Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age / FFXII - Rank III Mob Hunt Monster List and Guide

A list of Rank 3 monsters for mob hunt in Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age / FFXII: TZA, including the monster's recommended level, & unlocking conditions.

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

Monster List

Monster hunts can be accessed on the bulletin board found in each city. The clan headquarters is located in Rabanastre.

Monster Name Recommended Level Unlocking Conditions
Gil Snapper 27 · After fighting Shiva
· Clan headquarters
· Gail Ranger or more
Feral Retriever 32 · After fighting Leviathan
Ring Wyrm 28 · After fighting Shiva
· Gail Ranger or more
Vorpal Bunner 33 · After visiting the Stilshrine of Miriam
· Gail ranger or more
Atomos 35 · After visiting the Stilshrine of Miriam
· Gail ranger or more

Monster Guide

1) Gil Snapper Strategy

A) Mission Information

  • Mission Name – Paradise Risen
  • Location: The Rains (Tracks of the Beast) – Giza Plains  *This creature can only be found in the Crystal Glade area of Giza Plains during The Rains.

B) Gil Snapper Monster Information

Level HP MP Weakness LP
37 86,956 999 Thunder 20
Attacks Steal Reward
Flatten, Disablega, Blizzara, Blizzaga, Meditate, and Flash 1,000 Gil, 2,000 Gil, and 4,000 Gil 3,000 Gil, and Phobos Glaze

C) Battle Strategy

This creature can be inflicted with blind and silence. Although its physical attacks are quite powerful, its magic attacks are much more difficult to deal with. Casting silence on the Gil Snapper will eliminate its Blizzara and Blizzaga spells.

The Gil Snapper has a slow movement speed and mostly relies on its healing capabilities when HP is low. Whenever you’re too far away from the Gil Snapper, the beast will take a moment to heal itself. Attack it from close range as much as possible.

Hit its weakness when its HP is critically low since its defense will rise drastically when low on health. Cast thunder spells to deal more damage.

2) Feral Retriever Strategy

A) Mission Information

  • Mission Name – Befoulment of the Beast
  • Location: Spine of the Icewyrm – Paramina Rift

B) Feral Retriever Monster Information

Level HP MP Weakness LP
28 22,559 999 Earth 14
Attacks Steal Reward
Blaster (Silence + Blind + Slow + Sleep), Mind Lash, Stone Gaze, Rake, Purify, and Balance Pebble, Quality Pelt, and Prime Pelt 1,500 Gil, Recurve Crossbow, and Teleport Stone × 2

C) Battle Strategy

This creature is not that hard to deal with as long as you know how to counter its Blaster and Stone Gaze abilities. Casting Esuna and Stona is essential in countering these abilities. There are also gambits that you can use to cure petrification and other status ailments.

The Feral Retriever will use Balance when its HP is low. Counter it by using a Quickening right before it can cast the powerful ability.

3) Ring Wyrm Strategy

A) Mission Information

  • Mission Name – For Whom the Wyrm Tolls
  • Location: Windtrace Dunes – Dalmasca Westersand (during a sandstorm)

B) Ring Wyrm Monster Information

Level HP MP Weakness LP
32 128,648 999 Fire 16
Attack Steal Reward
Breath, Immobilizega, Fire, Blizzara, Thundara, Restore, Fireball, and Rake Phoenix Down, Hi-Potion, and Water Magicite 200 Gil, Moon Ring, and Icebrand

C) Battle Strategy

Ring Wyrm has a lot of HP, so prepare for a very long battle.

Cast Haste and Protect regularly while fighting this creature. Also, cast Blind so that it occasionally misses some of its attacks.

Equip some of your party members with Jackboots to negate the Ring Wyrm’s Immobilizega.

Since it is weak to fire, cast powerful fire spells for additional damage.

It uses powerful fire attacks itself, so equip your party with Flame Shields.

4) Vorpal Bunny Strategy

A) Mission Information

  • Mission Name – A Chase Through the Woods
  • Location: Rustling Chapel – Golmore Jungle

B) Vorpal Bunny Monster Information

Level HP MP Weak point LP
31 20010 999 Holy 16
Attacks Steal Reward
Drab Wool, Hi-Potion, and Blood Wool 2,000 Gil, Lightning Arrows, and Gillie Boots

C) Battle Strategy

The Vorpal Bunny is weak. The fight will still be hard, thought, due to several other monsters that you have to fight at the same time.

It will constantly run away and hide, so assign at least one of your party members to always keep track of the Vorpal Bunny. It may heal itself after running away.

5) Atomos Strategy

A) Mission Information

  • Mission Name – Trouble in the Hills
  • Location: Northern Skirts – Mosphoran Highwaste

B) Atomos Monster Information

Level HP MP Weakness LP
33 40020 360 Holy 16
Attack Steal Reward
Gnaw, Spin Kick, Power Stun, Regen, Protect, Shell, and Purify Potion, Tanned Giantskin, and Gemini Gem 1,800 Gil, Gaia Rod, and Diamond Shield

C) Battle Strategy

During the first part of the battle, Atomos will have Protect, Shell, and Regen. Take out the enemy Vultures before dealing with Atomos.

Casting Disable and Blind on Atomos is very effective. These spells will make its attacks and abilities useless. However, Atomos will eventually use White Wind to immunize itself from status ailments for two minutes, so wait for it to wear off before casting Disable and Blind again.

If Atomos uses Regen, counter with Dispel.

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