The Humbaba is a giant/behemoth-type enemy from Final Fantasy XII. It can be found in the Mosphoran Highwaste. Humbabas are fairly strong and often stay in pairs, so they can be rather difficult to defeat. This is the easiest mob to farm to acquire Beastlord Horns, of which three must be sold to the bazaar to unlock the Sagittarius, the best bow in the game. There are four Humbabas on the far west section of Empyrean Way. Monograph drops are not affected by the chain level, so if one is trying to get Beastlord's Horn for Sagittarius, there is a fixed 8% chance for a drop.

Bestiary entry Edit

Page 1: Observations Edit

Being a fell creature, some calling it the 'Lord of the Beasts' for its vicious temperament and snarling, lightning-fast manner of attack. The working of its heart and lungs is specially adapted to the mountainous regions in which it dwells, enabling long, protracted combat without pause. The humbaba is a social creature, known to raise great howls in communication with others of its kind, thereby coordinating a pursuit, or warning of danger.

Page 2: A Researcher's Ramblings Edit

There's a legend, you see, which claims that if you were to crush the beastlord's horn, and steep it into a brew, you would know the tongue of beasts by the time you'd drunk a draft. Now, the legend doesn't say what exactly this 'beastlord' may be, so to ascertain the truth of the matter, experiments were performed in antiquity using the powdered horns of many a creature. If reports are true, they learned what is meant by the 'beastlord,' yet none remain to tell the tale, for all those who participated were transformed into fell humbabas, and were never seen again!


Final Fantasy XII enemy stats
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Location Species Aggression Movement type Rare Game Other information
Mosphoran Highwaste (Summit Path, Empyrean Way, Northern Skirts) Giant/Behemoth Aggressive (attacks on detection) Movement type? (Speed: Movement speed?) N/A May use Bacchus's Wine to inflict Berserk on itself.
Level HP MP Strength Magick Power
32 - 33 5,403 - 5,523 360 - 363 34 - 36 13 - 13
Vitality Speed Attack Power Defense Magick Resist
41 - 43 16 - 16 43 - 45 19 - 20 22 - 22
Evade EXP LP CP Gil
0 - 0 2,289 - 2,390 2 324 - 403 0 - 0
Elemental affinities
FFXII Fire Icon FFXII Ice Icon FFXII Thunder Icon FFXII Water Icon FFXII Wind Icon FFXII Earth Icon FFXII Dark Icon FFXII Holy Icon
100% 150% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Statuses and immunities*% refers to chance to spawn under status
FFXII Stone Icon FFXII Stop Icon FFXII KO Icon FFXII Confuse Icon FFXII Reverse Icon FFXII Sleep Icon FFXII Blind Icon FFXII Poison Icon
0% 0% Immune 0% Immune 0% 0% Immune
FFXII Silence Icon FFXII Oil Icon FFXII Disease Icon FFXII Disable Icon FFXII Immobilize Icon FFXII Sap Icon FFXII Slow Icon FFXII Lure Icon
0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% Immune
FFXII Libra Icon FFXII Bravery Icon FFXII Faith Icon FFXII Protect Icon FFXII Shell Icon FFXII Haste Icon FFXII Regen Icon FFXII Invisible Icon
0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
FFXII Reflect Icon Immunities granted by Safety
0% Enemy does not have innate Safety augment
Item dropped Steal Poach

[8%] Monograph: Beastlord Horn (Knight)
[12%] Canopic Jar: Arcana
[95%] Tanned Giantskin
[5%] Beastlord Horn
Attacks Magicks Technicks Augments Items
Normal Attack

Max Combo hits: 7
Added status effect: Blind

Protect Ram, Water Spout Innate: No Knockback, Counter+
Conditional: If HP<50%, then Counter

Gallery Edit

Etymology Edit

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.

Trivia Edit

  • Humbabas, and their stronger counterpart Humbaba Mistant, carry swords different from those wielded by the other Behemoths, except for their size. They are more decorated, and have a two-sided edge, while regular Behemoth weapons specialize in one-sided edges.
  • Humbabas may or may not carry swords.

Related enemies Edit