As you continue through the trees, you sense beasts surrounding you on all the sides. Their reek is ever-present in your nose while their constant low growl plays on your nerves. You have reached Fenrir's dread lair!
—Game description of Fenrir's lair, Etrian Odyssey
This beast resembles a tiger (in Etrian Odyssey), with a white pelt and two enormous, ice-cold fangs, which have claimed the lives of many explorers. His roar is terrifying to hear, rendering most weaker explorers unable to act in fear. When faced in combat he is a fierce opponent, and worse yet, he is backed up by his pack, which will soon join their leader if given the opportunity.
Fenrir (Etrian Odyssey)Edit
Fenrir returns in Etrian Odyssey Untold. Its main tactic is to swarm the player with lots of FOEs.
Upon entering it's lair, you'll notice Fenrir is accompanied by 4 Skolls. This effectively gives the boss fight a pseudo-time-limit to low level parties; if Fenrir isn't dealt with as fast as possible, the FOEs will start to join in mid-battle, which can prove problematic. On top of that, Fenrir can Howl, a 2-turn move which can summon additional Wolf FOEs at the edges of the lair, which can join mid-batle as well.
An easy way is to deal with Fenrir is to have a dedicated character continuously use Flash Bombs and Sonic Bombs.
Fenrir, and all FOEs accompanying him, are weak to Fire and resistant to Ice. Having an Alchemist or Ronin (Classic) available is recommended for their elemental damage. A Medic with refresh is also effective as it can remove the Fear status that Horrific Roar can inflict. Binding it's head will also completely nullify all it's abilities (as they are all head-based), so a Gunner, Dark Hunter (Classic) and Hexer (Classic) would be useful.
- Cold Fangs (Uses ???): Ranged STR-based Ice attack that pierces across lines.
- Horrific Roar (Uses ???): Inflicts Fear on whole party.
- Howl (Uses ???): Goes to a stance on first use. Summons additional Wolf FOEs within the room next turn. Can be cancelled with Sonic Bombs.
Conditional Drop Edit
- In order to acquire it's conditional drop, the Wolf Tail, you need to defeat it within the first turn. This is easily achievable by a high-level party.
Fenrir (Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold)Edit
Fenrir is the first of bosses to be fought in sequence in the downloadable quest Treasures Untold.
Unlike its counterpart in EOU, Fenrir has been massively beefed up, gaining a mountain of HP and stats to match postgame parties. Additionally, it begins the battle with an entire pack of Skolls to make up for the lack of FOEs joining the fray mid-battle.
The battle should play out mostly like that in EOU, albeit without its Howl skill that otherwise summons more wolves. The Skolls can prove to be a nuisance, stunning members of the party now and then, but if one were to focus on Fenrir completely the fight should end quickly - as it should, as there are 6 more bosses to be fought without a chance to rest.
- In Etrian Odyssey, Fenrir is the only boss in the series who doesn't have a unique sprite, Stingmaw sharing the same sprite, being a pallete swap.
- Fenrir's name is based on Fenrir, the wolf of the Norse mythology who killed Odin during the ragnarok.
- Although he is the leader of a wolf pack, his appearance is based on a Saber-toothed cat . In Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl, this was changed appopriately to a wolf.