When MissileBay or the Laser Gun is destroyed, Air Force sends out Speck. At the same time a countdown begins, ending with a WaveCannon. Watch out for Tek Lasers.

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The Air Force is a boss in Final Fantasy VI flanked by Laser Gun and Missile Bay. It attacks the party during their first flight to the Floating Continent.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Battle[edit | edit source]

Air Force and its attachments use mostly magical attacks. The Missile Bay attacks with Missile, which can cause Sap, and Launcher, which puts the entire party in Critical status. Locke can steal a rare Debilitator from it.

Laser Gun uses powerful magic, such as Atomic Rays that affects all characters, as well as Magitek Laser. When it gets low on HP it begins using Diffractive Laser instead of Atomic Rays, which is actually weaker. During this time, Air Force itself uses Magitek Laser and Diffractive Laser until both of its allies are defeated.

Wave Cannon (GBA).

Once both Missile Bay and Laser Gun are defeated, Air Force launches a Bit. The Bit does not attack; it is essentially a permanent Runic and prevents any magic from being used. Air Force begins counting down from six without attacking, and when it reaches zero, it uses Wave Cannon, a powerful Lightning-elemental attack against all characters. It then resets the counter starting at three.

The battle script (below) shows that Air Force is meant to gain the Haste status after Laser Gun is defeated, however, due to the way Haste and Slow statuses work in Final Fantasy VI, the status will not be applied, as being immune to Slow makes a unit also immune to the effects of Haste.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Summoning Zona Seeker can protect the party from Air Force's magical attacks. Summoning Kirin for Regen can be helpful as well. The Missile Bay should be defeated first. Laser Gun should be killed next. After Air Force deploys the Bit the player should quickly dispatch it and try to defeat Air Force before it finishes the countdown.

The same basic strategy works against all three parts. Thundara spells are effective, as is Wind Rhapsody. Mog can also try Water Harmony, as El Niño can deal a lot more damage than Wind Slash due to weaknesses, and Plasma shows up more frequently. Wind Song is the area's home dance, so it does not have a chance of failing. Gau he can use Chimera for Aqua Breath, which Strago can also use. Due to Air Force's high defenses, the player should use Defense-ignoring attacks like Chainsaw, any damaging Blitz ability, Fang, or Ultima Weapon.

Formations[edit | edit source]

Number Enemies Encounter flags Introduction flag Musical theme Magic AP
Normal Back Surrounded Side
459 Air Force, Laser Gun, Bit, Missile Bay Y N N N Sides, synch. The Decisive Battle 3
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AI script[edit | edit source]

Attack Turns: 1st Turn: Magitek Laser (66%) or Nothing (33%)

If 2 monsters are alive: Magitek Laser (33%) or Diffractive Laser (33%)

If Laser Gun is dead:

If Var1 = 0:
Gain Haste status
Bring in Bit
Display Message: Air Force launched a Bit! Bits absorbs magic!
Display Message: COUNT: 6
Increase Var1 by 1
If Var1 = 1:
Display Message: COUNT: 5
Increase Var1 by 1
If Var1 = 2:
Display Message: COUNT: 4
Increase Var1 by 1
If Var1 = 3:
Display Message: COUNT: 3
Increase Var1 by 1
If Var1 = 4:
Display Message: COUNT: 2
Increase Var1 by 1
If Var1 = 5:
Display Message: COUNT: 1
Increase Var1 by 1
If Var1 = 6:
Kill Bit
Wave Cannon (100%)
Set Var1 = 0

Other appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy XIV[edit | edit source]

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Pictlogica Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

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Air Force appears as an enemy in Final Fantasy Record Keeper.

Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[edit | edit source]

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Gallery[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

An air force, also known in some countries as an air army, is in the broadest sense, the national military organization that primarily conducts aerial warfare. More specifically, it is the branch of a nation's armed services that is responsible for aerial warfare as distinct from an army, navy, or a marine corps. Typically, air forces are responsible for gaining control of the air, carrying out strategic and tactical bombing missions, and providing support to land and naval forces.

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