This article contains the Leveling Guide – Late Stages of the Main Story. It includes the EXP grinding locations, the strategy and a sample of Gambits.
Late Game Leveling
Going through the late game of Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age would have the characters at least at level 50-55. However, there are some portions that may have been overlooked due to it not being part of the story. Because of this, leveling up late game may slow down into a grind unless you go through certain areas. Here are some things you can do to increase the level of your character.
Venture through the Henne Mines.
In the Henne Mines, there are some creatures such as the Behemoth that give a ton of EXP. Some of the mobs there give as much as 3000 EXP which is quite useful especially when you’re leveling up to fight the final boss. While some recommend to stay at level 50-55 to give some challenge to the final boss, others prefer leveling up completely to fight the last two bosses and one esper: Zodiark.
Go through the Necrohol of Nabudis.
Inside Nabudis, you’ll find what is deemed the legendary weapon of the game – the Zodiac Spear. Not only do you find another esper, Chaos, but there are also mobs running deep below. While going through Nabudis, you’ll also find good gear that can help you fight the final boss.
Farming Areas: Pharos at Ridorana, Giruvegan, and the East Section of the Henne Mines
Pharos in Ridorana has around 99 levels for you to climb. In the late game, this place is the ideal place for a grind. Running back and forth through Pharos will grant you a lot of EXP that will increase your stats, HP and, also overall damage output.
Another place is Giruvegan which has a lot of enemies. If you’re looking for a challenge, gather them up together as a mob and continue to fight through them.
As for the East Section of the Henne Mines, you need at least 10 espers to get through. Because once you reach the deepest depths, you find the last and the most powerful of the Espers: Zodiark.
Collect the other Espers.
Unlike other creatures, the Espers grant a lot of items, exp, and clan points which can be used to buy certain items. Also, having certain Espers allows you to unlock a variety of other skills depending on what job class the characters are assigned to.
Click here for a list of Espers and their boss guides.