Final Fantasy XIII

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                      Final Fantasy XIII Upgrade Guide
                               Version 1.5
                           Author: M. S. Lewis
                     Contact Info: Drogan5645@gmail.com
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>--TABLE OF CONTENTS-----------------------------------------------------[#ToC]

---Section-------------------------------------------------------Section Number

1. Introduction ........................................................ [#1.0]
2. Accessories ......................................................... [#2.0]
3. Weapons ............................................................. [#3.0]
     Lightning ......................................................... [#3.a]
     Sazh .............................................................. [#3.b]
     Snow .............................................................. [#3.c]
     Hope .............................................................. [#3.d]
     Vanille ........................................................... [#3.e]
     Fang............................................................... [#3.f]
          Best Equipment ............................................... [#3.g]
4. General Equiptment Explinations...................................... [#4.0]
     Special Properties Explained....................................... [#4.a]
     Synthesis Traits................................................... [#4.b]
5. Tips & Tricks ....................................................... [#5.0]
     Obtaining Catalysts ............................................... [#5.a]
     Gathering Trapezohedron ........................................... [#5.b]
     Triplicating Trapezohedron ........................................ [#5.c]
     "Treasure Hunter" Trophy .......................................... [#5.d]
          "Treasure Hunter" Checklist................................... [#5.e]
     Grinding Locations................................................. [#5.f]
6. Credits & Thanks .................................................... [#6.0]

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__Version History_______________________

1.5 - 12.19.2010 - Added "Synthesis Traits", "Grind Locations", and
      "Treasure Hunter Checklist" sections. Moved "Special Properties 
      Explained" section.

1.4 - 4.06.2010 - Added "Special Properties Explained" and moved the 
      "Best Equipment" sections.

1.3 - 3.31.2010 - Added the "Best Equipment" section

1.2 - 3.22.2010 - Corrected more errors, added some submitted tips and credits.

1.1 - 3.20.2010 - Corrected some minor errors. Added locations to find 
      accessories. Fleshed out the "Obtaining Catalysts" section.

1.0 - 3.19.2010 - Full guide, including Accessories, Weapons, Tips & Tricks,
      and Credits & Thanks sections.



>==INTRODUCTION==========================================================[#1.0]

Welcome! This is a comprehensive guide to all of the accessories and weapons in
Final Fantasy XIII. Here you will find the max levels of all these items, the
catalysts used to transform them, and the bonuses that you will get when using
them.

There is also quite a bit of miscellaneous information in the "Tips $ Tricks" 
section, including where to obtain catalysts, easier ways to obtain the 
valuable Trapezohedrons, and some of the best grinding locations in the game.

This guide can also help you obtain two of the games most difficulty trophies:
Treasure Hunter (See "Treasure Hunter Trophy"/"Tresure Hunter Checklist") and
 Master Seal.

Feel free to e-mail me with any comments or suggestions, just make sure to put
"FFXIII Guide..." in the subject (or something to that effect). If you want to
be credited for any suggestions, fixes, ect, make sure that you include your
username in the email as a signature. If there is no signature line, I will not
post a name from your email, mainly for protection of privacy reasons.

For simple navigation, use Ctrl+F to open your browser's search function, then
enter the section number found in the table of contents.



>==ACCESSORIES===========================================================[#2.0]

 **Note: If you are going for the "Treasure Hunter" trophy, I advise that you
         refrain from selling any accessories (other than duplicates) so that
         you don't miss out on any item's upgrades at a later date.

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 Item Name                     Max Level       Transformation Cataltst
  SPECIAL PROPERTY              Min/Max
  Where to find/Where to buy
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Transformed Into              Max Leve        Transformation Catalyst
  SPECIAL PROPERTY              Min/Max
  Where to find/Where to buy
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 **Note: Concerning "Where to find", I will only be listing the first
         opportunity to find an item and the general location. For more
         detailed information, you can check any of the other guides listed
         in GameFAQ. Just copy the item name from this guide, then run a
         search for the item with the Ctrl+F function.


