Barbariccia, also known as Valvalis or Valvalicia, is a storyline boss in Final Fantasy IV. A seductive figure known as Empress of the Winds, she is one of Golbez's Archfiends.

Stats[edit | edit source]

#222

Easy Type

Battle[edit | edit source]

First encounter[edit | edit source]

While Barbariccia is in tornado form, she counters all weapon attacks (with the exception of Kain's Jump which forces her out of this form), with strong physical attacks and the Maelstrom spell. During the battle in the Giant of Babil, Barbariccia is permanently locked in tornado form because Kain is not in the party, and thus is immune to all physical attacks, but in this battle she has a weakness to the Holy element.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

When she returns to her regular form, the player should start using Cecil's and Cid's attacks, Yang should use Focus, and Rosa should buff the party. For the battle in the Giant of Babil it would be best to have Rosa (if she has learned it) or Fusoya cast Holy, and Rydia summon Mist Dragon to take her down quickly.

Second encounter[edit | edit source]

AI script[edit | edit source]

Normal pattern:

Turn 1: Assume tornado form
Turn 2: Attack

If in tornado form:

Turn 1: Tornado
Turn 2: Stone Touch
Turn 3: Lightning

If tornado form is attacked by the Jump ability: Assume normal form

At all times:

If attacked by a physical attack: Lightning (30%)
If attacked by magic: Maelstrom (50%)
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Gallery[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Barbariccia is a demon in the Inferno of Dante's Divine Comedy. He is one of the 13 Malebranche ("Evil Claws") who guard Bolgia Five of the eighth circle of Hell, Malebolge. Vulgar and quarrelsome, their duty is to force the corrupt politicians to stay under the surface of a boiling lake of pitch.

His name means "Curly Beard."

Related enemies[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years[edit | edit source]

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