An armored beast. Attacks with the Claws on its front legs and occassionally Sneezes.

Final Fantasy VI PlayStation Bestiary entry

The Briareus is an enemy in Final Fantasy VI.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Battle[edit | edit source]

It is not very powerful, but it has a 33% chance of countering any attack with Snort, removing a party member from the battle. Locke can steal valuable Gaia Gears from them, which are one of the best pieces of equipment in the World of Balance.

If the player visits Thamasa immediately after acquiring the Blackjack, they can acquire several suits of Gaia Gear long before they can be bought, giving the player a significant boost in defensive power. Gaia Gear can prove especially helpful in the Cave to the Sealed Gate, which immediately follows the player's acquisition of the airship.

Formations[edit | edit source]

Number Enemies Encounter flags Introduction flag Musical theme Magic AP
Normal Back Surrounded Side
160 Briareus Y Y N Y Sides, individual Battle 2
162 Devourer, Briareus Y Y N Y Sides, individual Battle 1
191 Briareus x2 Y Y N Y Sides, individual Battle 2

AI script[edit | edit source]

If monster is by itself:
If attacked by anything: Snort (33%)

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Attack (100%)
2nd Turn: Attack (66%) or Claw (33%)

Other appearances[edit | edit source]

Pictlogica Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Gallery[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

In Greek mythology, Briareus, also called Aegaeon, is one of three 100-armed, 50-headed Hecatoncheires, the sons of the deities Uranus and Gaea.

Related enemies[edit | edit source]

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