Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age / FFXII - Early Game Leveling Guide

Early game leveling guide for Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age, including the best locations to grind for experience in the game.

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

Recommended Methods for Early Game Leveling

These methods are recommended for characters at level 1 to 20 and require the party to chain enemies.

Dalmasca Westersand / Galtea Downs – Dustias

Dustia Enemy Information
An undead-type creature, any character from the party can defeat it easily by using a Phoenix Down.
Recommended Level Experienced Earned (Per Member)
~1 ~1100

Steps – Chaining Dustia

  1. Open the Menu and set Battle Status to Wait. Disable Turbo mode.

  2. As soon as Dustia emerges from the Corridor of Sand, use Phoenix Down on it with L1.

  3. As Dustia is about to fall, mash ○ to quickly bring up the Battle Menu command and wait for its loot to drop.

  4. Once you confirm that the treasure has fallen, close the battle command and hastily pick up the drop as you exit the location. Make sure to do so before the EXP and LP show up on screen. *

* If you defeat Dustia far from the entrance, move the area without forcibly picking up the wires.
* Since it can be picked up by other characters when moving, this method may fail. It is easier to do this alone.

Barheim Passage / Great Central Passage – Skeletons

Skeleton Enemy Information
An advantage of chaining Skeletons is that the enemies are relatively easy to defeat.
Also, you can earn money. Bone Fragments can be sold for 193 Gil each.
Recommended Level Experienced Earned (Per Member)
3~15 up to 120

Steps – Chaining Skeletons

  1. Head to Central Cross District and defeat the skeletons that spawn. *

  2. After clearing the area, proceed North approaching North – South Junction to Special Op Sector 3. **

  3. At Special Op Sector 3, immediately move from North-South Junction to Great Central Passage.

  4. Rinse and Repeat.

*: Avoid defeating the Battery Mimic.
**: Do not examine the Save Crystal found on the North-South Junction, as this will break the Chain.

Henne Mines / Pithead Junction B – Jellies

Jelly Enemy Information
Fira is recommended when Chaining Jelly. This Magick is efficient in earning LP as it takes out enemies very quickly.
Once you attain 100 chains, you can loot some Yellow Liquid and 99 Water Magicite from Jellies which costs around 60,000 G.
Recommended Level Experienced Earned (Per Member)
~20 around 380

Steps – Chaining Jellies

  1. From the Save Crystal, head over to Crossover B.

  2. Go from Crossover B to Crossover A and then to Pithead Junction B.

  3. Activate the switch at the Pithead Junction B to cause a group of Jelly to fall off. Defeat them Jelly with Fira.*

  4. Head back to Crossover B through Crossover A.

  5. Repeat.

*: Be sure to ensnare them within Range.
**: It ends when Yellow Liquid reaches 99 pieces.

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