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Zidane Tribal

Zidane Tribal Our hero Zidane is the "leader" of Final Fantasy 9's group of friends, and an all around good fellow. Though, indeed, Zidane has his own share of troubles in his adventures and life, he is always willing to lay aside time for his friends and the world. With the looming threat of Kuja on Gaia, his leadership may just be required...

Zidane's past is shrouded in mystery, though he does know that since he was young he was raised by a group of thieves / performers known as Tantalus. Under Tantalus' care, the young man became an avid performer and a master thief. These skills he puts to use in entertaining audiences, obtaining important items from people, and abducting a certain princess.

Zidane focuses mainly on physical attacks, though his "Dyne" trance attack proves to be a very powerful magical skill. He usually weilds a polearm or a pair of daggers with which he lays devastation to looming enemies.

Stealing Items

Zidane can steal items from enemies, and you can improve and refine this skill by learning certain abilities. He can eventually steal better items (Master Thief) and inflict damage while stealing (Mug). Until you learn such abilities, use the 'Detect' skill to spot any items the enemies may possess.

Zidane also has an attack called "Thievery" that deals damage depending on how many items you steal from enemies. This is a very useful skill in that it does non-elemental damage. So keep stealing those items, and put them to good use!

Thief Skills

Name MP Cost Effect
[ - ] Thief Skills
Flee 0 Escape from battle with high probability
Detect 0 See the enemy's items
What's That!? 2 Allows back attack
Soul Blade 6 Draws out the hidden power of thief swords (inflicts status)
Annoy 4 Inflicts Trouble on the target
Sacrifice 32 Sacrifice yourself to restore HP and MP to the other party members
Lucky Seven 6 Deals physical damage by luck
Thievery 8 Deals physical damage to the target

Dyne Skills (Trance Only)

Name MP Cost Effect
[ - ] Dyne Skills
Free Energy 10 Deals physical damage to the enemy
Tidal Flame 12 Deals physical damage to all enemies
Scoop Art 14 Deals physical damage to the enemy
Shift Break 16 Deals physical damage to all enemies
Stellar Circle 5 24 Deals physical damage to the enemy
Meo Twister 32 Deals physical damage to all enemies
Solution 9 48 Deals physical damage to the enemy
Grand Lethal 60 Deals physical damage to all enemies


Ability AP Learned From
[ - ] Abilities List
Flee 40 Dagger, Mage Masher, Zorlin Shape, Ultima Weapon, Germinas Boots
Detect 40 Mage Masher, Orichalcon
What's That!? 40 Butterfly Sword
Soul Blade 35 The Ogre
Annoy 50 Gladius, Sargatanas
Sacrifice 55 Exploda, Masamune
Lucky Seven 55 Gladius, Exploda, Rune Tooth, The Tower, Thief Hat
Thievery 100 Angel Bless, The Tower
Auto-Reflect 95 Reflect Ring
Auto-Float 20 Feather Boots
Auto-Haste 55 Running Shoes
Auto-Regen 25 Golden Hairpin, Brave Suit
Auto-Life 130 Rebirth Ring
HP+20% 40 Mantra Band, Adaman Hat, Black Belt, Battle Boots
Accuracy+ 30 Power Wrist, Black Hood, Lapis Lazuli
Distract 30 Judo Uniform, Reflect Ring, Diamond
Long Reach 170 Thief Hat, Protect Ring
MP Attack 45 Red Hat, Battle Boots, Power Belt
Bird Killer 20 Adaman Vest, Yellow Scarf
Bug Killer 35 Mythril Armlet
Stone Killer 30 Adaman Vest, Power Vest
Undead Killer 20 N-Kai Armlet, Headgear, Ritual Hat
Devil Killer 25 Chain Plate, Demon's Vest
Beast Killer 30 Leather Wrist, Egoist's Armlet, Flash Hat, Black Belt, Moonstone
Man Eater 25 Bandana, Coronet, Coral Ring
Master Thief 50 Thief Gloves
Steal Gil 40 Glass Armlet, Yellow Scarf
Add Status 35 Bone Wrist, Chimera Armlet, Bracer, Feather Hat, Twist Headband, Glass Buckle
Gamble Defense 20 Twist Headband, Adaman Hat, Power Vest
High Tide 35 Jade Armlet, Dark Hat, Gaia Gear, Sapphire
Counter 70 Ritual Hat, Power Vest, Power Belt
Protect Girls 35 Butterfly Sword, Leather Shirt
Eye 4 Eye 60 Flash Hat, Ninja Gear
Body Temp 25 Jade Armlet, Madain's Ring, Fairy Earrings, Diamond
Alert 40 Ninja Gear, Germinas Boots
Level Up 50 Egoist's Armlet, Rosetta Ring, Fairy Earrings
Ability Up 80 Green Beret, Brigandine, Ribbon, Lapis Lazuli
Flee-Gil 45 Wrist, Desert Boots, Gold Choker
Insomniac 30 Bandana, Gaia Gear, Coral Ring
Antibody 20 Glass Armlet, Mantra Band, Survival Vest, Glass Buckle
Bright Eyes 35 Feather Hat, Ritual Hat
Restore HP 85 Brave Suit, Promist Ring
Jelly 35 Dragon Wrist, Dark Hat, Circlet, Bronze Vest, Dark Gear
Auto-Potion 30 Mythril Vest, Demon's Vest, Running Shoes, Gold Choker
Locomotion 30 Black Hood, Golden Skullcap, Survival Vest, Demon's Vest, Ninja Gear
Clear Headed 25 Green Beret, Circlet, Dark Gear, Magician Shoes
Mug 65 Chimera Armlet, Thief Hat, Survival Vest
Bandit 40 Mythril Dagger, N-Kai Armlet

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