Fire Elemental is an elemental enemy in Final Fantasy XII found in the Mosphoran Highwaste during sunny weather. It is docile unless attacked or magick is used nearby. Lower level parties are advised to avoid them, but this is around the time of the game when the player can start defeating elementals with normal attacks.
Bestiary entry[edit | edit source]
Page 1: Observations[edit | edit source]
- Being an elemental of flame, born in the midst of a blazing inferno, appearing most often in mountainous regions where life abounds. The strength of flame gives power to much life, and can occasionally be a path to new knowledge. For this reason do alchemists worship fire as the must of creation.
Page 2: Aletap Rumors[edit | edit source]
Stats[edit | edit source]
The Original Japanese Guidebook cites the Fire Elementals' MP as being 6000, but subsequent guides list it as 999.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
Fire Elemental is a tough enemy if the party is overwhelmed by the Wary Wolf's pack or the team of Humbabas. Eliminating the other enemies allows the party may escape the Fire Elemental to heal up with less distraction.
Shell is useful to mitigate the Fire Elemental's magick. The party should use regular attacks with Haste and Bravery, and perhaps have a party member with Berserk as well. The Bravery buff may be bestowed by attacking party members with the Multiscale measure.
Two characters should wear the Adamant Hat and Adamant Vest that halve Fire damage. Good weapons to equip are the best katana available and the Miter, a mace that deals Water-elemental damage. Miter is best equipped by characters with high Magick Power, as the maces' damage calculation uses Magick instead of Strength. Any melee attacks against the Fire Elemental will also damage the attackers, so Regen, Cura or Hi-Potions can be used to heal.
For a ranged attacker, crossbows are better than bows for they are fast. Hand-bombs and guns are not recommended as the damage dealt isn't strong. Magick-casting characters should use Water (Aqua in Zodiac versions) and equip the Rose Corsage for immunity against Silence. It is recommended for the magick-casters to have the Serenity Augment, or equip the Magick Gloves. The player can also use Shear repeatedly on the Fire Elemental and end it with Water (Aqua). It may bestow itself with Anti-Magick, so the Water (Aqua) spell should be cast fast.
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Etymology[edit | edit source]
Fire is the rapid oxidation of a material in the exothermic chemical process of combustion, releasing heat, light, and various reaction products.