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General Information

  • System: Dragons
  • Weaknesses: Varies
  • Immune: Varies

Unlike their wyvern and wyrm cousins, dragons have a tendency to behave like members of the lizard family (detect on sound), and use AOE attacks that neither wyverns nor wyrms use.

Special Attacks

Most Dragons only use a few of these attacks.

Special Abilities
Chaos Blade: Cone Attack damage and Curse
Body Slam: 15' AoE huge damage
Heavy Stomp: AoE damage and very long-lasting Paralyze
Petro Eyes: Cone Attack sight-based Petrification
Flame Breath: Cone Attack fire damage
Poison Breath: Cone Attack water damage and Poison
Wind Breath: Cone Attack wind damage
Lodesong: AoE Gravity
Voidsong: AoE full Dispel, Erase and -na
Thornsong: Blaze Spikes effect
Nullsong: 15' AoE - Removes all buffs and deals around 100 damage for each buff removed.
Note: Notorious Monsters in this family may use all of the above and/or additional unique special abilities.

Notorious Monsters in Family

Name Spawn Information Level Zone Notable Drop(s)
Ash Dragon Timed Spawn around (F-8) to (F-9) on the furthest map approximately every three days 85 Ifrit's Cauldron Murasame
Biast Spawns around 10 seconds after the Shadow Dragon is killed, every 21+ hours 70 Xarcabard Patroclus's Helm

Quest NMs: Carrion Dragon

Mission NMs: Black Dragon, Dark Dragon, Dread Dragon

Battlefield NMs: Dragonian Berzerker (BCNM), Dragonian Minstrel (BCNM)

Other NMs: Fire Pukis (Dynamis - Beaucedine), Poison Pukis (Dynamis - Beaucedine), Petro Pukis (Dynamis - Beaucedine), Wind Pukis (Dynamis - Beaucedine), Vanguard Dragon (Dynamis - Xarcabard), Yang (Dynamis - Xarcabard), Ying (Dynamis - Xarcabard), Vishap (Dynamis - Buburimu), Jurik (Dynamis - Buburimu), Basilic (Dynamis - Buburimu), Aitvaras (Dynamis - Buburimu), Stihi (Dynamis - Buburimu), Koschei (Dynamis - Buburimu), Stollenwurm (Dynamis - Buburimu), Tarasca (Dynamis - Buburimu), Alklha (Dynamis - Buburimu), Barong (Dynamis - Buburimu), Apocalyptic Beast (Dynamis - Buburimu), Enhanced Dragon (Central Temenos - 1st Floor)

Monsters in Family

Name Level Zone
Shadow Dragon 52-53 Xarcabard
Dahak 78-83 Halvung (78-81)
Mount Zhayolm (82-83)

Historical Background

Taken from Wikipedia

The various figures now called dragons probably have no single origin, but were spontaneously envisioned in nearly every different culture around the world, based loosely on the appearance of a snake and/or large bird of prey and possibly fossilized dinosaur and Tertiary mammal megafauna remains.

They are commonly portrayed as serpentine or reptilian, hatching from eggs and possessing long, typically scaly, bodies; dragons are almost always portrayed as having large eyes, a feature that is the origin for the word for dragon in many cultures, and is often (but not always) portrayed with wings and a fiery breath

Although dragons (or dragon-like creatures) occur commonly in legends around the world, different cultures have perceived them differently. Chinese dragons (Simplified Chinese: 龙; Traditional Chinese: 龍; pinyin: lóng), and Eastern dragons generally, are usually seen as benevolent, whereas European dragons are usually malevolent (there are of course exceptions to these rules). Malevolent dragons also occur in Persian mythology and other cultures.

Dragons are often held to have major spiritual significance in various religions and cultures around the world. In many Eastern and Native American cultures dragons were, and in some cultures still are, revered as representative of the primal forces of nature and the universe. They are associated with wisdom—often said to be wiser than humans—and longevity. They are commonly said to possess some form of magic or other supernatural power, and are often associated with wells, rain, and rivers. In some cultures, they are said to be capable of human speech.

The Final Fantasy XI dragon is more like an asian dragon. They are long serpent like creatures which possess the scales of a carp, horns of a deer, feet of an eagle, the body of a snake, a feathery mane, large eyes, and can be holding a pearl to control lightning. They usually have no wings. Imperial dragons that were sewn on to silk had five claws (for a king), or four for a prince, or three for courtiers of a lower ranking. The dragons were bringers of rain and lived in and governed bodies of water (e.g lakes, rivers, oceans, or seas). Asian dragons were benevolent, but bossy.

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