Daedalus is a boss in Final Fantasy XII. The party must defeat it to enter Giruvegan. Daedalus is one of the two bosses that leaves something behind after being defeated, in his case returning to his form of a statue. The other such boss is the Elder Wyrm.
Bestiary entry[edit | edit source]
Page 1: Observations[edit | edit source]
- Being a guardian statue of Giruvegan, set before the way stone outside the city, preventing intrusion.
When provoked, the Daedalus swings its mighty sword, laying waste to any foolish enough to approach.
To look upon its headless form is to know despair, and some conjecture that the mere sight of it has stopped many would-be interlopers from passing into the city.
Stats[edit | edit source]
AI script[edit | edit source]
|Haste||First move (100%)|
|Darkra||HP <80%; use once (100%)|
|Smite of Rage||Use all battle on the opponent who heals the most (100%)|
|Pulsar Wave||40% > HP > 20% (5%)|
|Rage||HP <20%; use once (100%)|
|Ice Break||80% > HP > 20% (5%)|
HP <40%; used once (100%)
|Tri-Attack||HP >60% (25%)|
|Tremor||80% > HP > 20% (5%)|
HP <60%; used once (100%)
|Ignore Evade||When HP <60%|
|Attack CT0||When HP <20%|
|Targeting||Attacks enemy with highest enmity.|
Battle[edit | edit source]
Daedalus starts by bestowing the Haste status on itself. When low on HP, it will start to join combos. Potions and curative magick deal damage to it. If the player has been keeping up with hunts, they will not struggle with this boss.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
One character should be equipped with Thief's Cuffs and steal, as Daedalus is one of the few enemies that can be robbed of Damascus Steel, required to make the Gemsteel and thus the powerful sword Tournesol.
Other appearances[edit | edit source]
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Etymology[edit | edit source]
Daedalus was a skillful craftsman and artist who constructed the labyrinth of Minos which held the Minotaur imprisoned. This is fitting since the boss Daedalus is found guarding the entrance to Giruvegan's interior, which has maze-like properties.In Greek mythology,