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Malboro King (Final Fantasy XII)

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The Malboro King is a plant/malboro-type enemy from Final Fantasy XII. It can be found in the Salikawood. It can sometimes be seen playing with its crown.

Bestiary entry Edit

Page 1: Observations Edit

Being the highest rank of malboro, and wearing a crown to prove it. It is still unknown how it came to wear its crown, or who, indeed, made it. There is a rumor which claims that, should a man slay it and put on its crown, he will be at once transformed into a malboro king. Should this be true, it could very well mean that the crown is cursed with the vilest of magicks, and the beast that wears it was once was a man.

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Final Fantasy XII enemy stats
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Location Species Aggression Movement type Rare Game Other information
Salikawood (Diverging Way, Garden of Decay, Corridor of Ages, Piebald Path) Plant/[[Genus#Class: Malboro|Malboro]] Aggressive (attacks on detection) Movement type? (Speed: Movement speed?) N/A N/A
Level HP MP Strength Magick Power
34 - 35 4,501 - 4,621 980 - 992 29 - 30 19 - 21
Vitality Speed Attack Power Defense Magick Resist
43 - 46 18 - 18 48 - 50 19 - 21 26 - 27
Evade EXP LP CP Gil
0 - 0 2,461 - 2,565 1 231 - 316 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% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 150%
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 Immune Immune 0% 0% 0%
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

[30%] Monograph: Pebble (Dragoon)
[13%] Canopic Jar: Arcana
IZJS differences
[95%] Malboro Fruit
[5%] Vanishga Mote
IZJS differences
[5%] Thorned Mace
Attacks Magicks Technicks Augments Items
Normal Attack

Max Combo hits: 3

None Cloying Breath, Bad Breath, Lunge, Purify, Innate: None
Conditional: If HP<50%, Ignore Evade

Gallery Edit

Etymology Edit

"Malboro" may derive from the Japanese onomatopoeia boro, the sound of an upset stomach. Their name is most likely derived from the Latin and Greek words mal (meaning bad) and boros (meaning breath), a reference to their infamous attack. The name could also be a reference to Marlboro Cigarettes, since the creatures often spew horrid fumes.

Related enemies Edit