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Pandaemonium is a boss from Final Fantasy XII. It can be found in the Pharos. Its name is a reference to the final dungeon of Final Fantasy II.

Clan Primer Edit

Hunt 44: God or Devil? Edit

Petitioner: Montblanc
Petitioner's Location: Rabanastre/The Clan Hall
  • A petition has been submitted for the hunting of the Seer (Rank VI). The petitioner is Montblanc in the clan hall in Rabanastre.
  • Hunt accepted. A being claiming to be a god, the Seer, has been creating trouble. This "god" is to be found in the Pharos at Ridorana.
  • Shadowseer defeated! Report to Montblanc in the clan hall.
  • Hunt reported. Montblanc was happy to see another megalomaniacal entity brought to its knees.

Bestiary entry Edit

'Being a Titantoise with the Aspect of a giant Boulder, set to the great Purpose of purging a Shrine in the Far North of an infestation of wicked Creatures. The Surface of its mighty Shell is encrusted with hardened Lava, and its Legs are forever in Shadow. In the North, it is called the Darktoise for its Coloration, and it is revered as an Anima of Shadow.


Final Fantasy XII enemy stats
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Location Species Aggression Movement type Rare Game Other information
Pharos* - First Ascent (Dunes of Profaning Wind), Pharos - Subterra" (Hell's Challenge) Rank VI Mark/??? Aggressive (attacks on detection) Movement type? (Speed: Movement speed?) N/A Only immune to Confuse at level 45. Only immune to Slow at level 55.
Level HP MP Strength Magick Power
45 - 55 116,678 - 115,849 999 - 999 46 - 37 29 - 25
Vitality Speed Attack Power Defense Magick Resist
92 - 79 20 - 15 83 - 29 - 33 31 - 31
Evade EXP LP CP Gil
0 - 0 0 - 0 26 6,120 - 1,836 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
0% 0% 0% 0% 150% -100%Absorbs 0% 0%
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 Immune Immune Immune Immune 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% Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune 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 0% 0% 100% 50% 0% 0% 0%
FFXII Reflect Icon Immunities granted by Safety
0% Enemy has innate Safety; additional immunity to Instant Death, Warp, Poach, Fractional Damage (Gravity, Graviga), "Fang" items, Sight Unseeing, Syphon, Charm, Achilles
Item dropped Steal Poach
Nothing Nothing
Attacks Magicks Technicks Augments Items
Normal Attack

Max Combo hits: 11

Flash Flatten, Power Spin, Stone Gaze, Perfect Defense Innate: Safety, No Knockback, Ignore Vitality, Low-HP ATK+, Normal Damage+
Conditional: If Perfect Defense up - Anti-Magick, Magick Wall; if Anti-Magick and Magick Wall off - Ignore Evade, Reduce Damage; if HP <80% - HP Attack

Battle Edit

Pandaemonium has a rather high Defense, but Reddas will be fighting alongside the party. The party should Dispel its positive buffs and start attacking. Pandaemonium itself has two attacks that should be handled cautiously: Flash and Stone Gaze. Flash hits multiple times and has a chance of inflicting Blind, while Stone Gaze inflicts Petrify. The characters will receive damage every time they hit him. It is advisable to Berserk Reddas.

Like other turtle-kind monsters, Pandaemonium can execute Power Spin, which damages all characters and has a chance of inflicting Slow, as well as Flatten, which causes considerable damage. Luckily, Flatten does not inflict any status ailments.

When Pandaemonium's health hits HP Critical, it will use Perfect Defense, which negates all physical and magickal attacks. During this period, the player should re-buff their characters and pay attention to Pandaemonium's attacks. The Anti-Magick and Magick Wall will fade in around two minutes.

If the player has a low enough level character, the Accuracy underflow bug can be used to continuously inflict Confuse on it, making the battle trivial.

Other appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit


FFRK Pandaemonium FFXII
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Gallery Edit

Etymology Edit

Pandæmonium comprises the Greek words pan, "all", and daimonion, "demon"; it can roughly be translated as "all demons". Pandæmonium is the castle of Lucifer and the capital of Hell in John Milton's Paradise Lost, and the word was invented by him. The word has also come to mean any wild disorder or chaos in English.

Trivia Edit

  • Pandaemonium, along with the other three bosses that Shadowseer summons, references the Sì Xiàng, four mythical Chinese beasts that correspond to the four directions of the compass. Pandaemonium refers to the Black Tortoise of the North (Xuan Wu).
  • Pandaemonium is summoned while fighting against another Elite Mark, Shadowseer, along with Fenrir, Slyt, and Phoenix.

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