To find fafnir u have to follow a certain path in the paramina rift..Speak to Relj to make the
blizzard appear in Paramina Rift, then from Mt. Bur-Omisace, head to: Freezing Gorge -> Head
of the Silverflow -> Icebound Flow -> Karydine Glacier -> Silverflow's End.

ZALERA (esper)
Health points: 75,000
Level: 40
Immune: Immune to all eight elements
License Points Given: 40
Steals: Gemini Gem, Pebble, High Arcana

Location: Barheim Passage (Terminus No. 7)
Difficulty: Varies at what level you are.

Recommended Level: Level 43, or 47, or 49, or 51, (or high levels in that
particular pattern.)

Recommended Gambits
- Ally: HP under 50% - Use Curaja
- Ally: Any - Arise
- Ally: Any - Cast Esuna
- Foe: Party leader's target - Attack
- Foe: Lowest HP – Attack

How To Find: In order to find Zalera, you needed to have passed the events
at The Tomb of Raithwall (however, I'll once again state that you should
wait until much later from the game to get optional Espers), and have
completed the "Flowering Cactoid" hunt. But by the time you fight Zalera,
you should be FAR past that hunt. You could've also done the "Nidhogg"
hunt, to get a "Great Serpentskin", which can help you get a better item
for a reward, for a sidequest you need to do to get to Zalera (see
"Frequently Asked Questions" (FAQ24)).

Battle Strategy: Now, the entrance we came out of the Barheim Passage when we
defeated the Mimic Queen long ago is blocked by rocks. There's another
entrance so we may return to The Barheim Passage, and go to a secret area to
find Zalera. The monsters there are around levels 30-40, so be around or
above that. The alternate entrance we want is northeast of the blocked
passage. However, we need a key to unlock the secret entrance, so we'll need
to do a.....SIDE-QUEST! to get the key to unlock it! Whooopeeee!

Now. you won't get a Game Over. quickly kill them all before attacking Zalera. Look around for a man named Ruksel. To start off. If you head north past a few areas. and then head for Dantro.. Now. Now getting the key was one thing. whose name is Dantro. but beware of the monsters that roam there. then west to find a normal Blue Save Crystal. Zalera. you'll be returned to South Bank Village.. Curaga. look around for her. look around the area that Dantro is in and find two Small Phials. and talk to him. Now. when you are able to examine one. Afterwards. Hi-Potions. She'll then ask for a Great Serpentskin. From the Great Central Passageway head north- east and exit that area. X-Potions".. Now. Speak to Dantro's Wife again. speak with Tchigri again. but if you don't have any.. Eventually. go to Dantro's Wife in South Bank Village. Speak to Dantro's Wife again. I'll refer to Zalera as "it". You'll need to find some "Semclan Shells".well. Check your Clan Primer if you're unsure where he is. and give her the items. If you use magicks often. If you have trouble finding them. finding and defeating Zalera is another thing. speak to Techigri in the northern part of South Bank Village to ride the ferry to North Bank Village. head west to another section. you'll get the Drops of Valeblossom Dew. the battle will have around a five minute timer. After another sequence.. Look for the entrance to The Berheim Passage. This is located in "Broken Sands". Zalera has Dead Bones gaurding him. then south-west. Now. look in the first paragraph for information on that.) Then. Get some and return to her. which is north of North Bank Village. you'll find a orange teleporting crystal. which are found on the shore of South Bank Village. and is hurt by healing such as "Cure. . go back to the petitioner of the Flowering Cactoid hunt. look around the crates and supplies. Curaja. Head west again.you'll know why I'll refer to it as it once you actually see Zalera. Afterwards. as. use the above on him instead. Return to Dantro's Wife again. if you don't defeat Zalera. you'll need to find some Drops of Valeblossom Dew. then speak to the Traveler who's been healed for the Barheim Key. is Undead. head to the northern part of Broken Sands and look for some trees. and you'll find Zalera. but the timer runs out. (By area I refer to each section. It's immune to all of the eight elements. so do so. it's okay. Potions. you'll be magically teleported out of the "arena". Now we'll need to speak to Dantro's Wife again. Cura. and then check behind her house and examine the flower there.

