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'''Exdeath''' is a boss in ''[[Final Fantasy V]]''. The party engages him twice. The first battle is scripted and fought only with [[Galuf Halm Baldesion|Galuf]].
 
'''Exdeath''' is a boss in ''[[Final Fantasy V]]''. The party engages him twice. The first battle is scripted and fought only with [[Galuf Halm Baldesion|Galuf]].
   
Defeating Exdeath in [[Castle Exdeath]] at the end of [[Galuf's World]] scenario, earns the player the [[List of Final Fantasy V achievements|achievement]] "Mwa-hahahaha!".
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Defeating Exdeath in [[Castle Exdeath]] at the end of [[Galuf's World]] scenario, earns the player the [[Final Fantasy V achievements|achievement]] "Mwa-hahahaha!".
   
 
==Stats==
 
==Stats==
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| 1 heavy = true
 
| 1 heavy = true
 
| 1 humanoid = true
 
| 1 humanoid = true
| 1 gba special technique = [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Vacuum Wave|Vacuum Wave]] (Inflicts Sap; cannot miss, ignores defense)
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| 1 gba special technique = [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Vacuum Wave|Vacuum Wave]] (Inflicts Sap; cannot miss, ignores defense)
| 1 ps special technique = [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Vacuum Wave|VacWave]] (Inflicts Slip; cannot miss, ignores defense)
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| 1 ps special technique = [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Vacuum Wave|VacWave]] (Inflicts Slip; cannot miss, ignores defense)
| 1 gba abilities = [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Item|Item]], [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Vacuum Wave|Vacuum Wave]], [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Flare|Flare]], [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Holy|Holy]], [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Meteor|Meteor]], [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Blizzaga|Blizzaga]], [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Firaga|Firaga]], [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Thundaga|Thundaga]], [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Chain Detonation|Chain Detonation]]{{foot|See Trivia}}, [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Graviga|Graviga]], Attack, [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Wrong Way|Wrong Way]], [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Re-Form|Re-Form]]
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| 1 gba abilities = [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Item|Item]], [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Vacuum Wave|Vacuum Wave]], [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Flare|Flare]], [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Holy|Holy]], [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Meteor|Meteor]], [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Blizzaga|Blizzaga]], [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Firaga|Firaga]], [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Thundaga|Thundaga]], [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Chain Detonation|Chain Detonation]]{{foot|See Trivia}}, [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Graviga|Graviga]], Attack, [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Wrong Way|Wrong Way]], [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Re-Form|Re-Form]]
| 1 ps abilities = [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Item|Finish]], [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Vacuum Wave|VacWave]], [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Flare|Flare]], [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Holy|Holy]], [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Meteor|Meteo]], [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Blizzaga|Ice3]], [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Firaga|Fire3]], [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Thundaga|Bolt3]], [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Chain Detonation|Reploder]]{{foot|See Trivia}}, [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Graviga|Demi2]], Fight, [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Wrong Way|Wrong Way]], [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Re-Form|Regeneration]]
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| 1 ps abilities = [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Item|Finish]], [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Vacuum Wave|VacWave]], [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Flare|Flare]], [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Holy|Holy]], [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Meteor|Meteo]], [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Blizzaga|Ice3]], [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Firaga|Fire3]], [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Thundaga|Bolt3]], [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Chain Detonation|Reploder]]{{foot|See Trivia}}, [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Graviga|Demi2]], Fight, [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Wrong Way|Wrong Way]], [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Re-Form|Regeneration]]
 
| 1 gba control 1 = Attack
 
| 1 gba control 1 = Attack
 
| 1 ps control 1 = Fight
 
| 1 ps control 1 = Fight
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| 2 gil = 0
 
| 2 gil = 0
 
| 2 exp = 0
 
| 2 exp = 0
| 2 poison = Immune
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| 2 poison status = Immune
 
| 2 holy = Weak
 
| 2 holy = Weak
 
| 2 death = Immune
 
| 2 death = Immune
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| 2 control = Immune
 
