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Final Fantasy XII Cheats and Tips

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Check out these cheats including easy levelling up to Lv 28, unlocking Sky Pirate's den fiigurines and unlocking the Zodiac Spear.

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Unlockable Fishing Spots

Complete the following tasks to unlock the corresponding fishing spots.

Unlock Middle Reaches:

In the Lower Reaches get 5 Perfect Fishing

Unlock Upper Reaches:

In the Middle Reaches get 5 Perfect Fishing

Unlock Taikou Chest:

In the Master Den get 9 Perfect Fishing

Unlock Master Den:

In the Secret Reaches fish up Saboten Crest

Unlock Secret Reaches:

Fish up Saboten Bond in the Upper Reaches with Matamune

Unlock Sky Pirate's Den Figurines

Complete the following tasks to unlock the corresponding figurine.

Unlock Yazmat:

Defeat Yazmat

Unlock Zodiac:

Defeat Zodiac

Unlock Carrot:

Defeat Carrot

Unlock Fafnir:

Defeat Fafnir

Unlock Ultima:

Defeat Ultima

Unlock Gilgamesh:

Defeat Gilgamesh

Unlock Trickster:

Defeat Trickster

Unlock Death Gaze:

Defeat Death Gaze

Unlock Devil Dragon:

Defeat Devil Dragon

Unlock King Behemoth:

Defeat King Behemoth

Unlock Basch:

Kill 500 enemies

Unlock Chocobo:

Walk 50,000 steps

Unlock Penelo:

Get 100,000 Gil

Unlock Reks:

Get 500,000 Clan points

Unlock Gurdy:

Spend 1..

Healing Berserk and Esper Locations

Heal Berserk Status

It is possible to heal Beserk status quickly without having to wait for it to go by casting Dispel on the character infected.

Esper Locations

These creatures are summoned but to have them as your allies you must first find them defeat them. They will be crucial in your battles so you need to collect them. Below is a list of the Espers and the location where you can find them.

Belias, the Gigas Esper:

The Tomb Of Raithwall.

Chaos, Walker of the Wheel Esper:

The Necrohol of Nabudis.

Mateus, the Corrupt Esper:

The Stilshrine Of Miriam.

Zeromus, the Condemner Esper:

The Stilshrine Of Miriam.

Adrmmelech, the Wroth Esper:

Zertinan Caverns.

Hashmal, Bringer o..

Zodiac Summon and Adramelk Summon

Zodiac Summon:

Complete the Mindflare Mob Hunt mission collecting 10 or more Espers. Talk to Feng Shui Master Yuggil in Jaharago and then go to the Henne Mines to fight and defeat the Zodiac Boss to get the Zodiac summon.

Adramelk Summon:

Go to the Zertinan Cavern which can be reached through either the Nam-Yensa Sandsea, Ozmone Plains, Ogir-Yensa Sandsea or Dalmasca Westsand. Go to the center of Asroza Sandflow to fight and defeat the Adramelk Boss to get the Adramelk summon.

Unlock Zodiac Spear

This is the most powerful weapon in the game and to get it you have to open ALL the treasure chests in the game except for those in the following four locations.

1) The treasure chest in Lowtown just outside of Old Dylan's place.

2) Don't open the 2 chests in the cellar of the palace before you get the Goddess Tear.

3) At the place where your weapons are kept if you get captured (Confiscatory) don't open any of the treasure chests.

4) Don't open any of the 16 treasure chests which are grouped together at the island on the Phon coast.

When you have completed this task go to the Necrohol of Nabudis and the Zodiac Spear will appear. This weapon has a +150 Attack and a +8 Evasion.

Really good accessories!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

For all you people that have trouble finding the right accessories heres a couple for u. O and some of these do cost quite a bit of money but they are worth it. SAGE'S RING: half magick cost. THIEFS CUFFS:stealing becomes easier & good loot

DIAMOND ARMLET: better treasure. GENJI GLOVES:improves chance of multiple hits

NIHOPALAOA:Reverses effect of potions and status curing items.such as potions cause damage and antidotes become poison potions. EMBROIDERED TIPPET:double wearers recive EXP

JADE COLLAR:improves chances of avoiding attacks. INDIGO PENDANT:improves chances for magick to hit. GOLDEN AMULET:doubles wearers receive lp. BUBBLE BELT:doubles the wearers hp

HERMES SANDALS:endows the wearer with hast status effect

CAT-EAR HOOD: huge speed and vitality i..

