High magic defense. No elemental weaknesses. Exhales Poison Breath if hit repeatedly by melee attacks. Ask Cid to move the airship away and he'll launch a volley of Guided Missiles for you.Scan description
Evrae is a boss in Final Fantasy X, fought by Yuna's guardians on the deck of the Fahrenheit prior to their arrival into Bevelle. Known as Bevelle's guardian wyrm, Evrae is a formidable storyline boss, due to the mechanics of battle aboard the airship and the absence of Yuna and her healing and summoning abilities.
The red carpet has teeth.
Cid appears on the turn list. On his turn, he executes the last command received from Tidus or Rikku who have access to a Trigger Command, prompting Cid to move the ship close to, or away from Evrae. When the ship is away from Evrae and Cid has no other commands, he uses the ship's Guided Missiles attack to deal massive damage, although this can only be performed three times.
While close, Evrae has access to a dangerous melee attack, Stone Gaze, and the powerful Poison Breath that needs charging. Stone Gaze inflicts not only Petrification, but also Slow. While the Petrification is subject to normal mechanics, the Slow bypasses protections, even the full immunity granted by Slowproof or Ribbon, though it can still be prevented with SOS Haste or Auto-Haste. Poison Breath can inflict Poison, but can be dodged if the ship moves away before its release.
While the Fahrenheit is away, only magic, Lancet, Wakka's physical attacks and the Mix Overdrive can hit Evrae, but Poison Breath misses and Evrae initially uses the weak Photon Spray attack. Once Evrae's HP drops below 10,667 (1/3 max HP), it uses Haste on itself, allowing it to close the distance to the party at a faster rate before following up with Poison Breath. It will stop using Stone Gaze, but will immediately use Swooping Scythe if far away, a relatively weak attack on the whole party that brings Evrae close and may shatter petrified characters, removing them from battle. Evrae is susceptible to Delay, but delaying it before its HP drops below 1/3 three times with Delay Attack or one time with Delay Buster will cause it to use Haste sooner, although this will also prevent it from using Stone Gaze. If Evrae is inflicted with Slow after it uses Haste, it will immediately counter it by casting Haste again.
One strategy is to have a Rikku with a full Overdrive gauge and start with the Mighty G or Super Mighty G to bestow Haste, Regen and other helpful buffs on the party. Wakka is probably be one of the most useful characters. Lulu is good to chip away at Evrae's HP with Black Magic, but the player might want to have Tidus out to repeatedly use Cheer to boost Wakka's attack.
Another strategy is to stay away and use up all of Cid's missiles. It is best to not attack with Wakka more than twice while awaiting the salvo, as Evrae may counter with Swooping Scythe. This counterattack might also be used in response to the missile salvo.
A complementary tactic is to apply the Reflect status to Evrae, preventing it from casting Haste on itself. Rikku can obtain Reflect shortly after she joins the party via a Lv. 2 Key Sphere. By proper consideration of the party response time and the turn list, one can cast Slow on Evrae and then follow up with Reflect. This tactic prevents Lulu from effectively using Black Magic for offense in exchange for letting the rest of the party be more offensive. This also comes at the cost of watching Evrae repeatedly cast Haste.
Depending on the strategy chosen, the party may have to deal with Evrae's Poison Breath. The party can dodge it by moving the ship away before its release, but the party should not attack between the time the ship moved away and the release of the breath: an attack might provoke a Swooping Scythe, which brings Evrae close, followed by a successful Poison Breath attack.
|Coin No.||48||Coin Value||2|
|Location||Found in the Central Expanse of the Bikanel Desert.|
Evrae appears as an enemy during the Marriage of Convenience - Into the Bevelle Palace Event. It is fought at Airship, Part 3.
Given the target's resistance to basic elements, it is recommended to not attach any fire, ice, or thunder magic. He frequently uses the Photon Spray attack along with possible petrification from Stone Gaze, Poison Breath, and heavy damage from melee strikes. The player can use Break abilities to soften him up, then attack with melee strikes of his own coupled with non-elemental magic attacks. White Mage characters may wish to attach Esuna to counter status effects.
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- Avoid KO
Behind the scenes
Evrae has a dummied attack called "Critical Strike". This is almost an exact copy of Evrae's regular physical attack, except with lower base accuracy (90 instead of 120) and, ironically, an inability to land critical hits.