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The Aery is a dungeon in Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward, the floating fortress of the great wyrm Nidhogg, flying above the Churning Mists.

Story[edit | edit source]

The Aery

Sensing the death of his consort, a wary Nidhogg has surrounded his lair with a wall of tempestuous winds. After calling upon the assistance of Cid and his ingenious engineers, however, you and Estinien are now ready to breach this howling barrier on the wings of their latest airship prototype─the manacutter. Join the Azure Dragoon on this, the greatest of wyrm hunts, and mount a direct assault upon the Aery. Only with the death of Nidhogg can you ensure the preservation of Ishgard...and bring an end to the Dragonsong War.

In-game Description

The Warrior of Light's party and Estinien break into the Aery and fight through the Dravanian Horde to slay Nidhogg, hoping to end the Dragonsong War once and for all.

Objectives[edit | edit source]

  1. Clear the Aery exterior.
  2. Defeat Rangda.
  3. Clear the Aery interior.
  4. Defeat Gyascutus.
  5. Clear Ena Scorh.
  6. Defeat Nidhogg.

Progression[edit | edit source]

Aery Exterior[edit | edit source]

upon arriving into the aery the party is attacked by dragon's and lightning sprites brought about by the weather. Occassionally on the way through the exterior lightning will strike the ground as a circular AoE.

Akh Fahl Lye[edit | edit source]

Upon entering Akh Fajl Lye the party comes across the dragonkin Rangda, who has many lightning based attacks.

Aery Interior[edit | edit source]

The interior of the Aery is the nesting grounds of Nidhogg's brood, crossing any of the bridges leads a dragon to fly overhead and breathe lightning over the area. Any Nidhogg Broodling that is killed near a slumbering dragon will cause it to awake, and attack the group.

Ten Oohr[edit | edit source]

Leaving the interior of the Aery leads the party outside once more and into the area Ten Oohr. Here they meet the dragon Gyascutus.

Aery Apex[edit | edit source]

After defeating Gyascutus the Party moves across falling pillars and more dragon's.

Errn Scorh[edit | edit source]

Upon entering Errn Schorh the parties path is blocked by crystal, and the party is attacked by Down Wyvern's. Each Wyvern protects a crystal on the path, and upon their defeat the crystal breaks and the party can continue on.

Nidhogg An[edit | edit source]

The party arrives at Nidhogg An, where Estinien has challenged the dragon already and is exhausted. In his stead the party battles Nidhogg.

Enemies[edit | edit source]

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Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Although there are Allagan pieces around the Aery Apex, it hasn't been explained how or why they got there.
  • There was a bug where players abused the Draconian Light buff Estinien gives players at the end of the fight. Players somehow brought the buff outside the instance and used it in PVP or other areas. It boosted a players defense and was patched soon after.
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