expect Zalera to use Kill on your last remaining character. "Level 3 Disable". Elixir Location: Stillshrine of Miriam (Throne of Veiled Gods) Difficulty: Varies at what level you are. which can automatically kill a character. It uses "Death". Zalera uses Stop as well. High Arcana. It also uses "Kill". Basically. Recommended Gambits Ally: Any . Just keep reviving your characters. Some of which include "Level 2 Sleep". and eventually Zalera will use magicks that kill off your characters. because he kills off your characters very often. as Zalera doesn't use any healing spells to damage your characters.Phoenix Down Ally: HP below 50% . Keep attacking it using either normal attacks or healing spells/items. Have a decent amount of Phoenix Downs. Yes. but it's avoidable.000 Level: 51 Special Note: Halves damages from all elements License Points Given: 55 Steals: Cancer Gem.Remedy Foe: Party leader's target .Zalera uses many "level specific spells" (see Gilgamesh's second battle for information on these attacks). ZEROMUS (esper) Health points: 170. and make sure you always have at least two party characters alive. "Level 5 Reverse".Attack . kill all the Dead Bones you see.Chronos Tear Ally: Any . then focus on killing Zalera.X-Potion Ally: HP below 70% . "Level 4 Break". Recommended Level: Level 50 or higher recommended. which casts Sleep on multiple characters at once. and is sadly unavoidable. because if you only have one and haven't bothered reviving your other party members yet. it uses all level spells. but it's recommended your at a level divisable by 5. and "Prime Level Death".Hi-Potion Ally: Any . It uses "Sleepga". which automatically kills a character.

You can't use any magicks in this battle. High Arcana. Now. CHAOS (esper) Health points: 210. so talk to any "Acolyte" you can find. but kill all the Dark Lords quickly. go to Mt. as it just actually increases the damage being done to your characters. you'll need to heal with items. Stop. Zeromus' attacks can combo often. I recommend you use a Quickening at the beginning of the fight and get a strong cocurrence to kill them all. Zeromus uses Hastega. and Bio. but you can't do anything about them. You can still use Summons and Quickenings in this battle. Now that was easy. Normally I'd tell you to Dispel his positive stats effects that he has on himself. and he uses Gravity attacks very frequently. Bur-Omisace (Temple Grounds). so near the end of the fight feel free to. Bur-Omisace you can obtain this optional Esper. and barely has that much running around collecting items for people and such. Just keep attacking him. Gravity deals 25% of your max health points. You may want to be a high level for this fight. Be sure to have many Hi-Potions or X-Potions in stock for this battle. Gravity. We'll need to do a small mini-quest. Elixir . There are many people by this name. You can also use Hastega Motes if you have any to Haste your characters. and is much more difficult. and are capible of doing a lot of damage. Slowga. Don't use Bubble.Foe: Lowest HP . and look around for people by the "Acolyte". Talk to him and obtain a Stone of the Condemner. If you have licenses on your characters' license boards that allow them to gain magick points by dealing damage. Dark Lords also face you in the battle. as they'll pile up and easily kill your characters.000 Level: 57 Weakness: Earth Absorb: Wind Immune: Immune to all other elements License Points Given: 60 Steals: Taurus Gem. Eventually one will reveal his name to be "Nu Mou". Go to The Stillshrine of Mariam and use the stone at the Waystone to get "teleported" to a secret area.Attack How To Find: After you've defeated Judge Bergan in Mt. let's fight Zeromus now! Battle Strategy: This fight is like the opposite of fighting Exodus. but it's very small. Piercing Graviga. and Piercing Graviga does 50% of your max health. It's a very hard fight to win. use one at the beginning of the battle.

