Golbez appears as a non-elemental summon.
Three versions of Golbez's Signet are available, Golbez, Golbez RE, and Golbez OR. All Golbez Signets share the special attack, Black Fang, which deals non-elemental damage to all enemies and inflict instant death.
Some of the Signets of Golbez are based on a specific design of Golbez from throughout the Final Fantasy IV series. The Golbez RE Signets uses his 3D models from the 3D versions and the Golbez OR Signet uses his battle sprite from the original SNES version of Final Fantasy IV.
Golbez is also fought as a boss.
Golbez allows the user to use the following abilities:
- Meteor I
- Meteor II
- Meteor III
- Golbez RE
Golbez RE allows the user to use the following abilities:
- Binding Cold I
- Binding Cold II
- Binding Cold III
- Golbez OR
Depending on which type of Golbez OR Signet the player possess, Golbez OR allows the user to use the following abilities:
- Firaga I
- Firaga II
- Firaga III
- Blizzaga I
- Blizzaga II
- Blizzaga III
- Thundaga I
- Thundaga II
- Thundaga III
- Stonega I
- Stonega II
- Stonega III
- Golbez RE
- Golbez OR
Possessing motivations and desires more complex than most of the other antagonists, Golbez helps the heroes in their struggles in his secretive fashion while pretending to follow the plan set down by the Emperor. In his heart, Golbez is on the side of light, and works to assist the heroes in the hopes they break the cycle of war.
His alternate outfit is a palette swap based on his Final Fantasy IV battle sprites and 3D render, giving him black armor and a red lining on his cape.
Golbez plays a brief but important role in the main story, enlightening Kain to the nature of the cycle of war, information which motivates Kain to strike down his allies so they will survive to the next cycle instead of being killed permanently by the manikins. He speaks to Cosmos at the beginning of the thirteenth cycle before the war begins, rekindling her memories of the previous cycle when she laid the foundation for her plan to manifest Crystals for her warriors.
Golbez's second alternate outfit is his appearance in The After Years as the Man in Black, removing his armor and leaving him clad in a black kilt and cloak.
Golbez is summoned as a warrior of Spiritus and gathers with the other antagonists at Spiritus's dome. When Spiritus communicates with Materia, Golbez silently watches as Spiritus declares his intentions to rule World B. Since this incident, Golbez has a minor role in the conflict.
Golbez is a Marksman-type, starting the match with his shadow dragon, which boosts his attack potency. The dragon disappears if Golbez takes more than 1,000 HP damage. His EX Skill is Binding Cold/Shadow Dragon that conjures a chill storm that temporarily freezes any enemies who touch it. If the shadow dragon is not present, it will be summoned instead.
Drunk on power, Golbez has forgotten about the light. Reflected in his dark eyes are the figures of Cecil and the others, who fight for peace. What unfathomable grief will arise when two who share the same blood fight?
Golbez is a boss-type enemy in Final Fantasy IV and Dissidia Battle Music Sequences.
Golbez is a boss-type enemy, and makes his playable Theatrhythm debut as the representative antagonist of Final Fantasy IV, obtained by collecting Dark Crystal Shards.
Golbez is a playable character and as a boss.
Golbez is a summonable Legend.
- Ability Cards
- Legend Cards
Golbez is a boss.
I was once consumed by evil myself. There is nothing I can say now to defend myself. Let me repay my debts in sweat and blood.
Golbez appears as a character and summonable vision. His job is listed as Mage.
Golbez's Trust Master reward is the Meteor special ability.
- 3★ - No. 0180: "A mage from a different world who tried to destroy a certain blue planet with two moons. He controls the armies of Baron from the shadows in order to seize the Crystals that lie in each land, and drives Baron to commit terrible atrocities. Beneath him serve the four Archfiends: Scarmiglione of earth, Cagnazzo of water, Barbariccia of wind, and Rubicante of fire. But his own power is also great, and he uses many cruel tactics in his various confrontations with Cecil, including controlling Cecil's best friend, Kain, with the darkness that lay hidden in the dragoon's heart."
- 4★ - No. 0181: "A mage from a different world who tried to destroy a certain blue planet with two moons. This mysterious man, concealed in black armor, stands opposed to Cecil and his allies in their battle over the Crystals' fate. He commands the Archfiends, and uses underhanded methods to try to throw Cecil, and the world, into confusion, including controlling Kain and having him kidnap Cecil's beloved Rosa. In truth, he is a son of the Lunarian Kluya - as well as Cecil's elder brother. Twister by the dark will of Zemus, who is behind all of the troubles befalling the Blue Planet, he does whatever he must to fulfill Zemus's cruel wishes."
