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    Fully Equipped Onion Knight FAQ by Onion Kid / Sir Bahamut

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                           furii  ekuipputto ohnyan  naitto
    
                   Fully        Equipped      Onion        Knight
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    Final Fantasy 3j
    The Fully Equipped Onion Knight Frequently Asked Questions Reference
    By David J. Rivera and Kristian John Strømmen
    Version 1.00
    2003
    
    Final Fantasy 3j is copyright 1990 Square(c)
    
    This FAQ is copyright
    CyberPlanet Industries 
    Consumer Affairs Dept.
    1. OnionKid2002
       http://cyberplanet.ath.cx:99/
       timekeeper2021@fastmail.fm
    2. Sir Bahamut
       kristian.strommen@c2i.net
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    Table of Contents
    
    I Introduction
    
    II Background Information
    
    III Stats
    
    IV Sylx Tower
    	
    	a. The Dragons
    
    V Upgrade Trick
    
    VI Credits
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    I Introduction
    
    Hello all! This is both my (OnionKid2002) and Sir Bahamut's third FAQ.  
    This time, we focus on the phenomenon known as the FEOK.  FEOK is short 
    for Fully Equipped Onion Knight.  It is one thing everyone who has played
    Final Fantasy 3(j) should know.  It is not as widely known to all as it 
    should be and we thought it was about time someone wrote something about 
    it.  
    
    Just a few notes:
    
    	• We may put spoilers in this guide unknowingly.  But nothing too 
    	major.
    
    	• Please see the credits as to whom you should e-mail if you have 
    	any questions regarding certain sections.
    
    	• Due to the fact that this is a joint FAQ, please ask us both if 
    	you would like to cite certain parts or host it.  We won't hunt 
    	you down if you plagarize but we most likely won't say no if you
    	just ask :)
    
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    II Background Information
    
    Well you might be asking yourself "Why is a fully equipped onion knight 
    better than a regular onion knight?".  The answer is simple.  An onion 
    knight can only equip a few weapons and items and has horrible stats even 
    when leveled high.  Meanwhile, an FEOK has fantastic stats and the 
    equipment rivials that of shruikens and crystal equipment.  But of course,
    the best part of FEOKs is that the equipment is free and the CP to change 
    to an onion knight is EXTREMELY low.  
    
    FEOKs are most commonly thought to be their own class since they are so 
    much different than regular OKs.  
    
    The Onion Knight, is as you know, apparently the weakest job there is.
    Terrible stat growth, terrible HP Gain, hardly any equipment, et cetera.
    
    Basically, they suck.
    
    However, the Onion Knight has his own set of equipment (naturally called
    Onion) which can be aquired. Equipping an Onion Knight with an Onion 
    armor, Onion helmet, Onion glove, and Onion Swords and/or Shields makes
    the Onion Knight into a walking tank. The power of his swords are 
    tremendous, and the defense ridiculously good.
    
    And if you want the ULTIMATE warrior, know that once an Onion Knight 
    reaches level 90, for each new level ALL his stats start increasing with
    around 6+! At level 99 you will have a Fully Equipped Onion Knight with
    9999 HP and 99 in all stats!
    
    This FAQ will tell you how to get one, and a bit about the equipment 
    itself.
    
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    III Stats
    
    "Well what are these fantastic stats?"  
    
    Here, I will share how much of each stat a FEOK gains on level up.  Keep 
    in mind they might not be 100% accurate but I will try and make them as
    correct as possible.
    
