Final Fantasy 16: How to Defeat Republican War Panther

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Final Fantasy 16: How to Defeat Republican War Panther

Republican War Panther is a boss in Final Fantasy 16 that players will encounter during the main mission “Cid the Outlaw”, after defeating Typhon. Unlike other main missions, this is the only boss you need to defeat in this mission. To be able to get the better of Republican War Panther, we advise you, as usual, to have a very good strategy. In this article, we will give you some useful tips that you can follow in order to emerge victorious from this clash.


Location, rewards, and abilities

As already mentioned at the beginning of this article, the Republican War Panther is a boss that you will encounter during the main mission “Cid the Outlaw”, in the Dhalmekian Republic area. Once this boss is defeated, players will have access to some very useful rewards to continue their adventure: 840 XP, 180 AP, and 3000 Gil, as well as items such as Steelsilk, Meteorite, Bloody Hide, and Lightning Shard.

However, as usual, we advise you not to take this boss lightly, as he is able to put you in difficulty if you do not follow the right strategy and throw yourself headlong into the fight. You will need to be quick in both thought and movement, so as not to be overwhelmed by his moves and abilities. In fact, we remind you that even the boss Republican War Panther has at his disposal a special ability (Savage) that he can use in combat.

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How to defeat Republican War Panther

Compared to the other bosses you will encounter during your adventure in Final Fantasy 16, Republican War Panther is one of the simplest ones to defeat, but that doesn't mean that you don't need to adopt the right strategy, as it can still be able to put you in difficulty. His basic attacks consist of leaping, doing a 360-degree circle attack, and swiping his paw. To be able to recognize these attacks, all you need is to observe his paws: when he is ready to attack, Republican War Panther will lift its paws. The best strategy to use against these attacks is to have good reflexes and be prepared to dodge them.

To make the fight against Republican War Panther as easy as possible, we recommend that you make use of Ramuh's special abilities, since you will have already unlocked him at this point in the story. This way, you'll be able to use the Thunderstorm ability to call down a powerful storm in case the boss is far away from you, or you can use the Pile Drive ability to electrify the section of the ground around you in case Republican War Panther wants to attack you from behind.

Also, be warned that Republican War Panther will often start circling you before launching his attacks, so we recommend using this time frame to launch your long-range attacks to deal damage to him and get ready to dodge his blows once he gets close. This way, you'll be able to adopt the right strategy to defeat this boss and proceed with your adventure.

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Republican War Panther's ability

Republican War Panther, unlike other bosses we've already covered, doesn't have a large arsenal of special abilities to use during combat. In addition to his basic attacks, which as we have already said are all quite easy to avoid, he will leverage the use of his special ability Savage which, also in this case, will not be as dangerous as those of other bosses, but it is still the right norm be able to avoid it, so as not to suffer damage.

The Savage ability just lets Republican War Panther pounce at you twice in a row. In case you are hit by this skill, as already mentioned, you don't have to worry much, as it will inflict a very low amount of damage. So unless you have very little life left, he won't be able to kill you with this ability. An important thing to keep in mind about this ability is the fact that you only have to cast your counterattack once Republican War Panther will pounce at you for the second time, as this ability can't be interrupted and therefore it would be useless to attack Before.

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Final Fantasy 16: How to Defeat Republican War Panther
Diana D'Estefano
Diana has been a huge fan of video games since she was a child. She started her "career" with Nintendo and then moved on to other platforms as well. Although she is a big fan of horror games, she plays almost all genres fearlessly. She writes news, reviews, guides, and features about both AAA and indie games.