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Ether FF7
I heard people saying they'd revealed the method to making ether, but what good does a recipe like this do me? A mix of unpurified ether and caramel? Right. Now where am I supposed to get those?
—Paty, Geomancer, Aletap Rumors

The Ether (エーテル, Ēteru?), also known as Ether1, or Tincture, is a recurring item from the series. It restores a small amount of MP to one character. It appears in most Final Fantasy games except Final Fantasy III and Final Fantasy VIII. Its upgrades are the Hi-Ether and Turbo Ether.

See also: Hi-Ether and Turbo Ether

Appearances Edit

Final Fantasy Edit

Ethers did not appear in the original NES version, nor in the Origins remake, but they do in the Dawn of Souls and 20th Anniversary versions. There are three types: Ether restores 50 MP, Dry Ethers restore 100 MP, and Turbo Ethers fully restore it.

Effect Restores 50 MP.
Buy Pravoka, Crescent Lake, Gaia, Onrac
Find Mount Duergar, Cavern of Ice, Earthgift Shrine, Hellfire Chasm, Lifespring Grotto (x5), Whisperwind Cove (x9)
Drop Air Elemental, Unicorn
Cost 150 gil

Final Fantasy II Edit

Ethers first appeared in Final Fantasy II and are sold in item shops for 2,500 gil. They may also be found inside chests, and are dropped by enemies.

Effect Restores some MP.
Buy Altair, Salamand, Tropical Island
Find Deist Cavern, Coliseum, Fynn Castle, Tropical Island, Cave of Mysidia, Mysidian Tower, Castle Palamecia, Pandaemonium
Drop Malboro, Malboro Terra, Mantis King, Death Rider, Flan Princess, Chimera Brain, Lamia Matriarch
Cost 2,500 gil
1,000 gil

Final Fantasy IV Edit

Also Known As Ether1
Effect Restores a small amount of MP.
Buy Hummingway Home
Find Baron Castle (x5), Baron Town, Kaipo, Water Cave (x2), Antlion's Cave, Fabul, Mount Ordeals (x2), Waterway (x2), Troia, Troia Castle (x4), Magnetic Cavern (x2), Eblan (x3), Dwarven Castle (x2), Tower of Babil - Lower, Cave of Eblan, Sealed Cavern (x3), Sylvan Cave, Land of Summons (x2), Giant of Babil
Steal Gloom Wing, Moon Cell, Pudding
Drop Fiend, Gloom Wing, Gremlin, Moon Cell, Pudding, Red Worm, Tiny Mage, Witch
Cost 10,000 gil

Final Fantasy IV -Interlude- Edit

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Final Fantasy IV: The After Years Edit

Ethers restore 50 MP. They can be found on several enemies, and can also be bought for 10,000 gil in the Hummingway Home in the final Chapter.

Final Fantasy V Edit

Effect Restores 40 MP.
Buy Lix onwards
Find Tule, Pirates' Hideout, Tycoon Castle (x2), Walse Tower, Library of the Ancients, Ronka Ruins, Moogle Forest, Moore Forest, Castle Exdeath (x2), Island Shrine (x2), Fork Tower, Istory Falls, Great Sea Trench, Interdimensional Rift - Ruins
Steal Crystelle, Druid, Hyudra, Level Checker, Lumber Beast, Mottletrap, Page 128, Prototype, Soul Cannon, Tiny Mage, Tote Avis, Water Bus, Yellow Dragon, Flame Thrower, Rocket Gun, Atomos
Drop Galacjelly, Ghilacat, Reflect Mage, Skelasaur, Sorcerer, Subterrane, White Flame, Launcher, Abductor
Cost 1,500 gil

Ethers are also a Mix result by either mixing Ether x2, an Ether and Holy Water, or Potion and Turtle Shell. These Ethers generally restore more MP than just the standard item.

Final Fantasy VI Edit

The Ether has three levels. The Ether, or Tincture, restores 50 MP. The Hi-Ether, otherwise known as Ether, recovers 150 MP. The rare X-Ether fully recovers MP.