    A Level 1 FEOK with 2 Onion Swords has the following stats:
    
    HP:             32
    MP:             0/0/0/0/0/0/0/0
    Strength:       20
    Agility:        20
    Vitality:       20
    Intellect:      5
    Spirit:         5
    Attack:         4x; 410 
    Hit Percentage: 99%
    Defense:        1x; 138
    Evade:          99%
    Magic Defense:  128
    Magic Evade:    5%
    
    A Level 1 FEOK with 1 Onion Sword and 1 Onion Shield has the following 
    stats:
    
    HP:             32
    MP:             0/0/0/0/0/0/0/0
    Strength:       15
    Agility:        15
    Vitality:       15
    Intellect:      5
    Spirit:         5
    Attack:         1x; 203
    Hit Percentage: 99%
    Defense:        1x; 183
    Evade:          99%
    Magic Defense:  176
    Magic Evade:    5%
    
    A Level 1 FEOK with 2 Onion Shields has the following stats:
    
    HP:             32
    MP:             0/0/0/0/0/0/0/0
    Strength:       10
    Agility:        10
    Vitality:       10
    Intellect:      5
    Spirit:         5
    Attack:         0x; 0
    Hit Percentage: 0%
    Defense:        2x; 229 
    Evade:          99%
    Magic Defense:  224
    Magic Evade:    5%
    
    A Level 99 FEOK with 2 Onion Swords has the following stats:
    
    HP:             9999
    MP:             0/0/0/0/0/0/0/0
    Strength:       99
    Agility:        99
    Vitality:       99
    Intellect:      99
    Spirit:         99
    Attack:         26x; 452
    Hit Percentage: 99%
    Defense:        6x; 177
    Evade:          99%
    Magic Defense:  128
    Magic Evade:    99%
    
    A Level 99 FEOK with 1 Onion Sword and 1 Onion Shield has the following 
    stats:
    
    HP:             9999
    MP:             0/0/0/0/0/0/0/0
    Strength:       99
    Agility:        99
    Vitality:       99
    Intellect:      99
    Spirit:         99
    Attack:         13x; 226
    Hit Percentage: 99%
    Defense:        13x; 225
    Evade:          99%
    Magic Defense:  176
    Magic Evade:    99%
    
    A Level 99 FEOK with 2 Onion Shields has the following stats:
    
    HP:             9999
    MP:             0/0/0/0/0/0/0/0
    Strength:       99
    Agility:        99
    Vitality:       99
    Intellect:      99
    Spirit:         99
    Attack:         0x; 0
    Hit Percentage: 0%
    Defense:        20x; 17
    Evade:          99%
    Magic Defense:  224
    Magic Evade:    99%
    
    While a stat gain somewhat depends on the job skill level of the character,
    it would be an incredible inconvience to list all the possible stat gains 
    for the various skill levels your FEOK's would be at.  So instead, I will 
    list *approximate* gains.  This should give you a good idea as to how good 
    an FEOK is and what level would be best for you (if you don't think that 
    you would like to spend the time getting them all up to level 99...)
    
    The following stat increases occur on each level up and seems to be 
    dependent on both Skill level and current HP:
    
    HP:             +~20%
    
    The following stat increases and gains occur on every tenth level up.  
    NOTE: Every tenth level up, these stats increase by what follows.  At
    level 90, you will receive stat bonuses after each level up to 99.
    
    Strength:       +1
    Agility:        +1
    Vitality:       +1
    Intellect:      +1
    Spirit:         +1
    Magic Evade:    +1 entire percent
    
    The following stats will never increase:
    
    MP
    Hit Percentage
    Evade
    Magic Defense
    
    Note also that as level increases into the high 80's into level 99, the 
    stat gainings will pick up and at level 93 you will have 9999 HP.  If you
    still wanted entirely maxed stats, get to level 99.
    
    The way that Attack and Defense rates rise are still unknown to this gamer.
    If you have any idea on how Attack and Defense rates gain, please e-mail me
    or if you have any more information on statistics, also e-mail me at 
    timekeeper2021@fastmail.fm
     
    The stats of the actual equipment are as follows:
    
    Onion Sword
    
    Attack:        200
    Hit%:          100%
    Bonuses:       +5 in each Strength, Agility, and Vitality
            
    Onion Shield
            
    Defense:       48
    Evade:         48%
    Magic Defense: 48
    
    Onion Helmet
    
    Defense:       48
    Evade:         48%
    Magic Defense: 48
    Other:         Also acts as a ribbon (i.e. blocks all status and reduces 
                   elemental damage.)
    
