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Kefka is fought as a boss in Final Fantasy VI in his human form during the imperial attack on Narshe, and during his destruction of Thamasa.

Kefka appears as a cinematic enemy on two occasions using his field sprite, and a boss named "Kefka" using the Guard sprite can be found within the data.

Stats[edit | edit source]



Battle[edit | edit source]

Narshe[edit | edit source]

Kefka uses a variety of magic, so he is relatively easy to beat using Celes's Runic ability.

Final Fantasy VI PlayStation Bestiary entry

Kefka stands at the southern end of a maze-like series of pathways through the Narshe snowfields as his soldiers approach Banon standing at the north end. The player must fight their way through the soldiers and defeat Kefka before the imperials reach Banon.

Kefka uses powerful magic, including Blizzara, which is virtually an instant kill against a single character. Cast against the entire party it is not fatal, but still very powerful. He has Poison, Drain, Thunder, Blizzard and a fairly weak physical attack.

If the player brings Celes to the battle she can Runic his magic, rendering much of Kefka's offensive attacks useless. Sabin should use Blitz, Edgar should use his Auto Crossbow, Cyan should use Fang, and Gau should use the Stray Cat Rage or any other powerful Rages the player has acquired. The Acrophies Rage can inflict Stop on Kefka, making the battle trivial. Celes and Terra can use Cure to heal the party and otherwise should cast Fire and Blizzard. Kefka flees at the end of the battle.

Thamasa[edit | edit source]

General Leo fights Kefka alone. This is not a true boss fight, as it ends in a cinematic scene and Kefka's sprite is unnamed. The background music is the standard enemy encounter music and not "The Decisive Battle", which is used for boss battles. This Kefka has 5,001 HP and uses powerful magic, including Firaga. Leo is equipped with an Aegis Shield, which will likely block many of Kefka's spells. With the Shock ability and a Master's Scroll allowing him to attack four times a turn, Leo can inflict over a thousand damage every round and easily defeat Kefka.

Formations[edit | edit source]

Number Enemies Encounter flags Introduction flag Musical theme Magic AP
Normal Back Surrounded Side
388 Kefka (Thamasa) Y N N N Side, individual Battle 0
Kefka vs Leo special event flag. Cannot escape.
489 Ice Dragon, Kefka (Narshe) Y N N N Sides, individual Battle 0
Hide start messages.
505 Kefka (Narshe) Y N N N Sides, individual The Decisive Battle 5
Hide start messages.

AI script[edit | edit source]

Narshe[edit | edit source]

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Attack (100%)
2nd Turn: Attack (66%) or Poison (33%)
3rd Turn: Attack (33%) or Blizzara (33%) or Thunder (33%)
4th Turn: Confuse (33%) or Drain (33%) or Blizzard (33%)

If killed:

Target: Self
Flee (100%)

Thamasa[edit | edit source]

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Attack (66%) or Poison (33%)
2nd Turn: Attack (33%) or Firaga (33%) or Thunder (33%)
3rd Turn: Bio (66%) or Drain (33%)

If killed:

Event: $17
Battle Over

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

The Narshe battle Kefka has also an unused battle formation with an Ice Dragon.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Related enemies[edit | edit source]

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