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                                  Rare Item FAQ v1.6




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Fixed up a few more errors, added some info I was missing -_-;  I also added
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Section  i................................................Before we get Started

Section  ii.............................................................Weapons

Section  iii..............................................................Armor

Section  iv...............................................................Items

Section  v......................................................Tips and Tricks

Section  vi........................................................E-mail Rules

Section  vii............................................................Credits



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]----------------------Section i - Before we get Started----------------------[
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Welcome to my Rare Item FAQ written for Final Fantasy IV for the SNES/PSX. This 
guide will cover all of the 'rare items' in the game. These items are dropped 
by enemies in the game, and are only found by winning them from these enemies,
with the exception of a few items.

Each section of this FAQ will cover a different set of rare items, ranging from
weapons to consumable items. Throughout the FAQ, you'll see an assortment of 
different terms being used. These terms include 'Attack', 'Attack %', and 
'Defense'. Let's take a look at what these terms mean...

For Weapons:

'Attack' - A weapons base power. Add this to 1/4 Strength [0..96] and 1/4 Level 
           [0..96], to determine a characters current attack power (for all of
           the characters except Yang, who uses a wild attack power formula).

'Attack %' - The accuracy of the weapon. Basically, it's how often your weapon
             will hit.

For Armors:

'Defense' - An items base defense. Add it to 1/2 Vitality [0..96] to determine
            your characters defense rating.

'Evade' - How well a character will dodge an enemies attack (physical). A 
          higher Evade stat will mean that your character will dodge more 
          attacks than a character with a lower Evade stat. Just add this to a 
          characters base Evade to determine their new Evade stat value.

'Mag. Def' - An items base Magic Defense. Helps to determine how well a
             character can withstand the damage dealt to them by an enemies 
             spell.

'Mag. Evade' - How well a character will dodge an enemies attack (magical). A 
               higher Mag .Evade stat will mean that your character will dodge
               more of the enemies spells than a character with a lower Mag. 
               Evade stat. Just add this to a characters base Mag. Evade to 
               determine their new Mag. Evade stat value.

For both:

'Strength' - A characters base attack power (1/2 Strength [0..96]).

'Agility' - The 'universal' stat, so to speak. It affects the growth of a
            characters Attack/Defense/Magic Multipliers, as well as every other
            stat.

'Vitality' - A characters base defense (1/2 Vitality [0..96]). It is not in any
             way related to HP growth.

'Wisdom' - Base multiplier for Black Magic damage. Black Magic users generally
           have higher Wisdom stats than White Magic users, but they suffer
           from having a low Will stat.

'Will' - Base multiplier for White Magic. Pretty much the same Wisdom, but in 
         the sense of a White Magic user, Will will be much higher than Wisdom.

Now that you have those basic concepts down (or I hope you have them down), 
let's move on to the next section =D
 

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+=+=+=+=+=+=+
 Artemis Bow
=+=+=+=+=+=+=

Equipped by: Cecil, Rydia, Rosa, (Cid)

Where: N/A

Won: Kary

How to get it: Win it after a battle with a Kary (or Karys). Obtain it as an 
               Item after battle. If an Item is dropped, there is a 1/64 chance 
               that it will be the Artemis Bow


Attack.............0      
Attack %...........0

Special Properties: Allows for 2x damage to Spirits

Strength........(+10)
Agility.........(+10)
Vitality........(+10)
Wisdom..........(-10)  
Will............(-10)

*Note!* The stat increases/decreases (Strength, Agility, etc..) will only occur 
        when the character equipped with it is holding arrows in their other
        hand.


+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+
 Avenger Sword
=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=

Equipped by: Cecil, Kain

Where: Sylphan Cave

Won: Behemoth

How to get: The Avenger Sword is hidden inside of a chest in the Sylvan Cave
            that is guarded by 4 Malboros. 