    Onion Armor
    
    Defense:       48
    Evade:         48%
    Magic Defense: 48
    
    Onion Glove
    
    Defense:       32
    Evade:         32%
    Magic Defense: 32
    Bonuses:       +5 in each Strength, Agility, and Vitality
    
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    IV Sylx Tower
    
    The only legitimate and honest way of getting all the Onion Equipment is 
    by hunting down dragons in the Sylx Tower. 
    
    The Sylx Tower is the second to last destination for your party, and 
    consists of 7 floors. The tower is packed with tough enemies such as 
    QumQums. So I recommend going through the Magical Land Eureka first. Using
    the classic 2 Ninjas and 2 Sages you'll be fine even at levels 45-50. 
    Having one Ninja equipped with the Ragnorok Sword and the Full Moon 
    Boomerang and the other with the Excalibur Sword and Masamune Katana will
    ensure one hit kills from them (unless they are onback row). Split out 
    magic between the Sages so both have all levels of Cure Magic, and both
    have spells like Shade, Blind, the Bahamut Summon, the Titan Summon, 
    Break 2, and Death and they will be fine. Using the Sages two cast Shade
    and Blind to help you out, Cure to heal, and Toad and/or Mini to kill 
    enemies, and the summon magics Bahamut and Titan for really bad 
    situations.
    
    
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    	a. The Dragons
    
    There are three Dragons to be found in Sylx: Green Dragon, Red Dragon and 
    Yellow Dragon. All of them can drop all pieces of the Onion Equipment
    (only one per battle of course) or an Elixir.
    
    The Dragons can be found on all floors Level 2 and up. However, I 
    strongly recommend only hunting on Level 4 and up, because there you will
    not meet enemies like QumQums(the only enemy liable to kill you in Sylx).
    My favorite Dragon hunting floors are floors 6 and 7.
    
    Here are what Dragons appear on what floor:
    
    2 Floor           Red Dragon
    3 Floor           Yellow Dragon
    4 Floor           Red Dragon
    3 Floor(left)     Red Dragon
    4 Floor(middle)   Green Dragon
    5 Floor           Red Dragon
    6 Floor           Yellow Dragon
    7 Floor           Green Dragon
    
    
    The stats of each Dragon are as follows:
    
    Green Dragon, Yellow Dragon, and Red Dragon
    
    HP:      9999
    MP:      0
    Drops:   Onion Armour, Onion Helmet, Onion Glove, Onion Shield, Onion 
             Sword, Elixir.
    Steal:   Elixir.
    Attacks: Physical Attack(deals at normal levels between 250 and 600).
    Exp:     1250
    Gil:     5400
    Capacity:2
    
    A Dragon is very rare, it's a 4 in 256 battle encounter! This means about
    128 battles to meet one, then 68 battles, then 9 battles and then 6 
    battles. After the fourth one just reset, because the next one is 
    approximately 175 battles away!
    
    A Dragon is very easy to beat, simply pummel away with weapons and stun
    him with Shade and Blind.
    
    However, a Dragon will not always drop Onion Equipment when you do this! 
    Having tested out normal attacks for killing a Green Dragon for about 20
    minutes once, I can safely say that they only drop Onion Equipment if 
    you kill them a special way. This makes the Onion Equipment ridiculously
    rare if you are using a Cartridge, but if you are using a ROM(most likely)
    you can simply savestate straight into the battle. Try killing him 
    normally first. Then using Toad/Mini/Break 2/Death et cetera. All until 
    he drops a piece of Onion Equipment.
    
