Even with Decoy, Reverse, and Bubble on Vaan/Basch (my tanks, equipped with Masamune, Magepower Shishak, Maximillian, and Genji Gloves), this thing is still near-impossible to take down. Did I mention my party's all around level 74? Yeah, there's that. At the lower part of half health (close to HP Critical), literally the most you can do is take down one bar before having to retreat to the Save Crystal.
Needless to say, this fight takes some time. Still have no idea how you could accomplish it in a single day; not sure I want to know.
I may have to use the "Stone-Zodiark" strategy* once I get it down into HP Critical, might be the only way to damage it since I'll probably spend all my time reviving my party.
*The final Esper, Zodiark, has the most powerful cinematic attack in the game, dealing 50,000 damage regardless of defense to its target. On Yiazmat, it's 35,000. This ability can be activated immediately by casting "Break" on the summoner, since Zodiark will use Final Eclipse immediately if the summoner is under the "Petrify" status.
Anyway, amazing detail on him, totally sums up the sheer ferocity and dominance I've come to associate with this guy. Still can't believe that massive thing jutting out of the even bigger ring is just his friggin' HORN! o_O
holyyyyy shiiiiii... I totally missed playing this game. I have a confession to make: I never beat this guy, BUT, I can still have a go with him although my skill would be VERY rusty indeed Amazing take you did, first time I have ever seen a piece dedicated to this scary guy!
Yeah, i still have it, but waiting for HD edition if they will ever release it And Yiazmat is not the hardest boss in game (this is Omega, in my opinion), just very fat and rough Thanks! I am glad you like it) And i a still waiting for someone, who will be brave enough to try to draw Yiazmat better, than i do
WOW!!!!!!!!It's fantastic!!!! *.* ahhahaha your draw remember me three things: 1 An EVA that break an angel's AT Field 2 The Lagunarock!!!! 3 The scene in FFVIII when the Lagunarock enter into the Lunatic Pandora XD
I just beat him yesterday (it's my second try -- but took days or maybe weeks as I came back some hours every few days, lol).
I have to say I kinda despised Yiazmat before I beat him (Like, okay I had a bad strategy -- as at first, I just thought to test a fight with him, but I endured until 4 or 3 millions of his HP left. But there, I was stuck with reviving my party members; what with him growing more deadly than before. Upset, I left the game for days).
I changed strategy, and after I vanquished him, I felt like I just won a great battle. Feel so proud~ haha. In the end though, looking back at it, it's a real fun thing to fight Yiazmat. Makes me wanna try again. XD (Gotta love Infuse, Berserk, Reverse, Decoy and Dark Matter. )
The only thing's left for me is Omega Mark XII. Not too thrilled to try him as I really hate the Great Crystal with passion. >_< (The maps are confusing me).
First time i've fought him without any guides or strategies. I just come to colosseum, find this HUGE thing with 50 HP bars and turn around, running as far as i can
Then, after some hours of grind, i returned to beat this guy. Maaan, it took about a hour to clear one bar... And then i thinked, maybe it would be a better idea to retreat and heal a bit. And i run away, healed all my party... So Yiazmat do.
HE IS FCKING HEALED HIMSELF!
And then... I forget about him until i reached level 90-99 for all group members
And congratulations to you! Achievment unlocked, well done)))
Omega is much more easier... And faster for sure) Reverse is the key
I only stood for three minutes top in my first try. Came again after leveling up, and basically just using Reverse as my main 'weapon' (no strategies whatsoever) until I chopped off 46-ish million of its HP (I even spent two million gil because Reverse needed to be casted over and over -- this battle's also an excuse to waste those unneeded gil actually. )
The last fight before I beat him, I was in 12th stage -- that's how much times I ran away to the save crystal to 'take a breath'. Yeah, pissed me off greatly when I saw him healing itself quite rapidly after I ran away. =_= That's why I ran out of Ridorana Cataract altogether; boarded the Strahl and went to Westernsand usually to revive and buff my party again. (Just in case it'd heal itself too if I stayed in Ridorana crystal too long. >_<)
Thing would be much easier for us all if there's some accessory or armor that grant Reverse status, yes? haha. But seriously Bravery + Haste + Infuse + Berserk + Masamune on Vaan/Balthier/Basch speed the battle real quickly~ The amount of combos they made with Infuse were amazing.
Really, here I thought Omega's harder than Yiazmat. *I just hate Great Crystal that much, ) Maybe I'll give it a shot later.
You're welcome. I see this as a reminder that I've fought Yiazmat and won~
You think sephiroth has a lot of hp? You thought wrong, Yiazmat from Final Fantasy 12 has much more than sephiroth, did you know how long it took me to beat this boss? 4 hours. FOUR F***ING HOURS!!! --joshscorcher
the amount of times he killed me.... ¬¬ even with the book AND the strongest weapon in the game (forgot what its called) it took me bloody ages.... NAGGHHHHH!!!! awesome picture though! amazing!!!! (both thumbs up!)
Whatever the reason, not many folks who were working on XII were pleased with that
Sadly enough, the only reason Yiazmat was even included in XII was as an insult/revenge on the guy. Sort of lame in my opinion, since 1: The man made some really amazing stories and games, and 2: The dragon himself is amazing.
Aww potions used to work in real life. But ever since Shinryu visited our world and stole the crystals because we were being naughty, nothing ever worked. That's why we invented science.
We could only hope that he has a grip on his sanity when he takes his first breath in our world. We don't need a dragon that can withstand an ICBM blast on the loose (At 52,000,000 and much higher than Safer Sephiroth or Orphan he would damn well be able to survive one!)