Duplication Guide by LayzAyzn

Version 1.0, Last Updated 2012-02-10

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Introduction

This is an in-depth guide to duplicating unique weapons and shields. If you're interested in what that entails or already have an idea of what you're looking for, press on. I will do my best to avoid spoilers, but given some of the content, it is impossible to avoid them entirely. Because of this, and other reasons, I suggest completing the game before tampering with duplication. Duplication is not a necessity, but simply a luxury. :)

Why You Might Want to Dupe

There are many different reasons why one might wish to duplicate an item. [This will sometimes be referred to within this guide as the process of duping, or just 'duping'/'dupe'] Some of those reasons being:

  • Not having to level up to the high 90s and hoping that the RNG gives you Ninjas who know the right ability to throw the item you want, AND don't know other abilities [so they don't prefer to throw that item over what you want]
  • Not having to bother with making your way to a specific map, continuously entering and resetting until you get the right monsters to poach, and then hoping that the poached item is the one you wanted [or else you'd have to reset, rinse, and repeat]
  • Not having to enter a map over and over until the right human units show up so you can steal their goods
  • Being able to use some of the higher-up Draw Out skills, such as Masamune or Chirijiraden, more than just a couple times (Why should Elmdor have all the fun?)
  • Maybe you want Cloud to wield two Materia Blades :P The possibilities are endless!

How to Dupe and How It Works

The following methods will be used as tools in this guide to help you duplicate items.

Most items will follow this method
1. Equip the desired Item to duplicate into the 'Top Hand'
2. Equip a Support Ability if instructed to
3. Go into appropriate 'Shop'
4. Enter the 'fitting room' and select the character with the desired Item
5. 'Try on' into the 'Bottom Hand' any item of the same Type:
(If duplicating a Weapon, try on a Weapon into the 'Bottom Hand'. If a Shield, a Shield. This process should leave a blank slot in the 'Top Hand')
6. 'Best fit' and confirm
(This should put back the to-be-duped Item. If there are any remaining suggestions, you may want to 'quit fitting' them to save money)
7. Return to the main shop menu [by pressing 'X' twice or confirming 'fitting over']
This method differs from Method 1 at Steps [5a] & [5b]
1. Equip the desired Item to duplicate into the 'Top Hand'
2. Equip a Support Ability if instructed to
3. Go into appropriate 'Shop'
4. Enter the 'fitting room' and select the character with the desired Item
5a. 'Try on' into the Top Hand any item of the opposite Type:
(If duplicating a Weapon, try on a Shield into the Top Hand. If duplicating a Shield, try on a Weapon into the 'Top Hand'.)
5b. Repeat [5a] but this time, 'Try it on' into the Bottom Hand
(If you tried on a Shield into the 'Top Hand' for [5a], try on a Shield into the 'Bottom Hand'. If a Weapon, a Weapon. This process should leave a blank slot in the 'Top Hand')
6. 'Best fit' and confirm
(This should put back the to-be-duped Item. If there are any remaining suggestions, you may want to 'quit fitting' them to save money)
7. Return to the main shop menu [by pressing 'X' twice or confirming 'fitting over']

You should now have a duplicate of the Item. A fast way to check this is to go into the 'Sell' menu and check the quantity of the Item. [The total quantity should be higher than before]

If you don't care/it doesn't matter to you why and/or how any of this works, go ahead and skip to the next section, The 40 Items.

This works because of a glitch that happens after 'Best fit' decides that the original item you came in with should be back in the 'blank slot' as it originally was.

Method #1 only works when the shop's best equippable item for Step 5 is 'weaker' than or equal to your equipped item.
Method #2 only works when the shop doesn't have any equippable items of the type that you are trying to duplicate, and at least one of the opposite type.

Notes:

  • 'Weapon strength' for 'Best fit' is ordered by two things. Firstly, WP, with higher WP being stronger (really?!). Secondly, by item code. Each item has a code attached to it that determines the order. To make things simpler, I didn't include these codes for the sake of simplicity, but you can find them in "APPENDIX B" of aerostar's 'Battle Mechanics Guide'. When two weapons are of equal WP, a weapon higher up on the list takes priority over a weapon lower on the list. Shield priority is ordered by Physical-Evasion.
  • Longbows are equipped with both hands, but the slot that you select to equip it is the slot it is actually in [which should be the 'Top Hand', for the purposes of this FAQ]
  • If 'Martial Arts' is equipped, 'Best fit' will always unequip any weapons you currently have equipped [This is a hindrance to duping, so be sure to take this off if you have it on]
  • 'Two Hands' can be used with some of the setups, but in other times, it may mess up your duping, so it is not advised to always leave it on/set.
  • 'Two Swords' is never necessary nor useful for duping.
  • You don't have to exit the store completely to finish the dupe; you only need to go as far as the shop's main menu.
  • Headgear/armor/accessories are unable to be duped, as it is impossible to come in with something equipped and create a blank slot there

The 40 Items

These 40 weapons and shields cannot be purchased from shops. Multiples of some of them can be obtained through other methods, but those methods generally tend to be tedious and time-consuming. Some of them can only be obtained only once through the course of normal gameplay.

Example Item
  • Stats

  • How to get it:
    • Move-Find Item
    • Steal/pick-up
    • Poach
    • Etc

  • Where/How to duplicate:
    • (Valid shops)
      • (Setups)(Method#)

Notes:

  • In the case of Move-Find Items, I recommend using another FAQ, such as FFBeowulf's 'Move-Find Item Guide', to help you find exactly where the items are
  • Sometimes, a rare item can be obtained by stealing it from an enemy or from obtaining it from their treasure chest. Other times, it can be acquired by poaching a monster. In these cases, it may be wise to consult the 'Battle List' by Goryus to find these enemies. [Do note that some random battles' availability vary depending on your point in the story progression. All battles are confirmed to be available after the chain of battles at Murond Holy Place]
  • There are six different kinds of shops:
    • Gariland, Goug, Lesalia, Castles, Trade Cities, and Other Cities
      • The 5 Castles are: Igros, Limberry, Lionel, Riovanes, and Zeltennia
      • The 3 Trade Cities are: Dorter, Warjilis, and Zarghidas
      • The 4 Other Cities are: Bervenia, Goland, Yardow, and Zaland
  • Often, there will be multiple setups for duping an item at a certain place. You need only to follow one of them, so you can pick whichever is most convenient for you.
  • Some items can only be acquired once, normally. Don't:
    • Miss your chance to get it! The Escutcheon II and Genji Shield can be missed!
    • Move-Find the wrong Item at a spot and save
    • Let an enemy pick up an item at that spot [Whether or not they pick up the good item, there won't be anything there for you to pick up, even if you come back to that map later!]
    • Let your rare item get stolen/broken before having an extra
    • Let a character, equipped with a unique item, materialize [without having an extra]

