Kuja / Necron
The Final Showdown
You have now reached the final battle of Final Fantasy IX - the final showdown against Kuja. Prepare each of your party members with their strongest abilities and make sure to equip them with any equipment or accessories that reduce the damage of all elemental attacks (such as Protect Rings and Ribbons).
Trance Kuja has a number of attacks, mostly magical-based, including Ultima, Holy, Flare and Flare Star. Ultima and Flare Star will hit the entire party. Trance Kuja can also cast Curaga and Reflect on himself - Reflect can be removed using the Dispel spell.
Focus on going all out on damage using your character’s most powerful attacks. There isn’t much in the way of strategy - this fight acts as an equipment and level check to see whether you can out damage Kuja. Use Shock, Flare, Dragon’s Crest, and Dagger’s most powerful Eidolons to bring him down.
There is another short cutscene at the end of the battle.
Boss Battle: Necron
Preparation is everything for this battle due to the number of status effects that Necron can inflict. His moves include:
- Firaga, Blizzaga, Thundaga, Meteor, Holy and Flare
- “Blue Shockwave” which reduces a party member’s HP to 1
- “Neutron Ring” which deals physical damage to all party members
- “Grand Cross” which can inflict all possible status effects to every character at random
- Curaga, Shell and Protect which can all be cast on itself
Don’t go overboard with this fight. Have either Dagger or Eiko (whoever your primary healer is) on standby ready to heal up your party after taking damage and be ready to use Remedy and other healing items as required. Now is the time to make use of all of your most powerful items (Elixirs, for example) and attacks (Shock, Holy, Flare, etc.). Use Quina’s Blue Magic abilities to protect the party if you have Quina in your party.
Continue with the barrage of attacks until you bring him down. Thankfully he doesn’t have too much HP.
And that is the last battle of Final Fantasy IX! Congratulations! You have successfully completed the game.
Included below is a replay of the final cinematic:
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