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Uses Condemned and Roulette to attack.

Final Fantasy VI PlayStation Bestiary entry

The Ahriman, also known as Veteran, is an enemy in Final Fantasy VI.



Ahriman can be dangerous, as they counter magic attacks with Roulette, and can use Doom and Dread Gaze, all attacks that kill party members in some fashion. They often appear in groups of three, or together with a Cherry or Daedalus. They have no elemental weaknesses.

The Ahriman never uses its special attack, called Critical, rendering it a dummied feature.

Metamorphing Ahriman with the Ragnarok esper is an effective way of obtaining Lich Rings and Thornlets, the latter of which can be wagered at the Dragon's Neck Coliseum to win the Mirage Vest. Having a party member cast Metamorph, and then allowing Gogo to repeatedly mimic them (without other intervening attacks) is the most effective method.


Group magic, Meteor, and Ultima kill them quickly.

Coliseum setup[]

With MP-intensive spells like Death and Banish, there's a chance Ahriman will run out during battle, which is especially good if the player has low Stamina and Magic Evasion. Being equipped with Safety Bit/Memento Ring will grant immunity to 75% of its attacks.


Number Enemies Encounter flags Introduction flag Musical theme Magic AP
Normal Back Surrounded Side
196 Daedalus, Ahriman Y Y N Y Sides, individual Battle 3
205 Cherry, Ahriman x2 Y Y Y Y Sides, individual Battle 4
206 Ahriman x3 Y Y Y Y Sides, individual Battle 5
540 Daedalus x2, Ahriman x2 Y Y Y Y Sides, individual Battle
542 Yojimbo x2, Ahriman x2 Y Y Y Y Sides, individual Battle
600 Ahriman x2 Y N N N Sides, individual Battle

AI scripts[]

Normal script[]

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Attack (33%) or Doom (66%)
2nd Turn: Attack (66%) or Doom (33%)
3rd Turn: Attack (33%) or Dread Gaze (66%)

If attacked by "Magic": Roulette (33%)

Coliseum script[]

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Attack (25%) or Death (25%) or Banish (25%) or Roulette (25%)

If attacked by "Magic": Roulette (33%)

Other appearances[]

Final Fantasy Record Keeper[]

FFRK Ahriman FFVI.png

The Ahriman appears as an enemy in various Final Fantasy VI dungeons. It can cast Doom, use Roulette to inflict Instant Death, and Petrify targets with Dread Gaze.

Triple Triad[]

109a Ahriman.png

Ahriman from Final Fantasy VI appears on a Triple Triad card in the version playable via Final Fantasy Portal App.


Angra Mainyu in the Avestan language and Ahriman in Middle Persian is the Zoroastrian idea of the devil, meaning "destructive spirit".

Related enemies[]