| 2 control = Immune
 
| 2 heavy = true
 
| 2 heavy = true
| 2 gba steal 1 = [[List of Final Fantasy V items#Elixir|Elixir]]
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| 2 gba steal 1 = [[Final Fantasy V items#Elixir|Elixir]]
| 2 ps steal 1 = [[List of Final Fantasy V items#Elixir|Elixir]]
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| 2 ps steal 1 = [[Final Fantasy V items#Elixir|Elixir]]
| 2 gba steal 2 = [[List of Final Fantasy V weapons#Judgment Staff|Judgment Staff]]
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| 2 gba steal 2 = [[Final Fantasy V weapons#Judgment Staff|Judgment Staff]]
| 2 ps steal 2 = [[List of Final Fantasy V weapons#Judgment Staff|Judge-Staff]]
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| 2 ps steal 2 = [[Final Fantasy V weapons#Judgment Staff|Judge-Staff]]
| 2 gba special technique = [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Vacuum Wave|Vacuum Wave]] (150% damage; Inflicts Sap)
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| 2 gba special technique = [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Vacuum Wave|Vacuum Wave]] (150% damage; Inflicts Sap)
| 2 ps special technique = [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Vacuum Wave|VacWave]] (150% damage; Inflicts Slip)
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| 2 ps special technique = [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Vacuum Wave|VacWave]] (150% damage; Inflicts Slip)
| 2 gba abilities = [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Meteor|Meteor]], [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Firaga|Firaga]], [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Blizzaga|Blizzaga]], [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Thundaga|Thundaga]], [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Doom|Doom]], [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Reverse Polarity|Reverse Polarity]], [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#100 Gs|100 Gs]], [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Gravity|Gravity]], [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Earth Shaker|Earth Shaker]], [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Blaze|Blaze]], [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Hurricane|Hurricane]], [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Zombie Breath|Zombie Breath]], [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Bio|Bio]], Attack, [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Level 3 Flare|Level 3 Flare]], [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Vacuum Wave|Vacuum Wave]], [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Dispel|Dispel]], [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Re-Form|Re-Form]], [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Haste|Haste]]
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| 2 gba abilities = [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Meteor|Meteor]], [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Firaga|Firaga]], [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Blizzaga|Blizzaga]], [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Thundaga|Thundaga]], [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Doom|Doom]], [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Reverse Polarity|Reverse Polarity]], [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#100 Gs|100 Gs]], [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Gravity|Gravity]], [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Earth Shaker|Earth Shaker]], [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Blaze|Blaze]], [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Hurricane|Hurricane]], [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Zombie Breath|Zombie Breath]], [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Bio|Bio]], Attack, [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Level 3 Flare|Level 3 Flare]], [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Vacuum Wave|Vacuum Wave]], [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Dispel|Dispel]], [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Re-Form|Re-Form]], [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Haste|Haste]]
| 2 ps abilities = [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Meteor|Meteo]], [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Firaga|Fire3]], [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Blizzaga|Ice3]], [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Thundaga|Bolt3]], [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Doom|Condemned]], [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Reverse Polarity|Rev Polar]], [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#100 Gs|Gravity 100]], [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Gravity|Demi]], [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Earth Shaker|Earth Shaker]], [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Blaze|Blaze]], [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Hurricane|Hurricane]], [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Zombie Breath|ZomBreath]], [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Bio|Bio]], Fight, [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Level 3 Flare|L. 3 Flare]], [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Vacuum Wave|VacWave]], [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Dispel|Dispel]], [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Re-Form|Regeneration]], [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Haste|Haste]]
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| 2 ps abilities = [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Meteor|Meteo]], [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Firaga|Fire3]], [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Blizzaga|Ice3]], [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Thundaga|Bolt3]], [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Doom|Condemned]], [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Reverse Polarity|Rev Polar]], [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#100 Gs|Gravity 100]], [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Gravity|Demi]], [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Earth Shaker|Earth Shaker]], [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Blaze|Blaze]], [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Hurricane|Hurricane]], [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Zombie Breath|ZomBreath]], [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Bio|Bio]], Fight, [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Level 3 Flare|L. 3 Flare]], [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Vacuum Wave|VacWave]], [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Dispel|Dispel]], [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Re-Form|Regeneration]], [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Haste|Haste]]
 