Airship Letter Delivery

I have been tired looking for all the 6 sisters for ann. Ok the first column is the place you are supposed to be in. The second column is where you should go for a flight. Then now go to where you first visited Ann then talk to her. Here is the complete list.

Rabanastre to Nalbina

Rabanastre to Archades

Rabanastre to Bhujerba

Bhujerba to Balfonheim

Balfonheim to Nalbina

Balfonheim to Archades

Archades to Nalbina

Helpful tip

When you first start the game as vaan and you get the quest to go out and kill the rogue tomato guy after you kill him continue to kill stuff out there. You can get level 4 easy and that will definatly help later. Always try to kill as much as you can for the XP and LP. It really helps.

Best leveling up tip ever!

First equip embroidered tippet to the charater you want to level up. Cast Bravery, Shell, Bubble, Haste, Protect,and Faith to one charater. Make them the only one in your party. Last go to Nechrol or Nabudis and fight. I have tried many different ways and found this one the most effective.

Master Gambit

Self: HP Critical = X Potion , Ally: Ko Status = Phoenix Down , Ally: Status Stop = Remedy , Ally: status confused = Smelling Salts , Ally: Status Sleep = Alarm Clock , Ally: Status Silence = Echo Drops , Foe: Flying = Blizzaga , Foe: Nearest Visible = Attack , Self: Haste , Self: Bubble , Self: Protect , Self: Shell

Zalera the hidden esper

Ok this is my guide to another hidden esper

Zalera about 80,000 hp

Recomended level 40ish depends on your equipment

Getting there..

This takes alot shorter than you think go to the wall in the sandsea in rabanastre with the wall of creatures people want you to kill after the rogue tomato theres a cactus accept it visit dantro in the estern estersand outpost and then find the cactus kill it talk to dantro go to south bank vilage talk to his wife leave town enter again talk to the little boy by the docks go with him to the north vilage everyones being held prisoner by the mom cactus of the one you killed for dantro erlyer so go back to south bank vilage talk to dantros wife go behind the house click on the little flower it grows into a cactus tak..

Dead End Treasures

As you roam Ivalice looking for that next monster to hunt or Boss to fight make sure you check around you for hidden treasures. When roaming through monster-infested areas be sure to stop and check that dead end path because more than likely there is a treasure there. While some treasures probably aren't worth the short walk, some are worth the world. I got a sword that was 7 points better than the best I could find in a shop that gave me another 100 dmg to my attacks by checking all the the dead ends on the Levainte.

Just think like a programmer, where would you hide a treasure, and check there.

Easy rocktoise kill

When you face the rocktoise elite mark eqiup your party with ranged weapons.

When you have it's attention run back to where you came from and stay there, the rocktoise should not follow you there and all he can hit you with are spells, so all you have to do is cast reflect on all of your party and just fire and reflect until it's dead.

Three things to do before a battle.

There are a lot of Hard bosses, and challenging enemies in this game, so to help you here are three tips. Make sure you remember these tips, because I'd like to think that they are Important.

1: IF you have the money to do so, go to a shop, and buy 99 of every item you can. Buy 99 potions, 99 antidotes, 99 Phoenix Downs, 99 Remedies, just buy 99 of everything you can from the items menu. It will come in handy if you have 99 X-potions on you, or 99 Phoenix downs, when your going up against a hard boss.

2: Before each battle, be sure to cast the buffing spells on all of your characters. This means before each battle, cast Protect/bublle/haste/shell/etc on all your characters, so that they will be pumped, and harder to take down.

3: Before you engage the ene..

