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Final Fantasy III Boss
ヘカトンケイル (Hecatonkeiru)
Level HP
64 6,500
4,800 4,900
Elemental Affinities
Fire Cold Thunder
- - -
Wind Light Dark Swords
- - -
Location Cave of Darkness
Steal Potion
Item Dropped None
Abilities None
Other Information None
ヘカトンケイル (Hecatonkeiru)
#190#191 #192
Level HP
43 30,000
Attack Defense
89 32
3,600 8,000
Elemental Affinities
Fire Ice Lightning Water
- - - -
Wind Light Dark Blades
- - -
Location Cave of Shadows
Steal Hi-Potion, Black Hole, Lilith's Kiss, Raven's Yawn
Common Drop Hi-Potion, Black Hole, Lilith's Kiss
Uncommon Drop Raven's Yawn, Shining Curtain, Shell Breaker
Rare Drop Black Musk, Chocobo's Wrath
Abilities Quake
Other Information Attacks twice per turn.

Hecatoncheir, also known as Hekaton, is a boss in Final Fantasy III. He is found in the Cave of Shadows, guarding the Fang of Earth. He mainly uses physical attacks until low on health, when he uses Quake. In the NES version, it is highly recommended to keep casting Curaga each turn to counter Hecatoncheir's high damage, and to use the strongest available attacks that the party has. Having a Dark Knight helps tremendously in this battle.

In the DS remake, Hecatoncheir is much easier as his damage output is much lower than in the NES version, though he now attacks twice per turn. The above strategy still works well here, though having a Scholar using attack items will make this battle end much faster.

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The Hekatonkheires were children of Gaia and Uranus who were thrown into Tartarus as soon as they were born. They were released by Zeus, and aided him in overthrowing Cronos. They were giants depicted with one hundred arms (and sometimes even fifty heads). The name (Εκατόγχειρες - Hecatonchires) is of Greek origin: Hecaton (εκατόν-) means one hundred and chires (-χείρες) means hands.

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