Job: Blue Mage/Black Mage/Thief
Family: Fomor
Crystal: Dark
Weak Against: Light Light, Fire Fire
Strong Against: Dark Dark, Ice Ice
Notorious Monster
Title Obtained: Ethniu Exorcist


Zone Level Drops Steal Spawns Notes
The Eldieme Necropolis (S) Unknown 1 A, L, (T)H, M, Sc
??? 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


  • Spawns around (K-7) Map 2. Approx. 4 hours after last death/despawn.
  • Uses Perfect Dodge a number of times under 30%. This can make Melee zergs (outnumbering) chancy but possible.
  • The draw in is like that of the Minotaur from CoP. When you attack the NM it will draw everyone in the alliance to it, you cannot kite the NM more than 20-30 yalms from where it spawns. Anytime someone with hate is too far from the NM, everyone in the alliance (or possibly with hate) will be drawn in to the center of the NM.
  • Has both En spell damage and additional effect Silence.
  • Spams Aeroga III, Graviga, Silencega, Tornado, Aero IV, Hecatomb Wave, Zephyr Mantle, Frightful Roar.
    • Elemental Magic spells cause it to level up, Blue Magic does not, enfeebling magic might.
  • Uses Evisceration, Gust Slash, Cyclone.
  • Uses Perfect Dodge, possibly able to re-use every 5 minutes below a certain HP as other NMs in this new class can.
    • Under this effect Ethniu will Triple Attack more often than normal.
  • The nature of enmity on this mob is unique. Any actions, regardless of what it is will draw the attention of each of the new Fomor NMs. {IE. Paladin: Sentinel+Flash (hate on PLD). Corsair Quick Draw 66 damage (hate on Corsair.) However, there is a common tactic to keeping hate on the PLD. That being cure spam on the NM. Always casting cure/cure II, banish II, etc. will keep the NMs attention on better than normal means.
  • If you deal enough damage, she may despawn after a wipe; a message will be display "You have lost sight of the monster and can no longer sense its presence."


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Historical Background

In Irish mythology, Ethniu (Old Irish pronunciation: [ˈeθʲnʲu]) or Eithne (Irish: [ˈehnʲə]; also Ethliu, Ethlinn, and a variety of other spellings) is the daughter of the Fomorian leader Balor, and the mother of Lugh.