Stats[edit | edit source]
Battle[edit | edit source]
Gigas has high HP and Attack, and enters a counter stance when low in HP. While in Defensive Stance, it is best to try and take it out in one blow, and if that is not possible, then inflict Poison on it. Demi also helps if the player has access to it. A Thief can steal its will to fight by casting Steal Will.
The Hidden Hero Drink Gigas can use when Oversouled doubles its HP and makes it Invincible to most physical and magical attacks; however, Slots damage—and possibly other rare skills—can still affect them. In Oversoul, Gigas uses all four Level 3 elemental spells, which can be countered by casting Reflect or using Shell.
Fiend Tale[edit | edit source]
In the Fiend Tale endings, a notable Gigas was created from the spirit of a Ronso in the service to a summoner. They died on the way to Zanarkand and the Ronso became a fiend. With Garik's aid, Gigas is taken to the grave marker of his summoner and receives closure.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Gigas is a popular term for races of giants in fantasy games. Gigas is a Greek word meaning "giant," originally used to describe the race of Gigantes in Greek mythology and is used in the scientific name, as the specific epithet, of hundreds of species of animals and dozens of plant species to denote their size.