Easy quick leveling near the golmore jungle-sorry if i spelt it

Theres a save crystal outside th golmore jungle if you save there you can go in kill the monsters then come back out heal with the save crystal then go back in again.thats how I leveled up from 15 to 27.hav fun killing panthers and squid things and gargoyles.or you can go back the way you came and kill the black chocobos or gators and that other big thing....cant remember it's name....hav fun leveling

Fishing Minigame

Get the Barheim Key, then go to the Dalmasca Eastersand Gate Crystal section and talk to Ruxera, who is looking at the river wanting to fish. Next, go to the south-east section of Port of Balfonheim, which is the road to Airship Terminal. Find the old fishing man around the crates area and talk to him twice, then choose the first option. Move away from the old man, but do not leave this area yet. After a bit, go back to the same place and the old man will be gone. Examine the fishing rod there to get Muramata. Go back to Dalmasca Eastersand and give the Muramata to Ruxera to start the fishing mini-game.

Bonus fishing spots

Successfully complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding fishing spot in the fishing mini-game:

1) Master Den: Fish up Saboten ..

Training + Cash + Chain for low levels

When you reach Bhujera (Flying city with Lhusu Mines) you can get a lot of good loot and great levels really easily. Enter the Lhusu Mines and journey through them until you reach a bridge that has a lot of skeleton spawns on it. Slice your way through, then run down the staircase and go back and walk through again. Do this until your chain reaches about 25-30 or you find all the skeletons are gone. Head onward into the next section and slay all the skeletons and go to the very back of the Magicite Mining area, more skeletons will pop up, kill them all then go back to the bridge where you started this chain.

What do you know!? All the skeletons are back. Just repeat for a while and you will get an amazingly high chain (104 is when I got bored) and level up a ton. (5 levels fro..

The Espers

The Espers

Belias, the Gigas-Location: Tomb of Raithwall (story)

Mateus, the Corrupt-Location: The Stilshrine of Miriam (story)

Shemhazai, the Whisperer-Location: Giruvegan (story)

Hashmal, Bringer of Order-Location: The Pharoes-third ascent (story)

Famfrit, the Darkening Cloud-Location: The Pharoes-third ascent (story)

Adrammelech, the Wroth-Location: Zertinan Caverns (side quest, "Paying for the past")

Cuchulainn, the Impure-Location: Garamsythe Waterway (side quest, "Lost in the Pudding" hunt and "Sluiceway Search")

Chaos, Walker of the Wheel-Location: Necrohol of Nabudis (side quest, "Waterway Haunting," Lost in the Pudding" and "Broken Artifact")

Zalera, the Death Seraph-Locat..

Buying Teleport Stones

Teleport Stones are hard to come by but you can buy them .Just go to any Aerodrome pick a flight to any where it dose not metter.When you are ask how you want to travle pic :by leisur craft(this is a must do)This will cost 250 gil now you on board of the air ship walk around till you find the assistant storekeeper here you can buy all the Teleport Stones you want for the simple price of 200 gil.Have fun with the Teleport Stones.

Zodiac spear

To obtain the wicked master spear later in the game don't open any chests in the following areas:

1. The chest outside dalan's house in lowtown.

2. Before getting the goddess tear when sneaking into the palace. Don't open any in the cellar. �

3.After being captured, in the confiscatory don't open any chests their.

4. Lastly when your at phon choast later in the game don't open any of the 16 chests on the island

Zeromus, the Condemner

I've heard a lot of people have trouble beating this guy, and I've come up with a plan to beat him without extreme leveling (which is the most common way to beat him). First of all, Zeromus is a secret esper in the Stillshrine of Miriam. After beating Judge Bergan in Mt. Bur-Omisace, talk to the acolyte in front of the temple to get the Stone of the Condemner. Go back to the stillshrine and use the waystone in the first room. When prompted, use the Stone of the Condemner to reach the Throne of Veiled Gods, where the esper lies.

BOSS - Zeromus

HP 166,888 - Level 51

--Most Recommended Levels - 60+

--My Recommended Levels - 50, preferably with all characters

The most notable (and annoying) aspect of this battle is that your magicks are sealed. Also, Dark..

Gilgamesh the 3rd coming.

Sorry about the title, know it's stupid.

After you fight gilgamesh the 2nd time in the luhusu mines, there is a way to see him again. First, complete the cactaur side quest in the north/south bank villages in the estersand. Then on the south bank village sitting on a dock to the left of the boat should be a man named ruksel.

