Strength, physical, and magic attacks are high. There is a 1/2 chance of the monster using Haymaker. When HP is low, it also releases Blast Punch, which delays turns.
Defender Z is an enemy from Final Fantasy X. It is an ancient machina built by Bevelle for use in the Machina War 1000 years ago left wandering the ruins of Zanarkand. They are also encountered in pairs in the Omega Ruins.
Stats[edit | edit source]
Battle[edit | edit source]
As a derivative of the Defender X, Defender Z uses the same attacks: Haymaker, a powerful physical attack, and Blast Punch, an attack that halves the character's HP and causes Delay. Defender Z will use physical attacks and has a 33% chance to use Haymaker, which will either target Auron or the party member with the lowest HP if he isn't present. When below half HP, it has a chance to use Blast Punch and won't prioritize targets. If Provoked, it will use Blast Punch.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
The easiest way to defeat Defender Z is to hit them with Provoke, as Blast Punch cannot KO. They should then easily be defeated. Unlike Defender X, the Black Magic Demi is effective and able to do 9,999 damage due to Defender Z's high hit point total, ideally Doublecasted to deal nearly 20,000 damage each time.
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Etymology[edit | edit source]
The Japanese name for the enemy terms it as "Zero-type". This draw upon the East Asian production model variant identifier suffix (式, shiki?) or "-Type", that began to saw use in the 1920s in Japanese and Chinese manufacturing, particularly in the military industries.