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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?
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.
Restores 50 MP.
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, Dry Ethers, and Turbo Ethers.
|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|
Restores a small amount of MP.
|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|
Restores a small amount of MP
|Effect||Restores a small amount of MP.|
|Find||Baron Castle (x5), Baron Town, Kaipo, Water Cave (x2), Antlion's Den, Fabul, Mount Ordeals (x2), Waterway (x2), Troia, Troia Castle (x4), Lodestone Cavern (x2), Eblan (x3), Dwarven Castle (x2), Tower of Babil - Lower, Cave of Eblan, Sealed Cave (x3), Sylph Cave, Feymarch (x2), Giant of Babil|
|Steal||Gloomwing, Lunar Virus, Black Flan|
|Drop||Mini Satana, Gloomwing, Gremlin, Lunar Virus, Black Flan, Abyss Worm, Tiny Mage, Sorceress|
|Effect||Restores 40 MP.|
|Find||Tule, Pirates' Hideout, Tycoon Castle (x2), Walse Tower, Library of the Ancients, Ronka Ruins, Moogle Forest, Great Forest of Moore, Castle Exdeath (x2), Island Shrine (x2), Fork Tower, Istory Falls, Great Sea Trench, Interdimensional Rift - Ruins|
|Steal||Crystelle, Hydra, Level Checker, Undead Husk, Motor Trap, Page 128, Prototype, Soul Cannon, Tiny Mage, Tot Aevis, Devilfish, Yellow Dragon, Flame Thrower, Rocket Launcher, Atomos, Launcher|
|Drop||Galajelly, Gaelicat, Reflect Mage, Bone Dragon, Sorcerer, Tunneller, White Flame, Abductor|
Restores 50 MP.
|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|
Restores MP by 100
A programming glitch 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: C, B and A classes of Chocobo Races|
Ethers restore 100 MP. They can be bought for 100 Rank Points.
Restores some MP.
Restores 150 MP. The effect decreases if used in the field.
Restores 100 MP of one character.
Ethers restore MP and cannot be purchased in shops, making them rare items.
|Effect||Restores 100 MP.|
|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|
|Bribe||Guado Guardian, YAT-97, YAT-99|
|Other||Gift: Besaid Beach, Mi'ihen Highroad: Central, Mushroom Rock Road - Entrance, Djose Highroad, Macalania Temple: Hall|
Prize: Blitzball - League (2nd Place, 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)
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.|
|Find||Celsius (chapters 1/2/3), Calm Lands (chapter 1/2/3), Kilika Port (chapter 1/3/5), Thunder Plains (chapters 1/2/3), Besaid Cave (chapters 1/2; if purchased Besaid Key, chapters 3/5), Zanarkand (chapter 1/2/3), Mi'ihen Highroad (chapters 2/3), Mushroom Rock Road (chapter 2), Bevelle (chapters 2/3/5), Kilika Temple (chapter 5)|
|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)|
Ethers 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).
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 on, by farming it in the Giza Plains.
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.
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 seed 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, for 2,800 gil.
|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 90 MP 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|
|Effect||Fully Restores MP|
|Find||Gladiolus (Survival Skill Lvl.4)|
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.|
The Chemist job class can use Ethers after learning how, which costs 300 JP.
This draught restores lost magical power.
Ethers heal 80 MP to a single unit during battle, and aren't available for purchase. They can, however, be sold for 500 gil.
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.
Ether restores 50% MP to the target. They can be bought in Akademeia for 2000 gil, found at the ruined Airship Landing area during "The Akademeia Liberation" (50% chance), and as a reward for many Free Time Events, doing special orders.
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.
The Ether is a recovery item that can be bought for 320 GP and restores 10 MP, it has 1 use.
Ethers restore 3 AP and can be bought for 1000 G at Urbeth, Spelvia, Guera and Liberte (after the darkness has fallen) and in Horne (after saving the king). It can be dropped from the Red Jelly, and found in Guera Caverns, Quicksand Castle, Hunting Caves, Great Tree, Ice Caverns, Tower to the Sky, and Star Chamber.
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 Comrade, Florem, Grandship, Hartschild, Starkfort, Eternia, Adventurer (Norende Village Trader Shop Lv. 6) for 1000 pg. It can be found in Lontano Villa, Ancheim, Temple of Wind, Vestment Cave, Harena Ruins, Grand Mill Works, Miasma Woods, Florem, Temple of Water, Florem Gardens, Witherwood, Mount Fragmentum, and Twilight Ruins, dropped by Holly (prologue), Ominas (prologue), Orthros (ch 1, 5, 6, 7, 8; red head), and it can be a reward for tutorial quests.
Ether can be used in compounding:
- Ether + Remedy = Remedy
- Potion + Ether = X-Potion
- Ether + Ether = Ether
- Ether + Elixir = Elixir
- Ether + Megalixir = Megalixir
- Ether + Phoenix Down = Reincarnate
- Ether + Antidote = Resist Poison
- Ether + Eye Drops = Resist Blind
- Ether + Echo Herbs = Resist Silence
- Ether + Wakeup Bell = Resist Sleep
- Ether + Balsam = Resist Dread
- Ether + Hi-Potion, X-Potion = Quarter Elixir
- Ether + Turbo Ether = Dry Ether
- Ether + Beast Liver, Hard Scale, Insect Antenna, Monster Fiber, Spirit Bone, Demon Tail, Dragon Fang, Phlogiston, Permacrystal, Fairy Wing, Fulmen Shard, Desert Rose, Glitterbug, Dark Matter = Rage Orb
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.
An ether may drop after the last enemy in a round has been defeated. Ethers restore ability uses to one random ability, restoring at least one use and up to 25% of an ability's uses rounded down.
A tonic that restores an ally's magical energies by a small amount. A must for any magic-user, its recipe is said to have originated in a kingdom of mages. More expensive than a potion, its ability to instantly restore one's magic makes it treasured by arcane types everywhere. Unfortunately, the ethers most commonly found today are but an imitation of the recipe of old, and their potency is limited.
Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances Edit
Ether is a consumable item which restores 10 MP of a single party member.
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.