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 Iron Bangle                   lvl. 6          Millerite
  HP +50                        +50/+120
  The Hanging Edge - Aerorail Trussway 12-E/B&W Outfitters
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Silver Bangle                 lvl. 6          Rhodochrosite
  HP +100                       +100/+180
  Lake Bresha - Amid Timebound Waves/B&W Outfitter
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Tungsten Bangle               lvl. 11         Cobalite
  HP +150                       +150/+230
  Palumpolum - Felix Heights/B&W Outfitters
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Titanium Bangle               lvl. 11         Perovskite
  HP +200                       +200/+280      
  - - -/B&W Outfitters
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Gold Bangle                   lvl. 11         Uraninite
  HP +250                       +200/+280
  The Palamecia - Bridge Access/B&W Outfitters
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Mythril Bangle                lvl. 16         Mnar Stone
  HP +300                       +250/+350
  Yaschas Massif - The Pass of Paddra/B&W Outfitters
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Platinum Bangle               lvl. 21         Scarletite
  HP +400                       +300/+450
  Mah'habara - Maw of Abyss/Sanctum Labs
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Diamond Bangle                lvl. 26         Adamantite
  HP +500                       +500/+1000
  Mission 26/- - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Adamant Bangle                lvl. 36         Dark Matter
  HP +800                       +800/+1500
  Orphan's Cradle - The Tesseracts/- - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Wurtzite Bangle               lvl. 51         - - -
  HP +1500                      +1500/+3000
  - - -/- - -
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 Power Wristband               lvl. 6          Cobalite
  STR +20                       +20/+60
  The Pulse Vestige - Ambulatory/B&W Outfitters
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Brawler's Wristband           lvl. 11         Uraninite
  STR +50                       +50/+120
  Palumpolum - The Estheim Residence/B&W Outfitters
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Warrior's Wristband           lvl. 11         Scarlitite
  STR +100                      +100/+180
  Mission 23/B&W Outfitters
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Power Glove                   lvl. 11         Dark Matter
  STR +150                      +150/+250
  Eden - Edenhall/- - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Kaiser Knuckles               lvl. 11         - - -
  STR +200                      +200/300
  - - -/- - -
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 Magician's Mark               lvl. 6          Cobalite
  MAG +20                       +20/+60
  Lake Bresha - Amid Timebound Waves/B&W Outfitters
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Shaman's Mark                 lvl. 11         Uranite
  MAG +50                       +50/+120
  Palumpolum - Rivera Towers/B&W Outfitters
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Sorcerer's Mark               lvl. 11         Scarlitite
  MAG +100                      +100/+180
  Mission 5/B&W Outfitters
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Weirding Glyph                lvl. 11         Dark Matter
  MAG +150                      +150/+250
  Orphan's Cradle - The Tesseracts/- - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Magistral Crest               lvl. 11         - - -
  MAG +200                      +200/300
  - - -/- - -
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 Black Belt                    lvl. 6          Uraninite
  PHYS RES +10%                 +10%/+20%
  The Vile Peaks - Wrack and Ruin/B&W Outfitters
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 General's Belt                lvl. 11         Adamantite
  PHYS RES +15%                 +15%/+25%
  Mission 44/B&W Outfitters
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Champion's Belt               lvl. 11         - - -
  PHYS RES +20%                 +20%/+30%
  - - -/- - -
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 Rune Bracelet                 lvl. 6          Uraninite
  MAG RES +10%                  +10%/+20%
  The Palamecia - Bridge Access/B&W Outfitters
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Witch's Bracelet                lvl. 11         Adamantite
  MAG RES +15%                  +15%/+25%
  The Archylte Steppe/B&W Outfitters
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Magus's Bracelet               lvl. 11         - - -
  MAG RES +20%                  +20%/+30%
  - - -/- - -
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 Royal Armlet                  lvl. 11         Dark Matter
  DAM RES +5%                   +5%/+15%
  The Palamecia - Cargo Access/Sanctum Labs
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Imperial Armlet               lvl. 6          - - -
  DAM RES +10%                  +10%/+20%
  - - -/- - -
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 Ember Ring                    lvl. 6          Cobalite
  FIRE RES +20                  +20%/+30%
  The Vile Peaks - Devastated Dreams/- - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Blaze Ring                    lvl. 6          Uraninite
  FIRE RES +25%                 +25%/+35%
  Eden - Siren Park/- - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Salamandrine Ring              lvl. 6          - - -
  FIRE RES +30%                 +30%/+40%
  - - -/- - -
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 Frost Ring                    lvl. 6          Cobalite
  ICE RES +20                   +20%/+30%
  Mission 11/- - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Icicle Ring                   lvl. 6          Uraninite
  ICE RES +25%                  +25%/+35%
  - - -/- - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Boreal Ring                   lvl. 6          - - -
  ICE RES +30%                  +30%/+40%
  - - -/- - -
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 Spark Ring                    lvl. 6          Cobalite
  LIGHTNING RES +20             +20%/+30%
  Lake Bresha - Forgotten Commons/- - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Fulmen Ring                   lvl. 6          Uraninite
  LIGHTNING RES +25%            +25%/+35%
  Mission 6/- - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Raijin Ring                   lvl. 6          - - -
  LIGHTNING RES +30%            +30%/+40%
  - - -/- - -
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 Aqua Ring                     lvl. 6          Cobalite
  WATER RES +20                 +20%/+30%
  The Sunleth Waterscape - Rain-spotted Veil/- - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Riptide Ring                  lvl. 6          Uraninite
  WATER RES +25%                +25%/+35%
  Sulyya Springs - Subterranean Lake/- - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Nereid Ring                   lvl. 6          - - -
  WATER RES +30%                +30%/+40%
  - - -/- - -
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 Zephyr Ring                   lvl. 6          Cobalite
  WIND RES +20                  +20%/+30%
  The Archylte Steppe/- - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Gale Ring                     lvl. 6          Uraninite
  WIND RES +25%                 +25%/+35%
  Taejin's Tower - Fourth Tier/- - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Sylphid Ring                  lvl. 6          - - -
  WIND RES +30%                 +30%/+40%
  - - -/- - -
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 Clay Ring                     lvl. 6          Cobalite
  EARTH RES +20                 +20%/+30%
  The Archylte Steppe/- - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Siltstone Ring                lvl. 6          Uraninite
  EARTH RES +25%                +25%/+35%
  - - -/- - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Gaian Ring                    lvl. 6          - - -
  EARTH RES +30%                +30%/+40%
  - - -/- - -
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 Giant's Glove                 lvl. 6          Perovskite
  DEBRAVE RES +30%              +30%/+45%
  Mission 28/B&W Outfitters
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Warlord's Glove               lvl. 11         - - -
  DEBRAVE RES +40%              +40%/60%
  - - -/- - -
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 Glass Buckle                  lvl. 6          Perovskite
  DEFAITH RES +30%              +30%/+45%
  - - -/B&W Outfitters
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Tektite Buckle                lvl. 11         - - -
  DEFAITH RES +40%              +40%/60%
  - - -/- - -
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 Metal Armband                 lvl. 6          Perovskite
  DEPROTECT RES +30%            +30%/+45%
  The Vile Peaks - Munitions Necropolis/B&W Outfitters
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Ceramic Armband               lvl. 11         - - -
  DEPROTECT RES +40%            +40%/60%
  - - -/- - -
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 Serenity Sachet               lvl. 6          Perovskite
  DESHELL RES +30%              +30%/+45%
  - - -/B&W Outfitters
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Safeguard Sachet              lvl. 11         - - -
  DESHELL RES +40%              +40%/60%
  - - -/- - -
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 Glass Orb                     lvl. 6          Perovskite
  SLOW RES +30%                 +30%/+45%
  Taejin's Tower - Fourth Tier/B&W Outfitters
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Dragonfly Orb                 lvl. 11         - - -
  SLOW RES +40%                 +40%/60%
  - - -/- - -
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 Star Pendant                  lvl. 6          Perovskite
  POISON RES +30%               +30%/+45%
  The Gapra Whitewood - Field Trial Range S/B&W Outfitters
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Starfall Pendant              lvl. 11         - - -
  POISON RES +40%               +40%/60%
  - - -/- - -
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 Pearl Necklace                lvl. 6          Perovskite
  IMPERIL RES +30%              +30%/+45%
  Mission 4/B&W Outfitters
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Gemstone Necklace             lvl. 11         - - -
  IMPERIL RES +40%              +40%/60%
  - - -/- - -
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 Warding Talisman              lvl. 6          Perovskite
  CURSE RES +30%                +30%/+45%
  Palumpolum - Nutriculture Complex/B&W Outfitters
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Hexbane Talisman              lvl. 11         - - -
  CURSE RES +40%                +40%/60%
  - - -/- - -
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 Pain Dampener                 lvl. 6          Perovskite
  PAIN RES +30%                 +30%/+45%
  The Palamecia - Rotary Shaft/B&W Outfitters
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Pain Deflector                lvl. 11         - - -
  PAIN RES +40%                 +40%/60%
  - - -/- - -
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 White Cape                    lvl. 6          Perovskite
  FOG RES +30%                  +30%/+45%
  The Palamecia - Rotary Shaft/B&W Outfitters
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Effulgent Cape                lvl. 11         - - -
  FOG RES +40%                  +40%/60%
  - - -/- - -
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 Rainbow Anklet                lvl. 6          Perovskite
  DAZE RES +30%                 +30%/+45%
  The Fifth Ark - Lower Traverse/B&W Outfitters
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Moonbow Anklet                lvl. 11         - - -
  DAZE RES +40%                 +40%/60%
  - - -/- - -
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 Cherub's Crown                lvl. 6          Perovskite
  DEATH RES +30%                +30%/+45%
  Orphan's Cradle - The Tesseracts/B&W Outfitters
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Seraph's Crown                lvl. 11         - - -
  DEATH RES +40%                +40%/60%
  - - -/- - -
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 Guardian Amulet               lvl. 2          Perovskite
  CRITICAL: PROTECT             - - -
  Palumpolum - Central Arcade/Magical Moments
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Shield Talisman               lvl. 2          - - -
  AUTO: PROTECT                 - - -
  - - -/- - -
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 Auric Amulet                  lvl. 2          Perovskite
  CRITICAL: SHELL               - - -
  The Vile Peaks - Scrap Processing/Magical Moments
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Soulfont Talisman             lvl. 2          - - -
  AUTO: SHELL                   - - -
  - - -/- - -
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 Watchman's Amulet             lvl. 2          Perovskite
  CRITICAL: VEIL                - - -
  The Gapra Whitewood - Environmental Regulation/Magical Moments
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Shrouding Talisman            lvl. 2          - - -
  AUTO: VEIL                    - - -
  - - -/- - -
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 Hero's Amulet                 lvl. 2          Perovskite
  CRITICAL: BRAVERY             - - -
  The Fifth Ark - Vestibular Hold/Magical Moments
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Morale Talisman                 lvl. 2        - - -
  AUTO: Bravery                 - - -
  - - -/- - -
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 Saint's Amulet                lvl. 2          Perovskite
  CRITICAL: FAITH               - - -
  The Fifth Ark - Lower Traverse/Magical Moments
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Blessed Talisman              lvl. 2          - - -
  AUTO: FAITH                   - - -
  - - -/- - -
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 Zealot's Amulet               lvl. 2          Perovskite
  CRITICAL: VIGILANCE           - - -
  The Faultwarrens - Via Lunae (C1)/Magical Moments
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Battle Talisman               lvl. 2          - - -
  AUTO: VIGILANCE               - - -
  - - -/- - -
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 Flambane Brooch               lvl. 2          Perovskite
  CRITICAL: BARFIRE             - - -
  Oerba - Rust-eaten Bridge/Magical Moments
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Flameshield Earring           lvl. 2          - - -
  AUTO: BARFIRE                 - - -
  - - -/- - -
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 Frostbane Brooch              lvl. 2          Perovskite
  CRITICAL: BARFROST            - - -
  Taejin's Tower - The Cloven Spire/Magical Moments
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Frostshield Earring           lvl. 2          - - -
  AUTO: BARFROST                - - -
  - - -/- - -
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 Sparkbane Brooch              lvl. 2          Perovskite
  CRITICAL: BARLIGHTNING        - - -
  Taejin's Tower - Ground Tier/Magical Moments
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Sparkshield Earring           lvl. 2          - - -
  AUTO: BARLIGHTNING            - - -
  - - -/- - -
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 Aquabane Brooch               lvl. 2          Perovskite
  CRITICAL: BARWATER            - - -
  Sulyya Springs - Subterranean Lake/Magical Moments
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Aquashield Earring            lvl. 2          - - -
  AUTO: BARWATER                - - -
  - - -/- - -
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 Hermes Sandals                lvl. 2          Perovskite
  CRITICAL: HASTE               - - -
  Mission 34/- - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Sprint Shoes                  lvl. 2          - - -
  AUTO: HASTE                   - - -
  - - -/- - -
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 Tetradic Crown                lvl. 2          Scarletite
  CRITICAL: TETRADEFENSE        - - -
  Orphan's Cradle - The Tesseracts/- - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Tetradic Tiara                lvl.2           - - -
  AUTO: TETRADEFENSE            - - -
  - - -/- - -
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 Whistlewind Scarf             lvl. 2          Rhodochrosite
  ATB ADVANTAGE                 - - -           
  The Palamecia - Starboard Weather Deck/Moogleworks
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Aurora Scarf                  lvl. 2          Cobaltite
  FIRST STRIKE                  - - -
  - - -/- - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Nimbletoe Boots               lvl. 2          - - -
  IMPROVED EVASION              - - -
  - - -/Moogleworks
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 Gold Watch                    lvl. 2          - - -
  TIME EXTENSION                - - -
  Mission 64/- - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Champion's Badge              lvl. 2          - - -
  VICTORY: TP CHARGE            - - -
  Eden - Siren Park/- - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Survivalist Catalog           lvl. 2          Uraninite
  SHROUD SCAVENGER              - - -
  Mission 15- - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Collector's Catalog           lvl. 2          Mnar Stone
  ITEM SCAVENGER                - - -
  Taejin's Tower - Seventh Tier/Moogleworks
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Connoisseur Catalog           lvl. 2          - - -
  ITEM COLLECTOR                - - -
  - - -/- - -
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 Hunter's Friend               lvl. 2          Uraninite
  KILL: LIBRA                   - - -
  Mission 45/- - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Speed Sash                    lvl. 2          Mnar Stone
  KILL: ATB CHARGE              - - -
  The Archylte Steppe/Moogleworks
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Energy Sash                   lvl. 2          - - -
  KILL: TP CHARGE               - - -
  Mission 1/- - -
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 Doctor's Code                 lvl. 2          - - -
  INPROVED POTIONS              - - -
  The Sunleth Waterscape - Sun-dappled Trail/- - -
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 **NOTE: Never sell Doctor's Codes. You only get three throughout 
         the entire game, and while they are useless as accessories,
         if you fully upgrade them you can dismantle them for an 
         Elixer!
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 Fire Charm                    lvl. 2          Mnar Stone
  RANDOM: FIRE EATER            - - -
  The Archylte Steppe/- - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Ice Charm                     lvl. 2          Mnar Stone
  RANDOM: ICE EATER             - - -
  The Archylte Steppe/- - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Lightning Charm               lvl. 2          Mnar Stone
  RANDOM: LIGHTNING EATER       - - -
  The Archylte Steppe/- - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Water Charm                   lvl. 2          Mnar Stone
  RANDOM: WATER EATER           - - -
  Sulyya Springs - Subterranean Lake/- - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Wind Charm                    lvl. 2          Mnar Stone
  RANDOM: WIND EATER            - - -
  The Archylte Steppe/- - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Earth Charm                   lvl. 2          Mnar Stone
  RANDOM: EARTH EATER           - - -
  The Archylte Steppe/- - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Twenty-sided Die              lvl. 2          - - -
  RANDOM: NULLIFY DAMAGE        - - -
  Mission 48/- - -
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 **NOTE: All of the charms listed above transform directly into the 
         Twenty-sided Die. You will receive a Twenty-sided Die from 
         one of the hunts, so there is really no need to give up the 
         charms.
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 Growth Egg                    lvl. 2          - - -
  CPx2                          - - -
  Mission 55/- - -
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 Entite Ring                   lvl. 16         Uraninite
  ELEMENTAL RES +10%            10%/25%
  - - -/Sanctum Labs
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Goddess's Favor               lvl. 2          - - -
  RAPID RECOVERY                - - -
  - - -/- - -
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 Ribbon                        lvl. 6          Dark Matter
  RESILIENCE +20%               20%/25%
  Reward for collecting 20 Chocobo Treasures/- - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Super Ribbon                  lvl. 6          - - -
  RESILIENCE +25%               25%/30%
  - - -/- - -
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 Genji Glove                   lvl. 2          - - -
  Uncapped Damage               - - -
  Mission 62/- - -
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 **Note: If you find yourself not needing your third Genji Glove (you
         get 3 from the missions, and your healer will likely never
         need the uncapped damage), you can upgrade it completely
         (just under 12k exp) and dismantle it for a Trapezhodron!
         ~ Thanks to Wavion for the tip!



