End Game Side Quests and Hunts
This page describes some of the end game content that you can complete after you have returned to the Balfonheim Port after completing the last level of the Pharos at Ridorana before you head to the Sky Fortress Bahamut at the end of the game. In addition to the side quests and hunts listed below, you can also fully complete the Bestiary in the Clan Primer and unlock all of the achievements in the Sky Pirate’s Den.
For starters, you should return to the Lhusu Mines and defeat Gilgamesh again if you have not done so to finish off that hunt:
Hunt 40: Battle on the Big Bridge - Gilgamesh
Returning to the Lhusu Mines to take on the much more difficult version of Gilgamesh further into the mines.
There are two new priority petitions that can be picked up when you return to Montblanc. These include:
- Priority Petition No. 11 – Ixion (Rank VI)
- Priority Petition No. 12 – The Seer (Rank VI)
Pick up both new Elite Hunts (Hunt 43: Fishy Dreams and Hunt 44: God or Devil?) and then head out to take care of a previous Hunt that you received to defeat Fafnir:
Hunt 31: Wyrm Wrath’s Renewal
Returning to the Paramina Rift during a snowstorm to defeat Fafnir (Rank VII).
Return to Montblanc to obtain the next Elite Hunt. This Hunt that you receive (Hunt 42: Truth Shrouded in Mist (Behemoth King – Rank VII)) is very difficult and is best saved until after you have completed some of the other Hunts and side quests listed below (this Hunt is listed again down below to be completed after defeating Ixion and Shadowseer).
There is another optional Esper that you should obtain back in the Great Crystal:
Ultima, the High Seraph
Travelling through the upper parts of the Great Crystal to battle and obtain the next optional Esper.
While you are at the Great Crystal, you may want to obtain some of the treasures in the Great Crystal including the Zodiac Escutcheon, Glimmering Robes and the Excalibur.
Treasures in the Great Crystal
Traversing through the Great Crystal maze to obtain some high-level treasure.
The last and final Esper that you can obtain in Zodiark; it is definitely the most difficult Esper to obtain and one of the more difficult fights in the game:
Zodiark, Keeper of Precepts
Re-entering a new section of the Henne Mines to track down and defeat the most powerful optional Esper: Zodiark.
The next hunts to complete are listed below. Note that you can also partake in a mini-side quest when you initiate the first of these Hunts to track down Pylraster. More information is available below:
The Saccio Lane Footrace
Race Rikken and his friends through the streets of Balfonheim Port for some handy rewards after initiating the Hunt to obtain Pylraster.
After you have won a few races against Rikken, set out to defeat Pylraster and complete the next Hunt as well as a few others that you received from Montblanc:
Hunt 32: Who’s the Strongest?
Heading back to the entrance of the Pharos of Ridorana to defeat a heavy-hitting tyrant by the name of Pylraster (Rank VII).
The next two Hunts take place in the Subterra area of the Pharos of Ridorana which is an area that you have not explored yet. Check out the Subterra side quest section for more information about this zone.
Once you have reached the lowest levels of the Subterra you can complete both of the following hunts:
Hunt 43: Fishy Dreams
Ixion (Rank VI) is also hanging out in the Pharos of Ridorana in the lower Subterra zones.
Hunt 44: God or Devil?
The final Mark located at the end of the Subterra zones in the lower levels of the Pharos of Ridorana. This Mark, Shadowseer (Rank VI), summons previous Marks that you have defeated in your journey.
The last Hunt to complete is the one listed above. You will want to be around level 70 before attempting this Hunt:
Hunt 42: Truth Shrouded in Mist
Defeating a specific chain of enemies in the Feywood area to spawn and defeat the Behemoth King (Rank VII).
This will leave only the most difficult battles of the game left to complete. Before you can challenge Yiazmat, you must battle another dragon that is very similar named Hell Wyrm back in the Sochen Cave Palace:
Once Hell Wyrm (as well as the other Rank VII Hunts) have been defeated, return to Montblanc to accept the hunt for Yiazmat.
Hunt 45: Farewell to a Legend
Defeating the ultimate and most difficult boss in Final Fantasy XII - Yiazmat.