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The Piscodaemon is a Rank V Mark from Final Fantasy XII found in the Gate of Fire area of Giruvegan. The hunt becomes available after the storyline events at Giruvegan. Originally Piscodaemon was a nu mou named Ashkroft who became a master of the dark arts and was sealed away by the Gran Kiltias Anastasis, but by the time of Anastasis's death, the seal fades and Ashkroft emerges a demon.

Clan PrimerEdit

Hunt 28: The Black SorcererEdit


Mark bill.

Petitioner: Ivaness
Petitioner's Location: Mt Bur-Omisace
  • Saw bill posted for the hunting of the Piscodaemon (Rank V). The petitioner is Ivaness on the Temple Grounds on Mt Bur-Omisace.
  • Hunt accepted. Ivaness explains that the Piscodaemon is in fact his twin brother, whose lust for power transformed him into a dark, terrible being. He wants you to destroy him before more damage can be done. The Piscodaemon can be found making for the Gate of Fire in Giruvegan.
  • Piscodaemon defeated! Report to Ivaness on the Temple Grounds on Mt Bur-Omisace.
  • Hunt reported. Ivaness thanks you for striking down his brother lost to darkness.

Bestiary entryEdit

Being a Nu Mou Male, fallen into dark, sorcerous Ways, and so banished by the Gran Kiltias Anastasis as Punishment for his (now its) Desire for Ultimate Power in Giruvegan. Yet the Strength of the Wards placed upon it failed with the passing of Anastasis, and its Power returned. The Mark's Twin, living on Mt Bur-Omisace, petitioned the hunt for this creature.


Final Fantasy XII enemy stats
#234#235 #236
Location Species Aggression Movement type Rare Game Other information
Giruvegan (Gate of Fire) Rank V Mark/??? Aggressive (attacks on detection) Movement type? (Speed: Movement speed?) N/A N/A
Level HP MP Strength Magick Power
46 49,660 999 33 27
Vitality Speed Attack Power Defense Magick Resist
61 22 64 21 33
Evade EXP LP CP Gil
5 0 26 4,730 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
50% 50% 50% 50% 50% 50% 50% 50%
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 Immune Immune Immune 0% Immune 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
0% 50% 0% 50% 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 Bio, Darkra, Death, Fog Invert, Pox, Breakart Pentagram, Pulsar Wave, Hero's March, Dark Shock, Soul Etude, Mystery Waltz Innate: Safety, Resist Guns/Measures, Ignore Vitality, Ignore Reflect, Low-HP Mag+, Half MP, Magick CT0, Status+, Medicine Lore
Conditional: If HP <20% - 0 MP, Reduce Damage


Some other monsters, such as Malboros, will join the fight if Piscodaemon is near them. Piscodaemon likes to cast high level magicks, mostly Darkra and Darkga. Some of his attacks inflict status ailments, most notably Disable. When his HP is left around 20%, Piscodaemon will begin a Physical Anti-Magick.


Before fighting Piscodaemon, the player should equip the party with armor that protects against Dark, and accessories that protect against Disable. It is best to defeat the enemies around Piscodaemon before focusing on defeating him, since the Vivians' Putrid Breath can be a serious disadvantage.

If the party doesn't have equipment to protect against Dark, they can simply cast Shell/Shellga. A good first move is to dispel the Piscodaemon. When Piscodaemon begins a Physical Anti-Magick the party must blast him with high-level magicks.

If Reddas is in the party the player can cast Berserk on him along with Haste and Bravery, and he can take Piscodaemon out almost single-handedly.



Piscodemons are demons from Dungeons & Dragons.

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