Abilities

A full list of the support abilities available in Final Fantasy IX. Each listing also includes a listing of items that can teach the listed ability as well as how much AP is required for a particular character to learn that ability. Note that character specific abilities are not listed. Check out the character's individual pages in the Characters section.


Auto-Reflect
Effect:
“Automatically casts Reflect in battle.”

Learned From:
· Reflect Ring

Available to:
· Zidane (95 AP)
· Dagger (75 AP)
· Steiner (95 AP)
· Vivi (70 AP)
· Freya (95 AP)
· Quina (75 AP)
· Eiko (70 AP)
· Amarant (85 AP)

Auto-Float
Effect:
“Automatically casts Float in battle.”

Learned From:
· Venetia Shield
· Feather Boots

Available to:
· Zidane (20 AP)
· Dagger (20 AP)
· Steiner (20 AP)
· Vivi (20 AP)
· Freya (20 AP)
· Quina (40 AP)
· Eiko (25 AP)
· Amarant (35 AP)

Auto-Haste
Effect:
“Automatically casts Haste in battle.”

Learned From:
· Running Shoes

Available to:
· Zidane (55 AP)
· Dagger (55 AP)
· Steiner (65 AP)
· Vivi (55 AP)
· Freya (75 AP)
· Quina (70 AP)
· Eiko (65 AP)
· Amarant (70 AP)

Auto-Regen
Effect:
“Automatically casts Regen in battle.”

Learned From:
· Golem’s Flute
· Golden Hairpin
· Glutton’s Robe
· Light Robe
· Carabini Mail
· Brave Suit
· Maiden Prayer
· Angel Earrings

Available to:
· Zidane (25 AP)
· Dagger (35 AP)
· Steiner (75 AP)
· Vivi (30 AP)
· Freya (25 AP)
· Quina (30 AP)
· Eiko (35 AP)
· Amarant (35 AP)

Auto-Life
Effect:
“Automatically casts Life in battle (Maximum 1 cast).”

Learned From:
· Rebirth Ring

Available to:
· Zidane (130 AP)
· Dagger (105 AP)
· Steiner (155 AP)
· Vivi (70 AP)
· Freya (125 AP)
· Quina (165 AP)
· Eiko (100 AP)
· Amarant (140 AP)

HP+10%
Effect:
“Increases HP by 10%.”

Learned From:
· Chain Mail
· Judo Uniform
· Aquamarine
· Germinas Boots

Available to:
· Steiner (20 AP)
· Freya (30 AP)
· Amarant (10 AP)

HP+20%
Effect:
“Increases HP by 20%.”

Learned From:
· Mantra Band
· Genji Helmet
· Adaman Hat
· Defense Gloves
· Maximillain
· Black Belt
· Battle Boots

Available to:
· Zidane (40 AP)
· Steiner (60 AP)
· Freya (75 AP)
· Amarant (40 AP)

MP+10%
Effect:
“Increases MP by 10%.”

Learned From:
· Magician Cloak
· Magician Robe
· Emerald
· Magician Shoes
· Extension

Available to:
· Freya (35 AP)
· Quina (50 AP)
· Eiko (15 AP)

MP+20%
Effect:
“Increases MP by 20%.”

Learned From:
· Black Robe
· Angel Earrings

Available to:
· Vivi (30 AP)
· Freya (45 AP)
· Eiko (50 AP)

Accuracy+
Effect:
“Raises physical attack accuracy.”

Learned From:
· Diamond Helm
· Black Hood
· Power Wrist
· Genji Armor
· Lapis Lazuli

Available to:
· Zidane (30 AP)
· Steiner (40 AP)
· Freya (30 AP)
· Amarant (30 AP)

Distract
Effect:
“Lowers enemy’s physical attack accuracy.”

Learned From:
· Judo Uniform
· Shield Armor
· Diamond
· Reflect Ring

Available to:
· Zidane (30 AP)
· Steiner (30 AP)
· Freya (25 AP)

Long Reach
Effect:
“Back row attacks like front row.”

Learned From:
· Thief Hat
· Protect Ring

Available to:
· Zidane (170 AP)
· Steiner (200 AP)
· Freya (210 AP)
· Amarant (210 AP)

MP Attack
Effect:
“Uses own MP to raise Attack Pwr.”

Learned From:
· Red Hat
· Cross Helm
· Battle Boots
· Power Belt

Available to:
· Zidane (45 AP)
· Steiner (50 AP)
· Freya (20 AP)
· Amarant (60 AP)

Bird Killer
Effect:
“Deals lethal damage to flying enemies.”

Learned From:
· Bronze Armor
· Chain Mail
· Adaman Vest
· Yellow Scarf

Available to:
· Zidane (20 AP)
· Steiner (25 AP)
· Freya (30 AP)
· Amarant (10 AP)

Bug Killer
Effect:
“Deals lethal damage to insects.”

