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On whose shoulders better to stand then those of the would-be gods? Ah, such high hopes I once had but you ran and ran and they with you. Alas, the hour of your return is late! Come, Fframran, revel in the glory of my triumph!

Dr Cid

Doctor Cid is a storyline boss in Final Fantasy XII. He is fought twice: first in Draklor Laboratory, and again in the Pharos where he summons Famfrit to aid him.

Bestiary entry[]

Page 1: Observations[]

Chief of Draklor Laboratory, the top-secret weapons laboratory of the Archadian Empire.
Full name: Cidolfus Demen Bunansa.
Age: 58
Pursues a program for manufacting nethicite, a variety of magicite with the property of absorbing magickal energy. Friend to Vayne. Though their ages are different, they share many of the same ideals and beliefs.


Draklor Laboratory


AI script[]

Draklor Laboratory[]

HasteUse once after all Rooks are destroyed (100%)
S-27 TokamakUse after Haste (100%)
Repeat after next 24 commands (100%)
Greater BarrierAfter receiving several attacks and at least one Rook is alive; use once (100%)
Ignore EvadeAfter all Rooks are destroyed
Magick CT0After all Rooks are destroyed
TargetingAttacks nearest enemy.


HasteUse on Famfrit (5%)
ProtectUse on Famfrit (25%)
ShellUse on Famfrit (25%)
S-85 CyclotroneAfter Famfrit is defeated and after each 20 commands (100%)
After Famfrit is defeated and Cid has used Gatling Gun (100%)
Repeat after next next 20 commands (100%)
Gatling GunHP <80%; use once (100%)
80% > HP > 50% repeat after next 20 commands (5%)
Famfrit is defeated; after next 20 commands (100%)
Cid has used Cyclotrone; after next 20 commands (100%)
TargetingFocuses on the opponent who draws the most enmity. While Famfrit is present, focuses on nearest opponent.


Draklor Laboratory[]

It pains me to inform you that your time here is over. The curtain falls!

Cidolfus, whilst preparing S-27 Tokamak


Doctor Cid absorbs Dark-elemental attacks, but is vulnerable to Holy. At the start of the fight, Cid's Defense and Magick Resistance are very high making it difficult to damage him. However, defeating his Rooks lowers those stats. Player can use guns to deal damage to Cid before defeating the Rooks but after taking some hits, Cid will use Perfect Defense to become completely invulnerable to damage. The Rooks buff Cid, mostly casting Protect, Curaga, Shell, and Regen. They only cast Reflect on themselves.

Doctor Cid uses guns, whose damage ignores Defense and is unblockable. He will erect a paling that negates all physical attacks if attacked when the Rooks are around. He casts Haste after all Rooks are destroyed, and afterward starts using his cinematic special attack, S-27 Tokamak, which hits around 1,000+ on each character.

The battle ends once Cid has lost 75% of his HP. The player can never return to this area, and thus the player needs to open the treasures there during the battle if they want them; however, the treasures don't contain anything missable.


It's best to command the party to attack one Rook at a time, or it can be a long fight. After destroying all the Rooks the party should dispel Doctor Cid. Cid's S-27 Tokamak attack can be avoided by standing behind him. If Cid erects a paling, it fades after two minutes, but the player can still blast him with offensive magicks.

Pharos at Ridorana[]


You're not done with me yet!

Doctor Cid while he performs Gatling Gun

Doctor Cid is fought immediately after fighting Judge Gabranth. Reddas is in the party as a guest. Cid has a new cinematic attack, called S-85 Cyclotrone. Sometimes he will re-buff himself. After losing about 50% of his HP, a cutscene will follow, and he will summon Famfrit. When Famfrit is fighting alongside him, Cid is immune to everything.

Doctor Cid will focus on buffing Famfrit, but will dish out a few standard attacks at times and he can still use his cinematic special attacks. Cid's palings will fall after two minutes, but if Famfrit is still alive, he will quickly erect another one. After defeating Famfrit, his paling will permanently fade.


The party should dispel Doctor Cid and start attacking him. Both of Cid's cinematic attacks can be avoided by going behind whatever direction he is facing. After Cid summons Famfrit the party must focus on attacking the Esper.


Related enemies[]