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Chimerageist is an Area Conquest enemy fought at the Monster Arena in Final Fantasy X. Chimerageist is the first Monster Arena boss to be unlocked (its requirement is capturing fiends in Calm Lands, which is also needed for opening of the Monster Arena) and is by far the weakest. It is beatable before characters head to Mt. Gagazet. It shares its model with the Chimera Brain.

Stats[]

Battle[]

Chimerageist is immune to four of five elements (Fire/Thunder/Water/Ice). Its attack pattern is Megiddo Flame, Blizzara or Thundara, a physical attack, and Aqua Breath (which deals between 3,135 and 3,539 damage). The first attack Chimerageist will use is random.

It drops armor with three or four slots equipped with elemental eater abilities (which convert all damage of that element into HP).

Strategy[]

Chimerageist is susceptible to Doom, but the player would need to wait 200 turns for the death effect to occur. A much faster way is to cast Hastega and hit it with strong attacks with characters sporting good defense stats.

Megiddo Flame.

As almost all of Chimerageist's attacks are elementally charged, simply casting the four Nul-Spells will render the majority of its arsenal useless. Since its attack pattern is preset, it is simple to tell which attack is coming next once the first is launched. For its regular attack, Auron can shoulder the blow with Protect and Sentinel in effect. In this way, even parties fresh to the Calm Lands should be able to defeat the Chimerageist.

While the Chimerageist is not immune to Armor Break, it will only work 50% of the time. A Frag Grenade, or Auron's Banishing Blade Overdrive, work 100% of the time.

Etymology[]

The chimera is a fire-breathing monster, one of the offspring of Typhon and Echidna. It is commonly represented with a lion's head, a goat's body, and a serpent's tail in Greek mythology. In modern usage, the term chimera is often taken to mean any sort of hybrid between two or more species.

Geist is a German word. Depending on context it can be translated as the English words mind, spirit, or ghost, covering the semantic field of these three English nouns.

Related enemies[]

Final Fantasy X-2[]

Final Fantasy X-2: Last Mission[]

  • Protochimera
  • Rhyos
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