Summoner Guide by GCNzach
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Final Fantasy III (DS)
Summoner Guide
Creator: GCNzach (Zach 'Darko' Long)
Final Version

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Table of Contents
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I.    Version History
II.   How to Unlock
III.  Statistics
IV.   Strategies
V.    Equipment
   A. Weapons
   B. Armor
VI.   Summon Locations
   A. Odin
   B. Leviathan
   C. Bahamut
   D. All Others
VII.   Legal Stuff
VIII.  Contact Me
IX.    Credits

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I. Version History
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Version 1.0 - Guide complete.

Final version - A few minor corrections. Guide closed for changes unless
there is a major error brought to my attention.

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II. How to Unlock
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To unlock Summoner, you must have access to the Ancient's Maze, which is
guarded by giant statues. You must have the Invincible airship. The maze is
in Northeast Surface World, surrounded by a set of impenetrable mountains.

Once you have access to the Ancient's Maze, go inside and walk STRAIGHT
forward into the first door you see. It looks like it's locked, but it is
not. Now, approach the Earth Crystal, and the boss will appear.

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     Titan
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HP: 29,000
Recommended Level: 42+

Titan will use Quake sometimes. It shouldn't do substantial damage to your
party at all if you are at the recommended level. If you are attempting this
at a lower level, however, try having a heavily equipped Viking. A Viking
can use Provoke to keep all Titan's physical attacks focused on him or her
because Titan has very strong physical attacks. Simply have your mages in
the back casting, your white mage healing, and your melee attackers attacking.
Piece of cake.

Once you have defeated Titan, you will have access to the Summoner job.

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III. Statistics
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Special Ability: Magic

Note: Summoners summon all summons. Say that three times fast.

Equipment Available: Staves, Head Armor, Body Armor, Arms Armor

Blacksmith Item: Astral Bracers (Defense 47; Magic Defense 20; 
+10 Intellect; +10 Mind)

Statistics:

Level|STR|AGL|VIT|INT|MND

|46| 24| 24| 27| 41| 41|
|47| 24| 24| 28| 42| 42|
|48| 25| 25| 28| 43| 43|
|49| 25| 25| 29| 44| 44|
|50| 26| 26| 29| 45| 45|
|51| 26| 26| 29| 45| 45|
|52| 26| 26| 30| 46| 46|
|53| 27| 27| 30| 47| 47|
|54| 27| 27| 31| 48| 48|
|55| 27| 27| 31| 49| 49|
|56| 28| 28| 32| 49| 49|
|57| 28| 28| 32| 50| 50|
|58| 29| 29| 33| 51| 51|
|59| 29| 29| 33| 52| 52|
|60| 29| 29| 34| 53| 53|
|61| 30| 30| 34| 54| 54|
|62| 30| 30| 35| 54| 54|
|63| 31| 31| 35| 55| 55|
|64| 31| 31| 36| 56| 56|
|65| 31| 31| 36| 57| 57|
|66| 32| 32| 37| 58| 58|
|67| 32| 32| 37| 59| 59|
|68| 33| 33| 37| 59| 59|
|69| 33| 33| 38| 60| 60|
|70| 33| 33| 38| 61| 61|
|71| 34| 34| 39| 62| 62|
|72| 34| 34| 39| 63| 63|
|73| 35| 35| 40| 64| 64|
|74| 35| 35| 40| 64| 64|
|75| 35| 35| 41| 65| 65|
|76| 36| 36| 41| 66| 66|
|77| 36| 36| 42| 67| 67|
|78| 37| 37| 42| 68| 68|
|79| 37| 37| 43| 68| 68|
|80| 37| 37| 43| 69| 69|
|81| 38| 38| 44| 70| 70|
|82| 38| 38| 44| 71| 71|
|83| 39| 39| 44| 72| 72|
|84| 39| 39| 45| 73| 73|
|85| 39| 39| 45| 73| 73|
|86| 40| 40| 46| 74| 74|
|87| 40| 40| 46| 75| 75|
|88| 41| 41| 47| 76| 76|
|89| 41| 41| 47| 77| 77|
|90| 41| 41| 48| 78| 78|
|91| 42| 42| 48| 78| 78|
|92| 42| 42| 49| 79| 79|
|93| 43| 43| 49| 80| 80|
|94| 43| 43| 50| 81| 81|
|95| 43| 43| 50| 82| 82|
|96| 44| 44| 51| 83| 83|
|97| 44| 44| 51| 83| 83|
|98| 45| 45| 52| 84| 84|
|99| 45| 45| 52| 85| 85|


