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The Tyrant is a boss in Final Fantasy XII. It is found in Giruvegan, guarding the Way Stone that leads to the Great Crystal. It is also fought in the International Zodiac Job System trial mode at stage 55 along with 3 Piscodaemons.

Bestiary entry Edit

Page 1: Observations Edit

Being a guardian beast of Giruvegan, set by the masters of the ancient city to guard the lowermost level against intrusion.
Though originally a variety of wyvern, potent Mist has transformed its wings into sharp hook-like protrusions, a shadow of their original size.
Its undying loyalty makes the Tyrant a formidable barrier to entry into the ruin's depths.


Final Fantasy XII enemy stats
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Location Species Aggression Movement type Rare Game Other information
Giruvegan (Gate of Fire) Boss/Guardian Beast Aggressive (attacks on detection) Movement type? (Speed: Movement speed?) N/A The party cannot use Technicks.
Level HP MP Strength Magick Power
43 180,428 999 42
60 (IZJS)
Vitality Speed Attack Power Defense Magick Resist
87 28
38 (IZJS)
68 28 28
Evade EXP LP CP Gil
0 0 33 6,300 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
50% 150% -100%Absorbs 50% 50% 50% 50% 50%
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 0% 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 Immune Immune Immune 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
0% 0% 0% 10% 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 Nothing
Attacks Magicks Technicks Augments Items
Normal Attack Firaga, Thundaga, Blizzaga, Darkra, Piercing Graviga Sonic Fangs, Lunge, Fireball, Bile Safety, No Knockback, Ignore Evade, Normal Damage+, Magick CT0 None

Battle Edit

If the player has the Trident or the Icebrand, it is advised to equip them. The player cannot use Technicks in this battle, so the party cannot steal from the enemy. Tyrant focuses its attacks on one target at a time. Tyrant is weak to Ice, and it does not have the typical defense increase on low health bosses usually have. It is also susceptible to Confuse.


Bubble or Bubble Belt are useful. If one has an overabundance of MP, they can summon Mateus. However, it is best to save MP for only healing. Since the party cannot use Charge, the player should stick with running around the field to gain MP for Raise and Curaja.

When Tyrant's HP falls below 50%, the party should cast Blizzaga to take advantage of its weakness. The Nihopalaoa + Smelling Salts trick can be used to buy time (to heal, buff, etc) if needed.

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

Other appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy XIVEdit

XIV The Tyrant boss also appears as the second boss in Pharos Sirius introduced in patch 2.1. Its appearance from Final Fantasy XII is mostly unchanged.

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