Ultima Esper Tips
Hello, 7OneWingedAngel7 here, giving hints on how to defeat the Ultima Esper, the hardest Esper in the game.
Where to find Ultima: The Great Crystal of Giruvegan, the farthest point into it.
Save/Gate Crystals before Ultima?: Yes, there is one Save Crystal, and no, you do not have to kill a CrystalBug for it to Spawn. It is in the room just before Ultima.
Hardness Ranking: 10/10. It has the right to be called Ultima. It is the hardest boss I've ever faced.
Partner Ranking: 3/10. Like most of other Espers, this one has about 4.5k HP when it is on your team. When I first summoned it, it was so slow, that my lead character died right before it used even one attack.
Special Moves: Holyja (Ultimate move) and Redemption (Normal attack)
Status effects when you battle Ultima: All status effects of all other Espers combined. Luckily, not all at one time. Here are all of them in order:
Mega Sap (HP)
Mega Sap (MP)
No Attacking With Weapon
Metallic Equipment Grows Heavy
And this process can loop, meaning it will start over from Mega Sap (HP) after Metallic Equipment Grows Heavy.
Levels Reccommended: I completely recommend that all of your people are level 99. I got this esper with these people though, and barely:
Basch:37 (Not used)
Fran:34 (Not used)
Penelo:35 (Not used)
Equipment to Bring: I suggest having at least one person wear the Sage's Ring (Found where Excalibur is, WITHOUT Diamond Armlet, chest on top of Excalibur) and possibly someone else wearing the White Mask, since they both absorb Holy Magick, which is the main weapon used by Ultima.
Weapons to Bring: I suggest non-elemental weapons ESPECIALLY Excalibur, since Ultima absorbs Holy Magick, and is immune to all other elements. Masamune and Genji Gloves combination works well.
Extra Stuff to Bring: Alot of Phoenix Downs. By the time the Mega Sap (MP) is finished, you will most likely have no MP, so Ethers/Hi-Ethers would help also. Also, bring non-metallic Equipment/Arms for when metallic equipment grows heavy.
Ultima's Effects: Ultima will have Haste and a few other effects, so when the battle begins, immediately use Dispel/Dispelga on her. She can also cast Holyja, which most likely will give the status Reverse to your people. Make sure you have Esuna/Esunaga because of this. But if you have te Sage's Ring/White Mask, this shouldn't be a problem.
Magicks to Bring: I suggest Hastega, Protectga, Shellga, Renew, Curaja, Arise Flare, and other non-elemental spells, since she is immune to them. The reason you'll need Hastega, etc. Is because you'll have quite a bit to heal your forces once it says you're not allowed to attack with your weapons. And be sure to do this at this time, because the status effect after no attacking is no Magick.
Well, this is about all I can say about Ultima.
Hope I helped,
Added by: 7onewingedangel7 Aug 6th 2009, ID#32205