Gamer Guides logo

Final Fantasy IX
Strategy Guide

First Published: 28-04-2019 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 31-10-2019 / 18:47 GMT
Version: 0.1 (????) 07-12-2019 / 11:20 GMT

Final Fantasy IX Guide

1 month ago · Guide Information · Version History


Vivi Ornitier

Vivi is a Black Mage that the player meets very early in the game, who tags along with the rest of the gang to find out who he truly is. He lacks self-confidence and is shown to be very clumsy, often tripping over his own feet throughout the game. At the beginning of the game, Vivi is fearful of his powers, opting to not use them until he gets some encouragement from the others. Because of this, he does look up to Zidane as some sort of brotherly figure.

Vivi’s unique power is Black Magic, allowing him to cast all sorts of damaging spells on enemies. He is the only person with Black Magic in the game, so he should be a mainstay in your party, whenever you have access to him. His other unique ability, Focus, basically increasing his magic for the duration of the battle. Vivi’s Trance is called Dbl Blk and as the name suggests, it allows you to cast two spells in a single turn. Note that both will use MP, so you’re not getting any help from there. Vivi’s strengths lay in blasting foes with elemental magic and once he gets access to some spells like Bio, non-elemental magic. One more thing is that if Steiner’s in the same party as Vivi, Steiner will have access to Sword Magic, which doesn’t cost anything on Vivi’s end.

Black Magic

Black MagicLearnedAP Needed
FireMage Staff, Leather Hat20
FiraFlame Staff, Mage's Hat, Topaz, Power Belt50
FiragaOctagon Rod75
BlizzardLeather Wrist25
BlizzaraIce Staff, Opal50
BlizzagaOctagon Rod85
ThunderGlass Buckle, Silk Shirt25
ThundaraLightning Staff, Peridot50
ThundagaOctagon Rod85
SleepFlame Staff20
SlowIce Staff, Magus Hat20
StopOak Staff25
PoisonLightning Staff35
BioOak Staff40
OsmoseHigh Mage Staff, Gaia Gear70
DrainOak Staff60
DemiCypress Pile, Amethyst, Black Belt30
CometCypress Pile55
DeathBlack Hood45
BreakCypress Pile30
WaterN-Kai Armlet55
MeteorHigh Mage Staff95
FlareBlack Robe95
DoomsdayMace of Zeus150

Support Abilities

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms
    iOS, PC, Switch, PS1, PS4, XB1
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    28 April 2019
  • Last Updated
    31 October 2019
    Version History
  • Guide Author

Share this free guide:

Get a Gamer Guides Premium account:

Discord logo

Remove this ad
Subscribe to Premium