Job: Warrior
Family: Wyrm
Crystal: Fire
Weak to: WaterThunder
Strong to: FireIce

Notorious Monster
Title Obtained: Tiamat Trouncer



Zone Level Drops Steal Spawns Notes
Attohwa Chasm 95   1 A, T(S)
~120,000 HP
??? MP
Riverne – Site #B01
The Wyrmking Descends
Summoned by Bahamut
A, T(S)
~6,500 HP
??? MP
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
Spawn Conditions Companions/Summons
  • Spawns around E-9 every 3-5 days. (24-72 hours after maintenance)
  • Chance to spawn in 30 minute windows.
  • N/A
Special Abilities Passive Traits
While grounded
While in flight
  • Attacks are fire-based when the wyrm is in flight.
  • Fiery Blast: High fire-based damage AoE attack.
  • Touchdown: Used upon landing.
  • Auto Regen (low)
  • Takes ~50% damage from magical attacks and ranged attacks.
Physical Qualities Magical Qualities
  • Gains a large attack boost when health is under 25% which cannot be Dispelled.
Further Notes
  • Tiamat lands and flies on two-minute intervals. However, a phase change will be forced after 10,000 damage is dealt, regardless of the time spent in its current phase. (Note: If Mighty Strikes is active while Tiamat is on the ground, she will not fly under any circumstances until the duration of Mighty Strikes has expired. Nor will Tiamat use any TP abilities during Mighty Strikes.)

(see testimonials)

Historical Background Modifica

In Mesopotamian mythology, Tiamat (Tiamat (Babylonian), Tamtu (Sumerian)) is a giant female dragon which was the primordial creatrix of all existence. She created the world and the gods, though this world had no land and was a vast water-world, filled with the waters of chaos. Tiamat personified the saltwater (ocean) while her consort Apsu (Apsu (Babylonian), Abzu (Sumerian)) personified the ‘sweetwater’ (freshwater). The intermingling of these two waters created the gods. In the Enuma Elish (the Mesopotamian creation epic), the gods bother Tiamat & Apsu, so the two decide to kill all their children. The god Ea discovers their plan and preemptively slays Apsu or casts a spell that puts him in a death-like sleep (since the waters of Apsu still exist even after his ‘death’). Tiamat then sought revenge by creating an army of monsters and a new consort, Kingu (alt. Qingu) to be their general. Tiamat was slain by Marduk who trapped her with a “net of winds”, shot arrows down her throat, and then cleaved her body in two, with the upper half creating the heavens and the sky and the lower half creating the earth. Tiamat is Akkadian for “sea”.

Dungeons & Dragons (one of the inspirations for the original Final Fantasy) used Tiamat as an evil dragon goddess, specifically a 5-headed dragon (one black, one red, one green, one white, one blue). This is likely where Square got the idea to place her in Final Fantasy I.