The Daedalus is a boss in Final Fantasy XII. The party must defeat it to enter Giruvegan.

Bestiary entry Edit

Page 1: Observations Edit

Being a guardian statue of Giruvegan, set before the way stone outside the city, preventing intrusion.
When provoked, the Daedalus swings its mighty sword, laying waste to any foolish enough to approach.
To look upon its headless form is to know despair, and some conjecture that the mere sight of it has stopped many would-be interlopers from passing into the city.


Battle Edit

Daedalus starts with the Haste status. When Daedalus is low on HP, it will start to join combos. Potions and curative magick deal damage to it.


The party's first move should be to dispel Daedalus's Haste status. A good tactic is to have one character berserked. When it is in low health the player can unleash a chain of Quickenings.

One character should be equipped with Thief's Cuffs and steal, as Daedalus is one of the few enemies that can be robbed of Damascus Steel, required to make the Gemsteel and thus the powerful sword Tournesol.

If the player has a low enough level character, the Accuracy underflow bug can be used to continuously inflict Confuse on it, making the battle trivial.

Other appearancesEdit

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Gallery Edit

Etymology Edit

In Greek mythology, Daedalus was a skillful craftsman and artist who constructed the labyrinth of Minos which held the Minotaur imprisoned. This is a fitting reference since the boss Daedalus is found guarding the entrance to Giruvegan's interior, which has maze-like properties.

Trivia Edit

  • Daedalus's sword slightly resembles the famous Buster Sword.
  • Daedalus is one of the two bosses that leaves a leftover of sorts after being defeated, in his case returning to his form of a statue. The other such boss being the Elder Wyrm.

Related enemies Edit