How to Defeat Belias - Espers | FF12

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This is the article page and guide for Belias, the Gigas in the game Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (FFXII, FF12, FF XII Zodiac Age). Information on where the Esper is, how to get them, and what skills they unlock are discussed here.

How to Defeat Belias

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Points to Consider

  • One of the story Espers
  • Weak to Water-based attacks
  • Shell is a useful buff against his Magicks
  • Prone to Quickening chains

In-Depth Battle Walkthrough

Belias is initially fought in the Tomb of Raithwall. He is a boss in the game and also one of the mandatory Espers that you will fight. His attack, Firaja, is quite devastating to an under-developed party; it also has a chance to cast Oil, which makes the already-potent damage of Firaja even deadlier.

His inherent element is Fire making it vulnerable to water element attacks. The items Aqua Shot and Vega are a deadly combination when used against him; so is the spell Aqua or Water Motes. Shell is a useful guard against his Magicks and Oil can be remedied with Remedy or the easily-purchased Handkerchief. A good Quickening chain will finish him off quickly once his HP is in the red.

Belias - Stats and Moveset

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Belias Lv.20
HP 15943
MP 999
Vitality 58
Magic Atk 17
Magic Def 9
Strength 28
Speed 16
Atk 35
Def 14
Esper Location Tomb of Raithwall
Notable Skills Unlocked Painflare, Hellfire
Recommended Classes Knight

*Note: Data is meant to reflect Belias stats at Lv.20

AI Moveset

Skill Skill Definition
Cura White Magick. Restore HP to all party members within range.
Fira Black Magick. Deals Fire damage to all foes in range.
Firaja Black Magick unique to Belias. Aside from dealing heavy Fire-element damage, it also deals Oil.
Special Skills Ignore Vitality
Unique Spells Painflare, Hellfire

Belias - Summoned Skills

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Aside from unlocking the second License Board, Belias gives you access to these helpful skills:

Movesets (Summoned)

Skills Skill Definition
Cura Restore some amount of HP to all allies in range.
Fira Deals fire damage to all foes within range.
Painflare Fire-element attack. It has a higher standard attack than the Fire spell.
Hellfire A Fire-element attack and Belias' Ultimate spell.

Passive Augments

Skill Skill Definition
Ignore Weather & Landscape Environmental conditions doesn't affect caster.
Ignore Vitality Target's vitality is ignored when dealing status spells.

Belias - Benefits of Use

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Belias' benefit to the party is noticeable from the get-go. He unlocks the second License Board for the job system. He is also a very powerful summon for the early part of the story. Painflare and Hellfire are useful spells that will get the party out of trouble in a pinch, while his unlock—Potion Lore 1—is a great addition to the Knight class. Belias is also needed to get through another part of the story, the Giruvegan stage.

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List of Espers Walkthrough

Adrammelech, the Wroth Belias, the Gigas
Chaos, Walker of the Wheel Cúchulainn, the Impure
Exodus, the Judge-Sal Famfrit, the Darkening Cloud
Hashmal, Bringer of Order Mateus, the Corrupt
Shemhazai, the Whisperer Ultima, the High Seraph
Zalera, the Death Seraph Zeromus, the Condemner
Zodiark, Keeper of Precepts

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