>==WEAPONS===============================================================[#3.0]

 **NOTE: Concerning the "Treasure Hunter" trophy. You only need to create one
         tier 3 weapon for each character to obtain the "Treasure Hunter"
         trophy. 

                               <<<LEGEND>>>
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 Tier 1 Weapon Name            Max Level       Transformation Cataltst
  SPECIAL PROPERTY              Min/Max STR     Min/Max MAG
  Where to Buy
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Tier 2 Weapon Name            Max Level       Transformation Catalyst
  SPECIAL PROPERTY              Min/Max STR     Min/Max MAG
  Where to Buy
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 
 Tier 3 Weapon Name            Max Level       Transformation Catalyst
  SPECIAL PROPERTY              Min/Max STR     Min/Max MAG
  Where to Buy
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 **Note: I am not including a "Where to find" segment in the weapon section,
         only because all are either easily found during the playthrough, or
         can be purchased for a reasonable price from the varius stores.


 ===LIGHTNING============================================================[#3.a]

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 Blazefire Saber               lvl. 26         Pervoskite
  - - -                         +15/+115        +15/+115
  Up In Arms
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Flamberge                     lvl. 61         Trapezohedron
  - - -                         +23/+323        +23/+323
  - - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Omega Weapon                  lvl. 100        - - -
  - - -                         +26/+620        +26/+620
  - - -
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 Axis Blade                    lvl. 21         Adamantite
  ATTACK: ATB CHARGE            +8/+48          +8/+48
  Plautus's Workshop
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Enkindler                     lvl. 41         Trapezohedron
  ATTACK: ATB CHARGE II         +13/+133        +13/+133
  - - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Omega Weapon                  lvl. 100        - - -
  ATTACK: ATB CHARGE II         +18/+315        +18/+315
  - - -
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 Edged Carbine                 lvl. 26         Pervoskite
  - - -                         +8/+83          +20/+170
  Up in Arms
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Razor Carbine                 lvl. 61         Trapezohedron
  - - -                         +10/+190        +28/+448
  - - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Omega Weapon                  lvl. 100        - - -
  - - -                         +12/+210        +30/+723
  - - -
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 Lifesaber                     lvl. 21         Scarletite
  IMPROVED RAISE                +8/+88          +8/+88
  Plautus's Workshop
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Peacemaker                    lvl. 41         Trapezohedron
  IMPROVED RAISE II             +25/+225        +25/+225
  - - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Omega Weapon                  lvl. 100        - - -
  IMPROVED RAISE II             +25/+520        +25/+520
  - - -
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 Gladius                       lvl. 26         Uraninite
  - - -                         +25/+175        +13/+88
  Up in Arms
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Helter-Skelter                lvl. 61         Trapezohedron
  - - -                         +28/+448        +10/+190
  - - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Omega Weapon                  lvl. 100        - - -
  - - -                         +30/+723        +12/+210
  - - -
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 Organyx                       lvl. 26         Cobalite
  LEADENSTRIKE                  +37/+187        +37/+187
  Gilgamesh, Inc.
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Apocalypse                    lvl. 61         Trapezohedron
  IRONSTRIKE                    +50/+410        +50/+410
  - - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Omega Weapon                  lvl. 100        - - -
  IRONSTRIKE                    +57/+750        +57/+750
  - - -
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 Hauteclaire                   lvl. 26         Uraninite
  STAGGER LOCK                  +13/+138        +13/138
  Gilgamesh, Inc.
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Durandal                      lvl. 61         Trapezohedron
  STAGGER LOCK                  +18/+378        +18/+378
  - - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Omega Weapon                  lvl. 100        - - -
  STAGGER LOCK                  +18/+711        +18/+711
  - - -
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 Lionheart                     lvl. 21         Scarletite
  QUICK STAGGER                 +8/+68          +8/68
  Plautus's Workshop
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Ultima Weapon                 lvl. 41         Trapezohedron
  QUICK STAGGER                 +13/+213        +13/+213
  - - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Omega Weapon                  lvl. 100        - - -
  QUICK STAGGER                 +13/+508        +13/+508
  - - -
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 ===SAZH=================================================================[#3.b]

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 Vega 42s                      lvl. 26         Perovskite
  - - -                         +12/+137        +14/+139
  Up in Arms
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Altairs                       lvl. 61         Trapezohedron
  - - -                         +20/+380        +30/+390
  - - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Total Eclipses                lvl. 100        - - -
  - - -                         +20/+812        +30/+822
  - - 
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 Spica Defenders               lvl. 21         Scarletite
  AUGMENTED MAINTENANCE         +6/+46          +15/+95
  Plautus's Workshop
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Sirius Sidearms               lvl. 41         Trapezohedron
  AUGMENTED MAINTENANCE II      +20/+140        +20/+220
  - - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Total Eclipses                lvl. 100        - - -
  AUGMENTED MAINTENANCE II      +20/+713        +20/+911
  - - -
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 Denab Duellers                lvl. 26         Perovskite
  - - -                         +8/+108         +24/+249
  Up in Arms
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Canopus AMPs                  lvl. 61         Trapezohedron
  - - -                         +14/+374        +36/+636
  - - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Total Eclipses                lvl. 100        - - -
  - - -                         +14/+608        +36/+1125
  - - -
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 Rigels                        lvl. 26         Uraninite
  STAGGER LOCK                  +10/+160        +15/+165
  Gilgamesh, Inc.
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Polaris Spoecials             lvl. 61         Trapezohedron
  STAGGER LOCK                  +16/+496        +24/+504
  - - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Total Eclipses                lvl. 100        - - -
  STAGGER LOCK                  +16/+1006       +24/+1014
  - - -
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 Aldebaraus                    lvl. 26         Cobalitite
  LEADENSTRIKE                  +0/+0           +40/+265
  Gilgamesh, Inc.
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Sadalmelike                   lvl. 61         Trapezohedron
  IRONSTRIKE                    +0/+0           +60/+660
  - - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Total Eclipses                lvl. 100        - - -
  IRONSTRIKE                    +0/+0           +61/+1150
  - - -
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 Pleiades Hi-Powers            lvl. 26         Perovskite
  PAPER TIGER                  +40/+265        +0/+0
  Gilgamesh, Inc.
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Hyades Magnums                lvl. 61         Trapezohedron
  SILK TIGER                  +60/+660        +0/+0
  - - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Total Eclipses                lvl. 100        - - -
  SILK TRIGGER                  +61/+1150       +0/+0
  - - -
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 Antares Deluxes               lvl. 21         Uraninite
  CHAIN BONUS BOOST             +12/+92         +18/+98
  Plautus's Workshop
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Fomalhaut Elites              lvl. 41         Trapezohedrons
  CHAIN BONUS BOOST II          +16/+216        +22/+222
  - - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Total Eclipses                lvl. 100        - - -
  CHAIN BONUS BOOST II          +16/+610        +22/+616
  - - -
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 Procyons                      lvl. 21         Dark Matter
  STAGGER MAINTENANCE           +14/+94         +9/+49
  Plautus's WOrkshop
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Betelgeuse Customs            lvl. 41         Trapezohedron
  STAGGER MAINTENANCE II        +20/+260        +18/+138
  - - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Total Eclipses                lvl. 100        - - -
  STAGGER MAINTENANCE II        +26/+620        +18/+414
  - - -
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 ===SNOW=================================================================[#3.c]

