Final Fantasy V - The Spirit of Heroes

Boss Battle: 312 Shinryuu

55,500 51,000 0 0
175 60 128 60
97 87 20% 95%
Monster Attacks
Attack Control Catch
  • Can’t Control
  • Can’t Catch
Common Steal Rare Steal Drop
Dragon Fang Dragon Beard Dragon Seal*
Elemental Effects
Weakness Absorb Immunity
None Holy None
Location Creature Type Initial Status Status Immunities
The Final Maze
  • Dragon
  • Heavy
  • None
  • Aging
  • Charm
  • Dead
  • Mini
  • Paralyze
  • Poison
  • Sleep
  • Stone
  • Stop
  • Toad

User Submitted Strategies

lol i killed this dragon on 50 lvl with apollo's harp, berserk, haste2 and butz x-fighting with brave blade for 12000 dmg

I'm surprised no one posted the super easy way. Have all 4 characters become Lancers. Have each character equip the ability "2-swords" and equip a coral rings and 2 dragon lances (total 8.) At the beginning of the battle, have each character "Jump." Shinryuu will usually get off one attack, which will be absorbed by the coral ring. When everyone's done jumping, he'll be dead. Steal the dragon lances from crystal dragons or JuraAvis/Alte Roit (those wizards in the cells.) Make sure to use the save point in that same room for the JuraAvis steals. You can get 6 total from JuraAvis enemies alone! Have a time mage to cast "Return" if you steal the common item instead. You can keep repeating the battle until you get the dragon lance. Then, use the save in the room after each successful steal. Use the "Return" magic trick on the crystal dragons too if you don't steal the dragon lance.

An easier strategy is to berserk it and then use the mix Dark Sigh (Eyedrop + Dragon Fang). The Dragon Lance is useful but to get them you must fight tons of crystal dragons (which aren't that easy). You should equip the Apollo's harp to do 9,999 damage each turn and from the back row!

Shinryu is really easy if you do it right. The only Equipment required are the 4 Coral Rings. Go in with 4 Mimes, 3 with !DualCast, !White, and !Summon. The other with !Time instead of !White. As quick as possible hit him with Berserk and put up Golem. Cast Hastega when you get the chance then DualCast Golem and Bahamut and Mimic that for the rest of the battle. Easy Win.

It's handy to know that bersk/moonflute works on Shinryuu. Once he/she/it is bersked, you only have to worry about conventional attacks, which can be blocked by golem or image/invis and haste2. Don't forget about the dragon spears and coralrings! No ability points required.

Equip Coralrings to absorb his initial Tidal Wave, choose X-Fight as ability for everyone, non-elemental weapons, Jikuu for Fast2, Blue for BigGuard, White for eventuall healing, call for Golem. First attack you get get all the barriers up, second and eventuall after, kick his ass.

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