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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?”
- —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.
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 In||Pravoka, Crescent Lake, Gaia, Onrac|
|Find In||Mount Duergar, Cavern of Ice, Earthgift Shrine, Hellfire Chasm, Lifespring Grotto (x5), Whisperwind Cove (x9)|
|Won From||Air Elemental, Unicorn|
|Effect||Restores some MP.|
|Buy In||Altair, Salamand, Tropical Island|
|Find In||Deist Cavern, Coliseum, Fynn Castle, Tropical Island, Cave of Mysidia, Mysidian Tower, Castle Palamecia, Pandaemonium|
|Won From||Malboro, Malboro Terra, Mantis King, Death Rider, Flan Princess, Chimera Brain, Lamia Matriarch|
|Also Known As||Ether1|
|Effect||Restores a small amount of MP.|
|Buy In||Hummingway Home|
|Find In||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 From||Gloom Wing, Moon Cell, Pudding|
|Won From||Fiend, Gloom Wing, Gremlin, Moon Cell, Pudding, Red Worm, Tiny Mage, Witch|
|Effect||Restores 40 MP.|
|Buy In||Lix onwards|
|Find In||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 From||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|
|Won From||Galacjelly, Ghilacat, Reflect Mage, Skelasaur, Sorcerer, Subterrane, White Flame, Launcher, Abductor|
|Also Known As||Tincture|
|Effect||Restores 50 MP.|
|Buy In||Albrook and onwards|
|Find In||[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 From||Sky Armor, Buffalax, Drop, Spit Fire, L.30 Magic, L.40 Magic, L.20 Magic, L.10 Magic, Right
Blade, Left Blade
|Won From||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|
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 In||Fort Condor onwards|
|Find In||Sector 7 Slums|
Cave of the Gi (x2)
Junon (During parade must score between 40% and 49%/x6)
Fort Condor (Win 3rd battle)
|Steal From||Deenglow, Hedgehog Pie, Ark Dragon, Stinger, Kalm Fang, Capparwire, Levrikon, Prowler, Scissors, Scrutin Eye, Sonic Speed, Twin Brain|
|Won From||Mono Drive, Reno (Sector 7), Ark Dragon, Bullmotor, Crazy Saw, Crysales, Gighee, Head Hunter, Hungry, Killbin, Land Worm, Lessaloploth, Scruting, Shred, Zenene|
|Morph From||Ghost, Hedgehog Pie, Mandragora|
|Other||Prize at the C, B and A classes of the chocobo races.|
Ethers restore a moderate amount of MP. They can be purchased for 1000 gil.
Ethers restore 100 MP. They can be bought for 100 Rank Points.
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.
Ethers restore MP and cannot be purchased in shops, making them rare items.
|Effect||Restores 100 MP.|
|Find In||Submerged Ruins - Ruins: Stairs, Kilika: Tavern, after seeing the house collapse, Djose Temple, Moonflow: North Wharf, Thunder Plains: North, Sanubia Desert: East (x2)|
|Steal From||Funguar, Spherimorph, Guado Guardian, YAT-99, YKT-63, Thorn, Behemoth, YAT-97, YKT-11, Spectral Keeper, Exoray, Sin (Overdrive)|
|Bribe||Guado Guardian, YAT-99, YAT-97|
|Other||Gift - 1 = Besaid Beach|
Prize - 1 = Blitzball - League Prize - 2nd Place
Prize - 1 = Blitzball - League Prize - Most Goals
Prize - 1 = Blitzball - Tournament Prize - Most Goals
Gift - 1 = Mi'ihen Highroad: Central
Gift - 1 = Mushroom Rock - Entrance
Gift - 1 = Djose Highroad
Prize - 1 = Thunder Plains - Let 30 bolts hit you
Prize - 1 = Macalania Woods (North) Butterfly Hunt minigame before Spherimorph
Gift - 1 = Macalania: Hall
Prize - 1 = Sanubia Desert: Central - Steal from Chests
Prize - 1 = Calm Lands - Hyper Dodger Chocobo - Beat/tie after the first 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 living up two Blue Flasks. A Mega-Ether (heals 50% of the party's MP) is achieved by living up two Cherries.
|Effect||Restores 100 MP.|
|Find In||(Chapter 1) Celsius, Calm Lands, Kilika/Village, Thunder Plains, Besaid/Cave (only if bought Besaid Key), Zanarkand|
(Chapter 2) Celsius, Besaid/Cave (only if bought the Besaid Key), Mi'ihen Highroad, Mushroom Rock, 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 From||Tonberry, Dive Beak, Queen Coeurl, Black Elemental, Chac, Critical Bug, Flan Azabache, Insect Matriarch, Lacerta, Mushroom Cloud, Trema, Claret Dragon, Rukh, Yevon Striker, Humbaba|
|Won From||Tonberry, Dive Beak, Queen Coeurl, Flailing Ochu, Ruffian, Azi Dahaka, Flan Azabache, Great Haunt, League Master, Wight|
|Bribe||Tonberry, Dive Beak, Queen Coeurl, Skink, Yevon Striker, League Ranger, League Master, League Slasher, Flan Azabache|
|Other||(Chapter 2/3)-(Adjusting the lightning-conductors) No more than 5 correct entries for tower 1|
(Chapter 2/3)-(Adjusting the lightning-conductors) At least 6 but not more than 14 correct entries for tower 1.
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).
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. The Ether can be acquired fairly early in the game, with farming it in the Giza Plains.
MP is typically restored by having the characters move around the field.
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.
Ethers can be obtained by giving 10 Unappraised Items to Elmer in he Dead Dunes, trading 60 Soul Seeds to the Soul Seeds Merchants and 40 Soul Seeds from the second playthrough and onwards. The Canvas of Prayers quests: Trapped (Luxerion), Ultimate Craving (Yusnaan), What's in a Brew? (The 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.
- “Use an ether to restore MP.”
|Effect||Restores 20 MP|
The Chemist job class can use Ethers after learning how, which costs 300 JP. Ether can be discovered with the Treasure Hunter ability in the 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.
- “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.
- “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.
- “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, 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.
- “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.
The Ether in Final Fantasy Dimensions restores 50 MP when used. Item shops sell Ether for 1,500 gil.
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.
Ethers restore 1 BP. They can be used three times in one day.
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.