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FAQ/Walkthrough by Berserker
Version: 2.5 | Updated: 06/27/08 | Printable Version

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Version 2.5
Last updated: June 27, 2008
Authored by: Berserker
Email: berserker_kev @ yahoo.com
Homepage: http://www.berserkersblog.blogspot.com
This document Copyright 2006 - 2009 Kevin Hall (Berserker)
Final Fantasy XII Copyright 2006 Square-Enix.
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Section I:
[IN00]

Introduction

Section II:
[BS00]

Basics

- Gambits

[BS01]

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- Quickenings

[BS02]

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- Status Effects/Enhancements/Nihopalaoa Effects . . . . . . . . .

[BS03]

- Espers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

[BS04]

- Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

[BS05]

Section III:
[WT00]

Walkthrough . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

- Part I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

[WT01]

-- Rabanastre . . . .
-- Dalmasca Estersand
-- Lowtown . . . . .
-- Giza Plains . . .
- Part II . . . . . . . .

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[PI1]
[PI2]
[PI3]
[PI4]
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-- Garamsythe Waterway . . .
-- Royal Palace of Rabanastre
-- Garamsythe Waterway . . .
- Part III . . . . . . . . . . . .

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[PII1]
[PII2]
[PII3]
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[WT02]

[WT03]

-- Nalbina Dungeons
-- Barheim Passage
-- Rabanastre . . .
-- Bhujerba . . . .
-- Lhusu Mines . .
- Part IV . . . . . . .

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[PIII1]
[PIII2]
[PIII3]
[PIII4]
[PIII5]
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-- Dreadnought Leviathan
-- Ogir-Yensa Sandsea . .
-- Nam-Yensa Sandsea . .
-- Tomb of Raithwall . .
- Part V . . . . . . . . . . .

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[PIV4]
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[PV1]
[PV2]
[PV3]
[PV4]
[PV5]
[PV6]
[PV7]
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[PV9]
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[PV11]

[WT04]

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[WT05]

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Giza Plains . . . .
Ozmone Plains . . .
Jahara . . . . . . .
Golmore Jungle . . .
Eruyt Village . . .
Henne Mines . . . .
Golmore Jungle . . .
Mount Bur-Omisace .
Paramina Rift . . .
Stilshine of Miriam
Mount Bur-Omisace .

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[WT06]

[WT07]

[WT08]

- Part VI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Nalbina Fortress . .
Mosphoran Highwaste
The Salikawood . . .
The Phon Coast . . .
Tchita Uplands . . .
Sochen Cave Palace .
Old Archades . . . .
The Imperial City of
Draklor Laboratory .
VII . . . . . . . .

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[PVI1]
[PVI2]
[PVI3]
[PVI4]
[PVI5]
[PVI6]
[PVI7]
[PVI8]
[PVI9]
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Balfonheim Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Golmore Jungle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Feywood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Ancient City of Giruvegan . . . . . . . .
The Great Crystal . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Ancient City of Giruvegan . . . . . . . .
Balfonheim Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ridorana Cataract . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Pharos at Ridorana . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pharos / First Ascent - Horizon of First Light
Pharos / Second Ascent - Reach of Diamond Law
Pharos / Third Ascent - Mete of Dynasty . . .
VIII . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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[PVII1]
[PVII2]
[PVII3]
[PVII4]
[PVII5]
[PVII6]
[PVII7]
[PVII8]
[PVII9]
[PVII10]
[PVII11]
[PVII12]
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[SQ03]
[SQ04]
[SQ05]
[SQ06]
[SQ07]
[SQ08]
[SQ09]
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[SQ11]
[SQ12]

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- The Zodiac Spear


[SQ02]

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-- Balfonheim Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [PVIII1]


-- Sky Fortress Bahamut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [PVIII2]

Section IV:
[SQ00]
[SQ01]

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- Ktjn the Viera

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- Pilika's Diary

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- Sunstone Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
- The Lost Cactoid

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- Bottles of Spirits

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- Patient in the Estersand


- July, the Archades Spy

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- Terror in the Westersand

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- Dating Service

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- Necrohol of Nabudis & Nabreus Deadlands . . . . . . . . . . . .


- Ann's Letter

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[SQ13]
[SQ14]
[SQ15]
[SQ16]
[SQ17]
[SQ18]
[SQ19]
[SQ20]
[SQ21]
[SE00]

[HT00]

- Cockatrice Quest

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- To Hell and Back Again


- Jovy's Story

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- The Hunt Club/Rare Monster List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


- Fishing at South Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
- The Omega Mark
- Urutan Eater

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- Secret Hunt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
- Mysterious Package

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- Secret Espers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
-- Adrammelech, the Wroth . . .
-- Zalera, the Death Seraph . .
-- Cchulainn, the Impure . . .
-- Exodus, the Judge-Sal . . .
-- Zeromus, the Condemner . . .
-- Chaos, Walker of the Wheel .
-- Ultima, the High Seraph . .
-- Zodiark, Keeper of Precepts
- Hunts . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Red & Rotten In the Desert .


Wolf in the Waste . . . . .
Dalmasca's Desert Bloom . .
Waterway Haunting . . . . .
Marauder in the Mines . . .
Lost in the Pudding . . . .
For Whom the Wyrm Tolls . .
A Scream from the Sky . . .
A Tingling Toast . . . . . .
The Defense of Ozmone Plain
A Ring in the Rain . . . . .
The Dead Ought Sleep Forever
Befoulment of the Beast . .
A Chase Through the Woods .
The Mind Flayer . . . . . .
The Deserter's Revenge . . .
Trouble in the Hills . . . .
Adding Insult to Injury . .
Rodeo to the Death . . . . .
Shelled Obstruction . . . .
Get My Stuff Back! . . . . .
Old Legend, Decaying Bonds .
The Things We Do... . . . .
The Creature Collector . . .
Dead City Watch . . . . . .
Visitor on Deck . . . . . .
The Child Snatcher . . . . .

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[SE01]
[SE02]
[SE03]
[SE04]
[SE05]
[SE06]
[SE07]
[SE08]
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[HT01]
[HT02]
[HT03]
[HT04]
[HT05]
[HT06]
[HT07]
[HT08]
[HT09]
[HT10]
[HT11]
[HT12]
[HT13]
[HT14]
[HT15]
[HT16]
[HT17]
[HT18]
[HT19]
[HT20]
[HT21]
[HT22]
[HT23]
[HT24]
[HT25]
[HT26]
[HT27]

-- The Black Sorceror . .


-- A Wild Stench . . . .
-- Paying For the Past .
-- Wyrm Wrath's Renewal .
-- Who's the Strongest!?
- Elite Hunts . . . . . . . .
[EH00]

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Section
[LS00]
[BE00]

[SK00]
[WE00]

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[HT28]
[HT29]
[HT30]
[HT31]
[HT32]
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Little Love on the Big Plains


The Cry of Its Power . . . . .
Crime and Punishment . . . . .
Paradise Risen . . . . . . . .
Paramina Run . . . . . . . . .
Antlion Infestation . . . . .
A Carrot Stalk . . . . . . . .
Battle on the Big Bridge . . .
A Dark Rumor . . . . . . . . .
Truth Shrouded in Mist . . . .
Fishy Dreams . . . . . . . . .
God or Devil? . . . . . . . .
Farewell to a Legend . . . . .

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[HT33]
[HT34]
[HT35]
[HT36]
[HT37]
[HT38]
[HT39]
[HT40]
[HT41]
[HT42]
[HT43]
[HT44]
[HT45]

Lists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

- Bestiary

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-- In-game Bestiary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [IB00]


-- Normal Enemy Bestiary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [NE00]
- Sky Pirate's Den . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
- Weapons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

[SH00]
UPDATE [AR00]
[AC00]
[MA00]
[TE00]
[BI00]

Shields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Armor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Magicks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tecknicks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bazaar Items

Section VI:
[EE00]

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Everything Else . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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\ / | | | | |
INTRODUCTION
| \ / | | | |
/ \ | | | | |
[IN00]
| / \ | | | |
/_/\_\___|___| \==============================================/ /_/\_\___|___|
The land of Ivalice. The city of Rabanastre. In the midst of the happy
occasion of Lady Ashe of the Kingdom of Dalmasca and Lord Rasler of the
Kindgom

of Nabradia's wedding, Nabudis, the capital of Nabradia, falls to the


Archadian
empire in their quest for dominance. Out of fear that Dalmasca is next, King
Raminas sends Basch and Lord Rasler to lead a defense force at the fortress of
Nalbina. Lord Rasler falls in combat and is mortally wounded. Rasler is
carried back to Dalmasca and laid to rest along with the hope of the
surrounding region. King Raminas gives in to the demands of the Archadian
army
and travels to Nalbina to sign a treaty.
And so a brand new chapter of Final Fantasy opens as you take control of a
young soldier named Reks, and move onward to a group of freedom fighters that
will help to decide the fate of Dalmasca and of the Archadian empire itself.
A
story full of power-hungry betrayal, tragedy, honor, and revenge is about to
revolve around a princess that has lost her kingdom but is still trying to
find
the means to restore it. What aid will she seek to satisfy her goals? Does
she only fight for revenge? What drives her? Will she be content with her
decision? All those questions will be answered as she journies the world of
Ivalice with her newfound companions.
Hello and welcome to my Final Fantasy XII guide. This guide provides a full
walkthrough of the main story along with every side quest pointed out to the
reader during the main walkthrough for your convenience. The guide is still
lacking in some areas and I'll get to those sections in future updates
sometimes down the road. Oh, and those updates will come in due time. There
is one major reason why I do not consider this guide complete and probably
never will - that reason being:
I am never satisfied.
This is my first time writing a guide for an RPG, so please let me know what
you think. I would love to have some feedback on how I am doing! Feel free
to
email me about any question that you may have but be sure to look over the
guide before you email me - remember that Ctrl + F is your friend.
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* I still continue to receive a bunch of emails about this guide daily, so
*
* don't take any offense if I don't manage to get back to you. I try to
*
* reply to all emails, but I do let some creep down into my inbox at times
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* while taking slight breaks.
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BASICS
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[BS00]
| / \ | | | |
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* Most of the basic information is in the walkthrough for the time being,
except for Quickenings. All of the basic information will be listed here on a
later date with plenty of detail.
----------[BS01]

- Gambits -----------

Gambits are sets of commands that can be bought from gambit sellers in the
game. These will allow you to configure the way your party members will react
in certain situations or while fighting enemies. Below is a small list of
gambits that I find useful for each particular situation.
Support Gambits
HP Healing
[a] Ally: any
(>) Phoenix Down, Raise, Arise,
[b] Ally < 50%
(>) Cure, Cura, Curaga, Curaja, Hi-Potion
[c] Ally: status = HP Critical (>) X-Potion
[a] A revive spell or item should be first on your list of Healing gambits. A
Phoenix Down is nearly instant but the spells will restore an ally with more
health than an item usually. A Phoenix Down is really good to use when you
have Larsa with you since he will cure the newly restored member. In some
fights it pays to have a backup Phoenix Down gambit even if you already have
an
Arise gambit just in case a party member run out of HP.
[b] 50% is the best range to have for setting a curing gambit since some
enemies tend to chain attacks and take off more HP while your caster is still
charging. Cura and Curaja can turn into a mess when put on multiple
characters
but it will ensure that your characters are healed to the max, though multiple
healers may each target a different ally in need and spam the spell resulting
in two castings.
[c] This is exactly what Larsa is set to the first time he joins your party.
It works well, but you might want to set it to "< 20%" or even "< 50%" as the
enemies get more aggressive later in the game, just in case.
Status Effect Healing
[a]
[b]
[c]
[d]

Ally:
Ally:
Ally:
Ally:

status = Slow
status = Sap
any
status = Confuse

(>)
(>)
(>)
(>)

Haste/Dispel/Remedy
Regen
Esuna/Remedy
Attack

[e]
[f]
[g]
[e]

Ally:
Ally:
Ally:
Ally:

status
status
status
status

=
=
=
=

Stop
Disease
Reverse
Berserk

(>)
(>)
(>)
(>)

Chronos Tear/Remedy/Dispel
Vaccine/Remedy/Cleanse
Attack
Dispel

[a] Along with a Remedy, Haste and Dispel is the only way to cure Slow. Haste
will help to serve as extra support for the affected character aside from just
curing the negative status. The only bad thing about setting a Haste gambit
like this is if the caster is inflicted with Slow.
[b] Esuna can cure Sap as well, but Regen takes less MP and it will also serve
as support for the affected character. Be sure to have this gambit BEFORE the
Esuna gambit or Esuna will automatically be cast on the affected member.
[c] This is the best of all status effect cures since it will basically cure
everything, with the exception of Slow, Death, Stop, and Disease. A Remedy
can
cure just about anything once you have all of the augments to enhance them.
[d] You will not want this later in the game, but before Esuna
is the only way to cure this status effect along with a Remedy
Salts. You will not want to have Basch or Vaan set with this,
equipped with a Dagger, Bow, or Staff, among others, shouldn't

is gained, this
and Smelling
but a person
take that much.

[e] This is one of the worst spells in the game and it's hard to cure. You
will either have to use a Chronos Tear, a Remedy with the correct Augment from
the License Board, or Dispel. Remember that Dispel will take away any helpful
status enhancements while removing Stop if any are active.
[f] Most of the time, you will want to cure Disease instantly since it can
stay
with a character even after death, and that is something you do not want,
especially during a boss fight. The spell Cleanse takes too long and I would
not recommend using it unless you are out on the field and not in a boss
fight.
[g] Attacking a Reversed party member will give that party member HP. Put
this
above a curing gambit to ensure that your characters do not heal a Reversed
ally. This is mainly helpful for the Ultima Esper fight.
[e] This is good to have when your party enters a battle in which the enemy
will constantly cast Berserk.
Technick Gambits
[a]
[b]
[c]
[d]

Self
Foe: HP = 100%
Foe: HP Critical
Self: MP < 10%

(>)
(>)
(>)
(>)

Libra
Steal
Poach
Charge

[a] Using Libra on any of your characters is one of the most important gambits
to have set up in the entire game. Not only will this let you see the
information about any normal enemy, but most importantly, it will reveal any
traps that are in the area. Traps can take out your party instantly sometimes
if you're not careful.

[b] With this gambit, you're character will only steal from enemies with 100%
of their life. This is perfect for when your party runs into a group of
enemies since the stealer will run around to the different enemies and steal
from them. The only negative aspects are when a character misses a steal, you
will need to steal manually, or when one of the other characters in your party
miss with their attack after your stealing character has performed a
successful
steal; in that case, you will need to cancel the steal manually.
[c] I would recommend setting this to your quickest character (a character
with
a dagger) or set it to multiple characters to ensure the Poach.
[d] This should be set to your caster for sure. Keep it at the top and it
will
ensure that your caster is never without MP. Even if it misses that character
will try again.
Status Enhancements
[a]
[b]
[c]
[d]

Self
Self
Self
Self

(>)
(>)
(>)
(>)

Protect
Haste
Bubble
Decoy + Reverse

[a] This is a good gambit to have for the later dungeons, especially the
Pharos. It's good to have all party members learn the Protect spell. It
lasts
a good little while and your party members will most likely gain the HP back
through fighting or running.
[b] A Haste gambit will help out extremely well in any boss fight.
[c] This gambit is priceless for the harder boss battle found later in the
game, and beats having to equip a Bubble Belt all the time.
[d] Having a "Self (>) Decoy" and "Self (>) Reverse" gambit set up on a party
member will ensure that the enemies attack that one character and give him or
her life in the process. While this method can be deemed cheap, the Reverse
effects doesn't last that long at all, so this isn't always helpful. Lower a
party member's magick resist by unequipping helmets to make the spells hit
more
often.
Attacking
[a] Foe: any
(>) Attack
[b] Foe: party leader's target (>) Attack
[c] Foe: flying
(>) Telekinesis, Strong elemental spell
[a] As long as you have this gambit set, or a "Foe: nearest visible", you will
not need to issue out any attack commands with your leader.
[b] This is one of the best gambits to set for a boss fight or any target
you want to cast constant pressure on. Be sure to set this to your other
party members and not your leader. The only bad aspect of this gambit is
the party leader is performing any other action beside readying an attack

that
2
if
or

attacking then the party members will not act - this is why you should always
have a backup attack gambit listed up under it.
[c] In the later stages, you will want to always have a gambit set for flying
enemies on your short range attackers since a flying enemy can only be hit
with
long distance weapons, such as guns or bows, or magick. Obviously, you would
want to use whatever element the flying enemy is weak against.
--------------[BS02]

- Quickenings ---------------

Quickenings are FFXII's version of limit breaks. Quickenings are found


throughout the License Board, usually around the edges. Only one character
can
buy a Quickening per block. The block will disappear from the board on all
other character boards once a Quickening is purchased, though the icon will
remain on the board of the character that gained that particular Quickening.
Each character has three levels of Quickenings that are always purchased in
the
same order exclusive to that character. The character board will always
display the Quickening exclusive to a particular character no matter which
Quickening block is highlighted.
Quickenings should be bought as soon as possible, and you should buy three for
each character in your main party instead of buying for your secondary party.
There are enough Quickening blocks on the License Board for each character in
your party to gain all three Quickening levels each. Quickenings will start
to
double your MP once the Level 2 Quickening has been bought and they will
triple
your MP when the Level 3 Quickening is bought per character.
When a Quickening is bought, that character's MP gauge will be displayed as an
orange bar instead of the normal blue bar when it is full. Once Level 2 and
Level 3 Quickenings have been purchased the MP gauge will display three
separate orange bars. Each bar will remain full until a certain amount of MP
has been used. The orange bars represent "Mist Charges" that are used to
perform a Quickening. A character with 3 bars at full magic can perform a
Level 3 Quickening or that same character can perform a Level 2 Quickening if
he/she is not at full MP.
Here is a minor tutorial of how to use a Quickening:
Once a Quickening has been bought from the License Grid for a character,
choose
"Mist" from the on-screen command menu and choose "Quickening" for whichever
particular character you wish to start the Quickening Chain with. Now,
pretend
that you have a party of Balthier, Basch, and Vaan and that you are starting
the Quickening with Balthier. Once the Quickening has started Balthier will
perform the beginning animation then pause and the following will be displayed
on the screen.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------/\ - Vaan's Quickening


[] X

- Basch's Quickening

_______________________________________________________________________
|_______________________________________________________________________|
TIMER
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------While the screen is paused and the timer starts to deplete, you must either
start another Quickening by pressing the corresponding button for an available
Quickening, or press the R2 button and wait for the Mist Charge command to
show. When the R2 button is pressed the button commands for the character
that
just performed a Quickening will sometimes display the Mist Charge option.
For
instance, you will be waiting until it displays this.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------/\ - Vaan's Quickening
[] - Mist Charge
X

- Basch's Quickening

_______________________________________________________________________
|_______________________________________________________________________|
TIMER
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------In this case, once you have pressed the R2 button enough times to where it
displays Mist Charge next to the [] button you will want to press [] at that
moment. This will give Balthier one level of Mist Charge and will allow him
to
perform another Quickening once it randomly displays again after pressing R2.
Now, once you have pressed the button for the Mist Charge, press one of the
other buttons immediately afterward to perform another character's Quickening
to keep the chain going. This must be done before the timer depletes once
again. Just to go a little further, suppose you Mist Charged with the []
button then chose to perform Vaan's Quickening next, the screen would display
the following as the screen pauses for Vaan's Quickening.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------/\ [] - Balthier's Quickening
X

- Basch's Quickening

_______________________________________________________________________
|_______________________________________________________________________|
TIMER
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------Once again, you would need to press the R2 button to display the Mist Charge
option, only this time it would show up next to /\ since you have used Vaan's
Quickening. Quickenings are vital to finishing off bosses once you delve
deeper into the game, especially when the bosses start to get super aggressive
or perform some type of extremely damaging attack on their last 25% of HP.
-- Quickening Concurrences (Bonus Attacks)
Chain a certain amount of certain level (lvl 1, 2, 3) Quickenings in order to
have a Concurrence added to the end of the Quickening chain. Here is a chart
showing the different Concurrences and how to achieve each.
/-------------------------------------------------\
| Concurrence
| Level 1 | Level 2 | Level 3 |
|=================================================|
| Inferno
|
3
|
|
|
|-------------------------------------------------|
| Cataclysm
|
8
|
|
|
|-------------------------------------------------|
| Torrent
|
|
3
|
|
|-------------------------------------------------|
| Wind Burst
|
|
6
|
|
|-------------------------------------------------|
| Whiteout
|
|
|
5
|
|-------------------------------------------------|
| Ark Blast
|
2
|
2
|
2
|
|-------------------------------------------------|
| Luminescence
|
3
|
3
|
3
|
|-------------------------------------------------|
| Black Hole
|
4
|
4
|
4
|
\-------------------------------------------------/
[BS03]

-------------------------------------------------- Status Effects/Enhancements/Nihopalaoa Effects --------------------------------------------------

-- Status Effects
Below is a list of all the various status effects along with a description, a
way to cure the effect (whether it be action, magick, or item), and an
accessory that will make the wearer immune to the status effect. Keep in mind
that a Remedy has three levels of lore that can be bought on the augment
section of the license grid for each character that will add more curing
effects when the users uses a Remedy.
/----------------------------------------------------------------------------\
| STATUS | DESCRIPTION
| CURE (actions, items,
| IMMUNE
|

| EFFECT |
| magicks)
| ACCESSORY
|
|
=============================================================================|
| Blind
| drastically reduces
| Blindna, Esuna(ga), Eye | Argyle Armlet,
|
|
| accuracy
| Drops, Remedy (No Lore) | Ribbon
|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Death
| instant death
| Arise, Raise, Phoenix
| N/A
|
|
|
| Down
|
|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Disease | max HP = 1
| Bubble, Cleanse, Remedy | Ribbon
|
|
|
| (Lv.3 Lore), Vaccine
|
|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Doom
| death after 10 second | Death, Remedy (Lv.3
| Ribbon
|
|
| countdown
| Lore)
|
|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Confuse | ally randomly attacks | Attack, Death,
| Bowline Sash,
|
|
| other allies
| Esuna(ga), Remedy (Lv.2 | Ribbon
|
|
|
| Lore), Smelling Salts
|
|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Disable | disables all actions
| Death, Esuna(ga),
| Black Belt,
|
|
|
| Remedy (Lv.1 Lore)
| Ribbon
|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Immobi- | cannot move from
| Death, Esuna(ga),
| Jackboots,
|
| lize
| current spot
| Remedy (Lv.1 Lore)
| Ribbon
|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Oil
| more susceptible to
| Handkerchief, Remedy
| Gillie Boots,
|
|
| fire magick
| (Lv.2 Lore)
| Ribbon
|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Petrify | stone status after 10 | Death, Esuna(ga), Gold | Fuzzy Miter,
|

|
| second countdown
| Needle, Remedy (Lv.2
| Ribbon
|
|
|
| Lore), Stona
|
|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Poison | HP lowers periodically | Antidote, Death,
| Ribbon,
|
|
|
| Esuna(ga), Poisona,
| Tourmaline
|
|
|
| Remedy (No Lore)
| Ring
|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Sap
| HP gradually decreases | Death, Esuna(ga), Regen,| Quasimodo
|
|
|
| Remedy (Lv.1 Lore)
| Boots, Ribbon
|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Silence | cannot use magick
| Echo Herbs, Esuna(ga), | Ribbon, Rose
|
|
|
| Remedy (No Lore), Vox
| Corsage
|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Sleep
| falls asleep (cannot
| Alarm Clock, Attack,
| Nishijin Belt,
|
|
| act)
| Death, Esuna(ga),
| Ribbon
|
|
|
| Remedy (Lv.1 Lore)
|
|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Slow
| drastically reduces
| Death, Esuna(ga), Haste,| Ribbon, Sash
|
|
| speed
| Remedy (No Lore)
|
|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Stop
| all actions cease/
| Death, Chronos Tear,
| Power Armlet,
|
|
| character frozen
| Dispel, Remedy (Lv.3
| Ribbon
|
|
|
| Lore)
|
|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Stone
| * turns to stone/
| Gold Needle, Remedy
| Fuzzy Miter,
|
|
| removed from field
| (Lv.2 Lore), Stona
| Ribbon
|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Reverse | curing damages and
| Death, Esuna(ga)
| Ribbon
|

|
| attacking heals
|
|
|
\----------------------------------------------------------------------------/
* Select the character's name that has been turned to stone to cure them since
that party memeber is taken off the field once the Stone status is active.
-- Status Enhancements
Below is a list of all the various status enhancements along with a
description
and a way to nullify the enhancement.
/----------------------------------------------------------------------------\
| STATUS
| DESCRIPTION
| NULLIFY
|
| ENHANCEMENT |
|
|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Berserk
| rages character and increases
| Death, Dispel(ga)
|
|
| attack power and accuracy
|
|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bravery
| increases physical attack power | Death, Dispel(ga)
|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bubble
| doubles max HP
| Death, Disease, Dispel(ga)
|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Decoy
| causes enemy to target
| Death, Dispel(ga), Stop
|
|
| inflicted character
|
|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Faith
| increases magic power
| Death, Dispel(ga)
|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Float
| hovers in air slightly avoiding | Death, Dispel(ga)
|
|
| earth magick and traps
|
|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Haste
| drastically increases speed
| Death, Dispel(ga), Slow
|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Protect
| reduces physical damage
| Death, Dispel(ga)
|

|
| received
|
|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Reflect
| reflects most magick
| Death, Dispel(ga)
|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Regen
| restores HP over time
| Death, Dispel(ga), Sap
|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Shell
| reduces magick damage received | Death, Dispel(ga)
|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Vanish
| invisible to certain enemy
| Death, Dispel(ga)
|
|
| types (human)
|
|
\----------------------------------------------------------------------------/
-- Nihopalaoa Effects
The Nihopalaoa accessory can be bought from the Clan Provisioner in Rabanastre
for 30,000 gil once the "Headhunter" hunting rank is reached. Equipping this
item will reverse any status curing item's effect when the equipped character
uses any status curing item. Using a Remedy on an enemy or boss is a perfect
way to see what the foe is weak to statuswise. See the list below for a
breakdown of each item and its new effect when the Nihopalaoa accessory is
equipped.
/----------------------------------------------------------------------------\
| ITEM
| EFFECT
|
|
=============================================================================|
| Alarm Clock
| causes the status effect "Sleep" onto target
|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Antidote
| causes the status effect "Poison" onto target
|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Chrono's Tear
| causes the status effect "Stop" onto target
|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Echo Herbs
| causes the status effect "Silence" onto target
|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Eye Drops
| causes the status effect "Blind" onto target
|

|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Gold Needle
| causes the status effect "Petrify" onto target
|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Handkerchief
| causes the status effect "Oil" onto target
|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Smelling Salts
| causes the status effect "Confuse" onto target
|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Vaccine
| causes the status effect "Disease" onto target
|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Remedy (No Lore)
| causes the status effects "Blind", "Poison",
|
|
| "Silence", and "Slow" onto target
|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Remedy (Lv.1 Lore) | causes the status effects "Blind", "Poison",
|
|
| "Silence", "Slow", "Sleep", "Disable", "Immobilize",
|
|
| and "Sap" onto target
|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Remedy (Lv.2 Lore) | causes the status effects "Blind", "Poison",
|
|
| "Silence", "Slow", "Sleep", "Disable", "Immobilize",
|
|
| "Sap", "Oil", "Confuse", and "Petrify" onto target
|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Remedy (Lv.3 Lore) | causes the status effects "Blind", "Poison",
|
|
| "Silence", "Slow", "Sleep", "Disable", "Immobilize",
|
|
| "Sap", "Oil", "Confuse", "Petrify", "Disease", "Doom",
|
|
| and "Stop" onto target
|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Phoenix Down
| causes the target to be instantly dead or near dead,
|
|
| unless the target is an Undead type enemy, such as
|
|
| skeletons or zombies. If the target is an Undead type
|

|
| enemy, the Phoenix Down will fully heal the target
|
\----------------------------------------------------------------------------/
---------[BS04]

- Espers ----------

The following is a list of all Espers that are found in the game along with
the
stats and gambits for each. This section is full of spoilers if you consider
Esper names spoilers so tread carefull. For Gambits, please note that "Self"
refers to the Esper and "Ally" refers to the summoner. Some of the Espers
require two situations to activate an attack.
Also, please visit aldoteng's Esper guide on GameFAQs for even more info on
Espers:
http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/file/459841/46306
-- Belias, the Gigas
Belias is the first Esper that your party will control and is one of the more
useful Espers since you get him early in the game when Espers are still
considered powerful. He works well for a few boss fights and some hunts.
Mist Charge: 1
Status Enhancement(s): Libra
Elemental Properties:
Fire: Absorb
Water:
Ice:
Half
Thunder:
Earth: Half
Wind:
Light: Half
Dark:

Weak
Half
Half
Half

+------------------------------------------+
| Belias' Gambits
|
|==========================================|
| Summon time < 10 seconds
(>) Hellfire |
| Self: status = HP Critical (>) Hellfire |
| Foe: fire-absorb
(>) Attack
|
| Foe: fire-weak
(>) Painflare |
| Foe: any
(>) Painflare |
+------------------------------------------+
-- Mateus, the Corrupt
Mateus is most effective against enemies that are weak against ice. Other
than
ice-weak enemies, his Frostwave attack still takes off a good amount. He will
cast Cura to heal himself and the summoner if the summoner's HP falls below
50%.
Mist Charge: 1
Status Enhancement(s): Libra

Elemental Properties:
Fire: Half
Water:
Ice:
Absorb
Thunder:
Earth: Half
Wind:
Light: Half
Dark:

Half
Weak
Half
Half

+---------------------------------------------+
| Mateus' Gambits
|
|=============================================|
| Summon time < 10 seconds
(>) Frostwave
|
| Self: status = HP Critical (>) Frostwave
|
| Ally: HP < 50%
(>) Cura
|
| Foe: ice-absorb
(>) Attack
|
| Foe: ice-weak
(>) Flash-Freeze |
| Foe: any
(>) Flash-Freeze |
+---------------------------------------------+
-- Shemhazai, the Whisperer
Shemhazai is received a bit too late in the game to be really effective and
her
Mist Charge really asks for too much considering that she doesn't really
damage
an enemy that much with her normal attack, though her big attack is still
fairly damaging.
Mist Charge: 2
Status Enhancement(s): Haste, Libra
Elemental Properties:
Fire: Weak
Water:
Ice:
Normal
Thunder:
Earth: Normal
Wind:
Light: Normal
Dark:

Normal
Normal
Normal
Normal

+--------------------------------------------+
| Shemhazai's Gambits
|
|============================================|
| Summon time < 10 seconds
(>) Soul Purge |
| Self: status = HP Critical (>) Soul Purge |
| Foe: any
(>) Devour Soul |
+--------------------------------------------+
-- Hashmal, Bringer of Order
Hashmal will rip the floor with any enemy that is weak against earth. He will
automatically perform his big attack once the summoner falls into HP Critical
status. Summon Hashmal with an HP Critical status and he will automatically
perform Gaia's Wrath.
Mist Charge: 2
Status Enhancement(s): Libra
Elemental Properties:
Fire: Immune
Water:
Immune
Ice:
Immune
Thunder: Immune

Earth: Absorb
Light: Immune

Wind:
Dark:

Weak
Immune

+---------------------------------------------+
| Hashmal's Gambits
|
|=============================================|
| Ally: status = HP Critical (>) Gaia's Wrath |
| Foe: earth-absorb
(>) Attack
|
| Foe: earth-weak
(>) Roxxor
|
| Foe: any
(>) Roxxor
|
+---------------------------------------------|
-- Famfrit, the Darkening Cloud
Famfrit is good against fire elemental enemies and any normal enemies. His
mist charge ask a bit much for his lack of extreme damage but he is an all
around good esper.
Mist Charge: 3
Status Enhancement(s): Protect, Shell, Libra
Elemental Properties:
Fire: Weak
Water:
Ice:
Immune
Thunder:
Earth: Immune
Wind:
Light: Immune
Dark:

Absorb
Immune
Immune
Immune

+------------------------------------------------+
| Famfrit's Gambits
|
|================================================|
| Summon time < 10 seconds
(>) Tsunami
|
| Self: status = HP Critical (>) Tsunami
|
| Foe: water-absorb
(>) Attack
|
| Foe: water-weak
(>) Briny Cannonade |
| Foe: any
(>) Briny Cannonade |
+------------------------------------------------+
-- Adrammelech, the Wroth
Adrammelech is one of the best Espers that you can get early in the game. He
really shines against any magick user, as long as they do not cast ice. His
Flash Arc deals some good damage even against non-ice elemental enemies. He
is
also the first Esper that will change his plan of attack based on how many
enemies are grouped together - for multiple enemies, he will use Thundara.
Couple all of this with the fact that he only requires one mist charge and
you've got yourself a good all-around Esper.
Mist Charge: 1
Status Enhancement(s): Faith, Libra
Elemental Properties:
Fire: Immune
Water:
Ice:
Weak
Thunder:
Earth: Immune
Wind:
Light: Immune
Dark:

Immune
Absorb
Immnue
Immune

+-----------------------------------------------+
| Adrammelech's Gambits
|
|===============================================|
| Summon time < 10 seconds
(>) Judgement Bolt |
| Self: status = HP Critical (>) Judgement Bolt |
| Ally: HP < 50%
(>) Curaga
|
| Foe: thunder-absorb
(>) Bio
|
| Foe: total amount > 1
(>) Thundara
|
| Foe: thunder-weak
(>) Flash Arc
|
| Foe: any
(>) Flash Arc
|
+-----------------------------------------------+
-- Zalera, the Death Seraph
Zalera is an excellent Esper to use in an area with powerful normal enemies
since he will kill whatever enemy is in his path. If you despise the Shield
Wyrm out in the Cerobi Steppe then summon Zalera and have him destroy it with
one hit. You can literally race through an area and have Zalera kill all
enemies in your path. No experience is gained from a Kill however.
Zalera will change his attack based on if he is damaged or not. Hit him with
a
non-elemental weapon to have him cast Shock on nearby enemies instead of Kill.
Zalera will automatically heal himself with Holy when no enemies are present.
His big attack will only activate when an enemy is in HP Critical status.
Elemental Properties:
Fire: Immune
Water:
Ice:
Immune
Thunder:
Earth: Immune
Wind:
Light: Absorb
Dark:

Immune
Immune
Immune
Immune

Mist Charge: 1
Status Enhancement(s): Libra
+-------------------------------------------------+
| Zalera's Gambits
|
|=================================================|
| Foe: status = HP Critical (>) Condemnation
|
| Self: HP < 100%
(>) Shock (on enemy) |
| Foe: any
(>) Kill
|
| Self: HP < 100%
(>) Holy (heals self) |
+-------------------------------------------------+
-- Cchulainn, the Impure
Cchulainn will only attack with Malaise unless the enemy is undead then
Cchulainn will switch to a physical attack. Malaise will drain life from
enemies and give it to Cchulainn. His attacks are non-elemental and he will
only take half damage from each element no matter which. One interesting
aspect of Cchulainn is that he will actually attack the summoner with a
physical attack if you try to hit him for whatever reason.
Mist Charge: 2
Status Enhancement(s): Protect, Shell, Reflect, Brave, Libra
Elemental Properties:

Fire:
Ice:
Earth:
Light:

Half
Half
Half
Half

Water:
Thunder:
Wind:
Dark:

Half
Half
Half
Half

+--------------------------------------+
| Cchulainn's Gambits
|
|======================================|
| Summon time < 10 seconds (>) Blight |
| Foe: undead
(>) Attack |
| Foe: any
(>) Malaise |
| Self: HP < 100%
(>) Curaja |
+--------------------------------------+
-- Zeromus, the Condemner
Zeromus attacks enemies with a constant Gravity attack. The attack is most
effective against enemies with a large amount of HP. Even his big attack is a
gravity attack.
Mist Charge: 2
Status enhancement(s): Libra
Elemental Properties:
Fire: Half
Water:
Ice:
Half
Thunder:
Earth: Half
Wind:
Light: Half
Dark:

Half
Half
Half
Half

+-------------------------------------------+
| Zeromus' Gambits
|
|===========================================|
| Summon time < 10 seconds (>) Big Bang
|
| Foe: any
(>) Gravity Well |
+-------------------------------------------+
-- Exodus, the Judge-Sal
Exodus is a very simple Esper that will only cast Comet on enemies. His big
attack requires that the summoner cast Immobilize on Exodus before he is
dismissed - it damages rather well.
Mist Charge: 2
Status Enhancement(s): Faith, Haste, Libra
Elemental Properties:
Fire: Half
Water:
Ice:
Half
Thunder:
Earth: Half
Wind:
Light: Half
Dark:

Half
Half
Half
Half

+-------------------------------------+
| Exodus' Gambits
|
|=====================================|
| Summon time < 10 seconds
|
|
AND
(>) Meteor |
| Self: Immobilize
|

| Foe: any
(>) Comet |
+-------------------------------------+
-- Chaos, Walker of the Wheel
If an enemy has a weakness then Chaos is bound to find it since he will change
his plans of attack based on what element the enemy is weak against. The only
element that he does not use is earth since he shares in that weakness. He
will always use Whirlwind on any enemy that is weak against earth. Since he
has reflect casted at all times, equip an Opal ring or cast Reflect on the
summoner and have the summoner reflect the Heal spell off of the reflect
shield
on his or herself if Chaos needs healing.
Mist Charge: 3
Status Enhancement(s): Faith, Haste, Reflect, Libra
Elemental Properties:
Fire: Immune
Water:
Ice:
Immune
Thunder:
Earth: Weak
Wind:
Light: Immune
Dark:

Immune
Immune
Absorb
Immune

+------------------------------------------+
| Chaos' Gambits
|
|==========================================|
| Summon time < 10 seconds
(>) Tornado
|
| Self: status = HP Critical (>) Tornado
|
| Foe: light-weak
(>) Holy
|
| Foe: dark-weak
(>) Darkga
|
| Foe: thunder-weak
(>) Thundaga |
| Foe: ice-weak
(>) Blizzaga |
| Foe: fire-weak
(>) Firaga
|
| Foe: wind-weak
(>) Aeroga
|
| Foe: wind-absorb
(>) Scourge
|
| Foe: any
(>) Whirlwind |
+------------------------------------------+
-- Ultima, the High Seraph
Ultima attacks much like a normal Esper and will change her attack only if the
enemy is able to absorb light. Her big attack requires that the summoner be
at
HP Critical status along with herself. The best way to do this is through
Gravity or by already having the summoner at HP Critical status and then
attacking Ultima so that she falls to HP Critical status herself. Ultima is
another esper with the Reflect status so use Reflect on the summoner and
reflect any heal spells needed.
Mist Charge: 3
Status Enhancement(s): Protect, Shell, Haste, Reflect, Libra
Elemental Properties:
Fire: Immune
Water:
Ice:
Immune
Thunder:
Earth: Immune
Wind:
Light: Absorb
Dark:

Immune
Immune
Immune
Weak

+-------------------------------------------+
| Ultima's Gambits
|
|===========================================|
| Ally: status = HP Critical
|
|
AND
(>) Eschaton
|
| Self: status = HP Critical
|
| Foe: light-absorb
(>) Flare
|
| Foe: light-weak
(>) Redemption |
| Foe: any
(>) Redemption |
+-------------------------------------------+
-- Zodiark, Keeper of Precepts
Zodiark is the only other Esper besides Adrammelech that will change his plan
of attack based on the number of enemies present. His Banish Ray almost
always
hits for 9999 damage and his Final Eclipse is the first attack to break the
9999 damage rate. Cast Break on the summoner at any time to have Zodiark
instantly perform his Final Eclipse attack to take a whopping 50000 damage
from
all enemies on the field. Zodiark performs this move with no charge time
whatsoever! Have a summoner in Petrify status summon Zodiark and Final
Eclipse
will be his first attack. Zodiark is an excellent Esper for later boss fights
since his summon can equal an instant 50000 damage to a boss.
Mist Charge: 3
Status Enhancement(s): Faith, Protect, Shell, Haste, Libra
Elemental Properties:
Fire: Immune
Water:
Ice:
Immune
Thunder:
Earth: Immune
Wind:
Light: Weak
Dark:

Immune
Immune
Immune
Absorb

+--------------------------------------------+
| Zodiark's Gambits
|
|============================================|
| Ally: status = petrify
(>) Final Eclipse |
| Foe: total amount < 1
(>) Scathe
|
| Foe: dark-absorb
(>) Flare
|
| Foe: dark-weak
(>) Banish Ray
|
| Foe: any
(>) Banish Ray
|
+--------------------------------------------+
[BS05]

--------- Tips ---------

Here are a few tips that may help out:


- To use a status enhancement on an enemy or a status ailment on a party
member
press R1 or L1 after selecting the command. This also how to attack party
members among other options.

- Many bosses are weak to certain status effects and this should be taken
adavantage of. Status effects such as Blind, Slow, Silence, and Disable will
severly handicap a boss.
- On the flip side, status enhancements such as Haste, Shell, Protect,
Bravery,
and Faith will come in handy for boss fights as well. Haste is one of the
best
status enhancements that can be used on a party member in a boss fight.
- Dispel. Buy Dispel the moment you can get your hands on it and always look
for status enhancements on enemies or bosses and Dispel them quickly. Choose
the attack option or some other form of attack then highlight an enemy to see
if it has status enhancements on it. Don't forget that Dispel can remove Stop
and status enhancements such as Reflect from party members as well.
- When a save crystal is directly in front of a boss room, cast every status
enhancement that you can think of on your party then retouch the save crystal
and save your game. Your party will gain all of their MP back and all the
current status enhancements will remain on the party the next time you load up
that game. Enter the boss area to get a major advantage on the boss. This
will often turn the tides greatly.
- Status enhancements will stay on your reserve party as long they are not in
battle, so you could cast tons of status enhancements on them and bring them
into battle with a major advantage.
- Equip a Main Gauche dagger along with a Demon Shield or greater for some
extremely impressive evasion stats. Use Decoy on that character during a boss
fight and that character will evade a big chunk of the boss' attack. It's
also
good to equip both items to a low level ally when trying to level them up like when you want to take a level 12 character into the Necrohol of Nabudis
or
deeper into the Henne Mines on the way to Zodiark.
- Match elemental weapons with elemental weaknesses in enemies and your party
will have a great advantage!
- When an enemy has a particular elemental spell that takes off extreme
damage,
equip an armor that will half the elemental damage or possibly absorb the
elemental damage. (Adamant armor, Rubber Suit, Black Mask, White Mask, Demon
Shield, Ice Shield, Fire Shield, etc.)
- Equip Accessories that will make a party member immune to a certain status
effect if a particular enemy continues to cast it. Power Armlets (Immune:
Stop), Bowline Sashes (Immune: Confuse), Nishijin Belts (Immune: Sleep), Black
Belts (Immune: Disable), and Rose Corsages (Immune: Silence) guard against
some
of the worst status effects.
- Items are a near instant heal for status effects while spells take charge
time. Some status effects are extremely dangerous and should be cured quickly
with the proper item cure instead of magick (Disease, Confuse, Sleep,
Disable).

