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Taharka is a boss from Final Fantasy IX fought in Ipsen's Castle. The party comes to the castle to find a way to break the seal to get to Terra. Taharka guards the four elemental mirrors, and fights the party to return them.


Final Fantasy IX enemy stats
#148 #149
Location Class Eat Other information
Ipsen's Castle Aerial, Heavy I no can eat! Can't escape. Weaker weapons deals more damage.
Level HP MP Strength Defense
46 29,186 1,776 19 21
Evade Magic Magic Def Magic Eva Attack
5 19 10 7 61
Spirit Speed EXP Gil AP
32 28 0 8,092 11
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Thunder Water
150% 50% 100% 100%
Wind Earth Holy Shadow Healing
150% 0%Immune 100% 100% -100%Absorbs
Statuses and immunities
Petrify Venom Virus Silence Darkness Trouble Zombie Death Confuse Berserk
Immune Immune Immune - Immune Immune Immune - Immune Immune
Stop Auto-Life Poison Sleep Regen Haste Slow Float Shell Protect
Immune Immune - - - - - Immune - -
Heat Freeze Vanish Doom Mini Reflect Gradual Petrify Eat Scan Gravity
- Immune Immune Immune Immune - Immune Immune Immune Immune
Steal Item dropped Card dropped [12.5%]
[100%] Elixir
[25%] Mythril Claws
[6.25%] Orichalcon
[0.39%] Nothing
Nothing Ramuh
Abilities Eat
Chop, Blizzaga, Ram, Curl I no can eat!

Battle Edit

Taharka will compact into a ball, greatly increasing its defense against physical attacks. It uses Blizzaga. Taharka is weak against Silence, Heat and Sleep, all of which can be used against it to great effect.

Strategy Edit

As Taharka's defense goes up when it curls, magic is useful, so either Vivi or Quina makes for a good party member. For an easy win, the player can inflict Heat on Taharka using Quina's Mustard Bomb, or equip the Add Status ability with Steiner's Flame Saber for a 10% chance to inflict the status when he attacks. With the Heat status, Taharka will kill itself on its next turn.

It's vulnerable to Sleep and Silence. Silence stops it from casting Blizzaga, and it can be put to sleep with Quina's Night spell (party members should be equipped with Insomniac) while the others attack with magic and summons, and other magical attacks that won't wake up the Taharka. Zidane can poison Taharka using his Soul Blade if the Rune Tooth is equipped.

Other appearances Edit

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Gallery Edit

Etymology Edit

Aži Dahāka (also known as Zahhak) is an evil figure in Iranian folklore said to reside in an impregnable fortress and instigate terror by eating men. He is overthrown by the hero Fereyedun.

Trivia Edit