Blast Gun

  • Weapon Power: 22
  • Weapon-Evasion: 5%
  • Notes: On attack, 60% chance of Bolt, 30% chance of Bolt2, 10% chance of Bolt3

  • How to get it:
    • Move-Find Item at TIGER of Deep Dungeon
    • Steal/pick-up from Chemists/Mediators at Germinas Peak
      • (Rare battle, must approach from North i.e. Zarghidas Trade City)

  • Where/How to duplicate:
    • Gariland, Goug, Lesalia, or Castles
      • Chemist (1)
    • Trade Cities
      • Female Chemist (1)
      • Male Wizard with 'Equip Gun' (1)
      • Male Chemist with 'Equip Knife [Katana]' (1)
      • Male Chemist with 'Equip Shield' (2)
    • Other Cities
      • Female Chemist (1)
      • Male Wizard with 'Equip Gun' (1)

Blaze Gun

  • Weapon Power: 20
  • Weapon-Evasion: 5%
  • Notes: On attack, 60% chance of Ice, 30% chance of Ice2, 10% chance of Ice3

  • How to get it:
    • Move-Find Item at NOGIAS of Deep Dungeon
    • Steal/pick-up from Chemists/Mediators at Germinas Peak
      • (Rare battle, must approach from North i.e. Zarghidas Trade City)
    • Steal from Balk at Bed Desert
    • Steal from Chemist at Colliery Underground Second Floor

  • Where/How to duplicate:
    • Gariland, Goug, Lesalia, or Castles
      • Chemist (1)
    • Trade Cities
      • Female Chemist (1)
      • Male Wizard with 'Equip Gun' (1)
      • Male Chemist with 'Equip Knife [Katana]' (1)
      • Male Chemist with 'Equip Shield' (2)
    • Other Cities
      • Female Chemist (1)
      • Male Wizard with 'Equip Gun' (1)

Blood Sword

  • Weapon Power: 8
  • Weapon-Evasion: 5%
  • Notes: Absorbs damage done and heals for that amount of HP. Against undead, this instead will heal them (and you will take the full amount of damage, even if they didn't actually recover any HP!)

  • How to get it:
    • Deequip or steal from Gafgarion
    • Move-Find Item at Igros Castle or at TERMINATE of Deep Dungeon
    • Poach Hyudra

  • Where/How to duplicate:
    • Gariland
      • Orlandu/Cloud (1)
      • Male Knight (1)
      • Female Knight with 'Two Hands' (1)
    • Goug
      • Chemist with 'Equip Sword' (1)
      • [Ramza/Agrias/Beowulf/Orlandu/Cloud/Squire] with 'Equip Gun' (1)
      • Meliadoul with 'Two Hands' (1)
    • Trade Cities
      • Beowulf (2)
      • Male Knight (2)
      • Female Knight with 'Two Hands' (1)
    • Other Cities
      • Male Wizard with 'Equip Sword' (1)
      • Female Knight with 'Two Hands' (1)
    • [Cannot be duped at Lesalia or Castles]

Chaos Blade

  • Weapon Power: 40
  • Weapon-Evasion: 20%
  • Notes: Auto-Regen, 25% chance on hit to add 'Petrify'

  • How to get it:
    • Move-Find Item at END of Deep Dungeon
    • Catch from L98-L99 Enemy Ninjas

  • Where/How to duplicate:
    • Gariland, Lesalia, Castles
      • Chapter4-Ramza/Agrias/Beowulf/Orlandu/Meliadoul (1)
      • Knight (1)
    • Goug
      • Meliadoul (1)
      • [Chapter4-Ramza/Agrias/Beowulf/Orlandu or Knight] with 'Equip Crossbow' or 'Equip Gun' (1)
    • Trade Cities
      • Chapter4-Ramza/Agrias/Beowulf/Orlandu/Meliadoul (2)
      • Knight (2)
    • Other Cities
      • Agrias/Meliadoul (1)
      • Female Knight (1)

Chirijiraden

  • Weapon Power: 25
  • Weapon-Evasion: 15%

  • How to get it:
    • Move-Find Item at END of Deep Dungeon
    • Catch from L96-L99 Enemy Ninjas

  • Where/How to duplicate:
    • Gariland
      • Orlandu (1)
      • Female Samurai (1)
      • Male Samurai with 'Equip Sword' (1)
      • Male Chemist with 'Equip Knife [Katana]' (1)
    • Goug
      • [Orlandu or Samurai] with 'Equip Crossbow' or 'Equip Gun' (1)
      • Chemist with 'Equip Knife [Katana]' (1)
    • Lesalia
      • Orlandu (1)
      • Samurai with 'Equip Axe', 'Equip Sword', or 'Equip Spear' (1)
      • Chemist with 'Equip Knife [Katana]' (1)
      • Samurai with 'Equip Shield' (2)
    • Castles
      • Orlandu (1)
      • Samurai with 'Equip Axe', 'Equip Crossbow', 'Equip Sword', or 'Equip Spear' (1)
      • Chemist with 'Equip Knife [Katana]' (1)
      • Samurai with 'Equip Shield' (2)
    • Trade Cities
      • Orlandu (1)
      • Samurai (1)
    • Other Cities
      • Female Samurai (1)
      • [Malak or Male Wizard] with 'Equip Knife [Katana]' (1)

Defender

  • Weapon Power: 16
  • Weapon-Evasion: 60%

  • How to get it:
    • Poach Taiju
    • Steal from Meliadoul or Dycedarg
    • Catch from L92-L94 Enemy Ninjas

  • Where/How to duplicate:
    • Gariland, Lesalia, Castles
      • Chapter4-Ramza/Agrias/Beowulf/Orlandu/Meliadoul (1)
      • Knight (1)
    • Goug
      • Meliadoul (1)
      • [Chapter4-Ramza/Agrias/Beowulf/Orlandu or Knight] with 'Equip Crossbow' or 'Equip Gun' (1)
    • Trade Cities
      • Chapter4-Ramza/Agrias/Beowulf/Orlandu/Meliadoul (2)
      • Knight (2)
    • Other Cities
      • Agrias/Meliadoul (1)
      • Female Knight (1)

