The Clockwork Dragon, also known as Mech Dragon, MachDragon, Mech D., or D.Machin, is an enemy from Final Fantasy IV.
It is a particularly evasive and rare monster when attempting to complete the Bestiary in the GBA and subsequent versions (a Siren used in the Giant's Stomach will spawn one in the PSP version, but two MecGiants in the SNES version). It appears only on the floor before the final floor as well as on the Giant of Babil's Inner Stair (the same place one fights the Elemental Archfiends). The long, bridge-like area it appears in and its low encounter rate is a reference to Warmech from Final Fantasy.
Clockwork Dragon has a devastating melee attack, high hit points, and an extremely powerful, party-affecting fire attack.
As Clockwork Dragon can inflict a lot of damage quickly, it is advised to take advantage of Fusoya's ready access to spells like Thundaga, Meteor and Flare to wear down its HP. Rydia should use Bahamut and Ramuh for much the same reason.
Also, Clockwork Dragon is vulnerable to Tornado, reducing its HP to single digit area and pretty much any attack will kill it afterwards. If timed correctly, the Clockwork Dragon won't even get a turn before it gets disposed of.
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