Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age / FFXII - Mateus, the Corrupt Boss Guide

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

Mateus, the Corrupt


Name Mateus Element Ice
Combo Receive
Steal Pisces Gem, Ether, High Arcana Poach

Mateus, the Corrupt represents the zodiac sign Pisces. In order to find Mateus, head to Stilshrine of Miriam. There, you’ll spot the crystal guarding the Sword of the Kings left behind by King Raithwall. He is second among the five Espers obtained in the story. Despite his female appearance, Mateus is androgynous. The blue shield he wields is his female side, but, over-all, he is considered male.

Battle Strategy

Mateus battles alongside five Azers. Defeat the Azers before focusing all of your physical attacks on the Esper. If you want extra damage, have someone equip the Storm Spear or the Storm Staff. You can also use thunder magic or items, as he takes double damage from thunder. However, watch out for his Blizzaja attacks, as they can deal devastating damage. Accompanying Blizzaja, Mateus also casts Sap, which drains your allies’ HP. Once you see him casting it, heal all your party members while casting Shell.


Level 30 EXP 0
HP 336,847 MP 999
LP 27 Clan Points 2480
Gil 0


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

Status Ailments/Attributes

Immune Status Augments
Petrify 100% Protect No Knockback
Stop Ignore Vit
Doom Ignore Environment
Silence Low HP Mag +Half MP
Oil If HP < 50%, ignore normal attack evade
Disease 0 MP
Disable If HP < 20%, ATK CTO

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