Akashic Morbol is the first of three bosses players will encounter in Final Fantasy 16's “Fire and Ice” main quest after defeating the Republican War Panther. To be able to defeat this boss, you'll have to be quick and adopt a good strategy that allows you to get to the final victory. In this article, we will show you some useful tips and strategies to follow in order to be successful in this battle.
Location, rewards, and abilities
As already mentioned, players will be forced to face the boss Akashic Morbol during the main quest “Fire and Ice” which takes place in Drake's Breath area in the Iron Kingdom region. Once players successfully defeat this boss, the game will give them some rewards as thanks for their efforts. Among them, we have 180 XP, 120 AP, and 2000 Gil, as well as items such as Magicked Ash and Meteorite.
However, as we always advise you when you are about to face a boss, it is important that you give due importance to this battle and that you do not get caught up in the frenzy of the moment. Akashic Morbol can create more than a few problems if not dealt with properly and without a strategy, mainly due to its use of special abilities such as Giant Leap, Worse Breath, Acid Rain, and Wild Rage.
How to defeat Akashic Morbol
The Akashic Morbol boss is essentially an evolution of the Morbol boss you faced in the Final Fantasy 16 prologue. Because of this, some of the attacks are similar, although in this case, they are more powerful and therefore deal more damage. In this case, Akashic Morbol is also able to spit black goo which manages to immobilize its opponents, as well as being able to slowly remove vital points. For this reason, we advise you to pay attention to where these pools of black goo end up on the ground, so as not to walk in them.
One very important thing to keep in mind is the fact that Clive will have a lot of skills by this point in the story. One of the ones we recommend using in this battle is Judgment Bolt which will allow you to inflict a huge amount of damage on the boss when he is staggered, causing a large chunk of life to be taken from him. moreover, we would like to clarify that you can also change Eikon in such a way as to maximize the damage inflicted. An example is to use Gouge and Wicked Wheel abilities and then change to Ramuh and use Thunderstorm and, indeed, Judgment Bolt.
Akashic Morbol's abilities
One of the skills available in Akashic Morbol's arsenal is Worse Breath, a toxic smoke that the boss will release in a counter lock wise rotation. This poisonous cloud, fortunately, will move slowly and this will give you the opportunity to dodge it until the boss stops using this ability. Furthermore, you can also use Precision Dodge and pass through it, as this way, no damage will be inflicted on you.
Another ability Akashic Morbol will use frequently throughout the fight is Wild Rush, which will allow the boss to charge forward in different directions continuously. However, this ability differs slightly from the one used by the previously fought Morbol, in that Akashic Morbol will shoot straight up and then crash to the ground. For this reason, we advise you to be prepared and dodge this attack if you don't want to be dealt damage.