Go to Old Dalan's house (The old man you visited near the beginning of the game). the person you saw from when you hunted the Wraith. Close No. 11. Go inside his house and look for a Dusty Letter on a table. but look south). look for a small white glittery light on the floor. which you recieve in one of the hunts above I've listed). Close No. 1.Location: Necrohol of Nabudis (The Crucible) Difficulty: Varies at what level you are. He roams the southeastern section of the South Sprawl. and "Orthros". 11. and speak with her. Now. When you have the Dull Fragment. You'll now need to find a person named "Filo" in Lowtown. Just so you know. You'll now need to open and close the controls in a certain order in order to proceed. proceed to the next paragraph. Now head to the waterway control system in The Garamsythe Waterway (the semi-circle where you fought Fireman). close No.Attack How To Find: This optional Esper probably has the longest and most boring sidequest. a Key Item you'll need. head to the southern part of your map.Esuna Foe: Lowest HP .Curaja Ally: Any . go to the Muthru Bazaar/ . Recommended Level: Level 65 or higher recommended. and look in his house for a person named "Roh'kenmou". 4. Give him the Dull Fragment (and the Blackened Fragment.Attack Foe: Party leader's target . Once you are done these hunts you may go off on your adventure to find Chaos. 4. and open every control there (turn off the lights from the objects). go to the fountain in the Southern Plaza. 3. 2. (Stay within the semi-circle with the controls. 3. "White Mousse". 4. After you've opened/closed the controls in this order. You should examine a light on the floor and you'll recieve a "Dull Fragment". Afterwards. If you don't get the examine option.Arise Ally: HP below 50% . Once done. and search around slowly. Now. Recommended Gambits Ally: Any . and look for a "Curious Woman". speak to "Deeg". before you can find Chaos you must've done the mark hunts where you hunt "Wraith". Return to the Old Dalan's house and speak with Roh'kenmou again. Open No. Open No.

absorbs Wind based magicks. Afterwards look for Kytes in the northern section of Lowtown. Head west to another exit from the area. You'll face Fury. Now head to Old Archades and look for a man named "Otto" found in The Alley of Mutated Sighs. Go to the area "The Slumbermead". Now. and look northwest and try to find a hidden path. Give Roh'kenmou the fragment. Once there. You'll recieve a Medallion of Might. and then use your new medallion on the Door of Despair to finally be able to fight this optional Esper. there are a lot of skeletons here. with fighting rather than talking to people. and he'll disappear. Don't worry. If you have troubles finding the secret path. and look east for a a "Door of Horrors". There are many named that. Head to the Necrohol of Nabudis. Head to the Nabreus Deadlands. it gets a slight bit more excited. used to acess Chaos' room. The Lusterless Medallion and The Medallion of Love. Battle Strategy: This is another tough battle to win. and go to "The Hall of the Ivory Covenant".Clan Shop "area" and look for some people named "Merchant". First. look around for an Imperial and have a little chat with him. Go and talk with Filo now. Now find the Imperial in the magick shop. Give it to Roh'kenmou. if you want advise on this boss see his section on help on how to defeat him. Go to the area "Cloister of the Highborn". go to the area "Cloister of Distant Songs" (we're still in the Necrohol). Now you'll need to run over to the Magick shop. You'll probably want to use Magicks and Technicks for defeating Chaos. Look for a shrine and after some events you'll get two medallions. From there. Save your game and return to the Necrohol of Nabudis. Walk across the secret path and exit the map area. The enemies around Chaos don't respawn after you kill . Now. Head over there and speak with him. progress slowly and kill them all if you need to). and look for a "Door of Loathing". It's called the "Grimy Fragment". take note that Chaos is weak to Earth based magicks. but speak with them all and recieve your orders for the next steps. and you'll get another fragment. You'll find Roh'kenmou in the Magick shop in Archades. you'll need to face two easy bosses in order to fight Chaos. You'll face another easy boss named "Humbaba". You'll now recieve the Moonsilver Medallion from him. try making your characters run northwest across the area. You won't be able to use "Attack" from your battle menu in this Esper fight. Defeat him and read the next paragraph. but he should be quite easy to defeat. head northwest up the mountain (becareful here. and is immune to the other elements. save your game. you should find it eventually.

