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Final Fantasy XII Elite Mark
Image:Orthros FFXII.jpg
Level Evade%
34 0
87,141 999
Power Defense
64 35
Magick Power Magick Resist
25 23
Vitality Speed
72 16
EXP Clan Points
0 3,600
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Lightning Water
Weak Halves Halves Absorb
Wind Earth Dark Holy
Halves Halves Halves Halves
Japanese オルトロス
Romaji Orutorosu
Location Garamsythe Waterway (Southern Sluiceway)
Bestiary Location Elite Marks
LP Awarded 25
Common Steal Phoenix Down
Uncommon Steal Caramel
Rare Steal Slime Oil
Common Drop None
Uncommon Drop None
Rare Drop None
Very Rare Drop None
Common Poach None
Rare Poach None
Attacks Attack 6-hit max, Lunge, Slap, Mythril Bubbles
Abilities Thundaga, Slowga, Break, Bleed, Immobilizega, Disablega, Darkra, Phantasmal Gaze, Flash
Innate abilities Safety, Null Knockback, Resist Guns and Measures, Focus, Adrenaline, Spellbreaker, Last Stand, Parry
Immune to Death, Petrify, Stop, Doom, Confuse, Reverse, Slow, Disable, Immobilize, Silence, Poison, Oil, Sap, Lure, Berserk, Warp, Poach, Fractional Damage, Sight Unseeing, Syphon, Numerology, Charm, Achilles, Wither, Addle
Other Information Has Shell and Haste
Has 50% Protect, Bravery, and Faith
Libra is ineffective

Orthros is an Elite Mark in the game Final Fantasy XII. It is located in the Garamsythe Waterway, in the Southern Sluiceway. It will only appear if your party consists of the three female characters.

Its name and illustration on the bill are a reference to Orthros from several Final Fantasy games. Also, when you acquire the Stolen Articles, its description will read "Don't tease the... flan?", in reference to the phrase "Don't tease the octopus" used by Final Fantasy VI's Orthros.


Clan Primer


Hunt 35: Crime and Punishment

Petitioner: Contrite Thief
Petitioner's Location: Lowtown (North Sprawl)

  • A petition has been submitted for the hunting of Orthros (Rank 5). The petitioner is the contrite thief in the North Sprawl of Lowtown.
  • Hunt accepted. The contrite thief stole a bundle of articles, but lost it to Orthros. She wants to return the bundle to its rightful owner. Orthros is known to dwell in the southern reaches of the Garamsythe Waterway, but may only be found under certain conditions.
  • Orthros defeated! Report to the contrite thief in the North Sprawl.
  • Hunt reported. Returned stolen articles to their rightful owner.

Bestiary Entry

Genus: Rank V Mark
Classification: ???

Being an ancient Inhabitant of the Garamsythe Waterway with an inordinate Fondness of comely Maidens. Possessing a sort of Chameleonism, whereby it assumes the Hue of that which it consumes, it is said to glow as Gold for in the Past it ate a Merchant's Store of Coin. This creature consumed a thief's ill-gotten plunder, which she now wishes to return to its rightful owner, thus has she petitioned the hunt for this Mark.


Only female party members can enter this battle, aside from guest characters Larsa and Reddas (you can swap to your male characters in the battle, though). It is a flan-type enemy, and thus physical attacks are ineffective, but Orthros is not immune to them. It attacks with spells like Slowga and Immobilizega, along with other status magic. Its Mythril Bubbles move is particularly dangerous, as it does heavy AoE damage and inflicts many status ailments. Orthros has a very rare Slime Oil to be stolen, so try to get it before you kill him.


  • 3,800 gil
  • Horakhty's Flame
  • Unpurified Ether

The player will also receive the Stolen Articles after the battle, which the Contrite Thief returns to Samal. He comes by to give the player a Blackened Fragment, which is part of Nabreus's Medal sidequest.

Tip to defeat

Cast Reflectga on party, then also cast Firaga on the party, doing so will cause 3 (possibly 4 if a guest is present) hits of Firaga on Orthros per cast which makes it possible to defeat him in under a minute.

Related enemies

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