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Wyverns
Wyvern
Dragons, wyverns, and wyrms are often confused by adventurers young and old. In between the gigantic wyrm and the smaller dragon are the Wyvern, who are also the most prevalent of the three in Vana'diel. Wyverns tend to be gold in color, and have very good sight; wyverns can see in front of them and from the side for a very long distance. The notable difference between a wyvern and a wyrm is the fact wyverns rarely fly. With a wide wingspan and two primary legs, wyvern are almost birdlike in appearance (compare to the rocs).

Defeated wyverns can leave behind skin, skulls and wings – each of which has their uses by expert crafters. Some of the more notorious wyvern have developed a taste for hoarding treasure akin to their larger wyrm cousins. Defeating these creatures can be almost as rewarding as defeating a wyrm itself.

It should be noted that these wild wyvern are distinctly different from the domesticated pet wyvern, which are smaller and significantly more docile than their wild counterparts.

Family Information
Type: Dragons
Subfamilies: Legendary Wyvern, Ajattara
Common Behavior: A, S
Weak against: Trans Dark
Strong against: Trans Fire +50%, Trans Wind
Immune to: Trans Light
Traits: Increased Movement Speed
Charmable: Eks
Pankration: Check
Aspir: Eks
Drain: Check

Special Attacks

Special Abilities Original and Zilart Areas Promathia Areas Aht Urhgan Areas Wings of the Goddess Areas Pankration
Dispelling Wind: 10' AoE 3 buff Dispel. CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck
Dread Shriek: 10' AoE Paralysis. Very potent. CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck
Deadly Drive: Single attack. Potential one-shotter, but not as likely as Fang Rush. CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck
Fang Rush: Single target three hit attack. Has strong potential to one-shot anyone. CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck
Wind Wall: Gives Evasion Boost. Very potent. CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck
Radiant Breath: Light-based Breath Attack that inflicts Slow and Silence. CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck
Tail Crush: Single-target physical damage that inflicts Poison. CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck
Blizzard Breath: Ice-based Breath Attack (only used by certain Notorious Monsters) CheckCheck XEks XEks CheckCheck Qmark
Chaos Breath: Dark-based Breath Attack (only used by certain Notorious Monsters) CheckCheck XEks XEks CheckCheck Qmark
Thunder Breath: Lightning-based Breath Attack (only used by certain Notorious Monsters) CheckCheck XEks XEks CheckCheck Qmark
Hurricane Breath: Wind-based Breath Attack that removes one piece of equipment (only used by certain Notorious Monsters) XEks XEks XEks CheckCheck Qmark
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)
Aiatar Lottery Spawn from the Flamedrakes around (G-7) Qmark Riverne - Site A01 Falconer's Hose
Sable Cuisses
Balaur Located @ (L-7) Information Abyssea - Konschtat Balaur Skull
Praeda Sabatons
Ravager's Gorget
KeyItemAtma of Stormbreath
Bune Timed Spawn around (G-10) on the first map approximately every 21-24 hours 80 Gustav Tunnel Enhancing Sword
Guivre (1) Timed Spawn around (I-9) - (I-10) on the map that exits to Cape Teriggan approximately every 21-24 hours 82-83 Kuftal Tunnel Guivre's Skull
Guivre (2) Possible encounter after getting sucked in by Sandworm's Doomvoid in Gustaberg and Derfland Fronts Qmark Ruhotz Silvermines Black Tathlum
Guivre's Skull
Zahak's Mail
Minaruja Forced Spawn by trading a Pursuer's Wing to the ??? at (I-10) Qmark Abyssea - Grauberg Blur Mantle
Orison Seal: Hands
Bale Seal: Hands
Unkai Seal: Hands
Mavi Seal: Hands
Minaruja Skull
Scitalis Lottery Spawn from Ajattaras around (F-9) 80-82 Grauberg (S) Saurian Helm
Seiryu Forced Spawn by trading a Gem of the East and a Springstone to the ??? at (K/L-8) 88-90 Ru'Aun Gardens Aquarian Abjuration: Legs
Dryadic Abjuration: Head
Martial Abjuration: Head
Seal of Seiryu
Seiryu's Kote
Seiryu's Sword
Wyrmal Abjuration: Hands
Ungur Lottery Spawn from Typhoon Wyverns around (E-9) on the second map approximately every 24 hours 80-82 Gustav Tunnel Ungur Boomerang
Veri Selen Forced Spawn by trading an Ice Wyvern Scale to the ??? at (H-5) Qmark Abyssea - Uleguerand Vita Cape
Bale Seal: Hands
Ravager's Seal: Hands
Unkai Seal: Hands
Lancer's Seal: Hands
KeyItemVermillion Abyssite of Guerdon
Vouivre Lottery Spawn from Hurricane Wyverns 79-80 Ifrit's Cauldron Gae Bolg

Quest NMs: Cyranuce M Cutauleon

Mission NMs: Festive Firedrake, Tatzlwurm

Battlefield NMs: Blizzard Wyvern (BCNM), Chaos Wyvern (BCNM), Lightning Wyvern (BCNM), Radiant Wyvern (BCNM), Simorg (ANNM)

Dynamis NMs: Andras's Vouivre, Caim's Vouivre

Limbus NMs: Gorynich

Besieged NMs: War Wyvern

Campaign NMs: War Ajattara

Other NMs: Centycore (MMM), Haietlik (MMM - Actualization Team), Terrormonger (MMM - Appropriation Team)

Monsters in Family

Name Level Zone
Firedrake 41-43 Riverne - Site #A01
Flamedrake 48-50 Riverne - Site #A01
Pyrodrake 50-55 Riverne - Site #B01
Ignidrake 58-60 Riverne - Site #B01
Wyvern 72-75 Labyrinth of Onzozo
Hurricane Wyvern 75-78 Ifrit's Cauldron
Kindred's Vouivre Information Dynamis - Xarcabard
Typhoon Wyvern 78-80 Gustav Tunnel
Ajattara 79-82 Grauberg (S)
Ladon 80-82 Kuftal Tunnel
Watch Wyvern 81-83 Mamook
Skoffin 82-83 Bhaflau Thickets
Blazedrake 85-87 Exclamation Riverne - Site #B01


Viridis Wyvern Qmark Abyssea - Konschtat
Ergdrake Qmark Abyssea - Altepa
Faunus Wyvern Qmark Abyssea - Grauberg
Svelldrake Qmark Abyssea - Uleguerand

Historical Background

A wyvern (or wivern) is a winged reptilian legendary creature often found in medieval heraldry. Its usual blazon is statant (standing). The wyvern is similar to a European dragon (wyrm), but it differs in that it has only two legs (thus making it rather bird-like), cannot breathe fire, and has a barbed or snake-like tail. Occasionally, it is said to be smaller than a dragon or to be able to breathe fire. The wyvern is similar to another mythical creature, the cockatrice, which is similar to the basilisk. Its sounds are similar to the tone of a whistle or flute.

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