equipments. His "special attack". is Aeroja (note Aeroga and Aeroja are two different spells). so focus on killing them first. Eventually he'll be defeated.Esuna Ally: Any . It really depends on your levels. or use a Ether or Hi-Ether to replenish your Magic Points. Megalixir Location: Great Crystal (Crystal Peak) Difficulty: Varies at what level you are. but he's a semi-challenge. the path to finding Ultima is shorter than Chaos. which inflicts high Wind elemental damage onto all of your party characters. and what Magicks you've bought. If you die to him a lot. though beware of the lag from using some of these magicks. Non-elemental magicks are spells like Bio. But there's something even better. quickly use Esuna or Smelling Salts. Shock.Attack Foe: Party leader's target . The trek is long and boring. which depletes your Magic Points on your characters.Arise Ally: HP below 50% . Earth magicks. Recommended Gambits Ally: Any . High Arcana.000 Level: 63 Weakness: Dark Absorb: Holy Immune: Immune to all other elements. but it can be annoying. Becareful when your characters are Confused. I recommend using non-elemental magicks. NO SILLY SIDE-QUESTS for this Esper! You just need to head straight . Recommended Level: Level 65 or higher recommended. but has a chance to inflict Confuse.Attack How To Find: Okay. After he uses it you might want to start using technicks to damage him. License Points Given: 65 Steals: Virgo Gem. ULTIMA (esper) Health points: 250. He also uses Aeroga. before attacking Chaos. Chaos uses Fearga.them.Remedy Foe: Lowest HP . and Flare. try to level up and get some better Magicks and Technicks.Curaja Ally: Any . which is the same as Aeroga. but thankfully there's a Blue Crystal before the fight you have with Ultima. or technicks such as Telekenesis or Souleater. your license board.

Go back to where you found the Gate Libra II. Head straight and you should then see a Virgo Alter. and unseal the Gate Leo II. Use Waystone IX to teleport to Waystone X. 24. and eventually go down some paths to Waystone XV. Unseal Gate Sag. 18. however some find her to be easy to defeat. 14. Head to either the platform right of Gate Sag. Now head to the Great Crystal via Giruvegan. Activate it and start the timer. 16. 15. 29. 21. Head through the path and head to Waystone XII. 25. 13. Activate the Leo Alter and activate the timer. . 2. you must've passed Giruvegan (after the Great Crystal). 8. 6. Alter and activate the timer. Use Waystone XII to teleport to Waystone XIV. 3. Unseal the Gate Capricorn I gate. Head back to Waystone XIV (don't teleport) and head down the right path. 28. 20. I. Take the most leftern path you see. Unseal the gate and head straight. 4. 10. It really doesn't matter. and use these steps to find Ultima. Turn left to find a Gate Libra II gate. I've made them into steps for easier viewing pleasure. 26. From that platform.to the area you find Ultima. 11. Activate the Capricorn Alter to start the timer. I recommend you use the Great Crystal map found on this site in combination with these steps. Head back to where you found Waystone XVI and head to the left path you see. Head either left or right. 22. or the platform left of Gate Sag. 9. then left to another Waystone. Use the Libra Alter and activate the timer. However. Head through the middle path to the Libra Alter. 5. 19. turn around 180 degrees to find a Gate Virgo I. This step process assumes that all Gates are sealed. Run back to Waystone XX (the one which had two Sag. II. Gates). 23. Take the left path you see now. Take the path to the next platform. Use Waystone XVII to teleport to Waystone XVIII. 27. Turn right and head to that path. unseal it and head straight. Continue along the paths until you reach a fork. II. but I've always considered Ultima to be the second toughest optional Esper. 12. Go to the Sag. Take the only path you can see. 7. 1. 17. I recommend you overlevel your characters before trying to take on Ultima. and simply fight her. Keep heading straight until you find a Capricorn Alter.

