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

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



Source: Final Fantasy Wiki

Upon reaching the entrance of Pharos, a large Hydro will block your way. You must defeat the creature in order to enter Pharos.

Name Hydro Element Dark/Undead
Combo Receive
Steal Maggoty Flesh, Corpse Fly, Wyrm Bone Poach

Hydro can be a difficult opponent due to its ability to inflict Fear. When it does so, your allies’ MP will slowly deplete. This makes it harder to use Magick and Espers as the fight goes on. While battling, the Hydro tends to pick off enemies one at a time. Before approaching it, equip a character with Bait and a Gun in order to lure the Hydro.Have all party members focus on using Healing Magick when it is distracted, as it is an Undead creature.

Battle Strategy

Maintain a supply of Phoenix Downs when battling the Hydro. Open the battle with Dispel to remove its Haste before using your Quickening against it. Because of its Dark attribute, you can equip someone with a Holy weapon such as the Holy Lance or the Holy Rod. Another strategy is to use Reflect and cast Curaja on your party members. The healing magick will then deal heavy damage to the undead creature.

Since the Hydro is also susceptible to Slow and Oil, use the Nihopalaoa + Remedy combo to immediately inflict status ailments. Oil makes it vulnerable to Firaga and Fire affinity weapons.


Level 47 EXP 0
HP 203,800 MP 999
LP 35 Clan Points 6,930
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
Petrify 10% Protect Safety
Stop 100% Shell No Knockback
Doom Ignore Evade
Reverse Normal Damage+
Sleep Magick CT0
Disease  –
Instant Death

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