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 Wild Bear                     lvl. 26         Perovskite
  - - -                         +15/+140        +15/+140
  Up in Arms
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Feral Pride                   lvl. 61         Trapezohedron
  - - -                         +23/+383        +23/+383
  - - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Save the Queen                lvl. 100        - - -
  - - -                         +24/+717        +24/+717
  - - -
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 Paladin                       lvl. 21         Scarletite
  IMPROVED GUARD                +8/+88          +8/+88
  Plautus's Workshop
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Winged Saint                  lvl. 41         Trapezohedron
  IMPROVED GUARD II             +13/+213        +13/+213
  - - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Save the Queen                lvl. 100        - - -
  IMPROVED GUARD II             +15/+510        +15/+510
  - - -
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 Rebel Heart                   lvl. 21         Uraninite
  CRITICAL: POWER SURGE         +5/+65          +10/+70
  Plautus's Workshop
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Warrior's Emblem              lvl. 41         Trapezohedron
  CRITICAL: POWER SURGE II      +8/+248         +17/+257
  - - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Save the Queen                lvl. 100        - - -
  CRITICAL: POWER SURGE II      +8/+602         +17/+611
  - - -
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 Power Circle                  lvl. 26         Scarletite
  - - -                         +23/+198        +13/+38
  Up in Arms
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Battle Standard               lvl. 61         Trapezohedron
  - - -                         +33/+513        +5/+125
  - - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Save the Queen                lvl. 100        - - -
  - - -                         +34/+925        +4/+202
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 Feymark                       lvl. 21         Uraninite
  ENFEEBLEMENT                  +0/+0           +30/+130
  Gilgamesh, Inc.
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Soul Blazer                   lvl. 41         Trapezohedron
  HINDRANCE                     +0/+0           +60/+300
  - - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Save the Queen                lvl. 100        - - -
  HINDRANCE                     +0/+0           +60/+1050
  - - -
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 Sacrificial Circle            lvl. 26         Scarlitite
  PAPER TIGER                 +41/+266        +41/+266
  Gilgamesh, Inc.
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Indomitus                     lvl. 61         Trapezohedron
  SILK TIGER                  +25/+565        +25/+565
  - - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Save the Queen                lvl. 100        - - -
  SILK TRIGGER                  +30/+1020       +30/+1020
  - - -
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 Unsetting Sun                 lvl. 26         Pervoskite
  STAGER LOCK                   +18/+168        +3/+53
  Gilgamesh, Inc
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Midnight Sun                  lvl. 61         Trapezohedron
  STAGGER LOCK                  +23/+503        +6/+126
  - - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Save the Queen                lvl. 100        - - -
  STAGGER LOCK                  +23/+815        +7/+205
  - - -
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 Umbra                         lvl. 21         Adamantite
  IMPROVED WARD                 +13/+73         +20/+120
  Plautus's Workshop
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Solaris                       lvl. 41         Trapezohedron
  IMPROVED WARD II              +15/+175        +25/+265
  - - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Save the Queen                lvl. 100        - - -
  IMPROVED WARD II              +14/+410        +26/+620
  - - -
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 ===HOPE=================================================================[#3.d]

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 Airwing                       lvl. 21         Uraninite
  CRITICAL: SHIELD              +18/+98         +12/+72
  Plautus's Workshop
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Skycutter                     lvl. 41         Trapezohedron
  CRITICAL: SHIELD II           +31/+231        +45/+205
  - - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Nue                           lvl. 100        - - -
  CRITICAL: SHIELD II           +31/+526        +45/+441
  - - -
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 Hawkeye                       lvl. 26         Perovskite
  - - -                         +2/+27          +18/+193
  Up in Arms
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Eagletalon                    lvl. 61         Trapezohedon
  - - -                         +4/+124         +26/+506
  - - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Nue                           lvl. 100        - - -
  - - -                         +4/+202         +26/+917
  - - -
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 Otshirvani                    lvl. 21         Scarletite
  SIPHON BOOST                  +6/+66          +14/+114
  Plautus's Workshop
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Urubutsin                     lvl. 41         Trapezohedron
  SIPHON BOOST II               +18/+178        +20/+260
  - - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Nue                           lvl. 100        - - -
  SIPHON BOOST II               +18/+513        +20/+713
  - - -
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 Ninuta                        lvl. 26         Perovskite
  - - -                         +12/+137        +12/+137
  Up in Arms
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Jatayu                        lvl. 61         Trpezohedron
  - - -                         +18/+378         +18/+378
  - - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Nue                           lvl. 100        - - -
  - - -                         +18/+612        +18/+612
  - - -
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 Vidofnir                      lvl. 21         Scarletite
  DEFENSE MAINTENANCE           +6/+46          +14/+134
  Plautus's Workshop 
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Hresvelgr                     lvl. 41         Trapezohedron
  DEFENSE MAINTENANCE II        +8/+128         +20/+300
  - - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Nue                           lvl. 100        - - -
  DEFENSE MAINTENANCE II        +8/+305         +20/+713
  - - -
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 Simurgh                       lvl. 21         Uraninite
  STIFLED MAGIC                 +28/+168        +0/+0
  Gilgamesh, Inc.
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Tezcatlipoca                  lvl. 41         Trapezohedron
  FETTERED MAGIC                +35/+395        +0/+0
  - - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Nue                           lvl. 100        - - -
  FETTERED MAGIC                +35/+926        +0/+0
  - - -
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 Malphas                       lvl. 26         Perovskite
  PAPER TIGER                 +30/+205        +30/+205
  Gilgamesh, Inc.
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Naberius                      lvl. 61         Traezohedron
  SILK TIGER                  +40/+520        +40/+520
  - - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Nue                           lvl. 100        - - -
  SILK TRIGGER                  +40/+832        +40/+832
  - - -
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 Alicanto                      lvl. 26         Uraninite
  STAGGER LOCK                  +10/+110        +10/+110
  Gilgamesh, Inc.
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Caladrius                     lvl. 61         Trapezohedron
  STAGGER LOCK                  +14/+374        +14/+374
  - - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Nue                           lvl. 100        - - -
  STAGGER LOCK                  +14/+608        +14/+608
  - - -
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 ===VANILLE==============================================================[#3.e]

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 Binding Rod                   lvl. 26         Perovskite
  - - -                         +18/+168        +12/+37
  Up in Arms
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Hunter's Rod                  lvl. 61         Trapezohedron
  - - -                         +22/+442        +18/+138
  - - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Nirvana                       lvl. 100        - - -
  - - -                         +22/+715        +18/+216
  - - -
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 Tigerclaw                     lvl. 26         Cobaltite
  LEADENSTRIKE                  +23/+198        +23/+198
  Gilgamesh, Inc.
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Wyrmfang                      lvl. 61         Trapezohedron
  IRON STRIKE                   +36/+516        +36/+516
  - - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Nirvana                       lvl. 100        - - -
  IRON STRIKE                   +36/+828        +36/+828
  - - -
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 Healer's Rod                  lvl. 21         Adamantite
  IMPROVED CURE                 +8/+48          +8/+48
  Plautus's Workshop
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Physician's Staff             lvl. 41         Trapezohedron
  IMPROVED CURE II              +20/+180        +20/+280
  - - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Nirvana                       lvl. 100        - - -
  IMPROVED CURE II              +28/+424        +28/+424
  - - -
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 Pearlwing Staff               lvl. 26         Perovskte
  - - -                         +2/+27          +15/+140
  Up in Arms
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Brightwing Staff              lvl. 61         Trapezohedron
  - - -                         +3/+123         +21/+381
  - - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Nirvana                       lvl. 100        - - -
  - - -                         +3/+201         +21/+912
  - - -
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 Rod of Thorns                 lvl. 26         Perovskite
  - - -                         +6/+131         +6/+131
  - - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Orochi Rod                    lvl. 61         Trapezohedron
  - - -                         +16/+436        +16/+43
  - - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Nirvana                       lvl. 100        - - -
  - - -                         +16/+709        +16/+709
  - - -
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 Mistlteinn                    lvl. 21         Scarletite
  ALLY KO: POWER SURGE          +5/+65          +11/+131
  Plautus's Workshop
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Erinye's Cane                 lvl. 41         Trapezohedorn
  ALLY KO: POWER SURGE II       +7/+167         +15/+335
  - - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Nirvana                       lvl. 100        - - -
  ALLY KO: POWER SURGE II       +7/+403         +15/+807
  - - -
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 Belladonna Wand               lvl. 21         Uraninite
  IMPROVED DEBUFFING            +5/+65          +11/+131
  Plautus's Workshop
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Malboro Wand                  lvl. 41         Trapezohedron
  IMPROVED DEBUFFING II         +7/+167         +15/+335
  - - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Nirvana                       lvl. 100        - - -
  IMPROVED DEBUFFING II         +7/+403         +15/+807
  - - -
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 Heavenly Axis                 lvl. 26          Uraninite
  STAGGER LOCK                  +5/+80           +11/+161
  GIlgamesh, Inc.
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Abraxas                       lvl. 61          Trapezohedron
  STAGGER LOCK                  +7/+247          +15/+495
  - - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Nirvana                       lvl. 100         - - -
  STAGGER LOCK                  +7/+403          +15/+807
  - - -
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 ===FANG=================================================================[#3.f]

