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FFIX Magic Stone

Zidane's support ability menu.

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Support abilities (サポートアビリティ, Sapōto Abiriti?) in Final Fantasy IX work automatically in the background when equipped via Magic Stones. Each playable character has a unique pool of support abilities that enhance their abilities in combat; for example, a physical fighter like Steiner learns abilities that augment his HP and Killer abilities to deal more damage to certain types of enemies, while a mage type character like Dagger learns abilities that augment her MP and make her summon attacks stronger.

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Support abilities can be equipped from the Abilities section from the menu, and not all abilities can be equipped at once for the number of Magic Stones is limited. Party members learn new abilities from certain equipment pieces, and more Magic Stones by leveling up. Eiko can boost the number of Magic Stones she gets via the Marcus-Eiko stat bug.

Support abilities are usually available from multiple equipment pieces, and not everyone can equip every piece; e.g. only mage-types can equip magical equipment, and only knight-type characters can equip heavy armor. Equipping multiple equipment pieces that teach the same ability boosts the rate the ability is learned. All support abilities take the same number of Magic Stones to equip regardless of party member, but the required Ability Points required vary, e.g. Quina requires far more AP to learn High Tide than anyone else, every fork teaching it. Guest characters cannot be assigned support abilities.

List of support abilitiesEdit

Name Effect Source User (AP) Magic Stones
Auto-Reflect Permanent Reflect status throughout battle. Reflect Ring Zidane (95)
Vivi (70)
Steiner (95)
Dagger (75)
Freya (95)
Quina (75)
Eiko (70)
Amarant (85)
15
Automatically casts Reflect in battle.
Auto-Float Permanent Float status throughout battle. Venetia Shield
Feather Boots
Zidane (20)
Vivi (20)
Steiner (20)
Dagger (20)
Freya (20)
Quina (40)
Eiko (25)
Amarant (35)
6
Automatically casts Float in battle.
Auto-Haste Permanent Haste status throughout battle. Running Shoes Zidane (55)
Vivi (55)
Steiner (65)
Dagger (55)
Freya (75)
Quina (70)
Eiko (65)
Amarant (70)
9
Automatically casts Haste in battle.
Auto-Regen Permanent Regen status throughout battle. Regen runs even during battle animations. Golem's Flute
Golden Hairpin
Glutton's Robe
Light Robe
Carabini Mail
Brave Suit
Maiden Prayer
Angel Earrings
Zidane (25)
Vivi (30)
Steiner (75)
Dagger (35)
Freya (25)
Quina (30)
Eiko (35)
Amarant (35)
10
Automatically casts Regen in battle.
Auto-Life Start battle with Auto-Life status. Rebirth Ring Zidane (130)
Vivi (70)
Steiner (155)
Dagger (105)
Freya (125)
Quina (165)
Eiko (100)
Amarant (140)
12
Automatically casts Life in battle.
HP+10% Increases max HP by 10%. Chain Mail
Judo Uniform
Aquamarine
Germinas Boots
Steiner (20)
Freya (30)
Amarant (10)
4
Increases HP by 10%.
HP+20% Increases max HP by 20%. Mantra Band
Genji Helmet
Adaman Hat
Defense Gloves
Maximillian
Black Belt
Battle Boots
Zidane (40)
Steiner (60)
Freya (75)
Amarant (40)
8
Increases HP by 20%.
