Zemus's Malice is an enemy from Final Fantasy IV. It is encountered near the end of the game, in the deepest confines of the Lunar Subterrane.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Battle[edit | edit source]

Because Zemus's Malice has 254 Defense, weapon-based attacks barely hit or only get one point of damage. In addition, after every attack it counters by casting Protect or Shell on itself when struck with a physical or magical attack, respectively. This, combined with its high Defense, makes it hard to defeat with normal attacks. A good strategy is to have Rydia summon Bahamut and Rosa cast Holy.

Another strategy is to have Edge cast Shadowbind. This allows physical attacks to hit. Casting Osmose may be a good choice to prepare Rydia's MP for the final boss battles.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Zemus is the Amharic word for "prayer".

Related enemies[edit | edit source]

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