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Boss FAQs
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Final Fantasy II (NES)
Square

by Nick Andujo (Psilite)
E-mail: latinolove_77@yahoo.com
Yahoo IM: latinolove_77
AIM: NRA77
Copyright 2005
Version 1.1


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1) Introduction

2) Boss FAQs

   2.1) Main Enemies

   2.2) Other Bosses and Enemies

3) Credits & Other Info.

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6/27/05 (Version 1.0): The first version of this guide!

6/29/05 (Version 1.0): All I did was added in legal copyrights and another
website with legal permission to host my FAQ.

8/5/05 (Version 1.1): Reorganized the ASCII of the enitre FAQ making it look 
much better than it was before. I also added in the Iron Giant to the "Other
Bosses and Enemies" section along with many other errors I fixed.

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Hola todos, and welcome to my Final Fantasy II Boss FAQs! I'm specifically 
making this FAQs to help out anyone that has trouble with the bosses of the
classic RPG FFII. Well, it really might be somewhat subjective weather you
think this game is hard or not, but if you think so, I'm here to help! I've
also included some of the major bosses you fight when opening treasure chests,
and even just some random encounter enemies you should just watch out for. An
additional part I have also included in this FAQs is how to get/accomplish any
recommended prerequisites involving weapons, spells, character development etc.
Statistically, this is the third FAQs I've created, I've created two more in 
the past before I started with this one, though the first one of my FAQs wasn't
all too good in comparison with the others duplicate FAQs for the specific game
I was aiming for. My second one is still under construction at the moment, and
will hopefully be accepted after the additional information I add to it. Also,
if you wish to use my FAQs on your website, or have any other questions, see 
the "Credits & Other Info" section of this FAQs. Anyway, without further ado, 
lets get it on!

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Alright, we shall now get on with the Boss FAQs now, and I've also included 
different strategies for each of these bosses. These Bosses will be in 
Alphabetical order, so if you are looking for a certain boss, don't bother
looking in chronological order. You could also just simply press Ctrl+F to find
which boss you are looking for, anyway, here's the format I'll use to explain
the FAQs of each boss:


Name: Enemy's name.
HP: Enemy's HP.
MP: Enemy's MP (if any).
Attack: Numerical attack value.
Attack Statistics: Average attack count, accuracy (ex: 8, 75%).
Defense: Numerical defensive value.
Evasion: Percentage based evasion.
Magic Defense: Numerical magic defense, magic resistance (ex: 16, 99%).
Weaknesses: (if any) This could mean from elemental weaknesses to any other
            weakness this enemy has.
Difficulty: This could be somewhat subjective here, but it's pretty much for
            you to get the idea of how hard this enemy is/could be. It's also
            scaled out of 10 (ex: 7/10).

Description/Comments: How the enemy looks, or any history is might have, as 
                      well as my comments on it.

Strategy: How to beat this enemy for those of you who need the help. I may 
          also have more than one strategy here, so pick which ever one suits
          you the best if there is more than one.

*Also, as a side note, I will refer to the characters Firion, Maria, Gus etc.
as warrior, magic-user etc. because of the customizing battle system, which
means your team might differ from mine or any others.*


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Name: Adamantoise
HP: 450
MP: 0
Attack: 50
Attack Statistics: 2, 75%
Defense: 60
Evasion: 0%
Magic Defense: 1, 50%
Weaknesses: Ice
Difficulty: 3.5/10

Description/Comments: A huge tortoise that has a hard shell, and is pretty
resistant to physical attacks. The Adamantoise is a very common enemy in the 
FF series, if you've played any other FF game, you should know by now.

Strategy: Well, try not to hesitate too much when you are fight this boss.
First off, simply make sure you have a decent amount of Max HP/endurance, as
well as having up-to-date equipment on. Now, when you go to battle, don't rely
too much on your physical attacks, but rather on your magical attacks, and
your defense. Make sure you know the spell Ice at a decent level, and have your
magic-user repeatedly use it. If you have the weapon the Ancient Sword, you can
also just have your swordsmen attack with it to possibly cast a curse on this 
boss making it easier to physically attack him. Then, this boss should down in
a short while.


Name: Barrel Worm
HP: 2000
MP: 0
Attack: 120
Attack Statistics: 6, 95%
Defense: 100
Evasion: 10%
Magic Defense: 4, 50%
Weaknesses: None
Difficulty: 6/10

Description/Comments: A huge blue worm that has a decent attack value, and 
looks like your average worm in this game. Nothing extremely special I'll
tell you right now, but just known for it's physical properties, and that's
just about it.

