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Zodiac Spear The Easy Way

The most powerful weapon in the game has a trick to it that those who have to open EVERY treasure chest would miss out on. There are 4 places with treasure chests that must NOT be opened in order for the Zodiac Spear to appear:

1) Treasure chest in Lowtown, outside of Old Dalan's place
2) When sneaking into the palace (Before getting the Goddess Tear), there are several chests in the Cellar. Do not open the two chests in the southeast corner.
3) All treasure chests in the Confiscatory (the place where you get your weapons and armor back after being captured)
4) In the Phon Coast, later in the game, there is an island with 16 chests all near each other. The 4th chest that must NOT be opened is among these, so it is best to leave them all alone. They only contain Gil anyway.

If you've left all these treasures be, you'll find the Zodiac Spear in the Necrohol of Nabudis. It sports a whopping +150 attack and, like all spears, +8 Evasion.

The location of the Zodiac Spear in the Necrohol of Nabudis can be found here. Once you get to the 16 chests, open the second one from the bottom left. This is very important, make sure to open that chest and only that chest to get your spear.

Here is a video showing how to get it


Zodiac Spear the hard way

It is in the Henne Mines in the 2nd phase dig area, before you fight the Zodiark Esper. Thus to get this Zodiac Spear, you must have obtained at least 10 Espers (the requirement of obtaining Zodiark), or the area will not be opened.

The Zodiac Spear will then be in a chest in which spawns in the 2nd phase area. However, the chest only has small chance of appearing. And smaller chance of containing the Zodiac Spear.

To obtain this Zodiac Spear, you MUST have the Diamond Gauntlets equipped before opening the chest. It will NOT appear in the chest at all, without them equipped. If not equipped, you will only find gil.


Deathbringer sword early in the game

Deathbringer- attack 90, one hit KO

*you can get this as soon as you get the dawn shard*

Ok so go through all that side quest to get the barheim key (you get this key from the Dantros Wife sidequest, click here to see it). Once you get the key, enter the barheim passage through the dalmasca eastersand. okay there are 2 new open paths now, one has a bunch of bombs and the other, to the left i believe, has toads and an adamtine thing. also disease traps so watch out. there are a few treasure cheats that contain loads of money in here but one is on the other side of a rock that a salimander is standing beside. a mimic could be inside it, although much harder than the ones that came out of the chests earlier on in the game of course. keep in mind it is a rare monster. so keep leaving and opening the chest until the mimic pops out. dont try to fight him unless you are getting this late in the game because most likely he is too hard (22000 hp). steal the deathbringer sword from him. equipping the theifs cuffs is a good idea. you can repeat this as many times as you like. once i stole the sword i ran like hell so good luck.

Here is a video showing how to get it


List of MISSABLES

01. Genji equipment
- This set contains Genji Gloves, Genji Shield, Genji Armor, and Genji
Helmet. All of these equips must be stolen in two battles with the mark
of "Battle on the Big Bridge" clan hunt.
- Stage 1 is in [Lhusu Mines / Tasche Span]...
steal: Genji Shield (round 4)
steal: Genji Gloves (round 5)
- Stage 2 is in [Lhusu Mines / Site 7]; you need Site 11 Key...
steal: Genji Helmet (round 4)
steal: Genji Armor (round 5)

02. Scenes during both "Battle on the Big Bridge" fights
#1 Stage 1 on [Lhusu Mines / Tasche Span]
- if you defeat Enkidu before Gilgamesh loses 20% HP, Gilgamesh will use
scene A
- if you do not defeat Enkidu before Gilgamesh loses 20% HP, Gilgamesh
will use scene B
#2 Stage 2 on [Lhusu Mines / Site 7]
- if you defeat Enkidu before Gilgamesh loses 20% HP, Gilgamesh will use
scene C
- if you do not defeat Enkidu before Gilgamesh loses 20% HP, Gilgamesh
will use scene D

03. 6 different scenes after second victory against the mark of "Battle on the
Big Bridge" hunt

- after defeating the mark you can examine the sword left behind (or not,
doesn't really matter)
- when you try to exit the room, a small scene plays, and depending on who
your onscreen chr is, they vary slightly

