The Humbaba Mistant is a boss in Final Fantasy XII fought in Necrohol of Nabudis. Along with Fury, Humbaba Mistant has to be fought before the player can face the Esper Chaos. Also, two Humbaba Mistants are fought in the Zodiac versions' Trial Mode at Stage 64 where the Ultima Blade (uncommon) and Excalibur (rare) can be stolen from it.

Bestiary entry Edit

Page 1: Observations Edit

Being a humbaba transformed by a powerful Mist, several times larger than its regular kin, and a fearsome sight to behold, with giant iron-hard horns as hot as molten rock.
The sword it wields is a subject of legend, for it is said that with this blade did the gods first cut Heaven and Earth in twain.


Battle Edit

Humbaba Mistant will attack the party with combo attacks. The Humbaba Mistant's Strength increases when its HP starts to fall to HP Critical. After its HP is decreased to 20%, the maximum damaged will capped at 6999.

After the battle, a scene shows the defeated and de-Misted Humbaba shrink to a minuscule size, and get crushed by its giant sword.


Before entering the battle every character should be buffed up. It does not hurt to have Protect on the party and to dispel Humbaba Mistant.

Equipping Nihopalaoa and throwing a Remedy at the Humbaba Mistant (after acquiring the Remedy Lores on the License Board) will inflict Sap, Slow, and Silence. The player can also inflict the statuses via other means, and Indigo Pendant makes spells always take effect.

Rewards Edit

Montblanc will give 2100 gil for defeating the Humbaba Mistant.

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

  • Among the "furred" Behemoths (this excludes Behemoths and Reavers), Humbaba Mistant is the only one that has horns in this size.
  • The Humbaba Mistant has a snake for a tail, unlike its related enemies, but much like the original Humbaba from the epic story of "Gilgamesh".

Related enemies Edit