Strategy: Before getting into battle, try to make sure you have Gareth equal or
more less the same overall strength as the rest of your party members. Now, 
once in battle, just have your normal attacks attack, and have any magic-user 
use primarly defense magic, or have him/her cast offensive stat raising magic. 
You can use black magic with this character, but it might not be as effective 
as the magic I described beforehand. If you get in trouble (again... if you 
do), just try not to worry about it, and go on as you were, or concentrate more
on your defense rather than your offense.


Name: Behemoth
HP: 1620
MP: 0
Attack: 85
Attack Statistics: 3, 95%
Defense: 50
Evasion: 40%
Magic Defense: 4, 50%
Weaknesses: None
Difficulty: 7/10

Description/Comments: You should already know how this enemy looks like, this 
is a very common enemy in the FF series as well as many other games. Meh, it's 
a large beast-like monster that doesn't look too friendly, and has an excellent
reputation at fighting offensively, so it would be best just not to try 
anything stupid while fight it.

Strategy: Before you encounter this enemy, try to make sure you are 100% (or 
close to) so you won't have any serious trouble with this boss. Now, in battle,
just go for the physical attacks since his defense is probably the weakest stat
he may have. Though, at the same time, watch your defense as well because he 
has an formidable physical attack, and you wouldn't want anyone dying, or being
near death having another issue on your hand. It would be best to have your 
magic-user cast spells like shield, so your defense can be better, and also 
make sure you have those spells at a decent level so they can be accurate, and 
not close to useless. Just keep at this enemy, and he should go down in a 
decent amount of time.


Name: Borghen
HP: 240
MP: 20
Attack: 25
Attack Statistics: 1, 75%
Defense: 17
Evasion: 40%
Magic Defense: 3, 50%
Weaknesses: Physical Stats
Difficulty: 2.5/10

Description/Comments: This is just your average pirate that is a little psycho,
and imitates a laugh just like Kefka from FFVI, if you play the the remastered
version. He actually looks just a little more important than your average 
pirate, and is about as strong as your average pirate. So don't start bitting
your nails when you unexpectedly fight him.

Strategy: Meh, when you get into battle with this boss, odds are, you might not
be 100% to begin with, but don't worry. Just simply charge at him, and just 
ignore any attacks you might hit you with since they won't be known to get you
in serious trouble. Keep this up and in a little while, Mr. Borghen should go
down, and that's just about it!


Name: Chimera
HP: 640
MP: 80
Attack: 60
Attack Statistics: 4, 75%
Defense: 50
Evasion: 50%
Magic Defense: 3, 50%
Weaknesses: HP (...possibly)
Difficulty: 6/10

Description/Comments: Here we go again with this multiple, different headed 
monster that is also known as a legend. This is used in many different FFs, as
well as other different games, and mythology-like history/stories. Not a very
underestimated monster anywhere, and should be approached with caution, as well
as good defensive magical properties in pretty much every game.

Strategy: Alright, get ready to possibly get blasted with fire all over your 
face with this boss, but it's not meant to be very effective. Try to be 100%
or so before getting into this battle, so you won't get into trouble in a 
certain situation. Anyway, just simply use a 50/50 offensive, and defensive 
style strategy by having the majority of your fighters attack, and the rest
just to work on defense by magic or using items. Spells I'd recommend would 
probably be shield and shell at a good level. Just got at this boss with your
fighters, keep a good defense, and he should go down in a while actually with
the amount of HP he has.


Name: Emperor (First Fight)
HP: 1290
MP: 190
Attack: 70
Attack Statistics: 6, 80%
Defense: 50
Evasion: 65%
Magic Defense: 4, 40%
Weaknesses: Physical properties
Difficulty: 4.5/10

Description/Comments: Alright folks, this is the the enemy you've been hearing
about in this game! This is the Emperor himself of Palamecia that masterminded
the attack on your hometown of Phin/Fynn, time to settle the score. He looks 
just like he does on the opening FMV of the Origins version, and looks to be 
pretty tall as well. The way he is in this fight, you could have just easily 
said that you've fought harder enemies.

Strategy: Obviously, I don't think that you'll be 100% when you get into the 
actual fight against the Emperor. You'll be fighting some of his little men
beofre you get to him, and even be fighting some more of his monsters in the
actual battle with him. So, before you encounter the Emperor, make sure you're
in good shape (in other words, make sure fighting some of his men doesn't take
too much out of you), and have some decent recovery items on just in case. Now,
once you're just down to fighting the Emperor himself, just charge hard at him
hard since he's got bad physical stats, and he should go down pretty quick.
Are you now expecting another form to fight? Well... naw, I'll let you find out
what happens next for yourself.


