A soft-bodied monster covered in slime. Although humanoid in appearance, it has no skeleton.
Mindflayers are a genus of monster in Final Fantasy Tactics that resemble robed squids. Their primary races, such as the Piscodaemon, are relatively weak, but the higher classes pack powerful spells that can turn the player's party against each other. They have the ability to absorb Water-based attacks, but are weak to Lightning-based attacks.
Ranks[edit | edit source]
- Rank I
- Piscodaemon (Pisco Demon)
Piscodaemons are common enemies throughout the game. They lack the attack power and abilities to be a powerful enemy.
- Rank II
- Squidraken (Squidlarkin)
Blue Squidrakens can put a dent in the player's positive status enhancements with their "Dischord" move.
- Rank III
- Mindflayer (Mindflare)
Mindflayers can decimate closely-grouped allies with their "Mind Blast" attack. Thankfully, they have low movement and evasion stats.
Statistics[edit | edit source]
|Monster||Move||Jump||Phy. Evasion Rate||Innate Abilities||Common Poach||Rare Poach|
|Piscodaemon||3||3||8%||Waterbreathing, Counter||Echo Herbs||Hi-Potion|
|Squidraken||3||3||9%||Waterbreathing, Counter||Shoulder Cape||Sleep Blade|
|Mindflayer||3||3||9%||Waterbreathing, Counter||Hi-Ether||Vampire Cape|
Abilities[edit | edit source]
The damage formula for Tentacles is as follows:
The formula for the success of status-inflicting attacks are as follows:
|Attack with long, thin, whip-like tentacles.|
|Ink||No*||Yes||Yes||2 (Four directions)||1||Infinite|
|Rob the target of sight by belching black ink.|
|Nullify status effects by producing uncanny sound waves.|
Removes: Float, Reraise, Invisible, Regen, Protect, Shell, Haste, Faith, Reflect
|Disrupt the psyche, destroying the rational mind.|
Effect: Confuse, Berserk
|Abscond with a fragment of the soul, lowering the target's level by 1.|
*Abilities can be learned by this race when a unit with the "Beastmaster" support ability is nearby.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Mindflayers, or "Illithids," are a race found in Dungeons & Dragons. They appear humanoid, with heads that resemble octopuses, and frequently are found in the Underdark. They have fearsome psychic powers, subsist on a diet comprised of the brain tissue of sapient beings, and often enslave other races.
Piscodaemons are daemons in Dungeons & Dragons. The term is a combination of Latin piscis (fish) and “demon”.