Final Fantasy XII Bazaar, Loot FAQ Compiled by N.G.R, a.k.a. GaeanPrayer firstname.lastname@example.org ______________________________________________________________________________ I, obviously, don't own Final Fantasy, or I'd be rich and hardly interested in writing this FAQ for you. I'd likely be spending money on one thing or another...like more video games...but alas, this isn't so. Someone else owns the game, the characters, and all the blah that comes with it. Google the info if you really care (which you don't, I'm sure.) This FAQ, however, I ~do~ own. I really don't care where it ends up on the internet provided I maintain the credit, am notified and this FAQ stays exactly as I have written it. The info below was aquired during my second play- through of the game via a guide and was (painstakingly) verified item by item, by me. If, however, I do make a mistake, as is bound to happen, use my e-mail above to notify me and I will correct it as soon as I can. ______________________________________________________________________________ ~ The Bazaar ~ The Bazaar is unique to the Final Fantasy series. As any who have played the game know, enemies no longer drop absurb amounts of gil; now, they drop loot. Said loot can be sold to the stores, which is how you aquire the money to purchase your equipment/spells/whatever. However, as an added incentive, certain combinations of loot sold are automically turned into other useful items and equipment. This is incredibly beneficial, as the Bazaar items are usually much cheaper than their merchant counterparts in addition to being available much earlier in the game (i.e., being able to purchase the Gold Armor set from materials before you can buy it from a store). For added convenience, every single merchant has the Bazaar option, and as such the Bazaar is directly connected to each and every one. This means that you don't have to keep track of what loot you sell and who you sell it to; just drop it off wherever it's convenient and let the merchant NPCs handle the rest. Below is a list of Bazaar items, sorted Alphabetically (by first letter only, 'cuz I'm lazy), followed by the loot and amount necessary to recieve the item and the difference in price compared to buying the item from a store. Enjoy. Note: an Asterisk (*) means this item (or part of it, as is in the case of ammunition) is NOT available in stores. If you want it, the Bazaar is your only option. Format: Name - Duh. Loot - Stuff you need to sell for said item to appear. Gil - Amount to buy. Duh again. Compare - Difference between what you pay at the bazaar and what you'd pay at a merchant for the same item. Package - What's actually contained in the Bazaar item. --- Antidote Set Drab Wool x2 100g -50g Antidote x3 --- Assorted Leathers Wolf Pelt x2, Tanned Hide, Dark Stone x2 680g -200g Leather Breastplate, Leather Headgear --- Arrows Alight * Crooked Fang x2, Fire Stone x4 3800g Long Bow, Firey Arrows --- Alluring Finery Fine Wool x3, Tyrant Hide, Ice Magicite x4 5480g -820g Lamia's Tiara, Enchanter's Habit --- Armor-Piercing Shot * Ring Wyrm Scale x4, Silver Liquid x5, Wind Crystal x7 15200g Spica, Windslicer Shot --- Attenuated Greatsword Quality Stone x4, Sky Jewel x7, Holy Crystal x10 14000g -1500g Save the Queen --- Arrows of the Moon Goddess* Vampyr Fang x2, Dorsal Fin x2, Gemini Gem x3 15000g Artemis Arrows --- Bow and Bodkin* Bat Fang, Rat Pelt x2, Dark Stone x2 600g Shortbow, Parallel Arrows --- Burning Blade Lumber x2, Malboro Vine x2, Fire Stone x6 4680g -520g Flametongue --- Burnished Protectives Wyrm Carapace x2, Quality Hide x2, Fire Stone x6 8400g -2100g Burgonet, Shielded Armor, Ice Shield --- Burning Fangs* Pointed Horn x2 980g Red Fang x5 --- Blindflight