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Final Fantasy VIII
Strategy Guide

First Published: 15-03-2019 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 23-09-2019 / 02:36 GMT
Version: 1.1 (????) 23-09-2019 / 03:37 GMT

Final Fantasy VIII Guide

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Guardian Forces

Bahamut

You’ll find Bahamut in the Deep Sea Research Center. Defeat Bahamut as a boss and it’ll join you as a GF. Bahamut’s iconic attack, Mega Flare, deals non-elemental damage (base power 55) to all enemies.

Bahamut Stats

LevelHPAttack
353,2742,208
1009,1505,396

Bahamut Base Compatibility

SquallQuistisZellSelphieRinoaIrvine
520510500560580520

Bahamut Compatibility Factors

Compatibility FactorSource
Opposed GF--
Compatibility ItemsShaman Stone
Favored MagicFlare, Holy, Meteor, Quake, Tornado, Ultima
Opposed Magic--

Bahamut Abilities

While Bahamut has no stat junctions, at the point in the game where you can acquire Bahamut, this shouldn’t matter much. Bahamut does, however, have Ability x4 - the only GF to natively know this ability, and Bahamut’s potent Str+60% and Mag+60% abilities are welcome additions to any ability arsenal.

In addition Bahamut can learn Auto-Protect (character always has the Protect status), Expendx2-1 (only expend one spell when doublecasting spells), Move-HP Up (regenerate HP as you walk), Mug (attempts to steal items while performing a regular attack) and Rare Item.

Rare Item increases the quality of drops you get from foes, but the name of the ability and its actual function are a bit at odds. Every enemy can drop four items (even if these four drops are different quantities of the same item), and these drops slots can generally be thought of as common, uncommon, rare and very rare. The Rare Item ability doubles the rate of getting an uncommon item while lowering the drop rate of common items somewhat, rare items slightly, and making it impossible to obtain very rare items. So if you were expecting an ability called Rare Item to help you get rare items… well, not so much.

Finally, Bahamut has the refining ability Forbid Mag-RF, which will allow you to refine top-tier, or "forbidden", magics out of items. Spells created with this ability include Meteor and Ultima and… that’s about it.

AbilityAP
Ability x4--
Magic--
GF--
Draw--
Item--
Auto-Protect250
Expendx2-1250
Move-HP Up200
Mug200
Rare Item250
Str+60%--
Mag+60%--
SumMag+10%40
SumMag+20%70
SumMag+30%140
SumMag+40%200
GFHP+10%40
GFHP+20%70
GFHP+30%140
GFHP+40%200
Boost10
Forbid Mag-RF--

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms
    PC, Switch, PS1, PS4, XB1
  • Genre
    Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    15 March 2019
  • Last Updated
    23 September 2019
    Version History
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