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ULTIMATE EQUIPMENT FAQ

Final Fantasy XII

by bcs4981(bcs4981@yahoo.com)

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Last Updated: April 30, 2008 (Version 3.0)
Original Version:  April 16, 2007 (Version 1.0)

PLEASE READ THE INTRODUCTION FIRST BEFORE USING THIS GUIDE!

Introduction

I created this guide to compile a detailed and accurate description of how to
obtain the best equipment for Final Fantasy XII.  My hope is that this guide
will reduce the traffic on the message boards asking where a certain loot or
item can be found, as well as be an in-depth accompaniment for players
playing through the game either for the first time, or for a completionist
file.  A few notes before we get to the meat and potatoes:

1.  I have included MOST methods of obtaining loot/items.  Some methods I did
not see fit to list, especially rare drops or steals from one-time only
fights (bosses are the majority).  Please do not email me about this, I know
full well that I have excluded some methods.  My objective was to list the
most efficient ways to acquire loot and items.  This guide contains every
weapon, armor, ammunition, and accessory that cannot be purchased.
For the entirety of this guide, the most effective methods of obtaining
something are listed FIRST.

2.  A wonderful tool to use nowadays is YouTube.  There are many videos on
this site made by users from all over the world that will give you a visual
instruction on how to acquire a specific item.  I have tried to be as
specific and descriptive as possible with my writing, but some people just
learn better through video and pictures.  Type in the item or enemy you are
looking for in the search tab, and maybe a "ffxii" tab after it to get the
best results.  I have included many links to videos in this guide for some of
the equipment, and they are listed after the specifications and descriptions
of each item.

3.    There are MANY excellent walkthroughs and sub-walkthroughs available on
gamefaqs.com.  These include wonderful maps created by Sephirosuy, as well
as stellar walkthroughs by Split Infinity, Berserker, SOng, and again,
Sephirosuy.  This guide was not meant to be a walkthrough of any sorts,
although I have used walkthroughs for certain difficult-to-obtain items.  If
you are lost in the game, please consult one of these excellent walkthroughs.
I will NOT answer questions on the storyline or how to beat a specific mark.

4.  I will try to give credit to the proper contributors, but please be aware
I am basing this on where I obtained my information.  It is entirely possible
I give credit to someone who found out a method or location from some guy
named Joe in Zimbabwe.  I will do my best to find my original source for
information that I have used for this guide (and there is plenty).  If you
truly feel I have used information that you originally came up with, and your
claim is legitimate, please POLITELY send me an email notifying me of
this.  I will definitely consider a polite request for credit, assuming you
have proof it was your information originally.  Please be aware that I am
a 17 year veteran of these games, so I am very good at figuring things
out on my own.

5.  If you have what you think is a better method of obtaining something in
this guide, please feel free to email me about it.  But please use discretion
with your emails;  if your idea truly makes things much more efficient in
getting an item, then great.  But if it really doesn't change things all that
much, I probably won't make a change and then re-submit the guide.

6.  There are SPOILERS in this guide, but mainly boss and mark spoilers, as
well as location spoilers.  No storyline spoilers.

7.  I assume the user understands percentages/odds.  They are very prevalent
throughout this guide.  Also, the user must understand all game mechanics,
such as how to read the maps and the fact that some chests just don't appear
when you enter an area.  Also, zoning away from an area two screens to reset
enemies, and zoning away three screens to reset chests, which will be done
MANY times in your quest to acquire a lot of this stuff.

8.  Understand that Thief's Cuffs are a necessity when trying to steal loot.
It raises the probability of a successful steal, as well as raises the
probability of getting a rare item.  Get them as soon as possible, which is
from the vendor in the Mosphoran Highwaste/Bubbling Vale, which can be
accessed once you have completed the events at the Tomb Of Raithwall.

9.  The Diamond Armlet is also a necessity to acquire many of the items in
this guide.  The earliest it can be acquired is after you reach the Phon
Coast.  From Phon Coast, head north into the Tchita Uplands.  You need
to reach the Garden Of Life's Circle, which is in the southern part of the
Uplands.  There is a blue save crystal one screen north of this area.  Save
your game, then head south.  The chest has a 10% chance of spawning,
and then a 25% chance of containing the Diamond Armlet.  The chest is
located at the southernmost edge of the area, right near the center of the
southern edge.  If the chest is not there, soft reset and try again.  You can
also acquire the Diamond Armlet once you complete the events at Giruvegan
from the merchant in Dalmasca Estersand/South Bank Village for  20,000.

10.  Monographs, while expensive early in the game, are a MUST to get a lot
of the loot required.  Get all seven monographs as well as the Canopic Jar
as soon as possible.  This is probably the most important thing to remember.
Monograph drops are NOT affected by chain level, so when going for items
such as Hell-Gate's Flames, you do not have to kill only Cerberus or Tartarus
to get these (although if you want great drops, then by all means chain them)
You can obtain the seven monographs basically at the beginning of the
game, assuming you have the gil available (147,000 gil for all seven).  The
Canopic Jar can be acquired once you have completed the events at Henne
Mines, and have reached Mt. Bur-Omisace.  You must have already
completed the Gil Snapper and Orthros hunts, and now accept and complete
the Trickster hunt.  Then you can purchase the Canopic Jar for 250,000 gil.

11.  A soft reset is when you hit start, then square, then yes.  You will use
this method quite a few times farming for some items.

12.  A steal from a rare game monster is guaranteed, but it is tough, and
usually takes many tries.  It is a 3% chance normally, or a 6% chance with
Thief's Cuffs.  That is the success rate.  When stealing from rare game, I
suggest having three sets of Thief's Cuffs to equip to all active members,
then set a gambit for Foe:nearest>steal for all three members.  Remember
that trophy monsters cannot respawn once defeated.  When stealing from
entites, try to remember that a few of them will try to put you to sleep.
Try to have a Nishijin Belt or Ribbon equipped to at least one of your
active members when trying to steal from an Entite.  Remember that you
only need to zone once to reset an Entite to neutral status again, and
this will also reset items available to steal.

13.  There are many treasures in Cerobi Steppe listed in this guide,
and there is a way to reach this area (as well as a Gate Crystal in
Balfonheim) before even reaching Archades.  Once you reach Phon
Coast, rent a chocobo, and select "heading towards Tchita Uplands".
Head through Caima Hills, then Limatra Hills, and finally Lavas Pass
to reach Tchita Uplands.  Head all the way east until you reach
The Shaded Pass (it has a save crystal).  There will be a piling of
rocks in this area, and you can climb over them with your chocobo.
You will end up in Old Elanise Road in Cerobi Steppe.  You'll need
to head to the southeast eventually to Balfonheim, where you will
have access to the Gate Crystal to teleport.  Unfortunately, you will
not be able to head inside the rest of Balfonheim until after
completing the events at Draklor Laboratory.

14.  Understand that when chaining, not picking up loot dropped at
lower chain levels can drastically increase the rate your chain level
will increase.  The drawback to this is you miss out on drops, and
the chance of getting the item you are looking for.  But in return, you
increase the chances of getting said item, and also increase the
chance of getting multiple drops.  It is up to the user to determine
which they would think is more beneficial and effecient.

15.  When trying to run through more dangerous areas (getting the
Zodiac Spear in Nabudis and Henne Mines, etc.), be sure to have
the battle speed set to slowest, and also set your battle type to wait.
This will lessen the damage you receive in areas with stronger enemies.

16.  As tedious as this project was, I really enjoyed making it.  This is my
first FAQ, I figured I've been hanging around the boards for the last 6 or 7
years, and thought it was time I contributed something worthwhile.  I truly
hope people will use this guide to assist them in getting the full experience
out of Final Fantasy XII.  Enjoy!!

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TABLE OF CONTENTS (Type in code in parentheses using Ctrl+F for quick search)
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WEAPONS LIST
[WP1] Arcturus
[WP2] Artemis Bow
[WP3] Danjuro
[WP4] Dragon Whisker
[WP5] Durandal
[WP6] Eight-Fluted Pole
[WP7] Euclid's Sextant
[WP8] Excalibur
[WP9] Fomalhaut
[WP10] Gastrophetes
[WP11] Grand Mace
[WP12] Holy Rod
[WP13] Iga Blade
[WP14] Koga Blade
[WP15] Masamune
[WP16] Muramasa
[WP17] Orochi
[WP18] Ragnarok
[WP19] Rod Of Faith
[WP20] Sagittarius
[WP21] Scorpion Tail
[WP22] Staff Of The Magi
[WP23] Stoneblade
[WP24] Tournesol
[WP25] Ultima Blade
[WP26] Volcano
[WP27] Whale Whisker
[WP28] Wyrmhero Blade
[WP29] Yagyu Darkblade
[WP30] Zeus Mace
[WP31] Zodiac Spear

AMMUNITION LIST
[AM1] Artemis Arrows
[AM2] Assassin's Arrows
[AM3] Bamboo Arrows
[AM4] Fiery Arrows
[AM5] Icecloud Arrows
[AM6] Lightning Arrows
[AM7] Parallel Arrows
[AM8] Black Bolts
[AM9] Grand Bolts
[AM10] Lead Bolts
[AM11] Long Bolts
[AM12] Sapping Bolts
[AM13] Stone Bolts
[AM14] Time Bolts
[AM15] Aqua Shot
[AM16] Dark Shot
[AM17] Mud Shot
[AM18] Silent Shot
[AM19] Stone Shot
[AM20] Windslicer Shot
[AM21] Wyrmfire Shot
[AM22] Castellanos
[AM23] Chaos Bombs
[AM24] Oil Bombs
[AM25] Poison Bombs
[AM26] Stink Bombs
[AM27] Stun Bombs
[AM28] Water Bombs

ARMOR AND ACCESSORY LIST
[AR1] Brave Suit
[AR2] Circlet
[AR3] Dueling Mask
[AR4] Ensanguined Shield
[AR5] Genji Armour
[AR6] Genji Gloves
[AR7] Genji Helm
[AR8] Genji Shield
[AR9] Golden Skullcap
[AR10] Grand Armour
[AR11] Grand Helm
[AR12] Lordly Robes
[AR13] Magepower Shishak
[AR14] Maximillian
[AR15] Ribbon
[AR16] Shell Shield
[AR17] Venetian Shield
[AR18] Zodiac Escutcheon

[LIL] Loot And Item Locations By Area
[LTL] Loot List
[LEQ] Limited Equipment List
[DJO] Danjuro Experiment Appendix
[THX] Credits


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ARCTURUS [WP1]
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License Points: 80
Attack Power: 44
Evasion: +10
Gun (2H)
Cost: 19,800 (Late-Model Rifle)
Available: 1
Earliest Access: After the events on Leviathan

The Arcturus is the second strongest gun in the game.  The reason I’ve listed
this weapon is because the only way to acquire it is via the Bazaar.  Most
players get access to the Fomalhaut earlier than they acquire the loot
required for the Arcturus.

Bazaar: Yensa Fin x2, Wyvern Wing x2, Salamand Halcyon x1

Loot locations:

Yensa Fin:
		Mage's Monograph (21,000)

		Yensa, Bull Yensa (Ogir-Yensa Sandsea, Nam-Yensa
		Sandsea): Yensa Fins are a 20% mongraph drop from
		either the Yensa or Bull Yensa.  They are found on land
		areas, especially near bridges, and usually the player
		will have to be close to them in order for them to appear.
		Easiest area to find them is in the Nam-Yensa Sandsea,
		due to there being much more true land area, whereas
		the Ogir-Yensa Sandsea has many refinery only areas.
		Available after the events on Leviathan.

Wyvern Wing:

		Wyvern Lord (Nam-Yensa Sandsea/Simoon Bluff):  A 3/6%
		steal rate from this Rank II mark.  Steal from it, and if it doesn't
		yield a Wyvern Wing, then zone away 2 screens to reset
		the items to steal.  The earliest method to obtain Wyvern
		Wings.  Available after the events on Leviathan.

		Aeros (Ozmone Plains/The Shred):  A guaranteed steal
		from this rare game monster.  Will immediately spawn after
		defeating the rare game Bull Croc in the same area.  Bull
		Croc spawns at a 20% rate upon each entry into the area.
		Aeros is one of a few rare game enemies that can be
		immediately respawned by zoning away before the
		EXP/LP pops up on the screen.  So to get more Wyvern
		Wings quickly, defeat it near the zone line and repeat
		the process until you get what you need.
		Available after the events at the Tomb Of Raithwall.

		Aeronite (Lhusu Mines/Lasche Span):  Wyvern Wings are a 10%
		monograph drop.  There are 2 aeronites on this bridge (the
		same bridge where the rare game Bombshell spawns).  Be aware
		they are pretty tough to beat unless you are at high levels.
		This area can only be accessed after completing the Antlion
		Infestation hunt (Antlion, Bill #38, Rank #38).
		Aeronites can also be found in all 3 ascents of the Pharos at
		Ridorana.  Dragoon's Monograph (22,000) required.

Salamand Halcyon:

		Salamand Entite (Ogir-Yensa Sandsea/Central Junction, Primary
		Tank Complex):  A 3/6% steal rate, and a 3/6/8/12% drop rate.
		The weather here must be sunny for the Entite
		to appear.  Once found, equip Thief’s cuffs and proceed to
		steal from the entite.  If you don't get the halcyon, zone
		out one screen, and try again.  Be patient, the entite moves
		between these two zones frequently, so it may not be back
		where you found it originally, but as long as you do not
		defeat it, the entite will always be in one of these two
		zones.  It also can drop the halcyon after you defeat it, but
		I would suggest trying to steal from it instead.  This is the
		earliest method to receive a Salamand Halcyon.
		Available after the events on Leviathan.

July the Informant Sidequest:  Once you have completed the events at
Raithwall, head to Nalbina.  In the West Barbican, two soldiers are blocking
the entrance to the Mosphoran Highwaste.  Between the soldiers and the
chocobo stables waits July.  Talk to her, then go rent a chocobo from Gurdy.
Attempt to pass between the two soldiers, and eventually July will ask you to
meet up with her again when you reach Archades. Meet with her at Charlotte’s
Magickery, where she will reward you with a Salamand Halcyon.


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ARTEMIS BOW [WP2]
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License Points: 60
Attack Power: 87
Bow (2H)
Cost: 15,800 (Bow Of The Moon Goddess)
Available: 1
Earliest Access: After the events at Henne Mines

The Artemis Bow is the second strongest bow in the game.  Again, I’ve listed
it due to the fact you can only acquire it via the Bazaar.  The loots
required to create this weapon most likely will require the player to be at a
high enough level to navigate the Feywood without too much trouble.

Bazaar:  Great Serpent Fang x2, Moondust x2, Sylphi Halcyon x1

Loot locations:

Great Serpent's Fang:

		Hunter's Monograph (18,000)

		Python (Mosphoran Highwaste/Trail Of Sky Flung Stone): There
		are multiple areas of the Mosphoran Highwaste to find
		Pythons, but this area seems the easiest.  From the teleport
		crystal at Bubbling Vale, after saving, head north into Trail
		of Sky Flung Stone.  Be aware there is a trap just after you
		enter this area.  There will be 2 or 3 pythons that spawn in
		this area, with a 10% monograph drop.  If you don't get any,
		soft reset and try again.  Available after the events at
		Tomb Of Raithwall.

		Midgarsormr (Golmore Jungle/Paths Of Chained Light):
		A guaranteed steal from this rare game monster.
		A 20% spawn rate upon entry, and can be found in four
		different areas, usually the western and northern areas.
		You must be near it for it to appear.
		Available after the events at Tomb Of Raithwall.

Moondust:
		Hunter's Monograph (18,000)

		Mu (The Feywood/Walk of Flitting Rifts, Walk of Dancing
		Shadows):  A 6% monograph drop from these little rabbits,
		but be careful, they inflict the Confuse status, so equip
		Bowline Sash's or Ribbons to be safe.  This is the earliest
		method to acquire Moondust.  Available after the events
		at Henne Mines.

		Fury (Necrohol Of Nabudis/Cloister Of Reason):  A 10/30%
		steal rate from this enemy.  You can only acquire one
		Moondust using this method.  Available once you reach
		Archades.


Sylphi Halcyon:

		Sylphi Entite (Ozmone Plain/Haulo Green, Field of Light
		Winds): The weather must be cloudy (no rain) for this Entite
		to appear.  3/6% chance to steal, along with a 3% drop rate.
		I suggest trying to steal, zoning one screen away and then
		returning if you are not successful.  Available after the
		events at Henne Mines.


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DANJURO [WP3]
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License Points: 110
Attack Power: 80
Evade: +5
Dagger (1H)
Combo Rate: 10%
Available: Infinite
Earliest Access: During the events at Giruvegan

The Danjuro is the strongest dagger in the game.  It is also one of, if not
THE, most difficult and time consuming item to get in FFXII.  The only way to
get it is via rare drop from the rare monster Larva Eater.  I have included
two methods for acquiring this weapon, but please keep in mind that if you
are an impatient person, you should probably think twice before attempting to
acquire the Danjuro.  It has a 3/6/8/12% drop rate.  Please consult the
following map to guide you:
http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/file/459841/43190

Special thanks to Emeritus27, LordMagus, Craftsmoogle, Vince 1127,
flank1337, and FF12GrandMaster for working along with me on the zoning
method, running countless different experiments to find THE reliable
method for zoning, thereby basically rendering many other bothersome
methods moot.  Many others contributed to the experiment, and those who
made worthwhile contributions will be credited in the Danjuro appendix at
the end of this document.

YouTube Video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mvzCUoSEnM

Rare Drop: Larva Eater (Great Crystal/Crystal Grande)

ZONING METHOD:  Please note that you can begin chaining Larva Eater
with this method at the highest chain level, resulting in a 12% chance of
a Danjuro drop starting with the first Larva Eater kill.  Although keep in
mind that you will be limited to only one Danjuro drop, until a high enough
amount of Larva Eaters have been defeated to ensure multiple drops
of the Danjuro.  Please check the Game Mechanics FAQ by maltzsan:
http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/file/459841/45900 for a better
understanding of how chain levels and drop rates are figured.
For this method, you will need to be at a level that will enable you to
defeat Necrophobes rather easily.  If you are chaining Gargoyle Barons
before beginning this method (Please see the beginning of the Bomb
Method writeup for more details), you will need to kill ALL Necrophobes with
Poison, as it does not break your chain.  Also having Ribbons to counter
their doom attack would be helpful if you are poisoning.  The three areas
that we will use for this method are the Waystone XIV, Leo Gate switch
area, and the Leo Gate I area.

Starting from Waystone XIV, head into the Leo Gate switch area.  If you
did not begin with a maximum chain level by defeating Gargoyle Barons,
then I suggest defeating every Necrophobe possible (make sure the
area is totally clear;  walk the area several times around, checking all
corners, etc.).  This is not necessary, but it makes the process of
two-zoning a little less hectic.  What IS imperative, however,
is to make sure at LEAST FIVE Necrophobes divide.  This has been
determined to be a safe number to trigger the glitch.  It is assumed, and
backed up by multiple experiments by myself along with members of
the Gamefaqs community (who are detailed at the end of the FAQ), that
the Necrophobe division triggers a glitch in the game, making it think
that enemies are continuing to be defeated upon zoning, when in fact they
are not.  Once the Leo Gate Switch area is clear, head directly back to
Waystone XIV.  Do NOT enter the Leo Gate I area at all during this process.
Check for Larva Eater at Waystone XIV, along with some reapers probably.
If it has not spawned, then commence one-zoning repeatedly between
Leo Gate Switch and Waystone XIV.  Eventually a Larva Eater will spawn,
so kill it while avoiding the reapers (set attack gambits to Foe:ice weak to
focus only on LE).  You can try to lure the Larva Eater up the ramp without
the reapers detecting you, which would make the fight much easier.  Just try
to keep Larva Eater from the edge of the ramps and platform, for it is widely
believed that it will not drop anything if this happens (almost as if the loot
that it WOULD drop has disappeared off the edge.)  Try using a gun attack on
Larva Eater from a distance, which will draw its attention to you.  This will
not
always work, but it may on several occasions, which will make the fight
much easier.

Once defeated, that is the beginning of your chain, unless you maxed the
chain level with Gargoyle Barons before entering the Great Crystal.
Zone back two screens to the Leo Gate I area, but DO NOT kill any
Necrophobes.  Once you have two zoned, head right back to Waystone XIV
and check if another Larva Eater has appeared.  If it has, defeat it, then
repeat the two zoning process.  But if it has not, zone back to the Leo Switch
area only.  You will basically zone between Waystone XIV and the Leo Switch
area for about 10 to 15 minutes.  Sometimes it takes less time,
sometimes a little more than this, I will leave it up to you to check for
yourself.  I also suggest using a rubber band or some sort of cord to tie the
left analog stick in the downward position, so you do not have to hold it
yourself for 15 or 20 minutes each time.  Once you feel you have zoned
enough, check the Waystone XIV area for Larva Eater, and when it does appear,
defeat it to increase your chain.  Then two zone back to Leo Gate I area, and
repeat the process.

This method has, in repeated testing by myself, as well as other Gamefaqs
users (which all can be found in the Danjuro appendix at the end of this
document), never failed to work.  At times it takes longer to spawn the first
Larva Eater, but seems to always appear no longer than approximately
40 minutes after starting to one-zone between Leo Gate Switch I and
Waystone XIV.  Subsequent spawns of LE take 10 to 15 minutes at the
longest, usually.


BOMB METHOD:  First, a list of equipment that will be helpful during this
process.  It is recommended that you have 3 of each of these items equipped
for your active characters: Main Gauche, high evasion shields such as the
Zodiac Escutcheon or Demon Shield, Bubble Belt, and Adamant Hat (halves
fire damage).  You can also use Flame Shields and Adamant Vests to half fire
damage, but I prefer to use Maximillian armor for its high defense, and the
high evasion shields to have a better chance to block Mom Bomb's Lunge
attack.  You can purchase Main Gauche in Rabanastre and Jahara,
Demon Shield in Necrohol Of Nabudis, Bubble Belt in Rabanastre in the
Muthruu Bazaar, and the Adamant Hat in Mosphoran Highwaste and Phon Coast.

On your way through Giruvegan, you will encounter Gargoyle Barons.  You will
want to establish a level 3 chain (large gold coins) of these enemies on your
way to the Great Crystal.  Once you have established the chain, take the
waystone into the Great Crystal.  Make your way to Way Stone XX, all the while
keeping your chain intact (Be careful once reaching the waystone, there are
sometimes Reapers here, which if defeated, will break your chain).  Once you
reach the waystone, set up your gambits as follows: Ally:any>arise,
Ally:HP<50%>Curaga, Ally:self>Protect, Ally:self>Shell.  Make sure to have
only these gambits active, all attack gambits must be off, or you risk losing
your chain.  There are three areas east of Waystone XX based on the map:
Dhebon Jilaam Prati'dii, Sthaana Sagittarius, and Dhebon Jilaam Praa'dii.
In these three areas are monsters called Mom Bomb, and are the 256 total
enemies you are going to "defeat" in order to spawn Larva Eater.  Mom
Bombs eventually self-destruct which, while not yielding experience, LP, or
loot, do add to the required amount of monsters defeated.  And it does
NOT break your chain of Gargoyle Barons.  There are five Mom Bombs in
each of these three areas, so you will start from Waystone XX, and basically
run a loop between the four areas (clockwise or counterclockwise, it doesn't
matter).  Make sure that when you enter the waystone area, you are fleeing
through the area, just in case there are reapers present.

Basically all you have to do in each area with Mom Bombs is run to the center
of the area.  The Main Gauche/shield combination will turn away most of the
lunge attacks, and the Adamant Hat will help deflect some of the fire damage
(they tend to lunge more than anything else).  What you are waiting for is for
one or more of the bombs to use Chain Reaction, which is a precursor to
Self-Destruct.  When you see Chain Reaction being used, try to make your way
to the edges of the area while the bombs explode, which will save you from
massive damage.  Note that most of the time all five Mom Bombs will explode,
but sometimes there may be one or two left over.  Don't waste time trying to
make the leftovers try to explode, just move on to the next area.  I am also
assuming that you have all of your augments filled on your license board,
which will make magic use for healing and buffs a non-factor.

Once you have vanquished 256 or more Mom Bombs, Larva Eater will spawn
at Waystone XX.  Equip your strongest weapons, and turn on a Foe:weak-ice
>Attack gambit (in case there are reapers present), and if you can attract the
Larva Eater's attention without the reapers spotting you, you can lure it up
one of
the ramps and fight it solo.  Once defeated, the Larva Eater may drop a large
gold coin, which has a 12% chance of containing at least one Danjuro.  If it
does not drop, continue the Mom Bomb "chaining", which will eventually
spawn another Larva Eater at Waystone XX once at least 30 bombs are
defeated, but it could require defeating up to 256 more.  It takes
approximately an hour and a half from when you start chaining Gargoyle
Barons up until your first spawn of Larva Eater.  Although keep in
mind that you will be limited to only one Danjuro drop, until a high enough
amount of Larva Eaters have been defeated to ensure multiple drops
of the Danjuro.  Please check the Game Mechanics FAQ by maltzsan:
http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/file/459841/45900 for a better
understanding of how chain levels and drop rates are figured.


