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Prefers fire attacks, so defend with Flame Shield. Safety Bit is your best bit vs. the Blaster, and it is weak vs. poison, so use Bio and Poison to attack.
Final Fantasy VI PlayStation bestiary entry

The Demon, also known as Poltrgeist or Poltrgst, is a boss in Final Fantasy VI. It is a member of the Warring Triad, and one of the three final bosses in Kefka's Tower before facing Kefka himself. According to the Final Fantasy III Nintendo Player's Guide, the final battle sequence against the Statue of the Gods is supposed to be a rematch of the Warring Triad; the first tier being Demon.[1] No official material support this, however; the idea was created by Nintendo of America.

Stats Edit

Final Fantasy VI enemy stats
#354#355 (GBA) #356
☆082☆083 (Mobile/PC) ☆084
Names Location Type Other information
SNES: Poltrgeist
PS: Poltrgst
GBA: Demon
Mobile/PC: Demon
Kefka's Tower None Harder to run from. The party cannot escape.
Level HP MP Attack Magic
67 58,000 18,900 15 13
Defense Magic Defense Magic Evasion Speed Hit Rate
0 145 0 53 100
Evasion EXP Gil
0 0 0
Elemental affinities
Fire-icon-ffvi Ice-icon-ffvi Lightning-icon-ffvi Poison-icon-ffvi Holy-icon-ffvi
-100%Absorbs 100% 100% 200% 100%
Earth-icon-ffvi Wind-icon-ffvi Water-icon-ffvi Restorative Instant Death
100% -100%Absorbs 100% -100%Absorbs 100%
Statuses and immunities
Blind Zombie Poison Magitek Invisible Imp Petrify Death Doom Critical
- Immune Immune - Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Image Silence Berserk Confuse Sap Sleep Float Regen Slow Haste
Auto Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune Auto - - Auto
Stop Shell Protect Reflect Meteor Strike Libra Sketch Control Fractional Invincible
- - Auto - Immune - - Immune Immune -
Items (GBA/Mobile/PC)
Steal Item dropped Metamorphose
(Miss rate: 100%)

[12.5%Applies when successful; success based on users' level, doubles with Thief's Bracer.] Red Jacket
[100%In both item drop slots, leading to 100%.] Radiant Lance [Slot 1 (25%)]Antidote
[Slot 2 (25%)]Green Cherry
[Slot 3 (25%)]Eyedrops
[Slot 4 (25%)]Gold Needle
Morph ID: 0
Abilities (GBA/Mobile/PC)
Attack Abilities Rage Sketch Control(Immune) & Confuse (Immune)
Normal Attack: Kiku-ichimonji
Special Attack: Tyrfing (Level 2 = Attack x 2)
Metal Cutter, Stop, Flare Star, Southern Cross, Meteor, Aero, Firaga, Wave Cannon, Blaster None Attack, Tyrfing Attack, Tyrfing

Battle Edit

Demon uses a variety of strong group-hitting attacks. It usually uses normal attacks, Metal Cutter, Stop and its special attack Tyrfing. If any party members are struck with Stop, Demon will use Blaster which inflicts Death and always hits a stopped character. When its HP falls below 32,640, Demon changes his strategy and uses Meteor, Aero, Flare Star and Southern Cross. When Demon is damaged eight times, it uses Wave Cannon, doing Lightning-elemental damage to the entire party.

When Demon is defeated, it drops the Radiant Lance, one of the most powerful weapons in the game.

Strategy Edit

Bio spells are most effective against Demon, as are spells that ignore defense like Flare and Ultima. The player should not use fire-elemental spells or attacks, since Demon absorbs Fire. Normal attacks are a bit weaker than usual since Demon has Auto-Protect. Hastega can be helpful, as can summoning Zona Seeker. Demon is vulnerable to Stop; however, its Auto-Haste status ensures that it will not last as long as it would on normal enemies.