Also Known As Tincture
Effect Restores 50 MP.
Buy Albrook and onwards
Find [WoB] Narshe (Classroom), [WoB] Returners' Hideout, [WoB] Jidoor, [WoB] Zozo (x2), [WoB] Albrook, [WoB] Magitek Research Facility in Vector, [WoB] Vector (Banquet), [WoR] Tzen (Collapsing Building)
Steal Sky Armor, Buffalax, Drop, Spit Fire, L.30 Magic, L.40 Magic, L.20 Magic, L.10 Magic, Right Blade, Left Blade
Drop Drop, Spit Fire, Whelk (shell), L.30 Magic, L.40 Magic, L.20 Magic, L.10 Magic, L.50 Magic, L.60 Magic, L.70 Magic, L.80 Magic, L.90 Magic
Morph N/A
Cost 1,500 gil

Final Fantasy VII Edit

A programming glitch in Final Fantasy VII also has the party obtain "Tinctures" after a Fort Condor battle, however, these Tinctures are really Ethers. An upgraded Ether is known as Turbo Ether.

Effect Restores 100 MP.
Buy Fort Condor onwards
Find Sector 7 Slums, Corneo's Mansion, Aeris's House, Kalm (x3), Mythril Mine, Cave of the Gi (x2), Whirlwind Maze, Junon (During parade must score between 40% and 49%/x6), Bone Village, Fort Condor (Win 3rd battle), North Corel
Steal Deenglow, Hedgehog Pie, Ark Dragon, Stinger, Kalm Fang, Capparwire, Levrikon, Prowler, Scissors, Scrutin Eye, Sonic Speed, Twin Brain
Drop Mono Drive, Reno (Sector 7), Ark Dragon, Bullmotor, Crazy Saw, Crysales, Gighee, Head Hunter, Hungry, Killbin, Land Worm, Lessaloploth, Scruting, Shred, Zenene
Morph Ghost, Hedgehog Pie, Mandragora
Other Prize at the C, B and A classes of the chocobo races.
Cost 1,500 gil

Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII- Edit

Ethers restore a moderate amount of MP. They can be purchased for 1000 gil.

Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII- Edit

Ethers restore 100 MP. They can be bought for 100 Rank Points.

Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII- Edit

Ether items are quite common and restore some MP. They can be bought at the shop for 200 gil from the beginning of the game. They can also be used as a Materia Fusion ingredient: 10 adds MP+10% to a Materia.

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Final Fantasy IX Edit

Later on in the game, Ethers can be synthesized by Hades. Unlike in previous games, they cannot be bought anywhere.

Effect Restores 100 MP in the field, 150 MP in battle.
Buy N/A
Find Alexandria (Disc 1), Alexandria (Disc 3), Evil Forest (x3), Dali, Ice Cavern, Lindblum (Disc 1), Lindblum (Disc 2), South Gate, Burmecia, Quan's Dwelling (x3), Black Mage Village, Fossil Roo, Cleyra's Trunk, Cleyra (x2), Mount Gulug, Iifa Tree, Conde Petie Mountain Path
Steal Abomination, Amdusias (A), Armodullahan, Armstrong, Axe Beak, Blazer Beetle, Bomb, Cactuar, Catoblepas, Cerberus, Dracozombie, Feather Circle, Gargoyle, Garuda, Gigan Octopus, Gnoll, Grand Dragon, Grenade, Grimlock (Red and Blue), Magic Vice, Ochu, Ogre (A), Ogre (B), Red Dragon, Sahagin, Skeleton, Sand Scorpion, Stilva, Tiamat (Crystal), Tonberry, Type B, Vepal, Veteran, Zaghnol, Zemzelett, Zombie, Sealion, Lani, Scarlet Hair, Antlion (B), Amdusias (B), Abadon (A), Kuja, Trance Kuja, Tantarian
Drop Adamantoise, Agares, Anemone, Armstrong, Ash, Behemoth (B), Blazer Beetle, Cactuar, Cerberus, Crawler, Dracozombie, Drakan, Garuda, Gigan Octopus, Gigan Toad (B), Grand Dragon, Grenade, Griffin, Grimlock Red, Hecteyes, Hedgehog Pie, Hornet, Ironite, Iron Man, Ladybug, Land Worm, Lamia, Lich (Crystal), Magic Vice, Lizard Man, Malboro, Maliris (Crystal), Mandragora, Mimic, Mistodon (A), Mistodon (B), Myconid, Nymph, Ochu, Red Dragon, Sahagin, Sand Golem, Seeker Bat, Serpion, Shell Dragon (B), Soldier (A), Soldier (B), Stroper, Tonberry, Type A, Veteran, Whale Zombie, Wyerd, Yan, Yeti, Zaghnol, Zuu, Black Waltz 2, Antlion (A), Ralvuimago, Ark, Valia Pira, Amdusias (B), Abadon (A), Nova Dragon, Maliris, Tiamat, Kraken, Lich, Deathguise, Ladybug (Friendly)
Cost 1,000 gil

Final Fantasy X Edit

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Ethers restore MP and cannot be purchased in shops, making them rare items.

