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Artwork by Yoshitaka Amano.

The Lich (リッチ, Ritchi?), also called Rich, is a recurring enemy and boss in the Final Fantasy series. While he has no consistent appearance, he is always a magical-aligned undead. The Lich is sometimes teamed up with Marilith, the Kraken, and Tiamat to make the Four Fiends.


Final FantasyEdit


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The Lich makes his first appearance in the original Final Fantasy where he is one of the Four Fiends, the first one the Warriors of Light face in the Cavern of Earth. Defeating him opens the way to the depths of the Earthgift Shrine.

Final Fantasy IV: The After YearsEdit


The fiend from the original Final Fantasy appears in Final Fantasy IV: The After Years along with the rest of the original Four Fiends. Upon defeat, he relinquishes the Assassin's Dagger.

Final Fantasy VIEdit



Lich is a normal monster the party can encounter in the Cave to the Sealed Gate.

Final Fantasy IXEdit



Lich is a stronger version of a Guardian of Terra, Earth Guardian, who battles Zidane and Quina in the Earth Shrine. The whole party fights him as Lich in Memoria. A crystal clone can also be found as a random encounter at the Crystal World.

Final Fantasy X-2Edit


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Lich is a normal enemy encountered at the Djose Highroad, Mi'ihen Highroad, Mushroom Rock, Macalania Woods, and Calm Lands.

Final Fantasy XIEdit

XI Liches are mid-level members of the Skeleton genus. They can be found in a variety of areas including Western Altepa Desert (at night only), Attohwa Chasm (at night only), the Sacrarium, Toraimarai Canal, the Eldieme Necropolis, and the past version of the Eldieme Necropolis.

Liches are generally unexceptional members of their type, using their scythes and black magic determined by their level to attack. However, the liches found in the present time version of the Eldieme Necropolis are special because they randomly drop Ancient Papyrus, one of three items needed to advance beyond level 50.

Final Fantasy XIIEdit



Lich is a normal enemy encountered in the corridors of the Tomb of Raithwall.

Final Fantasy XVEdit


Lich is an enemy fought in Steyliff Grove in Cleigne and during the Softly Now, Mighty Foes Hunt. It employs Fire-elemental attacks and is capable of inflicting the Disenchanted status.

Final Fantasy TacticsEdit


FFT Lich

Lich, mistranslated as Rich in the original English release, is a summon spell. Lich is an undead mage that spits out a blast of black lightning as it flies overhead. This attack is especially effective against Lucavi demons as it can even do 999 damage to Ultima. This is because Lich's attack works by dealing half of a monster's maximum health in damage, and bosses such as Ultima have well over the 1998 health required to reach to the damage cap.

It costs 40 MP to summon, has a speed of 12, and needs 600 JP to learn. Lich has a 20% chance of randomly being learned in battle by a Summoner who has not yet learned it and is not KO'd by it, or absorbs at least 1 HP worth of damage. Nullifying the damage does not count.

In the original PlayStation version, when summoned, the summoner will sometimes mutter, "Death song, death door, death river awaiting! Rich!". This was removed from the Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions.

Final Fantasy Tactics AdvanceEdit

TA Although not an enemy of its own, Lich is a specific Zombie boss and one of the four Falgabirds. This is a reference to the original Lich from Final Fantasy.

Final Fantasy AdventureEdit


FFA Lich Sprite

The Lich is a boss found within the Sealed Cave. It attacks by throwing skulls, and will drop the Nuke when defeated.

The Final Fantasy LegendEdit


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The Lich is not a fightable enemy, but is a possible monster that the party's monster unit(s) can transform into.

Final Fantasy Legend IIEdit



The Lich is an enemy and also a possible monster that the party's monster unit(s) can transform into.

Vagrant StoryEdit



Lich is a boss in Vagrant Story. A strong version, Lich Lord exists as a palette swap enemy. They are both of the Evil Class.

Final Fantasy Crystal ChroniclesEdit


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Lich is a recurring antagonist and boss in the Crystal Chronicles subseries, appearing as what seems a ghostly Yuke.

Final Fantasy Legends IIEdit



Lich in Final Fantasy Legends: Toki no Suishō.

Lich appears as one of the game's antagonists and as a summon. He is one of the Four Fiends, creatures seeking to destroy the Crystal. His design is based on his appearance from the original Final Fantasy.

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow. (Skip section)

Lich first appears as a boss in the Mysidian Cathedral at the end of the game's second chapter. Under the servitude of the Deathlord, he fights Morrow and his party in an attempt to stop them from further interfering with his master's plan. Despite the Fiend's powerful magics, Morrow and his comrades are able to defeat Lich.

Lich appears before the party in the Stream of Chaos in a final attempt to stop them, but he is again defeated.

Spoilers end here.
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Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)Edit


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Lich being summoned.

The Fiend of Earth, who drains and decays the soil itself.
Dissidia Final Fantasy Summon Compendium

Lich appears as one of the summons in Dissidia, represented by a colored version of his Final Fantasy art.

When summoned, it uses Earth Arcana which casts Doom on the opponent's Bravery points; after twenty seconds, the opponent's Bravery points are reduced to zero. Lich can be obtained as a Stage Bonus on the Shade Impulse I storyline.

Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit

Dissidia012 Lich returns as a summonstone, with the same function as in Dissidia. He can be purchased from certain Moogle Shops for 100 KP.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain CallEdit


Theatrhythm CC Lich
This greatest of living corpses controls the dead freely, bringing death to the living. It rots the land surrounding it and the earth will never bear life again unless it is defeated once and for all.
—Lich's CollectaCard

Lich appears as an enemy during Battle Music Sequences.

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Pictlogica Final FantasyEdit


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Final Fantasy All the BravestEdit


This undead Fiend of Earth commands powerful magic and looks great in purple.
—In-game description.
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Lich appears in Final Fantasy All the Bravest as an enemy encountered inside the Interdimensional Rift. He uses Flare and drops the Radiant Lance.

Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit


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Final Fantasy ExplorersEdit


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Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

TCG Lich with artwork from Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game with an Earth-elemental card. He also has an Ice-elemental card with his Final Fantasy Tactics artwork.



In fantasy fiction, a lich is a type of undead creature. Often such a creature is the result of a transformation, as a powerful magician or king striving for eternal life uses spells or rituals to bind his intellect to his animated corpse and thereby achieve a form of immortality.