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Normally attacks with Shock Wave, sending out a triple burst when it dies.
—PlayStation bestiary

The Long Arm is a boss in Final Fantasy VI fought in the first tier of the final battle along with Short Arm and Visage. According to the Final Fantasy III Nintendo Player's Guide, the first tier which includes Long Arm, Short Arm, and Visage is supposed to be a rematch of Demon from the Warring Triad.[1] No official material support this; the idea was created by Nintendo of America.

Stats Edit

Final Fantasy VI enemy stats
#356#357 (GBA) #358
☆084☆085 (Mobile/PC) ☆086
Names Location Type Other information
SNES: Long Arm
PS: Long Arm
GBA: Long Arm
Mobile/PC: Long Arm
Kefka's Tower None Harder to run from. The party cannot escape. No name.
Level HP MP Attack Magic
73 33,000 10,000 35 30
Defense Magic Defense Magic Evasion Speed Hit Rate
0 150 0 39 100
Evasion EXP Gil
5 0 0
Elemental affinities
Fire-icon-ffvi Ice-icon-ffvi Lightning-icon-ffvi Poison-icon-ffvi Holy-icon-ffvi
100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Earth-icon-ffvi Wind-icon-ffvi Water-icon-ffvi Restorative Instant Death
100% 200% 100% -100%Absorbs 100%
Statuses and immunities
Blind Zombie Poison Magitek Invisible Imp Petrify Death Doom Critical
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune - - Immune Immune
Image Silence Berserk Confuse Sap Sleep Float Regen Slow Haste
Immune Immune - Immune Immune Immune - - Immune -
Stop Shell Protect Reflect Meteor Strike Libra Sketch Control Fractional Invincible
Immune - - - Immune Immune Immune Immune - -
Items (GBA/Mobile/PC)
Steal Item dropped Metamorphose
(Miss rate: 100%)
[87.5%Applies when successful; success based on users' level, doubles with Thief's Bracer.] Elixir

None [Slot 1 (25%)]Antidote
[Slot 2 (25%)]Green Cherry
[Slot 3 (25%)]Eyedrops
[Slot 4 (25%)]Gold Needle
Morph ID: 0
Abilities (GBA/Mobile/PC)
Attack Abilities Rage Sketch (Immune) Control(Immune) & Confuse (Immune)
Normal Attack: Unarmed
Special Attack: Red Claw (Absorbs HP)
Shockwave None Attack, Red Claw Attack, Red Claw

Battle Edit

Long Arm only uses physical attacks and a weak Shockwave, and is vulnerable to to Death and Petrify, the casting of Death or Break is the fastest method to kill it.

Formations Edit

Number Enemies Encounter flags Introduction flag Musical theme Magic AP
Norm.Normal Back Surr.Surrounded Side
471 Short Arm, Long Arm, Visage Y N N N Pre-drawn Dancing Mad (1) 0
No victory pose upon winning. Hide start messages. Prevent triple 7 for Joker's Death.

AI script Edit

If HP <= 10240: Attack (66%) or Nothing (33%)

Attack (66%) or Nothing (33%)

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Attack (100%)
2nd Turn: Attack (66%) or Shockwave (33%)
3rd Turn: Attack (33%) or Shockwave (66%)

If Long Arm is by itself:

Shockwave (66%) or Nothing (33%)
Shockwave (66%) or Nothing (33%)
Shockwave (66%) or Nothing (33%)

Gallery Edit

Related enemies Edit

References Edit

  1. Final Fantasy III Nintendo Player's Guide, p.129