Quarrels* Spiral Incisor x3, Silver Liquid x3, Dark Crystal x3 11220g Hunting Crossbow, Black Bolts --- Befuddling Incendiaries* Bomb Shell x4, Book of Orgain-Cent x3, Fire Crystal x7 17800g Caldera, Chaos Bombs --- Black Vestments Blood Wool x9, Prime Tanned Hide x7, Dark Crystal x8 22800g -3100g Black Mask, Black Robes --- Bow of the Moon Goddess* Great Serpent's Fang x2, Moondust x2, Sylphi Halcyon 15800g Artemis Bow --- Brilliant Shield* Ancient Turtle Shell x2, Ring Wyrm Liver x2, Undin Halcyon 12420g Venetian Shield --- Brawler's Fetish (<----kinky O.o) Gimble Stalk x2 5940g -560g Amber Armlet --- Blush of Light Tomato Stalk x2, Magick Lamp, Snowfly 4500g -500g Firefly --- Back Harness Wolf Blood 800g -200g Battle Harness --- Chain-link Belt Battlewyrm Carapace x2, Adamantite 17820g -1080g Bubble Belt --- Chronos Tear Pack* Eye of the Hawk 333g Chronos Tear x10 Repeatable --- Cursed Necklace Blood-stained Necklace x3, Death's Head x2, Leo Gem x3 15000g Nihopalaoa --- Comfy Headgear White Incense x2, Einherjarium x2, Virgo Gem x7 30000g Cat-ear Hood --- Crimson Blade Solid Stone x2, Glass Jewel x2, Dark Stone x5 4500g -500g Blood Sword --- Double-bladed Knife Windslicer Pinion x5, Malboro Flower x7, Wind Crystal x9 13800g -1200g Zwill Crossblade --- Devastating Incendiaries* Bomb Fragment x3, Frog Oil x2, Aries Gem x3 12000g Castellanos --- Darksteel Blade* Orichalcum x2, Chimera Head x2, Taurus Gem x3 17800g Stoneblade --- Dragon Crest* Omega Badge, Godslayer's Badge, Lu Shang's Badge 65535g Wyrmhero Blade --- Exquisite Ring Frogspawn x2 14400g -1600g Opal Ring --- Esoteric Draught* Onion x3, Rat Tail x3, High Arcana x2 108000 Megalixer --- Engraved Spear Ketu Board x2, Broken Spear x2, Mystletainn x2 15300g -1700g Gungnir --- Elegant Pole Blood-darkened Bone x8, Demon Feather x6, Wind Crystal x7 12150g -1360g Ivory Pole --- Emboldening Arms Quality Pelt x6, Tanned Giantskin x4, Fire Crystal x3 13780g -2420g Chakra Band, Power Vest --- Eye Openers Chocobo Feather x4 1280g -220g Phoenix down x5, Alarm Clock x5 --- Eye Drop Set Demon Eyeball x2 100g -50g Eye Drops x3 --- First-aid Kit Large Feather x3 450g -100g Phoenix Down x2, Potion x2 --- Forked Spear Pointed Horn x4, Maggoty Fleshx5, Wind Magicite x6 11250g -1250g Trident --- Forbidding Shield Aged Turtle Shell x2, Destrier Barding x8, Leamonde Halcyon 9800g -1400g Demon Shield --- Flask of Oily Liquid Unpurified Ether x2, Caramel x3 4000g +3775g Ether --- Flash of Viscous Liquid* Unpurified Ether x2, Foul Liquid x2, Slime Oil x4 12000g Hi-Ether --- Fire-bird's Whisper Jack-o-Lantern 2222g -278g Phoenix Down x10 --- Feathered Boots Arctic Wind, Broken Sword 450g -50g Winged Boots --- Gilt Phylactery Tattered Garment 3150g -1350g Golden Armlet --- Golden Battle Axe Electrum x2, Broken Greataxe x2, Mardu Halcyon 16200g -1800g Golden Axe --- Gigas Gear Prime Pelt x8, Prime Tanned Hide x7, Dark Crystal x7 17800g -3800g Gigas Hat, Gigas Chestplate --- Golden Garb Iron Carapace x3, Tanned Hide x2, Dark Stone x5 6780g -1790g Golden Helm, Golden Armor, Golden Shield --- Gilt Shield Molting, Fire Stone 270g -30g Escutcheon --- Hollow-shaft Arrows* Bat Fang x5, Yellow Liquid, Water Magicite x3 6280g Loxley Bow, Bamboo Arrows --- Huntsman's Crossbow* Bundle of Needles, Festering Flesh x2, Ice Magicite x5 9980g Recurve Crossbow, Stone Bolts --- Hi-potion Pack Rainbow Egg 1111g -989g Hi-potion x10 Repeatable --- Iron-forged Pole Sturdy Bone x5, Demon Eyeball x3, Fire Magicite x4 4780g -520g Iron Pole --- Iron-Forged Blade Iron Scraps x3, Foul Flesh x2, Earth Stone x3 1080g -120g Iron Sword --- Jag-tooth Ninja Sword Giant Feather x5, Festering Flesh x4, Dark Magicite x5 9000g -1000g Kagenui --- Jewel of the Serpent* Snake Skin