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Gilgamesh (ギルガメッシュ, Girugamesshu) is a recurring Summon in the Final Fantasy series. His effect varies, but usually consists of him using some sort of random attack.




Final Fantasy VI

Final Fantasy VI Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh appears in the Advance version only. Once defeated at the Colosseum, he is acquired as an Esper. He costs 99 MP to summon and randomly uses one of four attacks:

  • Excalipoor - Deals 1 damage to all enemies
  • Excalibur - Deals moderate damage to all enemies
  • Masamune - Deals heavy damage to all enemies
  • Enkidu - Gilgamesh's dragon-like companion deals 9999 damage to all enemies

Gilgamesh teaches the following spells:

Gilgamesh's Magicite grants +2 Strength at level up.

Final Fantasy VIII

Gilgamesh as he appears in Final Fantasy VIII.
See the Summon sequence here

If the player acquires Odin before Disk 3, during the battle with Seifer on the Lunatic Pandora, Odin will attempt to use Zantetsuken on Seifer, but the move will be countered and Odin will be bisected. Gilgamesh will appear later in the fight wielding Odin's weapon, and will take his place as a summon and will randomly appear during battles.

When he appears, Gilgamesh will select one of four swords to attack with: Zantetsuken instantly defeats all opponents, the purple-hilted Masamune and the blue sword Excalibur both deal heavy damage to all opponents, and the red sword Excalipoor deals just one point of damage to all opponents. As with Odin, Gilgamesh's Zantetsuken does not work against opponents that are invulnerable to instant KO attacks, such as bosses - though he may attempt it, it will always miss in these cases. It is known that Zantetsuken can be used agaisnt Adel and will work, but it will also kill Rinoa, causing an instant game over.

Gilgamesh has a 9/256 chance of appearing at the start of a battle (or 3.5% chance), and throughout the battle, if nothing has happened for a few seconds, there is a 13/256 (or 5.1%) chance of him appearing. The chance of him using each attack are 65/256 (or 25.4%) for Excaliber, 64/256 (or 25%) for Excalipoor or Masamune, and 63/256 (or 24.6%) for Zantetsuken. Gilgamesh can also ONLY be summoned once per battle, meaning that if he appears at the start of the battle, he will not appear during the remainder of the same battle.

Triple Triad

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Refine 1 refines into 10 Holy Wars
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Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings

For the enemy page, see Gilgamesh (Revenant Wings).

Gilgamesh in Revenant Wings.

Gilgamesh is a Rank III Non-Elemental Melee Esper, sharing the same rank and spot with Odin. Gilgamesh is more powerful than Odin though, and also has a special attack. His normal attack, Slice Thrice, hits the enemy three times, while his special attack, Masamune, deals physical damage to one target ignoring their defence.

Dissidia Final Fantasy

Gilgamesh being summoned

Gilgamesh appears as a summon in Dissidia. When called upon he will either triple the summoner's BP or reduce it to 1, as a reference to Excalibur and Excalipur. Gilgamesh can be obtained in the second stage of the Distant Glory - Villains storyline. The artwork used for the summon is from Final Fantasy V.

When Gilgamesh is summoned and produces the Excalipoor result, the text for the summon effect will read "I feel so betrayed..." This is what Gilgamesh says in Final Fantasy V upon realizing that the "Excalibur" he found is actually a worthless counterfeit.

This article uses material from the "Gilgamesh (Summon)" article on the Final Fantasy wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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