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Final Fantasy IX
Strategy Guide

First Published: 28-04-2019 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 12-06-2020 / 06:11 GMT
Version: 0.1 (????) 02-07-2020 / 09:19 GMT

Final Fantasy IX Guide

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Zidane Tribal

Zidane is the main character of the game and is a ladies' man, as shown throughout your adventure. This flirtiness of his seems to change a little bit once he meets a certain princess, though. Despite sometimes acting silly, Zidane does show a serious side in times of need, plus he will offer advice to his friends and others on multiple occasions.

Zidane's skill is Steal, is the only permanent party member who can do such, and should almost always be used on every boss you encounter. His Skill command allows him to use his thieving ways in combat, with Flee, Soul Blade, Sacrifice (when in a pinch), and Thievery being the highlights. Once Trance is trigged, Skill turns into Dyne, bringing a bunch of highly damage skills into the forefront, depending on the normal skills he has learned. He uses both daggers and thief swords, as well as light armor.


Skill NameLearnedAP NeededDescription
FleeDagger, Mage Masher, Zorlin Shape, Ultima Weapon, Germinas Boots40Escape from battle, costing 10% of the gil you would have earned from that battle.
DetectMage Masher, Orichalcon40Displays items that can be stolen from an enemy.
What's That?!Butterfly Sword40Enemies turn around, resetting ATB and allows for surprise attack.
Soul BladeThe Ogre35Inflicts status ailment on enemy that's determined by the status on thief sword (daggers don't work)
AnnoyGladius, Sargatanas50Inflicts Trouble status on enemy (50% chance)
SacrificeExploda, Masamune55HP/MP drops to zero to fully restore other party members
Lucky SevenGladius, Exploda, Rune Tooth, The Tower, Thief Hat55Current HP ends in 7, will deal either 7, 77, 777, or 7777 damage; HP ends in any other number will deal 1 damage
ThieveryAngel Bless, The Tower55Damages enemy according to successful steals

Dyne Abilities

Dyne AbilitySkill NeededSingle/All
Free EnergyFleeSingle
Tidal FlameDetectAll
Scoop ArtWhat's That?!Single
Shift BreakSoul BladeAll
Stellar Circle 5AnnoySingle
Meo TwisterSacrificeAll
Solution 9Lucky SevenSingle
Grand LethalThieveryAll

Support Abilities

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms
    iOS, PC, Switch, PS1, PS4, XB1
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    28 April 2019
  • Last Updated
    12 June 2020
    Version History
  • Guide Author

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