Vana'diel Bestiary: Dark Ixion  

Found in:Batallia Downs (S)
East Ronfaure (S)
Fort Karugo-Narugo (S)
Grauberg (S)
Jugner Forest (S)
Rolanberry Fields (S)
West Sarutabaruta (S)
Grants Title:Ixion Hornbreaker
  • High Notorious Monster
  • Not Aggro
  • Not Linking
  • Truesight
Updated: Sun Sep 26 02:08:31 2010

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General Information

    • Will randomly roam through these zones except for ones where a Campaign battle is occuring, in which case it will avoid that zone until the Campaign battle is over.

  • In order to claim Dark Ixion, it must be hit by a throwable ammunition known as the Stygian Ash, which is dropped from Sprites and Pixies.

    • While in the same family, the Sidhe that appear in the Witchfire Glen area of Grauberg do not drop the Stygian Ash.

  • Any attempt to claim Dark Ixion without the Stygian Ash will cause it to run away from the player at high speed, most often fleeing to one of the neighboring zones.

  • Immune to Sleep, Lullaby, and Stun. Resistant to Slow and Elegy, though stacking both with Elemental Seal will cause them to stick.

  • Dark Ixion has no visible Health Points bar at the start of the fight, but its HP bar will appear if the horn on its head is broken off.

    • Strong physical damage and critical hits to the front of its head is reported to cause its horn to break, much in the same way as Khimaira's wings and Hydra's heads.

  • Will take significantly lower damage from attacks head on and will take more damage from attacks directed from the side or behind it.

  • Grants title: Ixion Hornbreaker

Dark Ixion Special Attacks

  • Rampant Stance: Aoe physical damage with additional Stun, Gravity, or Aspir effects.

  • Acheron Kick: Strong conal AoE physical damage.

    • Dark Ixion will most often use this when hate is drawn on him from behind, but will use it on the tanks in your group by turning around.

  • Horn Charge: Dark Ixion's horn will briefly glow, indicating that it will use one of the following two attacks.

  • Wrath of Zeus: Strong AoE Lightning based magic damage with an additional Silence effect.

  • Lightning Spear: Strong AoE Lightning based magic damage with an additional Amnesia effect.

  • Damsel Memento: Self target HP recovery effect.

  • Unknown: At random intervals, Dark Ixion will lower its head so that its horn is parallel to the ground and will charge randomly towards anyone in the group that has hate, and will inflict strong physical damage to anyone in its path. Moving to either side as it charges will allow

    • While there is no message in the chat log for this "attack", Dark Ixion will kick up a cloud of dust at its feet prior to using it.

Historical Information

In Greek mythology, Ixion was the king of Lapiths and the son of the god Ares. Ixion married Dia, and promised her father Deioneus a gift for allowing him to marry his daughter. However, because he was never given that gift, Deioneus stole some of Ixion's horses, to which Ixion retaliated by pushing him into a bed of fiery coals, thus marking Ixion as the first man in Greek mythology guilty of the sin of kin-killing.

However, Zeus took pity on Ixion and brought him up to Mount Olympus, only to have him begin to make advances towards Zeus's wife, Hera. After tricking him into coupling with a cloud sculpted in Hera's image, which resulted in the birth of the first of the Centaurs, Ixion was struck by one of Zeus's thunderbolts and cursed to spend the rest of eternity strapped to an ever spinning fiery chariot wheel.

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post important info not useless info
# Feb 14 2010 at 1:35 AM Rating: Decent
how many people needed to fight it what set up best works, how did you kill it how long i mean god who care about who he is named after and from where and why. and its health bar if you read the stupid discription above it explains everything already just doesnt explain party size and its level or what is best way to kill it.
# Aug 18 2008 at 6:41 PM Rating: Decent
if somoene in Gilgamesh server is killing these mobs plzzz sent me a /tell Bliciant im almost all day on sooo plzz! my LS is not doing anything like these ><
This HNM
# Jun 12 2008 at 2:52 PM Rating: Decent
There are 2 shell's on rahum that killed it and got cloak 2/2 1st one went to Darkhearths and TheAfterLife....took me 1hr ish to kill it......

Edited, Jun 12th 2008 5:54pm by nissanman
Killed on Alexander
# Jun 12 2008 at 12:43 PM Rating: Good
The LS Claimed killed Ixion 2 days ago on the Alexander server, the fight took about 4 hours, Ixion can hit you even if you haven't fought it so stay back also, it has no health bar (although it may show it to the people fighting it as they claimed) there was no drop on the first kill because some idiot had Allied tags on >.>
Dark Ixion
# Jun 12 2008 at 10:14 AM Rating: Decent
56 posts
not much info posted as of yet,still kinda new but from what im guessing and the stat boost from dropped gear im guessing its a HNM probly leveling ranging around 79~83,guess we will see :)
Dark Ixion picture^^
# Jun 12 2008 at 9:50 AM Rating: Decent
18 posts
Dark Ixion
picture is allso on wiki @ http://wiki.ffxiclopedia.org/wiki/Dark_Ixion

"Throwing a Stygian Ash and hitting Dark Ixion will engage him." the ash is a throwing item droped off Pixie's, this is only known way to engage him without him running away.
#ryokozero, Posted: Jun 12 2008 at 7:13 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I heard something that you can't fight him unless you get an axe that drops from pixies.
Pic?....... Avitar family O.O
# Jun 12 2008 at 6:41 AM Rating: Default
Is some1 gonna post a picture of this? I wanna see it sooo bad..

& it says it's from the avitar family? O.O OMFG I hope that means that their considering this to be a smn! I would defintely love having this bad boy!
No Health Bar?
# Jun 12 2008 at 4:22 AM Rating: Excellent
26 posts
My linkshell, Exodus on Remora, beat this thing yesterday. One strange thing about it is that it has no health bar. During the whole fight, you have no idea how close to death it is. Then eventually it just drops dead from a hit...

I wonder what SE's reasoning behind this is...
No Health Bar?
# Jun 30 2008 at 10:41 AM Rating: Good
684 posts
Breaking Dark Ixion's horn will reveal its health bar. Supposedly heavy frontal melee damage is needed to break the horn, but obviously breaking the horn is not necessary to winning the fight.
Dark Ixion
# Jun 12 2008 at 3:35 AM Rating: Default
Hmm, I wonder if he's named after the dark Ixion from FFX-International...
Dark Ixion
# Jul 11 2008 at 6:20 PM Rating: Decent
96 posts
He's named after Ixion lol... It's a returning character just like Cactuar, Shiva, Ifrit, and so on lol
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