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)