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
- 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.
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.
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.