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 Blaided Lance                 lvl. 26          Perovskite
  - - -                         +55/+130         +35/+85
  Up in Arms
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Glaive                        lvl. 61          Trapezohedron
  - - -                         +60/+300         +17/+137
  - - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Kain's Lance                  lvl. 100         - - -
  - - -                         +60/+753         +17/+314
  - - -
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 Dragoon Lance                 lvl. 21          Uraninite
  STIFLED MAGIC                 +39/+179         +0/+0
  Gilgamesh, Inc.
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Dragonhorn                    lvl. 41          Trapezohedron
  FETTERED MAGIC                +65/+385         +0/+0
  - - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Kain's Lance                  lvl. 100         - - -
  FETTERED MAGIC                +71/+962         +0/+0
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 Patisan                       lvl. 26          Perovskite
  - - -                         +6/+31           +39/+189
  Up in Arms
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Rhomphaia                     lvl. 61          Trapezohedron
  - - -                         +10/+130         +47/+467
  - - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Kain's Lance                  lvl. 100         - - -
  - - -                         +10/+307         +47/+839
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 Shamanic Spear                lvl. 21          Uraninite
  ENFEEBLEMENT                  +0/+0            +47/+187
  Gilgamesh, Inc.
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Heretic's Halberd             lvl. 41          Trapezohedron
  HINDRANCE                     +0/+0            +50/+370
  - - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Kain's Lance                  lvl. 100         - - -
  HINDRANCE                     +0/+0            +50/+941
  - - -
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 Punisher                      lvl. 21          Scarletite
  STAGGER: TP CHARGE            +20/+100         +31/+151
  Plautus's Workshop
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Banescissor Spear             lvl. 41          Trapezohedron
  STAGGER: TP CHARGE II         +22/+222         +38/+318
  - - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Kain's Lance                  lvl. 100         - - -
  STAGGER: TP CHARGE II         +22/+517         +38/+731
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 Pandoran Spear                lvl. 21          Scarletite
  IMPROVED DEBUFFING            +20/+100         +31/+151
  Plautus's Workshop
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Calamity Spear                lvl. 41          Trapezohedron
  IMPROVED DEBUFFING II         +22/+222         +38/+318
  - - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Kain's Lance                  lvl. 100         - - -
  IMPROVED DEBUFFING II         +22/+616         +38/+830
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 Taming Pole                   lvl. 26          Uraninite
  STAGGER LOCK                  +23/+148         +23/+148
  Gilgamesh, Inc.
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Venus Gospel                  lvl. 61          Trapezohedron
  STAGGER LOCK                  +30/+390         +30/+390
  - - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Kain's Lance                  lvl. 100         - - -
  STAGGER LOCK                  +30/+921         +30/+921
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 Gae Bolg                      lvl. 21          Scarletite
  IMPROVED COUNTER              +23/+103         +12/+92
  Plautus's Workshop
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Gungnir                       lvl. 41          Trapezohedron
  IMPROVED COUNTER II           +30/+230         +20/+220
  - - -
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Kain's Lance                  lvl. 100         - - -
  IMPROVED COUNTER II           +48/+642         +48/+642
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 ===BEST EQUIPMENT=======================================================[#3.g]

 I've had a lot of emails recently asking about the best equipment for each
 character. Below is a list of what I used during the end-game material, but
 keep in mind that there is no cut and dry way to equip characters and have
 them perfect every time. That being said, here we go:

 WEAPONS:

 Lightning: Lionheart (for Commando)
            Axis Blade (for Ravager)

      Sazh: Vega 42s (multiple roles) 
            Rigels (for Commando)

      Snow: Paladin (he's best as a Sentinel anyway)

      Hope: Hawkeye

   Vanille: Healer's Staff (for Medic)
            Belladonna Wand (for Saboteur)

      Fang: Taming Spear

 ACCESSORIES:
 
 These are the accessories that I felt best suited my main party. My main
 party was made up of Lightning as Ravager/Healer/Commando, Fang as 
 Sentinel/Saboteur/Commando, and Hope as Healer/Ravager/Synergyst. I would
 swap other characters in every now and then if I needed their special 
 abilities (Vanille's Death comes to mind). Anyway, here's my main party's
 accessory set-up:

 Lightning: Kaiser Knuckles
            Magistral Crest
            Sprint Shoes
            Supper Ribbon

      Fang: Kaiser Knuckles
            Kaiser Knuckles
            Sprint Shoes
            Supper Ribbon

      Hope: Wurtzite Bangle
            Magistral Crest
            Sprint Shoes
            Supper Ribbon

 Those Supper Ribbons are also your swap spot. If you're farming for items
 and CP, you can swap those out for Catalogs and Growth Egg. If you're
 farming 5-star ratings, equip the Gold Watch on someone.

 Also, if you're Equipping Lightning with the Axis Blade or it's second
 tier, Enkindler, be aware that these weapons are part of the Synthesis
 group called "Boost" (not the third tier of the weapon however). The other
 items in the Boost catagory are: 
    - Hermes Sandals
    - Sprint Shoes
    - Whistlewind Scarf
    - Aurora Scarf
    - Nimbletoe Boot
 If you equip these accessories rather than the ones lsited above, you will
 get a synthesized ability that raises the speed of the ATB gauge:
    - 2 items - ATB Rate +10%
    - 3 items - ATB Rate +15%
    - 4 items - ATB Rate +20%
    - 5 items - ATB Rate +30%
 When you add the ATB speed increase with Auto-Haste and the innate ability 
 of the Axis Blade, Lightning will be able to drive up the chain gauge 
 with ease.

>===GENERAL EQUIPMENT EXPLINATIONS=======================================[#4.0]

 This section contains general information on equpment, including an
 explination of the special properties, as well as a detailed guide to all
 of the game's Synthesis abilities.


 ===SPECIAL PROPERTIES EXPLAINED=========================================[#4.a]

 ***NOTE: All of the game's special properties (found on weapons) are explained
         below. First you'll see the property name, then the game's 
         description (in quotes), then my comments below that.

 ***NOTE: Note that the second name given on any property simply means that the
         proprty is increased with that rank. Rank two of all applicable
         proprties are found on Tier II and Tier III weapons.


 Attack: ATB Charge/Attack: ATB Charge II
     "Slightly recharges ATB gauge each time an enemy is attacked"
          Great for speeding up a character's ATB rate, especially effective
          if combined with Haste and the Boost synthesis bonus.

 Improved Raise/Improved Raise II
     "Slightly boosts HP restored to allies by Raise"
          Nice for healers, but looses effectiveness further into the game
          since you won'tbe dying as much (and when you probably won't have
          chance to caste Raise then anyway).

 Leadenstrike/Ironstrike
      "Greatly reduces ATB gauge recharge rate."
          This is a negative effect, slowing down the ATB gauge. Can be offset
          with Haste and other bonuses.

 Stagger Lock
     "Prevents staggering of enemies"
          Not as bad as it sounds, since other characters can still stagger
          the enemy and the character can still raise the chain gauge.

 Quick Stagger
     "Allows instant staggering of enemies near their stagger threshold."
          Allows characters to stagger enemies quicker than usual.

 Augment Maintenance/Augment Maintenance II
     "Slightly extends the duration of offensive buffs."
          Great for Synergysts.

 Paper Tiger/Silk Tiger
     "Greatly reduces maximum HP."
          Horrible bonus... though it can be offset with HP boosting
          accessories.

 Chain Bonus Boost/Chain Bonus Boost II
     "Slightly boosts the chain bonus gained by attacking an enemy."
          Good ability for Ravagers.

 Stagger Maintenance/Stagger Maintenance II
     "Slightly extends the duration for which enemies remain staggered."
          Increased stagger time is always a good thing. If you have no other
          options for a weapon, use it, but there are generally better
          options.

