In Final Fantasy 16, another boss named Morbol, who can also be found during the main quest “Lost in a Fog,” will appear shortly after you fight Gigas. In this article, we will go into great detail on how to deal with this boss fight, providing you with useful guidance on the strategy to apply, the kinds of attacks and talents he can use against you, where to find him, and the rewards you will earn if you are successful in taking him down.
Locations, rewards, and abilities
As we previously revealed, players will battle the formidable boss Morbol in the primary quest “Lost in a Fog,” which takes place in the Stillwind region of the Grand Duchy of Rosaria. The outcome of this challenging struggle will require Clive to put his skills to the test, and if he prevails, all players will gain.
As a thank you for their dedication and effort, the following gifts are available to players. They are given 50 Experience Points (XP) to help them advance in their mission and 70 Ability Points (AP) to enhance their character's skills. Contrary to Gigas, Morbol will not give you other rewards such as accessories. These gifts are signs of victory, serving as trophies commemorating the players' successful overthrow of Morbol.
But it's important to remember that Morbol is not to be handled lightly. Like Clive, this formidable boss possesses special abilities that greatly influence the outcome of battles. These abilities are known as Bad Breath and Wild Rage, two lethal techniques that require meticulous planning and preparation to overcome. In the sections that follow, we'll go into great detail on Morbol's Bad Breath and Wild Rage abilities to make sure you have all the knowledge you need to face this powerful adversary.
How to defeat Morbol
The initial phase of your encounter with Morbol will begin with two fundamental tentacle attacks, both of which can be easily evaded. The first attack involves Morbol sweeping its tentacles sideways, while the second attack entails lifting them up and striking downward in your direction. These attacks from Morbol are characterized by their sluggish and predictable nature, allowing you to employ Precision Dodge as a successful defensive maneuver. Subsequently, you can follow up with a Precision Attack, capitalizing on the opportune moment. Given the expansive size of the swamp area, you have ample room to maneuver, and it is advisable to make full use of this advantage.
Morbol occasionally chooses to sink one of its tentacles into the ground, only to emerge from the water at the exact location where you were standing just a moment earlier. In such cases, it is crucial to quickly sidestep or keep moving in order to avoid being attacked by the developing tentacle. Additionally, Morbol will periodically release Black Goo, a toxin that not only makes you move more slowly but also depletes your health. You need to concentrate your strikes on the boss's sides or rear to completely avoid its mouth in order to prevent getting harmed by this dangerous chemical.
Because Morbol's Bad Breath attack takes a while to charge, you have plenty of time to avoid becoming trapped in its net. Fortunately, this attack has the potential to send you to sleep. Risen Flames (R2 and Square) can be used to do a ton of damage when Morbol begins to activate the lethal ability. A succession of cinematic strikes and evasions will often come after Morbol has been effectively stunned once. Morbol will then try to drag you along with it by bringing water into its mouth when this occurs.
If you carry out these procedures precisely and at the right moment, Morbol will become dazed and open to your subsequent attacks. Morbol's unique ability, Wild Rage, which involves persistent rushing and leaping strikes directed at you twice in quick succession, will start to be used if its health falls below half. As Morbol enters a brief recuperation period after stopping its onslaught, avoid both of these attacks. Profit from Morbol's fleeting vulnerability by taking advantage of this chance to launch a series of attacks.