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Final Fantasy IX
Strategy Guide

First Published: 28-04-2019 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 16-09-2019 / 06:57 GMT
Version: 0.1 (????) 18-09-2019 / 07:59 GMT

Final Fantasy IX Guide

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Adelbert Steiner

Steiner is the leader of the Knights of Pluto, a division of soldiers in the Alexandrian army, and whose main goal is to protect Princess Garnet. He can be extremely narrow-minded, as he is loyal to Queen Brahne and the Princess to a fault, thinking thieves below him are the worst. Despite that, if Steiner likes you, he can be very polite to you, although he is shown to be the complete opposite if he doesn’t like being around you.

Steiner is considered a combination of a damage dealer and tank for the party, as he can be very strong offensively, while also mitigating a lot of damage, due to being able to wear heavy armor. Sword Art, Steiner’s main subset of abilities, encompasses various skills, from offensive ones to debuffing enemies. One of the skills, Charge, allows him to send all characters to deliver a physical attack to an enemy if they are in critical HP. This does not take up that character’s turn, so it can be used extremely well on bosses and the like, although you do need to have their HP low enough for it to trigger.

The other set of skills for Steiner only appear if Vivi is also in the party, and is called Sword Magic. Basically, spells that Vivi learns can be applied to Steiner’s physical attack. As an example, you can use Fire Sword to deliver a physical attack that has the fire attribute on it. You can’t use these if Vivi is silenced, and it scales off of Steiner’s physical stats (Attack and Strength). It also ignores Protect and does not wake up an enemy that has been put asleep. If it’s an attack spell, then you will have a Sword Magic version of it. Steiner’s Trance just makes his physical attacks three times stronger; he doesn’t gain any new abilities at all.

Swd Art

AbilityLearnedAP Needed
Minus StrikeIron Sword, Rubber Helm, Excalibur II35
DarksideBlood Sword30
Iai StrikeRune Blade40
Power BreakDiamond Sword40
Armor BreakMythril Sword30
Mental BreakIce Brand, Gold Helm45
Magic BreakFlame Saber25
Charge!Coral Sword, Aegis Glove30
Thunder SlashDefender, Ragnarok30
Stock BreakUltima Sword, Excalibur II35
ClimhazzardExcalibur, Excalibur II70

Support Abilities

AbilityLearnedAP Needed
Ability UpDiamond Gloves, Diamond Armor, Ribbon, Lapis Lazuli70
Accuracy+Diamond Helm, Genji Armor, Lapis Lazuli40
Add StatusThunder Gloves, Glass Buckle50
AlertBarbut, Germinas Boots60
AntibodyBronze Gloves, Mythril Helm, Glass Buckle35
Auto-FloatFeather Boots20
Auto-HasteRunning Shoes65
Auto-LifeRebirth Ring155
Auto-PotionRunning Shoes, Gold Choker20
Auto-ReflectReflect Ring95
Auto-RegenCarabini Mail75
Beast KillerBroadsword, Platina Armor, Black Belt, Moonstone55
Bird KillerBronze Armor, Chain Mail, Yellow Scarf25
Body TempGenji Armor, Madain's Ring, Fairy Earrings, Diamond35
Bright EyesIron Helm25
Bug KillerMythril Gloves, Bronze Helm50
ChemistGrand Armor, Madain's Ring20
Clear HeadedGold Helm, Magician Shoes30
CounterVenetia Shield, Power Belt100
CoverGauntlets, Linen Cuirass, Mythril Armor20
Devil KillerThunder Gloves, Cross Helm30
DistractShield Armor, Reflect Ring, Diamond30
Eye 4 EyeKaiser Helm35
High TideGenji Gloves, Grand Helm, Demon's Mail, Sapphire35
HP +10%Chain Mail, Germinas Boots, Aquamarine20
HP +20%Aquamarine, Genji Helm, Maximillian, Black Belt60
InsomniacCoral Ring, Diamond Helm, Mythril Helm25
JellyDiamond Gloves, Mythril Armor30
Level UpIron Helm, Rosetta Ring, Fairy Earrings50
LocomotionPlate Mail35
Long ReachProtect Ring200
Man EaterMythril Gloves, Coral Ring20
MP AttackCross Helm, Battle Boots, Power Belt50
Restore HPPlatinum Helm, Grand Armor, Promist Ring100
Stone KillerPlatinum Helm, Gold Armor20
Undead KillerSilver Gloves, Plate Mail30

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms
    iOS, PC, Switch, PS1, PS4, XB1
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    28 April 2019
  • Last Updated
    16 September 2019
  • Guide Author

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