Effect Restores 100 MP.
Buy N/A
Find Submerged Ruins - Ruins: Stairs, Kilika: Tavern (after seeing house collapse), Djose Temple, Moonflow: North Wharf, Thunder Plains: North, Sanubia Desert: East (x2)
Steal Behemoth, Exoray, Funguar, Guado Guardian, Sin (Head), Spectral Keeper, Spherimorph, Thorn, YAT-97, YAT-99, YKT-11, YKT-63
Drop N/A
Bribe Guado Guardian, YAT-97, YAT-99
Other Gift: Besaid Beach, Mi'ihen Highroad: Central, Mushroom Rock Road - Entrance, Djose Highroad, Macalania: Hall
Prize: Blitzball - League (2nd Place), League (Most Goals), Tournament (Most Goals), Thunder Plains (Get hit by 30 bolts), Macalania Woods: North (Butterfly Hunt minigame before Spherimorph), Sanubia Desert: Central (steal from chests), Calm Lands - Hyper Dodger Chocobo - Beat/tie after 1st win
Cost N/A

Final Fantasy X-2 Edit

The Alchemist dressphere can use Ethers for free via the Stash skillset. The Lady Luck can use Ethers via the Item Reels command by lining up two Blue Flasks. A Mega-Ether (heals 50% of the party's MP) is achieved by lining up two Cherries.

Effect Restores 100 MP.
Buy N/A
Find (Chapter 1) Celsius, Calm Lands, Kilika/Village, Thunder Plains, Besaid/Cave (if purchased Besaid Key), Zanarkand
(Chapter 2) Celsius, Besaid/Cave (if purchased Besaid Key), Mi'ihen Highroad, Mushroom Rock Road, Thunder Plains, Calm Lands, Zanarkand, Bevelle
(Chapter 3) Celsius, Mi'ihen Highroad, Thunder Plains, Bevelle, Calm Lands, Zanarkand, Besaid/Cave, Kilika/Village
(Chapter 5) Besaid/Cave, Kilika/Village, Kilika/Temple, Bevelle
Steal Black Elemental (normal and Oversoul), Chac (normal and Oversoul), Claret Dragon (normal and Oversoul), Critical Bug, Divebeak (normal and Oversoul), Flan Azabache (normal and Oversoul), Humbaba, Insect Matriarch, Lacerta (normal and Oversoul), League Mage, Mushroom Cloud (normal and Oversoul), Queen Coeurl, Rukh, Tonberry, Trema, Yevon Striker
Drop Azi Dahaka, Divebeak (Oversoul), Flailing Ochu, Flan Azabache (normal and Oversoul), Great Haunt, League Master, Tonberry, Queen Coeurl (normal and Oversoul), Ruffian, Wight
Bribe Divebeak (normal and Oversoul), Flan Azabache, League Master, League Ranger, League Slasher, Queen Coeurl, Tonberry, Yevon Striker
Other Chapter 2/3- Calibrating lightning towers (no more than 5 correct entries for tower 1, at least 6 - 14 correct entries for tower 1)
Cost N/A

Final Fantasy XI Edit

Ethers in Final Fantasy XI can be purchased from vendors or made by players with the appropriate skill in Alchemy. High quality versions are also available called Ether +1, Ether +2, and Ether +3. Each restore slightly more MP than a standard Ether. There also exists a backpack called an "Ether Tank" that dispenses an Ether on demand (up to 5 times per tank).

Final Fantasy XII Edit

If all Ether Lores are purchased, Ethers will recover 75 MP. It is a rare item, but it is sold by the Baknamy Merchant in Necrohol of Nabudis late in the game and before the events in the Pharos for 222 gil. Ethers can be acquired fairly early in the game, with farming it in the Giza Plains.

A rarer version, a Hi-Ether, can only be obtained by chests, rewards, or Bazaar Goods. It restores 300 MP if all lores are mastered.

To make regular Ether at the Bazaar, one needs to sell two Unpurified Ethers and three Caramels. The pack will cost 4000 gil and can be created repeatedly.

MP is typically restored by having the characters move around the field.