04. July subquest
- becomes available after getting Dawn Shard
- complete the first events in Nalbina BEFORE you reach Mosphoran Highwaste
- if you don't complete the first events in Nalbina, quest is "lost" after
you defeat the boss of Mt Bur-Omisace, meaning you also fail in two
scenes associated with the quest (one scene in Nalbina, the other in
Archades)
- can complete it after you gain access to Archades
- the reward for quest is Salamand Halcyon, which you can otherwise get
from Salamand Entite (steal or drop)

05. Slime Oil
- one Slime Oil can be received from footracing in Balfonheim by winning
tier 90 (out of total 100)
- you can steal Slime Oil from Orthros
- Slime Oil is used in only one recipe, for which you need one Slime Oil,
so that means you only need one extra

06. Storyline scenes in Necrohol of Nabudis and Nabreus Deadlands
- before you set foot into Archades, visit Necrohol of Nabudis for a
missable storyline scene
- before you set foot into Archades, visit Nabreus Deadlands for a missable
storyline scene

07. Mythril Blade & Mythril Sword
- do not sell these two pieces of equipments
- if by any chance you do sell them, Omega Mark XII very rarely drops
Mythril Sword
- there is no way to obtain second copy of Mythril Blade

08. Small Package
- When you're to hunt for Rogue Tomato, head for [Rabanastre / Southern
Plaza] and look for bangaa talking to Imperial. Have a chat with this
chap and he will ask you to deliver something to his friend outside East
Gate. Agree to help him and you get Small Package (loot item). Now you
can either sell that for 150 gil, or be a nice person and take it to
bangaa's friend (but you don't get any reward for doing so).
- so if you want to keep Small Package in inventory, don't give it away
09. Omega Badge
- after nailing Omega Mark XII in [The Great Crystal / Dhebon Jilaam Avaa]
make absolutely sure to pick up the loot bag which contains Omega Badge
- if you leave the screen without colleting the loot bag and come back
later, the loot bag WILL BE GONE

10. Wyrmhero Blade
- if you don't pick up Omega Badge, save your game afterwards, and don't
have any previous saves, you screw yourself into ever getting Wyrmhero
Blade

11. Rimzat's woes and worries
- after you defeat Earth Tyrant, you can find Rimzat in [Phon Coast /
Hunters' Camp]
- talk to him for some more follow-up on the aftermath of Email Tyrant's
purification (yes, I spoofed its name on purpose)

12. Pilika's diary scene
- after defeating Rocktoise and getting reward from Pilika, talk to her
again to embark on a quest to retrieve her diary
- when you find it, choose to read it

13. Bhujerban Madhu
- In Bhujerba there are six sections of the city, and eight places you can
enter for a total of 14. In each of these you can find 'Bottle of
Spirits', which is Bhujerban Madhu liquor. Find all 14, and then don't
sell them if you want to keep them in your inventory
- on the other hand, by keeping them you get to miss on 14 possible scenes
of how do Bhujerbans take to the liquor, getting smashed and everything
(I would recommend that you save your game, see different scenes, and
then reload)