Dragon Rod

  • Weapon Power: 5
  • Weapon-Evasion: 20%

  • How to get it:
    • Poach Blue Dragon
    • Steal from Summoner at St. Murond Temple
    • Steal from Kletian at Hall of St. Murond Temple

  • Where/How to duplicate:
    • Gariland, Trade Cities, or Other Cities
      • Male Wizard (1)
      • Female Wizard with 'Two Hands' (1)
    • Lesalia or Castles
      • Wizard with 'Equip Shield' (2)
    • [Cannot be duped at Goug]

Dragon Whisker

  • Weapon Power: 17
  • Weapon-Evasion: 10%

  • How to get it:
      • Poach Red Dragon
      • Catch from L96 Enemy Ninjas

  • Where/How to duplicate:
    • Gariland
      • Meliadoul (1)
      • Female Lancer (1)
      • Male Lancer with 'Equip Sword' (1)
      • Male Chemist with 'Equip Spear' (1)
    • Goug
      • Meliadoul (1)
      • Lancer with 'Equip Crossbow' or 'Equip Gun' (1)
      • Chemist with 'Equip Spear' (1)
    • Lesalia or Castles
      • Meliadoul (1)
      • Lancer (1)
    • Trade Cities
      • Meliadoul (1)
      • Lancer (2)
    • Other Cities
      • Meliadoul (1)
      • Female Lancer (1)
      • Male Wizard with 'Equip Spear' (1)

Escutcheon II

  • Physical-Evasion: 75%
  • Magical-Evasion: 50%
  • Notes: Exact same sprite as Gold Shield. Has the same name as the 10% P-EV/3% M-EV 'Escutcheon' in-game.

  • How to get it:
    • Move-Find Item at Nelveska Temple (Beowulf's Sidequest)
      • (This is your ONLY chance to get it!)
      • After confirming that you are moving to the panel, you should be able to visibly see the item that your character is picking up. It should look exactly like this: http://images.wikia.com/finalfantasy/images/3/3d/FFT_Escutcheon_2.gif
        • [A gold/orange pentagonal shield with a 'T' on it] If the item does not look exactly like that, then you were unlucky [and/or your Brave wasn't low enough], and you picked up the 10% P-EV version (and you will have to reset to try to get it again).

  • Where/How to duplicate:
    • Gariland
      • Ramza/Agrias/Beowulf/Orlandu/Meliadoul (2)
      • Knight (2)
    • Goug
      • Meliadoul (2)
      • Chemist with 'Equip Shield' (2)
      • [Ramza/Agrias/Beowulf/Orlandu or Knight] with 'Equip Crossbow' or 'Equip Gun' (2)
    • Lesalia, Castles, or Trade Cities
      • Ramza/Agrias/Beowulf/Orlandu/Meliadoul (1)
      • Knight (1)
    • Other Cities
      • Agrias/Meliadoul (2)
      • Female Knight (2)
      • [Rafa, Malak, or Wizard] with 'Equip Shield' (2)

Excalibur

  • Weapon Power: 21
  • Weapon-Evasion: 35%
  • Notes: Auto-Haste, Strengthen Holy, Absorb Holy

  • How to get it:
    • Orlandu joins with this equipped
    • Move-Find Item at MLAPAN of Deep Dungeon
    • Catch from L96 Enemy Ninjas

  • Where/How to duplicate:
    • Gariland, Lesalia, Castles
      • Chapter4-Ramza/Agrias/Beowulf/Orlandu/Meliadoul (1)
      • Knight (1)
    • Goug
      • Meliadoul (1)
      • [Chapter4-Ramza/Agrias/Beowulf/Orlandu or Knight] with 'Equip Crossbow' or 'Equip Gun' (1)
    • Trade Cities
      • Chapter4-Ramza/Agrias/Beowulf/Orlandu/Meliadoul (2)
      • Knight (2)
    • Other Cities
      • Agrias/Meliadoul (1)
      • Female Knight (1)

Fairy Harp

  • Weapon Power: 15
  • Weapon-Evasion: 10%
  • Notes: 25% chance on hit to add 'Charm' [regardless of genders]

  • How to get it:
    • Move-Find Item at VALKYRIES of Deep Dungeon
    • Poach Trent

  • Where/How to duplicate:
    • Gariland
      • Bard with 'Equip Sword' (1)
    • Goug
      • Bard with 'Equip Crossbow' or 'Equip Gun' (1)
    • Lesalia
      • Bard with 'Equip Sword' or 'Equip Spear' (1)
      • Bard with 'Equip Shield' (2)
    • Castles
      • Bard with 'Equip Crossbow', 'Equip Sword', or 'Equip Spear' (1)
      • Bard with 'Equip Shield' (2)
    • Trade Cities
      • Bard (1)
    • [Cannot be duped at Other Cities]

Faith Rod

  • Weapon Power: 5
  • Weapon-Evasion: 20%
  • Notes: Auto-Faith, 25% chance on hit to add 'Faith'

  • How to get it:
    • Move-Find Item at VALKYRIES of Deep Dungeon
      • (This is the ONLY place to get it!)

  • Where/How to duplicate:
    • Gariland, Trade Cities, or Other Cities
      • Male Wizard (1)
      • Female Wizard with 'Two Hands' (1)
    • Lesalia or Castles
      • Wizard with 'Equip Shield' (2)
    • [Cannot be duped at Goug]

FS Bag

  • Weapon Power: 20
  • Weapon-Evasion: 0%

  • How to get it:
    • Poach Wildbow (Wildbows are only found through breeding!)

  • Where/How to duplicate:
    • Gariland, Goug, Lesalia, Castles, Trade Cities, AND Other Cities!
      • Female Chemist (1)

Genji Shield

  • Physical-Evasion: 43%
  • Magical-Evasion: 0%

  • How to get it:
    • Steal from Elmdor at Inside of Limberry Castle
      • (This is your ONLY chance to get it!)

