Vana'diel Bestiary: Dread Dragon  

Found in:Horlais Peak
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Linking
  • Detects by Sound
  • Based on Dark
  • Weak against Light
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Updated: Fri Dec 28 16:26:12 2007

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HELP on Asura needed badly!
# Feb 17 2010 at 4:22 PM Rating: Decent
568 posts
Dread Dragon fight is impossible for me. My name is Seiferdincht on Asura 28blm 16whm and I need help with this boss. Just hit me with a /tell whenever.

I'd really like to get this thing done someday. Apparently leveling doesn't help at all either.

Edit: Nevermind found someone to help me and it WAS scary but not at all impossible with 3 people in the party the fight would have been easy so it's all good. If anybody needs help with this on Asura I'd be happy to repay the favor to community and help people to get this over with. Besides it was a fun fight.

I recommend sleeping the dragon first then go for the eye. It has very little hp. barpoisona was a plus and if you're a blm like me you're going to run out of mp at the last second so get an ether for it!

Edited, Feb 21st 2010 3:47pm by seiferdincht
SMN can't solo this as far as i can tell.
# Jan 27 2009 at 2:40 AM Rating: Decent
211 posts
Tags: SMN Summoner solo <-- Just to make sure any fellow Summoners find this if they search the page as i did.

I decided that i would try to beat this fight solo, just for fun, using the "Shooting Fish" solo stratagy, or a close aproximation. It basicly consists of pulling out the hardest hitter of the elemental-day and using a Yagudo Drink.

Straight after the drink, hit Astral Flow and send your Avatar in and use it's 2-hour Bloodpact. For Shooting Fish you then 'Retreat' your Avatar and run back down the path to where you appeared. As your BP timer comes abck up towards the bottom wait for the enemy to catch you, Assualt, and BP again. Retreat your Avatar and run up to where the enemies where before, wait for BP timer, assault, and BP. Usually this is a win in Shooting Fish, providing your Avatar survived.

Doesn't even close to work for this fight.

I used Ramuh. I sent him in and used his 2H-Bloodpact. Did 300dmg to the eye and 200 to the Dragon. It must have almost killed the Eye, the Dragon has around 1000hp (looking at Screenshots i took around 20% off) and if i remember right the Eye is a fair bit weaker. So it started well, though the damage on the Dragon only being 20% worried me.

Then things got baaaad. Eye used Bind before i could run and use 'Retreat'. I was stuck standing there for a good 15 seconds while the Eye and Dragon made short work of Ramuh. Towards the end of Ramuh's ehaltht he Eye used Aeroga which took 2/3 off my HP.

As Ramuh died i acted quickly and pulled out my Thunder Spirit. Now, i start runing as the Spirit takes hate. I have 40hp left. Still, perhaps i can win. The Eye is possibly dead because after this i didn't see a single attack from it. Just the Dragon.

Now i get to where i need to be down the hill to resummon Ramuh. Just as my Spirit dies and i'm about to resummon Ramuh guess what happens? "Xandir was drawn in!"

It's impossible to Astral-Flow-Kite this enemy purely because he doesnt chase you. He seems to drawn whoever has aggro back into the arena. Even if you don't get drawn in and your Avatar does, the Dragon hit's hard enough that you won't be able to take him out with one or even four resummons. And thats even if you have the MP and can get anything but a Spirit off before he hits you.

Either way, it was a fun experiance. I try to solo most things once. I knew it was a tough fight so i used Reraise before i went in, just waited the three minutes for it to kick me out and raised up. I'll grab a few friends from LS tommorow.

Perhaps if you took /NIN, and Hi-Ethers, to give you three Shadows time to resummon, made sure the initial assault was on the Eye and used the Ethers to keep your MP up enough to keep your Avatar of choice out you could manage to solo it. And thats a lot of big (and potentially expensive) ifs.

