The Gold Dragon is an enemy in Final Fantasy IV: The After Years.

Stats[edit | edit source]

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Battle[edit | edit source]

Constrict.

Gold Dragon is not a difficult foe to defeat, as its main methods of attacking are a moderately powerful physical attack and Thunderbolt. It counters all damage with Constrict. Gold Dragons will follow a pattern of Attack > Attack > Thunderbolt, at which point they will restart the loop.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

The player should bring protection to Paralysis. To avoid its counters and the Thunderbolt, Tornado and Stop are two excellent spells (Stop to prevent it from taking any action at all, and Tornado to reduce its HP to single digits). If neither spell is available, or the player does not have any mages in their party to cast said spells, using the Slow spell will give the player ample time to defeat the dragon before it uses Thunderbolt.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Gold is a chemical element with the symbol Au and atomic number 79. It is a dense, soft, malleable and ductile metal with a bright yellow color and luster, the properties of which remain without tarnishing when exposed to air or water.

A dragon is a legendary creature, typically with serpentine or reptilian traits, that features in the myths of many cultures.

Metallic dragon is a classification of dragon in Dungeons & Dragons where they are of good alignment, and their deity is Bahamut. Gold dragons are the most powerful of the metallic dragons and the most dedicated to defeating evil. The early Final Fantasy series derived a lot of influence of Dungeons & Dragons.

Related enemies[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy IV[edit | edit source]

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