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Archaeoaevis (Final Fantasy XII)

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The Archaeoaevis is a dragon/plate wyrm-type enemy from Final Fantasy XII. It can be found in the south of Balamka Fault in Zertinan Caverns. Archaeoaevis can often be seen attacking the Gorgimera. It's one of the only sources of Emperor Scales via the monograph needed for the Durandal from the Bazaar.

In the International Zodiac Job System version, Archaeoaevis is much harder to kill due to its immensely improved stats. With its HP ranging from 161,622 to 961,622 depending on its level and the ability to inflict Confuse, Sap, Poison, and Disease on the entire party, it could possibly be one of the most dangerous creatures the player can meet.

Bestiary entryEdit

Page 1: ObservationsEdit

Being the oldest living variety of plate wyrm, and thus thought to be the ancient dragon's original form. The petrified remains of long-extinct flora cling to its carapace, a testament to its incredible age. Though it favors dark, sandy caverns, the constantly swirling sand has withered away its sight. Because of this, its sense of touch has heightened to the point where it can sense the slightest movements in the air, thereby to find its prey and strike.

Page 2: Torn NoteEdit

The contest for possession of these great, expensive, masterpieces of vanity has brought a kingdom to its knees. For many years, nowhere was their existence acknowledged, but then, through miraculous circumstance, did they find their way into my hands. Here I will write the truth of what happened in its entirety, so that the story be known. On the surface, they appear to be emperor scales, yet upon clo


Final Fantasy XII enemy stats
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Location Species Aggression Movement type Rare Game Other information
Zertinan Caverns (The Balamka Fault) Dragon/Plate Wyrm Aggressive (attacks on detection) Movement type? (Speed: Movement speed?) N/A N/A
Level HP MP Strength Magick Power
38 - 40
59 - (IZJS)
11,245 - 12,605 850 - 999
999 - (IZJS)
36 - 44
59 - 99 (IZJS)
1,959 - 25
59 - 99 (IZJS)
Vitality Speed Attack Power Defense Magick Resist
55 - 69
99 - 99 (IZJS)
18 - 24
36 - 36 (IZJS)
55 - 63
98 - 98 (IZJS)
26 - 32
32 - 72 (IZJS)
25 - 29
34 - 74 (IZJS)
Evade EXP LP CP Gil
0 - 0 4,243 - 4,649
9,999 - 36,639 (IZJS)
2 539 - 1,579
1,065 - 1,065 (IZJS)
0 - 0
Elemental affinities
FFXII Fire Icon FFXII Ice Icon FFXII Thunder Icon FFXII Water Icon FFXII Wind Icon FFXII Earth Icon FFXII Dark Icon FFXII Holy Icon
100% 150% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Statuses and immunities*% refers to chance to spawn under status
FFXII Stone Icon FFXII Stop Icon FFXII KO Icon FFXII Confuse Icon FFXII Reverse Icon FFXII Sleep Icon FFXII Blind Icon FFXII Poison Icon
Immune Immune Immune 0% 0% Immune 0% Immune
FFXII Silence Icon FFXII Oil Icon FFXII Disease Icon FFXII Disable Icon FFXII Immobilize Icon FFXII Sap Icon FFXII Slow Icon FFXII Lure Icon
0% 0% Immune Immune Immune Immune 0% Immune
FFXII Libra Icon FFXII Bravery Icon FFXII Faith Icon FFXII Protect Icon FFXII Shell Icon FFXII Haste Icon FFXII Regen Icon FFXII Invisible Icon
0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
FFXII Reflect Icon Immunities granted by Safety
0% Enemy does not have innate Safety augment
Item dropped Steal Poach

[14%] Monograph: Emperor Scale (Dragoon)
[16%] Canopic Jar: Arcana
IZJS differences
[95%] Battlewyrm Carapace
[5%] Emperor Scale
Attacks Magicks Technicks Augments Items
Normal Attack

Max Combo hits: 6

Thundara, Haste, Shell Lunge, Sonic Fangs, Bile Innate: No Knockback, Low-HP Mag+
Conditional: If HP <50% - Normal Damage+, HP Attack, Attack CT0

Other appearancesEdit

Pictlogica Final FantasyEdit


PFF Archaeoaevis FFXII
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Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit


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The creature's name comes from the Greek suffix archeo- meaning "ancient" and the Latin word avis meaning "bird".

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