Realm: Midgard
Type: Dragon
Gives Master Level Exp
Per patch 1.100 (12.15.09):
* Gjalpinulva has been increased in difficulty and will now have a chance to spawn more frequently. Additionally Gjalpinulva’s corpse will now decay within a half hour in order to allow players to forcibly spawn him once every half hour if Gerrik’s Sword is used.
* Adolescent dragons have been increased in difficulty.

Per the 1.101 Release Notes 02.24.10:

Gjalpinulva: The damage values of this monster have been reduced. The main breath weapon attack now gives an immunity timer that protects against further resistance debuffs. The primary special attacks have had their reuse timer increased from 2 minutes to 5 minutes. New mechanics have been put into place to target inattentive players.
Minimum Level: 80
Maximum Level: 80
Known Habitats:
Location of Gjalpinulva
Related Quests:
Known Loot:
Last Updated: Wed Jan 19 06:05:45 2011
Picture of Gjalpinulva
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# Dec 29 2006 at 2:35 PM Rating: Decent
Whatever you do, don't let those dogs get out of her lair. One dog will come back with around 6 red and purple drakulvs. We let a dog escape two times in one of our raids. We didn't wipe, but it did cause some complications. If you have a well organized group, you should be able to kill the drakulvs. If you have a better organized group, you wouldn't have let the dogs escape the lair.
# Nov 21 2006 at 11:15 AM Rating: Excellent
169 posts
Gjalpinulva drops a Dragon Etched Sleeves.
Gjalpinulva drops the Ageless Dragon Etched Coif.
Gjalpinulva drops a Flame Wrought Ring.
Gjalpinulva drops a Bracer of Embodiment.
Gjalpinulva drops a Soulpiercer's Gauntlets.
Gjalpinulva drops a Soulbinder's Helm.
Gjalpinulva drops a Soulbinder's Sleeves.
Gjalpinulva drops a Soulbinder's Boots.
Gjalpinulva drops a Soul Forge.
Gjalpinulva drops the Ancient Bloodbound Sleeves.
Gjalpinulva drops the Ancient Bloodbound Pants.
Gjalpinulva drops the Ancient Bloodbound Boots.
Gjalpinulva drops a Golden Alloy Short Sword.
Gjalpinulva drops a Golden Alloy Great Bow.
Gjalpinulva drops a Golden Alloy Axe.
Gjalpinulva drops a Golden Alloy Great Spear.
Gjalpinulva drops the Immolated Great Dragonfire Cleaver.
Gjalpinulva drops a Barbed Ebon Coif.
Gjalpinulva drops a Battle Scourge.
Gjalpinulva drops a Dragon Singed Ebon Legs.
Gjalpinulva drops a Red Diamond Vexed Staff.
Gjalpinulva drops a Perfected Armor Pattern.
Gjalpinulva drops a Golden Alloy Great Sword.

Edited, Nov 21st 2006 3:45pm by Thaals
# Jul 28 2006 at 12:11 PM Rating: Decent
I don't know if she does this anymore, but my friend accidentally camped in the area after an unsuccessful raid and got pwned by the dragon when she logged in. And then the dragon started talking. Does Gjalpinulva still talk to you when she kills you?


She looks a lot like a dragon with a wolf's head.
# Nov 30 2006 at 6:23 AM Rating: Decent
Yeah, She flies around from time to time and if she is close to you she will kill you with her breath attack. And she does still talk to you after she kills you.
re:dragon update
# Feb 28 2006 at 4:48 PM Rating: Decent
On my last post about the midgard dragon I left out a player in both of the tank groups... that slot can be almost anything like a skald for DA or another warr/valk/thane and all should be lvl 50 its ok with a few lvl 48-49 though

