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The Matriarch Bomb is a Rare Game enemy in Final Fantasy XII. It is fought in the Stilshrine of Miriam. It is a weaker form of the Mom Bomb.

Bestiary entry Edit

Derivation: Mom Bomb

Said to be a prototype version of the mom bomb created to guard the treasures lying within the Stilshrine. This strain, as yet unrecorded in the Camp annals, is hunted in the Stilshrine of Miriam.


Final Fantasy XII enemy stats
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Location Species Aggression Movement type Rare Game Other information
Stilshrine of Miriam (Cold Distance)
Condition: 20% chance of replacing an Oiling.
Fiend/Bomb Aggressive (attacks on detection) Movement type? (Speed: Movement speed?) Number: 51 of 80
Rank: ☆☆☆☆☆Rare Game rank
Level HP MP Strength Magick Power
31 - 32 12,156 - 12,214 999 - 999 32 - 33 20 - 22
Vitality Speed Attack Power Defense Magick Resist
65 - 65 17 - 18 42 - 44 17 - 18 24 - 26
Evade EXP LP CP Gil
6 - 8 1,696 - 1,797 7 945 - 1,034 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%Absorbs 100% 100% 150% 100% 100% 100% 100%
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
Immune 0% 0% Immune 0% Immune Immune Immune
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
Immune 50% 0% 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
FFXII Reflect Icon Immunities granted by Safety
0% Enemy does not have innate Safety augment
Item dropped Steal Poach

[30%] Monograph: Arcana (Mage)
[5%] Canopic Jar: High Arcana
[95%] Pebble
[5%] Bomb Fragment
Attacks Magicks Technicks Augments Items
Normal Attack

Max Combo hits: 12
Added status effect: Oil

Fira Lunge, Greater Barrier Innate: No Knockback, Resist Guns/Measures, Counter, Counter+, Reflect Damage
Conditional: If HP <50% - Ignore Evade; if Greater Barrier up - Reduce Damage

Requirement Edit

FF12 Map - Stilshrine of Miriam
Map of the Stilshrine of Miriam showing the passage to Cold Distance.

To find the Matriarch Bomb, as well as the enemy Oiling, the player needs to locate the hidden passage in Ward of the Sword-King. To find it, the player should head south to where Darkmare stands in waiting. The western wall here is where the hidden passage is located. When the player stands in front of the western wall for a few seconds, the wall will vanish and reveal a hidden stairway leading up. The player can try to move the game camera inside the wall to reveal it. The player should cast Float on the party, as the last hidden area has a trap that immediately applies berserk and confuse and is otherwise impossible to avoid.

The Matriarch Bomb has a 20% chance to spawn in the final area, along with a one time only treasure that can contain either a Dark Matter or a Shell Shield.

Battle Edit

The party should be equipped with Fire-resisting gears, such as the Flame Shield or Adamant Vest/Hat to halve its Fire-based attacks and Fira magick. Its attack occasionally inflicts Oil, which could be trouble for the party if the Oilings in the same area cast Fire.

Gallery Edit

Etymology Edit

The name "Matriarch" denotes a social organizational form in which the mother or oldest female heads the family and descent and relationship are determined through the female line. In other words, women would dominate, being the heiresses or having the most powerful social or political positions.

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