The Outside attacks by throwing Imperials, Kodachi, and Shuriken. The more time passes, the stronger the weapons it throws.

Final Fantasy VI PlayStation Bestiary entry

The Outsider is an enemy in Final Fantasy VI. It is dangerous, and often attacks in pairs accompanied by an equally dangerous Cherry.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Battle[edit | edit source]

Outsider can throw various weapons, the thrown weapons increasing in power every turn. It counters physical attacks by throwing a Shuriken and magic attacks by throwing a Fuma Shuriken, both of which are powerful. Their special attack, Dispatch, instantly kills its target. As it is a physical attack, it ignores protection from the Safety Bit and Memento Ring, which guard against magical Death. The Outsider uses Dispatch against itself on its sixth turn.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

It is advised to cast Holy or Banish on Outsiders to kill them quickly before they wipe out the party. If it is controlled, it can also cast Flare and Banish. Man-Eaters will deal double damage to Outsiders as they count as humanoid enemies.

Coliseum setup[edit | edit source]

The Outsider can be annoying to defeat, because it has not one, but two abilities that can instantly kill the player: Dispatch and Banish. Its melee attack and Flare do minimal damage, so as long as Outsider's Death abilities do not hit, it can be defeated in a short time.

Should the player have mainly low-level characters, this can be an especially difficult victory to secure that may take multiple tries. A good bet for success may be to use Sabin and hope for him to use Phantom Rush which, even at lower-levels, is a devastating move.

Another way is to equip Shadow with Ichigeki and Assassin's Dagger using the Genji Glove for a combined 44% chance per turn to kill Outsider before he can do it to Shadow.

Formations[edit | edit source]

Number Enemies Encounter flags Introduction flag Musical theme Magic AP
Normal Back Surrounded Side
428 Outsider x2, Cherry Y Y Y Y Sides, individual Battle 5
536 Outsider x2, Dark Force, Cherry Y Y Y Y Sides, individual Battle
541 Daedalus x2, Outsider Y Y Y Y Sides, individual Battle
593 Outsider x2, Yojimbo Y N N N Sides, individual Battle
598 Outsider, Yojimbo x2 Y N N N Sides, individual Battle

AI script[edit | edit source]

Normal script[edit | edit source]

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Throw: Kunai or Ashura
2nd Turn: Throw: Kodachi or Kotetsu
3rd Turn: Throw: Sakura or Kiku-ichimonji
4th Turn: Throw: Sasuke or Kazekiri
5th Turn: Throw: Ichigeki or Murasame
6th Turn:

Target: Self
Dispatch (66%)

If attacked by "Attack": Throw: Shuriken
If attacked by anything: Throw: Fuma Shuriken or Pinwheel

Coliseum script[edit | edit source]

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Attack (25%) or Dispatch (25%) or Banish (25%) or Flare (25%)

If attacked by "Attack": Throw: Shuriken
If attacked by anything: Throw: Fuma Shuriken or Pinwheel

Other appearances[edit | edit source]

Pictlogica Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

PFF Outsider.png

Outsider from Final Fantasy VI appears as an enemy in Pictlogica Final Fantasy.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

FFRK Outsider FFVI.png

Outsider from Final Fantasy VI appears in Final Fantasy Record Keeper as an enemy.

Related enemies[edit | edit source]

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