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FF4PSPBattle Golbez

Golbez appears as a boss and AI-controlled character in Final Fantasy IV and as a permanently playable party member in Final Fantasy IV: The After Years. He is typically a strong caster of Black Magic and a physical fighter, being able to equip swords, dark swords and staves, as well as wear heavy armor.

Final Fantasy IVEdit

FFIV DS Golbez Status

Golbez's initial stats in the 3D version.

Golbez appears as a playable character during two AI-controlled fights at the end of the game, fighting Zemus and Zeromus alongside Fusoya.

Golbez's HP in his and Fusoya's battle against Zemus (2,943) can alternatively be read in Japanese as (憎しみ, nikushimi?), which means "hatred", while his starting HP in The After Years (2,971) can be read as (償い, tsugunai?), meaning "atonement".

In the 3D version, Golbez can be hacked into the player's party and is entirely functional. He has his own set of stats and a victory pose. On the status screen, Theodor appears instead of the armored Golbez, but during battle, the armored Golbez appears. His job is Lunarian. Like Kain, he is right-handed in the remake. He will return to level 1 every time the player turns the power off, and will lose his stats, equipped weapon and armor, and his equipped abilities.

StatsEdit

2D StatsEdit

Golbez (2D)
HP MP
2943 180

3D StatsEdit

When hacked in the game, Golbez starts at level 1. Upon level up, his HP does not increase while all his other stats do. Unlike the other characters, Golbez will still gains stats without any Augment equipped. Obviously, if he's equipped with Augments, it will increase faster. Below is Golbez's raw stats per level increase.

Golbez (3D)
Level HP MP Strength Speed Stamina Intellect Spirit +
2 2943 23 7 6 7 4 4
3 2943 33 8 7 8 5 5
4 2943 43 9 8 9 6 6
5 2943 53 10 9 10 7 7
6 2943 63 11 10 11 8 8
7 2943 73 12 11 12 9 9
8 2943 83 12 12 13 10 10
9 2943 93 13 13 14 11 11
11 2943 114 15 15 16 13 13
12 2943 124 16 16 17 14 14
13 2943 134 17 17 18 15 15
14 2943 144 18 18 19 16 16
15 2943 154 19 19 20 17 17
16 2943 164 20 20 21 18 18
17 2943 174 21 21 22 19 19
18 2943 184 22 22 23 20 20
19 2943 194 23 23 23 21 21
21 2943 214 25 24 25 23 23
22 2943 224 26 25 26 24 24
23 2943 234 27 26 27 25 25
24 2943 224 28 27 28 26 26
25 2943 254 29 28 29 27 27
26 2943 265 30 29 30 28 28
27 2943 275 31 30 31 29 29
28 2943 285 31 31 32 30 30
29 2943 295 32 32 33 31 31
31 2943 315 34 34 35 33 33
32 2943 325 35 35 36 34 34
33 2943 335 36 36 37 35 35
34 2943 345 37 37 38 36 36
35 2943 355 38 38 39 37 37
36 2943 365 39 39 40 37 37
37 2943 375 40 40 40 38 38
38 2943 385 41 41 41 39 39
39 2943 395 42 42 42 40 40
41 2943 415 44 44 44 42 42
42 2943 426 45 45 45 43 43
43 2943 436 46 45 46 44 44
44 2943 446 47 46 47 45 45
45 2943 456 48 47 48 46 46
46 2943 466 49 48 49 47 47
47 2943 476 50 49 50 48 48
48 2943 486 50 50 51 49 49
49 2943 496 51 51 52 50 50
51 2943 516 53 53 54 52 52
52 2943 526 54 54 55 53 53
53 2943 536 55 55 56 54 54
54 2943 546 56 56 57 55 55
55 2943 556 57 57 57 56 56
56 2943 566 58 58 58 57 57
57 2943 576 59 59 59 58 58
58 2943 586 60 60 60 59 59
59 2943 597 61 61 61 60 60
61 2943 617 63 63 63 62 62
62 2943 627 64 64 64 63 63
63 2943 637 65 65 65 64 64
64 2943 647 66 66 66 65 65
65 2943 657 67 67 67 66 66
66 2943 667 68 67 68 67 67
67 2943 677 69 68 69 68 68
68 2943 687 70 69 70 69 69
69 2943 697 70 70 71 70 70
71 2943 717 72 72 73 72 72
72 2943 727 73 73 74 73 73
73 2943 737 74 74 74 74 74
74 2943 747 75 75 75 75 75
75 2943 758 76 76 76 76 76
76 2943 768 77 77 77 77 77
77 2943 778 78 78 78 78 78
78 2943 788 79 79 79 78 78
79 2943 798 80 80 80 79 79
81 2943 818 82 82 82 81 81
82 2943 828 83 83 83 82 82
83 2943 838 84 84 84 83 83
84 2943 848 85 85 85 84 84
85 2943 858 86 86 86 85 85
86 2943 868 87 87 87 86 86
87 2943 878 88 88 88 87 87
88 2943 888 89 88 89 88 88
89 2943 898 89 89 90 89 89
91 2943 919 91 91 91 91 91
92 2943 929 92 92 92 92 92
93 2943 939 93 93 93 93 93
94 2943 949 94 94 94 94 94
95 2943 959 95 95 95 95 95
96 2943 969 96 96 96 96 96
97 2943 979 97 97 97 97 97
98 2943 989 98 98 98 98 98
99 2943 999 99 99 99 99 99

AbilititesEdit

In the 2D version, Golbez knows the Black Magic spells Firaga, Blizzaga, Thundaga, Meteor and Twincasts Double Meteor with Fusoya.

