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Attacks with Wail and Atomic Ray.
Final Fantasy VI PlayStation Bestiary entry

The Primeval Dragon is an enemy in Final Fantasy VI.


Final Fantasy VI enemy stats
#245#246 (GBA) #247
#258 #259 (iOS) #260
Names Location Type Other information
SNES: Brontaur
PS: Brontaur
GBA: Primeval Dragon
iOS: Primeval Dragon
Kefka's Tower, Dragons' Den (GBA)
Kefka's Tower (SNES)
None Harder to run from.
Level HP MP Attack Magic
50 10,050 12,850 15 12
Defense Magic Defense Magic Evasion Speed Hit Rate
0 110 0 35 100
Evasion EXP Gil
0 3,000 1,200
Elemental affinities
Fire-icon-ffvi Ice-icon-ffvi Lightning-icon-ffvi Poison-icon-ffvi Holy-icon-ffvi
100% 200% 100% 100% 100%
Earth-icon-ffvi Wind-icon-ffvi Water-icon-ffvi Restorative Instant Death
100% 100% 100% -100%Absorbs 100%
Statuses and immunities
Blind Zombie Poison Magitek Invisible Imp Petrify Death Doom Critical
- - - - - - - Immune Immune -
Image Silence Berserk Confuse Sap Sleep Float Regen Slow Haste
- - Immune Immune - - - - - -
Stop Shell Protect Reflect Meteor Strike Libra Sketch Control Fractional Invincible
- - - - - - - - Immune -
Steal Item dropped Metamorphose
(Miss rate: 28.6%)
[12.5%Applies when successful; success based on users' level, doubles with Thief's Bracer.] Dried Meat
None [Slot 1 (25%)]Dried Meat
[Slot 2 (25%)]Dried Meat
[Slot 3 (25%)]Dried Meat
[Slot 4 (25%)]Dried Meat
Morph ID: 2
Attack Abilities Rage Sketch Control & Confuse (Immune)
Normal Attack: Unarmed
Special Attack: Heave (Level 8 = Attack x 5)
Lifeshaver, Atomic Rays Attack, Firaga Firaga, Heave Attack, Heave, Firaga, Meteor


It has a 66% chance to use Lifeshaver on its second turn, and may do so twice. On the third turn it may use its special, Heave, a powerful attack. On its fourth and fifth turns it has a 33% chance to use either Atomic Rays, Lifeshaver, or Heave.

Since they often attack with a Great Malboro, which use Bad Breath when alone, the Primeval Dragon should be killed last. Blizzaga attacks work well against it.

Coliseum setupEdit

Bet Air Anchor for Zephyr Cloak

Primeval Dragon's Firaga can be evaded by having a high Magic Evasion, but little can be done against its Meteor. A Muscle Belt can bring the wearer's HP high enough to survive one Meteor if they aren't already equipped with a Flame Shield or the Paladin's Shield. Both will let the wearer absorb Firaga, which may replenish the character's HP enough to survive the next Meteor.

The Red Cap is another option that raises the max HP, but note that a combination of max HP raising equipment won't have a better effect than the piece of equipment that gives the best HP boost would on it's own.

Another tactic would be to go all out on offense, since nothing concrete can be done to prevent Meteor. In this case, a Genji Glove with two powerful weapons and a Reflect Ring would allow the player to deal good damage by attacking AND reflecting Firaga back to Primeval Dragon. Shadow in the front row equipped with the Kagenui and Ichigeki, along with the Genji Glove and Reflect Ring, can dish out good damage; he also has a chance of casting Stop on the Primeval Dragon, a means reflecting Firaga, and a chance of countering its physical attacks with Interceptor.

AI scriptsEdit

Normal scriptEdit

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Attack (66%) or Heave (33%)
2nd Turn: Lifeshaver (66%) or Nothing (33%)

Lifeshaver (66%) or Nothing (33%)

3rd Turn: Attack (66%) or Heave (33%)
4th Turn: Atomic Rays (33%) or Lifeshaver (33%) or Heave (33%)
5th Turn: Atomic Rays (33%) or Lifeshaver (33%) or Heave (33%)

Coliseum scriptEdit

Attack Turns: 1st Turn: Attack (25%) or Heave (25%) or Firaga (25%) or Meteor (25%)



A dragon is a legendary creature, typically with serpentine or reptilian traits, that features in the myths of many cultures.

Brontaur is a contraction of Brontosaur, a large Jurassic-era sauropod dinosaur whose name means "Thunder Lizard". It bears a striking resemblance to the Primeval Dragon's sprite and likely inspired its name (the Japanese language does not make a distinction between "dragon" and "dinosaur").

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