Heretic scion who wrapped the world in dark energies, seeking to take the souls of all living things unto himself. Created in opposition to Emet-Selch, Angel of Truth, and scion of light. Originally tasked with the judging of men upon their deaths, his soul was tainted by the curses of those who raged against the heavens, and seizing one of the gods' servants, a shamaness, as a hostage, he rebelled against his creators. Even now, in defeat, he clutches the shamaness to him in his right arm, and with the aid of her death-wail does he summon the soul of darkness to do his bidding.
Zalera the Death Seraph (死の天使ザルエラ, Shi no Tenshi Zaruera?, lit. Zalera the Angel of Death) is a recurring summon and creature in Ivalice. He is associated with the zodiac sign of Gemini, the Twins. His element is death, and his color sign is violet. His appearance is that of a hellish angel with a shamaness grafted onto his arm. He is known for summoning undead to fight alongside him. He is also referred to as the Mithuna Ascendant, which is the Sanskrit name of its zodiac sign as used in Jyotish (Hindu) astrology.
Zalera is an optional Esper found in the Barheim Passage, his existence being foreshadowed by NPCs mentioning hearing a woman's screams from deep inside the tunnel. He fights by summoning Dead Bones to attack and using status attacks that hit depending on the levels of the party members. If the player cannot defeat Zalera within five minutes they are teleported out of the room and must begin the battle over.
Zalera's license costs 25 LP, and he requires one Mist Charge to summon.
Death Seraph who scathes foes with angelic light.
Zalera returns, along with some other Espers, as a Non-Elemental Ranged Rank III summon. Though his nature is Holy, he is not classified as a healing unit like Ultima, because Zalera cannot heal units, rather harnessing the power of light for devastating attacks.
Chaos or Exodus must be obtained on the Ring of Pacts before Zalera's node can be reached. Zalera is fought at the Paramina Rift in Mission 74: Dance of the Dead. Defeating him earns Basch his Quickening, Apocalypse Shield.
Zalera's attacks are:
- Holy: Deals damage to one foe, Zombies and Vampyrs are weak to it.
- Holyja: The same, but stronger and hits every foe in range.
Zalera is a Lucavi who possesses Messam Elmdore. It is known as the Angel of Death, and is the third Lucavi demon Ramza Beoulve must fight. Zalera is assisted by two Ultima Demons, Celia and Lettie. During the battle Zalera calls on several undead units to aid him.
Zalera is a Scion called by anyone equipping the Earrings of the Dead when the Smash Gauge turns orange. When summoned, he performs his Wrath, Condemnation, which does Dark-elemental damage to all foes and inflicts both Sleep and Doom.
During the mission to recruit Montblanc, Zalera calls them the Reaper's Ring. The earrings are obtained by completing the quest The Last Step, the final quest in the step sequence.
Zalera appears as a summonstone bought from a Moogle Shop in the northwestern continent for 120 KP. When equipped, his Condemnation will activate once the enemy has 9999 BRV and instantly inflicts Break status on them.
A dyadic demon, one aspect guiding the dead to the beyond, and the other judging their souls for eternity.
Zalera appears as a wind-element ability card. His ability is Aeroga which is a mage ability that allows an area wind attack. He produces six earth orbs in battle. He possesses the extra skills Break Exploiter, Elemental Return and Weakness Breaker. His auto-ability is Break Power Up+3%. He can be obtained from the Ability Card Shop or through Summoning.
Zalera is also referred to as the Mithuna Ascendant, the Sanskrit name of its zodiac sign as used in Jyotish (Hindu) astrology.
Zalera's name may be an anagram of Azrael. Azrael is the name of the Angel of Death in Islam. Azra'il (عزرائيل) or Azra'eil (عزرایل) is the arabic etymology.