MP+10% Increases max MP by 10%. Magician Cloak
Magician Robe
Emerald
Magician Shoes
Extension
Freya (35)
Quina (50 AP)
Eiko (15)
4
Increases MP by 10%.
MP+20% Increases max MP by 20%. Black Robe
Angel Earrings
Vivi (30)
Dagger (45)
Eiko (50)
8
Increases MP by 20%.
Accuracy+ Physical attacks always hit, even on Vanish targets. Diamond Helm
Black Hood
Power Wrist
Genji Armor
Lapis Lazuli
Zidane (30)
Steiner (40)
Freya (30)
Amarant (30)
2
Raises physical attack accuracy.
Distract Halves attacker's physical attack accuracy. Judo Uniform
Shield Armor
Diamond
Reflect Ring
Zidane (30)
Steiner (30)
Freya (25)
5
Lowers enemy’s physical attack accuracy.
Long Reach Attacks from back row deal same damage as front row attacks. Thief Hat
Protect Ring
Zidane (170)
Steiner (200)
Freya (210)
Amarant (210)
16
Back row attacks like front row.
MP Attack Each attack will use 1/8 of a character's max MP to deal 1.5 times the normal damage. Red Hat
Cross Helm
Battle Boots
Power Belt
Zidane (45)
Steiner (50)
Freya (20)
Amarant (60)
5
Uses own MP to raise Attack Pwr.
Bird Killer Physical attacks deal 1.5x damage to aerial enemies. Killer abilities do not stack in case an opponent belongs to more than one category. Bronze Armor
Chain Mail
Adaman Vest
Yellow Scarf
Zidane (20)
Steiner (25)
Freya (30)
Amarant (10)
3
Deals lethal damage to flying enemies.
Bug Killer Physical attacks deal 1.5x damage to insect enemies. Killer abilities do not stack in case an opponent belongs to more than one category. Bronze Helm
Mythril Gloves
Mythril Armlet
Zidane (35)
Steiner (50)
Freya (25)
Amarant (10)
2
Deals lethal damage to insects.
Stone Killer Physical attacks deal 1.5x damage to stone enemies. Killer abilities do not stack in case an opponent belongs to more than one category. Platinum Helm
Adaman Vest
Gold Armor
Power Vest
Zidane (30)
Steiner (20)
Freya (20)
Amarant (10)
4
Deals lethal damage to stone enemies.
Undead Killer Physical attacks deal 1.5x damage to undead enemies. Killer abilities do not stack in case an opponent belongs to more than one category. Headgear
Ritual Hat
Silver Gloves
N-Kai Armlet
Plate Mail
Zidane (45)
Steiner (30)
Freya (20)
Amarant (10)
2
Deals lethal damage to undead enemies.
Dragon Killer Physical attacks deal 1.5x damage to dragon enemies. Killer abilities do not stack in case an opponent belongs to more than one category. Javelin
Barbut
Freya (70) 3
Deals lethal damage to dragons.
Devil Killer Physical attacks deal 1.5x damage to demon enemies. Killer abilities do not stack in case an opponent belongs to more than one category. Cross Helm
Thunder Gloves
Chain Plate
Demon's Vest
Zidane (25)
Steiner (30)
Freya (30)
Amarant (10)
2
Deals lethal damage to demons.
Beast Killer Physical attacks deal 1.5x damage to beast enemies. Killer abilities do not stack in case an opponent belongs to more than one category. Broadsword
Flash Hat
Leather Wrist
Egoist's Armlet
Platina Armor
Moonstone
Black Belt
Zidane (30)
Steiner (55)
Freya (25)
Amarant (10)
4
Deals lethal damage to beasts.
Man Eater Physical attacks deal 1.5x damage to human enemies. Killer abilities do not stack in case an opponent belongs to more than one category. Bandana
Coronet
Mythril Gloves
Coral Ring
Zidane (25)
Steiner (20)
Freya (20)
Amarant (10)
2