    *NOTE: If each color Dragon will drop equipment to only one type of death,
    and what death this is, will be the next thing to be updated*
    
    Leave for the Invincible if you need to replenish magic and items.
    
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    V Upgrade Trick
    
    The upgrade trick, for those that don't know, is a handy little cheat in
    the game that allows you to change one item into another.  While my other
    guide for FF3j goes much more in-depth, I think it would be fitting to add
    to this FAQ where you might put the upgrade trick to use to get FEOKs at 
    practically any point in the game. 
    
    There are two general times to get FEOKs: early-on and anytime else in the
    game.  You can get FEOKs before getting Cid's airship with the upgrade
    trick but also you can get them at anytime you think you'd want/need them.
    
    --Beginning of Game Method to Getting FEOKS--
    
    First of all, you'll need the following items which will run you at most
    16880 gil.
    
    4 Leather Helms
    4 Lether Armours
    4 Copper Bracelets
    8 Leather Shields
    8 Long Swords
    99 Potions
    
    Now this may seem like a lot of money to get early on but it is really 
    easy to do so before even getting the airship.  Here are some tips to 
    raise cash:
    
    1. Pick up and sell EVERYTHING
    
    	You can access Altar Cave, Sassoon Castle, and Ur's little house
    	in the left-hand corner.  Raid everything and sell everything that
    	isn't anything listed above.  This will help you get both money
    	and some of the items.
    
    2. If all you need are some potions, fight the enemies in Altar Cave.
    	
    	Even before upgrading, it's a good idea to get some free potions
    	from the enemies within.
    
    3. Fight the monsters in the Mythril Mine in Kazus for easy gil
    
    4. Buy in bulk
    
    	In the shops you have the option to buy 1, 4, or 10.  Always go 
    	for the larger bulk to save some gil.
    
    Once you have all the items, arrange them as follows:
    
    Legend:
    (xx) = Other Items
    (A)  = Item to be upgraded
    (B)  = Potions
    (C)  = Must be empty
    (00) = Empty
    
    (00) (00)
    (00) (00)
    (00) (00)
    (00) (00)
    (00) (00)
    (00) (00)
    (00) (00)
    (00) (00)
    (00) (00)
    (00) (00)
    (xx) (xx)
    (B)  (xx)
    (xx) (xx)
    (xx) (xx)
    (xx) (xx)
    (C)  (A)
    
    Now head on over to Altar Cave and fight the enemies within.  They all 
    drop potions.  Once you receive a potion with the items arranged as shown
    above, the item in slot "A" will be upgraded.  Notice that after each 
    battle the items are automatically reset and you'll have to rearrange them
    after each battle.  This can get quite annoying but the state save/load
    function of most emulators can help you here.
    
    **NOTE**: You will need to buy enough items to satisfy the scheme above.
              Just get 1 Antidote, 1 Eyedrop, and 1 Cloth Armor. 
    
    **NOTE**: Getting two potions successively in the same battle will cause
              your first character to have the first letter of their name 
              shifted one (Dave would become Eave) and will cause them to 
              gain a level after each battle thus allowing them to get to 
              level 99 in under 100 battles.
    
    The items will upgrade as follows:
    
    Leather Helms -> Onion Helms
    
    Leather Armours -> Onion Armors
    
    Copper Bracelets -> Onion Gauntlets
    
    Leather Shields -> Onion Shields
    
    Long Swords -> W. Slayer Sword -> Shiny Sword -> Mithril Sword ->
    Serpent Sword -> IceBlade -> Tyrving Sword -> Salamand Sword -> 
    King Sword -> Tomahawk -> Ancient Sword -> Ashura -> Blood Sword -> 
    Defender Sword -> Triton Hammer -> Kotetsu -> Kiku -> Break -> 
    Excalibur -> Masamune -> Ragnarok -> Onion Sword
    
    (Yes that many upgrades to Onion Sword)
    
    If you don't think that you'll need to kill everything in one hit from
    the beginning to the end of the game or you just don't want to have to 
    upgrade 21 times for the swords alone, perhaps you should get the FEOKs
    at a later date...
    
