Vana'diel Bestiary: Hippogryph  

Found in:Riverne - Site #A01
Level:40 - 42
  • Aggro
  • Not Linking
  • Truesight
  • Based on Light
  • Weak against Earth
Updated: Fri Dec 28 16:26:12 2007

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it does not drop????????
# Jul 27 2006 at 2:33 PM Rating: Decent
282 posts
ive been killing this thing for days does this thing really really drop head feather?
easy solo as a bst
# Jun 22 2006 at 9:06 AM Rating: Decent
282 posts
i was able to kill the Hippogryph's in the first zone and the tele to the right of zone repop is ive seen it be up to 12-16min.. ive killed 40+ of them and only 4 Hippogryph tail Feather's have dropped..

Edited, Jul 27th 2006 at 3:31pm EDT by zombiedude
easy solo as a bst
# Jun 22 2006 at 9:00 AM Rating: Decent
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# Jan 26 2006 at 4:42 PM Rating: Decent
easily soloable by 40 nin/15thf for th1. however ive been going hee for weeks and slaughtered countless Hippos.. can anyone say 100% that these drop the feathers? and im not talking tail feathers here ^^
True Sight
# Dec 15 2005 at 8:18 PM Rating: Decent
Save your potions.. he does indeed have true sight. Also can be slept by a 40rdm/20blm.. ask me how I know :)
# Nov 25 2005 at 3:45 PM Rating: Decent
376 posts
What does it count as Bird family or Beast family?
Mob Info
# Mar 14 2005 at 2:48 AM Rating: Decent
399 posts
My friend discovered the hard way that these are indeed aggro, and they have an attack that causes weight. No idea if this is sight or sound aggro...
RE: Mob Info
# Jun 13 2006 at 11:17 AM Rating: Decent
584 posts
you can run behind them with sneak, but they are true site and will aggro if they turn and see you. Basically they are the same as Taurus, and empty (promy) mobs

Edited, Tue Jun 13 12:22:52 2006
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RE: Mob Info
# Dec 05 2005 at 9:01 PM Rating: Decent
366 posts
Same here. My buddy and I were in/directing a linkshell CoP mission run and got our riverne site A01 access...he runs in ahead of me and says "ooh there are hippogriffs! I wonder if they aggro!"
It one or two hitted him...since he'd gone ahead of us we just sat back until it left.
In conclusion...yeah...don't poke the hippogriffs
RE: Mob Info
# Mar 14 2005 at 2:08 PM Rating: Good
258 posts
These are sight aggro and true sight. In other words, they aggro you on sight and can see through invisible.

- Magico
# Feb 08 2005 at 9:31 PM Rating: Default
Solo at what lv? my bro is a lv 50nin 40 warrior
RE: level?
# Apr 12 2005 at 4:13 PM Rating: Decent
1,505 posts
It doesn't matter what level they are; no matter what level YOU are, they will always con the same (what they can; if you are 40, they may con Tough, if you are 75, they may con Tough). The reason is that these are in Riverne - Site #A01, which is capped at level 40.
For the curious
# Jan 14 2005 at 4:20 PM Rating: Good
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A gryphon (or griffin) is a mythological monster that has the head of an eagle and the body of a lion. The female of the species was also reputed to have the wings of an eagle, which is normally the image that comes to mind when someone is thinking of gryphons.

Gryphons were reputed to hate horses much in the same way that dogs are believed to hate cats. Virgil's Ecologues contained this phrase: `mate Gryphons with mares, and in the coming age shy deer and hounds together come to drink` -- basically an attempt to describe an impossible state of love and tranquility.

The hippogryph (or hippogriff) is a gryphon-horse hybrid. It was said to have the wings, head, and claws of a gryphon, but the legs and hindquarters of a horse. Hippogryphs were extremely rare, as a mating between enemies was not a common event. ^^ (Isn't mythology fun?)

The third Harry Potter movie has a Hippogryph in it; he has a somewhat prominent role.

Lastly, the hippo- prefix denotes 'horse' in Latin. (Hippopotamus is a "river horse".)
RE: For the curious
# Jan 04 2006 at 4:27 PM Rating: Decent
80 posts
Griffons According to Mythology had the Head of an Eagle, the Body of a Lion, and from time to time the tails of either a serpent(dragon or snake) or a scorpion! It is reputed to have its origins somewhere in the middle-east, probably in proto-babylon. It is probably a Griffon that was the true animal that inspired the Greek Myth of Heracles' Labor in which he fought the Nemian(sp?) Lion. In more recent times Griffons have inspired the concept of the Gargoyle in Christian Architecture!

