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5 Best Boss Fights in Final Fantasy XVI

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Final Fantasy XVI has some of the most bombastic fights in the series. This can be seen at every stage of the game. Simply put, every individual boss fight is full of depth and spectacle. This creates unforgettable moments worthy of the quality put into this title. While the boss fights may vary in their mechanics, the level of quality remains the same, outstanding. So, to bring you the best of the best, enjoy our picks for the 5 Best Boss Fights in Final Fantasy XVI.

5. Titan

Starting off our list today of the best boss fights in Final Fantasy XVI, we have the Titan fight. Titan is players' first real taste of what's in store for them later in the game. The Titan fight does a fantastic job of establishing the overall tone and level of gravitas that later fights would have. The fight against Titan is arduous and will take the player quite some time to complete. However, this time hardly seems to matter when the player is being blown away with visual and auditory spectacles during the fight.

Taking place rather early in the game, players will reach this fight when they reach the Into the Darkness quest. In doing so, you will battle Hugo Kupka as they unleash an Eikon of their own. This is great, and the whole fight feels like an absolute masterclass in scale and fight direction. The battle with Titan also takes place over multiple phases, each of which brings its own sense of flair and gravitas to the fight. All in all, if you are looking for one of the best boss fights in Final Fantasy XVI, Titan is just a taste of what's to come.

4. Ifrit

Switching things up quite a bit with our next entry on our list of the best boss fights in Final Fantasy XVI we have Ifrit. The Ifrit battle is special for a number of reasons. Firstly, and perhaps most importantly, it is the first fight that players won't control Clive in. Instead, players will control Joshua, the Phoenix, in order to battle this hellish Eikon. The fight itself does a great job of using not only the environment around our characters but also how they interact with one another. This really ramps up the drama and tension of the fight and makes for a stunning sight.

As far as mechanics go in this fight, players will have to use their evasion skills in order to succeed. This is due to the fact that if players are hit too hard with one of Ifrit's attacks, it could do serious damage. The fight does a great job of pacing as well, with the pace culminating in a nail-biting finish. Added to this is the visual flair of the fires of both the Phoenix and Ifrit themselves. In closing, with fights such as these, it is no wonder it is considered one of the best boss fights in Final Fantasy XVI.

3. Morbol

For our next entry, we have the Morbol boss fight. This boss fight simply stands as one of the best boss fights in all of Final Fantasy XVI. Encountered during the Lost in the Fog quest, the Morbol is actually the first boss you encounter within Final Fantasy XVI. That said, this boss isn't entirely a pushover and has quite a few mechanics that players will have to watch out for. One of the core aspects of this fight is the player's ability to dwindle down Morbol's massive health bar. This is a task that while not too difficult, is fun to accomplish.

So while it might not be the most epic most bombastic fights, its solid design does a great job of instructing newer players. Visually, the fight manages not only to be entertaining, but also informative. This is due to the fact that it shows players the ropes in a way that is fun and exciting. So, it is certainly something that players can look forward to seeing during Final Fantasy XVI. In conclusion, the Morbol fight is a fantastic example of what even early boss fights in Final Fantasy XVI can be.

2. Bahamut

Now, for our next entry, we have a title that fully embraces the over-the-top spectacle of Final Fantasy XVI‘s boss fights. The Bahamut fight is an absolute sight to behold. The different phases of the fight all feel rather distinct from one another. And players can quickly find themselves immersed in the fight. Also, the fight does a great job of having players employ their powers in order to take down Bahamut. As expected of the King of Dragons, Bahamut is no pushover and will require quite a bit of effort on behalf of the player.

The fiery attacks of this dragon do quite a bit of damage, so it is wise for players to dodge them as efficiently as possible. Additionally, the King of Dragons does a fantastic job of standing up to both Ifrit and Phoenix's might. This makes Bahamut one of the more durable enemies in the game, which is fantastic. The fight itself is a visual spectacle that only hints at what's to come later in the game. For these reasons, we consider the Bahamut boss fight one of the best boss fights in Final Fantasy XVI

1. Ultima

Now comes the time for our final entry. For our final entry, we have Ultima. The Ultima boss fight very much lives up to its hype, and is something that simply must be experienced by players. One of the more challenging bosses in the game, Ultima very much punishes the player for their mistakes. This is great, however, and shows that not every Eikonic fight will be a cakewalk. What makes Ultima such an imposing foe is the fact that they will use many of the tricks and moves seen prior to this fight against the player. This rewards the player for paying attention to these mechanics and countering them.

One of the most difficult aspects of the fight itself is finding an opportunity to strike. Knowing when to strike at Ultima is quite possibly, the most difficult part of this fight. This is due to the overwhelming power and defense that Ultima has. Simply put, they leave very few openings for the player to attack. For eagle-eyed players, you can watch Ultima's movements and adapt accordingly. This will ensure you are able to minimize damage to yourself. To close, the Ultima fight is one of the best boss fights in Final Fantasy XVI by a long shot.

So, what's your take on our picks for the 5 Best Boss Fights in Final Fantasy XVI? What are some of your favorite boss fights in Final Fantasy XVI? Let us know over on our socials here or down in the comments below.

Judson Holley is a writer that began his career as a ghostwriter. Returning to the mortal coil  to work among the living. With some of his favorite games being tactical FPS games such as Squad and the Arma series. Although this could not be further from the truth as he enjoys games with deep stories such as the Kingdom Hearts series as well as Jade Empire and The Knights of the Old Republic series. When not attending to his wife, Judson often tends to his cats. He also has a knack for music mainly composing for and playing piano.