Death Machine in Final Fantasy VII.

Death Machine (デスマシーン, Desu Mashīn?, lit. Death Machine), also known as Warmech, Sky Base, Machine and WarMach, is a recurring enemy in the series. Though widely differing in appearance, Death Machine is a robotic enemy that can either be an extremely strong enemy, a boss, or a regular enemy.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Warmech is located in the Flying Fortress on the bridge leading to Tiamat, having a 3/64 chance of appearing. In its original appearance in versions prior to the Dawn of Souls remakes, it was the strongest enemy in the game, and while still a formidable foe in later releases, was surpassed by other enemies. Warmech regenerates 5% of its HP in most versions (it is bugged on the original NES release), and its most formidable ability is Atomize, which deals huge non-elemental damage to all party members. In the Dawn of Souls remake onwards, Warmech drops Genji Armor.

Warmech was named "WarMECH" in its original localized appearance, fitting into the eight-character limit. The Origins localization kept the name "Warmech" despite the limit no longer existing, likely due to the notability of this enemy under its original localized name. Its name was changed to "Death Machine" for the Dawn of Souls localization, but in one of only a few minor changes to the translation for the 20th Anniversary localization, the enemy's name was changed back to "Warmech".

Final Fantasy IV[edit | edit source]

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Death Machine is an optional boss exclusive to the Finest Fantasy for Advance and Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection releases, fought in Cid's Trial of the Cave of Trials. It uses four attacks: Flame, Laser, Piercing Laser, and Object 199. Laser and Object 199 are virtually instant kills, while Flame and Piercing Laser only do moderate damage. It drops a Potion on defeat.

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years[edit | edit source]

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Death Machine is unrelated to the Final Fantasy IV enemy, and is based on the appearance in the Dawn of Souls remake of the original Final Fantasy. It appears in the Lunarians' Challenge Dungeons with Mythril Golem and a Steel Golem. It will use Meltdown once the Golems are defeated which can almost kill parties.

Final Fantasy VI[edit | edit source]

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Death Machine appears in Kefka's Tower and in the Dragon's Neck Coliseum. As its name suggests, it uses Death attacks, such as Death, Lv.5 Death, and Blaster.

Final Fantasy VII[edit | edit source]

Death Machine can be fought in Junon after receiving the Buggy and returning to Junon on the Cargo Ship from Costa del Sol. It mostly uses physical attacks and Matra Magic, which can be learned by equipping an Enemy Skill Materia. The W Machine Gun, a Double AP weapon for Barret, can be stolen from them.

Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-[edit | edit source]

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Death Machine is fought in the Cage of Binding in Banora Underground. Though it is based on the Final Fantasy VII appearance visually, its attacks are more similar to its Final Fantasy VI appearance, being mostly Instant Death attacks. Otherwise, it can inflict moderate damage.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time[edit | edit source]

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Death Machine is a boss, which is both fought and can be ridden by the player during battle. They will either shoot missiles or cast magic.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers[edit | edit source]

Death Machine appears as an enemy.

The Final Fantasy Legend[edit | edit source]

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Machine appears as a boss in the Atomic Power Plant. Machine's slots are composed of the following: Dash, Beam, D-Beam, Laser, Balkan, Missile, N.Bomb, and Change.

Final Fantasy Legend II[edit | edit source]

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WarMach appears as a boss fought inside Final Dungeon. WarMach's slots are composed of the following: Missile, NukeBomb, Bash, ParaNail, and Pa/Po.

Final Fantasy Dimensions II[edit | edit source]

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Pictlogica Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Death Machine appears as an enemy based on its Final Fantasy IV, Final Fantasy VI, and Final Fantasy VII appearances.

Final Fantasy All the Bravest[edit | edit source]

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Death Machine appears based on its Final Fantasy VII appearance.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

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World of Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[edit | edit source]

The Death Machine appears in its Final Fantasy motif (except colored red) as part of the collaboration with the same game. Death Machine is the primary Boss of collaboration's events being a Fire elemental enemy. Death Machine also appears as a time limited Esper and Vision Card that can be summoned along Warrior of Light during the event duration. Both as an Esper and Vision Card, Death Machine is Tank focused although with some differences.

Its Esper version is also Fire elemental and focuses on Missile, Fire and Poison Resistance, as well as bonuses to DEF, Ice Eater and Machine Killer, and minor boosts to Evasion and Accuracy. Its Evocation, Nuke deals Fire damage (L) to enemies in range, and activates a temporary map effect (raises ATK for allies and decreases Fire resist for enemies).

Its Vision Card has high HP and at max level provides Pierce ATK Res+10 to the user and Area Attack Res+20 as a party effect.

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