How to Beat Deathguise | FF9

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

Deathguise Stats and Weaknesses


Deathguise ImageDeathguise
74 55535
Exp AP Gil
0 - 8916
Fire Ice Thunder
100% 150% 100%
Water Wind Earth
100% 150% 0%
Holy Shadow Healing
100% 100% -100%
Demon's Claw, Meteor, Death, Spin, Close, Open

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

Other Information

Other Information
Locations Crystal World
Enemy Type Demon, Insect, Aerial, Heavy
Card This enemy does not drop a card.
Eat This enemy cannot be eaten.

Items Dropped From Deathguise


Item Dropped Drop Rate
Wing Edge 100%
Phoenix Down 37.5%


Item Stolen Steal Rate
Elixir 100%
Black Belt 25%
Duel Claws 0.39%

Deathguise Boss Battle Guide


FF9 Deathguise
This boss has the power to look at you in the face and say “Go level up some more”. Deathguise has several moves that can annihilate the whole party instantly, and proper preparation is crucial for this fight.


Moves: Demon’s Claw, Meteor, Death, Spin, Close, Open, LV5 Death, Twister

Deathguise starts the battle by casting Meteor, which can eliminate the whole party immediately. Watch out for Twister as well. Make sure that your character's levels aren't divisible by 5 to avoid LV5 Death.


Having Auto-Life can potentially turn the battle greatly in your favor due to Deathguise's opening move Meteor. Equipping HP+20% or HP+10% will also help. Return Magic is also viable to return Deathguise's Twister back to it.

Opened Wings Closed Wings

Watch its mode, and if its wings are open, use Protect on the whole team, as Deathguise will only use Physical attacks. While its wings are closed, it uses Twister, LV5 Death, and Death. Capitalize on Deathguise's weakness to Ice, and use Ice elemental attacks to make quick work of him.

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