            The Avenger Sword is also dropped by Behemoths. The odds that this 
            will be the item dropped after battle with a Behemoth are 1/64.

Attack...........+85
Attack %..........95

Special Properties: Undispelable Berserk Status, 2-Handed, Holy power.

Strength.........+10
Agility..........+10
Vitality.........+10
Wisdom...........-10   
Will.............-10


+=+=+=+=+
 CatClaw
=+=+=+=+=

Equipped by: Yang, Edge

Where: Tower of Babil

Won: Panther, Black Cat (Kuar)

How to get it: The Cat Claw is found during your trek through the Tower of
               Babil. You will also find a Cat Claw in the Sylvan Cave inside
               of the house where the Sylphs are taking care of Yang.

               Cat Claws are also dropped by Panthers or Black Cats. The odds 
               that a Panther will drop the Cat Claw after a battle where an 
               item is dropped are 11/64. The odds that a Black Cat will drop 
               the Cat Claw after a battle where an item is dropped are 1/64.

Attack.............0
Attack %: ........99

Special Properties: Inflicts Sleep Status on a succesful hit.

Strength...........0
Agility............0
Vitality...........0
Wisdom.............0
Will...............0


+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+
 Dragon Lance
=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=

Equipped by: Kain

Where: N/A

Won: Red Dragon, Blue Dragon

How to get it: The Dragon Spear can be won after a battle with either Red or 
               Blue Dragons. The odds of winning one from a Red Dragon if an 
               Item is dropped after battle are 11/64. The odds of winning one
               from a Blue Dragon if an Item is dropped after battle are 1/64.


Attack...........+99
Attack %..........99

Special Properties: Inflicts 4x Damage to Dragon-type enemies.

Strength...........0
Agility............0
Vitality...........0
Wisdom.............0
Will...............0

*Note!* The Dragon Lance is commonly refered to as the Dragoon Lance.


+=+=+=+=+=+=+
 Dragon Whip
=+=+=+=+=+=+=

Equipped by: Rydia

Where: N/A

Won: Blue Dragon

How to get it: Win it after a battle with a Blue Dragon. The odds that this
               will be the item dropped are 11/64.

Attack:..........+55
Attack %:.........75

Special Properties: Inflicts 2x Damage to Dragon-type enemies. Randomly 
                    inflicts Paralysis Status on the target.

Strength..........+5
Agility...........+5
Vitality..........+5
Wisdom............-5
Will..............-5

*Note: The Dragon Whip is known as the Serpent Whip in the FF Chronicles
       version.


+=+=+=+=+=+
 LilithRod
=+=+=+=+=+=

Equipped by: Rydia, Tellah

Where: N/A

Won: Lilith

How to get it: Win it after a battle with a Lilith. The odds that this will be 
               the item dropped by a Lilith are 1/64.

Attack:...........+5
Attack %..........10

Special Properties: Drains the targets HP. Reverse effect on Undead enemies.
                    Drains the targets MP if used as an item.

Strength...........0
Agility............0
Vitality...........0
Wisdom............+5
Will...............0


+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+
 Medusa Sword
=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=

Equipped by: Cecil, Kain

Where: N/A

Won: Black Liz, Medusa, Gorgon

How to get it: Win it after a battle with the aforementioned enemies. The odds
               that this will be the item dropped by these enemies are 1/64.

Attack...........+77
Attack %..........68

Special Properties: Randomly Petrifies the target on a successful hit.

Strength...........0
Agility............0
Vitality...........0
Wisdom.............0
Will...............0

*Note!* The Medusa Sword is known as the Gorgon Sword in the FF Chronicles 
        version.


+=+=+=+=+=+
 PoisonAxe
=+=+=+=+=+=

Equipped by: Cecil, Kain, Cid

Where: Land of the Summoned Monsters

Won: Mac Giant, Red Giant

How to get it: Find it inside a treasure chest while wandering through a 
               hidden passage in the Land of Summoned Monsters

               Win it after a battle with a Mac/Red Gaint. The odds that this 
               will be the item dropped by either enemy are 11/64.

