Byblos inflicts many status ailments, particularly confusion, but he also drains the party's MP with Magic Hammer and halves their level with Discord. He will occasionally counter physical attacks by casting Protect on himself, and counters magical attacks with casting Toad on the party.
When Byblos is at low HP, he will occasionally counter with Drain for approximately 300 damage. If killed by the summon Ifrit, he will say, "Ifrit, did you?... the seal of the master will soon be blown wide open." If killed by any other way, he will say, "Soon, the seal of the master will be open."
The party should not attack him when Byblos is at low HP, unless they can deal more damage than he gains by countering with Drain. A Black Mage and Mystic Knight should rely on Fira and other similar abilities to exploit his weakness to Fire magic. Summoning Ifrit is not recommended; although it deals a lot of damage, Byblos will counter by casting Toad and Confuse.
A safe, quick and easy way to win is to use the Blue Magic spell Death Claw to take him down to single digits. Obtaining a Flame Rod from Karnak and using it as an item should also defeat him quickly.
Other appearances Edit
Byblos appears as a playable character.
Byblos appears with an ice-elemental card.
The name likely refers to the Byblos syllabary. Byblos syllabary, also known as the Pseudo-hieroglyphic script, Proto-Byblian, Proto-Byblic, or Byblic, is an undeciphered writing system known from ten inscriptions found in Byblos.