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Final Fantasy VIII
Strategy Guide

First Published: 15-03-2019 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 07-07-2019 / 04:39 GMT
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Final Fantasy VIII Guide

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Guardian Forces

Eden

To acquire Eden you’ll have to draw it from Ultima Weapon, a superboss which dwells in the depths of the Deep Sea Research Center. If you fail to acquire it from Ultima Weapon, you’ll have another chance to draw Eden from Tiamat in disc 4. Eden’s attack, Eternal Breath, deals non-elemental damage (base power 70) to all foes, ignores their Spirit stat, and can break the damage limit, making Eden by far the most powerful GF in the game.

Eden Stats

LevelHPAttack
304,7865,425
1009,99911,550

Eden Base Compatibility

SquallQuistisZellSelphieRinoaIrvine
480440400520560380

Eden Compatibility Factors

Compatibility FactorSource
Opposed GF--
Compatibility Items--
Favored MagicFlare, Holy, Meteor, Quake, Tornado, Ultima
Opposed MagicAura, Blizzard, Blizzara, Cure, Cura, Curaga, Dispel, Double, Esuna, Fire, Fira, Full-Life, Haste, Life, Protect, Reflect, Regen, Shell, Slow, Thunder, Thundara, Triple

Eden Abilities

Eden has three rare junctions - Spd-J, Eva-J and Hit-J - and Luck+50% making it a great addition to any party, even late. It also has some familiar commands, like Darkside (deals 3x normal damage with their regular attack at the cost of 1/10 of their HP) and Mad Rush (bestows Berserk, Haste and Protect on the entire party).

Eden also has unique abilities like Devour, which attempts to… well, eat a creature. The creature devoured and its level determine the results, but some high (typically level 30+) enemies can give character permanent stat boosts when devoured, making it one of several viable ways to min-max stats in the late-game (check out the section Max Stat Boosting for more info on how this works). Expendx3-1 is exactly what it sounds like - you’ll only expend one spell when triplecasting spells.

Last and not least is Eden’s GFAbl Med-RF ability, which allows you to refine items that teach GFs new abilities. Useful enough in its own right (and one of the few ways to teach all your GFs useful abilities like Auto-Protect, Auto-Shell and Recover), it also allows you to create high-tier items that teach GFs abilities, which can then be refined via other abilities into items that permanently boost your stats.

AbilityAP
Spd-J--
Eva-J--
Hit-J--
Magic--
GF--
Draw--
Item--
Darkside100
Devour--
Expendx3-1250
Mad Rush60
Luck+50%200
SumMag+10%40
SumMag+20%70
SumMag+30%140
SumMag+40%200
GFHP+10%40
GFHP+20%70
GFHP+30%140
GFHP+40%200
Boost10
GFAbl Med-RF30

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms
    Microsoft Windows
  • Genre
    Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    15 March 2019
  • Last Updated
    7 July 2019
  • Guide Author

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