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A peculiar monster whose body consists of one gigantic eye. It uses a baleful stare to attack its enemies.

Ahrimans (アーリマン, Āriman?) are monsters in Final Fantasy Tactics which use their single eye to inflict dangerous status effects such as Stone. Members of the Ahriman class are flying enemies, and are weak against Ice and resistant against Wind.


Rank I
Floating Eye (Flotiball)

The Floating Eye is a weakest version of the Ahriman specie. Its eye normally cannot induce any abnormal statuses.

Rank II

Ahrimans are not to be underestimated. A "Bewitching Gaze" from behind can take out units in a hurry. The player should take advantage of their low HP and cut them down preemptively.

Rank III
Plague Horror (Plague)

Plague Horror's bloodshot eyes can inflict Doom.


Monster Move Jump Phy. Evasion Rate Innate Abilities Common Poach Rare Poach
Floating Eye 5 5 12% Cannot enter water, Fly, Counter Shuriken Platinum Dagger
Ahriman 5 5 13% Cannot enter water, Fly, Counter Fuma Shuriken Air Knife
Plague Horror 5 5 11% Cannot enter water, Fly, Counter Yagyu Darkrood Zwill Straightblade


The damage formula for Wing Buffet is as follows:

Damage = (Phys.Atk)^2 \times (Bravery/100)

The formula for the success of status attacks are as follows:

Magick Attack + PWR
Ability Floating Eye Ahriman Plague Horror Range Effect Vertical
Wing Buffet Yes Yes Yes 1 1 2
Attack with a mighty wing-flap.
Dread Gaze No* Yes No 3 1 Infinite
Powerful gaze discourages you.
Bewitching Gaze No Yes Yes 3 1 Infinite
Inflict status effects with the overwhelming gaze of a massive eye.
Effect: Stone, Blind, Silence, Immobilize, Disable
Doom No No* Yes 3 1 Infinite
Gaze into the aether to find and cut short the target's silvery thread of life.
Effect: Doom
Beam No No No* 4 1 3
Dissolve magick skills, reducing magick attack power with the overwhelming gaze of a massive eye.

*Abilities can be learned by this race when a unit with the "Beastmaster" Support Ability is nearby.



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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