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The Deathscythe is a species of monster and a specific monster in Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift. Deathscythes are undead, floating enemies who have the power to warp.

Their Nightmare skillset contains skills that inflict a multitude of debuffs, while they often use the Dark Magick skillset to blast enemies with shadow and heal themselves. Like all undead enemies, Deathscythes revert to a tombstone state when their HP is reduced to 0 and will revive on their next turn unless exorcised.



A reaper from the land of the dead. It harvests its victim with scythe-like claws.

Oversoul FFTA2

A demon that harvests souls for the lord of the dead.

The Oversoul is a storyline boss in the mission Sleepless Nights, and is responsible for invading the dreams of its victims, driving them mad with nightmares.


Monster Move Jump* Evasion Resilience Weak Half Null Absorb
Deathscythe 4 1 10 65 Holy Dark
Oversoul 4 1 15 65 Holy Dark

*Because Deathscythes may Warp, their Jump stat is irrelevant.



Deathscythes guide the living to the world beyond with these powers of darkness.
Ability MP Range Deathscythe Oversoul
Doom* 8 4 Yes Yes
Inflicts Doom.
Steal Thoughts 14 1 Yes Yes
Inflicts Addle.
Deep Sleep 12 4 Yes Yes
Inflicts Sleep and Stop.
Shackle 12 4 Yes Yes
Inflicts Immobilize and Disable.

*Denotes a Blue Magick skill.

Dark MagickEdit

The spirits of the dead have a fondness for these dark magicks.
Ability MP Range Deathscythe Oversoul
Dark 8 4 Yes No
Deals light Dark damage in an area.
Darkra 14 4 Yes No
Deals moderate Dark damage in an area.
Darkga 18 4 Yes Yes
Deals heavy Dark damage in an area.
Invert 18 3 No Yes
Switches one target's HP and MP.


Deathscythe refers to the large scythe appearing in the hands of the Grim Reaper. This stems mainly from the Christian Biblical belief of death as a "harvester of souls".

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