Talk to him, then go to balfenhiom( however you spell it) and go to the street leading to the aerodome. You should see a pirate with a fishing pole talk to him twice, then go somewhere else. Then go back to where the guy was and there should be a fishing pole there.

That'll begin the fishing pole mini-game. After you get a good ranking in each of the spots you should get a bottle. After you solve the puzzle to all the bottles. Go to ..

Site 11 key

In the anteater hunt, in the Lhusu mines, you have to rescue some stupid kids that ran into the monster infested mine. After you kill the Anteater, go back to the part of the room where there's a huge opening in the floor, and you should see the kids(it's the area right before the anteater). They will say that they dropped the key, and that it probably washed up on a shore some where far away.

After you go back and talk to their mom to get the reward, find a gate crystal, and warp to the Phon coast. Then go North, and you should be on a hill with a man sitting against the wall. Talk to him, and he should say that he fell from the city Bhujerba, and landed here. Then look to the right of him, and there should be a glowing light. Click on it, and you'll receive the site 11 key, ..

One hit ko on bosses!!!!!!!!

All you have to do is reverse on the boss and renew and he is dead. Boom! But most bosses are immune to reverse though:(

Nice EXp and Drops

In the Henne Mines, you will be ambushed by a group of 15 to 18 jellies in pithead junction A and B when you flick the switch. If you are at least level 25 and have access to the black magick Fira, you can devistate these jellies, which garner up to 1205 EXP, which will be between 368 and 404 Exp points for 3 people in your party. Plus, When you get to chain level 2 (simply go 2 zones away and then come back and flick the switch again, but you will have to go a different way each time as one gate closes and the other opens) they will drop yellow liquids in abundance, which are worth 531 gil a piece! AND get to chain level 4, and they drop teleport stones! If you have 3 embroided tippets and 6 golden amulets, the people that are doing the fighting will earn massive exp and the reserves wi..

Excalibur and How It Helps

Hello everyone, 7OneWingedAngel7 here. I recently got Excalibur in Final Fantasy XII and I saw so many questions about how to get Excalibur, but sadly, I don't have the time to answer them all one at a time, so I'll answer them all at once. Excalibur is a Great-Sword, having it's own license. It has about 128 attack points and is a Holy Elemental Sword. This can help in alot of areas but cannot in others. Many undead enemies are weak to Holy magick, but there is only one Holy Magick, Holy. So, Excalibur, being a Holy elemental sword, can help in this area. Unluckily, the farther you get in the game, the less it helps, because more and more bosses and Espers are Immune to Magick Elements. So, you'd have to have a back-up weapon for the Excalibur-wielder. I choose to still use the Excalibu..

Best weapon!

The best weapon is the guns. They don't miss(unlessyour blind of course) and they ignore your oponent's armor.They go straight threw the added defense.

Easy leveling (level 30+)

If you want a easy way level up you can get embroidered tippet and go to zertarian caverns and chain the horse things

Hidden espers all 7

This is the guide to getting all the hidden espers because I don't like the 5 basic ones.dont mind the order of the espers it's the order I got them in.

1.adremelk-hardness scale-2/5 not very hard...

-my recomended level entire party (all 6) 35+

-required stuff-blizzaga, curaga, chronos tears and ranged wepons on everybody

-there nothing much to this esper it's the easiest. Go to ozmose plains and in ozmose plains go to the area the switch back and in the center there is a cavern enter theres alot of strong monsters here so come with protect on and haste if you have it.head north until you reach a desert area DO NOT PROCEED recover mp and hp and cast protect and equip ranged wepons.

-boss adremelk hp about 40,00

Not much hp I k..

Gambit Tips

For all of us, Gambits is a very new system and with it are bugs and problems that we must over come to use it properly. Here are a few of my Gambit tricks that I have found to be very effective.

1. First let me say that the most important thing you should do is to heal your party first. So make sure that your White Mage (or just person who heals the party) has CURE set to ALLY:HP <70 (you can change that a little, but I like 70). This way your party's health will ususally stay above 70, unless you are fighting something pretty strong, and that is what the next part is about.

2. Now there are going to be some fiends that will deal you some good damage. To help heal your party I have my healing gambits staggered.

EX. Vaan is your primary White Mage and has..

