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Melusine is a boss in Final Fantasy V and the first Demon of the Rift encountered. She possesses Lenna, but is thwarted. She is fought at the Guardian Tree with four different forms.

A fifth enemy called Melusine with the same sprite appears in the game's data, but is a dummied enemy. She would also appear to be the only Demon of the Rift who isn't seen in the cutscene where Exdeath summons the demons.

StatsEdit

1st

Final Fantasy V enemy stats
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Names Location Type Auto-hit Other information
PS: Mellusion
GBA: Melusine
Mobile/PC: Melusine
Guardian Tree (World 3) Heavy None None
Stats
LV HP MP Strength Defense
41 15,000 10,000 75 50
Evasion Magic Magic Defense Magic Evasion Agility
20 50 50 15 50
Attack multiplier Magic multiplier Gil EXP ABP
15 12 0 0 20
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Lightning Poison Holy Earth Wind Water Healing
200% 200% 200% 100% 100% 0% 100% 100% -100%Absorbs
Statuses and immunities
Death Petrify Toad Mini Float Poison Zombie Darkness
Immune Immune Immune Immune - - Immune Immune
Aging Sleep Paralyze Confuse Berserk Silence*(Mute) Image Reflect
- Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune - -
Protect Shell Stop Haste Slow Invincible Regen Doom*(Countdown)
- - Immune - - - - -
Eject Catch Control*(Tame) Calm Scan Fractional damage HP to critical status Revive kill
Immune Immune Immune Immune - Immune Immune Immune
Items (GBA/Mobile/PC)
Steal (40%80% with Thief's Gloves) Item dropped
Reflect Ring (96.09%)
Goliath Tonic (3.91%)
Turtle Shell (6.25%)
Abilities (GBA/Mobile/PC)
Special Technique Abilities Control (Immune) & Berserk (Immune) Blue Magic Release*Immune to Catch
Critical Attack (normal strength) Firaga, Thundaga, Attack, Blizzaga, Entice, Special Technique, Flee Attack None None
Items (PS)
Steal (40%80% with Thief's Gloves) Item dropped
Wall Ring (96.09%)
Giant Drink (3.91%)
Turtle Shell (6.25%)
Abilities (PS)
Special Technique Abilities Control (Immune) & Berserk (Immune) Blue Magic Release*Immune to Catch
Critical (normal strength) Fire3, Bolt3, Fight, Ice3, Tempta, Special Tech, Escape Fight None None

2nd

Final Fantasy V enemy stats
#286#287 #288
Names Location Type Auto-hit Other information
PS: Mellusion
GBA: Melusine
Mobile/PC: Melusine
Guardian Tree (World 3) Heavy None None
Stats
LV HP MP Strength Defense
29 20,000 500 49 90
Evasion Magic Magic Defense Magic Evasion Agility
10 5 0 10 50
Attack multiplier Magic multiplier Gil EXP ABP
13 4 0 0 See formations
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Lightning Poison Holy Earth Wind Water Healing
200% -100%Absorbs -100%Absorbs 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% -100%Absorbs
Statuses and immunities
Death Petrify Toad Mini Float Poison Zombie Darkness
Immune Immune Immune Immune - Immune Immune -
Aging Sleep Paralyze Confuse Berserk Silence*(Mute) Image Reflect
Immune - - - Immune - - -
Protect Shell Stop Haste Slow Invincible Regen Doom*(Countdown)
- - - - - - - -
Eject Catch Control*(Tame) Calm Scan Fractional damage HP to critical status Revive kill
Immune Immune Immune Immune - Immune Immune Immune
Items (GBA/Mobile/PC)
Steal (40%80% with Thief's Gloves) Item dropped
Leather Armor (100%) Maiden's Kiss (6.25%)
Abilities (GBA/Mobile/PC)
Special Technique Abilities Control (Immune) & Berserk (Immune) Blue Magic Release*Immune to Catch
Critical Attack (normal strength) Re-Form, Attack, Thundaga, Invincibility, Blizzaga, Barrier Change Attack None None
Items (PS)
Steal (40%80% with Thief's Gloves) Item dropped
LeatherArmor (100%) Maiden'sKiss (6.25%)
Abilities (PS)
Special Technique Abilities Control (Immune) & Berserk (Immune) Blue Magic Release*Immune to Catch
Critical (normal strength) Regeneration, Fight, Bolt3, Useless, Ice3, Wall Change Fight None None

