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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 / 10:16 GMT

Final Fantasy VIII Guide

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Guardian Forces

Brothers

A pair of earth GFs, the Brothers GF can be found in the Tomb of the Unknown King. To acquire them, you’ll need to defeat both brothers - Sacred and Minotaur - in an optional boss fight. Their attack, Brotherly Love, deals earth elemental damage (base power 46) to all foes.

Brothers Stats

LevelHPAttack
7670529
1006,3503,737

Brothers Base Compatibility

SquallQuistisZellSelphieRinoaIrvine
576580610590610540

Brothers Compatibility Factors

Compatibility FactorSource
Opposed GFPandemona
Compatibility ItemsDino Bone
Favored MagicFlare, Meteor, Quake, Ultima
Opposed MagicAero, Float, Tornado

Brother Abilities

Another fine GF for warriors, the Brothers GF starts out with HP-J and can learn Str-J and Spr-J. Their ability, Defend, will allow a character with this command to significantly reduce incoming damage in combat - negating physical attack damage outright and reducing magic damage by 50%. HP+40% and HP+80% are both useful abilities for boosting a character’s HP total, and after these are learned their HP Bonus ability will give an equipped character +30 HP every time they level up. Sticking with their defensive theme is Cover, which will cause the equipped character to intercept single-target melee attacks against their allies.

AbilityAP
HP-J--
Str-J50
Spr-J50
Elem-Atk-J160
Elem-Def-J100
Magic--
GF--
Draw--
Item--
Defend100
HP+20%--
HP+40%120
HP+80%240
HP Bonus100
Cover100
SumMag+10%40
SumMag+20%70
SumMag+30%140
GFHP+10%40
GFHP+20%70
GFHP+30%140
Boost10

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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