Hope this saves any adventurous Summoners like me from dying. Or at least helps them avoid making my mistakes.
easy duo/trio
# Nov 11 2008 at 11:41 PM Rating: Decent
62 posts
=^. .^= Fighting this dragon and his eye friend is pretty easy with just two or three people. I've done it now four times for myself and other people, with complete success each time. The first was earlier this year, for me. We duo'd it (me: RDM/BLM & him: BLU/NIN). I healed him and slept the eye while he wailed on the dragon. His Bludgeon & Headbutt were quite the winning combo. The dragon went down pretty quickly and then so did the eye. The BLU/NIN weaponskilled the dragon but we never got Cursed. This last time we did it, it was me: RDM/BLM; him: BLU/NIN; and our friend: SMN/dunno. This time, though, I couldn't sleep the eye, which had never been a problem before. The BLU/NIN used Sheepsong which did sleep him. I think it may have been that this time, my gear was lvl 55 RDM gear level-adjusted for the 25 cap fight. That may have just been not as good as the lvl 25 RDM gear I wore all the other times when I had no problem sleeping the eye. I don't know much about that as I haven't really messed around with level-sync and I don't know how much that gimps your gear. Maybe it doesn't and I was just having some other problem. Anyway, whatever it was, this fight is cake. Don't worry about trying to find a full party for it unless you're just trying to beat the time record.
the curse
# Dec 14 2007 at 7:07 AM Rating: Decent
bring along some holy water for the curse that brings your hp down to 100
No ws!
# Dec 04 2007 at 4:23 AM Rating: Decent
Using a WS causes him to use a curse attack and that can be a table turning in some aspect.

I just defeated the Dread Dragon last with two Smn, whm, war, and blm. We put the seeker to sleep and then 2hr the hell out of the dragon without using ws. Took us around 45 seconds. Rank 3 accomplish.
impossible to find help
# Dec 03 2007 at 1:51 AM Rating: Decent
Trying to find a group to kill this thing is impossible. I'll be rank 2 for life.
impossible to find help
# Dec 03 2007 at 5:07 AM Rating: Decent
1,087 posts
Please either state what server you are on......or post on that server forum

youll have much better luck getting help that way ^^
dragon fight
# Nov 23 2007 at 7:45 AM Rating: Decent
ok I'm on Gilgamesh and I cant get a pt to help me fight this guy anyone willing to help I looked an hour in sandy and no takers I can be a 25 blm or whm
Help in Unicorn
# Oct 17 2006 at 4:20 PM Rating: Decent
Me (war/monk lvl 25/12) and my friend (rdm/blm lvl 25/12) need people to help kill this for the bastok mission 2-3. If you can /tell eithne (my character) or brook (friend).

UPDATED: Me, my friend and 4 others just kicked this dragon's ***. It might not be a great accomplishment but it really does wonders for your pride when you slay a dragon.

Edited, Oct 18th 2006 at 10:25am PDT by Mahsess

Edited, Oct 19th 2006 at 5:08pm PDT by Mahsess
Help in Unicorn
# Feb 18 2007 at 3:54 PM Rating: Decent
3,771 posts
Me, my friend and 4 others just kicked this dragon's ***. It might not be a great accomplishment but it really does wonders for your pride when you slay a dragon.
Down the line, as you progress in the game, that accomplishment may not stand out as much as some others. But make no mistake, it's an accomplishment in its own right, and it's the first tough mission (considering the level) that you do in FFXI.

Adventures and experiences like that are what make this game fun. Don't worry about whether it's a big accomplishment or a small one.
Delva wrote:
I'd be a lesbian for Jella.
Sages wrote:
I still <3 you anyways Jella. Sogoro, not so much. Go be EMO in Digidude's threads.
Likibiki wrote:
No, more like it smells of salt and that it tends to have other people's pubes and dead skin in it.
If you can't play without a PL, try World of Warcraft.
Help in Unicorn
# Oct 28 2007 at 2:45 PM Rating: Decent
10 posts
oh CRAP it is the POPE >< hahahahahah

Tell us something that we didn;t know

We all knew that the POPE was the 666 Beast a long time ago

Even The Prophet Nostradamus Seen it



BTW i saved it on my Computer ^^
Got the win
# Sep 07 2006 at 3:32 PM Rating: Decent
315 posts
Went into this fight with Bst, War , Whm , Whm, and one other member I can't recall.

