Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age / FFXII - [FFXII: TZA] Hunt Guide – Rank I (1) Monster List

Hunting Guide for the Rank I Monster List in Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age [FF12: TZA]. Includes the monster's name, recommended level, and unlock conditions.

Rank I Monster List

  • Hunts can be accessed on the Bulletin Board found in each city.
  • The clan headquarters is located in Rabanastre.

Rank I Strategy

Rogue Tomato Strategy

[Red & Rotten in the Desert]

Location: Dalmasca Estersand

Level HP MP Weakness LP
2 134 50 Water 3
Abilities Steal Reward
Flame Breath (Single-target, 20 damage)
Ram
Pebble
Fire Stone
Potion
300 Gil
Potion × 2
Teleport Stone

[Battle Tips]

A somewhat rookie mark. After striking about two times, Rogue Tomato will attempt to jump down to the lower platform. As you follow it, you will eventually come across other enemies. Be sure to take them out while avoiding the pack of Wolves before you continue to combat the Rogue Tomato.

Thextera Strategy

[Wolf in the Waste]

Location: Dalmasca Westersand (Galtea Downs)

Level HP MP Weakness LP
6 380 45 Wind 2
Abilities Steal Reward
Saber
Cry for Help
Pebble
Potion
Wolf Pelt
500 Gil
Headguard
TeleportStone

[Battle Tips]

Nullify its Cry for Help with Silence to prevent any interference.

A battle that can finished once Penelo joins the party. In case Penelo has left the party, head back to Rabanastre to recruit her before you proceed with the hunt. Clear the area of Wolvest before finishing off Thextera.

Flowering Cactoid Strategy

[Dalmasca’s Desert Bloom]

Location: Dalmasca Estersand (Yardang Labyrinth)

Level HP MP Weakness LP
4 755 525 Wind 2
Abilities Steal Reward
Ram
1000 Needles
Cactus Fruit
Earth Stone
Potion
500 Gil
Potion × 10

[Battle Tips]

Keep an eye on your party’s HP as its signature attack, 1000 Needles, deals devastating damage and can spell doom to a dying party. As a result, it is dangerous to take on this mark alone. Apart from that, Flowering Cactoid is capable of running away during the battle.

As its HP drops, its evasion rises. Cast Magick to guarantee that the damage will land.

Wraith Strategy

[Waterway Haunting]

Location: Garamsythe Waterway

Level HP MP Weakness LP
9 5, 146 600 Lightning 5
Abilities Steal Reward
Blizzard
Doom
Sleep
Blind
Sleep
Glass Jewel
Dark Magicite
High Potion
500 Gil
Ether
Gauntlets

[Battle Tips]

Proves to be a more challenging match than the above-mentioned marks. Wraith will cast Doom at the start of the battle. This Magick attempts to strike all party members. So long as you can prevent everyone’s timer from running out, it is safe to sacrifice consumable Phoenix Downs.

Wraith is vulnerable to Lightning spells like Thunder. To prevent it from causing further havoc, cast Disable to prevent most of its abilities from connecting. This will force it to use Doom and normal attacks.

Nidhogg Strategy

[Marauder in the Mines]

Location: Lhusu Mines (Transitway 1)

Level HP MP Weakness LP
10 6,079 120 Fire 5
Abilities Steal Reward
Tail Spear (inflicts Slow)
Gnaw
Saber
Antidote
Tanned Hide
Aries Gem
600 Gil
Rose Corsage
Balaclava

[Battle Tips]

Before you start the Hunt, be sure to stock up on some Potions and Antidotes. Due to its exceptional attack power, members who do not equip decent gear will suffer about a hundred points of damage. It is alarming once its damage output begins to stack, which worsens with the poison effect.

Cast Blind and Slow to incapacitate this Mark. Once its HP falls to critical levels, it will use Tail Spear, which deals triple its normal attacks’ damage. HP conservation is essential to survive this Mark. Pierce its carapace with Fire Magick to deal severe damage.

Chickatrice, Cluckatrice Strategy

[Little Love on the Big Plains]

Location: Giza Grassland Dry Season * Kill all monsters in the area.

[Cluckatrice]

Level HP MP Weakness LP
15 7, 509 563 Earth 6
Abilities Steal Reward
Poke
Stone Gaze
Mucus
Purify
Small Feather
Wind Stone
Tauros Gem
1,000 Gil
Amber Armlet
Rainbow Egg

[Chickatrice]

Level HP MP Weakness LP
13 3,067 338 Earth 1
Abilities Steal Reward
Poke Portion
Small Feather
Large Feather

[Battle Tips]

When the battle strts, Cluckatrice will be accompanied by three Chickatrice. Take out the Chickatrice to prevent their Pokes from landing. Counter its Stone Gaze Technik with Stona or Gold Needle. Cast Blind and Disable on the Chickatrice to heavily cripple them. Finish them off before you continue to whittle down Cluckatrice.

Rocktoise Strategy

[The Cry of Its Power]

Location: Lhusu Mines (Site 2) * Report the Hunt to Pilika to unlock an additional event.

Level HP MP Weakness LP
16 17,548 999 Wind 8
Abilities Steal Reward
Fire
Blizzard
Flash
Thunder
Dark
Purify
Focus
Stone Stomp
Sonic Spin
Potion
Turtle Shell
Aged Turtle shell
1,200 Gil
Survival Vest
High Potion

[Battle Tips]

Specializing in long-range attacks, this Elite Mark can pummel the party if they rely on Cure alone. Thus be sure to have Cura ready and return fire by shooting with bows. Employ a hit-and-run strategy as you go. This tactic is effective, as it can prevent concentrated area-of-effect attacks from raining down on the party.

Cast Slow and Blind to hamper the Rocktoise’s abilities. Follow up with Aero to pierce it with fierce damage. Another alternative is to lure it to the entrance and strike with long range weapons. This will force it to use Magick, preventing it from taking advantage of its physical attacks.

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