Attack...........+95
Attack %..........75

Special Properties: Randomly inflicts Poison Status on the target on a
                    succesful hit. Inflicts 4x Damage to Giants. 2-Handed.

Strength...........0
Agility............0
Vitality...........0
Wisdom.............0
Will...............0


*Note!* The Poison Axe is known as the Venom Axe in the FF Chronicles version.


+=+=+=+=+=+
 Rune Axe
=+=+=+=+=+=

Equipped by: Cecil, Kain, Cid

Where: N/A

Won: Mac Giant, Red Giant

How to get it: Win it after a battle with a Mac/Red Gaint. The odds that this 
               will be the item dropped by either enemy are 1/64.

Attack..........+100
Attack %..........62

Special Properties: Inflicts 4x Damage to Sorceror-type enemies. 2-Handed.

Strength...........0
Agility............0
Vitality...........0
Wisdom.............0
Will...............0

*Note!* In some versions of FFIV, the Rune Axe is named the RuneAxe Axe.


+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+
 Silence Staff
=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=

Equipped by: Rosa

Where: N/A

Won: Conjurer

How to get it: Win it after a battle with a Conjurer. The odds that this will
               be the item dropped by the Conjurer are 11/64.

Attack...........+52
Attack %..........60

Special Properties: Randomly inflicts Mute Status on the target.  Inflicts 4x
                    damage to Wizards.

Strength...........0
Agility............0
Vitality...........0
Wisdom.............0
Will.............+10


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+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+
 Adamant Armor
=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=

Equipped by: Everyone

Where: Cave east of Mythril/Silvera (Adamant Grotto)

Won: N/A

How to get it: Trade your Pink Tail for it too the Tail Collector in the Cave 
               near Mythril (called Adamant Grotto in FFC)

Defense.........+100
Evade............99%
Magic Defense....+20
Magic Evade......13%

Special Abilities: Defends against Fire, Ice, and Lightning based spells. Also
                   protects from some minor Status Ailments

Strength.........+15
Agility..........+15
Vitality.........+15
Wisdom...........+15
Will.............+15


+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+
 Crystal Ring
=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=

Eqiupped by: Everyone

Where: N/A

Won: Red Dragon

How to get it: Win it after a battle with a Red Dragon. The odds that this will
               be the item dropped by the Red Dragon are 1/64.

Defense..........+20
Evade.............5%
Magic Defense....+12
Magic Evade......10%

Special Abilities: N/A

Strength...........0
Agility...........+5
Vitality...........0
Wisdom.............0
Will...............0


+=+=+=+=+=+=+
 Cursed Ring
=+=+=+=+=+=+=

Equipped by: Everyone

Where: N/A

Won: Spirit, Soul, Ghost, Dragon Bone, Dragon Fossil, Hooligan

How to get it: Win it after a battle with any of the listen enemies. The odds
               that either of them will drop the Cursed Ring are 1/64.

Defense............0
Evade...........-10%
Magic Defense......0   
Magic Evade......-4%

Special Abilities: If you equip the Cursed Ring with a piece of armour that
                   halves an element (Dragoon Shield, etc..), getting hit with
                   that element will heal your character for 100% damage.

Strength.........-15
Agility..........-15
Vitality.........-15
Wisdom...........-15
Will.............-15


+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+
 Glass Helmet
=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=

Equipped by: Everyone

Where: N/A

Won: Evil Mask

How to get it: Win it after a battle with an Evil Mask. The odds that this will
               be the item dropped by the Evil Mask are 1/64.

Defense..........+20
Evade............99%
Magic Defense......0
Magic Evade........0

Special Abilities: N/A

Strength...........0
Agility............0
Vitality...........0
Wisdom.............0
Will...............0


+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+
 Minerva Robe
=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=

Equipped by: Rydia, Rosa

Where: Lunar Subterrane

Won: Kary

How to get it: On the path leading to Floor B7 of the Lunar Subterrane, there 
               is a single chest. Upon opening the chest, you will be attacked 
               by three Warlocks. You'll win the Robe after the battle. 