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DRAGON WHISKER [WP4]
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License Points: 60
Attack Power: 91
Evade: +8
Spear (2H)
Combo Rate: 4%
Available: Infinite
Earliest Access:  Once you reach Phon Coast

Random Chest:

Cerobi Steppe:

		North Liavell Hills:  A 50% chance for this chest to spawn, and
		then a 5% chance for it to contain a Dragon Whisker with a
		Diamond Armlet equipped.  Repeatable chest.  This chest
		is located in the northwestern part of the area.  This is the
		earliest method to obtain a Dragon Whisker.  Available
		once you reach Phon Coast.  2.5% overall chance.

Pharos At Ridorana:

		Spire Ravel-1st Flight:  A 55% chance for this chest to spawn,
		and then a guaranteed Dragon Whisker with a Diamond Armlet
		equipped.  If you do not have a Diamond Armlet equipped, then
		it will be a 50% chance for the Dragon Whisker, and a 50%
		chance to be a Rubber Suit.  One time only chest.  This chest
		is behind the fool's facade, just be sure to avoid the traps.

		Spire Ravel-1st Flight:  A 55% chance for this chest to spawn,
		and then a 50% chance for it to contain a Dragon Whisker
		without a Diamond Armlet equipped.  If you have a Diamond
		Armlet equipped, it is a guaranteed Rubber Suit.  One time only
		chest.  This chest is on top of a trap just left of the green
		sigil.  A 27.5% overall chance.

Pharos Subterra:

		Penumbra-South:  A 40% chance for this chest to spawn, and then
		a guaranteed Dragon Whisker without a Diamond Armlet equipped.
		One time only chest.
		Please consult the following map to guide you:
		http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/file/459841/45695


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DURANDAL [WP5]
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License Points: 80
Attack Power: 99
Evade: +5
Sword (1H)
Combo Rate: 5%
Cost: 21,600 (Well-Forged Blade)
Available: 1
Earliest Access: After the events at Giruvegan

The Durandal is the strongest one-handed sword in the game.  Obviously the
nicest thing about one handed swords is the combination of their power, and
when coupled with a shield, high evasion stats.  Please keep in mind that later
in the game when you are fighting the strongest mobs, these enemies usually
ignore the evade stat.

Bazaar:  Lifewick x3, Emperor Scale x2, Leshach Halcyon x1

Loot Locations:

Lifewick:
		Warmage's Monograph (20,000)

		Necrofiend (Pharos Subterra B1,B2,B3), (Henne Mines/
		Special Charter Shaft) (Pharos-2nd Ascent/Station Of
		Ascension) (Pharos-3rd Ascent/Spire Ravel-First Flight):
		An 18% monograph drop, as well as a rare
		steal (3/6%). I would suggest just defeating them for
		the higher percentage, as they can be quite a challenge
		to steal from, especially since they come in groups.

		Evil Spirit (Great Crystal):  Found in 8 different locations
		throughout the Great Crystal.  A 5% chance to replace
		any Forbidden enemy in the area.  A guaranteed steal
		from this rare game enemy.

Emperor Scale:
		Dragoon's Monograph (22,000)

		Archaeoaevis (Zertinan Caverns/Balamka Fault): This
		enemy only appears in the southern portion of Balamka
		Fault.  It has a 14% monograph drop, as well as a 5% poach
		rate.  This is the earliest point you can acquire an Emperor
		Scale.  Available after the events at Tomb Of Raithwall.

		Elder Wyrm (Golmore Jungle/Dell Of The Dreamer):  A
		one-time 3/6% steal chance from this boss.  Available after
		the events at Henne Mines.

		Deathgaze (Leisure Craft Flight):  A 3/6% steal rate from this
		Rank VII Elite mark.  Available after the events at
		Giruvegan.

Leshach Halcyon:

		Leshach Entite (Paramina Rift/Head Of The Silverflow,
		Icebound Flow):  There must be blizzard conditions
		for this entite to appear.  Once found, equip Thief's cuffs and
		proceed to steal from the entite.  A 3/6% chance to steal, and
		a 3% drop.  If you do not steal the Halcyon from the entite,
		then zone away one screen and come back.  It will return to
		neutral status, and you can then attempt to steal the
		Halcyon again.  Available after the events at Henne Mines.


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EIGHT-FLUTED POLE [WP6]
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License Points: 45
Attack Power: 88
Evade: +25
Pole (2H)
Combo Rate: 12%
Available: Infinite
Earliest Access: After the events at Giruvegan

The Eight-Fluted Pole is the third strongest pole in the game. The reason I’ve
listed it in this guide is that there are only two ways to acquire this weapon,
with both being steals from rare monsters.  When stealing from rare monsters,
it is very helpful to have 3 sets of Thief's Cuffs, and set gambits to Foe:
nearest >steal.

Steal:

		Abelisk (Ridorana Cataract/Echoes from Time's Garden):
		Trophy rare game that spawns at a 30% rate when
		you enter this area.  Can hit pretty hard, so make sure if you
		spot it, you buff your characters and clear out other enemies
		to make your steal attempt and the fight much easier.
		Best to set gambits for all characters to steal with Thief's
		Cuffs if possible.  This is the earliest point you can acquire
		the Eight-Fluted Pole.  Available after the events at
		Giruvegan.


		Vagrant Soul (Pharos at Ridorana/Subterra-Abyssal-North):
		You must first complete the Shadowseer hunt in order to
		make this rare entite appear.  It is found in the easternmost
		room at a 25% spawn rate.  Can be a tough fight, so make
		sure to buff your characters to the max.  Available after the
		events at Pharos.


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EUCLID'S SEXTANT [WP7]
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License Points: 50
Attack Power: 35
Added Effect: Bubble On Hit
Evade: +25
Measure (1H)
Available:  Infinite
Earliest Access:  Once you reach Phon Coast

Reward:

		Reward for completing A Wild Stench (Wild Malboro, Bill
		#29, Rank VI)  Available after the events at Giruvegan.

Random Chest:

Cerobi Steppe:

		The Terraced Bank:  A 50% chance for this chest to spawn,
		and then a 5% chance to contain Euclid's Sextant with a
		Diamond Armlet equipped.  Repeatable chest.  This chest
		is located in the north-central part of the area, almost
		equal distance from the east and west edges.  It is about
		a quarter of the map south of the northern edge.  This is
		the earliest point you can acquire Euclid's Sextant.
		Available once you reach Phon Coast.  A 2.5% overall
		chance.


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EXCALIBUR [WP8]
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License Points: 160
Attack Power: 128
Added Effect: Holy Element
Evade: +10
Sword (2H)
Combo Rate: 7%
Available: 1
Earliest Access: After the events at Giruvegan

The Excalibur is the third strongest greatsword in the game, but its advantage
(or downfall, depending on the area you are in) is the Holy element added to
it.  Great weapon for areas full of undead, such as Necrophobes in the Great
Crystal and the Henne Mines secret area.  Not so great when you decide to
use it against Ultima or Yiazmat.  Only way to acquire it is via a random chest
in the Great Crystal, and only once you’ve cleared the events at Giruvegan
in the storyline.  You will then have access to the upper reaches of the
Crystal, which is the home of  Excalibur.

Random Chest:

		Great Crystal (Srhru Jilaam Pratii'vaa):  The only gate
		required to be opened to access Excalibur is Sagittarius
		Gate II.  When the player reaches this area, there will always
		be a chest present, with a chance at a Sage's Ring without
		the Diamond Armlet, and a Renewing Morion with the DA.
		After opening the first chest, there is a 20% chance that there
		will be a second chest right underneath the first one, and will
		contain the Excalibur.  If the second chest spawns, it is
		guaranteed to be the Excalibur with or without the Diamond
		Armlet.  This is a one-time only chest.  If the second chest
		does not spawn, zone away three areas, then return and
		try again.  Please consult the following map to guide you:
		http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/file/459841/43190


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FOMALHAUT [WP9]
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License Points: 150
Attack Power: 50
Evade: +10
Gun (2H)
Available: Infinite
Earliest Access: Once reaching Mt. Bur Omisace

The Fomalhaut is the strongest gun in the game.  A great weapon for players
near the mid-point of the game, it is usually the first of the “ultimate”
weapons the player can acquire.  Remember that guns are ranged weapons
and ignore defense, but are very slow, and have a set damage limit, no matter
what the level of the character using it.  Regardless, when paired with great
ammo, the Fomalhaut can be a weapon that is used constantly until
you begin to acquire the stronger greatswords in the game.  Multiple ways of
obtaining this one as well, all via random chests:

Random Chest:

Lhusu Mines:

		Site 9:  After completing the Antlion Infestation hunt
		(Antlion, Bill #38, Rank V Elite), just beyond where the
		creature fell can be a chest which spawns at a 60% rate.
		There is a 50% chance it contains the Fomalhaut, and a
		50% chance for a Knot Of Rust without the Diamond Armlet.
		If you wear a Diamond Armlet, you'll get either an Elixir or
		a Knot of Rust.  If it is not there, save at the nearby crystal,
		and then run back to check again.  Repeatable chest.
		Once you've saved at the crystal, buff your characters
		and run to the chest.  If it is not there, just soft reset and
		try again.  This is the earliest point you can acquire
		Fomalhaut.  You can obtain it without defeating Antlion,
		however it is strongly suggested you finish the hunt to
		make things easier.  Available once you reach Mt.
		Bur-Omisace.  A 30% overall chance.

Cerobi Steppe:

		The Northsward:  This chest spawns at a 50% rate near the
		western-middle area of the Northsward.  With a Diamond
		Armlet equipped, there is a 5% chance for it to be a Fomalhaut.
		Repeatable chest.  This chest is located near the center of
		the western edge.  It's a little bit more north than south.
		Available once you reach Phon Coast.  A 2.5% overall chance.

		Crossfield:  This chest spawns at a 50% rate, and with the
		Diamond Armlet equipped, a 4% chance for it to be a
		Fomalhaut.  Repeatable chest.  This chest is located past
		the rock you first see when you enter from the save crystal.
		Go around this first large rock, and there will be a tree and
		a shield wyrm right near it.  Available once you reach
		Phon Coast.  A 2% overall chance.

Henne Mines:

		Special Charter Shaft:  This chest spawns at a 40% rate, and
		with the Diamond Armlet equipped, an 80% chance for it to
		be a Fomalhaut, and a 20% chance for it to be 10000 gil.
		One-time only chest.  A 32% overall chance.
		Please consult the following map to guide you:
		http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/file/459841/44213
		Available after the events at Giruvegan.

The Pharos:

		Subterra/Umbra-South:  This chest spawns at a 55% rate,
		and without the Diamond Armlet equipped, a 20% chance
		of it containing a Fomalhaut.  Repeatable chest.
		Please consult the following map to guide you:
		http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/file/459841/45695
		Available after the events at Pharos.  An 11% overall
		chance.


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GASTROPHETES [WP10]
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License Points: 75
Attack Power: 76
Evade: +5
Crossbow (2H)
Cost: 18,900
Available: Infinite
Earliest Access: After the events at Draklor Laboratory

The Gastrophetes is the strongest crossbow in the game.

YouTube Video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AptF4sAQZp0

Steal:

		Pallicant (Ridorana Cataract/City Of Other Days):  You
		must clear this area of all enemies, then exit and
		re-enter to make this rare game moster appear.  Equip
		Thief's Cuffs to everyone if possible, and set up steal
		gambits to make things easier.  Please note that Pallicant
		is a teleporting monster, so you could lure it to the zone
		line, steal from it, then defeat it.  Before the EXP/LP
		appears, zone away quickly.  When you return, Pallicant
		will have spawned again, enabling you to steal another
		Gastrophetes.  Available after the events at Giruvegan.

Shop:

		Available for purchase from the shifty eyed merchant after
		giving 25 rare game trophies to Atak (18,900)  This is the
		earliest you can acquire Gastrophetes.  Available after
		the events at Draklor Laboratory.


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GRAND MACE [WP11]
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License Points:  50
Attack Power:  72
Evade:  +4
Mace (1H)
Combo Rate: 4%
Available:  1
Earliest Access:  After the events at Pharos

The Grand Mace is the strongest mace in the game.

Reward:

		Reward for completing Who's The Strongest (Pylraster, Bill
		#32, Rank VII).


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HOLY ROD [WP12]
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License Points:  35
Attack Power:  53
Magick Power:  +2
Added Effect:  Holy Element, Holy Power Up/MP +30
Evade:  +6
Rod (2H)
Available:  Infinite
Earliest Access:  After reaching Phon Coast

The Holy Rod is the strongest rod in the game.

Random Chest:

Cerobi Steppe:

		Feddik River:  A 50% chance for this chest to spawn, and then
		a 5% chance of containing a Holy Rod with a Diamond
		Armlet equipped.  Repeatable chest.  This chest is located
		in the northern-most area, in the middle of the eastern edge.
		This is the earliest you can acquire the Holy Rod.  Available
		after reaching Phon Coast.  A 2.5% overall chance.

Pharos At Ridorana:

		Wellspring Ravel-2nd Flight:  A 91% chance for this chest
		to spawn, and then a guaranteed Holy Rod with or without
		a Diamond Armlet equipped.  One time only chest.
		Available after the events at Giruvegan.

Pharos Subterra:

		Penumbra North:  A 30% chance for this chest to spawn, and
		then a guaranteed Holy Rod without a Diamond Armlet
		equipped.  One time only chest.
		Please consult the following map to guide you:
		http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/file/459841/45695
		Available after the events at Pharos.


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IGA BLADE [WP13]
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License Points: 45
Attack Power: 67
Added Effect: Dark Element
Evade: +20
Ninja Sword (2H)
Combo Rate: 19%
Available: Infinite
Earliest Access: After the events at Raithwall

The Iga Blade is the third strongest Ninja Sword in the game.  Listed here due
to its scarcity.  Almost completely equal to the Koga Blade, except the Iga
Blade has a combo rate one point higher.

Random Chest:

Sochen Cave Palace:

		Mirror Of The Soul:  A 100% spawn rate once you reach this
		area, and then a 50% chance to contain an Iga Blade without
		a Diamond Armlet equipped.  One time only chest.
		Available after reaching Phon Coast.

Garamsythe Waterway:

		No. 10 Channel: The water must be drained in this area for
		this chest to appear.  A 50% spawn rate, and then a 90%
		for the chest to contain an Iga Blade with a Diamond Armlet
		equipped.  It otherwise will contain a Megalixer.  One time
		only.  Available after reaching the Phon Coast.  A 45%
		overall chance.

Drop:

		Bogey (Zertinan Caverns/Drybeam Cavern, Darkened Wharf):
		A 1/2/3/5% drop.  The easiest way is to enter Zertinan
		Caverns at the Nam-Yensa Sandsea entrance.  There will be
		two Bogeys in the southernmost part of Darkened Wharf.
		From there, head east into Drybeam Cavern and then into
		The Balamka Fault.  Then turn around and head back into
		the Darkened Wharf to continue with your chain of Bogeys
		to hopefully obtain the Iga Blade.  This is the earliest point
		you can acquire the Iga Blade.  Available after the events
		at Tomb Of Raithwall.

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KOGA BLADE [WP14]
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License Points: 45
Attack Power: 67
Added Effect: Dark Element
Evade: +20
Ninja Sword (2H)
Combo Rate: 18%
Available: Infinite
Earliest Access: After reaching Phon Coast

The Koga Blade is the third strongest Ninja Sword in the game.  Listed here due
to its scarcity.  Almost completely equal to the Iga Blade, except the Koga
Blade has a combo rate one point less.

Random Chest:

Sochen Cave Palace:

		Mirror Of The Soul:  A 100% spawn rate once you reach this
		area, and then a 50% chance to contain a Koga Blade without
		a Diamond Armlet equipped.  One time only chest.
		Available after reaching the Phon Coast.

Reward:

		Reward for completing the Dalmasca Estersand/South Bank
		Village portion of the Cockatrice Quest.  Available after
		the events at Draklor Laboratory.

Drop:

		Ash Wyrm (Mosphoran Highwaste/Empyrean Seat) (Great
		Crystal):  A 3/6/8/12% drop from Ash Wyrm.  A lower level
		Ash Wyrm can be found in Mosphoran only after Exodus is
		defeated, which can be done once you reach Phon Coast.
		There are also multiple Ash Wyrms found throughout the
		upper portions of the Great Crystal.  You can also get Moon
		Rings from Ash Wyrms as a monograph drop for use in the
		creation of the Sagittarius [WP20].


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MASAMUNE [WP15]
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License Points: 155
Attack Power: 93
Evade: +5
Katana (2H)
Combo Rate: 40%
Cost: 350,000 (Master-Crafted Blade)
Available: 2
Earliest Access: After the events at Draklor

The Masamune is the strongest Katana in the game.  It also can be the most
devastating weapon in the game, provided you have the Genji Gloves and
the correct buffs.  Two ways to get it, one via the Bazaar, the other by
completing the Battle On The Big Bridge hunt.  NOTE: You can combine the
recipe for the Masamune and the Tournesol, which both require Gemsteel.
It requires selling the 3 Orichalcum and 2 Mallet, and also 3 Empyreal Soul,
3 Serpentarius, and 3 Gemsteel all at one time(if done separately, you would
need a total of 5 Gemsteel to acquire both weapons from the Bazaar).  This
is assuming you do not get the Gemsteel from Montblanc.  Please see the
end of the section on the Tournesol [WP24] for more information.

YouTube Video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgtjjwHxteg

Clan Hall Reward:

		Award from Montblanc after completing the Battle On The
		Big Bridge hunt (Gilgamesh, Bill #40, Rank VII Elite)
		Available after the events at Draklor.  This is the earliest
		point you can acquire the Masamune.


Bazaar:  Gemsteel x2, Orichalcum x3, Mallet x2

Loot Locations:

Gemsteel:

		Award from Montblanc after acquiring 8 Espers.
		Available after reaching Archades.

		90% Monograph drop from Lvl. 99 Red Chocobo (see
		Ribbon [AR15] for spawn information)  Hunter's
		Monograph (18,000) required.
		Available after the events at Giruvegan.

		Bazaar:  Sell Scarletite x1, Damascus Steel x2,
		Hell-Gate's Flame x2, then purchase for 29,997.
		Available after the events at Henne Mines.
		This is the earliest point you can acquire Gemsteel.


(1)Scarletite

		Steal from the first rare game trophy monster Aspidochelon
		(Cerobi Steppe/Feddik River):  Relatively easy way of
		acquiring Scarletite.  This monster has a 40% chance of
		spawning when entering the area.  If it is there, steal from
		it, do NOT defeat it.  Zone away two screens, then come back
		and zone until it appears again.  Use Thief's Cuffs if possible
		on all three members.  Repeat as necessary.
		Available after the events at Draklor Laboratory.

		Emeralditan (Nabreus Deadlands/Echoes Of The Past,
		The Slumbermead):  A 6% monograph drop, as well as a
		5% poach.  There is a teleport crystal one screen north of
		the Slumbermead.  Hunter's Monograph (18,000) required.
		This is the earliest point you can acquire Scarletite.
		Available after the events at Tomb Of Raithwall.

		Reward for perfect score in the Den of the River Lord fishing
		area.  50% chance of receiving it each time.
		Available after the events at Draklor, and finishing
		the Gilgamesh hunt.

		Pandaemonium (Pharos-First Ascent/Dunes Of Profaining
		Wind):  A 3/6% steal rate from this boss.  You cannot steal
		scarletite from the incarnation in the Shadowseer hunt.
		Available after the events at Giruvegan.



(2)Damascus Steel:

		Steal from the trophy monster Bluesang (Cerobi Steppe/
		Crossfield).  Possibly the easiest way to get Damascus
		Steel if you are trying to get Masamune or Tournesol early.
		There is a blue save crystal one screen south of this area
		(which can be accessed via the Strahl).  Save at the crystal,
		then head to the next area.  Bluesang spawns at a 40% rate
		in between two pillars in the western section of this area
		(watch out for traps).  If successful, save at the crystal,
		then make sure to zone two screens away or soft reset.
		Available after the events at Draklor Laboratory.

		Bune (Pharos At Ridorana/Second Ascent) (Pharos At
		Ridorana/Subterra-B1F):  A 6% monograph drop
		as well as a 5% poach.  Knight's Monograph (19,000)
		required.  Available after the events at Giruvegan.

		Anchag (Paramina Rift/Karydine Glacier):  A guaranteed steal
		from this rare game monster.  Once you enter the area, you must
		defeat ALL foes (including neutral), and Anchag will spawn
		usually near the center of the area.  This is the earliest point
		you can acquire Damascus Steel.  Available after the events
		at Henne Mines.

(3)Hell-Gate's Flame:

		Hunter's Monograph (18,000)

		Cerberus (The Feywood/Walk Of Stolen Truths): 40% chance
		to replace each Tartarus.  A 5% monograph drop, as well as a
		5% poach, but don't poach them.  These can be a pain, so be
		patient.  This is the earliest point you can acquire Hell-Gate's
		Flame.  Available after the events at Henne Mines.


Orichalcum:
		Scholar's Monograph (22,000)

		Deidar (The Pharos At Ridorana/First Ascent-Wellspring
		Ravel):  A 13% monograph drop.

		Vishno (The Pharos At Ridorana/First Ascent-Wellspring
		Ravel-4th flight):  A guaranteed steal from this rare game
		monster.


Mallet:

		Reward from Montblanc for defeating King Bomb (Salikawood/
		Grand Bower)  Available after the events at Tomb Of
		Raithwall.

		Purobolos (The Pharos At Ridorana/Third Ascent): A 5%
		monograph drop.  Mage's Monograph (21,000) required.
		Available after the events at Giruvegan.

		Bombshell (Lhusu Mines/Lasche Span): Steal from this rare
		monster, which also happens to drop the Yagyu Darkblade
		(WP29).  A 3/6% guaranteed steal.  This is the earliest you
		can farm for Mallet.  Available after reaching Phon Coast.



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MURAMASA [WP16]
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License Points: 50
Attack Power: 84
Evade: +5
Katana (2H)
Combo Rate: 13%
Available: Infinite
Earliest Access: After the events at Henne Mines

The Muramasa is the second strongest Katana in the game, behind only the
Masamune.


Random Chest:

The Pharos At Ridorana:
		First Ascent-Wellspring Ravel/3rd Flight:  A 70% chance
		for this chest to spawn, and then a guaranteed Muramasa
		with the Diamond Armlet equipped.  One-time only.
		Available after the events at Giruvegan.

Shop:
		Available for purchase from the shifty eyed merchant for
		30,000 after giving 25 trophies to Atak, 1 trophy to Blok, and
		1 trophy to Stok.  Available after the events at Draklor
		Laboratory.

Drop:		Crypt Bunny (The Feywood/Walk Of Stolen Truths): A 3/6/8/12%
		drop from this rare game.  In order for it to spawn, you must
		defeat all Tartarus and at least 6 Cerberus, and then it has a
		20% chance to spawn along the eastern edge of the area.
		It will only come out when you get close to it's area.  Also a
		great area to get Hell-Gate's Flames from Cerberus for use in
		creating the Masamune [WP15] and Tournesol [WP24].
		This is the earliest point you can acquire the Muramasa.
		Available after the events at Henne Mines.

Steal:
		Avenger (Pharos-Second Ascent/Station Of Ascension):  A
		guaranteed steal from this trophy game.  It has a 40% chance
		to spawn in the northwestern area upon each entry.  Be sure to
		equip Thief's Cuffs on all active members, along with steal
		gambits.  Be aware that this is one of the more difficult and
		dangerous trophy monsters.  Available after the events at
		Giruvegan.


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OROCHI [WP17]
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License Points: 45
Attack Power: 72
Added Effect: Dark Element, Disable
Evade: +20
Ninja Sword (2H)
Combo Rate: 20%
Cost: 15,200 (Serpent Blade)
Available:1
Earliest Access: After reaching Phon Coast

The Orochi is the second strongest ninja sword in the game.  Many players try
to acquire this sword for their fight against Yiazmat due to the relative ease
of acquiring it as opposed to the Yagyu Darkblade, which can require the time
consuming chaining of the rare monster Bombshell.  The Yagyu Darkblade has
an eight point strength advantage, although the Orochi has the added effect of
disable (10% chance each strike).  The only way to get the Orochi is via the
Bazaar.

Bazaar:  Coeurl Whiskers x2, Sickle Blade x2, Cancer Gem x3

Loot Locations:

Coeurl Whiskers:
		Hunter's Monograph (18,000)

		Ose (Great Crystal/Lower Layer): 16% monograph drop.
		Found in most areas before Waystone IX.
		Available during the events at Giruvegan.

		Grimalkin (Tchita Uplands/Uazcuff Hills):  A guaranteed
		steal from this trophy rare game monster.  This is the
		earliest point you can acquire Coeurl Whiskers.
		Available once reaching Phon Coast.


Sickle Blade:
		Knight's Monograph (19,000)

		Preying Mantis (The Feywood/White Magick's Embrace,
		Ice Field Of Clearsight, The Edge Of Reason): 10%
		monograph drop.  These enemies are plentiful throughout
		these areas.  Available after the events at Draklor
		Laboratory.

		Rageclaw (Salikawood/Piebald Path):  A guaranteed
		steal from this trophy rare game monster.  Available after
		the events at Draklor Laboratory.