- Equip a Nihopalaoa to reverse the effects of restoring or healing items and


use the items on enemies. Remedies will hit every weak status in an enemy and
inflict whichever status effects that boss is not immune to. Phoenix Downs
will kill. Potions will take life. Surely you get the picture. Thanks again
Lucifer!
- Using Reverse on a party member will allow them to absorb damage for a short
time. Combine Reverse with Lure and this will force the enemy to hit that
particular character thus giving that character HP. Reverse will cause curing
spells to take HP from an ally however.
- If you ever find an enemy that is weak to Reverse, cast Regen on them
followed by the Reverse spell then cast Renew to kill them quickly. Renew
will
take all but 1 HP and Regen will act as a Sap that will drain the rest.
- When trying to get a specific item from an enemy drop, try chaining that
particular enemy and it will start to drop more rare items faster in greater
amounts.
- Move two zones away to respawn enemies in a specific area and move three
zones away to respawn chests in a specific area. Some chests will not respawn
though.
- Many chest will give you greater items if a member of your party has the
Diamond Armlet equipped (sold in Estersand [Unlucky Merchant] after
Giruvegan).
Sometimes the Diamond Armlet will make you miss out on a valuable treasure
however. Check the other maps on GameFAQs for information about the contents
of certain chests in hidden areas, namely Sephirosuy's area maps for the Great
Crystal, Henne Mines, and Subterra in the Pharos.
- Since I receive TONS of emails asking where to find a Ribbon accessory, I
will go ahead and mention it since I haven't covered accessories at this
moment, but I will in later update. You can find one in either the Henne
Mines
secret area or the Pharos Subterra. Check sephirosuy's map for each of those
areas on GameFAQs to find the chests that hold them. The Henne Mines secret
area is your best bet at finding one.
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__ _____ ___
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\ / | | | | |
WALKTHROUGH
| \ / | | | |
/ \ | | | | |
[WT00]
| / \ | | | |
/_/\_\___|___| \==============================================/ /_/\_\___|___|
Please use your in-game map (press Select) to find the name of each area
surrounded by "~"'s.
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|
Prologue - The Fall of a Kingdom
|
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\ /
\ /
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- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Nalbina Fortress

|
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- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

~~ Aerial Gardens ~~
Imperial Swordsman / Weak: N/A
Imperial Magus
/ Weak: N/A
Destination Quote: I must reach the King before he signs the treaty!
You will take on the role of a young soldier by name of Reks from the game's
starting point. A tutorial will display at the beginning to familiarize you
with the control setup. Rotate the camera with the right analog and move with
the left analog toward Basch to finish the first part. The tutorial for the
talk icon will appear above Basch's head then an explanation for the icon will
commence. Any character that has the talk icon (the smiley face) above their
head may be interacted with by pressing the X button near that person.
Approach the Dalmascan (actually labeled so) near the gate and talk with him.
Open the gate to continue, but before doing so, you may want to walk around a
bit to get adjusted to feel of this Final Fantasy. Battle will be presented
in
this same 3-D view as well so it's good to get familiar with it while all is
calm. Walk toward the gate when you're ready. An explanation of the action
icon (!) will appear. This icon will let you know when you're near an object
that can be interacted with by pressing the X button. Walk toward the gate
and
open it when the command appears above Reks' head.
~~ Inner Ward ~~
An explanation of the party menu followed by a mentioning of equipment and
your
inventory will appear then Reks will be thrown into battle with an Imperial.
The red line that appears between Reks and the enemy will let you know that an
enemy has targeted you and is about to attack. A blue line will appear
whenever your character targets an enemy. Pull up the usual command menu by
pressing X then select attack one time to make Reks attack the Imperial. As
the game says, there is no need to keep issuing the order to attack since Reks
will automatically perform it again after the first command until the target
falls. Follow Basch's squad down the path ahead for a cutscene.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ B O S S
+

B A T T L E ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Air Cutter Remora


Lv.??
HP: ????
Weakness: Thunder
Open the command menu and select Thunder from "Black Magic" to take off some
heavy damage from this foe. Basch and his squad will do most of the work for
you however since they will gang up underneath it and hack away. The boss'
Remora Strike is the only major concern and it will usually hit Basch or his

men with that. Use the Cure spell found under "White Magic" if too much
damage
is suffered. Don't worry about your MP - you can regain it by walking and
running. Once 25% of the Air Cutter's HP has been taken a cutscene will
commence where Basch will finish it off. Basch is actually performing his
Quickening attack, which will be explained later.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+
Follow the path ahead once the battle is over and fight through the wave of
Imperial Swordsmen as they run down the stairs to confront you. You'll have
to
reissue the order to attack each time one of them falls. Notice that the
enemies are displayed by red dots on the mini map in the top right of your
screen. This will help you to see what enemies lie ahead. At the top of the
stairs, enter the area with the blue dots - this will always signify a new
area. Before you enter, an explanation of the mini map and map will commence.
Press the Select button to examine the full map of an area at any time. Your
location will be shown as an orange marker and your destination (if any) will
be shown by the circled X displayed on the map.
~~ Lower Apartments ~~
The cutscene will leave you at the beginning of the new area. The first few
side areas are empty of items so head north. A few Imperial Swordsmen and
Magus' will rush toward you from the hall ahead. Basch will most likely take
care of them if you don't attack quick enough. The Magus' like to move away
from you while in the middle of casting their spells. An explanation of
running from enemies will be shown as you head down the hall. Hold R2 to
escape from enemies - hold it the
entire time while running. Check the +-----------------------------------+
halls to the sides to find some
| There is a secret weapon that one |
treasure chests. The treasure chests | can obtain by NOT opening certain |
in the game will be displayed
| chests. Check the Side
|
differently depending on your current | Quest/Secrets section and look
|
area. Most of the time they carry
| for the "Zodiac Spear" for more
|
random items. Your destination is
| details.
|
the stairs leading up in the north
|
[SQ01-0]
|
but continue around the corner past
+-----------------------------------+
the area with the stairs to find
another chest.
~~ Upper Apartments ~~
On the next floor, Basch will explain the save crystal to you as you walk
toward it. Like Final Fantasy X, touch the save point to have all your HP,
MP,
and status restored and of course save your game. Run up the stairs to the
side after saving.
~~ The Highhall ~~
The cutscene that plays will leave you with fighting three Imperial Swordsmen.
They will only take two hits to kill depending on if they block or not. Use
the Cure spell if you start to take too much damage. Enter the hall ahead and

open the passage door on the left side (the action icon will appear as you
near
it). Walk toward the current destination as noted on the map and a cutscene
will take place that will end the prologue.
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Part I - A Boy Who Sees Freedom In the Skies
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[WT01]
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Garamsythe Waterway

|
|

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

~~ Overflow Cloaca ~~
Dire Rat / Weak: Water
You will be given control of Vaan and must fight three Dire Rats. Try to
steal
from each of them to get a few Rat Pelts, Fire Stones, or Potions before you
defeat them. Use the mini map on the top right hand side of the screen to
keep
up with them. ++EQUIP++ will be added to your party menu during this fight.
Press /\ to select it. You only have basic equipment equipped at the moment.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Rabanastre
| [PI1]

|
|

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ~~ East End ~~
Destination Quote: What could Migelo want?

Better go see him at his shop.

The cutscene will introduce you to Penelo and will set up your next
destination. Use the map as your guide and head to Migelo's shop - look for
the X with the circle and his shop is the one labeled with the pot icon. The
++WORLD MAP++ will be added to your party menu as well. Select it from the
party menu by pressing /\. After the cutscene in front of Migelo's shop, run
over to the Sandsea (as labeled on the map) and find Kytes.
~~ The Sandsea ~~
Tomaj will explain the Hunting quests to you after Kytes leaves. Basically,
you need to examine the notice board and select one of the hunts or what is
referred to as your "mark". After selecting the mark, find the petitioner
that
posted the bill - the game will automatically show you where the petitioner is
located. Accept the petitioner's hunt and he/she will tell you about the hunt
and where the mark is located. Hunt the mark in the location pointed out then
go back to the petitioner and claim your bounty once the mark is defeated.

This first hunt, regarding the Rogue Tomato, is the only required hunt in the
game. You do not have to seek out a petitioner this time since the petitioner
is the one giving the explanation. Tomaj will hand over the key item ++CLAN
PRIMER++. This can be viewed in the party menu. The clan primer is a
collection of information regarding current and past hunts. Tomaj will also
hand over an ++ORRACHEA ARMLET++. This accessory will raise a character's
current HP. You can't equip it just yet though since you don't have the
license for it at the moment.
The game will talk you through how the License system at this point. In order
to use anything in this game (weapons, armors, accessories, magicks, teknicks,
etc.) you must first have the license to use them. Choose "License" from the
party menu followed by whichever character you wish to obtain a license for.
On the license board, choose whichever block with a number you wish to
activate
then press X to obtain the license for it if you have enough points. The
number represents how many license points you will need. The license points
(LP) is displayed in the upper left hand corner next to the character picture.
Each character will have his or her own amount of LP. LP is gained, along
with
experience (EXP), from defeating monsters. After acquiring a license for a
certain square, the squares around the current square will light up allowing
you to purchase them for a certain amount of LP.
Users of the Sphere Grid from Final Fantasy X should catch on to this fairly
well. The top board consists of magicks, accessories, technicks, and
attributes, while the bottom consist of weapons and armors. Remember that you
must buy and equip all the items and techniques before you can use them. On
the flip side, you must have the license for each of them to be able to equip
them. A new sword or magick is no good without the proper license for it.
The
game will talk you through the process of obtaining "Accessories 1" on the
License Board. You can also press [ ] to view all the current actions for
your
current character while on the License Board. ++LICENSES++ will be added to
the party menu after the explanation. Tomaj's final gift will be the key item
++WRIT OF TRANSIT++ that will allow you to leave the city to pursue your
hunts.
Be sure to equip the Orrachea Armlet after talking with Tomaj!
Destination Quote: That mark should be somewhere in the Dalmasca Estersand.
Leave The Sandsea and head out the east
+
gate of Rabanastre. A cutscene will
|
activate once you reach the entrance of
|
the East Gate. Be sure to use the save
|
crystal on your way out to the Estersand
|
in order to restore your current status
|
and save your game. All three exits
|

+----------------------------------| Talk to the Desert Merchant once


| you reach the Southern Plaza to
| engage in a very minor delivery
| side quest.

This can only be

| done at this time!


|

[SQ21-1]

(west, east, and south) of Rabanastre


+
have a save crystal near them.

+-----------------------------------

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Dalmasca Estersand
| [PI2]

|
|

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

~~ The Stepping ~~
Cactite
Wolf
Cockatrice
Wild Saurian

/
/
/
/

Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:

Wind
Earth
Water
Wind

You might as well go ahead and fight off some Cactites for some experience.
Steal from the sleeping Cactites to get some Earth Stones. Notice how some of
the enemies have a green bar and red bar below them. These bars are their
life
bars. Green represents a neutral enemy that will not attack unless you attack
them first and red represents a hostile enemy that will attack if you get near
it. I wouldn't advise fighting too many wolves at the moment - get the Cure
spell before you start fighting them in order to save some potions.
Walk down into the Estersand and look for the cliff in the middle that
overlooks the valley below. The Rogue Tomato will be near the two trees with
pink blossoms. He'll take off about 10 HP per hit so use one of Vaan's potions
if needed. Once half of his life is taken he will jump down to the valley
below. Follow him and defeat him while trying to stay away from the wolves.
He gets all of his life back once he jumps. A cutscene will activate once the
Rogue Tomato is defeated and you will receive the key item ++A HANDFUL OF
GALBANA LILIES++ afterwards. Whatever you do, DO NOT mess with the Wild
Saurian (T-rex) in this area since he can kill you with one hit. He is
neutral, but can easily be aggravated by attacking too many wolves near him.
Return to Rabanastre.
~~ East Gate ~~
Save your game near the East Gate and talk to Kytes for a cutscene.
standing in front of the gate.

He's

~~ North End ~~
Destination Quote: Old Dalan in Lowtown must know a way into the palace...
As the game states after the cutscenes, you can now enter the Lowtown area.
The entrance to the Lowtown is on the Northeast side of the North End of
Rabanastre. Look for the stairs icon on the map. Before you go down to
Lowtown, you need to go back to The Sandsea and talk to Tomaj to get your
bounty for defeating the Rogue Tomato. He is standing at the counter. He
will
give you ++300 GIL, 2 POTIONS, and 1 TELEPORT STONE++. Tomaj will also let
you
in on some information about another hunter clan in the North End. The
building has a Bangaa standing watch near the front. The Bangaa will let you
in as long as you show him the Clan Primer that Tomaj handed over. Find the

"Conspicuous Bangaa" on the west part of the North End and talk to him to
enter.
Walk to the top of the stairs inside the building and speak to the moogle,
Montblanc. It turns out that Montblanc is the founder of this clan, Clan
Centurio. You will automatically become a member of Clan Centurio during the
conversation. He will tell you of many high mark hunts that are exclusive to
his clan and he will mention the clan shop in the Muthru Bazaar. This shop
will allow you to make special purchases depending on your current clan rank.
Talk to Montblanc again after the first conversation to receive a reward of +
+3
POTIONS++. He will have a special reward for you each time you reach a new
clan rank so be sure to come back and visit him at Clan Centurio often.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Lowtown
| [PI3]

|
|

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

~~ North Sprawl ~~
Old Dalan's place is in the far south
area of South Sprawl. It is labeled
with an X on your map. There are
plenty of treasure chests found around
North and South Sprawl so it may pay
you to do a little exploring before
meeting up with Dalan.

+-----------------------------------+
| The treasure chest directly
|
| across from Old Dalan's front
|
| door is the first of the treasure |
| chests that you must NOT open in |
| order to obtain the Zodiac Spear |
| later in the game.
|
|
[SQ01-1]
|
+-----------------------------------+

Destination Quote: Better head down to the village on Giza Plains.


Leave Old Dalan's Place. Giza Plains is on the south side of Rabanastre and
you can get to it through the door to the right of where you exit from Old
Dalan's Place. Walk over to the large circular door and open it to exit out
to
the Southgate of Rabanastre. You'll likely notice the orange save crystal.
These save crystals will allow you to teleport to other orange save crystals
by
the use of a teleport stone. These will come in much handy later. You
already
have one teleport stone if you got your bounty from Tomaj. Make sure to not
sell it with the rest of your loot since it is displayed at the top of that
list. Before you venture out into Giza Plains, I would suggest buying a Cure
spell and licensing it to Vaan.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Giza Plains
| [PI4]

|
|

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ~~ Throne Road ~~
Hyena
/ Weak: Water
Giza Rabbit / Weak: Fire
Urstrix
/ Weak: Wind

Slaven

/ Weak: Wind

Head to the south portion of Throne Road to reach the village. The enemies
here are much like the Estersand enemies, consisting mainly of four-legged
fiends.
~~ Nomad Village ~~
There is a save crystal in the southwest. Talk to the Nomad Elder in front of
the middle tent. Walk over to Masyua who is standing next to the large Dark
Crystal and talk to her. Agree to her offer. In order to get a Sunstone, you
will need to seek out Jinn.
Destination Quote: So, Jinn's...south of the village, right?
Penelo will join you after the cutscene at the end of the conversation.
Penelo
has quite a few LP so buy her a few licenses. Buy a map of Giza Plains from
the moogle in red before you leave. Penelo will hand over ++3 POTIONS and 2
PHOENIX DOWNS++ as you leave the village. ++GAMBITS++ will be added to the
command menu (not party menu) as well when you try to leave. You can only
turn
the Gambits on or off at the moment. Penelo will act according to a list of
preset gambits that you can't see at the moment. Gambits are a list of
commands that the character(s) will choose to perform based on the setup
order.
Right now, you cannot program any gambits, but later you can.
Penelo will attack as Vaan attacks but you can still control what she does by
switching over to her command menu - press to the right or left once you pull
up Vaan's command menu. Jinn is in the southern middle area, but you will
need
to head east or west from your current location (the village), then south, and
finally walk toward the middle area of Giza Plains. Hold R2 and run from the
enemies if they start to give your party too much trouble. This will
automatically stop any attacking party member once the "Flee" command appears.
Remember this for future use. You might run across some enemies that you
can't
handle at the moment.
~~ Crystal Glade ~~
A save crystal will be waiting for you here. Jinn will be leaning against the
Dark Crystal. Walk over to him and talk to him. Explain everything to him
and
he will give you a ++SHADESTONE++. You will need to make your own Sunstone.
Take the Shadestone and travel to the different areas of the Giza Plains and
look for shining dark stones. Walk over to each shining dark stone and hold
up
the shadestone to drain the light from the dark stone. You will have a
percentage up in the upper right hand corner along with an energy meter and
will need to fill it all the way up by visiting enough dark stones until you
make a sunstone. It may take all four shining dark stones to fully charge the
shadestone. The shining dark crystals are conveniently marked on your map
with
"!". Run around the four different areas and charge the shadestone to receive
a ++SUNSTONE++. The party will automatically wind up back at the area where

Jinn is located once the stone is fully charged.


~~ Nomad Village ~~
Back in the village, Masyua will hand over ++50 GIL, 2 POTIONS, and 2 TELEPORT
STONES++ as a reward for bringing Jinn back. Now it's time to head back to
Old
Dalan's Place in Rabanastre. Go back to the Southgate and open the circular
door to the side to quickly get back to the Lowtown area near Old Dalan's
Place.
~~ Lowtown ~~
A cutscene will begin as you get near Old Dalan's front door and Penelo will
leave the party. Walk up and talk to Dalan for yet another cutscene. The
++CRESCENT STONE++ will be given to you after the cutscene.
Destination Quote: Storehouse 5's my way down to the sewers.
there.

I'll start

Storehouse 5's entrance is in the northwest corner of the North Sprawl area of
Lowtown. Make sure that you equip yourself with any last minute items that
you
want to have available and have a Cure spell for sure! Vaan will be by
himself
for the upcoming area so I wouldn't rely on a limited supply of potions since
the area is rather long. Kytes will be behind the door of Storehouse 5 and
will give you ++2 POTIONS and 4 EYEDROPS++. Enter through the left gate after
talking with Kytes.
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Part II - A Dashing Sky Pirate and a Master of Weapons
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[WT02]
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Garamsythe Waterway
| [PII1]

|
|

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ~~ Central Spur Stairs ~~


Dire Rat / Weak: Water
Steeling / Weak: Earth
Ichthon / Weak: Thunder
A save crystal is off to the left. The right path doesn't hold anything
except
for some extra Dire Rat battles. Run around the left side and continue down
the waterway. Head north and fight off the Dire Rats then go east. Keep
heading northeast while fighting off the vermin of the sewers. Go down the
stairway to the north and head down the waterway ahead.

~~ North Spur Sluiceway ~~


Neutral Ichthons will be floating around above the waterway. Go up the stairs
on the left and across the bridge then down the next set of stairs. Keep
moving west then go north to find some more stairs. Head up the second set of
stairs to exit the waterway. The game will give you choice as to whether to
go
ahead or not once you reach the stairs to the far north.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Royal Palace of Rabanastre
| [PII2]

|
|

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ~~ Cellar Stores ~~
Save your game. You might want to choose another block since you can't leave
from this area without doing a lot of backtracking. Check the Urn to the side
to obtain a ++MAP OF THE ROYAL PALACE OF RABANASTRE++. Always be sure to
scope
out these urns when you enter a new area since they will always contain the
area's map.
~~ Cellars ~~
Run to the north end of the Cellars to
activate a scene with two Imperials.
Try to go up the stairs and the imperial
will stop you. A Seeq will notice that
you are trying to get upstairs. Talk to
the red "Palace Servant" Seeq standing
next to the stairs. Press [ ] to call
the Imperial guard afterwards and run
around his right side (your left) while
making your way to the stairs then enter

+-----------------------------------+
| The two treasure chests in the
|
| southeast portion of this room
|
| should NOT be opened if you want |
| to gain the Zodiac Spear later in |
| the game.
|
|
[SQ01-2]
|
+-----------------------------------+
the door at the top.

~~ Lower Halls ~~
Imperials are grouped throughout these halls and you will need to lure them
out
in order to find the lion signet. From the starting point, head down the hall
to the right (south). Two guards will be standing near the left of the single
guard at the end of the hall. Press the [ ] button to call to the two guards
from the entrance to the hall then run back down the hall. The guards will
stop at the front of the hall where you yelled.
Now we need to distract the two guards near the entrance. Call to the group
of
three guards near the entrance. When they come after you, run down the hall
directly in front of the door that you came through to enter this area (ignore
the hawk signet) and walk by the standing guard to the north. The group of
three guards will stay near the entrance. Enter the other side of the hall
where the three guards were standing patrol.
Use the Crescent Stone on the Lion Signet in the middle of the hall. This
will
cause a green light to appear behind some latticework in the north. This is

the same hall that the single guard is standing near. Head to the west
intersection of the hall with the Lion Signet and yell at the single guard
standing patrol at the north hall. Run back down the hall with the Lion
Signet
and enter the other side of the hall where the single guard was. The green
light behind the latticework is on the northwest side of this hall. Walk up
to
latticework and examine the "Faint Light" and "Approach the Wall". The wall
will slide down to reveal a secret passage.
~~ Secret Passage ~~
Vaan will automatically walk inside and will be sealed in. Walk further down
the secret passage hall to see a door-like structure off to the right. The
door will not open but there is a hidden switch on the left wall. Standing
away from the door-like structure walk toward the wall ahead then turn right
and move against the wall until you see an Action Icon pop up followed by a
"Switch" message. Press the switch and examine the door (or "wall"). After
the cutscene that follows, you will obtain the ++GODDESS'S MAGICITE++.
~~ The Garden Stairs ~~
Walk up all the stairs to trigger a group of cutscenes.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Garamsythe Waterway
| [PII3]

|
|

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

~~ East Spur Stairs ~~


Destination Quote: I've got to find my way out of these sewers...
Balthier and Fran will join up with Vaan as the cutscenes end. Walk over to
the save crystal and save your game then prepare for an explanation of the
Gambit system as you walk down the stairs. Unlike later, you are now given
the
option to set up your gambits per characters as you see fit. Gambits will
allow you to combine one action with a target for that action whether it be an
ally, foe, self or either of the three with a specific status. A more
detailed
description will ensue as Balthier treads a little more deeply into the Gambit
system. Gambits will be displayed in the list of menus on the party menu.
When the gambit menu is pulled up under a character, the right column is the
action to be performed and left column is the target for that action. The
Gambit at the top will be performed as the first priority then the other
Gambits will be performed. Use the cursor to select two Gambits in order to
switch their positioning and double tap the X button to turn off a Gambit.
Use
the Select button to remove a gambit from a space. More Gambit spaces can be
purchased through the License board and more Gambits can be purchased from
Gambit shops found throughout the world of Ivalice. Gambits are always very
cheap and you should buy them before just about anything else before entering
a
new city. It's a little hard to set some good Gambits at the moment since you

have very few. ++GAMBITS++ and ++PARTY++ will be added to the party menu
after
the conversation with Balthier.
Use the party menu to take a character in and out of your party. Press the X
button to slide their pic back and remove them from your party. Also, it
should be noted that if you want to change the leader of your party, you can
do
so by using the D-pad to select a leader from your three main characters. In
the party menu, the character pic that the orange flag appears on is the
leader
of the current party.
Now back to the situation at hand. Examine the "Fallen Soldiers" to the side
for an extra cutscene. Walk down the waterway up ahead to enter the next
area.
~~ East Waterway Control ~~
Dire Rat / Weak: Water
Steeling / Weak: Earth
Gigantoad / Weak: Fire
The left path has an urn that contains the ++MAP OF THE GARAMSYTHE WATERWAY++.
Run up the stairs to find a treasure chest then follow the waterway and the
paths afterward heading south. Try to keep your party cured with the cure
spell along the way - don't just rely on gambits for now since you have little
life. There is no reason to conserve magic since you can replenish it with
each character by moving. Try to get a License that will allow Balthier to
use
Cure, that way everyone can heal.
~~ No. 11 Channel ~~
The path across the metal piece has a chest. Keep
waterway. Use Fran's Fire spell on any Gigantoads
Toward the end of this area two Gigantoads and two
waterway. Do not get stuck in the middle of these
from
a distance.

heading south along the


that stand in your way.
bats will be near a
enemies. Take them out

~~ East Sluice Control ~~


No enemies will step out just yet. Use the save crystal in the south and run
down the stairs for a cutscene. The cutscene will give way to a battle with
four Imperials.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ B O S S
+

B A T T L E ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Recommended Level: 5 - 6
Lv.
Lv.
Lv.
Lv.

5
5
5
5

/
/
/
/

Imperial
Imperial
Imperial
Imperial

Swordsman
Swordsman
Swordsman
Swordsman

A
B
C
D

/
/
/
/

HP
HP
HP
HP

210
170 / Status: Protect
180
190

Steal: Potion, Phoenix Down


Exp: 0
LP: 2 LP each (if YOUR party defeats one)
Have a Cure gambit for curing an ally < 70% and this battle shouldn't be much
of a problem. All they do is attack normally without any sort of magic or
exclusive attacks so they won't take too much damage. Fran's Fire spell takes
off a larger amount of damage than normally attacking an Imperial, but it is
not necessary. With the extra support from the mysterious woman this will be
a
fair match of four against four. Be sure to steal for some extra items. If a
member of your party defeats an Imperial you will gain 2 LP, but if the woman
kills one then you will gain nothing.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+
Walk up to Amalia and she will join
+--------------------------------------+
your party as a guest after the
| Amalia's Gambits
|
cutscene. Guests cannot be
|
=======================================|
controlled at all and will act on
| Ally: < 80%
(>) Potion
|
their own in battle. You are
| Ally: any
(>) Phoenix Down
|
responsible for curing and keeping
| Foe: nearest visible (>) Attack
|
your guest alive however. A guest
+--------------------------------------+
will also leave the party once a
certain point of the story has been reached.
Amalia has gambits set to where she will revive any fallen party member with a
Phoenix Down and issue out a potion to a weak party member free of charge this does not take away from your current inventory! NEVER EVER get spoiled
by
a party guest with special actions whether it be uber strength or constant
healing - this can happen very easily later in the game with one guest in
particular. Take advantage of your guest and get into a bunch of battles to
raise your levels since you have a fourth helper that slightly takes away from
your experience gaining. Run back to the save crystal and save your game then
continue to the east of the waterway.
~~ Southern Sluiceway ~~
Walk into the middle of the open space ahead for a cutscene.
will ambush your party.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ B O S S
+
Recommended Level: 5 - 6
Lv. 5 / Flan A / HP 420 / Weak: Fire
Lv. 5 / Flan B / HP 360 / Weak: Fire

Four Lv. 4 Flans

B A T T L E ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Lv. 5 / Flan C / HP 390 / Weak: Fire


Lv. 5 / Flan D / HP 420 / Weak: Fire
Steal: Caramel, Potion
LP: 2 LP each
All the flans in this group are weak against Fire, so use the Fire spell for
any character that has it at the moment. Normal attacks won't do that much
damage to a Flan, but it's better than nothing for non-magic characters. The
most important rule about this battle is to NOT let them surround you.
They're
spiral attack hits very fast and sometimes they will chain it with another
attack for heavy damage. They will use Blind on your characters, so having a
Gambit set up for Eyedrops on an ally is suggested for at least one character.
Cure should be set up as a Gambit as usual, though set it to someone that
isn't
casting Fire if possible. Sit back and enjoy the classic Final Fantasy
victory
posing after the battle.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+
You may want to run back and save your game in the previous area after the
battle. Collect the items in the treasure chests on the east and west side.
~~ West Sluice Control ~~
Gigantoad
/ Weak: Fire
Garchimacera / Weak: Water
Ghost
/ Weak: Light
The coast appears clear once again, and there is even a treasure chest waiting
in the middle of the water. Move toward the stairs and a Gigantoad will hop
out of the water. A Ghost and a group of Garchimaceras will be lurking about
up ahead.
~~ No. 10 Channel ~~
The stairs on the west side have been damaged, so you will need to head east
in
the middle area to get out of the waterway.
~~ Central Waterway Control ~~
A save crystal is in the middle of this area. There are four pedestals that
are surrounding the sides of the floor near the waterway that cannot be used
just yet. These pedestals are used in one of the side quests and they reqrire
the Sluice Gate Key which is obtainable in the "Lost in the Pudding" hunt.
Open the gate to trigger a cutscene.
~~ Overflow Cloaca ~~
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ B O S S
+

B A T T L E ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

+---------------------------------------------------------+

| Lv. 7
| Firemane
|
|=========================================================|
| HP: 3571 | Weak: Water
| Absorb: Fire
|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
| Exp: 0
| Steal: Potion, Phoenix Down, Grimoire Togail |
| LP: 3
|
|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
| Recommended Level: 6 - 7
|
+---------------------------------------------------------+
This is the first true boss battle of
+------------------------------------+
the game. Firemane will absorb Fire
| Recommended Gambits
|
obviously, and you most likely don't
|====================================|
have water yet, so his weakness cannot | Ally: HP < 70%
(>) Potion
|
be taken advantage of. He teleports
| Ally: any
(>) Antidote |
around the area much like a ghost so
| Foe: nearest visible (>) Attack
|
your attack may miss at times. Make
+------------------------------------+
sure that you have a Cure or Potion
gambit on one of your party members since Firemane will take off about 50 100
HP with his kick attack and his Fire spell will take nearly 100 HP. Potions
may work better since it is basically an instant heal instead of having to
wait
for a spell, though if any character falls or gets majorly low then Amalia
will
start passing out some Potions and Phoenix Downs in that order.
Firemane's big attack is called "Bushfire". He will send out fire all around
him and take off nearly 100 HP from all party members and possibly inflict
Poison on some of them. He seems to always start this after 25% of his life
has been taken. Do not set up your Gambits so that one person does all the
healing - you need to mix and match so that each character performs a certain
cure. Amalia is very helpful in this fight thanks to her Potions and Phoenix
Downs. If two or more of your characters ever die and one of them is Amalia
then bring her back to life first so she can resurrect the others. Bushfire
is
the only major attack that you have to watch out for in this battle because of
the heavy damage and possible status effect.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+
A few cutscenes will take place after the battle then your party will start in
the Nalbina Dungeons.
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[WT03]
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Nalbina Dungeons
| [PIII1]

|
|

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ~~ Stockade ~~
Check around the area for a few chests containing Knots of Rust.
crystal at the north end then walk through the opening near it.

Use the save

~~ Arena ~~
The cutscene that plays will give way to another boss fight.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ B O S S
+

B A T T L E ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Lv. 6 / Galeedo / HP 158 / Weak: Fire


Lv. 7 / Gwitch / HP 142 / Weak: Fire
Lv. 8 / Daguzo / HP 232 / Weak: Fire / Status: Protect
Steal: 5 gil (Galeedo), Potion (Gwitch), 200 gil (Daguzo)
LP: 2 LP from each
You'll be barehanded for this fight, but you still have access to your
technicks and magicks. Only Balthier and Vaan will be in your control for the
fight. All three of the Seeqs are weak so it really doesn't matter which one
you go after first. Daguzo has Protect on him but it doesn't do him much
good.
Cast Fire on any of them to speed up the battle and likely kill them with one
hit, otherwise, attack until they are defeated.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+
~~ The Confiscatory ~~
Walk toward the save crystal. A cutscene
will play in which Fran will notice the
party's supplies in the side room. The
party will recover all lost items and
equipment after the cutscene and obtain
the ++MAP OF THE NALBINA DUNGEONS++.
Save your game then continue to the
east.

+-----------------------------------+
| Do not open any of the chests in |
| The Confiscatory if you want the |
| Zodiac Spear later in the game.
|
|
[SQ01-3]
|
+-----------------------------------+

~~ The Black Watch ~~


Imperial
Imperial
Imperial
Imperial

Hoplite
Magus
Marksman
Swordsman

/
/
/
/

Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:

N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

The cutscene will leave your party on the southwest side of the area. You can
sneak around this area and avoid most battle as Balthier suggests in the prior
cutscene or you can fight all the Imperials. The bad part about alerting some
Imperials is that you will cause a whole group of them to surround you at
once.
I would suggest having a Potion gambit on someone through this part since you
can get overwhelmed at times leading to quick deaths. Make sure to defeat the

Imperial Magus's and Imperial Hoplites first since they will only stand back
and use support magick mixed with Blind or Potions respectively on the other
Imperials. The Hoplites are the most aggressive with their constant rams.
Markmen can also heal others with Potions as well.
It's easy to build up a good chain at this part since all of the enemies are
considered the same type. Make sure to check for the chests around the area they are rather dark and hard to see while near a wall. The objective here is
to head toward the middle portion of the north area. A cutscene will play
once
you get to the door at that part. Follow Judge Gabranth and the Imperials
down
the stairs after the cutscene.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Barheim Passage
| [PIII2]

|
|

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

~~ The Lightworks ~~
Basch will automatically join the
+---------------------------------------+
party as a guest after freeing him. | Basch's Gambits
|
Check in the area off to the right
|=======================================|
as you venture down the stairs to
| Foe: party leader's target (>) Attack |
find three chests full of gold. A
| Foe: nearest visible
(>) Attack |
save point will be to the side as
+---------------------------------------+
you continue further down. The
first thing to do here is to examine the "Timeworn Device" in the middle of
the
room. A short conversation will commence in which Balthier will mention that
the fuse is blown. The object will now be labeled "Power Relay". Walk down
the stairs and talk to the merchant, Burrogh. He will give your party a +
+TUBE
FUSE++. Go back upstairs and "Install the Tube Fuse" on the "Power Relay".
The lights will come on and the meter in the upper right hand corner will
display the charge as 100%. Press the Gate Switchboard to the left of the
merchant downstairs to open the gate to the side of him.
The Charge will drop by 30% and the merchant will explain to your party that
fierce beasts come out in the dark. Make sure to buy both of his gambits
before leaving and stock up on any useful armor or magick that you would like.
You need to have the Blizzard spell for sure. Try to have about 10 antidotes
and eyedrops since they will cure status afflictions much quicker than magick.
About 5 Phoenix Downs wouldn't be a bad idea either. If a person with a onehanded weapon can equip a shield then buy at least one. Sell your current
Loot
if you have any for some extra gil - don't sell the Teleport Stones though.
~~ Op Sector 29 ~~
Destination Quote: Gotta stop those mimics from feeding on the conduits.
Battery Mimic
Flan
Mimic
Skull Defender

/
/
/
/

Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:

Ice
Fire
Ice
Light

Specter
Steeling
Suriander
Tiny Mimic
Zombie

/
/
/
/
/

Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:

Light
Earth
Ice
Wind
Light

The Mimics up ahead will drain the power supply from the power cord to the
side. You must stop them from draining all the power or you will have to deal
with plenty of undead fiends as the lights go out. Remember that a mimic is
weak against ice, so use the Blizzard spell to heavily damage him. If all
your
controllable party members have Blizzard then have everybody cast Blizzard to
really put the hurt on a mimic. It will use Discharge quite often to hit all
of your party members with electrical damage taking around 50 HP per hit.
While fighting the mimic it will sometimes feed some more off of the conduit
(Charge) to replenish its HP by 200.
Basch will help out a good bit even while barehanded. He will do combo
attacks
often. Any time that you see the power charge dropping in the upper right
hand
portion of the screen then that means there is a mimic up ahead feeding on one
of the electric cords. You will sometimes have to stop midfight and deal with
a mimic up ahead or face the dark fiends. "Mimic X is feeding on the energy
conduit" will appear in the upper left hand corner often when entering a new
area. Check your map and look for the "!" in places to find the power cords
that the mimics are feeding off of.
Another mimic will be feeding on the electric cord down the stairs in the next
room. Fight through the Tiny Mimics quickly or just rush right past them and
start using Blizzard on the Battery Mimic. You'll have a bit of a break until
you reach the next area.
~~ Great Eastern Passage ~~
One Battery Mimic will start feeding on the cord against the wall as soon as
you enter the area and the other will run deeper into the tunnel - we'll get
that one later. Deal with the Battery Mimic in site first then run into the
tunnel and find the other one on the west side. You'll likely see the urn for
the map of this area below, but you need to go around to get it. Move down
the
east tunnel.
The next power cord is down the tunnel to the left once the path splits, but a
Battery Mimic will not show up until you run down the tunnel to the right. He
will run right past you and head for the power cord. Fight through the
enemies
down the tunnel and hunt him down as he feeds off the electricity. Run back
out of the tunnel and head down the tunnel that the mimic ran out of. At the
intersection, turn around and run down the tunnel to the west to find the urn
with the ++MAP OF THE BARHEIM PASSAGE++.
Walk deeper into the tunnel to the south and be prepared to hunt down the
mimic
at the far end as you reach some stairs. There is a cord at the top of the
stairs and the Battery Mimic will rush down the tunnel up ahead and run over
to

it.

Enter the opening to the west side above the stairs.

~~ Op Sector 36 ~~
Defeat both of the Battery Mimics first as they feed on the power cords
upstairs and downstairs then leave. Enter the next area to the south in the
Great Eastern Passage.
~~ Special Op Sector 3 ~~
A mimic will start to creep toward the power cord at the far end of the tunnel
so scare him with a Blizzard spell and watch him take off. The massive gate
(actually labeled as such) will be blocking the way to the southern end of the
tunnel. Go back up the tunnel a little bit and walk into the west section.
Some Flans will drop down from the entrance so have some Fire spells ready
because they are severely weak to Fire.
The Flans are basically highly strong against any type of physical attack this
time. Have some eyedrops or a Blindna spell ready for their Blind spell. A
Battery Mimic will start to feed on the power cord as you walk through the
next
entrance but a Flan will drop in front of the party so Fire him then get to
the
mimic quickly.
~~ Op Sector 37 ~~
A mimic to the side will be feeding on a power cord and another one will creep
down the stairs and venture toward the cord in the hall below. Defeat the one
to the side then fight through the Flans that drop on your way down the stairs
and into the hall. Flip the Gate Switchboard up the stairs in the next room
to
open the massive gate that was blocking your way further into the tunnel a few
moments ago.
On your way back, be sure to heal your party members fully and stay away from
the Bombs that will by floating around the Special Op Sector 3 west area.
They
are neutral, but if they get after your party and manage to self-destruct,
they
can nearly take your entire party with them, so do not aggravate them. They
will attack if you fight a Flan near them. If they do self destruct and one
of
your party members survives, go ahead and run past the gate in the south and
you will find a save crystal - no need to use Phoenix Downs, just turn off the
gambits via the command menu and run.
~~ North-South Junction ~~
Basch will gain some armor and a sword after the cutscene.
then
enter the room to the south for a big battle.

Save your game

~~ Great Central Passage ~~


The second treasure chest in this area is actually a Mimic. He will jump up
and attack if you examine it. Another Mimic will start to feed on the power

cord to the left. All the chests in this area that have a slight blueish glow
to them are Mimics. These Mimics will do a new attack known as "Leech" in
this
area in which they will drain a party member of HP to restore their own.
~~ The Zeviah Subterrane ~~
Battery Mimics and Tiny Mimics will be spread out up ahead along with a new
Suriander enemy, much like the Gigantoad. Walk up the northeastern path to
find a sealed gate. Keep moving further up the path while fighting off
Skeletons and the feeding Battery Mimic then enter the next area to the east.
~~ Terminus No. 4 Adjunct ~~
Walk down the stairs to find a save point that sort of foreshadows something
wicked up ahead.
~~ Terminus No. 4 ~~
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ B O S S
+

B A T T L E ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

+--------------------------------------------------------------+
| Lv 10
| Mimic Queen
|
|==============================================================|
| HP: 4073 | Weak: Ice
| Absorb: Thunder
|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
| Exp: 0
| Steal: Knot of Rust, Rose Corsage, Storm Magicite |
| LP: 5
|
|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
| Recommended Level: 9 - 10
|
+--------------------------------------------------------------+
Tiny Battery / HP 120 / Weak: Ice
The best way to approach this
+------------------------------------------+
battle is to go straight for
| Recommended Gambits
|
the Tiny Batteries right at the |==========================================|
beginning. There will be four
| Ally: HP < 50%
(>) Potion
|
of them and they will all
| Foe: party leader's target (>) Blizzard |
scatter at the beginning to suck | Foe: party leader's target (>) Attack
|
the energy from the power cords +------------------------------------------+
to the sides. You will have to
worry about the charge gauge even during this boss fight.
Set your party members so they will cast Blizzard on whatever enemy that you
target BUT turn off their gambits at the beginning. Use the command menu to
assign each party member a Tiny Battery to cast Blizzard on along with your
character and they will kill all of them right at the beginning. Turn back on
the gambits once all the Tiny Batteries are gone and target the Queen then
start casting Blizzard on her and your controllable comrades will follow with
a
Blizzard attack totally hammering away at her life gauge. Basch will help out
by attacking whichever enemy you target for this battle. I would recommend
using Potions instead of Cure spells to save your magic for Blizzard attacks.
Run around a bunch during this battle with your leader to gain back some MP
and

your allies will run with you.


The Queen will always perform a "Breath of Life" shortly before the "Spawn" of
a new Tiny Mimic. Take out any new Tiny Batteries that she spawns by having
one of your party members cast Blizzard on it as soon as it spawns. She will
attack with one of her legs or cast Thunder occasionally. One of her big
attacks is the Ground Shaker where she will jump into the air and land on the
ground causing a tremor that will take off around 80 HP from the entire party.
On her last 25% of life she will start performing her Shockstorm attack that
will take off nearly 170 HP from each party member near her. She will be way
too busy performing a Breath of Life followed by a Spawn most of the time if
you take out all the Tiny Batteries however. If all of your party members can
cast Blizzard for this battle then she will not stand a chance whatsoever if
all of her Tiny Batteries are dead and will suffer a very cold and quick
death!
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Dalmasca Estersand

|
|

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

~~ Passage Entrance ~~
Destination Quote: Penelo must be worried sick. Better head back to
Rabanastre.
A save crystal is lying to the side as the cutscene ends.
to Rabanastre to the south.

Make your way back

~~ Sand-swept Naze ~~
o-----------------------------------o
| Available Enemies
|
|-----------------------------------|
| Alpha Wolf
/ Weak: Earth
|
| Cactite
/ Weak: Wind
|
| Cactoid
/ Weak: Wind
|
| Cockatrice
/ Weak: Water
|
| Nekhbet
/ Weak: Water (rare) |
| Wild Saurian / Weak: Wind
|
| Wolf
/ Weak: Earth
|
o-----------------------------------o
While moving through the sand dunes, if you come upon a cockatrice that takes
off quite a bit more than the others then you have just run into a rare fiend
known as the Nekhbet. He will start to cast Slow on your party once his HP
starts to drop. The only way to cure Slow at the moment is with a Remedy.
Don't fool with the Wild Saurian on the way back - not yet! Instead of
treading through all the sand to the south, you could go to South Bank Village
to the north and teleport to Rabanastre via the orange save crystal.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

|
|

Rabanastre

| [PIII3]

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Destination Quote: Can't wait to show Old Dalan and Penelo...wherever she is.
The party will go there separate ways
+
upon entering Rabanastre and Vaan will
|
mention that he would like to meet with
|
Penelo. He mentions that she would most
|
likely be at Migelo's Place. Talk to the
|
moogle, Hurdy, and teleport to the
|
Sandsea, which is right near Migelo's.
|
These moogles are now positioned
|
throughout Rabanastre and will provide a
|
very fast means of travel via
|
teleportation throughout the city. Vaan
+
will meet up with Kytes and will decide
to meet up with Old Dalan once again.

+----------------------------------| A Viera is now sitting on the


| railing of the stairs leading up
| to the Clan Hall of the Muthru
| Bazaar.

She will ask a question

| each time you approach her in


| between major events of the main
| story.

It's a good idea to start

| this side quest now.


|

[SQ02-1]

+-----------------------------------

Head to Old Dalan's Place in the Lowtown area - use the shortcut at the
Southgate. Talk to him for a cutscene. Dalan will hand over the ++SWORD OF
ORDER++ and ask you to deliver it to a man by the name of Azelas. Dalan will
mark the destination on the map. Run over to the west portion of the North
Sprawl of Lowton as indicated on the map and talk to Balzac. When all the
cutscenes end, Basch will officially join the party. He has quite a bit of LP
so spend it wisely.
Destination Quote: Now, if I were a tired, thirsty sky pirate, where would I
be?
The quote pretty much speaks for itself - go to the Sandsea in Rabanastre to
find Balthier and Fran. A cutscene will play on the way to the Sandsea and
another will trigger once you walk to the second floor of the Sandsea.
Balthier and Fran will join the party once again and your next destination is
the Lhusu Mines in Bhujerba. Meet up with Balthier in the Aerodrome at the
Westgate when you're ready to leave. He's in the very back standing next to
the railing.
I would recommend buying all the Gambits from the Gambit shop in Rabanastre
and
stocking up on magick that you do not have yet. Eventually all magic will be
useful, so it's best to get it early. Stay behind in Rabanstre and perform
some of the Hunts at the Sandsea. This is the perfect time to start with the
hunts since you are able to have a party of three now. You can also sell all
the loot that you probably have a lot of by now - especially after the journey

through Barheim Passage. All the newer items will be available in Bhujerba
along with two new magicks. MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE LIBRA WITH YOU BEFORE
LEAVING RABANASTRE! You will not be able to get Libra in Bhujerba and you
will
need it for the Lhusu Mines, unless you want to risk stepping in a trap.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Bhujerba
| [PIII4]

|
|

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Destination Quote: Time to find that magicite mine... I'm coming, Penelo!
Save your game at the save crystal. You can't teleport back to Rabanastre at
the moment even if you have a teleport stone. Upon leaving the Aerodrome
Lamont will join your party as a guest after the cutscene that takes place.
Stop by the Magicks store and pick up Vox if you have the extra 300 gil. The
way to the Lhusu Mines is straightforward since all other paths in the city
are
sealed off.
~~ Lhusu Square ~~
A save crystal is nearby and this will be your only save crystal for the Lhusu
Mines. Walk down the stairs to trigger a cutscene.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Lhusu Mines
| [PIII5]

|
|

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

~~ Shaft Entry ~~
Yet another cutscene will trigger while walking down the stairs. The Marquis
in the cutscene is the same Marquis that narrates the journal entries in
between story sequences of FFXII, just in case you didn't know.
Aerieel
Skeleton
Skull Defender
Slaven
Steeling

/
/
/
/
/

Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:

Light (rare)
Light
Light
Wind
Earth

Make sure to have a "Self (>) Libra" gambit set to one of your party members
so
you will be able to see traps in the Lhusu Mines. Traps can possibly kill
your
whole party with one triggering. Head to the north. The Steelings throughout
the Lhusu Mines may carry Teleport Stones, so you can get quite a bit of them
through stealing and I would advise you to get a few for later, unless you
want
to buy them in the airship
cabins. One excellent feature
+------------------------------------------+
you will find out about Lamont
| Lamont's Gambits
|
is that this fine lad comes
|==========================================|
equipped with Potions and
| Ally: HP < 20%
(>) Hi-Potion |
Hi-Potions that he will gladly
| Ally: HP < 50%
(>) Potion
|

give out if one of your party


| Foe: party leader's target (>) Attack
|
members is running low on health. | Foe: nearest visible
(>) Attack
|
Lamont is one of the best guests +------------------------------------------+
that you will get in your party
thanks to his generous nature of unlimited Potions and Hi-Potions. To the
south, Skeletons, Steelings, and Skull Defenders will be lurking in the
corridors. The entrance to the next area is in the southwest end of the
corridors. You can use the Gate Switchboard on the raised area (up the steps)
of the southeast side to raise the gate in the middle.
~~ Oltam Span ~~
Be on the lookout for traps in this area. The main enemies will pop up in the
middle of the bridge. Don't fight an enemy near a trap since your allies may
wind up walking right into it during a battle - this will happen often if you
are not careful.
~~ Transitway 1 ~~
Go north. Walk down the actual tunnel with the railing and not the Skeletonfilled side tunnel since you will find several traps inside that your party
might accidentally trigger during battles.
~~ Shunia Twinspan ~~
This is a wonderful area to level up, but it is also a deadly area if you are
low level. Many Skeletons and Skull Defenders will pop up from the ground as
you venture toward the middle. These fiends are about 3 levels ahead of the
ones that you have been fighting so you cannot afford to have too many gang up
at once. Try not to move too far down the bridge or you will be dealing with
about five of them at a time. Stand back while holding the R2 button and let
them come to you. You can build up a chain extremely easy in this area since
all you fight is Skeletons and Skull Defenders! Building up a chain will
cause
the enemies to drop more items at a time.
~~ Site 2 ~~
Enter the tunnel to the right (east) to continue to your destination. The
tunnel to the left has a chest but you must go past a trap that one of your
allies will likely set off since it's in the middle of the path. Use cure
magic and make sure all of your party memebers are fully healed before you
step
into the big cave to the north while going up the stairs on the east side. A
cutscene will trigger once you step inside the middle open area.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ B O S S
+

B A T T L E ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

+-----------------------------------+---+-----------------------------------+
| Lv 12
| Ba'Gamnan
|
| Lv 11
| Bwagi
|
|===================================|
|===================================|
| HP: 3983 | Weak: Water
|
| HP: 1593 | Weak: Water
|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
| Exp: 0
| Steal: Potion, Hi|
| Exp: 0
| Steal: 30 gil, Potion |
| LP: 5
| Potion, Round Shield
|
| LP: 5
|
|
+-----------------------------------+
+-----------------------------------+

+-----------------------------------+
+-----------------------------------+
| Lv 11
| Gijuk
|
| Lv 11
| Rinok
|
|===================================|
|===================================|
| HP: 1650 | Weak: Water
|
| HP: 1745 | Weak: Water
|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
| Exp: 0
| Steal: 30 gil, Potion |
| Exp: 0
| Steal: 30 gil, Potion |
| LP: 5
|
|
| LP: 5
|
|
+-----------------------------------+---+-----------------------------------+
|
Recommended Level: Determination and a bunch of items
|
+---------------------------------------------------------------------------+
These four are not meant to be fought. Your party will start the battle a
little ways from them as the cutscene ends. You need to turn off all gambits,
hold R2, and run all the way back to the beginning of the mines. If you
decide
to fight them, then you will not have Lamont's help since he has basically
said
"The hell with you!" and has already started running. Several enemies will
pop
up along the way, but you will need to run right by them. A cutscene in each
area will show Lamont just up ahead of your party as you continue to flee. Be
sure to keep that R2 button held down while running.
If you decide to fight them, then keep in mind that they can be beaten, though
not easily. All you will get is just a cutscene of Ba'Gamnan running away
after defeating them and no other reward. They all have Haste cast on them
and
Ba'Gamnan has Protect and Shell. Sadly, you don't have Dispel yet, so this is
going to be one hell of a battle. Everybody except Ba'Gamnan can be blinded
easily. You really need to have Protect up at all time on all three party
members. Knots of Rust work very well for draining their HP along with a
Water
Mote since they're weak against water. Have a Potion gambit set up to cure
your party members quickly. You will really have to pull out everything for
this battle, but it can be won depending on how determined you are!
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+
~~ Shaft Entry ~~
By the time this area is reached Ba'Gamnan and his gang will have lost your
party. Go ahead and heal since there are still enemies in the area then exit
the mines through the entrance. Don't forget to turn your gambits back on
while going through the tunnels on the way out.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Bhujerba

|
|

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

~~ Lhusu Square ~~
Two cutscenes will play. Once you run
+
toward the save crystal, the game will
|

+----------------------------------| The moogle Pilika has a side

prompt you to press the [ ] button with


| quest for your party at this time
|
Vaan. This will make Vaan announce that | if you have done the "The Cry of
|
he is Captain Basch to all the
| Its Power" Elite Mark Hunt.
|
surrounding citizens. The notoriety
|
[SQ03-1]
|
gauge in the upper right hand corner will +----------------------------------+
rise as people turn to look at him in
shock. You must run around the town of Bhujerba and press the [ ] button to
testify to a large group of citizens - look for the people with talk icons
above their head since these are the only people that will listen.
The notoriety gauge will start to drop if you don't testify to enough people
in
a certain amount of time. A message will pop up to let you know how many
people are listening each time you testify. Some citizen will respond and the
notoriety gauge will go up even quicker for their type - this is usually the
people that carry books with them. Don't testify near a helmeted guard or
they
may stop you and the notoriety gauge will fall. Once the notoriety bar has
reached 100% Vaan will be stopped and the cutscenes will pick up again.
Here's an alternate way to raise the notoriety gauge:
There is an area where there are a few people labeled as "Staras Residents"
outside the Staras Residence. Walk over to them and inform them (press [ ]),
then go inside the house and there should be three people inside the house
(press [ ] again). Leave the house and go back to the same "residents" again
and tell them the whole thing over again and then go back into the house and
repeat. Your notoriety should rise within three to five minutes.
(thanks to nemesys_syndrome)
~~ The Cloudebourne ~~
There is a bulletin board to the side that should have at least one hunt on it
by now if you are interested. This will offer the same hunts that are in the
Sandsea back in Rabanastre. Speaking of Rabanstre, you can now go back there
if you wish. To continue the story, run over to the area marked on your map
and speak to the Bhujerban Sainikah in order to talk to the Marquis. Be sure
to have the Blind spell with you before talking to the Marquis.
/\

/\

/
|

/
\/

/
\/

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\
\/
/__ __|__ __|
\
/ | |
| |
Part IV - A Princess Who Had Lost Everything
/
\ _| |_ _| |_
/___/\___\______|______|

/\

/\

/
|

/
\/

/
\/

[WT04]
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Dreadnought Leviathan
| [PIV1]

|
|

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ~~ Port Launch ~~
Destination Quote: I can't believe she's Princess Ashe.
I
guess.

