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Ahriman (Final Fantasy VI)

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Uses Condemned and Roulette to attack.
Final Fantasy VI PlayStation Bestiary entry

The Ahriman, also known as Veteran, is an enemy in Final Fantasy VI.


They can be dangerous, as they counter magic attacks with Roulette, and can use Doom and Dread Gaze, all attacks that work to kill party members in some fashion. They often appear in groups of three, or together with a Cherry or Daedalus. They have no elemental weaknesses.

The Ahriman never uses its special attack called Critical, rendering it a dummied feature.

Metamorphing Ahriman with the Ragnarok esper is an effective way of obtaining Lich Rings and Thornlets, the latter of which can be wagered at the Dragon's Neck Coliseum to win the Mirage Vest. Having a party member cast Metamorph, and then allowing Gogo to repeatedly mimic them (without other intervening attacks) is the most effective method.


Group magic, attacks like Meteor and Ultima, should do sufficient damage to kill them quickly.

Coliseum setupEdit

Bet Chocobo Suit for Moogle Suit
Bet Final Trump for Scorpion Tail

With MP-intesive spells like Death and Banish, there's a chance Ahriman will run out during battle, which is especially good if the player has low Stamina and Magic Evasion. Being equipped with Safety Bit/Memento Ring will grant immunity to 75% of its attacks.

AI scriptsEdit

Normal scriptEdit

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Attack (33%) or Doom (66%)
2nd Turn: Attack (66%) or Doom (33%)
3rd Turn: Attack (33%) or Dread Gaze (66%)

If attacked by "Magic": Roulette (33%)

Coliseum scriptEdit

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Attack (25%) or Death (25%) or Banish (25%) or Roulette (25%)

If attacked by "Magic": Roulette (33%)

Other appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit

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Triple Triad (Portal App)Edit

109a Ahriman

Ahriman from Final Fantasy VI appears on a Triple Triad card.

Etymology Edit

Angra Mainyu in the Avestan language and Ahriman in Middle Persian is the Zoroastrian idea of the devil, meaning "destructive spirit".

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