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Final Fantasy VIII


Nathan Garvin

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

Level HP Attack
30 4,786 5,425
100 9,999 11,550

Eden Base Compatibility

Squall Quistis Zell Selphie Rinoa Irvine
480 440 400 520 560 380

Eden Compatibility Factors

Compatibility Factor Source
Opposed GF --
Compatibility Items --
Favored Magic Flare, Holy, Meteor, Quake, Tornado, Ultima
Opposed Magic Aura, 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.

Ability AP
Spd-J --
Eva-J --
Hit-J --
Magic --
GF --
Draw --
Item --
Darkside 100
Devour --
Expendx3-1 250
Mad Rush 60
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
Boost 10
GFAbl Med-RF 30
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Guide Information
  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS1, PS4, Switch, XB One
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    15 March 2019
  • Last Updated
    4 June 2022
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Follow the exploits of Squall, a resident of Balamb Garden and SeeD aspirant whose first contract as a professional mercenary expands into a fight to save the world from an evil sorceress.

This guide will cover the main quest-line chronologically, giving advice on leveling (and how to avoid it), where to find the best spells, how to acquire all GFs and defeat all bosses. In addition the guide will cover all side quests and will also include in-depth mini-guides for Chocobo World and Triple Triad. By following this guide you can aspire to the following:

  • Complete walkthrough of the main questline.
  • All side quests and optional content.
  • How to defeat both of the game’s superbosses.
  • Information on how to acquire each GF and a discussion of their abilities, including where to assign them.
  • Information on Triple Triad, including the location of every card in the game and how to best use them.
  • Low-level run information.
  • Information on min-maxing stats.
  • A mini-guide for Chocobo World.
  • Information on all characters, including stats and how to acquire all their weapons and limits.
  • Triple Triad guide.

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