Lakhmu Flan is a boss in Final Fantasy XV fought in the Keycatrich Trench maze as part of the A Menace Sleeps in Keycatrich sidequest. It guards the Hyper Magnum, which can be picked up after defeating the boss. A gate over the cavern leading out of the dungeon closes in the room previous to this room; the player must select "Return to entrance" via the Map screen to exit the dungeon.
Bestiary[edit | edit source]
- The only known specimen of this pitch-black blob dwells deep in the dark of Keycatrich Trench. Yawning wide like a vast abyss, this daemon is every bit the dauntless menace the common black flan is, only much, much bigger.
- Size: 23.06 ft. Weight: 128.62 t
Stats[edit | edit source]
Battle[edit | edit source]
The lakhmu flan is a daemon fought in an open cave at the end of the Keycatrich Trench maze. There are no warp or crouch points to quickly recover HP and MP. Like all flan, lakhmu only uses physical attacks. When the flan reforms somewhere else it is untargetable; if this happens during a Technique's animation, the attacks will not connect.
The lakhmu flan is a fairly unremarkable boss who relies on its sizeable pool of health and resistance to most weapons and magic, making for a long battle. Its attacks can be phased through or parried, aside from one gravity-based attack where it attracts one of the party inside it and reduces their health; Noctis can avoid this by warping away from the flan.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
If the player has a stockpile of curatives (such as Potions and Hi-Potions), they can equip Noctis with royal arms to do increased damage against the flan at the expense of Noctis's health. The player can use accessories and attires that boost HP recovery to mitigate the HP loss effect from using royal arms. Parrying with royal arms doesn't cost health.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Lakhmu is a deity from Akkadian mythology that represents the zodiac, parent stars, or constellations.
Flan is an open pastry or sponge cake containing a sweet or savory filling. A typical flan of this sort is round, with shortcrust pastry, usually coated with sweet syrup. It is similar to a custard tart or a South African melktert.