x4, Serpent Eye x2, High Arcana 19998g Serpentarius Repeatable --- Jewel of Creation* Soul Powder, Wargod's Band x2, High Arcana 29997g Empyreal Soul Repeatable --- Light Spear Horn x2, Foul Flesh x2, Wind Stone x3 1260g -140g Javelin --- Light and Sturdy Garb Coeurl Pelt x6, Tanned Tyrant Hide x2, Storm Magicite x5 9800g -2000g Adamant Hat, Adamant Vest --- Late-model Rifle* Wyvern Wing x2, Yensa Fin x2, Salamand Halcyon 19800g Arcturus --- Life Crystal* Arcana x10, Feystone, Soul of Thamasa 9999g High Arcana Repeatable --- Large Gloves Bent Staff x3 4500g -1300g Blazer Gloves --- Magick Shard* Glass Jewel x8, Sky Jewel x8, Diakon Halcyon 99g Holy Mote --- Magick Shard* (There are 3 kinds of Magick Shards available, not a typo) Book of Orgain x8, Book of Orgain-Cent x8, Book of Orgain-Mille x8 499g Scathe Mote --- Magick Shard* (3rd) Festering Flesh x4 1480g Water Mote x5 --- Mysterious Substance Grimoire Togail x3, Grimoire Aidhed x3, Bat Wing 14999g +14997g Dark Matter --- Master-Crafted Blade* Gemsteel x2, Orichalcum x3, Mallet x2 350000g Masamune --- Matchless Metal* Scarletite, Damascus Steel x2, Hell-Gate's Flame x2 29997g Gemsteel Repeatable --- Memories of Yore* Quality Stone x5 999g Pebble x99 --- Magepower Helm Charger Barding x5, Chimera Head x2, Feystone 12800g -220g Magepower Shishak --- Mystic Staff Quality Lumber x4, Demon Feather x6, Storm Crystal x7 7200g -900g Cloud Staff --- Mudslinger* Ichthon Scale x4, Silver Liquid x3, Earth Crystal x3 9080g Aldebaran, Mud Shot --- Monk's Garb Coeurl Pelt x4, Tyrant Hide x2, Ice Magicite x4 5480g -220g Headband, Jujitsu Gi --- Matching Reds Coeurl Pelt x3, Quality Hide x2, Dark Magicite x3 4280g -720g Red Cap, Brigandine --- Marksman's Delight* Fish Scale x2, Green Liquid, Dark Stone x3 1680g Capella, Silent Shot --- Ninja Garb Fine Wool x4, Tanned Tyrant Hide x2, Fire Magicite x5 8330g -1470g Black Cowl, Black Garb --- Noisome Incendiaries* Bomb Shell, Fire Crystal x3 9800g Fumarole, Poison Bombs --- Nature's Armory Prime Pelt x9, Forbidden Flesh x7, Fire Crystal x8 24650g -4350g Crown of Laurels, Rubber Suit --- Ninja Footgear Slaven Harness x2 450g -260g Gillie Boots --- Oil-soaked Incendiaries* Bomb Ashes x3, Book of Orgain x2, Fire Crystal x3 10625g Tumular, Oil Bombs --- Platinum Gear Insect Husk x2, Tanned Giantskin x5, Storm Magicite x6 19120g -4780g Platinum Helm, Platinum Armor, Platinum Shield --- Phials & Philtres Malboro Flower x3 1980g -420g Vaccine x8, Smelling Salts x16 --- Potion Crate Screamroot x3 7480g -5120g Potion x30, High-Potion x20, X-potion x10 --- Permafrost Bow and Quiver* Spiral Incisor x4, Antarctic Wind x2, Ice Crystal x7 17200g Perseus Bow, Icecloud Arrows --- Phoenix Flight Windslicer Pinion x5 8750g -3750g Phoenix Down x50 --- Piercing Bolts* Wrath of Gods x2, Ring Wyrm Liver x2, Capricorn Gem x3 15000g Grand Bolts --- Potion Pack Cactus Fruit x2 70g -70g Potion x2 Repeatable --- Rain of Tears* Yensa Scale, Green Liquid x3, Water Stone x4 2980g Vega, Aquashot --- Ranger's Crossbow* Crooked Fang x4, Yellow Liquid x2, Ice Stone 6480g Crossbow, Long Bolts --- Shoes of the Dead Zombie Powder, Destrier Mane 450g -360g Quasimodo Boots --- Shell-worked Collar Bomb Shell x2, Four-leaf Clover x2 8370g -930g Turtleshell Choker --- Saint's Draught* Ambrosia x3, Demon's Drink x3, High Arcana 36000g Elixer --- Silver Bow* Beastlord Horn x3, Moon Ring x3, Sagittarius Gem x4 60000g Sagittarius --- Stone Shot* Mirror Scale x2, Tyrant Bone x2, Libra Gem x3 15000g Stone Shot --- Serpent Blade* Coeurl Whisper x2, Sickle-Blade x2, Cancer Gem x3 15200g Orochi --- Samurai's Katana Iron Ore x5, Screamroot x7, Water Crystal x9 13800g -1200g Ame-no-Murakumo --- Scout's Crossbow* Wyvern Fang x4, Ancient Bone x3, Holy