Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age / FFXII - Shemhazai, The Whisperer Boss Guide

Boss guide for Shemhazai, the Whisperer, which includes boss stats and strategies on how to defeat her Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age / FFXII: TZA.

Shemhazai, the Whisperer


Name Shemhazai Element
Combo Receive
Steal Sagittarius Gem, Hi-Ether
High Arcana

Shemhazai, the Whisperer, is the zodiac representation of Sagittarius. Her power as an Esper involves the ability to randomize elemental resistances, use a variety of Black Magick, and chain Black Magick without charge time. Shemhazai appears at the lowest reaches of Giruvegan before the Gate of Fire leading to Ocurria. Among the five story-driven Espers, she is the third to appear.

Battle Strategy

Because Shemhazai has random elemental resistances, it is better to equip non-elemental weapons to deal consistent damage. One of the most useful spells here is Shell, as the Esper relies heavily on Magick for damage. At the beginning of the battle, Shemhazai will attempt to use Silence. As much as possible, try to squeeze in a Dispel to remove her Haste buff.

During the battle, the esper will spam Disease or Silence. She rotates between standard attacks and magick attacks. The esper will cast both Shock and Flare, both non-elemental spells. She also uses Syphon, which drains 20-30% of the target’s MP.

When her HP hits 30%, she earns the Ready Chain Magick ability. This allows her to use a variety of high level Black Magick spells. Shell should reduce the damage of her spells and the duration of any status ailment Shemhazai inflicted prior.


Level 45 EXP 0
HP 91,136 MP 999
LP 47 Clan Points 4,500
Gil 0


Elemental Resistance
Fire Earth
Ice Holy
Water Dark
Wind Elec

This esper has no permanent elemental weaknesses therefore, results may vary.

Status Ailments/Attributes

Immune Status Augments
Petrify Safety
Sap  No Knockback
Doom  Ignore Vitality
Silence Ignore Weather & Landscape
Oil Ignore Reflect
Disease Ignore Evade
Disable Low-HP Mag+
Confuse Low-HP Def+
Berserk Half MP
If HP <60% – Reduce Damage
Enraged – Attack CT0
Mana Spring – 0 MP
At HP < 40%, Chain Magick – Magick CT0
Shift – If hit with Elemental Weakness

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