Final Fantasy IX Excalibur 2 Walkthrough - Disc 1
What is Excalibur 2?
Excalibur2 is Steiner's strongest weapon. But
this is the hardest weapon to receive. In order to get Excalibur2, you have to
go to Memoria, the last dungeon, Within 12 Hours! But lots of super ultra otaku
players in Japan have succeeded this tough quest, and Snows,
one of them, wrote a special walkthrough for Excalibur2. Hope that this
walkthrough will make your quest successful.
Some Basic Tips
1. Don't hesitate to reset your Game
While playing a game, you will encounter monsters at random.
Sometimes you may be lucky, or sometimes you may not. So you should reset your
game when you encounter too many monsters, or your game went wrong.
2. The first time is a Rehearsal
Memorize the shortest way, and then reset the game and try again
carefully. When you buy weapons, first go to the shop and write down what to
buy. Then reset your game and try again as quickly as possible.
3. Skip all the FMV
You can skip all the FMV by opening the lid of PS. If you are
playing on PS2, just push the reject button.
4. Skip all the ATE
Some ATEs are compulsive, but ignore the others, except the one in
Treno, in which you can get a Power Belt.
5. Decide who will fight at the last battle, and boost up the four
members. Ignore the others.
The author strengthened Zidane, Steiner, Salamander, and Vivi. This
means you don't heal the members during a battle.
6. Blue Magics Quina should learn
If you use Quina, most recommended magics are, LimitGlove, Reraise,
7. Use a Tent for Boss Monsters
Some battles will become easier.
||Author's Time (Snow)|
You don't have to fight to get experiences. All the battles you encounter
will be enough.
You should save your data as often as possible. I recommend you to use
several memory cards not to erase the previous data.
||Skip the opening FMV. (Skip all the FMV after this.)|
Let's change the
Zidane's name, (start-circle) and you'll have the first battle.
A Man with a
Mask (Baku) HP188. Let Zidane steal a Mage Masher. After he stole this item,
let's attack the members and let all KO.
||Now you control Vivi. Go to the ticket booth and show the ticket. Go to the
back alley. Receive Ether and a Phoenix down.|
Go to the Bell tower after the
rat kid. Receive a tent and save your data. (7"45')
Climb the ladder and
enter the castle. Ignore some Gil, and run after the rat.
Battle - Zenero, King Lear, Benero
You only have to beat the King. Attak only the
King. If you get too many fake magics, you should reset and try again. (As too
many magics take lots of time.)
SWORD FIGHT: Do your best. :-)
meets a girl with a white hood. (Garnet) Choose the lower choice.
Steiner's name, and you control Steiner. Go out of the castle and go straight to
the left tower. Now you control Zidane. Talk with Ruby and go downstairs. Ignore
the items in the engine room.
Battle - Steiner
, other two: steal. You can beat with two turns.
Battle - Steiner,
You only have to attack Steiner. Let Zidane attack, Vivi
Battle - Steiner (+Bomb)
Attack Zidane, Vivi and Marcus,
and let them KO. Thus dialogue with Steiner will be canceled and Bomb explodes
||After a compulsive ATE, save your data with a moogle Mosko.|
Evil Forest. If you encounter a monster only once, Zidane will be level 2, and
have a battle against PrisonCage.
Battle - PrisonCage
Zidane: attack, Steiner: attack, then Zidane:
Battle - PrisonCage (HP532)
||Talk to Baku, and go to Vivi and receive an Ether. Choose the upper
Battle - Baku (HP202)
Zidane: attack. You don't have
to steal an Ironsword here.
Consort Steiner and enter the room and receive an
Ether. Then consort Vivi.
Go out of PrimaVista and save your data.
||A compulsive ATE. I recommend you to save your data at the
Battle - PlantBrain (HP458)
Vivi:fire, Steiner: fire sword, Blank:attack.
Take off a LeatherHat and Silk
Clothes from Blank.
Battle - PlantSpider x2-4
Attack Blank and
let him KO. Vivi: multiple fire.
By letting Blank KO, Zidane, Vivi and
Steiner can get more experience, and Zidane will be level 3.
ATE with moogles.
Go straight to the Ice Cavern and save your data.
||Don't touch the mist (smoke?). If you touch you have a battle against
Don't save at the save point, (because it will take
Battle - Sillion (HP472), Black Waltz No.1
Attack Black Waltz. Three turns will be enough. Then steal a
mythril dagger from Sillion.
Attack Sillion two times, then wait until
Zidane's trance. Finish off with FreeEnergy.
After you go out of the Ice
Cavern, let's save the data.
|Village of Dali
|Now you control Zidane. Go out of the inn, and go to the field. Enter the
pub, and go out. Talk to Vivi, and go to the weapon shop (an event with Dagger)
Go to the inn. Have Steiner's ATE. You should save your data here.|
should sell your Ethers and Phoenix downs, and buy an ironsword and a feather
hat, and as many leather wrists as possible. (Leather wrists are for making
Go to the Dali underground. Don't go to the warehouse. Receive Ether
Now you control Steiner. Morrid walks so slowly, so receive
Highpotion and Gil while the old man goes down.
Battle - Black Waltz
No.2 (HP1030) Zidane: Lv4, Steiner Lv.3
Black Waltz uses multiple fire
when Vivi uses a magic, and when Hp reduced by half.
