Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age / FFXII - [FFXII: TZA] Hunt Guide – Rank IV (4) Monster List

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

Rank IV Monster List

  • Hunts can be accessed on the Bulletin Board found in each city.
  • The Clan headquarters is located in Rabanastre.
Monster Name Recommended Level Prerequisites
S rank
Mindflayer 25 · After visiting the Stilshrine of Miriam
Braegh 35 · After visiting the Stilshrine of Miriam
Darksteel 40 · After visiting Archades

Rank IV Strategy

Mindflayer Strategy

[The Mine Flayer]

Location: Phase 1 Dig area – Henne Mines
* Talk to the garif Asdalu in the Staging Shaft of Henne Mines and he will take you to the boss.

Level HP MP Weakness LP
35 31161 999 None 18
Attacks Steal Reward
Thundara
Drain
Time Requiem (Inflicts Stop)
Dark Shock (Inflicts Sap + Blind)
Fira
Blizarra
Bio
Invert
Mystery Waltz
Hero’s March (Protect + Shell + Haste + Bravery + Faith)
Soul Etude (Healing)
Pebble
Float Mote
Vanishga Mote
2,200 gil
Carmagnole

[Battle Tips]

The Mindflayer will use different elemental magicks during the first half of the battle. During the second half of the battle, it will use Soul Etude to fully recover its HP and MP and Hero’s March to cast Protect, Shell, Haste, Bravery, and Faith on itself.

This boss is quite difficult to deal with due t its wide variety of attacks, but you can cast Berserk on the boss to prevent it from casting magick. However, the Mindflayer may eventually cast Invert> to cure itself of Berserk.

Regularly cast Shell on your party members to minimize the damage of the enemy’s magic attacks.

Braegh Strategy

[Rodeo to the Death]

Location: Corridor of Ages – Salikawood

Level HP MP Weakness LP
35 43283 17 Ice 17
Attacks Steal Reward
Berserk
Invert
Rush
Snake Lash
Thundara
Storm Magicite
Storm Crystal
Grimoire Aidhed
1,700 Gil
Obelisk
Hi-Ether

[Battle Tips]
Reflect is very effective against this boss.
Since Ice is its weakness, equip at least one of your party members with Icebrand and cast Berserk and Haste on them. This will make the boss much easier to deal with.

Darksteel capture

[Shelled Obstruction]

Location: Temptation Eluded area – Sochen Cave Palace

Level HP MP Weakness LP
38 111331 999 Holy 21
Attacks Steal Reward
Power Spin (Inflicts Slow)
Flatten
Darkra
Restore
Meditate
Purify
Stone Gaze
Protect
Eyedrops
Aged Turtle Shell
Ancient Turtle Shell
3,000 gil
Adamantite
Lead Bolts

You can cast Slow to the Darksteel to decrease its speed since it increases every time the boss casts Darkga.

The Nihopalaoa+Remedy trick will work against this boss. Using this trick inflicts the boss with multiple status ailments.

If the Darksteel is inflicted with status ailments, it will run around chasing one of your party members. Place a party member as a decoy for the boss to chase around the battlefield, then attack the Darksteel using your remaining party members.

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