HP Overkill AP Weak Strong
380,000 10,000 8,000 Nothing Nothing

Item Drops

Common Drop Rare Drop Common Steal Rare Steal
Mana Tablet (x1) Dark Matter (x1) Purifying Salt (x3) Shining Gem

How to Unlock

Capture at least one of every fiend Inside Sin.

Boss Analysis

Abaddon relies on a magic-heavy offense: you’ll see Firaga, Waterga, Thundaga, Blizzaga, Flare, and Demi for the most recognizable of these. You’ll also see Pharaoh’s Curse to cause Darkness, Silence, Curse, and Poison, and Emblem of the Cosmos, which requires a noticeable turn to charge (Mana Focus) before there’s heavy physical damage to a single target.

Boss Strategy

You’ll want to open this battle with the usual - Hastega/Auto-Haste, Protect/Auto-Protect, and Reflect with Auto-X-Potions going around to make healing a lot easier. Hyper Mighty G is a good Mix to use to open the fight as well, as is Super Mighty G if you don’t really want to throw up super-valuable items - this will do Protect, Shell, Regen, Haste, and Auto-Life (latter for the Hyper). Granted, Reflect is still superior to Shell in this instance since you ought to be able to use Auto-Potion, which is a 9,999-HP heal with only X-Potions in stock.

This takes care of most of his magical offense. Demi, you’ll just have to live with; the rest of the Black Magic is reflected. Granted, none but Flare will do damage (he’s immune to all elements due to an eternal NulAll - plus, he, too, has Reflect), but better to take no damage than half-damage. To take care of Pharaoh’s Curse, you can have Ribbon or Auto-Med or just have a Remedy ready for after it hits.

For your offense, you’ll want to probably rely on physical attacks - Abaddon always has Reflect and NulAll, so the only thing that you can hit him with magically is Ultima, unless you Reflect magic off of yourself. That’s also a viable strategy; in fact, you’ll do about 12% more damage that way since his Magic Defense is lower - so, basically, Doublecast Flare. If you prefer to go physical, use a lot of Quick Hits.

Abaddon uses Emblem of Chaos which is a very strong attack. When you see Mana Focus, get ready for the attack next turn.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms
    PC, Switch, PS3, PS4, Vita, XB1
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    18 June 2014
  • Last Updated
    23 January 2021
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