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Gilgamesh
ギルガメッシュ (Girugamesshu?)
GilgameshFF4TAY
Statistics
Level HP
? 99,000
Strength Defense
134 5
Magic Magic Defense
35 50
EXP Gil
65,000 0
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Lightning Dark
100% 100% 100% 100%
Holy Earth Water Wind
100% 100% 100% 100%
Projectiles Restorative Drain/Osmose
100% -100%Absorbs 100%Damages, supplies to the caster
Statuses and immunities
Poison Blind Silence Pig Mini
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Toad Petrify Death Gradual Petrify Berserk
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Confuse Sleep Paralyze Float Curse
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Libra / Analyze Tornado
Immune Immune
Location Final Tale, Part Two: Depths
Type Heavy
Steal Excalipar
Item dropped (0%) [100%]Excalipar
[37.5%]Nothing
[12.5%]Nothing
[0.39%]Nothing
Abilities Haste, Jump, Protect, Shell, Zantetsuken
Gilgamesh
ギルガメッシュ (Girugamesshu?)
Gilgamesh PSP
Statistics
Level HP
? 99,000
Strength Defense
134 5
Magic Magic Defense
35 50
EXP Gil
65,000 0
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Lightning Dark
100% 100% 100% 100%
Holy Earth Water Wind
100% 100% 100% 100%
Projectiles Restorative Drain/Osmose
100% -100%Absorbs 100%Damages, supplies to the caster
Statuses and immunities
Poison Blind Silence Pig Mini
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Toad Petrify Death Gradual Petrify Berserk
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Confuse Sleep Paralyze Float Curse
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Libra / Analyze Tornado
Immune Immune
Location Final Tale, Part Two: Depths
Type Heavy
Steal Excalipur
Item dropped (0%) [100%]Excalipur
[37.5%]Nothing
[12.5%]Nothing
[0.39%]Nothing
Abilities Haste, Shell, Protect, Zantetsuken, Jump, Excalipoor, Laser Barrage, Earthquake, Mini, Venomous Gas, Bad Breath

Gilgamesh is a boss encountered in Final Fantasy IV: The After Years. He is located the Depths of the True Moon, and, unlike some of the other bosses, he must be fought to proceed to the other floors.

He drops the Excalipoor upon defeat.

Battle Edit

Gilgamesh will only use weak physical attacks at the start of the fight, though he can also use Earthquake. After taking a certain amount of damage, he will cast Haste, Protect, and Shell on himself and enters a fixed attack pattern that loops every four turns. On the first turn, he will use Jump; on the second turn, he will use four physical attacks; on the third turn, he will use Laser Barrage, which deals damage to one character based on his HP; and on the fourth turn he will use either Zantetsuken or Excalipoor. Zantetsuken can instant-kill one character, whereas Excalipoor will deal one damage to a character.

Strategy Edit

Although not necessary, the player can cast Slow or use a Spider's Web on Gilgamesh to negate his Haste status. Since Gilgamesh fights primarily using physical attacks casting Blink would be a good idea, as it also prevents jump from hitting. The party should focus on using their strongest Bands on Gilgamesh; some of the best choices are Sky Grinder or Ultima Spark.

Gallery Edit

Etymology Edit

Gilgamesh is the main character of the Epic of Gilgamesh, an Akkadian poem considered the first great work of literature. He is a demigod with superhuman strength who builds the walls of Uruk to defend his people and travels to meet the sage Utnapishtim, a survivor of the Great Flood.

Gilgamesh is believed to have actually existed by many scholars. It is estimated he lived sometime between 2800 and 2500 BC. The Sumerian King List claims Gilgamesh ruled the city of Uruk for 126 years.

Gilgamesh in Final Fantasy is also based on Benkei, a famous character in the Japanese mythologies and chronicles of the Genpei War. A powerful warrior monk said to have personally defeated 200 men in every battle he engaged in and said to have had the strength of demons, Benkei's introduction sees him set out to collect 1,000 weapons, and situates himself on a bridge, challenging any warrior who comes by. Eventually, he comes into the service and friendship of the charismatic but tragically destined "Ushiwaka" Minamoto no Yoshitsune, who marks his one thousandth duel, and only defeat during this endeavor.