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Barnabas, also known as Balnab, is a storyline boss in Final Fantasy IV. He is fought alongside Dr. Lugae and relies on physical attacks.

Stats Edit


Easy Type

Battle Edit

Barnabas will self-destruct should Dr. Lugae fall before him-if this happens it will deal an amount of damage equivalent to however much HP Barnabas has remaining. There will be a short interval until Barnabas starts attacking the party, as he directs his first attack at Lugae. Occasionally Lugae will say something about oiling Barnabas, and heal him for about 500 HP while also removing any status ailments he is afflicted with. After Barnabas is defeated, Lugae will take control of him, transforming it into Barnabas-Z.


The player should defeat Barnabas first. As the first move, the player should shore up the party's stats with Haste and/or Shell; one can also inflict status effects on Barnabas, although Lugae will probably end up removing these after a short while. Cecil and Yang should attack while Kain uses the Jump command. Rydia should use Black Magic or Summon, whichever is more MP efficient. While Rosa is not healing the party, she can add some damage with physical attacks and give a few good status effects to the party.

Other appearances Edit

Final Fantasy Trading Card Game Edit

Barnabas TCG

Barnabas appears with an Ice-elemental card.

Related enemies Edit

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years Edit

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