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Humbaba Mistant is a boss in Final Fantasy XII fought in the Necrohol of Nabudis. Along with Fury, Humbaba Mistant has to be fought before the player can face the Esper Chaos. Also, two Humbaba Mistants are fought in the Zodiac versions' Trial Mode at Stage 64 where the Ultima Blade (uncommon) and Excalibur (rare) can be stolen from it.

Among the "furred" Behemoths (this excludes Behemoths and Reavers), Humbaba Mistant is the only one that has horns in this size. Humbaba Mistant has a snake for a tail, unlike its related enemies, but much like the original Humbaba from the epic story of "Gilgamesh".

Bestiary entry[]

Page 1: Observations[]

Being a humbaba transformed by a powerful Mist, several times larger than its regular kin, and a fearsome sight to behold, with giant iron-hard horns as hot as molten rock.
The sword it wields is a subject of legend, for it is said that with this blade did the gods first cut Heaven and Earth in twain.


AI script[]

ProtectUse all battle (25%)
TemblorAfter every 12 command on closest opponent (100%)
HP <70% after every 6 command on closest opponent (100%)
Smite of RageUse all battle (25%)
RamUse all battle (25%)
DarknessUse all battle (5%)
If Dispel/Dispelga is cast on Humbaba Mistant (100%)
CounterWhen HP <80%
Reduce DamageWhen HP <50%
Attack CT0When HP <40%


Humbaba Mistant uses combo attacks. Its Strength increases when its HP starts to fall to critical and it gets the Reduce Damage augment; this means that in the original version the maximum damaged will capped at 6999.

After the battle, a scene shows the defeated and de-Misted Humbaba shrink and get crushed by its own giant sword.


Before entering the battle every character should be buffed up, especially with Protect. The first move should be to dispel Humbaba Mistant.

Equipping Nihopalaoa and throwing a Remedy at Humbaba Mistant (after acquiring the Remedy Lores on the License Board) will inflict Sap, Slow, and Silence. The player can also inflict the statuses via other means, and Indigo Pendant makes spells always take effect.


Montblanc will give 2100 gil for defeating the Humbaba Mistant.



In Akkadian mythology, Humbaba (Assyrian spelling) or Huwawa (Babylonian) was a monstrous giant of immemorial age raised by Utu, the Sun. Humbaba/Huwawa was also the guardian of the Cedar Forest where the gods lived. In the Epic of Gilgamesh, Gilgamesh slays Humbaba for fame and glory.

Related enemies[]