Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age / FFXII - Daedalus Boss Guide

Boss guide for Daedalus, which includes boss stats and strategies on how to defeat it in Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age / FFXII: TZA.



Source: Final Fantasy Wiki

In order to enter Giruvegan, one must defeat Daedalus.

Name Daedalus Element Dark/Undead
Combo Receive
Steal Dark Crystal
Forbidden Flesh
Damascus Steel

When approaching Giruvegan, Daedelus will emerge as its guardian. Daedelus relies on physical attacks similar to the Iron Giant. Daedelus will cast Haste to increase its attack speed at the start of the battle. However, after falling low on HP, it will begin to chain combos. Items and White Magick deal the most damage to him.

Battle Strategy

Open the battle by casting Dispel. This will remove Daedelus’ Haste buff, slowing down his attack speed. After that, cast Berserk on one of your allies. Despite the lowered defense, this will allow that ally to replenish their Mist Gauge. They can unleash a variety of Quickenings to bring down Daedelus once they have a full Mist Gauge.

Another way of making the battle easy is by using Confusion. While using Confuse, equip one of your allies with the Thief’s Cuff in order to steal the Damascus Steel. Getting the Damascus Steel will then enable you to forge Gemsteel, which is the base material for Tournesol.


Level 42 EXP 0
HP 65,644 MP 999
LP 33 Clan Points 3,600
Gil 0


Elemental Resistance
Fire x1/2 Earth x1/2
Ice x1/2 Holy x2
Water x1/2 Dark Drain
Wind x1/2 Elec x1/2

Status Ailments/Attributes

Immune Status Augments
Oil  –

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