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Lord Bahamut! Thy wish is my command! None shall 'scape Thine unquenchable fury!
—Nael deus Darnus

Nael deus Darnus (originally spelled Nael Deus Darnus) is the final boss of the Second Coil of Bahamut and must be defeated to enter The Final Coil of Bahamut. Up until patch 2.4, Nael deus Darnus was the hardest boss in the game and is incredibly difficult for players. Nael returns as the second boss in The Unending Coil of Bahamut.


Phase 1Edit

During Phase 1, Nael is at 100% to 65% health.


  • Ravensclaw - A frontal cleave dealing approximately 3,000-4,000 damage on a tank.
  • Ravensbeak - A single-target attack on the highest enmity target. Deals approximately 11,000 damage on a tank. Leaves a debuff called Raven Blight, dealing additional 4,000-5,000 damage on a tank and everyone within a three yalm radius after 12 seconds.
  • Stardust - A random target, except the highest enmity target is marked by a red or yellow mark over their head. When the mark disappears, a red or yellow comet falls on the location the player was standing in. The comets deal proximity based damage. Comets cannot be placed too near each other or they explode, wiping the party.
  • Iron Chariot - Nael jumps on a random ranged player with Raven Dive and performs a semi-ranged AoE knockback, potentially knocking any player caught in it to the wall of the area, causing an instant death.
  • Thermionic Beam - A random non-tank is marked by a big red mark. Once the mark disappears, 17,000 damage is dealt on that player, divided between players and pets caught in the blast.
  • Lunar Dynamo - A big doughnut shaped AoE dealing around 4,000 damage. Nael is healed by the amount of damage dealt. Safespots are outside the AoE and within two yalms under Nael.
  • Meteor Stream - Four random players except the highest enmity target are marked by white-purpleish marks over their head. Nael clones will dive down on these players dealing about 2,500 damage on all players caught in the dive. Odd Streams are executed once, even ones are executed twice and can target the same player again.
  • Raven Dive - Used before and after Iron Chariot. Nael jumps on a random ranged player to perform Iron Chariot and jumps back on the highest enmity target. Deals moderate damage on a non-tank.
  • Dalamud Dive - Used on the highest enmity target when Nael returns after Meteor Stream. Deals around 5,000-6,000 damage on a tank.

Phase 2Edit

Nael cannot be attacked during this phase, instead, the players must deal with two sets of three golems. This acts as a DPS check. Nael does not do anything until the end of the phase.

When the phase begins, Nael jumps in middle the area and becomes idle and untargetable. Three random players are marked with a green mark over their head. These players must position themselves on the three circles in middle of the area and move away when the marks disappear. Three comets fall and turn into golems.

Red Golem abilities:

  • Earthern Heart - Deals around 3,000 damage on anyone caught in the AoE and leaves a burning blue zone on the ground. Any player standing in the fire is applied a debuff that ticks for around 1,000 damage.
  • Heavy Strike - Creates a ¾-circle AoE that has three stages. Each stage deals around 4,000 damage.

Blue Golem abilities:

  • Magnetism - Draws in any player, golem or comet within a 10 yalm radius.
  • Earthshock - Deals around 2,000 damage on all players and leaves a 30 second Paralysis that cannot be dispelled. Must be Silenced.

Green Golem abilities:

  • Demolish - Deals around 3,000 damage on all players.
  • Stone Skull - Deals around 3,000 damage on a tank.
  • Boulder Clap - A frontal cleave that deals about 5,000-6,000 damage on a tank.

Comets must be fed to these golems by taking them near them. A red comet grants a Damage Up buff on the golems and a yellow one grants them a Haste buff. Both buffs can stack. A golem can only be fed three comets or it will turn into a giant golem that will wipe the party. If any golem is brought too close to another, they will fuse and become a giant golem as well. After about 30 seconds, the golems change colors. Only the green golem must be held by a tank, the other two golems deal negligible damage with their auto-attacks and their AoEs can be dodged or interrupted.

65 seconds after the golems spawn, three more yellow and red comets will fall on random players. These must be placed like in the first phase. Another three green markers appear and must be positioned like the last ones and another three golems spawn.

65 seconds after these golems spawn, Nael will cast Megaflare, dealing high damage on all players and if any comet is left in the field, they will explode, wiping the party, or if two golems are still alive after Megaflare, they will automatically become a giant golem, which will wipe the party. This marks the end of phase 2.

Phase 3Edit

During Phase 3, Nael is at 65% to 47% health.

