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Archeoaevis is a boss in Final Fantasy V. It is the protector of the Earth Crystal found at the Ronka Ruins, and it is fought in five parts.

Stats Edit






Battle Edit

The battle is fought in five parts. The first four parts have 1,600 HP each, and although there is no visual transition between them, they each have minor differences in their stats. After defeating the fourth part, the monster fades like a defeated enemy and is revived.

Archeoaevis will sometimes use Wall Change to change its weakness. Its most powerful attack in his first form is Blaze that does around 250 damage to each party member, and inflicts Sap. Archeoaevis's only other random attack is Thunder, a level one spell that deals negligible damage, though it hits the whole party.

Once defeated, Archeoaevis reappears and casts Maelstrom, its strongest attack, reducing everyone to HP Critical status. After it reappears, it becomes immune to most forms of magic, but spells like 1000 Needles and Goblin Punch are still effective.

Archeoaevis might confuse an ally.

If a form is killed by a Monk's Counter, the battle will end. No new forms will spawn and Archeoaevis will not come back to life.

Strategy Edit

Having party of Knight, Black Mage with White Magic abilities, Ninja, and Monk is helpful.

One party member should be constantly scanning it to reveal Archeoaevis's current weakness.

Throwing Shurikens with the Throw command is useful. Using Cura is essential. It is advised to use Cura on all party members, even if not every member requires healing. Death Claw also seems to work on Archeoaevis's first form.

In his final form (after he has faded like a defeated enemy and been revived) Archeoaevis is on level 20, and so is susceptible to the Blue Magic Level 5 Death.

Archeoaevis can be easily killed by the Blue Magic 1000 Needles. It takes 8–9 turns to kill him, but this will be easier with the party of four Blue Mages, or any job with the Blue Magic command equipped.

Other appearances Edit

Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera OmniaEdit

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Behind the scenesEdit

The enemy ability known as Resploder in the PS version and Chain Detonation in the GBA version, is named ゆうばく in Japanese. It may have been intended to be a special attack (as it appears in the attack lists for Ramuh, Catoblepas, Sekhmet, Sandworm, Exdeath's normal and tree forms, Archeoaevis, Gilgamesh, and Wendigo), but it is just a normal physical attack. Crystal Dragon has it as a Catch/Release ability, but when used as a Release it acts the same as a normal Attack. The ability was removed (at least from Crystal Dragon) in the iOS version.

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Etymology Edit

The creature's name comes from the Greek suffix archeo- meaning "ancient" and the Latin word avis meaning "bird".

Related enemies Edit

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