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Armstrong (Final Fantasy IX)

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The Armstrong is an enemy from Final Fantasy IX. It can be found on the Forgotten Continent in the Blairsurpass Plains and Seaways Canyon. It counters attacks with Cannon. It can use Matra Magic, which reduces a character's HP to one. Therefore, it is recommended to use attacks such as Iai Strike, Mustard Bomb, or Freeze to deal with them without fear of counters, or to use skills that will deal enough damage to kill it in one shot.

It resembles a giant house with spider-like legs at the bottom. In this, it somewhat resembles the enemy Hell House from Final Fantasy VII.


Final Fantasy IX enemy stats
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Location Class Eat Other information
Blairsurpass Plains, Seaways Cany None Matra Magic None
Level HP MP Strength Defense
33 4,204 1,165 16 17
Evade Magic Magic Def Magic Eva Attack
4 16 8 6 46
Spirit Speed EXP Gil AP
26 26 7,150 1,456 2
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Thunder Water
100% 100% 100% 100%
Wind Earth Holy Shadow Healing
100% 100% 100% 100% -100%Absorbs
Statuses and immunities
Petrify Venom Virus Silence Darkness Trouble Zombie Death Confuse Berserk
- - Immune - - - - - Immune Immune
Stop Auto-Life Poison Sleep Regen Haste Slow Float Shell Protect
- Immune - - - - - - - -
Heat Freeze Vanish Doom Mini Reflect Gradual Petrify Eat Scan Gravity
- - Immune - - - - - Immune Immune
Steal Item dropped Card dropped [12.5%]
[100%] Ore
[25%] Hi-Potion
[6.25%] Ether
[0.39%] Nothing
[100%] Nothing
[37.5%] Phoenix Down
[12.5%] Soft
[0.39%] Ether
Abilities Eat
Cannon, Thundara, Berserk, Matra Magic Matra Magic

Tetra Master Edit

Tetra Master

Location: Black Mage Village

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Trivia Edit

  • The "secrets" section of Final Fantasy IX Ultimania explains that the legs at the bottom of the Armstrong are cat's legs and that there are four cats holding it up, for a total of sixteen cat's legs. Armstrong also has a cat motif on the weather vane on its roof and a shield on its left side.