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The Babil is a construct/golem-type enemy from Final Fantasy XII. It can be found in the Necrohol of Nabudis.

Bestiary entry Edit

Page 1: Observations Edit

Priests of high enough rank to speak directly to the gods are alone allowed to communicate with these executors of divine will. Their bodies are fashioned of a curious crystalline metal, the composition and nature of which is beyond modern metallurgical knowledge. When they descend to the earth from their home in the heavens, they strike swiftly, and with malice apparent. It is thought the babil's numbers are growing, and some scholars warn that a great reckoning may soon be at hand.

Page 2: Morgen's Research Notes Edit

The emissaries of the gods descend to us from the paradise far above the sky we know. Therefore must they travel between the land and the sky, for which they use the wondrous metal einherjarium, otherwise known as cloudstone. The babil, servants of the gods, have bodies rich in this substance. How many have tried to steal the cloudstone from them and thereby reach paradise? How many have the gods stricken down for that heresy?


Final Fantasy XII enemy stats
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Location Species Aggression Movement type Rare Game Other information
Necrohol of Nabudis (Cloister of the Highborn, Cloister of Distant Song) Construct/Golem Aggressive (attacks on detection) Movement type? (Speed: Movement speed?) N/A Some do not have Ignore Reflect.
Level HP MP Strength Magick Power
47 - 48 24,647 - 24,887 2,070 - 2,130 37 - 39 24 - 26
Vitality Speed Attack Power Defense Magick Resist
48 - 48 19 - 20 76 - 79 31 - 34 33 - 35
Evade EXP LP CP Gil
0 - 0 5,577 - 4,825 2 483 - 678 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% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 150% -100%Absorbs
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 Immune Immune 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
Immune 0% Immune Immune 0% 0% 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% 50% 0% 0% 0% 0%
FFXII Reflect Icon Immunities granted by Safety
0% Enemy has innate Safety; additional immunity to Instant Death, Warp, Poach, Fractional Damage (Gravity, Graviga), "Fang" items, Sight Unseeing, Syphon, Charm, Achilles
Item dropped Steal Poach

[8%] Monograph: Einherjarium (Scholar)
[20%] Canopic Jar: Arcana
Attacks Magicks Technicks Augments Items
Normal Attack Waterga, Aeroga, Haste, Gravity Lunge, Wild Charge, Focus Safety, No Knockback, Ignore Reflect, Ignore Evade, Low-HP ATK+, Low-HP Def+ None

Etymology Edit

The Babil is named after the Tower of Babel. The Tower of Babel is from a story from the Book of Genesis in the Hebrew Scriptures/Old Testament/Torah, as well as other various ancient documents. The story tells of how early humanity was living in one city (violating the commandment to spread out and fill the Earth) and begun construction on a great tower that would extend to the heavens so they could see God. However, God destroyed the tower and confused their language forcing people to spread out among the Earth. It being a Golem may indicate that it also draws inspiration from the Giant of Babil from Final Fantasy IV, as well as its Rare Game version, "Tower", referring to the Tower of Babil. The "cloudstone" they utilize is a reference to Vagrant Story.

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