Stats[edit | edit source]
Battle[edit | edit source]
If one dies, they will cast Arise, reviving the other dead Purobolos. This can make the battle long and tedious for an unprepared party. They use Self-Destruct in low HP, forgoing Arise. Purobolos are weak against Silence.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
The best strategy is to use multi-target magic to kill them at once. Black Mages and Summoners should cast their highest level magic and a Blue Mage can help by using Aqua Breath or multi-target Aera. Ninjas can contribute by throwing scrolls. Another way to secure a victory is to use the Samurai ability Gil Toss depending on how much gil the party is willing to part with.
Another method is to take advantage of their Self-Destruct, as that stops them from casting Arise. Characters with physical-based jobs should attack each one separately until their HP is low, minimizing the damage from Self-Destruct.
In the event of a worst-case scenario (i.e. a completely unprepared party), it is possible to constantly kill them until they run out of MP for Arise.
The Blue Mage and a Beastmaster make this battle simpler; Control can be used to force them to Self-Destruct, and Missile is an excellent way to damage them without killing them. Magic Hammer drains their MP so they cannot cast Arise.
Other appearances[edit | edit source]
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Pyrobolus is the Latin word for "Bomb".