Final Fantasy V - The Spirit of Heroes

Boss Battle: 316 Archeodemon

50,000 62,000 0 0
180 40 90 0
17 0 0% 0%
Monster Attacks
Attack Control Catch
  • Can’t Control
  • Can’t Catch
Common Steal Rare Steal Drop
Nothing Phoenix Down Chaos Orb*
Elemental Effects
Weakness Absorb Immunity
  • Bolt
  • Earth
  • Fire
  • Holy
  • Ice
  • Poison
  • Water
  • Wind
Location Creature Type Initial Status Status Immunities
Sealed Temple
  • Creature
  • Undead
  • None
  • Aging
  • Berserk
  • Charm
  • Dead
  • Mini
  • Mute
  • Paralyze
  • Poison
  • Sleep
  • Stone
  • Stop
  • Toad


Do not hit Archeodemon with physical attacks. He retaliates by casting Death on himself. Since he is undead this has the unwanted side effect of completely healing him instead of killing him. Also note that he absorbs all elemental attacks. Stick with Meteor, or Bahamut and cast Mighty Guard and everyone should live to see another fight.

User Submitted Strategies

I was using Reflect for the entire fight, and he casted Death on can imagine the rest ._.

use magic hammer aroud 15 times to low its mp to 1, then archeodemon wont cast death on itself and wont use any attack than mega flare & gigaflare

A simple, if slightly long, way to beat him is to outfit all of your characters with Reflect Rings. This will cause his Flare and Mega Flare attacks to bounce off your party and hit him instead. The trick is that he doesn't counter his own moves. You still have to deal with Gigaflare and Drain Touch, but if you bring a blue mage with White Wind along this shouldn't be a big problem.

Casting Reflect on him causes his death spells to bounce off of him, allowing you to use physical attacks; In my experience, the reflected Death spells rarely hit the party; you see "Death" and the reflect spell triggering, but the spell isn't cast on a party member. He's not hard once you get past his trick.

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