Tiamat is a wyrm-type boss fought at the end of the Henne Mines in Final Fantasy XII. Vaan's party travels there in search of Fran's sister, Mjrn. When they find her, she has become mad due to a natural viera intolerance to high concentrations of Mist, in this case from exposure to manufacted nethicite, and had awakened Tiamat from its slumber. It is also fought in the International Zodiac Job SystemTrial Mode at stage 13.
Being a dragon awakened by Fran's sister, Mjrn, in a Mist-frenzy. Ancient tomes describe it as an anima of the winds, possessed of a violent temperament and destructive power enough to lead the entire world to ruin. There are some who believe that Tiamat was responsible of the decimation of the imperial troop performing experiments on manufacted nethicite, having been awakened by the Stones' fell cry.
An average partylevel of 18 is recommended, and above level 25, Tiamat should not present too much of a difficulty. Larsa will be a guest.
At critical health Tiamat's Defense heightens as its HP decreases, making regular attacks less effective. Tiamat's Disablega will Disable all characters in range, which can only be cured with an Esuna spell or Remedies. Tiamat's Breath ability also inflicts Sap on contact.
The player should try to keep Larsa alive, as he will use infinite Hi-Potions to heal other party members (no longer true in the Zodiac Job System version). When the party is spread out it is more difficult for Tiamat to use area attacks. Characters equipped with ranged weapons tend to spread out more than those who are not. Characters low on health and near Larsa, prompt Larsa to use Hi-Potions to heal them.
It is best not to use a gambit strategy that causes the characters to heal constantly. Tiamat deals heavy damage, and if the characters are constantly healing, they will not be attacking. One good strategy is to use the Decoy magick on Larsa. This means Tiamat will only attack him, meaning the other party members can keep attacking Tiamat and Larsa will keep healing himself with his infinite supply of items.
[view·edit·purge]Tiamat is a primordial goddess of the ocean in Mesopotamian religion. The game Dungeons & Dragons has Tiamat as a chromatic dragon, the Queen of the Evil Dragons, and as such the opposing deity to Bahamut, who is a platinum dragon and the King of Benevolent Dragons.
The garif's bestiary entry tells about the Dragon's Game, where a God created a Dragon more powerful than any before it. The Dragon thought it was greater than the God, and so the God tricked the Dragon by making it perform feats of strength to prove itself greater than the God. The God used these tests to trick the Dragon into putting its neck through a magic ring too big for the rest of its body to fit through, and this ring restricted its power. As Tiamat is found sealed in the magicite mines near the garif territory, this story may refer to it.