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The Cerberus is a beast/wolf-type enemy from Final Fantasy XII. It can be found in the Feywood, particularly in the Walk of Stolen Truths area. It has a chance of dropping Hell-Gate's Flame, an item needed for the weapon Tournesol. A Cerberus has a 40% chance of replacing a Tartarus in the field.

Bestiary entryEdit


Cerberus attacks.

Page 1: ObservationsEdit

Originally watchdogs of hell who came to our land to hunt down those who turned against the king of the underworld. They were charged with the duty of catching those disloyal to their king, and branding them with their fiery horns as a mark of their betrayal. The brand carried magicks of enforced servitude, and those so marked could never leave the underworld again. Though they no longer serve their ancient master, having long since been set adrift in our world, they continue to give chase and attack with fiery horns.

Page 2: A Curious TreasureEdit

There is a flame fueled by vengeance and hatred, and never shall it flicker or fade. Perhaps it is the hell-gate's flame burning on the horn of the cerberus that has earned it the title 'Watchdog of Hell'. Yet these flames touch none but the wicked, and singe the good not in the least. Hence the custom of searing the sinful with flame to adjudge the weight of their sins.


Final Fantasy XII enemy stats
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Location Species Aggression Movement type Rare Game Other information
The Feywood (Walk of Stolen Truths) Beast/Wolf Aggressive (attacks on detection) Movement type? (Speed: Movement speed?) N/A Deals 150% damage with the Fire element in all damage forms.
Level HP MP Strength Magick Power
38 - 40 4,419 - 5,059 285 - 345 32 - 38 19 - 19
Vitality Speed Attack Power Defense Magick Resist
54 - 56 19 - 23 57 - 61 23 - 25 22 - 26
Evade EXP LP CP Gil
7 - 7 1,473 - 1,821 1 285 - 739 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%Absorbs 100% 100% 150% 100% 100% 100% 100%
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 0% Immune 0% 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% 0% Immune 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
0% 0% 0% 0% 50% 0% 0%
FFXII Reflect Icon Immunities granted by Safety
0% Enemy does not have innate Safety augment
Item dropped Steal Poach

[5%] Monograph: [[Loot (Final Fantasy XII)#Hell-Gate's Flame|Hell-Gate's Flame]] (Hunter)
[18%] Canopic Jar: Arcana
[95%] Prime Pelt
[5%] Hell-Gate's Flame;IZJS differences
Attacks Magicks Technicks Augments Items
Normal Attack

Max Combo hits: 5

None Lunge, Sonic Fangs, Eerie Soundwave Innate: Counter
Conditional: If HP <50% - Evade+ and Counter+


Cerberus can be easily taken down with regular attacks, unless the party is at low levels.

If one is trying to get the Zodiac Spear as soon as possible and pass through Feywood, one should simply flee unless lucky enough to obtain a Nihopalaoa; with conjunction to one using a Phoenix Down instantly defeats them.



Cerberus appears in Greek Mythology as the three-headed dog that guards the gates to the Underworld at the end of the River Styx. Its original appearance is as a monstrous dog with three heads, a snake for a tail, and snakes going down his back as a mane. Although being ferocious and eating anyone who tries to enter the Underworld uninvited, it has been known to be subdued several times through different means.

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