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Job: Dark Knight/Summoner
Family: Vampyrs
Crystal: Dark
Weak against:

Zeni Notorious Monster (Tier III)

Nosferatu

Nosferatu

Zone Level Drops Steal Spawns Notes
Aydeewa Subterrane 88
  • ???~??? gil
1
??? 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

Notes

Wajaom Woodlands 5

Special Attacks

Strategies

  • RNG and SMN inflict excellent damage and stay outside of range of Nosferatu's Area of Effect draining moves.
  • Tanks in any melee-style attempt should bring at least 1 stack of Holy Water.
  • At low HP, Nosferatu spams Nosferatu's Kiss, regaining much of its lost HP. Members not damaging Nosferatu need to stay out of range to avoid prolonging the fight.
  • Very easy duo for 99 BST and SMN. Could also be soloed by either of those jobs.

Historical Background

The name "Nosferatu" is derived from the Old Slavonic word "nosufuratu," which is borrowed from the Greek word "nosophoros," meaning "plague-carrier." The term does not actually signify "undead."

Considering the themes behind naming Nosferatu's attacks (such as eternal damnation and servitude), the "Wings of Gehenna" maneuver most likely refers to the actual place within the Valley of Hinnom. Regarded as a literal hell on Earth, it has a dark history of human sacrifice, and has served as a disposal ground for the corpses of animals and humans alike. In Judeo-Christian lore, Gehenna is believed to be the final spiritual destination for the wicked, where they will receive due punishment for their sins.

Nosferatu is also used by F.W. Murnau in place of the word "vampire," as seen in the movie "Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror." Many forms of entertainment media have used the title "Nosferatu" for similar creatures.