Has another special move, Dread Shriek, which paralyzes.

#4 Pull with Kurayami - Wyverns are weak to dark magic, so blind should stick. Having a hard time sticking Hojo and Jubaku, but my Ninjutsu skill is pretty far from capped atm.

#5 Bring a reraise scroll or potion - it's a long walk.

Edit: #6 Radiant Breath for 317 dmg, plus silenced me. 0/3. Bring Echo Drops.

Edit: #7 Dispelling wind. Bye buffs, bye Reraise.

Whoever solos these must be a lucky *******.

Edited, Jan 14th 2007 7:15am by Turnerbrown

Edited, Jan 15th 2007 10:58pm by Turnerbrown
Soloing Firedrake as THF/NIN
# Apr 09 2007 at 11:01 AM Rating: Good
636 posts
Wow. I dont even remember making that post....

Anyway, I've since found that I can solo these as Thf/nin.
Sleep Bolt, Sneak Attack, repeat. Use WS if you want to, just not Viper Bite or Wasp Sting - additional effect Poison = no slept mob.

At the first area you run into the Drakes, head south to a Portal and camp there. If things get dicey, land a sleep bolt and zone outta there.

Dread Shriek can be a problem, but the paralyze effect doesn't last too long.
Drakes also have an Evasion Up move, which dropped my ranged hit rate down to about 1/5 or 1/6. If you've kept up your shadows to that point, you should be able to get through it.

My gear was almost all Ranged Accuracy, with a little Evasion:

2 Archer Knives
Zamburak +1 (gotta get another Rikonodo :P)
Emperor Hairpin
Peacock Amulet
Dodge Earrings
No Body armor O.o
Battle Gloves
+Racc Rings total +11 Racc
Night Cape
Noct +1 legs
Leaping Boots

Squid Sushi for food.

Sneak Attack did like 160. I'm sure I could improve on that with some DEX gear swapped in. Will probably try and refine the setup a bit, maybe use AF dagger for one of the Archer Knives. Probably don't need THAT much Ranged Accuracy.
But right now, it works.

If you don't spam bolts at them, try and stay at max distance as much as possible, to avoid getting hit with a special attack when they wake, as well as conserving shadows/extending the timers. Keep in mind that they can pull a move on you the moment you hit them with a SA, too.

Another tip: You can't tell by /check-ing the mobs what levels they are (they all con Tough), BUT, because dmg variance on ranged attacks is so much more tight than melee, you can tell them apart by the damage your first sleep bolt does. You can fire one off, zone, come back and shoot another, etc..until you see the difference. Higher damage = lower mob level. It makes a noticeable difference in the mob's HP, and how quickly you can kill.

Also - Because of the level cap, xp gained is 1/2 normal if your job is over level 40.

Level 41 mob = 62xp (125 if job is 40 or below)
Level 42 mob = 75xp (150)
Level 43 mob = 100xp (200)

Edited, Apr 9th 2007 2:04pm by Turnerbrown

Edited, Apr 11th 2007 1:46am by Turnerbrown

Edited, Apr 11th 2007 1:51am by Turnerbrown
These guys
# May 22 2005 at 2:09 AM Rating: Decent
BTW these guys aggro you, detect by sight, and don't link.
# May 21 2005 at 9:22 PM Rating: Decent
72 posts
Just like to add, dont think you can outrun one of these guys. They travel at the speed of flee.
RE: Speed
# Jul 13 2005 at 11:42 PM Rating: Decent
49 posts
these guys dont run at the speed of flee close but no just a little faster then tigers after they aggro.
Dragon Killer
# Apr 25 2005 at 4:57 AM Rating: Decent
105 posts
Will my Dragon Killer trait and Ancient Circle work on these cause it says wyvern family but they're really similar to dragons.
RE: Dragon Killer
# Jul 10 2005 at 4:04 PM Rating: Decent
you should know by now that all wyvnern/dragons are affected by dragon killer. that is why your wyvern is intimidated by a demon, and a demon is indimidated by a wyvern. that is because wyvern/dragon all are same type therefore affected by dragon killer and oposing type of monster. needless to say, whoveer goes to this are will need a couple of drgs for ancient circle weeeeee!
Is it a HNM?
# Jan 25 2005 at 2:34 PM Rating: Default
It only drop these kind of items anyone got other kind of item from him? what Spawn time is that Dragon?
# Jan 22 2005 at 11:33 AM Rating: Decent
I went in this place as a SMN alone, and naked and I saw one of these guys, I didn't think they would agro me from so far away, but they did! and he hit me for like 150 each hit >< (was a tough too!)
So just a warning to not underestimate these big guys!
# Nov 24 2004 at 12:03 PM Rating: Default
75 posts
i think this might be a mistake.

i have seen this guy following a dragoon in the desert place when i was fighting lizards. He was helping the dragoon during fights and stuff. I tried to attack him, before I realized it was following that guy, but the game wouldnt let me attack it :/
RE: mistake?
# Jan 22 2005 at 4:30 PM Rating: Decent
892 posts
I'm going to guess the picture wasn't up when he posted this. And IIRC one of the pet names you can pick as a dragoon is Firewing. So possibly this is what caused the confusion.

::EDIT:: I don't think it's possible to actually charm a dragon. Their one of the uncharmable mobs. Possibly some new broth is out there that allows you to call a dragon familiar... That would be cool ^.^

Edited, Sat Jan 22 16:33:51 2005
RE: mistake?
# Jan 22 2005 at 3:57 PM Rating: Decent
Maybe the guy was a BST and tamed one. It is possible if your an ultra husky BST with a helluva lotta CHR.
RE: mistake?
# Jan 23 2005 at 4:19 AM Rating: Decent
28 posts
Just would like to note that you can't charm Wyverns no matter what =) They are one of the uncharmable kind of mobs. Charm only binds them.
RE: mistake?
# Jan 22 2005 at 4:57 AM Rating: Decent
139 posts
lol if they are giving these out as dragoons pets then where do I sign up at?
RE: mistake?
# Dec 31 2004 at 6:22 PM Rating: Decent
40 posts
Your thinking about the Dragoon Drg.
This is a Montser in Riverne Site. That area is Capped at lvl 40 and is Seems Tough and hits hard as hell
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