Type Petitioner Location Reward
Notice Board Aekom (Bhujerba: Lhusu Square) Lhusu Mines, Transitway 1 600 Gil, Rose Corsage, Balaclava, Great Serpentskin


Lv HP Weakness Steal
10 6079 Fire Antidote, Tanned Hide, Aries Gem


Resistances Status Immunities
Water (Absorbs), Dark, Earth Holy, Ice, Lightning, Wind (Halves) Disable, Disease, Doom, Lure, Oil, Petrify, Poison, Sap


Make your way to the Notice Board in the Cloudborne, Bhujerba and then make your way back to the Lhusu Square area and head downstairs from the Save Crystal to find a Seeq named Aekom, who will complain about the evil snake in the mines. Looks like you’ll have to do what the professional parivir guards can’t and put down this exceptionally dangerous raksas, er, fiend.

You’ll find this beastie with little trouble, as it brazenly slithers about in the Transitway 1 area of the Lhusu Mines. Before you engage it, make sure you cast Protect on your party, as all its attacks are physical in nature, and this will greatly reduce incoming damage. You also won’t be hurt by trying to weed out the weaker monsters prowling about before focusing on Nidhogg.

Pick up the Nidhogg hunt (left), then return to the Lhusu Mines to battle the dangerous snake (right).

As with most Marks, Nighogg will start the battle with a variety of buffs, which you’ll just have to endure. Since all its attacks are physical you can significantly impede the serpent by casting Blind or Immobilize, two status effects it’s not immune to. Fire-based attacks do more damage, but it’s resistant to everything else, save Water, which it absorbs. While its normal attacks are dangerous enough, they can also inflict Poison, which will further burden your healers - Poisona or Antidotes are recommended. It also has a fairly high combo rate and can combo quite a few times in succession, especially when its HP are low, so be wary of damage spikes.

Speaking of which, Nidhogg will seem like a pretty easy Mark until you drive its HP down, at which point it’ll gain an innate boost to its physical attack and defense, making it much harder to finish off. Furthermore, it’ll start utilizing more dangerous attacks, like Saber and Tail Spear, which can do significant damage to one character and inflict Slow. Keep Protect up and a healthy stock of Hi-Potions come in very handy as Nidhogg nears its death throes.

After your bout with the devious basilisk, return to the petitioner to claim the reward.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms
    PC, Switch, PS4, Steam, XB1
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    30 August 2017
  • Last Updated
    29 October 2020
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Nathan Garvin, Jarrod Garripoli

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Enter an era of war within the world of Ivalice. The small kingdom of Dalmasca, conquered by the Archadian Empire, is left in ruin and uncertainty. Princess Ashe, the one and only heir to the throne, devotes herself to the resistance to liberate her country. Vaan, a young man who lost his family in the war, dreams of flying freely in the skies. In a fight for freedom and fallen royalty, join these unlikely allies and their companions as they embark on a heroic adventure to free their homeland.

This guide contains the following:

  • A walkthrough that’ll guide you through the story, help you obtain all the best weapons and armor, and defeat every monster.
  • An interactive map of the Giruvegan Great Crystal; featuring all weapons, armors, save crystals, gate stones, way stones, bosses and rare enemies.
  • Tips for getting the best equipment from the Bazaar and from enemies.
  • A detailed Job Guide featuring all twelve job classes in the game, and the best ways to combine them and characters to form the ultimate party.
  • How to find and defeat all Hunt Marks and Rare Game.
  • Citations of the differences between this version of the game and the original.
  • A thorough explanation of all of the game’s mechanics.
  • All sidequests, including Trial Mode.
  • A trophy guide that will get you that shiny Platinum Trophy.

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