Better help her out,

Vossler will join your party as a guest as the group of cutscenes come to an
end. The ++MAP OF LEVIATHAN++ will also be handed over. A save crystal will
be nearby as your party starts out in the Leviathan. Be sure to make a
separate save file since you cannot leave the Leviathan for any extra gear.
Vossler is another really good guest to have in your party. He is a total
powerhouse and will help you greatly for the battles ahead.
~~ Port Section ~~
Imperial
Imperial
Imperial
Imperial
Imperial
Mastiff

Gunner
Hoplite
Marksman
Magus
Swordsman

/
/
/
/
/
/

Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:

N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

Vossler will warn your


+-----------------------------------------------+
party of the security
| Vossler's Gambits
|
lasers found around the
|===============================================|
Dreadnought. Anytime they | Foe: flying
(>) Telekinesis
|
are touched, an alarm will | Self: status = HP critical (>) Special Attack |
go off and Imperial guards | Foe: nearest visible
(>) Attack
|
will attack. Move through +-----------------------------------------------+
the middle path up ahead
and make a right. Turn left to find a patrolling Imperial. These Imperials
that are found throughout the Dreadnought will provide some gil at times after
being defeated and you should try to steal from them to boost your Potion
supply.
Enter the open area up ahead and you will notice a chest in a dead end hall.
If you try to open the chest security lasers will prevent your party from
leaving and stepping through them will set off an alarm, though a quick gamer
can make it in and out before the alarms go off, so you may want to try for
it.
The alarm will not call an overwhelming group of Imperials, but be sure to
move
your whole party away from a group of lasers so an ally will not constantly
activate it while fighting. Work your way toward the middle storage area on
the map.
~~ Large Freight Stores ~~
There are two ways to get to the destination in the middle of the Dreadnought.
There is the long way to the second floor to the west that will provide an
easier journey since it's fairly straightforward with fewer Imperials, or the
short way downstairs to the north where many Imperials will lie in ambush and
security lasers will literally force your party to step into them. Going the
long way will net your party three chests full of gil on the bottom floor of
this area. Many Imperials will ambush your party as you go down the stairs to

the first floor though. The security stations along the side cannot be used
at
this time. Enter the door in the middle at the bottom if you want to go the
short way. Both ways are described below.
~~ Starboard Section (long way) ~~
Get to the first big room to the north then run down the hall to the left in
that room and continue to the north past the second big room. Turn right at
the dead end in the hall. Go down the first hall off to the left then make
another left followed by a right then take the second left. Security lasers
will appear along the entrance to the right so take a left and go the long way
around the corridor to arrive at the entrance at the north middle portion.
Along the way, there will be a switch off to the side labeled "Bulkhead
Release". Activate BULKHEAD RELEASE 1 then run ahead and enter the Subcontrol
Room.
~~ Sub-control Room (long way) ~~
The party will drop in on two Imperial Hoplites, an Imperial Magus, and an
Imperial Swordsman. This is as bad as the fights get while coming the long
way. Defeat the Magus first as always then concentrate on the others. Some
stragglers may be pacing around downstairs. The security controls cannot be
activated just yet. Walk into the dark area downstairs to find two treasure
chests, though a group of security lasers will catch your party on the way
out.
Look near one of the pillars in the middle of the back wall to find BULKHEAD
RELEASE 2. Pressing this switch will open the door in the middle of the room.
~~ Airship Berth Access (long way) ~~
On the way to the south one Imperial will be standing guard. Do not venture
off to the left or right hall or you may get caught in a laser sensor. Enter
the door to the south to continue to the Central Block. Skip to the "Central
Block" area below.
~~ Airship Berth Access (short way) ~~
The door in the middle of the first floor of the storage area will lead your
party to a corridor with two ways to choose from. Both ways are just as bad
and just as deadly if your party is at a low level. The east path is slightly
easier since your party will not trigger an alarm along the way. While moving
down the corridor of the east side, try to lure some Imperials out of the
middle area and take them on.
DO NOT stand in the entrance to the middle area for very long since some
sensor
lasers will appear as your party enters the middle room. Run to the center of
the middle room to keep your party from stepping into the lasers again and
again while fighting. Your party will eventually have to purposely step
through some security lasers since they will be blocking the hall ahead.
Fight
off the Imperials that come as your party heads to the door in the middle
portion of the area or just run to the door immediately to reach the Central
Block.

If you take the west route, the alarm caused from stepping through the
security
lasers will call all the Imperial guards from the west middle room into the
hall. When the middle room is reached there will only be a few stragglers
left
behind, but once again, your party will have to step through some lasers to
exit the room, calling even more guards.
~~ Central Block ~~
No matter which way is taken, you will arrive at the Central Block and a
cutscene will trigger after the door is opened.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ B O S S
+

B A T T L E ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

+-----------------------------------+---+-----------------------------------+
| Lv 11
| Judge (A)
|
| Lv 11
| Judge (B)
|
|===================================|
|===================================|
| HP: 2245 | Weak: N/A
|
| HP: 2245 | Weak: N/A
|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
| Exp: 0
| Steal: 300 gil,
|
| Exp: 0
| Steal: 300 gil,
|
| LP: 7
|
Hi-Potion
|
| LP: 7
|
Hi-Potion
|
+-----------------------------------+
+-----------------------------------+
+-----------------------------------+
+-----------------------------------+
| Lv 10
| Imperial Swordsman (A) |
| Lv 10
| Imperial Swordsman (B) |
|===================================|
|===================================|
| HP: 430 | Weak: N/A
|
| HP: 430 | Weak: N/A
|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
| Exp: 34 | Steal: see Enemy List |
| Exp: 34 | Steal: see Enemy List |
| LP: 1
|
|
| LP: 1
|
|
+-----------------------------------+
+-----------------------------------+
+-----------------------------------+
+-----------------------------------+
| Lv 10
| Imperial Swordsman (C) |
| Lv 9
| Imperial Magus
|
|===================================|
|===================================|
| HP: 430 | Weak: N/A
|
| HP: 384 | Weak: N/A
|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
| Exp: 34 | Steal: see Enemy List |
| Exp: 34 | Steal: See Enemy List |
| LP: 1
|
|
| LP: 1
|
|
+-----------------------------------+---+-----------------------------------+
|
Recommended Level: 12 - 14
|
+---------------------------------------------------------------------------+
This battle can get quite evil
+------------------------------------------+
depending on how you approach
| Recommended Gambits
|
it. If you are strong enough,
|==========================================|
you can do as Vossler says and
| Ally: HP < 50%
(>) Potion
|
take out the Judges to end the
| Ally: any
(>) Eye Drops |
battle immediately, but dear
| Foe: party leader's target (>) Attack
|
lord, look at the Judges' HP
+------------------------------------------+
gauge compared to the others!
I recommend manually Blinding both of the Judges at the very beginning of the
battle since their attacks are the most damaging. Have two characters cast
blind on both of them. Blind may miss them a few times, but keep pouring on
the Blind spell until it blinds both of them! The Judges have a Tri Attack
that will take off about 150+ damage, but if they are blinded, they will
likely

miss.
Once both Judges have been blinded get really aggressive and target the Magus
followed by the Swordsmen and defeat them all quickly. Have a gambit set to
cure Blind on any of your allies. After the Swordsmen and Magus have been
taken care of, it is all a matter of wearing down the blind Judges. A blind
Judge is a severely handicapped Judge - keep that in mind. You may also want
to try Disable if you have it, but it will not last that long at all. Vossler
will be a godsend for this battle especially if your party is low level.
The ++NO.1 BRIG KEY++ will be handed over after the fight.
to
open the door to Brig No. 1.

Use the Brig Key

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+
~~ Brig No. 1 ~~
Open C-201 to find the ++SYSTEMS ACCESS KEY++ inside of the urn and a blue
save
crystal to the side. C-203 has two captive moogles inside. One of them is a
merchant by the name of Tetran. He has a few new armors and some new items.
You don't really need any Alarm Clocks or Handkerchiefs yet, but be sure to
buy
a few once you have the extra gil, especially the Handkerchiefs.
Cell C-202 will trigger a cutscene once it is opened and Ashe will officially
join your party. Ashe has tons of LP, so be sure to deck her out with some
spells, augments, and equipment. Cell C-204 has nothing inside. You need to
prepare for an upcoming boss battle, so be sure to buy all the equipment your
party needs from the moogle merchant. Be sure to have the Disable spell as
well as Blind. Save your game and leave once you have Ashe.
~~ Central Block ~~
Destination Quote: If we can get to a launch bay, we can escape on an airship.
Walking back into this area will trigger a cutscene. The alarm will go off
and
continue to go off as your party tries to escape. For this portion, you need
to run or fight. The Imperial guards can really gang up on your party,
depending on what area you are in. The goal here is to make it back to the
Port Launch area in the hope of hijacking an airship.
There is a Security Station in both the Sub-control Room and storage area
(Large Freight Stores) of the Dreadnought that can be used to reset the alarm
for 60 seconds after you use the System Access Key on either of them. There
is
one on the right side of the main controls in the Sub-control Room and two on
both sides of the first floor in the storage area. The only bad thing is that
you have to stop and let go of R2 in order to use either one.
Resetting the alarm will keep guards from chasing you all the around the
Dreadnought however. The short way back through the Airship Berth Access is
recommended since you will be able to get back much quicker and it really
doesn't matter about avoiding fights anymore since your party is the center of

attention anyway.
~~ Port Section ~~
Upon leaving the storage area, when you enter the first big room along the
way,
a cutscene will play and Vossler will leave the party then Penelo will join.
Much like Ashe, Penelo has tons of LP so build her up a bit. After gaining
Penelo, your main party will be complete - the leftover space will be for any
guest that decides to join from now on.
The party will also gain the piece of ++MANUFACTURED NETHICITE++ that was
given
to Penelo by Larsa. The Manufactured Nethicite can be equipped to reduce the
damage from all elemental attacks but it will put a permanent Silence on that
character while it remains equipped. Continue onward to the Port Launch.
Feel
free to heal your party members on the way since the Imperial guards will stop
attacking after the cutscene.
~~ Port Launch ~~
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ B O S S
+

B A T T L E ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

+-----------------------------------+---+-----------------------------------+
| Lv 14
| Judge Ghis
|
| Lv 11
| Imperial Swordsman
|
|===================================|
|===================================|
| HP: 4120 | Weak: N/A
|
| HP: 615 | Weak: N/A
|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
| Exp: 0
| Steal: Potion, Dark
|
| Exp: 95 | Steal: See enemy list |
| LP: 22
|
Mote, Jackboots |
| LP: 1
|
|
+-----------------------------------+
+-----------------------------------+
+-----------------------------------+
+-----------------------------------+
| Lv 12
| Imperial Swordsman
|
| Lv 12
| Imperial Swordsman
|
|===================================|
|===================================|
| HP: 615 | Weak: N/A
|
| HP: 615 | Weak: N/A
|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
| Exp: 95 | Steal: See enemy list |
| Exp: 95 | Steal: See enemy list |
| LP: 1
|
|
| LP: 1
|
|
+-----------------------------------+---+-----------------------------------+
|
Recommended Level: 12 - 15
|
+---------------------------------------------------------------------------+
There are three Imperial Swordsmen +-----------------------------------------+
behind your party and of course
| Recommended Gambits
|
Judge Ghis up ahead. Judge Ghis
|
==========================================|
will start the battle by casting
| Ally: HP < 50%
(>) Potion
|
Protect on himself. Once Protect | Foe: party leader's target (>) Attack
|
is cast, he will run toward one of | Foe: nearest visible
(>) Attack
|

your party members and start to


+-----------------------------------------+
attack. Judge Ghis can chain his
attacks fairly well at times and each attack will take around 50 HP so be sure
to have some healing gambits set. You can severely limit this whole crowd of
enemies by simply casting Blind on Judge Ghis and by casting Disable on all
three Imperial Swordsmen. Slow can also be cast on Judge Ghis. The Blind and
Slow spells may miss a few times, but keep drowning him with the same spell
and
it will eventually take effect.
The Swordsmen will not be able to attack and Judge Ghis will not hit your
party
near as much with both spells triggered. Disable wears off quick so use that
time to quickly defeat the three Swordsmen then go for Judge Ghis. He has one
powerful magic attack that he can still get off even if Blind is cast on him
however. His Aero spell will take nearly 150 HP from all party members. Once
enough HP has been taken he will use Great Barrier to give himself Shell and
Protect.
If you have problems with this battle then set a "Self (>) Shell" and "Self
(>)
Protect" gambit on each party member or set it up so one party member will
cast
both spells on another. You can actually stand outside the door to the Port
Launch and cast both spells on all party members before going inside to start
the battle with both of them activated. Judge Ghis will fall shortly before
his entire life bar has been drained.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Bhujerba

|
|

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

~~ Aerodrome ~~
Like Vossler suggests, the party needs to meet with Marquis Ondore once again.
Pull up the map to see that you need to speak with his guards just outside of
the Aerodrome once again.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Dalmasca Westersand

|
|

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ~~ The Western Divide ~~


Destination Quote: West of the sandsea.

Sounds...far.

There's an orange save crystal nearby and +----------------------------------+


a merchant to the side. He has Rose
| At this time, you may return to
|

Corsage's for sale - be sure to


|
one for each magic user in your
|
since you will need them later,
|
not at the moment. Stock up on
|
Handkerchiefs as well.
+

pick up

| the Nomad Village in Giza Plains

party

| for an optional side quest.

though

| Masyua and speak with her.

some

Find

[SQ04-1]

+-----------------------------------

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Ogir-Yensa Sandsea
| [PIV2]

|
|

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ~~ Platform 1 - East Tanks ~~


Alraune
/ Weak: Wind
Pineapple
/ Weak: Water
Urutan-Yensa / Weak: Wind
You really need to have a "Self (>) Libra" gambit set up for this area since
there are plenty of traps lying around. Climb to the top of the first tank
off
to the south. Plenty of Alraunes will by walking around on the tops of the
tanks. Walk across them to enter the next area.
~~ Platform 1 - Refinery ~~
A cutscene will trigger in the next area and Vossler will once again join your
party as a guest! Keep heading to the west and go down the catwalks that lead
to the desert below. Urutan-Yensa will be waiting in the desert portion.
These enemies are not too bad when there are two or less, but they will
sometimes come at you with Haste on them making then some bad HP chippers, so
take them out quickly and try not to let them group up on your party too much.
They also have a deadly attack known as Tri Attack that they will use. This
will take off about 150 HP from one person. It's best to have multiple curing
gambits set up for this part.
Be sure to climb the tank to the west to find the map for this area. You will
find the ++MAP OF THE OGIR-YENSA SANDSEA++ on a broken catwalk. Run back down
the catwalk and climb the one in the northwest. You may notice a bomb off to
the side of the tank to the west or somewhere else in this area - this is
another rare enemy that I would not advise messing with. Bombs in general are
tough enemies, but this Pineapple bomb with tons of HP so he should definitely
not be picked on at the moment. He may not even appear at all.
The path will split up in three different sections once you reach the middle
tank on the map. The southwest route will lead your party to an orange save
crystal and a merchant, the west route will lead your party to a moogle with a
special side quest offering and a blue save crystal, and the north path will
lead your party to several chests. Stay away from the Wyvern that flies
around
next to the catwalks to avoid a tough fight. If any of your party members are
ever put to Sleep and you don't have an Alarm Clock then attack that character
with your weakest ally (Select Attack then press R1 to choose from allies).

~~ Yensa Border Tunnel ~~


This is where you will wind up if you took the southwest route. Buy a Rose
Corsage for all of your magic users if you haven't already. The merchant has
four new spells as well (Cura, Raise, Sleep, Oil). Oil will definitely come
in
use later - this is a new status effect that will cause any Fire magic to take
off more damage. You need to buy Cura and Raise for sure. This would be an
excellent time to teleport back to Rabanastre and perform the first of
Montblanc's hunts if you haven't started with them yet since you have a fourth
party member with you. Vossler will make the hunt much easier than with just
three party members. Continue further to the west to enter the next Sandsea.
You need to take the west route in the Platform 1 - Refinery area, or just go
to the northeast of the Nam Yensa Sandsea and perform the moogle's sidequest
since you will get a somewhat helpful item.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Nam-Yensa Sandsea
| [PIV3]

|
|

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

~~ The Sandscale Bank ~~


Destination: We must be about halway across the sandsea.
west.

Gotta keep heading

This is the area to the west of the Platform 1 - Refinery area. Save your
game
then approach the Sandsea moogle off to the side. The Urutan-Yensa will run
off as your party approaches the moogle. Have the moogle tell you about the
situation. Enter the Nam-Yensa Sandsea and head for the Augur Hill area to
find this Urutan Eater that the moggle describes.
+--------------------------------------------------------------+
| Lv 16
| Urutan Eater
|
|==============================================================|
| HP: 8015 | Weak: Wind
| Absorb: Thunder
|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
| Exp: 0
| Steal: Turtle Shell
|
| LP: 8
|
|
+--------------------------------------------------------------+
The Urutan Eater will ONLY appear if you talked to the Sandsea Moogle at the
Sanscale Bank area. This is not really a boss, but he does have quite a bit
of
HP. The Urutan-Yensa in the area will start to attack him at the beginning.
Make sure to set a gambit so that your party members attack your leader's
target then keep attacking the Urutan Eater. Cast Blind on him at the
beginning to limit his attack precision.
Hammer away on the Urutan Eater with attacks while he is blinded and the fight
should go rather smoothly. He will occasionally cast weak elemental spells,
but he shouldn't be able to hit your party well with physical attacks if you
Blind him. As his HP falls, his armor will get tougher - this is usually the
case for a turtle-type enemy. He seems to attack the Urutan-Yensa first, so

keep them alive while fighting him.


Run back to the Sandscale Bank and talk to the Sandsea moogle once again.
Head
over to the Platform 2 - Refinery area of the Ogir-Yensa Sandsea. Run up the
catwalk to the tanker and a cutscene will play where the Urutan-Yensa will run
toward the moogle and talk to him. Head back to the Sandscale Bank for
another
scene. Talk to the moogle afterward then approach the Rogue Urutan Flower and
pick the berries to receive some ++EKSIR BERRIES++.
~~ Augur Hill ~~
Axebeak
Bagoly
Danbania
Urutan-Yensa
Yensa

/
/
/
/
/

Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:

Water
Earth
Thunder
Wind
Wind

The urn with the ++MAP OF THE NAM-YENSA SANDSEA++ is in between two bridges
near the middle of this area next to where the Yensa Border Tunnel is. Be
sure
to keep your eye on your HP while fighting Bagolies in this area. They hit
multiple times and will try to crowd around one character. Yensa will pop up
out of the sandsea a bunch, but they're not really too much of a threat. Keep
heading to the west. Whichever way your party takes, you'll need to climb a
tower to proceed further to the west.
~~ Demesne of the Sandqueen ~~
Tons of Urutan-Yensa are spread around this area along with an occasional
Yensa. Look out for traps!
~~ Trail of Fading Warmth ~~
There is an alternate area through the tunnel to the north of this area with a
few treasure pickups. I would advise you to save your game to the west in the
next map area before going to the north however since there are tons of
Bogalies and five of them will ambush your party at one part. Our merchant
friend will be waiting at the end of this area while on a Chocobo. He
mentions
that the avion up ahead is said to have a weakness. Did you get those Eksir
Berries earlier? Good! The merchant now sells Hi-Potions if you have enough
gil for them. Make sure that you have the Dark spell before going up ahead.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The Tomb of Raithwall
| [PIV4]

|
|

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ~~ Valley of the Dead ~~


The game will give you the option to save upon entering this area. The save
will restore all of your HP, MP, and status just like a save crystal. There
is
a big fight coming up. Run toward the tomb up ahead to see what I mean.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ B O S S
+

B A T T L E ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

+--------------------------------------------------------------+
| Lv 16
| Garuda
|
|==============================================================|
| HP: 6754 | Weak: Dark
| Absorb: Light
|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
| Exp: 0
| Steal: Giant Feather, Gold Needle, White Fang
|
| LP: 11
|
|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
| Recommended Level: 15 - 18
|
+--------------------------------------------------------------+
First of all, Blind him! This
+------------------------------------------+
boss relies on physical attacks | Recommended Gambits
|
a bunch and will attack several |==========================================|
times in a row, so limit his hit | Ally: HP < 50%
(>) Potion
|
ratio with a Blind. Throw the
| Foe: flying
(>) Blind
|
Eksir Berries at the beginning
| Foe: flying
(>) Dark
|
of this battle to take some
+------------------------------------------+
decent damage with their Dark attack. Being a light fiend, the Garuda is weak
against Dark, so set a gambit to cast Dark on him constantly.
You cannot hit him physically without a long range weapon such as a gun or
without Telekinesis - the attack will always miss with a short range weapon.
Vossler will stand back and use Telekinesis to put a constant hurt on the
Garuda. All you really have to do is blind the Garuda then spam this boss
with
Dark and he will go down quickly.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+
The "ancient device" at the top of the stairs will "stir" after defeating the
Garuda and another cutscene will start. The merchant from before will be
standing at the bottom of the stairs and there is an orange save crystal at
the
top of the stairs. Sell the following items to get the Aqua Shot for Balthier
at the Bazaar: Green Liquid (x3), Water Stone (x4), Yensa Scale (x1). An Aqua
Shot will help out quite a bunch later in the Tomb of Raithwall. Touch the
ancient device to be teleported inside of Raithwall's Tomb.
~~ Hall of the Destroyer ~~
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ B O S S
+

B A T T L E ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

You either have to fight or run as the demon wall starts to move toward your
party after the cutscene. Hold R2 to escape from it then enter the door to
your back. If you fight him and win then you will have the chance to get a
powerful sword from a chest.
+---------------------------------------------------------------+
| Lv 16
| Demon Wall
|
|===============================================================|
| HP: 22187 | Weak: Holy
| Absorb: N/A
|

|---------------------------------------------------------------|
| Exp: 0
| Steal: Gold Needle, Quality Stone, Solid Stone
|
| LP: 30
|
|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
| Recommended Level: 17 - 20 (with Quickenings)
|
+---------------------------------------------------------------+
Make sure all of your characters +-------------------------------------------+
in your main party, or at least | Recommended Gambits
|
two, have a Quickening. A
|
============================================|
Quickening chain is the main key | Ally: any
(>) Alarm Clock
|
to beating this battle. Before | Ally: any
(>) Eye Drops
|
the battle starts, cast Berserk | Foe: party leader's target (>) Attack
|
on Vossler. Have all three of
+-------------------------------------------+
your party members equipped with
a Argyle Armlet to avoid the Demon Wall's Blindga spell. You also need the
best weapons you can get your hands on for your three main party members.
Have
your most powerful character equipped with a handaxe.
At the beginning of the battle, perform a Quickening with whatever characters
you have one available for. Switch in a magic user after the Quickening and
cast Berserk on the most powerful member of your party (probably Basch). DO
NOT cast Berserk on everyone and remember that a Berserk party member cannot
perform a Quickening, so don't start a powerful character out with Berserk
unless he doesn't have a Quickening chain. Don't have any cure gambits set up
for this battle. Manually use a Hi-Potion if you need some curing. You need
to have gambits set on a character that is not berserk to cure blind and
sleep.
The Demon Wall may use his teleport attack (Telega) to automatically kill one
of your party members or another attack to zap away all their magic. Switch
in
another party member immediately when he kills one since you can't bring them
back to life with the way he kills them. The Demon Wall may start this battle
with Haste or Reflect cast on itself. This is a hard battle, but not
impossible. A little luck with the Quickening chains will go a long way! Use
some Ethers for a last minute Quickening chain if you must.
** One extremely major aspect that can help your party win this battle is to
turn the battle speed all the way up. The Demon Wall and your party will hit
each other quicker, but the Demon Wall will still move at the same speed
allowing your party to kill him faster. **
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+
After the battle, use the ancient device to teleport back outside and SAVE
YOUR
GAME! The hidden jewel on the wall cannot be manipulated at this time - you

must destroy the second Demon Wall first.


~~ Hall of the Setinel ~~
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ B O S S
+

B A T T L E ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

+---------------------------------------------------------------+
| Lv 16
| Demon Wall
|
|===============================================================|
| HP: 10332 | Weak: Holy
| Absorb: N/A
|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
| Exp: 0
| Steal: Gold Needle, Quality Stone, Solid Stone
|
| LP: 9
|
|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
| Recommended Level: 17 - 20
|
+---------------------------------------------------------------+
A cutscene will play and another Demon Wall will attack in the next area.
This
wall is not near as bad as the last one - he's lower leveled and less
aggressive. You can touch the braziers (torches) on the side to possibly slow
the wall down (if the torch goes out) or speed it up (if the flame turns
blue).
The effect is random. Run toward the Demon Wall at the beginning of the
battle
and attack it constantly like with the first Demon Wall. Berserk your most
powerful characters and only cure when necessary. Have the Argyle Armlet
equipped for everybody to stop his Blindga spell.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+
~~ Royal Passage ~~
A cutscene will trigger upon entering the new area. Run down the stairs and
open the urn to get the ++MAP OF THE TOMB OF RAITHWALL++. The middle Way
Stone
can be used to teleport back to the beginning of this tomb. I suggest
teleporting back there and saving your game. Also, you can touch the hidden
jewel in the wall behind where the first demon wall was at if your party
defeated him to make stairs form near the two side areas. The Demon Wall will
still be in the area ahead and will chase after your party again if you
haven't
defeated him.
~~ Royal Passage (Hidden Area) ~~
Seeker / Weak: Earth
Tallow / Weak: Water
This is back in the area with the first Demon Wall. Both hidden doors will
lead your party to the same area after you remove the hidden jewel. Fight
through the Seekers and Tallows on your way down the stairs. Tallows are weak
to water so spray them with a few Water spells. Have some handkerchiefs ready
since their hits will Oil your party members sometimes making them more
vulnerable to the Tallow's fire spells.

There should be a chest in the middle of the bottom floor. There is a 50%
chance that it will contain the Demonsbane Sword; other times it will contain
gil. If it doesn't have the Demonsbane Sword, reload your game from the
outside save point then venture back down here and try to open it again.
Sometimes the chest will not appear at all. Reload and try again if don't get
it. It's possible to get more than one Demonsbane. The chest continually
respawns after moving three zones (areas) away.
~~ Royal Passage (continued) ~~
Lesser Chimera
Lich
Lost Soul
Ragohs
Seeker
Skull Warrior
Tallow
Zombie
Zombie Mage

/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/

Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:

Water
Light
Light
Wind
Earth
Light
Water
Light
Light

Now that everything is saved and all side quests explanations for this area
are
out of the way, you will have a choice of going down two sets of stairs to the
floor below. It doesn't matter which way you go right now, but your party
will
eventually have to go both ways. I'll explain the south path first.
A few Seekers will attack on both sides as your party moves down the stairs.
It doesn't really matter which door you choose, but the longest way on each
side will give you some treasure chest. On the South, pick the door on top,
on
the North, pick the door on the bottom. Both of these doors will allow your
party to run across a set of three chests on your way toward the middle.
~~ Southfall Passage ~~
Lesser Chimeras, Lost Souls, Skull Warriors, and Ragohs will be lurking to the
west. Douse the Lesser Chimeras with Water and be sure to cast Aero on the
Ragohs - they tend to cast magic a bunch. The Lost Souls can be just as
deadly
with their Dark magic. Use Cura often to heal your party along the way. The
halls are pretty straightforward and your destination is in the middle of this
area. Touch the green jewel on the Southfall Pedestal once you get in the
middle room. This will cause the statue head on the side to lower into the
floor a bit and 3 Lichs will appear to challenge your party.
The Lichs will Oil your party members then cast Fire magic on everyone. Make
sure to have some Handkerchiefs ready and try to take them out as quick as
possible. Touch the Way Stone to be teleported back to the area with the
three
Way Stones at the top of the stairs. You may want to go back outside of the
tomb and save your game. Run down the stairs on the other side and open
either
door - the door on the bottom is the long way, but you'll run across three
chests.

~~ Northfall Passage ~~
This area mainly consists of Zombies, Zombie Mages, and Ragohs. Touch the red
jewel on the Northfall pedestal in the middle room to lower the mystic altar
to
the side all the way. This will lower it in the Southfall section as well.
Three Zombie mages will rise up from the floor. This battle is not near as
bad
as the Liches were.
I would advise you to save before going past the altar on whichever side you
choose. There is a boss down there and no save point in sight. You need to
make sure to have plenty of Handkerchiefs! Buy them from the merchant outside
the tomb. Aqua Shot is a good ammo to have for the upcoming fight as well.
Remember to use the Way Stone to teleport your party back to the middle of
whichever passage. Both passages will lead you to a door.
~~ Cloister of Flame ~~
A cutscene will trigger upon stepping into this area. Find one of the
staircases on the side and go down. There is a treasure chest next to each
staircase on both sides. The treasure chest on the north side will contain an
Elixir ever time! A red figure will be standing in the middle of the back
area
downstairs. Approach it and it will attack.
+---------------------------------------------------------------+
| Lv 20
| Belias
|
|===============================================================|
| HP: 15943 | Weak: Water
| Absorb: Fire
|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
| Exp: 0
| Steal: Aries Gem, Ether, High Arcana
|
| LP: 15
|
|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
| Recommended Level: 17 - 20
|
+---------------------------------------------------------------+
Belias is very weak against
+---------------------------------------------+
water so set your gambits to
| Recommended Gambits
|
where your magic users will
|=============================================|
cast Water on him the entire
| Ally: any
(>) Handkerchief |
battle. If you have the Aqua | Foe: party leader's target (>) Water
|
Shot with Balthier then his
| Foe: party leader's target (>) Attack
|
gun will take off quite a bit. +---------------------------------------------+
Belias will cast Fire the
entire battle and will soon cast his big Firaja attack that will hit your
whole
party. Not only does this attack take off around 250 HP per character, but it
will also randomly inflicts Oil on your party members. Have some
Handkerchiefs
set up on the gambit menu to quickly get rid of the Oil status. An Oiled
party
member in the middle of Firaja is instant death most of the time.
Belias' normal attacks take off about 150 HP, but he will usually stick with
Fire magick. You can half the damage from Firaja by casting Shell on each
party member. Don't set a curing gambit for this fight. It is best to

manually use Cura once he casts his Firaja magick since all of your party
members will need it then. Make sure that one character keeps some MP saved
up
for a Cura - don't spend it all on Water, unless you are annihilating him.
A Quickening will help out in this battle, but it is really not needed if you
can hose him down with some Water magick. Remember that if he kills a party
member with Firaja, that member may have Oil inflicted on them as well, so you
will need to cure that after bringing them back to life with a Phoenix Down or
Raise. Check the two treasure chests in this area during the fight or
afterward. One of them may contain a Water Mote, which you can throw at
Belias, or an Elixir.
++BELIAS, THE GIGAS++, will be the first of many Espers that your party will
gain throughout the game. To summon an Esper, buy the Esper on the Licence
board. Belias will be added to the License board the next time you open it up
from the main menu. Only one character can use an Esper and after it is
bought
with that one character it will disappear from the board. Make sure you give
the Esper to a character that can support them very well - a person that can
cure the esper and survive on their own. Espers will attack according to
preset gambits much like the guests that occasionally join your party.
It will take one full mist charge to summon Belias, so a character with no
Quickenings will lose their full MP gauge in summoning him. If you have more
than one Quickening then that character will keep one mist charge or two mist
charges (half of their MP or two thirds of their MP). Make sure to give
Belias
to one of your characters since he will really be able to help you out along
the way and in just a few minutes actually. A few words of advice: Don't give
Belias to Fran if you want to make the next boss fight easier. Anybody but
her
would be a good choice - Basch is, arguably, a bad choice, but not completely
wrong. The next boss fight is a major spoiler, so don't skip down if this is
your first time through. That is all.
A cutscene will play after your party receives Belias.
the
cutscene to continue.

Open the door after

~~ Chamber of First Light ~~


The Way Stone at the bottom of the stairs has not been activated yet. Run up
the next set of stairs for another cutscene. Your party will obtain the +
+DAWN
SHARD++ after the cutscene. This can actually be equipped to a party member
to
boost their MP magic resist, but in turn it will take all of their MP and keep
them from gaining any more while it remains equipped. The Way Stone at the
bottom of the stairs is now active. Use it to teleport back to the very
beginning of the tomb. Use the other Way Stone to teleport back outside of
the
tomb. Save your game.
Notice that your party can't teleport away. The game won't let you. I would
advise you to save this file separate from your last because you can't go back
for supplies at the moment and there is a battle coming that can be quite

challenging if you don't know the secret to beating it - that is why I'm here
though.
At the bottom of the steps of the Valley of the Dead, a cutscene will trigger
that will lead to a whole group of cutscenes and, ultimately, a boss fight!
Close your eyes right now and don't scroll down if you haven't seen the
cutscenes yet.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Shiva

|
|

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ B O S S
+

B A T T L E ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

+-----------------------------------+---+-----------------------------------+
| Lv 20
| Vossler
|
| Lv 18
| Imperial Swordsman
|
|===================================|
|===================================|
| HP: 9318 | Weak: N/A
|
| HP: 845 | Weak: N/A
|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
| Exp: 0
| Steal: Potion, Hi|
| Exp: 112 | Steal: See enemy list |
| LP: 30
| Potion, Black Belt
|
| LP: 1
|
|
+-----------------------------------+
+-----------------------------------+
+-----------------------------------+
+-----------------------------------+
| Lv 18
| Imperial Swordsman
|
| Lv 18
| Imperial Swordsman
|
|===================================|
|===================================|
| HP: 845 | Weak: N/A
|
| HP: 845 | Weak: N/A
|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
| Exp: 95 | Steal: See enemy list |
| Exp: 95 | Steal: See enemy list |
| LP: 1
|
|
| LP: 1
|
|
+-----------------------------------+---+-----------------------------------+
|
Recommended Level: 17 - 20
|
+---------------------------------------------------------------------------+
Oh, Vossler, why!? My favorite guest! Cast Protect on everybody or at least
on Basch (if he is in your party) since Vossler likes to go straight after
him.
Vossler will take off a bunch because he can string together a bunch of
attacks
most of the time. Try to defeat the Swordsmen as quick as you can. Vossler
will start with Haste and Protect on himself and will add a Reflect status to
that at the very beginning of the battle. He will keep that Reflect shield on
him the entire battle and will even recast it immediately when it wears off so
he can't be hit with magick. Casting Berserk on Basch will really help you
out
in this battle if he is on a high enough level. Use Hi-Potions to heal
yourself since Vossler will usually not give you time to cast a cure spell.
He
likes to pick on one character at a time.
He will do his special Enrage move during his last 35% of life. This will
cause him to basically go Berserk. His attacks will chain up to four times
usually and he will take off more. You really need to perform a Quickening
chain at the end of the battle to put an end to him quickly. Your party will
have a very hard time of taking him out while he is Enraged. It's a good idea
to save a person with a Quickening the entire battle in your reserve party,

then switch party members and pull that character out during Vossler's Enrage
phase and Quicken him. Please note that Fran will automatically start out in
a
Berserk phase caused from the prior cutscene, so she isn't much use during
this
battle, unless you have built her up extremely well.
Of course all of this can be avoided by simply summoning Belias. Belias will
strike through the Swordsmen and Vossler with such means of ownage that the
battle will be over in less than a minute! If you are low level, you NEED to
summon Belias. Make sure to run from Vossler if he starts to chase after you
while Belias is summoned and use Potions. Provide support for Belias or
yourself (cast Protect) to help out if you have the extra MP. If Basch is the
summoner for Belias then keep in mind that Vossler will always attack Basch
and
never Belias.
++ Here's an alternate method for fighting Vossler:
Right at the start cast slow on Vossler. You get one chance before his
reflect
shield is up and most of the time it will hit.
First, take out the three (3) Imperial Swordsman. Then, turn off their attack
gambits.
Second, have your extra two characters set up to heal themselves and you to
stay alive.
Third, cast reflect on yourself.
Fourth, cast sleep with all three characters on your guy with reflect until
Vossler is asleep.
Fifth, cast reflect on the other two characters in your party.
Sixth, cast aero on any party member with all three characters to hit Vossler
with an easy 4500 HP (1500 each character, 500 each reflected attack).
He will go down way before the sleep spell wears off and will never be able to
chain more than 2 or 3 attacks. His 'Enrage' move will not even come to pass.
He'll be dead too fast.
You could possibly do this without even putting him to sleep. The shear
amount
of life you take away is daunting. 2-3 rounds of aero with each character and
down he goes.
(thanks to Ryan for the info)
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+
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[WT05]

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Part V - The Keenest Blade of Them All
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- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Rabanastre

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- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Destination Quote: The Garif village should be south of Giza Plains.


Head for Giza Plains to continue the main storyline journey. The party must
go
south and find Jahara. Many side quests have now opened so check the Side
Quest section for them.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Giza Plains (The Rain)
| [PV1]

|
|

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Gigantoad
Hyena
Great Tortoise
Ichthon
Rain Dancer
Silicon Tortoise
Storm Elemental
Wooly Gator

/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/

Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:

Fire
Water
Fire
Thunder
Thunder
Fire
Ice
Earth

Giza Plains has now entered "The Rain"


+
phase, where the plains basically turn
|
into a whole new area thanks to the lakes
|
that are now formed throughout it. There
|
are plenty of higher-level enemies
|
stalking the area now, though you
|
shouldn't have too many problems with
|
them. Gigantoads and Hyenas will be the
+
main enemies now. There are six small
withered trees around many of the areas
+
of the Giza Plains now that will help you
|
get to a new area if you happen to knock
|
down all of them. Approach each of the
|
six trees and attack them to make them
|
float down the river. They will all meet
|
at the Gizas South Bank and form a bridge
|

+----------------------------------| Need some Wymfire Shot with fire


| elemental properties?
| extra gil?

Want 14000

Want to start a quest

| for a secret Esper?

Three new

| side quests are now available.


|

[SQ05-1] [SQ06-1] [SQ07-1]

+----------------------------------+----------------------------------| There is one more side quest that


| can be started now but not
| finished. This must be started
| before long though, or it will be
| unavailable later.
|

[SQ08-1]

to an optional area.
+

+-----------------------------------

Here's a list of the tree locations:


Throne Road: Check near the path along the south that leads to the Nomad
Village.
Nomad Village: In the southeast portion, to the right of the fenced area.
Toam Hills: In the southeast corner.

Some Ichthons should be near it.

Starfall Field: In the northeast corner.


Gizas North Bank:

Ichthons will be near this one too.

To the north, look along the east banks.

Crystal Glade: Directly across from the dark stone.


Once all six withered trees have been knocked down, they will form a bridge
leading to the area on the east side of the Gizas South Bank. The tree bridge
will be on the east side right before you cross the middle bridge heading
north. There are no enemies here accept for Lv. 35 Silicon Tortoises. Check
the urn in the southeast portion to find a ++FEATHER OF THE FLOCK++. This
will
be used for a side quest.
Make sure to stay away from any elementals if you see one. A magic attack
near
them will cause them to get aggressive and they will take off tons with their
spells. Keep your distance from them at all times. Your destination is to
the
south. When you reach the Starfall Field, take the south path.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Ozmone Plain
| [PV2]

|
|

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Black Chocobo
Mesmenir
Ozmone Hair
Viper
Zaghnal
Zu

/
/
/
/
/
/

Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:

Thunder, Water, Light


Ice
Fire
Light
Fire
Earth

~~ Field of Fallen Wings ~~


All the enemies around this area look
+
fearsome, but they're not that bad. They
|
can gang up quickly though, so be ready
|
to take them down fast. Make sure to set
|
some magick gambits up so that your
|

+----------------------------------| Three optional Espers are now


| available if your party can best
| them in battle:
| Adrammelech, the Wroth

[SE01-1]

short-range party members can attack the | Zalera, the Death Seraph [SE02-1]
|
flying Zus. The Zus have a very deadly
| Cchulainn, the Impure
[SE03-1]
|
Kamikaze attack that they will perform at +----------------------------------+
times when their HP is almost gone these attacks will take nearly 400 HP from an individual.
Also, don't fight too many Zaghnals
Werewolf enemies in the Giza Plains
quick
with their severe attacks. You may
ground when you least expect it all
is
still to the south.

at one time. These are much like the


in that they can take your party down
also notice Vipers seem to pop up from the
over the Ozmone Plain. Your destination

~~ The Switchback ~~
In the Switchback area, you will likely notice a cave in the middle of the
area. This cave actually belongs to a secret Esper. Don't even try to go in
that cave yet or you will likely get murdered! The Esper is around Lv 40 so
you don't stand a chance at the moment unless you are good at Quickening
chains. Head south again.
~~ Haulo Green ~~
A lone Garif will help you fight off monsters in this area. He's far from
reliable at helping your party though. Plenty of Chocobo fiends wander the
fields. Run down the path to the west to reach the Jahara.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Jahara - Land of the Garif
| [PV3]

|
|

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ~~ Banks of the Sogoht ~~


An orange save crystal is floating off to the right. Talk to the Garif
warrior
in front of the bridge. The Garif that you met out in the Ozmone Plains will
walk up and allow your party to pass into Jahara.
~~ Lull of the Land ~~
After talking with the Garif, run into the village and talk to High-chief
Zayula on the hill off to the right. He will tell you to see the Great Chief,
but first you need to meet with War-chief Supinelu. He will hand over a +
+JAYA
STICK++ and ask your party to give it to War-chief Supinelu.
Make sure to visit the item merchant to the left and stock up on supplies.
Some Smelling Salts are now available that will cure Confuse, so be sure to
get
some since Confuse can be a very deadly status effect depending on your party
members.