Cancer Gem:

		Preying Mantis (The Feywood/White Magick's Embrace,
		Ice Field Of Clearsight, The Edge Of Reason): 30% steal with
		Thief's cuffs, and also a 1/2/3/5% drop.  Nice easy way to
		get both Cancer Gems and Sickle Blades.
		Available after the events at Draklor Laboratory.


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RAGNAROK [WP18]
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License Points:  90
Attack Power:  109
Added Effect:  Immobilize (25%)
Sword (2H)
Combo Rate: 7%
Available:  1
Earliest Access:  After the events at Pharos

The Ragnarok is the fifth strongest greatsword in the game.  The biggest draw to
using this sword is the high chance of inflicting Immobilize on foes.

Reward:

		Reward for completing Fishy Dreams (Ixion, Bill #43, Rank VI
		Elite).


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ROD OF FAITH [WP19]
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License Points:  120
Attack Power:  24
Magick Power:  +3
Added Effect:  60% Faith On Hit/MP +35
Rod (2H)
Available:  1
Earliest Access:  After the events at Giruvegan

The Rod Of Faith is considered the ultimate rod.

Reward:

		Reward for completing Truth Shrouded In Mist (Behemoth King,
		Bill #42, Rank VII Elite).  You must head to Mt. Bur Omisace
		after defeating Behemoth King and speaking to the petitioner.
		Strike the Wyrm Snout in Temple Approach without a weapon
		equipped on Vaan.


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SAGITTARIUS [WP20]
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License Points: 120
Attack Power: 93
Bow (2H)
Cost: 60,000 (Silver Bow)
Available: 1
Earliest Access: After reaching Phon Coast

The Sagittarius is the strongest bow in the game.  And also one of the biggest
pains to acquire, due to the relative difficulty in acquiring the loot to
create it.

Bazaar:  Beastlord Horn x3, Moon Ring x3, Sagittarius Gem x4

YouTube Video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfQtz2_MG74

Loot Locations:

Beastlord Horn:
		Knight's Monograph (19,000)

		Humbaba (Mosphoran Highwaste/Summit Path, Northern
		Skirts): An 8% monograph drop.  Save at the Bubbling Vale,
		then head to either area (I prefer heading south to the Summit
		Path, where there are two of them in the center of the area).
		This is the earliest point you can acquire Beastlord Horn.
		Available after the events at Tomb Of Raithwall.


Moon Ring:
		Dragoon's Monograph (22,000)

		Ash Wyrm (Great Crystal) (Mosphoran Highwaste/Empyrean
		Seat):  A 10% monograph drop.  There are several Ash Wyrms
		in the Great Crystal area, most notable one just two screens
		away from where the Zodiac Escutcheon is.
		To get Moon Rings in the Mosphoran Highwaste, you must
		first defeat the esper Exodus.  Save at the Bubbling Vale and
		head back to Empyrean Seat.  If the Ash Wyrm does not drop
		the Moon Ring, soft reset and try again.  The Ash Wyrm in
		the Mosphoran Highwaste is the earliest point to obtain
		Moon Rings.  Available once reaching Phon Coast.

		Reward from Montblanc for completing the For Whom The Wyrm
		Tolls hunt (Ring Wyrm, Bill #7, Rank III)  Available after the
		events on Leviathan.


Sagittarius Gem:

		Foobar (Nabreus Deadlands/The Slumbermead, Fog
		Mutters): A 30% steal with Thief's Cuffs.  You can save at the
		teleport crystal one screen north of the Slumbermead.  There
		are a few Foobars at the northern end of The Slumbermead,
		and a couple more in the Fog Mutters.  Easier to steal from
		Foobars to get Sagittarius Gems, as well as Silver Liquid for
		multiple ammo types in the Bazaar.  There are also
		Emeralditans in The Slumbermead, which drop
		Scarletite for use in the Masamune and Tournesol recipes.

		Oiling (Stilshrine Of Miriam/Walk Of Torn Illusion, Cold
		Distance):  A 6% steal with Thief's Cuffs.  Oilings are
		plentiful in these two areas, and you are sure to get a few
		between the two areas.  Be careful before entering Cold
		Distance however, as there is a Confuse/Berserk trap
		that you will set off when you enter the area unless you
		cast Float on your party before you enter.


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SCORPION TAIL [WP21]
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License Points: 70
Attack Power: 119
Evade: +2
Hammer (1H)
Combo Rate: 7%
Cost: 60,000 (The Scorpion)
Available: 1
Earliest Access: Once reaching the Henne Mines

The Scorpion Tail is the strongest hammer in the game.  Great attack power,
but like all other hammers and axes, inconsistent damage.  The only way to
acquire it is via the Bazaar.

Bazaar:  Charged Gizzard x3, Wyrm Bone x3, Scorpio Gem x4

Loot Locations:

Charged Gizzard:
		Knight's Monograph (19,000)

		Thunderbug (Henne Mines/Crossover B): Probably the easiest
		way to acquire these.  Save at the crystal, then head one
		screen east.  In a dead end in this area are two “chests”,
		which in reality are Thunderbugs.  A 15% monograph drop.
		If you don't get a Charged Gizzard, soft reset and try again.
		The only way to acquire Charged Gizzard.  Available
		once you reach the Henne Mines.


Wyrm Bone:
		Warmage's Monograph (20,000)

		Skulwyrm (Zertinan Caverns/Drybeam Cavern) (Great Crystal):
		You can steal Wyrm Bones from Skulwyrm, and they are
		also 10% monograph drops.  This area is also great to
		acquire Death Powders from Bogeys, which is an ingredient
		for Ultima Blade [WP25].  There are also Skulwyrms throughout
		the Great Crystal, with the same steal and drop statistics.
		Available after the events at Tomb Of Raithwall.


Scorpio Gem:

		Grenade, Buer (Zertinan Caverns):  Probably the easiest
		place to go for Scorpio Gems.  Grenades are found in
		Hourglass Basin, with a 1/2/3/5% drop, as well as a 30%
		steal with Thief's Cuffs.  Buers are found in Sandfalls,
		Hourglass Basin, Darkened Wharf and Drybeam Cavern,
		with a 30% steal with Thief's Cuffs.  Available after the
		events at Tomb Of Raithwall.


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STAFF OF THE MAGI [WP22]
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License Points: 100
Attack Power: 46
Added Effect: Holy Power Up
Evade: +8
Magick Power: +8
Staff (2H)
Available: Infinite
Earliest Access: After the events at Pharos At Ridorana

The Staff Of The Magi is the second strongest staff in the game, behind only
the Cloud Staff.  They feature the same evasion, but the Cloud Staff has 2 more
attack points, but one less Magic Power point.  This weapon is featured here
due to its rarity (what else).  It can only be acquired via a steal from the
rare monster Luxollid.

Steal:

		Luxollid (The Pharos At Ridorana/Subterra-Umbra South):
		A couple of requirements must first be met before this rare
		entite will appear.  First you must complete the God Or Devil?
		hunt (Shadowseer, Bill #44, Rank VI Elite).  Then you must
		defeat the rare monster Vagrant Soul which can be found
		in Abyssal (please see Eight-Fluted Pole [WP6]).  Right
		after defeating Vagrant Soul, you must immediately take
		the Dais of Ascendence to Umbra.  Luxollid will be found
		in the southwest area, in the easternmost room once
		passing through the ancient door.  Be sure to buff your
		characters, equip Thief's Cuffs and set steal gambits
		before entering.


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STONEBLADE [WP23]
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License Points: 80
Attack Power: 95
Evade: +10
Sword (1H)
Combo Rate: 5%
Cost: 17,800 (Darksteel Blade)
Available: Infinite
Earliest Access: After the events at Giruvegan

The Stoneblade is the second strongest one handed sword in the game.  Two
ways to acquire it, one via a chest, and the other via the Bazaar.

Random Chest:

Great Crystal:
		Uldobi Phulaam Udiipraa:  A 100% chance to spawn,
		and then a 10% chance to contain a Stoneblade with
		no Diamond Armlet equipped.  Please consult the
		following map to guide you:
		http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/file/459841/43190
		This is earliest you can obtain Stoneblade.  Available
		after the events at Giruvegan.


Bazaar:  Chimera Head x2, Orichalcum x2, Taurus Gem x3

Loot Locations:

Chimera Head:
		Mage's Monograph (21,000)

		Chimera Brain (The Pharos At Ridorana, First Ascent):
		A 12% monograph drop, you should also equip Thief's
		Cuffs and steal Taurus Gems from them as well for use
		in creating the Stoneblade.  This is the only way to
		obtain Chimera Heads.  Available during the events
		at the Pharos at Ridorana.


Orichalcum:
		Scholar's Monograph (22,000)

		Deidar (The Pharos At Ridorana/First Ascent-Wellspring
		Ravel):  A 13% monograph drop.

		Vishno (The Pharos At Ridorana/First Ascent-Wellspring
		Ravel-4th flight):  A guaranteed steal from this rare game
		monster.


Taurus Gem:

		Chimera Brain (The Pharos At Ridorana, First Ascent):
		A 30% steal rate with Thief's Cuffs, as well as a 1/2/3/5%
		drop rate.  Great enemies to defeat to get two thirds of
		the ingredients for the Stoneblade.


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TOURNESOL [WP24]
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License Points: 225
Attack Power: 140
Evade: +25
Sword (2H)
Combo Rate: 12%
Cost: 600,000 (The Sunflower)
Available: 1
Earliest Access: After the events at Draklor/Phon Coast Hunt Club

The Tournesol is the strongest two-handed sword in the game, and also probably
the most difficult item in general to acquire via the Bazaar.  It quite
possibly will be the most valuable and useful weapon a player can acquire
during normal gameplay (the genji glove/masamune combination will probably
be most effective for the hardest marks).  Definitely worth the effort to
obtain, but collecting some of the loot required can test your patience.
NOTE:  You will only need to acquire three High Arcana to create Tournesol.

Bazaar:  Gemsteel x3, Empyreal Soul x3, Serpentarius x3

Loot Locations:

Gemsteel:

		Award from Montblanc after acquiring 8 Espers.
		Available after reaching Archades.

		90% Monograph drop from Lvl. 99 Red Chocobo (see
		Ribbon [AR15] for spawn information)  Hunter's
		Monograph (18,000) required.
		Available after the events at Giruvegan.

		Bazaar:  Sell Scarletite x1, Damascus Steel x2,
		Hell-Gate's Flame x2, then purchase for 29,997.
		Available after the events at Henne Mines.
		This is the earliest point you can acquire Gemsteel.


(1)Scarletite

		Steal from the first rare game trophy monster Aspidochelon
		(Cerobi Steppe/Feddik River):  Relatively easy way of
		acquiring Scarletite.  This monster has a 40% chance of
		spawning when entering the area.  If it is there, steal from
		it, do NOT defeat it.  Zone away two screens, then come back
		and zone until it appears again.  Use Thief's Cuffs if possible
		on all three members.  Repeat as necessary.
		Available after the events at Draklor Laboratory.

		Emeralditan (Nabreus Deadlands/Echoes Of The Past,
		The Slumbermead):  A 6% monograph drop, as well as a
		5% poach.  There is a teleport crystal one screen north of
		the Slumbermead.  Hunter's Monograph (18,000) required.
		This is the earliest point you can acquire Scarletite.
		Available after the events at Tomb Of Raithwall.

		Reward for perfect score in the Den of the River Lord fishing
		area.  50% chance of receiving it each time.
		Available after the events at Draklor, and finishing
		the Gilgamesh hunt.

		Pandaemonium (Pharos-First Ascent/Dunes Of Profaining
		Wind):  A 3/6% steal rate from this boss.  You cannot steal
		scarletite from the incarnation in the Shadowseer hunt.
		Available after the events at Giruvegan.



(2)Damascus Steel:

		Steal from the trophy monster Bluesang (Cerobi Steppe/
		Crossfield).  Possibly the easiest way to get Damascus
		Steel if you are trying to get Masamune or Tournesol early.
		There is a blue save crystal one screen south of this area
		(which can be accessed via the Strahl).  Save at the crystal,
		then head to the next area.  Bluesang spawns at a 40% rate
		in between two pillars in the western section of this area
		(watch out for traps).  If successful, save at the crystal,
		then make sure to zone two screens away or soft reset.
		Available after the events at Draklor Laboratory.

		Bune (Pharos At Ridorana/Second Ascent) (Pharos At
		Ridorana/Subterra-B1F):  A 6% monograph drop
		as well as a 5% poach.  Knight's Monograph (19,000)
		required.  Available after the events at Giruvegan.

		Anchag (Paramina Rift/Karydine Glacier):  A guaranteed steal
		from this rare game monster.  Once you enter the area, you must
		defeat ALL foes (including neutral), and Anchag will spawn
		usually near the center of the area.  This is the earliest point
		you can acquire Damascus Steel.  Available after the events
		at Henne Mines.

(3)Hell-Gate's Flame:

		Hunter's Monograph (18,000)

		Cerberus (The Feywood/Walk Of Stolen Truths): 40% chance
		to replace each Tartarus.  A 5% monograph drop, as well as a
		5% poach, but don't poach them.  These can be a pain, so be
		patient.  This is the earliest point you can acquire Hell-Gate's
		Flame.  Available after the events at Henne Mines.



Empyreal Soul:

		Reward from Montblanc for reaching High Guardian clan rank
		(28 marks, 300000 clan points).  Available after the events
		at Draklor Laboratory.

		6% steal with Thief's Cuffs from Lvl. 99 Red Chocobo (See
		Ribbon [AR15] for spawn information)  Hunter's Monograph
		(18,000) required.  Available after the events at Giruvegan.

		Bazaar:  Sell Wargod's Band x2, Soul Powder x1, High Arcana x1,
		then purchase for 29,997.  Available after the events at Henne
		Mines, but only one Empyreal Soul can be made at that time.
		The rest cannot be created until after the events at Draklor
		Laboratory.

(1)Wargod's Band:
		Warmage's Monograph (20,000)

		Leynir (Nabreus Deadlands/Lifeless Strand):  A 5% monograph
		drop.  This area is one screen north from the teleport crystal.
		There are 6 or 7 Leynirs in this area, if none drop a Wargod's
		Band, soft reset and try again.  This is the earliest point to
		obtain Wargod's Band.  Available after the events at Tomb
		Of Raithwall.

		Victanir (Nam-Yensa Sandsea/Yellow Sands):  A 3/6% steal rate
		from this trophy rare.  It spawns typically around the entrance to
		the Zertinan Caverns.  It's probably easier to get these from
		Leynirs, but if your level isn't high enough to defeat them and
		the Baknamys that accompany them, this is a good alternate
		method.  Steal from Victanir (buffs, Thief's Cuffs, steal
		gambits), zone into Zertinan Caverns (there are Slimes you'll
		need to run past, not too bad) two screens, then return and try
		again.  Victanir spawns at a 40% rate each time you enter the
		Yellow Sands.  Be aware that he is an "invisible" enemy, so
		you will need to be in his general area for him to appear.
		Available after the events at Draklor Laboratory.

(2)Soul Powder:

		Reward for completing The Dead Ought Sleep Forever hunt
		(Ixtab, Bill #12, Rank II)  Available after the events at
		Henne Mines.

		Etem (Henne Mines/Special Charter Shaft):  A 10% monograph
		drop, as well as a 6% steal with Thief's Cuffs.  They are found
		throughout the Special Charter Shaft along with Necrofiends.
		One of the hardest areas to fight in, so you'll need to be at
		pretty high levels (at least 60's) in order to farm here.  Warmage's
		Monograph (20,000) required.  Available after the events at
		Giruvegan.

		Vorres (Necrohol Of Nabudis/Hall Of Ivory Covenant):  You can
		steal Soul Powder from this rare game trophy monster.  You must
		first get a Dark Elemental to spawn (20% chance each time you
		enter this area), then provoke and lure it near either the
		southwest or northwest room from the door that leads to Fury,
		Vorres will spawn.  Steal from Vorres, but do NOT defeat it.
		Zone away two screens, then return and repeat the Dark
		Elemental lure process.  If you receive the Empyreal Soul
		reward for reaching High Guardian, and receive a Soul Powder
		from the Ixtab hunt, you will only have to do this process
		once.  This is the earliest you can acquire multiple Soul Powders.
		Available after the events at Draklor Laboratory.

(3)High Arcana:

		Reward from Montblanc for acquiring four espers.
		Available after the events at Tomb Of Raithwall.

		Reward from Montblanc for reaching Paragon Of Justice clan
		rank (24 marks, 250000 clan points).  Available after the
		events at Mt. Bur-Omisace.

		All respawnable rare game monsters can drop High Arcana
		(5% drop) if you have the Canopic Jar.  The easiest way
		to get High Arcana is to chain the rare game Dustia in
		Dalmasca Westersand/Corridor Of Sand.  You only need
		one of your characters below 10% max HP, then enter
		Corridor Of Sand and Dustia will immediately spawn.  If
		you toss a Phoenix Down on Dustia, it causes instant death,
		due to Dustia being undead.  Use the teleporting monster
		glitch (grab the loot and zone out of the area before the
		EXP and LP animations appear), and return to find Dustia
		has respawned (assuming you still have a character below
		10% max HP).  Remember to turn the battle speed to slowest
		in order to ensure relative ease of grabbing the loot in the
		time alotted.  Available once you reach Mt. Bur-Omisace.

		Most espers have a 6% steal chance with Thief's Cuffs.  The
		easiest way to farm from espers is from Adrammelech in
		the Zertinan Caverns/Arthroza Quicksands.  Attempt to steal,
		then regardless of what you get, zone away one screen, return
		and try again.

		Bazaar:  Sell Arcana x10, Feystone x1, Soul Of Thamasa x1:
		Arcana drops like crazy once you have the Canopic Jar, so
		pretty easy to get.  Feystones can be stolen from Elementals
		and Entites at a 30% rate with Thief's Cuffs, and they also
		drop them, with Entites dropping at a 25% rate, while
		Elementals drop at a 3% rate.  Soul Of Thamasa can be
		acquired via a reward from the Dead City Watch hunt
		(Deathscythe, Bill #25, Rank VI).  Also, you can steal from the
		rare trophy monster Ishteen(Barheim Passage/East-West
		Bypass, The Zeviah Span).  When he spawns in one of these
		two zones, steal from him, then zone into the other zone, and
		steal another from him.  You can do this twice, but then need
		to zone away two zones for him to reappear (he will not keep
		chasing you once you zone away from either zone listed).
		Finally, Oversouls in the Necrohol Of Nabudis have a 6%
		monograph drop, and are found randomly throughout the area.
		Once completing the recipe, you can purchase the High Arcana
		for 9,999.

Serpentarius:

		Reward from Montblanc for acquiring 13 espers.
		Available after the events at Pharos.

		An 80% steal with Thief's Cuffs from Zodiark.
		Available after the events at Giruvegan.

		Bazaar:  Sell Snake Skin x4, Serpent Eye x2, High Arcana x1,
		then purchase for 19,998.  This is the earliest point to acquire
		Serpentarius.  Available after reaching the Phon Coast.

(1)Snake Skin:

		Wild Snake (Giza Plains/Toam Hills dry):  The only place in the
		game it can be found, and there is only one.  Pretty easy
		nonetheless, as it is an 80% steal with Thief's Cuffs, as well
		as a 40/45/50/55% drop.  It is is found at the southern end of
		this area, on a plateau just east of the southern exit.  It
		sneaks up from the ground like most snakes in the game.
		You can make it even easier by making a chain of virtually
		any other enemy, then come here (make sure not to use a
		save crystal or enter an area where it is just Vaan walking
		around), steal from Wild Snake, then use Break on it.  Wait out
		the 10 seconds (turn off gambits for this process), and wait
		for a loot drop.  There is a very good possibility that it will
		drop multiple Snake Skins, and then you only need to zone
		north one screen, and then return for it to spawn again.
		Available after defeating Rogue Tomato.

(2)Serpent Eye:

		Reward for completing A Tingling Toast (Marilith, Bill #9,
		Rank V).  Available after the events on Leviathan.

		Basilisk (The Feywood/White Magick's Embrace, Ice Field
		Of Clearsight, The Edge Of Reason):  An 8% monograph drop.
		These are plentiful throughout these areas, and do not sneak
		up from the ground, making them easily visible.  One of the
		most popular areas for loot in this guide, with Preying Mantis'
		here as well, which yield Sickle Blades and Cancer
		Gems for the Orochi [WP17].  Hunter's Monograph (18,000)
		required.  Available after the events at Draklor Laboratory.

		Grey Molter (Mosphoran Highwaste/Empyrean Way):  A
		5% poach from this rare game monster.  In order for
		it to spawn, your game clock must read between :10 and :20.
		Then search the middle of the area, east of the shrine.  You
		will need to explore, it will only come out when you are close
		to its location.  This is the earliest point to acquire multiple
		Serpent Eyes.  Available after reaching the Phon Coast.

(3)High Arcana:

		Reward from Montblanc for acquiring four espers.
		Available after the events at Tomb Of Raithwall.

		Reward from Montblanc for reaching Paragon Of Justice clan
		rank (24 marks, 250000 clan points).  Available after the
		events at Mt. Bur-Omisace.

		All respawnable rare game monsters can drop High Arcana
		(5% drop) if you have the Canopic Jar.  The easiest way
		to get High Arcana is to chain the rare game Dustia in
		Dalmasca Westersand/Corridor Of Sand.  You only need
		one of your characters below 10% max HP, then enter
		Corridor Of Sand and Dustia will immediately spawn.  If
		you toss a Phoenix Down on Dustia, it causes instant death,
		due to Dustia being undead.  Use the teleporting monster
		glitch (grab the loot and zone out of the area before the
		EXP and LP animations appear), and return to find Dustia
		has respawned (assuming you still have a character below
		10% max HP).  Remember to turn the battle speed to slowest
		in order to ensure relative ease of grabbing the loot in the
		time alotted.  Available once you reach Mt. Bur-Omisace.

		Most espers have a 6% steal chance with Thief's Cuffs.  The
		easiest way to farm from espers is from Adrammelech in
		the Zertinan Caverns/Arthroza Quicksands.  Attempt to steal,
		then regardless of what you get, zone away one screen, return
		and try again.

		Bazaar:  Sell Arcana x10, Feystone x1, Soul Of Thamasa x1:
		Arcana drops like crazy once you have the Canopic Jar, so
		pretty easy to get.  Feystones can be stolen from Elementals
		and Entites at a 30% rate with Thief's Cuffs, and they also
		drop them, with Entites dropping at a 25% rate, while
		Elementals drop at a 3% rate.  Soul Of Thamasa can be
		acquired via a reward from the Dead City Watch hunt
		(Deathscythe, Bill #25, Rank VI).  Also, you can steal from the
		rare trophy monster Ishteen(Barheim Passage/East-West
		Bypass, The Zeviah Span).  When he spawns in one of these
		two zones, steal from him, then zone into the other zone, and
		steal another from him.  You can do this twice, but then need
		to zone away two zones for him to reappear (he will not keep
		chasing you once you zone away from either zone listed).
		Finally, Oversouls in the Necrohol Of Nabudis have a 6%
		monograph drop, and are found randomly throughout the area.
		Once completing the recipe, you can purchase the High Arcana
		for 9,999.

Once all loot is acquired, teleport to an area with a merchant (Dalmasca
Westersand is nice, there's a merchant in the same area as the crystal).
SAVE YOUR GAME FIRST!  Then, sell 4 Snake Skins, 2 Serpent Eyes,
2 Wargod's Bands, 1 Soul Powder, and 1 High Arcana.  You will have both a
Serpentarius (Jewel Of The Serpent-19,998) and an Empyreal Soul
(Jewel Of Creation-29,997) available for purchase (you used ONE High Arcana
as a combination for both recipes).  Repeat according to how many of each you
need.  Once you have a total of 3 Serpentarius and 3 Empyreal Soul, sell 2
Hell-Gate's Flame, 2 Damascus Steel, and 1 Scarletite.  You will have a
Gemsteel (Matchless Metal-29,997) available for purchase in the Bazaar.
Repeat this process until you have 3 Gemsteel.  Now, if you plan on just
getting the Tournesol, then sell 3 Serpentarius, 3 Empyreal Soul, and 3
Gemsteel, and the Tournesol (The Sunflower-600,000) will be available in the
Bazaar.  If you plan on acquiring BOTH the Tournesol AND Masamune [WP15],
then sell 3 Serpentarius, 3 Empyreal Soul, 3 Gemsteel, 3 Orichalcum, and
2 Mallet.  The Tournesol will be available in the Bazaar, as well as the
Masamune (Master-crafted Blade-350,000).


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ULTIMA BLADE [WP25]
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License Points: 90
Attack Power: 118
Evade: +10
Sword (2H)
Combo Rate: 7%
Cost: 22,800 (Ultimate Blade)
Available: 2
Earliest Access: After reaching Phon Coast

The Ultima Blade is the fourth strongest greatsword in the game.  There are two
possibilities to acquire it, one via chest and one via the Bazaar.  A very
useful item, especially if acquired early.  You can make one via the Bazaar
once you’ve reached the Phon Coast.

Bazaar:  Adamantite x2, Death Powder x2, Gnoma Halcyon x1

Loot Locations:

Adamantite:

		Reward for perfect score in the Den of the River Lord fishing
		area.  50% chance of receiving it each time.  Available after
		the events at Draklor Laboratory.

		Reward for perfect score in the Hidden Shoals fishing area.
		45% before Cactoid Compact, 55% after.  Available after
		the events at Draklor Laboratory.