Name: Emperor (Last Fight)
HP: 10000
MP: 540
Attack: 180
Attack Statistics: 8, 100%
Defense: 210
Evasion: 80%
Magic Defense: 16, 70%
Weaknesses: None
Difficulty: 9.5/10

Description/Comments: This is it everyone! The last fight in this game! The
Emperor is now back with PLENTY of vengeance on this battle! He looks much
stronger than what he used to look, and it is absolutely not smart to attempt
to underestimate him at all. This main villain has won the respect out of me
through this battle, and forget all the other FF main villains when fighting
this one. For any new RPG gamers, welcome to the way RPG villains used to be,
and for any old-school gamers, welcome back to this generation!

Strategy: I'd recommend before getting into battle with the Emperor for the
last time, that you get the best equipment for your team. I'd also recommend
that you have a swordsmen on your team (you should), and find the legendary
Masamune (which is on the 4th floor of Pandaemonium in a treasure chest past
a hidden passage on the far top right-hand corner of the floor). Also, you
should have a sword called the Defender (which is found inside of the 
Cyclone Castle) equipped with someone, weather it's the second weapon of your
swordsmen, though I do recommend that, or just the weapon of one of you other
party members. The Masamune is just extremely powerful, and the Defender just
makes fighting battles easier, and makes the wielder less likely to receive 
heavy damage. The Emperor attacks just like the undead do (unfortunately)
draining your HP as he attacks, as well as piercing through your defense. 
Anyway, also make sure your entire team has a formidable amount of HP, 
endurance, strength etc, and also make sure if you plan on using magic on him,
that your Magic is at level 16, or it won't be much use on him! Now, when you 
get into battle with him, just have your warrior attack, and have everyone 
else just just offensively support his strength in every way (using strength 
enhancing items, casting Haste, Aura and/or Berserk etc.). Then, in the 
second round, you'll be amazed at the damage your warrior takes on him, and 
just have everyone else do what they would normally do in a regular boss 
fight. Continue attacking the Emperor with your warrior, and he should go down
with the massive damage dealt to him!... Congrats! You've beat The Game!


Name: Fire Gigas
HP: 1800
MP: 240
Attack: 100
Attack Statistics: 6, 95%
Defense: 100
Evasion: 40%
Magic Defense: 4, 50%
Weaknesses: Ice
Difficulty: 5.5/10

Description/Comments: An extremely large giant that looks like he can wreslte
in the WWE... well, we do need someone to get HHH out of the main event! 
Anyway, this same gigas is back from FFI, and looks to be much stronger than
he was, watch out though for his strength and defense.

Strategy: Before getting into battle with this boss, make sure your team has
a decent amount of physical defense, and have the spell Ice at a formitable
level. When you get into battle now, have your magic-user repeatedly cast Ice
on him, and then have you warriors just attack him. Repeat this sequence, and
this boss should go down in a decent amount of time. Though, if you get in 
any type of trouble, just make sure you have great leveled cure magic, and
you should be just fine.


Name: Gigan Rhino
HP: 1140
MP: 0
Attack: 50
Attack Statistics: 4, 85%
Defense: 50
Evasion: 60%
Magic Defense: 6, 30%
Weaknesses: Experience
Difficulty: 2/10

Description/Comments: Meh, I've fought this boss in a random encounter before
I fought him as a boss. It just has the same rhino look as the Wild Horn does
except it's in blue, and has more HP, and slightly stronger in stats.

Strategy: Before the fight, just make sure you are decent enough to fight the
random encounters around Mysidia, and you should be fine. In battle, just
charge at him with your physical and magical attacks, and he should go down
in a short amount of time. There, now wasn't that easy... right?


Name: Gottos
HP: 2000
MP: 80
Attack: 70
Attack Statistics: 6, 90%
Defense: 60
Evasion: 65%
Magic Defense: 5, 40%
Weaknesses: None
Difficulty: 5/10

Description/Comments: This boss has the looks of a chaotic berserker, and
pretty much as the attitude of one as well. Something you must watch when
fighting this boss is when it uses an item to enhance its strength. Not
too much history on this boss though.

Strategy: This guy isn't really as hard as you may think he is, but try to
make use you are about 100% or so anyway. Make sure you have good physical
defense magic at a decent level, because this boss will tend to raise his
physical strength by using an item during battle. Now, have your usual
warriors attack him, and if you plan on using magic, make sure your spells
are about level 5 or higher to pretty much effect this boss. Also, try to
have the spell Cure at a decent level just in case you get into any trouble
or so. Just repeat the sequence I have above with your warriors and magic-
users, and this boss should go down in a decent amount of time.


Name: Ice Gigas
HP: 2000
MP: 140
Attack: 120
Attack Statistics: 7, 95%
Defense: 120
Evasion: 50%
Magic Defense: 4, 50%
Weaknesses: Fire
Difficulty: 5.5/10

Description/Comments: An extremely large-muscled giant that looks like he
can participate in the World's Strongest Man competition! ...looks just like 
The other gigases in this game, but different color. Anyway, this same gigas
is back from FFI, and looks to be much stronger than he was, watch out though
for his strength and defense.

