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The Banshee is an undead/zombie-type enemy from Final Fantasy XII. It can be found in the Nabreus Deadlands.

Bestiary entry Edit

Page 1: Observations Edit

Appearing in places where much life has been lost, these zombies cry for those who can no longer weep for lack of eyes, and wail for those who can no longer moan for lack of throats. Should you hear their mournful dirge, you would shiver and weep, and when the tears dried, you would take your own life for sorrow. Should you wander a battlefield, and hear the cry of one who should not be crying, cover your ears, my child, cover your ears.

Page 2: The Annals Edit

It is recorded in the chronicles that the fearsome army led by Mad King Dorneus was a legion of zombies, such as has never been seen before or since. Though the neighboring lands prepared for it, the war they feared never came, for in the space of a night, the king, his army, and all the people of his land disappeared, leaving naught behind them but ruins and swirling zombie powder. The circumstance of their passing is a mystery never like to be explained.


Final Fantasy XII enemy stats
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Location Species Aggression Movement type Rare Game Other information
Nabreus Deadlands (Vale of Lingering Sorrow, Echoes of the Past, The Slumbermead, The Fog Mutters) Undead/Zombie Aggressive (attacks on detection) Movement type? (Speed: Movement speed?) N/A N/A
Level HP MP Strength Magick Power
44 - 46 7,017 - 7,377 999 - 999 32 - 36 21 - 25
Vitality Speed Attack Power Defense Magick Resist
46 - 46 21 - 21 63 - 69 17 - 21 30 - 32
Evade EXP LP CP Gil
0 - 0 1,867 - 2,187 1 331 - 617 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% -100%Absorbs 150%
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 0% Immune Immune Immune Immune 0% 0%
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 0% 0% 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
50% 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

[12%] Monograph: Zombie Powder (Warmage)
[19%] Canopic Jar: Arcana
Attacks Magicks Technicks Augments Items
Normal Attack

Max Combo hits: 4
Added status effect: Poison

Haste, Protect Lunge, Leech, Wail Innate: Safety, Low-HP Def+, Medicine Lore
Conditional: If HP <50% - HP Attack

Gallery Edit

Etymology Edit

The word "banshee" is derived from the Irish bean sídhe, meaning "woman of the fairy mound." In Irish mythology, a banshee is the spirit of a woman, usually seen as an omen of death or a messenger from the Otherworld. According to legend, a banshee will wail around a house if someone inside is about to die.

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