Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age / FFXII - Story Walkthrough Directory

A complete list of story walkthroughs for Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age / FFXII: TZA. Click on any of the walkthrough to go to its guide page detailing objectives, and boss strategies.

Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age / FFXII: TZA - Game Guide and Walkthrough

Story Walkthrough Directory

Walkthrough Part Boss Enemies Encountered
Prologue Air Cutter Remora
Rabanastre None
Rabanastre Royal Palace None
Gramsythe Waterway Firemane
Nalbina Fortress Mimic Queen
Skycity of Bhujerba and Ondore None
Dreadnought Leviathan and Yensa Judge Ghis
Tomb of Raithwall Urutan Eater, Garuda, Demon Wall, Belias, and Vossler
Giza Plains and Jahara None
Golmore Jungle Trek None
Henne Mines to Paramina Rift Tiamat, and Elder Wyrm
Mt Bur-Omisace Vinuskar, Mateus, Zeromus, the Condemner, Judge Bergan
Nalbina Fortress and Salikawood King Bomb
Phon Coast to Sochen Cave The Mandragoras, Ahriman
Archades Dr. Cid
Feywood Rafflesia
Ancient City of Giruvegan Daedalus, Tyrant
Ridorana Cataract – The Pharos Slyt, Fenrir
The Pharos – Sky Fortress Bahamut Hashmal, Judge Gabranth, Famfrit, Vayne Solidor, Vayne Novus, and The Undying

Story Walkthrough Summary

Part 1: Prologue 

  • You are Rex, fighting a battle in Nalbina Fortress. Talk to Basch. Destroy the Air Cutter Remora. Fight with three imperial swordsmen.
  • Go to Dalmasca Estersand and visit Miguelo’s Sundries and the Sandsea at Rabanastre’s city center. Kill the Rogue Tomato.

Prologue Walkthrough

Part 2: Rabanastre

  • Go to Dalmasca Estersand and visit Miguelo’s Sundries and the Sandsea at Rabanastre’s city center. Kill the Rogue Tomato.
  • Meet Old Dalan in Rabanastre Lowtown. Afterwards, head to Giza Plains.

Rabanastre Walkthrough

Part 3: Entering Rabanastre Royal palace

  • Garamsmythe Waterway – Head to the Royal Palace through the waterway.
  • Royal Palace – Meet up with Balthier and Fran. Head up the garden preservation staircase and enter Garansmythe waterway again.
  • Garamsmythe Waterway – Run through the Eastern Side Adjustment Stair → Eastern Water Control Section → East District Water Control Section. Talk to Amalia. Head to South Intake corridor → West Water Volume Adjustment Section → 10th Main Waterway → Central Control. Fight Firemane in the final processing section at the far end.

Rabanastre Royal Palace Walkthrough

Part 4: Gramsythe Waterway

  • In Giza Plains – Nomad Village, talk to Jinn at the quartz crystal to get a shadestone. Hold the stone on three crystals and return to Jinn’s location.
  • Return to Rabanastre and visit Old Dalang’s house in Rabanastre Lowtown.
  • From the 5th warehouse, go up the waterway stairs and enter the Garansmythe Waterway.

Gramsythe Waterway Walkthrough

Part 5: Escape from Nalbina Fortress

  • Battle against the bangaa in the underground dungeon. Underground Dungeon → Fighting Field → Underground Dungeon Entrance.
  • Meet Basch.
  • Barheim Pass Giant Gateway → Third Special Working Area → Proceed to the 37th Working Pane, press “Fence Opening Switch.”
  • Third Special Work Center → Main Gateway Central Crossing Zone → Zebia Great Cavity → 4th Terminal Connection Route, battle with the Mimic Queen.
  • Return to Rabanastre – Balthier, Fran, and Basch will leave the party. You’ll get the Dalmascan sword from Dalang in Lowtown. Give it to a Rabanastre citizen in the north downtown.
  • Basch can be found on the second floor of the Sandsea. Board their airship and fly to Bhujerba.

Escape from Nalbina Fortress Walkthrough

Part 6: The Skycity Bhujerba

  • Upon arrival on Skycity Bhujerba, head on over to Lhusu Mines.
  • Leave Lhusu mines after completing the quest.
  • Spread rumors of Basch’s condition all over Bhujerba.

Skycity of Bhujerba and Ondore Walkthrough

Part 7: Dreadnought Leviathan 

  • Fight with the judges and the soldiers in the lower middle block, then head to the first brig. Ashe can be found here. Leave the Leviathan.
  • Head through the Ogir-Yensa and Nam-Yensa Sandsea.

Dreadnought Leviathan and Yensa Walkthrough

Part 8: The Tomb of King Raithwall

  • Upon arrival, you’ll fight with Garuda.
  • Touch the artifact to transport you into the tomb.
  • You’ll meet the Demon Wall on a bridge in the Royal Tomb.
  • Fight Belias in the Corridor of the Flame.
  • Imperial Army Light Cruiser Shiva – Fight Vossler and three imperial swordsmen.

Tomb of Raithwall Walkthrough

Part 9: Giza Plains and Jahara

  • Giza Plains – Head through Giza, and then Ozmone, and head towards the Garif Village.
  • Speak to the elders, the warrior chief, and the oldest elder.
  • Purchase a Chocobo at the entrance and head east through Golmore Jungle.

Giza Plains and Jahara Walkthrough

Part 10: Golmore Jungle Trek

  • After heading east into Golmore Jungle, look for the Eryut village.
  • Head back through the Ozmone plains.
  • Using a chocobo, head south and look for the entrance to Henne Mines.

