Battle with Velius, the Warlock/Belias, the Gigas
"God Stone bearer, with me now do treat. Your spirit and my flesh as one shall merge. Life undying yours forever more." 
 

Christ almighty, this fight. This fight. This is the one that almost drove me to quit Final Fantasy Tactics and leave it unfinished, as I’m sure was the case with many FFT initiates.

Velius shows us that he’s a more canny opponent than Queklain was by summoning three Archaic Demons to his side as soon as Ramza’s own reinforcements arrive. More often than not, he’ll then proceed to launch his favorite opening attack, summoning Cyclops. Cyclops is maybe the most powerful summon in the game short of Zodiac, and if you aren’t smart enough or fast enough to get out of the way, it’s liable to kill one or two of your party members outright.

The units left standing after Velius’ opening onslaught are unlikely to survive a second salvo of attacks consisting principally of Dark Holy (Unholy Darkness), courtesy of the Archaic Demons. 

And as if that weren’t enough, Velius possess the ability to take you out of the fight with just a glance. Seal has short range, but it launches instantly, and it never misses- if you’re hit by it, you’d better hope you’ve got a Chemist handy.

Funny thing about this fight; I had recorded five of the above gifs, and said to myself, “Okay, let’s wrap this up so I can gif his death animation.” I expected to breeze through the fight without much difficulty. Because I underestimated the challenge that Velius can present to the inattentive player, he completely slaughtered me.

It was disappointing, sure, but honestly, I feel the Velius gifset really isn’t complete if it doesn’t include a “Game Over” screen. Wouldn’t you agree? 

  1. salientemotion reblogged this from quartercirclejab and added:
    Totally agree. And yes, this battle is probably one of the most difficult in the game. The worst part is that if you go...
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    Doing this fight right now and my word, what is even happening. Most people seem to start this fight with Ramza at level...
  4. gcookies reblogged this from quartercirclejab and added:
    this fuckING BOSS!!
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    Battle with Velius, the Warlock/Belias, the Gigas “God Stone bearer, with me now do treat. Your spirit and my flesh as...
  9. radioactivemath reblogged this from reckoneer and added:
    Yo nunca jugué la versión de PSX ._.
  10. reckoneer reblogged this from quartercirclejab and added:
    Ahí voló mi carnet. De todas formas esa batalla fue la que más me costó/frustró del juego. Este wn tenía 999 de vida si...
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    I remember first tackling this battle when I was only 10/11, back in ‘98. I say 10/11 because it took me literally half...
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  14. polyfandrous reblogged this from quartercirclejab and added:
    Love this! I wish I had the right programs to gif/record things! What party setup did you play with to get through...
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    After the majority of the first chapter, this is probably my favourite battle. Especially now that I’ve started playing...
  18. 589ish reblogged this from arubboth and added:
    But no, this is not the end of that nightmare at all. The pleasant surprise for me and Ramza during the battle at the...
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  21. arubboth reblogged this from quartercirclejab and added:
    This is fucking perfect and I love you for making this. As I said before. Velius made me ragequit my fucking game and I...
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