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An armored beast. Attacks with the Claws on its front legs and occassionally Sneezes.
Final Fantasy VI PlayStation Bestiary entry

The Briareus is an enemy in Final Fantasy VI.


Final Fantasy VI enemy stats
#093#094 (GBA) #095
#146 #147 (iOS) #148
Names Location Type Other information
SNES: Baskervor
PS: Baskervor
GBA: Briareus
iOS: Briareus
Plains outside Thamasa (GBA)
Plains outside Thamasa (SNES)
None Delivers Critical Hits when in Imp status.
Level HP MP Attack Magic
22 750 100 17 10
Defense Magic Defense Magic Evasion Speed Hit Rate
0 120 0 35 100
Evasion EXP Gil
0 465 458
Elemental affinities
Fire-icon-ffvi Ice-icon-ffvi Lightning-icon-ffvi Poison-icon-ffvi Holy-icon-ffvi
100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Earth-icon-ffvi Wind-icon-ffvi Water-icon-ffvi Restorative Instant Death
100% 100% 100% -100%Absorbs 100%
Statuses and immunities
Blind Zombie Poison Magitek Invisible Imp Petrify Death Doom Critical
- - Immune - - - - Immune Immune -
Image Silence Berserk Confuse Sap Sleep Float Regen Slow Haste
- - - - - - - - - -
Stop Shell Protect Reflect Meteor Strike Libra Sketch Control Fractional Invincible
- - - - - - - - Immune -
Steal Item dropped Metamorphose
(Miss rate: 28.6%)
[12.5%Applies when successful; success based on users' level, doubles with Thief's Bracer.] Gaia Gear
[87.5%] Hi-Potion
[Slot 1 (25%)]Dried Meat
[Slot 2 (25%)]Dried Meat
[Slot 3 (25%)]Dried Meat
[Slot 4 (25%)]Dried Meat
Morph ID: 2
Attack Abilities Rage Sketch Control & Confuse
Normal Attack: Unarmed
Special Attack: Claw (Level 1 = Attack x 1.5)
Snort Attack, Cyclonic Claw, Absolute Zero Attack, Claw, Snowstorm


It is not very powerful, but it has a 33% chance of countering any attack with Snort, removing a party member from the battle. Locke can steal valuable Gaia Gears from them, which are one of the best pieces of equipment in the World of Balance. If the player visits Thamasa immediately after acquiring the Blackjack, they can acquire several suits of Gaia Gear long before they can be bought, giving the player a significant boost in defensive power. Gaia Gear can prove especially helpful in the Cave to the Sealed Gate, which immediately follows the player's acquisition of the airship.

AI scriptEdit

If monster is by itself:
If attacked by anything: Snort (33%)

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Attack (100%)
2nd Turn: Attack (66%) or Claw (33%)



In Greek mythology, Briareus, also called Aegaeon, is one of three 100-armed, 50-headed Hecatoncheires, the sons of the deities Uranus and Gaea.

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