Deals lethal damage to humans.
High Jump Increases damage from Freya's Jump command.
$ Base = Atk Pwr - Target's Defense $[1]
$ Bonus = Str ... [(Lv + Str) / 8 + Str $
$ Damage = Base * (Bonus * 2) $
Dragon Mail Freya (75) 4
Jump higher to raise jump attack power.
Master Thief Chance of obtaining rare items x32, giving 1/8 chance of stealing an item; 2x the chance of obtaining semi-rare items, also giving 1/8 chance of stealing an item. Thief Gloves Zidane (50) 5
Steal better items.
Steal Gil Gain gil alongside stolen items as per following formula:
$ 0 ... [Zidane's Level * Target's Level / 4] $[1]
Glass Armlet
Yellow Scarf
Zidane (40) 5
Steal Gil along with items.
Healer Makes Attack command heal targets. Healing Rod
Anklet
Garnet
Vivi (20)
Dagger (30)
Quina (60)
Eiko (20 AP)
Amarant (40)
2
Restores target's HP.
Add Status Chance of inflicting weapon's status to target. For Zidane, only works with daggers. Hit chance depends on weapon. Bone Wrist
Chimera Armlet
Bracer
Feather Hat
Twist Headband
Glass Buckle
Thunder Gloves
Zidane (35)
Vivi (25)
Steiner (50)
Freya (25)
Quina (35)
Amarant (20)
3
Adds weapon's status effect (Add ST) when you Attack.
Gamble Defense The character's Defense stat changes randomly when attacked between 0 and Defense x2. Twist Headband
Adaman Hat
Power Vest
Barette
Zidane (20)
Freya (20)
Quina (40)
Amarant (35)
1
Raises Defense occasionally.
Chemist Doubles the effect of Potion, Hi-Potion and Ether. Cotton Robe
Grand Armor
Barette
Madain's Ring
Dagger (15)
Steiner (20)
Freya (35)
4
Doubles the potency of medicinal items.
Power Throw Augments Amarant's Throw command. Bracer Amarant (125) 19
Raises the strength of Throw.
Power Up Doubles the potency of Amarant's Chakra Flair. Golden Skullcap Amarant (30) 3
Raises the strength of Chakra.
Reflect-Null Spells bypass targets' Reflect status. Robe of Lords
Pearl Rouge
Vivi (30)
Dagger (45)
Eiko (55)
7
Nullifies Reflect and attacks.
Reflectx2 Boosts the power of spells that are reflected. Black Robe
Rosetta Ring
Vivi (110) 17
Doubles the strength of spells by using Reflect.
Mag Elem Null Renders all used magic spells non-elemental. Promist Ring
Protect Ring
Vivi (115) 13
Nullifies magic element.
Concentrate Augments Cure, Cura, Curaga, Life and Full-Life, as well as the summon Phoenix's reviving power. Robe of Lords
Rosetta Ring
Dagger (80)
Eiko (90)
10
Raises the strength of spells.
Half MP Halves MP cost of abilities in battle. Light Robe
Protect Ring
Vivi (140)
Dagger (125)
Quina (90)
Eiko (120)
11
Cuts MP use by half in battle.
High Tide The Trance gauge ranges from 0 (empty) to 255 (full). Every time the user is hit by an enemy (even if it deals no damage) the gauge is filled by:[1]
Rnd MOD Spr
or
Spr (if High Tide is equipped)
Quina's Forks
Partisan
Dark Hat
Grand Helm
Jade Armlet
Genji Gloves
Gaia Gear
Demon's Mail
Minerva's Plate
Sapphire
Zidane (35)
Vivi (25)
Steiner (35)
Dagger (30)
Freya (20)
Quina (250)
Eiko (30)
Amarant (60)
8
Allows you to Trance faster.
Counter When hit by a physical attack, the user attacks back with their own physical attack. Counter can be initiated even by missed hits.
If Spr >= Rnd (0...99), Counter attack is initiated.[1]
With Eye 4 Eye, if (Spr * 2) >= Rnd (0...99), Counter attack is initiated.