               Minerva Robes are also dropped by Kary's. The odds that this 
               will be the item dropped by Kary's are 11/64.

Defense..........+20
Evade............30%
Magic Defense.....-5
Magic Evade......-5%

Special Abilities: Prevents Paralysis

Strength.........+15
Agility..........+15
Vitality.........+15
Wisdom...........-15
Will.............-15


+=+=+=+=+=+=+
 Power Robe
=+=+=+=+=+=+=

Equipped by: Everyone

Where: N/A

Won: Behemoth

How to get it: Win it after a battle with a Behemoth. The odds that this will 
               be the item dropped by the Behemoth are 11/64. 

Defense..........+15
Evade..............0
Magic Defense......0
Magic Evade........0

Special Abilities: 

Strength.........+15
Agility............0
Vitality...........0
Wisdom.............0
Will...............0


+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+
 Protect Ring
=+=+=+=+=+=+=++

Equipped by: Everyone

Where: Lunar Subterrane

Won: Fatal Eye

How to get it: Win it after a battle with a Fatal Eye. The odds that this will 
               be the item dropped by the Fatal Eye are 1/64.

Defense..........+10  
Evade.............%5
Magic Defense....+12 
Magic Evade......10%

Special Abilities: Increases protection from Fire, Ice, and Lightning Spells.

Strength...........0
Agility............0
Vitality.........+15
Wisdom.............0
Will...............0


+=+=+=+=+
 Ribbon
=+=+=+=+=

Equipped by: Everyone

Where: Lunar Subterrane

Won: Warlock, Toad Lady

How to get it: On floor B7 of the Lunar Subterrane, there is a row of three
               rooms. The first room contains a Save Point. The second contains
               the Holy Lance. The third contains two Treasure Chests, each 
               containing a Ribbon. When you try to enter the Room, you will be 
               attacked by two Lunasaurus'. If you can defeat them, you can 
               then obtain the two Ribbons. 

               Ribbons can also be won after battles with Warlocks or Toad 
               Ladies. The odds that this will be the item dropped by Warlocks
               or Toad Ladies are 1/64.

Defense...........+9
Evade.............2%
Magic Defense....+12
Magic Evade......12%

Special Abilities: Prevents (most) Status Ailments.

Strength...........0
Agility............0
Vitality...........0
Wisdom.............0
Will...............0


+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+
 ZeusGauntlets
=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=

Equipped by: Cecil, Kain, Edge, Rydia, Cid

Where: N/A

Won: Stalemen, Ogre, Mad Ogre

How to get it: Win one after a battle with Stalemen, Ogres, or Mad Ogres. The 
               odds of obtaining one from Stalemen are 1/2. The odds of 
               obtaining one from Ogres and/or Mad Ogres are 1/64.

Defense..........+10
Evade..............0
Magic Defense......0
Magic Evade........0

Special Abilities: Protects against Size status.

Strength.........+10
Agility............0
Vitality.........+10
Wisdom.............0
Will...............0


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+=+=+=+=+=+=+                              
 Gold Apples
=+=+=+=+=+=+=

What does it do? Gold Apples increase a character mHP by 100 points.

Where: Various Treasure Chests throughout the game.

Won: Mech Dragon, Clapper

How to get it: Either find it in a Treasure Chest, or win one after a battle 
               with a Mech Dragon (Giant of Babil), or a Clapper (Land of 
               Summoned Monsters). The odds of obtaining a Golden Apple after a
               battle with these monsters is 1/64.

*Note!* Gold Apples are known as 'Au Apples' in the FF Chronicles version.
*Note!* Conjurers sometimes summon Clappers on the third floor of the LoSM.
*Note!* Alerts sometimes summon Mech Dragons in the Giant of Babil.