War-chief Supinelu is to the northwest talking with the guards at the bridge.
Give him the Jaya Stick and choose to meet with the Great-chief.
~~ The Elderknoll ~~
Walk up to the warriors and meet with the Great-chief. Plenty of cutscenes
will play and at the end of them Larsa will join the party once again as a
guest. High-chief Zayula will give Vaan a ++BOWGUN and ONION BOLTS++ as he
leaves in the cutscene that follows. He will also mention that you can ride
the chocobo to the side for free by talking to the moogle. Speak to Gurdy
(the
moogle) and she will allow you to ride one for free. Now the party must
travel
to Mt. Bur-Omisace.
Destination Quote: Mt. Bur-Omisace should be in eastern Kerwon.
You should stock up on the
+----------------------------------------------+
latest armor and weapons to
| Larsa's Gambits
|
make this journey a bit
|
===============================================|
easier. Ride a Chocobo out
| Ally: HP Critical
(>) X-Potion
|
into the Ozmone Plains or
| Ally: HP < 40%
(>) Hi-Potion
|
head out on foot. Your party | Foe: flying
(>) Telekinesis
|
can use Larsa's company as an | Foe: nearest visible
(>) Attack
|
advantage to gain some easy
+----------------------------------------------+
levels in the Ozmone Plains.
Larsa will still heal your party as he did before, but this time the items
will
be all Hi-Potions unless a party member slips to HP Critical status then he
will throw an X-Potion to completely restore that ally. This is the best
guest
in the game and he will spoil you beyond belief. He'll stay with you for
quite
a while so be sure take advantage of him and level up. Perform some Hunts
with
Larsa in your party and they will be much easier!
Leave Jahara and head to the north of the first area. When you reach the
Switchback, head to the east over to The Greensnake. There is a shortcut you
can take in the Haulo Green area that
+----------------------------------+
will lead your party straight to the
| Want to help some love birds in
|
next destination basically. You need a
| Rabanastre and get a new bow in
|
chocobo to take this path. Look along
| the process? A new side quest
|

the southwest side of the Haulo Green


| has just opened.
|
area for several chocobo tracks that can |
[SQ10-1]
|
be found next to some tall grass and
+----------------------------------+
bushes near the side of the wall. These paths are only accessible to
Chocobos.
Run through it to get to The Shred area. Go through the next tall grass area
to the northwest to emerge in the Field of Light winds area and skip to that
part below.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Ozmone Plain

|
|

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Hybrid Gator
Red Chocobo
Wu
Zaghnol

/
/
/
/

Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:

Water
Thunder, Water, Light
Wind
Wind

~~ The Greensnake ~~
Much like the Bagolies from earlier in the Nam-Yensa Sandsea, you don't want
to
take on too many Wu's at a time. Lure some away by running as they rush to
attack then stop and confront a few when your party runs across a crowd of
three or more. With Larsa along, the battles shouldn't be that bad. Head up
north to the Field of Light Winds.
~~ Field of Light Winds ~~
Several Zaghnols will be lurking about to the left as your party walks up the
path. The path to the east will trigger a cutscene once your party reaches
the
new area.
~~ Sunlit Path ~~
Save your game at the crystal.

To the east lies the Golmore Jungle.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Golmore Jungle
| [PV4]

|
|

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Gargolye
Great Malboro
Hellhounds
Malboro
Panther
Treant

/
/
/
/
/
/

Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:

Ice
Wind
Water
Wind
Ice
Wind

~~ Path of Chained Light ~~


Panthers will be grouped around the entrance to this area.

They have special

attacks that will inflict Stone, Silence, and Sleep so have the appropriate
healing potions or spells handy to counter the effect. You need to head to
the
northwest. If you ever run into some blue flaming dog enemies (Lv. 39
Hellhounds) in the southeast then turn around and run. These enemies are
guarding that area for now and will kill off your party members in just a few
hits - those paths will be explored later in the game.
Update: Belias can be used to defeat Hellhounds for low level part since he
will absorb their fire attacks. Basically, they will heal him with each
attack.
Malboros will be roaming around the middle path along with more Panthers
some Gargoyles in the northwest. While moving along the northwest side,
the first right path down the stairs to run across an urn with the ++MAP
GOLMORE JUNGLE++ inside. Your destination is to the east - once you get
map the way will become clear.

and
take
OF
the

~~ The Needlebrake ~~
Stay along the north path here. Some barriers will prevent your party from
moving too far south anyway. A cutscene will trigger when your party reaches
the barrier along the east side of this area. Fran will show your party the
way to the Viera village in the cutscene. Walk down the path that forms in
the
north portion of this area after the cutscene. Just as a reminder, you will
need to walk up to the side of this area and "Speak to the Wood" to reveal a
pathway after this visiting when your party returns to this area later.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Eruyt Village
| [PV5]

|
|

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ~~ Road of Verdant Praise ~~


Fran will tell Vaan to find Mjrn and bring her back to Fran to speak. Fran
will stay behind as your party walks into the village. An orange save crystal
is lying to the side and you should take advantage of the moogle merchant to
the right after the cutscene. He will now have Float, Decoy, Drain, and
Curaga. Get Float and Curaga as soon as you can. Float will help your party
to move over traps without setting them off and it is also really, REALLY
needed for a boss fight much later in the game. Buy three Black Belt
accessories and make sure that your three main party members can equip them
before leaving this village for the next area.
Destination Quote: So, where is this Mjrn?
Run all the way to the northwest of the Spiritwood area and a cutscene will
trigger as you walk across the bridge in the Fane of the Path area. There is
nothing left to do now except leave Eruyt Village. On the way out of the
village a cutscene will play. Return all the way to the Sunlit Path of the
Ozmone Plain. A chocobo will be pacing back and forth near the save crystal
and two Imperials will be lying down to the left. Talk to the Imperial
leaning
against the wall and give him one of your potions. Talk to him again after
the

conversation to use his chocobo.


In the Field of Light Winds area of the Ozmone Plain, look to the right as
your
party exits from the Sunlit Path to see several chocobo tracks near some tall
grass and bushes. Walk through the area while on the chocobo. This will take
your party to The Shred. The entrance to the Henne Mines is to the southeast.
A few Imperial bodies will by lying next to the entrance and a cutscene will
trigger as you try to go inside. You must dismount (O) the chocobo and go on
foot into the Mines. There will always be a Wayward Chocobo outside of the
mines so your party can go back through the shortcut.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Henne Mines
| [PV6]

|
|

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Jelly
Nightmare
Redmaw
Seeker
Thunderbugs
Tyranorox

/
/
/
/
/
/

Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:

Fire
Light
Earth
Earth
Ice
Wind

~~ North Entrance ~~
Seekers and Redmaws will be flying about in this entrance area. Press the
Gate
Switchboard halfway down this area on the left side to open the big gate to
the
south. You'll likely notice an advisory posted off to the side while moving
down the tunnel - basically, all the gates in the mines are one of two colors,
either blue or red, and all gates of the corresponding color will open once a
switch is pressed and the colored light glows.
~~ Pithead Junction A ~~
You can talk to the wounded Imperial and read the other advisory posted on the
west wall. There is another Gate Switchboard to the side, and you need to
press it in order to open the door leading to the map of this area if you want
it.
Once the Gate Switchboard is pressed to blue, several Jellies will fall from
the ceiling above. Three will drop at first, but more will drop later (I got
a
10 kill combo chain here). You can either fight them or run. They will
provide your party with some very good experience, so I would suggest fighting
them. Do not get stuck in between them, or they will tear your party up with
physical attacks. Fire magic and fire elemental weapons work well for them even physical attack weapons work pretty good. They actually have a move
where
they will multiply. A summoned Belias should be enough to kill them quickly
also.
If they murder your party, then you most likely need to level up some more
before going further into the mines. Try to have your characters around level

25 for this area and you won't have many problems.


the
east after the battle or while running.

Walk down the tunnel to

~~ Phase 1 Shaft (East End) ~~


A few Seekers and Redmaws will attack on the way down the tunnel then a whole
crowd will ambush your party at the end. While they are just bats, they can
be
overwhelming in large numbers so break out Cura if things get ugly. Grab the
++MAP OF THE HENNE MINES++ from the urn in the middle area and go back the way
you came or head west since they both lead back to the Pithead Junction.
~~ Pithead Junction A ~~
The Jellies will still be in the area if your party hasn't killed them yet.
Press the Gate Switchboard once again to change the color back to red then
head
west through the open path. No more Jellies will fall if your party defeated
them all in this area.
~~ Phase 1 Shaft (West End) ~~
Seekers and Redmaws will litter the path ahead. They will try to ambush your
party like they did on the east end. Walk up the stairs and continue to the
west.
~~ Phase 1 Dig ~~
This area has bunch of extra corridors but the path that leads to the next
area
is down a tunnel to the southeast. Several more Seekers and Redmaws will be
lurking about down the mine tunnel along with Nightmares. Float may help out
in this area since traps will be set up in the middle of the paths at times you don't want a party member to accidentally trigger one. There is a tunnel
off to the west that isn't labeled on the map so be sure to check this area
thoroughly if you want all of its treasures.
~~ Crossover A ~~
Check the map and you will notice another Junction up ahead to the east.
Pressing the switch on the wall of that Junction will open the door in the
north that will lead your party to the next area. You must enter the Junction
from the north side.
While moving down the tunnel you'll probably want to head back once you see a
Tyranorox down the sides of both pathways. They are not near as bad as Wild
Saurians since they are much weaker. Try to get rid of the bat swarming
around
them first so it won't heal it with a Joyous Soundwave move. Cast Protect if
your party is low level. Aero works very well against them thanks to their
weakness to Wind and you can always blind one of them if they start to get too
aggressive. Enter the path to the right at the north end.
~~ Crossover B ~~
The treasure chests in this area are actually Thunderbugs.

Much like the

Mimics from earlier they are weak to Ice, but physical attacks may work better
at the moment. Go around the left side since a red gate seals off the right
side. A red gate also seals off the path to the north - that is your
destination, but we will have to get to the south junction first. To the east
several Redmaws and Seekers will be scattered around the tunnel while moving
to
the south.
~~ Pithead Junction B ~~
Alright, we've made it to the final junction. Now, an overwhelming amount of
Jellies are going to fall from the ceiling as soon as you press the Gateboard
Switch. I would suggest turning off all of your party's gambits before
pressing the switch so no ally will attack them. When the switch is pressed,
hold R2 and run out of the area to the west. Don't stand and fight - you are
too close to a save point to die now!
These Jellies will be so numerous that it is hard to get by them if you stand
and wait for them all to drop and they will take your party down incredibly
fast while standing in between them. These things will even murder Belias!
Press the switch and run, run, run! Head all the way back to the Crossover B
tunnel and enter the area to the north where the path was previously blocked.
Don't forget to turn the party's gambits back on if you turned them off.
~~ Staging Shaft ~~
A cutscene will play upon entering this area. Be sure to save your game at
the
orange save crystal. If you didn't heed my warning from earlier then you
should teleport back to the Eruyt Village and buy some Black Belts to help
make
the upcoming battle easier. Another advisory is off to the side if you care
to
take a gander. Enter the area down the tunnel to the north for a big battle.
~~ Ore Separation ~~
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ B O S S
+

B A T T L E ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

+---------------------------------------------------------------+
| Lv 25
| Tiamat
|
|===============================================================|
| HP: 49993 | Weak: Earth
| Absorb: Wind
|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
| Exp: 0
| Steal: Hi-Potion, Ring Wyrm Scale, Leo Gem
|
| LP: 15
|
|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
| Recommended Level: 24 - 27
|
+---------------------------------------------------------------+
This battle will be the toughest you have faced so far and may be a little
overwhelming if your level is low. Make sure to have Black Belts equipped and
Tiamat will not be able to Disable most of your party members with Disablaga.
He will sometimes Disable Larsa, so you need an Esuna gambit set to cure Larsa
quickly since Larsa will be a huge help for this battle. Depend on Larsa for
a

lot of your curing, but be sure to set another curing gambit just in case.
Have a Raise gambit set up to revive any fallen party member since you will
most likely have a fallen person eventually thanks to Tiamat's sheer
aggression. Tiamat will mainly attack physically, but will sometimes cast
Aero
on the whole party.
It is a good idea to cast Decoy on +-----------------------------------------+
your strongest party member and
| Recommended Gambits
|
give him a shield to boost his
|
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evasion. Have a gambit set to
| Ally: any
(>) Raise
|
cast Decoy on your most powerful
| Ally: HP < 30%
(>) Curaga
|
character since Decoy wears off
| Ally: any
(>) Esuna
|
rather fast. Also, it's good to
| Ally: status = Lure
(>) Protect
|
have Protect set up on that
| Ally: powerful character
(>) Lure
|
decoyed character. Decoy will
| Foe: party leader's target (>) Attack
|
keep Tiamat from picking on your
+-----------------------------------------+
defenseless party members since he
tends to attack one at a time until he kills one off. Have someone equipped
with a Katana and that person will be able to string together many hits while
hitting Tiamat. The best way to attack Tiamat is through the use of physical
attacks.
When his life is low, Tiamat will start to hit the party with his Breath
attack
that will take off about 500 HP per hit and will randomly inflict Sap on a
party member. Cure Sap by casting Regen on the afflicted party member or by
using Esuna. You'll have to cast Regen manually since you don't have an
"Ally:
status = Sap" gambit yet.
He will inflict Petrify very rarely on a party member, so have an Esuna (or
Stona for Petrify) gambit set for both this and Disable (Ally: any). His
defense will rise tremendously once his HP is low so try to finish him off
with
a Quickening if at all possible to bring him to a quick death - this way you
won't have to deal with his Breath attack either. Don't cast any spells with
your main attacker and have him start off the Quickening so the other party
members can hopefully gain a Mist Charge during his Quickening animation.
Keeping a reserve party member with full MP and a Quickening can help as well.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+
Destination Quote: Larsa and Ashe both need to get to Bur-Omisace.
hurry.

Better

After all the cutscenes that follow, your party will gain ++LENTE'S TEAR++.
This will allow your party to pass beyond the barriers in the Golmore Jungle.
Some more magicks and accessories are available from Tetran (the moogle
merchant). Buy all the upgraded elemental spells (Thundara, Blizzara, and
Fira) and grab yourself some Golden Amulets (double LP earned). Grab Haste
also - oh, how you will need Haste in the upcoming battles!
You also need to get a Rose Corsage for each member of your or at least your
magick users - teleport back to the Dalmasca Westersand and buy some from the
merchant there. This is some very important stuff, so go out and steal and
defeat enemies in the jungle if you must to afford it. Leave the Eruyt
Village
and go north through the barrier.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Golmore Jungle
| [PV7]

|
|

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Gargolye
Great Malboro
Hellhounds
Malboro
Panther
Treant

/
/
/
/
/
/

Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:

Ice
Wind
Water
Wind
Ice
Wind

~~ The Parting Glade ~~


Be sure to take advantage of the save crystal since there is another big
battle
up ahead.
~~ Dell of the Dreamer ~~
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ B O S S
+

B A T T L E ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

+---------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| Lv 27
| Elder Wyrm
|
|===========================================================================|
| HP: 71692 | Weak: Wind
| Absorb: N/A
|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Exp: 0
| Steal: Succulent Fruit, Feystone, Emperor Scale
|
| LP: 14
|
|
+---------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+----------------------------------+
+------------------------------------+
| Lv 26
| Treant
|
| Lv 25
| Treant
|
|==================================|
|====================================|
| HP: 4874 | Weak: Wind
|
| HP: 4764 | Weak: Wind
|
|----------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|
| Exp: 120 | Steal: See enemy list |
| Exp: 120 | Steal: See enemy list
|
| LP: 1
|
|
| LP: 1
|
|
+----------------------------------+---+------------------------------------+
|
Recommended Level: 25 - 28
|
+---------------------------------------------------------------------------+
There is no reason not to start this fight without a bunch of helpful status

effects cast
this
area so cast
Save Crystal
these status

on all party members.

There is a save point right outside of

Protect, Haste, and Regen on everyone in your party then use the
to get the MP back. You can actually save your game with all
effects on each party member so do so then enter the boss area.

This boss will have two Treants with him at the start of the battle. All
enemies are weak against Wind so cast some Aero on all of them. Wait until
they are grouped together then spam them with Aero. You can also use a
Quickening to defeat them both quickly, but you really need to save your magic
for this battle as much as you can.
Elder Wyrm is a highly status
+--------------------------------------------+
effecting boss. He will spend | Recommended Gambits
|
much of the battle attacking
|
=============================================|
and casting status effects such | Ally: any
(>) Raise
|
as Blind, Silence, Sleep, and
| Ally: any
(>) Esuna
|
Confuse. Have Rose Corsages
| Ally: any
(>) Handkerchief
|
equipped so you don't have to
| Ally: status = Slow
(>) Haste
|
worry about curing Silence. Be | Foe: party leader's target (>) Attack
|
sure to have an Esuna gambit
+--------------------------------------------+
set to at least two people to
counter these status effects.
Elder Wyrm's big attack is a close range attack known as Sporefall. This
attack will throw the whole book of status effects on all party members that
are right next to him - Sap, Silence, Poison, Confuse, Blind, Slow, and Oil!
Make sure to have someone set up to pass out handkerchiefs for the Oil status.
Elder Wyrm will perform his special fireball attack that will instantly kill
an
Oiled member of your party if you don't cure the Oil quick or he will take off
about 600 HP from a non-oiled member. Have Esuna set up to wipe out the other
status effects. Use Haste to counter Slow.
Right when you see the words "Elder Wyrm readies Sporefall" IMMEDIATELY run
away from him and you might escape the move. I would highly recommend having
Charge for this battle since your party will be running out of MP toward the
end most likely. At least you can get some MP back to continue giving support
to your party members. With the way this battle is set up you should let
Larsa
handle all of the healing this time. Elder Wyrm has no tricks up his sleeves
for his last bit of HP so there is really no need for a Quickening at the end
of this battle unless you want to go out with a bang.
** This boss is actually an optional boss! He can be avoided by entering the
Feywood in the south portion of the Golmore Jungle past the barrier. You'll
fight some level 35+ enemies on the way. In The Feywood, Walk of Flitting
Rifts, take the first exit to the east and go to the Paramina Rift. From the

Icebound Flow of the Paramina Rift, go northeast to find the entrance to Mount
Bur-Omisace.
(thanks to Seph/Sephirosuy for this method of skipping the Elder Wyrm fight)
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+
~~ The Branchway ~~
The usual enemies will be down either path at this portion of the jungle.
Keep
moving to the east through the Greenswathe to reach the Paramina Rift.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Paramina Rift

|
|

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

~~ Fading Vale ~~
Save your game at the save crystal as usual and make your way to the north.
Mount Bur-Omisace is very close now.
~~ Head of the Silverflow ~~
Dark Skeleton
Ice Elemental
Lizard
Skull Knight
Slaven Warder
White Wolf
Wild Onion
Yeti

/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/

Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:

Light
Thunder
Water
Light
Water
Thunder
Earth
Thunder

I would advise you to level up a bit in this area, especially if you have
problems fighting the enemies. Walk up the path that leads to the east and
eventually northeast.
~~ Freezing Gorge ~~
A cutscene will play upon stepping into this area.
go north to reach Bur-Omisace.

Down the path to the east,

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Mount Bur-Omisace
| [PV8]

|
|

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

~~ Sand-strewn Pass ~~
The merchants on each of the sides have
+
some very good items that you will need
|
to get soon. I would suggest buying the
|

+----------------------------------| An optional boss has been lurking


| in the Dalmasca Westersand ever

Thief's Cuffs right now so you can begin | since you picked up the Dawn
|
stealing more rare and plain out MORE
| Shard. You should be on a good
|
items! Stock up on new equipment,
| level to challenge him by now.
|
especially Ice Shields. You will need an | Bring along some Shielded Armors,
|
Ice Shield for each character where
| the Decoy spell, and Larsa.
|
you're going, not this moment though.
|
[SQ09-1]
|
Make sure to buy three Nishijin Belts for +----------------------------------+
your main party and some Light Armor for
each person as well - you will need all of this along with those Ice Shields
later on. So the checklist goes: Ice Shields x 3, Light Armor x 3, Nishijin
Belt x 3 - the Ice Shields and Nishijin Belts are the most important.
This is also a great time to finish up any side quests or hunts that you think
you can handle - your guest will not be offering his help to your party for
that much longer. Walk to the north on the Temple Approach just up ahead. A
cutscene will trigger when your party enters the Temple Grounds. Your
destination is the Gate of the Holy Circle temple in the west. Head up the
stairs and open the doors. Approach the Gran Kilteas Anastasis in the back of
the Hall of Light for a group of cutscenes.
~~ Hall of Light ~~
Destination Quote: We can get the Sword of Kings in the Stilshrine of Miriam.
Larsa will leave the party after the group of cutscenes. You must now journey
to the Stilshrine of Miriam. The actual way to this place is a little tricky
so I will serve as your guide. First of all, you need to leave Mount BurOmisace and travel back to the Paramina Rift.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Paramina Rift
| [PV9]

|
|

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

You may need to get a little adjusted to battles without Larsa's help. Set up
some cure gambits if you don't have any already activated. Head south into
the
Freezing Gorge and go to the southeast. Be wary of the Ice Elemental if it
appears in this area. Run past him and all the other enemies to keep him from
getting aggressive - any type of magick aggravates him.
There is a path to the southwest that you need to enter. It's very easily
passed so makes sure you check the area well. You'll reach a hill off to the
right next to a frozen lake in the middle of the ice - this is the path that
you want to take.
~~ Path of the Firstfall ~~
At the top of the twisting path there will be a blue save crystal.
to

Continue

the south.
~~ Spine of the Icewyrm ~~
Emperor Aevis / Weak: Thunder
Garud-Egi
/ Weak: Dark
Twintania
/ Weak: Thunder
The enemies in this area are much harder than the ones you've been facing in
the other sections of the Paramina Rift. Have some Thundara gambits set to
cast Thundara on the Twintanias in this area and some Dark spells set for the
flying Garuda-Egis along the narrow strip leading to the south. Watch out for
the traps while fighting the Garudas - it is actually best to lure them away
from the narrow strip.
~~ Silverflow's End ~~
Run too fast in this area and your party will be dealing with quite a few Dark
Skeletons since they like to pop up from the ground in certain areas. A Yeti
guards the path leading to the Stilshrine. Zap him a bit with Thundara and
continue south.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Stilshine of Miriam
| [PV10]

|
|

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

No vicious guardians will impede your path, in fact, you'll have an orange
save
crystal waiting when your party enters the Walk of Mind outside the
Stilshrine.
I would suggest that your party members be on about level 30 before stepping
foot inside since there are some vicious enemies awaiting. Open the ancient
door up ahead to begin.
~~ Ward of Measure ~~
Balloon
Blood Gigas
Crystalbug
Darkmare
Dragon Aevis
Facer
Ghast
Ghoul
Miriam Facer
Miriam Guardian
Redmaw
Zombie
Zombie Warrior

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/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/

Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:

Water
Wind
N/A
Light
Ice
Wind
Light
Light
Wind
Wind
Earth
Light
Light

Redmaws will be flying about freely throughout this area. The Way Stone in
the
back is inactive for the moment. Approach the Pedestal of Dawn in the middle
of the front area. You need to equip the Dawn Shard to one of your party
members as an accessory then take control of that character and touch the
Pedestal of Dawn to teleport to a different area.

I would suggest equipping the Dawn Shard to a party member outside of your
main
party since the equipped character will lose of all of his/her MP while it
remains equipped. Please note that you must take control of that character
(that person must be the party leader) and touch the pedestal. If you touch
the pedestal without the Dawn Shard, zombies will attack.
~~ Ward of Velitation ~~
Right off the bat, a Miriam Guardian will attack as your party teleports into
this area. You might want to set up some Protect shields while fighting him
if
your party doesn't have Shielded Armor. The chest to the left is definitely
worth grabbing even if you have to step through the trap since it will contain
either an Elixer or a Megalixer. Use float to avoid the trap if you have it.
Now, for the area ahead, you will find three Dragon Aevis' pacing around
circle. This area is a little cheap for so early in the game. They are
weak against ice, so you can set up some Blizzara gambits and cast it on
repetitively. I've also gotten through this part by summoning Belias on
and through the use of Quickenings, so whatever floats your boat.

in a
all
them
them,

It's a very hard battle, even if you're on their level. If you run, be
forewarned that two statue heads (Miriam Facers) will pop out of the wall in
the area ahead and attempt to block you. They are not too bad, but be sure to
have a Protect shield up.
~~ Walk of Torn Illusion ~~
Miriam Facers and Miriam Guardians are sitting and waiting for your party to
walk by them in this area. All enemies provide some very good experience so
hunt them all down! Equip the Dawn Shard once again to your party leader and
touch the Pedestal of Dawn at the top of this area to lower the statue heads
along the side of the room below.
Go back down the stairs and enter the Ward of Velitation again. Dragon
Aevis's
and the Miriam Facers may have respawned by now, so you either need to make a
break for the doors down the stairs along either of the sides to the east or
stand and fight again. I would run since there is a save point past the side
doors below either of the stairs... with a catch.
~~ Walk of Revelation ~~
A green save crystal!? Remember that catch that I mentioned? Well, the save
crystal in this room is an actual enemy (Crystalbug) and will attack with
magick as soon as you examine it. Stand around it with your party and attack
it physically until it turns blue. Bad save crystal! Use Cura often since
the
Crystalbug's magick will hit all party members.
~~ Ward of the Sword-King ~~
The Blood Gigas' to each of the sides are not as bad as they seem. They're
very slow. Turn left at the intersection since the door on the right is
sealed

for the moment. Be sure to keep the Cura spell handy as you fight the
Darkmare
since he will take off a good chunk of HP with his Dark spells.
There is a secret room that is not on the map on the right wall as you
approach
the Darkmare. Run against that wall and a staircase should appear eventually.
Make sure that you cast Float on all party member BEFORE entering since your
party will start right in a trap that will inflict Berserk and Confuse on
everybody - the perfect recipe for instant death. The stairs will take you to
the Cold Distance room that has Oilings and a Bomb along with a chest
containing either a ++DARK MATTER or a ++SHELL SHIELD++. The trap below the
chest will inflict Berserk and Confuse as well, so cast Float.
Back in the Ward of the Sword-King, examine the Sword of Judgement to unlock
the door at the north end. Open the door down the other corridor to continue.
Use the Way Stone inside to teleport back to the room at the beginning of the
shrine. The door on the west side of the Ward of Measure is now open. Fight
off the Miriam Guardians in the Cold Distance area and enter the west path.
~~ Walk of Prescience ~~
This area is filled with Balloons that will easily kill your party members
with
their exposions. Make sure to have a gambit set for the Raise spell and
Curaga. The left and middle path will only lead your party to a fight with
Balloons and Facers. Go down the right path. Try to stick with physical
attacks for the Balloons since magick attacks will only make them explode
faster.
At the end, you will find a Stone Brave statue surrounded by Facers and Zombie
Warriors. Defeat the enemies then examine the statue.
** Rotate the statue so that it faces to the east.
Check your map to confirm its direction. There are altogether three of these
statues and they must all face each other - the middle. Run down the stairs
to
the south and enter the next area.
~~ Walk of Reason ~~
The rooms ahead will contain a bunch of Zombies and Ghouls. Watch your party
HP and the traps. Turn right after opening the second door and there will be
some treasure chests at the end of the path. Your party will fight tons of
Zombie Warriors, Ghasts, and Ghouls along the way. Head back and go up the
stairs. It is best to turn right and go up the next staircase since the other
path is just basically a longer way around with more Balloon fights.
Turn to the left after going up the stairs to find two more treasure chests
along the back railings. You'll have to fight some Facers and Balloons to get
to them. The other path will lead your party to the next Stone Brave statue.
** Turn the statue so that it faces to the north.
Run over to the right path and head north.
path

This will lead you to the east

with the last statue. Check around the area for treasure chests while
defeating the Balloons and Facers.
~~ Cold Distance ~~
Go through the door in the north and head back to the orange save crystal
outside of the shrine before you open the door in the east section. That door
will lead you to a boss fight.
~~ Ward of Steel ~~
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ B O S S
+

B A T T L E ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

+---------------------------------------------------------------+
| Lv 27
| Vinuskar
|
|===============================================================|
| HP: 15138 | Weak: N/A
| Absorb: N/A
|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
| Exp: 0
| Steal: Knot of Rust, Damascus Steel, Thief's
|
| LP: 19
|
Cuffs
|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
| Recommended Level: 27 - 30
|
+---------------------------------------------------------------+
A magnetic field will be laid over +----------------------------------------+
your entire party and anyone
| Recommended Gambits
|
equipped with a heavy armor will
|
=========================================|
act as if they have been hit with a | Ally: any
(>) Esuna
|
Slow spell. For this battle, you
| Ally: status = Slow
(>) Haste
|
need to equip only light armor to
| Ally: HP < 50%
(>) Curaga
|
all members of your party. He will | Foe: party leader's target (>) Attack
|
cast Break to pertrify party
+----------------------------------------+
members along with a rare Slow and
Confuse spell.
The boss looks ferocious, but looks are extremely deceiving for this battle.
The only attack that you will really have to watch out for is his Sword Dance,
which takes off around 500 HP for all characters. Use Cura after his Sword
Dance move.
Your party will take this boss out in a matter of seconds with normal attacks
if you equip light armor! He is very slow so your party can get in about two
turns before he makes a move. I literally had to turn off all party gambits
to
see his attacks in order to recommend gambits to you readers - my party owned
him that well. Try casting Haste on all your party members to see if you can
beat him in less than a minute!

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+
Open the door after the battle and you will find the urn for this area with
the
++MAP OF THE STILSHRINE OF MIRIAM++.
** Rotate the Stone Brave statue so that it faces to the west.
"The Colossus has undergone some change" should flash across the screen since
all three statues have been placed in the correct position. Go back the way
you came and a cutscene will show the statue in the middle as it lifts up its
gigantic sword revealing a path behind it.
Open the door to the north and save your game outside the shrine or you can
save at the blue save crystal after using the Way Stone. Use the Way Stone in
the middle to teleport to the area below the statue then take the path to the
left in the room ahead. Fight through the Blood Gigas and Darkmare once again
then enter the area past the statue's lifted sword. Open the door for another
boss battle.
~~ Hall of Worth ~~
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ B O S S
+

B A T T L E ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

+----------------------------------------------------------------+
| Lv 30
| Mateus
|
|================================================================|
| HP: 34259 | Weak: Thunder
| Absorb: Ice
|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
| Exp: 0
| Steal: Ether, Pisces Gem, High Arcana
|
| LP: 27
|
|
|-----------+----------------------------------------+-----------|
|- - - - - -| Lv 26
| Ice Azer (x5)
|- - - - - -|
|- - - - - -|========================================|- - - - - -|
|- - - - - -| HP: 2708 | Weak: Thunder | Absorb: Ice |- - - - - -|
|- - - - - -|----------------------------------------|- - - - - -|
|- - - - - -| Exp: 558 | Steal: Ice Magicite, Ice
|- - - - - -|
|- - - - - -| LP: 1
|
Crystal, Feystone
|- - - - - -|
|-----------+----------------------------------------+-----------|
|
Recommended Level: 29 - 32
|
+----------------------------------------------------------------+
This battle will really challenge
+----------------------------------------+
you compared to the last boss
| Recommended Gambits
|
battle you just had mainly because |
=========================================|
of the sheer aggression that your
| Ally: any
(>) Raise
|
party will have to put up with at
| Ally: HP < 50%
(>) Curaga
|
the beginning. Mateus will start
| Self
(>) Shell
|

the battle by casting Reflect on


| Ally: status = Slow
(>) Haste
|
himself and summoning five Ice
| Foe: party leader's target (>) Thundara
|
Azers. First of all, make sure
| Foe: party leader's target (>) Attack
|
that everybody in your party is
+----------------------------------------+
equipped with a Nishijin Belt to
avoid the Ice Azers' Sleep spell. The Ice Azers will be constantly casting
Sleep and Blizzard. Blizzard isn't that bad at all when one Ice Azer hits a
party member with it, but the problem here is that all five Ice Azers will
pick
one party member from the whole group to cast five Blizzards on. Mateus will
be hitting your party members physically while his minions cast magic. Equip
Ice Shields to all characters to half the damage of the Ice magic.
The main problem with this battle is that, unless you use a Quickening on the
Ice Azers, your party members will have to suffer some damage most likely in
order to dish out some damage on the Ice Azers. Every enemy is weak against
Thunder, but Mateus has a reflect shield on himself, so if you cast a Thundara
spell that hits an Ice Azer, you will more than likely hit Mateus
unintentionally and get Thundara reflected back on that caster. The good news
is that the Thundara spell will take much more off an Ice Azer then it will
when reflected back on a party member.
Make sure NOT to target Mateus however, or the reflected Thundara spell will
take off heavy damage from the caster! Belias is powerless against the Ice
Azers. Either use Quickenings or use Thundara to get rid of the Ice Azers. I
would recommend using Thundara. Set two of your party members with the gambit
"Foe: party leader's target (>) Thundara" and manually cast Thundara on the
Ice
Azers. This will kill all of the Ice Azers within a few castings, but make
sure to turn off the Thundara gambit when you go to challenge Mateus alone.
Another way to approach this battle from the beginning is to equip an Ice
Shield to one ally and cast Decoy and Shell on that character. The Ice Azers
will all target the Decoyed character along with Mateus. Cast Thundara on the
Ice Azers while they attack the Decoy. You could also equip the Decoyed
character with the Dawn Shard to boost his magic defense, but that will take
all that character's MP - your choice. There's no need to leave the Decoy
gambit on while Mateus fights alone.
UPDATE: Physical attacks will work on the Ice Azers, but you must equip nonelemental weapons. This can really help out for when an Ice Azer only has
just
a bit of life left.
When fighting Mateus alone, use constant physical attacks and set up a Shell
on
each of your party members. Most of the time he will attack physically and
use
his Flash Freeze attack. He will cast his Blizzaja spell when his HP reaches
the halfway mark and will continue to cast it throughout the rest of the
battle
(look for the "Mateus readies Chain Magic" message). As long as your party
has

up Shell magick or if they have Ice Shields to reduce damage it won't be much
of a problem. His Blizzaja attack will sometimes inflict Sap, so be ready to
heal it with Regen or Esuna. Be sure to set some healing gambits to heal
party
members and cast Cura manually to heal the whole group when needed.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+
After the battle, the Esper, ++MATEUS, THE CORRUPT++ will be yours! Open the
door and run up the stairs to trigger a cutscene. Your party will obtain the
++SWORD OF KINGS++ after the cutscenes. Leave the Stilshrine and another
cutscene will play on the outside. Either use the orange save crystal to
teleport to Mount Bur-Omisace or go back on foot.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Mount Bur-Omisace
| [PV11]

|
|

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - No new items are available from the merchants in case you were wondering. The
rain in the village serves as a nice foreshadowing of what to expect as you
walk further up the path. Be sure to save your game at the Sand-strewn Path.
Run all the way to the Gate of Holy Circle and open the doors to trigger a
cutscene.
~~ Hall of Light ~~
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ B O S S
+

B A T T L E ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

+-----------------------------------+---+-----------------------------------+
| Lv 20
| Judge Bergan
|
| Lv 29
| Judge
|
|===================================|
|===================================|
| HP: 17200| Weak: N/A
|
| HP: 3179 | Weak: N/A
|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
| Exp: 0
| Steal: Hi-Potion, Ruby |
| Exp: 91 | Steal: See enemy list |
| LP: 19
|
Ring, Ether
|
| LP: 1
|
|
+-----------------------------------+
+-----------------------------------+
+-----------------------------------+
+-----------------------------------+
| Lv 28
| Judge
|
| Lv 28
| Judge
|
|===================================|
|===================================|
| HP: 3179 | Weak: N/A
|
| HP: 3179 | Weak: N/A
|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
| Exp: 91 | Steal: See enemy list |
| Exp: 91 | Steal: See enemy list |
| LP: 1
|
|
| LP: 1
|
|
+-----------------------------------+---+-----------------------------------+
|
Recommended Level: 30 - 32
|
+---------------------------------------------------------------------------+
The battle will start your party
+----------------------------------------+
out in the middle of the Hall of
| Recommended Gambits
|
Light with three Judges behind them |
=========================================|

and Judge Bergan all the way in the | Ally: any


(>) Raise
|
back of the main walkway. This
| Ally: HP < 50%
(>) Curaga
|
setup should be taken to your
| Ally: any
(>) Blindna
|
advantage and you should
| Self
(>) Haste
|
immediately cast Haste on all party | Foe: party leader's target (>) Attack
|
members then go after the Judges in +----------------------------------------+
the back. All of the Judges will
try to cut through your party's defenses with their Water Spout attacks.
Fight
them off as quick as possible while Judge Bergan approaches. Be sure to have
some Curaga gambits along with some Raise gambits.
All three Judges can be easily defeated with a Quickening chain as well, but
keep in mind that you will need some magick while facing Bergan. At lower
levels you may want to use Quickenings for the Judges since they can make the
beginning of the battle a bit overwhelming. If Judge Bergan joins in and
starts dealing too much damage attempt to Blind him. Cast Blind on him with
all three party members in a row if you have to. It will always eventually
hit, but it takes a few tries.
Once the Judges have been defeated, Judge Bergan shouldn't be too much of a
problem to take on by himself. His hits will blind at times so a Blindna
gambit will be helpful for this battle. He will perform his Battle Cry move
once his HP has been taken down halfway. This will make him counter a bunch
and he can sometimes chain together enough hits to totally kill one party
member at full life while Battle Cry is activated - this is why I recommend
blinding him early.
I have received a few emails that mention that a party can launch Quickenings
to defeat Judge Bergan right at the beginning of the battle and end the battle
then and there. It just depends on how well you are at performing Quickening
chains.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+
A few cutscenes will play after the
+
battle then your party will decide on the
|
next destination. Onward to Archades!
|
You need to go back to Rabanastre and use
|
an airship at the Aerodrome to take your
|
party to Nalbina. Walk up and talk to
+
the woman behind the desk with the
"Flights to Nalbina" talk icon over her.
Syphon spell (you'll need this later) and

+----------------------------------| A new optional Espers is now


| available in the Stilshrine of
| Miriam:
| Zeromus, the Condemner

[SE05-1]

+----------------------------------Travel buy Leisure Craft and buy the


some Teleport Stones from the

Assistant Storekeeper at the top of the stairs in the Airship.


Talk to the Chief Steward through the door down the stairs in order to exit to
Nalbina. There is a side quest you can start buy choosing "Who's
this...Rande?" from the list of answers after talking with her, but it cannot
be finished until you make it to Archades.
/\

/
|

\/
[WT06]

____ __________ ______


\
\/
/__ __|__ __|
\
/ | |
| |
Part VI - A War in the Making
/
\ _| |_ _| |_
/___/\___\______|______|

/\

/
\/

/\

/\

/
|

\/

/
\/

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Nalbina Fortress
| [PVI1]

|
|

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Destination Quote: Need to head north of Nalbina, through the Mosphoran


Highwaste and the Salikawood.
Talk to the Imperial and allow him to escort you in order to enter Nalbina.
There are some new items available from all merchants. Buy Dispel from the
Magick merchant. You will really need Dispel for the rest of the game mainly
for bosses! Vanishga would be another good spell to get. At the intersection
outside the city turn right to enter the Mosphoran Highwaste
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Mosphoran Highwaste
| [PVI2]

|
|

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Clay Golem
Fire Elemental
Humbaba
Python
Seeq Cateran
Slaven Wilder
Wary Wolf
Worgen

/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/

Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:

Wind
Fire
Ice
Earth
Fire
Wind
Earth
Water

~~ Southern Skirts ~~
Make sure you set up some Curaga gambits along with some Esuna gambits. The
Worgens will Screech to Confuse party members sometimes. They will also rush
at you with Berserk activated.
~~ Summit Path ~~
The Humbabas here can be difficult when fighting more than one so make sure to
have an active Protect shield up. Don't use magic near the Fire Elemental if
one appears. Keep heading to the north and you'll eventually reach the
Babbling Vale area.
~~ Babbling Vale ~~

Take a break and save your game at the orange save crystal or buy a few items
from the merchant. He has the 1000 Needles Technick, which could prove
useful.
Be sure to stock up on some Chronos Tears since Stop is a very nasty status
effect that can only be cured by a Chronos Tear, immunity with a Power Armlet,
or Dispel. This single area has many paths leading out, but you want to take
the northwest path if you want the quickest way to your destination.
~~ Trail of Sky-flung Stone ~~
Beware the Seeq Caterans in this area. They will run up to your party members
and throw an item to cause instant Berserk, which could be a good thing or a
bad thing depending on the individual. Stay away from the Fire Elemental as
usual and have some magick gambits set for the flying Vulture so your short
distance members can hit him. Beward the Vulture's Kamikaze attack when their
life is low - defeat them quickly if they ready the attack.
~~ Northern Skirts ~~
Three Humbabas are lurking in the front of this area. Try to lead one away
from the others or cast Blizzara on them all from a distance. Many more
flying
Vultures will be hovering around the end of this area. Run across the bridge
in the Halny Crossing to reach the Salikawood.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The Salikawood
| PVI3

|
|

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Malboro King
Pumpkin Head
Sprinter
Wyrdhard

/
/
/
/

Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:

Light
Ice
Water
Fire

~~ The Omen-Spur ~~
Don't take the Pumpkin Heads for granted; they take quite a bit of HP per
attack based on what you would think while just looking at them. They will
use
Silence and Sleep so have some Esuna gambits set up.
~~ Path of Hours ~~
A blue save crystal is to the side. Notice the moogles off to the right
(Forest Bungalow); you'll be coming back to speak with them later.
~~ Truckwall Road ~~
Make a right when the path splits followed by another right to find the map
urn
with the ++MAP OF THE SALIKAWOOD++ inside. Make sure to set some "Ally:
status
= Slow (>) Haste" gambits up for the Malboros that you will find later and, of
course, an Esuna gambit along with Curaga. There is an orange save crystal in
the Quietened Trace in the northwest along with an optional boss fight. The

moogle at the entrance to the path will warn you of the great fiend.
destination is to the northeast.

Your

~~ Living Chasm ~~
In the far northwest walk up to the Moogle Boss by the gate and speak with
him.
It seems he needs to get his moogle workers back to complete the gate so
access
to the Phon Coast can be granted and that just so happens to be where your
party's headed. A moogle counter will appear on the right hand side of the
screen letting you know how many moogles need to be found. Open your map to
find several exclamation points highlited on your map - these are the
locations
of the moogle in the bungalows throughout the Salikawood. Go to each of those
areas and talk to the moogles to get them to head back to the Moogle Boss.
This is very straightforward so I'm not going into too much detail.
Trunkwall Road (middle) - 2 moogles
Garden of Decay (west)
- 4 moogles
Path of Hours
(north) - 3 moogles
The last set of moogles will give you an option to follow them to the gate.
The gate will open up and your party will be free to go to the Phon Coast. Be
sure to talk to the Boss Moogle along the way to get a free pair of +
+QUASIMODO
BOOTS++.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Phon Coast
| [PVI4]

|
|

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

~~ Kaukula Pass ~~
Destination Quote: So this is the Empire.
northeast.

Archades should be to the

A cutscene will play upon entering the Phon Coast.


be
off to the right as the cutscene ends.

A blue save crystal will

~~ The Reseta Strand ~~


Archesaur
Bagoly
Iguion
Mandrogora
Piranha
Pyrolisk
Silver Lobo

/
/
/
/
/
/
/

Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:

Ice
Earth
Thunder
Fire
Thunder
Ice
Earth

Be sure to set some "Foe: flying (>)


+
Blizzara" gambits for your short range
|

+----------------------------------| A new optional Espers is now

characters. You need to go southwest.


| available in the Mospharan
|
Stay away from the Piranhas if your party | Highwaste:
|
is at a low level since they will dish
| Exodus, the Judge-Sal
[SE04-1]
|
out some very damaging attacks when their +----------------------------------+
life gets low. The Bagoly's and Pyrolisk
are very aggressive and will actually gang up, so run if you have to. It
doesn't really matter which way you take since both of them will eventually
lead to the Hunter's Camp.
~~ Hunter's Camp ~~
A cutscene will play upon walking into the camp...a most interesting cutscene.
There is an orange save crystal in the middle of the camp and plenty of items
available from the merchant of this area.
~~ The Vaddu Strand ~~
There is really nothing here but chests
+
and a whole bunch of them along the beach
|
by the east side! The chests are a trick
|
however, since opening one of them will
|
guarantee that you will not receive the
|
Zodiac Spear in the Necrohol of Nabudis.
|
This is the last set of chests that you
|
must not open in to get the Zodiac Spear.
|
Don't screw it up now! Take out your
|
anger on loosing so much gil on the
+
defenseless little Mandragora.

+----------------------------------| Don't open any of the chests on


| the east side of the beach in
| this area or you won't get the
| Zodiac Spear!

