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{{FFIV:TAY Enemies
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{{sideicon|IVTAY}}
| Wii = Lord Dragon
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{{DISPLAYTITLE:Nova Dragon (''The After Years'')}}
| image = [[File:LordDragon.png]]
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{{infobox enemy
| japan = しんりゅう
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| name = Nova Dragon
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| release = IVTAY
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| image = <gallery>
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Shinryu-FFPSP.png|PSP
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LordDragon.png|Wii
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</gallery>
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| japanese = しんりゅう
 
| romaji = Shinryū
 
| romaji = Shinryū
| HP = 180,000
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|location = [[The After Years#Final Tale, Part Two: Planet Eater|Crystals]]: [[Depths]] B14
| Str = 255
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|type = Boss
| Def = 13
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}}
| Mag = 100
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{{Quote|That divine grace... He was something much more than a mere monster.|Rosa}}
| MagDef = 150
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'''Nova Dragon''', also known as '''Lord Dragon''', is a [[superboss]] from ''[[Final Fantasy IV: The After Years]]''. Unlike [[Atomos (The After Years)|Atomos]] or [[Gilgamesh (The After Years)|Gilgamesh]], it is optional to fight it in the [[Depths]] of the [[True Moon]].
| Location = [[The After Years#Final Tale, Part Two: Planet Eater|Crystals]]: [[Depths]] B14
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{{See|Shinryu}}
| Gil = None
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==Stats==
| EXP = None
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{{infobox enemy stats IVTAY
| Items = None
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| wii = Lord Dragon
| Abilities = Tidal Wave, [[Diamond Dust]], [[Meteor]], Cursed Elegy, [[Protect (Ability)|Protect]], [[Shell (Ability)|Shell]], Embrace, Doom
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| hp = 180000
| Type = Dragon
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| strength = 255
| Weak = None
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| defense = 13
| Resist = [[Poison (Status)|Poison]], [[Blind (Status)|Blind]], [[Silence (Status)|Silence]], [[Pig (Ability)|Pig]], [[Mini (Status)|Mini]], [[Toad (Status)|Toad]], [[Petrify (Status)|Petrify]], [[Instant Death|Death]], [[Berserk (Status)|Berserk]], [[Confusion|Confuse]], [[Sleep (Status)|Sleep]], [[Paralysis|Paralyze]], [[Curse (Status)|Curse]], [[Gradual Petrify (Status)|Gradual Petrify]]
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| magic = 100
| Absorb = Light
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| magic defense = 150
| info =
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| location = [[The After Years#Final Tale, Part Two: Planet Eater|Crystals]]: [[Depths]] B14
| PSP = Nova Dragon
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| drop 1 = [[Final Fantasy IV: The After Years weapons#Ragnarok|Ragnarok]]
| PSP image = [[File:Shinryu-FFPSP.png]]
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| abilities = [[Tsunami|Tidal Wave]], [[Diamond Dust]], [[Meteor (ability)|Meteor]], Cursed Elegy, [[Protect (ability)|Protect]], [[Shell (ability)|Shell]], Embrace, [[Doom (ability)|Doom]], [[Atomic Ray (ability)|Thermal Rays]], [[Maelstrom (ability)|Maelstrom]], [[Poison Gas|Venomous Gas]], [[Flare (ability)|Flare]], [[Death (ability)|Death]]
| PSP japan = しんりゅう
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| dragon = true
| PSP romaji = Shinryū
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| holy = Absorb
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| poison = Immune
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| blind = Immune
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| silence = Immune
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| pig = Immune
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| mini = Immune
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| toad = Immune
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| petrify = Immune
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| death = Immune
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| gradual petrify = Immune
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| berserk = Immune
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| confuse = Immune
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| sleep = Immune
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| paralyze = Immune
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| float = Immune
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| curse = Immune
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| libra = Immune
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| heavy = true
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| psp = Nova Dragon
 
| prev = Omega (The After Years)
 
