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'''Astaroth''' is a boss in ''[[Final Fantasy IV: The After Years]]''. She is fought on the 9th floor of the [[Depths|Depths of the True Moon]].
 
'''Astaroth''' is a boss in ''[[Final Fantasy IV: The After Years]]''. She is fought on the 9th floor of the [[Depths|Depths of the True Moon]].
   
==Strategy==
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==Battle==
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Astaroth's main threat is her magic, which can be [[Reflect (Status)|reflected]] back at her. She also has a weak physical attack which drains [[HP]] and heals hers. She uses [[Firaga (Ability)|Firaga]], [[Blizzaga (Ability)|Blizzaga]], [[Thundaga (Ability)|Thundaga]], [[Death (Ability)|Death]], [[Flare (Ability)|Flare]] and Embrace, all of which can be reflected.
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===Strategy===
 
[[Cecil Harvey|Cecil]], [[Rydia]], [[Rosa Joanna Farrell|Rosa]], [[Kain Highwind|Kain]], [[Edge Geraldine|Edge]], or [[Yang Fang Leiden|Yang]], [[Golbez]], [[Ceodore Harvey|Ceodore]], [[Ursula]], and [[Leonora]] should be around levels 60 or 40.
 
[[Cecil Harvey|Cecil]], [[Rydia]], [[Rosa Joanna Farrell|Rosa]], [[Kain Highwind|Kain]], [[Edge Geraldine|Edge]], or [[Yang Fang Leiden|Yang]], [[Golbez]], [[Ceodore Harvey|Ceodore]], [[Ursula]], and [[Leonora]] should be around levels 60 or 40.
   
Compared to the other bosses on this floor, Astaroth is fairly easy. If you have a [[party]] member that knows [[Reflect (Ability)|Reflect]], or even better, two, reflect all party members instantly. Astaroth's main threat is her magic, which can easily be reflected back to her. She also has a physical attack which drains your [[HP]] and heals hers, however it's not that strong and shouldn't prove to be a problem. She uses [[Firaga (Ability)|Firaga]], [[Blizzaga (Ability)|Blizzaga]], [[Thundaga (Ability)|Thundaga]], [[Death (Ability)|Death]], [[Flare (Ability)|Flare]] and Embrace, all of which can be reflected. As long as you don't run out of MP and can keep casting Reflect on party members, this fight should be a breeze. While your mages cast Reflect it might also be useful to note that she does not counterattack, so you can attack with your warriors to whittle her HP down faster.
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Compared to the other bosses on this floor, Astaroth is fairly easy. If the player has a [[party]] member that knows [[Reflect (Ability)|Reflect]], or even better, two, reflecting all party members instantly is a good start. While your mages cast Reflect the warriors can whittle her HP down by [[Attack (Command)|attacking]] normally.
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==Etymology==
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{{Etym|Astaroth}}
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==

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Astaroth is a boss in Final Fantasy IV: The After Years. She is fought on the 9th floor of the Depths of the True Moon.

Battle

Astaroth's main threat is her magic, which can be reflected back at her. She also has a weak physical attack which drains HP and heals hers. She uses Firaga, Blizzaga, Thundaga, Death, Flare and Embrace, all of which can be reflected.

Strategy

Cecil, Rydia, Rosa, Kain, Edge, or Yang, Golbez, Ceodore, Ursula, and Leonora should be around levels 60 or 40.

Compared to the other bosses on this floor, Astaroth is fairly easy. If the player has a party member that knows Reflect, or even better, two, reflecting all party members instantly is a good start. While your mages cast Reflect the warriors can whittle her HP down by attacking normally.

Etymology

Astaroth in demonology is a prince of Hell. In art, specifically in the Dictionnaire Infernal, Astaroth is depicted as a nude man with dragon-like wings, hands, and feet, a second pair of feathered wings after the main, wearing a crown, holding a serpent in one hand, and riding a wolf or dog.

Trivia

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