Learned From:
· Bronze Helm
· Mythril Gloves
· Mythril Armlet

Available to:
· Zidane (35 AP)
· Steiner (50 AP)
· Freya (25 AP)
· Amarant (10 AP)

Stone Killer
Effect:
“Deals lethal damage to stone enemies.”

Learned From:
· Platinum Helm
· Adaman Vest
· Gold Armor
· Power Vest

Available to:
· Zidane (30 AP)
· Steiner (20 AP)
· Freya (20 AP)
· Amarant (10 AP)

Undead Killer
Effect:
“Deals lethal damage to undead enemies.”

Learned From:
· Headgear
· Ritual Hat
· Silver Gloves
· N-Kai Armlet
· Plate Mail

Available to:
· Zidane (45 AP)
· Steiner (30 AP)
· Freya (20 AP)
· Amarant (10 AP)

Dragon Killer
Effect:
“Deals lethal damage to dragons.”

Learned From:
· Javelin
· Barbut

Available to:
· Freya (70 AP)

Devil Killer
Effect:
“Deals lethal damage to demons.”

Learned From:
· Cross Helm
· Thunder Gloves
· Chain Plate
· Demon’s Vest

Available to:
· Zidane (25 AP)
· Steiner (30 AP)
· Freya (30 AP)
· Amarant (10 AP)

Beast Killer
Effect:
“Deals lethal damage to beasts.”

Learned From:
· Broadsword
· Flash Hat
· Leather Wrist
· Egoist’s Armlet
· Platina Armor
· Moonstone
· Black Belt

Available to:
· Zidane (30 AP)
· Steiner (55 AP)
· Freya (25 AP)
· Amarant (10 AP)

Man Eater
Effect:
“Deals lethal damage to humans.”

Learned From:
· Bandana
· Coronet
· Mythril Gloves
· Coral Ring

Available to:
· Zidane (25 AP)
· Steiner (20 AP)
· Freya (20 AP)
· Amarant (10 AP)

High Jump
Effect:
“Jump higher to raise jump attack power.”

Learned From:
· Dragon Mail

Available to:
· Freya (75 AP)

Master Thief
Effect:
“Steal better items.”

Learned From:
· Thief Gloves

Available to:
· Zidane (50 AP)

Steal Gil
Effect:
“Steal Gil along with items.”

Learned From:
· Glass Armlet
· Yellow Scarf

Available to:
· Zidane (40 AP)

Healer
Effect:
“Restores target’s HP.”

Learned From:
· Healing Rod
· Anklet
· Garnet

Available to:
· Dagger (30 AP)
· Vivi (20 AP)
· Quina (60 AP)
· Eiko (20 AP)
· Amarant (40 AP)

Add Status
Effect:
“Adds weapon's status effect (Add ST) when you Attack.”

Learned From:
· Bone Wrist
· Chimera Armlet
· Bracer
· Feather Hat
· Twist Headband
· Glass Buckle
· Thunder Gloves

Available to:
· Zidane (35 AP)
· Steiner (50 AP)
· Vivi (25 AP)
· Freya (25 AP)
· Quina (35 AP)
· Amarant (20 AP)

Gamble Defense
Effect:
“Raises Defense occasionally.”

Learned From:
· Twist Headband
· Adaman Hat
· Power Vest
· Barette

Available to:
· Zidane (20 AP)
· Freya (20 AP)
· Quina (40 AP)
· Amarant (35 AP)

Chemist
Effect:
“Doubles the potency of medicinal items.”

Learned From:
· Cotton Robe
· Grand Armor
· Barette
· Madain’s Ring

Available to:
· Dagger (15 AP)
· Steiner (20 AP)
· Freya (35 AP)

Power Throw
Effect:
“Raises the strength of Throw.”

Learned From:
· Bracer

Available to:
· Amarant (125 AP)

Power Up
Effect:
“Raises the strength of Chakra.”

Learned From:
· Golden Skullcap

Available to:
· Amarant (30 AP)

Reflect-Null
Effect:
“Nullifies Reflect and attacks.”

Learned From:
· Robe of Lords
· Pearl Rouge

Available to:
· Dagger (45 AP)
· Vivi (30 AP)
· Eiko (55 AP)

Reflectx2
Effect:
“Doubles the strength of spells by using Reflect.”

Learned From:
· Black Robe
· Rosetta Ring

Available to:
· Vivi (110 AP)

Mag Elem Null
Effect:
“Nullifies magic element.”

Learned From:
· Promist Ring
· Protect Ring

Available to:
· Vivi (115 AP)

Concentrate
Effect:
“Raises the strength of spells.”

Learned From:
· Robe of Lords
· Rosetta Ring

Available to:
· Dagger (80 AP)
· Eiko (90 AP)

Half MP
Effect:
“Cuts MP use by half in battle.”

