Reaper Mage is an undead/reaper-type enemy in Final Fantasy XII. It is a lesser variant of the Nightwalker, found in the Stilshrine of Miriam alongside its physical-using counterpart, Reaper Claw. Its specialty lies in magick attacks. The reaper pair appears after the player has fought the boss of Mt. Bur-Omisace.
Bestiary entry[edit | edit source]
Note: Shares bestiary entry with Nightwalker and Reaper Claw
Page 1: Observations[edit | edit source]
- Thus are called those reapers, deities of death, that wander the darkness devouring the souls of men. Some are known for the strength of their blades, others for the strength of their magicks. They are feared as demons for their cruelty, and indeed the sight of them devouring a man's soul is said to be worse than a lifetime of torture, yet, oddly, the expressions left upon the faces of those whose souls have been devoured are not masks of pain, but of beatific calm. This has led some to speculate that it is not, perhaps, the Inferno to which they bear their victims, but Paradise.
Page 2: Aletap Rumors[edit | edit source]
Stats[edit | edit source]
Battle[edit | edit source]
Like other reapers, Reaper Mage can teleport, and the party cannot attack them mid-teleport. The Reaper Mage and Claw are much stronger than the other enemies at Stilshrine, the latter using physical attacks and the former relying on magick.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
The player can use Reflect to bounce the Reaper Mage's magicks back at it while focusing on the Reaper Claw with their attacks. The player can also try to fight them one at a time rather than both at once by getting one of their attention and then running away, and the reaper will follow with teleports while the other stays put.
Another strategy is to have reflect on everyone and then use a powerful group-casting curative spell to bounce it onto the reapers, who are damaged by it as they are undead.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Death is often given the name Grim Reaper and, from the 15th century onwards, came to be shown as a skeletal figure carrying a large scythe and clothed in a black cloak with a hood. In Japanese culture, the equivalent of the Grim Reaper is often the Shinigami, literally meaning "Death God".The concept of death as a sentient entity has existed in many societies since the beginning of history. In English,