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Final Fantasy IX Enemy
Tiamat
Japanese ティアマト
Romaji Tiamato
Location Memoria
Class Dragon
Steal Blood Sword, Feather Boots, Grand Helm
Item Dropped Wing Edge, Phoenix Down, Ether, Elixir
Card Dropped none
Abilities Absorb Magic, Absorb MP, Absorb Strength, Float, Jet Fire, Silent Claw, Snort, Twister
Eat N/A
Status Immunity Petrify, Zombie, Stop,Heat, Mini, Venom, Death, Poison, Freeze, Darkness, Confuse, Regen, Vanish, Trouble, Berserk, Float, Doom
Other Information
See also: Tiamat (Enemy).

Tiamat is a boss from Final Fantasy IX. He is first seen on Disc 3 when Vivi and Steiner visit the Wind Shrine. Tiamat is fought off screen and referred to as Wind Guardian. He is presumably defeated by the two.

Tiamat later appears as an enemy in the Memoria. He is the second Chaos Guardian to be fought and appears in the room with a representation of the Invincible where the player can pick up the Rune Claws, a powerful weapon for Amarant. In the Crystal World, a crystal version of Tiamat exists.

Strategy

Tiamat is slightly stronger than Maliris. Equipping items with protection from Wind is useful as well as Body Temp and MP Attack. Its Twister attack deals Wind elemental damage and Quina can also learn this attack from him. It will drain MP and lower magic and strength stats, so an extended fight puts the party at a disadvantage. Tiamat's Jet Fire attack will put everyone in Heat status so protection via Body Temp is ideal, but waiting for the status to lift will work fine. If any of the characters have the Float status on themselves, remove it or don't have them attack Tiamat physically, as he will counter with Snort which will remove them from the battlefield. Tiamat is vulnerable to sleep. Have Quina cast Night every turn to put Tiamat to sleep and attack with your other characters. You can also throw a tent at Tiamat which has a 50% chance of inflicting Silence on him, which will make the fight easier.


Crystal World Incarnation

Final Fantasy IX Enemy
Tiamat
Japanese ティアマト
Romaji Tiamato
Location Crystal World
Class Dragon
Steal Wing Edge, Ether
Item Dropped Remedy, Peridot, Phoenix Down, Echo Screen
Card Dropped Garuda
Abilities Absorb MP, Absorb Magic, Absorb Strength, Twister, Silent Claw, Jet Fire
Eat N/A
Status Immunity Confusion
Other Information

This crystalline dragon is noticeably weaker than its flesh-and-bone cousin. Perhaps the greatest boon to the party is the absence of the Float and Snort spells, which ensures all four members will remain in the battle. In addition, this Tiamat is highly vulnerable to a myriad of status debuffs. Equip the Dragon Killer ability on your melee attackers and cast Ice magic, and each Diamond Dragon will fall with ease.

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