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The hideous, darkly clouded form of Famfrit, scion in opposition to Holy Queen Emmerololth, scion of light, was anathema even to his creators. Thus, after a great battle, was he broken and sealed within armor laced with wards. The confines of his armor are void of light, so is he called the Darkening Cloud. Men fear the rain that falls from the black clouds that ooze from that giant ewer as a herald of chaos and waste.

Famfrit, the Darkening Cloud is a level three Esper in Final Fantasy XII. He is fought during the main storyline when summoned by Dr. Cid, and his license can then be purchased.

Famfrit's license costs 90 LP, and he requires three Mist Charges to summon.

In the Zodiac releases, giving Famfrit's license to certain jobs opens up other licenses.

ProfileEdit

The Esper of Water, Famfrit represents the zodiac sign of Aquarius, the Water Carrier, and he carries a large jug on his shoulder. From his power of water, his color sign is clear. Famfrit is also referred to as the Kumbha Ascendant, which is the Sanskrit name of its zodiac sign as used in Jyotish (Hindu) astrology.

Famfrit is based on a totema from Final Fantasy Tactics Advance. He returns in Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings as a Rank III Water Ranged summon.

StoryEdit

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It is never revealed where Famfrit was discovered, since he is summoned by Dr. Cid when the party fights him at the Pharos. Dr. Cid may have found him during his research into nethicite, or simply used the nethicite to obtain him at that moment from the Pharos's peak, the Sun-Cryst's Womb.

When both Cid and Famfrit are defeated, the player obtains the glyph needed to command the Esper. He is the fifth of the five Espers obtained during the main storyline.

Spoilers end here.

ObtainedEdit

After being fought as a boss during the main storyline, Famfrit's license can be purchased for 90.

Unlocked abilities in Zodiac versionsEdit

Esper licenses sometimes unlock licenses that could not otherwise be reached. Famfrit's license will appear on all boards, but once chosen by a character, will disappear from all other boards. In The Zodiac Age version, the player can choose two license boards for each playable character, and activated licenses are activated on both boards if present.

Famfrit allows access to the following licenses on these boards:

BattleEdit

AbilitiesEdit

Final Fantasy XII - Famfrit, the Darkening Cloud (♒ Aquarius) 暗闇の雲ファムフリート Tsunami 大海嘯00:36

Final Fantasy XII - Famfrit, the Darkening Cloud (♒ Aquarius) 暗闇の雲ファムフリート Tsunami 大海嘯

Tsunami

Briny Cannonade

A Water-elemental attack, and one of the few offensive Water attacks the party can use in Final Fantasy XII.

Tsunami

A Water-elemental attack, and Famfrit's ultimate attack. In the middle of a maelstrom, Famfrit stands up against the rain. He swings the chain of his giant ewer like a sling. The ewer tips and spills the water over the enemies sending huge waves to strike all foes in range.

Other

In the Zodiac version Famfrit can cast Renew. He also has Ignore Vitality and Ignore Reflect augments.

Gambit informationEdit

Zodiac
Priority Condition Action
1 Remaining time < 10 seconds Tsunami*targets enemy with highest HP
2 Foe: water-vulnerable Briny Cannonade
3 Foe: nearest visible Attack
4 Ally: HP < 100% Renew
Original
Priority Condition Action
1 Remaining time < 10 seconds Tsunami*targets enemy with highest HP
2 Foe: character HP < 30% Tsunami*targets enemy with highest HP
3 Foe: Water-absorb Attack
4 Foe: Water-weak Briny Cannonade
5 Foe: nearest visible Briny Cannonade


StatsEdit

Stat FFXII Zodiac
Attack 145 145
Defense 56 55
Magick Defense 37 49

Famfrit absorbs Water, is weak to Fire and is immune to every other element.

Zodiac

For The Zodiac Age version, the HP values were doubled but other stats were kept the same.

Level Max HP Max MP Strength Magic Vitality Speed
1 5,790-5,791 266-270 36 47 26 26
10 5,992-6,027 320-360 41 52 28 28
20 6,360-6,459 400-500 47 58 31 30
30 6,832-7,017 482-644 53 64 34 33
40 7,279-7,545 582-824 59 70 36 35
50 7,993-8,392 668-976 65 76 39 37
60 8,623-9,139 748-999 71 82 42 40
70 8,980-9,559 808-999 77 88 45 42
80 9,393-9,999 868-999 83 94 47 44
90 9,955-9,999 909-999 89 99 50 47
99 9,999 926-999 94 99 53 49
Original
Level Max HP Max MP Strength Magic Vitality Speed
1 3,860-3,861 23-25 54 53 26 26
10 3,995-4,018 50-70 59 58 28 28
20 4,240-4,306 90-140 65 64 30 30
30 4,555-4,678 131-212 71 70 33 33
40 4,853-5,030 181-302 77 76 35 35
50 5,329-5,595 224-378 83 82 37 37
60 5,749-6,093 264-448 89 88 40 40
70 5,987-6,373 294-498 95 94 42 42
80 6,262-6,697 324-548 99 99 44 44
90 6,637-7,141 344-578 99 99 47 47
99 7,060-7,643 353-587 99 99 49 49


ActionsEdit

Zodiac
Name Range Target CT*Charge Time Type Element Power
Attack 2 Single 30 Physical None 145
Renew 10 Circle 10 23 Magick None
Briny Cannonade 12 Single 16 Magick Water 140
Tsunami 12 Circle 8 35 Magick Water 200
Original
Name Range Target CT*Charge Time Type Element Power
Attack 2 Single 30 Physical None 145
Briny Cannonade 12 Single 16 Magick Water 140
Tsunami 12 Circle 8 35 Magick Water 200


Status effectsEdit

AugmentsEdit

Has augments in Zodiac releases only:

BossEdit

Famfrit is a boss fought in the Pharos alongside Dr. Cid. It is also fought in the Zodiac versions' Trial Mode at Stage 50 along with three Abaddons. Dr. Cid is immune to everything when Famfrit is summoned. Famfrit mostly attacks with magick. Famfrit's standard attack, Briny Cannonade, deals Water damage on one character, and his special attack, Waterja (Aquaja in Zodiac versions), deals Water damage to characters in range and has a chance of inflicting Silence. Dr. Cid will buff Famfrit.

GalleryEdit

Etymology and symbolismEdit

Famfrit's title alludes to the Cloud of Darkness from Final Fantasy III, using her exact name in the Japanese version. His stance as the Esper of Water may be intended to reflect the Cloud of Darkness's desire to "flood" the world with darkness, or to the literal deluge suffered by the world in Final Fantasy III. Famfrit's armor—sky-blue with a narrow eye-hole and gold highlights—resembles that of Exdeath from Final Fantasy V, and their destructive intentions are similar too.

Famfrit represents the zodiac sign of Aquarius, the Water Carrier, and is also referred to as the Kumbha Ascendant, which is the Sanskrit name of its zodiac sign as used in Jyotish (Hindu) astrology. Though Kumbha is represented as "water-pourer" its element is air; Famfrit is also referred to as "the dark cloud" in Final Fantasy XII.