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Final Fantasy VIII
Strategy Guide

First Published: 15-03-2019 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 18-09-2019 / 14:47 GMT
Version: 1.1 (????) 19-09-2019 / 03:02 GMT

Final Fantasy VIII Guide

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Guardian Forces

Leviathan

A water-based GF, you can draw Leviathan from NORG - not the NORG Pod or the NORG Orbs, but NORG himself. If you don’t acquire Leviathan from NORG, you can draw it later from Trauma. Leviathan’s attack, Tsunami, will deal water damage (base power 47) to all enemies.

Leviathan Stats

LevelHPAttack
171,349963
1007,0504,036

Leviathan Base Compatibility

SquallQuistisZellSelphieRinoaIrvine
620570580640660560

Leviathan Compatibility Factors

Compatibility FactorSource
Opposed GFQuezacotl
Compatibility ItemsFish Fin
Favored MagicFlare, Holy, Meteor, Ultima, Water
Opposed MagicThunder, Thundara, Thundaga

Leviathan Abilities

By the time you acquire Leviathan you probably won’t be too impressed by its Mag-J, which it can learn, and Spr-J, which is already knows, nor by Elem-Atk-J or Elem-Def-Jx2. You should have all of these abilities on other GFs, after all. On the other hand, Leviathan can eventually learn Spr Bonus, which will increase the equipped character’s Spirit by 1 every time they level up.

Recover will fully heal a target, making it a useful restorative ability that’s always contending for a spot on your command list, while Auto-Potion will cause the equipped character to use restoratives (Potion, Potion+, Hi-Potion, Hi-Potion+ and X-Potion) when damaged. Might seem a tad wasteful, but since you can acquire infinite Gil and hence infinite restoratives, it’s a fine form of passive healing.

Leviathan has two refining abilities, Supt Mag-RF and GF Recov Med-RF. The former will allow you to refine useful spells like Esuna, Protect and Shell, while the latter will allow you to refine restorative items for GFs, which… well, it’s something.

AbilityAP
Mag-J50
Spr-J--
Elem-Atk-J160
Elem-Def-Jx2130
Magic--
GF--
Draw--
Item--
Recover200
Auto-Potion150
Spr+20%60
Spr+40%120
Spr Bonus100
SumMag+10%40
SumMag+20%70
SumMag+30%140
GFHP+10%40
GFHP+20%70
GFHP+30%140
Boost10
Supt Mag-RF30
GF Recov Med-RF30

Guide Information

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

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