+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+
 Silver Apples
=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=

What does it do? Silver Apples increase a character mHP by 50 points.

Where: Various Treasure Chests throughout the game. 

Won: Sand Worm, Red Worm, Alligator, Crocodile, Lilith, Green Dragon, Yellow 
     Dragon, Ging-Ryu, King-Ryu, Rudra, Raven

How to get it: Either find it in a Treasure Chest, or win it from one of the 
               monsters listed above. The odds of obtaining this Item from a 
               Lilith are 11/64. The odds of obtaining this Item from the rest 
               of the monsters are 1/64.

*Note!* Silver Apples are known as 'Ag Apples' in the FF Chronicles version.


+=+=+=+=+=+
 Soma Drop
=+=+=+=+=+=

What does it do? Soma Drops increase a character mMP by 10 points.

Where: Various Treasure Chests throughout the game.

Won: Toad Lady, Warlock, Malboro

How to get it: Either find in a Treasure Chest, or win one after a battle with 
               one of the listed monsters. The odds of obtaining this Item from 
               a Toad Lady and Warlock are 11/64. The odds of obtaining one 
               from a Malboro after a battle are 1/64.

*Note!* These aren't really too difficult to get from Warlocks, even though the 
odds think otherwise. I myself won 3 of them in about 20 minutes of wondering
around the Lunar Subterrane.


+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+
 KnowledgeBook
=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=

What does it do? The Knowledge Book calls upon a random Summoned Monster when
                 used in battle.

Where: N/A

Won: Conjurer

How to get it: Win it after a battle with a Conjurer. The odds that this will
               be the item dropped are 1/64.

*Note!* The Knowledge Book is known as the 'Grimoire' in the FF Chronicles
 edition.


+=+=+=+=+=+
 Pink Tail
=+=+=+=+=+=

What does it do? The Pink Tail is used to obtain the mighty Adamant Armor. By
                 giving the Pink Tail to the Tail Collector, you will receive 
                 this amazing armor.

Where: N/A

Won: Pink Puff

How to get it: Win it after a battle with a group of Pink Puffs. The odds of 
               winning a Pink Tail, if an item is dropped, after a battle with
               Pink Puffs are 1/64.

*Note!* If you give him (Tail Collector) more then one Tail, you will only get 
one Armor. My advice is to only get 1 at a time.


+=+=+=+=+=+=+ 
 Bomb Summon
+=+=+=+=+=+=+

What does it do? Rydia summons a Bomb to deal moderate/high damage to an enemy.

Where: N/A

Won: Balloon, Grenade

How to get it: Win it from a Balloon, or Grenade. The odds of 
               obtaining one if an item is dropped are 1/64 for each of these 
               enemies.


+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+
 Cockatric Summon
=+=+=+=+=+==+=+==+=

What does it do? Rydia summons a Cockatric to try to 'Stone' (Petrify) the 
                 enemy target.

Where: N/A

Won: Eagle, Cockatric, Rudran Baby

How to get it: Win it from an Eagle, Cockatric, or Rudran Baby. The odds of 
               obtaining one in an Item is dropped after battle are 1/64.



*Note!* In FF Chronicles, this Item is called the 'Cocatris Summon'.
*Note!* Rudran Babies are known as "Roc Babies" in the FF Chronicles edition.

+=+=+=+=+=+=+
 Imp Summon
=+=+=+=+=+=+=

What does it do? Rydia summons an Imp into battle to deal damage to the enemy
                 target. The resulting damage is very little.
Where: N/A

Won: Imp, Dark Imp, Tricker

How to get it: Win it from one of the listed enemis. The odds of obtaining one 
               if an item is dropped after battle are 1/64.


+=+=+=+=+=+=+
 Mage Summon
=+=+=+=+=+=+=

What does it do? Rydia summons a Mage to deal moderate damage to the enemy
                 while inflicting them with Seizure status.