Magic Points:

Level|LV1|LV2|LV3|LV4|LV5|LV6|LV7|LV8

|46|46|17|17|17|17| 9| 5| 2|
|47|47|17|17|17|17|10| 6| 2|
|48|48|18|18|18|18|10| 6| 3|
|49|49|18|18|18|18|11| 7| 3|
|50|50|19|19|19|19|11| 7| 3|
|51|51|19|19|19|19|12| 7| 3|
|52|52|20|20|20|20|12| 8| 3|
|53|53|20|20|20|20|13| 8| 4|
|54|54|21|21|21|21|13| 9| 4|
|55|55|21|21|21|21|14| 9| 4|
|56|56|21|21|21|21|14| 9| 4|
|57|57|22|22|22|22|15|10| 4|
|58|58|22|22|22|22|15|10| 5|
|59|59|23|23|23|23|16|11| 5|
|60|60|23|23|23|23|16|11| 5|
|61|61|24|24|24|24|17|11| 5|
|62|62|24|24|24|24|17|12| 5|
|63|63|25|25|25|25|18|12| 6|
|64|64|25|25|25|25|18|13| 6|
|65|65|25|25|25|25|19|13| 6|
|66|66|26|26|26|26|19|13| 6|
|67|67|26|26|26|26|20|14| 6|
|68|68|27|27|27|27|20|14| 7|
|69|69|27|27|27|27|21|15| 7|
|70|70|28|28|28|28|21|15| 7|
|71|71|28|28|28|28|22|15| 7|
|72|72|29|29|29|29|22|16| 7|
|73|73|29|29|29|29|23|16| 8|
|74|74|29|29|29|29|23|17| 8|
|75|75|30|30|30|30|24|17| 8|
|76|76|30|30|30|30|24|17| 8|
|77|77|31|31|31|31|25|18| 8|
|78|78|31|31|31|31|25|18| 9|
|79|79|32|32|32|32|26|19| 9|
|80|80|32|32|32|32|26|19| 9|
|81|81|33|33|33|33|27|19| 9|
|82|82|33|33|33|33|27|20| 9|
|83|83|33|33|33|33|28|20|10|
|84|84|34|34|34|34|28|21|10|
|85|85|34|34|34|34|29|21|10|
|86|86|35|35|35|35|29|21|10|
|87|87|35|35|35|35|30|22|10|
|88|88|36|36|36|36|30|22|11|
|89|89|36|36|36|36|31|23|11|
|90|90|37|37|37|37|31|23|11|
|91|91|37|37|37|37|32|23|11|
|92|92|37|37|37|37|32|24|11|
|93|93|38|38|38|38|33|24|12|
|94|94|38|38|38|38|33|25|12|
|95|95|39|39|39|39|34|25|12|
|96|96|39|39|39|39|34|25|12|
|97|97|40|40|40|40|35|26|12|
|98|98|40|40|40|40|35|26|13|
|99|99|41|41|41|41|36|27|13|

Note: This information is taken directly from my Job Guide.


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IV. Strategies
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First and foremost, put your Summoner in the back. Putting characters in the
back row will give them a defense boost while not affecting your magic
in any way.

