Death Rider is an enemy in Final Fantasy VI fought at the Dragons' Den, a dungeon exclusive to the Advance, Android, iOS and Steam versions.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Battle[edit | edit source]

Like his three palette swap counterparts, it always attacks the party alone. Unlike his fellow "riders", however, Death Rider does not have a lance attack; Hell's Rider has Silver Lance, Test Rider has Golden Lance, and Dante has Crystal Lance.

The Death Rider may use Pox, Death, or Blaster on his first turn. He can user Metal Cutter, Poltergeist, or Freezing Dust on his second turn, and then Hyperdrive on his third turn. Death Rider will counter all damage with two Pox attacks; though not overwhelmingly powerful, the constant double-retaliation strikes do add up quickly.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

It is recommended to have someone on standby to heal. Using strong attacks, such as Firaga, Flare, and Ultima, or simply having Vanish will help with dealing with this enemy. Being undead, reviving spells such as Raise can instantly defeat it.

Formations[edit | edit source]

Number Enemies Encounter flags Introduction flag Musical theme Magic AP
Normal Back Surrounded Side
595 Death Rider Y N N N Sides, individual Battle
599 Death Rider Y N N N Sides, individual Battle
603 Death Rider Y N N N Sides, individual Battle
612 Death Rider Y N N N Sides, individual Battle

AI script[edit | edit source]

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Pox (33%) or Death (33%) or Blaster (33%)
2nd Turn: Metal Cutter (33%) or Poltergeist (33%) or Freezing Dust (33%)
3rd Turn: Hyperdrive (100%)
If attacked by anything: Pox (100%)

Pox (100%)

Other appearances[edit | edit source]

Pictlogica Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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