Skull Defender is an undead/skeleton-type enemy in Final Fantasy XII found in the Lhusu Mines and in the Barheim Passage when the power gets low. There is an area in the Lhusu Mines on a bridge where many Skull Defenders spawn at one time, making it a good grinding spot, as Skull Defenders give two License Points per enemy defeated, and some good loot to sell for gil. Lhusu Mines has two versions of the Skull Defender, but they have the same drops.
Being the corpse of a fallen warrior, plated in armor of pale bronze. Brave and eager for battle in life, they continue to lust for war in death. From their preferred haunts of man-made caves and mines, some skull defenders are thought to be fallen hunters, slain in their quest for a mark.