First and foremost, player should ensure that he have Float on to avoid Quake.
It is not recommended to face Kirin during a Waxing Moon, due to the fact that Kirin's most deadly attack is Holy. Fighting him during a New Moon will lower its power. Using Black Magic spells such as Firaga or Flare against Kirin is a good course of action, but the casting time is quite slow. A good alternative is to cast Berserk and Haste on Golbez while he attacks with the Icebrand. Fusoya should focus on healing until Kirin is defeated.
Another tactic is to fight him on a full moon when Black Magic is stronger. Cast Reflect on both party members and let his spell reflect back at him. His Holy attack will heal him, however it is only for about 1,600. Meanwhile, cast -"ga" level spells with Golbez and Flare with Fusoya and he should fall.
[view·edit·purge]Kirin is the Japanese and Korean name for the Qilin, which is a mythical hooved Chinese chimerical creature known throughout various East Asian cultures, and is said to appear with the imminent arrival or passing of a wise sage or an illustrious ruler.