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Ben Chard
Jarrod Garripoli
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Nathan Garvin


To acquire the Hashmal Esper, you’ll need to continue the story until you reach Pharos - Third Ascent. As you venture higher up, you’ll encounter Hashmal and you must defeat him to be able to call upon him in battle.


Lv HP Weakness Steal
50 209,060 Wind Leo Gem, Hi-Ether, High Arcana


Earth (Absorb), Fire, Lightning, Ice, Water, Holy, Dark (Immune)


As a boss, Hashmal can be fairly easy, depending on your party setup and available skills. His normal attacks can inflict Disease, so you will want some people in your party set up with Serum/Cleanse/Remedy (Remedy Lore 3) gambits to get rid of it as soon as possible. He can also buff up his normal attacks’ damage by using Battle Cry. In addition to those two things, Hashmal has access to a skill called Roxxor, which is an earth magickal attack against one character. His ultimate attack is called Quakeja and as its name suggests, it’s an earth-elemental skill that will hit everyone and has a chance to inflict Slow.

The biggest thing that makes this battle simple is the magick, Float. Not only will this make Roxxor miss, but it also makes Quakeja miss, meaning the only attacks you have to deal with is his normal ones. Of course, you still have to contend with the Disease from the normal attacks. He is weak to Wind, absorbs Earth and is immune to all other elements, so have your Black Mage use Aeroga until he gets low on health, which is when he’ll erect a barrier to block all magickal damage. At this point swap your Black Mage out or switch to a melee weapon and before long, Hashmal will go down… and you’ll have a new Esper under your control.

Float will negate two of Hashmal’s bigger attacks, Roxxor (left) and Quakeja (right).

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Guide Information
  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS4, Steam, Switch, XB One
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    30 August 2017
  • Last Updated
    17 December 2022
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Nathan Garvin, Jarrod Garripoli

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Enter an era of war within the world of Ivalice. The small kingdom of Dalmasca, conquered by the Archadian Empire, is left in ruin and uncertainty. Princess Ashe, the one and only heir to the throne, devotes herself to the resistance to liberate her country. Vaan, a young man who lost his family in the war, dreams of flying freely in the skies. In a fight for freedom and fallen royalty, join these unlikely allies and their companions as they embark on a heroic adventure to free their homeland.

This guide contains the following:

  • A walkthrough that’ll guide you through the story, help you obtain all the best weapons and armor, and defeat every monster.
  • An interactive map of the Giruvegan Great Crystal; featuring all weapons, armors, save crystals, gate stones, way stones, bosses and rare enemies.
  • Tips for getting the best equipment from the Bazaar and from enemies.
  • A detailed Job Guide featuring all twelve job classes in the game, and the best ways to combine them and characters to form the ultimate party.
  • How to find and defeat all Hunt Marks and Rare Game.
  • Citations of the differences between this version of the game and the original.
  • A thorough explanation of all of the game’s mechanics.
  • All sidequests, including Trial Mode.
  • A trophy guide that will get you that shiny Platinum Trophy.

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