Matriarch Bomb is a Rare Game in Final Fantasy XII found in the Stilshrine of Miriam. It 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.



How to find

Template:Cropped Image The player must locate the hidden passage in Ward of the Sword-King. South of the area where the Darkmare spawns, the passage is behind the western wall here. Stands in front of the wall will reveal a stairwell. Before entering the last room, the player should cast Float on the party, as the final hidden area has a trap that applies Berserk and Confuse.

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. Its attack occasionally inflicts Oil, which could be trouble for the party if the Oilings in the same area cast Fire.



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

Related enemies

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