Elemental Vulnerability
Fire Ice Thunder Water Wind Earth Pearl Poison
Absorb HP Normal Normal Normal Absorb HP Normal Normal Weak pt
Status Vulnerability
Dark Zombie Poison Imp Petrify Wound Condemned Near Fatal Mute
Normal Prevent Prevent Prevent Prevent Prevent Prevent Prevent Prevent
Berserk Muddled Seizure Psyche Slow Stop Freeze Charm HP Leak
Prevent Prevent Prevent Prevent Normal Normal Normal Normal Normal
Clear Float Image Regen Haste Shell Safe Reflect Life 3
Prevent Normal Prevent Normal Normal Normal Normal Normal Normal
Sketch
Battle (3/4) Psychrip (1/4)
Lores: Learned from Poltrgeist – 1 shown
World of Ruin lores are used by monsters in the World of Ruin; unique monster lores are used only by specific unique creatures; special monster lores are used only certain powerful creatures; some lores can be learned in other ways via the use of special abilities
Name
MP Description
The targets available to this ability; many abilities can target either allies or foes, and the note here signifies which they target by default; a double dagger (‡) indicates that an ability can hit all targets on either side of a pincer attack or side attack at the same time
Target
The base power of this ability, which determines the amount of damage or healing it does; a dagger (†) indicates that the attack ignores defense, making it more powerful than other abilities with the same Bat.Pwr; fractional damage is based on current HP or MP values and always ignores Defense; healing, MP restoration, HP draining, and MP draining or damaging attacks are indicated by their text color
Bat.Pwr
How likely this ability is to connect; abilities with a 100% hit rate always connect unless some effect prevents them entirely
Hit Rate
Special circumstances that allow this ability to be resisted; mouse over the terms to learn more
Resistance
Elements
The status effects inflicted or removed by this ability
Statuses
Notes
Aero 41 Wind-elemental damage All Foes 125 150 - Wind - -
Abilities: Used by Poltrgeist – 9 shown
Monster abilities cannot normally be used by characters; character abilities are learned by specific characters and are covered in this guide under the appropriate section; spells are normal spells that characters can learn; lores are monster abilities that can be learned by Strago; esper abilities are the results of summoning; dance moves are used while dancing; special attacks are used by some characters in certain circumstances; item abilities are how items function
Name
Whether this ability is physical or magical in nature; the game determines hits and damage differently for each; item abilities have non-random effects
Type
The targets available to this ability; many abilities can target either allies or foes, and the note here signifies which they target by default; a double dagger (‡) indicates that an ability can hit all targets on either side of a pincer attack or side attack at the same time
Target
The estimated average amount of damage this ability will deal to a target with 128 Mag.Def when used by this monster; actual damage will vary considerably based on the target's Defense or Mag.Def and other factors, but this is a good measure of the relative danger of this ability; a dagger (†) indicates that the ability ignores defense; fractional damage estimates are based on the maximum HP of characters of a similar level to the monster
Damage
The base power of this ability, which determines the amount of damage or healing it does; a dagger (†) indicates that the attack ignores defense, making it more powerful than other abilities with the same Bat.Pwr; fractional damage is based on current HP or MP values and always ignores Defense; healing, MP restoration, HP draining, and MP draining or damaging attacks are indicated by their text color
Bat.Pwr
MP
How likely this ability is to connect; abilities with a 100% hit rate always connect unless some effect prevents them entirely
Hit Rate
Special circumstances that allow this ability to be resisted; mouse over the terms to learn more
Resistance
Elements
The status effects inflicted or removed by this ability
Statuses
Notes
Aero Magic All Foes 1,302 125 41 150 - Wind - -
Blaster Magic One/All Foes - - 20 70 Runic, Wound - Wound -
Fire 3 Magic One/All Foes 2,519 121 51 150 Reflect, Runic Fire - -
Flare Star Magic All Foes 1,679 80 20 100% - Fire - -
Meteo Magic All Foes 2,517 60 20 80 - - - Full damage to all targets
S. Cross Magic All Foes 2,498 120 20 120 - Fire - Full damage to all targets
Shrapnel Magic One/All Foes 2,498 120 20 120 - - - -
Stop Magic One Foe - - 10 100 Reflect, Runic - Stop -
WaveCannon Magic All Foes 1,146 110 20 150 - Thunder - -
Encounters: With Poltrgeist – 1 shown
World of Ruin encounters cannot be found in the World of Balance; unique encounters are found as set encounters or treasure guardians, but never as a random battle; legendary dragons are unique monsters that are found in the World of Ruin; special bosses have unique music and immense power; the final bosses are the last creatures fought in the game