 Critical: Shield/Critical: Shield II
     "Slightly boosts physical and magic resistance when HP is critical."
          An ok bonus, but its generally not the best idea to leave your
          characters in critical condition.

 Siphon Boost/Siphon Boost II
     "Slightly boosts ATB gauge recovery from Siphon abilities."
          Good for Ravagers.

 Defense Maintenance/Defense Maintenance II
     "Slightly extends the duration of defensive buffs."
          Good for Synergysts.

 Stifled Magic/Fettered Magic
     "Greatly reduces magic damage dealt to enemies."
          Very bad for magic users, but ok for commandos.

 Improved Guard/Improved Guard II
     "Slightly enhances the effectiveness of Mediguard and Steelguard."
          Good for Sentinals.

 Critical: Power Surge/Critical: Power Shield II
     "Slightly boosts Strength and Magic when HP is critical."
          An ok bonus, but its generally not the best idea to leave your
          characters in critical condition.          

 Enfeeblement/Hindrance
     "Greatly reduces physical damage dealt to enemies."
          Same as Stifled Magic, but lowers physical attacks instead.

 Improved Ward/Improved Ward II
     "Slightly enhances the effectiveness of Deathward and Fringeward."
          Good for Sentinals.

 Stagger: TP Charge/Stagger: TP Charge II
     "Slightly restores party TP each time an enemy is staggered"
          Good if you're using summons or trying to fill out your data log
          with Libra.

 Improved Debilitation/Improved Debilitation II
     "Slightly boosts the success rate of debilitation abilities"
          Good for Saboteurs.

 Improved Counter/Improved Counter II
     "Slightly boosts the effectiveness of counterattack abilities"
          Good for Sentinals.

 Improved Cure/Improved Cure II
     "Slightly enhances the restorative effects of Cure spells."
          Good for healers.

 Ally Ko: Power Surge/Ally KO: Power Surge II
     "Slightly boosts Strength and Magic each time an ally is KO'd."
          An ok ability, but just like the critical properties, you don't
          want to spend all your time with dead allies.

 Improved Debuffing/Improved Debuffing II
     "Boosts the success rate of debuffing abilities."
          Good for Saboteurs.


 ===SYNTHESIS TRAITS=====================================================[#4.b]

 The data in this section was compiled by Nyxlave.

  **NOTE: Tier III weapons DO NOT belong to any synthesis group.
  **NOTE: Level is equal to the number of items needed to gain an ability.
          The number of items needed will be listed next to the ability level
          factor.For example: 2 (Physical Wall: 5) means that equipping two
          of the listed item will grant the "Physical Wall: 5" ability.

                               <<<LEGEND>>>
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 [Ability Title]
   Ability Description
   Levels (where appropriate)
   Contributing Weapon
   Contributing Accessories
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 High HP
  Description: Increases the damage dealt by 20% when health is at 90%
               or higher.
  Levels:      2-5 (High HP: Power Surge)
   Weapons:     Paladin
                Winged Saint
                Healer's Staff
                Physician's Staff
   Accessories: Iron Bangle
                Mythril Bangle
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 Low HP
  Description: Increases the damage dealt by 50% when health is at 10%
               or lower.
  Levels:      2-5 (Low HP: Power Surge)
   Weapons:	Lifesaber
                Peacemaker
                Rebel Heart
                Warrior's Emblem
                Airwing
                Skycutter
                Mistilteinn
                Erinye's Cane
   Accessories:	Tungsten Bangle
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 Physical Defense
  Description: Nullifies a specific amount of damage from all physical 
               attacks.
  Levels:      2 (Physical Wall: 5)
               3 (Physical Wall: 10)
               4 (Physical Wall: 20)
               5 (Physical Wall: 30)
   Weapons:     Blazefire Saber
                Flamberge
                Gladius
                Helter-Skelter
                Wild Bear
                Feral Pride
                Power Circle
                Battle Standard
                Ninurta
                Jatayu
                Binding Rod
                Hunter's Rod
                Bladed Lance
                Glaive
   Accessories:	Silver Bangle
                Platinum Bangle
                Power Wristband
                Brawler's Wristband
                Warrior's Wristband
                Power Glove
                Black Belt
                General's Belt
                Champion's Belt
                Guardian Amulet
                Shield Talisman
                Hero's Amulet
                Morale Talisman
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 Magic Defense
  Description: Nullifies a specific amount of damage from all magical
               attacks.
  Levels:      2 (Magic Wall: 5)
               3 (Magic Wall: 10)
               4 (Magic Wall: 20)
               5 (Magic Wall: 30)
   Weapons:	Edged Carbine
                Razor Carbine
                Vega 42s
                Altairs
                Deneb Duellers
                Canopus AMPs
                Umbra
                Solaris
                Hawkeye
                Eagletalon
                Pearlwing Staff
                Rod of Thorns
                Orochi Rod
                Partisan
                Rhomphaia
                Punisher
                Banescissor Spear
   Accessories: Gold Bangle
                Diamond Bangle
                Magician's Mark
                Shaman's Mark
                Sorcerer's Mark
                Weirding Glyph
                Rune Bracelet
                Witch's Bracelet
                Magus's Bracelet
                Auric Amulet
                Soulfont Talisman
                Saint's Amulet
                Blessed Talisman
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 Damage Reduction
  Description: Nullifies a specific amount of damage from all attacks.
  Levels:      2 (Damage Wall: 5)
               3 (Damage Wall: 10)
               4 (Damage Wall: 20)
               5 (Damage Wall: 30)
   Weapons:	Pleiades Hi-Powers
                Hyades Magnums
                Sacrificial Circle
                Indomitus
                Malphas
                Naberius
   Accessories:	Titanium Bangle
                Adamant Bangle
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 [Element] Resistance
  Description: Increases the damage dealt by a percentage when using a 
               particular element (e.g. If you have Fire Damage: +20%,
               all attacks utilizing the fire element will deal 20% 
               more damage, including Commando attacks while you have
               Enfire cast on you.)
               **NOTE: When you are a Ravager, using Flamestrike while
                       imbued with Enfire will cause your Flamestrike
                       to take on the effects of Fira, dealing damage
                       to nearby enemies as well.
  Levels:      2 ([Element] Damage: +20%)
               3 ([Element] Damage: +30%)
               4 ([Element] Damage: +50%)
   Weapons:     N/A
   Accessories:	Specific to Element
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    Fire: Ember Ring
          Blaze Ring
          Salamandrine Ring
          Flamebane Brooch
          Flameshield Earring
          Fire Charm
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    Ice: Frost Ring
         Icicle Ring
         Boreal Ring
         Frostbane Brooch
         Frostshield Earring
         Ice Charm
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    Lightning: Spark Ring
               Fulmen Ring
               Raijin Ring
               Sparkbane Brooch
               Sparkshield Earring
               Lightning Charm
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    Water: Aqua Ring
           Riptide Ring
           Nereid Ring
           Aquabane Brooch
           Aquashield Earring
           Water Charm
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    Wind: Zephyr Ring
          Gale Ring
          Sylphid Ring
          Wind Charm
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    Earth: Clay Ring
           Siltstone Ring
           Gaian Ring
           Earth Charm
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 [Status Ailment] Resistance
  Description: Reduces the amount of time a specific status ailment
               lasts when successfully cast on character.
  Levels:      2 ([Status Ailment] Duration: -20%)
               3 ([Status Ailment] Duration: -40%)
               4 ([Status Ailment] Duration: -60%)
   Weapons:	N/A
   Accessories:	Specific to Status Ailment
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    Debrave: Giant's Glove
             Warlord's Glove
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    Defaith: Glass Buckle
             Tektite Buckle
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    Deprotect: Metal Armband
               Ceramic Armband
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    Deshell: Serenity Sachet
             Safeguard Sachet
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    Slow: Glass Orb
          Dragonfly Orb
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    Poison: Star Pendant
            Starfall Pendant
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    Imperil: Pearl Necklace
             Gemstone Necklace
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    Curse: Warding Talisman
           Hexbane Talisman
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    Pain: Pain Dampener
          Pain Deflector
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    Fog: White Cape
         Effulgent Cape
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    Daze: Raibow Anklet
          Moonbow Anklet
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 Adamancy
  Description: Absorbs as health 1% of all damage dealt to enemies. 
  Levels:      4-5 (Vampiric Strike)
   Weapons:	Organyx
                Apocalypse
                Aldebarans
                Sadalmelikes
                Tigerclaw
                Wyrmfang
   Accessories:	Cherub's Crown
                Seraph's Crown
                Zealot's Amulet
                Battle Talisman
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 Positive Effect
  Description: Increases the duration of all buffs cast by this
               character by a specified percentage.
  Levels:      2 (Buff Duration: +30%)
               3 (Buff Duration: +50%)
               4 (Buff Duration: +70%)
               5 (Buff Duration: +90%)
   Weapons:	Spica Defenders
                Sirius Sidearms
                Vidofnir
                Hresvelgr
                Belladonna Wand
                Malboro Wand
                Pandoran Spear
                Calamity Spear
                Gae Bolg
                Gungnir
   Accessories:	Watchman's Amulet
                Shrouding Talisman
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 Boost
  Description: Increases the rate at which the ATB Bar fills by a
               specified percentage.
  Levels:      2 (ATB Rate: +10%)
               3 (ATB Rate: +15%)
               4 (ATB Rate: +20%)
               5 (ATB Rate: +30%)
   Weapons:	Axis Blade
                Enkindler
                Antares Deluxes
                Fomalhaut Elites
                Otshirvani
                Urubutsin
   Accessories:	Herme's Sandals
                Sprint Shoes
                Whistlewind Scarf
                Aurora Scarf
                Nimbletoe Boots
 ---------------------------------------------------------------------
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 Gestalt
  Description: "Random: Instant Chain" Gives every attack landed a 
               0.5% chance of instantly filling the Chain Gauge of the
               enemy.
               "Gestalt/TP Boost" increases the rate at which your 
               Gestalt Bar and TP bar fill.
  Levels:      2-3 (Random: Instant Chain)
               4-5 (Gestalt/TP Boost)
   Weapons:	Hauteclaire
                Durandal
                Lionheart
                Ultimate Weapon
                Rigels
                Polaris Specials
                Procyons
                Betelgeuse Customs
                Unsetting Sun
                Midnight Sun
                Alicanto
                Caladrius
                Heavenly Axis
                Abraxas
                Taming Pole
                Venus Gospel
   Accessories:	Survivalist Catalog
                Hunter's Friend
                Speed Sash
                Energy Sash
                Champions Badge
 ---------------------------------------------------------------------
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 Ultimate Physic
  Description: Nullifies ALL PHYSICAL DAMAGE and healing spells.
               **NOTE: The only way to heal someone with this ability
                       is with either items or eidolon summoning.
  Levels:      5 (Ethereal Mantle)
   Weapons:	Simurgh
                Tezcatlipoca
                Dragoon Lance
                Dragonhorn
   Accessories:	Kaiser Knuckles
 ---------------------------------------------------------------------
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 Ultimate Magic
  Description: Nullifies ALL MAGICAL DAMAGE and healing spells.
               **NOTE: The only way to heal someone with this ability
                       is with either items or eidolon summoning.
  Levels:      5 (Magic Damper)
   Weapons:	Feymark
                Soul Blazer
                Shamanic Spear
                Heretic's Halberd
   Accessories:	Magistral Crest
 ---------------------------------------------------------------------


