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No. 1 Dreadnought class airship being the flagship of the 8th Fleet of the Archadian Imperial Army. The 8th fleet was assigned to the Galtea Tactical Force of the Western Armada, under the command of Judge Ghis. Fitted with a skystone made to resist the effects of jagd, the Leviathan was a linchpin of the Imperial Army's main force. Sunk in an explosion caused by the uncontainable reaction of the nethicite fragment known as the Dawn Shard.
—Leviathan, Sage Knowledge

The Dreadnought Leviathan (戦艦リヴァイアサン, Senkan Rivaiasan?) is an airship that serves as an unrevisitable dungeon in the land of Ivalice in Final Fantasy XII. It is the flagship of the 8th Imperial Fleet of the Archadian Empire.


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Dawn shard in leviathan engine

Dawn Shard in Leviathan's engine.

The Leviathan is the flagship of the 8th Imperial Fleet of Archadia, led by Judge Ghis. After the Resistance is caught trespassing the Royal Palace of Rabanastre, Princess Ashe is captured and taken aboard Leviathan. The player party is sent onboard the ship by Marquis Ondore to save her.

This is the only time in the game Leviathan can be explored. The Empire captures the player party again, upon acquiring the Dawn Shard, and Ghis wants to test it by putting the shard in the ship's engine. At first the tests prove promising, but soon the shard reacts violently, compressing the Leviathan and incinerating the entire 8th Fleet in an explosion of mist.

Final Fantasy XII: Revenant WingsEdit

A second Leviathan was built and is used by Ashe and Basch to join up with their friends. This Leviathan, though built by the Empire, was made as a Dalmascan flagship for its queen. It serves as a connection between Lemurés and Ivalice.


During the player's visit on the Leviathan in Final Fantasy XII the player can discover numerous treasures that have a chance of containing new weapons. The treasure in the southwest corner of the Port Section has a 90% chance of spawning, 60% to contain gil, but when it has items, it can be either a Reflectga Mote or Handaxe. A treasure in the northeast part of the Starboard Section can contain a Killer Bow.

In the Sub-control room there are two treasures that always spawn and once claimed, will never respawn. The other can contain an Assassin's Dagger, and the other an Ancient Sword.

The other treasures have common items and a few gambits, unless they contain gil.


Non-Player CharactersEdit

After the plot events in the Dreadnought Leviathan, the moogle Tetran will show up in Eruyt Village. He will show up no matter if the player let him out of the cage or not.



You may wish to consult the Weapons article for more information on individual weapons.

Weapon Cost
Iron Sword1200 gil
Oak Staff400 gil
Javelin1,400 gil
Assassin's Dagger1,400 gil
Capella1,400 gil
Oaken Pole1,300 gil
Aevis Killer1,500 gil
Zwill Blade1,700 gil
Cherry Staff800 gil
Broadsword400 gil
Dagger200 gil
Shortbow500 gil
Altair500 gil
Longsword700 gil
Mage Masher700 gil
Silver Bow1,000 gil


You may wish to consult the Armor article for more information on individual armor pieces.

Armor Cost
Leather Headgear500 gil
Bronze Chestplate500 gil
Topkapi Hat500 gil
Kilimweave Shirt500 gil
Sallet1,000 gil
Scale Armor1,000 gil
Buckler1,000 gil
Horned Hat700 gil
Ringmail700 gil
Calot Hat700 gil
Shepherd's Bolero700 gil
Headguard300 gil
Leather Breastplate300 gil
Pointy Hat300 gil
Silken Shirt300 gil
Bronze Helm700 gil
Bronze Armor700 gil
Leather Shield600 gil


You may wish to consult the Items for more information on individual items.

Item Cost
Potion70 gil
Antidote50 gil
Eye Drops50 gil
Phoenix Down250 gil
Echo Herbs50 gil
Gold Needle100 gil
Alarm Clock50 gil
Handkerchief50 gil


You may wish to consult the Accessories article for more information on individual accessories.

Item Cost
Steel Gorget1,500 gil
Armguard800 gil
Tourmaline Ring300 gil
Gauntlets1,200 gil
Battle Harness1,000 gil
Leather Gorget1,500 gil


You may wish to consult the Magick article for more information on individual spells.

Spell Cost
Vox300 gil
Stona800 gil
Water800 gil
Immobilize600 gil
Disable600 gil
Break900 gil
Reflect800 gil
Blind200 gil
Protect200 gil
Poison500 gil
Shell300 gil
Silence400 gil
Dark500 gil


You may wish to consult the Gambits article for more information on gambits.

Item Cost
Ally: any50 gil
Ally: party leader50 gil
Ally: HP <80%50 gil
Ally: HP <70%50 gil
Ally: HP <60%50 gil
Ally: HP <50%50 gil
Ally: HP <40%50 gil
Ally: HP <30%50 gil
Ally: HP <20%50 gil
Ally: MP <80%50 gil
Ally: MP <70%50 gil
Ally: MP <60%50 gil
Ally: MP <50%50 gil
Ally: MP <40%50 gil
Ally: MP <30%50 gil
Ally: MP <20%50 gil
Ally Status = Sleep50 gil
Ally Status = Confuse50 gil
Ally Status = HP Critical50 gil
Foe: any50 gil
Foe: targeting leader100 gil
Foe: targeting self100 gil
Foe: targeting ally100 gil
Foe: HP = 100%50 gil
Foe: HP => 70%50 gil
Foe: HP => 50%50 gil
Foe: HP => 30%50 gil
Foe: status = Sleep50 gil
Foe: status = Oil50 gil
Foe: status = Disable50 gil
Foe: status = Immobilize50 gil
Foe: status = Reflect50 gil
Foe: status = HP Critical50 gil
Foe: Flying100 gil
Self50 gil

Musical ThemesEdit

"Defying the Empire"
Music-harp FFXII - Defying the Empire
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The background theme for Leviathan is called "Defying the Empire" (帝国への挑戦, Teikoku e no chōsen?).


FF12 Map - Dreadnought Leviathan



  • After rescuing Ashe, the alarm will go off and endless soldiers will come. This is a decent spot to grind levels. If one is near death, they can simply go back to the cell block and use the Save Crystal and repeat the process. Also, seeing that the only enemies that come are soldiers, this spot makes good use of using gambits and Chaining up a lot.

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