Learned From:
· Light Robe
· Protect Ring

Available to:
· Dagger (125 AP)
· Vivi (140 AP)
· Quina (90 AP)
· Eiko (120 AP)

High Tide
Effect:
“Allows you to Trance faster.”

Learned From:
· Fork
· Needle Fork
· Mythril Fork
· Silver Fork
· Bistro Fork
· Gastro Fork
· Partisan
· Dark Hat
· Grand Helm
· Jade Armlet
· Genji Gloves
· Gaia Gear
· Demon’s Mail
· Minerva’s Plate
· Sapphire

Available to:
· Zidane (1 AP)
· Dagger (1 AP)
· Steiner (1 AP)
· Vivi (1 AP)
· Freya (1 AP)
· Quina (1 AP)
· Eiko (1 AP)
· Amarant (1 AP)

Counter
Effect:
“Counter-attacks when physically attacked.”

Learned From:
· Cat’s Claws
· Poison Knuckles
· Mythril Claws
· Scissor Fangs
· Dragon’s Claws
· Tiger Fangs
· Avenger
· Kaiser Knuckles
· Duel Claws
· Ritual Hat
· Power Vest
· Power Belt
· Venetia Shield
· Anklet

Available to:
· Zidane (1 AP)
· Dagger (1 AP)
· Steiner (1 AP)
· Vivi (1 AP)
· Freya (1 AP)
· Quina (1 AP)
· Eiko (1 AP)
· Amarant (1 AP)

Cover
Effect:
“You take damage in place of an ally.”

Learned From:
· Red Hat
· Gauntlets
· Linen Cuirass
· Mythril Armor

Available to:
· Steiner (20 AP)
· Freya (30 AP)
· Amarant (90 AP)

Protect Girls
Effect:
“You take damage in place of a girl.”

Learned From:
· Butterfly Sword
· Leather Shirt

Available to:
· Zidane (35 AP)

Eye 4 Eye
Effect:
“Raises Counter activation rate.”

Learned From:
· Kaiser Helm
· Flash Hat
· Ninja Gear
· Rubber Suit

Available to:
· Zidane (60 AP)
· Steiner (35 AP)
· Freya (35 AP)
· Amarant (50 AP)

Body Temp
Effect:
“Prevents Freeze and Heat.”

Learned From:
· Holy Miter
· Jade Armlet
· Glutton’s Robe
· Genji Armor
· Diamond
· Fairy Earrings
· Madain’s Ring

Available to:
· Zidane (25 AP)
· Dagger (25 AP)
· Steiner (35 AP)
· Vivi (15 AP)
· Freya (20 AP)
· Quina (20 AP)
· Eiko (20 AP)
· Amarant (30 AP)

Alert
Effect:
“Prevents back attacks.”

Learned From:
· Barbut
· Ninja Gear
· Germinas Boots

Available to:
· Zidane (1 AP)
· Dagger (1 AP)
· Steiner (1 AP)
· Vivi (1 AP)
· Freya (1 AP)
· Quina (1 AP)
· Eiko (1 AP)
· Amarant (1 AP)

Iniative
Effect:
“Raises the chance of first strike.”

Learned From:
· Obelisk
· Battle Boots

Available to:
· Freya (95 AP)

Level Up
Effect:
“Characters level up faster.”

Learned From:
· Iron Helm
· Egoist’s Armlet
· Pearl Rouge
· Fairy Earrings
· Extension
· Rosetta Ring

Available to:
· Zidane (75 AP)
· Dagger (50 AP)
· Steiner (50 AP)
· Vivi (30 AP)
· Freya (40 AP)
· Quina (60 AP)
· Eiko (65 AP)
· Amarant (50 AP)

Ability Up
Effect:
“Characters learn abilities faster.”

Learned From:
· Stardust Rod
· Green Beret
· Diamond Gloves
· Silk Robe
· Brigandine
· Diamond Armor
· Cachusha
· Ribbon
· Lapis Lazuli

Available to:
· Zidane (95 AP)
· Dagger (60 AP)
· Steiner (70 AP)
· Vivi (55 AP)
· Freya (65 AP)
· Quina (40 AP)
· Eiko (55 AP)
· Amarant (90 AP)

Millionaire
Effect:
“Receive more Gil after battle.”

Learned From:
· Yellow Scarf

Available to:
· Quina (100 AP)

Flee-Gil
Effect:
“Receive Gil even when running from battle.”

Learned From:
· Wrist
· Desert Boots
· Gold Choker

Available to:
· Zidane (45 AP)
· Amarant (30 AP)

Guardian Mog
Effect:
“Mog protects with unseen forces.”

Learned From:
· Ribbon
· Madain’s Ring

Available to:
· Eiko (30 AP)

Insomniac
Effect:
“Prevents Sleep.”