Where: N/A

Won: Mage

How to get it: Win it from a Mage. The odds of obtaining one if an item is 
               dropped after battle are 1/64.


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Here are some tips that can be applied to obtaining these Rare Items a little
more easily.

Alerts: Alerts can be stolen from, well, Alerts in the Giant of Babil. By using
        an Alert in an area infested with enemies, you'll put yourself into a
        battle with the rarest encounter of that particular area. This makes
        getting that elusive Pink Tail about 64 times (no joke either) easier,
        along with a slew of other Rare Items.

        If you plan on using Alerts to your benefit, then I suggest stockpiling
        around 500 while inside the Giant of Babil, by continuosly using Edges
        'Sneak' ability on the Alerts.

The Lord Leandreus "Life 2 Trick":
        A fellow member of GameFAQs, Lord Leandreus, found out this trick. If
        you can time casting Life 2 on an enemy, just after it dies, then it 
        will be revived. But get this; each time you do so, it thinks that you
        are killing another enemy, which means that you have just raised your
        chances in getting an Item after battle! You also get the EXP/Gil of
        the enemy you revived/killed multiple times.

        It's easier said then done, however. I suggest killing everyone but
        Rydia and Rosa. When Rydia's turn comes up, wait for a few seconds then
        select Flare from her spell list. Immediately afterwards, have Rosa 
        select and cast Life 2 on the same enemy as Rydis is casting Flare. If 
        all goes well, the enemy will be killed by Flare, then revived by Life
        2 =D

        The same trick can be done using the Life 1 Spell/Potion, but the
        enemy will not be revived. It still counts for two enemies being killed
        however.

Conjurers and Alerts/Searchers:
        If you know that one of these enemies summons another enemy into battle
        that drops a Rare Item, then you can greatly increase your chances of
        finding that Rare Item you always wanted. Simply kill the enemy that
        the Conjurer/Alert/Searcher summons over and over again. This is also
        a good way to gain lots of EXP and Gil.


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Before anyone starts e-mailling me questions about my FAQ or anything else, I
want to set some rules.

     1) If you have a question about my FAQ, then please, and I mean PLEASE, 
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     4) Any corrections would be greatful, whether it be typo corrections or 
        just a correction on the content of this FAQ.
     5) And above all, please, PLEASE do not send me questions about content 
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As well, I would appreciate if you DID NOT add me to your MSN buddy list(s). I
hope that you will please respect my wishes, as they are nothing too great, but
merely simple requests.



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First off, I would like to thank the following:

Squaresoft: For making such a great and enjoyable game! Kudos to Square for 
            this timeless masterpiece!

CJayC: For running such a great site (GameFAQs.com), and for posting this faq. 
       Keep up the great work CJayC!

Magus999 For information regarding the Glass Helmet, Artemis Bow, Power Robe, 
         Crystal Ring, Rune Axe and Medusa Sword. 

PB8Jelly: For being an all around cool guy, and for keeping his contract with
          me on releasing any of the Gold/Silver Apple info early.

          I'm also thanking him for finding a few errors in the last release
          of the FAQ, so credit goes to him for the recent update (v1.337).

Zach Keene: For informing me of a few errors I made, and for pointing out the
            correct attack power formula used. He also suggested I add a tips
            section.

DarkBear33: For pointing out a few errors, as well as being an all around kick
            ass guy.

Lord Leandreus: For finding out the Life 2 trick.

Paulygon: I used some of the odds from his dropped Item FAQ (for the j2e fan
          translation patch).

Mike Johnson: For the about the Cursed Ring letting you absorb elements.

Myself: For taking the time to write this FAQ and spreading some of the 
        lesser known FFIV knowledge, thus allowing more and more people to be 
        able to get more of the rarer Items in the game.

If there's anyone that I forgot to thank, you get my deepest apologies! ;)


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