Ho, Ho, Ho... How foolhardy to dare challenge me, KRAKEN the FIEND of the Water.
Kraken (NES version)
Kraken is the Fiend of Water from the original Final Fantasy. He appears in the Sunken Shrine and bears a squid-like form, though his cape and stance give him a somewhat regal appearance. Two hundred years before the game, as the second Fiend to awaken, Kraken sank the Water Crystal's shrine to the ocean floor, whereupon the seas raged as the Crystal was drained of its power.
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Battle[edit | edit source]
First battle[edit | edit source]
Kraken relies on heavy physical attacks, as he can hit up to 8 times. He supports with Ink (25% chance to use) to inflict Blind on the party, which will not only make it harder for physical attacks to hit him, but potentially increases the number of hits he can deal against blinded party members.
Kraken is vulnerable to Thunder-based attacks, but his high Magic Defense blunts some of this weakness. The player should cast Protera and Invisira and keep the healing up while striking with Thundaga and strong physical attacks, which can be bolstered by using Haste and Temper.
Second battle[edit | edit source]
As with the other fiends of the past, Kraken has improved stats and loses his weakness to lightning. He gains the ability to use Thundara, which he has a 37.5% chance to cast every round. Ink is now used at a reduced rate of 15.625% of the time.
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Etymology[edit | edit source]
Kraken were giant sea monsters, found in Norse and Icelandic mythology. Often depicted as gigantic octopuses or squids, they were thought to rise up from the deeps, grappling and then sinking small ships. Other myths held that the greatest dangers from the Kraken were the whirlpools left behind from their descent back into the deeps.The