		Reward for completing Shelled Obstruction hunt
		(Darksteel, Bill #20, Rank IV).  Available after reaching
		Archades.

		Adamantitan (Cerobi Steppe/Feddik River):  An 8%
		monograph drop.  Hunter's Monograph (18,000) required.
		This is the earliest point to acquire Adamantite.  Available
		after reaching the Phon Coast.

		Steal from the first rare game trophy monster Thalassinon
		(Phon Coast/The Vaddu Strand):  Once meeting the hunters
		in Phon Coast, this monster will spawn in The Vaddu Strand
		once you head to the top of the cliff and look downward
		towards the shore (this is also the area where the 16 chests
		that pertain to the Zodiac Spear are).  Available after the
		events at Draklor Laboratory.


Death Powder:
		Warmage's Monograph (20,000)

		Bogey (Zertinan Caverns/Drybeam Cavern, Darkened Wharf):
		A 16% monograph drop.  Bogeys also drop the Iga Blade
		[WP13].  Available after the events at Tomb Of Raithwall.


Gnoma Halcyon:

		Gnoma Entite (Dalmasca Westersand/The Midfault,
		Shimmering Horizons):  This
		Entite appears only during a sandstorm.  The chances for
		sandstorms are much greater if you have not defeated the
		optional boss Earth Tyrant.  If you have, sandstorms will
		become MUCH more infrequent.  The easiest way to get
		a sandstorm in the area is to enter the Westersand from
		the Giza Plains area during the rains.  A 3% drop rate,
		along with a 3/6% steal rate.  Again, with most entites, try
		to lure it near a zone line first, then zone out and back to
		reset it to neutral.  Then steal again, repeating the process
		until you get the Halcyon.  Available after defeating
		Rogue Tomato.


Random Chest:

Pharos Subterra:

		Umbra B2F:  Northeast section, easternmost room.  Chest
		has a 30% spawn rate, and is guaranteed to be an Ultima
		Blade with or without the Diamond Armlet equipped.
		A one-time only chest.  Please consult the following map
		to guide you:
		http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/file/459841/45695
		Available after the events at Pharos At Ridorana.


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VOLCANO [WP26]
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License Points:  45
Attack Power:  85
Hand Bomb (2H)
Available:  1
Earliest Access:  After the events at Giruvegan

The Volcano is the strongest hand bomb in the game.

Reward:

		Reward for completing Paying For The Past (Catoblepas,
		Bill #30, Rank VI).


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WHALE WHISKER [WP27]
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License Points: 125
Attack Power: 108
Evade: +25
Pole (2H)
Combo Rate: 12%
Cost: 60,000 (Whisker Of The Beast)
Available: 1
Earliest Access: After the events at Pharos At Ridorana

The Whale Whisker is the strongest pole in the game.  The only way to acquire
this item is via the Bazaar.

Bazaar:  Mythril x3, Corpse Fly x3, Aquarius Gem x4

Loot Locations:

Mythril:

		Scholar's Monograph (22,000)

		Mythril Golem (Giruvegan/The Trimahla Water-Steps,
		The Aadha Water-Steps):  A 3/6% steal rate, along with a
		10% monograph drop.

		Reward for completing Adding Insult To Injury hunt
		(Roblon, Bill #18, Rank VI).  Available after the events
		at Mt. Bur-Omisace.

		Steal from the rare game monster Molen (Zertinan Caverns
		/Hourglass Basin):  When entering the southern portion of this
		area, head to the hidden easternmost part of the map,
		where there will be three Grenades lurking.  Wait at the end
		of the area, and after about 10 seconds, Molen will spawn
		across the chasm.  Head back around to steal from it.
		Molen is one of a few rare game monsters that can be
		immediately respawned by zoning one screen before
		the EXP/LP graphic pops up on the screen.  So try to
		lure Molen to the zone line, then defeat it, zone, and repeat
		the process until you get all the Mythril you need.
		This is the earliest point to acquire Mythril.  Available
		after the events at Tomb Of Raithwall.


Corpse Fly:
		Warmage's Monograph (20,000)

		Dragon Lich (Pharos At Ridorana/Subterra):  Found in all
		three levels of the Subterra, and usually the first enemy you
		encounter when entering one of the corner areas.  A 3/6%
		steal, and also a 12% monograph drop.  I took the Dais
		of Ascendence to B3F, then headed left from the elevator
		into the first area, where there was a Dragon Lich waiting.
		If I didn't get a Corpse Fly, I soft-resetted.  You can also
		find a few Dragon Lich's on floor 62 of the second ascent.
		This is the only method to obtain multiple Corpse Flys.
		Available during the events at Pharos.


Aquarius Gem:

		Golem (The Feywood/Walk Of Flitting Rifts, Walk Of
		Stolen Truths):  A 1/2/3/5% drop rate, as well as a 30%
		steal rate with Thief's Cuffs.  Save at the crystal at
		Antiquity's End, then head north into Walk Of Stolen
		Truths.  This is also the area with Cerberus, which drop
		Hell-Gate's Flames for use in the Tournesol recipe.
		Available after the events at Henne Mines.

		Treant (Golmore Jungle/The Needlebrake):  Save at the
		teleport crystal in Euryt Village first.  Head into Golmore
		Jungle, where two Treants await you right when you head
		up the stairs.  Attempt to steal from both (3/6% chance), if
		you don't get an Aquarius Gem, soft reset and try again.
		Available after the events at Tomb Of Raithwall.

		Facer (Stilshrine Of Miriam/Walk Of Prescience, Walk Of
		Reason):  Don't get these confused with Miriam Facers,
		which do not yield Aquarius Gems.  A 30% steal rate
		with Thief's Cuffs.  Available after the events at Henne
		Mines.



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WYRMHERO BLADE [WP28]
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License Points: N/A
Attack Power: 130
Added Effect: Bravery, Faith, Holy Element
Evade: +50
Sword (2H)
Combo Rate: 80%
Cost: 65,535 (Dragon Crest)
Available: 1
Earliest Access: After the events at Pharos At Ridorana

The Wyrmhero Blade is the second strongest two-handed sword in the game.
It comes equipped with Bravery and Faith buffs, and has an 80% combo rate.
Unfortunately, it is also the slowest weapon in the game, with a charge time
twice that of the second slowest weapons in the game, guns.  By the time it is
acquired, most enemies it would be useful on have been defeated.

Bazaar:  Lu Shang’s Badge x1, Godslayer’s Badge x1, Omega Badge x1

Loot Locations:

Lu Shang’s Badge:

		Awarded after completing the Den Of The River Lord
		section of the fishing game at Dalmasca Estersand/
		South Bank Village.  Available after the events at
		Draklor Laboratory.

Godslayer’s Badge:

		Awarded by Montblanc for completing the Farewell
		to a Legend hunt (Yiazmat, Bill #45, Rank VIII Elite).
		Available after the events at Pharos At Ridorana.

Omega Badge:

		100% Drop from Omega Mark XII (Great Crystal).
		Available after the events at Pharos At Ridorana.


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YAGYU DARKBLADE [WP29]
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Attack Power: 80
Added Effect: Dark Element
Evade: +20
Ninja Sword (2H)
Combo Rate: 22%
Available: Infinite
Earliest Access: Once reaching Phon Coast

The Yagyu Darkblade is the strongest ninja sword in the game, and can be
a major pain to obtain.  Very limited in its uses, but very useful in the fight
against Yiazmat, due to his weakness to dark, along with a very good
combo rate.  The only way to acquire this weapon is via a rare drop from the
rare monster Bombshell.

YouTube Video:  http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=eRqGvSRZKQY

Rare Drop:  Bombshell (Lhusu Mines/Lasche Span):  20% spawn rate with
each entry of the area.  I suggest zoning between Lasche Span and either
Site 5 or Site 11 a few times just to ensure that he appears.  There are also
two level 60ish Aeronites in this area, and they can be very tough, as if
Bombshell is not tough enough.  The nice thing about chaining Bombshell
is that he will chase you from one end of Lasche Span to the other, while the
Aeronites have a set area that they will stay in, and will only pursue you
so far.  Set your attack gambits to Foe:water-weak>attack, which should focus
your attacks on Bombshell only (of course, you can also choose to fight
manually).  Try to make it a three on one fight as much as possible, and
buff your characters accordingly before fighting this guy.  Dispel him when
you get the chance as well.  Once he is defeated, head into either Site 5 or
Site 11, whichever is closer.

Now, you'll need to zone twice to reset the area to make Bombshell spawn
again.  The easiest way is to ride the mine cart in either area, and I suggest
using the cart in Site 5, riding it to Site 11.  The reason for this is there is
an unusually long loading time when you zone from Lasche Span from
Site 5.  This will make one-zoning to get Bombshell to appear a much
longer process.  Riding the mine cart, regardless of which way you take,
counts as a two zone.  Be careful not to kill any stray bats while heading to
the mine carts.  Once you've reached the other side, head back into Lasche
Span, remembering to one zone a few times.  You can also zone back from
Site 11 to Site 9 if you don't want to two zone using a mine cart.  There isn't
a viable way to do this from Site 5, however.  The Yagyu Darkblade is a
3/6/8/12% drop, so it may take a while, but remember that the chances of
multiple drops increases with each jump in chain level.


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ZEUS MACE [WP30]
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License Points:  25
Attack Power:  66
Added Effect:  Dark Power Up
Evade:  +4
Mace (1H)
Combo Rate: 4%
Available:  Infinite
Earliest Access:  After the events at Tomb Of Raithwall

The Zeus Mace is the second strongest mace in the game.

Reward:

		Reward for completing The Child Snatcher (Diabolos,
		Bill #27, Rank VII).  Available after the events at
		Giruvegan.

Random Chest:

Pharos At Ridorana:

		Wellspring Ravel-3rd Flight:  A 70% chance for this chest to
		spawn, and then a guaranteed Zeus Mace without a Diamond
		Armlet equipped.  It will contain a Muramasa [WP16] if
		a Diamond Armlet is equipped.  One time only chest.
		Available during the events at Pharos At Ridorana.

Drop:

		Mimeo (Pharos At Ridorana/First Ascent/Wellspring
		Labyrinth):  A 3/6/8/12% drop from these Mimeos only (The
		ones in Barheim do NOT drop Zeus Mace).

		Minibug (Barheim Passage/East-West Bypass):  A 1/2/3/5%
		drop rate.  Minibug spawns at a 20% rate when you enter the
		area.  If you enter this area from the teleport crystal, there
		will be a red dot at the end of a long passageway on your
		minimap if Minibug is present.  Available after the events
		at Tomb Of Raithwall.  This is the earliest point you can
		acquire Zeus Mace.


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ZODIAC SPEAR [WP31]
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License Points: 235
Attack Power: 150
Evade: +8
Spear (2H)
Combo Rate: 4%
Available: Infinite
Earliest Access: After the events at Tomb Of Raithwall

The Zodiac Spear is the strongest weapon in the game.  Two ways to acquire
this weapon, both via chests.

YouTube Video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktLPoqsAJ9w

Guaranteed Chest:

		You must not open the following four chests from the
		beginning of the game until reaching access to the
		Necrohol Of Nabudis, where the spear resides:
		1.The chest in front of Old Dalan’s place in Lowtown.
		2.Once inside the palace in the Cellars, the left
		chest in the southeast corner contains an elixir.
		Do not open it.  Or either just to be safe.
		3.Once you’ve been captured and thrown in Nalbina
		Dungeon, one of the chests looks slightly different
		than the others.  Do not open it.  The other two chests
		will contain a gambit and a Tourmaline Ring.
		4.There are 16 chests on Phon Coast aligned in four
		rows of four.  One of these is the forbidden chest.
		Do NOT open any of them, period.

If you do not open any of these chests, the Zodiac Spear will be in a room in
the Necrohol of Nabudis (Cloister of the Highborn) with 15 other chests.  You
can first access the weapon after the events at the Tomb Of Raithwall.  If you
want it early in the game, I would suggest being around an average level of 20
before trying to get it.  It is a one-time only chest.

Once Raithwall is cleared, head to Nalbina.  Speak to July the informant, who
hides between the guards blocking entrance to the Mosphoran Highwaste and
the chocobo stable.  Then rent a chocobo from Gurdy, and attempt to pass
between the guards.  Before you head off, talk to July again to gain a Salamand
Halcyon later in the game.  Then head through the Southern Skirts, staying to
the left, until you enter Summit Path.  Take Summit Path, again staying to the
left side, north until you reach Bubbling Vale.  There is a teleport crystal
here, so save your game, then head over to the merchant Luccio who is directly
east of the crystal.  If you have the cash, I suggest buying a set of Thief's
Cuffs (3,000), and as many Golden Amulets (4,500/double LP) you can buy
(up to 6).  From here, take the northwest exit into Trail of Sky-flung Stone.
Head east through this area until you reach Northern Skirts.  Head north
through here, then through Halny Crossing to reach the Salikawood.  Once there,
head north through The Omen-Spur and save at Path of Hours.  From here,
head north into Trunkwall Road.  You can take the left or right path, it
doesn't matter, they essentially lead to the same area.  The map urn for this
area is in the southeast corner of this area, so taking the right path might
be the way to go.  Heading left will send you through Sun-Dappled Path
and Garden Of Decay, while heading right will lead you into Diverging Way.  If
you enter Living Chasm, you are headed the wrong way (leads to Phon Coast).
Eventually you will reach Quieted Trace, which has a teleport crystal.  Save
your game here, it is time to do some buffing and examining.  Please note
that you can take a chocobo from Mosphoran Highwaste all the way until
you reach the gate crystal in Salikawood.

North one screen, in the Grand Bower, is King Bomb.  Buff all of your
characters with Protect and Shell (Regen would not hurt, if you have it).  Make
sure you have the best armor and weapons available ( Demonsbane, Gladius,
Kotetsu, Partisan, Main Gauche for the evade stat, Golden Shield, Golden Helm,
Golden Armor, Gauntlets, Battle Harness).  I really suggest having at least
one, if not two, Demonsbanes for this fight, which you can get after defeating
the two Demon Walls in the Tomb Of Raithwall.  Also, be sure to have
Quickenings for most if not all of your characters, and it really would be
nice to have at least three of them having two Quickenings each.  Once you
feel you are equipped and buffed to the max, save again.  Then head north.
King Bomb will have Bombs with him, dispatch them first to make the battle
easier.  You can head back to the save crystal at any time, and it might be
a good idea to do so once the bombs are gone, for they will not respawn
when you re-enter the area.  Once they are gone, focus your attacks all out
on King Bomb.  If you can get Silence to hit, it will make this battle MUCH
easier, as King Bomb will not be able to summon any more Bombs, and he
will not be able to use Fira.   Once defeated, head back to the crystal.

Once back at the crystal, buff all of your characters with Protect, Shell,
Libra, and maybe Regen.  Also, make sure your lead character has a high
evade weapon/shield combination (Main Gauche and Golden Shield are
optimal), along with Gauntlets (which increases the chance to block with a
shield).  Be sure to also set your battle speed to the lowest setting, to
minimize damage.  Also set up gambits for each member (if possible) for
Protect, Shell, and Libra (Regen if you want).  Form your party so that you
have one member only, the one with the high evade setup, and also all gambits
turned off.  Save at the crystal, then head north through Grand Bower.  When
you reach the fork in the road, take the left path to head into Corridor Of
Ages.  Take the first right, then the next left, then finally right to reach
the Necrohol Of Nabudis.

YouTube Video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oHpP_D8LOI

An important reminder:  If you stop and try to fight anything in here, you
WILL die.  Period.  Your objective is to run through the areas as quickly as
possible.  The reason I had you equip the high evade setup is specifically for
the first area of the Necrohol, Hall Of Effulgent Light.  Baknamys infect this
area, and they hit very hard and fast.  There are also numerous traps, which
you want to avoid, because it's instant death in most cases if you set one off.
So with your gambits turned off, you can run (the blocking effect will NOT work
if you flee) through this area, hopefully limiting somewhat the damage
inflicted.  If you do not wish to use this setup, or it is not working well
based on your level or available equipment, then I suggest holding down
R2 to flee through the areas.  If your first member dies, switch them out for
another character (remember to equip this new member with the same
equipment).  Continue through this area until you reach Cloister Of Distant
Song.  The second you enter this area,  revive any members that may have
been KO'd , and turn on your gambits to enable your buffs (you can also do
this manually, but be sure to have at least Protect, Shell, and Libra).  Once
everyone is alive and buffed, continue through this area, where there will be
Elvorets (flying demons) about.  Keep running until you reach Cloister Of The
Highborn, which is where the Zodiac Spear resides.  Once again, the second
you enter this area, revive and buff KO'd characters, and follow the map until
you reach the room with the spear.  Open ONLY the second chest from the left
in the front row, it will probably be the first chest you see, in the first row
you see when you enter the room with 16 chests.  It will contain the Zodiac
Spear, assuming you did not open one of the forbidden chests.  If the spear
is not here, you obviously opened a chest you were not supposed to.  Once
you get the spear, backtrack out of here (there will be a few Elvorets right on
your tail).  Follow the revive/buff technique as you head out.

Later in the game, if you did not open any of the Phon Coast chests, you can
also get 15 Dark Matters if you equip the Diamond Armlet first.  DO NOT EQUIP
THE DIAMOND ARMLET WHEN OPENING THE CHEST WITH THE SPEAR!
You will get a Dark Matter, not the spear.  Get the spear first, then equip
your DA, then open the rest.  Please consult the following map to guide you:
http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/file/459841/45482
This is the earliest point to acquire the Zodiac Spear.


Random Chest:

YouTube Video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-oQq2R-Rag

		Henne Mines (Phase 2 Dig): You must have defeated 10
		Espers and completed The Mine Flayer hunt (Mind
		Flayer, Bill #15, Rank IV).  You then can speak to the
		Geomancer in Jahara, who will have someone open up
		the secret areas in the Henne Mines (past the section
		where you fought Tiamat).  Teleport there using a
		teleport crystal, then head north, then east.  This area
		is the Phase 2 Dig.  After a few twists and turns, there will
		be an area that is not shown on your map.  YOU MUST
		HAVE YOUR DIAMOND ARMLET EQUIPPED!  The
		chest has a 10% chance to spawn, a 10% chance to be
		an item, and 10% chance to be the Zodiac Spear.
		Basically, a 1/1000 chance each time you load for the Spear
		to be there.  Your best bet is to save at the crystal, run to
		where the chest is, if you don’t get your spear, soft reset
		and try again.  I guess theoretically you can get as many
		spears as you want with this method, but I suggest having
		a life instead. Please consult the following map to guide you:
		http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/file/459841/44213


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ARTEMIS ARROWS [AM1]
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Attack Power: +5
Added Effect: Earth Element
Cost: 15,000
Available: Infinite
Earliest Access: After reaching Phon Coast

Bazaar:  Dorsal Fin x2, Gemini Gem x3, Vampyr Fang x2

Loot Locations:

Dorsal Fin:
		Mage's Monograph (21,000)

		Focalor (Nabreus Deadlands/Echoes Of The Past, The
		Slumbermead) (Sochen Cave Palace/Falls Of Time):
		A 16% monograph drop as well as a 5% poach rate.
		Available after the events at Tomb Of Raithwall.

Gemini Gem:

		Zaghnal (Ozmone Plain/Field Of Fallen Wings, Dagan Flats,
		Field Of Light Winds):  A 10/30% steal rate.
		Available after the events at Tomb Of Raithwall.

Vampyr Fang:
		Warmage's Monograph (20,000)

		Abysteel (Lhusu Mines/Site 5, Site 6 South) (Henne Mines/
		Phase 2 Dig, Crossover C, Pithead Junction C, Phase 2
		Shaft) (Sochen Cave Palace/Destiny's March):  A 15%
		monograph drop.  Available after reaching Phon Coast.

Random Chest:

Cerobi Steppe:

		The Terraced Bank:  A 50% chance for the chest to spawn,
		and then a 5% chance to contain Artemis Arrows with a
		Diamond Armlet equipped.  Repeatable chest.  This chest
		is located just slightly northeast of the two windmills just
		north of the entrance to this area.  The chest is along the
		eastern edge.  Available after reaching the Phon Coast.
		A 2.5% overall chance.


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ASSASSIN'S ARROWS [AM2]
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Attack Power: +3
Added Effect: KO (25%)
Available:  Infinite
Earliest Access:  After reaching Phon Coast


Reward:

		Reward for completing the Wyrm Wrath's Renewal (Fafnir,
		Bill #31, Mark VII) hunt.  Available after the events at
		Giruvegan.

Random Chest:

Cerobi Steppe:

		The Northsward:  A 50% chance of this chest spawning, and
		then a 5% chance to contain Assassin's Arrows with a
		Diamond Armlet equipped.  Repeatable chest.
		Available after reaching the Phon Coast.  A 2.5% overall
		chance.


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BAMBOO ARROWS [AM3]
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Attack Power: +2
Added Effect: Poison (25%)
Cost: 6,280 (Hollow-Shaft Arrows/Comes with Loxley Bow)
Available: 1
Earliest Access: After the events on Leviathan

Bazaar: Bat Fang x5, Water Magicite x3, Yellow Liquid x1

Loot Locations:

Bat Fang:

		Steeling (Garamsythe Waterway) (Barheim Passage)
		(Lhusu Mines):  A guaranteed Poach from Steelings, as
		well as a 55/80% steal rate from Steelings in the
		Garamsythe Waterway and Lhusu Mines.
		Available while sneaking into the Palace.

Water Magicite:

		Ozmone Hare (Ozmone Plain/Field Of Fallen Wings, The
		Greensnake):  A 25/30/35/40% drop along with a 55/80%
		steal rate.  Available after the events at Tomb Of Raithwall.

		Ring Wyrm (Dalmasca Westersand/Windtrace Dunes):
		A 3% steal rate from this Rank III mark.  This is the earliest
		point to acquire Water Magicite, available after the events
		on Leviathan.

Yellow Liquid:

		Jelly (Henne Mines/Pithead Junction A, Pithead Junction B):
		A 25/30/35/40% drop along with a 10/30% steal rate.  You can
		get Yellow Liquid as early as the limited section of Zertinan
		Caverns from Slimes, but they are a 5% poach rate.


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FIERY ARROWS [AM4]
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Attack Power: +1
Added Effect: Fire Element
Cost: 3,800 (Arrows Alight/Comes with Longbow)
Available: 1
Earliest Access: After the events at Barheim Passage

Bazaar: Crooked Fang x2, Fire Stone x4

Loot Locations:

Crooked Fang:

		Wyvern (Ogir-Yensa Sandsea/East Junction, Platform 1-
		South Tanks):  A 25/30/35/40% drop rate, along with a
		95% poach rate.  Available after the events on Leviathan.

		Seeker (Barheim Passage):  A 95% poach rate.  This is
		the earliest point to acquire Crooked Fangs, available
		during the events at Barheim Passage.

Fire Stone:

		Hyena (Giza Plains): Found througout Giza dry in the
		beginning of the game.  A 40/45/50/55% drop rate, along
		with a 55/80% steal rate.  Available after defeating
		Rogue Tomato.


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ICECLOUD ARROWS [AM5]
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Attack Power: +4
Added Effect: Ice Element
Cost: 17,200 (Permafrost Bow & Quiver/Comes with Perseus Bow)
Available: Infinite
Earliest Access: After reaching Phon Coast

Bazaar:  Antarctic Wind x2, Ice Crystal x7, Spiral Incisor x4

Loot Locations:

Antarctic Wind:
		Hunter's Monograph (18,000)

		Feral Croc (Tchita Uplands/Oliphzak Rise):  Only found in
		this area.  An 8% monograph drop.  This is the earliest point
		to acquire Antarctic Wind.  Available after reaching Phon
		Coast.

Ice Crystal:

		Buer (Zertinan Caverns):  Found throughout the caverns.  A
		25/30/35/40% drop.  Buers also drop Scorpio Gems for use
		in the creation of the Scorpion Tail [WP21].  Available after
		the events at Tomb Of Raithwall.

Spiral Incisor:

		Vampyr (Lhusu Mines/Site 3, Transitway 1, Site 9):  A
		40/45/50/55% drop, as well as a 10/30% steal rate.
		Available once reaching Mt. Bur-Omisace.

Random Chest:

Cerobi Steppe:

		Crossfield:  A 50% chance for this chest to spawn, and then
		a 4% chance to contain Icecloud Arrows with a Diamond
		Armlet equipped.  This chest also contains Silent Shot [AM18].
		Repeatable chest.  This chest appears along the southwest
		edge of the trees and rock formation in this area, which sits
		near the north-central part of this area.  Available after reaching
		Phon Coast.  A 2% overall chance.


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LIGHTNING ARROWS [AM6]
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Attack Power:  +2
Added Effect:  Thunder Element
Available:  Infinite
Earliest Access:  After the events at Mt. Bur-Omisace


Reward:

		Reward for completing A Chase Through The Woods
		(Vorpal Bunny, Bill #14, Rank III).  Available after the
		events at Mt. Bur-Omisace.  This is the earliest point to
		acquire Lightning Arrows.

Random Chest:

Cerobi Steppe:

		South Liavell Hills:  A 50% chance to spawn, and then a 40%
		chance to contain Lightning Arrows without a Diamond
		Armlet equipped.  Repeatable chest.  Chest is located
		near the southeasternmost edge of the area.
		Available after reaching Phon Coast.  A 20% overall chance.

