How to Beat Tiamat | FF9

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

Tiamat Stats and Weaknesses

Stats

Tiamat ImageTiamat
Lv HP
72 59494
Exp AP Gil
0 10 8820
Fire Ice Thunder
100% 150% 100%
Water Wind Earth
100% -100% 100%
Holy Shadow Healing
100% 100% -100%
Abilities
Silent Claw, Twister, Absorb MP, Absorb Magic, Absorb Strength, Snort

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

Tiamat (Crystal) ImageTiamat (Crystal)
Lv HP
71 24127
Exp AP Gil
0 7 2956
Fire Ice Thunder
100% 150% 100%
Water Wind Earth
100% -100% 100%
Holy Shadow Healing
100% 100% -100%
Abilities
Silent Claw, Twister, Absorb MP, Absorb Magic, Absorb Strength, Jet Fire

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

Other Information

Tiamat

Other Information
Locations Memoria
Enemy Type Dragon, Heavy
Card This enemy does not drop a card.
Eat This enemy cannot be eaten.

Crystal World

Other Information
Locations Crystal World
Enemy Type Dragon
Card Garuda
Eat Twister

Items Dropped By Tiamat

Dropped

Tiamat

Item Dropped Drop Rate
Remedy 100%
Peridot 37.5%
Phoenix Down 12.5%
Echo Screen 0.39%

Crystal World

This enemy does not drop any items.

Stolen

Tiamat

Item Stolen Steal Rate
Blood Sword 100%
Feather Boots 25%
Grand Helm 0.39%

Crystal World

Item Stolen Steal Rate
Ether 100%
Wing Edge 6.25%

Tiamat Boss Battle Guide

Details

FF9 Tiamat
Beware of using Float as Tiamat will counter with Snort against characters that attack it while floating. Tiamat can also inflict Heat so be prepared.

Moveset

Tiamat's deadliest moves are Jet Fire and Snort. Jet Fire can inflict Heat to your whole party while Snort will eject the targeted character out of the battlefield. Snort will only be used as a counter attack against characters with the Float status.

Tiamat also uses Absorb Strength and Absorb Magic which, as their names suggest, drains your character's Strength and Magic respectively. Tiamat can also use Absorb MP which ,again, absorbs MP from its target. Silent Claw damages and inflicts Silence to its target. Tiamat also uses Twister which deals massive damage to the whole party.

Strategy

It is wise to silence Tiamat to prevent it from using Float against your characters (not needed if Auto-Reflect is learned by everyone). Go all out at the start of the fight, as prolonging the battle will prove advantageous to Tiamat due to its Absorb abilities. Equipping Wind resistant equipment will also prove useful against Tiamat's Twister attack.

Use Ice based attacks, as Tiamat is weak to Ice elemental attacks. Using Vivi's Blizzaga and Steiner's Magic Sword will damage Tiamat greatly. Shiva is also a good Eidolon to use for this fight.

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