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{{IVTAY Enemy
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{{DISPLAYTITLE:Nova Dragon (''The After Years'')}}
| wii = Lord Dragon
 
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{{infobox enemy
| image = [[File:LordDragon.png]]
 
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| name = Nova Dragon
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| release = IVTAY
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| image = <gallery>
 
Shinryu-FFPSP.png|PSP
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LordDragon.png|Wii
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</gallery>
 
| japanese = しんりゅう
 
| japanese = しんりゅう
 
| romaji = Shinryū
 
| romaji = Shinryū
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|location = [[The After Years#Final Tale, Part Two: Planet Eater|Crystals]]: [[Depths]] B14
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|type = Boss
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}}
 
{{Quote|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 (The After Years)|Atomos]] or [[Gilgamesh (The After Years)|Gilgamesh]], it is optional to fight it in the [[Depths]] of the [[True Moon]].
 
{{See|Shinryu}}
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==Stats==
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{{infobox enemy stats IVTAY
 
| wii = Lord Dragon
 
| hp = 180000
 
| hp = 180000
 
| strength = 255
 
| strength = 255
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| magic defense = 150
 
| magic defense = 150
 
| location = [[The After Years#Final Tale, Part Two: Planet Eater|Crystals]]: [[Depths]] B14
 
| location = [[The After Years#Final Tale, Part Two: Planet Eater|Crystals]]: [[Depths]] B14
 
| drop 1 = [[Final Fantasy IV: The After Years weapons#Ragnarok|Ragnarok]]
| abilities = [[Tsunami|Tidal Wave]], [[Diamond Dust]], [[Meteor (Final Fantasy IV)|Meteor]], Cursed Elegy, [[Protect (ability)|Protect]], [[Shell (ability)|Shell]], Embrace, [[Doom (ability)|Doom]]
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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]]
 
| dragon = true
 
| dragon = true
 
| holy = Absorb
 
| holy = Absorb
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| heavy = true
 
| heavy = true
 
| psp = Nova Dragon
 
| psp = Nova Dragon
| psp image = [[File:Shinryu-FFPSP.png]]
 
 
| prev = Omega (The After Years)
 
| prev = Omega (The After Years)
 
| bestiary = 310
 
| bestiary = 310
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| psp strength = 255
 
| psp strength = 255
 
| psp location = [[The After Years#Final Tale, Part Two: Planet Eater|Crystals]]: [[Depths]] B14
 
| psp location = [[The After Years#Final Tale, Part Two: Planet Eater|Crystals]]: [[Depths]] B14
| psp drop 1 = [[List of Final Fantasy IV: The After Years weapons#Ragnarok|Ragnarok]]
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| psp drop 1 = [[Final Fantasy IV: The After Years weapons#Ragnarok|Ragnarok]]
 
| 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 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]]
 
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}}
{{See Also|Shinryu}}
 
   
 
== Battle ==
{{Q|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 (The After Years)|Atomos]] or [[Gilgamesh (The After Years)|Gilgamesh]], it is optional to fight it in the [[Depths]] of the [[True Moon]].
 
 
==Battle==
 
 
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]].
 
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]].
   
===Strategy===
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=== Strategy ===
It is recommended to fight Nova Dragon when the party is at Level 70+ with some of the best equipment, such as [[List of Final Fantasy IV: The After Years weapons#Ultima Weapon|Ultima Weapon]] and the [[List of Final Fantasy IV: The After Years armor#Adamant Armor|Adamant Armor]]. A Black Mage must have [[List of Final Fantasy IV: The After Years armor#Rapid Ring v2|Rapid Ring v2]], while the party's White Mage should equip the [[List of Final Fantasy IV: The After Years armor#Twinstars|Twinstars]]. The party should start by casting [[Slow (ability)|Slow]] or use a [[List of Final Fantasy IV: The After Years items#Spider Silk|Spider Silk]] on Nova Dragon to lower his speed.
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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.
   
After reviving KO'd party members from Nova Dragon's Tsunami with [[List of 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 [[List of 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 [[List of 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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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.
   
==Gallery==
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== Gallery ==
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
 
FFIV TAY Cursed Elegy.png|Cursed Elegy (Wii).
 
FFIV TAY Cursed Elegy.png|Cursed Elegy (Wii).
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</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
==Etymology==
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== Etymology ==
 
{{etym|Shinryu}}
 
{{etym|Shinryu}}
   
 
{{etym|Nova}}
 
{{etym|Nova}}
   
[[Category:Final Fantasy IV: The After Years Bosses]]
 
[[Category:Superbosses]]
 
   
 
[[it:Shinryu (The After Years)]]
 
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[[Category:Bosses in Final Fantasy IV: The After Years]]
 
[[Category:Superbosses]]

Latest revision as of 23:11, 9 January 2020


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.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Battle[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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 | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

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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