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Attacks with Bolt 2 and Solar Plex. Poison attacks are effective, so use Poison and Bio. You'll pick up the Magicite Fenrir if you win.
—Bestiary entry (PS)
This battle is much like the one before. After a while Terra will jump into the fray when Phunbaba knocks a character out of battle with BabaBreath.
—Bestiary entry for final battle (PS)

Humbaba, otherwise known as Phunbaba, is a boss in Final Fantasy VI battled in the World of Ruin. It is one of several monsters released when Kefka caused the end of the world, along with the eight legendary dragons and Deathgaze. The player battles Humbaba four times, though only two of these fights can be won. Each time Humbaba uses a different AI script. He is fought in Mobliz.

BattleEdit

Humbaba is first fought alone by Terra when the player first visits Mobliz in the World of Ruin. Humbaba is invincible and cannot be killed. As Terra is unequipped, the player must choose to let her be knocked out. Even if the player uses the Vanish-Doom bug on Humbaba, it will be treated as a loss. After Terra falls, the player's party battles Humbaba in a normal battle. Humbaba flees upon being defeated, leaving the Fenrir magicite. Though many players choose to travel to Mobliz after recruiting Sabin, they may leave the visit for later in the game.

When the player returns to Mobliz after acquiring the Falcon and locates Terra, Humbaba will arrive for a third battle. When his HP is depleted he uses Humbaba Breath to remove two random party members from battle, and the battle ends. At this point Terra arrives and assists the player in the fourth and final clash with Humbaba. During the fourth battle Terra is in Trance the entire battle and will therefore do great damage. Once Humbaba is defeated the fourth time, he is killed, and Terra rejoins the party.

Though he has four different AI scripts for each fight, Humbaba is offensively the same enemy every battle—it is only his AI script for the end of the battle that changes, his attack script and stats remaining identical. The sole exception is during the second battle where Humbaba's HP increases to 28,000. He attacks with Thundara, Thundaga, his special attack Solar Plex, and 1000 Needles.

StrategyEdit

Humbaba is weak to Poison, so Bio is highly effective. If Terra knows Bio, she can easily do several thousands of damage to Humbaba in the final battle. Having Sabin equipped with Venom Claws works well, as does having Shadow Throw Poison Rods.

AI scriptsEdit

First BattleEdit

At beginning of battle (only once per battle):

Humbaba becomes invincible

Attack Turns:

1st Turn: Attack (66%) or Solar Plexus (33%)
2nd Turn: Thundara (66%) or Thundaga (33%)
3rd Turn: Thundara (33%) or 1000 Needles (33%) or Solar Plexus (33%)

Second BattleEdit

Attack Turns:

1st Turn: Attack (66%) or Solar Plexus (33%)
2nd Turn: Thundara (66%) or Thundaga (33%)
3rd Turn: Thundara (33%) or 1000 Needles (33%) or Solar Plexus (33%)

If attacked by anything:

If hp <= 20480: Target: Self
Flee (100%)

Third BattleEdit

Attack Turns:

1st Turn: Attack (66%) or Solar Plexus (33%)
2nd Turn: Thundara (66%) or Thundaga (33%)
3rd Turn: Thundara (33%) or 1000 Needles (33%) or Solar Plexus (33%)

If killed:

Target: Random Player
Humbaba Breath

If attacked by anything:

If hp <= 15360:
Target: Random Player
Humbaba Breath
Target: Random Player
Humbaba Breath

Fourth BattleEdit

Attack Turns:

1st Turn: Attack (66%) or Solar Plexus (33%)
2nd Turn: Thundara (66%) or Thundaga (33%)
3rd Turn: Thundara (33%) or 1000 Needles (33%) or Solar Plexus (33%)

If attacked by anything: Thundara (33%)

Other appearancesEdit

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Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit

FFRK Humbaba FFVI

Humbaba appears as a boss in the Mobliz Classic and Elite dungeons in the VI Realm, and has also appeared in several of Record Keeper's time-limited events. He fights similarly to the way he does in Final Fantasy VI, and his 1000 Needles attack does the same amount of damage in both the Classic and more difficult Elite version of the battle. He is vulnerable to Bio spells, but he cannot be afflicted with Poison.

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EtymologyEdit

In Akkadian mythology, Humbaba (Assyrian spelling) or Huwawa (Babylonian) was a monstrous giant of immemorial age raised by Utu, the Sun. Humbaba/Huwawa was also the guardian of the Cedar Forest where the gods lived. In the Epic of Gilgamesh, Gilgamesh slays Humbaba for fame and glory.

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