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FFTA-Ahriman
Ahriman

Powerful floateye. Its evil gaze deals damage.

Description

Ahriman in Final Fantasy Tactics Advance is a crimson variation of the Floateye enemy. Its sprite has a mouth, but its artwork doesn't.

Its high Move stat (5) and ability to fly over other units and high terrain make it one of the most mobile enemies. The Ahriman has the deadly Roulette spell, but also one of the lowest HP scores and low Defense. The Ahriman can lower the attack power of enemy units with the Circle ability. This skill more than doubles the time that the Ahriman gets to stay on the field before it is KO'd.

Roulette is arguably the hardest Blue Magic to learn. The Blue Mage must get hit with it, which is random nature, while under the effects of Auto-Life, as otherwise the mage will die without learning Roulette. The Blue Mage must not be immune to instant KO, because then Roulette will not work. Roulette's usefulness is debatable, but it can be useful when the player's team is outnumbered.

Since Ahrimans are capturable, their abilities can be used by Morphers alongside Floateye abilities. This includes Circle which lowers an enemy's damage output significantly. Both Ahriman and Floateye abilities don't provide damage (excluding Roulette), but they do provide a supply of debilitating status effects.

AbilitiesEdit

GlareEdit

Ahriman command. Weaken foes with evil gaze.

Description
Ability Effect MP
Roulette The roulette decides who is KO'd...friend or foe?
Element: Dark
20
Circle Mystical circle. Lowers weapon atk. and Magic pow.

ReactionEdit

Ability Effect
Counter Follows up enemy attack with a counterattack.

Appearances Edit

MissionsEdit

Mission Information
Mission #050: Staring Eyes The Ahriman here does not know the Roulette skill.
Mission #005: Twisted Flow Famfrit summons two Ahrimans to assist him. It is wise to move a unit into the range of the Ahriman on the right's attacking range. This way, it will be lured to the party instead of using the Roulette skill.
Mission #100: Fiend Run The Ahriman in this mission has escaped from the Monster Bank.

Clan encountersEdit

Home base Clan Information
Jagd Ahli Bloodthirsters The Bloodthirsters are one of the most dangerous clans in Ivalice, partially because of the Ahriman's penchant to use Roulette, which will not KO the enemy Vampires.
Jagd Helje Jagd Emissaries Try to KO the Ahriman here ASAP, along with the enemy Assassin.

GalleryEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

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