		Feddik River:  A 50% chance for this chest to spawn, and
		then a 5% chance to contain Lightning Arrows with a
		Diamond Armlet equipped.  Repeatable chest.  This chest
		is located in the northernmost part of the area.  Available
		after reaching Phon Coast.  A 2.5% overall chance.


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PARALLEL ARROWS [AM7]
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Attack Power: +2
Cost: 600 (Bow & Bodkin/Comes with Shortbow)
Available: Infinite
Earliest Access: After reaching the Barheim Passage

Bazaar: Bat Fang x1, Dark Stone x2, Rat Pelt x2

Loot Locations:

Bat Fang:

		Steeling (Garamsythe Waterway) (Barheim Passage)
		(Lhusu Mines):  A guaranteed Poach from Steelings, as
		well as a 55/80% steal rate from Steelings in the
		Garamsythe Waterway and Lhusu Mines.
		Available while sneaking into the Palace.

Dark Stone:

		Skeleton, Skull Defender (Lhusu Mines/Shunia Twinspan):
		These are prevalent elsewhere, but this is an area to get
		plenty of Dark Stones.  A 25/30/35/40% drop rate.  These
		can also be acquired from Ghosts in Garamsythe Waterway
		at the beginning of the game only, with a 25/30/35/40%
		drop rate as well.  Available after leaving the Palace.

Rat Pelt:

		Dire Rat (Garamsythe Waterway/Channel 10, Northern
		Sluiceway, North Spur Sluiceway):  A 40% drop rate, along
		with a 55% steal rate.  Available once the player controls
		Vaan.


Random Chest:

Cerobi Steppe:

		Crossfield: A 50% chance for this chest to spawn, and then
		a 15% chance of containing Parallel Arrows without a
		Diamond Armlet equipped.  Repeatable Chest.  This chest
		is located in the eastern part of the area, almost exactly
		between the two eastern exits.  Available after reaching
		the Phon Coast.  A 7.5% overall chance.


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BLACK BOLTS [AM8]
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Attack Power: +2
Added Effect: Blind (25%)
Cost: 11,220 (Blindflight Quarrels/Comes with Hunting Crossbow)
Available: 1
Earliest Access: After reaching Mt. Bur-Omisace

Bazaar: Dark Crystal x3, Silver Liquid x3, Spiral Incisor x3

Loot Locations:

Dark Crystal:

		Dead Bones (Nabreus Deadlands/The Slumbermead,
		The Fog Mutters, Overlooking Eternity):  Best area is in
		Overlooking Eternity, where they spawn incessantly.  A
		40/45/50/55% drop, along with a 55/80% steal rate.
		Available after the events at Tomb Of Raithwall.

Silver Liquid:

		Foobar (Nabreus Deadlands/The Slumbermead, The
		Fog Mutters, Lifeless Strand, Field Of The Fallen Lord):
		Easiest area is in the Slumbermead, which you can access
		one screen south of the teleport crystal.  There are three of
		them in the northern part of this area.  A 25/30/35/40% drop
		rate.  You can also steal Sagittarius Gems from them at a
		10/30% rate for use in the creation of the Sagittarius [WP20]
		Available after the events at Tomb Of Raithwall.

Spiral Incisor:

		Vampyr (Lhusu Mines/Site 3, Transitway 1, Site 9):  A
		40/45/50/55% drop, as well as a 10/30% steal rate.
		Available once reaching Mt. Bur-Omisace.


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GRAND BOLTS [AM9]
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Attack Power: +4
Cost: 15,000
Available: Infinite
Earliest Access:  After the events at Tomb Of Raithwall

Bazaar: Capricorn Gem x3, Ring Wyrm Liver x2, Wrath Of The Gods x2

Loot Locations:

Capricorn Gem:

		Skull Knight (Paramina Rift/Head Of The Silverflow, Freezing
		Gorge, Icebound Flow, Frozen Brook, Karydine Glacier):  A
		10/30% steal rate.  Earliest they can be acquired is from the
		rare game Fideliant, which spawns in Dalmasca Westersand/
		The Midfault at a 20% rate.  It is a guaranteed steal.
		Available at the earliest after defeating Rogue Tomato.

Ring Wyrm Liver:

		Shield Wyrm (Cerobi Steppe) (Nabreus Deadlands/Field
		Of The Fallen Lord):  A 12% monograph drop.  Shield Wyrms
		are in most areas of Cerobi Steppe.  Dragoon's Monograph
		(22,000) required.  Available after the events at Tomb Of
		Raithwall.

		Lindwyrm (Tchita Uplands/Garden Of Life's Circle):  Old
		Legends, Decaying Bonds hunt (Bill #22, Rank V), a 6% steal
		rate with Thief's Cuffs.  Available after reaching Phon Coast.

Wrath Of The Gods:

		Minibug (Barheim Passage/East-West Bypass):  Appears at
		a 20% rate at a deadend when you first enter this area coming
		from the teleport crystal.  You will see a red dot at the
		deadend if it is present.  Equip all active members with
		Thief's Cuffs and steal gambits.  Available after the events at
		Tomb Of Raithwall.

Random Chest:

YouTube Video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AptF4sAQZp0

Cerobi Steppe:

		The Terraced Bank:  A 50% chance for this chest to spawn, and
		then a 5% chance to contain the Grand Bolts with a Diamond
		Armlet equipped.  Repeatable chest.  This chest is located
		in the northern part of this area, and is easiest to obtain,
		considering it is just a few steps south of a blue save crystal.
		Available after reaching Phon Coast.  A 2.5% overall chance.

		Old Elanise Road:  A 50% chance for this chest to spawn, and
		then a 5% chance to contain the Grand Bolts with a Diamond
		Armlet equipped.  Repeatable chest.  Available after reaching
		Phon Coast.  A 2.5% overall chance.


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LEAD BOLTS [AM10]
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Attack Power:  +2
Added Effect:  Immobilize (25%)
Available:  Infinite
Earliest Access:  After reaching Phon Coast


Reward:

		Reward for completing Shelled Obstruction (Darksteel, Bill #20,
		Rank IV)  Available after reaching Archades.

Random Chest:

Cerobi Steppe:

		South Liavell Hills:  A 50% chance for this chest to spawn, and
		then a 20% chance to contain Lead Bolts without a Diamond
		Armlet equipped.  Repeatable chest.  Chest is located just
		southwest of the northwest exit.  Available after reaching Phon
		Coast.  A 10% overall chance.


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LONG BOLTS [AM11]
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Attack Power: +1
Added Effect:  Slow (25%)
Cost: 6,480 (Ranger's Crossbow/Comes with Crossbow)
Available:  Infinite
Earliest Access:  After the events at Tomb Of Raithwall

Bazaar:  Crooked Fang x4, Ice Stone x1, Yellow Liquid x2

Loot Locations:

Crooked Fang:

		Wyvern (Ogir-Yensa Sandsea/East Junction, Platform 1-
		South Tanks):  A 25/30/35/40% drop rate, along with a
		95% poach rate.  Available after the events on Leviathan.

		Seeker (Barheim Passage):  A 95% poach rate.  This is
		the earliest point to acquire Crooked Fangs, available
		during the events at Barheim Passage.

Ice Stone:

		Buer (Zertinan Caverns):  Found throughout the caverns.  A
		55/80% steal rate.  Can also get Scorpio Gems for the
		Scorpion Tail [WP21] and Ice Crystals for the Icecloud
		Arrows [AM5].  Available after the events at Tomb Of
		Raithwall.

Yellow Liquid:

		Jelly (Henne Mines/Pithead Junction A, Pithead Junction B):
		A 25/30/35/40% drop along with a 10/30% steal rate.  You can
		get Yellow Liquid as early as the limited section of Zertinan
		Caverns from Slimes, but they are a 5% poach rate, and is
		accessible after defeating Rogue Tomato.


Random Chest:

Cerobi Steppe:

		Crossfield:  50% chance for the chest to spawn, and then a
		20% chance to receive Long Bolts without a Diamond Armlet
		equipped.  Repeatable chest.  This chest is located just
		behind the first big rock you see from the save crystal
		entrance.  Directly behind it, maybe a little to the northeast,
		is a tree, where the chest sits near.  This chest also contains the
		Fomalhaut [WP9]  Available after reaching the Phon Coast.
		A 10% overall chance.


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SAPPING BOLTS [AM12]
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Attack Power:  +3
Added Effect:  Sap (25%)
Available:  Infinite
Earliest Access:  After reaching Phon Coast


Reward:

		Reward for completing Fishy Dreams (Ixion, Bill #43, Rank VI
		Elite)  Available after the events at Pharos At Ridorana.

Random Chest:

Cerobi Steppe:

		South Liavell Hills:  A 50% chance to spawn, and then a 5%
		chance to contain Sapping Bolts with a Diamond Armlet
		equipped.  Repeatable chest.  Chest is located near the
		southern edge near the middle.  Available after reaching
		the Phon Coast.  A 2.5% overall chance.


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STONE BOLTS [AM13]
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Attack Power:  +1
Added Effect:  Disable (25%)
Cost:  9,980 (Huntsman's Crossbow/Comes with Recurve Crossbow)
Available: 1
Earliest Access:  After the events at Tomb Of Raithwall

Bazaar:  Bundle Of Needles x1, Festering Flesh x2, Ice Magicite x5

Loot Locations:

Bundle Of Needles:
		Dragoon's Monograph (22,000)

		Cactoid, Cactite (Dalmasca Estersand):  Found throughout
		the Estersand.  A 5% monograph drop.  Available after
		accepting Rogue Tomato hunt.

Festering Flesh:

		Ghast (Stilshrine Of Miriam/Ward Of The Sword-King, Walk Of
		Reason):  A 25/30/35/40% drop, as well as a 55/80% steal
		rate.  The earliest you can acquire Festering Flesh is from
		Hyenas during the Giza Plains Rain.  It has a 3/6% steal rate,
		and is available after the events at Tomb Of Raithwall.

Ice Magicite:

		Garif Adventurer (Ozmone Plain/The Greensnake):  The
		earliest point you can acquire Ice Magicite.  It has a
		25/30/35/40% drop rate.  Otherwise most creatures that
		roam Paramina Rift have Ice Magicite as a common
		drop (40/45/50/55%).


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TIME BOLTS [AM14]
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Attack Power:  +2
Added Effect:  Doom (25%)
Cost:  17,800 (Scout's Crossbow/Comes with Penetrator Crossbow)
Available:  Infinite
Earliest Access:  After the events at Tomb Of Raithwall

Bazaar:  Ancient Bone x3, Holy Crystal x9, Wyvern Fang x4

Loot Locations:

Ancient Bone:
		Warmage's Monograph (20,000)

		Dead Bones (Barheim Passage) (Nabreus Deadlands)
		(Pharos Subterra) (Pharos-3rd Ascent):  A 5% monograph
		drop.  Available after the events at Tomb Of Raithwall.

Holy Crystal:

		Babil (Necrohol Of Nabudis/Cloister Of The Highborn,
		Cloister Of Distant Song):  A 25/30/35/40% drop from Babil.
		Available after the events at Tomb Of Raithwall.

		Diakon Entite (Giruvegan/The Trimahla Water-Steps, The
		Aadha Water-Steps):  A 40/45/50/55% drop rate, as well
		as a 55/80% steal rate.  The mist in these two areas must
		be thick in order for it to appear.  Available during the
		events at Giruvegan.

Wyvern Fang:

		Aeronite (Lhusu Mines/Lasche Span):  Wyvern Fangs are a
		40/45/50/55% drop.  There are 2 aeronites on this bridge (the
		same bridge where the rare game Bombshell spawns).  Be
		aware they are pretty tough to beat unless you are at high
		levels.  They also have a 55/80% steal rate.  You can also
		get Wyvern Wings here, which can be used for the Arcturus
		[WP1].  Aeronites can also be found in all 3 ascents of the
		Pharos at Ridorana.  You can also get Wyvern Fangs from
		the rare game Aeros, located in the Ozmone Plain/The Shred,
		which has a 3% drop rate, and can be accessed as early as
		after the events at Tomb Of Raithwall.

Random Chest:

Cerobi Steppe:

		North Liavell Hills:  A 50% chance for this chest to spawn, and
		then a 5% chance to contain Time Bolts with a Diamond Armlet
		equipped.  Repeatable chest.  This chest is located between
		the central and northeastern-most windmill.  Available after
		reaching the Phon Coast.  A 2.5% overall chance.


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AQUA SHOT [AM15]
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Attack Power:  +3
Added Effect:  Water Element
Cost:  2,980 (Marksman's Delight/Comes with Vega)
Available: 1
Earliest Access:  After the events on Leviathan

Bazaar:  Green Liquid x3, Water Stone x4, Yensa Scale x1

Loot Locations:

Green Liquid:

		Flan (Barheim Passage/Special Op Sector 3, Op Sector 37):
		A 40/45/50/55% drop rate along with a 55/80% steal rate.
		Available after escaping from Nalbina Dungeon.  This is
		the earliest point to acquire Green Liquid.  Available after
		reaching Barheim Passage.

		Tallow (Tomb Of Raithwall/Royal Passage):  A 40/45/50/55%
		drop rate along with a 55/80% steal rate.  Available during
		the events at Tomb Of Raithwall.

Water Stone:

		Giza Rabbit (Giza Plains Dry):  Found throughout Giza.  A
		55/80% steal rate, along with a 25/30/35/40% drop rate.
		Available after defeating Rogue Tomato.

Yensa Scale:

		Yensa, Bull Yensa (Ogir-Yensa Sandsea, Nam-Yensa
		Sandsea): Yensa Scales are a 55/80% steal rate from
		either the Yensa or Bull Yensa.  They are found on land
		areas, especially near bridges, and usually the player
		will have to be close to them in order for them to appear.
		Easiest area to find them is in the Nam-Yensa Sandsea,
		due to there being much more true land area, whereas
		the Ogir-Yensa Sandsea has many refinery only areas.
		Available after the events on Leviathan.


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DARK SHOT [AM16]
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Attack Power:  +4
Added Effect:  Dark Element
Available:  Infinite
Earliest Access:  After reaching Phon Coast

Reward:

		Reward for completing The Black Sorcerer (Piscodaemon,
		Bill #28, Rank V).  Available after the events at Giruvegan.

Random Chest:

Cerobi Steppe:

		Crossfield:  A 50% chance for the chest to spawn, and then
		a 5% chance to contain Dark Shot with a Diamond Armlet
		equipped.  Repeatable chest.  This chest is found along
		the southern edge of the area, almost exactly between the
		southern exit and the southeast exit.  Available after
		reaching the Phon Coast.  A 2.5% overall chance.


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MUD SHOT [AM17]
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Attack Power:  +2
Added Effect:  Earth Element, Blind (25%)
Cost:  9,080 (Mudslinger/Comes with Aldebaran)
Available:  Infinite
Earliest Access:  After the events at Tomb Of Raithwall

Bazaar:  Earth Crystal x3, Ichthon Scale x4, Silver Liquid x3

Loot Locations:

Earth Crystal:

		Mallicant (Zertinan Caverns/Halls Of Ardent Darkness,
		The Undershore):  A 40/45/50/55% drop rate.  Available
		after the events at Tomb Of Raithwall.

Ichthon Scale:

		Focalor (Nabreus Deadlands/Echoes Of The Past, The
		Slumbermead) (Sochen Cave Palace/Falls Of Time):
		A 40/45/50/55% drop rate, as well as a 55/80 steal rate.
		Focalor also carry Dorsal Fins for use in the creation
		of Artemis Arrows [AM1].  Available after the events at
		Tomb Of Raithwall.

Silver Liquid:

		Foobar (Nabreus Deadlands/The Slumbermead, The
		Fog Mutters, Lifeless Strand, Field Of The Fallen Lord):
		Easiest area is in the Slumbermead, which you can access
		one screen south of the teleport crystal.  There are three of
		them in the northern part of this area.  A 25/30/35/40% drop
		rate.  You can also steal Sagittarius Gems from them at a
		10/30% rate for use in the creation of the Sagittarius [WP20].
		Available after the events at Tomb Of Raithwall.

Random Chest:

Cerobi Steppe:

		South Liavell Hills:  A 50% chance for this chest to spawn, and
		then a 17.5% chance to contain Mud Shot without a Diamond
		Armlet equipped.  Repeatable chest.  Chest is located in the
		northwest part of the area.  There will be two chests in this
		area, and this one will not be near a rock.  Available after
		reaching the Phon Coast.  An 8.75% overall chance.


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SILENT SHOT [AM18]
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Attack Power:  +1
Added Effect:  Silence (25%)
Cost:  1,680 (Marksman's Delight/Comes with Capella)
Available:  Infinite
Earliest Access:  After the events at Barheim Passage

Bazaar:  Dark Stone x2, Fish Scale x2, Green Liquid x1

Loot Locations:

Dark Stone:

		Skeleton, Skull Defender (Lhusu Mines/Shunia Twinspan):
		These are prevalent elsewhere, but this is an area to get
		plenty of Dark Stones.  A 25/30/35/40% drop rate.  These
		can also be acquired from Ghosts in Garamsythe Waterway
		at the beginning of the game only, with a 25/30/35/40%
		drop rate as well.  Available after leaving the Palace.

Fish Scale:

		Ichthon (Dalmasca Estersand/Banks Of The Nebra, The
		Yoma):  Easiest way is at the Banks Of The Nebra, which
		is one screen south of the teleport crystal at South Bank
		Village.  There are two of them right along the shore, with
		a 40/45/50/55% drop rate, as well as a 55/80% steal rate.
		Available after acquiring the Writ Of Transit.

Green Liquid:

		Flan (Barheim Passage/Special Op Sector 3, Op Sector 37):
		A 40/45/50/55% drop rate along with a 55/80% steal rate.
		Available after escaping from Nalbina Dungeon.  This is
		the earliest point to acquire Green Liquid.  Available after
		reaching Barheim Passage.

		Tallow (Tomb Of Raithwall/Royal Passage):  A 40/45/50/55%
		drop rate along with a 55/80% steal rate.  Available during
		the events at Tomb Of Raithwall.


Random Chest:

Cerobi Steppe:

		Crossfield:  A 50% chance to spawn, and then a 20% chance
		to contain Silent Shot.  This chest also holds Icecloud Arrows
		[AM5].  Repeatable chest.  This chest is located on the
		southwest edge of the tree and rock formation in the area
		in the north-central part of the area.  Available after reaching
		the Phon Coast.  A 10% overall chance.


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STONE SHOT [AM19]
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Attack Power:  +3
Added Effect:  Petrify (25%)
Cost:  15,000 (Stone Shot)
Available:  Infinite
Earliest Access:  After the events at Henne Mines


Bazaar:  Libra Gem x3, Mirror Scale x2, Tyrant Bone x2

Loot Locations:

Libra Gem:

		Silver Lobo (Phon Coast) (Cerobi Steppe):  Found
		throughout the Phon Coast and Cerobi Steppe.
		A 10/30% steal rate.  The earliest these can be
		acquired are from Dire Rats in Garamsythe
		Waterway, and they have a 3/6% steal rate.

Mirror Scale:
		Mage's Monograph (21,000)

		Mirrorknight (The Feywood/Walk Of Dancing Shadow,
		White Magick's Embrace):  A 10% monograph drop.
		You can also get Wind Crystals and Aries Gems from
		Mirrorknights.  This is the earliest point to acquire Mirror
		Scales.  Available after the events at Henne Mines.

Tyrant Bone:
		Dragoon's Monograph (22,000)

		Wild Saurian (Dalmasca Estersand/The Stepping, The Yoma,
		Broken Sands):  A 12% monograph drop.  Available after
		completing the Thextera hunt.

		Pylraster (Pharos At Ridorana/They Who Thirst Not):  A
		10/30% steal rate from this mob hunt.  I suggest heading
		into the area, stealing, then retreat back to the save crystal.
		Be careful however, this guy hits like a truck.  Equip high
		evade shields, which will greatly reduce damage taken.
		Available after the events at Pharos At Ridorana.

Random Chest:

Cerobi Steppe:

		South Liavell Hills:  A 50% chance of this chest spawning,
		and then a 5% chance for it to contain Stone Shot with a
		Diamond Armlet equipped.  Repeatable chest.  The chest
		is located in the northern part of the area, near the middle.
		Available after reaching the Phon Coast.  A 2.5% overall
		chance.


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WINDSLICER SHOT [AM20]
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Attack Power:  +4
Added Effect:  Wind Element
Cost:  15,200 (Armor-Piercing Shot/Comes with Spica)
Available:  Infinite
Earliest Access:  After reaching Phon Coast

Bazaar:  Ring Wyrm Scale x4, Silver Liquid x5, Wind Crystal x7

Loot Locations:

Ring Wyrm Scale:

		Ash Wyrm (Great Crystal) (Mosphoran Highwaste/Empyrean
		Seat):  40/45/50/55% drop.  There are several Ash Wyrms
		in the Great Crystal area, most notable one just two screens
		away from where the Zodiac Escutcheon is.  To get Ring
		Wyrm Scales in the Mosphoran Highwaste, you must first
		defeat the esper Exodus.  Save at the Bubbling Vale, and
		head back to Empyrean Seat.  If the Ash Wyrm does not drop
		it, soft reset and try again.  Also, the Ash Wyrm drops Wind
		Crystals for use in this recipe at a 25/30/35/40% rate, and
		also a steal rate of 55/80%.  Available after reaching the
		Phon Coast.

		Shield Wyrm (Cerobi Steppe):  Only the Shield Wyrms in
		Cerobi Steppe yield Ring Wyrm Scale. A 40/45/50/55%
		drop rate, and also a  55/80% steal rate.  Shield Wyrms
		are found in five different areas of Cerobi Steppe.
		Available after reaching the Phon Coast.

Silver Liquid:

		Foobar (Nabreus Deadlands/The Slumbermead, The
		Fog Mutters, Lifeless Strand, Field Of The Fallen Lord):
		Easiest area is in the Slumbermead, which you can access
		one screen south of the teleport crystal.  There are three of
		them in the northern part of this area.  A 25/30/35/40% drop
		rate.  You can also steal Sagittarius Gems from them at a
		10/30% rate for use in the creation of the Sagittarius [WP20].
		Available after the events at Tomb Of Raithwall.

Wind Crystal:

		Mirrorknight (The Feywood/Walk Of Dancing Shadow, White
		Magick's Embrace):  The reason I list these here to get Wind
		Crystals is because they also yield Mirror Scales and Aries
		Gems for use in other recipes.  A 25/30/35/40% drop for Wind
		Crystals, along with a 55/80% steal rate.  You can also use the
		Ash Wyrm method listed above.  Available after the events
		at Henne Mines.

Random Chest:

Cerobi Steppe:

		Old Elanise Road:  A 50% chance for this chest to spawn, and
		then a 5% chance to contain Windslicer Shot with a Diamond
		Armlet equipped.  Repeatable chest.  This chest is located
		near the largest rock in the southern part of the area.  It
		sits on the eastern edge of this rock.  The chest on the west
		side of this rock contains a Magepower Shishak [AR13].
		Available after reaching the Phon Coast.  A 2.5% overall
		chance.


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WYRMFIRE SHOT [AM21]
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Attack Power:  +3
Added Effect:  Fire Element
Availability:  Infinite
Earliest Access:  After the events at Tomb Of Raithwall

Reward:

		Reward for completing the Cactuar Quest (Dalmasca Estersand/
		South Bank Village, North Bank Village).  Available after the
		events at Tomb Of Raithwall.

Random Chest:

Cerobi Steppe:

		South Liavell Hills:  A 50% chance for this chest to spawn, and
		then a 17.5% chance for it to contain Wyrmfire Shot without a
		Diamond Armlet equipped.  Repeatable chest.  This chest is
		located almost directly in the center of the area.  Available
		after reaching the Phon Coast.  An 8.75% overall chance.


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CASTELLANOS [AM22]
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Attack Power:  +6
Cost:  12,000 (Devastating Incendiaries)
Available:  Infinite
Earliest Access:  After the events on Leviathan

Bazaar:  Aries Gem x3, Bomb Fragment x3, Frog Oil x2

Loot Locations:

Aries Gem:

		Mirrorknight (The Feywood/Walk Of Dancing Shadow,
		White Magick's Embrace):  A 1/2/3/5% drop, as well
		as a 3/6% steal rate.  Listed due to Mirrorknights yielding
		Mirror Scales and Wind Crystals for other recipes.
		Available after the events at Henne Mines.

		Wu (Ozmone Plains/The Greensnake, The Shred):  A
		3/6% steal rate.  Available after the events at the Tomb
		Of Raithwall.

		Hybrid Gator (Ozmone Plains/Dagan Flats, The Switchback
		The Greensnake, Field Of Light Winds):  A 10/30% steal
		rate.  This enemy is found in each area at certain times,
		based on the minute number on the game clock:
		Switchback 00-14, Dagan Flats 15-29, Field Of Light
		Winds 30-44, and Greensnake 45-59.  Available after
		the events at Tomb Of Raithwall.

		Bagoly (Ogir-Yensa Sandsea) (Nam-Yensa Sandsea):
		A 1/2/3/5% drop rate, these enemies are found throughout
		many areas of both Sandseas.