| 2 gba control 1 = Attack
 
| 2 gba control 1 = Attack
 
| 2 ps control 1 = Fight
 
| 2 ps control 1 = Fight
| 2 gba blue magic = [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Doom|Doom]], [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Level 3 Flare|Level 3 Flare]]
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| 2 gba blue magic = [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Doom|Doom]], [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Level 3 Flare|Level 3 Flare]]
| 2 ps blue magic = [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Doom|Doom]], [[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Level 3 Flare|Level 3 Flare]]
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| 2 ps blue magic = [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Doom|Doom]], [[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Level 3 Flare|Level 3 Flare]]
 
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=== [[Castle Exdeath]] ===
 
=== [[Castle Exdeath]] ===
This battle is fairly tough, as Exdeath occasionally inflicts [[Doom (status)|Condemn]] on a party member, giving them 30 seconds before [[Instant Death|death]]. Exdeath's Dynamo rearranges the party's [[row]] positions. Exdeath will use [[Firaga (ability)|Firaga]] and [[Blizzaga (ability)|Blizzaga]] in succession.
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This battle is fairly tough, as Exdeath occasionally inflicts [[Doom (status)|Condemn]] on a party member, giving them 30 seconds before [[Instant Death|death]] (can be learned as a Blue Magic spell). Exdeath's Dynamo rearranges the party's [[row]] positions. Exdeath will use [[Firaga (ability)|Firaga]] and [[Blizzaga (ability)|Blizzaga]] in succession.
   
 
==== Strategy ====
 
==== Strategy ====
Fallen characters should be revived immediately, and the party should use strong attacks and [[Summon (command)#Final Fantasy V|summon]] [[Golem (creature)#Final Fantasy V|Golem]]. The party can [[Throw (ability)#Final Fantasy V|throw]] the [[List of Final Fantasy V weapons#Excalipoor|Excalipoor]] at Exdeath, which will deal about 3,500 HP of damage. He is vulnerable to Level 2 Old, which slows him down and reduces his damage over time.
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Fallen characters should be revived immediately, and the party should use strong attacks and [[Summon (command)#Final Fantasy V|summon]] [[Golem (creature)#Final Fantasy V|Golem]]. The party can [[Throw (ability)#Final Fantasy V|throw]] the [[Final Fantasy V weapons#Excalipoor|Excalipoor]] at Exdeath, which will deal about 3,500 HP of damage. He is vulnerable to Level 2 Old, which slows him down and reduces his damage over time.
   
If Exdeath reverses the party's row with Dynamo it is best to switch back to the original rows. The strategy should also include [[List of Final Fantasy V weapons#Staff of Light|Staves of Light]] so the party can cast [[Holy (ability)#Final Fantasy V|Holy]] for over 2,000 damage for every staff the party has. If the player has not already obtained the staves, it is recommended to return to [[Ghido's Cave]] and fight [[Metamorph (Final Fantasy V)|Metamorphs]] until they drop some.
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If Exdeath reverses the party's row with Dynamo it is best to switch back to the original rows. The strategy should also include [[Final Fantasy V weapons#Staff of Light|Staves of Light]] so the party can cast [[Holy (ability)#Final Fantasy V|Holy]] for over 2,000 damage for every staff the party has. If the player has not already obtained the staves, it is recommended to return to [[Ghido's Cave]] and fight [[Metamorph (Final Fantasy V)|Metamorphs]] until they drop some.
   
A good tactic especially for an under[[level]]ed party is to have at least one [[Knight (Final Fantasy V)|Knight]] and have them use [[Barrage#Final Fantasy V|Rapid Fire]] if they have learned it, and equip them with the [[List of Final Fantasy V weapons#Blood Sword|Blood Sword]], and have them equip the [[List of Final Fantasy V armor#Ice Shield|Ice Shield]], although if obtained, the [[List of Final Fantasy V armor#Aegis Shield|Aegis Shield]] will do the trick as well.
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A good tactic especially for an under[[level]]ed party is to have at least one [[Knight (Final Fantasy V)|Knight]] and have them use [[Barrage#Final Fantasy V|Rapid Fire]] if they have learned it, and equip them with the [[Final Fantasy V weapons#Blood Sword|Blood Sword]], and have them equip the [[Final Fantasy V armor#Ice Shield|Ice Shield]], although if obtained, the [[Final Fantasy V armor#Aegis Shield|Aegis Shield]] will do the trick as well.
   
