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Griever
グリーヴァ (Gurīva?)
FF8 Griever
Statistics
LevelHP1550(Lv) + 15200LevelHP1550(Lv) + 15200
116,75065115,950
STR([5.5(Lv)] + [(Lv) / 5] - [(Lv)² / 400] + 110) / 4MAG([21(Lv)] - [(Lv)² / 20] + 200) / 4STR([5.5(Lv)] + [(Lv) / 5] - [(Lv)² / 400] + 110) / 4MAG([21(Lv)] - [(Lv)² / 20] + 200) / 4
2855117255
VIT((Lv) / 5) - [(Lv) / 2] + 2(Lv) + 20SPR((Lv) / 30) - [(Lv) / 2] + (Lv) + 18VIT((Lv) / 5) - [(Lv) / 2] + 2(Lv) + 20SPR((Lv) / 30) - [(Lv) / 2] + (Lv) + 18
221913153
SPD((Lv) / 4) - [(Lv) / 20] + 95EVA((Lv) / 10) - [(Lv) / 20]SPD((Lv) / 4) - [(Lv) / 20] + 95EVA((Lv) / 10) - [(Lv) / 20]
9501083
EXP0APEXP0AP
0000
Elemental affinities
Tripletriad-fire Tripletriad-thunder Tripletriad-ice Tripletriad-water
100% 100% 150% 100%
Tripletriad-wind Tripletriad-earth Tripletriad-poison Tripletriad-holy
200% 100% -100%Absorbs 250%
Damage Restorative Ground Gravity
100% Absorb Damage Damage
Status resistance
Death Poison Petrify Darkness Silence
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Berserk Zombie Sleep Haste Slow
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Stop Regen Reflect Doom Petrifying
Immune 0% 0% Immune Immune
Float Drain Confuse Eject Card
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Devour LV Up LV Down The End
Immune Immune Immune 0%
Location Ultimecia Castle (Master Room)
Scan In Squall's mind, the strongest GF. Through Ultimecia's power, continues fighting without vanishing.
Class None
Card Can't turn into a card!
Mug (0%) Nothing (100%)
Item drop (0%)
Nothing (100%)
Nothing (100%)
Card Drop (0%) Nothing
Draw Bio
Quake
Tornado
Devour Couldn't Devour!
Abilities Absorbed into time..., Doom, Draw, Flare, Gravija, Pain, Shockwave Pulsar, Triple
Other information -Fought once the Ultimecia enemy is defeated.
-This boss is named according to what the player named the ring earlier in the game.
-Flying enemy.
-Renzokuken always does 5 hits.
-Must be defeated to face the Ultimecia (Griever Form) enemy.
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Griever is a boss in Final Fantasy VIII. It is battled in one of the phases of the final battle, summoned by Ultimecia as her Guardian Force. Griever will be called whatever the player named Squall's ring when he describes him to Rinoa, to reflect that he is part of Squall's mind. Griever's true nature is made more explicit in the Japanese version of the game where Ultimecia claims to summon the one entity Squall views as the most powerful whose power would only increase the stronger Squall envisions it. This means that this manifestation of Griever is powerful purely because of his importance as a symbol in Squall's mind, and could even be seen as Squall needing to overcome a part of himself to win the battle.

Griever resembles a giant anthropomorphic leonine creature with a pair of wings, crimson blade-like protrusions on his arms and horns on his head. His skin is deep purple with crimson patterns. He has white hair or fur on his head and parts of his body, and his wings are bat-like, yet have white feathers instead of leathery membrane.

Stats Edit

Battle Edit

Griever is fought during the second phase of the final boss battle, and later merges with Ultimecia in the third phase creating a hybrid. His main attack in his original form is Shockwave Pulsar, which is Quistis's ultimate Blue Magic. During the battle Griever is capable of blowing away the party's magic reserves. The party can defend against Shockwave Pulsar by casting Shell. The player can tell when Griever is about to use it, as the battle background will be swirling and shaking more than normal, so they can heal to full health before.

As with all stages of the final battle, knocked out party members may be absorbed into time if not revived fast enough. Before the final battle it is useful to fill everyone's magic reserves so all spaces are used, even with spells like Fires and Blizzards that are not used for junctioning, as the final bosses are capable of destroying the player's magic stocks, but which spell is chosen is random.

The music that plays during the battle with Griever is titled "The Legendary Beast".

Gallery Edit

Etymology Edit

The name originates from Russian "Грива" (griva) which means ruff or mane. It is transliterated to "Griever" in English, which comes from "to grieve" - "to feel great sorrow".

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