AI script Edit

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Attack (33%) or Metal Cutter (33%) or Stop (33%)
2nd Turn: Attack (33%) or Metal Cutter (33%) or Tyrfing (33%)

If HP <= 32640:

1st Turn: Flare Star (33%) or Southern Cross (33%) or Nothing (33%)
2nd Turn: Meteor (33%) or Aero (33%) or Nothing (33%)
3rd Turn: Aero (33%) or Flare Star (33%) or Nothing (33%)

If attacked by anything:

Increase Var3 by 1
Firaga (33%)

If Var3 >= 8:

Set Var3 = 0
Wave Cannon (100%)

If Character #1 has Stop status:

Target: Character #1
Blaster (100%)

If Character #2 has Stop status:

Target: Character #2
Blaster (100%)

If Character #3 has Stop status:

Target: Character #3
Blaster (100%)

If Character #4 has Stop status:

Target: Character #4
Blaster (100%)

Other appearances Edit

Final Fantasy XIV Edit

FFXIV Warring Triad Demon

Zurvan's statue in Azys Lla.

XIV Known as "Zurvan, the Demon", he is one of the Warring Triad, three primals that were defeated by the Allagan Empire and imprisoned as statues for centuries within the floating continent of Azys Lla. Due to Archbishop Thordan VII attempting to absorb the sealed Warring Triad's powers, Zurvan's seal begins to weaken. As of Patch 3.4, Demon remains in his statue form on the Allagan flagship in Azys Lla.

Final Fantasy Legends II Edit


FFLTnS Demon Artwork

Artwork of Demon from Final Fantasy Legends II.

Demon appears as a fire-elemental summon in Final Fantasy Legends II.

When summoned into battle, Demon’s special ability is Demonic Cleansing, which deals fire-elemental damage to all enemies and allies and inflicts poison for five turns on all enemies. The ability's effect is a callback to the Crusader esper from Final Fantasy VI, which attacked all enemy and allies when summoned. Summoning Demon costs 3 points from the Consumption Gauge.

Demon allows the user to learn the following abilities:

  • Tyrfing I
  • Tyrfing II
  • Tyrfing III

Stats and Passives Edit

Stat Growth
Rank Maximum Level Phantom Stone Cost Max HP Max MP Max Attack Max Magic Max Speed Components Needed
★ 5 50 18 1591 76 115 101 41 None
★ 6 60 18 1699 124 67 140 82 ?
★ 7 70 18 1981 145 79 163 96 ?
Passive Abilities
  • The following are passive abilities granted to characters equipped with Demon.
Ability-Type Effect Minimum Rank to Activate
Tyrfing Stun resistance
Doom resistance
Instant Death resistance

Pictlogica Final FantasyEdit


PFF Demon
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Gallery Edit

Etymology Edit

A demon is "an evil spirit or devil, especially one thought to possess a person or act as a tormentor in hell."

In the original concept artwork by Tetsuya Nomura, the Warring Triad are given names beyond their basic titles. Demon was named Zurvan. In Zurvanism, Zurvan is the god of infinite time (and space) and is Aka Manah ("one", "alone") deity of matter.

In folklore and parapsychology, a poltergeist (German for "noisy ghost") is a type of supernatural being supposedly responsible for physical disturbances, such as loud noises and objects moved around or destroyed. Poltergeists occupy numerous niches in cultural folklore, and have traditionally been described as troublesome spirits who haunt a particular person instead of a specific location.

The variation between various translations of this god's title-name is the result of the nature of the Japanese title, kishin (きしん, or 鬼神), having no direct equivalent in English. Most literally, it alternately means "oni/ogre god" or "fierce god". It is a term applied to deific figures, such as the wrathful deities, who are based around violence and power but are not necessarily "evil" in nature. They are strong, often violent and causes of destruction, but not universally associated with evil as it is often understood in the European/Western framework of moral dualism.

As a result, there is no word or title in English which maps precisely to the Japanese term. "War God" might be closest, but kishin are not necessarily gods associated with war or organized conflict, despite the association with violent action. "Poltergeist" was likely Ted Woolsey's attempt at coming up with a term that matched "violent supernatural being that is not evil by definition", though this lacks the deific connotations; "Demon" conveys the violent aspect, but carries connotations of association with evil that are not present in kishin.

Trivia Edit

  • Demon is the only member of the Warring Triad whose battle sprite faces a different direction than his overworld sprite. This is because Demon's overworld sprite faces to the left, which would make his battle sprite face away from the party, unless it was a back attack. For this same reason, he is holding his halberd in the opposite hand between his battle and field sprites.

Related enemies Edit

References Edit

  1. Final Fantasy III Nintendo Player's Guide, p.129

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