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                                      Rare Item FAQ v1.6
    
    
    
    
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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.
    
    
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     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
    
    
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     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
    
    
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     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.
    
    
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     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.
    
    
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     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
    
    
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     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.
    
    
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     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.
    
    
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     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.
    
    
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     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.
    
    
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     Mage Summon
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    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, 
            include FFIV in the subject line of your e-mail message (if you choose 
            to send me one), otherwise your message will be sent to my Junk Mail 
            folder and will be deleted.
         2) Do not send any spam, hate mail, etc.. I am in no mood to put up with 
            any of that BS.
         3) Do not except an immediate response. I do not check my e-mail all of 
            the time, so you will be lucky if you get a response within 2-3 days of 
            sending me an e-mail.
         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 
            that is already covered in this FAQ! I will ignore EVERYTHING that is 
            already answered in this FAQ.
    
    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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    ]---------------------------Section vii - Credits-----------------------------[
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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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