  • Where/How to duplicate:
    • Gariland
      • Ramza/Agrias/Beowulf/Orlandu/Meliadoul (2)
      • Knight (2)
    • Goug
      • Meliadoul (2)
      • Chemist with 'Equip Shield' (2)
      • [Ramza/Agrias/Beowulf/Orlandu or Knight] with 'Equip Crossbow' or 'Equip Gun' (2)
    • Lesalia, Castles, or Trade Cities
      • Ramza/Agrias/Beowulf/Orlandu/Meliadoul (1)
      • Knight (1)
    • Other Cities
      • Agrias/Meliadoul (2)
      • Female Knight (2)
      • [Rafa, Malak, or Wizard] with 'Equip Shield' (2)

Glacier Gun

  • Weapon Power: 21
  • Weapon-Evasion: 5%
  • Notes: On attack, 60% chance of Fire, 30% chance of Fire2, 10% chance of Fire3

  • How to get it:
    • Move-Find Item at NOGIAS of Deep Dungeon
    • Steal/pick-up from Chemists/Mediators at Germinas Peak
      • (Rare battle, must approach from North i.e. Zarghidas Trade City)

  • Where/How to duplicate:
    • Gariland, Goug, Lesalia, or Castles
      • Chemist (1)
    • Trade Cities
      • Female Chemist (1)
      • Male Wizard with 'Equip Gun' (1)
      • Male Chemist with 'Equip Knife [Katana]' (1)
      • Male Chemist with 'Equip Shield' (2)
    • Other Cities
      • Female Chemist (1)
      • Male Wizard with 'Equip Gun' (1)

Healing Staff

  • Weapon Power: 4
  • Weapon-Evasion: 15%
  • Notes: Restores HP when attacking instead of doing damage (hence the name) Does actual damage against undead.

  • How to get it:
    • Deequip from Alma
    • Poach Woodman
    • Move-Find Item at Igros Castle

  • Where/How to duplicate:
    • Lesalia or Castles
      • [Rafa, Malak, or Priest] with 'Equip Shield' (2)
    • [Cannot dupe at Gariland, Goug, Trade Cities, or Other Cities]

Holy Lance

  • Weapon Power: 14
  • Weapon-Evasion: 10%
  • Notes: Holy-elemental, 25% chance on hit to cast 'Holy'

  • How to get it:
    • Poach Sacred
    • Catch from L95 Enemy Ninjas

  • Where/How to duplicate:
    • Gariland
      • Meliadoul (1)
      • Female Lancer (1)
      • Male Lancer with 'Equip Sword' (1)
      • Male Chemist with 'Equip Spear' (1)
    • Goug
      • Meliadoul (1)
      • Lancer with 'Equip Crossbow' or 'Equip Gun' (1)
      • Chemist with 'Equip Spear' (1)
    • Lesalia or Castles
      • Lancer (1)
    • Trade Cities
      • Meliadoul (1)
      • Lancer (2)
    • Other Cities
      • Meliadoul (1)
      • Female Lancer (1)
      • Male Wizard with 'Equip Spear' (1)

Iga Knife

  • Weapon Power: 15
  • Weapon-Evasion: 10%

  • How to get it:
    • Move-Find Item at MLAPAN of Deep Dungeon
      • (This is the ONLY place to get it!)

  • Where/How to duplicate:
    • Gariland
      • Orlandu (1)
      • Female Ninja (1, Use a Bag for Step 5)
    • Goug
      • [Orlandu or Ninja] with 'Equip Crossbow' or 'Equip Gun' (1)
    • Lesalia
      • Orlandu (1)
      • Ninja with 'Equip Shield' (2)
    • Castles or Trade Cities
      • Orlandu (1)
    • Other Cities
      • Female Ninja (1)

Ivory Rod

  • Weapon Power: 11
  • Weapon-Evasion: 20%

  • How to get it:
    • Poach Sacred
    • Catch from L95 Enemy Ninjas

  • Where/How to duplicate:
    • Goug
      • [Rafa, Malak, or Oracle] with 'Equip Crossbow' or 'Equip Gun' (1)
    • Lesalia
      • [Rafa, Malak, or Oracle] with 'Equip Shield' (2)
    • Castles
      • [Rafa, Malak, or Oracle] with 'Equip Crossbow' (1)
      • [Rafa, Malak, or Oracle] with 'Equip Shield' (2)
    • [Cannot dupe at Gariland, Trade Cities, or Other Cities]

Javelin II

  • Weapon Power: 30
  • Weapon-Evasion: 10
  • Notes: Same sprite as Holy Lance, except differently colored. Has the same name as the 8WP 'Javelin' in-game.

  • How to get it:
    • Move-Find Item at Nelveska Temple (Beowulf's Sidequest)
      • After confirming that you are moving to the panel, you should be able to visibly see the item that your character is picking up. It should look exactly like this: http://images.wikia.com/finalfantasy/images/b/b9/FFT_Javelin_2.gif
        • [A spear with a light-brownish tip] If the item does not look exactly like that, then you were unlucky [and/or your Brave wasn't low enough], and you picked up the 8 WP version. In this case, you should either reset, or expect to level up very high to catch a Javelin II from a ninja.
    • Catch from L97-L99 Enemy Ninjas

  • Where/How to duplicate:
    • Gariland
      • Meliadoul (1)
      • Female Lancer (1)
      • Male Lancer with 'Equip Sword' (1)
      • Male Chemist with 'Equip Spear' (1)
    • Goug
      • Meliadoul (1)
      • Lancer with 'Equip Crossbow' or 'Equip Gun' (1)
      • Chemist with 'Equip Spear' (1)
    • Lesalia or Castles
      • Meliadoul (1)
      • Lancer (1)
    • Trade Cities
      • Meliadoul (1)
      • Lancer (2)
    • Other Cities
      • Meliadoul (1)
      • Female Lancer (1)
      • Male Wizard with 'Equip Spear' (1)

Kaiser Plate

  • Physical-Evasion: 46%
  • Magical-Evasion: 20%
  • Notes: Strengthen Fire, Lightning, and Ice

  • How to get it:
    • Move-Find Item at VALKYRIES of Deep Dungeon
      • (This is the ONLY place to get it!)

