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

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



Source: Final Fantasy Wiki

In order to gain entry to the Way Stone that leads to the Great Crystal, one must first defeat the Tyrant.

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

Similar to Daedalus, the Tyrant serves as a guardian beast of Giruvegan. This particular beast is weak to ice attacks and is susceptible to Confuse. Unlike the other low HP bosses, the Tyrant does not have any augments to increase its battle survivability.

Battle Strategy

Before battling the Tyrant, equip the Trident or Icebrand. Due to its weakness against ice, any weapon with increased ice affinity will be useful. This particular boss tends to focus on one target at a time, making it easier to lead. Technicks do not work against this boss, so the Technick Steal will not have any effect. Due to the cancelling of the Charge Technick, you will be required to kite the enemy in order to replenish depleted MP.

Other pieces of equipment, like the Bubble Belt can prove useful in this battle. If there is MP to spare, one can also resort to summoning Mateus. However, it is more advisable to save your MP for healing and buffs. Another trick is the Nihopalaoa + Smelling Salts trick. Once weakened, focus down the Tyrant using ice spells like Blizzard and Blizzaga to deal more damage.


Level 43 EXP 0
HP 180,428 MP 999
LP 33 Clan Points 6300
Gil 0


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

Status Ailments/Attributes

Immune Status Augments
Petrify 10% Protect Safety
Stop 100% Shell No Knockback
Doom Ignore Evade
Reverse Normal Damage+
Sleep Magick CT0
Oil  –
Instant Death

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