| prev = Omega (The After Years)
 
| bestiary = 310
 
| bestiary = 310
 
| next = Atomos (The After Years)
 
| next = Atomos (The After Years)
| PSP HP = 180,000
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| psp strength = 255
| PSP Str = 255
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| psp location = [[The After Years#Final Tale, Part Two: Planet Eater|Crystals]]: [[Depths]] B14
| PSP Def = 13
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| psp drop 1 = [[Final Fantasy IV: The After Years weapons#Ragnarok|Ragnarok]]
| PSP Mag = 100
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| psp abilities = [[Tsunami|Tidal Wave]], [[Diamond Dust]], [[Meteor (ability)|Meteor]], Cursed Elegy, [[Protect (ability)|Protect]], [[Shell (ability)|Shell]], Embrace, [[Doom (ability)|Doom]], [[Atomic Ray (ability)|Thermal Rays]], [[Maelstrom (ability)|Maelstrom]], [[Poison Gas|Venomous Gas]], [[Flare (ability)|Flare]], [[Death (ability)|Death]]
| PSP MagDef = 150
 
| PSP Location = [[The After Years#Final Tale, Part Two: Planet Eater|Crystals]]: [[Depths]] B14
 
| PSP Gil = None
 
| PSP EXP = None
 
| PSP Items = [[Ragnarok (Weapon)|Ragnarok]]
 
| PSP Abilities = Tidal Wave, [[Diamond Dust]], [[Meteor]], Cursed Elegy, [[Protect (Ability)|Protect]], [[Shell (Ability)|Shell]], Embrace, Doom, Thermal Rays
 
| PSP Type = Dragon
 
| PSP Weak = None
 
| PSP Resist = [[Poison (Status)|Poison]], [[Blind (Status)|Blind]], [[Silence (Status)|Silence]], [[Pig (Ability)|Pig]], [[Mini (Status)|Mini]], [[Toad (Status)|Toad]], [[Petrify (Status)|Petrify]], [[Instant Death|Death]], [[Berserk (Status)|Berserk]], [[Confusion|Confuse]], [[Sleep (Status)|Sleep]], [[Paralysis|Paralyze]], [[Curse (Status)|Curse]], [[Gradual Petrify (Status)|Gradual Petrify]]
 
| PSP Absorb = Holy
 
| PSP info =
 
 
}}
 
}}
'''[[Shinryu|Nova Dragon]]''', also known as '''Lord Dragon''', is a superboss from ''[[Final Fantasy IV: The After Years]]''. Unlike Atomos or Gilgamesh, it is optional to fight it in the [[Depths]] of the True Moon.
 