  • Where/How to duplicate:
    • Gariland
      • Ramza/Agrias/Beowulf/Orlandu/Meliadoul (2)
      • Knight (2)
    • Goug
      • Meliadoul (2)
      • Chemist with 'Equip Shield' (2)
      • [Ramza/Agrias/Beowulf/Orlandu or Knight] with 'Equip Crossbow' or 'Equip Gun' (2)
    • Lesalia, Castles, or Trade Cities
      • Ramza/Agrias/Beowulf/Orlandu/Meliadoul (1)
      • Knight (1)
    • Other Cities
      • Agrias/Meliadoul (2)
      • Female Knight (2)
      • [Rafa, Malak, or Wizard] with 'Equip Shield' (2)

Koga Knife

  • Weapon Power: 15
  • Weapon-Evasion: 5%

  • How to get it:
    • Move-Find Item at BRIDGE of Deep Dungeon
    • Catch from L96-L99 Enemy Ninjas

  • Where/How to duplicate:
    • Gariland
      • Orlandu (1)
      • Female Ninja (1, Use a Bag for Step 5)
    • Goug
      • [Orlandu or Ninja] with 'Equip Crossbow' or 'Equip Gun' (1)
    • Lesalia
      • Orlandu (1)
      • Ninja with 'Equip Shield' (2)
    • Castles or Trade Cities
      • Orlandu (1)
    • Other Cities
      • Female Ninja (1)

Mace of Zeus

  • Weapon Power: 6
  • Weapon-Evasion: 15%
  • Notes: PA+2, MA+1

  • How to get it:
    • Move-Find Item at DELTA of Deep Dungeon
      • (This is the ONLY place to get it!

  • Where/How to duplicate:
    • Lesalia or Castles
      • [Rafa, Malak, or Priest] with 'Equip Shield' (2)
    • [Cannot dupe at Gariland, Goug, Trade Cities, or Other Cities]

Madlemgen

  • Weapon Power: 11
  • Weapon-Evasion: 15%

  • How to get it:
    • Poach Great Morbol
    • Catch from L95 Enemy Ninjas

  • Where/How to duplicate:
    • Goug
      • Oracle with 'Equip Crossbow' or 'Equip Gun' (1)
    • Lesalia
      • Oracle with 'Equip Shield' (2)
    • Castles
      • Oracle with 'Equip Crossbow' (1)
      • Oracle with 'Equip Shield' (2)
    • [Cannot be duped at Gariland, Trade Cities, or Other Cities]

Masamune

  • Weapon Power: 18
  • Weapon-Evasion: 15%

  • How to get it:
    • Steal from Elmdor at Inside of Limberry Castle
    • Catch from L95 Enemy Ninjas

  • Where/How to duplicate:
    • Gariland
      • Orlandu (1)
      • Female Samurai (1)
      • Male Samurai with 'Equip Sword' (1)
      • Male Chemist with 'Equip Knife [Katana]' (1)
    • Goug
      • [Orlandu or Samurai] with 'Equip Crossbow' or 'Equip Gun' (1)
      • Chemist with 'Equip Knife [Katana]' (1)
    • Lesalia
      • Orlandu (1)
      • Samurai with 'Equip Axe', 'Equip Sword', or 'Equip Spear' (1)
      • Chemist with 'Equip Knife [Katana]' (1)
      • Samurai with 'Equip Shield' (2)
    • Castles
      • Orlandu (1)
      • Samurai with 'Equip Axe', 'Equip Crossbow', 'Equip Sword', or 'Equip Spear' (1)
      • Chemist with 'Equip Knife [Katana]' (1)
      • Samurai with 'Equip Shield' (2)
    • Trade Cities
      • Orlandu (1)
      • Samurai (1)
    • Other Cities
      • Female Samurai (1)
      • [Malak or Male Wizard] with 'Equip Knife [Katana]' (1)

Materia Blade

  • Weapon Power: 10
  • Weapon-Evasion: 10%
  • Notes: Cloud must be equipped with this to use his Limit abilities.

  • How to get it:
    • Move-Find Item at Bervenia Volcano
      • (This is the ONLY place to get it!)

  • Where/How to duplicate:
    • Gariland
      • Orlandu/Cloud (1)
      • Male Knight (1)
      • Female Knight with 'Two Hands' (1)
    • Goug
      • Meliadoul (1)
      • Chemist with 'Equip Sword' (1)
      • [Ramza/Agrias/Beowulf/Orlandu/Cloud/Squire] with 'Equip Crossbow' or 'Equip Gun' (1)
    • Trade Cities
      • Beowulf (2)
      • Male Knight (2)
      • Female Knight with 'Two Hands' (1)
    • Other Cities
      • Male Wizard with 'Equip Sword' (1)
      • Female Knight with 'Two Hands' (1)
    • [Cannot be duped at Lesalia or Castles]

Nagrarock

  • Weapon Power: 1
  • Weapon-Evasion: 50%
  • Notes: 25% chance on hit to add 'Frog' [or remove if target is already a Frog]

  • How to get it:
    • Poach Porky
    • Move-Find Item at Nelveska Temple (Beowulf's Sidequest)

  • Where/How to duplicate:
    • Goug
      • Meliadoul with 'Two Hands' (1)
    • Trade Cities
      • Beowulf (2)
      • Male Knight (2)
      • Female Knight with 'Two Hands' (1)
    • Other Cities
      • Female Knight with 'Two Hands' (1)
    • [Cannot be duped at Gariland, Lesalia, or Castles]

Perseus Bow

  • Weapon Power: 16
  • Weapon-Evasion: 0%

  • How to get it:
    • Move-Find Item at VOYAGE of Deep Dungeon
      • (This is the ONLY place to get it!)

  • Where/How to duplicate:
    • Gariland
      • Female Archer (1)
      • Male Archer with 'Equip Sword' (1)
    • Goug, Lesalia, or Castles
      • Archer (1)
    • Trade Cities
      • Archer (2)
    • Other Cities
      • Female Archer (1)

Ragnarok

  • Weapon Power: 24
  • Weapon-Evasion: 20%
  • Notes: Auto-Shell

  • How to get it:
    • Move-Find Item at VOYAGE of Deep Dungeon
    • Catch from L97 Enemy Ninjas

  • Where/How to duplicate:
    • Gariland, Lesalia, Castles
      • Chapter4-Ramza/Agrias/Beowulf/Orlandu/Meliadoul (1)
      • Knight (1)
    • Goug
      • Meliadoul (1)
      • [Chapter4-Ramza/Agrias/Beowulf/Orlandu or Knight] with 'Equip Crossbow' or 'Equip Gun' (1)
    • Trade Cities
      • Chapter4-Ramza/Agrias/Beowulf/Orlandu/Meliadoul (2)
      • Knight (2)
    • Other Cities
      • Agrias/Meliadoul (1)
      • Female Knight (1)

Ryozan Silk

  • Weapon Power: 15
  • Weapon-Evasion: 50%

  • How to get it:
    • Poach Tiamat

  • Where/How to duplicate:
    • Gariland, Trade Cities, or Other Cities
      • Dancer (1)
    • Goug
      • Dancer with 'Equip Crossbow' or 'Equip Gun' (1)
    • Lesalia
      • Dancer with 'Equip Sword' or 'Equip Spear' (1)
      • Dancer with 'Equip Shield' (2)
    • Castles
      • Dancer with 'Equip Crossbow', 'Equip Sword', or 'Equip Spear' (1)
      • Dancer with 'Equip Shield' (2)

Sage Staff

  • Weapon Power: 7
  • Weapon-Evasion: 15%

  • How to get it:
    • Move-Find Item at BRIDGE of Deep Dungeon
      • (This is the ONLY place to get it!)

