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This is pretty easy. Head to the Opera House, found on the southwest portion of the southwestern continent; south of Jidoor and west of Maranda. Some good ideas before the fight include Float pre-fight and Gaia Gear. Having some Water/Wind-based is good, too. And, of course, save before entering the building.

Opera House

Once inside, speak with the Impresario and he’ll speak of the dragon. As you head northeast to the switch room, notice how that the orchestra is playing despite a dragon being mere feet from them. It’s odd; maybe the Impresario was in the middle of some odd satanic sacrificial ritual before we arrived?

Continue into the switch room, questions unanswered (and upside-down pentagrams unfound), and trigger the second switch from the right to start a fight with the dragon itself.

Earth Dragon

The Dirt Dragon – erm, EARTH Dragon can use a basic attack, Honed Tusk (which is about five times as powerful), Quake, Landslide, Magnitude 8, and 50 Gs (which will cancel Float). Honed Tusk will often appear as a counterattack.

Begin the fight with the usual – Kirin, Fenrir, and Hastega will settle defense. Bismarck and Leviathan are good fill-in Espers for offense. Your offense probably can’t consist of Wind/Aero or Water spells unless you bring along Strago, which I myself didn’t. Flood is a possible spell, though probably not taught yet. Then again, it all depends.

Not like it matters all that much. Casting Sleep and Slow on the beast will circumvent damage for a fair while. Beyond that, spells are the best for this, to prevent reawakening. Pretty much any will work – Ultima, Flare, and Flood are my preferences; if you have Strago, think of Aero; Shadow, Water Scrolls; Mog, Water Rondo or Wind Rhapsody.

Float is a must here so you can avoid the nasty earth attacks. With this, the fight becomes laughable allowing you to focus on powerful attacks like Tempest.

Yep, that’s it.

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  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms,
    Android, iOS, PC, PS1, Wii
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  • Guide Release
    2 July 2014
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Daniel Chaviers

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Join the fight against Kefka, a maniacal, crazy, clown lookalike (who is scarier than that sounds), as he attempts to bring the world to ruin. You take control of a multitude of very colorful characters (including a little girl with a paintbrush!) all of whom are joined together by fate, united by their mutual hatred of Kefka and the Empire. Final Fantasy VI is a vibrant, hilarious world and one of the most loved games of the series due to its excellent writing and complex battle system.

Our guide offers full assistance in your journey through the world including:

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  • All side quests from the Cultists’ Tower to how to acquire Lores for Strago.

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