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Petrifies with Dread. Gradually wears down HP with Slip Hit, and changes the party's row order with R. Polarity. Also uses Magnitude 8, so watch out!
—PlayStation bestiary

Visage, also known as Face, is a boss in Final Fantasy VI. It is fought in the first tier of the final battle along with Short Arm and Long Arm. According to the Final Fantasy III Nintendo Player's Guide, the first tier which includes Visage, Long Arm, and Short 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
#357#358 (GBA) #359
☆085☆086 (Mobile/PC) ☆087
Names Location Type Other information
SNES: Face
PS: Face
GBA: Visage
Mobile/PC: Visage
Kefka's Tower None Harder to run from. The party cannot escape.
Level HP MP Attack Magic
74 30,000 10,000 63 12
Defense Magic Defense Magic Evasion Speed Hit Rate
0 140 0 44 100
Evasion EXP Gil
10 0 0
Elemental affinities
Fire-icon-ffvi Ice-icon-ffvi Lightning-icon-ffvi Poison-icon-ffvi Holy-icon-ffvi
200% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Earth-icon-ffvi Wind-icon-ffvi Water-icon-ffvi Restorative Instant Death
0% 100% 100% -100%Absorbs 100%
Statuses and immunities
Blind Zombie Poison Magitek Invisible Imp Petrify Death Doom Critical
- Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune - Immune
Image Silence Berserk Confuse Sap Sleep Float Regen Slow Haste
Immune Immune Immune Immune 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: Partisan
Special Attack: Sapping Strike (Inflicts Sap)
Reverse Polarity, Protect, Haste, Dread Gaze, Magnitude 8, Quake None Attack, Sapping Strike Attack, Sapping Strike

Battle Edit

Visage is the most powerful enemy on the first tier, but it still is not very dangerous. It uses Sapping Strike, which inflicts Sap, and Reverse Polarity to shift the party's rows. After its HP falls to 10,240, Visage begins to use Dread Gaze, inflicting Petrify. If both of Visage's allies are dead when it is killed it uses Quake, which is somewhat dangerous, though avoidable with Float. It can also be bypassed if Visage is not killed last.


Casting Firaga or throwing Flametongues works well to hit his weakness to Fire attacks.

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: Reverse Polarity (33%) or Nothing (66%)
2nd Turn: Sapping Strike (33%) or Nothing (66%)
3rd Turn: Reverse Polarity (33%) or Nothing (66%)
4th Turn: Sapping Strike (33%) or Nothing (66%)
5th Turn: Target: Random ally
Protect (66%) or Haste (33%)
6th Turn: Sapping Strike (33%) or Nothing (66%)

If HP <= 10240:

1st Turn: Sapping Strike (66%) or Dread Gaze (33%)
2nd Turn: Sapping Strike (66%) or Dread Gaze (33%)
3rd Turn: Sapping Strike (66%) or Dread Gaze (33%)
Sapping Strike (66%) or Dread Gaze (33%)
4th Turn: Dread Gaze (33%) or Magnitude 8 (33%) or Reverse Polarity (33%)

If monster is by itself:

If killed: Quake (100%)

Gallery Edit

Etymology Edit

Visage is French for "face".

Related enemies Edit

Trivia Edit

  • Visage's weakness to Fire attacks may further reinforce the possibility that he, like the other tiers of the final boss battle, was inspired by Dante Aligheri's Divine Comedy. Specifically, Visage resembles Satan in appearance; in the ninth circle of hell, Satan was depicted as a demon entrapped up to the waist in ice, which may explain Visage's weakness.

References Edit

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