The key is to play to your opponent's weakness because all the summons do
pure damage, but they have different elemental attributes. The summons'
attributes are:
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|_________Summon_________|_Level_|_Element_|________Effect_______|
|                        |       |         |                     |
| Escape (Chocobo)       |   1   | None    | Damage based on level
| Icen (Shiva)           |   2   | Ice     | Ice Damage          |
| Spark (Ramuh)          |   3   | Lightning Lightning Damage    |   
| Heatra (Ifrit)         |   4   | Fire    | Fire Damage         |
| Hyper (Titan)          |   5   | Earth   | Earth Damage        |
| Catastro (Odin)        |   6   | None    | Sometimes Insant KO |
| Leviath (Leviathan)    |   7   | Water   | Water Damage        |
| Bahamur (Bahamut)      |   8   | None    | Non-elemental Damage|
|________________________|_______|_________|_____________________|

All summons target all enemies with the exception of Escape.

As the levels of the summons rise, the base damage of the summons stay
the same.

Use your Summoner as a damage-dealer. There really is not anything else you
can do with them.

INT is the main factor regarding how much damage you will do with each
summon casted. The more you have, the harder they fall.

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V. Equipment
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Note: Def. means Defense and M. Def. means Magic Defense.

A. Weapons
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|______Name______|_Attack_|____Casts____|_____Bonus_____|
|                |        |             |               |   
| Staff          | 3      | None        | None          |         
| Fire Staff     | 20     | Fire        | +2 INT; +2 MND| 
| Ice Staff      | 20     | Blizzard    | +2 INT; +2 MND| 
| Light Staff    | 20     | Thunder     | +2 INT; +2 MND| 
| Golem Staff    | 30     | Break       | +3 MND        | 
| Rune Staff     | 33     | Firaga      | +4 MND        |
| Mythril Rod    | 12     | None        | +1 INT        | 
| Wizard Rod     | 20     | None        | +5 INT        |
| Fire Rod       | 25     | Fira        | +3 INT; +3 MND|
| Ice Rod        | 25     | Blizzara    | +3 INT; +3 MND|
| Light Rod      | 25     | Thundara    | +3 INT; +3 MND|
| Omnirod        | 93     | Petrify     | +10 INT       |
|________________|________|_____________|_______________|


B. Armor
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|____Name______|_Def._|_M. Def._|_Type_|______________Bonus______________|
|              |      |         |      |                                 |
| Leather Cap  | 1    | 1       | Head | None                            |
| Feathered Hat| 10   | 16      | Head | +2 AGL                          |
| Ribbon       | 23   | 20      | Head | Null all ailments               |
| Vest         | 1    | 1       | Body | None                            |
| Leather Armor| 3    | 1       | Body | None                            |
| Mage Robe    | 13   | 13      | Body | +1 INT; +1 MND                  |
| White Robe   | 31   | 45      | Body | +5 MND                          |
| Black Robe   | 31   | 45      | Body | +5 INT                          |
| Bronze Brcrs.| 1    | 1       | Arms | None                            |
| Mythril Brcrs. 2    | 4       | Arms | +1 INT; +1 MND                  |
| Rune Brcrs.  | 11   | 13      | Arms | +2 INT; +2 MND; Null some ailments
| Diamond Brcrs. 13   | 16      | Arms | +3 INT; +3 MND                  |
| Astral Brcrs.| 47   | 20      | Arms | +10 INT; +10 MND                |
|______________|______|_________|______|_________________________________|


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VI. Summon Locations
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Note: You can unlock Summons before you have unlocked the Summoner job.

Also Note: Odin can be bought for 40,000 gil in Eureka, Leviathan for
50,000 gil, and Bahamut for 60,000 gil.


A. Odin

To get to the Saronia Catacombs, use the Nautilus to dive under the water
just south of Saronia.

When you enter the first room, just walk straight ahead.

The second room is a little more tricky. Not. Just follow the path.