  • Where/How to duplicate:
    • Gariland, Trade Cities, or Other Cities
      • Male Priest (1)
      • Female Priest with 'Two Hands' (1)
    • Lesalia or Castles
      • [Rafa, Malak, or Priest] with 'Equip Shield' (2)
    • [Cannot dupe at Goug]

Sasuke Knife

  • Weapon Power: 14
  • Weapon-Evasion: 15%

  • How to get it:
    • Move-Find Item at Nelveska Temple (Beowulf's Sidequest)
    • Catch from L95 Enemy Ninjas

  • Where/How to duplicate:
    • Gariland
      • Orlandu (1)
      • Female Ninja (1, Use a Bag for Step 5)
    • Goug
      • [Orlandu or Ninja] with 'Equip Crossbow' or 'Equip Gun' (1)
    • Lesalia
      • Orlandu (1)
      • Ninja with 'Equip Shield' (2)
    • Castles
      • Orlandu (1)
    • Other Cities
      • Female Ninja (1)
    • [Cannot be duped at Trade Cities]

Save the Queen

  • Weapon Power: 18
  • Weapon-Evasion: 30%
  • Notes: Auto-Protect

  • How to get it:
    • Meliadoul joins with this equipped
    • Move-Find Item at TERMINATE of Deep Dungeon
    • Catch from L95 Enemy Ninjas

  • Where/How to duplicate:
    • Gariland, Lesalia, Castles
      • Chapter4-Ramza/Agrias/Beowulf/Orlandu/Meliadoul (1)
      • Knight (1)
    • Goug
      • Meliadoul (1)
      • [Chapter4-Ramza/Agrias/Beowulf/Orlandu or Knight] with 'Equip Crossbow' or 'Equip Gun' (1)
    • Trade Cities
      • Chapter4-Ramza/Agrias/Beowulf/Orlandu/Meliadoul (2)
      • Knight (2)
    • Other Cities
      • Agrias/Meliadoul (1)
      • Female Knight (1)

Scorpion Tail

  • Weapon Power: 23
  • Weapon-Evasion: 0%

  • How to get it:
    • Poach Hyudra
    • Catch from L90-L99 Enemy Ninjas

  • Where/How to duplicate:
    • Gariland
      • Ramza/Squire (1)
      • Female Ninja (1, Use a Bag for Step 5)
    • Goug
      • [Ramza, Squire, or Ninja] with 'Equip Crossbow' or 'Equip Gun' (1)
    • Lesalia
      • Ramza/Squire (1)
      • Ninja with 'Equip Axe' (1)
      • Ninja with 'Equip Shield' (2)
    • Castles
      • Ramza/Squire (1)
      • Ninja with 'Equip Axe' or 'Equip Crossbow' (1)
      • Ninja with 'Equip Shield' (2)
    • Trade Cities
      • Ramza/Squire (1)
      • Female Ninja (1, Use a Bag for Step 5)
      • Male Ninja with 'Equip Shield' (2)
    • Other Cities
      • Female Squire (1)
      • Female Ninja (1)

Stone Gun

  • Weapon Power: 16
  • Weapon-Evasion: 5%
  • Notes: Entering battle with this equipped will cause you to begin petrified.
    • This cannot be mitigated by having Jade Armlet, Barette, or Ribbon equipped. However you can equip a Stone Gun through 'Equip Change' after battle has begun and you will not become petrified. Using a 'Soft' or 'Esuna' will also still work.

  • How to get it:
    • Steal/pick-up from Chemists/Mediators at Germinas Peak
      • (Rare battle, must approach from North i.e. Zarghidas Trade City)
    • Poach Dark Behemoth

  • Where/How to duplicate:
    • Gariland, Goug, Lesalia, or Castles
      • Chemist (1)
    • Trade Cities
      • Female Chemist (1)
      • Male Wizard with 'Equip Gun' (1)
      • Male Chemist with 'Equip Knife [Katana]' (1)
      • Male Chemist with 'Equip Shield' (2)
    • Other Cities
      • Female Chemist (1)
      • Male Wizard with 'Equip Gun' (1)

Ultimus Bow

  • Weapon Power: 10
  • Weapon-Evasion: 0%

  • How to get it:
    • Steal/pick-up from L37+ Enemy Archers
    • Poach King Behemoth

  • Where/How to duplicate:
    • Gariland
      • Male Archer with 'Equip Sword' (1)
    • Lesalia
      • Archer (1)
    • Trade Cities
      • Male Archer (2)
    • [Cannot be duped at Goug, Castles, or Other Cities]

Venetian Shield

  • Physical-Evasion: 50%
  • Magical-Evasion: 25%
  • Notes: Halves Fire, Lightning, and Ice damage taken

  • How to get it:
    • Move-Find Item at HORROR of Deep Dungeon
      • (This is the ONLY place to get it!)

  • Where/How to duplicate:
    • Gariland
      • Ramza/Agrias/Beowulf/Orlandu/Meliadoul (2)
      • Knight (2)
    • Goug
      • Meliadoul (2)
      • Chemist with 'Equip Shield' (2)
      • [Ramza/Agrias/Beowulf/Orlandu or Knight] with 'Equip Crossbow' or 'Equip Gun' (2)
    • Lesalia, Castles, or Trade Cities
      • Ramza/Agrias/Beowulf/Orlandu/Meliadoul (1)
      • Knight (1)
    • Other Cities
      • Agrias/Meliadoul (2)
      • Female Knight (2)
      • [Rafa, Malak, or Wizard] with 'Equip Shield' (2)

