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I am Neo-Exdeath! All memories...dimensions...existence... All that is shall be returned to nothing. Then I, too, can disappear... forever!!!
—Neo Exdeath

Neo Exdeath is the final boss of Final Fantasy V. When Exdeath's tree form is consumed by the Void, Neo Exdeath emerges, a being that seeks to "consume and turn all to nothingness, so that it, too, can disappear". The battle's background is the only fully animated battle background in Final Fantasy V, similar to the final battle of Final Fantasy IV.

It is possible to avoid facing Neo Exdeath altogether by employing a few tricks on his previous form.

The game's ending is slightly different depending on which party members (if any) are knocked out at the end the battle.

Defeating Neo Exdeath earns the player the "Warriors of Light" achievement in the mobile and Steam versions. If no one is KO'd by the end of the battle the player gains the achievement "The Real Letter."

StatsEdit

Front

Final Fantasy V enemy stats
#313#314 #315
Names Location Type Auto-hit Other information
PS: Neo X-Deth
GBA: Neo Exdeath
Mobile/PC: Neo Exdeath
Interdimensional Rift (N-Zone(in PS)) Heavy None None
Stats
LV HP MP Strength Defense
81 50,000 65,000 99 30
Evasion Magic Magic Defense Magic Evasion Agility
10 10 25 76 55
Attack multiplier Magic multiplier Gil EXP ABP
19 7 0 0 See formations
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Lightning Poison Holy Earth Wind Water Healing
100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% -100%Absorbs
Statuses and immunities
Death Petrify Toad Mini Float Poison Zombie Darkness
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)
- - - - - - - -
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
Murakumo (3.91%) Nothing
Abilities (GBA/Mobile/PC)
Special Technique Abilities Control (Immune) & Berserk (Immune) Blue Magic Release*Immune to Catch
Vacuum Wave (150% damage) Maelstrom, Meteor, Comet, Almagest, Re-Form, Attack, Vacuum Wave, Dispel Attack None None
Items (PS)
Steal (40%80% with Thief's Gloves) Item dropped
Strato (3.91%) Nothing
Abilities (PS)
Special Technique Abilities Control (Immune) & Berserk (Immune) Blue Magic Release*Immune to Catch
VacWave (150% damage) Maelstrom, Meteo, Comet, UltraGust, Regeneration, Fight, VacWave, Dispel Fight None None

Top

Final Fantasy V enemy stats
#313#314 #315
Names Location Type Auto-hit Other information
PS: Neo X-Deth
GBA: Neo Exdeath
Mobile/PC: Neo Exdeath
Interdimensional Rift (N-Zone(in PS)) Dragon, Heavy None None
Stats
LV HP MP Strength Defense
83 55,000 65,000 99 30
Evasion Magic Magic Defense Magic Evasion Agility
10 10 20 75 27
Attack multiplier Magic multiplier Gil EXP ABP
19 7 0 0 See formations
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Lightning Poison Holy Earth Wind Water Healing
100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% -100%Absorbs
Statuses and immunities
Death Petrify Toad Mini Float Poison Zombie Darkness
Immune Immune Immune Immune - - Immune -
Aging Sleep Paralyze Confuse Berserk Silence*(Mute) Image Reflect
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
Dragon Lance (3.91%) Nothing
Abilities (GBA/Mobile/PC)
Special Technique Abilities Control (Immune) & Berserk (Immune) Blue Magic Release*Immune to Catch
Vacuum Wave (150% damage) Maelstrom, Comet, Almagest, Vacuum Wave, Meteor, Attack, Poison, Roulette, Grand Cross, Dispel, Re-Form Attack Roulette None
Items (PS)
Steal (40%80% with Thief's Gloves) Item dropped
Dragon Lance (3.91%) Nothing
Abilities (PS)
Special Technique Abilities Control (Immune) & Berserk (Immune) Blue Magic Release*Immune to Catch
VacWave (150% damage) Maelstrom, Comet, UltraGust, VacWave, Meteo, Fight, Poison, Roulette, GrandCros, Dispel, Regeneration Fight Roulette None

