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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:
    ===========================================================================
    
    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)
    
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    AFTER THE EVENTS AT BARHEIM PASSAGE:
    ===========================================================================
    
    Bazaar:
    		Fiery Arrows
    		Oil Bombs
    		Silent Shot
    		Water Bombs
    
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    AFTER THE EVENTS ON LEVIATHAN:
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    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)
    
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    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
    
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    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.
    ---
    Say, can you hear that? It's the sound of the Reaper...
    *********************END OF POST*********************
    
    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.
    
    *******************START OF POST********************
    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.
    ---
    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.
    ---
    This amazing use of Vanish will change your game
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeVbkIS9aX8
    *********************END OF POST*********************
    
    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.
    
    ***************************************************************
    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!
    
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CREDITS [THX]
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    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
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