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Uses a powerful VacuumWave to attack. Its physical attacks are strong as well, so make sure to use Safe.
—PlayStation bestiary

The Short Arm is a boss in Final Fantasy VI. It is fought in the first tier of the final battle along with Long Arm and Visage. According to the Final Fantasy III Nintendo Player's Guide, the first tier which includes Short Arm, Visage, and Long Arm is supposed to be a rematch of Demon from the Warring Triad.[1] No official material support this; the idea was created by Nintendo of America.

Stats Edit

Final Fantasy VI enemy stats
#355#356 (GBA) #357
☆083☆084 (Mobile/PC) ☆085
Names Location Type Other information
SNES: Short Arm
PS: Short Arm
GBA: Short Arm
Mobile/PC: Short Arm
Kefka's Tower None Harder to run from. The party cannot escape. No name.
Level HP MP Attack Magic
73 27,000 10,000 50 10
Defense Magic Defense Magic Evasion Speed Hit Rate
0 155 0 37 100
Evasion EXP Gil
10 0 0
Elemental affinities
Fire-icon-ffvi Ice-icon-ffvi Lightning-icon-ffvi Poison-icon-ffvi Holy-icon-ffvi
100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Earth-icon-ffvi Wind-icon-ffvi Water-icon-ffvi Restorative Instant Death
100% 100% 200% -100%Absorbs 100%
Statuses and immunities
Blind Zombie Poison Magitek Invisible Imp Petrify Death Doom Critical
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Image Silence Berserk Confuse Sap Sleep Float Regen Slow Haste
Immune - - Immune - Immune - - - -
Stop Shell Protect Reflect Meteor Strike Libra Sketch Control Fractional Invincible
Immune - - - Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune -
Items (GBA/Mobile/PC)
Steal Item dropped Metamorphose
(Miss rate: 100%)
[87.5%Applies when successful; success based on users' level, doubles with Thief's Bracer.] Elixir

None [Slot 1 (25%)]Antidote
[Slot 2 (25%)]Green Cherry
[Slot 3 (25%)]Eyedrops
[Slot 4 (25%)]Gold Needle
Morph ID: 0
Abilities (GBA/Mobile/PC)
Attack Abilities Rage Sketch (Immune) Control(Immune) & Confuse (Immune)
Normal Attack: Unarmed
Special Attack: Razor Gale (Level 1 = Attack x 1.5)
None None Attack, Razor Gale Attack, Razor Gale

Battle Edit

Short Arm only uses normal attacks and its special attack Razor Gale, a normal attack that is slightly stronger. It is not a difficult enemy to defeat.

Formations Edit

Number Enemies Encounter flags Introduction flag Musical theme Magic AP
Norm.Normal Back Surr.Surrounded Side
471 Short Arm, Long Arm, Visage Y N N N Pre-drawn Dancing Mad (1) 0
No victory pose upon winning. Hide start messages. Prevent triple 7 for Joker's Death.

AI script Edit

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Attack (66%) or Nothing (33%)

If HP <= 10112: Attack (66%) or Razor Gale (33%)

If attacked by anything: Attack (66%)

Gallery Edit

Related enemies Edit

References Edit

  1. Final Fantasy III Nintendo Player's Guide, p.129