Middle

Final Fantasy V enemy stats
#313#314 #315
Names Location Type Auto-hit Other information
PS: Neo X-Deth
GBA: Neo Exdeath
Mobile/PC: Neo Exdeath
Interdimensional Rift (N-Zone(in PS)) Magic Beast, Heavy None None
Stats
LV HP MP Strength Defense
67 55,000 65,000 99 30
Evasion Magic Magic Defense Magic Evasion Agility
10 21 19 80 35
Attack multiplier Magic multiplier Gil EXP ABP
19 9 0 0 See formations
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Lightning Poison Holy Earth Wind Water Healing
100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% -100%Absorbs
Statuses and immunities
Death Petrify Toad Mini Float Poison Zombie Darkness
Immune - Immune Immune - - Immune -
Aging Sleep Paralyze Confuse Berserk Silence*(Mute) Image Reflect
- 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
Items (GBA/Mobile/PC)
Steal (40%80% with Thief's Gloves) Item dropped
Fuma Shuriken (100%) Nothing
Abilities (GBA/Mobile/PC)
Special Technique Abilities Control (Immune) & Berserk (Immune) Blue Magic Release*Immune to Catch
Vacuum Wave (150% damage) Maelstrom, Meteor, Attack, Comet, Special Technique, Silence, Aqua Breath, Almagest, Re-Form Attack Aqua Breath None
Items (PS)
Steal (40%80% with Thief's Gloves) Item dropped
MagiShuriken (100%) Nothing
Abilities (PS)
Special Technique Abilities Control (Immune) & Berserk (Immune) Blue Magic Release*Immune to Catch
VacWave (150% damage) Maelstrom, Meteo, Fight, Comet, Special Tech, Mute, Aqua Rake, UltraGust, Regeneration Fight Aqua Breath None

Back

Final Fantasy V enemy stats
#313#314 #315
Names Location Type Auto-hit Other information
PS: Neo X-Deth
GBA: Neo Exdeath
Mobile/PC: Neo Exdeath
Interdimensional Rift (N-Zone(in PS)) Humanoid None None
Stats
LV HP MP Strength Defense
86 60,000 65,000 99 30
Evasion Magic Magic Defense Magic Evasion Agility
10 15 20 66 35
Attack multiplier Magic multiplier Gil EXP ABP
19 9 0 0 See formations
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Lightning Poison Holy Earth Wind Water Healing
100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% -100%Absorbs
Statuses and immunities
Death Petrify Toad Mini Float Poison Zombie Darkness
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)
- - - - - - - -
Eject Catch Control*(Tame) Calm Scan Fractional damage HP to critical status Revive kill
- Immune Immune Immune - - - Immune
Items (GBA/Mobile/PC)
Steal (40%80% with Thief's Gloves) Item dropped
Ragnarok (3.91%) Nothing
Abilities (GBA/Mobile/PC)
Special Technique Abilities Control (Immune) & Berserk (Immune) Blue Magic Release*Immune to Catch
Vacuum Wave (150% damage) Maelstrom, Meteor, Comet, Almagest, Vacuum Wave, Aeroga, Delta Attack, Blizzaga, Dispel, Flare, Firaga, Attack, Holy, Thundaga, Re-Form Attack Aeroga None
Items (PS)
Steal (40%80% with Thief's Gloves) Item dropped
Ragnarok (3.91%) Nothing
Abilities (PS)
Special Technique Abilities Control (Immune) & Berserk (Immune) Blue Magic Release*Immune to Catch
VacWave (150% damage) Maelstrom, Meteo, Comet, UltraGust, VacWave, Aero 3, Delta Attack, Ice3, Dispel, Flare, Fire3, Fight, Holy, Bolt3, Regeneration Fight Aeroga None

Battle Edit

Neo Exdeath is split between four body parts: the front is the horned humanoid, the top is the region between the red and canine creatures, the middle target is near to the grinning horned skull, and the back are the two skeletal figures.