In the third room, you can go up the right stairs to get the Golem Staff.
Whether you so this or not, take the left stairs and follow the path to the
next set of stairs.

The fourth room has a secret path in the top right corner near to when you
first enter. Here you can get four Elixers and four Phoenix Downs. The
final set of stairs is due Northwest of the the previous set of stairs.

Enter the final room and follow the path to begin the battle.

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     Odin     
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HP: 21,000
Recommended Level: 40+

Odin has a brutal physical attack. Make sure your party is fully equipped
with good armor. When he loses about half of his health, he will start using
'Zantetsuken' that will deal heavy damage to the entire party. Kill this
guy as quickly as possible.


B. Leviathan

Leviathan is in Lake Dohr, which you can access with the Invincible on the
Floating Continent near Castle Argus. You will have to fly over a small
peak of mountains, land around the lake, and utilize your Folding Canoe
to get in. You know you are in the right place when you see an Animal
Crossing-esque fish shadow in the water.

When you first enter Lake Dohr,  folow the south wall to get to a dead end
with lots of goodies that are useful for the upcmong battle. Contnue North
from here and open the remaining chests. When you are satisfied, descend the
set of stairs below the four side-by-side chests.

When you reach a curled path eventually, walk until you reach an open area. 
Go North for some goodies or South for the next set of stairs. You will need 
to squeeze by a small body of water to reach the stairs.

In the next room, Follow the path until you see another small body of water.
Go to its West side for some goodies, its Northeast path for some more
goodies, or Northwest for the next set of stairs.

In the final room, follow the swirling path to the center of the room.

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   Leviathan
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HP: 22,000
Recommended Level: 40+

Leviathan can quite easily petrify your party with his physical attacks. In
addition, he will cast Protect and Haste on himself as some solid buffs.
Leviathan is weak to lightning, so use all your best lightning-based items
and attacks to penetrate his weak point for massive damage. Beware of his 
Blizzaga and Tsunami attacks. Tsunami will damage your whole party for 
considerable water damage.


C. Bahamut

Bahamut is also on the Floating Continent and you will again need the
Invincible to reach him. Go West of Gyshal and move around a little to find
a cozy little nook where a small peak of mountains is guarding a mountain
cave. Fly over the peaks with the Invincible and enter Bahamut's Lair.

In the first room, follow the first right and left paths you see to get some
excellent goodies that include a Heavenly Wrath, Earthen Drum, Phoenix Down,
and Arctic Wind. When you are sone, head to the South of the room and descend
the stairs.

Follow the obvious path in the next room, and collect the goodies along the
way.

Again, follow the path in the final room, opening any chests you please. When
you see a light, enter it.

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    Bahamut    
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HP: 24,000
Recommended Level: 40+

All you really need for this battle is a Dragoon because Bahamut is weak to
Aerial-based attacks. If you choose not to use one, however, try to avoid
Megaflare, a powerful non-elemental attack that damages the whole party.
There is nothing too special about this battle.


D. All Others

You can easily and cheaply buy the rest of the summons at Doga's Village
for 7,000 gil each (except for Escape which is 1 gil) To access Doga's
Village, fly the Nautilus to the eastern tip of the continent Dalg and
submerge. Follow the obvious path. If you can't seem to find the path, look
on your World Map and look for a small crack in one of the southern
continents. That is the path you are looking for.


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VII. Legal Stuff
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Final Fantasy III (c) 1990, 2006 Square-Enix Co., Ltd.

Summoner Guide (c) 2006 Zach Long

This guide cannot be reproduced for selling
purposes. You may print it out for personal use only.

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VIII. Contact Me
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This section is closed for the final version.

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IX. Credits
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- Thanks to Squeenix for the wonderful re-made RPG exclusively on the DS.

- Thanks to the Final Fantasy Brady Games Official Strategy Guide.

- Thanks to CJayC for obvious reasons.

- Thanks to all my readers.


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