She has Blinda. is weak to Dark. retreat and obtain new spells/items/armour/equipment. which simply casts Protect and Shell on herself. She's not that difficult. but if she's hard I recommend you level up your characters in the Great Crystal a bit. then a magnetic effect that slows down your characters a lot. First your health will be constantly sapped away. near the middle of the battle. She'll cast Reflectga on your characters.30. which is odd considering all other bosses don't heal status effects. but damages all characters in range. She'll also use a shield that damages your characters when you attack her (5% of the damage you deal to her gets returned to who dealt the damage). The effects then repeats itself after you remove more of her health. she uses healing spells such as Curaja and Renew on your characters. Head straight again to find Ultima. then you can't use Technicks. I recommend you use White Masks in this battle. if you feel that you need to. ZODIARK (esper) Health points: 335. Ultima absorbs Holy. She also uses Greater Barrier. which is like Redemption. Let's first start off with what attacks she'll be using. Deal with the status effects normally (heal your characters.000 . and just keep attacking her. then no Items are useable. Oddly enough.). etc. which damages a single character with very high Holy damage. save your game now. Dispel it if you want to. use Ethers or Hi-Ethers. After around 70% of her health is removed effects will be in battle. Holyja is her "special attack". But she only uses it when one of your party members has Reverse. as Renew reduces your health to 1. Dispel Reverse if a character has it. When her health drops below 50% she'll use Holyja every 7 attacks instead of 12 attacks. 31. This battle is also quite unique. and is immune to all other elements. Battle Strategy: Cast some positive status effects on your characters at the Save Crystal. they absorb the Holy attacks she'll use. and also has a chance to inflict Reverse on your characters. I found it to be a large annoyance in the battle. Head straight to find a Save Crystal. but don't try casting any bad status effects on Ultima. Ultima should be straight past the Save Crystal. She also uses Redemption. Ultima uses Holyja after 12 attacks. When you reduce more of her health points she'll sap your Magick Points. Then you won't be able to use Magicks.

Go to the exit north. Battle Strategy: I'll first explain all the attacks Zodiark will use. If you had into the most northeastern area you'll find a Candle of the entire area. He uses Reflect and Bravery on himself randomly throughout the battle. Now the area is unlocked.Raise Ally: HP below 50% . and Scathe (very strong non-elemental spell). and once you're in the room where you faced Tiamat head east to find a secret passageway.Attack How To Find: You'll need to have at least 10 Espers and have completed Giruvegan in the main storyline in the game before you can go to the area where you can find Zodiark. his Redemption attack is Dark element based).Curaja Ally: Any . He uses Level Spells such as Level 2 Sleep. Once you've met these requirements. Level 3 Disable. Recommended Gambits Ally: Any . Becareful. and Level 4 Break. He'll also cast Faith on himself. and southeast again to another exit.) Recommended Level: Level 80 or higher recommended. go to Jahara and look near the northern part for a person named "Geomancer". Head southeast to an exit. High Arcana. some of the battle is actually luck. which deals heavy . He rarely uses Piercing Gaviga which deals half of your total health points.Esuna Foe: Party leader's target . it's recommended you're a level that's immune to these magicks. but possible at lower levels. Talk to him and he'll explain a secret area. (But is the hardest Esper in my opinion. the new area yields the highest leveled enemies found in the game. Use the map on this site of the Henne Mines' secret area if you need to. Medgalixir Location: Henne Mines (Special Charter Dig) Difficulty: Varies at what level you are. He uses Redemption (however. He'll use Greater Barrier and Barrier Change (The last changes the element he's weak against). Go to the Henne Mines using a Teleport Crystal. but if you choose to Dispel it he'll use a Paling that makes him immune to Magick attacks. His best special attack is Darkja. so you can enter it now. Afterwards head east to another exit and then head northwest to another exit where you should find Zodiark.Level: 66 Weakness: Holy Absorb: Dark License Points Given: 70 Steals: Serpentarius.

but it has a high chance to instantly kill a target. Use Black Masks as they absorb Dark based attacks. Now. When Zodiark's health goes critical. Zodiark should be the last Esper you have on your list. and also has a high chance of inflicting Blind as well. and cure Blind (I recommend you set up Gambits). be at a level where you're immune to his special level based attacks. It shouldn't be a difficult battle. Scathe. Gambits instantly Arise and cure Blindness quickly. use non-elemental magicks such as Shock. . he'll be immune to physical damage. and such. so use them. Once he uses his Paling that makes him immune to physical damage. He'll use Darkja very frequently throughout the battle. so defeat him and give yourself a pat on your back. I've said it once.Dark based damage. firstly just keep attacking him normally. but you'll need to be quick as he uses Darkja very often. so quickly Arise any members who are dead.