Vana'diel Bestiary: Adamantoise  

Found in:Valley of Sorrows
Found at Location:H - 8
Spawned using:Blue Pondweed
Level:72 - 74
Grants Title:Tortoise Torturer
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Not Linking
  • Detects by Sight
  • Based on Earth
  • Weak against Ice
Updated: Sat Jun 4 00:15:56 2011

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Adamantoise in Valley Of Sorrows

    • Respawn time on the ??? is approximately one minute after Adamantoise is defeated or despawns.

  • Will "Rage" thirty minutes after it is first engaged unless it is killed beforehand or all players with hate are killed or leave the zone and Adamantoise's hp regenerates.

  • Has a draw-in effect.

  • Grants title: Tortoise Torturer

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 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 is a portmanteau of the words adamant and tortoise.

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# Jul 27 2007 at 12:27 AM Rating: Default
i hate this piece of.... i tried soloing it as blm/rdm... he umm... drew me in
ate stoneskin in 1 hit
i tried to run
he drew me in
he hit me
i run
he drew me in
he killed me
i reraise
he comes back
and whoops me to the ground again

I dont like this turtle.....
I want to do bad things to this turtle
very weak
# Jul 06 2007 at 3:18 AM Rating: Decent
Very very very weak NM, and also easy to claim on most servers since most HNM shells don't go near VoS until at least day 4.

Seen it soloed by a 75 nin/whm before.
# Jun 25 2007 at 5:10 AM Rating: Good
62 posts
soloed pulled this today....used NPC and a rng friend showed up once NM was at 20% easy win....but only drops were 2 adaman ore I no longer need the drop thanx to Feona and Absolute Genocide HNMLS on Caitsith :)

Edited, Nov 24th 2007 11:26am by Tigerelf
# Dec 27 2006 at 11:46 PM Rating: Default
its funny to see people say its impossible to solo this. the thing is cake. and a blm/rdm can solo it ez
# Oct 26 2006 at 1:37 AM Rating: Decent
269 posts
{Too Weak}
Egg droprate?
# Jul 18 2006 at 5:58 PM Rating: Decent
43 posts
Anyone have any idea what the droprate on the egg off this guy is. I know Aspido is a little bit higher I thought but I was just curious if anyone knew.
Egg droprate?
# Jun 24 2007 at 5:35 PM Rating: Good
62 posts
10% is what its listed at on the NQ, and 100% on HQ....

Edited, Nov 24th 2007 11:27am by Tigerelf
Egg droprate?
# Jun 24 2007 at 5:26 PM Rating: Good
62 posts
100% drop on aspid....10% on Adam :( and I need just the egg for my blackbelt..... help me out!!! thanx on Caitsith
Egg droprate?
# Aug 04 2006 at 12:29 PM Rating: Decent
1,100 posts
Actually, the drop rate off Aspi is 100% for the egg.

As far as this guy goes.. it almost hurts to say. I have literally killed this turtle well over 50 times (probably closer to 100) and have seen about 5 eggs total drop. It's really bad. The KS99 turtle egg drop rate is about the same.
Egg droprate?
# Oct 28 2006 at 9:22 AM Rating: Decent
21 posts
heh we've gotten 2 eggs from NQ turtle this week... but that is really rare... I'd say 1 egg per week on avg. from NQ turtle, give or take.
# Apr 06 2006 at 7:33 PM Rating: Excellent
25 posts
Turtle soup!
# Apr 06 2006 at 4:37 PM Rating: Excellent
48 posts
too bad he doesn't drop anything of worth besides the egg.
This thing is cake..
# Feb 26 2006 at 8:42 AM Rating: Decent
161 posts
Adamantoise is very easy. While it does have very high physical defense (well it is a turtle..)... blizzard spells own this thing. That's all the BLMs you have should be using. Falls very quick that way.

I've usually seen crappy drops though. I've seen the adamantoise egg drop once.
#REDACTED, Posted: Feb 05 2006 at 10:33 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Soloed this guy yesterday on Phoenix. Had a party to take care of links. RDM75/NIN37
Spampage Pt
# Dec 27 2005 at 9:46 AM Rating: Decent
1,093 posts
Could a spampage party take it? 1 nin, 3 war/nin, brd, whm?
Spampage Pt
# Aug 05 2007 at 9:40 AM Rating: Decent
well, first of all, if it is soloable then of course a party could take it LOL
# Sep 08 2005 at 8:23 PM Rating: Decent
368 posts
Its fun to watch a couple BLMs own him with blizzard spells. He's a wimp
# May 31 2005 at 4:44 PM Rating: Decent
where does he spawn anyone got a Pos? and a map maybey?
RE: where?
# Jul 07 2005 at 4:42 PM Rating: Good
143 posts
area of H-8

# Apr 27 2005 at 8:35 AM Rating: Default
Finaly got the drop with /Sumoner yey Leviathan
RE: Adamantoise
# May 09 2005 at 9:29 AM Rating: Decent
89 posts
we were bored. had nothing to do... so we fought it last night. drops were Shield and 2 Adaman ores. killed it in like 3 minutes.




Edited, Mon May 9 10:32:34 2005
#REDACTED, Posted: Apr 27 2005 at 8:34 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I allmost had it but leaches started ataking me when I shot a sleap bolt>>>>rrrrrrr
# Apr 27 2005 at 8:33 AM Rating: Default
no drop again im subing thief naw...
RE: Adamantoise
# May 22 2005 at 1:07 AM Rating: Decent
2,347 posts
ovib wrote:
no drop again im subing thief naw...

post time wrote:
Posted @ Wed, Apr 27th 9:33 AM 2005

Wow!! you can kill 2 adamantoise a minute? because i can barely kill 1 exp mob in 2 minutes solo :O
#REDACTED, Posted: Apr 27 2005 at 8:33 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) dam it im angry go dropppppppppp
#REDACTED, Posted: Apr 27 2005 at 8:32 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) again no drop
#REDACTED, Posted: Apr 27 2005 at 8:32 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I soloed this with my RMG at 75 no drop/again again today hopefuly!!!
RE: Adamantoise
# Nov 19 2005 at 6:20 PM Rating: Decent
89 posts
A RMG? Is this a Red Mage or a typo of RNG?
#REDACTED, Posted: Jun 23 2005 at 12:58 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) LMAO wtf is a RMG? if he can solo a lv 75 NM I want that job :D
RE: Adamantoise
# May 29 2005 at 10:57 PM Rating: Excellent
136 posts
Lol sure you did... Keep telling this to yourself.
# Jan 30 2005 at 8:45 PM Rating: Excellent
61 posts
check this out Http://home.comcast.net/~jnixon16/ff11_adma01.zip

Edited, Sun Jan 30 20:50:12 2005
# Jan 27 2005 at 4:14 PM Rating: Default
The hard thing is fighting this without any adds. Almost impossible.

We spent 1 hour trying to pull it to the zone to fight safely but after each puller died within 30 seconds from voking Adamantoise we realised it was just not possible.

We finally found a relatively empty spot and started to fight.
The fight itself was rather easy, and a full HP Spirits Within really hurt it so he went down quite fast. The only problem was the links around.
In total we faced about 4 links so it wasn't too bad.

Drops: 2 Adaman Ores. ._.;
# Jul 21 2006 at 12:35 PM Rating: Decent
How did you possibly get adds with this? Only one Adamantoise pops, what is it supposed to link with, Raptors?
#REDACTED, Posted: Jan 24 2005 at 5:13 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) http://www.crashpattern.com/darknight420.html
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