Neo Exdeath attacks quickly and relentlessly, using a variety of status ailments, physical attacks, magic attacks, defensive spells, the almighty Almagest spell, and his dangerous Grand Cross attack.

Neo Exdeath's most dangerous attacks, Almagest and Grand Cross, have signs of being prepared beforehand. If Neo Exdeath begins to shake he is preparing to perform Almagest. If he says "The laws of the universe mean nothing!" and darkens in color, he is preparing to perform Grand Cross.

The Front section largely performs physical attacks, the Top section performs Grand Cross, the Middle section uses Almagest, and the Back section can perform Delta Attack. When only one part of the four is remaining, it will use Meteor on every turn until it dies.

Strategy Edit

The best strategy is to attack each section one part at a time. The Front section has the least HP, but should be focused on thirdly due to its lack of powerful attacks. For healing, the best strategy is to have a White Mage with Dualcast. Since this is the last battle, items (and gil if the party has Zeninage) can be used with reckless abandon, unless the player is playing the GBA, mobile or Steam versions and wants to do the bonus dungeon that opens after the game is completed. These versions' Gladiator's Finisher attack can be used to easily damage Neo Exdeath. A Cannoneer's Dragon Cannon also does great damage (Blitzshot + Dragon Fang).

If the player is at a low level or is finding it difficult to beat the final boss, they may consider using this strategy: The party should have a character with the Mix ability and enter the battle with Exdeath's first form and mix a Hi-Potion with a Dragon Fang to cast "Dragon Power" on an ally and raise the character's level by 20 for the remainder of the battle. This may be cast as many times as needed to reach level 99. During this time a White Mage should be healing the party. Flare and Holy should now deal more than 6000 damage points. After defeating Exdeath's first form they enter the fight with the second form while still at level 99. If the player needs further help they can mix an Elixir with a Dragon Fang to cast "Giant Drink" which doubles the allies' maximum HP. Golem can be summoned to block Exdeath's physical attacks.

The cheapest method is to make the party all Mimes with one equipped with the Summon and Dualcast commands. The characters can summon Bahamut twice and keep miming each other. Alternatively, the player can choose to replace one of the Bahamuts with Curaga.

The battle is also fairly easy if the characters have mastered Ninja, Ranger, and Samurai. In the Freelancer class the character can equip Rapid Fire, and Zeninage. Having mastered Ninja all party members will already have Dualwield. The first form is easily defeated by using Rapid Fire five to six times and the second form is defeated by tossing gil. This should kill him before he has a chance to use his Grand Cross attack. The Rapid Fire can also be used in conjunction with Mystic Knight's spellblade with Flare.

Although it is overall not a good idea to use one-hit KO moves on bosses, the summon Odin's Zantetsuken attack can one-shot Exdeath's back portion, but only if used through the Magic Lamp; otherwise Odin will use Gungnir. Additionally, the Blue Magic spell Doom will also work.

When one part of the four is remaining, it will use the powerful spell Meteor on every turn until it dies. After destroying two parts of Neo Exdeath, it is better to split the attacks on the remaining two instead of killing one part only to avoid the constant Meteor attacks.

Musical theme Edit

The music that plays during the confrontation of Neo Exdeath is "The Final Battle" (最後の闘い, Saigo no Tatakai?). It was known as "Neo Exdeath" in The Black Mages' third studio album.

Other appearances Edit

Dissidia Final Fantasy Edit

Dissidia Neo Exdeath is available in Dissidia Final Fantasy as a Player Icon.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy Edit

Dissidia012 Exdeath's second alternate outfit is based on artwork of Neo Exdeath, and his EX Mode appearance is based on Neo Exdeath's in-game sprite.

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Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances Edit

Puzzle & Dragons Edit

PAD Neo Exdeath artwork

Neo Exdeath appears in Puzzle and Dragons as part of the Final Fantasy collaboration. The collaboration event happened in the North American version from 2 to 15 November, 2015.

Gallery Edit

Etymology Edit

Neo is a prefix from the ancient Greek word for "new" or "young". This signifies Neo Exdeath's "reborn" stage.

Related enemies Edit