How to Defeat Famfrit - Espers | FF12

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This is the article page and guide for Famfrit, the Darkening Cloud 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 Famfrit

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Points to Consider

  • He is summoned by Dr. Cid
  • He renders Cid invulnerable to physical damage
  • Using Dispel and Shell are good tactics
  • Famfrit is vulnerable to Fire
  • You will obtain his glyph when you defeat him and Dr. Cid

In-Depth Battle Walkthrough

The battle with Famfrit will occur alongside Dr. Cid's. It is revealed that the Doctor already has control of the Esper through unknown means, although when your party defeats him, Famfrit will be available to join up with the other espers in your arsenal.

At that point in the fight, Cid will be summoning Famfrit to buff his defenses. This is supposed to turn the tide in the battle in Cid's favor, where he will be able to keep pounding your party without suffering any damage himself. The trick to this battle is to use Dispel whenever the Esper starts to chain his attacks; he is very fond of using Magicks, so this is a good idea. The spell Shell or equipping a Shell shield is a particularly useful thing to do. Famfrit is also vulnerable to fire, and at this point in the game, there are a lot of powerful Fire-related spells available. Summoning Belias to use in the battle against Famfrit should tilt the tides in your favor quickly, and you get him as a Water-element Esper.

Famfrit - Stats and Moveset

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Famfrit Lv.52
HP 149060
MP 999
Vitality 85
Magic Atk 23
Magic Def 31
Strength 45
Speed 22
Atk 77
Def 30
Esper Location Sun-Cryst Floor, Pharos at Ridorana
Notable Skills Unlocked Briny Cannonade, Tsunami
Recommended Classes Machinist, White Mage

*Note: Data is meant to reflect Famfrit stats at Lv.52

AI Moveset

Skill Skill Definition
Waterja Also known as Aqua, Black Magick. Inflicts heavy Water damage and may also cause Silence.
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Special Skills Ignore Evade, 0 MP, Reduce Damage,
Unique Spells Briny Cannonade, Tsunami

Famfrit - Summoned Skills

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Famfrit will come with the skills below when he is summoned:

Movesets (Summoned)

Skills Skill Definition
Renew All allies within range fully regain HP.
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Briny Cannonade A Water-element attack exclusive only to Famfrit.
Tsunami A heavily damaging Water-element attack by Famfrit which mimics the effects of a surging torrent of water.

Passive Augments

Skill Skill Definition
Ignore Reflect Reflect status is ignored when casting a spell.
Ignore Vitality Target's vitality is ignored when dealing status spells.

Famfrit - Benefits of Use

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Famfrit, along with Hashmal, are one of the few summoned allies in the game with offensive spells under the auspices of Water and Earth, aside from elemental-aligned weapons. Aside from Fire, Famfrit is also immune to any other elemental attacks. His Renew spell is a big help in particulary difficult battles. Combined with the skills of Protect and Shell, your party receives an Esper who can cast buffs on you that can protect against both physical and Magick attacks.

Final Fantasy XII Related Links

Esper Location
Pharos at Ridorana

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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