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Hashmal is an Esper in Final Fantasy XII fought in the Pharos. He is one of the few Espers acquired during the storyline, as he needs to be fought to ascend further into the Pharos. The battle was changed from the original Japanese version to the international and later versions; their stats are the same, but they use different abilities.

He is also fought in the Zodiac versions' Trial Mode at Stage 49 along with two Reavers. In this battle the player can steal Elixir (uncommon) and Ribbon (rare) from him.

Bestiary entry[]

Page 1: Observations[]

Scion set by the gods to wield and manipulate the laws of this world, and with holy power lead mankind to order. Created in opposition to Fandaniel the Protector, scion of light. Desiring to bring order to all things, he joined with Ultima in her battle against the gods. He gave his body to the Thousand-Years War, and when his strength was spent, down into the burning inferno he fell.

Stats[]

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AI script[]

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Abilities
TypeNameCondition
QuakejaHP <50% after using Battle Cry (100%)
Repeat after next 16 commands (100%)
RoxxorHP <80% (100%)
80% > HP > 50% repeat after next eight commands (100%)
HP < 50% repeat after next 16 commands (100%)
Battle Cry*(Bestows the Normal Damage+ augment)HP <50%; use once (100%)
0 MPWhen HP <50%
Properties
TypeProperty
TargetingAttacks enemy with highest enmity.
Linking
Attacks
Pursuit

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Abilities
TypeNameCondition
QuakejaHP <50% after using Protect (100%)
Repeat after next eight commands (100%)
HasteFirst move (100%)
HP <50%; use once (100%)
ProtectHP <50%; use once after using Haste (100%)
RoxxorHP <80% (100%)
80% > HP > 50% repeat after next four commands (100%)
HP <50% repeat after next eight commands (100%)
Perfect Defense*(Bestows Magick Wall and Anti-Magick augments for two minutes or until next Quakeja is used)HP <20%; use once (100%)
0 MPWhen HP <50%
Normal Damage+When HP <50%
Properties
TypeProperty
TargetingAttacks enemy with highest enmity.
Linking
Attacks
Pursuit

Battle[]

Hashmal uses Roxxor on single targets and Quakeja, which hits the party hard and inflicts Petrify. Hashmal's standard attacks can deal a lot damage as well and inflict Disease. In the original Japanese version, Hashmal can't combo, but can become invincible to damage and uses Roxxor and Quakeja more often.

Strategy[]

Roxxor and Quakeja are nullified by the Float spell. The player can also use Float Motes or Winged Boots. Using Haste on the party, or equipping the Hermes Sandals, aids in keeping up with Hashmal's attacks, while Protect provides physical protection.

Disease can be cured with Serums (Vaccine in the original version), the Cleanse spell, and with Remedies once the appropriate Remedy Lores have been unlocked on the License Board. Being under the Bubble status makes one immune to Disease, with the Bubble Belt granting permanent protection from it.

Gallery[]

Etymology[]

Hashmal's attack, Roxxor, is called "Rock You" in the Japanese version, plus some some other translations, such as the Italian translation. This is a nod towards the band Queen; one of game director Yasumi Matsuno's trademarks is to pay homage to the rock band Queen in his works.[1]

Rock You has been changed to Roxxor in the English localization, a likely play on internet slang.

Related enemies[]

References[]

  1. Allen, Jason (2006, May 12). "E3 2006: Interview with the Final Fantasy XII Staff". From IGN. Archived from the original on 25 March, 2021.
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