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The Matriarch Bomb is a Rare Game in Final Fantasy XII. It can be found in the Stilshrine of Miriam and is a weaker form of the Mom Bomb.

Bestiary entry

Derivation: Mom Bomb

Said to be a prototype version of the mom bomb created to guard the treasures lying within the Stilshrine. This strain, as yet unrecorded in the Camp annals, is hunted in the Stilshrine of Miriam.




Template:Cropped Image To find the Matriarch Bomb, as well as the enemy, Oiling, the player must locate the hidden passage in Ward of the Sword-King. To find it, the player should head south, where the Darkmare spawns. The western wall here is where the hidden passage is located.

When the player stands in front of the wall for a few seconds, the wall will vanish and reveal a hidden stairwell. Before entering the last room, the player should cast Float on the party as the last hidden area has a trap that applies Berserk and Confuse. The Matriarch Bomb has a 20% chance to spawn here, along with a one-time only treasure that contains either a Dark Matter or Shell Shield.


The party should be equipped with fire-resistant gear, such as the Flame Shield or Adamant Vest/Adamant Hat, to halve its fire-based attacks. Its attack occasionally inflicts Oil, which could be trouble for the party if the Oilings in the same area cast Fire.



The name "Matriarch" denotes a social organizational form in which the mother or oldest female heads the family and descent and relationship are determined through the female line.

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