A called Bst pet tanked the eye as we defeated the dragon, we turned to the eye monster and took it the rest of the way out (about 50%) with warrior dealing the death blow with "Mighty Strikes" Raging axe.

We actually broke the record on this fight. I thought it was worthy of mention that a bst pet was able to take the eye down to about 50% while we killed the dragon, thats mainly why i made this post.
Waaaay easy
# Jun 23 2006 at 4:59 AM Rating: Decent
Dude. Me and a couple of friends just killed this thing today! X3 I was sooooo pumped! But than I got tired and bored throughout the rest of the day playing Halo2, so...=P Anyways, it was pretty easy. We had me, 25 whm, my friend who helped me, 24 pld, and his two friends, 25 blue mage and 25 blm. An easy way to go about it from what we did today, we started out with the blm putting the dragon to sleep, than tackled the eye. The blm just kept nuking while the blu bludgoned it to death and the pld just hit it with everything he had, me left with the job of healing. After we took out the eye, which went quickly, we headed over and attacked the dragon next, which by now sleep had worn off of. We basically just did the same thing with it. If you cant get a pld, a war would prabably do just as well. He didn't really heal himself much. I only had to cure so many times on a few people. You dont really have to have so many people, but 4 went pretty fast. Although my friend who helped me the whole day was left with curse half way through the battle and after with it as well....>_>;;;; (Note: Dragon will use a spell or atk that will leave you with the effect of curse, so be prepared.) But other than the curse problem, it was the easiest big bad mob fight I've ever been in while playing this game =/ Well, gl! ^_^
solo, drg/whm
# Apr 27 2006 at 10:32 AM Rating: Decent
3,771 posts
The irony is, I forgot to use my Ancient Circle job ability, and I'm a damn Dragoon.

Anyways, /whm sub, not too bad, definitely not very easy, but not the worst thing I've ever faced. Decent equip but nothing too fancy, food, juices, a few hi-potions to make sure things go smoothly... Killed eye first while taking some nice beating from the dragon... Surviving killing the eye is really the tough part, once you only have to take hits from the dragon it gets easier. Would've been easier if I had remembered my Ancient Circle.

At some point it hit me with a nasty move that removed all my buffs and food f/x, so that's something to be prepared for.

Don't go cheap on the juices, yagudos and pear au laits or persikos au laits really keep ya going. I used tacos for food, need def for this much more than ya need strength, your base atk and str are high enough as it is at 25.

Good luck.
Delva wrote:
I'd be a lesbian for Jella.
Sages wrote:
I still <3 you anyways Jella. Sogoro, not so much. Go be EMO in Digidude's threads.
Likibiki wrote:
No, more like it smells of salt and that it tends to have other people's pubes and dead skin in it.
If you can't play without a PL, try World of Warcraft.
# Apr 12 2006 at 1:29 AM Rating: Decent
Me, my leader, and my brother all fought this. me Whm 25, leader drg 25, brother pld 25. Despite my brother being pld our leader insisted on being the tank cos "He has defense against dragons". Well, needless to say, he dies, me and my brother finish it off, I get cursed so i cant revive leader. But all in all it was good...my fav fight so far...but my main is only 38 >.>
Need Help
# Mar 22 2006 at 1:43 AM Rating: Decent
I've been trying to find a pt for this for weeks. If anybody can help please let me know.
# Jan 21 2006 at 10:30 AM Rating: Decent
Total Cake...