   
==Strategy==
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== Battle ==
It is recommended to fight Nova Dragon when the party is at Level 70+ with some of the best equipment, such as Ultima Weapon and the Adamant Armor. A Black Mage must have Rapid Ring v2, while the party's White Mage should equip the Twinstars. Immediately cast Slow or use a Spider Silk on Nova Dragon to lower his speed. Nova Dragon will begin battle with Tidal Wave, which will KO characters with low HP, even at high levels. Quickly revive them with Phoenix Downs, and have a White Mage use Curaja every turn afterward. He does not use Tidal Wave twice in one turn, and always takes time to perform other attacks before using it again. He often uses Cursed Elegy, which will put the party under the Slow status. This can be remedied with Haste, but it will not impede on the party's performance too much. When they do not have to use healing items, physical fighters should use abilities such as Jump, or attack with the Ultima Weapon. A Black Mage's best spells to use are either Flare, or Meteor, which will do 5,000 - 8,000 damage to Nova Dragon, if not more with a Limit Ring. Other abilities such as the Heal Pill Ninjutsu are useful if any characters are in critical condition. Nova Dragon will sometimes use Embrace, which will petrify a character and also heal all of their HP, which can be stopped with equipment such as the Ribbon. Before dying, he will cast Meteor on the party, so the player must make certain that at least one of their characters will survive. The same strategy works better if the player has Porom with Dualcast and the Twinstars. Dualcast will allow Porom to heal the party more efficiently and use Arise to revive others simultaneously. This is especially useful when someone dies from Nova Dragon's [[Doom (Ability)|Doom]] spell.
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Nova Dragon will begin battle with [[Tsunami|Tidal Wave]], which will [[Knocked Out|KO]] characters with low HP, even at high [[level]]s. He does not use Tidal Wave twice in one turn, and always takes time to perform other attacks before using it again. He often uses Cursed Elegy, which will put the party under the [[Slow (status)|Slow]] status. Nova Dragon will sometimes use Embrace, which will [[Petrify (status)|petrify]] a character and also heal all of their HP. Before dying, he will cast [[Meteor (ability)|Meteor]] on the party as a [[Final Attack|final attack]].
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=== Strategy ===
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It is recommended to fight Nova Dragon when the party is at Level 70+ with some of the best equipment, such as [[Final Fantasy IV: The After Years weapons#Ultima Weapon|Ultima Weapon]] and the [[Final Fantasy IV: The After Years armor#Adamant Armor|Adamant Armor]]. A Black Mage must have [[Final Fantasy IV: The After Years armor#Rapid Ring v2|Rapid Ring v2]], while the party's White Mage should equip the [[Final Fantasy IV: The After Years armor#Twinstars|Twinstars]]. The party should start by casting [[Slow (ability)|Slow]] or use a [[Final Fantasy IV: The After Years items#Spider Silk|Spider Silk]] on Nova Dragon to lower his speed.
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After reviving KO'd party members from Nova Dragon's Tsunami with [[Final Fantasy IV: The After Years items#Phoenix Down|Phoenix Downs]], and have a White Mage use [[Curaja]] every turn afterward. The Slow from Nova Dragon's Cursed Elegy can be remedied with [[Haste (status)|Haste]], but it will not impede on the party's performance too much. When they do not have to use healing items, physical fighters should use abilities such as [[Jump (ability)|Jump]], or attack with the Ultima Weapon. A Black Mage's best spells to use are either [[Flare (ability)|Flare]], or Meteor, which will do 5,000 - 8,000 damage to Nova Dragon, if not more with a [[Final Fantasy IV: The After Years armor#Limit Ring|Limit Ring]]. Other abilities such as the [[Heal Pill]] [[Ninjutsu (The After Years)|Ninjutsu]] are useful if any characters are in [[HP Critical|critical]] condition. Petrification be stopped with equipment such as the [[Final Fantasy IV: The After Years armor#Ribbon|Ribbon]]. The player must make certain at least one party member will survive Nova Dragon's final attack. The same strategy works better if the player has [[Porom]] with [[Dualcast]] and the Twinstars. Dualcast will allow Porom to heal the party more efficiently and use [[Arise]] to revive others simultaneously. This is especially useful when someone dies from Nova Dragon's [[Doom (ability)|Doom]] spell.
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== Gallery ==
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<gallery>
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FFIV TAY Cursed Elegy.png|Cursed Elegy (Wii).
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FFIV TAY Diamond Dust EA.png|Diamond Dust (Wii).
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FFIV TAY Doom.PNG|Doom (Wii).
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FFIV TAY Protect EA.png|Protect (Wii).
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FFIV TAY Shell EA.png|Shell (Wii).
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TAY Wii Tidal Wave.jpg|Tidal Wave (Wii).
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FFIV TAY Venomous Gas.png|Venomous Gas (Wii).
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FF4PSP TAY Enemy Ability Cursed Elegy.png|Cursed Elegy (PSP).
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</gallery>
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== Etymology ==
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{{etym|Shinryu}}
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{{etym|Nova}}
   
==Gallery==
 
{{Gallery
 
|File:FFIV TAY Cursed Elegy.png|Cursed Elegy (Wii).
 
|File:FFIV TAY Diamond Dust EA.png|Diamond Dust (Wii).
 
|File:FFIV TAY Doom.PNG|Doom (Wii).
 
|File:FFIV TAY Protect EA.png|Protect (Wii).
 
|File:FFIV TAY Shell EA.png|Shell (Wii).
 
|File:TAY Wii Tidal Wave.jpg|Tidal Wave (Wii).
 
|File:TAY Wii Venomous Gas.jpg|Venomous Gas (Wii).
 
|File:FF4PSP TAY Enemy Ability Cursed Elegy.png|Cursed Elegy (PSP).
 
