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In today's Monster Watch update, the zu roosting atop the Rock of Ravatogh has flown the coop. Eyewitness accounts report the gargantuan bird has been taking flight with an increasing frequency while exhibiting erratic behavior. Some allege the zu even unleashed an intimidating screech, atypical of such a gentle creature. Biologists are baffled, yet some suspect the recent rains and seismic phenomena as possible causes for the zu's change in temperament.

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Zu is an enemy in Final Fantasy XV fought during the Feathered Giant of the Firesmoke hunt.


Enormous black bird big enough to block out the sun. It builds it nest out of reach from other creatures, but it swoops down from its solitude during mating season—much to the fright of all below. While fundamentally a docile creature, the zu is unrelenting in its assault on aggressors. Some say it once razed an entire village in pursuit of a man who stole its egg.
Size: 313.38 ft. Weight: 4,338.16 t


Feathered Giant of the FiresmokeVerinas Mart - Ravatogh1
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Zu x1Rock of Ravatogh (All Times)6725,300 gil, Champion's Anklet★★★★



The rock formations around the battle area can be point-warped to. When grounded, zu stomps on those by its feet. It can take flight and will soon swoop down in an attack that can be blocked and parried.

Zu is weak to fire, and thus is vulnerable to fire-based magic. Using heavy attacks and link-strikes, such as Dawnhammer, on zu's legs, will break it and make it vulnerable.


Due to zu's low overall health, both multicast Firaga and maxicast Fire (which can be made by its common drop) will decimate its health. Instead of fighting by its feet, the player can point-warp and then warp-strike. When it takes flight, the player should stand still and wait for the parry opportunity.

The player should aim to make the zu vulnerable, and then focus on attacking its head. When it's vulnerable is a good time to use Armiger. Ignis's Enhancement can be used to make Noctis's attacks fire-elemental. Eating one of Gladiolus's favorite meals makes his Techniques critical more, and thus can be good for making zu vulnerable.



Zu means "fire" in the Sumerian language. Anzû, before misread as Zû, is a lesser divinity or monster in several Mesopotamian religions. He was conceived by the pure waters of the Apsu and the wide Earth, or as son of Siris. Anzû was seen as a massive bird who can breathe fire and water, although Anzû is alternately seen as a lion-headed eagle (like a reverse griffin).

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