With the upcoming 3.4 patch for FFXIV: Heavensward and the newest member of the Warring Triad, Sophia the Goddess, let’s take a closer look at FFVI and FFXIV’s iconic deity bosses.
The Warring Triad
Three gods descended from the heavens, and in a struggle for power and fear of each other, a war ensued. After realizing the chaos they caused, the three gods decided to turn themselves to stone, their last words being:
Never must we be awoken.
Thousands of year later, the Emperor Gestahl and his court mage, Kefka, use the power of the Warring Triad to control anyone who opposed the Gestahl Empire. The player defeats the Warring Triad in Kefka’s Tower, and Kefka’s power source is cut off.
The Warring Triad were bound by the Allagan Empire in Azys Lla to harness their power and develop advanced technology. Archbishop Thordan wanted to utilize this power to become the god-king of Eorzea, but is defeated by the Warrior of Light.
The statues that currently stand in Azys Lla change each patch, showing their wear over time.
The Fiend from FFVI was also known as Doom, and was the boss of the Factory section of Kefka’s Tower.
The first Warring Triad enemy brought to FFXIV was Sephirot the Fiend, who was introduced in patch 3.2.
I am the end and the beginning! By my touch shall your wretched lives be blessed! -Sephirot
Sephirot’s origins lie in a tree-like race who created him to protect them from the Allagan Empire. However, he was captured and held in Azys Lla, where after careful studying, Allagans were able to use his powers of growth to create bio-engineered creatures.
The Goddess is the boss of the Palace section of Kefka’s Tower. Even though Goddess has the lowest HP of the three members, she is arguably the most difficult fight due to her disruptive kit and status afflicting spells.
The second member of the Warring Triad, The Goddess was worshiped by the Meracydian nation. She currently is held captive inside the Containment Bay P1T6, where the Warrior of Light can look forward to battling her.
… After five thousand years of imprisonment, her failed plans for vengeance once more threaten to come to fruition. Defeat the wakened thralls and slay the stirring Goddess, lest her divine “balance” bring all the world to equal ruin!
The Demon was the outside area boss of the Warring Triad in FFVI, and was also known as Poltrgeist.
Besides the status in Azys Lla, FFXIV fans don’t know much about his appearance or representation in the game.
Needless to say, FFXIV has done a great job with connecting to the game’s predecessors, keeping old-school fans hyped for upcoming content to bring out that nostalgic charm.
Lore and background info pulled from the Final Fantasy Wikia and are copyright their respectful owners.