Strategy: Now, this boss is a little harder than the Fire Gigas, but you can
still basically use the same strategy slightly adjusted: Before getting into 
battle with this boss, make sure your team has a decent amount of physical 
defense, and have the spell Fire at a formidable level. When you get into 
battle now, have your magic-user repeatedly cast Fire on him, and then have 
you warriors just attack him. Repeat this sequence, and this boss should go 
down in a decent amount of time. Though, if you get in any type of trouble, 
just make sure you have great leveled cure magic, and you should be just 
fine.


Name: Lamia Queen
HP: 1290
MP: 370
Attack: 50
Attack Statistics: 8, 95%
Defense: 50
Evasion: 75%
Magic Defense: 7, 40%
Weaknesses: None
Difficulty: 7/10

Description/Comments: Remember Merilith from FFI? Well, this boss has a very
similar look to Merilith, which is a half human/half snake like boss. This
boss can really cause some trouble to you if you don't come into battle with
the right precautions though.

Strategy: Before battle, since you are in a town after all, you can just go
ahead and sleep in the Inn to get to 100%, and/or go outside and save your
game. Also, make sure you have the spell Esuna at a formidable level, because
this boss will tend to use many status effect spells on you, or you can also
carry items like a cross or antidote if your magic-user dies/gets very 
effected. At the start of the battle, it would be best to go for your 
physical attacks rather than magic due to its high magic defense. If some of
your attacks aren't strong enough, have your not so powerful warriors
concentrate on defense, and have your magic-users use offensive black magic
like fire, ice, bolt etc.


Name: Sergeant
HP: 140
MP: 10
Attack: 35
Attack Statistics: 2, 70%
Defense: 25
Evasion: 30%
Magic Defense: 3, 50%
Weaknesses: None
Difficulty: 6/10

Description/Comments: Just has that look of an ordinary soldier in FFII, that
just wears heavy armor. In other FFs, you usually fight soldier-like enemies,
though they usually have the appearance to match the nation they're from, or
to go with the certain timeline of the game. This is the first beatable boss
you fight in this game as well.

Strategy: Before you get into this fight, make sure you have nice defense
equipment, and also have pretty decent black magic. Now, during battle, you
will probably notice that your physical attacks won't do much damage against
this boss; therefore, have your magic-user use either fire, ice or bolt 
against him to be able to damage him ignoring his physical defense. Now, this
boss has a pretty formidable attack value for this time, so if you get in any
type of trouble, have Mindu (you should have him around this time) use his
recovery magic to get yourself leveled again. Just repeat this sequence, and
this boss should go down with no trouble.


Name: Shrieker
HP: 540
MP: 30
Attack: 35
Attack Statistics: 1, 80%
Defense: 40
Evasion: 60%
Magic Defense: 4, 40%
Weaknesses: None
Difficulty: 5.5/10

Description/Comments: This is just a floating-like skull enemy with a little
magic surrounding him. This is not a boss you have to seriously worry about
when getting into battle, but just be in a decent state in terms of stats,
magic, HP etc.

Strategy: This is a boss that likes to use magic the majority of the time, if
not, all the time. So, make sure you have a decent amount of HP, and maybe
have the spell Shell at a decent level so you can target it on your entire
team. When you start off in this battle, have your warriors just attack, and
make sure you do NOT use black magic on him like fire, ice or bolt, or this
enemy will absorb the damage. So, just have your magic-user defensively 
support your warriors, and you should be just fine. Repeating this sequence,
this boss should go down with little damage taken on behalf of this boss.


Name: Thunder Gigas
HP: 2500
MP: 370
Attack: 150 
Attack Statistics: 8, 95%
Defense: 150
Evasion: 60%
Magic Defense: 4, 50%
Weaknesses: Poison
Difficulty: 6/10

Description/Comments: An extremely large-muscled giant that... well you get 
the idea now, right? looks just like the other gigases in this game, but 
different color. Anyway, this same gigas is back from FFI (again), and looks 
to be much stronger than he was, watch out though for his strength and 
defense.

Strategy: Just fight this boss like you would fight the other 2 gigases you
have fought, except with minor adjustments. Now, this is actually the hardest
gigas of them all, so you might want to really concentrate on your defense as
well as going more accurately on its weakness. Make sure you have the spell
Poison at a decent level to do so pretty good damage on him with your magic-
user, and also some defensive/recovery magic just in case you might find 
some trouble with this boss. Anyway, just have your warriors attack this boss
as well as having your magic-user repeatedly use the spell Poison (unless 
that is, you get in trouble, but in this case just use defensive/recovery
magic). Repeat this similar sequence, and this boss should be going down in
a decent amount of time.


