Belias is a boss in Final Fantasy XII whom the party fights in the Tomb of Raithwall to reach the Dawn Shard. He is the first Esper the party obtains, and is the only one that must be summoned during the storyline. In the Zodiac versions, he is also fought in the Trial Mode at Stage 10, where the player can steal the Sword of Kings (common) or Goddess's Magicite (rare) from him.
Bestiary entry[edit | edit source]
Page 1: Observations[edit | edit source]
- Scion of darkness and guardian of the Holy Realm, made by the gods in opposition to Loghrif the Transcendent, scion of light. Called the Gigas for his appearance: man and monster fused as one. Considered a mistake upon his making, and receiving not his intended role, the Gigas challenged the gods and lost. Scorned by his masters, he found another: the Dynast-King, whose tomb he swore to protect for eternity.
Stats[edit | edit source]
The Original Japanese Guidebook cites Belias's MP as being 1215, but subsequent guides list it as 999.
AI script[edit | edit source]
|Fire||HP >80% (5%)|
HP <80% (25%)
|Firaja||After using Greater Barrier (100%)|
Repeat after next 12 commands (100%)
|Saber*Gives HP Attack augment until HP <50%)||HP <80%; use once (100%)|
|Greater Barrier||HP <50%; use once (100%)|
|Ignore Evade||When HP <50%|
|Normal Damage+||When HP <50%|
|0 MP||When HP <50%|
|Magick CT0||When HP <20%|
|Targeting||Attacks enemy with highest enmity.|
Battle[edit | edit source]
Belias guards the Dawn Shard at the heart of the Tomb of Raithwall. He is a heavy hitter but slow. His unique attack, Firaja, deals heavy Fire damage to everyone in the party, and also has the potential to inflict the Oil status. Although Belias has a high Magick Resist, his elemental weakness to Water leaves him open to Water spells (Aqua in Zodiac versions).
Strategy[edit | edit source]
The Rain of Tears unlockable item (Aqua Shot and Vega) in the Bazaar is useful for this battle. A good method is to have all characters equip magick-enhancing equipment and set them to cast Water (Aqua), or use Water Motes (Aquara Mote in Zodiac versions). Shell is useful, as is a healthy supply of Handkerchiefs.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Etymology[edit | edit source]
In Christianity, Belias means "Father of Lies". Belial (also Belias; from Hebrew בְּלִיַּ֫עַל Bəliyyáʻal; also named Matanbuchus, Mechembuchus, or Meterbuchus in older scripts) is a demon in the Bible, Christian apocrypha and Jewish apocrypha, and also a term used to characterize the wicked or worthless. Some scholars translate it from Hebrew as "worthless" (Beli yo'il), while others translate it as "yokeless" (Beli ol), "may have no rising" (Belial), or "never to rise" (Beli ya'al).
Belias's link to Aries and the Ram may be based on "belias" being similar to the French word for Aries, Bélier.