In the 3D remake, he knows every Black Magic spell. He starts with four abilities learned but none are equipped. His known abilities are: Attack, Defend, Items and Black Magic. As a child, Golbez was attempting to learn Cure, but has no proficiency with White Magic as an adult.

Equipment (3D)Edit

When hacked in the game, Golbez starts out with no equipment but he can equip every dark sword, sword (except Thundershard), rod, and staff. He can equip a wide range of armor.

Weapons
Dark Swords Swords Rods Staves Daggers
Armor
Shields Head Body Arms

BossEdit

FF4PSP Golbez Boss

Golbez is fought as a boss and knows several strong spells. In the original 2D releases, Golbez has a simple attack pattern, but in the 3D releases, he acquires elemental weaknesses and resistances, casts stronger magic than before, and is overall a more difficult enemy.

Final Fantasy IV: The After YearsEdit

StatsEdit

GolbezTAYPSPBattle

Golbez's HP is initially 2,971, giving him a great deal at first, but he will not gain more until Level 55, where he will be on par with the other characters. Golbez's HP and Stamina are fairly high, and his MP, Strength and Intelligence are decent. These balanced stats, combined with his wide variety of equipment, allow Golbez to function as both a powerful attacker and an effective mage at once, though ultimately he is outclassed in both aspects by dedicated characters.

Stats
Level HP MP Strength Speed Stamina Intelligence Spirit
30 2971 230 30 20 33 30 25
40 2971 313 41 25 44 37 30
50 2971 391 51 30 55 47 37
60 3592 475 59 34 65 55 38
70 4821 553 67 38 75 63 39
80 5771 600 69 40 76 65 41
90 6744 647 72 43 79 66 41
99 7601 686 74 45 81 68 42

The Golbez who fights in the flashbacks is an entirely different character in terms of game data, with slightly different stats from the normal Golbez. He has 2943 HP and 230 MP. If hacked into the party he can grow to Level 45, the level cap of The Lunarian's Tale, and will keep the same HP while his other stats increase normally as the normal Golbez.

AbilitiesEdit

FFIV TAY iOS Pressure

Golbez using Pressure.

He has access to the Pressure ability, which paralyzes an enemy, Taunt, which draws enemy attacks toward him, and most Black Magic spells, including the high level Flare and Meteor. Golbez doesn't learn the status-type spells that Palom and Rydia can, but has the advantage of knowing Firaga, Blizzaga and Thundaga at a much earlier level.

Flashback Golbez has accessed to the 3 levels of the three elemental spells and Bio. He cannot learn new spells, and does not have the Pressure and Taunt abilities.

Magic Level Learned
Fire Known
Fira Known
Firaga Known
Blizzard Known
Blizzara Known
Magic Level Learned
Blizzaga Known
Thunder Known
Thundara Known
Thundaga Known
Bio Known
Magic Level Learned
Osmose 32
Drain 35
Quake 42
Flare 55
Meteor 60
Band Abilities
Ability Members MP Effect
Double Black Magic
  • Golbez
  • Fusoya (Event)
30 Cast a powerful Black Magic spell on enemies.
Double Pressure
  • Golbez (Pressure)
  • Cecil (Cover)
20 Slows down all enemies.
Ultima Spark
  • Golbez (Black Magic)
  • Cecil (White Magic)
50 Inflicts non-elemental magic damage on all enemies. Can break damage limit.
Advanced Blade
  • Golbez (Black Magic)
  • Cecil (Attack)
  • Ceodore (Attack)
40 Imbue your sword with magic and attack one enemy. Can break damage limit.
Spiral Blow
  • Golbez
  • Kain (Event)
22 Two fighters attack one enemy.


EquipmentEdit

Golbez can equip swords, axes, spears, hammers, rods, staves and daggers, as well as a combination of heavy armor and lightweight hats and robes.

Golbez starts with an Ancient Sword, an Ebony Robe and a Rune Armlet.

Flashback Golbez share the same tables and has the Ebony Blade as his sword.

Weapons
Swords Daggers Axes Hammers
Spears Staves Rods
Armor
Shields Head Body Arms

QuestsEdit

Permanently missable contentEdit

In the flashback sequence of Golbez, if the player does not unequip the Ebony Blade during the Lunarian's Tale, it will be missed.

Near the end of the game, Golbez can be permanently recruited or missed. If the player brings Golbez, Cecil, Ceodore, and Rosa in their party when they fight the Dark Knight, Golbez will be playable permanently. Otherwise, he'll be removed from the party.