Final Fantasy VIII

Brothers

By
Nathan Garvin

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

Level HP Attack
7 670 529
100 6,350 3,737

Brothers Base Compatibility

Squall Quistis Zell Selphie Rinoa Irvine
576 580 610 590 610 540

Brothers Compatibility Factors

Compatibility Factor Source
Opposed GF Pandemona
Compatibility Items Dino Bone
Favored Magic Flare, Meteor, Quake, Ultima
Opposed Magic Aero, 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.

Ability AP
HP-J --
Str-J 50
Spr-J 50
Elem-Atk-J 160
Elem-Def-J 100
Magic --
GF --
Draw --
Item --
Defend 100
HP+20% --
HP+40% 120
HP+80% 240
HP Bonus 100
Cover 100
SumMag+10% 40
SumMag+20% 70
SumMag+30% 140
GFHP+10% 40
GFHP+20% 70
GFHP+30% 140
Boost 10

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms
    PC, Switch, PS1, PS4, XB1
  • Genre
    RPG
  • Guide Release
    15 March 2019
  • Last Updated
    17 March 2021
    Version History
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Follow the exploits of Squall, a resident of Balamb Garden and SeeD aspirant whose first contract as a professional mercenary expands into a fight to save the world from an evil sorceress.

This guide will cover the main quest-line chronologically, giving advice on leveling (and how to avoid it), where to find the best spells, how to acquire all GFs and defeat all bosses. In addition the guide will cover all side quests and will also include in-depth mini-guides for Chocobo World and Triple Triad. By following this guide you can aspire to the following:

  • Complete walkthrough of the main questline.
  • All side quests and optional content.
  • How to defeat both of the game’s superbosses.
  • Information on how to acquire each GF and a discussion of their abilities, including where to assign them.
  • Information on Triple Triad, including the location of every card in the game and how to best use them.
  • Low-level run information.
  • Information on min-maxing stats.
  • A mini-guide for Chocobo World.
  • Information on all characters, including stats and how to acquire all their weapons and limits.
  • Triple Triad guide.

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