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Can someone confirm what this actually aggros? The Ifrit's Cauldron page lists it as True Sight, but the mob page lists it as True Sound. Some consistency would be nice. I always assumed it was T. Sound, not only because shadow Dragons and dahaks are sound (and NMs and such but I never tested those), but because it's always safe to assume that I must stay as far as possible. I do hear conflicting stories about whether it is sound or sight, though. --Joped 22:52, 1 May 2007 (EDT)

This thing is NOT True Sight. I used to mine here religiously and would be able to stand right under the dragon, I had sneak and invis up, but I'm pretty sure it's sound though. -Haruk 19:43, 2 June 2007 (CDT)

I know at one time it was either true hearing or sight before, it always used to be a hassle on the Zilart mission. If it is no longer true sight/hearing then they probably have made a patch sometime. --Wayka †Talk† 20:11, 2 June 2007 (CDT)

Are we sure this thing actually aggros to low HP? If so it's unlike any other Dragon mob. --Mitsukai-Hawke 13:28, 7 August 2007 (CDT)


I can confirm Ash Dragon is most definitely NOT true sight or sound. I remember sneak/invising back in my earlier days when I didn't even know TS existed, and just last week I saw this listing and was in the area so I sneaked and invised walking all the way around and in front of it without agro. I did not get an opportunity to test agro low hp, but I'm going to go ahead and take the True part out of the description. I have screenshots if verification is desired but not sure if that's generally necessary. --Tarundi 03:19, 17 August 2007 (CDT)

  • i do believe Ash dragon only has True sight and sound at night... during the day you are fine to run past him. -Cleric-yokiko 05:09, 17 August 2007 (CDT)
  • Hmm, I wish I had checked 2 game hours later, my screenshots show it being just past 18:00 Well if anyone can confirm more definitely please correct me. --Tarundi 08:48, 19 August 2007 (CDT)
  • I can confirm, without a doubt, that this mob did not aggro with sneak and invisible on during the game time of 1:00 to 2:00 which is at night. Please put all of these rumors to rest. The Ash Dragon is not True Sight or True Sound. Freebytes 02:41, 17 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Ran past Ash Dragon with sneak and invisible up. Went right up to his face a got NO aggro. Time was 8:14. ~Damocles of Diabolos

Ok so please tell me. Why does this retard in my drg ls think he can solo this dragon? In no way can I imagine this thing being soloed. Anyone seen it cuz i know he's full of shizz. ~Azhrein

Ash Dragon, even if it was before, is no longer true sight or true sound at any time of day. I ran right by it with S/I up at 2:00 game time and nothing happened. This page needs to be unlocked so it can be changed to normal Sound Detection for good. Jcarlson08 21:02, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

It's True Sight. Most mobs that are T(S) are legally blind (very narrow, very short detection range) but definitely see through Invis. The room he's in is full of uneven terrain, which helps avoid sight detection. I just got aggro'd twice by this thing turning, while I had invis up, and outside of hearing range. I can confirm, without a doubt, that this mob is True Sight.--Caerith 06:19, 24 January 2009 (UTC)

Testimonials

  • Soloable by a lucky 75 RDM/NIN.
  • Soloable by a lucky 75 NIN/DNC. Don't need people to take care of the bombs as you don't aggro them with ninjutsu. Bring a solid evasion set, a good ninjutsu skill set, 2-3 stacks of holy waters and foods (sushis). ~2h40 of fight. Kornemuz 10:51, 23 November 2008 (UTC)

Aggro

Just did some testing on him since I was out there mining. Was not truesight or sound during daytime or nighttime. I backed way off, and dropped my sneak to see if he aggros sound, and I only got to about ~25 distance before I was drawn in. Was approaching from behind with invisible still up, so definitely aggroed me by sound, but the range was insane. I put a note on the front page to reflect it, going to test again next time I go mining to try and get an exact distance from which he aggros. Atticusu 11:00, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

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