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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.


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 setupEdit

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.

AI scriptsEdit

Normal scriptEdit

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

If attacked by anything: Haymaker (33%)

Coliseum scriptEdit

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

If attacked by anything: Haymaker (33%)



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."

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