Whale Whisker

  • Weapon Power: 16
  • Weapon-Evasion: 20%

  • How to get it:
    • Poach Tiamat
    • Catch from L96-L99 Enemy Ninjas

  • Where/How to duplicate:
    • Gariland, Trade Cities, or Other Cities
      • Rafa/Malak (1)
      • Oracle (1)
    • Goug
      • [Rafa, Malak, or Oracle] with 'Equip Crossbow' or 'Equip Gun' (1)
    • Lesalia
      • [Rafa, Malak, or Oracle] with 'Equip Sword' or 'Equip Spear' (1)
      • [Rafa, Malak, or Oracle] with 'Equip Shield' (2)
    • Castles
      • [Rafa, Malak, or Oracle] with 'Equip Crossbow', 'Equip Sword', or 'Equip Spear' (1)
      • [Rafa, Malak, or Oracle] with 'Equip Shield' (2)

Yoichi Bow

  • Weapon Power: 12
  • Weapon-Evasion: 0%

  • How to get it:
    • Move-Find Item at DELTA of Deep Dungeon
    • Steal/pick-up from Archers at VOYAGE of Deep Dungeon

  • Where/How to duplicate:
    • Gariland
      • Male Archer with 'Equip Sword' (1)
    • Goug, Lesalia, or Castles
      • Archer (1)
    • Trade Cities
      • Male Archer (2)
    • [Cannot be duped at Other Cities]

Zorlin Shape

  • Weapon Power: 12
  • Weapon-Evasion: 10%
  • Notes: 25% chance on hit to add 'Sleep'

  • How to get it:
    • Poach Plague
    • Catch from L95-L99 Enemy Ninjas

  • Where/How to duplicate:
    • Gariland, Goug, Lesalia, or Castles
      • Male Chemist (1)
    • Trade Cities
      • Beowulf (1)
      • Male Chemist with 'Equip Shield' (2)
    • [Cannot be duped at Other Cities]

Minimum Generic Jobs/Abilities to Dupe All Items

Having both of these two characters will allow you to dupe any of The 40 Items (None of the special characters are completely necessary to dupe)

  • Male
    • Bard
    • 'Equip Shield' [Knight]
    • 'Equip Sword' [Knight]
    • 'Equip Spear' [Lancer]
    • 'Equip Gun' [Mediator]
    • 'Equip Knife [Katana]' [Samurai]

  • Female
    • Dancer
    • Ninja
    • Priest/Wizard
    • 'Two Hands' [Samurai]
    • 'Equip Crossbow' [Archer] OR 'Equip Gun' [Mediator]
    • 'Equip Shield' [Knight] OR 'Equip Sword' [Knight] OR 'Equip Spear' [Lancer]

For your reference,

  • Bard requires L4 Mediator and L4 Summoner
    • Mediator requires L2 Oracle
      • Oracle requires L2 Priest
    • Summoner requires L2 Time Mage
      • Time Mage requires L2 Wizard
        • Priest&Wizard require L2 Chemist

  • Samurai requires L2 Lancer, L4 Monk, and L3 Knight
    • Lancer requires L3 Thief
      • Thief requires L2 Archer
      • Monk requires L2 Knight
        • Archer&Knight require L2 Squire/Base-Job

  • Dancer requires L4 Geomancer and L4 Lancer
    • Geomancer requires L3 Monk
      • Monk requires L2 Knight
    • Lancer requires L3 Thief
      • Thief requires L2 Archer
        • Archer&Knight require L2 Squire/Base-Job

  • Ninja requires L2 Geomancer, L4 Thief, and L3 Archer
    • Geomancer requires L3 Monk
      • Monk requires L2 Knight
      • Thief requires L2 Archer
        • Archer&Knight require L2 Squire/Base-Job

Duping For Money

You may find that sometimes you are short Gil for a certain piece of equipment that you want to purchase. This section will detail how best to acquire Gil by duping. This section doesn't assume you've gone out of your way to obtain any items that wouldn't be obtained on a normal playthrough [without excessive grinding]. Personally, I wouldn't consider duping too necessary until Chapter 3, but to each their own. The first two items of this section uses items won from story battles, so don't sell/lose them! You should also note that some of these setups may and/or will expire upon the next most profitable duping, so it may be time to start duping more profitable items :P

Chapter 1
  • After Gariland Magic City, Mythril Knife (250 Gil per dupe)
  • Gariland
    • Squire/Chemist (1)

  • After Dorter Trade City, Iron Sword (450 Gil per dupe)
  • Gariland or Castles
    • Squire (1)
  • Trade Cities
    • Squire (2)

  • After Lenalia Plateau, Mythril Sword (800 Gil per dupe)
  • Gariland
    • Squire (1)
  • Castles
    • Knight (1)
  • Trade Cities
    • Squire (2)
Chapter 2
  • After Dorter Trade City (again), Ice Bow (1,000 Gil per dupe)
  • Gariland
    • Archer with 'Equip Sword' (1)
  • Trade Cities
    • Archer (2)

  • After Zirekile Falls, Coral Sword (1,650 Gil per dupe)
  • Gariland
    • Squire (1)
  • Castles
    • Knight (1)
  • Trade Cities
    • Squire (2)

  • After visiting Lionel Castle, Ramia Harp (2,500 Gil per dupe)
  • Gariland
    • Bard with 'Equip Sword' (1)
  • Castles
    • Bard with 'Equip Shield' (2)
    • Bard with 'Equip Crossbow/Sword/Spear' (1)
  • Trade Cities
    • Bard (1)

  • After visiting Goug, Romanda Gun (2,500 Gil per dupe)
  • Goug
    • Chemist (1)
Chapter 3+

Now the money's going to come in! Duping from here on is really simple, as you can dupe at all locations, and all you need is a Female! If you've raised a Wildbow and gotten an FS Bag, that's the most money you can make per dupe. If you don't have an FS Bag, it's just as fine, the other bags still make good Gil.

  • C Bag (26,500 Gil per dupe)
  • P Bag (26,000 Gil per dupe)
  • H Bag (29,000 Gil per dupe)
  • FS Bag (30,000 Gil per dupe)
  • Gariland, Goug, Lesalia, Castles, Trade Cities, AND Other Cities!
    • Female Chemist (1)

Tips/Miscellany/Trivia

  • Dorter Trade City is the most convenient place to be for duping, as it has a fur shop and is at most two possible random encounters away from the other areas.

  • You can dupe with more than one person every time you go into the fitting room for up to 16 dupes per fitting room.

