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Pray to the Guardian that you don't fight more than one Fiend at a time... because it IS possible. If you DO encounter two or more at once... good luck.

- The last words of one brave adventurer, before being shortly done in by a Scythe attack.

Fiend (Japanese: 死神 Shinigami; Grim Reaper) is an Imp-type monster that first appeared in a chest trap in Bigg Forest and then appears randomly starting at Lotus Lake. It resembles a reaper shrouded in red mist.

Fiends are extremely notorious due to its high Speed, resistance to magic, and its scythe, which deals exactly 999 damage.

A stronger variant appears in late game stages called the Terror Fiend.

Appearance

Being a variant of an Imp, Fiends have the pointy pompadour hairstyle and long robe covering their bodies. Unlike other Imps, however, Fiends wield scythes instead of any spear or pitchfork, their robes appear to be tattered, they have red mist emanating from their bodies and Fiends are always depicted with one Mii eye that is mostly black except for the iris, which is red in color. Notably, the only other enemy that shares similar features is the Terror Fiend.

Actions

Action name Description
Attack The Fiend hits a Mii with its actual scythe, dealing damage.

It doesn't use this often.

Scythe The Fiend's infamous 999 damage slice move. Only a shield can block the damage.

Enemy Statistics

Fiend
Image HP Attack Defense Magic Speed Locations Encountered
Fiend Enemy 100 30 30 10000 10000

Battle tip

Fiends are physically weak, but are resistant to magic. Before engaging in battle, pick a physical attacker (the best possible Mii) to put in the Safe Spot. Immediately after the Fiend(s) have made their move, pull that Mii out and they will target the Fiend. If the main protagonist is still standing after the first move, have them focus on a Fiend (turn off autobattle first) and have the rest of the party follow.

Surviving the scythe

It is possible for a Mii to be hit by a Fiend’s infamous Scythe attack and still live to tell the tale, however it only occurs in very specific scenarios that most players won’t reach in normal gameplay:

  1. The Mii the Fiend is attacking must be protected by two other Miis who use Sacrifice III (meaning that the Mii being attacked must have a minimum relationship level of 77 with both Mii characters).
  2. The protecting Mii characters must both be at level 50.
  3. The protecting Mii characters must both have maxed out stat upgrades from grub for both Defense and Magic.
  4. The protecting Mii characters may also require gear that provides a good deal of Defense.

If all of these conditions have been properly met, the two protecting Mii characters will share the pain and be left with a small amount of HP left, though still standing nonetheless.

Trivia

  • As its Japanese name suggests, the Fiend's ragged cloak, deadly nature, and scythe are inspired by the Grim Reaper.
  • Fiends and Terror Fiends deal the most damage in the entire game when using the Scythe action, not counting attacks with modified damage (like from stat buffs/debuffs) and combos from assists.
  • Fiend and its stronger variant are the only monsters that use the same type of Mii eye every time they appear. They are also the only creatures to possess a red eye outside of Miis affected by the "evil" status condition.
    • Fiend is coded to use the "spite" expression in battle. This is the same expression used by heroes when their heart is dipped in darkness by an enemy such as Naughty Imp. A Fiend reverts to the "normal" expression when it uses its regular attack or is defeated, which is why its eye turns normal.
  • When a Fiend is killed, the eye that flies away is normal-colored. When it uses its normal attack and has the "distracted" status condition its eye is normal-colored too.
  • Fiends are just as susceptible to Bat Tornado as their Terror forms, but the player won't have access to it for a long time when Fiends are first met.
  • The amount of Gold and Experience Points a Fiend drops are both 66. 66(6) is the Devil's number.

