Vana'diel Bestiary: Briareus  

Found in:Abyssea-La Theine
Spawned using:Severed Gigas Collar, Dented Gigas Shield, Warped Gigas Armband
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Truesight
  • Based on Ice
  • Strong against Ice
  • Strong against Lightning
Involved in Quests:
Updated: Mon Mar 25 21:29:45 2013

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General Information

    • Respawn time on the ??? is approximately 1 minute after Briareus is defeated or despawns.

  • Immune to Bind, Gravity, and Sleep. Susceptible to Slow and Paralysis. Susceptible to Stun, but builds resistance over time.

Briareus's Special Attacks

Mercurial Strike
Mercurial Strike

  • Mercurial Strike: AoE magic damage (Circle of effect originates from attack target).

    • The action Briareus will take following Mercurial Strike is based on the amount of damage the Mercurial Strike deals.

      • 111 damage - Impact Roar

      • 222 damage & 333 damage - Grand Slam

      • 444 damage - Power Attack

      • 555 damage & 666 damage - Trebuchet

      • 777 damage - Resets job ability timers to 0:00 for all targets hit by Mercurial Strike.

      • 888 damage & 999 damage - Colossal Slam

      • 1111 damage - Will activate the two-hour ability Meikyo Shisui

  • Grand Slam: AoE physical damage (Circle of effect originates from mob).

  • Power Attack: Single target physical damage.

  • Impact Roar: Frontal cone AoE physical damage.

  • Trebuchet: Strong AoE ranged physical damage (Circle of effect originates from attack target).

  • Colossal Slam: Strong AoE physical damage with an additional Zombie effect (Circle of effect originates from mob).

    • Unlike the similar Zombie effect from Lord Ruthven's Dirty Breath, this Curse cannot be removed by any means.

  • Meikyo Shisui: Increases Briareus's TP gauge to 300% TP and reduces the cost of TP moves down to 100%, allowing multiple TP moves in rapid succession.

    • Denoted by the characteristic mob two-hour animation.

    • While under the effects of Meikyo Shisui, Briareus will only use the Colossal Slam TP move.

Historical Information

In Greek mythology, Briareus was one of the Hekatonkheires, a three-member species of giants with one hundred arms and fifty heads. Like the Titans that they predated, the Hekatonkheires were children of the sky god Uranus and the earth goddes Gaia. Because of their hideous nature, Uranus threw them into the depths of Tartarus, where they remained until Zeus released them to aid him in overthrowing the Titans.

After successfully dispatching the Titans, the Hekatonkheires were given the task of guarding the entrance of Tartarus.

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