The Deathmask is an enemy from the Final Fantasy IV remake, found in the core of the Lunar Subterrane.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Battle[edit | edit source]

Deathmask appears more frequently than other random encounters in its floors, and is difficult to escape from (excluding using of Smoke or Teleport). Deathmask will cast Reflect upon itself, then the party, and then will cast powerful magic like Holy, Flare, and Bio upon itself to reflect them to the party. It also attacks with Laser Barrage, doing upwards of 2,000 damage to the party, enough to kill them in a few attacks. It is vulnerable to Stop, and once afflicted is helpless.

The Deathmask has the fourth highest HP for a random encounter; the Red Dragon has 50,000 HP, and the Behemoth has 47,000.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

A good strategy is to use Jump with Kain, physical attacks with Cecil, and maybe throw with Edge if the party has Shurikens. Rydia can reflect spells off the party, and summon. Rosa's healing abilities are limited due to Reflect on the party, preventing her from targeting specific members, or the entire party, but she can cast Holy on a reflected party member to damage Deathmask. The Piercing Magic Augment can also be used by Rosa or Rydia to bypass the Reflect status.

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Etymology[edit | edit source]

A death mask is a likeness (typically in wax or plaster cast) of a person's face following death, often made by taking a cast or impression directly from the corpse.

Related enemies[edit | edit source]

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

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