This is the fourth

| and last set of chests that must


| not be opened in order to obtain
| the Zodiac Spear.
|

[SQ01-4]

+-----------------------------------

~~ Caima Hills ~~
There is a Wayward Chocobo in the southwest section of this area that will off
your party a life if you feed it some Gysahl Greens. Buy Gysahl Greens from
any airship ride between cities or from the Clan Provisioner back in
Rabanastre
after your party reaches Rear Guard rank. Keep heading northeast. Be careful
while fighting a group of Bagolies on the way; they will gang up very quickly!
You'll come upon a blue save crystal in Rava's Pass. To the north of Rava's
Pass lies the Tchita Uplands.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Tchita Uplands
| [PVI5]

|
|

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Bellwyvern
Coeurl
Feral Croc
Lizard
Malboro Overking
Serpent

/
/
/
/
/
/

Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:

Water
Ice
Earth
Water
Light
Earth

~~ Realm of Elder Dream ~~


There are quite a number of new enemies here and they can easily get mixed
into
a group with the Serpents rise up from the ground. You may want to equip your
magick user with a Rose Corsage to stop the Coeurl's silencing. Head to the
east. Any type of building structure will have Malboro Overkings lurking
around it and they can get extremely numerous at times - combine that with
their Bad Breath attacks and things can get ugly quickly.
~~ The Chosen Path ~~
To the east of The Skytrail, you will come upon an area with an orange save
crystal and an Archadian Wayfarer standing next to a fallen Bangaa. Talk with
the Wayfarer and he will ask to hire your party to dispose of a group of
fiends
in the Sochen Cave Palace. He will hand over the bill with a picture he drew
on it, which is actually very close to what the group of fiends look like oh,
how the appearances are so deceiving! As it says, this will not be listed in
the Clan Primer, but this hunt must be accepted to advance in the main story!
Head east to the Fields of Eternity and there you will find the entrance to
the
Sochen Cave Palace. He will hand over the ++SOUL WARD KEY++ when the
conversation ends.
This hunt can also be accepted from the boy's father in The Nameless Spring to
the south. Even though this isn't an official hunt, there is still a bounty
to
be earned upon defeating the mark. Now, let see what horrors await in the
Sochen Cave! In the northwest of the next area (The Highlands) lies the
Fields
of Eternity. The cave entrance is in the northwest part of the Fields of
Eternity. You'll probably fight or run from tons of more Coeurls and Serpents
along the way.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Sochen Cave Palace
| [PVI6]

|
|

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Focalor
Gorgimera
Iguion
Imp
Pit Fiend
Striker
Wendigo

/
/
/
/
/
/
/

Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:

Ice
Water
Thunder
Ice
Earth
Wind
Ice

Zombie Knight / Weak: Light


~~ Doubt Abandoned ~~
Destination Quote: We'll use the Sochen Cave Palace to sneak into Archades.
A cutscene will play as your party enters the cave. Make sure that you have a
"Self (>) Libra" gambit set in here or else your party will might step on some
of the traps near the beginning. There are several traps in the area where
the
stalagmites and Zombie Knights are. Try to lead the Zombie Knights out of
that
area so your party members won't accidentally trigger a trap during the fight,
or you could always cast Float on everybody during the battle. The Imps in
this cave can be very dangerous as well with their damaging group attack that
they will perform while their HP is low. In the north, you will find the Gate
of the Soul Ward where you must use the Soul Ward Key that you got from the
petitioner earlier. Let's see what awaits inside shall we?
~~ Hall of Lambent Darkness ~~
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ B O S S
+

B A T T L E ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

+-----------------------------------+---+------------------------------------+
| Lv 37
| Alraune King
|
| Lv 37
| Mandragora Prince
|
|===================================|
|====================================|
| HP: 9069 | Weak: Wind
|
| HP: 9069 | Weak: Fire
|
|-----------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|
| Exp: 0
| Steal: Gimble Stalk
|
| Exp: 0
| Steal: Four-leaf Clover |
| LP: 5
|
|
| LP: 5
|
|
+-----------------------------------+
+------------------------------------+
+-----------------------------------+
+------------------------------------+
| Lv 37
| Onion Queen
|
| Lv 37
| Pumpkin Star
|
|===================================|
|====================================|
| HP: 9069 | Weak: Earth
|
| HP: 9069 | Weak: Ice
|
|-----------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|
| Exp: 0
| Steal: Onion
|
| Exp: 0
| Steal: Jack-o'-Lantern |
| LP: 5
|
|
| LP: 5
|
|
+-----------------------------------+
+------------------------------------+
|
+-----------------------------------+
|
|
| Lv 37
| Topstalk
|
|
|
|===================================|
|
|
| HP: 9069 | Weak: Water
|
|
|
|-----------------------------------|
|
|
| Exp: 0
| Steal: Tomato Stalk
|
|
|
| LP: 5
|
|
|
+--------------------+-----------------------------------+-------------------+
|
Recommended Level: 36 - 39
|
+----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
Oh, my sweet Nightmare Before
+----------------------------------------+
Christmas! So, these little
| Recommended Gambits
|
Mandragoras are the marks!? They
|
=========================================|

most definetly are, and this is one | Ally: any


(>) Raise
|
battle where appearances are
| Ally: HP < 50%
(>) Curaga
|
deceiving. If you try to rush all | Ally: any
(>) Remedy
|
of these little munchkins with your | Foe: party leader's target (>) Attack
|
whole party then they will bathe
+----------------------------------------+
your whole group in status effects
similar to a Bad Breath Malboro attack - there is a slight difference though,
they will not miss like a Bad Breath! They will cast Blind, Disable, Slow,
Poison, Sleep, Sap, and Silence. If you plan to take them on physically, you
need to equip some Nishijin Belts to all party members to avoid Sleep. An
"Ally: any (>) Remedy" gambit is priceless for this battle if you can avoid
Sleep through the Nishijin Belts.
Focus on each one's elemental weakness, whether you have a weapon with that
element or the magick. They fall fast if you focus on one and pound his
weakness into the ground. They can take off quite a chunk of HP with their
physical attacks while in groups, so have some cure gambits ready. It is
possible to Dispel their Haste, but it doesn't really matter that much. You
can set up a "Foe: status = Haste (>) Dispel" gambit on your magick users to
quickly get rid of it. They have a pattern where they will rush into your
party to cast status effects and attack then run away and cure themselves, but
they will always move in a group.
The best way to defeat them is to wait until they are all grouped together
then
chain a Quickening on them. Stay on one side of the room and wait until they
run toward you while all grouped. This will totally pulverize a whole group
of
them and defeat them quickly if you get the bonus attack at the end of the
Quickening. Be sure to have each character target a specific Mandragora. You
really need to have multiple characters outside of your main party with
Quickenings to take them all out if you can't chain them that well. Summoning
Belias seems to work well if he can get one by himself, but they will soon
kill
him if the whole groups gangs up around him. Belias will immediately
Painflare
Mandragora Prince because of his weakness to fire. If you plan on stealing
from all of them, you will need quite a bit of Remedies. They are very hard
to
steal from. I would recommend setting a "Foe: party leader's target (>)
Steal"
gambit for your party members if you are willing to try since it will take
several attempts most of the time.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+
Be sure to fully cure your people; you still have another minor battle left up
ahead. Open either of the doors to the side after the battle. They both lead
the same way. Go back to the petitioner to receive ++1000 GIL and 3
REMEDIES++.

~~ The Acolyte's Burden ~~


You'll find a save crystal, well, actually a Crystalbug in the next big room.
Be careful about keeping your group together since it will use elemental
magick
that will hit everyone in a group. Defeat the Crystalbug and it will turn
into
an actual blue save crystal. You can check the dead Bangaa corpse on your way
through the doors of the next area.
~~ Mirror of the Soul ~~
This cave will soon split into many different paths. Take the far east path
to
find an urn containing the ++MAP OF THE SOCHEN CAVE PALACE++. Don't let all
the Imps and Pit Fiends gang up on you in this cave or they will surely make
quick work of your party. It's a good idea to keep some Nishijin Belts on
since the Pit Fiends like to cast Sleep. If you take the west set of paths,
you'll like notice the Pilgrim's Door along the way. You'll need to solve a
puzzle in order to open it. We'll get to that in just a moment. Use the far
east path to enter the next area.
~~ Falls of Time ~~
The Strikers are the only aggressive enemies in this area. Look around and
you'll notice several waterfalls blocking the paths to the different areas in
this cave. Now, about the puzzle in this area, if you look around in this
area
(near the second door from the west), the next area (on the wall), and in the
previous area (The Pilgrim's Door), you will be able to read an inscription
that provides hints to the different routes you should take in order to change
the flow of the waterfalls.
** WATERFALL PUZZLE **
To start things off, you need to go back the way you came by enter the path on
the southeast side. I have drawn up some maps with the correct path outlined
that should be taken in order to stop the waterfalls.
Copy and paste the url into your browser to see the maps.
Waterfall Puzzle Path 1 - http://tinyurl.com/y7rkwy
Waterfall Puzzle Path 2 - http://tinyurl.com/t4xqt
Each time you enter a new area the message "The course of the waterfall seems
to have changed" should be displayed across the screen to let you know that
you
took the correct path. The paths that you make do not need to be precise, but
you MUST enter and exit from the correct pathways when entering the bottom
(Mirror of the Soul), middle (Falls of Time), and top (Destiny's March) areas.
You can think of both maps as one long path, but I thought it would be best to
have two to avoid confusion. You'll get that previous mentioned message three
times as you enter the different areas, then on the final time you'll receive
a
message that says "You hear a door open in the distance". This means the
middle path in the Falls of Time area is no longer blocked by a waterfall and

that the Pilgrim's Door is now unlocked. Walk toward the middle area and open
the treasure chest on the other side of the small bridge around the stone
structure for a chance at either an ++ELIXER++ or a ++DARK MATTER++. There is
also another chest off to the east that contains either an ++ELIXER++ or a
++KIKU-ICHIMONJI++ Katana. To the south, open the first Pilgrim's Door to
find
a chest containing either the ++KOGA BLADE++ or the ++IGA BLADE++ Ninja
Swords.
The only other way to get an Iga Blade is through a drop by Bogey's in the
Zertinan Caverns, so you may want to save your game after solving the puzzle
and open the chest until you get that weapon if getting every weapon in the
game is important to you since none of these chests will respawn. The Koga
Blade can be achieved through a side quest. Keep in mind that the chests are
random, so if they don't all three appear then reload your game from the
previous save point (after saving when the puzzle is solved of course). As
long as you haven't opened one, then they will appear eventually.
~~ Destiny's March ~~
No matter which way you go to the north you will fight mainly Strikers and
Wendigos. The Wendigos will deliver a heavy ice attack to all members of your
party and the Strikers will do the same with an Earth attack when they are low
in HP so a manual Cura might save the day after they fall. Do not fight more
than two of these enemies at a time; lead some away from the others if you
find
a group greater than two. Step through the Doors of Time and make your way to
the central north section. If you want to avoid most fights take the center
path. The door in the far north leads to a big room where you will enounter
another boss, so I would suggest backtracking and saving if you gained quite a
few levels and want to make sure you keep them.
~~ Hall of Shadowlight ~~
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ B O S S
+

B A T T L E ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

+-------------------------------------+---+----------------------------------+
| Lv 38
| Ahriman
|
| Lv 37
| Ahriman (Image)
|
|=====================================|
|
===================================|
| HP: 62149 | Weak: Light | Abs: Dark |
| HP: 700 | Weak: Light | Abs: Dark
|
|-------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
| Exp: 0
| Steal: Death Powder,
|
| Exp: 0 | Steal: same as Ahriman
|
| LP: 28
| Maduin Gear, Sky Jewel |
| LP: 0
|
|
+-------------------------------------+
+----------------------------------+
|
Recommended Level: 37 - 40
|
+----------------------------------------------------------------------------+

This boss isn't really too bad, but +----------------------------------------+


that's not to say that he can't get | Recommended Gambits
|
the best of you later into the
|
=========================================|
battle. He will start out by
| Ally: any
(>) Raise
|
mainly casting Doom and elemental
| Ally: HP < 50%
(>) Curaga
|
magicks on your party. Have a
| Ally: any
(>) Poisona
|
gambit set up to throw a Remedy (if | Ally: any
(>) Esuna
|
you have unlocked Remedy Lore 3 on | Ally: any
(>) Remedy
|
the License Board) and it will cure | Foe: HP < 1,000
(>) Bio
|
Doom. Otherwise, you will have to | Foe: party leader's target (>) Attack
|
let Doom run its course and revive +----------------------------------------+
the character after the countdown.
Make sure to have Remedy set up below Poisona and Esuna if you use both of the
gambits on one character so you won't be curing a simple poison with a
Rememdy.
Speaking of Poison, I would set an extra gambit to cure poison by itself since
he will inflict your party members with it a bunch - make sure to set it above
Esuna on the gambit list. It would be a good idea to have your party members
equipped with Jackboots for when he starts to cast Immobilizega. Normal
attacks should work fine throughout the battle while attacking him, just don't
equip a weapon that has the element of dark of you will only give him life.
Keep in mind that you can actually attack him with Cure spells in this fight
since he is undead. Have one of your magick users toss Curaga or Potions at
him to damamge him even more at the beginning of the battle.
He will eventually teleport away from your party and make a separate image of
himself. Try to get rid of the image if at all possible since it will act on
its on just like a separate Ahriman, and just like a separate Ahriman, you can
also steal from the images! He can make up to six images so you may be
fighting up to seven Ahrimans by the end of the battle. Have a gambit set to
where a party member will cast Bio on an image and this will likely kill them
all with one casting. Since all of their HP is less than 1,000 set up a "Foe:
HP < 1,000 (>) Bio" gambit to quickly kill them off. The main annoyance of
this fight is his use of Confuse (Phantasmal Gaze) toward the end since it
tends to hit every party member that is close to him. Make sure to have one
character equipped with a long distance weapon so they will not be affected by
the Confuse spell and have them set with an Esuna gambit. He will also start
to attack with Maser Eye shortly before falling - this attack will take off
about 1500 HP per hit. Try to finish him off with a Quickening when his life
is down to about 25% HP and you won't have to worry about Maser Eye.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+

Open the three treasure chests found around the room after the battle then
exit
through the east door. One of the chests will have an Elixer for sure!
~~ Temptation Eluded ~~
Some programmer has been very dirty! There is a trap right at your feet as
you
come through the entrance door of this area. Make sure to have Libra setup
then carfully move agains the east wall. There's plenty more traps up the
path
as well. More Strikers and Imps will be lurking up ahead. In the big room,
open the chest to the side for some possible extra gambits then go down the
tunnel to the west for an extra chest.
~~ Chosen Path ~~
Climb up the hill to find a lift at the top. Activate the lift with the
Disused Pedestal. You'll arrive in the Skybent Chamber after the cutscene.
Turn around to find a much needed orange save point! Exit via the door to the
north to enter Old Archades.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Old Archades
| [PVI7]

|
|

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

~~ Alley of Low Whispers ~~


The merchant off to the side has plenty of new accessories. It would be a
good
idea to buy some Bowline Sashes and Winged Boots. The Embroidered Tippet will
double experience so it's a worthy purchase as well. Make sure to save at
least 4000 gil. Cross the bridge to the west.
~~ Alley of Muted Sighs ~~
There's a blue save crystal in the southwest. Talk to the Imperials in the
southwest and a conversation will begin with Jules after they refuse to let
your party through to Archades. Jules will ask your party to pay him 1500 gil
in order for him to help out. You must pay him. He will ask if you've heard
any good rumors and will want your party to ask around for the latest gossip
around town.
There are three ways to do this part, depending on the person you talk to:
a) Talk to the Ex-Broker on the northeast side of the Alley of Low Whispers.
Return to Jules and talk to him. Return to the Alley of Low Whispers and talk
to the Fresh Ardent on the steps in the middle portion on the map.
b) Talk to the Lucky Man speaking with the red Seeq on the west east side of
the Ally of Muted Sighs - he's at the bottom of the stairs that lead to the
bridge. Return and talk to Jules. Talk to Beasley; he sits against the wall
almost directly across from the red Seeq's back from earlier.
c) Talk to the Shady Seeq in the southeast of the Moogles Eight in the Alley
of

Low Whispers. Return and talk to Jules.


speaking with Jules.

Talk to the Moogles Eight after

Whichever group of people you talk to run back and talk to Jules to trigger a
commotion on the town streets. Jules will have moved from his current spot
and
will be sitting on the boxes before you get to the blue save crystal when you
speak to him the final time. The Imperial guards will rush forth to stop the
fight and your party will automatically enter Archades during the cutscene
that
follows.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The Imperial City of Archades
| [PVI8]

|
|

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

~~ Trant ~~
Destination Quote: Gotta find some way to sneak inside the Drakor Laboratory.
Walk a little way to the west and Balthier will mention he has some business
to
attend to and will leave the party. Well, he's still actually in the party,
but you know... Anyway, check around the shops to find plenty of new items,
equipment, and magicks. Be sure to get the Aeroga spell! Also, the item shop
now stocks X-Potions.
Talk to the Cap Guide in the southwest +------------------------------------+
portion of the city. He will mention
| A new optional Esper is now
|
that only those with 9 chops may ride
| available in the Necrohol of
|
the cab. Jules will break up the
| Nabudis, but you must first gain
|
conversation and mention that Balthier | some items before you can fight
|
is waiting in Central. You must once
| him. Check out the side quests
|
again pay Jules to find out
| section for the item locations
|
information. Pay him 2500 gil and he
| [SQ11-2] and the hidden Esper:
|
will tell your party about chops.
| Chaos, Walker of the Wheel [SE06-1]
|
Basically, you must walk around town
+------------------------------------+
and perform good deeds by matching
townspeople up with other townspeople to help them out. They will repay you
with a chop each time you find a matching pair where one helps the other.
Most
people will be labeled the same next to the talk icon as you approach them.
You need to talk to them to have them labeled more specifically. Each time
you
talk to a person they will mention a certain phrase that will be highlighted
and you will have a choice to memorize the phrase. After setting a person's

words to memory, you must seek down a person with a matching phrase and they
will give you a ++PINEWOOD CHOP++ for helping them. All matching people can
always be found in the same district. You can only memorize one phrase at a
time and you can override one phrase with another. Below is a list of
everyone
that can be matched up per district. There are altogether 28 chops to be
earned, but remember that you only have to earn 9 chops to use the cab.
Nilbasse
[ ] "Working up a Sweat"
[ ] "Words of Encouragement
[ ] "Wages Halved"
Woman
[ ] "A Grand Line of Gamesmen"
[ ] "The Path to Stardom"
[ ] "Time To Leave

~ Gentleman Onlooker
~ Senior Reseacher
~ Worried Husband

--> Eager Crier


--> Failed Researcher
--> Materialistic

~ Athletic Woman
~ Aspiring Starlet
~ Determined Researcher

--> Avid Reader


--> Faded Star
--> Ex-Researcher

Rienna
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]

"A Revolutionary Dish"


"A Gambit for the Market"
"Out of Ears"
"What She Wants"
"The Misfortune Teller "
"An Epistle to Love"
"The Aerial Gardens"

~
~
~
~
~
~
~

Philosopher of Cuisine --> Dangerous Chef


Lazy Profiteer
--> Reseacher's Wife
Greenseller
--> Vegetable Seller
Good Brother
--> Waiting Woman
* Tarot Reader
--> Happy Novelist
Lucky Man
--> Romantic Lady
Tour Leader
--> Bhujerban Lady

~
~
~
~
~
~

Boutiquere
Farce-Goer
Music Appreciator
Historian
Builder
Smitten Man

-->
-->
-->
-->
-->
-->

Moneyed Gentleman
Girl on an Errand
Lutenist
Perceptive Man
Artistan Architect
Smitten Woman

~
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~
~
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~
~
~
~

Reminiscing Lady
Daugher-in-Law
Look-Alike
Would-be Judge
Talented Woman
Ardent Woman
Proud Mother
Poor Husband
Avid Traveler

-->
-->
-->
-->
-->
-->
-->
-->
-->

Family-minded Girl
Man from Giza
Look-Alike
Judge's Wife
Akademician
Ardent Man
Tutor
Poor Wife
Traveling

Trant
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]

"The Boutique"
"A Ticket to the Farce"
"The Lutenist"
"A History of Empire"
"The Artisan Architect"
"The Client's Daughter"

Molberry
[ ] "The Mummer"
[ ] "A Trinket From Giza"
[ ] "The Master of Disguises"
[ ] "To be a Judge"
[ ] "A Knack for Magick"
[ ] "The Eight & Twenty Chops"
[ ] "The Tutor"
[ ] "The Anniversary"
[ ] "The Traveler"
Gentleman

* Talk to the Tarot Reader after the Misfortune Teller chop is earned. He
will
ask you if you want your fortune told to you. If you say yes, he will tell
you
how many more good deeds are unfinished in each of the boroughs (e.g. 'I see 4
in Nilbasse' = there are four more unfinished good deeds/tales left).

(thanks to Shaun for the Tarot Reader info)


To finish up each area quicker, I suggest that you run up to each person and
talk to them so that their talk icon will show their proper name, then go
through and match them up. A total of 28 chops can be gathered from helping
all the townsfolk in Archades. Trade all 28 chops into the chopmaster in any
shop to gain a ++SANDALWOOD CHOP++. This will allow you to go to the more
high-class residence of Archades and is needed for a cetain side quest. Don't
sweat if you traded in your chops for a Sandalwood Chop and won't to go to
where Balthier is; a Sandalwood Chop is just as acceptable as 9 chops only you
just overdid it a little.
Return and talk to the Cab Guide and the cab will take your party to Tsenoble
after 9 chops are collected. Balthier will meet Vaan as he steps out of the
cab. There's an orange save crystal on the south side (to the left). Go
north
to activate a cutscene. Approach the Imperial in the north and he will not
let
you through to Central. Run back the way you came to trigger a conversation.
It seems Jules has arranged a destination for when a certain message is given
to the cab driver. Talk to the Cab Guide after the conversation and choose
"You know where to go" and will take your party to the Draklor Laboratory.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Draklor Laboratory
| [PVI9]

|
|

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ~~ 66th Floor ~~
Start by moving through the west doorway.
+
The camera will show many Imperials lying
|
around the hall ahead as Balthier
|
comments. A few of the Imperials can be
|
spoken to along the way through the
|
building. The Direct Lift in the middle
|
of the building cannot be used so go to
|
the North Lift and use the control panel
|
to select 67F. 68F is merely a dead end
+
at the moment.

+----------------------------------| Talk to the Huntmaster back at


| the Phon Coast to participate in
| the Hunt Club side quest at this
| time or any time afterward.

This

| side quest cannot be completed


| until later in the game however.
|

[SQ16-1]

+-----------------------------------

~~ 67th Floor ~~
Your destination is to the northeast. Enter the C.D.B. room. Your party will
gain the ++LAB ACCESS KEY++ that Balthier found along with a ++MAP OF DRAKLOR
LABORATORIES++ after the cutscene inside. The minimap in the upper left hand
corner of the screen will scramble so use the main map (Select) for the time
being. Enter Room 6704 East to find a blue save point along with some

laboratory workers. This is another one of those areas that you can't leave,
so a backup save is advisable. Go ahead and run to Room 6711 East right if
you
want to learn Cid's current location. He's on the 70th floor. Enter Room
6703
East to the left of the 6704 East. Inside you will find the Bulkhead
Controls.
These controls will open and close the various doors throughout the laboratory
depending on what color the device is set to. The control is set to blue
right
now letting you know that the blue doors are all closed. Press the button to
change the controls to red and open the blue doors.
Imperial Hoplite
Imperial Pilot
Imperial Swordsman
Judge
Mastiff

/
/
/
/
/

Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:

N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

When your party turns at the west corridor, low and behold, Imperials will
rush
your party from the back of hall. These Imperials now come at you with status
enhancements already on them and they will now inflict status effects while
hitting your party members at times. The Imperial Swordsman can inflict Slow
with their physical attacks, so I would suggest activating an "Ally: status =
Slow (>) Haste" gambit. They can chain together many more hits than the other
Imperials that you fought earlier and will block your hits more often. I
would
suggest equipping the Sledgehammer with its nice Disable status effect to
handicap the attackers and equip a gun with Silent Shot to shut up the pilots
that try to Silence your party when they appear later. Make sure to have a
Raise gambit ready along with a Cure gambit and DO NOT run down the halls too
fast or you might be dealing with 7 Imperials at once sometimes! Use Blindga
if you run into a large group. You can either take the North Lift to floor 68
right now or wander over to the west hall and open the red doors to gain
access
to the additional room to the southwest. Room 6711 West contains two chests one of them possibly containing a Doom Mace (50% chance; save and reopen if
you
want it). You'll need to close the red gates once again to get back to the
elevator.
There is no need to go back to 66F except for a treasure chest in Room 6613
East. A whole group of Imperials will run at your party when you move down
the
east hall. Take the second right and enter Room 6613 East to find the
treasure
chest.
~~ 68th Floor ~~
Your destination is the South Life in the middle southern corridor; you'll
have
to enter that middle room from the west side. Imperials will swarm your party
from both sides as you move down the east corridor. This is the floor where
the Imperials can overwhelm your party with sheer numbers. Make sure to take

them down fast and do not run through the halls too fast or you'll have a
whole
group following you! Enter Room 6803 East and change the controls to blue.
Room 6814 East in the northeast is a room of tons of confused Lv 37 Dire Rats,
so don't enter.
Room 6801 East in the southeast is where you'll find the next Bulkhead
controls. Imperials will run out from the room right beside it before you
enter. Change the controls to red. There is nothing in Room 6811 East except
a few Hecteyes. Be sure to change the control back to blue.
With controls switched back to blue so that all red doors are open, you can
ride back down to the 66th Floor and enter the rooms on the west side that
were
previously locked, though you won't find anything inside of them except more
Bulkhead Controls.
The main room you want to enter is Room 6804 West on the current floor. Get
to
this by going down the northern corridor over to the west side. Change the
controls to red to open the blue doors. Enter Room 6813 West to find a Judge
inside. Make sure to dispel his Bravery if you fight him. Room 6801 West has
a damaged Bulkhead console inside so run down the western corridor and enter
the Room 6811 West in the southwest. Change the console to blue to opne the
red doors. Run toward the southern middle area and use Blindga on the group
of
Judges and Hoplites that will swarm your party from the South Lift area. Use
Blindga until at least three of the enemies are blinded. The Judges can get
very dangerous with their ice attacks as they get low in life and all enemies
will sometimes pick on one party member all at once. It would be a good idea
to use some area magicks such as Aeroga or Bio that will hit all four at once.
The South Lift is just up ahead so run and hit the control if things get too
bad. You don't want to die now! The elevator will only go to the 70th floor.
~~ 70th Floor ~~
A cutscene will play upon stepping out of the lift. Use the blue save crystal
after the cutscene and walk around the east side of the corridor ahead. Enter
Room 7002 East to find a treasure chest containing either a Pheasant Netsuke
(improves potency of restorative items) or a Hastaga Mote. Another cutscene
will play when you reach the middle portion of the stairs.
~~ Energy Transitarium ~~
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ B O S S
+

B A T T L E ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

+-------------------------------------+---+----------------------------------+
| Lv 40
| Doctor Cid
|
| Lv 38
| Rook
|
|=====================================|
|
===================================|
| HP: 72989 | Weak: Light | Abs: Dark |
| HP: 9859 | Weak: N/A | Abs: N/A
|
|-------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|

| Exp: 0
| Steal: Hi-Potion, Knot |
| Exp: 261 | Steal: Hi-Potion, Knot
|
| LP: 29
|
of Rust, Potion |
| LP: 5
|
or Rust, Potion
|
+-------------------------------------+
+----------------------------------+
|
Recommended Level: 40 - 42
|
+----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
Set up some gambits to cast Haste
+----------------------------------------+
on each member of your party since | Recommended Gambits
|
there are actually 5 foes for this |
=========================================|
battle. The four Rooks that hover | Ally: any
(>) Raise
|
around Cid will cast Protect,
| Ally: HP < 50%
(>) Curaga
|
Regen, Shell, and Curaga, upon him, | Self
(>) Haste
|
so you need to get rid of them as
| Foe: party leader's target (>) Attack
|
soon as possible. They will cast
+----------------------------------------+
Reflect on each other so don't use
magick attacks on them. Focus all of your physical attacks on them at the
beginning of the battle after Haste is cast on everybody. Don't worry about
Cid at the moment. The Rooks only take half damage from elemental attacks so
use a weapon without any type of element. When one Rook falls, a small
cutscene will commence. Eventually a "Paling" will rise around Doctor Cid and
he will become immune to physical damage. You'll just have to wait this out
and use magick IF the Rooks are gone. The main hard part about this battle is
keeping your MP up since the Rooks will sometimes use Syphon on you. They
won't take too much MP, but still it's not very welcoming. If you have three
Quickenings per character then you shouldn't need to worry about running out
of
MP; if not, you may want to use Charge if you have it. Don't use Syphon on
either of the enemies since Cid is immune and Rooks will have up a Reflect
shield. You may want to set up a Hi-Potion or X-Potion gambit at the end of
the battle. The Rooks are the main bosses of this fight, as you will quickly
find out when they fall.
When all the Rooks fall, Cid will cast Haste on himself. Dispel him of all
his
status enhancements immediately and pound on him with your main attackers. He
will walk toward the back of the area, totally ignoring your attacks, and will
unleash his S-27 Tokamak attack that will hit for about 1000 HP per character.
He only hits party members in front of him though. Your party members will
make quick work of him while he is by himself. You can even Silence him. The
battle will stop once 75% of his health bar has been taken.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+

A new set of cutscenes will begin after the battle as the story continues into
another chapter.
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- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Balfonheim Port
| [PVII1]

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|

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Destination Quote: Hmm, Giruvegan... Better start by exploring the Feywood.


Elza, Rikken, and Raz will talk with Vaan +----------------------------------+
afterwards about the Feywood. Do not
| A few side quests can now be
|
leave this area without the latest
| finished at this time. The
|
magicks: Curaja, Blizzaga, Firaga, and
| Cockatrice Quest will reward the
|
Thundaga especially. Quite a few new
| party with some really good
|
gambits are available as well - buy them | weapons for their current level
|
and you will almost have all the
| and the Ring of Renewal is good
|
remaining gambits. Buy some Teleport
| for those that like Regen.
|
Stones from the merchant on the chocobo
|
[SQ12-1] [SQ13-1] [SQ14-1]
|
at the northeast entrance. There is also |
[SQ17-1]
|
a chest near him with quite a bit of gil +----------------------------------+
inside. Once you're satisfied with your
equipment go back to the Golmore Jungle and head to the south. It's quicker
to
teleport to Eruyt Village instead of directly to Golmore Jungle.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Golmore Jungle
| [PVII2]

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|

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ~~ The Rustling Chapel ~~


Coeurl
/ Weak: Ice
Hellhounds / Weak: Water
The Hellhounds shouldn't be much of a problem now like they were before. The
Coeurl are basically on the same level as they were at the Tchita Uplands.

Keep heading south and eventually you'll find the path that leads to the
Feywood.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The Feywood
| [PVII3]

|
|

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Destination Quote: Cross the Mist and head south through the Feywood.
said than done.

Easier

~~ Walk of Flitting Rifts ~~


Cerberus
Deadly Nightshade
Golem
Mirrorknight
Mu
Tartarus

/
/
/
/
/
/

Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:

Water
Water
Wind
Earth
Water
Light

There is a trap directly in front of your party as you start - use Float!
Float may be handy for some other traps in this area as well. When you get in
a fight with any of the small fiends, make sure to end the battle quick since
all you will find in this area are enemies ready to inflict all kinds of
status
effects to screw up your party. Try to equip something that will avoid Stop,
Sleep, and Confuse to members of the party. The Mu's in The Feywood actually
have a spell that will hit the whole party with Stop. The west path will lead
you back to the Paramina Rift. Go through the southeast path.
~~ Walk of Stolen Truths ~~
The Mist has jammed the small map to the side of the screen for this area.
Move down the east side of this area to find an urn with the ++MAP OF THE
FEYWOOD++ inside. Enter the path to the far south.
~~ Antiquity's End ~~
A blue save crystal will be floating in the north portion of this area.
Approach the thick Mist to the south for a cutscene. If you need to level up
any be sure to run over to the Walk of Dancing Shadow's area to the west and
defeat some Mirrorknights. Don't enter the Henne Mines path to the northwest
unless you want your ass handed to you by some Lv. 64 - 65 Abysteel bats.
Didn't think so. Otherwise, continue through the path with the thick mist to
the south of this area.
~~ Redolent Glade ~~
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ B O S S
+

B A T T L E ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

+-------------------------------------+--+-----------------------------------+
| Lv 43
| Rafflesia
| | Lv 40-41 | Malboro
|
|=====================================| |
====================================|

| HP: 73393 | Weak: Wind | Abs: Earth | | HP: 4902+ | Weak: Wind
|
|-------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|
| Exp: 0
| Steal: Purtrid Liquid, | | Exp: 242+ | Steal: See enemy list
|
| LP: 31
| Screamroot, X-Potion
| | LP: 1
|
|
+-------------------------------------+ +-----------------------------------+
|
Recommended Level: 42 - 45
|
+----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
There is no reason not to
+--------------------------------------------+
arrive to this battle without
| Recommended Gambits
|
Haste, Protect, Shell, Regen,
|
=============================================|
Reflect, and Bubble (if you
| Ally: any
(>) Phoenix Down
|
have it) cast on the party
| Ally: HP < 50%
(>) X-Potion
|
since there was a save point in | Ally: any
(>) Remedy
|
the prior area where you could | Foe: HP < 10000
(>) Attack
|
have gotten your MP back. A
| Foe: party leader's target (>) Attack
|
Mirror Mail will really help
+--------------------------------------------+
out for this battle since it
will deflect the bad status magick that Rafflesia will throw at you, though
not
the status attacks. It's good to arrive at this battle with some Nishijin
Belts and Bowline Sashes equipped to avoid Sleep and Confuse respectively equip them to different members so the whole party doesn't fall victim to one
status effect. Don't hold MP back for this battle since at the beginning the
combat log will inform you that a magick field has fallen over the party and
it
will slowly drain MP. Right at the beginning, cast Dispel on Rafflesia then
immediately launch the biggest Quickening chain you can get with your current
party. Start with a level 1 Quickening since the field will most likely drain
enough magick to where you can't get a level 2 starter. His Nectar Volley
will
inflict Sap, his Toxify will Poison, he will cast Sleep, he will cast
Disabliga, he will Curse you with Sap, Poison, and Disease, his Pollen Dance
will Confuse, the Malboros that he calls on will use Bad Breath...got the
point
yet? Exactly. You need some item gambits for each specific status effect or
you need a Remedy gambit (with all Rememdy Lores) that can cure all status
effects. He will use his "Call for help" to call a total of three Malboros to
his aid and he will start to use Drain later in the battle.
You can SEVERLY limit this bosses attacks by silencing him, but you need to

either do this at the beginning with magick or through a status-effecting


weapon (Silence Shot). While silenced, all he can do is Nectar Volley and
Pollen Dance. He cannot "Call for help" or perform any type of magick attack
and will completely be at your mercy as long as you can cure Sap and Confuse.
Equip Bowline Sashes if he is silenced and you will only have to cure Sap.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+
~~ White Magick's Embrace ~~
Basilisk
Behemoth
Giruveganus
Mirrorknight
Preying Mantis

/
/
/
/
/

Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:

Thunder
Ice
Light
Earth
Light

This area is even more dangerous than the northern part of the Feywood. The
Preying Mantis's and other enemies can crowd up very fast in this are so be
ready to deal with a group at times. Use Warp on the Mantis's or
Mirrorknights
if they group up and you might just banish a few of them to the X-zone. Stay
against the east wall of this area and you'll find an urn with the ++FEYWOOD
CANDLE++ inside in the southern portion. Keep heading south.
~~ Ice Field of Clearsight ~~
Visibility is not too great here, so you'll see a bunch of silhouettes of
enemies before you actually run into them. Just like the last area, the
Preying Mantis will be lurking about quite numerously. Enter the northern
shrine and examine the pattern of the "Feywood Glyph" in the middle.
"In this sanctum shall the pilgrim find truth and illusion both.
betokens the true way"

Illusion

In other words, you must stand in the middle of the glyph then move the camera
around to look at the different openings in the shrine. One of the openings
will have an image of a forest scene while the rest will only show the snow
outside. The opening with the illusion will lead you to the next shrine.
Walk
through the opening and run toward the next shrine across from the current
one.
Try not to let the enemies impede your path - run from them if necessary. You
can check your map to see which shrine to head to next or which shrine you
have
already been to. The shrines with the glyphs will be marked with exclamation
points. Stand on the "Feywood Glyph" in the second shrine and find the
illusion path once again to get to the third shrine. You don't need to
examine
it again.
Plan your attacks against the Behemoth enemies carefully since they will use
Bacchu's Wind to Berserk themselves when the reach HP critical status. Spam
them with Blizzaga and they will fall fast, but don't let them gang up too
much!
~~ The Edge of Reason ~~

If you exited the area from the correct path up above your party will wind up
in this new area of shrines. The same shrine puzzle is here, but this time
there are a few more shrines. The starting shrine for this portion should be
in the middle. One of these shrines has three Behemoths guarding it so watch
your HP and Blizzaga them to death. In the middle of this area (to the west a
bit) there is a chest lying inside of a trap that may contain a Deathbringer
sword, an Ensanguined Shield, or something else, so you may want to give a try
- cast Float and walk over to it. There are actually three chests that spawn
in that one chest at times, so it may look like you're opening the same chest
three times. Find the correct path and journey to the other shrines to find a
door at the end. The door is labeled "Gate Gigas".
"Gigas summoner, gate's power is yours to claim. Beyond the one gate lies
sacred Giruvegan. Over the one gate the Gigas holds sway."
In a nutshell, you need to summon Belias near the gate then touch the gate
after examining it. Belias will do the rest.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The Ancient City of Giruvegan
| [PVII4]

|
|

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ~~ Gate of Earth ~~
A cutscene will play upon entering the city. Walk to the middle of pathway
and
an orange save crystal will be waiting on the left (south) side side. If you
do not have the -aga elemental spells, then you need to teleport back to
Balfonheim and get them now! It is good to have three mist charges per main
party member to extend your MP gauge since you will be using a bunch of magick
up ahead. Make sure you have an item cure for every possible status effect or
the Rememdy Lore on the License grid that will allow you to cure everything
with a Rememdy - have plenty of Remedies in this case. You're about to enter
one of the hardest areas in the game. Try to have the Martyr (gain MP after
attacking) and Inquisitor (gain MP after suffering damage) augements from the
license board for each member of your party by the time you reach the next
save
crystal since they will help in the next upcoming boss fights. Travel further
to the west and touch the Way Stone.
~~ Gate of Water ~~
The camera will show off a statue up ahead.
a cutscene.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ B O S S
+

Walk toward the status to trigger

B A T T L E ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

+---------------------------------------------------------------+
| Lv 42
| Daedalus
|
|===============================================================|
| HP: 65644 | Weak: Light
| Absorb: Dark
|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
| Exp: 0
| Steal: Damascus Steel, Dark Crystal, Forbidden
|
| LP: 33
|
Flesh
|

|---------------------------------------------------------------|
| Recommended Level: 43 - 46
|
+---------------------------------------------------------------+
Daedalus is a mixture of a Striker, a +--------------------------------------+
Wendigo, and a Behemoth. He has all | Recommended Gambits
|
of their critical attacks and will
|
=======================================|
use them eventually - Tremor and Ice | Ally: any
(>) Raise
|
Break. Shell can help to lessen the | Ally: HP < 50%
(>) Curaja
|
damage from them along with the
| Ally: status = Slow
(>) Haste
|
appropriate elemental shield. Use
| Foe: status = Haste
(>) Dispel
|
Dispel on him whenever he cast Haste | Self
(>) Haste
|
on himself at the beginning then try | Foe: party leader's target (>) Attack
|
to Silence him so he can't cast
+--------------------------------------+
anything else. He mainly sticks with
physical attacks and can chain them very well at times. His Tri-Attack will
randomly cause Slow, so have a Haste gambit ready to turn the tides. Use
Decoy
on your main attacker and equip him with your best shield and that should keep
Daedalus busy while you whittle his HP down. Cast Haste on all of your party
members to take him down quicker along with Protect to guard against his
strong
attacks. His Smite of Rage move will take off around 700+ HP of a party
member's life if the hit connects. If you don't Silence him, he will cast
Darkra on the party. Keep your weaker characters away from him since he will
perform his Rage attack when his life is low that will hit the immediate area
around him and take quite a chunk of HP (around 1500 HP). His strength and
defense will both increase when he has reached HP critical status so a
Quickening will help out a bunch at the end of this battle. He will chain so
many damaging hits while he is in HP critical that he will likely kill a party
member in one turn.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+
A new Way Stone will appear after the boss' defeat. Go back and save your
game
at the blue save crystal and use the new Way Stone to travel deeper into
Giruvegan.
~~ The Trimahla Water-Steps ~~
Behemoth
Diakon Entite
Gargoyle Baron
Mythril Golem
Vivian

/
/
/
/
/

Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:

Ice
Dark
Light
Water
Light

This place has some steep ramps, so you'll probably have to tilt the camera at
times to see them from your current platform. Walk down the ramp to the south
and use Blizzaga on the Behemoths as you work your way down. Set up a "Foe:
ice-weak (>) Blizzaga" gambit if you have it, otherwise just cast Blizzaga
normally on the Behemoths. The Behemoths can really gang up on you quick in
this area. Approach the "Avrio Gate Stone" down the ramp to the left and
touch
it to release the barrier to the south, "Gate Avrio", on the current platform.
Keep moving further to the south. Grab the ++MAP OF GIRUVEGAN++ from the urn
before going down the ramp on the south side (NOTE: this map will only appear
after Giruvegan is finished). You will find another gate stone guarded by two
Mythril Golems at the bottom of the ramp. This is the "Chthes Gate Stone"
that
will open Gate Chthes to the northwest.
Run back up the ramp, then run down the ramp to the northwest. You'll fight
some more Behemoths when you reach the bottom. Go down the ramp to the north
then turn left and run down the next ramp. Vivian's will be guarding a
treasure orb at the bottom. Be VERY cautious while fighting the Vivians since
they can inflict all status effects in the game on your party members in one
breath attack. Go back the way you came, up both ramps and go down the ramp
on
the south side. Behemoths will be lurking about. Blizzaga them to death then
run down the next ramp (heading north) and you'll run across some Vivians.
Keep heading north, through the Gargoyle Barons, then run down the ramp to the
south and you'll see what appears to be a dead end with two Mythril Golems
standing to each of the sides. Defeat the Mythril Golems and step out into
the
empty space to the south to make a hidden glowing green pathway appear in
front
of your party. Move further to the south along the pathway to exit this area.
~~ The Aadha Water-Steps ~~
The Behemoths on the first platform will likely not even let your party off
the
glowing path before they start their assault. Go ahead and touch the "Paron
Gate Stone" but know that the gate is further down below. The Parelthon Gate
to the side is opened from below. Beware the Diakon Entite below. This is an
elemental that will unleash powerful magick if you fight anything near it or
use magick near it. If this happens, run to an area where you can fight it by
itself. Physical attacks will work the best for it. Be sure to heal often if
you choose to fight it. Continue down the zigzagging ramps. In the northwest
two Mythril golems will be standing guard next to the "Parelthon Gate Stone".
Further south, Tychi Gate will be blocking your path to the exit for this
area.
Move up the ramp to the left of the gate. Plenty of Vivians will be lurking
up
ahead. Run up the south set up of ramps. Two Mythril Golem will be standing
guard at the "Gate Tychi Stone". Touch the stone to release the Gate Tychi
barrier at the bottom. Go back or climb further up the ramps to find a few
treasure orbs. The Paron gate will be blocking your way up above if you
didn't
deactivate it on the other side at the top.

Return to the northwest portion where the Tychi Gate was at earlier. Gargoyle
Barons will be flying around the area below the ramp and Mythril Golems will
be
standing guard on the sides of the last platform. Step out into the area to
the south of the last platform to make another glowing green path appear just
like before. Run along the path to trigger a cutscene in the next area.
~~ The Haalmikah Water-Steps ~~
Continue along the glowing green path and open the Bulwark Chronos ahead.
refreshing site of a blue save crystal will be on the other side. Open
Bulwark
Hemera.

~~ Gate of Fire ~~
This area is quiet for the moment and there are no treasure chests around the
area if you're wondering. There is a hidden pathway around here. Go up
either
ramp to the left. Stay on the current path at the top of the ramp and don't
turn left again. While running down the path, you will come upon an open view
to the right, across from the next set of ramps to the left - look below to
see
several floating circular objects. Step out toward them and a green glowing
path will form. This will take you to a boss fight.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ B O S S
+

B A T T L E ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

+----------------------------------------------------------------+
| Lv 43
| Tyrant
|
|================================================================|
| HP: 180248 | Weak: Ice
| Absorb: Thunder
|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
| Exp: 0
| Steal: N/A
|
| LP: 33
|
|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
| Recommended Level: 45 - 48
|
+----------------------------------------------------------------+
For this battle, a magick field
+----------------------------------------+
will fall over the party and will
| Recommended Gambits
|
not allow the use of Tecknicks.
|
=========================================|
Immediately Dispel the boss of his | Ally: any
(>) Raise
|
status enhancements. He has one
| Ally: HP < 50%
(>) Curaja
|
hell of a defense so whatever your | Self
(>) Haste
|
party does to attack him it is not | Self
(>) Protect
|
going to take off much HP from him. | Foe: party leader's target (>) Blizzaga
|

He attacks much like other wyrms


| Foe: party leader's target (>) Attack
|
you have faced, in that he will use +----------------------------------------+
Sonic Fangs a bunch along with
physical attacks and Fireballs. His Piercing Graviga will drain 1/4 of any
party member's HP if it hits. For his other magick attacks, he will use all
the -aga elemental attacks including his weak element. Have some Raise
gambits
ready along with Curaja since his attacks are quite damaging and will most
likely kill a few party members every now and then (especially Sonic Fangs).
Equip some Quasimodo Boots to your party members or have some gambits to avoid
or cure Sap when he spits Bile. Have one person set up to cast nothing but
Blizzaga on him and have one person who will constantly cure the party with
Curaja. Have everybody set to cast Haste and Protect on each other or
themselves since you will need both! You may actually want to arrive at the
battle with both of these status enhancements. I wouldn't worry too much
about
shell since you don't want to overload your caster with just status
enhancement
jobs. This is going to be one long fight, but if you are fast enough and spam
him with Blizzaga, he should fall in time. The Martyr and Inquisitor augments
from the license board will really help for this prolonged fight. He does not
do anything special when he reaches HP critical status unlike most other
bosses, so you don't really need a Quickening finish.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+
Don't use the Way Stone just yet. Make sure to backtrack and save your game
after the boss fight since there is not another one for quite a while!
Gargoyle Barons and Vivians will populate the Gate of Fire area on your way
back from the save crystal. Touch the Way Stone on the glowing platform where
the boss was to be transported to the next area.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The Great Crystal
| [PVII5]

|
|

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Mom Bomb
Mythril Golem
Necrophobe
Ose
Reaper

/
/
/
/
/

Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:

Water
Water
Light
Light
Light

Dha Vikaari Bhrum


/
/
Kabonii Jilaam Avaa
\
\
Sthaana Scorpio ----- A Prama Viakaari ----- Kabonii Jilaam Pratii'vaa
/
/
?