3rd

Final Fantasy V enemy stats
#286#287 #288
Names Location Type Auto-hit Other information
PS: Mellusion
GBA: Melusine
Mobile/PC: Melusine
Guardian Tree (World 3) Heavy None None
Stats
LV HP MP Strength Defense
29 20,000 500 49 90
Evasion Magic Magic Defense Magic Evasion Agility
10 5 0 10 50
Attack multiplier Magic multiplier Gil EXP ABP
13 4 0 0 See formations
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Lightning Poison Holy Earth Wind Water Healing
-100%Absorbs 200% -100%Absorbs 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% -100%Absorbs
Statuses and immunities
Death Petrify Toad Mini Float Poison Zombie Darkness
Immune Immune Immune Immune - Immune Immune -
Aging Sleep Paralyze Confuse Berserk Silence*(Mute) Image Reflect
Immune - - - Immune - - -
Protect Shell Stop Haste Slow Invincible Regen Doom*(Countdown)
- - - - - - - -
Eject Catch Control*(Tame) Calm Scan Fractional damage HP to critical status Revive kill
Immune Immune Immune Immune - Immune Immune Immune
Items (GBA/Mobile/PC)
Steal (40%80% with Thief's Gloves) Item dropped
Leather Cap (100%) Maiden's Kiss (6.25%)
Abilities (GBA/Mobile/PC)
Special Technique Abilities Control (Immune) & Berserk (Immune) Blue Magic Release*Immune to Catch
Critical Attack (normal strength) Re-Form, Attack, Firaga, Invincibility, Thundaga, Barrier Change Attack None None
Items (PS)
Steal (40%80% with Thief's Gloves) Item dropped
Leather Cap (100%) Maiden'sKiss (6.25%)
Abilities (PS)
Special Technique Abilities Control (Immune) & Berserk (Immune) Blue Magic Release*Immune to Catch
Critical (normal strength) Regeneration, Fight, Fire3, Useless, Bolt3, Wall Change Fight None None

4th

Final Fantasy V enemy stats
#286#287 #288
Names Location Type Auto-hit Other information
PS: Mellusion
GBA: Melusine
Mobile/PC: Melusine
Guardian Tree (World 3) Heavy None None
Stats
LV HP MP Strength Defense
29 20,000 500 49 90
Evasion Magic Magic Defense Magic Evasion Agility
10 5 0 10 50
Attack multiplier Magic multiplier Gil EXP ABP
13 4 0 0 See formations
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Lightning Poison Holy Earth Wind Water Healing
-100%Absorbs -100%Absorbs 200% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% -100%Absorbs
Statuses and immunities
Death Petrify Toad Mini Float Poison Zombie Darkness
Immune Immune Immune Immune - Immune Immune -
Aging Sleep Paralyze Confuse Berserk Silence*(Mute) Image Reflect
Immune - - - Immune - - -
Protect Shell Stop Haste Slow Invincible Regen Doom*(Countdown)
- - - - - - - -
Eject Catch Control*(Tame) Calm Scan Fractional damage HP to critical status Revive kill
Immune Immune Immune Immune - Immune Immune Immune
Items (GBA/Mobile/PC)
Steal (40%80% with Thief's Gloves) Item dropped
Leather Shoes (100%) Maiden's Kiss (6.25%)
Abilities (GBA/Mobile/PC)
Special Technique Abilities Control (Immune) & Berserk (Immune) Blue Magic Release*Immune to Catch
Critical Attack (normal strength) Re-Form, Attack, Blizzaga, Invincibility, Firaga, Barrier Change Attack None None
Items (PS)
Steal (40%80% with Thief's Gloves) Item dropped
LeatherShoes (100%) Maiden'sKiss (6.25%)
Abilities (PS)
Special Technique Abilities Control (Immune) & Berserk (Immune) Blue Magic Release*Immune to Catch
Critical (normal strength) Regeneration, Fight, Ice3, Useless, Fire3, Wall Change Fight None None

Battle Edit

Because Melusine constantly changes weaknesses and strengths with Barrier Shift, the battle can be a challenge. She uses elemental spells in their strongest forms. The form she changes into when she Barrier Shifts is weak to the spell she just cast—for example, if she casts Blizzaga then Barrier Shifts, she will be weak to ice magic. This is not certain however: sometimes she may cast Blizzaga but shift into her fourth form, fooling one into using Blizzaga against her only for her to absorb it. It might tie into whether or not she targets one or all (If she targets all, form #1 to #3. If she targets one, form #4).

Strategy Edit

The party should try to hit her with anything non-elemental, or use physical attacks. The player should watch for her to use strong spells and make sure at least one party member has a Flame or Ice Shield equipped to counter Firaga and/or Blizzaga.

With a party of Black Mages, one of which can summon, one can summon Carbuncle, then use Firaga on the party to reflect it to her, defeating her in only a few turns, before she can switch barriers. A Mystic Knight using Firaga Blade can also finish her before she changes her barrier.

Melusine is not immune to Confuse from the Dancer's Tempting Tango. She can also be put to Sleep, then attacked with magic to avoid waking her up.

Other appearances Edit

Final Fantasy Legends II Edit

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FFLTNS Melusine Artwork
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Pictlogica Final Fantasy Edit

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PFF Melusine FFV
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Final Fantasy Record Keeper Edit

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FFRK Melusine FFV
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Etymology Edit

In European mythology, Melusine is a female spirit that inhabits or watches over water. Similar to a siren or mermaid, Melusine generally possesses one or more serpent or fish tails and a woman's torso and head. Sometimes she also has wings. Several noble houses took great pride in claiming to be descended from Melusine, notably the Plantagenet Dynasty of England.