 
Exdeath uses Blizzaga and Firaga in succession, but if the player has the Ice Shield (or Aegis Shield) his Firaga attack will be useless, as the character will have absorbed the Blizzaga attack. This means as much as 1,600 HP can be absorbed from Exdeath each round.
 
Exdeath uses Blizzaga and Firaga in succession, but if the player has the Ice Shield (or Aegis Shield) his Firaga attack will be useless, as the character will have absorbed the Blizzaga attack. This means as much as 1,600 HP can be absorbed from Exdeath each round.
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* [[Neo Exdeath (Final Fantasy V)|Neo Exdeath]]
 
* [[Neo Exdeath (Final Fantasy V)|Neo Exdeath]]
   
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[[Category:Bosses in Final Fantasy V]]
   
 
[[it:Exdeath (boss)]]
 
[[it:Exdeath (boss)]]
[[Category:Final Fantasy V bosses]]
 

Latest revision as of 03:32, September 28, 2019

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Exdeath is a boss in Final Fantasy V. The party engages him twice. The first battle is scripted and fought only with Galuf.

Defeating Exdeath in Castle Exdeath at the end of Galuf's World scenario, earns the player the achievement "Mwa-hahahaha!".

StatsEdit

Forest of Moore

Castle Exdeath

Battle Edit

Great Forest of Moore Edit

This battle is fought with Galuf alone. It is scripted, so Galuf cannot die during the battle, even when his HP goes down to 0. It is impossible to lose unless the player intentionally makes Galuf zombify or petrify himself. The Blue Magic spell Self-Destruct will also work to end the battle.

In the SNES version, if the player uses the Kiss of Blessing mix on Exdeath during the battle, the game will be bugged and the battle can never end.

Castle Exdeath Edit

This battle is fairly tough, as Exdeath occasionally inflicts Condemn on a party member, giving them 30 seconds before death (can be learned as a Blue Magic spell). Exdeath's Dynamo rearranges the party's row positions. Exdeath will use Firaga and Blizzaga in succession.

Strategy Edit

Fallen characters should be revived immediately, and the party should use strong attacks and summon Golem. The party can throw the Excalipoor at Exdeath, which will deal about 3,500 HP of damage. He is vulnerable to Level 2 Old, which slows him down and reduces his damage over time.

If Exdeath reverses the party's row with Dynamo it is best to switch back to the original rows. The strategy should also include Staves of Light so the party can cast Holy for over 2,000 damage for every staff the party has. If the player has not already obtained the staves, it is recommended to return to Ghido's Cave and fight Metamorphs until they drop some.

A good tactic especially for an underleveled party is to have at least one Knight and have them use Rapid Fire if they have learned it, and equip them with the Blood Sword, and have them equip the Ice Shield, although if obtained, the Aegis Shield will do the trick as well.

Exdeath uses Blizzaga and Firaga in succession, but if the player has the Ice Shield (or Aegis Shield) his Firaga attack will be useless, as the character will have absorbed the Blizzaga attack. This means as much as 1,600 HP can be absorbed from Exdeath each round.

Gallery Edit

TriviaEdit

  • The enemy ability known as Resploder in the PS version and Chain Detonation in the GBA version, is named ゆうばく in Japanese. It may have been intended to be a special attack (as it appears in the attack lists for Ramuh, Catoblepas, Sekhmet, Sandworm, Exdeath's normal and tree forms, Archeoaevis, Gilgamesh, and Wendigo), but it is just a normal physical attack. Crystal Dragon has it as a Catch/Release ability, but when used as a Release it acts the same as a normal Attack. The ability was removed (at least from Crystal Dragon) in the iOS version.

Related enemies Edit

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