14. Zodiac Spear
- treasures you must NOT obtain are (contents is listed assuming you don't
wear Diamond Armlet):
#1 treasure in front of Dalan's house in Rabanastre Lowtown (contains up
to 100 gil, Potion or Eye Drops)
#2 treasure in SE corner of Cellars in Royal Palace of Rabanastre
(contains Elixir)
#3 avoid the treasure in Confiscatory in Nalbina Dungeons (contains 316
gil)
#4 stay away from treasure among 4x4 pot grid on the Vaddu Strand in Phon
Coast (contains 2000 gil, or Knot of Rust)
- if you poke any of above four treasures, you can kiss Zodiac Spear in
[Necrohol of Nabudis / Cloister of the Highborn] goodbye
- there is one more chance for your Zodiac Spear, a mere 0,1% treasure pot
in [Henne Mines / Phase 2 Dig]
- whatever the outcome, Zodiac Spear IS NOT WORTHY to restart the game for
15. Semclam Shell, Nebralim, Valeblossom Dew, Great Serpentskin
- each of these items is connected do Desert Patient Quest
- after you give Cactus Flower to Dantro's wife, she'll ask for some
Semclam Shells
- 2 found in [Dalmasca Estersand / South Bank Village]
- 3 found in [Dalmasca Estersand / Banks of the Nebra]
- if you sell all of them, return to [Banks of the Nebra] and look for
Semclam Shells again
- you need to give her at least one to progress to next step
- after you give her at least one Semclam Shells, she'll ask for some
Nebralim
- 2 found in [Dalmasca Estersand / Outpost]
- if you sell all of them, return to [Outpost] and look for Nebralim again
- you need to give her at least one to progress to next step
- after you give her at least one Nebralim, she'll ask for some Valeblossom
Dew
- 3 found in [Dalmasca Estersand / Broken Sands]
- if you sell all of them, return to [Broken Sands] and look for
Valeblossom Dew again
- you need to give her at least one to progress to next step
- after you give her at least one Valeblossom Dew, and assuming Great
Serpentskin is in your inventory, she'll ask if you're willing to part
with it
- decline her request, exit and reenter the village, talk to her again and
then talk with patient behind her house to complete the quest
- so of all the four items, Great Serpentskin is the only one you can keep
until the end of game
- you cannot pick up additional copies of other three items, for example:
you pick up one Semclam Shell in the village and leave the other one,
then you talk to wife - she takes the Semclam Shell from you, requests
Nebralim... you won't be able to collect that Semclam Shell you left,
because it has disappeared (same applies for Nebralim and Valeblossom
Dew)

16. People in [Dalmasca Estersand / Outpost]
- depending on where you are in the story, you can find different people
trekking thru [Outpost] on their way wherever
#1 before plastering Rogue Tomato
#2 after plastering Rogue Tomato
#3 before obtaining Dawn Shard
#4 after obtaining Dawn Shard
#5 after plastering boss of Mt Bur-Omisace
#6 after clearing Pharos
- credit: Brady's guide

17. Jaya Stick
- when you get to Jahara, talk to garifs until you get Jaya Stick from
high-chief Zayalu in [Jahara / Lull of the Land]
- take it to W exit and talk to Supinelu, one of the warriors there
- choose first option twice to be allowed to see the elder in (note that by
doing this Jaya Stick is taken from your inventory
- you can't keep Jaya Stick, because for as long as you have it, Supinelu
will keep asking about it, not letting you pass
- you can sell it for 500 gil
- if you gave Jaya Stick to Supinelu, you will eventually get Bowgun and
Onion Bolts
- if you sold Jaya Stick, then you will obtain Killer Bow and Onion Arrows

18. Centurio Hero's Badge
- get from Montblanc after you achieve Order of Ambrosia clan rank
- make sure you don't sell it, as you gain nothing for it, and it sells for

19. Horakhty's Flame, Phobos Glaze, Deimos Clay
- these loot items must be sold in order to obtain Canopic Jar

20. Omega Badge, Godslayer's Badge, Lu Shang's Badge
- these loot items must be sold in order to obtain Wyrmhero Blade
21. Pinewood Chop, Sandalwood Chop
- these two loot items are mutually exclusive
- you can have one, but not the other
- once you have 28 Pinewood Chops, you can trade them for Sandalwood Chop

22. Dewdrop Pebble
- found in Eruyt Village during Cockatrice quest
- they cannot be sold, but you must give away all 10 Dewdrop Pebbles if you
want to complete Cockatrice quest
- reward for this particular part is Yoichi Bow (also obtainable by other
means)
- ultimate reward for the quest is 2x Hi-Ether, once all cockatrices are
back in [Giza Plains / Nomad Village]
- if you want to have them in your inventory, you can have as much as 8
Dewdrop Pebbles (1st one must be given away in order to spawn next 8, and
only by giving away these eight pebbles can 10th one spawn)

