Gilgamesh (FFXII)

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Gilgamesh
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Ancient Man of Mystery

Gilgamesh is an Elite Mark called Ancient Man of Mystery. He is fought in two different encounters at the Lhusu Mines, the first in the Tasche Span section and the second in the Site 7 section. He appears both times with his pal, Enkidu. You must defeat him in the second encounter in order to complete the hunt.


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[edit] Bestiary Entry

NO.: 252-A & 252-B

GENUS: Rank VI

CLASSIFICATION: ???


[edit] Description

An ancient Man of Mystery, traveling the Dimensions with his lone Companion, Enkidu, in search of a legendary Sword. It is said he confronts all Adventurers he meets and challenges them for their Weapons.

Each of his six Arms bears a Weapon of great Fame, yet there is no Evidence that any are the genuine Article.

Petitioned as a Mark by a Swordsman bereft of his beloved Blade.


[edit] Hunt Information

Hunt Details
Name Battle on the Big Bridge
No. 40
Location Lhusu Mines/Tasche Span & Lhusu Mines/Site 7
Petitioner Montblanc (Rabanastre/The Clan Hall)
Reward 10000 gil, Masamune
Bonus Unlock Gilgamesh figure and the Master Swordsman title in the Sky Pirate's Den


[edit] First Encounter

He is initially fought with Enkidu in the Tasche Span area.


[edit] Stats

STATS
Level HP MP Strength Magic Pwr Vitality
45 123103 999 42 25 79
Speed Attack Pwr Defense Magic Res Evasion Exp
21 76 26 30 6 0
LP CP Gil
65 3960 0
Elemental Properties
Fire Ice Lightning Water Wind Earth Holy Dark
1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2
Items
Drop Steal Poach
None Potion, 1000 gil, 2000 gil, Genji Shield, Genji Gauntlet None
Other Info
Immunities Achilles, Addle, Berserk, Blind, Charm, Confuse, Death, Disable, Disease, Doom, Gravity, Immobilize, Lure, Numerology, Oil, Petrify, Poison, Reverse, Sap, Sight Unseeing, Silence, Sleep, Stop, Syphon, Warp, Wither
Attacks/Abilities Fly Enkidu! Kick, Now Enkidu!, Perfect Defense, Slice Thrice, Ultimate Illusion
Other -


[edit] Strategy

Cast Dispel on both of them to get rid of their positive statuses. Then cast Silence and Blind on Enkidu and Slow on Gilgamesh. Start by focusing on Enkidu (the wolf). Use physical attacks or magick as you see fit until he's gone. Now you can concentrate on Gilgamesh. You'll have to continue to use Dispel on Gilgamesh. Keep your party healed, and when his HP gets low, he'll cast Perfect Defense, which makes him immune to any attacks. Use this opportunity to completely heal your party, and when the effect wears off, continue your attacks to finish him off. When the battle's over, Gilgamesh will flee deeper into the mine. Stop at the save crystal before engaging Gilgamesh again.


Note: You need to complete the hunt for Antlion in order to follow Gilgamesh.


[edit] Second Encounter

Gilgamesh can be finished off by fighting him in the Site 7 section.


[edit] Stats

STATS
Level HP MP Strength Magic Pwr Vitality
70 473246 999 55 44 90
Speed Attack Pwr Defense Magic Res Evasion Exp
27 118 36 38 10 0
LP CP Gil
120 6700 0
Elemental Properties
Fire Ice Lightning Water Wind Earth Holy Dark
1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2
Items
Drop Steal Poach
None Hi-Potion, 3000 gil, Hi-Potion, 4000 gil, Genji Helm, Genji Armor None
Other Info
Immunities Achilles, Addle, Berserk, Blind, Charm, Confuse, Death, Disable, Disease, Doom, Gravity, Immobilize, Lure, Numerology, Oil, Petrify, Poison, Reverse, Sap, Sight Unseeing, Silence, Sleep, Stop, Syphon, Warp, Wither
Attacks/Abilities Bitter End, Fly Enkidu! Kick, Level 2 Sleep, Level 3 Disable, Level 4 Break, Monarch Sword, Now Enkidu!, Perfect Defense, Slice Thrice, Ultimate Illusion
Other -


[edit] Strategy

Gilamesh is much stronger the second time. If you need to do more leveling up before engaging him again, you can do so and come back. Since the boss uses attacks such as Lv. 2 Sleep, Lv. 3 Disable, and Lv. 4 Break, it's extremely advisable for your characters to be at a level that is not divisible by 2, 3, or 4 (like 61, 65, etc). Being immune to these status effects will give you a great advantage because it will waste Gilgamesh's turns. If you go in at a level that will be effected by these, you'll need to bring a supply of items to cure them.

Again, you want to start the battle by focusing on Enkidu. Cast Dispel on both of them immediately, followed by Blind on Enkidu. Cast Protect on your own party members and start attacking the wolf. If you have Scathe, I find it CAN work well if used right. Heal when you need to, and keep attacking until Enkidu goes down. You'll need to continually Dispel Gilgamesh, so keep it up. When his HP falls by 30%, he'll use Bitter End, which is an attack that may inflict Sap. Counter with Regen, and continue attacking. When his HP drops by 70%, he will erect a paling. Keep your characters healthy, and watch as Gilgamesh chains his attacks. He’ll also use Monarch Sword twice which will most likely KO the character it hits. Revive your characters and stay healthy. After the second Monarch Sword, the paling will fall and you can continue to attack until he is defeated.


Note: You'll get a cutscene as you leave the battlefield, which is different depending on who you have as your lead character. Most characters will look back at the sword and shrug. If Ashe is the leader, she will tilt her head in confusion.


See Also: Marks (FFXII) or Enkidu (FFXII)


[edit] Swords

In FFXII, Gilgamesh uses several different swords, each of which is another version of famous Final Fantasy swords. These swords include Cloud Strife's Buster Sword from Final Fantasy VII, Squall Leonhart's Gunblade from Final Fantasy VIII, Odin's Zantetsuken, Tidus' Brotherhood from Final Fantasy X, Zidane Tribal's Orichalcon from Final Fantasy IX, and two copies of the Tournesol from Final Fantasy XII, which can be seen as his versions of Excalibur and Excalipur from Final Fantasy V. He also wields a sword called Wyrmhero Blade, which is Loto's sword from the game Dragon Quest III.

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