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Because he only attacks with magic, you won't take damage if you have Wall Ring. Attack with Flare and Ultima for best results.

Final Fantasy VI PlayStation Bestiary entry

The Holy Dragon, formerly called White Drgn and WhitDrgn, is a boss in Final Fantasy VI. It is one of the eight legendary dragons, and is the dragon of the Holy element. The Holy Dragon is found in the Cultists' Tower, in the treasure room in the third section. It is the easiest of the legendary dragons due to its simple attack pattern and low HP.

The Holy Dragon is re-fought in the Holy Palace area of the Dragons' Den bonus dungeon in the Advance and succeeding releases. It can be further re-fought in the Soul Shrine, as with most bosses in the game.

Stats[]

Cultists' Tower

Dragon's Den

Battle[]

First battle[]

The Holy Dragon only attacks with the Holy spell, which can be reflected. The Holy Dragon also uses up its turns casting Dispel to rid of the party's Reflect. As it only uses normal magic, it can be immobilized with Silence. The Holy Dragon has no weakness, but its HP is the lowest out of all the legendary dragons.

The Holy Dragon is one of the few bosses and only one of its peer to appear on the Veldt and have a Rage. As such, the Holy Lance, obtained by defeating the Holy Dragon, is obtained from a treasure box instead of as a drop as to prevent the player from stocking up on them. Players can still attempt to steal Holy Lances, but as it is a rare steal, it'll take a good amount of luck.

Strategy[]

If the party is equipped with Reflect Rings, the battle becomes trivial. Silencing the Holy Dragon prevents it from using magic. Any powerful spell, such as Flare and Ultima, is enough to defeat it.

Second battle[]

Saintly Beam.

The revived Holy Dragon fought in Dragons' Den is a much more potent opponent. It counters most attacks by healing itself with Curaga for 6000+ HP, and has Auto-Regen healing it even more. It has a chance to counter attacks with Heartless Angel, reducing the entire party to 1 HP. The Holy Dragon will attack several times a turn with Holy, Heavenly Wrath, a powerful physical attack, or Saintly Beam. Saintly Beam hits the entire party and cannot be reflected, so it has the potential to end the game instantly if used after Heartless Angel.

Defeating the Holy Dragon earns the Zanmato, Cyan's ultimate weapon.

Strategy[]

Only the Paladin's Shield, Cat-Ear Hood and Minerva Bustier provide protection from Holy-elemental damage, so bringing Terra, Celes, and/or Relm to the battle equipped with these armor pieces will help. Another option is to bring Strago or Gogo to use the Force Field Lore. With luck or persistence, the Holy element will be negated, removing Holy and Saintly Beam as threats. From there, the player can cast Reflect on the Holy Dragon to neutralize its Curaga, and use non-elemental spells that ignore Reflect, such as Ultima or Grand Delta, while healing as needed from Heavenly Wrath and Heartless Angel. Reraise is recommended.

Formations[]

Number Enemies Encounter flags Introduction flag Musical theme Magic AP
Normal Back Surrounded Side
481 Holy Dragon Y N N N Sides, individual The Decisive Battle 10
Hide start messages.
523 Holy Dragon Y Y Y Y Fade-in type 3 Battle
635 Holy Dragon Y N N N Sides, individual The Decisive Battle

AI script[]

First battle[]

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Holy (66%) or Nothing (33%)

Holy (66%) or Nothing (33%)
Holy (33%) or Nothing (66%)

If attacked by "Magic":

Target: All Characters
Dispel (66%)

Second battle[]

At beginning of battle:

Display message: Holy Dragon calls for heavenly aid!

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Saintly Beam (66%) or Nothing (33%)

Saintly Beam (66%) or Nothing (33%)
Saintly Beam (33%) or Nothing (66%)

2nd Turn: Attack (33%) or Heavenly Wrath (33%) or Nothing (33%)

Attack (33%) or Heavenly Wrath (33%) or Nothing (33%)
Heavenly Wrath (33%) or Nothing (66%)

If Timer >= 20:

1st Turn: Saintly Beam (100%)
Saintly Beam (66%) or Holy (33%)
Saintly Beam (33%) or Holy (33%) or Nothing (33%)
2nd Turn: Attack (100%)
Attack (100%)
Attack (33%) or Heavenly Wrath (33%) or Nothing (33%)
Attack (33%) or Heavenly Wrath (33%) or Nothing (33%)
Heavenly Wrath (33%) or Nothing (66%)

If attacked by anything:

Target: Self
Curaga (66%)
Target: Party
Heartless Angel (33%)

Other appearances[]

Pictlogica Final Fantasy[]

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Final Fantasy Record Keeper[]

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Behind the scenes[]

General in Bahamut Lagoon.

The sprite shared between Holy Dragon, Dragon, Red Dragon, and Great Dragon is virtually identical to the sprite found in some of the Thunderh class dragons in Bahamut Lagoon. Namely the Pontilac and General.

Along with the rest of the eight legendary dragons, there exists text within the game code indicating that Holy Dragon would summon one of the other dragons in battle to help fight the player. How this would be implemented is unknown; no actual coding for this feature exists.

On the Veldt, the Holy Dragon always appears right after the Behemoth King.

Etymology[]

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

Related enemies[]

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