23. "Where's Gurdy?" mystery in Mt Bur-Omisace
- after defeating Mateus, but before defeating the boss of Mt Bur-Omisace,
stop for a while in [Mt Bur-Omisace / Sand-strewn Pass]
- rotate your camera so that you spot Gurdy somewhere high in the air
- credit: Brady's guide

24. Kytes, Filo and Deeg
- these children will form a group called Buccaneer's Battalion, and their
'enthusiasm' depends on where you are in the story and what optional
quests you did
- plaster Wraith mark as soon as possible in the game
- return for update after finishing storyline events in Archades
- return for update after getting rid of Roh'kenmou in Dalan's by gathering
all medallion pieces for no mou
- return for update after getting rid of Roh'kenmu in Charlotte's
Magickery in Archades by collecting the medallion for no mou
- credit: Brady's guide

25. Jovial Seeq
- if you visit this seeq in [Rabanastre / Lowtown] after escaping from
Barheim Passage, but before plastering Wraith mark, he isn't laughing
- credit: Brady's guide

26. Five Mandragoras in Sochen Cave Palace
- depending on who is the last vegetable you defeat, scenes will differ
sligthly
- there's five scenes in total

27. List of all types of equipments that can be missed or you're forced to give
away in order to proceed with the game

- Wyrmhero Blade - missed if you don't collect Omega Badge
- Sword of Kings - gone from inventory after Pharos
- Circlet - [Pharos - Subterra / Abyssal - South]*1
- [Pharos - Third Ascent / Spire Ravel - 2nd Flight]*2
- Manufacted Nethicite - gone from inventory after defeating Tiamat
- Goddess' Magicite - gone from inventory after being taken on Leviathan
- Dawn Shard - gone from inventory after Pharos
28. List of key items that must be given away in order for you to achieve
something, like progress the game or complete a subquest

- Accursed Trophy
- Adamantine Trophy
- Ann's Letter
- Beaked Trophy
- Black Bottle
- Blackened Fragment
- Blue Bottle
- Bony Trophy
- Broken Key
- Cactus Flower
- Clawed Trophy
- Cruel Trophy
- Dawn Shard
- Dragon Scale
- Dull Fragment
- Ensanguined Trophy
- Errmonea Leaf
- Eternal Trophy
- Fanged Trophy
- Feathered Trophy
- Fell Trophy
- Frigid Trophy
- Fur-scaled Trophy
- Galbana Lilies
- Gift of the Great-chief
- Goddess' Magicite
- Gravesoil Trophy
- Green Bottle
- Grimy Fragment
- Hide-covered Trophy
- Leathern Trophy
- Lusterless Medallion
- Maned Trophy
- Manufacted Nethicite
- Matamune
- Maverick Trophy
- Medallion of Bravery
- Medallion of Love
- Medallion of Might
- Metallic Trophy
- Mind Trophy
- Moonsilver Medallion
- Muramata
- Odiferous Trophy
- Pilika's Diary
- Rabbit's Tail
- Red Bottle
- Reptilian Trophy
- Ring of the Light
- Ring of the Toad
- Scythe Trophy
- Serpentwyne Must
- Shadestone - mutually exclusive with Sunstone (can have one, but not the
other)
- Shelled Trophy
- Sickle Trophy
- Silent Urn
- Skull Trophy
- Slimy Trophy
- Soulless Trophy
- Stolen Articles
- Stone of the Condemner
- Sunstone - mutually exclusive with Shadestone (can have one, but not the
other)
- Sword of Kings
- Sword of the Order
- Tube Fuse
- Vengeful Trophy
- Viera Rucksack
- Vile Trophy
- Whiskered Trophy
- Wind Globe
- Yellow Bottle
29. Map of Rabanastre Palace
- if you forget to get the map from urn in [Royal Palace / Cellar Stores],
you can buy it from Cartographers' moogle in NE corner of [Old Archades /
Alley of Low Whispers] 100000 gil