Learned From:
· Mythril Helm
· Bandana
· Diamond Helm
· Holy Miter
· Magician Cloak
· Gaia Gear
· Coral Ring

Available to:
· Zidane (30 AP)
· Dagger (25 AP)
· Steiner (25 AP)
· Vivi (25 AP)
· Freya (30 AP)
· Quina (40 AP)
· Eiko (25 AP)
· Amarant (20 AP)

Antibody
Effect:
“Prevents Poison and Venom.”

Learned From:
· Mythril Helm
· Mantra Band
· Bronze Gloves
· Glass Armlet
· Survival Vest
· Glutton’s Robe
· Glass Buckle

Available to:
· Zidane (20 AP)
· Dagger (15 AP)
· Steiner (35 AP)
· Vivi (30 AP)
· Freya (15 AP)
· Quina (20 AP)
· Eiko (20 AP)
· Amarant (25 AP)

Bright Eyes
Effect:
“Prevents Darkness.”

Learned From:
· Feather Hat
· Iron Helm
· Ritual Hat
· Cachusha

Available to:
· Zidane (35 AP)
· Steiner (25 AP)
· Freya (20 AP)
· Amarant (25 AP)

Loudmouth
Effect:
“Prevents Silence.”

Learned From:
· Mage’s Hat
· Golden Hairpin
· Silk Robe
· White Robe
· Pearl Rouge

Available to:
· Dagger (20 AP)
· Vivi (40 AP)
· Quina (30 AP)
· Eiko (15 AP)

Restore HP
Effect:
“Restores HP automatically when Near Death.”

Learned From:
· Platinum Helm
· Minerva’s Plate
· Brave Suit
· Grand Armor
· Promist Ring

Available to:
· Zidane (85 AP)
· Steiner (100 AP)
· Freya (85 AP)
· Amarant (75 AP)

Jelly
Effect:
“Prevents Petrify and Gradual Petrify.”

Learned From:
· Dark Hat
· Circlet
· Diamond Gloves
· Dragon Wrist
· Bronze Vest
· Mythril Armor
· Dark Gear

Available to:
· Zidane (35 AP)
· Dagger (40 AP)
· Steiner (30 AP)
· Vivi (25 AP)
· Freya (30 AP)
· Quina (35 AP)
· Eiko (35 AP)
· Amarant (15 AP)

Return Magic
Effect:
“Returns magic used by enemy.”

Learned From:
· Coronet
· Brigandine

Available to:
· Vivi (90 AP)
· Amarant (170 AP)

Absorb MP
Effect:
“Absorbs MP used by enemy.”

Learned From:
· Promist Ring

Available to:
· Quina (80 AP)

Auto-Potion
Effect:
“Automatically uses Potion when damaged.”

Learned From:
· Mythril Vest
· Magician Robe
· Demon’s Vest
· White Robe
· Running Shoes
· Gold Choker
· Extension

Available to:
· Zidane (30 AP)
· Dagger (20 AP)
· Steiner (20 AP)
· Vivi (10 AP)
· Freya (30 AP)
· Quina (20 AP)
· Eiko (30 AP)
· Amarant (30 AP)

Locomotion
Effect:
“Prevents Stop.”

Learned From:
· Black Hood
· Golden Skullcap
· Survival Vest
· Plate Mail
· Demon’s Vest
· Ninja Gear
· Anklet

Available to:
· Zidane (30 AP)
· Dagger (30 AP)
· Steiner (35 AP)
· Vivi (35 AP)
· Freya (25 AP)
· Quina (20 AP)
· Eiko (15 AP)
· Amarant (20 AP)

Clear Headed
Effect:
“Prevents Confusion.”

Learned From:
· Gold Helm
· Lamia’s Tiara
· Green Beret
· Circlet
· Magic Armlet
· Dark Gear
· Magician Shoes

Available to:
· Zidane (25 AP)
· Dagger (25 AP)
· Steiner (30 AP)
· Vivi (15 AP)
· Freya (35 AP)
· Quina (25 AP)
· Eiko (15 AP)
· Amarant (30 AP)

Boost
Effect:
“Raises strength of eidolons.”

Learned From:
· Pumice Piece

Available to:
· Dagger (190 AP)
· Eiko (150 AP)

Odin’s Sword
Effect:
“Attacks with eidolon Odin.”

Learned From:
· Ancient Aroma

Available to:
· Dagger (50 AP)

Mug
Effect:
“Damages enemy when you Steal.”

Learned From:
· Chimera Armlet
· Thief Hat
· Survival Vest

Available to:
· Zidane (65 AP)

Bandit
Effect:
“Raises success rate of Steal.”

Learned From:
· Mythril Dagger
· N-Kai Armlet

Available to:
· Zidane (40 AP)