- See also: Tiamat
Tiamat is an optional boss in Final Fantasy VIII, encountered in the Clocktower of Ultimecia Castle in the game's final stages. It is arguably the strongest of Ultimecia's eight minions. Tiamat resembles Bahamut and uses a similar move. The Scan description indicates Tiamat was once a Guardian Force but was turned evil under Ultimecia's power.
Tiamat will elevate higher into the air and begin counting down to its signature move, D-A-R-K-F-L-A-R-E, is an upgraded version of Bahamut's Mega Flare which deals heavy damage regardless of the characters' Spirit stat. It is a Fire elemental attack.
Characters can increase their elemental defense against Fire (such as by junctioning Fire or Flare to Elem-Def) to reduce, nullify or absorb damage from Dark Flare. The battle can be made extremely easy by junctioning the characters to absorb Dark Flare, as Tiamat will be unable to kill the party, Dark Flare being its only attack.
|Refine||1 refines into 10 Flare Stones|
|Level 7 (Boss Card)||Win||N/A|