- 5★ - No. 0182: "A mage from a different world who tried to destroy a certain blue planet with two moons. He is in fact Cecil's elder brother, and was being controlled by an evil Lunarian named Zemus, who directed him to destroy the crystals. After a long struggle, Golbez finally regained control of his mind and chose to join his brother in the fight against Zemus. With the aide of their uncle, Fusoya, he defeats their enemy--only to be faced with Zeromus, an evil fouler monster birthed from Zemus' remains. Struck down by Zeromus's darkness, Golbez must entrust the final battle to his brother, Cecil."
- —Entries for different versions of Golbez.
Golbez's stats at his highest levels are as follows (with no passive abilities taken into account), along with the maximum amount of stat points that can be increased through pot-enhancements:
|EVO MAG +30%* Passive||80|
Golbez can equip the following weapons: swords, great swords, rods and maces.
He can equip the following armors: light shields, heavy shields, helms, light armors and heavy armors.
He can equip accessories.
- Limit Bursts
- Awakening Materials
|Pearl of Wisdom x25|
Esper Cryst x15
Mystic Ore x10
Scripture of Time x5
Sacred Crystal x5
|Mystic Ore x20|
Scripture of Time x10
Sacred Crystal x10
Dragon Heart x5
Holy Crystal x5
|3★||Just how much power do you possess? I have no business with insects. Show me your true strength!||This power is reminiscent of the crystals... I can feel my strength growing.||—|
|4★||You think that you can control my power? Well, I suppose we shall see...won't we?||I will not allow you to look down on me. Do not think me so weak. I will show you my true strength yet.||I cannot...perish! No matter what happens to me...I will see my ambition realized!|
|5★||You seek my power? So be it! Use it as you will!||Moon above, grant me power. The true strength I need to gain victory over evil and hatred!||What came over me? Why was I filled with...so much hatred?|
Golbez is featured on many cards. Two depict his appearance as the Man in Black from Final Fantasy IV: The After Years and go by this name, and are of the Shine and Ice element. The others feature his 3D remake render, Dissidia Final Fantasy art, and SD artwork appearances, are of the Dark element. The Lightning element cards feature another Amano art and Golbez's render in Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy. His alternate outfit from Dissidia as the Man in Black is also depicted in a water-elemental card.
Referring to his control over the Archfiends, Golbez's Dissidia card has the effect that when moved to the Break Zone, the player can search their four cards of different elements and a cost of 2, and play them to the field for no cost, while his 3D render card lowers the cost to play it by 2 for each of the Archfiends the player controls, and allows the player to move an Archfiend they control to the Break Zone to Break a Forward of their choosing. His Amano art card references his control of Kain, allowing the player to select a Forward on the field and take control of it after Golbez attacks, if they control a Dark character. His Man in Black cards allude to his hidden identity, preventing them from being played while a Golbez card is in play, and the two each have an ability that mirror Golbez's Pressure and Taunt abilities, the former preventing a Forward from attacking and the latter redirecting damage to the player's Forwards to Golbez instead.
Golbez appears on Triple Triad cards in the version available via Final Fantasy Portal App.
Non-Final Fantasy guest appearancesEdit
Golbez appears as a playable character in Itadaki Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary.
Lord of VermilionEdit
In Lord of Vermilion II, Golbez appears as a card and summonable creature in the sequel to Lord of Vermilion, along with other characters from Final Fantasy IV as part of a special cross promotion. His Shadow Dragon is also a card.
In Lord of Vermilion III and Lord of Vermilion Arena, Golbez also appears as a card.
This evil mage wears armor black as pitch, and commands the Elemental Archfiends in his bid to claim the Crystals.
Golbez, along with Cagnazzo, Rubicante, Barbariccia and Scarmiglione are all promotional cards (the latter four being promotional for the release of Final Fantasy IV for the Apple iPad). Golbez himself was part of the "Grab-A-Golbez" campaign. All of them are Rank 5 (the rarest), with Golbez being a Giant-type Guardian that would have been found in the Deadmoon Desert.
Rise of ManaEdit
Golbez and Awoken Golbez are units and their ability is Binding Cold. Golbez can be promoted to Awoken Golbez.
Golbez appears as part of the 2018 Final Fantasy collaboration.