I couldn't finish 'em. Looks like this's gonna get complicated.
This undead mage of the race of giants uses Negative Power each turn to raise his P.Atk and M.Atk before unleashing his mighty fists and powerful magic.
Stats[edit | edit source]
Story[edit | edit source]
In Bravely Default, assumed to have bypassed Eternian forces, Gigas Lich took residence in Everlast Tower and became the only thing standing the way of Agnès Oblige's group from awakening the Earth Crystal.
As revealed in Bravely Second, the Glanz Empire acquired Gigas Lich and subjected it to beana cells to make him a virtually immortal enforcer under their control to safeguard Tiz Arrior. The altered Gigas Lich is apparently slain by Magnolia Arch.
Battle[edit | edit source]
Gigas Lich is an undead opponent. At the end of each round, he will use Negative Power to increase its P.Atk and M.Atk by 10% each time. These increases can be removed by Dispel. He can deal moderate Earth damage to a single target with Quaga, and occasionally heal by casting it on itself. The biggest threats are Slam, which deals moderate damage to the entire party, and Death, which often inflicts Instant Death on a party member.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
Depending on how high the player has raised job levels this battle can end quickly. One can choose any job (preferably one with high defense), so long as White Magic is the secondary ability. The player can also equip the Salve-Maker Healing Lore support ability and the Spiritmaster Holy One support ability. With each character's healing powers amped up to 350%, casting Curada or Curaga on Gigas Lich deals tremendous damage. One can simply turn their White Magic onto characters who fall victim to Death, or just need some healing after taking hits. Gigas Lich can also be felled instantly if the player enters Bravely Second and uses an Elixir on him.
Dispel can be used to negate the status boosts Gigas Lich grants himself at the end of each turn. However, with each character landing hits in the high thousands, he shouldn't get too many boosts in, so it's just as effective to keep attacking him until he falls. It's also why choosing a job with high defense is recommended: with healing cranked up to 350%, characters don't have to have good mind stats to deal damage in this battle, so protecting them with armor makes it more convenient than wasting MP and turns on healing lower-defense characters.
One can equip a Safety Ring to nullify Death. Earth Charms or the Swordmaster support ability Abate Earth can be used to tone down the damage dealt by Quaga. Equipping characters with heavy armor and/or Dual Shields (from the Knight job) also makes Gigas's Slam less of a threat as well.
An effective way to mitigate any risk from Gigas Lich is to use the Performer's move One More For You on Gigas Lich every turn. As an undead creature, One More For You reduces its BP by one. By using it every turn, Gigas Lich is prevented from ever acting, asides from on the first turn.
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.
lich is a type of undead creature. Often such a creature is the result of a transformation, as a powerful magician or king striving for eternal life uses spells or rituals to bind his intellect to his animated corpse and thereby achieve a form of immortality.In fantasy fiction, a