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Zu (Final Fantasy XII)

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The Zu is an avion/diver-type enemy from Final Fantasy XII. It can be found in several areas of the Ozmone Plain. It is flying, so the party must attack with ranged weapons, magic, or with the Technick Telekinesis.

Bestiary entryEdit

Page 1: ObservationsEdit

An avion whose beak has regressed, turning into jagged teeth like those of a tyrant wyrm. They have not a feather on their bodies, but instead are covered with a taut, thin membrane, reducing wind resistance so that they may fly extremely fast when necessary, and with little or no effort at other times. Thus throughout the day do they circle the sky, waiting for prey to appear upon the ground below.

Page 2: Talk About TownEdit

Fang of bat, phial of yellow liquid... Crooked fang, phial of yellow liquid... Hrm? What's that? Don't mind me. I'm merely repeating the goods I need to exchange to get my hands on some new ammunition, lest I forget. They're not easy things to come by, you know.
Mersam, Treasure-Hunter


Final Fantasy XII enemy stats
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Location Species Aggression Movement type Rare Game Other information
Ozmone Plain (Field of Fallen Wings, Dagan Flats) Avion/Diver Aggressive (attacks on detection) Movement type? (Speed: Movement speed?) N/A Enemy is flying and cannot be hit by melee attacks.
Level HP MP Strength Magick Power
21 - 22 1,880 - 1,896 280 - 284 23 - 23 14 - 14
Vitality Speed Attack Power Defense Magick Resist
36 - 37 16 - 17 25 - 26 12 - 12 13 - 13
Evade EXP LP CP Gil
4 - 6 1,025 - 1,029 1 - 2 152 - 165 0 - 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
100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 150% 100% 100%
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
0% Immune 0% Immune 0% 0% 0% 0%
FFXII Silence Icon FFXII Oil Icon FFXII Disease Icon FFXII Disable Icon FFXII Immobilize Icon FFXII Sap Icon FFXII Slow Icon FFXII Lure Icon
0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 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% 0% 0% 0% 0%
FFXII Reflect Icon Immunities granted by Safety
0% Enemy does not have innate Safety augment
Item dropped Steal Poach

[30%] Monograph: Pebble (Hunter's Monograph)
[7%] Canopic Jar: Arcana
IZJS differences
[95%] Large Feather
[5%] Giant Feather;IZJS differences
Attacks Magicks Technicks Augments Items
Normal Attack

Max Combo hits: 4
Added status effect: Slow

None Lunge, Kamikaze None None


Zu means "fire" in the Sumerian language. Anzû, before misread as Zû, is a lesser divinity or monster in several Mesopotamian religions. He was conceived by the pure waters of the Apsu and the wide Earth, or as son of Siris. Anzû was seen as a massive bird who can breathe fire and water, although Anzû is alternately seen as a lion-headed eagle (like a reverse griffin).


Despite the Bestiary describing the Zu as having "not a feather on their bodies", the most common drop, most common poach and the second most common steal-item is a large feather.

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