~~ A Prama Vikaari ~~
Facing away from Gate Scorpio, there is no need to enter the path on the left
side to unlock Gate Scorpio. Gate Scorpio will lead you to a hidden Esper
that
is probably more powerful than you are now. Walk down the path on the right.
~~ Kabonii Jilaam Pratii'vaa ~~
Watch out for the dangerous Ose enemies. Two hits from a Hell Blaster is
instand death! You'll have to use Float to get the Treasure (Elixir or Black
Mask).
~~ Kabonii Jilaam Avaa ~~
The Ose will likely try to lead you toward the pack of three.
of them out so you don't have to fight all three at once.

Try to lure one

~~ Dha Vikaari Bhrum ~~


Use Way Stone VII to teleport to the next area.
Trahk
|
|
Cancer ----- Avaa
Pratii
\
|
/
\
|
/
A Vikaari Kabonii
Paths

Areas

(current)
(right)
(middle)
(left)

A Bikaari Kabonii
Bhrum Pis Pratii
Bhrum Pis Avaa
Sthaana Cancer

Contents
-->
-->
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Way Stone VI
Gate Cancer
Treasure (Knot of Rust or White Robes)
Gate Cancer Stone

~~ A Vikaari Kabonii ~~
Take the left path and touch the "Gate Cancer Stone" to open Gate Cancer.
Mythril Golems will be guarding the area. Collect the treasure from the
middle
path or head straight for Dha Vikaari Trahk.
~~ Dha Vikaari Trahk ~~
Touch Way Stone V to be transported to Way Stone IV.
Aries
|
|
Praa'dii
\
\

Praa ----- Pisces


/ \
|
/
\
|

A Bikaari Bhrum ----- Dha Vikaari Jula


(right) - Trahk Pis Praa - Sthaana Pisces
--> Gate Pisces
Stone
(left)
- Trahk J. Praa'dii --> Treasure - Sthaana Aries --> Gate Aries Stone
(sealed) - Dha Vikaari Jula
~~ A Bikaari Bhrum ~~
The first thing to do here is to enter the area up the left path. Get the
treasure in the sphere and defeat the Mom Bombs quickly. Travel to Sthaana
Aries by going up the path ahead and deactivate the "Gate Aries Stone". Go
back to A Bikaari Bhrum and run down the right path then make another right
(heading down again) and activate the "Gate Pisces Stone". Gate Aries was
once
standing to the right, but it's now gone, so go up the path. You will arrive
a
Dha Vikaari Jula and will see Way Stone III in the middle. Use Way Stone III
to teleport to a new area and trigger a cutscene.
~~ Crystal Core ~~
Move down the path ahead after the cutscene. A save crystal will be off to
the
right on the bottom platform along with Way Stone I. Use Way Stone I to
teleport out of the Great Crystal.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The Ancient City of Giruvegan
| [PVII6]

|
|

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ~~ Gate of Wind ~~
Open the Bulwark Minas up ahead for a cutscene that will introduce the next
boss.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ B O S S
+

B A T T L E ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

+---------------------------------------------------------------+
| Lv 45
| Shemhazai
|
|===============================================================|
| HP: 91136 | Weak: Random element | Absorb: Random Element
|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
| Exp: 0
| Steal: Hi-Ether, High Arcana, Sagittarius Gem
|
| LP: 47
|
|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
| Recommended Level: 45 - 48
|
+---------------------------------------------------------------+
Dispel her Haste at the beginning of the battle. Have some Rose Corsages
equipped to your magick users or a Vox or Esuna gambit ready to cure Silence
since she will cast Silence quite a bit. In addition to Silence, her normal
attacks can cause Disease, which should be cured immediately with an item

(Vaccine or Remedy [w/Remedy Lore 3]) or magick (Cleanse), preferably an item.


Disease will cause a party member's maximum HP to drop as their life falls,
therefore, a revived party member with disease will have 1 HP when brought
back
to life with the Disease status. It of the utmost importance to cure Disease
immediately!
She will cast both Shock and +-----------------------------------------------+
Flare. Each spell will take | Recommended Gambits
|
off quite a bit from a party |
================================================|
member without a shell. She | Ally: any
(>) Raise
|
is only weak against a
| Ally: HP < 50%
(>) Curaja
|
certain type of element that | Ally: any
(>) Cleanse/Vaccine
|
will randomly change
| Self
(>) Shell
|
throughout the course of the | Foe: party leader's target (>) Attack
|
battle. She will absorb all +-----------------------------------------------+
other elements except for
the one that she is weak against. When she uses Mana Spring that means that
she is changing her current elemental weakness. The best way to approach this
battle is to use non-elemental physical attacks since it is too much of a
tossup to use elemental weapons or magick. Haste may help your party to
defeat
her quicker, but you need to have a Shell up at all times while healing and
attacking physically. She will Syphon the party of their magick - about
enough
for one mist charge. When she reaches HP critical status she will Enrage
herself and start to take off more with her physical and magick attacks.
Finish her off with a Quickening or keep nailing her with physical attacks.
After the battle, the party will gain ++SHEMHAZAI, THE WHISPERER++.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+
Open Bulwark Aeon and run toward the Way Stone up ahead. Get to the middle
area by moving down one of the ramps on the right or left side. Read the
inscription then touch the "Empyrean Way Stone" for a cutscene. When the
cutscene ends, your party will receive the ++TREATY-BLADE++. Another cutscene
will commence.
Destination Quote: Better go back to Balfonheim and see if Reddas knows
anything.
Read the inscription then touch the "Tellurian Way Stone" afterwards to
teleport back to the beginning of Giruvegan.
~~ Gate of Earth ~~

Use the orange save crystal to teleport


+
back to Balfonheim. At this time, your
|
party can now go back and collect the
|
++MAP OF GIRUVEGAN++ in The Trimahla
|
Water-Steps. Go back to that portion of
+
the walkthrough above to find the exact
location.

+----------------------------------| A new optional Espers is now


| available in Giruvegan:
| Ultima, the High Seraph

[SE07-1]

+-----------------------------------

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Balfonheim Port
| [PVII7]

|
|

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Make your way over to the far west portion to meet with Reddas. Stop by the
Magick shop on the way there and pick up all the new magicks, especially Arise
and Esunaga. All the rest of the gambits that you've been lacking are now
available at the gambit shops. Remember all of those useless merchants in
some
of the oddest of areas? Well, many of them have now restocked some powerful
items and accessories. Go to Barheim Passage, Bhujerba (Skygrounds Merchant),
Old Archades, Rabanastre (Lowtown Merchant), Westersand, and South Bank
Village
to find some new items. It would be good to pick up the Diamond Armlet (find
more rare items from all chests) from the South Bank Village merchant, the
Sage's Ring (Absorb Holy; reduces MP cost by half) from the Old Archades
merchant, Hermes Sandles (Equip: Haste) from the Barheim Passage merchant.
Some of them have some more powerful weapons and armor as well. Check the
item
list (the main list) to see all of them. If you can buy enough Hermes Sandles
for each person of your main party, you will not have many problems with the
hard dungeon that is coming up.
When you're ready to continue, go to Saccio Lane and speak with the Manse
Watch
in order to talk to Reddas. A cutscene will trigger upon entering the Manse.
Reddas will join your party as a guest after the cutscene.
Destination Quote: The Strahl should be able to reach the tower of Ridorana.
As you will learn in the
+-------------------------------------------+
conversation that follows you
| Reddas' Gambits
|
must go to the Aerodrome and fly |
============================================|
to Jagd to get to the Pharos. A | Foe: flying
(>) Telekinesis
|
message will appear that will
| Foe: highest level
(>) Attack
|
inform you that your party can
+-------------------------------------------+
now fly through Jagd. Your next

destination is the Ridorana Cataract in Jagd. Head to the Aerodrome in


Balfonheim and talk to the person behind the desk with the "Private Airships"
talk icon on the left to get aboard the
Strahl. The Strahl will take you just
+----------------------------------+
about anywhere you want to go in Ivalice | Now that the Strahl can be used,
|
with a few exceptions, so you don't have | the party may now finish the Hunt
|
to use as many Teleport Stones now.
| Club side quest back at the Phon
|
Select The Ridorana Cataract to continue | Coast. Talk to the Huntmaster
|
with the main story. In order to reenter | at the Phon Coast if you haven't
|
the Strahl, you need to press X near the | yet to start this side quest.
|
anchor in the field or talk to a "Private |
[SQ16-2]
|
Airships" correspondent in a city. Your +----------------------------------+
map will show an anchor icon in the field
for where the Strahl is located if there is one nearby.
Since you have a new guest along with your party I would suggest performing
some of the hunts that are available to your now or maybe fight some hidden
Espers. Reddas will help out a bunch for either one. Use Berserk on him
often. Since you can't control him anyway, why not give him a little extra
power.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The Ridorana Cataract
| [PVII8]

|
|

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Cassie
/ Weak: Wind
Deathclaw / Weak: Ice
~~ Footfalls of the Past ~~
A cutscene will play as the party descends upon the first portion of the
Ridorana Cataract. Use the blue save crystal up ahead then go east.
~~ Echoes from Time's Garden ~~
The Deathclaws here are weak against ice and the Cassies fall fast to wind so
cast Blizzaga and Aeroga on them respectively to lay the smackdown. The
Deathclaws can Cannibalize on each other when one if weak making them level up
about 5+ levels, so try to fight them alone. Your new party member Reddas may
not have any items or special abilities, but he can chain attacks very well.
Berserk him often to bring out his true potential! The path to the northeast
will be the shortest way to your destination, but you may want to enter the
Colliseum to the southeast to pick up the map for this area.
~~ Colliseum ~~
There are many traps around this area so use Float to avoid them.

Enter the

path to the left as you enter then make another quick left to find an urn with
the ++MAP OF THE RIDORANA CATARACT++ inside. The other paths will lead to
treasure chests.
~~ City of Other Days ~~
Many more Deathclaws and Cassies roam around in this area.
the east.

Enter the path to

~~ Path of Hidden Blessing ~~


You do have Libra set up right? Good. There is a whole row of six traps to
the left of the blue save crystal up ahead, so proceed with caution.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The Pharos at Ridorana
| [PVII9]

|
|

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

~~ They Who Thirst Not ~~


Continue up the stairs to the east.
mist, almost as if...
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ B O S S
+

The whole area up ahead is covered in


B A T T L E ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

+----------------------------------------------------------------+
| Lv 47
| Hydro
|
|================================================================|
| HP: 203800 | Weak: Light
| Absorb: Dark
|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
| Exp: 0
| Steal: Corpse Fly, Maggoty Flesh, Wyrm Bone
|
| LP: 35
|
|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
| Recommended Level: 47 - 50
|
+----------------------------------------------------------------+
Arrive at this battle with tons of status enhancements on every member of the
party (Haste, Protect, Regen, Bravery, etc.) - there's a save crystal outside
this battle area so cast them all, save, then enter the battleground. Dispel
him of any status enhancements. Use Slow on him at the beginning after
dispeling him. It's a good idea to equip your party members with some Bowline
Sashes to avoid Confuse from his castings of Curse. Curse will place Disease,
Poison, Sap, and Confuse on any party member that it manages to hit. He will
attack with Bile and cast Bio, Countdown, and Immobilizega as well, but that
shouldn't be too much of a problem; just use Regen, Remedy, and Esuna
accordingly. The main attack to look out for his is his Fearga spell that
will
drain a targeted party member (and any surrounding party member) of their MP.
The main problem with this battle is that he likes to pressure your party with
status effects then drain them of MP, so it is a good idea to bring along some
Remedies (with all Remedy Lores bought on the License board) and have Charge
gambits in place. He's also really bad at chaining physical attacks so an
Arise gambit will be needed.

One trick that I have found that works extremely well against him is to equip
a
character with a gun or long distance weapon and take control of that
character. Hydro likes to pick on one character at a time and stay with that
character, but he is very slow, so just run from him the whole time while
shooting. The rest of your party can be attacking him the whole time he
chases
the bait. This also works well for his Fearga spell. Take control of the
character that he is currently targeting and run away from him to make Fearga
only hit that one character. His slowness can really be his main downfall if
you take advantage of it.
Here's another method for defeating Hydro:
"If you go into the battle with everyone buffed up with everything including
reflect, you can cast curaja on yourself with everyone and Hydro will only get
out around 10 or so attacks before he's dead again. I found he did drain my
characters of all there MP at some point but a character: MP < 10% --> charge
gambit did the trick. With the MP gaining augments, each round of curaja
after
the first charge should give you enough to perform the next after your MP is
drained."
(thanks to Ryan)
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+
There's really no need to run back and save your game since there is an orange
save crystal through the door ahead. Walk up to the door for a cutscene that
will lead the party inside the building.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Pharos / First Ascent - Horizon of First Light
| [PVII10]

|
|

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Aeronite
Brainpan
Chimera Brain
Deidar
Mimeo
Mistmare

/
/
/
/
/
/

Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:

Thunder
Light
Light
Light
Light
Fire

~~ The Wellspring ~~
The Way Stone in the middle of the floor can't be used just yet. Save your
game at the orange save crystal up ahead and use this time to teleport back to
any towns if you need to. Make sure that you have about 20 - 30 Vaccines or
Remedies (if you have all the Remedy Augments) since you will need them to
cure
Disease in a fight near the top! You need the Float spell as well for traps
and for that same aforementioned fight.
Examine the "Carven Pillars" in the middle for some clues as to what you need
to do here. You will need to collect Black Orbs from defeated enemies and
place them in the each of the three Altars of Night spread around this area.

The first Altar of Night can be reached by moving to the southwest of the
current area, but the others will require your party to go through the paths
on
the north and south side near the Way Stone. I will start with the north
side.
~~ Wellspring Labyrinth ~~
Many of the enemies come equipped with Bravery and Faith on this floor. Kill
them quick and don't worry about dispeling them. Any one of the enemies here
can give your party a ++BLACK ORB++, so be sure to look for a glowing orb when
after defeating each enemy. Approach it for an action command that will allow
the party leader to take it. They seem to disappear very quickly at times so
grab them fast. The paths that lead to the Altars of Night are on the east
side of the labyrinth. Place a Black Orb on each of the two Altars of Night
that you must reach via the east pathways then return to where the save point
is and place the last Black Orb in the third Altar of Night. The Seal of
Night
will break and the Threshold of Night door will open once all Altars of Night
have been activated with a Black Orb. The Threshold of Night door is in the
eastern middle part of the labyrinth. This will lead you to a boss fight so
be
sure to save your game before going inside. The urn containing the ++MAP OF
THE PHAROS: FIRST ASCENT++ is in the far south of the labyrinth. Once you get
to the path that leads to the Altar of Night on the southeast side go up the
stairs in the room to the southwest, move one room to the east, go south one
room, west one room, south one room, and it will be at the end of the hall to
the west.
~~ Dunes of Profaning Wind ~~
If you go the wrong way here, your party will get teleported back to the
beginning of this area. Walk toward the open path to the right of the
starting
point. Take the right path again and walk toward the large rock in the back.
It's not really a rock though, it's...
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ B O S S
+

B A T T L E ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

+----------------------------------------------------------------+
| Lv 45
| Pandaemonium
|
|================================================================|
| HP: 116678 | Weak: Wind
| Absorb: Earth
|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
| Exp: 0
| Steal: Ancient Turtle Shell, Aries Gem,
|
| LP: 36
|
Scarletite
|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
| Recommended Level: 46 - 49
|
+----------------------------------------------------------------+
Which status effect do you hate
+--------------------------------------+
worse? Petrify or Blind? Equip
| Recommended Gambits
|
either a Fuzzy Miter or an Argyle
|
=======================================|

Armlet depending on your answer to


| Ally: any
(>) Arise
|
that question and set up a gambit to | Ally: HP < 50%
(>) Curaja
|
cure the other since this boss will
| Ally: any
(>) Esuna
|
use both Flash and Stone Gaze.
| Ally: status = Slow
(>) Haste
|
Reddas will have to put up with both | Foe: party leader's target (>) Attack
|
unfortunately. Dispel Pandaemonium at +--------------------------------------+
the beginning of the battle of whatever status enhancements he may have. He
is
weak against wind, so either spam him with Aeroga or attack physically.
Whichever you do, be sure to Berserk Reddas. You can also use Expose on him
to
lower his defense. Pandaemonium will use the usual tortoise Power Spin (which
can cause Slow) and Flatten to attack physically. Keep you weakest character
in the background with a long distance weapon and they won't get hit. It's a
good idea to have up a Protect shield by casting Protectga for this fight.
Pandaemonium will set up a Perfect Defense when he nears half life that will
make him immune to both physical and magick attacks, so you can't hit him
until
it wears off. Either run (with R2) or turn off all gambits until the Perfect
Defense shield wears off then continue your assault on him. If you run, your
party can stay ahead of him, but he will eventually corner you. There is no
way to hit him while his shield is up so you just have to wait it out. It
seems to take quite a while, but it will eventually fade. Other than the
Perfect Defense, he has no tricks up his sleeves for the remainder of the
battle.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+
~~ Blackrock Vault ~~
Upon the defeat of Pandemonium, the magicks binding the Way Stone at the
beginning of the Labyrinth will fade. Run back to the beginning and activate
the Way Stone after saving your game at the orange save crystal.
~~ Wellspring Ravel - 1st Flight ~~
Both Ancient Doors lead the same way so pick one and open it. The Carven
Pillar to the side will give some hints about the situation ahead. Proceed
down the steps and fight off the Brain Chimeras. You'll have a choice of two
paths. The north path will lead to a dead end, but it is actually a
destroyable wall known as a "Fool's Facade". Approach it and press X to
destroy it. This area will not lead you anywhere at the moment however. Go
up
the steps to the east. Fight of the Brainpan enemies up the stairs. Notice
how
whenever one is defeated, a sound will be heard and a glowing segment of the
bridge up ahead will appear. For this area, you must track down all the green
Brainpans and defeat them in order to make a bridge appear in each new area.
Notice how I said green Brainpans? Red Brainpans will appear later and must
not be destroyed.

The next bridge requires four. (1) On 12F you'll run across another Green
Brainpan (2) followed another on 14F. (3) You'll need to go up the stairs to
15F and defeat one around the corner of the doorway and (4) in the room off to
the left after you go throught he door. The bridge on 14F will now be
available for crossing. Keep climbing the stairs to reach the next area.
~~ Wellspring Ravel - 2nd Flight ~~
Plenty more Chimera Brains will attack as you walk up the stairs ahead. (1)
On
20F, you'll run across a green Brainpan to the right of the doorway (2)
followed by another to the left as you proceed through the door. The wall to
the right of the second Brainpan is actually a Fool's Facade. Blast through
the Fool's Facade to find a treasure chest...maybe. Remember they're random!
(3) Another Brainpan will be off to the left on 21F. On 23F another Fool's
Facade wall will be off to the left, and this may lead you to another treasure
chest (look behind the railing of 24F) and eventually the next floor. You can
always just go the normal way. (4)(5)(6) On 25F a whopping three green
Brainpans will lie in wait for your party. Try to stay away from the others
as
you take on each of them. Reddas might split from the group since you can't
control him. That very aspect will become a real nuisance later. Notice the
treasure chest in the far away space to the right as you venture futher along
25F? Well, you can't get that just yet. That requires you to defeat red
Deidars in the next area. The chest holds the ++HOLY ROD++ (if the chest
appears). Keep running up the stairs to reach the next area.
~~ Wellspring Ravel - 3rd Flight ~~
(1)(2) The first two green Brainpans will be agains the far wall on 29F. The
party will have a choice of three paths once you reach 30F. The north path
will only lead to a Fool's Facade with an area where nothing can be
accomplished at the moment. Take the south path and make an immediate right
to
find an Ancient Door. (3) In the far back of the room behind the door you will
spot another green Brainpan. The Carven Pillar will give you a hint that your
party will run into red Brainpans (Deidars) soon. (4) Continue up the stairs
along the south path and another green Brainpan will be against the back wall.
Go back to the intersection and climb the stairs to east to reach 30F. When
you reach the doorway, there will be a red Deidar off to the side, but you
must
avoid him. Flee! If a red Deidar is destroyed, that will destroy one of the
green blocks on the bridge and cause you to have to track down another green
Brainpan that you have already defeated once again. Reddas will likely cause
you problems with the red Deidar since you can't set his gambits. He will
always attack them, so you just have to hold R2 and run by them. Equip some
Black Belts to avoid their Lv. 3 Disable if a party member just happens to
fall
within a level divisible by 3. (5)(6) Run to the other side of the entrance
and
defeat the green Brainpans. If Reddas starts to attack the red one then hold
R2 to make him stop.
(1) On 32F a green Brainpan will be on the left and a red Deidar will be
against the back wall. Stay away from the Deidar and use R2 if Reddas starts
to attack it. Climb the stairs and (2)(3) on 34F, two green Brainpans will be

along the side of the walls behind the columns. Run up either staircase to
the
north or west - it really doesn't matter. (4) At the top of the north stairs
another green Brainpan is near the railing and (5) another is beside the
column. (6) The final green Brainpan is down the hall to the west. But wait,
that is still not enough! Exactly. (7)(8) Two more green Brainpans have
spawned where the second and third one were on 34F. (8)(9) Climb back up the
stairs to 35F on the north side and another two green Brainpains will have
spawned at the top. When you go across the bridge, you will notice a path up
ahead that lacks a bridge. Go back to the previous areas and find 3 red
Deidars and destroy them to make a path to the other side. Destroy the Fool's
Facade on the wall and you'll find a treasure chest containing a ++DUELING
MASK++ and an area where you'll have to make another bridge across by
defeating
red Deidars on the 4th Flight to reach the chest on the other side. It
contains the ++ZEUS MACE++ or ++MURAMASA++ (with the Diamond Armlet equipped).
Now that the first two bridges are made, you can start making the bridge to
the
treasure on the 2nd Flight by exiting and reentering this area and defeating
all the red Deidars in this area.
~~ Wellspring Ravel - 4th Flight ~~
(1)(2) At the top of the stairs on 36F, two green Brainpans will attack. Run
by the red Deidar up ahead and run up the next set of stairs. (3) Stay away
from the red Deidar on 38F and defeat the green Brainpan. Keep moving to the
north and enter the set of rooms in the far north. (4)(5) Defeat the two green
Brainpans in the large room and keep away from the red Deidar. Leave the set
of rooms and climb the stair to the west. Ignore the red Deidar on 41F, (6)
defeat the green Brainpan on 42F then (7) defeat the next green Brainpan on
43F
while keeping away from the red Deidar. (8) The set of rooms on 46F will hide
another green Brainpan and there is a Fool's Facade on the right wall of the
south room leading to a possible treasure chest. Continue along the outside
path heading west then south. (9) Another green Brainpan will be waiting
beside
the green glowing bridge (should be). The bridge only takes three glowing
stones to cross but there is another up ahead. Now that the bridge is
complete, you can go back and defeat all the red Deidars to make a path to the
treasure chest on the 3rd Flight containing the Zeus Mace. Climb up the
stairs
and open the Ancient Door.
NOTE: All the treasure chests listed above will randomly appear, so you might
have to save your game and reload it to make them appear. They WILL contain
the items listed however, unless you have the Diamond Armlet equipped. The
Zeus Mace chest will contain the Muramasa if that is the case.
~~ Horizon's Break ~~
There is a blue save crystal through the doorway off to the right. Go through
the doorway in the southwest corner. Turn to the left upon entering the door
and run up the stairs on to reach the next Ancient Door.
~~ Horizon's Cusp ~~
Run up the stairs and open the next Ancient Door.

~~ Marsh of Profaning Wind ~~


Run to the right side to trigger a cutscene.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ B O S S
+

B A T T L E ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

+---------------------------------------------------------------+
| Lv 47
| Slyt
|
|===============================================================|
| HP: 92661 | Weak: Fire
| Absorb: Water
|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
| Exp: 0
| Steal: Pisces Gem, Yensa Fin, Yensa Scale
|
| LP: 36
|
|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
| Recommended Level: 46 - 49
|
+---------------------------------------------------------------+
Dispel him of his status enhancements +--------------------------------------+
as usual. He'll use Enrage on
| Recommended Gambits
|
himself to boost his attack at the
|
=======================================|
beginning, which is kind of bad
| Ally: any
(>) Arise
|
considering he is very fast! He'll
| Ally: HP < 50%
(>) Curaja
|
likely kill off a party member or two | Foe: status = Oil
(>) Firaga
|
since he will always pick on one
| Foe: party leader's target (>) Attack
|
character at a time, so you will need +--------------------------------------+
an Arise gambit set up. This boss is
weak against Fire, so let's try to use Oil on him. Well, that works. Now,
let's cast Firaga and see how much it takes while he is inflicted with Oil.
Booyah! Over 5,000+ HP damage per casting on his Oiled ass! Set up a gambit
so that all magick users will cast Fire on him while he has Oil inflicted on
him. The only hard part about this boss is his intense rate of attack
combined
with his Enraging - set up a Protect shield on everybody at the beginning of
the battle along with Haste on your magick users then Oil him and heat him up.
He may recast Regen, but just keep flaming him and don't worry about it. His
defense will increase at HP Critical status, but he still falls prey to Firaga
while Oiled so don't worry about Quickenings.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+
~~ Horizon's Cusp ~~
Open the Ancient Door and continue straight ahead. Use the Way Stone in the
circular room up ahead to teleport to the next ascent.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

|
|

Pharos / Second Ascent - Reach of Diamond Law

| [PVII11]

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Abaddon
Bune
Crusader
Dragon Lich
Necrofiend
Reaver
Zombie Warlock

/
/
/
/
/
/
/

Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:

Light
Water
Light
Light
Light
Earth
Light

~~ The Reach ~~
There's a blue save crystal in the northwest next to the Altar of Steel. The
doors all around this area are sealed. In order to open the doors, approach
one of the altars and touch it. Your party must give up one of the following
depending on which altar is touched.
[
[
[
[

]
]
]
]

Altar
Altar
Altar
Altar

of
of
of
of

Wealth
Steel
Magicks
Knowledge

Cannot
Cannot
Cannot
Cannot

Use
Use
Use
Use

ITEMS
ATTACK
MAGICK
MINI-MAP

Yellow
Clear
Purple
Pink

Remember which one you choose! Checkmark it since you'll need to remember
later! It doesn't matter which door is entered. I would recommend giving up
your Items or the Mini-map. Keep in mind that you can still look at the main
map by pressing Select if you choose the Altar of Knowledge - the mini-map is
the only map that is taken away. Whichever door is enter, turn to left and
walk up the steps around the corner after opening the door.
~~ Station of Banishment ~~
Your party will start in the southwest, southeast, northwest, or northeast,
depending on which door was chosen in The Reach. Crusaders roam the maze-like
rooms and they will keep your healers busy. Syphon the Abaddons on the
outside
circular area if your magick users start to run low on MP. Don't let the
Crusaders pile up on your party too often or they will wipe them out quickly.
Keep Reddas Berserked and he will help out quite a bit in this area. Cast
Curaja on a whole group of them for some big damage. I would suggest running
if you ever feel overwhelmed. The exit for this floor is in the southwest
corner and there is another in the northeast corner.
~~ Station of Suffering ~~
Bunes will join the Crusaders as normal enemies on this floor. Watch out for
the Bunes with Bravery on them. Reavers occupy many of the room in the south.
Be sure to keep Reddas Berserked at all times. The urn with the ++MAP OF THE
PHAROS: SECOND ASCENT++ is in the northwest room. You will have to travel
down
a long hall in the far north that leads west to get to it. Open the Ancient
Door from the other side after collecting the map. The exit for this level is
in the southeast and this is the only exit this time. Go through either hall
in the south (heading east) to reach the stairway to the exit door.
~~ Station of Ascension ~~

This is the final area of the nightmarish maze and the Reavers and Bunes can
really pile up here fast. The exit to this area is in the northwest corner.
There is a Fool's Facade against the left wall as you run up the steps in the
first room of the northwest entrance (look for the action icon). The only
other way is to enter from the northeast corner. Take the long hall in the
far
north and that path will take you to an Ancient Door that will lead you to
some
stairs and finally the exit door. You'll get an extra treause chest for
taking
the path without using the Fool's Facade, but it only contains either a
Phoenix
Down, Hi-Potion, or gil.
~~ Reach of the Damned ~~
Your party is home free for the moment! Save your game at the blue save
crystal down the stairs to the right. Make your way to the southwest portion
of this area and open the Ancient Door up the stairs to the left as you enter.
~~ The Bounds of Truth ~~
Run ahead and open the Ancient Door to trigger a cutscene.
~~ Cleft of Profaning Wind ~~
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ B O S S
+

B A T T L E ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

+----------------------------------------------------------------+
| Lv 49
| Fenrir
|
|================================================================|
| HP: 189992 | Weak: Earth
| Absorb: Wind
|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
| Exp: 0
| Steal: Beastlord Hide, Beastlord Horn, Behemoth
|
| LP: 36
|
Steak
|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
| Recommended Level: 47 - 50
|
+----------------------------------------------------------------+
Whichever feature you chose to give up back in The Reach will be in affect for
this boss fight as well. Dispel him of his status enhancements! Set up a
gambit to dispel Bravery for when he tries to recast it later in the battle or
you could cast Reflect on him and it will be reflected on one of your party
members - your choice. Equip some Argyle Armlets or Rose Corsages to avoid
his
Blinding and Silencing Wail attack or set up some Blindna and Vox (or Eye Drop
and Echo Herbs) gambits to compensate. He mainly attacks physically, so equip
your strongest member with a good shield and cast Decoy on him to draw
Fenrir's
attention away from your weaker party members. His attacks cause around
1,000+
HP damage per hit and his Wail can take off around 1500+ from multiple party
members as well as cause Blind and Silence. His ram will take off around
2500+
damage and his Ice Break will hit for about 1500+ damage. Use a Protect

shield! He can also chain his physical attacks sometimes so you may need
Arise
active. Keep Reddas Berserked and make sure to cure often and this battle
shouldn't be too bad.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+
~~ The Bounds of Truth ~~
Continue through the Ancient Door up ahead then open the Threshold of
Sacrifice. Walk over to whichever altar your party leader touched before and
touch it to release the binding on whatever command the party gave up. The
lift (Dais of Ascendance) is now active in the west corner of the area. Walk
over to the lift and select your destination as "67F" to continue.
~~ Reach of the Occult ~~
A save crystal is off to the right and a Way Stone is up ahead.
Stone to be transported to the next ascent.

Touch the Way

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Pharos / Third Ascent - Mete of Dynasty


| [PVII12]

|
|

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Aeronite
Cataract Aevis
Dead Bones
Necrofiends
Purobolos
Tower
Zombie Warlock

/
/
/
/
/
/
/

Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:
Weak:

Thunder
Thunder
Light
Light
Light
Dark (rare)
Light

~~ Spire Ravel - 1st Flight ~~


Walk up ahead to see some new enemies that you will be faced with throughout
this area. Kill the Purobolos fast before they have a chance to Self
Destruct.
They will aggressively attack once they spot your party. Attack aggressively
or run. Read the Carven Pillar and it will end with the phrase "To seal of
night look first" and will mention a punishment for choosing the wrong sigil
twice. You must touch the correct sigil to be transported to a different
area.
Touch the Black Sigil on the northwest side to begin.
Touch the wrong sigil once and the party will be teleported back to the middle
of the room, but touch the wrong sigil twice in a row, and your party will be
transported to an area with sealed Ancient Doors. You will have to deal with
a
whole legion of undead enemies in order to escape from the room. Dead Bones,
Necrofiends, and Zombie Warlocks will attack. They are all weak to cure spell
so use Curaja for some massive damage. An urn containing the ++MAP OF THE
PHAROS: THIRD ASCENT++ will be near the southern door. The Carven Pillars in
this room will tell your party what order to touch the Sigils in (only the
first four).

Sigil 1 - To seal of night look first


Sigil 2 - Next turn you to living flame
Which to your earthbound form
gave wing
Sigil 3 - The third, too, is of the flame
Hungering, consuming, denying
wings
Sigil 4 - The fourth is that you sacrificed
Sigil 5 - Untainted by glyph and color

- Black Sigil
- Green Sigil
- Red Sigil
- Sacrificed Color Sigil
(see walkthrough)
- Clear Sigil

Upon touching the Black Sigil the party will be transported to an area across
from the platform you were just on. Walk up the stairs and fight off the
Purobolos. Beward the Cataract Aevis in the lone room up ahead since his
normal attacks will cause Disease! There is a Fool's Facade to the right of
the room with the Cataract Aevis. This is the small little dead end on the
southeast portion of the map. Attack the Fool's Facade and use Float to move
over the traps. The chest inside will either contain a ++RUBBER SUIT++ or a
++DRAGON WHISKER++ spear. There is another chest inside of a trap down the
hall to the left of the Green Sigil that will contain the same items (50%
chance once again). Touch the Green Sigil to be teleported to the next area.
~~ Spire Ravel - 2nd Flight ~~
Open the chest inside of the trap for an ++ELIXIR++. Move down either hall
and
attack the next two Fool's Facade at either end - they both lead the same way.
Defeat the Aeronite outside with a blast of thunder then walk up the steps.
Touch the Red Sigil to teleport to the next area.
Two Aeronites will attack right off the bat. Zap them with Thundaga. Open
the
chest up ahead for a ++CIRCLET++ or possibly a Ring of Renewal if you have the
Diamond Armlet. Now comes the reason why you should remember the command that
you gave up ealier in The Reach of the Second Ascent. Touch the Purple Sigil
(Magick), the Yellow Sigil (Items), the Clear Sigil (Attack), or the Pink
Sigil
(Mini-Map) to advance further depending on which command you gave up on the
Second Ascent.
Many Porobolos will be be lurking about up the steps ahead and two Cataract
Aevis's will be walking around next to the sigils at the top of the area to
the
right. You do not need to go to that area though! Read the Carven Pillar in
the back to learn that the final sigil is "untainted by glyph or color".
Touching any of the four sigils near the Cataract Aevis's will transport the
party back to the beginning of this area. Turn to the right of where your
party starts and find the Fool's Facade on the northwest wall. A Way Stone
with a clear crystal will be visible in the distance. Touch the Way Stone to
continue.
There is a possibility that there will be a rare fiend known as Tower in this
area. You should run to the lift if he is there - if you don't want to deal
with a really long battle right before a boss battle. If you touch the Way
Stone to the side, the party will be teleported all the way back near the
beginning of this area. Be sure to pick up the map in the urn through the
door

if you haven't yet. The undead enemies will not attack. Touch the Way Stone
again in the north area to teleport back to the lift area - this is a good way
to get the rare fiend Tower to appear. Take the lift (Dais of Ascendance) to
90F to trigger a cutscene.
~~ Heavan's Challenge ~~
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ B O S S
+

B A T T L E ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

+----------------------------------------------------------------+
| Lv 50
| Hashmal
|
|================================================================|
| HP: 209060 | Weak: Wind
| Absorb: Earth
|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
| Exp: 0
| Steal: Hi-Ether, High Arcana, Leo Gem
|
| LP: 52
|
|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
| Recommended Level: 49 - 51
|
+----------------------------------------------------------------+
Start out by Dispeling Hashmal of whatever status enhancements he may have
then
cast Float on your entire party. It is really good to have some Winged Boots
equipped to your main party but Float will do just fine - you'll need to cast
it on Reddas anyway. You can actually wait until he nears half of his life to
cast Float, but wait no longer! Hashmal's normal attacks will inflict
Disease,
so you need a gambit that will cure Disease IMMEDIATELY. Don't use Cleanse;
it
takes too long and that is when people start dying fast! Set up an item
gambit
to cure Disease. If a person dies with Disease inflicted then that person
will
be brought back to life with a maximum HP of 1 and will stay like that until
Disease is cured. Death does not cure Disease. Have Vaccine item gambits set
up on at least two people to counter Disease.
Hashmal chains together his physical +---------------------------------------+
attacks very often and each hit is
| Recommended Gambits
|
capable of causing Disease on his
|
========================================|
target as well as taking nearly
| Ally: any
(>) Arise
|
1,000+ HP per hit. He will also use | Ally: HP < 50%
(>) Curaja
|
an earth-based attack reminiscent of | Ally: status = Disease
(>) Vaccine
|
an internet slang term known as
| Ally: status = Slow
(>) Haste
|
Roxxor to take off slightly over
| Foe: party leader's target (>) Attack
|
1,000 HP damage. He's weak against +---------------------------------------+
Wind, but you'll probably be too

busy curing to cast another spell. I would recommend using physical attacks
for most of the battle. Keep Reddas Berserked as usual. At around half life,
he will perform his Battle Cry move to boost his attack power then he will
start to perform his Quakeja attack. This move can be totally avoided by
simply casting Float on your entire party before Hashmal performs the move.
Quakeja will usually cause 1500+ HP damage as well as inflict Slow if a party
member is not floating. His physical attacks are very brutal after his use of
War Cry since they can kill a party member quickly and Disease him or her at
the same time. The main aspect that can make this battle hard is if you fail
to cure Disease with gambits. Do not perform the cure manually! Set up
gambits properly and your party will overcome his Roxxor with their
/PWNED...that was a joke. When the battle is over, ++HASHMAL, BRINGER OF
ORDER++ will be added to the License board.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+
~~ Empyrean Ravel ~~
Follow the path up ahead and run each set of steps until a cutscene begins.
The path will lead the party past a blue save crystal and another Way Stone
will be waiting at the end. Make sure to save your game then touch the Way
Stone.
~~ Womb of the Sun-cryst ~~
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ B O S S
+

B A T T L E ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

+---------------------------------------------------------------+
| Lv 47
| Judge Gabranth
|
|===============================================================|
| HP: 64049 | Weak: N/A
| Absorb: N/A
|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
| Exp: 0
| Steal: Potion, Hi-Potion, X-Potion
|
| LP: 18
|
|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
| Recommended Level: 49 - 51
|
+---------------------------------------------------------------+
Judge Gabranth will start the battle with a status enhancement and will
quickly
cast Protect on himself. Wait until he cast Protect then Dispel all of his
status enhancements. Attack him physically. He has a high tendency to block
and dodge most physical attack, but this boss is rather weak. His main
attacks
are Sentence, Guilt, and Circle of Judgement. Sentence and Guilt will take
around 1,000+ HP damage from a single ally and Circle of Judgement will hit
all
party members around him and take about 700+ damage. Other than those few
moves he will attack physically and chain together many of his attack. Use a
Protect shield on any weak party members.
A cutscene will start once half of life has been taken. The cutscene will
differ depending on if you have Basch in your party or not. Basch will
respond

directly to Gabranth if Basch is present in the party. It should be noted


that
you can steal from Judge Gabranth twice during the battle: once before the
midbattle cutscene and once after the mid-battle cutscene. He will have the same
set of items both times.
After the cutscene, Gabranth will set up a Magick Shield that will make him
immune to all magick. You can't Dispel his Haste at this point, though it's
not that big of a deal. Pound on him with physical attacks and Berserk Reddas
and you should defeat him rather easily. Once Judge Gabranth reaches his last
25% of life, the battle will cease and more cutscenes will play.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ B O S S
+

B A T T L E ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

+---------------------------------------------------------------+
| Lv 50
| Doctor Cid
|
|===============================================================|
| HP: 92093 | Weak: Light
| Absorb: Dark
|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
| Exp: 0
| Steal: Hi-Potion, Ketu Board, Magepower Shishak
|
| LP: 18
|
|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
| Recommended Level: 49 - 51
|
+---------------------------------------------------------------+
Dispel Doctor Cid of his status enhancements right from the beginning. Cid
will mainly attack with both of his guns at the beginning of the battle. His
Gatling Gun attack may have a big startup animation and look really over-thetop, but it only takes off around 700+ damage and may even miss. Attack
physically and Berserk Reddas. The battle will stop and a cutscene will play
once Cid reaches half of his HP. What does he have up his sleeve?
+----------------------------------------------------------------+
| Lv 52
| Famfrit
|
|================================================================|
| HP: 149060 | Weak: Fire
| Absorb: Water
|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
| Exp: 0
| Steal: Aquarius Gem, Elixir, High Arcana
|
| LP: 52
|
|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
| Recommended Level: 49 - 51
|
+----------------------------------------------------------------+
Cid uses his Manufactured Nethicite to summon Famfrit! You will battle both
Famfrit and Doctor Cid during this battle. The HP bar at the top of the
screen
still represents Cid, Famfrit's displays below himself. You cannot harm Cid
at
the moment since he will set up a shield that will make him immune to physical
and magick attacks right from the start. This also means that you can't
Dispel

his status enhancements. He will spend the whole battle shooting at your
party
while you fight Famfrit. Doctor Cid will also recast Shell, Protect, and
Haste
on Famfrit if your party happens to Dispel it. Don't set up a gambit to
Dispel
any of them though, since your party members will try to Dispel Cid in vain.
Equip Rose Corsages to all your
+---------------------------------------+
magick users since Famfrit will
| Recommended Gambits
|
inflict Silence later in the battle. |
========================================|
Dispel Famfrit of his status
| Ally: any
(>) Arise
|
enhancements and turn all of your
| Ally: HP < 50%
(>) Curaja
|
party's attention on him. Set up a | Foe: status = Oil
(>) Firaga
|
"Foe: highest level (>) Attack"
| Foe: highest level
(>) Attack
|
gambit to make sure that the party
+---------------------------------------+
focuses on Famfrit. Famfrit is weak
against Fire, so Oil him and burn his ass with Firaga for 9999 HP damage!
Famfrit will mainly attack physically and may perform a water attack (Briny
Cannonade).
When Famfrit nears half of his HP bar, Cid will unleash his S-85 Cyclotrone
attack and Famfrit will start to cast Waterja. Cid's attack will hit all
party
members for about 1000+ HP damage and Famfrit's Waterja will take around 1500+
as well as cause Silence (use Rose Corsages to avoid the Silence). As you
might notice, this can be one hell of a combination if both bosses do their
big
attacks one right after the other, and oh, how they will! This is why you
should set up a Protect or Shell shield on all party members toward the end of
the battle with Famfrit. Famfrit's defense will increase at HP critical
status, though you may not even notice since his weakness to Oil and Fire is
too much of a downfall for him. A cutscene will play as Famfrit is defeated
that will show his demise.
Cid's magick and physical shield will fall shortly after Famfrit is defeated,
so go back to wailing on him with constant physical attacks and Dispel him of
any status enhancements he may have. Be sure to steal from him again as well
he still carries the same items. He will continue with the same attacks
(Gatling Gun and S-85 Cyclotrone) for the remainder of the battle. Cid's
defense will increase at HP critical like most bosses. ++FAMFRIT, THE
DARKENING CLOUD++ will be added to the License Board after the battle.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+
Many cutscenes will take place after the battle and you will have the option
to

save.
/\
/

\/
[WT08]

____ __________ ______


\
\/
/__ __|__ __|
\
/ | |
| |
Part VIII - A Princess as Herself, No More or No Less
/
\ _| |_ _| |_
/___/\___\______|______|

/\
/

\/

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Balfonheim Port
| [PVIII1]

|
|

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

The party will gain the option to travel +----------------------------------+


to the Imperial Sky Fortress Bahamut
| Once 10 or more Espers have been
|
after the cutscenes. The Bahamut
| defeated and after "The Mine
|
Fortress is the final stage of the game
| Flayer" hunt, return to Jahara
|
so prepare well! Stop by all the shops
| and speak with Geomancer Yugelu
|
in Balfonheim to pick up some new
| to have him open a secret area in
|
supplies. All the shops now carry some
| the Henne Mines that leads to the
|
very valuable items including the
| most powerful Esper in the game.
|
Deathbringer Sword (Instant KO [Death]), | Beware the Darkja!
|
Black Mask (Absorb Dark), White Mask
|
Zodiark, Keeper of Precepts
|
(Absorb Holy), Rubber Suit (Immune to
|
[SE08-1]
|
Thunder), Holy (Light Magick), Flare
+----------------------------------+
(Good Non-elemental Magick). You can also buy the following powerful magicks
if you visit the merchants in the locations provided: Ardor (Barheim Passage),
Renew (Dalamasca Westersand), Scathe (Necrohol of Nabudis), Hastega (Dalamasca
Estersand). Get in the Strahl by going to the Aerodrome or the anchor
(depending on where you are) and choose to fly to the Bahamut by Rabanastre to
enter the final area of the game. Like the game will explain to you, once you
leave for the Bahamut, you can't return.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Sky Fortress Bahamut
| [PVIII2]

|
|

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ~~ Antechamber ~~
Your party will start in the Antechamber of the Bahamut after a series of
cutscenes and you'll have the option of choosing between two doors. Choose
either one since they will both lead the same way basically.

