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Final Fantasy V Enemy
Wendigo
Image:Stoker-ffv.gif
#289
Level HP MP
7 20,000 8,192
Strength Magic
65 10
Defense M. Defense Evasion
10 20 0
EXP Gil
0 0
Japanese ストーカー
Romaji Sutōkā
RPGe Name Stalker
PS Name Stoker
GBA Name Wendigo
Location Island Shrine
Type Nothing
Steal Dark Matter
Item Dropped Nothing
Abilities Frost, Hurricane, Mind Blast
Blue Magic Mind Blast
Control N/A
Catch N/A
Weak Against Nothing
Immune to Earth
Absorbs Water
Status Immunity Poison, Mini, Toad, Petrify, Death, Silence, Berserk, Confuse, Paralyze, Old, Stop

Wendigo is a boss in Final Fantasy V. It guards one of the tablets needed for the Sealed Weapons.

Strategy

When the battle begins, the party will see four Wendigos. Only one of these is real, the other three are copies. Attacking these copies will do nothing other than waste time, but it's impossible to know which version is the real Wendigo. The best strategy is to have some Knights and Samurai constantly attack each one, until you hit the real one. Once you do however, he'll switch with one of his copies, meaning you have to start the whole process over again. Have a White Mage heal all the time, since Wendigo attacks rather quickly.

Avoid attacking them all at once. Doing so will cause all four of them to counter with Frost, which is a deadly Ice-elemental attack that can be deadly without preparation. Any armor that absorbs Ice attacks is useful here. Note that Wendigo himself is not Ice-elemental, but rather absorbs Water and immune to Earth. For a assured win, just use the Samurai's Zeninage command with the Ice Shield equipped to absorb Frost, if you have the money. If you wish not to use the money, a Geomancer's Gaia technique will usually cast Wind Slash and will deal damage to the real Wendigo while avoiding any Frost counter-attacks from the clones.

Etymology

  • In Hindu mythology, the Wendigo is an evil spirit that can possesses humans, and can thus transform humans into monsters.
  • In Native American mythology, the Wendigo is an evil spirit that flies down from the sky and attacks people that do evil deeds; it pulls the person up by the hair and then throws them into the sky.
  • In the American midwest, it was usually portrayed as a giant man clothed in white with a star on its forehead. If a person sees one, one of his/her family member would die. Certain Native American groups still claim to see this monster.
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