Crystal x9 17800g Penetrator Crossbow, Time Bolts --- Sturdy Battle Gear Charger Barding x4, Split Armor x2, Pisces Gem x3 14800g -2200g Maximillian --- Soul of the Fire Bird Bundle of Feathers x3 5980g -270g Phoenix Down x25 --- Survival Set Malboro Fruit x4 1500g -300g Antidote x12, Eye Drops x12, Echo Herbs x12 --- Sipping Wine Tyrant Hide x2 240g -120g Bacchus' Wine x3 --- Smelling Salts, &c (Ingame typo?) Malboro Vine x4 540g -400g Hi-Potion x4, Smelling Salts x2 --- Tail of the Phoenix Small Feather x3 400g -100g Phoenix Down x2 --- Tinctures & Tonics Succulent Fruit x4 700g -100g Potion x5, Handkerchief x3, Gold Needle x3 --- Traveler's Garb Braided Wool x2, Tanned Hide 2, Water Stone x5 3280g -520g Feathered Cap, Traveler's Vestments --- Triage Kit Giant Feather x3 2980g -850g Phoenix Down x12, Hi-Potion x3 --- The Leering Blade Solid Horn x4, Demon Tail x7, Dark Crystal x10 14800g -1200g Deathbringer --- The Scorpion* Charged Gizzard x3, Wyrm Bone x3, Scorpio Gem x4 60000g Scorpion Tail --- The Sunflower* Gemsteel x3, Empyreal Soul x3, Serpentarius x3 60000g Tournesol --- Ultimate Blade* Adamantite x2, Death Powder x2, Gnoma Halcyon 22800g Ultima Blade --- Unassuming Surcoat Wolf Pelt x2, Earth Stone x1 180g -20g Chromed Leathers --- Vaccine Pack* Demon's Sigh 999g Vaccine x10 --- Wing Cord Stardust x2 3600g -400g Pheasant Netsuke --- Wind Walkers Gyshal Greens x33, Arcana x15 18000g -2000g Hermes Sandals --- Whisker of the Beast* Mythril x3, Corpse Fly x3, Aquarius Gem x4 60000g Whale Whisker --- Well-forged Blade* Lifewick x3, Emperor Scale x2, Leshach Halcyon 21600g Durandal --- Water-drop Munitions* Book of Orgain x3, Putrid Liquid x3, Water Crystal x10 7800g Water Bombs --- White Vestments Blood Wool x9, Beastlord Hide x7, Holy Crystal x8 22800g -6200g White Mask, White Robes --- Warped Blade Bundle of Deathers x6, Maggoty Flesh x4, Fire Magicite x6 11250g -1250g Diamond Sword --- War Axe Pointed Horn x2, Malboro Fruit x4, Wind Magicite x6 10350g -1150g Francisca --- Wooden Pole Bone Fragment x5, Succulent Fruit x3, Earth Stone x4 1800g -200g Cypress Pole --- X-Potion Pack* Behemoth Steak 4444g X-Potion x10 --- ~ Grimoires ~ Grimoires become available in the Bazaar after specific conditions, all of which easily attainable, become filled. Grimoires will make their respective monster(s) drop better loot and, at times, large amounts of it. They are expensive, but well-worth the effort to purchase, as they'll turn money-making into a child's play. Upon purchase of a Grimoire, they take up space in your inventory (key Items) as a Monograph. ______________________________________________________________________________ Forgotten Grimoire | Gil | Monsters | How to Purchase Hunter's Monograph | 18,000 | Beasts, Avions | Speak with Gatsly after |completing his | Bill, Thextera Hunt. Knight's Monograph | 19,000 | Giants, Insects | Talk to: Weapon Merchant 30x Warmage's Monograph | 20,000 | Amorphs, Undead | Read Bulletin Board 20x Mage's Monograph | 21,000 | Fiends | Talk to: Magick Merchant |25x. Scholar's Monograph | 22,000 | Constructs | Talk to: Armor Merchant 15x. Dragoon's Monograph | 22,000 | Dragons, Plants | Read Bulletin Board 40x. Sage's Monograph | 25,000 | Elements | Talk to: Any merchant, 100x | (accumulative). Canopic Jar |250,000| All Enemies | Sell: Phobos Glaze, |Horakhty's Flame, |Deimos Clay. Canopic Jar: After achieving this item, all enemies will begin dropping Arcana, which normally drop only from Rare Monsters. Arcana can be sold for a small amount of money, whereafter it later becomes powerful items and equipment in the Bazaar, some of which can be bought over and over! F.A.Q. Q. What is the best way to make money early in the game? A. Lhusu Mines, without a doubt, is the best way to earn tons of money and LP within a very short amount of time. You can easily earn 30k+ Gil and 100+ LP within 20-30 minutes with the following: 1. Enter Lhusu mines and kill everything up until the path splits in 2; take the right (easy, first path you reach) path down to start building up your chain of skeletons. From here on in, attack ONLY skeletons. 