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Most ancient of the scions, created in opposition to Halmarut, the Arbiter, and scion of light. Tasked with keeping watch over the world, with the authority to judge the value of all things. As he watched, unseen, unknown, his attachment to the world dwindled and faded until it was as nothing. Fitting that he would desire to make the world, too, as nothing. Yet he fell in the war against the gods, and was thwarted, imprisoned in punishment for his heresy.

Exodus the Judge-Sal is an optional level two Esper in Final Fantasy XII. He is fought on the highest peak of Mosphoran Highwaste in the Empyrean Seat after shrines are activated.

His license costs 50 LP, and he costs 2 Mist Charges to summon.


Exodus is the Esper of Aether. He represents the zodiac sign of Libra, the Scale, and as such Exodus stands upon a platform with a scale. His color sign is orange due to being non-elemental. He is also referred to as the Tula Ascendant, which is the Sanskrit name of its zodiac sign as used in Jyotish (Hindu) astrology.

Exodus is based on the totema from Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, and the antagonist of Final Fantasy V, Exdeath. The Final Fantasy XII Exodus returns in Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings as a Rank III Flying Earth Yarhi.


Exodus is found on the highest peak of the Mosphoran Highwaste, in the Empyrean Seat. The player must activate the shrines in a correct order to reach him. The earliest point Exodus can be fought is after reaching Phon Coast during the main storyline, though the player might be under-leveled at this point. The party will need some Gysahl Greens that can be bought at the Clan Provisioner at the Rabanastre bazaar after reaching the rank Hedge Knight in Clan Centurio, or from Dyce next to the Gate Crystal in Balfonheim Port.

The player should activate the "South Wind Shrine" south from the shop and an exclamation mark appears on the map. The player should take the northeastern exit from the Babbling Vale and use Gysahl Greens to mount the chocobo and ride it across the hidden path, indicated by the exclamation mark on the map, and go all the way to the west and cross through the high grass. The player should proceed around the lower part of Skyreach Ridge back into Babbling Vale. Next the player must activate the "West Wind Shrine" and push the weathered rock nearby to create a path, which leads back to the Gate Crystal.

The player must next activate northwest Wind Shrine, which is nearest to the shop. There will be two more exclamation marks on the map around the west area. They can be crossed to find Exodus.

Once found, Exodus is fought as a boss, and after he is defeated, the Exodus license can be purchased for 50 LP.

Unlocked abilities in Zodiac versions[]

Esper licenses sometimes unlock licenses that could not otherwise be reached. Exodus's license will appear on all boards, but once chosen by a character, will disappear from all other boards. In The Zodiac Age version, the player can choose two license boards for each playable character, and activated licenses are activated on both boards if present.

Exodus allows access to the following licenses on these boards:

  1. Also achieved with Zeromus


Exodus can be summoned for two Mist Charges.



A non-elemental attack. Its damage is random, between 0 to Exodus's Max HP.


A non-elemental attack, and Exodus's ultimate attack. Exodus stands on a crystalline pinnacle and, charging two small meteorites, he launches them into the atmosphere. A giant meteorite plunges through the clouds and detonates above its target. Its damage is random.

Gambit information[]

Priority Condition Action
1 Remaining time < 10 seconds Meteor
2 Foe: nearest visible Comet
3 Ally: HP < 100% Curaja
Priority Condition Action
1 Remaining time < 10 seconds + status Immobilize Meteor
2 Foe: nearest visible Comet


Stat FFXII Zodiac
Attack 97 97
Defense 53 57
Magick Defense 35 56

Exodus takes half damage from all elements.


In The Zodiac Age, the HP values are tripled.

Level Max HP Max MP Strength Magic Vitality Speed
1 3,975-3,976 258-262 36 47 26 26
10 4,177-4,212 312-352 41 52 28 28
20 4,545-4,644 392-492 47 58 31 30
30 5,017-5,202 474-636 53 64 34 33
40 5,464-5,730 574-816 59 70 36 35
50 6,178-6,577 660-968 65 76 39 37
60 6,808-7,324 740-999 71 82 42 40
70 7,165-7,744 800-999 77 88a 45 42
80 7,578-8,230 860-999 82 93 47 44
90 8,140-8,896 900-999 88 99 50 47
99 8,775-9,649 918-999 94 99 53 49
Level Max HP Max MP Strength Magic Vitality Speed
1 2,820-2,821 23-25 53 46 26 26
10 2,955-2,978 50-70 58 51 28 28
20 3,200-3,266 90-140 64 57 30 30
30 3,515-3,638 131-212 70 63 33 33
40 3,813-3,990 181-302 76 69 35 35
50 4,289-4,555 224-378 82 75 37 37
60 4,709-5,053 264-448 88 81 40 40
70 4,947-5,333 294-498 94 87 42 42
80 5,222-5,657 324-548 44 99 92 44
90 5,597-6,101 344-578 99 98 47 47
99 6,020-6,603 353-587 99 99 49 49


Name Range Target CT(Charge Time) Type Element Power
Attack 2 Single 30 Attack None 97
Curaja 10 Circle 10 23 Magick None 120
Ardor 10 Circle 8 23 Magick Fire 173
Comet 12 Single 15 Magick None
Meteor 12 Circle 10 0 Magick None
Name Range Target CT(Charge Time) Type Element Power
Comet 12 Single 16 Magick None
Meteor 12 Circle 8 35 Magick None

Status effects[]



Exodus is an optional boss fought at the highest point of the Mosphoran Highwaste. It is also fought in the Zodiac versions' Trial Mode at stage 68 along with two Golems. The Item command is disabled during the battle. Exodus is a slow flying opponent that attacks mainly with magick, but its physical attacks can inflict Stop. In HP Critical its Defense and Attack will increase, halving the party's damage (or more if they do not have good enough weapons) and his Speed will increase from abysmal to sluggish. At 15% HP remaining, Exodus erects a physical paling and will get the Reflect status. His speed increases a tiny bit as he will continually use Scathe and Flare.



Exodus is actually a mistranslation of Exdeath, the main antagonist of Final Fantasy V, and his name and title relate to Exdeath's origin. Exodus's body resembles Exdeath's knight form, albeit with a different head. The twisted roots and branches that surround Exodus reflect Exdeath's origin as a sentient tree. Exodus's goal to reduce the world to a state of nothingness is identical to that of Neo Exdeath.

Exodus's title is the "Judge-Sal," in which "Sal" refers to a type of tree native to Northern India.

The Exodus (from Greek ἔξοδος exodos, "going out") is the charter story of Israel; its message being the Israelites were delivered from slavery by God and therefore belong to him through the covenant. It tells of the enslavement of the Israelites in Egypt following the death of Joseph, their departure under the leadership of Moses, the revelations at Sinai, and their wanderings in the wilderness up to the borders of Canaan.

He is also referred to as the Tula Ascendant, which is the Sanskrit name of its zodiac sign as used in Jyotish (Hindu) astrology.