Jack Moschet [moʃet], or Jack Moscheat [mokiːt] in Japan, is an especially large, especially irritable Gigas in Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles. He resides in a mansion southwest of Alfitaria that is inhabited by many Tonberry Chefs, Gargoyles, and Coeurls. Rather than entering a particular area of the level to initiate the battle, all the Tonberry Chefs in the level must be defeated. Jack finds all his cooks dead, and attempts to take revenge, either for the chefs or for his missing meal, on those that killed them.
Stats[edit | edit source]
Battle[edit | edit source]
Jack has mostly battles at close range, and his attacks are all fairly fast. He will constantly chase the caravanners around the atrium in his manor to close any gap they would create.
- Gigas Punch - The most common attack Jack will use is a punch. The punch will spin the Gigas Lord around. If it hits a player, they will flinch from the impact. The only real way to avoid this is to run behind him and continue to circle Jack as he spins.
- Miniquake - Another close range attack, Jack Moschet will jump into the air and pound the ground, shaking everything within a small radius. There is no real way to escape this short of dashing away from him as soon as you can.
- Freezing Breath - The only long range attack this boss has is a icy spray which he will shoot in front of him. It has a longer build up time than the rest of his attacks, making it easier to sidestep. Should the breath hit a player, they will be frozen for a short time.
Support Monsters[edit | edit source]
Strategy[edit | edit source]
The best way to collect this mansion's myrrh is to first beat Maggie then move on to Jack. With his wife around, Jack is all but invincible; she will heal him back to full health periodically, making her the real problem. Once she is gone, quick long range attacks or strong close range attacks are the way to go. Spending time on longer spells like Firaga will only give Jack time to come hit you, ending the spell.
Still, using Fira is recommended and Blizzara on Maggie, as the Fire status lowers Jack's Defense with little sacrifice to Speed, and Maggie will become frozen, allowing the player to go all out on Jack. Elemental weapons make this battle quite easy, as Lilties can use some range while dealing decent damage.
The best, and quickest, way to collect the mansion's Myrrh is actually to entirely ignore Maggie, except for avoiding Stop. Her Slowga won't do too much damage and doesn't make that all that much harder to avoid Stop due to it's low range. The quickest way is to keep slashing or smacking away at Jack until he dies. In my experience, Maggie rarely heals Jack, even while grinding Moschet Manor's third cycle for a Chocobo Shield design.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Jack is a male given name and sometimes as a surname. In English it is traditionally used as the diminutive form of the name John, though it is also often given as a proper name in its own right.
The name Jack is unique in the English language for the frequency of its use as a verb and a noun for many common objects and actions; and also its use in many compound words and phrases: jack-of-all-trades, jackknife, jackpot, jack tar, hijack, union jack, jack straw (scarecrow), apple jack, lumberjack, jackhammer, jackdaw, jack o'lantern, jack-off, jack-in-the-box, jack of clubs (playing cards), etc. The varied uses are traceable to the common use of the word as a by-name of a man.