2. Hold R2 (allows you to flee without possibly attacking the wrong enemy and ruining the chain) past the Oltam Spam, and held north from the Transitway 1 towards Shunia Twinspan, still holding R2 3. Walk back and forth over the Shunia Twinspan bridge, where anywhere from 15-30 skeletons can spawn at a time, building up that chain and collecting tons of loot along the way. Let your two AI controlled members kill while you set your gambit to Nearest Foe = Steal. Once the skeletons stop spawning, head north to Site 2 and clear the entire area of skeletons. Unless this is the first time you've visited the mines (where you will fight a boss) or have taken on the Elite Quest (another boss) there will be nothing around to hurt your chain. 4. Walk backwards, killing skeletons that have respawned along the way. Hold R2 through Transitway 1 and Oltam Span so the chain isn't hurt. When you reach the Shaft Entry, kill only enemies along the south section of the map (which are all skeletons). Feel free to pick up any treasure in the area that may have respawned. 5. Rinse, and repeat until you've had enough or are at 90+ Bone Fragments. Return to town, sell, save, and do it again if you like. This one run will net you 12k+ just on bones alone, plus Iron Helms the Skeletons have likely dropped (700g each), Dark Stones (44g each, usually you can rack up 50+), etc., etc., earning anywhere from 15-30k easily. You can also build up an endless chain this way, though it's not necessary if you've reached the max (99) amount of any one type of item you can carry. It is HIGHLY recommended you wait until lvl 20+ to do this, and possible have a fourth character (guest) to help with the killing. I spent a day doing this and built up 500k, reached lvl 31 on my main characters, bought all grimoires with money to spare, and had more than half of my board opened (including everyone's lvl 1-3 quickenings). Needless to say, I was MORE than ready to take on anything that game my way until the second portion of the game. Q. Is your Bazaar/Item/Whatever list complete? A. Far as I know, yes. If there is something missing or incorrect, however, please contact me and I will fix whatever needs a'fixin', plus you get a nifty shout in the Thanks section. Isn't that special? ~ Updates ~ Update section is getting put down here, as no one really cares about it. This is more or less for my own reference, and because documented progress makes me feel spiffy. 11/6/06 - V.1.20 (many hours later) -Completed Bazaar List -Started a FAQ Section -Starting to work on Loot List 11/6/06 - V.1.10 -Wrote Bazaar List A-D -Spiffied up Grimoire Section 11/5/06 - V.1.00 -Started the FAQ -Wrote Grimoire Section -Wrote 'Thanks To' section so I remembered to give credit where due. ~ Thanks to ~ SquareEnix, for making, thus far, the ONLY games to ever hold my interest all the way up to completion. BradlyGames, for making a guide that made my second play-through infinitely easier, and helping me to pinpoint what exactly it was that I was selling to make these bazaar items appear. Mi Amore, for allowing me to sit and play a video game for 10 hours at a time without getting upset (as long as I remembered to do the dishes and take out the trash...) Love you, honey! Many others who have and will contribute to this and future walkthroughs. Yall know who you are.