		Nidhogg (Lhusu Mines/Transitway 1):  A 3% steal rate
		from this  Rank I mark.  Attempt to steal, then zone two
		screens to reset stealable items.  This is the earliest
		point to acquire Aries Gems, available after the events
		at Lhusu Mines.

Bomb Fragment:
		Mage's Monograph (21,000)

		Bomb (Barheim Passage/East-West Passage, The
		Zeviah Span):  A 30% monograph drop from the bombs
		in these areas.  Available after the events at Tomb Of
		Raithwall.

		King Bomb (Salikawood/Grand Bower):  A 3/6% steal
		rate from this boss.  The player can steal from the boss,
		zone back to the gate crystal, then re-enter to steal again.
		Available after the events at Tomb Of Raithwall.

		Megabomb (Nam-Yensa Sandsea/Demesne Of The
		Sandqueen):  A 3/6% steal rate from this rare game.
		You need to chain 22 or more foes in Nam-Yensa
		Sandsea, and then Megabomb will spawn at one of
		seven different locations in the area.  This is the earliest
		point to acquire Bomb Fragments, available after the
		events on Leviathan.

Frog Oil:
		Hunter's Monograph (18,000)

		Speartongue (Zertinan Caverns/Invitation To Heresy,
		Darkened Wharf, Canopy Of Clay) (Ogir-Yensa
		Sandsea/East Junction, Central Junction):  A 10%
		monograph drop.  Available after the events on
		Leviathan.

Random Chest:

Cerobi Steppe:

		The Terraced Bank:  A 50% spawn rate, and then a
		5% chance to receive Castellanos with a Diamond
		Armlet equipped.  Repeatable chest.  This chest is
		located just north of the entrance of this area, just
		southwest of the eastern-most windmill.  Available
		after reaching the Phon Coast.  A 2.5% overall chance.

		Crossfield:  A 50% spawn rate, and then a 5% chance
		to receive Castellanos with a Diamond Armlet
		equipped.  Repeatable chest.  This chest is located
		just to the east of the tree and rock formation in the
		north.  Available after reaching the Phon Coast.
		A 2.5% overall chance.

		Old Elanise Road:  A 50% spawn rate, and then a
		5% chance to receive Castellanos with a Diamond
		Armlet equipped.  Repeatable chest.  This chest
		is located near the northeastern most part of the
		area.  When looking at the map, there are two rocks
		splitting the northern entrance.  The chest is
		slightly southeast of the eastern rock.  Available
		after reaching the Phon Coast.  A 2.5% overall chance.


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CHAOS BOMBS [AM23]
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Attack Power:  +4
Added Effect:  Confuse (25%)
Cost:  17,800 (Befuddling Incendiaries/Comes with Caldera)
Available:  1
Earliest Access:  After the events at Giruvegan

Bazaar:  Bomb Shell x4, Book Of Orgain-Cent x3, Fire Crystal x7

Loot Locations:

Bomb Shell:

		King Bomb (Salikawood/Grand Bower):
		A 55/80% steal rate.  Steal from King
		Bomb, then head back one screen to
		the teleport crystal to reset the items it
		carries.  Available after the events at
		Tomb Of Raithwall.

		Pineapple (Ogir-Yensa Sandsea/Platform
		1-Refinery):  A guaranteed steal from this rare
		game.  A 20% spawn rate at six possible locations
		when you enter this area.  Available after the events
		on Leviathan.

		Grenade (Zertinan Caverns/Sandfalls):  A
		3/6/8/12% drop rate, as well as a 95% poach rate.
		Available after the events at Tomb Of Raithwall.

		Mom Bomb (Great Crystal):  A 40/45/50/55% drop rate,
		as well as a 55/80% steal rate.  Available during the
		events at Giruvegan.

Book Of Orgain-Cent:

		Reaper (Great Crystal):  Found in 14 different locations
		throughout the Great Crystal.  A 25/30/35/40% drop rate,
		as well as a 10/30% steal rate.  This is the only way to
		acquire these.  Available after the events at Giruvegan.

Fire Crystal:

		Cerberus (The Feywood/Walk Of Stolen Truths, Walk
		Of Dancing Shadow):  A 25/30/35/40% drop rate, as well
		as a 55/80% steal rate.  You will probably acquire many of
		these while farming for Hell Gate's Flames for use in the
		Masamune [WP15] and Tournesol [WP24].  The earliest these
		can be acquired are from Lizards in the Garamsythe
		Waterway after the events at Barheim Passage.


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OIL BOMBS [AM24]
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Attack Power:  +3
Added Effect:  Oil (25%)
Cost:  10,625 (Oil-Soaked Incendiaries/Comes with Tumulus)
Available:  1
Earliest Access:  After the events at Barheim Passage

Bazaar:  Bomb Ashes x3, Book Of Orgain x2, Fire Crystal x3

Loot Locations:

Bomb Ashes:

		Bomb (Barheim Passage/Op Sector 29, Op
		Sector 36, Special Op Sector 3):  A 40/45/50/55%
		drop rate, as well as a 10/30% steal rate and a
		guaranteed poach from the bombs in these areas
		only.  Available during the events at Barheim
		Passage.

Book Of Orgain:

		Dustia (Dalmasca Westersand/Corridor Of Sand):
		A 40/45/50/55% drop rate from this rare game.  Will
		spawn in the area when one of your active members
		has less than 10% of their max HP.  Available after
		defeating the Rogue Tomato.

		Gespenst (Garamsythe Waterway/No. 11 Channel, No. 10
		Channel, No. 1 Cloaca, No. 3 Cloaca Spur, No. 4 Cloaca
		Spur):  A 25/30/35/40% drop rate.  Available after the
		events on Leviathan.

Fire Crystal:

		Cerberus (The Feywood/Walk Of Stolen Truths, Walk
		Of Dancing Shadow):  A 25/30/35/40% drop rate, as well
		as a 55/80% steal rate.  You will probably acquire many of
		these while farming for Hell Gate's Flames for use in the
		Masamune [WP15] and Tournesol [WP24].  The earliest
		these can be acquired are from Lizards in the Garamsythe
		Waterway after the events at Barheim Passage.


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POISON BOMBS [AM25]
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Attack Power:  +2
Added Effect:  Poison (25%)
Cost:  9,800 (Noisome Incendiaries/Comes with Fumarole)
Available:  Infinite
Earliest Access:  After the events on Leviathan

Bazaar:  Bomb Shell x1, Fire Crystal x3

Loot Locations:

Bomb Shell:

		King Bomb (Salikawood/Grand Bower):
		A 55/80% steal rate.  Steal from King
		Bomb, then head back one screen to
		the teleport crystal to reset the items it
		carries.  Available after the events at
		Tomb Of Raithwall.

		Pineapple (Ogir-Yensa Sandsea/Platform
		1-Refinery):  A guaranteed steal from this rare
		game.  A 20% spawn rate at six possible locations
		when you enter this area.  Available after the events
		on Leviathan.

		Grenade (Zertinan Caverns/Sandfalls):  A
		3/6/8/12% drop rate, as well as a 95% poach rate.
		Available after the events at Tomb Of Raithwall.

		Mom Bomb (Great Crystal):  A 40/45/50/55% drop rate,
		as well as a 55/80% steal rate.  Available during the
		events at Giruvegan.

Fire Crystal:

		Cerberus (The Feywood/Walk Of Stolen Truths, Walk
		Of Dancing Shadow):  A 25/30/35/40% drop rate, as well
		as a 55/80% steal rate.  You will probably acquire many of
		these while farming for Hell Gate's Flames for use in the
		Masamune [WP15] and Tournesol [WP24].  The earliest
		these can be acquired are from Lizards in the Garamsythe
		Waterway after the events at Barheim Passage.

Random Chest:

Cerobi Steppe:

		Crossfield:  A 50% chance for this chest to spawn, and
		then a 20% chance to contain Poison Bombs without a
		Diamond Armlet equipped.  Repeatable chest.  This
		chest is located on the northern edge of the tree and
		rock formation in the northern part of this area.  Available
		after reaching the Phon Coast.  A 10% overall chance.


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STINK BOMBS [AM26]
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Attack Power:  +2
Added Effect:  Sap (+25%)
Available:  1
Earliest Access:  After the events at Mt. Bur-Omisace

Reward:

		Reward for completing Carrot Stalk (Carrot, Bill #39, Rank VII Elite).



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STUN BOMBS [AM27]
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Attack Power:  +2
Added Effect:  Stop (25%)
Available:  1
Earliest Access:  After the events at Mt. Bur-Omisace

Reward:

		Reward for completing The Deserter's Revenge (Bloodwing,
		Bill #16, Rank V).


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WATER BOMBS [AM28]
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Attack Power:  +5
Added Effect:  Water Element
Cost:  7,800 (Water-Drop Munitions)
Available:  Infinite
Earliest Access:  After the events at Barheim Passage

Bazaar:  Book Of Orgain x3, Putrid Liquid x3, Water Crystal x10

Loot Locations:

Book Of Orgain:

		Dustia (Dalmasca Westersand/Corridor Of Sand):
		A 40/45/50/55% drop rate from this rare game.  Will
		spawn in the area when one of your active members
		has less than 10% of their max HP.  Available after
		defeating the Rogue Tomato.

		Gespenst (Garamsythe Waterway/No. 11 Channel, No. 10
		Channel, No. 1 Cloaca, No. 3 Cloaca Spur, No. 4 Cloaca
		Spur):  A 25/30/35/40% drop rate.  Available after the
		events on Leviathan.

Putrid Liquid:
		Dragoon's Monograph (22,000)

		Malboro Overking (Garamsythe Waterway/No. 11 Channel,
		No. 11 Channel (water drained), West Sluice Control, No. 10
		Channel (water drained), No. 1 Cloaca) (Tchita Uplands/
		Realm Of The Elder Dream, Oliphzak Rise, The Highlands,
		Fields Of Eternity):  A 10% monograph drop.  Available in
		Garamsythe after the events at Barheim Passage.

Water Crystal:

		Silicon Tortoise (Zertinan Caverns/Halls Of Ardent Darkness,
		Drybeam Cavern) (Giza Plains Rain/Tracks Of The Beast):
		A 25/30/35/40% drop rate.  Available after the events at
		Tomb Of Raithwall.

		Mistmare (Pharos At Ridorana/First Ascent-Wellspring Labyrinth)
		(Pharos Subterra/Penumbra Interior, Umbra Interior):  A
		40/45/50/55% drop rate, as well as a 10/30% steal rate.
		Available during the events at Pharos At Ridorana.

		Razorfin (Garamsythe Waterway/North Spur Sluiceway):  A
		guaranteed steal from this rare game monster.  It has a 10%
		chance to replace any Ichthon foe in the area.  If it is not there,
		zone two screens and return.  This is the earliest point to
		acquire Water Crystals.  Available during infiltration into the
		Palace.

Random Chest:

Cerobi Steppe:

		Feddik River:  A 50% chance for this chest to spawn, and then a
		5% chance for it to contain Water Bombs with a Diamond Armlet
		equipped.  Repeatable chest.  This chest is located in the
		southern part of this area, in the middle of the southern edge.
		Available after reaching the Phon Coast.  A 2.5% overall chance.


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BRAVE SUIT [AR1]
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License Points: 100
Defense: +40
Added Effect: HP +10, Bravery
Available: Infinite
Earliest Access: After the events at Giruvegan

The Brave Suit is the “best” light armor in the game.  The bravery buff it
provides is probably its best feature, but the Mirage Vest offers better stat
increases (+45 DEF, +10 VIT, +10 SPD, and +800 HP).  So if you choose light
armor for a character, you have to ask yourself if the bravery buff is better
than what the Mirage Vest has to offer.  Obviously the Brave Suit is listed
here due to its scarcity, as it can only be acquired via random chests.

Random Chest:

Great Crystal:

		Uldobi Phullam Pratii (the area northeast of the second
		Taurus gate).  The path to be open to access the
		Brave Suit will vary, I would suggest starting from the
		save crystal just south of Ultima, which would require
		Taurus Gate II and Capricorn Gate II to be open, as well
		as either Virgo gate to be open as well.  The chest has
		a 20% spawn rate, and a 50% chance to be the Zodiac
		Escutcheon, as well as a 50% chance to be a Brave Suit.
		With a Diamond Armlet equipped, it is a 100% chance
		to be the Escutcheon.  This is a one-time chest for the item,
		you can only get one or the other.  If the chest does not
		spawn, zone away three screens and return to this area.
		Please consult the following map to guide you:
		http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/file/459841/43190.
		NOTE:  This is also an excellent way to acquire Moon
		Rings to create the Sagittarius.  Two screens away from
		the chest is an Ash Wyrm, which can only be found in
		the Great Crystal or the Empyrean Seat area of the
		Mosphoran Highwaste (you must have already defeated
		the Esper Exodus for the Ash Wyrm to appear there).
		The Moon Ring is a 10% monograph drop from the
		Ash Wyrm.  Available after the events at Giruvegan.


Henne Mines:

		Phase 2 Dig:  You will need to have a Diamond Armlet
		equipped.  A 25% chance the chest will spawn, and then
		a 2% chance it contains the Brave Suit.  This chest will
		respawn, so you can get as many as you want.
		Available after the events at Giruvegan.  A 0.5% overall
		chance.

		Special Charter Shaft:  The easier to obtain of the two
		possible Brave Suits in Henne Mines.  A 25% chance
		the chest will spawn, and a guaranteed Brave Suit if
		you are NOT wearing a Diamond Armlet.  This is a one
		time only chest.  Please consult the following map to
		guide you:
		http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/file/459841/44213.
		Available after the events at Giruvegan.


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CIRCLET [AR2]
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License Points: 100
Magick Resist: +60
Strength: +2
Magic Power: +10
Available: 2
Earliest Access: During the events at Pharos At Ridorana

The Circlet is the best mystic helm in the game.  The only way to acquire
this helm is via random chests.

Random Chest:

Pharos At Ridorana:

		Second Ascent/Spire Ravel-2nd Flight:  Watch out for
		the two Aeronites the second you teleport here.
		A 100% spawn rate, and a guaranteed Circlet if you
		do NOT equip a Diamond Armlet.  One-time only chest.
		Available during the events at Pharos At Ridorana.

		Subterra/Abyssal-South:  A 50% spawn rate, and a
		guaranteed Circlet if you do NOT equip a Diamond
		Armlet.  One-time only chest.  Please consult the
		following map to guide you:
		http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/file/459841/45695.
		Available after the events at Pharos At Ridorana.


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DUELING MASK [AR3]
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License Points: 100
Magick Resist: +45
Strength: +2
Added Effect: Max HP +800
Available: 2
Earliest Access: During the events at Pharos At Ridorana

The Dueling Mask is the “best” light helm in the game.  The easier-to-obtain
Renewing Morion, the second best light helm, has one less magic resist
point, gives +4 points to vitality instead of the +2 strength, gives a +370 HP
boost instead of +800, but also has a regen buff.  The reason the Dueling
Mask is mentioned here is, again, due to its scarcity.

Random Chest:

		The Pharos At Ridorana/First Ascent-Wellspring
		Ravel-3rd Flight:  Once you have built bridges (by
		destroying the green Brainpans) to reach 35F, there
		will be a 70% chance there is a chest that is not
		accessible.  Head back to previous floors and defeat
		3 red Deidars to create a bridge to the chest, which will
		give access to a Dueling Mask (100% with or without a
		Diamond Armlet, assuming the chest has spawned).
		A one-time only chest.  Available during the events
		at Pharos At Ridorana.

		The Pharos At Ridorana/Subterra-Abyssal-South:
		A 50% chance of the chest spawning, and a
		guaranteed Dueling Mask if you do NOT equip a
		Diamond Armlet.  A one-time only chest.  Please
		consult the following map to guide you:
		http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/file/459841/45695.
		Available after the events at Pharos At Ridorana.


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ENSANGUINED SHIELD [AR4]
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License Points: 90
Evade: +90
Added Effect: Poison, Sap, Slow
Available: 3
Earliest Access: After the events at Draklor/Balfonheim

The Ensanguined Shield is possibly the biggest oddball item in FFXII.
It has the highest evade of all shields by a long shot, yet will automatically
inflict you with poison, sap, and slow.  A ribbon does NOT counter these
effects.  However, buffing your character with regen and haste will negate
the sap and slow effects, although there is no negating the poison effect.
A wonderful item when used in conjunction with a high evade weapon such
as the Main Gauche, as this combination works wonders while executing
the Abysteel leveling process.  Multiple locations of this shield, all via
random chests, and they are all one-time only chests.

Random Chest:

		Balfonheim Port/Canal Lane: Do not open this chest until
		you have a Diamond Armlet.  Save at the teleport
		crystal first, then head to Port Villa.  A 10% chance of it
		containing an Ensanguined Shield, and a 90% chance
		of a Megalixer with a Diamond Armlet equipped.  If you
		do not get the shield, soft reset and try again.  This is
		a one-time only chest.  This is the earliest point to
		acquire the Ensanguined Shield.  Available after the
		events at Draklor.

		The Feywood/The Edge Of Reason:  Save your game
		at the teleport crystal at Giruvegan first, then head into
		the Feywood.  The chest is located in the western-central
		part of the area, sitting right on top of a trap (use Libra).
		There is a possibility of 3 chests being stacked on top
		of each other here, I would suggest NOT equipping a
		Diamond Armlet.  The first chest has a 30% chance of
		spawning, with a 50% of containing a Hi-Potion, and 50%
		chance of it being a Deathbringer.  The second chest
		has a 45% chance of spawning, with a 100% chance
		of containing an X-Potion.  With a Diamond Armlet on for
		these chests, you have a 90% chance of getting a Knot
		Of Rust, and a 10% chance at an Elixir.  The third chest
		has a 25% chance of spawning, with a 100% chance of
		getting an Ensanguined Shield, with or without a Diamond
		Armlet.  This is a one-time only chest.  Soft reset and try
		again from Giruvegan if you do not get what you want.
		Available after the events at Draklor.

		Henne Mines/Special Charter Shaft:  A 40% spawn rate
		for this one-time only chest.  A 100% chance of getting
		an Ensanguined Shield if you do NOT wear a Diamond
		Armlet.  Please consult the following map to guide you:
		http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/file/459841/44213.
		Available after the events at Giruvegan.


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GENJI ARMOUR [AR5]
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License Points: 150
Defense: +56
Strength: +9
Magick Power: +3
Added Effect: Counter % raise (with Battle Harness)
Available: 1
Earliest Access: After the events at Draklor

The Genji Armour is the third best heavy armor in the game.  It can only be
acquired via a steal during the Battle On The Big Bridge hunt.

YouTube Video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgtjjwHxteg

Steal:

		Gilgamesh (Lhusu Mines/Site 7):  The second and
		more difficult battle.  In his fifth and final stage, you
		can steal the Genji Armour.  Equip Thief's Cuffs to
		enhance your success rate, but it is a guaranteed steal.
		This is the only way to acquire this armor.


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GENJI GLOVES [AR6]
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License Points: 150
Added Effect: Increase combo rate
Available: 1
Earliest Access: After the events at Draklor

The Genji Gloves are one of the most valuable accessories in the game,
especially when paired with the Masamune.  It can only be obtained via
a steal during the Battle On The Big Bridge hunt.

YouTube Video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgtjjwHxteg

Steal:

		Gilgamesh (Lhusu Mines/Tasche Span):  The first
		of two battles.  In his fifth and final stage, you can steal
		the Genji Gloves.  Equip Thief's Cuffs to enhance your
		success rate, but it is a guaranteed steal.  This is the
		only way to acquire this accessory.


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GENJI HELM [AR7]
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License Points: 150
Magick Resist: +37
Strength: +9
Magic Power: +4
Available: 1
Earliest Access: After the events at Draklor

The Genji Helm is the third best heavy helm in the game.  It can only be
acquired via a steal during the Battle On The Big Bridge hunt.

YouTube Video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgtjjwHxteg

Steal:

		Gilgamesh (Lhusu Mines/Site 7):  The second and more
		difficult battle.  In his fourth stage, you can steal the Genji
		Helm.  Equip Thief's Cuffs to enhance your success rate,
		but it is a guaranteed steal.  This is the only way to acquire
		this helm.


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GENJI SHIELD [AR8]
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License Points: 150
Evade: +30
Magick Evade: +5
Available: 1
Earliest Access: After the events at Draklor

The Genji Shield can only be acquired via a steal during the Battle On
The Big Bridge hunt.

YouTube Video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgtjjwHxteg

Steal:

		Gilgamesh (Lhusu Mines/Tasche Span):  The first of
		two battles.  In his fourth stage, you can steal the Genji
		Shield.  Equip Thief's Cuffs to enhance your success rate,
		but it is a guaranteed steal.  This is the only way to
		acquire this shield.


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GOLDEN SKULLCAP [AR9]
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License Points: 50
Magick Resist: +58
Magick Power: +10
Speed: +3
Available: Infinite
Earliest Access: After the events at Tomb Of Raithwall

The Golden Skullcap is the second best mystic helm in the game.  There
are minimal differences between this and the Circlet, except that the Golden
Skullcap is readily available later on in the game, and the Circlet can only
be found in two locations.

Shop:

		Barheim Passage/Burrogh (after the events at
		Giruvegan):  Teleport to the Barheim Passage, then
		head north through Special Op Sector 3, Great Eastern
		Passage, Op Sector 29, and into The Lightworks.
		Burrogh will be here (the same guy who gave you the
		fuse the first time you came here).  He sells Golden
		Skullcap for 16,000.

Steal:
		Dead Bones (Nabreus Deadlands/The Slumbermead,
		The Fog Mutters, Overlooking Eternity):  A 6% steal rate
		with Thief's Cuffs.  Easiest place is in Overlooking Eternity,
		where up to 40 or so Dead Bones will spawn.  This is the
		earliest point to acquire Golden Skullcaps.  Available
		after the events at Tomb Of Raithwall.

Drop:
		Dead Bones (Pharos-3rd Ascent/Spire Ravel-1st Flight)
		(Pharos-Subterra/Umbra, Abyssal):  A 1/2/3/5% drop.  They
		are found throughout the Umbra area in Subterra.
		Available during the events at Pharos At Ridorana.


Random Chest:

		Cerobi Steppe/Old Elanise Road:  A 50% spawn rate for
		the chest, and then a 5% chance of getting a Golden
		Skullcap with a Diamond Armlet equipped.  This chest
		is located directly on the western edge of the area, a
		little bit south of halfway.  Available after reaching the
		Phon Coast.  A 2.5% overall chance.

		Great Crystal/Sirhru Phulaam Pratii'vaa:  A 100% chance
		of the chest spawning, and then a 3% chance of it
		containing a Golden Skullcap with a Diamond Armlet
		equipped.  Please consult the following map:
		http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/file/459841/43190.
		Available after the events at Giruvegan.


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GRAND ARMOUR [AR10]
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License Points: 90
Defense: +61
Strength: +12
Available: Infinite
Earliest Access: After the events at Tomb Of Raithwall

The Grand Armour has the highest defense rating of all armor in the game, but
only the player can determine whether it is better than its counterpart, the
Maximillian.  The Grand Armour can only be obtained via a very rare drop
from the rare monster Helvinek (1/2/3/5%).  Special thanks to Vince1127
for making the following video based straight from the writeup below.

YouTube Video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_tV2MAxNFU

Rare Drop:  Helvinek(Necrohol Of Nabudis):  A few requirements in order to
easily obtain the Grand Armour.  First, you must be at a high enough level to
comfortably survive the Necrohol, and also defeat Helvinek without too much
trouble.  Second, you must defeat enemies in this area until you have spawned
and killed six Oversoul enemies.  I would suggest that you enter the Necrohol
from the Salikawood, and then defeat most if not all enemies you run into in
the Hall Of Effulgent Light and Cloister Of Distant Song.  This should net you
at least 4 Oversouls to defeat, if not five.  The key is to be either in
Cloister Of Distant Song or Cloister Of The Highborn when you defeat
the sixth Oversoul.  Once dispatched, Helvinek will immediately spawn.
You want to be near the steps between Hall Of The Ivory Covenant and Hall
Of Slumbering Might, mainly due to the fact it's a tighter area, and Helvinek
is less likely to teleport a lot.  Although any zone-line will suffice.  You
are going to
be chaining Helvinek using a glitch of sorts in the game.

Set your characters up so that you have an attacker/tank character, with
the strongest weapons and armor available.  Then have another character
set up to heal the attacker, and also to cast Decoy on the tank.  You will also
have a third member, but gambits for this character will be off, and will
do nothing but keep the party (and Helvinek) near the zone line between
Cloister Of Distant Song/Cloister Of The Highborn.  This should be your lead
character.  Once Helvinek spawns, and both areas near their zone lines are
clear of other enemies, your attacker should be attacking Helvinek, while your
healer heals and keeps Decoy up on the tank.  Your lead character will pretty
much just stand there, keeping the team and Helvinek near that zone line.  The
 concept is when a teleporting monster such as Helvinek is defeated, BEFORE
the enemy starts to dissipate and the EXP/LP numbers come up, you can zone
out of the area, and the creature will regenerate with full HP in the other
zone.  So once Helvinek is defeated the first time (Libra will help, so you can
keep track of Helvinek's HP, have your lead character cast it when necessary),
before it starts to dissipate and the numbers pop up, quickly zone into the
next area.  If it works correctly, Helvinek will respawn.  Once he does, head
back into the zone you fought him the last time (he will follow, do not worry),
and defeat him again to increase your chain.

