The Oversoul is an undead/reaper-type enemy from Final Fantasy XII found in the Necrohol of Nabudis. Two of them are also fought alongside a Helvinek in the Zodiac versions' Trial Mode in Stage 51. Killing six Oversouls spawns a Helvinek at the Necrohol of Nabudis. Two versions of the Oversoul exist with slightly different stats and status immunities. Libra doesn't work against them. Template:See Also

Bestiary entry

Page 1: Observations

Being a reaper born of a magickal oath so terrible it took form, appearing in places where much magick is woven, searching in vain for the words that gave it its existence. They may travel the breadth of the world in a mere instant, a matter of much interest to many scholars, pirates, and soldiers, for if Man were able to grasp the means by which such transport is effected, it could change the very face of Ivalice.


Page 2: The Adventurer's Handbook

Though it be the avatar of an evil soul, this does not mean its heart is wholly given to corruption; for as there exists no perfect good in this world, so there exists no perfect evil. Take the oversoul, for instance. Truly as black a concentration of evil as ever there was, but here, too, we find a sliver of goodness: the Soul of Thamasa. For it is truly a light of unclouded love, and a boon from heaven to the saviors of souls.






Oversouls can only spawn in the Necrohol of Nabudis six times per visit. The player must slay twenty foes for the first one to appear, fifteen more for the second, and ten more, and five more, and three more, and finally, one more for the final one to spawn. Afterward, the player can leave the Necrohol and reenter to reset the spawns.


Unlike other enemies (with the exception of Helvinek), Oversoul can cross map boundaries; the only way to deal with an Oversoul is to either kill it or zone out from the Necrohol completely.

The Oversoul is not terribly powerful, though its Annul attack drains a party member's MP and is rather annoying. It has several spells to instantly kill a party member.

The player should attempt to keep track of how many Oversouls they kill, as once all six Oversouls have spawned and are killed, the Helvinek instantly spawns in their wake.

The Oversoul can drop a staff as its rare drop. It can't be killed instantly with a Phoenix Down due to its innate Safety augment.

Other appearances

Pictlogica Final Fantasy

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In New England transcendentalism, oversoul is a spiritual essence or vital force in the universe in which all souls participate and that therefore transcends individual consciousness. Oversoul can also be the universal mind or spirit that animates, motivates, and is the unifying principle of all living things. It's a concept in the transcendentalist philosophy of Emerson and others.


  • This is one of three enemies in Final Fantasy XII that is cited to have an MP value greater than 999.

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