Steiner: fire swrod,
Zidane: attack, Vivi: Potion to Zidane or Steiner. (Maybe BW will use multiple
Zidane: attack, Garnet: multiple cure, Steiner: attack. (You
should input your command quickly because if you are slow to input, BW2 will get
in on your act.)
Battle - Black Waltz No.3 (HP1138)
attack,- Steiner: Fire Sword, - Vivi: Fire(W fire, if possible) - (Now BW3
floats ) Zidane:steal - Steiner: Fire Sword - Wait until BW3 comes down -
Zidane:attack. (If Steiners KO'd, don't mind, if you can win.)
Now you go
to Lindblum. You have some event to enter Lindblum. After that you can save your
data at an inn.
||Go to Business district and then go to Theater district - have ATE at
Tantalus playhouse - go to Lindblum castle and talk with Steiner - go to the
lift (You can't get in this time.) - go to the entrance of the guest room and
talk to a soldier on your left - get in the lift and go to the roof from the
steps on your left - talk with Dagger - watch the telescope then go to the
|Festival for the Hunt
||Receive Ether and Glass Armlet at the guest room. Go to the aircab station.
When you get to the theater district, attack Zidane and let him KO, at the first
battle. Thus Freya will win automatically and you can get Coral Ring. This is
the shortest way for Festival for the Hunt. After having some events, go to
Dragon's Gate and save your data.|
(Let's check your equipment and abilities.
I recommend you to write down.) You should put Freya forward.
|- E. Plains
- Qu Marsh
|Go to Qu's Marsh. Get a frog and talk to Quina. Equip him with Yellow Scarf,
and get the ability of GilUp. Then go to Chocobo's forest. Learn Quina's blue
magic "Limit Glove" from Mandragora if you can. After you get a chocobo, ride
Choco and go to Gizamaluk's Grotto. (If you want all the items, go to the South
Gate and get Mocka Coffee.)|
Save your data before you enter Gizamaluke's
||Talk to a soldier and receive the Bell of Gizamaluke. - Open the door - Beat
Black Mage typeA x2 - Go back to the soldier and receive a Bell of Gizamaluke. -
Open the big door in the center. - Receive a Bell from a moogle. - Open the
right door and save your time.(Time: 2h38'00" Author's time:
Battle - Black Mage Type a x2 (HP398)
Ring to Zidane and set Man Eater, and he can beat one at a stroke. Let Vivi and
Freya defence. Let Quina attack himself and KO'd. This is because to let him use
Limit Glove at the battle against Gizamaluke.
After you saved your data, use
a Phoenix Down to Quina. If he didn't revive with HP1, reset the game and try
again. This is for Limit Glove. Talk to a moogle and receive a Holy Bell. Go
back to the room in the center, and go to the door in the left backward. Now you
fight against Gizamaluke.
Battle - Gizamaluke (HP3200)
weak point is Thunder and Bird Killer.
If you use a tent to Gizamaluke, you
can make it blind and silent state at the rate of 30% - 50%. I recommend you to
steal Ice Wand, and Tricorn. Set Bird Killer to Freya and let her attack. She can
give damage about 300 pts. Vivi should focus several times and use
Let me tell in detail. At the first turn, Zidane should steal,
Vivi Focus, Quina use tent to Gizamaluke, the Freya should attack. (You don't
have to do in this order.) If you are lucky Gizamaluke doesn't use "Silent
Voice". If Gizamaluke became Blind and Silent state, let all members
If you give up Ice Wand here, equip Yellow Scarf to Zidane and
set Bird Killer. Use a Tent first, but later let Zidane attack and let others
defence. You can beat Gizamaluke with Zidane's attack about six times.
save your data!
||Let's go to Burmecia. Beat the direction button (Don't keep pushing it.) and
reduce the encounter rate.|
At Burmecia: Beat BlackMage type A x2, Go upstairs
at the steps on your right, and then enter the residence area. Receive Germinas
Boots and go to the left. Drop a bridge. - Go out and go up the stairs on your
left. Go backward. Talk to a soldier and receive ProtegaBell (and Ether) under
the bed. Go back out. Go to the right to the residence area, and then backward
using Protega Bell. Enter the door below.
After the event, go out and go
upstairs. Go backward from the door on your left. Save your data at the treasure
You'll encounter monsters a few times in Burmecia. Don't flee
and get experiences. Use Vivi's Blizzara. Three encounters will be best. More
than three is too much. Reset your game and try again. You can ignore the Mythil
Spear in the weapon warehouse, because you will have few chances to use
Battle - Black Mage typeA x2 (HP398)
Fight just the same
as that in Gizamaluke. Quina is alive, so let him KO'd again.
- Beatrix (1st time) (HP3630)
#If some turns are done, or if you can
give damage, the battle ends. As Beatrix's attack is strong, don't use Phoenix
down to the KO'd member. Vivi's Blizara is the strongest. If Vivi's KO'd, you
should reset and try again.
#If you wait turns are done, it will take one
minutes more. But in this case you have time to steal Mirhtil Sword and Chain
Plate from Beatrix. If you are not in a hurry, you can steal. Either way is
#If you use Quina's Limit Glove, you can finish this battle most
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Walkthrough Written by [ Snows ] &
Translated by [ Rei