The Clockwork Dragon is an enemy from Final Fantasy IV.
It is a particularly evasive and rare monster when attempting to complete the Bestiary. 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.
Stats[edit | edit source]
Battle[edit | edit source]
Clockwork Dragon has a devastating melee attack, high hit points, and an extremely powerful, party-affecting fire attack.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
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.
Special care should be taken in the 3D release, as the Clockwork Dragon deals considerably more damage and has more HP (which is true of a great many enemies in this remake). The party should use Slow to reduce its speed, but it is otherwise a similar battle to the other releases, damage and HP aside.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
dragon is a legendary creature, typically with serpentine or reptilian traits, which features in the myths of many cultures.A