You have approximately 2 seconds or so from the time of the death blow on
Helvinek to the time you need to zone away.  Hopefully, if you are close
enough to the zone line, when Helvinek begins to drop with a loot bag, you can
push up against the side of him (not the head or tail area), which ensures you
can quickly grab the loot bag and quickly run across the zone line before it is
too late.  If you feel you were out of position, or possibly Helvinek was too
far away, forget about the loot bag and keep the chain alive.  As long as you
keep the chain alive, the loot will be there the next time hopefully.  This is
really an easy process when compared to getting the Danjuro, Grand Helm,
or even the Yagyu Darkblade.  Remember, the higher your chain level, the
better the chance for multiple drops of Grand Armour.  If you have trouble
grabbing the loot before the numbers appear, turn the battle speed to
slowest when Helvinek's health is critical.  This will give you extra time to
grab
loot if it is available, and cross the zone line.


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GRAND HELM [AR11]
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License Points: 90
Magick Resist: +40
Strength: +12
Available: Infinite
Earliest Access: During the events at Pharos At Ridorana

The Grand Helm has the highest magic resist and strength of all heavy
helms, but again only the player can determine whether it is better than its
counterpart, the Magepower Shishak.  The Grand Helm can only be obtained
via a very rare drop from the rare monster Tower, and along with the Danjuro,
is one of the hardest items to acquire in FFXII.  It is a 1/2/3/5% drop.

YouTube Video:  http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=-G8O62gs5-A

Rare Drop: Tower (The Pharos At Ridorana/Third Ascent-Spire Ravel-
2nd Flight, 88F):  Two methods for this one, starting with being able to walk
into Pharos with the highest chain level when you reach Tower.  If you do
not wish to chain before heading to Pharos, skip to the next paragraph.
I would suggest turning off gambits for the duration of this process.  Head
to the Mosphoran Highwaste/Bubbling Vale.  From there, head into Rays
Of Ashen Light, and defeat the Clay Golems there ONLY.  Not picking up the
loot unless the chain indicator is flashing will help build your chain faster.
Then zone away two screens, through Trail Of Sky-Flung Stone and into Northern
Skirts.  DO NOT ENTER BUBBLING VALE AGAIN!  This will break your chain
(you cannot enter an area where only Vaan is walking around).  Head back
to Rays Of Ashen Light, again only defeating Clay Golems.  Repeat until you
have the maximum chain level.  From there, head for the Dalmasca Estersand
entrance from Summit Path.  Head south through Broken Sands, being sure
the whole way not to defeat any other enemies.  Once you reach The Yoma,
take the western exit into the Dalmasca Westersand.  Head west through
the Wyrm's Nest (hopefully you have defeated Earth Tyrant before this point,
otherwise you will need to defeat it and re-establish your chain), Corridor
Of Sand, The Midfault, Windtrace Dunes, and finally reach The Western Divide,
where there will be an anchor as well as a teleport crystal.  Do NOT save,
otherwise you will break your chain.  Fly from here to The Ridorana Cataract,
and then head from Footfalls Of The Past through Echoes From Time's
Garden, City Of Other Days, and finally through Path Of Hidden Blessing to
enter the Pharos, with your chain still intact.  DO NOT SAVE THROUGHOUT
THIS ENTIRE PROCESS!  Although keep in mind that you will be limited to
only one Grand Helm drop, until a high enough amount of Towers have been
defeated to ensure multiple drops of the Grand Helm.  Please check the
Game Mechanics FAQ by maltzsan:
http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/file/459841/45900 for a better
understanding of how chain levels and drop rates are figured.


From this point, whether you chose to use the chain method or not, you will
need to make your way up to the third ascent of Pharos.  Once you have
climbed all the way up to 88F, there is a 20% chance that Tower will spawn
here (and it is impossible to miss him).  If he is not here, touch the waystone
to return you to 79F, turn around and touch the other waystone next to where
you teleported from to teleport yourself to 88F.  Repeat until Tower spawns.
The key when fighting Tower and hoping to get a drop is to be sure that your
party is standing between Tower and the ledge.  I try to manuever my lead
character to this point, then hold down R2 to lure my other members near me.
If this is not done, there is a very good chance that when Tower is defeated,
he falls over the edge, which means he will not drop loot.  If you stay between
Tower and the ledge, he will fall onto the platform, enabling you to pick
up any loot that he might drop.

Now, if you chained Tower beforehand, he hopefully will drop a big gold coin
(or a loot bag, if you did not chain).  If you do not get the Grand Helm,
teleport back to 79F, and repeat the walkthrough process to get to 88F.
You cannot simply take the waystone back and forth again, because that is
considered to be a one-zone, not the necessary two zone required for a
respawn of Tower.  Make sure not to kill ANY enemies on your way (turning
off gambits again is crucial, along with fleeing), and return to 88F.  Again,
if Tower is not there, you can use the one zoning between waystones until
it does appear.  Repeat this process until you have your Grand Helm.


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LORDLY ROBES [AR12]
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License Points: 100
Defense: +40
Strength: +5
Magick Power: +15
Available: Infinite
Earliest Access: After the events at Giruvegan

The Lordly Robes are the “best” mystic armor in the game, with an
honorable mention to the Glimmering Robes, which offer a +39 DEF,
+12 Magic Power, and a +10 Vitality boost.  These are listed due to their
scarcity.  The only way to acquire the Lordly Robes is via random chests.

Random Chest:

		Henne Mines/Special Charter Shaft:  A 40% chance of
		the chest spawning, with a 27.5% chance of it containing
		Lordly Robes without the Diamond Armlet equipped.
		This chest is repeatable.  Please consult the following
		map to guide you:
		http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/file/459841/44213.
		Available after the events at Giruvegan.  An 11% overall
		chance.

		The Pharos At Ridorana/Subterra-Abyssal-North:
		A 45% chance of the chest spawning, with a 100%
		chance of getting Lordly Robes without the Diamond
		Armlet equipped.  One-time only chest.  Please consult
		the following map to guide you:
		http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/file/459841/45695.
		Available after the events at Pharos At Ridorana.


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MAGEPOWER SHISHAK [AR13]
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License Points: 60
Magick Resist: +39
Strength: +11
Magick Power: +5
Available: Infinite
Earliest Access: After reaching Phon Coast

The Magepower Shishak is generally regarded as the best heavy helm in the game.
While the Grand Helm has a one point advantage in magic resist and strength,
the Shishak gives an additional 5 points in magic power.  It also is much
easier to obtain.  It can also be created in the Bazaar by selling Charger
Barding x5, Chimera Head x2, and Feystone x1, and then available for purchase
for 12,800, but it is easier to just head to the Necrohol Of Nabudis to
purchase it for 15,000 instead.

Shop:

		Necrohol Of Nabudis/Hall Of Effulgent Light:  The
		hidden Baknamy Merchant sells these for 15,000
		after the events at Giruvegan.

Steal:

		Doctor Cid (The Pharos Of Ridorana/Third Ascent):
		A 6% steal rate with Thief's Cuffs.

Random Chest:

		Cerobi Steppe/Old Elanise Road:  A 50% chest spawn
		rate, and then a 5% chance to receive a  Magepower
		Shishak with a Diamond Armlet.  This chest is located
		on the western edge of the largest rock in the southern-
		most part of this area.  The chest on the eastern side
		of this rock may contain a Windslicer Shot [AM20]
		Available after reaching the Phon Coast.  This is the
		earliest point to acquire the Magepower Shishak.
		A 2.5% overall chance.


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MAXIMILLIAN [AR14]
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License Points: 60
Defense: +58
Magick Resist: +1
Strength: +9
Speed: +6
Available: Infinite
Earliest Access: After the events at Tomb Of Raithwall

The Maximillian is the best rounded heavy armor in the game, losing out
barely in stats to the Grand Armour (-3 defense, -3 strength), but adding +6 to
speed and +1 to magic resist.  Again, it is up to the player as to which heavy
armor best suits the needs of their party.  The Maximillian is, however, much
easier to obtain.  It can also be created in the Bazaar by selling Charger
Barding x4, Pisces Gem x3, and Split Armor x2, and then available for
purchase for 14,800, but it is easier to head to the Necrohol Of Nabudis to
purchase it for 17,000.

Shop:

		Necrohol Of Nabudis/Hall Of Effulgent Light:  The
		hidden Baknamy Merchant sells these for 17,000 after
		the events of Giruvegan.

		Phon Coast/Hunter's Camp:  Available at the Shifty-Eyed
		Merchant's shop once you have given 30 trophies to Blok.
		Available for purchase for 25,500.  Available after the
		events at Pharos At Ridorana.

Random Chest:

		Lhusu Mines/Site 6 South:  A 50% chest spawn rate,
		and then a 17.5% chance to receive a Maximillian without
		the Diamond Armlet equipped. Repeatable chest.
		Available after reaching the Phon Coast.  An 8.75%
		overall chance.

		Great Crystal/Sirhru Phulaam Praa'vaa:  A 100% chest
		spawn rate, and then a 7.5% chance to receive a
		Maximillian without a Diamond Armlet equipped.
		Repeatable chest.  Please consult the following map
		to guide you:
		http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/file/459841/43190.
		Available after the events at Giruvegan.

Drop:

		Elvoret (Necrohol Of Nabudis):  Found throughout the
		Necrohol, with a 1/2/3/5% drop rate.  This is the earliest
		point to acquire Maximillian.  Available after the events
		at Tomb Of Raithwall.


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RIBBON [AR15]
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License Points: 150
Immune to various status effects
Available: Infinite
Earliest Access: After reaching Phon Coast

The Ribbon is one of the more valuable accessories in the game,
negating all status effects except for Death, X-Zone, and Stone.  It negates
reverse as well, for those thinking of using it during the Omega Mark XII
battle.  A difficult, yet plentiful, item to acquire with multiple locations.

YouTube Video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isWok6D3XzY

Random Chest:

		Cerobi Steppe/Crossfield:  This is the same area that
		the rare game Bluesang can be found, which yields
		Damscus Steel for use in the Tournesol and
		Masamune recipes.  You must have a Diamond
		Armlet equipped.  Fly to Cerobi Steppe via the Strahl,
		then save at the crystal.  Head one screen north.
		Directly in front of you will be a large rock.  Off in the
		distance to the right of this rock is another rock. Head
		towards this rock, where the chest has a 50% chance
		of spawning on the left backside of this rock.  If it appears,
		you have a 3% chance of the chest containing a Ribbon.
		If it does not appear, soft reset and try again.  It is a
		1.5% overall chance with each loading of your file to get
		the Ribbon, and you can get as many as you want.
		Available after reaching the Phon Coast.  This is the
		earliest point to obtain Ribbon.

		The Pharos At Ridorana/Subterra-Abyssal-North:  There
		is a 50% chance of this chest spawning, and then a 100%
		chance of the chest containing a Ribbon without the Diamond
		Armlet equipped.  One-time only chest.  Please consult the
		following map to guide you:
		http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/file/459841/45695.
		Available after the events at Pharos At Ridorana.

		Henne Mines/Special Charter Shaft:  A 55% chance of this
		chest to spawn, and then a 20% chance for it to be a Ribbon
		without the Diamond Armlet equipped.  Repeatable chest.
		Please consult the following map to guide you:
		http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/file/459841/44213.
		Available after the events at Giruvegan.  An 11% overall
		chance.

Drop:

		Level 99 Red Chocobo (Ozmone Plain/Haulo Green):
		This can be obtained once you clear the events at
		Giruvegan, and Reddas has joined your party in the
		storyline.  If you attempt this while Reddas is still with
		you, petrify or flat-out kill him off before attempting this
		method.  Head to this area, where there will be
		around 5 or 6 red or black chocobos.  Clear the area
		of all foes, but be sure to use Break to kill the chocobos.
		The chocobos are susceptible to Syphon, so use
		it to replenish MP when needed.  Go between
		the two spawn points breaking the chocobos,
		wherein there will be a 1/256 chance
		(0.39%) that the Lv. 99 Red Chocobo will replace
		one of the others.  You will know it is present
		because it is bigger than the others, and when
		targeted, will show "Lv. 99 Red Chocobo".  If it does
		not appear, repeat the process until it does.
		When you do finally get it to spawn, it shows
		99,999 HP, but it actually has 239,686 HP.  It will use
		Choco-comet, which is a physical attack.  So be sure to
		equip your strongest one-handed weapons and high
		evasion shields like the Ensanguined Shield, Zodiac
		Escutcheon, or Demon Shield. The Ribbon is a 100%
		drop, and it also has a 90% monograph drop of Gemsteel,
		which is used in the Tournesol and Masamune bazaar
		recipes.  And finally, if you have the Canopic Jar, there is
		a 90% chance it will also drop a High Arcana.
		There is also a 6% chance with Thief's Cuffs to steal
		an Empyreal Soul.

		Vishno (The Pharos At Ridorana/First Ascent-Wellspring
		Ravel-4th Flight):  This rare game monster spawns on 48F
		once you have defeated 10 or more red Deidars.
		A 1/2/3/5% drop rate.  Available during the events at
		Pharos At Ridorana.


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SHELL SHIELD [AR16]
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License Points: 90
Evade: +5
Added Effect: Shell
Available: Infinite
Earliest Access: After the events on Leviathan

The Shell Shield, while not having a high evade stat, is very useful for its
auto-shell ability, which halves the chances of a deathstrike ability
occurring.  Very useful in a fast fight against Yiazmat.

Clan Hall Reward:
		Reward from Montblanc for completing the A Scream
		From The Sky hunt (Wyvern Lord, Bill #8, Rank II).
		Available after the events on Leviathan.

Random Chest:

Stilshrine Of Miriam:
		Cold Distance:  Be sure to have float on your party before
		you enter this area to avoid the Reverse/Berserk trap.
		A 50% chance to get the Shell Shield without a Diamond
		Armlet, otherwise you get a Dark Matter.  One time only.
		Available after the events at Henne Mines.

Tchita Uplands:
		The Highlands:  A 10% chance this chest will spawn,
		and then a 25% chance for a Shell Shield.  Repeatable.
		Available after reaching the Phon Coast.  A 2.5% overall
		chance.

Cerobi Steppe:	The Terraced Bank:  A 50% chance this chest will spawn,
		and then a 5% chance for it to be a Shell Shield with a
		Diamond Armlet equipped.  Repeatable chest.
		Available after reaching the Phon Coast.  A 2.5% overall
		chance.



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VENETIAN SHIELD [AR17]
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License Points: 30
Evade: +24
Magick Evade: +25
Added Effect: Weak to thunder
Cost: 12,420 (Brilliant Shield)
Available: Infinite
Earliest Access: After reaching the Phon Coast

The Venetian Shield is quite possibly the most balanced shield in the game.
It has the sixth highest evade, but also has the second highest magick
evade for a shield.  Its only drawback is it is weak to thunder-based attacks.

Bazaar:  Ancient Turtle Shell x2, Ring Wyrm Liver x2, Undin Halcyon

Loot Locations:

Ancient Turtle Shell:

		Adamantitan (Cerobi Steppe/Feddik River):  A 1/2/3/5%
		drop.  Also can acquire Adamantite from these guys for
		use in the Ultima Blade [WP25] recipe.  Available after
		reaching the Phon Coast.

		Darksteel (Sochen Cave Palace/Temptation Eluded):
		Shelled Obstruction hunt (Bill #20, Rank IV), a 6% steal
		rate with Thief's Cuffs.  Available after reaching Archades.

		Silicon Tortoise (Giza Plains Rain/Tracks Of The Beast),
		(Zertinan Caverns/Drybeam Cavern, Hall Of Ardent
		Darkness):  A 5% poach rate.  These will be more
		prevalent at the Giza Plains location.  Available after
		the events at Tomb Of Raithwall.

		Pandaemonium (Pharos-First Ascent/Dunes Of Profaining
		Wind):  An 80% steal rate with Thief's Cuffs.  Available
		during the events at Pharos At Ridorana.

Ring Wyrm Liver:
		Dragoon's Monograph (22,000)

		Shield Wyrm (Cerobi Steppe) (Nabreus Deadlands/Field
		Of The Fallen Lord):  A 12% monograph drop.  Shield Wyrms
		are in most areas of Cerobi Steppe.  Available after the
		events at Tomb Of Raithwall.

		Lindwyrm (Tchita Uplands/Garden Of Life's Circle):  Old
		Legends, Decaying Bonds hunt (Bill #22, Rank V), a 6% steal
		rate with Thief's Cuffs.  Available after the events at Draklor
		Laboratory.

Undin Halcyon:

		Undin Entite (Cerobi Steppe/North Liavell Hills, The
		Terraced Bank) (Pharos-First Ascent/Horizon's Cusp)
		(Pharos-Second Ascent/The Bounds Of Truth):  A 6% steal
		rate with Thief's Cuffs, and a 3% drop rate.  The entite
		spawns in Cerobi Steppe in rainy weather, and is neutral.
		Try to steal, zone one screen away if unsuccessful and try
		again.  The entite in Pharos spawns at a 30% rate upon
		entry, but be aware that it is immediately aggressive.
		Available after reaching the Phon Coast.


Random Chest:

Cerobi Steppe:

		Crossfield: A 50% chance this chest will spawn, and
		then a 5% chance to contain the shield with a Diamond
		Armlet equipped.  Repeatable chest.  The chest is
		located on the northern part of the structure in the
		northwest of this area.  On the map, it is at the northern
		point of the northeast square.  Available after reaching
		the Phon Coast.  A 2.5% overall chance.

The Pharos:

		Subterra/Umbra-North:  A 30% chance for this chest to
		spawn, and a guaranteed Venetian Shield with or without
		the Diamond Armlet equipped.  One time only chest.
		Please consult the following map to guide you:
		http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/file/459841/45695
		Available after the events at Pharos At Ridorana.

Shop:

		Available for purchase from the shifty eyed merchant for
		20,700 after giving 5 trophies to Atak, 12 trophies to Blok,
		and 5 trophies to Stok.  Available after the events at
		Draklor Laboratory.



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ZODIAC ESCUTCHEON [AR18]
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License Points: 200
Evade: +50
Added Effect: Lightning Immune
Available: Infinite
Earliest Access: After the events at Phon Coast

The Zodiac Escutcheon is the best shield in the game that doesn’t apply
negative status effects.  It can only be found in two areas in the game,
both in random chests.

Random Chest:

Great Crystal:

		Uldobi Phullam Pratii (the area northeast of the second
		Taurus gate).  The path to be open to access the
		Escutcheon will vary, I would suggest starting from the
		save crystal just south of Ultima, which would require
		Taurus Gate II and Capricorn Gate II to be open, as
		well as either Virgo gate to be open as well.  The chest
		has a 20% spawn rate, and a 50% chance to be the
		Zodiac Escutcheon, as well as a 50% chance to be a
		Brave Suit.  With a Diamond Armlet equipped, it is a
		100% chance to be the Escutcheon.  This is a one-time
		chest for the item, you can only get one or the other.  If the
		chest does not spawn, zone away three screens and
		return to this area.  Please consult the following map
		to guide you:
		http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/file/459841/43190.
		Available after the events at Giruvegan.

		NOTE:  This is also an excellent way
		to acquire Moon Rings to create the Sagittarius.  Two
		screens away from the chest is an Ash Wyrm, which can
		only be found in the Great Crystal or the Empyrean Seat
		area of the Mosphoran Highwaste (you must have
		already defeated the Esper Exodus for the Ash Wyrm to
		appear there).  The Moon Ring is a 10% monograph
		drop from the Ash Wyrm.

Barheim Passage:

		West Annex:  Easiest way to do this is to save at
		Terminus No. 7 Adjunct in a separate save file (so
		you’re not stuck down here).  Before saving, you could
		buff your characters with Protect, Shell, and especially
		Float (so you don’t have to worry about traps).  From the
		save point, head east, fleeing all the while.  You will run
		along the thin southern passageway heading east, then
		head north.  The next right  you come to leads to a small
		thin passage heading south (with plenty of traps).  At the
		end of this passage will be a chest.  EQUIP YOUR
		DIAMOND ARMLET.  The chest has a 30% spawn rate,
		and if the chest contains an item, a 6% chance of
		containing the Zodiac Escutcheon.  The overall odds of
		getting the Escutcheon is 1.8%   When you get to this
		location, there will usually be a chest, because the
		Escutcheon chest usually sits on top of another chest
		that spawns 90% of the time, and contains a Knot of Rust
		or a Sweep.  So if you receive an X-Potion or gil, then
		the Escutcheon chest spawned.  If you do not get it,
		soft reset and try again.  Available after reaching the
		Phon Coast.


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LOOT AND ITEM LOCATIONS BY AREA [LIL]
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I have listed loot and item locations in a general order of storyline events.
Please be aware that some areas, while accessible, may be too tough
for someone without high enough levels.  I tried to list these items at
the earliest point you can access the areas they are in.


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AFTER DEFEATING ROGUE TOMATO:
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Bazaar:
		Parallel Arrows

Barheim Passage:
		Bomb Ashes (Oil Bombs)
		Green Liquid (Aqua Shot, Silent Shot)

Dalmasca Estersand:
		Bundle Of Needles (Stone Bolts)
		Fish Scale (Silent Shot)
		Tyrant Bone (Stone Shot)

Dalmasca Westersand:
		Book Of Orgain (Oil Bombs, Water Bombs)
		Capricorn Gem (Grand Bolts)
		Gnoma Halcyon (Ultima Blade)

Garamsythe Waterway:
		Bat Fang (Bamboo Arrows, Parallel Arrows)
		Dark Stone (Parallel Arrows, Silent Shot)
		Libra Gem (Stone Shot)
		Rat Pelt (Parallel Arrows)

Giza Plains:
		Fire Stone (Fiery Arrows)
		Snake Skin (Tournesol)
		Water Magicite (Bamboo Arrows)
		Water Stone (Aqua Shot)

Lhusu Mines:
		Dark Stone (Silent Shot)

===========================================================================
AFTER THE EVENTS AT BARHEIM PASSAGE:
===========================================================================

Bazaar:
		Fiery Arrows
		Oil Bombs
		Silent Shot
		Water Bombs

===========================================================================
AFTER THE EVENTS ON LEVIATHAN:
===========================================================================

Bazaar:
		Arcturus
		Aqua Shot
		Bamboo Arrows
		Castellanos
		Poison Bombs

Dalmasca Westersand:
		Water Magicite (Bamboo Arrows)

Garamsythe Waterway:
		Book Of Orgain (Oil Bombs, Water Bombs)
		Fire Crystal (Chaos Bombs, Oil Bombs, Poison Bombs)
		Putrid Liquid (Water Bombs)

Ogir-Yensa Sandsea:
		Aries Gem (Castellanos)
		Bomb Shell (Chaos Bombs, Poison Bombs)
		Crooked Fang (Fiery Arrows, Long Bolts)
		Fire Crystal (Chaos Bombs, Oil Bombs, Poison Bombs)
		Frog Oil (Castellanos)
		Salamand Halcyon (Arcturus)
		Yensa Fin (Arcturus)
		Yensa Scale (Aqua Shot)

Nam-Yensa Sandsea:
		Aries Gem (Castellanos)
		Bomb Fragment (Castellanos)
		Yensa Fin (Arcturus)
		Yensa Scale (Aqua Shot)
		Wyvern Fang (Time Bolts)
		Wyvern Wing (Arcturus)
		Shell Shield

Rabanastre:
		Moon Ring (Sagittarius)
		Serpent Eye (Tournesol)
		Shell Shield

Tomb Of Raithwall:
		Green Liquid (Aqua Shot, Silent Shot)
		High Arcana (Masamune, Tournesol)

Zertinan Caverns:
		Frog Oil (Castellanos)
		Yellow Liquid (Bamboo Arrows)

===========================================================================
AFTER THE EVENTS AT TOMB OF RAITHWALL:
===========================================================================

Bazaar:
		Grand Bolts
		Long Bolts
		Mud Shot
		Stone Bolts
		Time Bolts

Barheim Passage:
		Ancient Bone (Time Bolts)
		Bomb Fragment (Castellanos)
		High Arcana (Masamune, Tournesol)
		Wrath Of The Gods (Grand Bolts)
		Zeus Mace

Dalmasca Estersand:
		Wyrmfire Shot

Garamsythe Waterway:
		High Arcana (Masamune, Tournesol)

Giza Plains:
		Ancient Turtle Shell (Venetian Shield)
		Festering Flesh (Stone Bolts)
		Water Crystal (Water Bombs)

Golmore Jungle:
		Great Serpent's Fang (Artemis Bow)
		Aquarius Gem (Whale Whisker)

Mosphoran Highwaste:
		Beastlord Horn (Sagittarius)
		Great Serpent's Fang (Artemis Bow)

Nabreus Deadlands:
		Ancient Bone (Time Bolts)
		Dark Crystal (Black Bolts)
		Dorsal Fin (Artemis Arrows)
		Ichthon Scale (Mud Shot)
		Ring Wyrm Liver (Grand Bolts, Venetian Shield)
		Sagittarius Gem (Sagittarius)
		Scarletite (Masamune, Tournesol)
		Silver Liquid (Black Bolts, Mud Shot, Windslicer Shot)
		Wargod's Band (Tournesol)
		Golden Skullcap

