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Shemhazai (Final Fantasy XII boss)

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Shemhazai is a boss from Final Fantasy XII. The party fights her in Giruvegan. She is an Esper and after defeating her the party can unlock her license on the License Board.

Bestiary entry Edit

Page 1: Observations Edit

Scion that is both horse and woman, wielding utter control over the souls that wander the underworld, in opposition to the Martyr Igeyorlm, scion of light. Though she once served the gods as a guardian, when Ultima announced her rebellion, Shemhazai went to her, whispering of the gods' hidden weaknesses. She then descended upon the land without leave of the gods, and taught men of destruction and evil. For this was she stricken down and bound.


Final Fantasy XII enemy stats
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Location Species Aggression Movement type Rare Game Other information
Giruvegan (Gate of Wind) Esper/The Whisperer Aggressive (attacks on detection) Movement type? (Speed: Movement speed?) N/A Can change elemental affinities during battle; is always weak against one element and absorbs the rest.
High Critical Hit rate.
Level HP MP Strength Magick Power
45 91,136 999 43 34
56 (IZJS)
Vitality Speed Attack Power Defense Magick Resist
82 29 68 30 30
Evade EXP LP CP Gil
0 0 47 4,500 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 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
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
Immune 0% 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

Added status effect: Disease

Silencega, Shock, Syphon, Flare, Scourge Mana Spring, Chain Magick, Enrage Innate: Safety, No Knockback, Ignore Vitality, Ignore Weather & Landscape, Ignore Reflect, Ignore Evade, Low-HP Mag+, Low-HP Def+, Half MP
Conditional: If HP <60% - Reduce Damage; if Enraged - Attack CT0; if Mana Spring - 0 MP; if Chain Magick - Magick CT0; if hit with Elemental weakness - Shift

Battle Edit

Having Shell in this battle helps greatly. Shemhazai has a random elemental weakness, thus it is advised to use non-elemental weapons. At the beginning of the battle, Shemhazai likes to cast Silencega or Silence, or use Syphon to drain MP away. By luck, one can squeeze in a Dispel before being inflicted by Silence.

Shemhazai's attacks consist of magick and standard attacks, but her standard attacks have a high chance of inflicting Disease and Silence. Shell can be used to reduce the rate of being inflicted with statuses. She also likes to use Shock and Flare.

Shemhazai uses Syphon, which drains about 20 - 30% of a character's MP. When her health depletes about 40%, Shemhazai will ready Chain-Magick, which cancels her magick charge time. During this time, she likes to blast high-level Black Magick spells.

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

Other appearancesEdit

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