30. Ktjn's sidequest
- depending on amount of points you score when answering her questions she
can be found in seven different parts of Rabanastre
#1 inside Clan Hall (+4 pts)
#2 in front of entrance to Clan Hall (+3 pts)
#3 various parts of Rabanastre (pts range from -2 to +2)*3
- one of dead ends in [Muthru Bazaar]
- in front of aerodrome
- near the entrance to Yamoora's Gambits
- W part of [East End], close to [Muthru Bazaar]
#4 inside Migelo's Sundries (-3 pts)
#5 in fronto of Migelo's Sundries (-4 pts)
- it would take a lot of patience and replays to get all of those scenes,
so don't ask me what she says in them
- additionally, if you get her to stand in front of Clan Hall, you're able
to talk to her directly; don't get inside Clan Hall until after
plastering boss of Mt Bur-Omisace and finishing Ktjn's quest, and the
lines you usually hear from 'Conspicuous Bangaa' will be said by Ktjn
- credit: Brady's guide

31. Getting back in Rabanastre during Rogue Tomato hunt
- if for whatever reason you need to go back in Rabanastre before killing
Rogue Tomato, stand in either of the two lines by talking to the 'Queue
Watch'; wait patiently until the line clears and when asked if you want
to enter, say yes

32. Scenes in boss battles on top of Pharos and Bahamut
- while fighting Judge Master G. and if Basch is in your party, the boss
will use scene A (applies for both battles)
- while fighting Judge Master G. and if Basch is not in your party, the
boss will use scene B (applies for both battles)

33. Jinn in Rabanastre
- when the storyline unfolds far enough that Giza Plains gets the Rain,
seek out Jinn in [Rabanastre / Southern Plaza]
- he can be found pacing near the fountain
- no longer to be found here after weather rotation starts
- credit: Brady's guide

34. Travelers in Giza Plains
- when the storyline unfolds far enough that Giza Plains gets the Rain,
go to [Giza Plains / Nomad Village]
- you'll find a couple of travelers close to SCR
- no longer to be found here after weather rotation starts
- credit: Brady's guide

35. Sadeen's end
- after returning Ring of the Toad to nomad's elder, return to [Giza Plains
/ Nomad Village] during the Rains and talk to Sadeen to give him the rest
he seeks

36. Deathgaze's attack
- while you're doing Deathgaze hunt and it finally shows up on the airship
you're taking, don't charge into the battle just yet
- take your time and talk to people to see their scared reactions
- also take the chance to seek shelter in your cabin
- there's seven possible scenarios, depending on which skyferry is attacked

37. Airship conversations
- there's seven possible scenarios, depending on which skyferry you took
via 'leisure craft'
- take your time and talk to people to see their scared reactions
- some people's lines change after you've taken specific skyferry more
times
38. Traveler's family blah-blah
- the family of the same kid who's petitioner for Deathgaze hunt will have
different convos depending on where you are storywise
- to get the conversation, just talk them inside aerodromes
#1 after Barheim Passage ordeals
#2 after nabbing Dawn Shard (3 different scenes)
#3 after plastering boss of Mt Bur-Omisace
- credit: Brady's guide

39. Is Dyce dycing with Vaan?
- when story takes you to the Tomb of Raithwall, always ignore Dyce on all
accounts when you meet him, or talk to him at least once
- when you meet him for the final time in Balfonheim, and if you always
ignored him, he will use response A
- when you meet him for the final time in Balfonheim, and if you talked to
him at least once on previous occassion, he will use response B
- credit: Brady's guide

40. Tetran's demise?
- first time you meet Tetran is on Leviathan; you can decide to open the
cell he's trapped in and talk to him or ignore him totally
- if you didn't talk to Tetran, then he uses response A when you get to
Eruyt Village
- if you did talk to Tetran, then he uses response B when you get to Eruyt
Eruyt
- credit: Brady's guide

41. Victory celebrations
- sometimes when you defeat a particularly difficult foe, a message showing
"Congratulations" will appear on screen
- meanwhile your chrs may perform victory celebrations with whatever weapon
they were holding at the time that foe was defeated
- same class of weapon will have same victory celebration, ie Tournesol's
dance will be the same as Save the Queen's
- if you always use same characters with same weapons, and you've already
killed all foes that have "Congratulations" screen, then you will have
missed out on victory celebrations of other chrs using different weapns

