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Great Behemoth (Final Fantasy VI)

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Counters attacks with a powerful Gore, followed by a Meteo attack.
Final Fantasy VI PlayStation Bestiary entry

The Great Behemoth, also known as GtBehemoth, is an enemy in Final Fantasy VI. It appears in Kefka's Tower, as well as the Advance-exclusive Dragons' Den.

Stats Edit

Final Fantasy VI enemy stats
#252#253 (GBA) #254
#263 #264 (Mobile/PC) #265
Names Location Type Other information
SNES: GtBehemoth
PS: GtBehemoth
GBA: Great Behemoth
Mobile/PC: Great Behemoth
Kefka's Tower, Dragons' Den (Kefka's Tower(in SNES)) None Harder to run from. The party cannot escape.
Level HP MP Attack Magic
58 11,000 700 7 10
Defense Magic Defense Magic Evasion Speed Hit Rate
0 105 0 35 100
Evasion EXP Gil
0 4,100 2,900
Elemental affinities
Fire-icon-ffvi Ice-icon-ffvi Lightning-icon-ffvi Poison-icon-ffvi Holy-icon-ffvi
100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Earth-icon-ffvi Wind-icon-ffvi Water-icon-ffvi Restorative Instant Death
100% 100% 100% -100%Absorbs 100%
Statuses and immunities
Blind Zombie Poison Magitek Invisible Imp Petrify Death Doom Critical
Immune - - - - Immune Immune Immune Immune -
Image Silence Berserk Confuse Sap Sleep Float Regen Slow Haste
- Immune - Immune - - - - - -
Stop Shell Protect Reflect Meteor Strike Libra Sketch Control Fractional Invincible
- - - - - - - - Immune -
Items (GBA/Mobile/PC)
Steal Item dropped Metamorphose
(Miss rate: 57.1%)

[12.5%Applies when successful; success based on users' level, doubles with Thief's Bracer.] Tiger Fangs
None [Slot 1 (25%)]Potion
[Slot 2 (25%)]Potion
[Slot 3 (25%)]Potion
[Slot 4 (25%)]Elixir
Morph ID: 14
Abilities (GBA/Mobile/PC)
Attack Abilities Rage Sketch Control & Confuse (Immune)
Normal Attack: Unarmed
Special Attack: Haymaker (Level 6 = Attack x 4)
Meteor Attack, Meteor Hay Maker, Meteor Attack, Hay Maker, Meteor, Firaga

Battle Edit

The Great Behemoth counters most attacks with Haymaker, a powerful physical attack, and can also cast Meteor, which deals about 1000 HP of damage to the party.

Killing it quickly is recommended; as it has no elemental weaknesses and high HP, the player should have the party simply use their strongest attacks to defeat it.

Coliseum setup Edit

Bet Godhand for Zanmato
Bet Ultima Weapon for Gladius

A Muscle Belt can bring the wearer's HP high enough to survive one Meteor if they couldn't already, and a Paladin's Shield or anything that can absorb Fire will help, as Firaga may then raise their HP to survive the next Meteor.

The Red Cap is another option to raise the wearer's HP, but note that a combination of max HP raising equipment won't have a better effect than the piece of equipment that gives the best HP boost would on its own.

Mog is a good character to use, with high Defense being potentially a better means of defense than high Magic Evasion, since Firaga is better absorbed than evaded.

Another tactic would be to go all out on the offense, since nothing can be done to definitively prevent Meteor. In this case, a Genji Glove with the two most powerful weapons at hand and a Reflect Ring would allow the player to deal good damage by attacking AND reflecting Firaga back at Great Behemoth.

Shadow in the front row equipped with the Kagenui and Ichigeki from the Genji Glove and Reflect Ring can do good damage, with a chance of casting Stop on Great Behemoth, reflecting Firaga, and countering Great Behemoth's physical attacks with Interceptor.

Formations Edit

Number Enemies Encounter flags Introduction flag Musical theme Magic AP
Norm.Normal Back Surr.Surrounded Side
299 Great Behemoth, Vector Lythos x2 Y Y Y Y Sides, individual Battle 6
329 Great Behemoth, Great Malboro, Vector Lythos Y Y Y Y Sides, individual Battle 5
547 Great Behemoth, Vector Lythos x2 Y Y Y Y Sides, individual Battle
549 Great Behemoth, Great Malboro, Vector Lythos Y Y Y Y Sides, individual Battle
578 Great Behemoth Y N N N Sides, individual Battle
586 Great Behemoth Y N N N Sides, individual Battle
589 Great Behemoth, Great Malboro x2 Y N N N Sides, individual Battle

AI scripts Edit

Normal script Edit

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Attack (66%) or Nothing (33%)
2nd Turn: Attack (66%) or Meteor (33%)

If attacked by anything: Haymaker (33%)

Coliseum script Edit

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Attack (25%) or Hay Maker (25%) or Meteor (25%) or Firaga (25%)

If attacked by anything: Haymaker (33%)

Gallery Edit

Etymology Edit

Behemoth is a beast mentioned in Job 40:15–24. In addition to mythological creatures, it is likened to elephants, hippos, rhinos, and bison. Metaphorically, the term behemoth denotes "an extremely large or powerful entity."

Related enemies Edit