}}
 
   
 
[[it:Shinryu (The After Years)]]
 
[[it:Shinryu (The After Years)]]
[[Category:Final Fantasy IV: The After Years Bosses]]
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[[Category:Bosses in Final Fantasy IV: The After Years]]
 
[[Category:Superbosses]]
 
[[Category:Superbosses]]

Latest revision as of 23:11, January 9, 2020

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That divine grace... He was something much more than a mere monster.

Rosa

Nova Dragon, also known as Lord Dragon, is a superboss from Final Fantasy IV: The After Years. Unlike Atomos or Gilgamesh, it is optional to fight it in the Depths of the True Moon.

StatsEdit

Battle Edit

Nova Dragon will begin battle with Tidal Wave, which will KO characters with low HP, even at high levels. He does not use Tidal Wave twice in one turn, and always takes time to perform other attacks before using it again. He often uses Cursed Elegy, which will put the party under the Slow status. Nova Dragon will sometimes use Embrace, which will petrify a character and also heal all of their HP. Before dying, he will cast Meteor on the party as a final attack.

Strategy Edit

It is recommended to fight Nova Dragon when the party is at Level 70+ with some of the best equipment, such as Ultima Weapon and the Adamant Armor. A Black Mage must have Rapid Ring v2, while the party's White Mage should equip the Twinstars. The party should start by casting Slow or use a Spider Silk on Nova Dragon to lower his speed.

After reviving KO'd party members from Nova Dragon's Tsunami with Phoenix Downs, and have a White Mage use Curaja every turn afterward. The Slow from Nova Dragon's Cursed Elegy can be remedied with Haste, but it will not impede on the party's performance too much. When they do not have to use healing items, physical fighters should use abilities such as Jump, or attack with the Ultima Weapon. A Black Mage's best spells to use are either Flare, or Meteor, which will do 5,000 - 8,000 damage to Nova Dragon, if not more with a Limit Ring. Other abilities such as the Heal Pill Ninjutsu are useful if any characters are in critical condition. Petrification be stopped with equipment such as the Ribbon. The player must make certain at least one party member will survive Nova Dragon's final attack. The same strategy works better if the player has Porom with Dualcast and the Twinstars. Dualcast will allow Porom to heal the party more efficiently and use Arise to revive others simultaneously. This is especially useful when someone dies from Nova Dragon's Doom spell.

Gallery Edit

Etymology Edit

Shinryu is the Japanese on'yomi name for Shénlóng, literally "god/divine dragon", an important ancient dragon in Chinese mythology. It is said to preside over storms and rain, and can bring disastrous drought, thunderstorms and general bad weather if it feels neglected and/or angered.

A notable difference between common Chinese dragons and a Shenlong/Shinryu is their fingers; the latter have five on each hand as opposed to four, and they are said to share the same green-blue-ish color as another mythological dragon, the Qinglong/Seiryu (lit. Azure/Blue Dragon). The Final Fantasy interpretation has four fingers on each hand.

Nova means "new" in Latin. A nova is a cataclysmic nuclear explosion caused by the accretion of hydrogen onto the surface of a white dwarf star. Supernovae are extremely luminous and cause a burst of radiation that often briefly outshines an entire galaxy, before fading from view over several weeks or months. During the 16th century, astronomer Tycho Brahe observed the supernova SN 1572 in the constellation Cassiopeia, describing it in his book De stella nova (Latin for "concerning the new star"), giving rise to the name nova.

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