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Mushussu is an enemy in Final Fantasy XV fought in Cleigne and during the Hunter HQ Line of Defense hunt. They are large scaly reptiles that appear in swarms.

A triad of Lv.28 mushussus fights in Cleigne Crossroads and All-Star Monster Mayhem in Totomostro under the team name Vesper Guardians.

BestiaryEdit

Alpha
Reptilian beast with reinforced scales and poison prongs. Though its origins are ophidian, four limbs assist the mushussu in movement, permitting quick lateral locomotion as it dodges and darts in combat.
Size: 21.06 ft. Weight: 2,047.6 lb.
Beta
A mushussu among mushmahhu in Risorath. Though native to the Myrlwood and surrounding mountains, a recent spike in population has caused the reptiles to spill over into the basin.
Size: 21.32 ft. Weight: 2,060.4 lb.

HuntEdit

NameLocationRankTypeMarkHabitatLevelRewardStars
Hunter HQ Line of DefenseMeldacio Hunter HQ1
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Mushmahhu x3, Mushussu x3Risorath Basin (All Times)428,660 gil, Ice Crest★★★

StatsEdit

Enemy

Hunt

BattleEdit

Mushussus appear in groups and move about constantly, so blindsiding them can be tricky. They are weak to polearms, shields and ice and resist fire and light. They spin fast to knock everyone around them down. Their tail slam attack can be parried.

StrategyEdit

Getting in the middle of the swarm can lead to being knocked down constantly. Throwing ice-elemental Elemancy at groups of them is effective. If surrounded, the player can hold the Defend button until a parry opportunity arises. The Mace of the Fierce can be a good weapon for a strategy like this, as its parry is especially good against groups of enemies and parrying with a royal arm does not lose health. Ignis can bestow Noctis's weapon with the ice element to deal more damage. Techniques that affect groups of them can be good, such as Prompto's Gravisphere.

Other appearancesEdit

Close Encounter of the Terra KindEdit

Mushussu scanned in Close Encounter of the Terra Kind in FFXV

Mushussu appears in the area where the player meets the Elder of the Hiso Aliens. It is on level 29 with 7,200 HP. It is weak to polearms, shields and ice and resists fire and light. Only the first of these is relevant as the player can't use firearms or elemental attacks during the event.

EtymologyEdit

The mušḫuššu is a creature depicted on the reconstructed Ishtar Gate of the city of Babylon, dating to the 6th century B.C. As depicted, it is a mythological hybrid, a scaly dragon with hind legs like an eagle's talons, feline forelegs, a long neck and tail, a horned head, a snakelike tongue, and a crest.

Related enemiesEdit

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