42. Teleport Stone woes
- warp to Archades via GCR and talk to 'Prideful Boy' in [Archades /
Tsenoble] nearby to get chewed out for using warping

43. "Getting chewed" scenes
- during battle with Air Cutter Remora, turn around and try to run away to
[Nalbina Fortress / Aerial Gardens]
- after Migelo asks you to find Kytes, take a detour to [Rabanastre /
Southern Plaza]
- after Masyua in [Giza Plains / Nomad Village] tells you to find Jinn for
her, exit the village towards N
- while doing storyline events in Archades and Bal asks Vaan to collect
Pinewood Chops, turn around and return to Old Archades
- credit: Brady's guide
44. Party-leader-affects-scenes
#1 [Garamsythe Waterway / East Spur Stairs]
- when Fran and Balthier join your party for the first time and after
- you're given the tutorial on gambits, examine 'Fallen Soldiers' nearby
- for a minor scene
- scene varies depending on who the current leader is (3 total)
- credit: KADFC
#2 [Phon Coast / Rava's Pass]
- talk to 'Viera Wayfarer' with Fran as leader, then switch to different
leader (2 different scenes in total)
- credit: Brady's guide
#3 [Giza Plains / Crystal Glade]
- talk to 'Viera Wayfarer' with Fran as leader, then switch to different
leader (2 different scenes in total)
- she's gone after plastering Gil Snapper
- credit: Brady's guide
#4 [Henne Mines / Pithead Junction A]
- talk to 'Wounded Imperial' with Fran as leader, then switch to
different leader (2 different scenes in total)
- he is gone after defeating Tiamat
- credit: Brady's guide

45. Supinelu sucks
- when you're going thru Ozmone Plain looking for Jahara, you'll eventually
run into a garif picking on a chocobo
- if this garif doesn't die by the time you reach Jahara, Supinelu will use
scene A
- if this garif croaks by the time you reach Jahara, Supinelu will use
scene B

46. Gurdy's inquiry
- if by the time you're to leave Jahara for Eruyt Village you've never
ridden chocos, decline the free offer Supinelu made as well
- when you reach [Mt Bur-Omisace / Temple Grounds], Gurdy will ask you why
do you keep avoidind chocobos
- credit: Brady's guide

47. Dalan's advice
- depending on your point in storyline, Dalan may have some advice for you
#1 after coming back to Rabanastre from Rogue Tomato hunt
#2 after getting Sunstone
#3 after Barheim Passage ordeals
#4 after Sword of the Order is given to Azelas
#5 after Bal and Fran join in Rabanastre's Sandsea
#6 after escaping from Leviathan
#7 after nabbing Dawn Shard
#8 after Larsa joins in Jahara
#9 after getting to Mt Bur-Omisace
#10 after plastering boss in Mt Bur-Omisace
#11 after Draklor Laboratory
#12 after nabbing Treaty-Blade
#13 after appearance of Bahamut
- credit: Brady's guide

48. "The Stories Kid"
- depending on your point in storyline, the kid's story will evolve
- he's found in [Rabanastre / East End]
#1 after you have control of Vaan for first time
#2 after coming back to Rabanastre from Rogue Tomato hunt
#3 after Barheim Passage ordeals
#4 after nabbing Dawn Shard
#5 after Draklor Laboratory
- credit: Brady's guide

49. Migelo's worries
- after you gain all party members permanently, go talk to Migelo
- there's two different scenes
#1 if you have obtained Dawn Shard
#2 if you don't have Dawn Shard yet
- credit: Brady's guide

50. And some explanation of notes for the end
*1 If you do NOT wear Diamond Armlet, Circlet is yours.
If you wear Diamond Armlet, you may obtain Ring of Renewal instead.
To ensure getting Circlet, do NOT wear Diamond Armlet.
*2 If you wear Diamond Armlet, you will obtain Knot of Rust.
To ensure getting Circlet, do NOT wear Diamond Armlet.
*3 Exit Rabanastre and come back for Ktjn to pop up in one of these four
spots. Exit Rabanastre and come back and her position may change to one
of other three spots.



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