Name: X8 Pirates
HP: 45 (each)
MP: 0
Attack: 17
Attack Statistics: 1, 60%
Defense: 4
Evasion: 30%
Magic Defense: 2, 40%
Weaknesses: HP, Defense, etc.
Difficulty: 1/10

Description/Comments: Just your average pirates that dwell on ships, with
their swords, and other attire. Now, why am I including this as a boss?
Well, if you remember from FFI, this was also a boss there, and was just
about as easy as well. Therefore, I'll also include these pirates in this
boss FAQs, and just in case anybody has trouble with them (I seriously hope
not...).

Strategy: Heh, before encountering these enemies, make sure your warriors
have the ability to attack, and your magic-users have the ability to use
magic. In other words, the random encounters you've fought beforehand
should be much easier than this battle. All these pirates so is attack you
for low damage, and you BETTER not have any trouble with this fight :). So,
just have your warriors attack, and also have you magic-user use whatever
magic you might need/want to level up. Just do this, and this enemy will
go down depending on how quick you want them to go down.


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Name: Astaroth
HP: 7000
MP: 540
Attack: 150
Attack Statistics: 8, 100%
Defense: 180
Evasion: 80%
Magic Defense: 8, 70%
Weaknesses: None
Difficulty: 9/10

Description/Comments: Whoa, how very unlucky to run into an enemy like this
one just because you wanted what was inside the treasure chest. This chest
boss as the appearance of an angel-like enemy that doesn't look to possess
holy powers. This treasure chest was found in Pandaemonium, so remember to
watch what you open there...

Strategy: Before opening this treasure chest and encountering this boss,
I'd definitely recommend having High HP, endurance, strength, and just good
stats in general. You can also try to have the Masamune + Defender 
combination for your swordsmen (again, the Masamune is found in the 4th
floor of Pandaemonium, and the Defender was found in the Palamecia Castle).
This boss attacks just like the undead monsters do, draining your HP and 
ignoring the majority, if not, all of your physical defense. In battle, make
your swordsmen attack, and have you magic-user use spells like Berserk, Aura,
and/or Haste at a formidable level on your swordsmen to aid his attacks. 
Then, have the rest of your party do attack, or do whatever they do in boss 
battles, unless however, you get into serious trouble, and then have them use
any kind of recovery items which would be recommended for this battle. Now, 
just go on with this sequence, and this boss should go down with all the 
damage from your swordsmen. Though if you still have trouble with this boss,
you can always upgrade your spells, stats, skills, etc. So keep at it, as 
well as any other boss.


Name: Beelzebub
HP: 5000
MP: 450
Attack: 150
Attack Statistics: 8, 100%
Defense: 180
Evasion: 80%
Magic Defense: 8, 70%
Weaknesses: None
Difficulty: 8/10

Description/Comments: Don't really let the name throw you off too much, this
boss has the appearance of a skeleton-like beetle or so. The name Beelzebub 
is actually another name for the dark angel himself, which I shouldn't really
be talking about right now. Anyway, this is a nice and formidable boss for a
Pandaemonium treasure chest boss, and try not to trip out too much with this
boss as well.

Strategy: Alright, make sure you have good stats all over before opening this
chest in the Pandaemonium, as well as high leveled magic. This boss may look
like he's undead, but he really isn't, so you don't have to worry about your
HP getting drained as he attacks. Anyway, at the start of this battle, just
have your usual warriors attack, and if have your magic-user support them by
either casting Haste, Aura, Berserk, Shield etc, and if you do intend to use 
black magic and/or any other offensive magic, make sure the spell is at level
8 or above. If you just keep this sequence up, you should really not have too
much trouble taking down this boss, and you can also carry items for just for
emergency as well to help your chances if you do get into serious trouble.


Name: Blue Dragon
HP: 3500
MP: 240
Attack: 180
Attack Statistics: 8, 100%
Defense: 150
Evasion: 75%
Magic Defense: 8, 40%
Weaknesses: Poison
Difficulty: 7.5/10

Description/Comments: Looks just like the other dragons in this game except
for its blue color (obviously). Though the color is usually the sign of its
own weakness, which is actually (like the others again) pretty useful to use
against him. These different dragons are used in many of the older FFs, and
also in many other games since this type of enemy is very common in most 
games.

Strategy: Again, fight this dragon like you would fight the others if you 
have fought them with a slight adjustment which we will go over. The slight
difference is upgrading your characters in terms of stats, HP, equipment etc,
slightly more than what you usually would have them in a regular dragon
fight. Also again, have the spell Poison at a formidable level since this is
this dragon's weakness, which will positively effect your chances at winning.
Anyway, once you get into battle, have your magic-user use the spell Poison 
repeatedly, and have your warriors just attack, or do what they do in a boss 
situation. If you get into trouble while fighting this dragon, it doesn't 
hurt to have your magic-user begin to use recovery magic, or using items that
you have stock, which I'd recommend as well having before this battle. As 
long as you keep a good offense and defense in that battle, this dragon 
should go down.