Name
Any encounters you've seen that appear on the Veldt will appear in groups; each encounter goes to the next group with at least one available encounter in it; encounters with no value listed do not appear on the Veldt
Veldt Group
Exp. GP Magic Points
The range of levels of monsters found in this encounter; level directly impacts the damage done by a monster's attacks, and is a good general indicator of the difficulty of any given encounter
Level
Each party member must run long enough to set their run value to at least this number in order to escape this encounter; side attacks have a run difficulty of zero and it is not possible to run from pincer attacks unless all monsters on one side have been defeated
Run Difficulty
The specific monsters that appear during this encounter
Monsters
- - - 10 67 Can't Run Poltrgeist
Set Encounters: With Poltrgeist – 1 shown
Maps: Where Poltrgeist is found – 1 shown
Area
World of Ruin maps cannot be found in the World of Balance; persistent maps are found in both the World of Balance as well as the World of Ruin
Name
World
The random encounters found on this map; if the encounter list changes at certain points during the game, each list is shown here
Encounters
The number of treasures found on this map
Treasures
The dance learned by Mog upon fighting a battle on this map; if this dance is used during a battle here, the dancer has no chance of stumbling; different terrain types on the world map have different dances; plains and wastelands use the Wind Song, forests use the Forest Suite, and deserts use the Desert Aria
Dance
The price of the inn found on this map; this inn is not necessarily available at all times
Inn Price
The price of the chocobo rental found on this map; this chocobo rental is not necessarily available at all times
Chocobo Price
Save Point Recovery Spring
Whether it is possible to use Warp on this map
Warp?
Ruin Brontaur, Evil Oscar (5/16)
4 Vectaurs (5/16)
GtBehemoth, Evil Oscar, Vectaur (6/16)
7 Earth Blues - - - - Yes
Weapons: Obtained from Poltrgeist – 1 shown
Rare weapons can be stolen from monsters; unique weapons are usually found as treasure; legendary weapons are dropped by the legendary dragons; strange weapons can be won in the colosseum; ancient weapons are held by the statues; ultimate weapons are the most powerful in the game; starting weapons are owned by certain characters but cannot be otherwise found
Name
Type Bat.Pwr
A 100% Hit Rate indicates that the weapon will not miss regardless of the target's MBlock%
Hit Rate
Description
When you attack with this weapon, there is a 1/4 chance that it will use this spell for 0 MP with a 100% Hit Rate on the same target after the attack; spell damage is affected by row and Jump status; weapons that deal automatic critical hits will deal critical damage with this spell; the spell is not subject to Reflect or the Runic command
Random
Any special battle effects this weapon has
Special
Evade % is listed in gray to indicate that, due to a bug, this value is not used; MBlock% is used to evade physical attacks instead
Evade %
Due to a bug, MBlock% is used to evade physical attacks instead of Evade %
MBlock%
Vigor Speed Stamina Mag.Pwr Price Value
If used as an item in combat, this item is lost but has the effect of the listed ability; this ability maximizes damage and ignores defense and environment factors
Item Use
The elemental nature of attacks made with this weapon
Element
Certain commands or abilities require weapons with a specific trait to operate
Used With
The characters that can normally equip this item; the Merit Award will expand a character's item selections
Used By
(Lance)Aura Lance Lance 227 180 - - - - - +3 +2 +1 +3 - 1 GP - - Runic, 2-hand, Throw Ed Mo
Armors: Obtained from Poltrgeist – 1 shown
Rare armor can be stolen from monsters; unique armor is usually found as treasure; strange armor can be won in the colosseum; ultimate armor is the most powerful in the game; starting armor is owned by certain characters but cannot be otherwise found
Namex
Type Defense
Evade % is listed in gray to indicate that, due to a bug, this value is not used; MBlock% is used to evade physical attacks instead
Evade %
Mag.Def
Due to a bug, MBlock% is used to evade physical attacks instead of Evade %
MBlock%
Description Vigor Speed Stamina Mag.Pwr Price Value
If used as an item in combat, this item is lost but has the effect of the listed ability; this ability maximizes damage and ignores defense and environment factors
Item Use
The item teaches the listed spell at the listed rate in the same manner as an equipped esper
Learned
The elemental protections and weaknesses offered when equipping this item
Elements
The status effects removed by this item
Statuses
The characters that can normally equip this item; the Merit Award will expand a character's item selections
Used By
(Armor)Red Jacket Armor 78 - 55 - Houses legendary grappler's spirit +5 +2 +4 +1 - 1 GP - - No Effect: Fire - Ed Sa