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Job:
Family: Hippogryph
Crystal: Light
Weak to:

Notorious Monster

Heliodromos

Heliodromos

Zone

Level

Drops

Steal

Spawns

Notes

Riverne - Site #A01

3

A, L, T(S)

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
Riverne-sitea01 NM

Notes:

  • Spawns on the island at L-11 to M-11 approximately every 12-15 hours, if the Hippogryph on that island are not aggroed, attacked, or killed during that time. Spawned on the South Eastern most island, not the island indicted on map.
  • Three copies of the NM spawn at once, and they will all link if any of them are attacked.
  • These NMs must be fought and killed together within a short period of time. They will despawn if one of them is killed and the two others aren't killed within around 10 minutes; if one is killed and the party killing the others leaves the island or dies, the other copies of the NM will immediately despawn.
  • Susceptible to sleep. Soporific was resisted once and only lasted about 20 seconds. Light Shot seemed to last under 30 seconds as well. A dedicated sleeper for each one would be recommended.
  • Item Drops: Mountain Gaiters can drop from each NM, although it is not a 100% drop.


Historical Background

Heliodromos (also spelled Heliodromus) means "sun runner" in Greek. It was one of 7 grades in the cult of Mithra. It was the 6th grade out of 7 (the 2nd highest). It seemed to refer to a runner protected by the Sun. In murals, it was depicted as a man holding a torch running (possibly analogous to the Olympic torch-bearer). Sometimes it is translated as "solar messenger", though "dromos" pertains to running.

Video

FFXI NM Saga 196 Heliodromos vs BST Full Battle

FFXI NM Saga 196 Heliodromos vs BST Full Battle

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