A ninja specializing in Wind Slash. Also a master of the arts of Water Edge, Bolt Edge, and Fire Skean. Uses Disappear when close to dying.Final Fantasy VI PlayStation Bestiary entry
The Covert is an enemy in Final Fantasy VI.
Stats[edit | edit source]
Battle[edit | edit source]
It is highly dangerous, as it counters most attacks by throwing a Shuriken at the attacker. For its normal attacks it throws Fire Scrolls, Water Scrolls, and Lightning Scrolls, and uses Wind Slash, all of which cause massive damage to the entire party. When they are defeated, they sometimes use Disappear to grant Invisible to one of their allies. As well, the party cannot flee if they are present. This overall makes them highly dangerous enemies and the player is advised to dispatch them as quickly as possible.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
Coliseum setup[edit | edit source]
The Covert's ability to make itself invisible is quite dangerous given the frequency at which characters use the Attack command in the coliseum. On the upside, it provides a good opportunity to use Kazekiri, since it can hit invisible targets.
Terra makes a good choice with Paladin's Shield, Genji Helmet, Genji Armor, Merit Award and Miracle Shoes. This setup gives her very good Defense and Magic Defense to minimize damage from its normal attacks, Leaf Swirl and Wind Slash; Miracle Shoes will help with Regen, and Trance will double her stats.
Mog given the same equipment setup as Terra - except with a Snow Scarf replacing the Genji Armor - is another option for this fight. Although Kazekiri is still a good choice, Holy Lance might be better since Covert is weak to Holy. This choice is only as important as the amount of time that passes before Mog eventually picks a Dance. With a Holy Lance, the White Cape will replace Merit Award nicely.
While Terra is not 100% reliable because of her Magic command, Mog's main disadvantage lies in the Twilight Requiem dance, which does not work very well against Covert. This is offset by the other dances, which work very well in comparison.
Formations[edit | edit source]
|Number||Enemies||Encounter flags||Introduction flag||Musical theme||Magic AP|
|347||Covert, Kamui||Sides, individual||Battle||2|
|350||Amduscias, Covert x2||Sides, individual||Battle||3|
AI script[edit | edit source]
Normal script[edit | edit source]
1st Turn: Attack (66%) or Wind Slash (33%)
2nd Turn: Flame Scroll (33%) or Water Scroll (33%) or Lightning Scroll (33%)
If attacked by "Throw":
- Throw: Shuriken or Fuma Shuriken
If attacked by "Attack":
- Target: Self
- Disappear (33%)
Coliseum script[edit | edit source]
1st Turn: Attack (25%) or Disappear (25%) or Wind Slash (25%) or Leaf Swirl (25%)
Other appearances[edit | edit source]
Covert from Final Fantasy VI appears as an enemy in Final Fantasy Record Keeper