Name: Captain
HP: 750
MP: 30
Attack: 60
Attack Statistics: 6, 80%
Defense: 50
Evasion: 60%
Magic Defense: 4, 50%
Weaknesses: None
Difficulty: 5-9/10

Description/Comments: Again, just has that look of an ordinary soldier in 
FFII, that just wears heavy armor. In other FFs, you usually fight soldier-
like enemies, though they usually have the appearance to match the nation 
they're from, or to go with the certain timeline of the game. Anyway, you
might ask why I included this enemy here as a boss. Well, as you also look
at the adjustable difficulty, you can fight this enemy from the beginning
to the middle of the game in your invaded hometown of Phin/Fynn. This can
be a very challenging enemy when you're weak, but he's beatable, and you
also might get some neat equipment such as the Flame Bow, Gold Armor etc.

Strategy: Now, before encountering this enemy, make sure you "Save your game"
before getting into battle! This will be a challenging enemy that doesn't
hesitate to kill your party members with one it! Make sure you have very good
stats overall as well as HP, and strong magic with your magic-user. Also,
have very strong equipment on, and depending on how far you are, I'd 
definitely recommend having the Ancient Sword with your swordsmen (found in
the Ice Cavern) since it has a pretty good chance of automatically casting
the spell Curse on the enemy after striking. As a note, also make sure you
have massive recovery magic at formidable levels. Anyway, in battle, make
sure you have your swordsmen attack with the Ancient Sword and HOPE he puts
a curse on him, and have you magic-user(s) go to defense by casting Shield.
If you are able to curse this boss, just attack with your warriors, and use
black offensive magic with your magic-users. If you get into serious trouble
during this fight, you might want to start over, go to recovery, or keep on
fighting. Don't worry if you lose, you can always just keep on training your
characters, and continue to have a better chance against him. If you are able
to take him down once, you might receive a great item that will benefit you,
and if you beat him once, you can do it again and keep on getting stronger.


Name: Death Rider
HP: 1290
MP: 0
Attack: 120
Attack Statistics: 8, 85%
Defense: 120
Evasion: 70%
Magic Defense: 5, 70%
Weaknesses: Fire, HP (possibly)
Difficulty: 8/10

Description/Comments: Meh, this is actually just a random encounter enemy you
can face while in Pandaemonium. I included this enemy here because this is
possibly one of the most dangerous random encounter enemies out there. So, it
would be best to kill these enemies FIRST if you meet them in a random 
encounter with other enemies, or even if they're just alone. Heh, I wonder
where the Emperor got these soldiers from, I'd say 8 of these Death Riders
would would be harder to fight than the Emperor (Possible sarcasm :)).

Strategy: Alright, the worst thing you want in a battle with them is for them
to attack you. Their attack is just like that of the undead (obviously if you
look at the name), which drains your HP along with the physical penetrating
attack. So, in battle, just have you warriors attack them FIRST unless they
can't reach them, and have your magic-user use the spell Fire on them. Make
sure you have Fire at a decent level as well as having formidable HP, and
strength. The other weakness is their HP, for they have somewhat low HP for
their overall stats and strength in battle. So, if you just go after these 
enemies in a random encounter, you should be fine as long as they don't get 
to continuously attack you.


Name: General
HP: 1800
MP: 0
Attack: 120
Attack Statistics: 10, 95%
Defense: 100
Evasion: 75%
Magic Defense: 4, 60%
Weaknesses: None
Difficulty: 8/10

Description/Comments: This treasure chest boss has the look of the ordinary
soldier you fight in this game, but is indeed the strongest one you will fight
in this game. Well, again let me say this to you, in other FFs, you usually 
fight soldier-like enemies, though they usually have the appearance to match 
the nation they're from, or to go with the certain timeline of the game. Well,
let me also add in that the general is the highest ranking in the army, and
also that in other FFs, some characters you fought/controlled were also 
generals.

Strategy: Before opening this treasure chest (subjectively), make sure you are
about 100% or so on your HP, and have formidable overall stats as well. This
enemy has very powerful attack as well as physical defense, and it would be
best to use magical attacks on him if you have a problem taking on him 
physically. So, in battle, have your magic-user be very active working on your
defense, support, possible recovery, and offense. Have your warriors just 
attack, and stay on the offense (unless you might have some items to use with 
them). Just keep this strategy up with your team, especially your magic-user,
and this general should go down. If you still have any trouble with this boss,
just level up your magic so it can be more effective.


