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Great Malboro is an enemy in Final Fantasy IV: The After Years.

Stats Edit

Battle Edit

Great Malboros follow a strict pattern of Bad Breath > Attack > Bile > Attack > Doom > Attack, at which point they will start the pattern again at Bad Breath.

Strategy Edit

This enemy has high magic resistance, so the party will have to defeat them with their weapons on hand. Great care should be taken when dealing with this foe, as it is highly dangerous. Having resistance to specific statuses, such as Confusion or Silence, will help prevent Bad Breath from hitting that character. From there, it is a simple matter of healing from its powerful physical attacks and defeating it before any character affected by its Doom spell dies.

Even with their resistance to most magic, Great Malboro's are easily affected by the Stop spell.

Etymology Edit

"Malboro" may derive from the Japanese onomatopoeia boro, the sound of an upset stomach. The word mal, means something bad or illness. The name could also be a reference to Marlboro Cigarettes, since the creatures often spew horrid fumes.

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