~~ Periphery ~~
Whichever way is chosen, your party will wind up in the Periphery. Many
Imperials of various types will rush your party. Either fight them or run.
The Imperials should basically drop like flies once each character attacks
them
by now. Make your way to the stairs that lead up in the middle of the
Periphery and go through that doorway.
~~ Catwalk ~~
A group of cutscenes will play as your party enters this area. It is
meaningless to get in a battle in this area since your party will likely get
overwhelmed by the Rooks and Imperials. The Helm-Rooks will cast mainly -ara
spells and the Sphere-Rook will lend support magick to the others (Reflect,
Shell, etc.) while the Spinner-Rooks will use status effecting spells such as
Immobilize, Bio, and Toxify and they will also use Gravity. Fighting them
will
only drain your valuable MP, so flee and make your way to the elevator in the
middle portion. The elevator is actually counted as a separate area, so it
will have the line of the blue lights across it.
~~ Central Lift ~~
Use this chance to cure and administer any appropriate items as you see fit.
Walk over to the lift controls on the left side and engage the lift. A
cutscene will play when your group attempts to start the elevator.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ B O S S
+

B A T T L E ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

+---------------------------------------------------------------+
| Lv 49
| Judge Gabranth
|
|===============================================================|
| HP: 70719 | Weak: N/A
| Absorb: N/A
|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
| Exp: 0
| Steal: Elixir, Hi-Potion, X-Potion
|
| LP: 25
|
|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
| Recommended Level: 50+
|
+---------------------------------------------------------------+
Start off by dispeling him as usual. Judge Gabranth is really no differerent
that he was in the last battle. He still uses the same moves minus Guilt
(Circle of Judgement and Sentence). They all still take around the same HP
amount. He can be Blinded and Silenced if you feel the need. When his HP
reaches the halfway point, a cutscene will begin. The cutscene will differ
depending on if Basch is in your party or not. He will be free of any status
effects that you had on him after the cutscene and will have his Haste up once
again. Be sure to Silence and Blind him at this point if you are at a low
level since things will get ugly in just a bit. He can cast Renew on himself
at this point to get his full health bar back so try to cast Silence as soon
as
you can or put a Reflect shield on him. Go ahead and steal from him again as
well even if you already have. Gabranth will gain a new attack attack at this
point - Innocence, which will take around 1500+ damage. He will also Enrage

himself when his life bar gets low this is when you should either use a
Quickening on him or Blind him. While Enraged, he will frantically chain
attacks on one character up to about 5 hits and go on a rampage with chains
while using the occasional Innocence attack. His defense will grow greatly at
HP Critical status much like all bosses.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+
Gabranth will remain kneeling to the side. Take this time to replenish
everybody. You might as well pass out any Elixirs or Ethers if you have a
collection of them since there is little reason to save them now. Approach
the
life controls once again attempt to engage the lift again. The elevator will
begin to rise and another cutscene will begin.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ B O S S
+

B A T T L E ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

+---------------------------------------------------------------+
| Lv 50
| Vayne Solidor
|
|===============================================================|
| HP: 76755 | Weak: N/A
| Absorb: N/A
|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
| Exp: 0
| Steal: N/A
|
| LP: 0
|
|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
| Recommended Level: 50+
|
+---------------------------------------------------------------+
The party will have an unofficial guest for this party. Larsa will once again
step in and help the party out. Vayne will only attack physically. Who knew
he could throw out such powerful moves? He will chain together many physical
attacks at times, taking around 500+ damage per hit. Other than chaining
physical attacks, he will throw in a Pummel every now and then that will hit
for about 1000+ damage and add an occasional Lunge or Kick for about 500+ HP
damage. Blind him and he will be pretty much helpless as your party hammers
away on him. Larsa will rarely attack Vayne and he will take off very little
when he actually does. He seems to be around the same level as he was when he
was a Guest in your party. Most of the time he will stay in the back of your
party and hand over an X-Potion when a party member only has about 30% HP
remaining. Don't rely on Larsa to cure your party however. He does not have
a
gambit set to react every time a party member's HP gets low. His curing is
random. Larsa will also use a Protect shield on all party members eventually
if the battle last that long.
Like the Gabranth battles, a cutscene will play when Vayne reaches half life.
He will begin to use Mach Wave during his last half, which will take around
500+ damage from all in it's path. Dispel his new status enhancements and
recast Blind. Toward the end, Vayne will use Force of Will that will take
around 1000+ on each character and looks rather impressive. You're party will
probably kill him before he gets to use it through. His defense will kick up
knotch when he is at HP critical status.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+

A cutscene will play once again then a new battle will begin.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ B O S S
+

B A T T L E ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

+------------------------------------+---+-----------------------------------+
| Lv 53
| Vayne Novus
|
| Lv 50
| Sephira A
|
|====================================|
|
====================================|
| HP: 104210 | Weak: N/A
|
| HP: 12121 | Weak: Water | Abs:
Fire|
|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|
| Steal: N/A
|
| Steal: Hi-Ether
|
+------------------------------------+
+-----------------------------------+
| Lv 50
| Sephira B
|
| Lv 50
| Sephira C
|
|====================================|
|
====================================|
| HP: 12121 | Weak: Wind| Abs: Earth|
| HP: 12121 | Weak: Thunder| Abs:
Ice|
|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|
| Steal: Hi-Ether
|
| Steal: Hi-Ether
|
+------------------------------------+
+-----------------------------------+
| Lv 50
| Sephira D
|
| Lv 50
| Sephira E
|
|====================================|
|
====================================|
| HP: 12121 | Weak: Dark| Abs: Light|
| HP: 12121 | Weak: Light | Abs:
Dark|
|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|
| Steal: Hi-Ether
|
| Steal: Hi-Ether
|
+------------------------------------+---+-----------------------------------+
|
Recommended Level: 50+
|
+----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
A brand new unofficial guest will help out in this battle - Judge Gabranth!
He
will attack randomly between Vayne and the Sephiras. Dispel Vayne of his
status enhancements first off then try to match up the elemental weakness of
each of the Sephiras with a magick to defeat them quickly. They will
constantly cast -aga magick on your party depening on their element. You'll
have to run around the area to keep up with some of them. A Holy spell will
take major damage from Sephira E, so begin casting starting with E. You can

also steal a Hi-Ether from each one.


As for Vayne, he will still chain together hits just like before and use an
-aga magick every now and then. A cutscene will activate when Vayne is near
half life and he will shoot out some babble then the fight will continue. He
will start to use his Invoilable Will attack that will hit for 1500+ damage.
Vayne eventually set up a magick shield, though it doesn't really help him out
that much since you should keep attacking him physically anyway. Set up a
shell on all characters for this fight so his magick won't take as much off
since that will be his main attack toward the end. If Gabranth starts to get
low in HP he will sometimes throw out an X-Potion to himself, but you should
really try to keep him cured by casting Curaja on a party member near him.
It's possible to cast Regen and Haste on Gabranth to help him out a bit also.
Vayne will use Tree of Sephira toward the end of the battle to to take off
around 2500+ damage from each party member - this can be a very devastating
attack so you may want to set up some Protect shields and be ready to cast
Curaja after this attack. Keep hammering away with physical attacks and Vayne
should fall before too long.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+
More cutscenes will play then the final battle will begin!
++++++++++++++++++++++ F I N A L
+

B O S S

B A T T L E +++++++++++++++++++++++

+----------------------------------------------------------------+
| Lv 55
| The Undying
|
|================================================================|
| HP: 228299 | Weak: N/A
| Absorb: N/A
|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
| Exp: 0
| Steal: N/A
|
| LP: 0
|
|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
| Recommended Level: 50+
|
+----------------------------------------------------------------+
I'm suddenly reminded of how awesome Vagrant Story was thanks to how The
Undying moves around the Bahamut much like the setup of the final boss of
Vagrant Story. Oh, how this game pleases me!
I would recommend that you perform
+--------------------------------------+
most of your attacks on him manually | Recommended Gambits
|
(mainly for spells) since the queue
|
=======================================|
will not allow you to cure or Arise
| Ally: any
(>) Arise
|
while a powerful spell is being
| Ally: HP < 50%
(>) Curaja
|
casted. Dispel him of his status
| Foe: status = Faith
(>) Dispel
|
enhancements at the start. Set up a | Foe: status = Bravery
(>) Dispel
|

Protect shield via Protectga right


| Foe: party leader's target (>) Attack
|
now and this will save your party a
+--------------------------------------+
bunch. Run up to the boss and start
to hammer away with physical attacks, Flares, and Scathes. No Holy! He takes
very minimal damage from elemental attacks, which means that he will be strong
versus any elemental weapon so keep that in mind. The Undying will start the
battle most likely with Divine Sword, which will do around 3000+ damage on the
target. Be sure to set up a Curaja gambit since he can hit you from a
distance
with a physical attack that will take between 2000 - 3000 damage per hit; this
is why I also recommend the Protect shield. His long distance attack is very
sneaky since there is little animation for it - this is his primary attack.
Piercing -aga is another of his attacks that will hit for 2000+ damage - this
is a more powerful version of all the -aga elemental attacks, hence the name.
Megaflare will hit all party members for around 2000+ damage. He will mainly
use Megaflare only at the beginning of this battle. If at any time he starts
to get the best of you within any of the below phases, use a Megalixir or
Elixir. You are at the final battle and there is no reason to save anything.
He will use Chain Magick to allow him himself to cast magick even faster then
set up Faith afterwards. Dispel Faith immediately if you can! He will set up
a Magick Shield making him vulnerable to all magicks right after the casting
of
Faith. Cast Shellga immediately after dispelling Faith. He will start to use
Ascension around this time to take off 2500+ damage from all party members.
The Undying will use Dispelga to take away any status enhancements the party
may have then use constant Piercing -aga magick. He will likely use Dispel
again, but be sure to keep shell up!
For his next trick he will cast Enrage on himself to chain attacks greatly
then
will cast Bravery on himself followed by a Physical Shield that will make him
immune to physical damage. Set up a Protect shield immediately and cast Haste
or Hastega! Turn off all attacks gambits or simply turn off all gambits and
cure manually. He will use Gigaflare Sword that will hit for around a
whopping
3000+ damage to all party members. His attacks are extremely rapid at this
stage, so a Protect shield is mandatory! Hit him with a Flare attack ONLY if
all party members are healed and they have a Protect shield since you will not
be able to heal while Flare is being casted - the queue will not allow it.
Even though Shock takes off less, it is really the best spell to use around
this time since it doesn't have a long attack animation like Flare. He will
likely mix in another Ascension attack before his physical shield wears off.
Pound on him with more physical attacks and spells while you can once the
shield wears off. He will attack with his usual long distance physical
attacks
and use Gigaflare Sword eventually. The Undying will soon set up a Perfect
Defense Shield that will make him immune to all types of attacks both magick
and physical. Like the battle with Pandemonium from earlier, you must simply
wait this out while trying to survive. During this stage, he will perform his
physical attacks, big attacks, and will use Teraflare to cause around 3500+
damage. The good thing about Teraflare is that it means that he is almost
dead! When his Perfect Defense fades, pummel him with magick and physical

attacks until he dies. His defense will increase greatly like most bosses.
He
will use Dispelga constantly at this point if you set up Protect and Shell
shields, but I would advise you to keep casting them.
If this boss manages to beat your party badly because of low maximum HP, try
setting up a "Self (>) Bubble" gambit on each character and it will make your
party stand up to his attacks better. Bubble can be bought from the Clan
Provisioner after the "Ward of Justice" rank is achieved. You can also try
equipping Bubble Belts.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+
Once the finishing blow has been dealt to Vayney, sit back and enjoy the
ending
to this wonderful game! Not since Final Fantasy VI have I enjoyed a Final
Fantasy so much.
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\ \/ /_ _|_ _| /==============================================\ \ \/ /_ _|_ _|
\ / | | | | |
SIDE QUESTS
| \ / | | | |
/ \ | | | | |
[SQ00]
| / \ | | | |
/_/\_\___|___| \==============================================/ /_/\_\___|___|
IMPORTANT: Please note that the last three hunts are out of order when
compared
to the rest. I didn't want to go back and renumber everything to put them all
in order. #21 is actually the first side quest and should be looked at if you
plan on performing it (since it can be missed). Forgive me! #20 and #19 are
both discussed in the walkthrough and can always be done later.
Side quests that can be skipped over, without another chance to perform them
are as follows:
#21
# 1
# 2
# 8

Mysterious Package
The Zodiac Spear
Ktjn, the Viera
July, the Archades Spy

-- The Zodiac Spear


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/------\ /_ / ___ ___/ (_)__ _____ / __/__ ___ ___ _____
\------/ / /_/ _ \/ _ / / _ `/ __/ _\ \/ _ \/ -_) _ `/ __/
[SQ01] /___/\___/\_,_/_/\_,_/\__/ /___/ .__/\__/\_,_/_/
/_/

[SQ01-1]
/------\
\------/
[SQ01-0]

In order for the Zodiac Spear to be available in the chest later in the game a
few treasure chests must NOT be opened as you journey through the main story
of
the game.
[ ] Do not open the treasure chest directly across from Old Dalan's front door
in the South Sprawl part of Lowtown. [SQ01-1]
Pic: http://tinyurl.com/3bshnu

[ ] Do not open either of the two chests in the Cellars area of the Royal
Palace of Rabanastre. This is the area where the red Seeq distracts the
guard while Vaan sneaks by. [SQ01-2]
Pic: http://tinyurl.com/3ds66o
[ ] Do not open any of the chests in The Confiscatory of the Nalbina Dungeons.
This is the room where the party gets their weapons back after being
captured. [SQ01-3]
Pic: http://tinyurl.com/2mag9l
[ ] Do not open any of the 16 chest on the Phon Coast that are lined up along
the beach of the Vaddu Strand area. All of them contain gil, but you want
that spear more than a one-time helping of gil right? [SQ01-4]
Pic: http://tinyurl.com/2uezoo
The Zodiac spear can be found inside of a treasure chest in the Necrohol of
Nabudis/Cloister of the Highborn if you do not open any of the above chests.
See Necrohol of Nabudis/Nabreus Deadlands section under this section for more
info. The spear has a whopping AP of 150 and is the most powerful weapon in
the game. Enjoy!
IMPORTANT: Be sure to NOT equip the Diamond Armlet when attempting to collect
the spear from the chest or your party will receive a Dark Matter instead!
-- Ktjn the Viera
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_
/------\ / //_/ /_ (_)__
\------/ / ,< / __/ / / _ \
[SQ02] /_/|_|\__/_/ /_//_/
|___/

__ __
/ /_/ / ___
/ __/ _ \/ -_)
\__/_//_/\__/

_
___
| | / (_)__ _______ _ /------\
| |/ / / -_) __/ _ `/ \------/
|___/_/\__/_/ \_,_/ [SQ02-1]

Availability: She will appear after the party escapes from Barheim Passage.
Once your party enters Rabanastre again, she will be in Muthruu Bazaar.
Location: Muthruu Bazaar (Rabanastre); look for a Viera (bunny ears) named
Ktjn
Ktjn can actually be found at many other places throughout Rabanastre
sometimes. She will ask the party a series of four questions. The reward
will
differ depending on how many questions you get "right". She will be labeled
as
"Viera" until you talk with her the first time. Keep talking to her until she
starts to ask a question. She will only ask a question after each major event
in the game, so she should have a new question for you after each major boss
fight. If she doesn't have a question for you, she will keep repeating the
same phrase. You should be negative with all answers except for the fourth
question. Here is a list of questions:
1. Is the city not wonderful? I still lose my way on occasion, but I have
come
to know some of her walks and alleyways. But the land, I cannot hear it...
Should this not trouble me as a Viera?

(Correct) Yes, you should be ashamed.


(Wrong)
No, don't be silly.
2. I knew my choice would bring hardship, yet...
(Correct) You should've thought it through.
(Wrong)
Things will get better.
3. I would be as she is.

Do you think it possible?

(Wrong)
Sure, if you put your mind to it.
(Neutral) I don't know your sister.
(Correct) It'll never happen.
4. Perhaps it would be better if I too became a warrior like my sister.
do you think?

What

(Correct) I think it's a good idea.


(Wrong)
I'm not so sure.
The next time you meet Ktjn, after question 4, she will tell you that she has
made up her mind and she walks away from her current sitting place in the
Muthru Bazzar. If you answered all the questions correctly, go to the Clan
Hall to find her fighting with a Bangaa on the first floor. Talk to her and
she will give you a ++PLATINUM SWORD++. Her location for this final meeting
will differ depending on how many questions you answered correctly. The prize
will also differ depending on the questions answered as well.
If one question is answered wrong, in this case, the first question, she will
appear in the far west portion of Rabanastre's East End, and will hand over an
++ETHER and 3 HI-POTIONS++. I have also been told that she can appear on the
right side of the North End, in Migello's Sundries shop, and in the Aerodrome.
(thanks to "the captain" and nirvana_psp for the extra reward info and many
other readers for their emails on this side quest.)
* Supposedly, if you talk to the Viera in the Clan Hall, she will give you a
hint as to Ktjn's location.
-- Pilika's Diary
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/------\ / _ \(_) (_) /_____ _/_/___
/ _ \(_)__ _______ __ /------\
\------/ / ___/ / / / '_/ _ `/ (_-< / // / / _ `/ __/ // / \------/
[SQ03] /_/ /_/_/_/_/\_\\_,_/ /___/ /____/_/\_,_/_/ \_, / [SQ03-1]
/___/
Availability: After the party is attacked by Ba'Gamnan in the Lhusu mines, but
you must complete the "The Cry of Its Power" Elite Mark Hunt.
Location: Khus Skygrounds (Bhujerba)
Talk to the moogle, Pilika, in the Khus Skygrounds area of Bhujerba after
performing the "The Cry of Its Power" Hunt and she will ask your party to
retrieve her diary from the second floor of Clio's Technicks. She will give
your party the ++MERCHANT'S ARMBAND++, which must be worn to enter the second

floor of Clio's Technicks. Clio's Technicks is in the Miner's End of


Bhujerba.
Go up the steps to the left and search the bookshelf with the ladder to get
the
icon for ++PILIKA'S DIARY++. It doesn't matter whether you read it or not
right now. What matters is how you answer the question Pilika will ask when
you go back to her and give her the diary. You will receive a different item
for each answer:
You...didn't read it, did you, kupo?
(++KILIMWEAVE SHIRT++) Read it.
(++SHEPHERD'S BOLERO++) I've done nothing.
-- Sunstone Help
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__
/------\ / __/_ _____ ___ / /____ ___ ___ ___ /------\
\------/ _\ \/ // / _ \(_-</ __/ _ \/ _ \/ -_|_-< \------/
[SQ04] /___/\_,_/_//_/___/\__/\___/_//_/\__/___/ [SQ04-1]
Availability: When the party escapes from the Leviathan, this will be
available
after talking with Marquis Ondore again (aka. when the party starts out in the
Dalmasca Westersand after the cutscenes). This side quest cannot be performed
while it is raining in the Giza Plains (after escaping from Shiva).
Location: Nomad Village (Giza Plains)
Return to the Nomad Village in Giza Plains and talk to Masyua beside the Dark
Stone. Choose "Can you tell me about the Sunstones?" He will ask if you are
interested in making some Sunstones. Agree to make the Sunstone and Masyua
will hand over a ++SHADESTONE++. You need to travel around to all the lit up
darkstones as shown on your map and hold the Shadestone up to them to charge
it
like before. There are altogether four, but the map will only show two at a
time. They are in Starfall Field, Gizas North Bank, Gizas South Bank, and
Warrior's Wash. You must go to the ones that light up on your map, only they
will be lit up - the others will stay dark. Return the Sunstone to Masyua and
sell the sunstone to her. She will hand over ++200 GIL, 2 POTIONS, and a HOLY
STONE++ if you were quick. Please note that you can repeat this side quest
and
the reward will vary depending on how much time was taken to make the
sunstone.
+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+
| TIME
| QUALITY
| REWARD
|
|=======================================================================|
| Less than 7 minutes
| Highest grade
| - 2 Potions |
|
|
| - Holy Stone |
|
|
| - 200 gil
|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Between 7 minutes and 15 minutes | Nice stone
| - Holy Stone |
|
|
| - 150 gil
|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Between 15 minutes and 35 minutes | Acceptable quality | - 100 gil
|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Over 35 minutes
| Bit poor
| - 50 gil
|

+-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
(thanks to Froglet (aka. froglet42) for the list of rewards)
-- The Lost Cactoid
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_
__
/------\ / / ___ ___ / /_ / ___/__ _____/ /____ (_)__/ / /------\
\------/ / /__/ _ \(_-</ __/ / /__/ _ `/ __/ __/ _ \/ / _ / \------/
[SQ05] /____/\___/___/\__/ \___/\_,_/\__/\__/\___/_/\_,_/
[SQ05-1]
Availability: You must complete "Dalmasca's Desert Bloom". This event will
be
available after collecting the Dusk Shard from Raithwall's Tomb.
Talk to Dantro at the Outpost of the Esterland and he will ask you to deliver
the Cactus Flower, that you got from the Flowering Cactoid, to his wife in the
South Bank Village. South Bank Village is far to the north of the Outpost.
His wife is the woman standing at the entrance of the house across from the
campfire. Talk to her and she will give you a ++BUNDLE OF NEEDLES++ for
bringing her the Desert Flower.
Exit and reenter the village to find the Village Elder standing next to the
boy
at the dock out in the water. Talk to the boy (Tchigri). He will mention
that
his father has not come back yet and that he will go to the North Bank to find
him. Accept the Village Elder's request when she asks Vaan to go with
Tchigri.
Speak with Ruksel after the cutscene with the Catoids. The Cactoids son,
Dran,
is missing. Ruksel will want you to search the South Bank Village for Dran.
Vaan will automatically return to the South Village after the cutscene. Talk
to Dantro's wife and then search the back of the house she is standing in
front
of. Approach the flower in the back and wait for the "Dran?" icon then examine
the flower. Allow Dran to follow you back to the dock then speak with
Tchigri.
Walk over to the Cactoids after crossing the river. Dran will come back after
the other Cactoids walk away and award Vaan with ++1000 GIL and WYRMFIRE
SHOT++. You can now use the boat to cross the river between North and South
Bank Village any time you want by talking to Tchigri!
-- Bottles of Spirits
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/------\ / __/__ (_)___(_) /_ / _ )___ / /_/ /_/ /__ ___ /------\
\------/ _\ \/ _ \/ / __/ / __/ / _ / _ \/ __/ __/ / -_|_-< \------/
[SQ06] /___/ .__/_/_/ /_/\__/ /____/\___/\__/\__/_/\__/___/ [SQ06-1]
/_/
Availability: After retrieving the Dawn Shard from Raithwall's Tomb.
Location: Bhujerba
Several bottles of Bhujerban Madhu are lying in different locations throughout
Bhujerba. These bottles can be sold to individuals for 1000 gil each. There

is one bottle in each area and one buyer in each area. The bottles will be
labeled as "Bottles of Spirits" as you approach each one. Only 14 bottles can
be sold. You can actually enter an area, find the bottle, sell that bottle in
that area, then reenter and sell the same bottle again until you get 14.
01 - Aerodrome
Bottle: On top of a pile of luggage. Look to the left of the standing Seeq
and
to the left of the man sitting on the bench.
Buyer: The man sitting on the railing talking to an Imperial.
02 - Rithil's Protectives
Bottle: Inside of the cabinet next to the counter.
Buyer: Shop clerk, right next to the counter.
03 - Targe's Arms
Bottle: Walk up the stairs to the right upon entering and it is in between the
two weapon cases past the rack of spears.
Buyer: The woman talking to the sitting man.
04 - Mait's Magicks
Bottle: Run up the stairs to the left and go straight to the back to find it
lying among some bottles and vases.
Buyer: The Bhujerban Guru leaning against the wall right next to where you
found the bottle.
05 - Travica Way
Bottle: To the left of the squatting man who is talking to the street kid on
the southeast end.
Buyer: Man leaning against the wall across from Mait's Magicks.
06 - Khus Skygrounds
Bottle: To the left of the item vendor on a box behind a moogle.
Buyer: The woman leaning against the raised platform across the item vendor.
07 - Cloudborne Row
Bottle: On a box off to the left at the south dead end.
Buyer: The Cloudborne Patron next to his fallen friend.
Cloudborne.

This is outside the

08 - The Cloudborne
Bottle: Lying on the table with a drunken woman closest to the bar.
Buyer: Magu, the Seeq directly across from the bar.
09 - The Staras Residence
Bottle: Turn to the right as you come in and look to the right of the dresser
facing you to find it on a box
Buyer: Niray, but you must first complete the "Antlion Infestation" hunt for

her to buy it.

Sell it to someone else if you haven't - no big deal.

10 - Miner's End
Bottle: To the right of the entrance to Bashketi's Gambits on a box.
Buyer: The Lhusu Miner in the south who is staring up and talking to a moogle
on a building.
11 - Clio's Technicks
Bottle: To the left of the counter on a box near a desk.
Buyer: Front shop clerk moogle on the red carpet.
12 - Bashketi's Gambits
Bottle: Walk up the steps to the right and head toward the bookshelf on the
back wall directly ahead to find it.
Buyer: The red shop clerk Seeq on the north end of the raised area.
13 - Kaff Terrace
Bottle: Behind the blue Seeq who is leaning against the railing on the right
as
you walk down the street.
Buyer: The woman staring off the north end of the terrace.
14 - Lhusu Square
Bottle: Directly in front of the entrance to the Lhusu Mines, lying on the
railing around the fountain.
Buyer: The Lhusu Miner sitting on the box to the right of the red item vendor
Seeq.
-- Patient in the Estersand
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/ //_/__ __ __ /------\
\------/ / _ / _ `/ __/ _ \/ -_) / ' \ / ,< / -_) // / \------/
[SQ07] /____/\_,_/_/ /_//_/\__/_/_/_/_/ /_/|_|\__/\_, / [SQ07-1]
/___/
Availability: After retrieving the Dawn Shard from Raithwall's Tomb. You must
have finished the "The Lost Cactoid" side quest and the "Marauder in the
Mines"
Hunt to fully complete this side quest.
Location: Dalmasca Estersand
Talk to Dantro's wife in the South Bank Village. She will mention that she
needs some Semclam shells to ease her patient's pain. Check around the banks
of the river for two "Mysterious Glints" shining in the water - these are ++2
SEMCLAM SHELLS++. Leave the village and head to the south Bank of Nebra area
and check the banks to the west for ++3 SEMCLAM SHELLS++. One is all that is
needed but you will get a better reward for more.
Give the Semclam Shells to Dantro's Wife and she will ask for some Nebralim.
She mentions that Dantro has some, so go all the way back to the Outpost and

speak with him. He will tell you to look by the crates to the side. Check
the
large canisters to find a "Small Phial" that is actually the ++NEBRALIM++.
There is also another ++NEBRALIM++ around the northeast corner of this area.
Make sure to grab them both if you want the best bonus reward. Go all the way
back to the South Bank Village and give the Nebralim to Dantro's Wife.
Now she will want you to bring back some Valeblossom Dew to neutralize the
patient's poison. Use the boat to the side to cross the river and head for
the
Broken Sands area of the Estersand. The Broken Sands area is to the North of
the area to the west of the North Bank Village. This area has some level 25
enemies and an aggressive Wild Saurian, so run if you must. Check the
branches
with the pink leaves extending out of the side of the cliffs in the Broken
Sands are to find the Valeblossom Dew (labeled as "Mysterious Glint"). There
are altogether ++3 VALEBLOSSOM DEWS++. The first two are right near the
beginning, but the last one will require you to move to the other side of the
cliff in the middle to get one last drop of dew.
She will ask for a Great Serpentskin next. The ++GREAT SERPENTSKIN++ is the
reward for completing the "Marauder in the Mines" Hunt. If you accidentally
sold the Great Serpentskin, then she will not ask for it, but your bonus
reward
will be lowered. She will tell you that she respects a full recover from the
traveler soon. Come back to this area after the next major event of the game,
whatever that may be for you, and the traveler will give you something
special.
Talk to Dantro's wife upon returning and she will tell you to talk to the
patient behind the house. Talk to the recovering patient and she will give
you
the ++BARHEIM KEY++. She will also hand over a ++GOLDEN AMULET++ as a bonus
if
you brought every item to Dantro's Wife for her recovery. The bonus prize
will
differ based on what your party retrieved for her. Some of the other prizes
include ++MAGICK GLOVES++ and a ++BALANCE MOTE++.
-- July, the Archades Spy
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__
/------\ __ / /_ __/ /_ __ /------\
\------/ / // / // / / // / \------/
[SQ08] \___/\_,_/_/\_, / [SQ08-1]
/___/
Availability: After retrieving the Dawn Shard. This can't be finished until
your party reaches Archades, BUT the first half MUST be done before you
venture
off to Nalbina in the main story or the first event will never trigger.
Location: Nalbina Fortress
Use the Aerodrome airship to fly over to Nalbina BEFORE the main story causes
your party to head for Nalbina. Run over the portion of the city in the west
(West Barbian) and walk over to the right path that leads out of the city to
trigger a conversation between two Imperials as your party approaches them. A
woman named July will be spying on them from the side. Deweg has sand in

places sand has no right to be and he has had it with the smell of chocobos.
Let's be an ass shall we? Walk over to Gurdy and rent a chocobo then ride it
in between Gibbs and Deweg. Gibbs will run off from the fear of smelling like
a chocobo. July will thank you since she now has the information that she
needs. She will tell you that perhaps the two of you will meet in Archades
someday. Perhaps indeed. Meet up with July in Charlotte's Magicks once you
have gained access to Archades and speak with her. She will be squatting near
a table by the chopmaster and will hand over a ++SALAMAND HALCYON++.
Notice that the Imperial Soldiers' names are Gibbs and Deweg. Their names are
basically anagrams of both Biggs and Wedge from the past Final Fantasy games the two reoccurring troublesome soldiers.
(Thanks to Lucifer from the Arctic Nightfall boards for the Biggs and Wedge
reference)
-- Terror in the Westersand
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/------\ / __/__ _____/ /_/ /
\------/ / _// _ `/ __/ __/ _ \
[SQ09] /___/\_,_/_/ \__/_//_/

______
__
/_ __/_ _________ ____ / /_ /------\
/ / / // / __/ _ `/ _ \/ __/ \------/
/_/ \_, /_/ \_,_/_//_/\__/ [SQ09-1]
/___/

Availability: After retrieving the Dawn Shard from the Tomb of Raithwall.
This event starts in Rabanastre. Talk to Rimzat, the Green Bangaa near the
exit to the Dalmasca Westersand of the West Gate. Agree to help him. He will
ask you to meet with the man in Southern Plaza that is sitting inside the
fountain. Go to Southern Plaza and speak with Cotze in the middle of the area
on the inside railing of the fountain. He will ask you to go talk to his
friend Northon, over by Storehouse 5 in Lowtown. He's referring to the area
near the Garamsythe Waterway. Facing away from the entrance to Storehouse
five, walk to the left, then make a right and you will find Northom squatting
next to a red Bangaa. Talk to him to learn of the Windvane. The Windvane was
split up into two pieces. Northom's pice is in the west portion of the
Westersand under one of the giant dynast-cactuses. Go back to Cotze and he
will tell you that the piece is hidden in the northwest of the Shimmering
Horizons.
Head out to the Westersand and go west in the Galtea Downs then turn left and
head south immediately when you enter The Midfault. This will take you to the
Shimmering Horizons. Now you need to stay along the north side and find a
path
that will lead you to a small section of the Windtrace Dunes in the northwest.
This area only contains a few enemies - some Alraunes and a Wolf. Check the
Dynast-cactoid against the rock wall in the west portion of this area to
unearth the ++WIND GLOBE++. Take the Wind Globe back to Rabanastre.
Note about the Wind Globe location:
You must access the Windtrace Dunes from the Shimmering Horizons to find the
correct Dynast-cactoid. The Windtrace Dunes on the north side (accessible
from
The Midfault) has nothing and every time you check the Dynast-cactoids in the
Shimmering Horizons south of the Galtea Downs and south of the Midfault you
will find nothing.

Northon and Cotze will now be standing at the Westgate along with Rimzat.
Speak with either of them to start a conversation. They will speak of a
mysterious egg then hand over a ++WINDVANE++ after Vann gives them the Wind
Globe. The Wyrm's Nest is in the northeast section of the Dalmasca
Westersand.
Head north in the Galtea Downs portion then the Wyrm's Nest will be in the
northeast of the Corridor of Sand.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ B O S S
+

B A T T L E ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

+---------------------------------------------------------------+
| Lv 30
| Earth Tyrant
|
|===============================================================|
| HP: 70982 | Weak: Wind
| Absorb: Earth
|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
| Exp: 0
| Steal: Hi-Potion, Tyrant Hide, Tyrant Bone
|
| LP: 21
|
|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
| Recommended Level: 27 - 30
|
+---------------------------------------------------------------+
This is a very tough battle at +--------------------------------------------+
low levels mainly because
| Recommended Gambits
|
Blind and Slow will miss the
|
=============================================|
Earth Tyrant almost every time. | Ally: any
(>) Phoenix Down
|
This boss is just like a Wild
| Self
(>) Haste
|
Saurian and will mainly attack | Ally: strong character
(>) Decoy
|
physically and will take off
| Foe: party leader's target (>) Attack
|
around 500 HP per hit. The
+--------------------------------------------+
main savior of this battle is
to have a tough party member with good evasion and a good shield along with
Decoy cast on them. Decoy will help out tremendously. Have the Decoyed party
member with a Tourmaline Ring to avoid the Earth Tyrant's poison attacks. He
doesn't afflict poison that often, but this is much better than setting up an
extra gambit just to cure a rare status effect. The only other problem is the
Earth Tyrant's Screwtail attack. This is an extremely damaging move that will
hit all close party members. Be sure to have a Protect shield set up on
everybody in the party - equip Shielded Armor from Mount Bur-Omisace. Larsa
will help out a bunch for this battle - in fact, cast Haste on Larsa at the
beginning of this battle or before entering and keep it on him at all times
along with Protect. If you don't have Larsa, then I suggest you make your own
Larsa out of a party member by placing Hi-Potion cure gambits on one person
because you will need a quick healer - magic takes too long and you'll be too
busy casting other spells. Instead of having one person to cast Decoy, have
two people (counting the Lured person) to cast Decoy on that one person. This
is going to be a long battle because of his tremendous HP, but if you have
everything set properly and keep your magick up then you should be able to
beat

him. Once he nears a little lower than half life, his defense will increase a
bunch and the battle will get even longer. If you have a good trigger finger
then I would suggest performing a Quickening when he is at 75% life. Have a
person with a Quickening in your reserve party. No matter how much you plan
for
this battle, it can all go to hell very quickly because of his Screwtail
attack.
One more note about this boss that I'd like to make is that he can indeed be
Blinded then Berserked to make the battle a whole lot easier. While Berserked
he will not do his Screwtail attack. For an easy Blind, have the Nihopalaoa
equipped and use a Remedy on him to hit all of his status weak points. The
Nihopalaoa is sold by the Clan Provisioner once the Headhunter rank is reached
(ten marks defeated). This is an extremely useful item when combined with
items. I'll probably list this in another section at a later date.
(thanks to Lucifer from the Arctic Nightfall boards)
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+
-- Dating Service
___
__ _
____
_
/------\ / _ \___ _/ /_(_)__ ___ _ / __/__ _____ __(_)______ /------\
\------/ / // / _ `/ __/ / _ \/ _ `/ _\ \/ -_) __/ |/ / / __/ -_) \------/
[SQ10] /____/\_,_/\__/_/_//_/\_, / /___/\__/_/ |___/_/\__/\__/ [SQ10-1]
/___/
Availability: After talking with the Garif High-chief in Jahara.
Location: Rabanastre
In the Southgate section of Rabanastre, approach the Viera standing by the
chocobo stables and speak with her. She will mention that she came to
Rabanastre to search for a soul mater. She will walk off after talking.
Enter
the Southern Plaza and talk with the "Lovestruck Man" by the fountain in the
middle. He will mention that he just saw a Viera head toward the East End of
the city and that he wants to score with her. Run through the East End and
enter the North End. Enter Yamoora's Gambits to find the Viera leaning
against
a column. Speak with her again and she will mention that she needs a drink
then leave. Enter the Sandsea in East End to find her sitting on the second
floor railing. Spear with her once more. She will ask if you know of a
person
that feels strongly for her. Well, it just so happens we do! Rush back to
the
East end and talk to the Lovestruck Man. Agree to talk to the Viera for the
Lovestruck Man then go back to the Sandsea. Tell the Viera that "There's this
man in the Southern Plaza..." and she will hurriedly rush off to meet him.
Talk to them in the Southern Plaza (by the fountain) and the Viera will give
over a ++LOXLEY BOW and 2 HI-POTIONS++.
-- Necrohol of Nabudis & Nabreus Deadlands
/------\

_ __
__
/ |/ /__ _/ /

___
[SQ11-1]
__ _____/ (_)__ /------\

\------/ /
/ _ `/ _ \/ // / _ / (_-< \------/
[SQ11] /_/|_/\_,_/_.__/\_,_/\_,_/_/___/ [SQ11-2]
Availability: When the party enters the Salikawood/after "Waterway Haunting"
and "Lost in Pudding" hunts are complete.
The Necrohol of Nabudis is the home of the Zodiac Spear (if you didn't open
those treasure chests that I listed throughout the walkthrough) and many extra
bosses. It is located in northwestern portion of The Salikawood. Along the
way, in the Grand Bower, your party will have to defeat an extra boss known as
the King Bomb.
~~ Grand Bower ~~
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ B O S S
+

B A T T L E ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

+-----------------------------------+---+-----------------------------------+
| Lv 34
| King Bomb
|
| Lv 33
| Bomb
|
|===================================|
|===================================|
| HP: 37596| Weak: Water | Ab: Fire |
| HP: 3233 | Weak: Water
|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
| Exp: 0
| Steal: Bomb Shell, Bomb|
| Exp: 137 | Steal: See enemy list |
| LP: 22
| Fragment, Fire Crystal |
| LP: 1
|
|
+-----------------------------------+
+-----------------------------------+
+-----------------------------------+
+-----------------------------------+
| Lv 32
| Bomb
|
| Lv 32
| Bomb
|
|===================================|
|===================================|
| HP: 3233 | Weak: Water
|
| HP: 3233 | Weak: Water
|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
| Exp: 137 | Steal: See enemy list |
| Exp: 137 | Steal: See enemy list |
| LP: 1
|
|
| LP: 1
|
|
+-----------------------------------+---+-----------------------------------+
|
Recommended Level: 33 - 36
|
+---------------------------------------------------------------------------+
** Before entering the area of the King Bomb, stand near the save point and
cast Haste, Regen, Protect, Shell, and Vanish on all party members then touch
the save point to recharge your MP. You can also save your game with the
status enhancements. This will help you start the battle with a bang - pardon
the pun.
After a very aggressively natured
+----------------------------------------+
entrance, the King Bomb and his
| Recommended Gambits
|
trio of Bombs will challenge your
|
=========================================|
party. First of all, Dispel the
| Ally: any
(>) Raise
|
King Bomb of his Haste status right | Ally: HP < 50%
(>) Curaga
|
at the beginning. Have Aqua Shot
| Foe: party leader's target (>) Attack
|
ready with your gunner if you have +----------------------------------------+
it, equip Gillie Boots to each

member of your party to avoid Oil and have some Adamant Hats, Adamant Vest, or
Flame Shields equipped to reduce the Fire damage your party will sustain. All
attacks from the King Bomb are fire-based - even his normal attacks! The most
important equipment to have is the Gillie Boots; the Bombs will cast Oil on
all
your party members as the battle starts and any explosions from the Bombs are
a
date with death when Oiled. What you want to do immediately after Dispeling
him is to Silence him. Either use Silent Shot with a gun or Silence him
normally with magick. Silencing him will keep him from performing his Cry for
Help move to summon more bombs. Quickly defeat the three bombs after
silencing
the King Bomb.
The King Bomb is at a major disadvantage when he is the only enemy left. He
will only attack physically. The King Bomb will start to run from your party
once he reaches half of his HP and will perform his Renew move that will boost
him back to full health. It is possible to use a Quickening to immediately
stop the move, but make sure to kill him with that Quickening chain! He will
run and renew twice during the battle. The second time he will start the move
at 75% health. Believe it or not, Belias will work very well for this battle
if the enemies do not all gang up on the summoner. Cast Decoy on Belias to
help out the summoner. Belias will only attack the enemies with his weapon
and
they will all heal him with their fire attacks. The only thing that can go
wrong is if Belias does his Hellfire attack he will cure the Bombs - make sure
to dismiss him before he does his Hellfire move. If all else fails, try
equipping a single character with nothing but flame armor (adamant hat,
adamant
vest, fire shield) and cast Decoy on that person. The attacks should take off
very minimal damage.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+
-----**EXTRA CUTSCENES in Necrohol of Nabudis**
The same cutscene will play whether you enter the Necrohol of Nabudis or the
Nabreus Deadlands (once you reach the hill), but there is an extra cutscene
involving Ashe that will play if you have not journeyed to Archades yet.
-----The Necrohol of Nabudis is to the west beyond the area where you fight the
King
Bomb. It is the home of many extra bosses, but first you need to gain three
medallions in order to open the doors to each of the boss rooms.
To start seaching for the three medallions, you will need to head back to
Lowtown and go back to the residence in Lowtown where Deeg was hiding out
during the "Waterway Haunting" Hunt. Enter the residence and talk to Deeg.
He
will mention a letter on the table next to him that someone left behind.
Examine the ++DUSTY LETTER++ to find out about an item that was split into
four
pieces.

"Stop the water's flow, then loose it once more. East Southeast East
Southwest
Southeast I pray that it rest there undisturbed."
Talk to Deeg again to find out that a moogle carries the key mentioned in the
letter. The key is actually the Sluice Gate Key that you will receive from
the
moogle Sorbet after performing the "Lost in the Pudding" hunt.
To start things off, go to the Garamsythe Waterway. Enter the Central
Waterway
Control from the Overflow Cloaca area that you start out in. Open all the
gates by making sure that the light is off on all the controls. Follow the
directions below (or to the left):
Close Gate
Close Gate
Open Gate
Close Gate
Open Gate

#11
#4
#11
#3
#4

(Light
(Light
(Light
(Light
(Light

on)
on)
off)
on)
off)

[East on map]
[Southeast on map]
[East on map]
[Southwest on map]
[Southeast on map]

The far right column is to show you how this refers to the Dusty Letter.
After
opening and closing the gates listed above a small noise will be heard as if
something fell and a Shiny Object will appear in front of the middle southern
gate. Examine the Shiny Object to obtain the ++DULL FRAGEMENT++.
The ++BLACKENED FRAGMENT++ is received from Samal during the "Crime and
Punishment" Hunt.
You also need to head to the Nabreus Deadlands. The entrance is in the
northwest portion of the Salikawood, past the Grand Bower where you fought the
King Bomb. Speak with Ma'kleou (Quiet Nu Mou) at the top of the hill in the
Muted Scarp. Ask him "Who he is" and "Why is he there". Travel back to
Lowtown and enter Old Dalan's Place. Roh'kenmou will be inside talking with
Old Dalan. Speak with Roh'kenmou. He will mention the four objects that you
read about in the Dusty Letter and he will tell Vaan that he is in possession
of one. You already have two so there is only one more left. He will tell
you
that he is looking for a piece that went on a medallion.
1) Speak with Filo in the southeast corner of Lowtown.
group has checked everywhere but the city streets.

She mentions that her

2) Go to the Southern Plaza of Rabanastre and speak with the Curious Woman by
the fountain. Listen to what she has to say. She will mention a necklace
that
was given to her, but she can't remember where she got it from.
3) Enter Muthru Bazaar and speak the Bangaa Merchant (labeled as "Merchant").
Ask about the necklace. He will tell you that he sold a necklace to an
Imperial. The Imperial is supposedly hanging out at one of the shops around
town.
4) Enter Yugri's Magicks. Speak with the Sotted Imperial kneeling to the
left.
Ask about the necklace. Tell him about the womand near the fountain.

5) The woman will not be near the fountain when you go back to Southern Plaza,
so go back to the North Sprawl of Lowtown and talk to Kytes near Warehouse #5
(Garamsythe Waterway entrance). Hear both sets of news, doesn't matter which
is first.
6) Speak with Filo again in the southeast corner of Lowtown. Tell her you
need
to see the woman. Agree to go with her and you will be taken straight to
Yugri's Magicks.
7) Talk with the Sotted Imperial. A conversation will commence then the girl
(Curious Woman) will hand over the ++GRIMY FRAGMENT++.
8) Give all three fragement pieces to Roh'kenmou back in Old Dalan's Place.
He
asks Vaan to visit Nabudis later.
9) Go to Archades and enter Charlotte's Magickery. Speak with Roh'kenmu at
the
top of the stairs. Inquire about the Moonsilver Medallion when he asks. It
turns out that he sold the Moonsilver Medallion to a person named Otto.
10) Enter Old Archades and talk to Otto (Proper Gent) in the northeast portion
of the Alley of Muted Sighs. After a brief conversation, Otto will hand over
the ++MOONSILVER MEDALLION++.
11) Return to Charlotte's Magickery and hand over the Moonsilver Medallion to
Roh'kenmu.
12) Return to the Nabreus Deadlands and speak with Ma'kleou once again at the
top of the Muted Scarp.
All three of the Acolytes will now be grouped at the Muted Scarp. He will
mention three beasts: Humbaba, Fury, and Chaos. He says that they were sealed
away after a great battle. He mentions that the final medallion, the
Medallion
of Might rest in a small shrine in the Overlooking Eternity portion of the
Nabreus Deadlands. They will then travel to the Overlooking Eternity and
await
your party's entry.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Nabreus Deadlands

|
|

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

~~ Vale of Lingering Sorrow ~~


The urn with the ++MAP OF THE NABREUS DEADLANDS++ is in the northwest portion
of this area (to the left as you enter). The Crusaders here can be deadly
with
their high amount of HP. They will cast Slowga on the party so be ready to
counter with Haste or Hastega. You need to go northeast.
~~ The Slumbermead ~~

There is a hidden path in the northwest portion of this area that will lead
you
to the secret area on the northwest portion of your map. You will need to
find
a path around the side of the mountain wall beyond the tall grass in the
northwest. Plenty of Dead Bones and other enemies will spawn from the ground.
The Dead Bones are not as strong as Crusades, but they have more powerful
magick.
~~ The Fog Mutters ~~
Follow the path to the northwest.
~~ Overlooking Eternity ~~
DO NOT run up the path too fast or the Dead Bones will easily overwhelm your
party. This can be a very dangerous area since the Dead Bones will rise from
the ground constantly. It may be a good idea to equip the party with Argyle
Armlets to avoid their Flash (Blind). Ma'kleou and the rest of the Acolyte's
will meet your party at the top of this mountain once your party steps up to
the engraved stone. Ma'kleou will hand over the ++MEDALLION OF BRAVERY, the
++MEDALLION OF LOVE, and once he walk off your party will gain the +
+LUSTERLESS
MEDALLION++. When you get the Field of Fallen the Fallen Lord in the
northeast
portion of the Nabreus Deadlands, you can enter the Necrohol of Nabudis from
the area, or you can go back and enter the Necrohol from the Salikawood. Both
ways will lead you close to one of the doors that can be open using the first
two medallions. The Nabreus Deadlands entrance will start you close to the
door that can be opened with the Medallion of Love (Door of Loathing), while
the entrance from the Salikawood will lead you to the door that can be opened
with the Medallion of Bravery (Door of Horrors). In order to use the
Lusterless Medallion you must first defeat the two bosses that lie behind the
doors that the Medallion of Bravery and Love unlock. Head to the northeast if
you want to enter the Necrohol from the Nabreus Deadlands.
~~ Succor Midst Sorrow ~~
A Crystalbug is off to the left. This one has uses some very damaging spells
so have Curaja handy. It will turn into an orange save crystal once you
defeat
it.
~~ Lifeless Stand ~~
The extra portions of this area will contain many chests and there are quite a
few areas that stray off from the main path so you want to do a little
exploring. The Leynire should be no problem. Make sure the Baknamys don't
gang up too much.
~~ Field of the Fallen Lord ~~
This area doesn't contain too many enemies.
the
Necrohol of Nabudis.

