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Gargouille 1 (FFXI)

Gargouille have been told about in stories that they once graced the proud San d'Orian Cathedral coming to life and stealing away the souls of those who lack proper discipline and self-control. While the story may have been a childhood fable meant to instill the best qualities in restless young ones, when it was discovered during the Crystal War that the Allied Forces had to contend with similar living, breathing beasts, the church quickly dismantled all traces of the statuary from the cathedral.

Several conjectures existed to explain the origin and the nature of these bitter enemies of Altana. Some thought them to be the product of an unholy union between imps, demons and the very earth itself. Others speculated that they were drawn from the nightmares of Altana's children, made flesh and stone by the wicked forces behind the war. Still more found them to be not truly living, but more like the magic Cardians of Windurst, with near mindless, automated servitude.

Gargouille are formidable foes, possessing not only the power of flight and fear, but commanding potent dark attacks, as well as being able to rally their strength by focusing on the thrill and the triumph of victory.

Gargouille have not been seen since the climatic battles of the Northlands that brought an end to the Great War, giving some credence the "born from a dream" hypothesis. Perhaps because of their obscure origins and unique nature, academics and crafters both have a high demand for the varied gargouille remains that have lasted into the Present Day.

Regular Monsters Edit

  • Dire Gargouille
  • Gargouille
  • Gnarled Gargouille
  • Gruesome Gargouille

Notorious Monsters Edit

  • Astika
  • Gargouille Warden
  • Grand'Goule
  • Kaliya
  • Quasimodo
  • Shadowwing
  • Shadowwing Infuriator
  • Shesha
  • Vasuki

Special attacks Edit

  • Bloody Claw: Single target Drain and random attribute down.
  • Dark Orb: Area of effect Dark damage. Only used while flying.
  • Dark Mist: Area of effect Dark damage and Weight. Only used while flying.
  • Terror Eye: Cone Gaze Attack Terror, freezing target in time. Only used while standing.
  • Triumphant Roar: Increases attack stat. Only used while standing.


Etymology Edit

Gargoyles were initially ordinary stone statues built on rooftops to let rainwater above flow down to the ground through certain paths. The statues were usually carved as monsters and strange creatures, which later spawned the belief that gargoyles are the guardians of the buildings they live in.

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