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VI

Attacks with Ice 2, N. Cross, and L? Pearl, but is weak vs. fire attacks.
Final Fantasy VI PlayStation Bestiary entry

Dullahan is a boss in Final Fantasy VI fought at the bottom of Darill's Tomb that guards the door leading to the Falcon. Despite what its appearance might suggest, the Dullahan is not an undead enemy.

Stats Edit

Final Fantasy VI enemy stats
#315#316 (GBA) #317
☆058☆059 (iOS) ☆060
Names Location Type Other information
SNES: Dullahan
PS: Dullahan
GBA: Dullahan
iOS: Dullahan
Darill's Tomb (GBA)
Darill's Tomb (SNES)
None First Strike. Falls into Death status when has 0 MP. Harder to run from. The party cannot escape.
Stats
Level HP MP Attack Magic
37 23,450 1,721 55 7
Defense Magic Defense Magic Evasion Speed Hit Rate
0 160 0 55 150
Evasion EXP Gil
10 0 0
Elemental affinities
Fire-icon-ffvi Ice-icon-ffvi Lightning-icon-ffvi Poison-icon-ffvi Holy-icon-ffvi
200% -100%Absorbs 100% 100% 100%
Earth-icon-ffvi Wind-icon-ffvi Water-icon-ffvi Restorative Instant Death
100% 100% 100% -100%Absorbs 100%
Statuses and immunities
Blind Zombie Poison Magitek Invisible Imp Petrify Death Doom Critical
- Immune Immune - - Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Image Silence Berserk Confuse Sap Sleep Float Regen Slow Haste
- Immune Immune - - Immune - - - -
Stop Shell Protect Reflect Meteor Strike Libra Sketch Control Fractional Invincible
Immune - - - - - - Immune Immune -
Items
Steal Item dropped Metamorphose
(Miss rate: 100%)
[87.5%Applies when successful; success based on users' level, doubles with Thief's Bracer.] X-Potion
[12.5%Applies when successful; success based on users' level, doubles with Thief's Bracer.] Genji Glove
None [Slot 1 (25%)]Antidote
[Slot 2 (25%)]Green Cherry
[Slot 3 (25%)]Eyedrops
[Slot 4 (25%)]Gold Needle
Morph ID: 0
Abilities
Attack Abilities Rage Sketch Control(Immune) & Confuse
Normal Attack: Unarmed
Special Attack: Morning Star (Level 2 = Attack x 2)
Lv. ? Holy, Blizzaga, Blizzara, Holy, Northern Cross, Absolute Zero, Reflect ???, Cura None Attack, Morning Star Attack, Morning Star

Battle Edit

Dullahan casts Blizzara, Blizzaga, and Holy spells. When attacked eight times it changes to a new attack pattern where it uses Absolute Zero, Northern Cross, and its special attack, Morning Star. It is weak to Fire, and its attacks are varied but not overly powerful.

In the SNES and PS versions, the Dullahan, who is fought early in the World of Ruin, has the valuable Genji Glove but it is impossible to steal from him because the player cannot recruit Locke or Gogo yet, and nobody in the current team can equip the Thief's Knife. There is no way to obtain a Merit Award either at this point, because none of the items that lead to it at the Coliseum can be obtained yet. However, Dullahan appears in the Soul Shrine in the GBA and following versions which makes it possible to steal from him.

Strategy Edit

There is an easy way to nullify much of the Dullahan's damage: in the tomb the player can find a Regal Gown. Betting it at Dragon's Neck Coliseum will pit the player against a Death Machine. Using a Reflect Ring will bounce its Death spell back at it, killing it and rewarding the player with a Minerva Bustier. When equipped on Celes the armor negates the Dullahan's Ice attacks and halves the damage of his Holy spell, so only its Morning Star physical will do any significant damage to her.

Another way to defeat Dullahan is to deplete its MP as it will die when its MP reaches 0.

AI script Edit

At beginning of battle (only once per battle): Lv.? Holy

Attack Turns: 1st Turn: Blizzaga (33%) or Blizzara (33%) or Nothing (33%)
2nd Turn: Blizzaga (33%) or Holy (33%) or Nothing (33%)
3rd Turn: Holy (33%) or Blizzara (33%) or Nothing (33%)
4th Turn: Blizzara (33%) or Holy (33%) or Nothing (33%)

Turn Bit1 of Var36 on
Turn Bit2 of Var36 on

If attacked by anything:

Attack (33%)
Increase Var1 by 1

If Var1 >= 8:

1st Turn: Northern Cross (33%) or Morning Star (33%) or Nothing (33%)
2nd Turn: Blizzara (33%) or Morning Star (33%) or Nothing (33%)
3rd Turn: Lv.? Holy (33%) or Absolute Zero (33%) or Nothing (33%)
4th Turn: Blizzara (33%) or Absolute Zero (33%) or Nothing (33%)
Set Var1 = 0

If any party member has Reflect status:

If Bit1 of Var36 is on:
Reflect ??? (100%)
Turn Bit1 of Var36 off

If HP <= 10240:

If Bit2 of Var36 is on:
Target: Self
Cura (100%)
Turn Bit2 of Var36 off

Other appearances Edit

Final Fantasy Record Keeper Edit

FFRK

FFRK Dullahan FFVI

Dullahan from Final Fantasy VI appears as an enemy in Final Fantasy Record Keeper.

Gallery Edit

Etymology Edit

The dullahan is a mythical horseman in Irish mythology, and is described as a headless knight who rides a black horse, or sometimes in a cart pulled by several horses, which moves so quickly the friction of the wheels can set roadside hedges on fire. The dullahan will ride through the night, eventually stopping at the location of a person who is set to die and calling out their name, drawing out their soul and killing them. If seen it will violently retaliate against the watcher, dousing them with blood and using a whip made from a human spine to lash out one of their eyes. The dullahan cannot be barred from travel by locks or gates and cannot be outrun, but it is repelled by golden objects and will turn and flee if one is in its path.

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