Gallery

See also

MenuBookIconEnemyMonsters
Greenhorne
Monsters

Rock Moth - Goblin - Cumulus - Banshee - Apple Jelly - Mole - Poison Moth - Mars Mii Trap - Lightning Cloud - Nose Rock - Imp - Naughty Imp - Mage Goblin - Mouse

Bosses

Mini "Sassy Child" Slime - Butterfly "Carefree Guide" - Rocky "Sarcastic Guy" - "Lovey-Dovey Woman" Mouse - Imp "Cheery Granny" - "King" Golem - Griffin - General "Princess" - Wild Mouse

Neksdor
Monsters

Scaredy Scorpion - Scary Scorpion - Cacti Stack - Griffin - Goblin - Lady Mural - Cumulus - Cactus Ball - Evil Mole - Green Snurp - Jade Butterfly - Venus Mii Trap - Blue Cobra - Man Mural - Yellow Cobra - Red Goblin - Fossil - Lizard Fossil - Hermit Crab Fossil - Mummy - Hieroglyph - Rock Face

Bosses

Minotaur - Kind Golem - "Prickly Husband" Cobra - "Desert Celebrity" - "Dancing Guide" - "Shady Merchant Daughter" Blade - "Shady Merchant Father" Shield - Pharaoh "Genie"

Realm of the Fey
Monsters

Pom - Pom Pom - Pom Pom Pom - Twerkey - Mouthy Tomato - Forest Goblin - Green Snurp - Owlet - Spring Breeze - Snail - Lureshroom - Demon Spider - Hobgoblin - Bansheevil - Banana Mii Trap - Kind Golem - Tadman - Fiend

Bosses

Arachno"Middle Fab Fairy" - "Eldest Fab Fairy" Owl - Tomato Bros - Butterfly "Scaredy Cat" - "Mischievous Witch" Slime - "Youngest Fab Fairy" Frog

Karkaton
Monsters

Skulleton - Mage Goblin - Dark Griffin - Fiend - Hobgoblin - Bomb - Burning Mummy - Spring Breeze - Imp - Naughty Imp - Clever Imp - Gold Butterfly - Bansheevil - Silver Cobra - Flaming Wind - Blue Minotaur

Bosses

Magma "Teammate" Slime - Paincloud "Teammate" - Burning "Teammate" Golem - Cerberus - "Teammate" Demon - Study of "Teammate" - "Teammate" Armor - Dragon - Dark Lord

Powdered Peaks
Monsters

Pengy - Clever Imp - Snowman - Blue Minotaur - Ice Maiden - Peach Jelly - Water Snurp - Brave Mole - Snow Griffin

Bosses

Yeti - Ice Queen "Traveler's Friend"

Peculia
Monsters

Running Nose - Bread - Slorm - Donnut Touchshroom - Peach Jelly - Fiend - Cactus Cool - Silver Glyph - Lizardman - Cursed Armor - Rare Snurp - Gold Snurp - Twerpea

Bosses

Hamburger - "Traveler" Woof-o'-the-Wisp - Pop-up Puppet

Nimbus
Monsters

Mecha Goblin - Mecha Skulleton - Lizardman - Aging Robot - Robo-Pengy - Healing Cloud - Metal Scorpion

Bosses

"Friend from Nimbus" UFO - Robo "Traveler"

The Sky Scraper
Monsters

Banana Mii Trap - Orochi - Fire Demon - Crystal - Purple Crystal - UFO - Banshee Brainbox - Pop - Death Butterfly - I, Medusa - Wizened Owl - Hobgoblin Bully - Blue Snail - Dangerous Bomb - Tarantula - Doom Shield - Doom Sword - Rich Snurp - Terror Fiend

Bosses

"Ex-Dark Lord", Phantom of Evil - Strong "King" Golem - Gold General "Princess" - Pharaoh "Genie" II - "Fab Fairy"pole - Red "Youngest Fab Fairy" Frog

Otherworld
Monsters

Space Goblin - Meteorite - Alien - Green Snurp - Water Snurp - Tasty Snurp - Gold Snurp - Rare Snurp - Very Rare Snurp

Bosses

The Darker Lord

Galados Isle
Monsters

Pufferpole - Blue Lizardman - Snapperpole - Twergull - Lion Snail - Pop Pop Pop - Rich Snurp - Clever Running Nose - Giant UFO - Purple Woof-o'-the-Wisp - Black Harpy - Ham Sandwich - Devilish Skulleton

Bosses

Red Dragon - Red Orochi - Replica Dark Lord