Final Fantasy V - The Spirit of Heroes

World 1: Gorn Meteor

Gorn Meteor

At the fourth and final meteor, the scientific pair enters the meteor…and don’t come out. After standing about for a bit Bartz decides to follow the team inside. Once inside you find Cid and Mid ensnared. You know what that means—another monster and another boss battle.

hp: 3,300boss battle: Manticore

ManticoreLike his desert cousin Dhorme Chimera, Manticore ’s worst attack is Aqua Breath. The attack is not quite as daunting this time around. Aqua Breath still delivers a sizeable chunk of damage: around 300, but you’ve grown a bit since that desert fight. His other attack is Frost, which can be nullified using a Flame Ring. It causes roughly 250 points of damage to all party members. Manticore metes out a lot of damage quickly. Compared to the last battle with Purobolos he’s much easier. There is no trick to this battle. What you see is what you get, and fortunately that’s one monster that doesn’t revive when you kill him or shift weakness. He doesn’t have weaknesses for that matter.

Since this monster isn’t tricksy or weak, you can kill him in whatever manner suits your fancy. 1000 Needles works well with its solid 1,000 damage. I find physical attacks work best. The Samurai does a decent amount of damage and if you like throwing money away…

If you’re inclined to steal you can win yourself a Dragon Fang, or the more rare Wind Spear. The Wind Spear is a nice find because you can’t buy it until midway through the next world.

After dispensing with this beast Cid and Mid show you a map indicating the warp zone to Galuf’s world.

User Submitted Strategies

Is there any way to get the rare steal in an easier way? Is quite frustrating trying to steal the Wind Spear and having to restart the game after the character steals a Dragon Fang. Thanks.

Posted at 7:44 PM on July 15, 2009 by Victor

Is there any way to get the rare steal in an easier way? Is quite frustrating trying to steal the Wind Spear and having to restart the game after the character steals a Dragon Fang. Thanks.

Posted at 7:44 PM on July 15, 2009 by Victor

i used the samurai's zeninage ability and it was a one hit KO..cool

Posted at 7:21 AM on April 23, 2007 by frisomel

I used Missle, then Gaia's Wrath (summoning Titan). The battle ended right then and there.

Posted at 4:56 PM on April 16, 2007 by Mudkip

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Area Enemies

Chimera Brain
Chimera Brain
hp: 3,300 mp: 1,000
Steal: Dragon Fang
Steal: Wind Lance
Drop: Phoenix Down