>==TIPS & TRICKS=========================================================[#5.0]

 Below you will find some tips and tricks to make gathering all the dirrerent
 catalysts easier, and even a way to make some money in the process.


 ===OBTAINING CATALYSTS==================================================[#5.a]

      Millerite - The Motherlode - 3,000 gil
                - PSICOM Executioner (Lake Bresha)
                - Chocobo Treasure Hunting

  Rhodochrosite - The Motherlode - 8,000 gil
                - PSICOM Warlord (Palum Polum)
                - Chocobo Treasure Hunting
                - Mission 09 - Heave-ho
                - Mission 16 - Surrogate Slaver 
                - Mission 20 - Words Unspoken 
                - Mission 56 - A Toothy Grin 

      Cobaltite - The Motherlode - 17,000 gil
                - PSICOM Reaver (The Palamecia)
                - Chocobo Treasure Hunting
                - Mission 02 - Goodwill Hunting 
                - Mission 13 - Eternity Unpromised 
                - Mission 19 - Triangle of Tragedy 
                - Mission 25 - Spectral Hunt 

     Perovskite - The Motherlode - 30,000 gil
                - Sanctum Templar (Orphan's Cradle)

      Uraninite - The Motherlode - 45,000 gil
                - Havoc Skytank (Palum Polum)-100%
                - Mission 29 - Faltering Faith 
                - Mission 30 - Syphax, the Insidious 
                - Mission 36 - Dark Deliverance
                - Mission 57 - What's Yours is Brine

     Mnar Stone - The Motherlode - 60,000 gil
                - Mission 47 - Unfocused Rage 
                - Mission 60 - Dégelà Vu

     Scarletite - The Motherlode - 100,000 gil
                - Adamanchelid (Archlytte Steppes)-1%
                - Sacrifice (Eden/Orphan's Cradle)- 5%
                - Mission 50 - Road to Predation 

     Adamantite - R&D Depot - 220,000 gil

    Dark Matter - R&D Depot - 840,000 gil
                - Shaolong Gui (Archlytte Steppes)-5%

  Trapezohedron - R&D Depot -2,000,000 gil
                - Adamantortoise (Archlytte Steppes)-1%
                - Adamantoise (Archlytte Steppes)-1%
                - Long Gui (Archlytte Steppes)-5%
                - See "Gathering Trapezohedron" section below


 ===GATHERING TRAPEZOHEDRON==============================================[#5.b]
 
 As you can tell by simply looking through the weapon list, you will need at
 least 6 Trapezohedron to create 1 tier three weapon for each character 
 (1 Trapezohedron is required for each Tier 3 weapon). If you were to buy 
 these, you would be spending 12,000,000 gil. Considering the cost of 
 materials needed to upgrade weapons and accessories, the extra 12 million
 is not a welcome sight. Here's how to bypass that cost:

 The best time to do this is during post game. All you need is Vanille's Death
 ability (available in the level nine crystarium). With this, you can easily
 kill those huge Adamantoise creatures wandering around Gran Pulse. There is
 also one in Leviathon Plaza in Eden. This is personally the best place to
 farm, as there is a save point in the plaza next to the Adamantoise.

 Now, to make this go as quickly as possible, give Vanille the Marlboro Wand
 (Tier 2 of the Belladona Wand). Also, give her anything to boost her speed
 (Hermes Sandals, Sprint Shoes, Whistlewind Scarf, Aurora Scarf, Nimbletoe
 Boots).

 Set up you party with Vanille as your lead, then a Sentinal and Medic. Your
 Paradigm deck will be Attrition (SAB + SEN + MED).

 Now, as soon as you enter battle with the Adamantoise, begin casting Death
 with Vanille. This has a low probability of working, but keep at it. When the
 creature dies, you will receive 40,000 CP, and you'll have a chance at
 getting a Platinum Ingot (sells for 150,000 gil, 5% drop rate), or a 
 Trapezohedron (1% drop rate).

 **Note that the Adamantoise are also a great way to farm money, and if you 
   come back after obtaining the Growth Egg you will gain a decent ammount of 
   CP from the fights as well.

 
 ===TRIPLICATING TRAPEZOHEDRON===========================================[#5.c]

 Once you have one Trapezohedron, you can turn that one into three.

 To do this, pick up a Mistilteinn, one of Vanille's weapons, buyable from
 Plautus's Workshop for 11,000 gil. Along with this, you will need the
 following materials:

  159 Sturdy Bone          \
   89 Superconductor        \ Total gil:
    2 Particle Accelerator  /    1,507,400 gil
   28 Ultracompact Reactor /

    1 Scarletite   - (bought for 100,000 gil from "The Motherlode", or farmed
                      from enemies. See "Obtaining Catalysts" section.)
    1 Trapezohedron


 Now, use the following items to upgrade the Mistilteinn in this exact 
 order (for best cost effectiveness)

  36 x Sturdy Bone
  50 x Superconductor

   1 x Scarletite

  36 x Sturdy Bone
   2 x Ultracompact Reactor
  15 x Sturdy Bone
  27 x Superconductor

   1 x Trapezohedron

  36 x Sturdy Bone
  26 x Ultracompact Reactor
  36 x Sturdy Bone
   2 x Particle Accelerator
  12 x Superconductor


 The weapon should now be a maxed out Nirvana. Once you dismantle this, you
 will receive:

  71 x Monstrous Fang
  60 x Entrancing Tail
  36 x Moonblossom Seed
  10 x Tear of Woe
   3 x Trapezohedron


 ==="TREASURE HUNTER" TROPHY=============================================[#5.d]

 After you have obtained every item in the lists above (exluding the multiple
 tier 3 weapons, as noted at the beginning of the weapon section), you must
 return to Bhakti in Oerba to claim the trophy. If you have not repaired the
 robot yet, you must do so in order to speak with him. Once fixed, he will 
 give you the "Treasure Hunter" trophy and "Pulsian Pioneer" trophy, assuming
 that you meet the conditions for both.

