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Final Fantasy V Enemy
Bahamut
Image:Bahamut ff5.gif
#298
Level HP MP
99 40,000 10,000
Strength Magic
69 20
Defense M. Defense Evasion
10 20 5
EXP Gil
0 0
Japanese バハムート
Romaji Bahamūto
RPGe Name Bahamut
PS Name Bahamut
GBA Name Bahamut
Location North Mountain
Type Heavy, Dragon
Steal Dragon Fang, Nothing
Item Dropped Dragon Fang
Abilities Aqua Breath, Atomic Ray, Blaze, Earth Shaker, Frost, Ice Storm, Lightning, Maelstrom, Mega Flare, Poison Breath, Zombie Breath
Blue Magic N/A
Control N/A
Catch N/A
Weak Against Nothing
Immune to Earth
Absorbs Nothing
Status Immunity Death, Stone, Toad, Mini, Poison, Old, Sleep, Paralyze, Charm, Berserk

Bahamut is an optional boss in Final Fantasy V. Mentioned in the Sealed Tome along with Leviathan, the party may choose to fight him and obtain him as the Level 5 Bahamut Summon after the first tablet is acquired in the Pyramid in the Third World.

Appearance

Bahamut first appears in the game as a dragon-shaped landform in the First World. The landform is the location of the warp to Galuf's world after pieces of the adamantite are placed in each meteorite.

Bahamut prepares to fight the party.

In the beginning of the Third World, the airship will be there but inaccessible. When Bartz, Faris, and Krile obtain the first tablet in the Third World, the landform transforms into the dragon itself and tells the three to meet him at North Mountain, the airship will then land near where the Library of the Ancients used to be. When they finally make it to the mountain's summit, Bahamut flies over the mountain and the fight starts.

Strategy

Start off the battle immediately by dishing out your most powerful attacks. Samurai or Knights should have the Two-Handed ability equipped so they could deal more damage and increase chances of critical hits, any member who is a mage or has any magic ability equipped should cast protective spells, heal any damage dealt, or cast powerful spells, such as Holy, Flare, or Meteor. Dragoons should use Jump most of the time and Ninjas should throw, as for Mystic Knights or a member with Sword/Spellblade should have the Two-Handed ability paired with any of the three powerful magics, and, last but not least, Summoners should cast Leviathan, Syldra, or Phoenix if you have any of them.

Bahamut uses several Fire and Water-based attacks such as Atomic Ray and Aqua Breath and stronger attacks such as Frost and Maelstrom. Fortunately, most of these attacks can be absorbed or nullified by Coral Rings, any other damage should be healed at full HP. Bahamut also casts Poison Breath which isn't as powerful but inflicts Poison on the party so remove the status effect as soon as possible. When Bahamut is cut down to a lower HP, he will attack with Mega Flare, a signature attack that can annihilate your party if their HP is below 5,000 or so. Luckily, this can be avoided if if you finish the battle fast enough, or if you cast Reflect or Carbuncle on the party before this happens.

An easy but cheap strategy is to have a Time Mage Doublecast Quick and keep casting Meteor.

Once the battle is won, you obtain Bahamut, a Level 5 Summon. When summoned, Bahamut uses Mega Flare, a powerful non-elemental attack, on all enemies.

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