  • If you are trying to Catch Weapons from Ninjas, some tips are:
    • Placing status changes, e.g. Don't Move, Haste, Innocent, Silence, Quick
    • Bringing along a Mindflare and having Monster Skill, so you can lower any Enemy Ninjas whose levels are too high

  • Some people consider the perfect party to be:
RamzaRadAliciaLavian
BocoMustadioAgriasRafa
MalakBeowulfReisWorker 8
OrlanduMeliadoulCloudByblos

    • If you also intend to have this party/setup, you may want to do all of your poaching as early as the beginning of Chapter 3 and absolutely before getting your last 2 characters, Cloud and Byblos. Ribbons and (the first of) FS Bags can only be gotten through breeding, so whether you want 5, 16, 99, or '354' (99 on-hand and 255 in the Fur Shop) of them, you'll have to do it before finishing Cloud's sidequest and the Deep Dungeon.
      • The first Uribo you can get is at the first battle at Zigolis Swamp in Chapter 2. [This Uribo is only available at Zigolis Swamp at the FIRST battle there, in which Ramza and Mustadio mention their misfortune at having to fight monsters in a swamp.]
      • An interesting caveat to this is that Cloud's Person entry in the Brave Story doesn't appear until he has left your party in some way. One could argue that it would be correct to both get him and dismiss him.
        • The mentioned entry is as follows, if you don't want to dismiss him:
Cloud (Age: ?)
A young man summoned from a different dimension by a machine
called, the "Transmission Machine". This old generation
machine was found by Machinist Besrodio, in the underground
mine number 83 in the city of Goug. He may be affected by the
transmission, but he mumbles, "My head..." or "...phiros...".
Your circumstances makes [sic] him defect during battle.
  • All Move-Find panels have two drops, with one of them generally being better, the 'good drop', and the other, 'bad drop'. All of the items in this list that can be obtained through Move-Find are good drops. The chance of getting the good drop is (100-Brave)%. Thus, the lower the Item Finder's Brave is, the higher the chance you have of picking up the right item. You can manipulate this with Beowulf's Chicken (-50 Brave), Oracle's Foxbird (-30 Brave), Mediator's Threaten (-20 Brave), etc on your Item-Finder before [s]he moves to the buried treasure.
    • Be warned, though! Your character permanently loses 1 Brave for every 4 Brave less than [s]he started the battle with. After a battle, if a unit's permanent Brave is from 15 to 6, you will get a Warning after each battle about that unit's fear of battle. Subsequently, if a unit's permanent Brave is 5, [s]he will PERMANENTLY retreat from your party due to cowardice.
      • The above does not apply to Ramza, but you may not want for Ramza's Brave to be low, for reasons such as his attacking damage and the likelihood of his Reaction Ability triggering.

  • During the Nelveska Temple battle, you can use a Behemoth, Dragon, Hydra, Marlboro, or Worker-8 as a platform to help jump onto the pillars with Javelin II and Escutcheon II, but you can also Mount a Chocobo and then Dismount your character onto the pillar! [Both scenarios require the Item-Finder to have 4+ Jump]

  • Some tips to help steal against Elmdor are:
    • Martial Arts and Attack Up increases the chance of success. Thus, a Monk with Attack up is recommended. Martial Arts is better than Attack Up, if for whatever reason your desired setup forces your stealer to be a Primary Job other than Monk.
    • Better Zodiac compatibility with Elmdor also increases success rate of steals.
      • Best compatibility: Female Sagittarius
      • Good compatibility: Aquarius, Libra [Beowulf or Mustadio]
      • Neutral compatibility: Aries, Cancer, Capricorn, Gemini, Leo, Scorpio, and Taurus
      • Bad compatibility: Pisces, Virgo
      • Worst compatibility: Male Sagittarius
    • Stealing the Genji Shield first will lower his Evasion, making it easier for you to steal his other equipment [Masamune/Gauntlet/Armor/Helmet]
    • While your thief is stealing, it would probably be convenient for your other characters to be casting Slow [and/or Darkness], Speed/Magic/Power Breaking Elmdor, and also increasing your thief's speed, through abilities like Yell and Haste.

  • Occasionally during the list, I mention that some method or other is the only way to get an item, and/or I omit a method of obtaining the item. This is intentional, as I am excluding the last chain of battles leading up to the ending, as it is impossible to go to a shop and dupe after starting that chain.

  • If you're reading this, you're probably on the PSX GameFAQs page of FFT. I haven't confirmed whether or not duping works on the PSP version (FFT: The War of the Lions) but others have deduced that it has been removed/fixed.

  • The PSP remake of FFT (FFT: The War of the Lions) fully names all of the bags:
    • C Bag = Croakadile Bag
    • P Bag = Pantherskin Bag
    • H Bag = Hydrascale Bag
    • FS Bag = Fallingstar Bag

  • Other ~missables worth mentioning:
    • Vanish Mantle [Move-Find Item] at Germinas Peak
    • Ramza's Ultima Spell at 'At the Gate of Limberry Castle', 'Inside of Limberry Castle', and 'Chapel of St. Murond Temple'
    • Genji Helmet/Armor/Gauntlet from Elmdor
    • Cursed Ring & Secret Clothes [Move-Find Items] at TIGER of Deep Dungeon
    • Robe of Lords [Move-Find Item] at VOYAGE of Deep Dungeon
    • Grand Helmet & Maximillian [Move-Find Items] at HORROR of Deep Dungeon
    • Zodiac summon from Elidlibs

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

None yet, but a likely-to-be-popular one is..

  • Q: Can you dupe helmets/hats/ribbons, armor/clothes/robes, and/or accessories?
    • A: No. At least not through the methods I've listed. If anyone discovers anything, feel free to email me with a detailed explanation, but I have to imagine that it's very unlikely.

Version History

V1.0, 2/10/2012 (Palindrome!), First version, 46.5 KB

Credits/Tools/Thanks

  • notti's 'The Real McDupe' section from his 'Deep Dungeon Guide', the catalyst for this FAQ
  • aerostar's BMG, of course. Fantastic resource with tons of useful data. Helped me realize that 'Best Fit' is ordered by 'WP' and then 'Item Code' [NOT by other stats such as 'Evasion'/'Buying Price'/'Sellback Price']
  • SMaxson's 'Shop Guide' for an accurate/efficient breakdown of shops
  • Elmor the Elf's 'Relics FAQ'
  • shotgunnova's 'FAQ/Walkthrough'
  • Square for making this game so great that people are still playing and creating their own challenges and custom patches for enjoyment
  • My friend Tom Duong for letting me borrow his PS2

Contact Me

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  • See this FAQ up anywhere else besides GameFAQs

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I don't promise I'll update the FAQ for minor reasons right away, but everything will be included the next time I do update.

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Author's Final Notes

  • This is my first FAQ, so bear with me and any mistakes I may have made :)
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