Most Dragons only use a few of these attacks.
|Special Abilities||Original and Zilart Areas||Promathia Areas||Aht Urhgan Areas||Wings of the Goddess Areas||Pankration||Abyssea|
|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: Damage 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)|
|Anantaboga||Forced spawn by trading a Raw Buffalo to the ??? at (E-6).||87||Mount Zhayolm||Hacchonenbutsu Dangozashi|
|Ash Dragon||Timed Spawn around (F-8) to (F-9) on the furthest map approximately every three days||85||Ifrit's Cauldron||Dragon Blood|
|Biast||Spawns around 10 seconds after the Shadow Dragon is killed, every 21+ hours||70||Xarcabard||Patroclus's Helm|
|Graoully||Timed Spawn at (H-10)||Xarcabard (S)||Lyft Scimitar|
Quest NMs: Carrion Dragon
Dynamis 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)
Monsters in Family
|Dahak||79 - 83||Mount Zhayolm|
|Rift Dragon||Abyssea - Attohwa|
|Eschan Shadow Dragon||107 - 110||Escha - Zi'Tah|
- 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.