Name: Green Dragon
HP: 3000
MP: 190
Attack: 150
Attack Statistics: 7, 100%
Defense: 150
Evasion: 75%
Magic Defense: 8, 40%
Weaknesses: Bolt
Difficulty: 7.5/10

Description/Comments: Has the look of a fearsome dragon that you will see in
this game (like the white dragon). Just look at its color, and you may find 
out what its weakness is (again). These different dragons are used in many of
the older FFs, and also in many other games since this type of enemy is very 
common in most games.

Strategy: Alright, just pretty much fight this battle like you've fought the
White Dragon (if you did). First, try to make sure you are near 100% or so
before opening this treasure chest, and also having good stats as well as 
having your magic-user have the spell Bolt at a formidable level. Now, once
you get into battle, have your magic-user use the spell Bolt repeatedly, and
have your warriors just attack, or do what they do in a boss scenario. If you
get into trouble while fighting this dragon, it doesn't hurt to have your
magic-user begin to use recovery magic, or using items that you have stock,
which I'd recommend as well having before this battle. As long as you keep a
good offense and defense in that battle, this dragon should go down.


Name: Hill Gigas
HP: 750
MP: 0
Attack: 100
Attack Statistics: 3, 80%
Defense: 60
Evasion: 30%
Magic Defense: 4, 40%
Weaknesses: None
Difficulty: 6.5/10

Description/Comments: Whoa, would you now look at the size of this guy! Yup,
he's back all the way from FFI to face you again. This guy look like he can
be a professional wrestler or so with that size. Anyway, don't really sweat
this guy too much even though it might be a little early to fight him (that's
what you get for opening too many treasure chests!).

Strategy: Before getting into battle with this treasure chest boss, make sure
your team has a decent amount of physical defense, and have pretty good 
offensive magic at a decent level. When you get into battle now, have your 
magic-user repeatedly cast his/her black magic on him, and then have you 
warriors just attack him. Repeat this sequence, and this boss should go down 
in a decent amount of time. Though, if you get in any type of trouble, just 
make sure you have decent leveled cure magic, and you should be just fine.


Name: Iron Giant
HP: 3500
MP: 240
Attack: 180
Attack Statistics: 12, 100%
Defense: 180
Evasion: 0%
Magic Defense: 14, 100%
Weaknesses: Ice, Bolt
Difficulty: 8/10

Description/Comments: If you've played other FFs, you should know who this 
already is. A very tall, threatening, and full-armored warrior that looks like
he's out to stomp on you. This enemy is actually a rare random encounter in
Pandaemonium; however, when you run into this enemy, you should treat him like
a main enemy (hearing the battle theme is also motivating). You can encounter
this enemy in the 4th floor of Pandaemonium or possibly other corresponding 
floors as well. Also, be sure to watch what he drops because what he can drop
might be very useful to you.

Strategy: Since this is a very rare random encounter in Pandaemonium, I can't
really tell you to be at 100%, but what I can say is: Before attempting to run
into this enemy, make sure that your magic-user has Ice, Bolt and Berserk at a
high level, and also make sure you have strong weapons (i.e: Masamune, 
Excalibur, Blood Sword, Rune Axe, Defender etc). Once the battle begins, have
your warriors attack, and have your magic-user use Berserk on your strongest
warrior. If you have any stat enhancing items, make sure you use them as well
in the first round. Then, have your magic-user use Ice/Bolt (which ever one you
have stronger), and have your warriors attack as well. What's so hard about
this enemy is that not only is he hard to run into, but he also is very
cowardice, and runs away after a certain amount of time, so you have to be
quick at damaging him. Since he his also heavily armored, equipping the Blood
Sword can really help penetrate his physical defense. If you enhance your
warriors greatly in all the areas of strength (and agility), you should be able
to take this enemy down before he ditches you. Though if he does run away,
remember where you were when you fought him, and go around that area later when
you enter Pandaemonium again to look for him (and you'll also be more aware).
Now, when you meet him again in battle much more aware, he should be very easy
to take down with the right equipment, spells, etc at high levels as well.


Name: King Behemoth
HP: 5000
MP: 0
Attack: 150
Attack Statistics: 8, 100%
Defense: 120
Evasion: 50%
Magic Defense: 8, 30%
Weaknesses: Physical defense
Difficulty: 7/10

Description/Comments: Just when you thought the regular Behemoth wasn't 
enough, you open a treasure chest and find this one! Now, don't get too crazy
about this enemy, he's really not as hard and threatening as he looks, he just
has the same look as the other behemoth. You might be advanced into the game,
but one of his stats isn't TOO much for the type of enemy he is.