Final Fantasy XIII Edit


The Ethersol serves a similar role to the Ethers of previous games. It restores the party TP to full. It can only be used outside of battle. The stock of the item is located on the right side of the bar. They are often found near a save station before most major boss battles.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Edit

An Ether restores some of Lightning's Energy Points. Ethers can be obtained by giving 10 Unappraised Items to Elmer in Ruffian, trading 60 Soul Seeds to the Soul Seeds Merchants and 40 Soul Seeds from the second playthrough and onwards, and the Canvas of Prayers quests: Trapped (Luxerion), Ultimate Craving (Yusnaan), What's in a Brew? (Wildlands), and Desert Cleanup (The Dead Dunes). An alternative way to buy Ether is via Outerworld Services from random characters in the world, costing 2,800 gil.

Final Fantasy XIV Edit

Ether, like all other items in the game, are subject to a cooldown timer shared between all items.

Description Processed via the alchemical extraction of aetheric essence occurring in elemental crystals, the contents of this vial instantly restore a small amount of MP.
Effect Restores 28% of current MP, up to a maximum of 90MP restored. 150 second cooldown
Recipe Distilled Water (x1) Tinolqa Mistletoe (x1) Imp Wing (x1), Water Shard (X1) Lightning Shard (x1), creates 3 potions. Alchemist level 15

Final Fantasy Tactics Edit

Use an ether to restore MP.
Effect Restores 20 MP
Find Use Treasure Hunter in Castled City of Zaland, Clockwork City of Goug, Dugeura Pass, Free City of Bervenia, Golgollada Gallows, Grogh Heights, Limberry Castle Gate and Keep, Lionel Castle Gate and Inside, Merchant City of Dorter, Monastery Vaults and Mount Germinas.
Cost 200 gil

The Chemist job class can use Ethers after learning how, which costs 300 JP.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance Edit

This draught restores lost magical power.

Ethers heal 80 MP to a single unit during battle, and aren't available for purchase in this game. They can, however, be sold for 500 gil.

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Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift Edit

This tincture restores lost magickal power.

Once again, Ethers cannot be bought at shops like the previous game and can be sold for 480 gil. It restores 30 MP to the target. It is also requested by Ezel Berbier for the quest: A Small Favor.

Final Fantasy Type-0 Edit

FFT-0 Ether Icon
Ether restores 50% MP to the target.

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Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates Edit

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Medicine to restore SP. Doesn't taste too bad.

The Ether restores 100 SP for each character. They can be found through out dungeons or purchased at the Magic Goods store in Rebena Te Ra. Only five can be carried when beginning and can be upgraded to a total of 99 when more Ether Pouches are purchased at Mog Mart or found in dungeons.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time Edit

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Final Fantasy Adventure Edit

The Ether is a recovery item that can be bought for 320 GP and restores 10 MP, it has 1 use.

Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light Edit

Ethers restore 3 AP and can be bought for 1000 G at Urbeth, Spelvia, and in Guera and Liberte after the darkness has fallen. It may also be bought in Horne after saving the king. It may also be won from the Red Jelly enemy, as well as found in Guera Caverns, Quicksand Castle, Hunting Caves, Great Tree, Ice Cavern, Tower to the Sky, and Star Chamber.

Bravely Default Edit

A tonic made by dissolving wind drake wing, alraune petals, magalodon fang and treant root in an aspir solution for five weeks, then extracting the clear fluid that accumulates at the top.

Ethers restore 40 MP to the target. It can be bought from Faithful Fox, Florem, Grandship, Hartschild, Starkfort, Eternia, Adventurer (Norende Village Trader Shop Lv. 6) for 1000 pg.

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Final Fantasy Dimensions Edit

The Ether in Final Fantasy Dimensions restores 50 MP when used. Item shops sell Ether for 1,500 gil.

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Dissidia Final Fantasy Edit

The Ether is a map piece typically found on the third level of a storyline. It replaces all consumed map skills with new ones chosen at random. It will not replace Invisible or Regen, as they are ongoing effects.

Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade Edit

Ethers restore 1 BP. They can be used three times in one day.

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Final Fantasy Explorers Edit

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Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon Edit

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Etymology Edit

[view  · edit  · purge]Diethyl ether was once used in pharmaceuticals. A mixture of alcohol and ether was known as "Spirit of ether" or Hoffman's Drops. In the United States, it was removed from Pharmacopeia prior to June 1917.

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