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

Late 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 Late Game Leveling

These methods are recommended for characters at level 50 and above .However, there are portions that may have been overlooked due to not being part of the main story. Because of this, leveling up late game may slow down into a grind unless you go through certain areas.

Henne Mines / Pithead Junction C – Abysteel

Abysteel Enemy Information
In order to unlock the area where they spawn, defeat ten Espers and finish the Mindflayer hunt. Finally, talk to the Geomancer in Jahara to gain entrance to the dungeon.
Due to the Abysteel’s high levels, it is recommended to grind somewhere else prior to visiting this location.
Recommended Level Experienced Earned (Per Member)
~60 up to 3000

Steps – Hunting Abysteels

  1. Push the switch on Pithead Junction C. *

  2. Since a group of Abysteel will spawn, cast Sleepga to put them to sleep.

  3. Once the Abysteel has been put to sleep, cast the Area of Effect Curaja multiple times on them.

  4. Once you defeat the Abysteel, return to Crossover C through Second stage tunnel.

  5. Follow the path back to Pithead Junction C again, then rinse and repeat.

  • The recommended route is to keep the switches red.

Example of Gambits for Hunting Abysteel

Character A

1 Ally: Any Arise / Raise
2 HP<70% Curaja
3 Foe: nearest visible Sleepga
4 Ally: Any Protectga
5 Ally: Any Bubble
6 Foe: status = Sleep Curaja

Character B

1 Ally: Any Arise / Raise
2 Foe: nearest visible Sleepga
3 HP<70% Curaja
4 Ally: Any Facer
5 Ally: Any Hastega
6 Foe: status = Sleep Curaja

Character C

1 HP<70% Ally: Any
2 Ally: Any Hastega
3 Ally: Any Protectga
4 Foe: status = Sleep Curaja

Other Leveling Methods for Late Game

Venture through the Henne Mines

There are some creatures in the Henne Mines like the Behemoth that give a ton of EXP. Some of the mobs there give as much as 3000 EXP which is quite useful when you’re leveling up to fight the final boss. While some recommend staying at level 50-55 to give the final boss some challenge, 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 – the Zodiac Spear. Not only do you find another esper, Chaos, but there are also mobs deep below. While going through Nabudis, you’ll also find good gear that can help you fight the final boss.

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 for fast levels.

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.

As for the East Section of the Henne Mines, you need at least 10 espers to get through. You will find the last and the most powerful of the Espers once you reach the deepest depths: 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 the characters’ job class.

Esper Boss Guides

Other Leveling Guides

Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age / FFXII Recommended Article List

▼Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age Recommended Articles
Walkthroughs Side Quests Characters
Storyline Boss Guides Sidequest Boss Guides Esper Boss Guides
Job Class System Gambit System License Board System
Mob Hunts Unchangeable Elements Leveling Guide

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