Ancient wyrm of the deeps, said to swallow tidal waves entire.

Description

Leviathan is the Rank III Water Melee Esper in Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings. Its normal attack, Barracuda Dive, damages a small group of enemies, and its special attack, Tidal Wave, deals heavy damage to a group of enemies.

Obtained[edit | edit source]

Alraune can be bought from the Ring of Pacts for 3 Auracite.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Summoning the Alraune costs 20 Affinity.

Leviathan has the Attack Speed of 30 till 42, making its time between actions exactly 2.7. Leviathan's basic attack, Barracuda Dive, is physical, and Attack is its major asset. Barracuda Dive hits any surrounding foes. Leviathan's Tsunami deals Water damage to foes in a line extending from the user, has a recharge time of 20 seconds, and becomes 15 when Leviathan is hasted.

Leviathan has a balance mix of Base Stats, which are considered as average-high or B-. Trying to fight Leviathan while ganging up on it or surrounding it with a group of melee attackers will only bring them pain. Its Barracuda Dive deals moderate damage to all enemies in a circumference, its attack form being "blank point". If combined with its Tidal Wave magick, it will deal massive damage or even instant KO on enemies with low Mind. Leviathan is one of the best Water-elemental Espers to pit against Fire-elemental Espers since its weakness is Thunder, not Fire like Shivan, Shivar or Shiva.

Leviathan's Stamina is the lowest and may not be suitable when fighting enemies that have high Strength and powerful abilities. Leviathan may be immune to Immobilize or Disable, yet it is almost powerless when silenced.

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Etymology[edit | edit source]

Leviathan (Biblical Hebrew לִוְיָתָן or לווייתן Liwyāthān) is a violent sea creature referred to in the Hebrew Bible as well as the Talmud and some other ancient Jewish texts. During the golden age of seafaring, the term Leviathan became synonymous with any large sea creature, sometimes describing whales. Bible scholars interpreted Leviathan to be either a demonic sea creature and an enemy of God.

The Talmud and other ancient Jewish sources refer to Leviathan more specifically as a sea serpent, sometimes with multiple heads capable of breathing fire, that was made on the fifth day of Creation. It is said that during the end of days, God will make tents, or sukkah, out of the skin of Leviathan for the righteous to live in. Some have speculated that Leviathan was based on a real animal, the most popular theory being the Kronosaurus and the Nile crocodile.

Leviathan is also one of the seven princes of Hell associated with the deadly sin Envy and Hell's gatekeeper in Christian demonology.

In the Final Fantasy series Leviathan is sometimes referred to as the King of the Seas. Its incarnation in the series appears to derive from the legends of the Shinto god Ryūjin or Owatatsumi, said to be the dragon god that reigns over the seas. It also resembles the Chinese dragon, mystical beings seen as the rulers of moving bodies of water, and the Dragon God as the dispenser of rain.

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