    --Mid-way to the End of the Game Method to getting FEOKs--
    
    Again, you will need the following items which should cost around 176500
    gil this time.  But then again, at a later point in the game, this amount
    of gil is cheap enough.
     
    4 Leather Helms
    4 Lether Armours
    4 Copper Bracelets
    8 Leather Shields
    8 Triton Hammers (found in Ancient Ruins if you are wondering)
    99 Potions 
    
    If you want to be able to get the level 99 glitch, you can use the method
    in the above section.  If you don't want to cheat *that* much, use this 
    method of upgrade:
    
    Legend: (xx)= "other items" Potions included here
            (00)= blank space
            (A)= Item to be upgraded
            (B)= Must be empty
    
    (xx)  (xx)
    (xx)  (xx)
    (xx)  (xx)
    (xx)  (xx)
    (xx)  (xx)
    (xx)  (xx)
    (xx)  (xx)
    (xx)  (xx)
    (xx)  (xx)
    (xx)  (xx)
    (xx)  (A)
    (00)  (00)
    (00)  (00)
    (00)  (00)
    (00)  (00)
    (B)   (xx)
    
    Fight monsters that drop potions.  There are quite a few across the world
    of FF3j but Altar Cave is still the most reliable.  I find this method of
    upgrade far less frustrating because you only need to move a few items 
    every time.  Also, there are no glitches like with the method in the above
    section.
    
    The items will upgrade as follows:
    
    Leather Helms -> Onion Helms
    
    Leather Armours -> Onion Armors
    
    Copper Bracelets -> Onion Gauntlets
    
    Leather Shields -> Onion Shields
    
    Triton Hammer -> Kotetsu -> Kiku -> Break -> Excalibur -> Masamune -> 
    Ragnarok -> Onion Sword
    
    --Additional Notes--
    
    You should note that if you have 99 of any item and receive one more in a
    battle, the upgrade trick will ensue.  It is just standard to choose 
    potions since the enemies that drop them are easy to find and defeat.  
    Refer to my Upgrade trick FAQ for more information if you need it.
    
    Note also that the upgrade trick described for midway to the end of the 
    game does _not_ work at the very beginning. (Thanks to Poryhedron for 
    that piece of info.)
     
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    VI Credits
    
    This guide was written by OnionKid2002 and Sir Bahamut.  If you have any 
    questions/comments for either of us, please e-mail/contact the correct
    author.
    
    By OnionKid2002 (timekeeper2021@fastmail.fm):
    
    	I Introduction
    	II Background Information
    	III Stats
    	V Upgrade Trick
    
    By Sir Bahamut (kristian.strommen@c2i.net):
    
    	II Background Information
    	IV Sylx Tower
    
    This guide wouldn't have been completed without the help of:
    
    1. savory snax- Where ever you are man, I want you to know that I got the
    idea for this FAQ from what you said a while back.  I'll never forget it.
    "FEOK's?  F'n Enhanced Onion Kids?" And while I nearly fell out of my 
    chair laughing at this quite humourous guess at an acronymn, I think it 
    stuck with me that more people should know about this phenomenon.  Thanks.
    
    2. Poryhedron (poryhedron@hotmail.com)- For telling me that the longer 
    version of the upgrade trick does not work at the very beginning of the
    game.
    
    Again, if you wish to cite or host this FAQ, please ask us both ahead of 
    time.  We won't really mind plagarism but common courtesy is all we ask :)
    
    Copyright CyberPlanet Industries 2003 
    Consumer Affairs Dept.
    
    1. OnionKid2002
       David J. Rivera
       http://cyberplanet.ath.cx:99/
       timekeeper2021@fastmail.fm
    2. Sir Bahamut
       Kristian John Strømmen
       kristian.strommen@c2i.net