Strategy: Before entering this battle (like you know anyway, but just take it
from before entering the cave/dungeon), make sure you have formidable stats
overall, especially attack, as well as having formidable magic powers with
your magic-user (specifically support magic). Now, in battle, just have your
warriors physically attack him, and have you magic-user use his/her support
magic on your warriors that improve strength or so (like Aura, Haste, Berserk,
etc). Though if you do get into any trouble, just have your magic-user use
defensive support magic, or recovery. Keep this strategy up, and this boss
should go down in a decent amount of time with all the damage it has received.


Name: Red Dragon
HP: 5000
MP: 450
Attack: 180 
Attack Statistics: 8, 100%
Defense: 180
Evasion: 75%
Magic Defense: 8, 40%
Weaknesses: Ice
Difficulty: 8/10

Description/Comments: Again, Looks just like the other dragons in this game 
except for its red color (obviously). Though the color is usually the sign 
of its own weakness, which is actually (like the others again) pretty useful
to use against him. These different dragons are used in many of the older 
FFs, and also in many other games since this type of enemy is very common 
in most games. By the way, this is the strongest of the basic colored dragons
you fight in this game, so fight with with care.

Strategy: Well, fight this dragon like you would fight the others if you have
fought them with a slight adjustment which we will go over. The slight
difference is upgrading your characters in terms of stats, HP, equipment etc,
slightly more than what you usually would have them in a regular dragon
fight. Also again, have the spell Ice at a formidable level since this is
this dragon's weakness, which will positively effect your chances at winning.
Also, note its high physical defense, so you also might want to consider 
using spells that enhance your warriors attack/accuracy. Anyway, once you get
into battle, have your magic-user use the spell Poison repeatedly, and have 
your warriors just attack, or do what they do in a boss situation. If you get
into trouble while fighting this dragon, it doesn't hurt to have your magic-
user begin to use recovery magic, or using items that you have stock, which 
I'd recommend as well having before this battle. As long as you keep a good 
offense and defense in that battle, this dragon should go down.


Name: Tiamat
HP: 5000
MP: 450
Attack: 150
Attack Statistics: 8, 100%
Defense: 180
Evasion: 80%
Magic Defense: 8, 70%
Weaknesses: Paralysis
Difficulty: 8/10

Description/Comments: Another dragon? Notice I said that the Red Dragon was
the "strongest of the basic colored dragons". Anyway, Tiamat is back! Tiamat
is one of the four major bosses you fought in FFI, and also a dragon you 
fight in a couple of the new FFs. This is not a dragon that likes to play
around, so fight him well, and follow the tricks :)

Strategy: Listen up now, you can take the same precautions you've done with
the other dragons you've fought already, but instead of worrying about an 
elemental weakness, you'll have to worry about inflicting Paralysis on him.
Make sure you have the spell Stun at a very high level as well, to be
specific, level 8 or above. Also have pretty formidable overall stats;
moreover, equip items that you might need for recovery just in case you get
into any serious trouble. In battle now, have your magic-user repeatedly cast
the spell Stun so that Tiamat will no longer be able to move if it works.
After that, just have your warriors attack, or do whatever you might have 
them do in a boss situation. If all goes well, Tiamat should go down in a
formidable amount of time without taking out so much you.


Name: White Dragon
HP: 2500
MP: 140
Attack: 150
Attack Statistics: 6, 95%
Defense: 120
Evasion: 75%
Magic Defense: 5, 50%
Weaknesses: Fire
Difficulty: 7/10

Description/Comments: Has the look of a fearsome dragon that you will see in
this game. Just look at its color, and you may find out what its weakness is
just like you would similarly for the gigases. These different dragons are 
used in many of the older FFs, and also in many other games since this type 
of enemy is very common in most games.

Strategy: Now, consider yourself pretty unlucky if you fight this treasure
chest boss without getting ready, or hoping you would find an Elixir in the
treasure chest you opened. This is the first of the dragons you fight, so I'd
definitely recommend being at around 100% or so (if you can). Well, make sure
you party overall has good stats in general, and your magic-user having the
spell Fire at a formidable level. Alright, when you get into battle, have 
your magic-user use Fire repeatedly every turn, unless you get into serious
trouble, that's when you make him/her use recovery magic. As for your 
warriors, just have them attack, or do what they usually do in a boss battle
environment. Keep at this strategy, and this dragon should go down in a 
decent amount of time.


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Alright everyone! Thank you for using my FAQs, and I hope this helped you out
in many ways with this classic RPG.

Many Thanks to:

     -  Square (now Square-Enix) for making/remaking such an excellent and
        epic RPG, and for it's many other releases or upcoming releases...

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     -  Where I played the game itself, the Final Fantasy Origins, for it's
        useful collections information on the Bosses.

     -  Finally! Most important of all!! God!! For blessing me with so 
        many great things in life, for what I have now, and for what has 
        gotten me where I am today!!! All the time...

I'm also waiting the arrival of the long anticipated FFXII... whenever it
decides to come out, as well as many other things that might come in life...


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