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The Zalamander is a boss in Final Fantasy X-2. Defeating it in the Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster version earns the trophy/achievement Dousing the Fire. Defeating it in the Fiend Arena at any time prior to facing it as a boss will also unlock the trophy.
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Fiend Arena Oversoul
Battle[edit | edit source]
Its tail attacks deal damage within an arc, so it's possible for some of the girls to avoid them if they're spread out. It breathes fire that hits all targets in a range. Zalamander is immune to magic.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
It is recommended to bring along Light Curtains or have the ability to cast Protect to reduce the damage it can do with its strong physical attacks, and also be able to absorb or nullify Fire-elemental attacks. The Heart of Flame garment grid is particularly good for this, giving the party Fire Eater.
Despite Zalamander being immune to magic elemental items can harm it, so Fire Gems, Fish Scales, and Electro Marbles can chip away at its HP. The player can equip the Dark Knight dressphere on all the girls to deal maximum physical damage with attacks.
Fiend Tale[edit | edit source]
One notable Zalamander hates fighting. But in time, seeing his Drake brothers march off to battle, Zalamander becomes strong and decides to fight to protect his family.
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Etymology[edit | edit source]
Salamander is a mythological reptile believed to be able to breathe and resist fire. In legends, ancient alchemists are said to use Salamanders to determine the heat of the fire necessary to turn lead to gold.