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FF12 How to Beat Vayne Novus
This page contains information about the boss Vayne Novus from the game Final Fantasy XII (FF XII, FF12). Read on to know more about this boss fight including the boss' moveset and strategies to use against it.

How to beat Vayne Novus


Vayne Novus 2
Vayne Novus is the first of Vayne's transformation. This form relies heavily on magical attacks. A collection of swords labeled 'Sephiras' accompanies Vayne in this form.


FF 12 Vayne Novus Tree of Sephira
Vayne has access to the magicks Aquaga, Thundaga, Firaga, Aeroga, and Bilzzage. Of all Vayne's augments, Limit Break stands out since it reduces both his attack and magick's Charge Time to 0, allowing him to rapidly use offensive moves without a break.

The move Greater Barrier applies increased defense against physical attacks as well as Shell and Protect. Vayne also casts Magick Barrier, which renders him immune to all magick attacks for a set period.

In this form, you have to watch out for the Tree of Sephira. This move deals high damage to your entire party.


Gambit : Target Gambit : Command
Ally : HP < 50% Curaja
Ally : any Raise / Arise
Foe :any Dispel
Ally : any Shell/Shellga
Damage Dealer
Gambit : Target Gambit : Command
Self : HP < 20% X - Potion
Ally : any Phoenix Down
Foe : Highest Max HP Attack


FF 12 Vayne Novus Boss Fight
Start the battle by using Dispel to remove most of Vayne's positive buffs. After a cutscene when Vayne's HP falls to 50%, you should cast the spell again.

If you still have the same Gambit set from your earlier battle with Vayne, don't change them. Just shift your characters to target the enemy with the highest max HP. As Vayne Novus relies more on magick attacks than physical, you should set your Mages to cast Shell instead of Protect.

The Undying

When Vayne Novus is defeated, Vayne will shift into his last form, the Undying. Vayne has access to stronger moves and abilities than before, as well as some of the best defensive abilities. For more information on beating Vayne's final form, go to the link below.

How to Beat The Undying

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