Edited, Tue Feb 28 16:05:01 2006
re: midgard dragon
# Feb 28 2006 at 4:32 PM Rating: Decent
I kill the dragon all the time with 21-25 people and a few bots (like mine and maybe 2 others). he is not hard here is what you need... 3 groups and 1 solo.. 2 of the groups are best set as follows....1 aug healer 1 meand healer 1 aug shammy 2 thane/valks 2 warriors... The last group shoud be 1 pac healer 1 aug shammy 1 shield thane/valk/warrior/savage for protect on healer 5 casters to gaurd the exits...Solo is best a shammy or healer helping with rezzes... if all are ml5 and have pf then spread em out. tanks gaurd each other and protect the halers and shammies. when she has about 30% health left
drop a few det fields...she will stun for 30 secs i said stun not mezz...eoy is a nice touch as well... when she glares you run away from the zerg....not toward the exits either cause the casters are there and we dont want them dead...if she calls for her babies to come and aid her then f8 and kill them caster are important here dont let em out the exits and that is how it's done make sure healers keep cold resists up and you should be fine. thanes and valks will alternate useing call of 1000 storms Good Luck and Good Hunting
# Oct 14 2003 at 8:18 PM Rating: Decent
I have several pics of it, but I don't have a place to host them. Over on the Tristan server, the dragon was killed twice a day for a week, with 27 people. If you bring over a hundred people the dragon goes berzerk and kills everyone. With good leadership the dragon can easily be killed within an hour.
# Apr 29 2003 at 2:06 AM Rating: Decent
31 posts
bah don't complain, it's no problem if you get everyone to listen to whoever's leading your 100-200-person dragon raid...we've had 2 successful dragon raids in midgard on kay now, and we killed it TWICE in one of the raids cuz it repopped...i believe we had just over 100 on the most recent raid. As long as you take care of the little crap around him and stay inside the ruins and DO NOT NUKE HIM (runemasters - me), you should be fine for the most part...get a 50 warrior with SC'd armor to take the aggro the whole time and consta-taunt, it helps...
Killing the Dragon
# Dec 20 2002 at 11:52 AM Rating: Decent
You ve got to be inside the hort to fight. If ANYONE outside the hort attacks the dragon, he will cast his AE.
Btw. killing Yar will reduce the CHance that the Dragon´s going to exhale :P
Killing the Dragon
# Dec 20 2002 at 11:52 AM Rating: Decent
You ve got to be inside the hort to fight. If ANYONE outside the hort attacks the dragon, he will cast his AE.
Btw. killing Yar will reduce the CHance that the Dragon´s going to exhale :P
Dragons Are fun :)
# Nov 02 2002 at 9:54 PM Rating: Default
DUH dragons are supposed to hit for unreal damage and kill everyone thats the point =-) If your gonna cry about an unfair monster cry about the belemoth in DF. that thing is unfair. You cant hit it some say it absorbs all attacks. but the dragon isn't all that bad at least u can kill him. just need lotsa lotsa lotsa lvl 50s and alot alot alot of planning :)
# Oct 03 2002 at 12:44 PM Rating: Default
went with 74 peeps lasted approx 3 min then was over was fun tho:)
dragon pics?
# Sep 20 2002 at 3:11 AM Rating: Default
someone get a damn pic of the dragons ffs on every realm, there never seems to be one
no fun to kill
# Sep 25 2002 at 5:30 AM Rating: Default
dragons in this game suck. they are not fun to fight at all. getten wasted in .2 seconds isnt fun. yea he can be killed. but who bothers most of the time. its always up and no one cares. Mythic needs to lower the dmg output of this thing and if they have to give it more hp.

The time it takes to get everyone together. get grouped buffed. set up the attack plan. work your way out there. then die is a second flat is a waste of time. at least give the player the opertunity to live 60 seconds ago to really enjoy what he is doing.
RE: no fun to kill
# Oct 13 2002 at 10:49 PM Rating: Default
Thats the point.

Dragons are supposed to be virtually unkillable.
RE: dragon pics?
# Sep 25 2002 at 5:11 AM Rating: Default
I love this thing. You hear the dragon broadcast then 'poof' you die. huge chat lag from 40 somewhat people dead in .5 seconds and your chat scrolls 4 pages.
# Sep 01 2002 at 10:58 PM Rating: Default
That bird killed 2fg lvl50's with 1 AoENuke
Hit me for 3000 odd dmg you must be very lucky to survive 1 AoEnuke from that thing
# Aug 30 2002 at 1:55 AM Rating: Default
Wussy? One burst of breath and a level 40+ party is ready to release. A 50 group manages to hold its own for an incredible two seconds. 100 foolhardy players get demolished inside the dragon's lair. Yah, what a wuss.
# Aug 13 2002 at 6:40 AM Rating: Default
trust me that thing nasty :)
#Anonymous, Posted: Aug 07 2002 at 8:06 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Level zero, what a wussy
# Aug 04 2002 at 2:53 PM Rating: Default
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