Hunt 31: Wyrm Wrath’s Renewal
Fafnir – Rank VII
Fafnir is one of the last few Hunts available in the game. This hunt becomes available any time after you have completed the Ancient City of Giruvegan and the Great Crystal. You should return to Balfonheim Port to speak to Reddas and have him join your party before starting this hunt as having Reddas in your party will be helpful.
The petitioner for this hunt is listed as Ieeha but Ieeha will not be there when you arrive at Mt Bur-Omisace. Instead, you will find a Viera named Relj leaning up against one of the crates in the refugee camp. Speak to her to initiate the Hunt.
Fafnir is located in the Paramina Rift in the Silverflow’s End area. You can use the orange Save Crystal at Mt Bur-Omisace to warp to the Stilshrine of Miriam and walk north into the Silverflow’s End. However, the mark is actually located on the western portion of this zone which is split down the center, making it just as easy to reach by walking south (or riding a Chocobo) from Mt Bur-Omisace. You must travel through the Karydine Glacier area in order to reach it.
The difficulty in making Fafnir appear though is that there has to be a snowstorm active in the zone when you arrive. You may need to re-zone into the area from the Feywood (by travelling west from the Karydine Glacier into the Icebound Flow and out) a few times until there is a snowstorm when you arrive. This is fairly random unfortunately so it may take a few attempts.
Fafnir begins the battle with a number of beneficial status effects already active. He will continuously inflict Silence, Stop and Sleep status effects on all of your party members by casting those spells specifically and as side effects of some of his moves like White Wind. Fafnir has a lot of HP and does a lot of damage so expect this to be one of the more difficult fights.
Start of the battle by casting Dispel on Fafnir and keep a Dispel Gambit active throughout the fight. Fafnir is vulnerable to Slow and to Sap. Have one of your characters cast Slow on him and have one of your characters cast either Scourge or Bio on him to greatly increase the amount of damage done. You can also use Shear or Expose to reduce Fafnir’s defenses and increase the amount of damage that each of your party members do.