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The Nidhogg is a Mark in Final Fantasy XII and the fifth mark to be listed in the Clan Primer. It is arguably the toughest Rank I Mark in the game. The hunt becomes available after Vaan has masqueraded as Basch in Skycity of Bhujerba, and the party has been given permission to enter Marquis Ondore's estate. Nidhogg is found in the Transitway 1 area of the Lhusu Mines, and the petitioner is conveniently located right at the mines' entrance.

Clan Primer Edit

Hunt 05: Marauder in the Mines Edit


Mark Bill.

Petitioner: Aekom
Petitioner's Location: Bhujerba (outside Lhusu Mines)
  • Saw bill posted for the hunting of a nidhogg (Rank I). The petitioner is Aekom in Lhusu Square in Bhujerba.
  • Hunt accepted. Aekom tells you that the nidhogg plaguing the Lhusu Mines has effectively brought mining to a halt. It is to be found at a fork in the mine tunnels.
  • Nidhogg defeated! Report to Aekom in Lhusu Square in Bhujerba.
  • Hunt reported.

Bestiary entry Edit

Formerly living in the Depths of the Lhusu Mines, this Creature was ousted from its Lair after it was defeated by an Antlion in a Squabble over Territory. Of late, this Nidhogg has appeared near the Collection Area, where it pesters and annoys the Mine Workers. It was one of these sorely harassed Folks who posted a Bill for this Mark.


Final Fantasy XII enemy stats
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Location Species Aggression Movement type Rare Game Other information
Lhusu Mines (Transitway 1) Rank I Mark/Blue Basilisk Aggressive (attacks on detection) Movement type? (Speed: Movement speed?) N/A N/A
Level HP MP Strength Magick Power
10 6,079 120 21 11
Vitality Speed Attack Power Defense Magick Resist
40 13 25 12 4
Evade EXP LP CP Gil
3 0 5 780 0
Elemental affinities
FFXII Fire Icon FFXII Ice Icon FFXII Thunder Icon FFXII Water Icon FFXII Wind Icon FFXII Earth Icon FFXII Dark Icon FFXII Holy Icon
150% 50% 50% -100%Absorbs 50% 50% 50% 50%
Statuses and immunities*% refers to chance to spawn under status
FFXII Stone Icon FFXII Stop Icon FFXII KO Icon FFXII Confuse Icon FFXII Reverse Icon FFXII Sleep Icon FFXII Blind Icon FFXII Poison Icon
Immune 0% Immune 0% 0% 0% 0% Immune
FFXII Silence Icon FFXII Oil Icon FFXII Disease Icon FFXII Disable Icon FFXII Immobilize Icon FFXII Sap Icon FFXII Slow Icon FFXII Lure Icon
0% Immune Immune Immune 0% Immune 0% Immune
FFXII Libra Icon FFXII Bravery Icon FFXII Faith Icon FFXII Protect Icon FFXII Shell Icon FFXII Haste Icon FFXII Regen Icon FFXII Invisible Icon
Immune 0% 0% 100% 100% 0% 0%
FFXII Reflect Icon Immunities granted by Safety
0% Enemy has innate Safety; additional immunity to Instant Death, Warp, Poach, Fractional Damage (Gravity, Graviga), "Fang" items, Sight Unseeing, Syphon, Charm, Achilles
Item dropped Steal Poach
Nothing Nothing
Attacks Magicks Technicks Augments Items
Normal Attack

Max Combo hits: 9
Added status effect: Poison

None Gnaw, Tail Spear, Saber Innate: Safety, No Knockback, Low-HP ATK+, Low-HP Def+
Conditional: If Saber - HP Attack; if HP <20% - Attack CT0

Battle Edit

Nidhogg's Poison attacks can be dangerous, so having Antidotes ready is advisable. Magick, such as Immobilize, Blind, and Slow, will greatly help. Protect is also recommended since all of Nidhogg's attacks are physical.

Nidhogg will use Saber when it loses a considerable amount of HP, and Tail Spear when its HP is depleted by 80%. It will always attack the nearest target, so the party can use a character or two with Long Range weapons to conveniently stay out of its range.

When attacking it close-range, the character should be equipped with a shield and having learned some Shield Lores on the License Board also helps. When Nidhogg is at HP Critical health it chains its attacks and is very fast.

The player may also employ the trick of luring a character equipped with a long ranged weapon so that the Nidhogg will attack the character and then casting Immobilize on Nidhogg. The lure will be the only target of Nidhogg but can not damage it due to being Immobilized.

Rewards Edit

The player will also receive a Great Serpentskin after the battle, which can be given to Dantro's wife as part of the Patient in the Desert sidequest.

Gallery Edit

Related enemies Edit