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Phoenix (Final Fantasy XII)

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The Phoenix is an optional boss and an Elite Mark from Final Fantasy XII. It can be found in the Pharos, Subterra.

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 legendary Avion said to have been tasked with the Protection of the southern Lands by the Gods themselves. Its Body is covered in Feathers of rich Amber, and its Head is adorned with elegant Horns. Called the Firebird for the way it flames when climbing into the Sky, and revered as an Anima of the Sun.


Final Fantasy XII enemy stats
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Location Species Aggression Movement type Rare Game Other information
Pharos - Subterra (Penumbra*, Hell's Challenge") Rank VI Mark/??? Aggressive (attacks on detection) Flying (Speed: Movement speed?) N/A Enemy is flying and cannot be hit by melee attacks. *Lvl 59
"Lvl 55
Phoenix can change elemental characteristics during battle. Phoenix is always weak against one element and absorbs all other elements.
Level HP MP Strength Magick Power
55" - 59* 92,522 - 134,089 999 - 999 37 - 48
62 - (IZJS)
22 - 35
Vitality Speed Attack Power Defense Magick Resist
79 - 85 19 - 19 75 - 91 24 - 24 28 - 28
Evade EXP LP CP Gil
8 - 8 0 - 0 28 1,566 - 5,220 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
Varies Varies Varies Varies Varies Varies Varies Varies
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 0% 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
Immune 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
100% 0% 0% 0% 100% 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: 12

None Lunge, Shift Safety, No Knockback, Ignore Evade, Normal Damage+, Evade+, Counter, Counter+, Elemental Change, Reflect Damage, Low-HP Def+* None

Battle Edit

Phoenix is a flying enemy, so the party must use ranged weapons, magick, or the Technick Telekinesis. Phoenix can Shift its elemental weakness, so one must pay attention to what element is hurting it. Like the Garuda, Phoenix is weak against Eksir Berries.

Strategy Edit

It is useful to be at least 5 - 6 levels higher than Phoenix, have strong ranged weapons, strong armor, and gambits set for Arise, Curaja, Steal and the highest Black Magicks spells available. Dispel assists, and Scathe and Scourge help in bringing it down.

The party can cast Oil on it with the Nihopalaoa trick by using a Remedy and Handkerchief, and concentrate on using Fire. With this strategy it helps to equip the Flame Staff, as it has affinity to Fire.

Gallery Edit

Etymology Edit

In Greek mythology, a phoenix or phenix (Greek: φοῖνιξ phoinix; Latin: phoenix, phœnix, fenix) is a long-lived bird that is cyclically regenerated or reborn. Associated with the sun, a phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor. According to some sources, the phoenix dies in a show of flames and combustion, although there are other sources that claim that the legendary bird dies and simply decomposes before being born again. According to some texts, the phoenix could live over 1,400 years before rebirth.

Trivia Edit

  • Phoenix, along with the other three bosses Shadowseer summons, refers to the Sì Xiàng, four mythical Chinese beasts that correspond to the four directions of the compass. Phoenix refers to the Vermillion Bird of the South (Zhu Que).

Related enemies Edit