Necrohol of Nabudis:
		Holy Crystal (Time Bolts)
		Soul Of Thamasa (Tournesol)
		Grand Armour
		Maximillian
		Zodiac Spear

Ozmone Plains:
		Aries Gem (Castellanos)
		Gemini Gem (Artemis Arrows)
		Ice Magicite (Stone Bolts)
		Water Magicite (Bamboo Arrows)
		Wyvern Fang (Time Bolts)
		Wyvern Wing (Arcturus)

Rabanastre:
		High Arcana (Masamune, Tournesol)

The Salikawood:
		Bomb Fragment (Castellanos)
		Bomb Shell (Chaos Bombs, Poison Bombs)
		Mallet (Masamune)

Zertinan Caverns:
		Ancient Turtle Shell (Ventetian Shield)
		Bomb Shell (Chaos Bombs, Poison Bombs)
		Cancer Gem (Orochi)
		Death Powder (Ultima Blade)
		Earth Crystal (Mud Shot)
		Emperor Scale (Durandal)
		High Arcana (Masamune, Tournesol)
		Ice Crystal (Icecloud Arrows)
		Ice Stone (Long Bolts)
		Mythril (Whale Whisker)
		Scorpio Gem (Scorpion Tail)
		Water Crystal (Water Bombs)
		Wyrm Bone (Scorpion Tail)
		Iga Blade


===========================================================================
AFTER THE EVENTS AT ERUYT VILLAGE
===========================================================================

Henne Mines:
		Charged Gizzard (Scorpion Tail)
		Soul Powder (Tournesol)
		Yellow Liquid (Bamboo Arrows)

===========================================================================
AFTER THE EVENTS AT HENNE MINES
===========================================================================

Bazaar:
		Empyreal Soul (Tournesol) only one.
		Gemsteel (Masamune, Tournesol)
		Artemis Bow
		Black Bolts
		Scorpion Tail
		Stone Shot

The Feywood:
		Aquarius Gem (Whale Whisker)

Golmore Jungle:
		Emperor Scale (Durandal)

Jahara:
		Soul Powder (Tournesol)

Lhusu Mines:
		Spiral Incisor (Black Bolts, Icecloud Arrows)
		Fomalhaut

The Feywood:
		Aquarius Gem (Whale Whisker)
		Aries Gem (Castellanos)
		Fire Crystal (Chaos Bombs, Oil Bombs, Poison Bombs)
		Hell-Gate's Flame (Masamune, Tournesol)
		Mirror Scale (Stone Shot)
		Moondust (Artemis Bow)
		Wind Crystal (Windslicer Shot)
		Muramasa

Ozmone Plain:
		Sylphi Halcyon (Artemis Bow)

Paramina Rift:
		Capricorn Gem (Grand Bolts)
		Ice Magicite (Stone Bolts)
		Leshach Halcyon (Durandal)
		Damascus Steel (Masamune, Tournesol)

Stilshrine Of Miriam:
		Aquarius Gem (Whale Whisker)
		Festering Flesh (Stone Bolts)
		Sagittarius Gem (Sagittarius)
		Shell Shield

===========================================================================
AFTER THE EVENTS AT MT. BUR-OMISACE/REACH PHON COAST
===========================================================================

Bazaar:
		Serpentarius (Tournesol)
		Artemis Arrows
		Icecloud Arrows
		Orochi
		Sagittarius
		Ultima Blade
		Windslicer Shot

Archades:
		Adamantite (Ultima Blade)
		Salamand Halcyon (Arcturus)
		Lead Bolts

Barheim Passage:
		Zodiac Escutcheon

Cerobi Steppe:
		Adamantite (Ultima Blade)
		Ancient Turtle Shell (Venetian Shield)
		Libra Gem (Stone Shot)
		Ring Wyrm Liver (Grand Bolts)
		Ring Wyrm Scale (Windslicer Shot)
		Artemis Arrows
		Assassin's Arrows
		Castellanos
		Dark Shot
		Dragon Whisker
		Euclid's Sextant
		Fomalhaut
		Golden Skullcap
		Grand Bolts
		Holy Rod
		Icecloud Arrows
		Lead Bolts
		Lightning Arrows
		Long Bolts
		Magepower Shishak
		Mud Shot
		Parallel Arrows
		Poison Bombs
		Ribbon
		Sapping Bolts
		Shell Shield
		Silent Shot
		Stone Shot
		Time Bolts
		Water Bombs
		Windslicer Shot
		Wyrmfire Shot
		Venetian Shield

Dalmasca Estersand:
		Stun Bombs

Eruyt Village:
		Lightning Arrows

Garamsythe Waterway:
		Iga Blade

Lhusu Mines:
		Mallet (Masamune)
		Vampyr Fang (Artemis Arrows)
		Wyvern Fang (Time Bolts)
		Wyvern Wing (Arcturus)
		Maximillian
		Yagyu Darkblade

Mosphoran Highwaste:
		High Arcana (Masamune, Tournesol)
		Moon Ring (Sagittarius)
		Ring Wyrm Scale (Windslicer Shot)
		Serpent Eye (Tournesol)
		Wind Crystal (Windslicer Shot)
		Koga Blade

Nalbina Fortress:
		Mythril (Whale Whisker)
		Stink Bombs

Phon Coast:
		Libra Gem (Stone Shot)
		Serpent Eye (Tournesol)

Rabanastre:
		Gemsteel (Masamune, Tournesol)
		High Arcana (Masamune, Tournesol)

Sochen Cave Palace:
		Ancient Turtle Shell (Venetian Shield)
		Dorsal Fin (Artemis Arrows)
		Ichthon Scale (Mud Shot)
		Vampyr Fang (Artemis Arrows)
		Iga Blade
		Koga Blade

Tchita Uplands:
		Antarctic Wind (Icecloud Arrows)
		Coeurl Whiskers (Orochi)
		Putrid Liquid (Water Bombs)
		Ring Wyrm Liver (Grand Bolts)
		Diamond Armlet
		Shell Shield

===========================================================================
AFTER THE EVENTS AT DRAKLOR LABORATORY
===========================================================================

Bazaar:
		Empyreal Soul (Tournesol)
		Tournesol

Balfonheim Port:
		Ensanguined Shield

Barheim Passage:
		Soul Of Thamasa (Tournesol)

Cerobi Steppe:
		Damascus Steel (Masamune, Tournesol)
		Scarletite (Masamune, Tournesol)

Dalmasca Estersand:
		Adamantite (Ultima Blade)
		Lu Shang's Badge (Wyrmhero Blade)
		Scarletite (Masamune, Tournesol)
		Koga Blade

The Feywood:
		Cancer Gem (Orochi)
		Serpent Eye (Tournesol)
		Sickle Blade (Orochi)
		Ensanguined Shield

Giruvegan:
		Holy Crystal (Time Bolts)
		Mythril (Whale Whisker)

Great Crystal:
		Bomb Shell (Chaos Bombs, Poison Bombs)
		Coeurl Whiskers (Orochi)
		High Arcana (Masamune, Tournesol)

Lhusu Mines:
		Genji Armor
		Genji Gloves
		Genji Helm
		Genji Shield

Nam-Yensa Sandsea:
		Wargod's Band (Tournesol)


Necrohol of Nabudis:
		High Arcana (Masamune, Tournesol)
		Soul Powder (Tournesol)
		Moondust (Artemis Bow)

Phon Coast:
		Adamantite (Ultima Blade)
		Gastrophetes
		Muramasa
		Venetian Shield

Rabanastre:
		Empyreal Soul (Masamune, Tournesol)
		Masamune

Salikawood:
		Sickle Blade (Orochi)

Sochen Cave:
		Adamantite (Ultima Blade)


===========================================================================
AFTER THE EVENTS AT GIRUVEGAN
===========================================================================

Bazaar:
		Chaos Bombs
		Durandal

Bhujerba:
		Zeus Mace

Euryt Village:
		Euclid's Sextant

Great Crystal:
		Book Of Orgain-Cent (Chaos Bombs)
		High Arcana (Masamune, Tournesol)
		Lifewick (Durandal)
		Omega Badge (Wyrmhero Blade)
		Moon Ring (Sagittarius)
		Ring Wyrm Scale (Windslicer Shot)
		Wind Crystal (Windslicer Shot)
		Wyrm Bone (Scorpion Tail)
		Brave Suit
		Danjuro (based on walkthrough)
		Excalibur
		Golden Skullcap
		Koga Blade
		Maximillian
		Zodiac Escutcheon

Jahara:
		Volcano

Mt. Bur-Omisace
		Assassin's Arrows
		Dark Shot

Necrohol Of Nabudis:
		Magepower Shishak
		Maximillian

Ozmone Plains:
		Empyreal Soul (Tournesol)
		Gemsteel (Masamune, Tournesol)
		Ribbon

Ridorana Cataract:
		Eight-Fluted Pole
		Gastrophetes

The Pharos:
		Ancient Bone (Time Bolts)
		Ancient Turtle Shell (Venetian Shield)
		Chimera Head (Stoneblade)
		Corpse Fly (Whale Whisker)
		Damascus Steel (Masamune, Tournesol)
		High Arcana (Masamune, Tournesol)
		Mallet (Masamune)
		Orichalcum (Masamune)
		Scarletite (Masamune, Tournesol)
		Taurus Gem (Stoneblade)
		Wyvern Fang (Time Bolts)
		Wyvern Wing (Arcturus)
		Circlet
		Dragon Whisker
		Dueling Mask
		Grand Helm
		Holy Rod
		Magepower Shishak
		Muramasa
		Ribbon
		Zeus Mace

Henne Mines:
		High Arcana (Masamune, Tournesol)
		Lifewick (Durandal)
		Serpentarius (Tournesol)
		Soul Powder (Tournesol)
		Vampyr Fang (Artemis Arrows)
		Brave Suit
		Ensanguined Shield
		Fomalhaut
		Lordly Robes
		Ribbon
		Zodiac Spear

===========================================================================
AFTER THE EVENTS AT PHAROS
===========================================================================

Bazaar:
		Masamune
		Stoneblade
		Whale Whisker
		Wyrmhero Blade

Balfonheim:
		Grand Mace
		Ragnarok
		Sapping Bolts

Pharos At Ridorana:
		Tyrant Bone (Stone Shot)

Pharos Subterra:
		Ancient Bone (Time Bolts)
		Corpse Fly (Whale Whisker)
		Damascus Steel (Masamune, Tournesol)
		Godslayer's Badge (Wyrmhero Blade)
		Lifewick (Durandal)
		Circlet
		Dragon Whisker
		Dueling Mask
		Golden Skullcap
		Holy Rod
		Eight-Fluted Pole
		Fomalhaut
		Lordly Robes
		Ribbon
		Staff Of The Magi
		Ultima Blade
		Venetian Shield

Phon Coast:
		Maximillian

Rabanastre:
		Serpentarius (Tournesol)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
LOOT LIST [LTL]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

This is a list of loot needed for the items listed in this guide.  Most are
listed with the total amount needed.  Some items do not have numbers
(the sub-ingredients for Tournesol), as the amount needed of these items
may vary.


Adamantite x2
Ancient Bone x3
Ancient Turtle Shell x2
Antarctic Wind x2
Aquarius Gem x4
Aries Gem x3
Bat Fang (up to 6)
Beastlord Horn x3
Bomb Ashes x3
Bomb Fragment x3
Bomb Shell (up to 5)
Book Of Orgain (up to 5)
Book Of Orgain-Cent x3
Bundle Of Needles x1
Cancer Gem x3
Capricorn Gem x3
Charged Gizzard x3
Chimera Head x2
Coeurl Whiskers x2
Corpse Fly x3
Crooked Fang (up to 6)
Damascus Steel (up to 10)
Dark Crystal x3
Dark Stone (up to 5)
Death Powder x2
Dorsal Fin x2
Earth Crystal x3
Emperor Scale x2
Empyreal Soul x3
Festering Flesh x2
Fire Crystal (up to 13)
Fire Stone x4
Fish Scale x2
Frog Oil x2
Gemini Gem x3
Gemsteel x3
Gnoma Halcyon x1
Great Serpent Fang x2
Green Liquid (up to 4)
Hell-Gate's Flame (up to 10)
High Arcana (up to 6)
Holy Crystal x9
Ice Crystal x7
Ice Magicite x5
Ice Stone x1
Ichthon Scale x4
Leshach Halcyon x1
Libra Gem x3
Lifewick x3
Mallet x2
Mirror Scale x2
Moondust x2
Moon Ring x3
Mythril x3
Orichalcum (up to 5)
Putrid Liquid x3
Rat Pelt x2
Ring Wyrm Liver (up to 4)
Ring Wyrm Scale x4
Sagittarius Gem x4
Salamand Halcyon x1
Scarletite (up to 5)
Scorpio Gem x4
Serpentarius x3
Serpent Eye (up to 6)
Sickle Blade x2
Silver Liquid (up to 11)
Snake Skin (up to 12)
Soul Powder (up to 3)
Spiral Incisor (up to 7)
Sylphi Halcyon x1
Taurus Gem x3
Tyrant Bone x2
Undin Halcyon x1
Vampyr Fang x2
Wargod's Band (up to 6)
Water Crystal x10
Water Magicite x3
Water Stone x4
Wind Crystal x7
Wrath Of The Gods x2
Wyrm Bone x3
Wyvern Fang x4
Wyvern Wing x2
Yellow Liquid (up to 3)
Yensa Fin x2
Yensa Scale x1

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
LIMITED EQUIPMENT LIST [LEQ]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The following is all of the equipment in this game that has a limited quantity
to be acquired.

Aqua Shot-1
Arcturus-1
Artemis bow-1
Bamboo Arrows-1
Black Bolts-1
Chaos Bombs-1
Circlet-2
Dueling Mask-2
Durandal-1
Ensanguined Shield-3
Excalibur-1
Fiery Arrows-1
Genji Equipment-1 of each
Grand Mace-1
Masamune-2
Oil Bombs-1
Orochi-1
Ragnarok-1
Rod Of Faith-1
Sagittarius-1
Scorpion Tail-1
Stink Bombs-1
Stone Bolts-1
Stun Bombs-1
Tournesol-1
Ultima Blade-2
Volcano-1
Whale Whisker-1
Wyrmhero Blade-1


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DANJURO EXPERIMENT APPENDIX [DJO]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The following information is a summary of a topic on Gamefaqs.com,
beginning on February 23, 2008 at 4:12 A.M. EST, and created by Emeritus27.

*******************START OF POST********************
Emeritus27
Posted 2/23/2008
4:11:58 AM

I posted in the earlier topics about my research on LE's spawning conidtion.
Here is my preliminary results:

Pre-condition: I own FF XII in PAL version

Method:

I started from the Giruvegan save-point. I did not kill any Gargoyle Barons,
instead just entered the Great Crystal. Then I went to the Leo Gate Stone area
directly without killing anything. At the Leo Gate area I killed all
Necrophobes I
could find, by just normal slaugthering. I circled the area 3 times to make sure
of this. In the next area, I killed all Necrophobes again, by normal
slaughtering
again. I circled the area 3 times again to make sure of this. The total number
of
Necrophobes I killed is only 60.

Next, I 1-zone between the Gate Stone area (where LE was supposed to
spawn). There are 3 Reapers but it didn't matter. I put on the rubber band for
the 1-zoning and waited for 30 minutes. LE is there now, alongside with the 3
Reapers.
*********************END OF POST*********************

SUMMARY:
At this point, his post basically described the original zoning method for the
most part.  That method had worked for some, but not for others.  No one
had any explanation for why it worked for some, but not for others.
Fortunately, a few posts later, one single variable to the previous method
was uncovered that changed everything.

*******************START OF POST********************
LordMagus
Posted 2/24/2008
3:33:34 AM

Ok so far the results are indicative that all Necrophobes must be killed in
 both the Leo Gate and the Leo Gate switch area. I haven't tried not killing
them yet because I'm still on my experiment of "zoning after clearing both
zones".

No, MasterVG and I have both spawned him killing only Necrophobes at
Leo Switch. I have spawned LE 3 times after clearing out Leo Switch with
poison, and received my Danjuro on LE #3 (fighting him along with 3
Reapers isn't much fun...).

It really didn't take that long. Getting the Yagyu Darkblade was much
worse, IMO.
---
Say, can you hear that? It's the sound of the Reaper...
*********************END OF POST*********************

SUMMARY:
Lord Magus' post is a response to Emeritus27's post above it.  He and
Master VG only had to kill Necros at Leo Gate Switch.  Some have
only had to kill 5 or 6, and others have had to clear LGS.  The important
fact is that it has been established that Leo Gate I has absolutely
NOTHING to do with establishing the zoning method, at least at first.
At this point, it has been basically established that it will only be
needed to reset Waystone XIV after defeating Larva Eater there.

*******************START OF POST********************
Exsoldier001
Posted 2/24/2008
6:55:14 PM
one more weird thing happen is that, there is one time that reapers appear
at the XIV room, and after using the rubber method. after 10 minutes or so.
i found out that the reapers are gone? what does this imply?
*********************END OF POST*********************

SUMMARY:
I'm including this post because it is somewhat of a precursor to information
that would be found later in the experiment.

*******************START OF POST********************
Emeritus27
Posted 2/25/2008
3:40:31 AM
Yes indeed. MasterVG has shown that sometimes it is not necessary to clear
the zones in order to spawn LE. The problem is how many Necrophobes
need to be killed then before LE can spawn. Will you just kill one Necrophobe
and try to spawn LE? 2? 3? I guess it's the safest and most replicable strategy
to just kill them all.

Upon some thinking after my experiment, I suspect that it is not the
LE-spawningwhich is glitched actually, but the respawning/teleporting of
Necrophobes in therelated zones that lure the game to think that enemies
have been killed and respawned during the period. The result is that the
game thinks that you have killed enemies, somehwere between 30 and 256,
and thus triggers the spawning of LE. My support is like this:

1. If it's the LE-spawning itself which is glitched, why is there such a great
variation between the time/number of 1-zoning in order to spawn LE,
somwhere from instant respawn to half an hour 1-zoning?

2. No one has ever spawned LE by the zoning-trick without killing at least
some Necrophobes.

3. The zoning-trick works in Waystone XX area too, after the Necrophobes
clearing has been done.

The question is what exactly lures the game to think that Necrophobes are
killed/repsawned.
*********************END OF POST*********************

SUMMARY:
This is really the first post that makes a correlation between Necrophobes and
the appearance of Larva Eater.  Earlier posts, as well as future ones, focus on
the presence of Reapers, which ultimately do not have any real bearing on
whether the zoning trick will work.

*******************START OF POST********************
catonc
Posted 2/25/2008
6:08:09 PM
Well done boys (and girls?). Glad someone's finally trying to figure out the
elusive Larva Eater. My experience from a few weeks ago was as follows:

Chained Gargoyle Barons to max chain level. Killed what I thought was all
Necros at LGS using Holy and Poison. I'd say about half the Necro's divided
once. Tried to spawn LE at Waystone XIV by zoning between Waystone XIV
and LGS. Seemed like it was taking too long. Went back to look around LGS
and found 1 Necro I missed. Went back to zoning. LE spawned shortly after.
Went back 2 zones to Leo gate area and turned right around back to LGS.
Went back to WS XIV and started 1 zoning. It never seemed to take more
than 10 minutes, probably 8 at the most. A few times he was there immediately
after returning from 2 zones away. I never killed another Nocrophobe and
none ever re-generated. I killed about 35 LE's before I got the Danjuro.
Cleaned my room while zoning...the end.

My conclusion was that it was only necessary to kill ALL Necro's at LGS
area. Killing 1 less than every single Necro's did not spawn LE. I'll try
again some day and hopefully be able to repeat.

Just wanted to add my experience in the name of research.
*********************END OF POST*********************

SUMMARY:
The key point in this post is the part stating about half the Necrophobes
divided.  This is the key point for the zoning method to work.  It has been
proven that Leo Gate Switch does not need to be cleared fully, although
it is recommended.

*******************START OF POST********************
bcs4981
Posted 2/26/2008
9:23:28 PM
stats that started this SUCCESSFUL run:

ran immediately to LGS from Giruvegan save crystal, no enemies
dispatched along the way.

cleared LGS of about 40 Necros (I believe 43 possibly, but it was over
40; some were dividing, my characters were having a hard time getting
around other Necros and each other to swing finishing blows).

After clearing the entire area (during which I never entered Waystone
XIV OR Leo Gate areas), I immediately one-zoned between Waystone
XIV and LGS (never even walked into the Leo Gate area).

at the beginning of one-zoning, there were 3 reapers present, albeit
under vanish status. After 10 minutes or so of one-zoning, all 3 reapers
were visible.

Half hour later, LE spawned. Killed it, then zoned to Leo Gate for the two
zone reset. returned to Waystone XIV, where the area was completely
clear (even of reapers). after about 5 minutes, checked Waystone XIV
area, where there were 3 visible reapers. 5 minutes after this (10 minutes
after two-zone), a second LE appears.
*********************END OF POST*********************

SUMMARY:
After a couple different attempts at clearing LGS and even LG without
success, it finally works for me for the first time.  The difference between
the first two unsuccessful runs and this successful one is the division
and the number of Necrophobes killed at LGS.  Later in the topic would
the importance of the division come to ultimate fruition.  Although, this
glitch has been known to work without any kind of division, specifically
FF12GrandMaster.  What has been tested, however, is that the method
has not failed when division has been involved.

*******************START OF POST********************
LordMagus
Posted 2/26/2008
9:30:15 PM
I think people have tried zoning by a mom bomb area, but I don't believe
 it worked. I don't think anyone has had luck spawning him with less than
256 kills with anything other than Necrophobes.

Now, aren't Reapers only supposed to show up when the number of
enemies killed is a multiple of 3? The fact that the waystones can go
from being Reaper-free to Reaper-full indicates that the game does,
in fact, think more enemies are getting killed, and hence explains LE
eventually showing up.
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Say, can you hear that? It's the sound of the Reaper...
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SUMMARY:
LordMagus identifying the possibility of how the glitch works, in simple
terms.  Defeating Necrophobes in the specified areas have a direct
effect on the glitch working.  This information, along with the need
for division that was earlier identified, gives the basis for why and how
the zoning method works.

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FF12GrandMaster
Posted 2/27/2008
7:46:48 AM
@ Emeritus

Interesting point to make here. I have reset and chained the Gargoyle
Barons to top level. Came through the Great Crystal to Waystone XIV
with no killing and then cleared LGS of 39 Necrophobes using poison
and also with no dividing. The count was precise as I marked down
each one as it croaked. LGS was totally clear after 39 Necros so I
went to waystone XIV. Guess what? NO REAPERS!! Yet the figure
was divisible by 3. I am going out for a bit now so I will leave Balthier
zoning until I get back. That will be around an hour and I'll report what
happens when I return.
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This amazing use of Vanish will change your game
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeVbkIS9aX8

FF12GrandMaster
Posted 2/27/2008
9:25:26 AM
After almost 1 3/4 hours of constant zoning whilst I was out, after poisoning
39 Necros, I just checked XIV and there is nothing there, not even a Reaper.
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This amazing use of Vanish will change your game
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeVbkIS9aX8
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SUMMARY:
These two posts by FF12GrandMaster are really the final nail in the coffin
so to speak, as it almost completely confirms that the division is a necessary
step for the glitch to be successful constantly.  Future posts by other
members would show division being a main component in successful runs.
Final thanks to Vince1127 for instituting multiple runs involving division,
further
showing it as a vital component to the success of the zoning method.

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CREDITS FOR DANJURO EXPERIMENT (listed in order of appearance:)
Emeritus27
LordMagus
MasterVG782
Exsoldier001
FF12GrandMaster
catonc
flank1337
StunningSteveAustin
shadow51665
Chioro
jager28
Sir_Elan
Nocticus
Craftsmoogle
Vince1127
dethaddr
Kurozeki
chaosward

There are many others that posted in the experiment topics, with either
small bits of information or experiences, thanks to you all as well, you
know who you are!


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CREDITS [THX]
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First, to myself, for somehow keeping my sanity throughout the writing process.

Special thanks:

Sephirosuy-
	For the beautiful maps, which I not only reference in this guide, but
	also used during my time playing the game from start to finish.

Maltzsan-
	For the incredibly insightful Game Mechanics FAQ, which was used
	mercilessly not only during the writing of this document, but also
	during my gameplay.

Split Infinity-
	For having the patience to write an extremely expansive guide.
	Although it was not as big as it is now when I started playing, it,
	along with the game mechanics guide, were instrumental in the
	percentages found throughout this guide.  Also credit for the Lv. 99
	Red Chocobo actual max HP stat.

SOng-
	For having a very nice detailed list of enemy locations, which were
	used plenty of times in this guide.

Arthellinus-
	For creating a guide that I used alongside Berserker's walkthrough,
	it is very specific and straight to the point, and some of its
	strategies are implemented here (specifically the early Zodiac
	Spear).

Berserker-
	For creating his walkthrough, which I found in mid-December to be
	very easy to follow, and so throughout my gameplay experience,
	which culminated in my complete file finished in March 2007, was
	a constant companion for reference.

For YouTube game videos:

FF12GrandMaster
Vince1127

Also thanks to the following for corrections or input:

Sparkster185
SJSlayerman@yahoo.com
Franboni69@yahoo.com
Alonzo.Ackerleyjr@cortland.edu
xodius_maxx@hotmail.com
masteroga@gmail.com