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Final Fantasy XII Esper
Level Evade%
45 0
91,136 999
Power Defense
68 30
Magick Power Magick Resist
34 30
Vitality Speed
82 29
EXP Clan Points
0 4,500
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Lightning Water
Varies Varies Varies Varies
Wind Earth Dark Holy
Varies Varies Varies Varies
Japanese シュミハザ
Romaji Shumihaza
Location Giruvegan (Gate of Wind)
Bestiary Location Espers
LP Awarded 47
Common Steal Sagittarius Gem
Uncommon Steal Hi-Ether
Rare Steal High Arcana
Common Drop None
Uncommon Drop None
Rare Drop None
Very Rare Drop None
Common Poach None
Rare Poach None
Attacks Can inflict Disease; High Critical Hit rate
Abilities Silencega, Shock, Syphon, Flare, Scourge, Mana Spring, Chain Magick, Enrage
Innate abilities Safety, Null Knockback, Null VIT, Null Weather & Terrain Effects, Piercing Magic, Null Evade, Spellbreaker, Last Stand, Half MP Cost
If HP <60% - Damage Resist
If Enraged - Attack CT 0
If Mana Spring - Spellspring
If Chain Magick - Magic CT 0
If hit with Elemental weakness - Shift
Immune to Death, Petrify, Stop, Doom, Confuse, Sleep, Disease, Reverse, Disable, Silence, Blind, Poison, Oil, Sap, Lure, Berserk, Warp, Poach, Fractional Damage, Sight Unseeing, Syphon, Numerology, Charm, Achilles, Wither, Addle
Other Information Has Haste
Can change elemental affinities during battle; is always weak against one element and absorbs the rest

Shemhazai is a boss from Final Fantasy XII. The party fights her in Giruvegan.


Bestiary Entry

Genus: Esper
Classification: The Whisperer


Page 1: Observations

Scion that is both horse and woman, wielding utter control over the souls that wander the underworld, in opposition to Igeyorlm the Martyr, scion of light. Though she once served the gods as a guardian, when Ultima announced her rebellion, Shemhazai went to her, whispering of the gods' hidden weaknesses. She then descended upon the land without leave of the gods, and taught men of destruction and evil. For this was she stricken down and bound.


You have a Save Crystal before facing Shemhazai, so remember to buff! Shell is crucial, as you will soon see is. Shemhazai has a random elemental weakness, thus it is advised to use non-elemental weapons while fighting her. At the beginning of the battle, Shemhazai likes to cast Silencega or Silence to seal your Magicks, or use Syphon to drain MP away. If you are lucky, you can squeeze in a Dispel at her before being inflicted by Silence. Shemhazai's attacks consist of Magick and standard attacks, but be careful, as her standard attacks have a high chance of inflicting Disease and Silence. As stated above, cast Shell to reduce the rate of being inflicted. She also likes to use Shock and Flare, which will probably be a one-hit KO unless you have Shell. Shemhazai also uses Syphon, which drains about 20 - 30% of your MP. When her health depletes about 40% or so, she will ready Chain-Magick, which cancels her Magick charge time. During this time, she likes to blast you with high-level Black Magick spells. Make sure your party are buffed with Shell from time to time and you will eventually win.

Origin of Name

Shemhazai's name and backstory bear similarities to an angel in Christian and Jewish mythology, Samyaza. Samyaza rebelled against God, along with other angels, and were banished to roam the earth. These angels (known as the Grigori), bred with mankind, and created hybrids which spread evil across the world. Samyaza, along with the rest of the Grigori, were bound to the earth during the Great Flood.

Related Enemies

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