Golmore Jungle Trek Walkthrough

Part 11: Henne Mines and Paramina Rift

  • Enter the mines.
  • Operate the switch of the Henne Mines North Commercial Portion.
  • Battle with Tiamat in the back of the section connecting Line B and save Mjrn.
  • If you get Lente’s Tear, you’ll be able to raise EXP effectively.
  • In Golmore Jungle, use Lente’s Tears in the Great Forest. Fight the Elder Wyrm.
  • Proceed to Paramina Rift to the northeast and trek up the mountain to Mount Bur-Omisace.

Note: You can take a much, much more dangerous shortcut into Paramina rift by taking the Feywood route in the Golmore Jungle.

Henne Mines and Paramina Rift Walkthrough

Part 12: Mt. Bur-Omisace and the Sword of Kings

  • Talk to the Priest atop Mt. Bur-Omisace in the temple.
  • Descend from the mountain and cross the Paramina Rift to reach the Stillshine of Miriam.
  • Operate statues to face the center and battle Vinuskar.
  • When you release the sword, head back and battle Mateus. Upon receiving the Sword of Kings, leave for Mt. Bur-Omisace.
  • Fight with Judge Bergan inside the temple.

Mt. Bur-Omisace and the Sword of Kings Walkthrough

Part 13: Nalbina Fortress and Salikawood

  • Mosphoran Highwaste – Find a Warp Crystal and use it to travel to Nalbina Citadel. There, you can head through Mosphoran Highwaste and the Salikawood.
  • Salikawood – Talk to the moogle in the eastern part of the forest. Find his nine disciples. After discovering all the disciples, report to the boss moogle and leave for Phon Coast.

Nalbina Fortress and Salikawood Walkthrough

Part 14: Phon Coast and Sochen Cave Palace 

  • Head for the Hunter’s Camp in Phon Coast.
  • Tchita Uplands – Proceed eastward and get a key from some travelers near a save crystal. Head north toward the Sochen Cave Palace
  • Sochen Cave Palace – Using the key, enter the palace. Fight through the hordes of enemies until you reach Ahriman.
  • Proceed deeper into the cave after battle, then operate the mechanism.

Phon Coast and Sochen Cave Palace Walkthrough

Part 15: Archades

  • Old Archades – Talk to the imperial soldier near the save crystal. Get information by handing 1,500 gil to Jules. Act as instructed and then talk to Jules again.
  • Imperial City of Archades – An event occurs and Balthier will separate from the party. Talk to the taxi guide in Nimbas. Pay 2500 gil and talk to Jules again. Collect nine leaves.
    After collecting the leaves, talk to the taxi guide again and tell him to take you to the Zenobul district. Balthier comes back. Head to the original location and ask the taxi guide to go to Draklor Laboratory.
  • Draklor Laboratory – From your starting area, head up to the 67th floor using the northern elevator. Get the Draklor Laboratory map and card on the 67th floor.
    Ascend to the 70th floor and battle with Doctor Cid.

Archades Walkthrough

Part 16: The Journey to Giruvegan

  • Port of Balfonheim – Note: strong equipment can be found in the shop, so it’s good to farm gil for equipment here. Take a chocobo from Balfonheim
  • Golmore Jungle – Head toward a save crystal in the south. Battle with Rafflesia. Upon its death, head for the Ancient City of Giruvegan.

Feywood Walkthrough

Part 17: The Ancient City of Giruvegan 

  • Use the way stone to enter the structure.
  • Head deeper into the city until you find and fight Daedalus.
  • After the battle, head deeper into the dungeon.
  • You’ll find a save crystal as you traverse the invisible floor. Battle with the Tyrant.
  • Enter the Great Crystal upon defeating the Tyrant. When you enter the innermost room, you’ll have to fight Shemhazai.
  • Go through the gate and use the way stone.

Ancient City of Giruvegan Walkthrough

Part 18: Ridorana Cataract and Pharos

  • Ridorana Cataract – Using the Strahl, Balthier’s Airship, head for Ridorana Cataract. From there, cross the Cataract and enter the Great Lighthouse.
  • Pharos – Upon entry, you’ll immediately fight Hydro. Kill it and a blue ball of light will appear. Examining this, you’ll get black beads. Three black beads will unlock the black seal. Upon opening the seal, you’ll have to battle Pandemonium.
  • Using the way stone after the battle, move to the 10th floor. Proceed through the first turning corridor 1 → 4. Battle with the boss Slyt. Using the way stone, enter the middle stratum of the Pharos.
  • From the 60th to the 64th floor, use the stairs to ascend the building.
  • Fight with Fenrir on the 65th floor.
  • Use the altar on the 66th floor.
  • On the 67th floor, enter the upper level with a transfer device.

Ridorana Cataract and Pharos Walkthrough

Part 19: The Pharos and Sky Fortress Bahamut

  • Use the way stone to travel to the 90th floor. Fight the boss Hashmal. Upon defeat, Gabranth and Cid will fight you consecutively.
  • Bahamut Aerial Fortress – Using the airship, set a course for “Sky Fortress Bahamut,” next to Rabanastre. Go to the lift operation panel and select “Raise the lift.” From here, you’ll be fighting a ton of bosses.
  • Fight Gabranth. After the battle, if you raise the lift, you’ll fight Vayne, Vayne Novus, and then finally Vayne the Undying.
  • Enjoy the ending sequence.

The Pharos and Sky Fortress Bahamut Walkthrough

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