Nael abilities:

  • Dalamud Dive - Unchanged from first phase, only used as the opening move.
  • Heavensfall - A tower drops on center of the field, knocking all players back. Any player under the tower or who is knocked in to the wall is instantly killed. Tower also casts AoE pulses in a pattern. Any player caught in them is dealt high damage and shall they survive, are inflicted with a Paralysis debuff that cannot be dispelled.
  • Super Nova - Shoots two random players, except the highest enmity target with a black hole. Deals little damage when cast but if anyone steps in the black hole after it's cast, they are dealt high damage and shall they survive, are inflicted with a Heavy debuff.
  • Bahamut's Claw - A single-target attack on the highest enmity target. Hits for around 2,500 damage on a tank, hits twice in a quick succession.
  • Binding Coil - Deals low damage and applies Garrote Twist on the target.

The Ghost of Meracydia abilities:

  • Deadly Drive - Deals around 5,000-6,000 damage on a tank.
  • Binding Chain - Chains two players together and starts applying Garrote stacks on these players. Used at 50% health. If the cast finishes, the chained players are instantly killed.

Phase 4Edit

During Phase 4, Nael is below 47% health.

Nael abilities:

  • Raven Dive - Used for Lunar Dynamo instead of Iron Chariot.
  • Dalamud Dive - Unchnaged from phase 1, used after Meteor Stream.
  • Iron Chariot - Now positioned on the highest enmity target, Nael no longer jumps.
  • Lunar Dynamo - Now positioned on a random player accompanied by Raven Dive.
  • Bahamut's Claw - Now hits five times instead of two.
  • Bahamut's Favor - Applies a Damage Up stack on Nael.
  • Super Nova - Now targets three players.
  • Thermionic Beam - Executes one second faster than in phase 1.
  • Meteor Stream - Used on odd Divebombs. Always executed twice. First dives hit after the first divebombs, the second dives after the third dragon dives.

Three dragons outside the area will repeatedly apply debuffs on players:

  • Iceball - Cast by Iceclaw. Deals little damage but applies an Icebitten debuff that causes next Iceball to hit for around 8,000 damage. Cycles through all players before hitting the same player again. Debuff is removed by getting hit by Fireball.
  • Fireball - Cast on a random player by Firehorn, except the highest enmity target. Deals little AoE damage on a three yalm radius and leaves a Firescorched debuff, causing next Fireball to do 8,000 damage. Debuff is removed by getting hit by Iceball.
  • Chain Lightning - Cast by Thunderwing on a random player except the highest enmity target after every Fireball. Deals low damage and applies a Thunderstruck debuff that on expiration, deals high damage to every player within a three yalm radius and inflicts a 30 second Paralysis that cannot be dispelled. The player with the debuff is unaffected by the AoE. Removes Icebitten or Firescorched when applied.
  • Cauterize - Widely called the new Divebomb. Two of the dragons dive on the first marked player, followed by the third dragon diving on the second marked player. Starting north, divebombs are positioned between the first two dragons going clockwise around the arena, and the remaining divebomb is placed directly opposite of the first set. There are 3 possible divebomb configurations.

Nael enrages after 13 minutes have passed, casting a 30,000 damage dealing Megaflare on the party.

Musical themesEdit

Rise of the White Raven
FFXIV Nael Second Phase
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The songs played during this fight are "Tempest", composed by Nobuo Uematsu and "Rise of the White Raven", composed by Masayoshi Soken. The latter features a duet singing in Latin.


Corvus fortis
Corvus fortis
Corvus fortis ascendit
Superne videt praeteritum
Praesentem et futurum videt
Res evertuntur repente
Ad unum omnes sunt mortui dei
Machinae regnabunt in caelo
Ratio regnabit in terra
Corvum candidum exhilaramus
Ecce extendit trans mundi alas
Vocat lucem rubram excidii
Fulget luce rubrae victoriae
Imperium ave!
Ave imperium!
Ave imperium!
Testate adventu fati.
Testate adventu Dalamud!
English Translation
The dauntless raven
The dauntless raven
The dauntless raven rises up.
From on high, he marks the past;
Marks the present; marks the future.
A revolution is upon us.
All the gods are dead.
Machines will rule the heavens.
Reason will rule the land.
Exalt we the White Raven.
Behold—his wings enfold the world.
He calls down the red light of destruction.
He glows with the red light of victory.
The Empire!
The Empire!
Hail to the Empire!
Welcome the Empire!
Welcome the Empire!
Bear witness to the advent of Fate!
Bear witness to the advent of Dalamud!

Version 1.0Edit

Nael Deus Darnus was a superboss in the original version of Final Fantasy XIV.