Liscence Points

It takes approximately 17,000 liscence points to fill up a board for 1 person, not including quickenings and espers. So it's a good idea to buy golden amulets as early as possible. They cost 4,500 gil, so be prepared.

The wyrm blade dam+140 I think

Get the godslayer badge and the lu shang badge and the wyrmhero badge .... You can get the godslayer badge from the quest Farewell to a Legend (Hunt Reward) and the lu shang badge from... Yeazmat 3:Beat the fishing mini quest .... And the last one is to kill the wyrmhero from the dalmasca westersand

All esper picture

Hey everybody I have found all espers and there pictures! Ha! If you guys want them e-mail me at [email protected] and for free no joke e-mail back detaild information with picture! Get them from me as well as the only person that knows how to get all of them!(this one is valid without e-mail) do you want ,

Adrammelch,the wroth! It's easy! When you get to jahra level up to around level 33. Upgrade some wepons! Put 1 charater on lowest level by themselvs! Rent a chocobo and ride it down the path to the middle point turn left to see a tree with a blue dotted line here,go to the other side of the blue line then you will see it on your map a opening ,ride chocobo down to cave entrance,get off bird! Get the elixer in the basket! Go in the cave! Now when you get here you better have phi..

Training Levels 20-30

If you're on level 20-30, some good places to train include the Paramina Rift that links Mt. Bur-Omisace & the Stillshire. Another good one is if you're doing hunts the Cactile one, and then if you want the Barheim Key Dantro's wife will tell you as the final errand to get something for her in the Broken Sands, North of the Northern Village. (Note you have to take the boat to get to the Northern Village and don't be thinking it's on the side that she is, it's not) Another place is the Golmore Jungle. These places are not too difficult but you can get alot of experience & license points by fighting here.

Obtaining the Zodiac Spear (European PAL version)

The Zodiac Spear is the most powerful weapon in all the game, and has a trick to obtain it: you don't have to open every single treasure chest in the game, or you would lose the opportunity to find this wonderful weapon forever.

There are 5 (not four as some guides says, the European version got 5) treasure chests that must absolutely not be opened in order for the Zodiac Spear to appear.

Don't worry about the chests (you can open them later, after obtaining the legendary weapon, and they contain nothing you will miss in the game).

- Treasure chest in Lowtown, outside of Old Dalan's place, near the South Gate in Ranabastre.

- In the Giza Plains (Dry Season), the first chest you can see, just near the connection with the city of Ranabastre.

If you need some help

If your struggling against a boss then try this,before you vs the boss cast protect on everyone and berserk on one character and then go on the save sphere again to recharge your mp, that will save alot of time during the battle and you will have more time to attack!

EASY MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!

This works a lot easier if you are level 30 and up. Making Battle chains are the best way to receive great loot from monsters. If you go into the Henne Mines you will find a great abundance of redmaws and flans. Each time you press the gate switchboard 20 or more flans attack; *EQUIP FLAMETONGUE SWORDS* because the flans are weak against fire. The flans drop different loot items that sell for 100, 500, and higher. The redmaws drop ICE SHEILDS, BLOOD SWORDS AND CROOKED FANGS. If you fight enough of them you will start to get these items in abundance. This hint works anywhere where there is an abundance of the same monster classifications; the loot will vary. I hope this is useful to you.


Easy killing

Once you have haste and berserk on your lisense board and you bought it this tip will only work.Well here it goes if you can't get any hit's on a certain boss use haste and berserk on your main attack person and that bar will charge like crazy!easy way to own a boss,also keep one person to healyour main gun since most of the people will be attacking him

Easy way to train the weak

Are your other three people on your party horrible?well instead of training with people there lvl train them with higher lvled people!how?just keep one person on your party to heal and give the weak person a bow or somthing so he will stay as far as possible from the person your attacking

Get the DEATHbringer

Once you've got the key to enter back into Barhiem passage, do so. Head north to the teleport stone and save,then go back south and turn right you should enter special op sec 5. The monster's here are strong so just run, when you see a Adamantoise turn right you will see a big rock, you are looking for a chest. When you open the chest you should get a rare game Ithuno, ( if it dosen't appear restart), then get everyone to steal, once you have the Deathbringer run!

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