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Byblos is a playable character from Final Fantasy Tactics. He appears in the Midlight's Deep and resembles a Reaver, but has a different coloration and abilities. He serves as a guest during the battle with Elidibus; if he survives, he joins Ramza Beoulve's party, though it is never explained why.

Byblos is weak to Fire-elemental attacks, just like the Reavers.


This monster is distinguished by its sharp claws and large horns. It stands on two feet and has a slender tail.

Move Rate Jump Rate Speed Physical Evasion Rate Base Attack Base Magic Base HP Base MP
3 6 5 33% Average Average Average Average


Innate abilities[]


Byblos job command. Magick with the power to control arcane energy.

PS1 Name PSP Name Description Range Effect Speed
Energy Energize Restore twice the amount of the user's HP. 4 1 Now
Parasite Use negative power to inflict status effects.
Effect: Stone, Blind, Confuse, Silence, Oil, Toad, Poison, Sleep.
4 1 Now
Shock Vengeance Attack with power commensurate to the damage received. 5 1 Now
Difference Manaburn Inflict damage equal to the amount of the target's MP. 5 1 Now



Byblos might allude to the boss of the same name and appearance from Final Fantasy V, that was fought in a library and thus named after an undeciphered writing system. 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.