In Final Fantasy 16, the boss Eikon of Fire is the last boss you will encounter in the prologue of the game, during the main mission “Flight of a Fledgling”, so shortly after you defeat the Knight of the Blinding Dawn. Engaging the Eikon of Fire requires a blend of skill, precision, and strategic thinking. This boss possesses immense power and formidable abilities that demand your utmost attention and resilience. In this article, we will give you some useful tips and strategies to follow if you want to defeat this powerful boss and proceed further in the game.
Location, rewards, and abilities
The main mission “Flight of a Fledgling” takes place at the Phoenix Gate region of the Grand Duchy of Rosaria, and it is during this quest that players will encounter the Eikon of Fire boss, as was previously stated. Clive will need to exert every one of his skills if he is to make a difference in this tense battle, and if he does, everyone involved will benefit.
As a symbol of appreciation for their devotion and hard work, players will get 50 Experience Points (XP) to assist them progress in their adventure. This boss is the least rewarding of the ones encountered throughout the game's prologue. This award celebrates the players' triumphant overthrow of Eikon of Fire, which is represented by the emblem of victory and trophy-like goods.
The Eikon of Fire, however, must not be handled carelessly, and this must be kept in mind. Similar to Clive, this hazardous boss has special abilities that greatly influence how battles play out. These aptitudes are connected to two devastating techniques called Hellfire and Damnation, and defeating them requires careful planning and preparation. We'll go into great detail regarding the Hellfire and Damnation talents of the Eikon of Fire in the final sentence of this article to make sure you have all the knowledge you need to take on this dangerous foe.
How to defeat the Eikon of Fire
Aiming and continuously pressing the attack button on the Eikon of Fire will be the focus of the majority of the battle. The boss can be aimed at and attacked by positioning the targeting circle with the L Stick and firing fireballs at it while holding down the Triangle button continually. The boss will sporadically move, but fortunately, the Aim Assist feature will help you by positioning the cursor nearby and instantly locking it onto the boss.
The Eikon of Fire will leap and attack you in a matter of seconds once you become aware of it nearby and it begins to blaze with flames. To deflect this attack, press the Dodge button (R1) at the ideal time. The Eikon of Fire will obliterate parts of the castle's pillars as you pursue it through the Apodytery, sending pieces of the structure hurtling in your direction. Avoid being hit by these falling objects as a direct strike will cause serious health damage. As the Phoenix, you can use the Flames of Rebirth to fully restore your health if you notice that your health bar is getting low. To activate them, simply hit the Circle button.
Eikon of Fire's abilities
The Eikon of Fire will unleash its deadly force known as Damnation in the last stages of the war as the conflict reaches its peak, hoping to entirely destroy the Apodytery. Your goal is to lock onto the Eikon and mercilessly fight it in order to foil its destructive scheme and protect the castle. Press the attack button repeatedly and with all your might, aiming your assault at the Eikon of Fire, hoping to quickly deplete its health.
Time will be of the essence, as you must act swiftly, for a crucial five-second countdown timer will be set in motion. Your primary goal is to deplete the Eikon's health before this timer reaches zero, ensuring that it is incapacitated and unable to carry out its catastrophic assault on the castle. With determination and quick reflexes, unleash a relentless barrage of strikes upon the Eikon, displaying your prowess and preventing the Apodytery from meeting its tragic demise.