The Headless is a species of monster and a specific monster in Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift.

They are decapitated gigases with a single eye protruding from the base of their necks. The Headless class is a physical-based group that are mostly aligned with the element of Earth, though the Wendigo has the Ice affinity.

Classes[edit | edit source]

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Headless

Giants that smash their enemies with arms thick as tree trunks.

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Wendigo

These headless giants stalk men for many days, such is their hatred.

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Golem

A headless giant animated and given life by ancient magicks.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Monster Move Jump Evasion Resilience Weak Half Null Absorb
Headless 4 2 0 40 Air
Wendigo 4 2 0 40 Lightning Ice
Golem 4 2 0 40 Air

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Brute Force[edit | edit source]

Ability MP Range Headless Wendigo Golem
Quake* 12 3 Yes Yes Yes
Deals Earth damage in an area.
Bone Shatter 1 Yes Yes Yes
Damages and reduces target's ATP to 0, delaying next turn.
Brute Strength Self Yes Yes Yes
Raises Attack power.
Sunder Earth 12 4 sq. line in front of user Yes Yes Yes
Deals Earth damage.
Helmsplitter 1 No Yes Yes
Damages and destroys target's equipped helm. Accuracy is 1/4 of Attack rate.

*Denotes a Blue Magick skill.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The wendigo is a cannibalistic monster that appears in Algonquian folklore. It is said to embody gluttony, greed, and excess.

In Jewish and medieval folklore, a golem is an animated anthropomorphic being, magically created from inanimate matter. The word was used to mean an amorphous, unformed material (usually out of stone and clay) in Psalms and medieval writing. Adam, the first man created by God in the Holy Bible, was a golem since he was created from dust and sand. Having a golem servant was seen as the ultimate symbol of wisdom and holiness, with stories of prominent Rabbis owning golems throughout the middle ages. In modern times, the word golem, sometimes pronounced goilem in Yiddish, has come to mean one who is slow, clumsy, and generally dimwitted.

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