Wendigo is a boss in Final Fantasy X, encountered after escaping from Macalania Temple. Yuna and her guardians will be pursued by Guado Guardians, and once they reach the Lake Road, Wendigo will appear, flanked by two Guado Guardians.
Stats[edit | edit source]
Battle[edit | edit source]
Wendigo has four variants of its physical attack (with two different animations). The first two differ only in accuracy; version A has a base accuracy of 90, while version B has a base accuracy of 120. Version C is perfectly accurate and 25% more powerful than A and B, while version D is also perfectly accurate, 50% more powerful than A and B, and has a 50% chance of shattering a petrified character as opposed to the 10% chance the other versions have.
- Version A is used when below 9000 HP, with a 66% chance on each attacking turn.
- Version B is used under the same circumstances, but when above 9000 HP.
- Version C is used as a counterattack.
- Version D is used 33% of the time (regardless of HP) on attacking turns, and always targets the character with the lowest HP.
Wendigo has high HP and Strength, and the Guado Guardians will repeatedly use Eye Drops and cast Berserk on it, meaning a single attack from it is likely to KO any party member. Once Wendigo's HP falls past 9,000, it will raise its arms and counter any physical attack, except from aeons. It will not attack during its turn, and will lower its arms on its third turn since raising them. On its fourth turn since lowering them, it will raise its arms again. Any turns while afflicted with Provoke or Sleep will not count.
Following the battle, Wendigo will crack the ice with a powerful leap and the party plummets into a crevasse under Macalania Temple. Wendigo is one of the few bosses to not have a guaranteed equipment drop, having a 50% drop rate.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
Stealing from the Guado Guardians will prevent them from healing Wendigo. The Guardians are weak and will go down easily, but their final action is to cast Shell and Protect on the monster. This can be prevented by having Kimahri use his Stone Breath Overdrive on them. Wendigo is immune to the Petrification effect, but the Guado Guardians are not.
Casting Esuna or using Provoke or Threaten will remove Berserk from Wendigo, although this will allow him to counter attacks. If Dispel is not yet at Yuna's disposal to deal with Protect and Shell, Ixion's Aerospark can neutralize them. Auron's Power Break will reduce Wendigo's Strength and Wakka's Dark or Sleep Attack has a good chance of success. Tidus's Delay Attack is also useful to slow Wendigo down.
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Etymology[edit | edit source]
wendigo is a cannibalistic monster that appears in Algonquian folklore. It is said to embody gluttony, greed, and excess.The