Stranger Of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin: Tiamat Boss Strategy

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The first elemental demon you will encounter Stranger from Paradise Final Fantasy Origin is Tiamat, a multi-headed, poison-spitting, wind-blowing, and illuminating dragon. Sounds tough, right? In fact, she’s so badass that beating her will take you longer than saying that first sentence out loud.

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Tiamat is a tricky foe thanks to its fast hits, ability to fill the battle arena very quickly, and high Break Gauge damage. His self-healing skills and auto-targeting laser attacks in phase two make for an absolutely infuriating battle.


No worries, though, this guide will show you how to defeat Tiamat in Stranger of Paradise.

Where is Tiama?


As a wind demon, Tiamat is found in the flying fortress. She will be in the last room of Crystal Mirage during the main mission: memories of wind. You can also find this boss during the side mission: Ebon Memories: The Tragic Cynic.

Right before the Tiamat fight, there’s a bunch of cubes like with all the other bosses. Recover all your HP and MP and let’s move on to the last equipment collected in the Flying Fortress.

Preparations before the battle

Tiamat tips in Stranger of Paradise - Final Fantasy Origin

You’re in for a long battle, so you’ll definitely want to set up healing and detox strategies.

Healing strategy

Tiamat recovers health by regenerating when HP is 50% or less. Since this one tends to be a long-term battle, it’s a good idea to prepare some means of recovery in addition to the potions.

HP Recovery means The description
Healing (White Mage) Restores minor HP to one or all allies.
Raise (White Mage) Revive fallen allies.
Regen (White Mage / Red Mage) Recover HP and recharge your Break Gauge at the cost of MP.
Focus (monk) Recover HP and recharge your Break Gauge at the cost of MP.
Battle Cry (Warrior) Gradually recover HP over a period of time.

Detox strategy

Tiamat performs a deadly poison attack. If you are poisoned and have no means of detox, things will go wrong, so make sure you get some detox just in case.

Detox means The description
Chakra (monk) Heals and then increases the player’s resistance to status ailments.
Purifying Light (Paladin) Grants immunity to all status effects.

Tiamat’s weakness is ice cream. If you configure a weapon with an ice attribute as a special effect or a job with access to ice such as Mage, you will deal a lot of damage. She is also weak to slash damage.especially on his necks.

Tiamat Boss Battle Phase One

Tiamat Phase 1 in Stranger of Paradise - Final Fantasy Origin
Attack name The description Counter attack
Storm She leaps back and fires four bursts of wind-based energy. Dodge or block.
poisonous gas It deals Poison damage and can inflict a status ailment if the effect stacks. Move away from the poisoned area.
Macro burst It blasts green wind or purple poison energy forward and then spreads upward. The farther you are, the better.
Breath It shoots a beam of energy downwards dealing damage to those nearby. Dodge or block.
Tornado She releases a giant ball of wind energy. Dodge your way out of this area.
Tri-tornado She unleashes three tornadoes aimed at players. Dodge to the side until the attack is complete.
tail swipe She swings her tail to hit enemies from behind. Maybe one or two hits. Stay away and dodge when possible.

First half strategy

  • Knowing when to attack and when to parry is key to surviving combat with Tiamat. You can usually only connect a few hits before you have to parry or dodge. If she’s using Breath and you’re very close to her, that’s your biggest chance of getting a combo skill.
  • Some of her attacks can be absorbed and used against her, however, Thunderbolt, Poison Gas and Tempest deal little damage so should not be prioritized.
  • Make sure to hit her in the head (one of them, of course). Each of his heads has a unique hitbox and large weapons and AoE assaults do continuous damage to their health bars.
  • Be on the lookout when Tiamat is not in front of you or when his attention is drawn to Jed and Ash, because that’s the perfect time to land a few punches before you feel like you’re away. You can press the directional buttons to make one of your teammates get their attention more successfully.
  • Consider using long-range weapons or attacks, as getting too close to her is risky. You can also take advantage of the moments when she lowers her head after her big attacks, exposing her neck. Again, long range weapons are best as they help avoid getting too close to her. If you think you won’t be able to complete the attack in time, don’t take the risk and back off.

Tiamat Boss Battle Phase Two

Tiamat Phase 2 in Stranger of Paradise - Final Fantasy Origin
Attack name The description Counter attack
Tri-disaster She gets on all fours and releases a beam of energy with her heads. Run to one side.
Gust of wind She fires a fast wind bullet. Dodge.
Lightning It hits two lightning bolts right in front of you. Stay put or absorb with Soul Shield.
Regenerate She regenerates her health to fill up to half of her HP. n / A

Second half strategy

During phase 2, things can go wrong. Quickly. Tiamat always uses Regenerate when low and recovers quickly for its maximum HP – 50% of full bar. The speed at which she recovers makes it quite difficult to deal damage.

Don’t give up just yet, though. Keep depleting his break gauge by constantly attacking him. Use Jed and Ash as decoys to distract her while you deal damage to her exposed neck. When Tiamat’s HP is below 50%, she will be amputated every time she takes a certain amount of neck damage. The longer you amputate your neck, the weaker Tiamat’s attack will be, so play aggressively.

Tiamat can only be defeated with soul blast. Other bosses will automatically generate a Soul Burst if their physical strength is depleted, but to beat it you need to empty your burst gauge, so use this skill effectively. Try using Light Bringer to lower its burst limit.

It may take several tries, but eventually you’ll be able to wear it down enough to trigger a Soul Burst. Don’t let its constant regeneration get you down.

Best team compositions

Your ideal team for this fight is Jed and Ash. You can trigger their resonance states while keeping a safe distance from Tiamat. This strategy will prove to be the best to persuade Tiamat to show off her moves. While your comrades act as decoys and train him, you can study his attacks and deal damage when the opportunity arises.

The safest bet is to enter a battle with a Long range approach. It’s a great idea to equip a job which allows you to use a long-range weapon; i.e. Ronin, Samurai, Marauder or Swordsman. Don’t throw away short range fight entirely, however, as attacking Tiamat’s back can also be a fantastic offensive strategy.

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