Me and my ls leader took this thing with a WHM 25 (me) and MNK 25, i kept him alive while he killed the eye, then he slaughtered the dragon with 100 fists. Only scary moment was when the dragon used some move that limited the MNK to 100 hp...
killed with a 2 member party
# Nov 20 2005 at 2:16 AM Rating: Decent
Izriul (THF/NIN) and I (RDM/BLM) beat this by ourselves after 7 minutes and 33 seconds. I kept the dragon asleep, casted fire on the spotter and cured Izriul while Izriul beat the spotter. Then cured as Izriul fought the Dragon and slept the dragon while we waited for Izriul to become unpetrified. The fight ended with nearly full hp and about half mp, since i was resting when the dragon was sleeping, as i casted fire and drain as Izriul was petrified. It was very fun.
# Jul 28 2005 at 6:48 PM Rating: Decent
How can you kill this thing fast? and How many Party members do you need. also what is its weakness and strenghts?
RE: How?
# Dec 28 2005 at 12:20 PM Rating: Decent
17 posts
If you wanna kill this fast you could go as mnk x5 and maybe a healer

all mnk's hundred fists from start and it'll be over in a few sec, no matter which one you kill first

sleep bolt
# Jul 24 2005 at 4:09 PM Rating: Decent
18 posts
Would a sleep bolt be effective on this guy. So i could sleep dragon while killing the eye.
# Jul 19 2005 at 2:44 PM Rating: Default
This guy made me realllll pissy
K like i was hangin around shouting for a pt for a couple hours then i thought...hey! i kno my hp is in Sandy and i can die here then ghetto warp to sandy to shout ther. So i go in and after a couple seconds it shows the drag comin out of the hole. all of a sudden~my comp freezes. So i unplug and try again with the same result. Kept trying till about 1hr later i got so pissed i just got up and left
so heres the question~ this happening to ne1 else or is my comp just a piece?
So close!
# Jun 02 2005 at 5:37 PM Rating: Excellent
690 posts
Well I was helping a friend do 2-3, we shouted for a bit but never got any help, so we decided to try and duo it. I was a rdm/nin he was a rdm/whm.
All went well, I slept the dragon easily and we took out the eye, shortly after we started fighting the dragon it cursed me so i lost all my MP. and it shortly killed me after that since i had 60 hp =P
I reraised and started meleeing it, in the end he had a sliver of health left when we both fell.
new reccord
# Apr 20 2005 at 11:34 PM Rating: Decent
on the shiva surver we set the reccord not too long ago.

i dont remember the times but it seemed like 30 seconds

our pt set up was SMN SMN SMN MNK RNG RDM

the smn's used astrel flow with ifret, wile the monk and rng 2 hourd. the rdm was assind to cure....but it ended way too fast for him to even cure.

Edited, Thu Apr 21 00:36:40 2005
# Apr 19 2005 at 11:23 AM Rating: Decent
this dragon took me a whole week as when ever we got a party going only me and my friend was able 2 go in as we was on the mission, so obviously we kept dieing. In the end he was sooooooooo ez and we didnt even have a full party only 4 people averagin lvl 22. Talk about annoyin.
Too easy
# Apr 01 2005 at 11:10 AM Rating: Decent
Me and 2 other killed this dragon and the eye easy. Our pt was a lvl 25WAR/12MNK(me) a lvl 40 MNK but it is a level thing so he was also lvl 25MNK/12WAR and a 24WHM/12BLM. I took the eye (i used my 2hr) And the monk owned the DRG with Hundred Fists, but the prob was he's AoE attack that hurted the WHM for 194 dmg me 164 and the MNK 146 i think. But finally the MNK used combo and killed it. It was kinda easy but the prob was that the AoE attack hurted soo much.
we did it
# Feb 23 2005 at 2:11 PM Rating: Decent
me and 3 other people did it on with 4 people very easily, blm rdm drg and war, took 4 min exactly, kinda odd that we spent an hour getn all the people that were gonna help for it to turn out to take 4 min tho XD anyways, i hope that info helps
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