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Diabolos is a Rank VII Mark from Final Fantasy XII. It can be found in the Site 11 area of the Lhusu Mines. The hunt becomes available after the storyline events in Giruvegan.

Clan PrimerEdit

Hunt 27: The Child SnatcherEdit

XIIBill-Diabolos

Mark Bill.

Petitioner: Miclio
Petitioner's Location: Bhujerba
  • Saw bill posted for the hunting of Diabolos (Rank VII). The petitioner is Miclio in Miners' End in Bhujerba.
  • Hunt accepted. Miclio tells you that Diabolos has been wakened from its sleep, and now hungers for the children of Bhujerba. Diabolos is to be found in Site 11 of the Lhusu Mines.
  • Diabolos defeated! Report to Miclio in Miners' End in Bhujerba.
  • Hunt reported. Miclio seemed noticeably relieved. He revealed that he is actually the ghost of a boy whose life was taken by Diabolos.


Bestiary entryEdit

What strange Change does Magicite work on creatures, a perfect Example being this Gargoyle of the Lhusu Mines. Its Form inspired the commonly held Misconception in Bhujerba that the Creatures in its Magicite mines are Visitors from an Otherworld. The Bill for this Monstrosity has been extant for some Time, yet none have appeared to answer it, and so it remains, though the Petitioner's Identity be long forgotten.

StatsEdit

Final Fantasy XII enemy stats
#232#233 #234
Location Species Aggression Movement type Rare Game Other information
Lhusu Mines (Site 11) Rank VII Mark/Mutant Gargoyle Aggressive (attacks on detection) Movement type? (Speed: Movement speed?) N/A N/A
Stats
Level HP MP Strength Magick Power
46 93,551 999 41
83 (IZJS)
26
72 (IZJS)
Vitality Speed Attack Power Defense Magick Resist
74 20 76
81 (IZJS)
26 30
Evade EXP LP CP Gil
8 0 10 3,800 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 50% 50% 150% 50% 50% 50% 50%
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 Immune 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
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune 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% 50% 0% 100% 0% 0%
FFXII Reflect Icon Immunities granted by Safety
0% Enemy has innate Safety; additional immunity to Instant Death, Warp, Poach, Fractional Damage (Gravity, Graviga), "Fang" items, Sight Unseeing, Syphon, Charm, Achilles
Items
Item dropped Steal Poach
Nothing Nothing
Abilities
Attacks Magicks Technicks Augments Items
Normal Attack

Max Combo hits: 9

None Gnaw, Breakart Pentagram, Force Barrier, Pyromania Innate: Safety, No Knockback, Reflect Damage, Medicine Lore
Conditional: If HP <70%/<20% - Attack CT0; if HP <50% - Ignore Evade, Evade+, Normal Damage+; if Force Barrier up - Anti-Magick
None

BattleEdit

FFXII Diabolos

Battle with Diabolos.

Diabolos tends to cast status-inflicting magicks, most notably Scourge. There is also a slight chance of it casting Haste on itself. At one point of the battle, Diabolos will use Force Barrier, which negates all attacks. During this period, Diabolos will use Pyromania, which inflicts high Fire-elemental damage upon all characters in range. It will also use Curse, which inflicts Confuse, Disease, Poison, and Sap on all targets in range. When around 60% of its HP is taken, Diabolos will build up an auto-counter barrier, which inflicts damage upon the character for every attack delivered. Diabolos is not immune to Slow and it is weak to Water-based attacks.

StrategyEdit

It is a good idea to buff the party before the fight. It is especially recommended to use Bravery. To combat Pyromania, one can equip fire-absorbing equipment while Diabolos readies the spell. One character should serve as the healer to heal the plethora of negative status effects Diabolos will inflict.

Diabolos susceptibility to Slow is exploitable via Nihopalaoa. Overall, the key of defeating Diabolos is to defeat it quickly.

RewardsEdit

GalleryEdit

EtymologyEdit

Diabolos is the Greek word for "devil". It has entered many languages to mean devil, such as Diabolus (Latin), Diavolo (Italian), Diablo (Spanish), Diable (French), and Diabo (Portuguese). Diabolos actually means "accuser" or "slanderer" and could also be connected to the Greek word diabolous, which means "divider" (which fits given his affinity with gravity element), but eventually the general word Diabolos became the specific name of the entity. In the original Greek rendering, it was used to refer to the Christian Devil (The New Testament was written in Greek). Devil is the English translation of Diabolos and in Christian belief, this being is the embodiment of evil.

The concept of the Devil is believed to originate in Zoroastrianism with Angra Mainyu (also known as Ahriman) as well as from the Judaic Satan in the Book of Job in the Old Testament. However, their Satan was merely the "devil's advocate", an angel who acted as a skeptic and whom God allowed to afflict Job with suffering. Satan is Hebrew for "prosecutor/accuser" or "adversary".

The concept of the summon Diabolos may be connected to the Jinn in Islamic mythology, similar to Ifrit. The djinn were the origins of genie myths and were spirits or ghosts made of fire or smoke. They were said to grant wishes.

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