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Uses Bomblet to summon four Balloons. Attack it with Aqua Brake and Ice 2, or have Locke attack it with his Blizzard attack.
Final Fantasy VI PlayStation Bestiary entry

The Flame Eater is a boss in Final Fantasy VI fought in the deepest room of the burning mansion in Thamasa.


Final Fantasy VI enemy stats
#297#298 (GBA) #299
☆048☆049 (iOS) ☆050
Names Location Type Other information
SNES: Flame Eater
PS: FlamEatr
GBA: Flame Eater
iOS: Flame Eater
Burning Home (GBA)
Burning Home (SNES)
None First Strike. Falls into Death status when has 0 MP. Harder to run from. The party cannot escape.
Level HP MP Attack Magic
26 8,400 480 13 7
Defense Magic Defense Magic Evasion Speed Hit Rate
0 150 0 34 130
Evasion EXP Gil
20 0 0
Elemental affinities
Fire-icon-ffvi Ice-icon-ffvi Lightning-icon-ffvi Poison-icon-ffvi Holy-icon-ffvi
-100%Absorbs 200% 0% 0% 0%
Earth-icon-ffvi Wind-icon-ffvi Water-icon-ffvi Restorative Instant Death
0% 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 Immune Immune Immune
Image Silence Berserk Confuse Sap Sleep Float Regen Slow Haste
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune - - - -
Stop Shell Protect Reflect Meteor Strike Libra Sketch Control Fractional Invincible
Immune - - - Immune - - Immune Immune -
Steal Item dropped Metamorphose
(Miss rate: 100%)
[87.5%Applies when successful; success based on users' level, doubles with Thief's Bracer.] Flametongue
None [Slot 1 (25%)]Antidote
[Slot 2 (25%)]Green Cherry
[Slot 3 (25%)]Eyedrops
[Slot 4 (25%)]Gold Needle
Morph ID: 0
Attack Abilities Rage Sketch Control(Immune) & Confuse (Immune)
Normal Attack: Unarmed
Special Attack: Hit (Level 1 = Attack x 1.5)
Bomblet, Fire, Fireball, Fira, Graviga, Flare, Protect, Reflect, Firaga None Attack, Hit Attack, Hit


At the beginning of the battle, the Flame Eater uses Bomblet, which summons four Balloons. When used later, it can summon more Balloons or a Grenade. Flame Eater attacks using Fire and Fire Ball, and has a 1/3 chance of countering attacks with Fira. If it is hit six times, it casts Protect and Reflect on itself, and begins bouncing Fira and Firaga spells off itself and onto the party.

Flame Eater is programmed to counter with Flare or Graviga to Gravity or Graviga spells cast upon it; however, like bosses usually are, Flame Eater is immune to Death and both spells are classified as Death spells, and missed spells do not prompt a counterattack, which means the player will never get to see Flame Eater use either of the attacks.


Flame Eater is weak to Ice, so Blizzard and Blizzara spells work well. Strago should equip a Genji Glove and two Ice Rods, as this is the best way for him to deal damage. Flame Eater is not weak to Water, so Aqua Breath does not merit much use unless it uses Bomblet, as the Balloons and Grenades it summons are weak to Water and can be killed in one casting.

For a quick win, the player should equip Terra with an Icebrand, a Gold Shield, a Magus Hat, a White Dress, and two Earrings. While in Trance she should use an Ice Rod as an item. If Flame Eater is alone, it takes up to 9,999 HP damage.

The Flame Eater will dies when it's MP reaches 0, so using Rasp a few times will defeat it.

The Flame Eater also has a Flametongue to be stolen with Locke.

AI scriptEdit

At beginning of battle (only once per battle): Bring in Balloon x4

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Fire (66%) or Nothing (33%)
2nd Turn: Fire (33%) or Fireball (66%)
3rd Turn: Fire (33%) or Fireball (33%) or Nothing (33%)

Unset Var36

If attacked by anything:

Increase Var2 by 1
Fira (33%)

If attacked by Gravity or Graviga:

Target: All Characters
Graviga (66%) or Flare (33%)

If Timer >= 15:

Set Timer = 0
Increase Var3 by 1
If Var3 >= 6: Set Var3 = 0

If monster has been damaged 6 times (and every 6 times after that):

If Flame Eater does NOT have Reflect status:
Target: Self
Protect (100%)
Reflect (100%)

If Flame Eater has Reflect status:

Target: Self
Fira (66%) or Firaga (33%)
Increase Var3 by 1
Unset Var36

If Var36 is not set:

If Flame Eater is by itself:
If Var3 >= 1: Bring in Balloon x2
Set Var36
If Var3 >= 2: Bring in Balloon x3
Set Var36
If Var3 >= 3: Bring in Balloon x4
Set Var36
If Var3 >= 4: Bring in Balloon x2
Set Var36
If Var3 >= 5: Bring in Grenade x1
Set Var36

Other appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit


FFRK Flame Eater FFVI

Flame Eater appears as an enemy in Final Fantasy Record Keeper.


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