Family: Wyrm
Crystal: Fire
Weak against: WaterThunder
Strong against: FireIce

Notorious Monster
Title Obtained: Fafnir Slayer (Dragon’s Aery)



Zone Level Drops Steal Spawns Notes
Dragon’s Aery 88 – 90   1 A, T(S)
~70,000 HP
Nyzul Isle Investigation
Floor 20
Qmark   1 A, T(S), T(H)
~17,000 HP
Nyzul Isle Investigation
Floor 40
Qmark   1 A, T(S), T(H)
??? HP
A = Aggressive; NA = Non-Aggresive; L = Links; S = Detects by Sight; H = Detects by Sound;
HP = Detects Low HP; M = Detects Magic; Sc = Follows by Scent; T(S) = True-sight; T(H) = True-hearing
JA = Detects job abilities; WS = Detects weaponskills; Z(D) = Asleep in Daytime; Z(N) = Asleep at Nighttime; A(R) = Aggressive to Reive participants


Dragon’s AeryModifica

Dragons-aery NM
  • Spawned by trading Honey Wine to the ??? at (J-7).
    • No longer a timed spawn.
  • Draw In – draws in if kited to the entrance and exit of the pit.
  • Hurricane Wing – causes a severe but short-duration Blind effect. This AoE attack has a huge range which hits everyone in the alliance fighting.
  • Horrid Roar – dispels a single buff at random which could be food. It does not reset hate.
  • Absolute Terror – causes Terror, which causes the victim to be stunned for the duration of the effect, this can not be removed.
  • Dragon Breath – frontal AoE attack that does a lot of damage. It can be avoided by standing to either side of Fafnir’s head.
  • Spike Flail – massive AoE damage to entire alliance (generally wipes an alliance).
  • Most enfeebling magic lands on this NM at level 90.
  • Highly resistant to Fire and Ice Elemental Magic. Water and Lightning magic are preferred.
  • Due to Fafnir’s Regain, he almost always uses Spike Flail when someone behind him has hate.
  • It is a fairly common MPK tactic for someone to stand behind Fafnir and spam cures on the current tank, in order to draw hate and induce a Spike Flail. Thus, it is highly recommended to fight Fafnir with /blockaid on.
  • Up to two of the same Abjuration can drop from one Fafnir (e.g. two Neptunal Abjuration: Head; drop rates may vary due to this).
  • Fafnir rages after 60 minutes.

Nyzul IsleModifica

  • Nyzul Isle version has less HP than the original.

Historical Background Modifica

Fafnir was a dwarf in Norse mythology, appearing specifically in the Volsunga Saga and Nibelungenlied. He was renowed for his fearlessness and great strength. He wore Aegishjalmr and guarded his father, King Hreidmar’s, treasury, which was filled with gold and jewels. Hreidmar came into possession of Andvaranauts. Fafnir and his brother Regin killed their father to get the ring and all the gold, but Fafnir decided to take all the gold for himself. He turned into a dragon, a symbol for greed in Europe. Regin then sent Siegfried/Sigurd to kill Fafnir. Siegfried, wielding Balmung killed Fafnir and then killed Regin when he learned Regin planned to kill him once he brought all the gold back. AegishjalmrHrotti, and Ridill were among the treasures in Fafnir’s hoard.