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Daedalus (Final Fantasy XII)

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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.


Final Fantasy XII enemy stats
#277#278 #279
Location Species Aggression Movement type Rare Game Other information
Giruvegan (Gate of Water) Boss/Guardian Statue Aggressive (attacks on detection) Movement type? (Speed: Movement speed?) N/A N/A
Level HP MP Strength Magick Power
42 65,644 999 40 20
Vitality Speed Attack Power Defense Magick Resist
77 24 65 28 26
Evade EXP LP CP Gil
0 0 33 3,600 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
50% 50% 50% 50% 50% 50% -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 Immune Immune 0% Immune Immune Immune Immune
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% Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune 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
Immune 0% 0% 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
FFXII Reflect Icon Immunities granted by Safety
0% Enemy does not have innate Safety augment
Item dropped Steal Poach
Nothing Nothing
Attacks Magicks Technicks Augments Items
Normal Attack None Haste, Darkra None None

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 him.


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 cn unleash a chain of Quickenings.

One character should be equipped with Thief's Cuffs and steal, as Daedalus is one of the few enemies in the game 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 him, making the battle trivial.

Other appearancesEdit

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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 of Final Fantasy XII that leaves a leftover of sorts after being defeated, in his case returning to his slumbering form of a statue. The other such boss being the Elder Wyrm.

Related enemies Edit