 "Treasure Hunter" requires that you have held every single item in the game
 at one point in time. Here is a checklist that you can feel free to
 print to ensure that you have gotten every item (best if done from the
 beginning so that you can mark them as you get them). Accessories are listed
 alphabetically, while weapons are listed by tier for each character.    [#5.e]

 A printer friendly pdf version of this checklist can be found here:
      http://www.mslewiswrites.com/finalfantasy13equipmentlist.pdf


 ACCESSORIES_____________|_WEAPONS_______________________________________
                          <LIGHTNIG>      	<SAZH>
 [] Adamant Bangle         [] Blazefire Sabre	 [] Vega 42s
 [] Aqua Ring              [] Axis Blade         [] Spica Defenders
 [] Aquabane Brooch        [] Edged Carbine      [] Denab Duellers
 [] Aquashield Earring     [] Lifesaber          [] Rigels
 [] Auric Amulet           [] Gladius            [] Aldebaraus
 [] Aurora Scarf           [] Organyx            [] Pleiades Hi-Powers
 [] Battle Talisman        [] Hauteclaire        [] Antares Deluxes
 [] Black Belt             [] Lionheart          [] Procyons
 [] Blaze Ring               [] Flamberge          [] Altairs
 [] Blessed Talisman         [] Enkindler          [] Sirius Sidearms
 [] Boreal Ring              [] Razor Carbine      [] Canopus AMPs
 [] Brawler's Wristband      [] Peacemaker         [] Polaris Specials
 [] Ceramic Armband          [] Helter-Skelter     [] Sadalmelike
 [] Champion's Badge         [] Apocalypse         [] Hyades Magnums
 [] Champion's Belt          [] Durandal           [] Fomalhaut Elites
 [] Cherub's Crown           [] Ultima Weapon      [] Betelguese Customs
 [] Clay Ring                  [] Omega Weapon       [] Total Eclipses
 [] Collector's Catalog   <SNOW>                <HOPE>
 [] Connoissuer Catalog    [] Wild Bear          [] Airwing
 [] Diamond Bangle         [] Paladin            [] Hawkeye
 [] Doctor's Code          [] Rebel Heart        [] Otschirvani
 [] Dragonfly Orb          [] Power Circle       [] Ninuta
 [] Earth Charm            [] Feymark            [] Vidofnir
 [] Effulgent Cape         [] Sacrficial Circle  [] Simurgh
 [] Ember Ring             [] Usetting Sun       [] Malphas
 [] Energy Sash            [] Umbra              [] Alicanto
 [] Entite Ring              [] Feral Pride        [] Skycutter
 [] Fire Charm               [] Winged Saint       [] Eagletalon
 [] Flamebane Brooch         [] Warrior's Emblem   [] Urubutsin
 [] Flameshield Earring      [] Battle Standard    [] Jatayu
 [] Frost Ring               [] Soul Blazer        [] Hresvelgr
 [] Frostbane Brooch         [] Indomitus          [] Tezcatlipoca
 [] Frostshield Earring      [] Midnight Sun       [] Naberius
 [] Fulmen Ring              [] Solaris            [] Caladrius
 [] Gaian Ring                 [] Save the Queen     [] Nue
 [] Gale Ring             <VANILLE>             <FANG>
 [] Gemstone Necklace      [] Binding Rod        [] Blaided Lance
 [] General's Belt         [] Tigerclaw          [] Dragoon Lance
 [] Genji Glove            [] Healer's Rod       [] Partisan
 [] Giant's Glove          [] Pearlwing Staff    [] Shamanic Spear
 [] Glass Buckle           [] Rod of Thorns      [] Punisher
 [] Glass Orb              [] Mistlteinn         [] Pandoran Spear
 [] Goddess's Favor        [] Belladonna Wand    [] Taming Pole
 [] Gold Bangle            [] Heavenly Axis      [] Gae Bold
 [] Gold Watch               [] Hunter's Rod       [] Glaive
 [] Growth Egg               [] Wyrmfang           [] Dragonhorn
 [] Guardian Amulet          [] Physician's Staff  [] Rhomphaia
 [] Hermes Sandals           [] Brightwing Staff   [] Heretic's Halberd
 [] Hero's Amulet            [] Orochi Rod         [] Banescissor Spear
 [] Hexbane Talisman         [] Ernye's Cane       [] Calamity Spear
 [] Hunter's Friend          [] Malboro Wand       [] Venus Gospel
 [] Ice Charm                [] Abraxas            [] Gungnir
 [] Icicle Ring                [] Nirvana             [] Kain's Lance
 [] Imperial Armlet
 [] Iron Bangle
 [] Kaiser Knuckles
 [] Lightning Charm
 [] Magician's Mark
 [] Magistral Crest
 [] Magus's Bracelet
 [] Metals Armband
 [] Moonbow Anklet
 [] Morale Talisman
 [] Mythril Bangle
 [] Nereid Ring
 [] Nimbletoe Boots
 [] Pain Dampener
 [] Pain Deflector
 [] Pearl Necklace
 [] Platinum Bangle
 [] Power Glove
 [] Power Wristband
 [] Raijin Ring
 [] Rainbow Anklet
 [] Ribbon
 [] Riptide Ring
 [] Royal Armlet
 [] Rune Bracelet
 [] Safeguard Sachet
 [] Saint's Amulet
 [] Salamandrine Ring
 [] Seraph's Crown
 [] Serenity Sachet
 [] Shaman's Mark
 [] Shield Talisman
 [] Shrouding Talisman
 [] Siltstone Ring
 [] Silver Bangle
 [] Sorcerer's Mark
 [] Soulfont Talisman
 [] Spark Ring
 [] Sparkbane Brooch
 [] Sparkshield Earring
 [] Speed Sash
 [] Sprint Shoes
 [] Star Pendant 
 [] Starfall Pendant
 [] Super Ribbon
 [] Survivalist Catalog
 [] Sylphid Ring
 [] Tektite Buckle
 [] Tetradic Crown
 [] Tetradic Tiara
 [] Titanium Bangle
 [] Tungsten Bangle
 [] Twenty-sided Die
 [] Warding Talisman
 [] Warlord's Glove
 [] Warrior's Wristband
 [] Watchman's Amulet
 [] Water Charm
 [] Weirding Glyph
 [] Whistlewind Scarf
 [] White Cape
 [] Wind Charm
 [] Witch's Bracelet
 [] Wurtzite Bangle
 [] Zealot's Amulet
 [] Zephyr Ring


 ===GRINDING LOCATIONS===================================================[#5.f]

 1. Chapter 7 - Palumpolum - Hope's House

 After the cutscene with Hope's father, a scene triggers in which an infinite
 ammount of PSICOM Soldiers spawn. While not the best place to farm for CP, it
 is one of the best places early on to farm for Gil. The soldiers drop both
 Credit Chips and Incentive Chips, which sell for 500 gil and 2500 gil
 respectively. For those that really want to start upgrading their equipment
 early, this spot offers a great opportunity to earn the money early.

 2. Chapter 8 - Nautilus - Clock Tower area

 There is a group of 5 Zwerg Metrodroids around one of the treasure spheres.
 These won't really help you make progress with upgrading, but they do offer
 640CP every time. To cause them to respawn, just return to the treasure
 sphere in the Mall area and come back.

 3. Chapter 9 - The Palamecia - The External Berth/Crew Corridors

 Simply moving between these two areas will respawn all of the enemies in each
 area. This area is a great place to farm for components. The Deckdrones drop
 Digital Circuits and Silicone Oils and offer 141CP each. PSICOM Dragoons drop
 Incentive Chips as a rare drop. The enemies inside the Crew Corridors can
 drop Credit Chips and Incentive Chips and are worth a good deal of CP.

 4. Chapter 11 - Mah'Habara - Maw of the Abyss

 Run between the first Boxed Phalanx and the Juggernaut (not fighting these
 two enemies) and you'll be able farm HUGE ammounts of CP, approximately
 20,000 every ten minutes. On top of the large ammounts of CP available, the
 bombs all have a chance to drop the Bomb Core component, which offers a good
 ammount of EXP.

 6. Chapter 11 - Taejin's Tower - Fifth Floor
  **Thanks to JerQy for this grind spot.

 This grind spot is simply repeating hunt Mission 24. Once you've defeated the
 boss at the top of the tower you can return to the fifth floor and repeat
 hunt Mission 24. The fight yields 6000 CP and a Moonblossom Seed (6000 gil),
 and the fight can be completed in under a minute with a decently leveled
 party. Once you start getting the hang of the fight, you can cut your time
 even more, earning 60,000-90,000 CP and gil every 10 minutes.

 5. Chapter 13 - Orphan's Cradle - final area of the Teesseracts

 This is by far the BEST place in the entire game to farm, the only downside
 is that you can never come back to this location once you leave. If you're
 going for the "Master's Seal" trophy, the fastest way to do it is to max out
 your characters here and now. This will go faster if you took the time to
 grab the Growth Egg accessory during Chapter 11. There are three encounters
 in this area that are simply repeats of the previous bosses from this
 chapter: the Wladislaus, Jabberwocky, and Bandersnach enemies. Each one of
 these encounters is worth 32,000CP. On top of the great ammount of CP, each
 encounter offers a few drops that are also worth noting: Cie'th Tears and
 Tears of Woe from the Wladislaus (nothing fantastic, but worth some EXP);
 Moonblossom Seeds and Starblossom Seeds (worth 6000 gil and 13000 gil
 respectively).


>==CREDITS & THANKS======================================================[#6.0]

 - Me, for the data gathering and writing.
 - SquareEnix, for making another wonderful installment in the Final Fantasy
     series.
 - GameFAQ, for hosting the guide and for creating a great place for gamers to
     come together.
 - Nyxlave for all his work on the Synthesis section of this guide.
 - Kohan and GlaiveIcewind for informing me of gramatical errors.
 - And to YOU, for reading the guide and giving me your feedback.