How to Beat Diablos

This is a walkthrough for the boss Diablos from the game Final Fantasy VIII (FF8, FFVIII). Read on for tips and strategy about how to beat Diablos, including Diablos's stats and other useful information.

How to Beat Diablos


Stock up on Phoenix Downs in case Diablos puts in a lethal hit. Set a Draw ability as well as an Item ability.


Diablos has 3 attacks, a thrusting attack which deals massive damage to a single target, Demi, which deals half the targets current HP, and Gravija which deals fractional damage equal to 3/4 of the whole party's current HP to themselves.


Draw and cast Demi (may appear as ???? on the first draw) to Diablos. You will know what its HP is based on the damage of Demi. If Demi is dealing damage in the lower hundreds, finish it off with a Renzokuken.

Diablos - Stats and Basic Information

DiablosDiablos Lv HP
1 ~ 100 1600 ~ 80800
Exp (Bonus) AP
- 20
Fire Ice Thunder Earth Poison Wind Water Holy
1 1 1 × 1 1.5 1 1
Effective Status Attacks
Darkness, Haste, Slow, Regen, Reflect Drain, Fractional Damage

【Numeric Value】= Weakness Ratio,【x】Ineffective,【-】Absorbs

Related Links

List of FFVIII Bosses

Story Bosses
Ifrit Elvoret X-ATM092
Granaldo Gerogero Seifer (1st)
Edea (1st Time) Biggs and Wedge (2nd) BGH251F2 (1st)
Oilboyle NORG BGH251F2 (2nd)
Raijin Fujin & Raijin (1st) Seifer (2nd)
Seifer & Edea Ruby Dragon Abadon
Propagator Raijin and Fujin (2nd) Mobile Type 8
Seifer (4th) Ultimecia -
Optional Bosses
Diablos Sacred Brothers
Cerberus Odin Tonberry King
Jumbo Cactuar Ultima Weapon Sphinxaur
Tri-Point Krysta Trauma
Red Giant Catoblepas Tiamat
Omega Weapon


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