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Uses Zinger to possess one of the party, remaining hidden until that character is Wounded. Careful of long battles where he Wounds your party one-by-one.
—PlayStation Bestiary entry
Wrexsoulfield

Wrexsoul is a boss in Final Fantasy VI. A monster formed of the countless souls lost in an ancient conflict, latched onto Cyan because of his despair over what happened to Doma, the world, and to Elayne and Owain. this demon is flanked by two Soul Savers. and feeds on Cyan's sorrow, anger, and hate.

Stats Edit

Final Fantasy VI enemy stats
#325#326 (GBA) #327
☆027☆028 (iOS) ☆029
Names Location Type Other information
SNES: Wrexsoul
PS: Wrexsoul
GBA: Wrexsoul
iOS: Wrexsoul
Dreamscape (GBA)
Cyan's Dream (SNES)
None First Strike. Harder to run from. The party cannot escape.
Stats
Level HP MP Attack Magic
53 23,066 5,066 27 5
Defense Magic Defense Magic Evasion Speed Hit Rate
0 220 0 40 100
Evasion EXP Gil
0 0 0
Elemental affinities
Fire-icon-ffvi Ice-icon-ffvi Lightning-icon-ffvi Poison-icon-ffvi Holy-icon-ffvi
-100%Absorbs 200% 100% 100% -100%Absorbs
Earth-icon-ffvi Wind-icon-ffvi Water-icon-ffvi Restorative Instant Death
100% 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 Immune
Image Silence Berserk Confuse Sap Sleep Float Regen Slow Haste
- Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune - - Immune -
Stop Shell Protect Reflect Meteor Strike Libra Sketch Control Fractional Invincible
Immune - - - - - - Immune Immune -
Items
Steal Item dropped Metamorphose
(Miss rate: 100%)
[87.5%Applies when successful; success based on users' level, doubles with Thief's Bracer.] Memento Ring
[100%In both item drop slots, leading to 100%.] Guard Bracelet [Slot 1 (25%)]Antidote
[Slot 2 (25%)]Green Cherry
[Slot 3 (25%)]Eyedrops
[Slot 4 (25%)]Gold Needle
Morph ID: 0
Abilities
Attack Abilities Rage Sketch Control(Immune) & Confuse (Immune)
Normal Attack: Unarmed
Special Attack: Doom Strike (Inflicts Doom)
Thundaga, Fury None Attack, Doom Strike Attack, Doom Strike

Battle Edit

Wrexsoul starts off using an attack called Fury, which makes it disappear and possess a character's body. This has no effect on the character, but Wrexsoul cannot be targeted. It won't reappear until the possessed character is considered Zombie, petrified, or KO'ed. The Soul Savers are weak and can be easily defeated, but they revive after every death.

Wrexsoul's special attack, Doom Strike, is only used when sketched, or Wrexsoul is confused.

Strategy Edit

The easiest way to break a character's possession is to cast Break on them and cure the ailment with Soft or Esuna. Because of this, the party members should petrify and heal themselves to force Wrexsoul to appear. Once he reappears, Wrexsoul can be attacked until it uses Fury again. This pattern repeats until the player defeats Wrexsoul.

It is possible to defeat the Soul Savers permanently and never have to fight Wrexsoul. Due to their final attack the Soul Savers revive when killed, but killing them via Banish stalls their final attack and prevents their revival—when both Soul Savers are killed by Banish the battle ends and Wrexsoul is considered defeated. However, winning this way forsakes the Guard Bracelet Wrexsoul drops. If Wrexsoul is present when both Soul Savers are killed by Banish, the battle will end when he next uses Fury.

Another way to easily beat him is to have a character equipped with Icebrand and a Gauntlet to attack him. Casting Ultima can also easily defeat him.

In the mobile and Steam versions, the player can instantly kill Wrexsoul by summoning Raiden when Wrexsoul has disappeared. The Soul Savers will die, and because Wrexsoul is not present, the game counts it as a victory.

AI script Edit

At beginning of battle (only done once per battle): Fury

Attack Turns:

1st Turn: Attack (100%)
2nd Turn: Attack (100%)
Set Var0

If Var0 is set:

1st Turn: Target: All monsters with Reflect status
Thundaga (66%)
2nd Turn: Target: All monsters with Reflect status
Thundaga (66%)
3rd Turn: Target: Random Player
Fury (66%)

If Var0 is set:

If attacked by "Attack": Attack (33%)

Other appearances Edit

Final Fantasy Record Keeper Edit

FFRK

FFRK Wrexsoul FFVI

Wrexsoul appears as a Final Fantasy VI realm boss. His mechanics are slightly different to accommodate the limited resurrection abilities in the game. Now when a character is possessed by Fury, Wrexsoul will reappear when that character is attacked and not slain. If the a Soul Saver is defeated, instead of regenerating, they power up Wrexsoul. Wrexsoul has a lower priority of using Fury than he does in the original game.

Gallery Edit

Etymology Edit

Wrexsoul's Japanese name (アレクソウル, Arekusouru?, lit. Alexsoul) suggests it is associated with the esper Alexander, the esper obtained upon Wrexsoul's defeat. The Japanese may be short for Alexander's Soul. Wrexsoul is sitting on the throne, and the Alexander magicite is found on the throne after its death. There is a possibility that Alexander might have become corrupted and became a monster during/end of the War of the Magi.

The name "Wrexsoul" was originally selected by 1994 Super Nintendo version translator Ted Woolsey.

The soul, in many religious, philosophical, psychological, and mythological traditions, is the incorporeal and, in many conceptions, immortal essence of a person, living thing, or object.

Trivia Edit

  • Wrexsoul's origins are different between the Japanese version, Ted Woolsey version, and the re-translated version. In the Japanese version, Wrexsoul is an amalgamation of souls that lost their minds in the war 1000 years ago (War of the Magi). In Ted Woolsey version, "Wrexsoul is a composite monster, made up of wretched spirits who were dispatched in meaningless wars". This translation makes it sound like Wrexsoul's birth is due to the Gestahlian Empire's result of conquest. In the re-translated version, "Wrexsoul is a monster formed of the countless souls lost in the course of that ancient conflict". Similar to the Japanese version of referring to the War of the Magi in a vague way with the "that ancient conflict", but the scene makes it sound like it's referring to the events of the Siege of Doma instead.
  • The battle is similar in theme and style to Gi Nattak from Final Fantasy VII.

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