How to Beat Taharka | FF9

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This is a walkthrough for the boss fight Taharka from the game Final Fantasy IX (FF9, FF IX). Read on for tips and strategy about how to beat Taharka, including Taharka's stats and other useful information.

Taharka Stats and Weaknesses


Taharka ImageTaharka
46 29186
Exp AP Gil
0 11 8092
Fire Ice Thunder
150% 50% 100%
Water Wind Earth
100% 150% 0%
Holy Shadow Healing
100% 100% -100%
Chop, Blizzaga, Ram, Curl

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

Other Information

Other Information
Locations Ipsen's Castle
Enemy Type Aerial, Heavy
Card Ramuh
Eat This enemy cannot be eaten.

Items Dropped By Taharka


This enemy does not drop any items.


Item Stolen Steal Rate
Elixir 100%
Mythril Claws 25%
Orihalcon 6.25%

Taharka Boss Battle Guide


FF9 Taharka


Taharka uses single and multi-hit variants of Blizzaga. Taharka also uses Curl which greatly increases its defenses. Chop and Ram are Taharka's physical attacks.


Taharka will mostly use Blizzaga on your whole team, so equipping Ice nullifying equipment will help greatly. Making Taharka fall asleep is also possible, leaving it open to taking massive damage from magic attacks without waking up.

Cheese Strategy

Taharka is vulnerable to Heat. The Heat status makes the target die after performing an action. Quina can inflict Heat using the Mustard Bomb ability and it can be used against Taharka for an easy win.

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