The totema of the humans...
Mateus is the Totema of the Humes in Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, and is the fifth and final Totema fought by Marche Radiuju. After being defeated, Mateus can be summoned by any Hume member of Clan Nutsy. Two Dephs of Mateus also appear during the fight with Remedi in her Li-Grim form.
Mateus is accompanied by four Vampires, two on each side. The shrine in which the battle takes place is quite small, consisting of two flat areas that the opposite teams start out on, with a small 3-panel wide bridge connecting them over a wide abyss. Units can also sneak around the sides of the gap, though the Vampires can simply teleport over it.
To combat Mateus and her undead cronies, you may wish to bring in a White Mage with Full-Life, a Summoner with Phoenix, and any Hunter. Full-Life will instantly kill a Vampire, however, Phoenix is a better choice because of its wide area of effect and 100% accuracy. If your Summoner has not learned Phoenix from the Nirvana Staff, Madeen, Curaga and Unicorn are also good options. You should place a melee unit with a move range of 4 or higher (perhaps a Ninja) in the front row within reach of Mateus. On that unit's first turn, it can score a hit on the Totema while your mages blast the Vampires with Holy spells. Mateus should only get off one spell, most likely Thundaga or Star Cross, before the absence of minions makes her an easy target for a KO.
|Move Rate||Jump Rate||Evade Rate|
As a boss character, Mateus's stat growth is considerably higher than that of normal playable job classes. She has the highest HP, MP, Attack, and Magic Resistance of all Totema, and her remaining stats are impressive in their own right with the exception of Speed.
|HP||MP||Attack||Defense||Magic Power||Magic Resistance||Speed|
|14.6 S+||7.2 S+||11.4 S+||10.4 S+||9.6 A+||11.4 S+||1.0 D|
Totema command. Drive off all intruders.
|Breath of God||Envelops surrounding units and deals damage.|
|Spellbind||Dark arm that attacks soul, damages, Slows, and delays next turn of one target.|
Totema command. Use all the world's magic.
|Star Cross||Uses the power of the stars to deal Holy damage to all enemies.|
|Thundaga||Most powerful Lightning spell. Shoots many bolts in a cross-shaped area.|