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The Ash Wyrm is a dragon/fell wyrm-type enemy from Final Fantasy XII. It can be found in the Mosphoran Highwaste and the Great Crystal.

Bestiary Entry Edit

Genus: Dragon
Class: Fell Wyrm

Page 1: Observations Edit

Being a variety of fell wyrm feared since antiquity for its unsurpassed ferocity and strength. The restraining ring set about its body is ensorceled with interwoven magicks for enforcing servitude. But what being could have pressed such a creature into slavery, if not the gods themselves? Many are the alchemists and wizards who have spent sleepless nights struggling in vain to understand the mechanism by which these collars once functioned.

Page 2: Wind-worn Inscription Edit

----whence the Sun rise---where it doth set----to rule over-----those it has created that power---o control its warp and weft---taken----ealed away. The moon ring hung from wyrm's neck is----to sea---or that purpose was made----. The God---heir power is great--erefore made they powerless thin---but th-----ould not con---and so it was.

Location Edit

Ash Wyrm can be found in two locations. The earlier one is the the Empyrean Seat of Mosphoran Highwaste after the Esper Exodus has been defeated. The Ash Wyrm does not re-spawn by going a few areas away like most enemies; the player must either leave the Mosphoran Highwaste completely or save and reset the game, to re-spawn it. The player can also use the Gate Crystal to warp away and then warp back, but this quickly uses up the player's stock of Teleport Stones. Later in the game, the player can also use the Strahl to move to different locations then come back and try again.

The Ash Wyrm can also be fought at the Great Crystal (Sirhru Pis Avaa, Uldobi Jilaam Praa, or Uldobi Jilaam Pratii). In order to find the Ash Wyrm in the Great Crystal, one must activate Gemini, Leo, Virgo and Taurus gates, and reach the corresponding gates within the given time limit.

Battle Edit

Ash Wyrm is not immune to Sleep and Oil, which makes it easy to fry with Fire spells. To do even more damage the player can equip weapons that have affinity to Fire. It is also possible to use Shear and Expose to lower its magickal and physical defenses. Earth-elemental weapons and ammunition and/or Scourge/Bio deal extra damage on Ash Wyrm.

Players often want to fight the Ash Wyrm for the rare Moon Ring drop needed to make the Sagittarius. Because it is a monograph drop it doesn't matter that the player is unable to Chain the Ash Wyrms, as monograph drops are unaffected by chain level.

Gallery Edit

Etymology Edit

Wyrm is an alternative name for mythological European dragon. They appear mostly in Celtic and German mythology. They are depicted as flying, fire-breathing reptiles, with magical properties. The word wyrm is the original Germanic-based term for a serpent or dragon, draca being adopted from the Latin draco at an early time.

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