Vana'diel Bestiary: Adamantoise (Nyzul)  

Found in:Nyzul Isle
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Based on Earth
  • Weak against Ice
Updated: Mon Oct 13 17:46:30 2008

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Adamantoise in Nyzul Isle

  • Adamantoise can appear as the boss Notorious Monster for floor 20 and 40 in Nyzul Isle

  • Fafnir and Behemoth are capable of appearing in place of Adamantoise as the boss Notorious Monster for floors 20 and 40.

Adamantoise Special Attacks

  • Aqua Breath: Frontal cone AoE Water based damage. Damage is strongest directly in front of Adamantoise, and waning the further from the front.

  • Earth Breath: Frontal cone AoE Earth based damage. Damage is strongest directly in front of Adamantoise, and waning the further from the front.

  • Harden Shell: Self target Defense Boost. (Effect can be dispelled)

  • Tortoise Song: AoE Dispel effect.

  • Turtle Stomp: Single target physical damage with Defense Down additional effect.

Historical Information

While the Adamantoise itself has no mythological background, as it is originally a Square-Enix (at the time known as Squaresoft) creation, initially appearing in Final Fantasy II, the material that it is named for, "Adamant", appears periodically in Norse and Greek mythology. It is said to be a material so strong that it was able to harm gods, as the greek god Cronos (see Cronos) used a sickle forged from adamantine to castrate his father Uranus. It is also said that Tartarus, the pit of Hades where the most sinful of souls were sent, was sealed with adamant.

The name Adamantoise comes from the merging of the words Adamant and Tortoise.

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# Mar 07 2008 at 11:59 AM Rating: Decent
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Easiest one out of the bunch, fafnir has been the ******* for us.
first post!
# Jul 06 2007 at 3:20 AM Rating: Decent
Fought this several times now.

Its a random pop between either nq behemoth, fafnir, or nq turtle on floor 20.

It stands right by where you pop at, with a few archaic gears and ramparts flying around nearby that you don't need to fight.

All 3 NMs have the same drop pool, with nothing being more or less likely.

Generally about a 1/3 drop rate of anything dropping at all.
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