Crystal equipment (クリスタル, Kurisutaru?) is a recurring set of heavy armor that appears in several Final Fantasy games. They are often among the better sets of equipment available, although not the best. shield, helmet, armor, and gauntlets typically make up the set, although Crystal Swords also appear sometimes.
The Crystal equipment set of mail, helm, gloves, or ring, and shield are the strongest pieces of the equipment in the original release, although the Genji equipment is just as strong, if not stronger, in the Advance port.
The Crystal equipment set of shield, helm, mail, and gloves are the second strongest, surpassed only by the Onion equipment and a handful of other equipment pieces. It can be bought at Forbidden Land Eureka.
In the Advance release, a handful of stronger equipment pieces are found. Cecil's strongest weapon in the original release, the Ragnarok, was originally translated as "Crystal Sword".
The Crystal equipment returns and is found in the Depths. However, it is easily surpassed by stronger items such as the Lunar equipment.
The Crystal Armor, Helm and Shield can be bought in the Phantom Village. The Crystal Shield can also be stolen from Crystelle. The helm can also be dropped from Crystelle, and the mail can be dropped from Crystal Dragons or Sekhmet. Their defensive abilities are surpassed only by the Genji equipment.
The Crystal Mail, Shield and Helm are available for sale in Maranda in the World of Ruin and are the best heavy armor available for sale, although many rarer, stronger pieces of armor can be obtained. The Crystal Sword, the second strongest purchasable sword, is also for sale in Jidoor, and is Leo Cristophe's weapon of choice. The original Eight legendary dragons can also be Metamorphosed into the various equipment pieces.
The Crystal Bangle can be bought in Mideel, and is the strongest armor that can be bought, although many stronger pieces of equipment can be acquired elsewhere. It provides six Materia slots in three linked pairs. Various Crystal weapons, including Cloud Strife's Crystal Sword, can also be bought in Mideel.
The Crystal Bangle is an armor that can only be obtained at the rank of Legend after playing for at least thirteen months and is the best type of bangle.
There are three crystal based accessories. The Crystal Orb increases Spirit by 80%. The Crystal Gloves increase Attack and Magic by 20% and prevent Poison and Silence. The Crystal Bracelet increases Magic and Spirit by 20% and prevents Poison and Curse.
Tidus and Kimahri can equip the Crystal Shield and Crystal Armlet respectively by equipping four "Elemental Eater" abilities. Tidus can also use the Crystal Sword by customizing a sword with four "Elemental Strike" abilities.
The Crystal brand of accessories are usually the strongest type of stat-raising accessories. Crystal Bangles raise HP by 100%, a Crystal Ball will raise a character's Magic stat by 50, and the Crystal Gloves raise Defense by 60. Rikku also wields Tidus's Crystal Sword while using the Warrior dressphere.
The Crystal set consists of a shield, bangle, helm, hairpin, armor, vest, lance and sword. All of the items are level 64 equipment, except for the armor and lance which are level 65. Equipping any three Crystal items activates the "Blessed Crystal" combination, which increases EX Force and EX Core absorption amount by 20%.
Several pieces of Crystal equipment appear, those being the Crystal Sword, Crystal Lance, Crystal Shield, Crystal Bangle, Crystal Helm, Crystal Hairpin, Crystal Vest, and Crystal Armor. All Crystal equipment provide 1/3rd of the Blessed Crystal effect.
Crystal Shield from Final Fantasy VI is a Rarity 4 shield.