The Bangaa Hunter is a "friendly" bangaa NPC in Final Fantasy XII. He randomly spawns in the North Bank of the Giza Plains, but only during the Dry. As a friendly unit, it triggers Ally: Gambits and cannot be targeted by enemy-only Technicks. It does not have a Bestiary entry, nor does it provide LP if killed.
The Bangaa Hunter has a 40% chance of appearing during the dry when the player enters the Gizas South Bank zone of Giza Plains. He uses Protect magick to himself and may bestow Protect to the party. He wields the Altair and his attack takes less charge time than any other character who would use guns without Haste or Berserk.
Whenever the Bangaa Hunter attacks a monster on his own, he usually uses Ram and Lunge since he is close-range with them. His Technicks lacks power, but can be used consistently. If the party drags a monster in pursuit to the Bangaa Hunter, he will immediately engage to battle. He usually attacks the monster close-range by using Ram or Lunge, but whenever the monster distances itself from him, he'll use his gun to attack. His attack using his gun always deals up to 50 to 65 damage compared to his normal attacks and Technicks, which may only deal 5 to 20 damage per hit.
|Target Info||Yes*Piggyback Guide indicates Libra|
|Status Immunities||X-Zone, Petrify, Doom, Confuse, Immobilize, Blind, Poison, Lure, Berserk, Bubble|
|Innate Statuses||Protect (100%), Shell (100%), Haste (100%)|
|Augments||Safety, Parry, Item Plus|
|Gambits||(A)*Very Often Self: HP < 50% ⇛ Potion*only in battle and on targets under level 5|
(A)*Very Often Self: HP < 40% ⇛ Cure*only in battle
(A)*Very Often Self: HP < 60% ⇛ Protect*only in battle
(B)*Occasionally Foe: nearest visible ⇛ Ram
(B)*Occasionally Foe: nearest visible ⇛ Lunge
(B)*Occasionally Foe: nearest visible ⇛ Jump
(A)*Very Often Foe: nearest visible ⇛ Attack
(A)*Very Often Ally*other than himself: HP < 50% ⇛ Cure
(A)*Very Often Ally*other than himself: Any ⇛ Protect*only on targets under level 5
Bangaa Hunters are fought during Stage 60.