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Final Fantasy XII Ultimate Mark
Level Evade%
73 0
50,112,254 999
Power Defense
107 36
Magick Power Magick Resist
67 40
Vitality Speed
99 20
EXP Clan Points
0 20,510
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Lightning Water
Halves Halves Halves Halves
Wind Earth Dark Holy
Halves Halves Weak Absorb
Japanese ヤズマット
Romaji Yazumatto
Location Ridorana Cataract / Colosseum
Bestiary Location 261 (Elite Marks)
LP Awarded 255
Common Steal Holy Stone
Uncommon Steal Holy Magicite
Rare Steal Holy Crystal
Common Drop None
Uncommon Drop None
Rare Drop None
Very Rare Drop None
Common Poach N/A
Rare Poach N/A
Attacks Regular Attack, may OHKO and combos up to 12 times
Abilities Regen
Death Strike
Growing Threat
Stone Breath
White Breath
Innate abilities Safety
Null Knockback
Ignore Vitality
Ignore Weather Effects
Piercing Magic
Ignore Evasion
Attack up when critical
Increased Attack
Resist Damage when HP<50%
Attack Charge Time equals 0 (depending on the situation)
Immune to Death, Petrify, Stop, Doom, Confuse, Sleep, Disease, Reverse, Slow, Disable, Immobilize, Silence, Blind, Poison, Oil, Sap, Lure, Berserk, Warp, Fractional Damage, Sight Unseeing, Syphon, Numerology, Charm, Achilles, Wither, Addle
Other Information Has Protect, Shell and Haste Status
Libra is ineffective; regains HP if left alone for a while.

Yiazmat is the Ultimate Elite Mark from Final Fantasy XII. He is not only the ultimate mark, but also the ultimate boss. Defeating Yiazmat will take at least fifty minutes at very high levels and player skill; but the fight usually takes hours. He is considered to be one of the series' most difficult superbosses. To date, he has the highest number of hit points of any creature, boss, or superboss in the entire Final Fantasy series, with well over 50 million hit points. This astronomically high number is the main reason he takes so long to kill, since no player's attack in the entire game exceeds 50,000 points of damage at any one time (unless you use quickenings), except in Final Fantasy XII: International Zodiac Job System, where you can deal up to 60,000 points of damage.


Clan Primer


Hunt 45: Farewell to A Legend

Petitioner: Montblanc
Petitioner's Location: Rabanastre

  • A petition has been submitted for the hunting of Yiazmat (Rank 8). The petitioner is Montblanc in the clan hall in Rabanastre.
  • Montblanc tells you that he formed Clan Centurio to raise warriors strong enough to defeat the most terrible of all creatures that walk this land: Yiazmat. The realization of the Clan's very purpose has fallen to you. Hunt accepted.
  • Yiazmat defeated after a battle to end all battles! Report to Montblanc in the clan hall.
  • Hunt reported. Montblanc praises you as the greatest hunter Ivalice has ever known.

The petitioner for the bill is none other than Montblanc. He explains that this dragon was the one responsible for killing his mentor, who taught him and his brothers and sister everything they knew. Now, after finding the best hunter in the player party, he tells you to go out there & exterminate the legendary dragon. However, he does not know where it is.

Bestiary Entry

Genus: Ultimate Mark
Classification: ???

One Deity among Dragons, One great Wyrm to rule all Wyrms of the World, by the Creator Himself created. Legend says it is an Anima, Guardian to a Sacred Blade. Though most sacred among its Kind, its great Power drove it to Madness, and in the End, it became a Threat to its own Creator. His Master was killed by Yiazmat, robbing Montblanc of all Joy in Life, and he would have Revenge.


Yiazmat is found at the Coliseum at the Ridorana Cataract. Taking up the entire area, his energy bar will reveal itself to be made up of fifty bars of one million HP each. The player will have to be careful, since the arena is covered in traps. As his energy goes down, his battle tactics will change, but most of his attacks either involve attacking the whole team at once for massive damage, or using instant death attacks, should the party get out of his reach. His most annoying tactic is that when his HP goes below 50%, all attacks can only do 6999 damage (assuming your "pre-cap" damage [before being reduced to 9999] is low enough that 6999 is 70% of your damage) at most to him, so it becomes about using combo weapons rather than damage dealers. If the party wanders too far, he'll start casting buffs on himself and regain tons of HP. When his HP is about at 9-10 bars left, he'll use Growing Threat to boost his damage output even further, and cast Reflectga on your party near 4-5 bars left, but it's a once per stage cast. If the player is not careful, a Renew spell could be reflected off your party, fully healing Yiazmat; this can be a very frustrating scenario to players. On the other hand, Yiazmat is susceptible to the Expose technick, which allows even relatively weak characters to deal maximum damage to him. Also when he 4-5 bars left he may actually self-heal, bringing his health up a few bars. He also can wipe out your best character with a couple of hits, regardless of the kind of equipment you have. He combos more often as his life goes down. To avoid a self-heal you should quickly Dispel him, fight until your main character dies, run to the save crystal, dispel him again before he completes a round of positive status effects. If you fail he will gain a few life bars.

In the Final Fantasy XII: International Zodiac Job System he is susceptible to all stat-lowering attacks (Expose, Wither, Shear and Addle), which allows player to easily defeat the beast even with a low level party.

This battle will easily take over an hour, with completing it in two hours considered fast by most players. The main reason for this is that you can leave the area whenever you want, and when you return, his HP will be the same. However, there is a round indicator in the upper right part of the screen, showing how often you fled from the battle. It has no purpose other than proving how you are doing in this fight.

Report and Reward

Upon returning to Montblanc, the Moogle siblings will give their greatest thanks, 30000 gil, the Godslayer's Badge, and gloating rights for defeating the toughest boss in Final Fantasy XII.

The Godslayer's Badge, along with the Omega Badge and Lu Shang's Badge, is needed in order to acquire the Wyrmhero Blade, one of the strongest weapons in the game.


Its name is a reference to director Yasumi Matsuno's nickname (Yazumi Matsuno). The additional "i" in Yiazmat's name is not present in the Japanese version, likely being a localization decision to associate it closer to "Tiamat".

Farewell to a Legend?

The title of the hunt is "Farewell to a Legend", a reference to how Matsuno left the company before the game was completed, and the story that Montblanc tells is a reference to how the development team felt about him, albeit with a different end.

Another theory is that Yiazmat is the game's depiction of Matsuno, and that the moogles being the development team, and their master being Square Enix. Matsuno prolonging the game killed Square Enix "financially" and the development team felt Matsuno had to be slain as retribution for his actions. The hunt title basically says "Farewell" to a Legendary monster - Yiazmat - both being an homage and an insult to the director.

Related Enemies

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