Magitek Bannerman is an enemy in Final Fantasy XV fought around the map after arriving in random landing craft drops. The early level versions can be missed for bestiary completion if the player does not encounter them in time, as they only appear in the early chapters (see below).
- Level 6
- Once an ordinary magitek trooper, this unit received a variety of remodels, now rebuilt to bear the banner of the imperial army. In particular, its coding underwent enormous changes; unlike other infantry models, this unit is programmed to avoid combat unless absolutely necessary.
- Size: 7 ft. 2 in. Weight: 374.1 lb.
- Level 18
- A bannerman boasting boosted power and additional skills. Despite engineers upgrading this unit's combat capabilities, its main function remains the same: bearing the flag of the empire in battle.
- Size: 7 ft. 2 in. Weight: 375.4 lb.
- Level 44
- The newest model of bannerman, mainly deployed from assault crafts. Scientists integrated more advanced administrative functions into this unit's AI, but said efforts were largely wasted as the empire collapsed before mass production of this model could begin in earnest.
- Size: 7 ft. 2 in. Weight: 384.4 lb.
Lvl 6 Enemy
Lvl 18 Enemy
Lvl 44 Enemy
How to find
Some players struggle to find the Lv. 6 and Lv. 18 versions to fill out their bestiary. In Chapter 2, imperials will begin dropping from aircraft throughout Lucis. The Lv. 6 magitek bannerman will only appear in these drops during Chapter 2, while the Lv. 18 magitek bannerman will only appear in these drops (along with Lv. 18 magitek swordsmen) before entering the Disc of Cauthess in Chapter 4. The player can also encounter these two enemies after completing the game by using chapter select to return to Chapter 2, although many other aspects of the game previously completed in the original save file will not carry over to any new save file when that function is used (see the linked page for details).
The bannerman stands aside holding the flag and is not the first one to engage. They can grab onto the player for a button-mashing QTE.
Like all imperials, the bannermen are instantly killed by Iris's Technique. Cross chains trigger against them, and they can also be instantly killed with head-shots from Cerberus (when wielded by Noctis; especially easy in Wait Mode).
Behind the scenes
The banner-holding MTs in Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae had a different flag than what the bannermen hold in the final game. The crest in the demo is associated with Caligo Ulldor, whereas the banner held by bannermen in the final game is associated with Loqi Tummelt.
The magitek bannerman yields less EXP than what the official guide indicates.
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