The east path will lead you to

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

|
|

Necrohol of Nabudis
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

~~ Hall of Slumbering Might ~~


Be on your guard while moving through these dangerous halls. The enemies here
can get very aggressive and they all of them on are higher levels then they
were in the Nabreus Deadlands. The Baknamys are some of the most dangerous
enemies you will encounter for the moment. They can gang up on you in a
matter
of seconds while wandering around this areas, so make sure to have an Arise
gambit set and use Curaja often. Use Blizzaga on the Baknamys to quickly
drain
their life gauges. You'll need to go to the northwest portion of this area to
go downstairs. There are many twist and turns in this area, but they mainly
lead to just more enemy fights.
~~ Hall of the Ivory Covenant ~~
In the middle part of this area to the south, you will find the Door of
Loathing. Examine the impression in the door and the option to place the
Medallion of Love will appear. Place the Medallion on the door to open the
room with the first boss of the Necrohol.
~~ Cloister of Reason ~~
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ B O S S
+

B A T T L E ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

+---------------------------------------------------------------+
| Lv 46
| Fury
|
|===============================================================|
| HP: 69710 | Weak: Water
| Absorb: Fire
|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
| Exp: 0
| Steal: Aries Gem, Blood Wool, Moondust
|
| LP: 35
|
|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
| Recommended Level: 50 - 53
|
+---------------------------------------------------------------+
What the hell!? Alright...? Dispel +--------------------------------------+
him of his status enhancements right | Recommended Gambits
|
away. As you might expect, this boss |
=======================================|
is much tougher than he looks. If he | Ally: any
(>) Arise
|
ever uses Hero's March, dispel him of | Ally: HP < 50%
(>) Curaja
|
everything that he casts on himself. | Ally: status = Berserk
(>) Dispel
|
He will use a variety of status
| Foe: status = Berserk
(>) Dispel
|
enhancements the whole battle. His
| Foe: party leader's target (>) Attack
|

normal hits will Berserk your party


+--------------------------------------+
at times, so if there is a certain person that you do not want Berserked, set
up a gambit for "Ally: status = Berserk (>) Dispel" to quickly get rid of the
Berserk status. It is a good idea to have Protectga casted at the beginning
of
the battle. Fury takes off quite a bit per physical attack so have a gambit
set up to Arise any fallen party member. Your party should take off quite a
bit from him while attacking. Since it is so hard to reach him here in the
Necrohol, your party will be a little overleveled for the fight most likely,
but that doesn't mean that it can't get hard.
When he uses a Bacchu's Wine, quickly dispel him of his Berserk. He will
constantly use another Bacchu's Wine once his life is at HP critical so it
would be best to set up a gambit to dispel Berserk. You will find that he is
extremely intent on keeping up his Berserk but do not let him keep Berserk on
himself or he will tear your party up quickly. Dispeling his Berserk will
actually cause him to waste a turn with his Bacchu's wine, so it actually
works
out in your favor. Have one party member curing, one attacking, and one
dispeling him and you will defeat him soon.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+
The Lusterless Medallion will "keen" after the battle. I would go back
outside
of the Necrohol and save my game in the Nabreus Wastelands if I were you.
~~ Cloister of the Highborn ~~
In the middle of this area is a room that contains 16 treasure chest and one
of
them contains the Zodiac Spear if you have performed the requirements of not
opening certain chests throughout the game (see Side Quest). As you walk
through the entrance to the room and face the treasure chests here is a
diagram
showing you the one that should contain the ++ZODIAC SPEAR++.
+---------+
| * * * * |
| * * * *
| * * * * <-- Zodiac Spear
| * * * * |
+---------+
The Door of Despair in the south portion must be opened with the Medallion of
Might that you get from defeating the two other bosses in the Necrohol. The
door will lead to the fight with the hidden Esper known as Chaos.
~~ Cloister of Distant Song ~~
Three Babils will be guarding the hall leading to the Door of Horrors. The
hall in question is in the middle of this area on the west side. Place the
Medallion of Bravery on the impression in the door.
~~ Cloister of Solace ~~

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ B O S S
+

B A T T L E ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

+----------------------------------------------------------------+
| Lv 46
| Humbaba Mistant
|
|================================================================|
| HP: 314086 | Weak: Holy
| Absorb: N/A
|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
| Exp: 0
| Steal: Beastlord Hide, Beastlord Horn, Behemoth
|
| LP: 35
|
Steak
|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
| Recommended Level: 50 - 53
|
+----------------------------------------------------------------+
Use Dispel to get rid of the
+--------------------------------------+
Humbaba's status enhancements right
| Recommended Gambits
|
from beginning. He will mainly
|
=======================================|
attack physically and use his
| Ally: any
(>) Arise
|
Darkness attack that will take around | Ally: HP < 50%
(>) Curaja
|
1500+ HP damage. The Darkness is
| Ally: any
(>) Esuna
|
just like a dark version of
| Foe: status = Protect
(>) Dispel
|
Pyromania. You may want to equip
| Foe: HP >= 50%
(>) Expose
|
some Demon Shields to absorb or block | Self
(>) Shell
|
the attack. His normal physical
| Foe: party leader's target (>) Attack
|
attacks can be chained for some
+--------------------------------------+
tremendous damage so it is adviseable to cast Protect on the whole party
through Protectga. He will also use Smite of Rage to take off around 1000 HP.
His Temblor attack will likely inflict Disable and Immobilize on a target.
Cast Float to avoid the entire attack or use Black Belts to avoid the
Disabling
part. This is one battle where Expose will help out tremendously since it
will
hit him almost every time and bring his defense down to nothing if you spam
him
with it. Set up a gambit to dispel his Protect since he will recast it the
entire battle. He has no real tricks up his sleeve at HP Critical status.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+
After defeating both the Humbaba Mistant and The Fury, the party will obtain
the ++MAP OF THE NECROHOL OF NABUDIS++ along with the ++MEDALLION OF MIGHT++.
Don't go using that medallion on the Door of Despair in the Cloister of the
Highborn just yet - you'd best save your game outside of the Necrohol!

~~ Hall of Enffulgent Light ~~


Baknamys can really gang up on your party quick in this so proceed with
caution
if you are still at a low level. There is a hidden merchant in this portion
of
the Necrohol. Run all the way down the hall in the northwest and enter the
doorm off to the right. The room that it leads to will not be on the map and
there will be a red treasue chest inside - this is actually a Pandora. Walk
to
the southeast corner of the room to reveal a "???" action icon as you approach
the column. Examine the column and a Baknamy Merchant will appear. He sells
some rare merchandise including the Telekinesis technick.
-- Ann's Letter
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/ / ___ / /_/ /____ ____ /------\
\------/ / __ |/ _ \/ _ \ (_-< / /__/ -_) __/ __/ -_) __/ \------/
[SQ12] /_/ |_/_//_/_//_/ /___/ /____/\__/\__/\__/\__/_/
[SQ12-1]
When available: After escaping from Barheim Passage, but this cannot be
complete until after finishing up the Draklor Laboratory.
While riding on an airship to a different location by the way of a Leisure
Craft, an optional event will occur while speaking with the Chief Steward when
"Who's this...Rande?" is chosen. Rande, who will suggest that she collect
flowers for her mother's name day. Ann will give Vaan ++ANN'S LETTER++ if he
agrees to show the letter to her sisters on the other airship flights. Rande
promises that he and his brothers will leave Ann and her sisters alone if Vaan
can accomplish this task.
The flights are:
[
[
[
[
[
[
[

]
]
]
]
]
]
]

Archades
Archades
Balfonheim
Balfonheim
Bhujerba
Bhujerba
Nalbina

<-->
<-->
<-->
<-->
<-->
<-->
<-->

Nalbina
Rabanastre
Archades
Nalbina
Balfonheim
Rabanastre
Rabanastre

The order does not matter and the sisters will always be in the same order no
matter which route is taken. The Chief steward is located through the door in
front of the stairs that your party will always start next to each time
"Leisure Craft is chosen. The area is called the Sky Saloon. The party will
receive a ++RING OF RENEWAL++ from the final sister for this task.
UPDATE: If your party speaks with one of the brothers during this side quest
then that brother will mention how many more sisters are left. Speaking with
the sisters may let the party in on how many more sisters are left as well.
-- Cockatrice Quest
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__
_
/------\ / ___/__ ____/ /_____ _/ /_____(_)______ /------\
\------/ / /__/ _ \/ __/ '_/ _ `/ __/ __/ / __/ -_) \------/

[SQ13]

\___/\___/\__/_/\_\\_,_/\__/_/ /_/\__/\__/

[SQ13-1]

Availability: After finishing Draklor Laboratory.


Visit the Giza Plains Village during The Dry to find out the all the
cockatrices have disappeared. Speak with the boy Terra to find out about a
feather that will allow one to communicate with these birds.
To start this off you need to go to Giza Plains (The Raining). There are six
small withered trees around many of the areas of the Giza Plains now that will
help you get to a new area if you happen to knock down all of them. Approach
each of the six trees and shoot them to make them float down the river. They
will all meet at the Gizas South Bank and form a bridge to an optional area.
Here's a list of their locations:
Throne Road: Check near the path along the south that leads to the Nomad
Village.
Nomad Village: In the southeast portion, to the right of the fenced area.
Toam Hills: In the southeast corner.

Some Ichthons should be near it.

Starfall Field: In the northeast corner.


Gizas North Bank:

Ichthons will be near this one too.

To the north, look along the east banks.

Crystal Glade: Directly across from the dark stone.


Once all six withered trees have been knocked down, they will form a bridge
leading to the area on the east side of the Gizas South Bank. The tree bridge
will be on the east side right before you cross the middle bridge heading
north. There are no enemies here accept for Lv. 35 Silicon Tortoises. Check
the urn in the southeast portion to find a ++FEATHER OF THE FLOCK++. This
will
be used for a side quest.
> Chit
Go to Eruyt Village and speak with Mjrn and Chit (the cockatrice) in the east
portion of the Fane of the Path section. Look around the ground right next to
Mjrn and Chit to notice a "Sparkling Light". Examine the object to receive a
++DEWDROP PEBBLE++. Talk to Mjrn again after collecting the pebble and offer
it to her. Talk to her again and she will ask Vaan to bring her some more if
he finds any. Well, it just so happens that eight more Dewdrop Pebbles have
now appeared around the Eruyt Village.
Fane of the Path
1) In the circular area to the west of where Mjrn is, check the north loop to
find this a Dewdrop Pebble in the leaves along the wall.
2) Still in the same circular area of the first Dewdrop Pebble, check in the
southern loop to find one in some herbs across from the Viera talking with
Alja.
The Spiritwood

3) Check the tree off to the right as you come down the stairs of the
Spiritwood after exiting the Fane of the Path.
4) Near one of the rope hangers as you come down the steps from leaving the
Fane of the Path.
5) In the northwest, check the weapon rack next to Rael.
6) In the large circular courtyard area. The viera on the northeast side is
nearly starting straight at it. Ask the Viera to get it for you.
7) On the edge of the ramp to the south of the circular courtyard.
8) In the dead end to the south of the ramp described above, it will be lying
on the right side of the walkway right before you get to the screen.
Take all eight Dewdrop Pebbles back to Mjrn and give them to her. Speak with
Chit afterwards and he will shake and drop another Dewdrop Pebble. Pick up
the
final ++DEWDROP PEBBLE++ to the right of him and give it Mjrn. Chit will hand
over a ++YOICHI BOW++ for helping him and run back to Giza Plains.
> Renn
Enter Rabanastre to find a cockatrice by the name of Renn in an alcove in the
north portion of North End. He will run from Vaan the first time you try to
talk to it and each time you approach him from then on. He will not leave the
area and will run around the bridge and the main shopping area. In order to
catch him, hide behind a pillar and WALK (don't run) out from behind a column
as he walks by. As long as you walk toward him, he will not run. Press the X
button as soon as the talk icon appears and choose "Erm...no?" He will
mention
that he is waiting for Chit to return then he will walk back to the North
section of North End. Talk to him (he won't run) and tell him that Chit has
returned if you helped out Chit in Eruyt Village. He will give the party a
++DIAMOND SWORD++ and be off to Giza Plains once again.
> Shurry
All of the Garifs will be grouped up and staring at the cockatrice in the
western portion of the Lull of the Land. Speak with the Garif Herder next to
Shurry, then speak with Shurry. Talk to the Garif Herder again and tell him
that "It came from Giza Plains." He will ask that you tell the Great-chief
about this visitor. In the Elderknoll, tell Great-chief Uball-Ka about the
cockatrice. He will give you a ++GIFT OF THE GREAT-CHIEF++ and ask that you
deliver it to the visitor. Give the gift to Shurry then speak with the Garif
Herder. Shurry will run back to Giza Plains and the Garif Herder will hand
over a ++PLATINUM DAGGER++.
> Sassan
The Lost Cactaur side quest must have been performed in order to cross the
river for this part. Go to South Bank Village in the Dalmasca Estersand and
speak to the cockatrice (Sassan) near the orange save crystal. He will tell
you that he wants to go see Torrie but he isn't getting near Nathyl. Walk
over
and talk to Tchigri at the dock. Choose to cross the river then choose

"Nathyl" for the person to put on the ferry. Cross back over to the South
Bank
Village by talking to Tchigri again and select "No one" when asked. Cross the
river again, only this time, place Arryl on the boat. Travel back to the
other
side, choosing "No one" just like before. Talk to Tchigri once again and
cross
the river with Sassan this time. Speak with Sassan and Torrie will give you
the ++KOGA BLADE++ as payment when the conversation ends.
> Agytha
Make your way to Archades. Make sure to talk with the cockatrice in the
northeast corner of the Alley of Low Whispers in Old Archades so you don't
have
to backtrack to there after speaking with Agytha. Your party must be in
possession of a Sandalwood Chop (see walkthrough in Archades) in order to
enter
Grand Arcade via the northwest entrance of Tsenobile. As you approach Agytha,
she will run much Renn, but she is much easier to catch up. She will mention
that she is looking for a mate. Tell her about the cockatrice in the
northeast
corner of the Alley of Low Whispers in Old Archades if you have spoken with
it.
She will be overjoyed and start to run off then run back and hand over a
++TUMULUS++
> Moomer
The final cockatrice is in Balfonheim. Walk over to Sea Breeze Lane and talk
with the Chocobo Wrangler by the fence. Show her the Feather of the Flock.
She will overhear the Moomer while she holds the feather. Speak with Miffled
Moogles as it runs over to the fence. Walk over to Gurdy after speaking with
the Miffled Moogle to start a conversation about the cockatrice. The Miffled
Moogle will give Vaan the ++DEFENDER++. The Miffled Moogle will then walk off
with his trusty "Chocobo".
After returning all the cockatrices to their home in Giza Plains, return to
Giza Plains during The Dry and talk with Terra to receive ++TWO HI-ETHERS++.
Speak with each individual cockatrice after receiving your reward to find out
about their adventures on their way back home.
-- To Hell and Back Again
__ __
____ _
__
/------\ / // /__ / / / | | /| / /_ ________ _ /------\
\------/ / _ / -_) / / | |/ |/ / // / __/ ' \ \------/
[SQ14] /_//_/\__/_/_/
|__/|__/\_, /_/ /_/_/_/ [SQ14-1]
/___/
When Available: After finishing Draklor Laboratory.
Find Windmill #10 in the Northsward Area of the Cerobi Steppe. The Northsward
is in the northeast in the same place where you fought the Vyraal. Speaking
of
which, you must have completed the "Get My Stuff Back Hunt!" and have received

the Dragon Scale from the Viera after completing it. Beware the Bellwyverns
on
the way to the windmill! Approach the side of Windmill #10 in the east and
press X when the action icon pops up when you get near the front of it. The
party will speak to a moogle at first then a man will walk out into view above
him. The Wyrm Philosopher will mention that he is there to see the Vyraal.
The Wyrm Philosopher will wander down and talk to the party and notice the
Dragon Scale given to them by the Viara. Give the Philosopher the Dragon
Scale
when he asks for it. He will hand over an ++AGEWORN KEY++ that is said to
open
the door to a most terrble wyrm.
The Wyrm in question is actually the Hell Wyrm, and he is located in the
Sochen
Cave Palace, though you must solve a little puzzle in order to open the door
that will lead your party to the locked door that can be unlocked with the
Ageworn Key. Go to the Sochen Cave Palace and enter the Falls of Time area.
Take the east most path to the Destiny's March area. Enter the middle area
through the Ancient Door on the east side. Start in the area with the Wendigo
and Striker.
Look at the map below and read the following paragraph:
Door of Hours Puzzle - http://tinyurl.com/tn7tw
All of the Door of Hours must be opened in a clockwise order starting from the
east. You must open the southeast Door of Hours and then continue opening
them
until you travel in a clockwise path so that you wind up back where you
started
and all the Door of Hours open. It doesn't matter whether you open the
Ancient
Doors on the sides of the area or not, but you MUST open the Doors of Hours in
a clockwise order starting from the east side. Opening all of the Doors of
Hours in this order will release the lock on the Ascetic's Door in the west
portion of this area. Like with the Waterfall Puzzle from earlier, when the
last Door of Hours is opened, "You hear a door open in the distance" will
appear on the screen. Head to the west and the Ascetic's Door will now be
unlocked.
You'll face a few new enemies along the way that will only be a glimpse of
what
waits ahead. Unlock the "Hall of the Ascetic" door with the Ageworn Key at
the
end of the path to fight the secret boss.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ B O S S
+

B A T T L E ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

+-----------------------------------------------------------------+
| Lv 60
| Hell Wyrm
|
|=================================================================|
| HP: 8930711 | Weak: Light
| Absorb: Dark
|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
| Exp: 0
| Steal: Dark Crystal, Dark Magicite, Dark Crystal |
| LP: 150
|
|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
| Recommended Level: 60+ or 80+ (see 35 bars gone)
|
+-----------------------------------------------------------------+
Here's a few things that you need to know while going into this battle:
1) Hell Wyrm will have a different attack sequence depening on how many bars
of
his life gauge have been taken.
2) Hell Wyrm will use his Judgement attack for every five bars of his life
gauge that is gone.
3) Have a White Mask equipped for every character to absorb the holy elemental
Judgement attack. Have a Black Mask and a Rubber Suit for his Darkga and
Thundaga attacks (optional).
4) Have a Genji Gauntlet and a Cat Ear Hood for your most powerful characters.
Have a Bubble Belt and at least one Fuzzy Miter.
5) Have a Power Armlet for each character and equip it right before each
casting of Judgement. It's good to keep at least one character with a
Power
Armlet at all times since Judgement can be a very fast attack and you will
have to react fast to equip Power Armlets before it sometimes. Watch for
"Hell Wyrm reades Judgement" in the combat log then tap /\ quickly to equip
them.
6) He's going to be all up in your camera so use the menus to find your party
members.
7) It's much easier if everybody in your party can cast some of the higher
level spells such as Arise and Curaja.
Here's a break down of the way he attacks for each of his fifty bars of life:
+ Full life - Five bars gone
Hell Wyrm will only hit your party with normal physical attacks with constant
chaining so you will NEED to have an Arise gambit setup with some cure
gambits.
Simply staying alive can be a big deal here. Try to set up a Protect shield
through Protectga if your magick casters get a chance and try to Berserk your
strongest character. Only have one person Berserked at a time however. Equip
your Berserked character with a Cat Ear Hood and have another equipped with
the
Genji Gloves. You may want to cat Holy on him every now and then with your
magick users, but this will cause any other spells on the queue to get
delayed.
Make sure that everbody is equipped with a Power Armlet and a White Mask
whenever he readies his Judgement attack.
+ Ten bars gone
Hell Wyrm will start to use Stone Breath along with many -aga spells: Firaga,
Waterga, Darkga, Blizzaga, Aeroga, Thundaga. Set up a Shell on all party
members via Shellga when your caster has some spare time. You can also equp a
Rubber Suit and Black Mask to avoid his Thundaga attack and drain his Darkga
attack. Set up an Esuna gambit to heal the Petrify that his Stone Breath will
cause and try to keep at least one party member away from the group. He'll
use
Rake and physical attacks every now and then but he will mainly attack with
magick. Keep your most powerful party member under Berserk the whole time

during this phase - it


will help him to build
Inquisitor augments on
Berserked character to

shouldn't be that much of a problem this time and it


his magick up quickly if you have the Martyr and
the License Board. Have your magick users Syphon the
gain MP.

+ Fifteen bars gone - twenty bars gone


He's basically the same as he was at ten bars, but he will now start to use
Invert sometimes. Make sure to have curing gambits ready to quickly heal the
inverted party member and his Invert will actually help out quite a lot since
it will give that character all of his or her MP back usually. If it hits a
character that doesn't use MP that much then Syphon it from that party member.
+ Twenty-five bars gone - thirty bars gone
He will mainly stick with Stone Breath, magick, and Invert during this phase
and will hardly ever attack physically, though he will use Rake quite a bit.
He will sometimes go crazy with Invert and Rakes during this phase.
+ Thirty-five bars gone
Rake, rake, rake, rake, RAKE! Oh, and did I say rake! He is a complete
monster during this phase and that means you have to be too. Don't Berserk
anybody - you will need every party member casting magick for this. There two
ways that I have found to handle this phase (or survive it) at around level
60:
a) Equip one of your strongest party member with a Bubble Belt then cast
Protect on him/her followed by Decoy. Run around the area with the Decoyed
character and the Hell Wyrm will turn his attention on that one person. Don't
run too far from your party though, since you will want them to help out in
curing the decoyed character.
b) Equip your strongest party member with a Bubble Belt then cast Decoy and
Reverse on him. Take control of that character and run to the opposite end of
the room away from your other party members. Make sure to turn off Esuna
gambits and any curing gambits for the decoyed character. Esuna will get rid
of Reverse and any type of cure is deadly. Reverse will make it to where the
Hell Wyrm's attack will heal the decoyed character, but you must make sure to
keep the Reverse effect up since it will only stay for about 10 seconds. The
decoyed character will have to constantly cast it again. This will help your
other two party members Charge, Cure each other, and attack the Hell Wyrm.
Your party members will probably die a bunch and you will have to go through a
few Ethers when you simply don't have time to Charge. This is a very hard
phase, and just simply surviving until he uses Judgement again is an
accomplishment. Don't get too wrapped up in the battle and forget to look out
for Judgement; it can happen easily!
+ Fourty bars gone
He will use a constant Stone Breath during this phase. Try to keep the party
spread out at much as you can even if you have to take control of them and
move
them yourself. Use Decoy and Protect on your most powerful character and be
sure to have that person equipped with a Fuzzy Miter and this part won't be
too

bad.

This can be a hard phase, but you just went through the worst part.

+ Fourty-five bars gone (five bars left)


Now he will spam your party with constant -aga spells and Invert. Just like
with the last phase, keep your party spread out and cast Decoy on one person
followed by Shell. Equip the decoyed party member with a Bubble Belt just in
case. Have him equipped with a Black Mask and a Rubber Suit to drain Darkga
and be immune to Thundaga - there are no more Judgement attacks coming from
the
Hell Wyrm. Use Syphon to drain the decoyed party member of his or her MP
since
he or she will be inverted constantly and this will help share the MP with the
other characters. Think of the decoy as your personal Ether pool. He goes
overboard with casting Invert every other turn so have Haste on your healer(s)
so you can cast Curaja shortly after the Invert. You'll have plenty of MP to
go around so you can afford it. Keep in mind that his spells cannot be
reflected with Reflect. Reequip the Cat Ear Hood and Genji Gauntlets because
it is almost over and he is going down!
HP Critical
The Hell Wyrm's defense will increase greatly like all bosses. Just die
already! So what do you get for beating him? Well, you get a bunch of LP and
some extra gil from Montblanc (the next time you visit him). The Yiazmat hunt
will also be available after you finish all the other hunts. Defeating the
Hell Wyrm is one of the requirements.
Here's another strategy for Hell Wyrm:
Before entering the room where Hell Wyrm resides, set up your gambits and
equipment as follows:
(Note: "Main party" refers to your 3 most powerful characters)
Gambits:
Choose your least favorite character in your main party (I chose Vaan), but I
will refer to this character as "Character X".
Set up Character X's gambit to this:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

ally
self
self
self
self

->
->
->
->
hp

arise
reverse
decoy
bubble
< 50 -> shock or flare

6. ally: status = stone ->stona


7. ally: status = petrify -> stona
8. self mp < 10 -> charge
9. self -> haste
10. foe: nearest -> attack

For your other two main party members:


1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

ally -> arise


Character X -> reverse
Character X -> decoy
self -> bubble
ally: status = stone ->stona

6. ally: status = petrify -> stona


7. self hp < 60 -> curaga
8. self mp < 10 -> charge
9. self -> haste
10. foe: nearest -> attack

Equipment for Character X:


Golden Skullcap
Power Armlet (do not equip character X with a ribbon or reverse wont work)
Excalibur
Maximilian
Equipment for your other two main party members:
Demon Shield
White Mask
Stoneblade/deathbringer/any powerful 1 handed weapon
Power Armlet or Ribbon
Maximillian
Battle Strategy:
With your gambits set up like this, your attention is pretty much unnecessary.
The battle lasts about an hour, of which I was paying attention for only the
last five minutes (Hell Wyrm's HP Critical Status). Hell Wyrm cannot kill you
with judgment or darkga, in fact, these attacks will heal your entire party.
His physical attacks, although powerful, have a hard time getting around the
decoy + reversed character X, so don't worry about them. Change your party
leader to someone other than character X and start multitasking (read a book,
play a computer game, check email, read more of Kevin "Berserker" Hall's
strategy guide, or whatever you feel like doing). Look up every five or so
minutes just to make sure that the battle is running smoothly. This will
slowly
send Hell Wyrm into HP Critical Status. Now, I am not sure if this was my
imagination, but some of Hell Wyrm's attacks seemed to cause death when Hell
Wyrm is reduced to HP Critical Status. If you experience the same thing, then
turn off the haste gambit, this extra gambit is simply too time consuming at
this point in the battle. Pay attention, for the battle is ending. With luck
(well, not luck but high level characters) the day is yours and Hell Wyrm is
no
more.
(thanks to John "Lukien" R)
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+
-- Jovy's Story

__
/------\ __ / /__ _ ____ __ /------\
\------/ / // / _ \ |/ / // / \------/
[SQ15] \___/\___/___/\_, / [SQ15-1]
/___/

Availibility: In order to get this event to take place, the party must first
finish the following hunts with petitioners in Nalbina.
17
18
24
25
39

Trouble in the Hills


Adding Insult to Injury
The Creature Collector
Dead City Watch
A Carrot Stalk

After all five hunts are completed catch up to Jovy in the West Ward of
Nalbina
and talk to him. Vaan and Jovy will sit and speak on some nearby stairs.
Jovy
will speak of the reason why he is in Nalbina and why Vaan is his hero. He
will hand over an ++ELIXER++ and a ++KNOT OF RUST++.
-- The Hunt Club/Rare Monster List
__ __
__
_______
__
/------\ / // /_ _____ / /_ / ___/ /_ __/ /
\------/ / _ / // / _ \/ __/ / /__/ / // / _ \
[SQ16] /_//_/\_,_/_//_/\__/ \___/_/\_,_/_.__/

[SQ16-1]
/------\
\------/
[SQ16-2]

Availability: Complete the Archades portion of the main storyline.


must have the Strahl (after Giruvegan) to complete this sidequest.

Your party

First of all, here is a list of ALL rare monsters along with their respective
numbers shown in the Bestiary:
01.
02.
03.
04.
05.
06.
07.
08.
09.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.
26.
27.
28.
29.
30.
31.
32.
33.
34.
35.
36.

Aspidochelon
Thalassinon
Greeden
Bull Croc
Gavial
Wary Wolf
Kaiser Wolf
Lindbur Wolf
Dreadguard
Crypt Bunny
Spee
Rain Dancer
Razorfin
Apsara
Rageclaw
Biding Mantis
Wood Toad
Tarasque
Grimalkin
Nekhbet
Glaring Eye
Cultsworn Lich
Evil Spirit
Juggernaut
Molen
Tower
Grey Molter
Midgardsormr
Nazarnir
Victanir
Gemhorn
Luxollid
Vagrant Soul
Imdugud
Bull Chocobo
Skullash

41.
42.
43.
44.
45.
46.
47.
48.
49.
50.
51.
52.
53.
54.
55.
56.
57.
58.
59.
60.
61.
62.
63.
64.
65.
66.
67.
68.
69.
70.
71.
72.
73.
74.
75.
76.

Aerieel
Anubys
Barmuu
Vishno
Etherian
Melt
Cubus
Pineapple
Bombshell
Megabomb
Matriarch Bomb
Ripe Rampager
Killbug
Minibug
Ithuno
Kris
Dheed
Aeros
Terror Tyrant
Abelisk
Dustia
Ishteen
Vorres
Negalmuur
Larva Eater
Arioch
Fideliant
Crystal Knight
Grave Lord
Zombie Lord
Drowned
Velelu
Disma
Ancbolder
Wendice
Anchag

37.
38.
39.
40.

Myath
Helvinek
Pallicant
Phyllo

77.
78.
79.
80.

Bluesang
Avenger
Alteci
Urutan Exile

Talk to the Huntmaster in the southern middle portion of the Hunter's Camp.
Tell him "You're a bird of prey" to begin the hunter sidequest. The
Huntmaster
will ask that your party hunt down the Thalassinon. He will mention that the
monster can be found on the Vaddu Strand of the Phon Coast. Do not expect
such
a helpful location description for the rest however. The Huntmaster will
mention that rare game monsters such as this will only come out when a certain
condition is fulfilled. It turns out that the Thalassinon will only appear
when your party waits on the high hill located in that area. He will also
mention that the Thalassinon will drop a Shelled Trophy once defeated. Go to
the Vaddu Strand of the Phon Coast and hunt down the mark. Retrieve the
++SHELLED TROPHY++ and bring it back to the Huntmaster.
The Huntmaster will welcome your party to the Hunt Club after returning the
Shelled Trophy. Talk to one of the 3 Bangaa brother in the back (Atak, Blok,
Stok). The brother chosen will explain that your party must venture around
Ivalice and find hidden rare game monsters. He will mention that your party
needs to bring each trophy collected from a rare game hunt back to one of the
three Bangaa brothers. They will reward you with items to purchase from the
Outfitters (Shifty-Eyed Man) to the right of the Hunt Club building.
The
first trophy that your party collects from the Thalassinon does not count
toward this - it is given to the Huntmaster. There are a total of 30 of the
80
rare monsters that can be killed for trophies and you must bring back all 30
trophies to the Huntmaster.
+-------------------------------------+
+
|
Atak (Weapons)
|
|
|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|
| Trophies | Item
| Cost
|
|
|=====================================|
=====================================|
| 1
| Kogarasumaru | 5040 gil |
|
| 5
| Obelisk
| 6750 gil |
|
| 10
| Murasame
| 7650 gil |
|
| 15
| Diamond
| 11250 gil |
|
|
| Sword
|
|
|
| 20
| Deathbringer | 14400 gil |
|
| 25
| Gastrophetes | 18900 gil |
|

+------------------------------------|

Blok (Protectives)

| Trophies | Item

| Cost

|
| 1

| Demon Mail

4410 gil

| 5

| Diamond Armor|

6300 gil

| 10

| Mirror Mail

7290 gil

| 15

| Gaia Gear

8370 gil

| 20

| Dragon Mail

| 11250 gil

| 25

| Magepower

| 13500 gil

| Shishak

| 30
| Gungnir
| 25500 gil | | 30
| Maximillian | 25500 gil
|
+-------------------------------------+ +------------------------------------+
+--------------------------------------+
|
Stok (Sundries)
|
|--------------------------------------|
| Trophies | Item
| Cost
|
|======================================|
| 1
| Thief's Cuffs | 2700 gil |
| 5
| Steel Poleyns |
900 gil |
| 10
| Winged Boots |
450 gil |
| 15
| Indigo Pendant| 4500 gil |
| 20
| Diamond Armlet| 18000 gil |
| 25
| Reflectga Mote|
270 gil |
| 30
| Holy Mote
|
150 gil |
+--------------------------------------+
The items will not actually be labeled. Weapons will be referred to as
"Weapons of sort...", Protectives will be referred to as "Protective of
sorts...", and Sundries will be listed as "Sundry item..." All of the above
items can only be bought one time. They will remain on sale even after the
Hunt Club contest has ended until they are bought.
Approach the Huntmaster after giving up all 30 trophies and he will announce
the winner of the Hunt Club contest. Your party will receive a different
reward depending on which Bangaa brother wins: ++GREATAXE++ (Atak wins),
++RENEWING MORION++ (Blok wins), ++SAGE'S RING++ (Stok wins).
After killing a certain amount of rare monsters that carry trophies, visit the
Grand Arcade area of Archades then walk out to the Highgarden Terrace and
speak
with the Hunt Club Owner (labeled Archadian Gentry the first time). He is
talking to the group of three people. Tell him that "We've been through" the
Phon Coast. You can earn the following rewards based off how many trophycarrying rare monsters your party has defeated.
+----------------------------+
| Hunt Club Owner Rewards
|
|----------------------------|
| Trophies | Rewards
|
|============================|
| 5
| Aries Gem
|
|
| Libra Gem
|
| 10
| Taurus Gem
|
|
| Scorpio Gem
|
| 15
| Gemini Gem
|
|
| Sagittarius Gem |
| 20
| Cancer Gem
|
|
| Capricorn Gem
|
| 25
| Leo Gem
|
|
| Aquarius Gem
|
| 30
| Virgo Gem
|
|
| Pisces Gem
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Note: You can visit him after all 30 marks have been defeated and he will give

your party everything all at once.


rare monsters.

There is no need to visit him for every 5

-- Trophy Rare Monsters


All of these monsters will appear after your party has joined the Hunt Club.
They will never appear again once defeated so make sure to steal from them. I
would recommend turning off all gambits or setting up a stealing gambit in the
top slot (Foe: any (>) Steal) just to make sure.
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|_| Thalassinon (this mark is required to start the side quest)
Lv. 39
HP: 59868
Weak: Wind
Exp: 1775

LP: 10
Steal: Adamantite
Poach: N/A
Drop: Shelled Trophy

Rarity:
****
Location: Phon Coast/The Vaddu Strand
Condition: Wait on the very top of the hill in the east and it will eventually
appear near the shore on the beach below. It takes about 10
seconds
for him to appear.
Dispel his status enhancements then cast Slow, Silence, and Blind. He will
attack physically and with Power Spin (inflicts Slow), perform Stone Gaze, and
cast Reflect on himself. Cast Aeroga and hit him with Wind elemental weapons.
Don't forget to steal!
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|_| Abelisk
Lv. 49
HP: 104744
Weak: Ice
Exp: 4579

LP: 13
Steal: Eight-fluted Pole
Poach: N/A
Drop: Reptilian Trophy

Rarity:
*****
Location: Ridorana Cataract/Echoes from Time's Garden
Condition: The Abelisk will appear randomly among the other enemies in the
Echoes from Time's Garden area right outside the airship anchor
Section of the Ridorana Cataract.
Dispel him. He is immune to Blind and Slow. Screwtail and physical attacks
will be his main focus along with an occasional Crushing Fangs attack. Equip
a
person with a Main Gauche and Demon Shield then cast Decoy on that person in
order to block many of his physical attacks.
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|_| Alteci
Lv. 42
HP: 52701
Weak: Ice
Exp: 1842
Rarity:
Location:

LP: 11
Steal: Behemoth Steak
Poach: N/A
Drop: Fell Trophy
***
Zertinan Caverns/The Undershore

Condition: Get a 12-hit chain on the Mallicants in any of the areas near the
entrance to the Zertinan Caverns closest to Ozmone Plain then enter
The Undershore and he should be walking around with the Mallicants
in the middle. As mentioned, this section of the Zertinan Caverns
is closest to the Ozmone Plain entrance, so teleport to Jahara then
walk over to The Switchback in the northern middle area of the map
and enter the Zertinan Caverns from there.
Dispel him, Blind him, and cast Slow. He is basically just
Behemoth that like to chain together physical attacks. His
attacks are Smite of Rage, Tail Swipe, and Darkness. Equip
Demon Shields to absorb Darkness. Dispel him again or cast
he
uses Hast on himself.
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|_| Ancbolder
Lv. 29
HP: 14022
Weak: Wind
Exp: 728

an ordinary
only real major
Black Masks or
Slow on him when

LP: 7
Steal: Forbidden Flesh
Poach: N/A
Drop: Mind Trophy

Rarity:
**
Location: Paramina Rift/Karydine Glacier
Condition: Defeat all the enemies in the Karydine Glacier section of the
Paramina Rift then exit and reenter. The Ancbolder will be walking
around in the middle section with the Anchag, a trophyless rare
monster.
Dispel him of his Protect at the start. This rare monster is actually easier
than the trophyless rare monster. He will use Tremor and physical attacks.
He's basically a standard Striker much like the ones in the Sochen Cave
Palace.
Use Aeroga or Wind-based weapons (Windslicer Shot) to put a quick end to him.
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|_| Anubys
Lv. 38
HP: 19194
Weak: Light
Exp: 1790

LP: 11
Steal: Vampyr Fang
Poach: N/A
Drop: Ensanguined Trophy

Rarity:
*
Location: Sochen Cave Palace/Mirror of the Soul
Condition: The Anubys appears in the secret room behind the Pilgrim's Door
after the party enters the room from the north side. He will fly
up
from the middle floor of the room. Solve the Waterfall Puzzle as
explained in the walkthrough under the Sochen Cave Palace portion
to
open the door.
Dispel him of his status enhancements and Blind him. He is basically just an
ordinary Abysteel bat that likes to use Leech and attack physically. Use
Light
elemental weapons or magick to pulverize him.
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|_| Arioch
Lv. 47
HP: 43380
Weak: Light
Exp: 1815

LP: 13
Steal: Sage's Ring
Poach: N/A
Drop: Vengeful Trophy

Rarity:
*****
Location: Nabreus Deadlands/The Slumbermead
Condition: Appears randomly along the southeast section of The Slumbermead.
Dispel him of all his status enhancements then cast Blind and Slow. He will
mainly stick with attacking physically, but will sometimes perform his Dark
Shock move that may cause Blind and Sap along with Pulsar Wave that can cause
Disable. He also uses Leech to absorb life from party members. Equip Light
elemental weapons and use Holy on him to defeat him quickly.
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|_| Aspidochelon
Lv. 43
HP: 63546
Weak: Wind
Exp: 1846

LP: 11
Steal: Scarletite
Poach: N/A
Drop: Adamantine Trophy

Rarity:
*****
Location: Cerobi Steppe/Feddik River (in
Condition: He will appear randomly in the
The Aspidochelon looks exactly
command menu and target him to

the middle section)


middle section of the Feddik River.
like an Adamantitan so use your
tell the difference.

Dispel him then cast Slow, Silence, and Blind. He is much like your standard
Adamantitan only with a bit more life. He will attack physically (inflicts
Slow) and use Flatten, perform Stone Gaze, cast -aga magick, and cast Protect
on himself. His defense will increase quite a bit at HP Critical so start
casting Aeroga to finish him off.
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|_| Avenger
Lv. 61
HP: 105618
Weak: Water
Exp: 3627

LP: 16
Steal: Muramasa
Poach: N/A
Drop: Vile Trophy

Rarity:
*****
Location: The Pharos at Ridorana (Second Ascent)/Station of Ascendance
Condition: He will appear in the first room below the staircase on the
northwest end of the Station of Ascendance. This is the last room
of the Second Ascent so use the Way Stone at The Wellspring (1F) to
go to 10F then use the Dais of Ascendance at the First Ascent
(behind the Fool's Facade on the north side) to ride up to 50F.
Touch the Way Stone on 50F to teleport up to 60F. Use the Dais of
Ascendance on 60F to go to 64F then open the Ancient Door to the
northwest to start at the staircase before him. Use the Way Stone
back on 60F when you're ready to leave.
Dispel him then cast Slow. He's immune to Blind. He can take off quite a bit
thanks to his high chain attack rate (1000+ per attack). He'll also use Smite

of Rage and Rage. When he has reached HP critical status, he will attack with
constant Ardor and may set up an physical shield then cast Renew on himself.
Use Aqua Shot and any other water-based weapons you may have. It's really
good
to have a "Self (>) Bubble" gambit set up for this fight since his attack
chaining can kill party members quick.
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|_| Biding Mantis
Lv. 47
HP: 68170
Weak: Light
Exp: 1776

LP: 13
Steal: Tattered Garment
Poach: N/A
Drop: Scythe Trophy

Rarity:
****
Location: Golmore Jungle/The Needlebrake
Condition: Appears along the southern circular paths between the minutes of 30
and 59 on the game clock. Teleport to Eruyt Village then walk
outside to enter this area quickly.
He's immune to Blind but not Slow. He will pick on one person the entire
battle until that one character falls so set up a Protect shield or Bubble on
his person of choice. Use Light elemental weapons or the Holy spell to damage
him greatly. At HP critical his defense will increase.
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|_| Bluesang
Lv. 42
HP: 30395
Weak: Water
Exp: 1262

LP: 11
Steal: Damascus Steel
Poach: N/A
Drop: Cruel Trophy

Rarity:
*****
Location: Cerobi Steppe/The Crossing
Condition: Appears randomly in between windmills #6 and #7.
with all the traps in between the windmills.

Look for the area

Cast Float on all party members then lure him away from in between the
windmills so your party doesn't have to worry about the traps. Dispel him and
cast Blind and Slow. He will recast Protect often so be ready to Dispel it.
His Rage attacks that takes off about 1,000 damage is the only real big attack
that he has. Use Aqua shot if you have it. His defense will kick up a notch
at HP Critical but that shouldn't be too much of a worry if your party is
leveled up enough.
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|_| Bull Chocobo
Lv. 48
HP: 43383
Weak: Random element
Exp: 1659

LP: 13
Steal: Hi-Ether
Poach: N/A
Drop: Beaked Trophy

Rarity:
*****
Location: Ogir-Yensa Sandsea/South Tank Approach
Condition: He will appear randomly in the southern portion of the South Tank
Approach - not on the tanks. The Bull Chocobo is a neutral enemy.

Wait, you mean you're fighting him? Dispel him then Blind him. He's immune
to
Slow and Silence. He will only attack physically and use Choco-Comet. ChocoComet takes off around 1000+ damage so keep an active healer. As mentioned in
his description, the Bull Chocobo is weak to a random elemental and he will
use
Shift to change that element once his weakness is found. He has a high chance
of evading your party's physical attacks as well. The Bull Chocobo will haul
ass at HP critical status so you might have to chase him down.
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|_| Crystal Knight
Lv. 62
HP: 101570
Weak: Light
Exp: 3377

LP: 17
Steal: Glimmering Robes
Poach: N/A
Drop: Skull Trophy

Rarity:
*
Location: The Great Crystal/A Vikaari Kanbhru Ra
Condition: Start at A Vikaari Kanbhru Ra (Way Stone XX), then make a circle by
passing through Dhebon Jilaam Pratii'dii, then Sthaana Sagittarius,
then Dhebon Hilaam Praa'dii, and return to A Vikaari Kanbhru Ra and
this rare monster will be waiting for your party near Way Stone XX.
The circular route will take your party by three platforms loaded
with Mom Bombs. You'll need to open Gate Scorpio (see Ultima Esper
section) in order to do this.
(Way Stone XX)
====>
Dha Vikaari Kabonii ----- A Vikaari Kanbhru Ra ----- Dhebon Jilaam Pratii'dii
|
\ ^
\ |
|
\|
<====
\v
A Vikaari Sirhru Praa Dhebon Hilaam Praa'dii ----- Sthaana Sagittarius
Dispel him as your party races toward him. He is not that bad of a rare
monster, but you will have to fight two Forbiddens with him. Make sure you
take out the Forbiddens as quick as possible so they don't start using status
effects. This is a very dangerous enemy. He will take off around 1200+
damage
per hit with hits that will possibly inflict Slow and will spam your party
with
Shining Ray that will damage them at about 1500+ HP each. He may use
Immobilizega a bit also. Equip Demon Shields or Black Masks if he starts to
use Darkga since it will damage for 2000+. Hit him with Light elemental
weapons and magicks to defeat him quickly but be sure to have active curing
member and one that will cast Haste on a Slow party member.
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|_| Dheed
Lv. 49
HP: 77420
Weak: Water
Exp: 2931

LP: 13
Steal: Mirage Vest
Poach: N/A
Drop: Leathern Trophy

Rarity:
*****
Location: Mosphoran Highwaste/Skyreach Ridge
Condition: Appears randomly in the Skyreach Ridge leading up to the Empyrean

Exodus

Seat of the Mosphoran Highwaste.

The floatweed puzzle in the

Esper side quest must be solved enough so that the rock in the
Babbling Vale is moved to allow access to the Skyreach Ridge.
Dispel him. He is immune to most status effects so there is no need to cast
Blind, Slow, or Silence. Dheed will use Crushing Fangs which has the
potential
of instant death, Gale, and plenty of -aga spells. Use Aqua Shot with a gun
and Telekinesis to quickly defeat him.
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|_| Disma
Lv. ?? (around 70)
HP: ??????
Weak: Light
Exp: 3716

LP: 18
Steal: Mirage Vest
Poach: N/A
Drop: Accursed Trophy

Rarity:
*****
Location: Lhusu Mines/ Site 5 or Site 6 North
Condition: This zombie will randomly spawn among Dark Lords
6 North. Hunt #38 "Antlion Infestation" must be
must have gained the Site 11 key after that hunt
explore
the deep part of the Lhusu Mines where this rare
located.

in Site 5 or Site
completed and you
in order to
monster is

Dispel him of his many status enhancements immediately. This rare monster
will
use -aga magick, Shining Ray, Darkness, Darkra, and a few physical attacks
that
can inflict Stop

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