Espers (Boss Guides)
Espers in the world of Final Fantasy XII are similar to summons throughout the Final Fantasy Franchise. Each Esper represents a particular member of the zodiac. And just like any other grand celestial being throughout Final Fantasy, they have specific powers. These specific powers then are granted to those who are called summoners. However, Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age doesn’t follow that particular rule. Instead, any character can summon it as long as they have the license to do so.
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Once you defeat the Esper, you’ll gain its power. Defeating it doesn’t only pass its powers to you but also has it swear its allegiance to you. Once it swears its allegiance to you, all you need to do is to have the appropriate amount of LP (License Points) in order to unlock that particular Esper. Before you can unlock an Esper, make sure you’re in the right place for it. Some Espers have specific places for you to go to before you can unlock them.
List of Espers and their Boss Guides
Story Related Espers
The Espers under this table appear as the story progresses. If one follows the story all the way to the end without performing the sidequests, these are the Espers that will be available for summoning.
|Belias, the Gigas (Aries)||Hashmal, Bringer of Order (Leo)|
|Shemhazai, the Whisperer (Sagittarius)||Famfrit, the Darkening Cloud (Aquarius)|
|Mateus, the Corrupt (Pisces)|
Side Quest Espers
In order to unlock these particular ones for summoning, there are certain side quests to accomplish. These side quests may render some of these summons as “secret” Espers. They are not unlocked through the conventional plot of the story. However, some of the summons from this group may also be considered the “stronger” ones due to using more of the Mist Gauge.