"Griffin." Encyclopedia Mythica from Encyclopedia Mythica Online.
[Accessed January 04, 2006].

Hippogriff These magnificient mounts are very much like the Pegasus. only instead of being the product of a Medusa's death, the Hippogriff is the product of a sexual union between a Male Griffon and a Female Horse. This is always how a Hippogriff is produced no questions asked! These beasts feature prominently in Greek Myths, and are a symbol for love. They are depicted as being half Griffon (typically the front half), and half horse (typically the rear half).

"Hippogriff." Encyclopedia Mythica from Encyclopedia Mythica Online.
[url= http://www.pantheon.org/articles/h/hippogriff.html]http://www.pantheon.org/articles/h/hippogriff.html[/url]
[Accessed January 04, 2006].

Finally we come to the Cockatrice This animal is known by another name. The Basilisk... This abomination is always born from a yolkless egg on one of the days of the Dog Star of Sirius. Further this Egg can only be laid by a seven year old Rooster (yes that means it has to be laid by a male Bird ~.~ ). Finally this egg has to be hatched by a Toad! In other-words the Cockatrice has 1,000 % impossible birthing standards!

According to myth there are 2 main types of Cockatrice. The first burns everything that catches its glance (i.e. you have to look it in the eyes not the other way around!)... the second kills anything that looks it in the eyes instantly! Worse both species have breath so terrible that it instantly wilts vegetation and shatters stone! Most terrible of all, is that if you try to spear it to death the monsters poison will backlash through the spear and kill not just you but any living thing you happen to be touching in addition to the monster! Ultimately the only real way to kill this obomination without any repricusions is to get the thing to look at itself in a mirror, or mirror-like substance! This monster is very much related to the Medusa!

Fortunatelly the Weasel, and **** (another term for Rooster) are the Cockatrices two worst natural enemies! A weasel can inflict near fatal wounds to a Cockatrice, and is immune to the beasts poison! And a ***** Crow can instantly kill the abomination as long as it is within hearing distance of the bird!

"Basilisk." Encyclopedia Mythica from Encyclopedia Mythica Online.
[Accessed January 04, 2006].
RE: For the curious
# Nov 11 2005 at 3:18 AM Rating: Excellent
99 posts
The third Harry Potter movie has a Hippogryph in it; he has a somewhat prominent role.

Does that mean if someone walks in front of it and does a /bow, they can ride it around Riverne Site #A01? Horrible joke, I know.
RE: For the curious
# Jan 25 2005 at 1:57 PM Rating: Excellent
279 posts
I believe Griff is also Latin for Eagle..

Edited, Tue Jan 25 13:58:59 2005
RE: For the curious
# Jan 27 2005 at 2:39 PM Rating: Good
*shakes head as he posts* Hippo is Graecian in origin...not Latin. Equis is Latn for Horse
RE: For the curious
# May 30 2006 at 2:32 PM Rating: Excellent
I love how much stuff SE takes from mythology of different cultures to create there creatures of items.
Not a cockatrice
# Dec 23 2004 at 1:30 PM Rating: Good
40 posts
This thing is an "hippogryph" kind of monster. Drops Light Crystals and "Hippogryph feathers".

Not even related to cockatrice...
RE: Not a cockatrice
# Dec 23 2004 at 11:31 PM Rating: Excellent
Sure dont look like a cockatrice.
# Nov 26 2004 at 5:54 AM Rating: Good
To me this looks more like a griffin of some sort but eh i could be wrong.
# Nov 25 2004 at 11:13 AM Rating: Decent
41 posts
Cockatrice drop light crystals.
While leveling off of Peryton's in Valley of Sorrows, they would drop light crystals on a regular basis.

But yeah... This doesn't look anything like a cockatrice.
RE: um
# Dec 10 2004 at 10:16 AM Rating: Excellent
46 posts
umm no they dont drop light crystals, they drop earth crystals or wind crystals not entirly sure but i know that Perytons are Greater Birds and they dont look a thing like a Cockatrice, Cockatrices are those ugly purple dinosaur things that you see in sauromauge champaign
RE: um
# Jul 09 2005 at 3:16 PM Rating: Excellent
213 posts
The cockatrice in valley of sorrows drop fire crystals, not light, not earth, and not wind.
# Nov 24 2004 at 12:19 PM Rating: Default
looks like chocobo-zilla if you ask me
(chocobo family perhaps?)
incorrect mob family
# Oct 29 2004 at 7:46 AM Rating: Decent
165 posts
This is not a cockatrice. It is a new mob family from what I can tell. The one i fought dropped a light crystal, not an earth crystal.
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