|Final Fantasy X-2 Enemy|
- Normal: " A fiend that attacks with alarming speed despite its otherwise lethargic movement. When Attacked with Magic, it retaliates with flame tongue. It must not like losing..."
Oversoul: "Carries a grudge against staff-wielding opponents. It attacks them with great persistence, but its reasons for doing so are unclear."
Elder Drake is an enemy in Final Fantasy X-2. It is one of the few visible enemies found in Via Infinito. It can also be encountered in a random battle from floors 81 - 99. The player can detect there is an Elder Drake in the floor by the roaring and jumping noises they make, but the player can avoid them by running past them.
The player must not use any magic, including Arcana, because the Drake will attack with Pyroplexy, its breath attack, that will not be absorbed by Fire Eater but can be nullified with a Songstress using Magical Masque. It will use this attack randomly when in its Oversouled state as well as waste turns with Cura, which will only give it a thousand HP. Elder Drakes are in constant Protect status and have high HP and strong physical attacks.
The player will probably want to avoid all Elder Drakes until after floor 40, because that is when the player acquires the Cat Nip accessory. With a Cat Nip, one can easily take down Elder Drakes with a Gunner in critical health and using Trigger Happy.
An alternate method is to equip a character with the Berserker dressphere and train her up until she learns the Evade & Counter ability, which allows the respective character to dodge all of the Elder Drake's physical attacks. To keep the Songstress alive to nullify Pyroplexy, the Adamantite accessory is useful. As well as Tetra Master Garment Grid since he is weak against all four elements.