Counter attacks use the same process of checks and damage calculation that are used by the Attack command.

All of Amarant's claws (apart from Rune Claws)
Ritual Hat
Power Vest
Power Belt
Venetia Shield
Anklet
Zidane (70)
Steiner (65)
Freya (85)
Quina (55)
Amarant (240)
8
Counter-attacks when physically attacked.
Cover User intercepts enemy's physical attack on a party member to take damage instead of them. Cover activates when a party member is at 80% HP or below. Red Hat
Gauntlets
Linen Cuirass
Mythril Armor
Steiner (20)
Freya (30)
Amarant (90)
6
You take damage in place of an ally.
Protect Girls Zidane intercepts enemy's physical attack on Dagger, Eiko, Freya or Beatrix. Activates when a female party member is at 50% HP or below. Butterfly Sword
Leather Shirt
Zidane (35) 4
You take damage in place of a girl.
Eye 4 Eye Raises Counter rate. Counter can be initiated even by missed hits.
If Spr >= Rnd (0...99), Counter attack is initiated.[1]
With Eye 4 Eye, if (Spr * 2) >= Rnd (0...99), Counter attack is initiated.
Kaiser Helm
Flash Hat
Ninja Gear
Rubber Suit
Zidane (60)
Steiner (35)
Freya (35)
Amarant (50)
5
Raises Counter activation rate.
Body Temp Immunizes against Freeze and Heat. Holy Miter
Jade Armlet
Glutton's Robe
Genji Armor
Diamond
Fairy Earrings
Madain's Ring
Zidane (25)
Vivi (15)
Steiner (35)
Dagger (25)
Freya (20)
Quina (20)
Eiko (20)
Amarant (30)
4
Prevents Freeze and Heat.
Alert Reduces chance of Back Attacks from 24/256 to 0%. Barbut
Ninja Gear
Germinas Boots
Zidane (40)
Steiner (60)
Amarant (30)
4
Prevents back attacks.
Initiative Boosts party's chance to get a preemptive strike from from 16/256 to 85/256.[1] Obelisk
Battle Boots
Freya (95) 5
Raises the chance of first strike.
Level Up User earns x1.5 EXP from battles. Iron Helm
Egoist's Armlet
Pearl Rouge
Fairy Earrings
Extension
Rosetta Ring
Zidane (75)
Vivi (30)
Steiner (50)
Dagger (50)
Freya (40)
Quina (60)
Eiko (65)
Amarant (50)
7
Characters level up faster.
Ability Up Doubles the amount of Ability Points earned from battles. Stardust Rod
Green Beret
Diamond Gloves
Silk Robe
Brigandine
Diamond Armor
Cachusha
Ribbon
Lapis Lazuli
Zidane (95)
Vivi (55)
Steiner (70)
Dagger (60)
Freya (65)
Quina (40)
Eiko (55)
Amarant (90)
3
Characters learn abilities faster.
Millionaire Receive x1.5 gil after battle. Yellow Scarf Quina (100) 5
Receive more Gil after battle.
Flee-Gil Party to earns gil from battle even when they escape by holding down L1 and R1. Has no effect on Flee. If Quina is in the party, with the Millionaire ability the party will gain extra gil from fleeing in this manner. Wrist
Desert Boots
Gold Choker
Zidane (45)
Amarant (30)
3
Receive Gil even when running from battle.
Guardian Mog Removes Eiko's status ailments before EXP and AP are given at the end of battle. Even though Eiko can learn the ability early it does not function until the party receives the first Ribbon item. Ribbon
Madain's Ring
Eiko (30) 3
Mog protects with unseen forces.
Insomniac Immunizes against Sleep. Mythril Helm
Bandana
Diamond Helm
Holy Miter
Magician Cloak
Gaia Gear
Coral Ring
Zidane (30)
Vivi (25)
Steiner (25)
Dagger (25)
Freya (30)
Quina (40)
Eiko (25)
Amarant (20)
5
Prevents Sleep.
Antibody Immunizes against Poison and Venom. Equipping it after the status effect has been afflicted does not remove said status effects. Mythril Helm
Mantra Band
Bronze Gloves
Glass Armlet
Survival Vest
Glutton's Robe
Glass Buckle
Zidane (20)
Vivi (30)
Steiner (35)
Dagger (15)
Freya (15)
Quina (20)
Eiko (20)
Amarant (25)
4
Prevents Poison and Venom.
Bright Eyes Immunizes against Darkness. Equipping it after the status effect has been afflicted does not remove said status effect. Feather Hat
Iron Helm
Ritual Hat
Cachusha
Zidane (35)
Steiner (25)
Freya (20)
Amarant (25)
4
Prevents Darkness.
Loudmouth Immunizes against Silence. Equipping it after the status effect has been afflicted does not remove said status effect. Mage's Hat
Golden Hairpin
Silk Robe
White Robe
Pearl Rouge
Vivi (40)
Dagger (20)
Quina (30)
Eiko (15)
4
Prevents Silence.
Restore HP If the user has 1/6 of their max HP or less remaining and they take damage from an enemy attack and survive, they recover 50% of their max HP. Platinum Helm
Minerva's Plate
Brave Suit
Grand Armor
Promist Ring
Zidane (85)
Steiner (100)
Freya (85)
Amarant (75)
8
Restores HP automatically when Near Death.
Jelly Immunizes against Petrify and Gradual Petrify. Equipping it after the status effect has been afflicted does not remove said status effect. Dark Hat
Circlet
Diamond Gloves
Dragon Wrist
Bronze Vest
Mythril Armor
Dark Gear
Zidane (35)
Vivi (25)
Steiner (30)
Dagger (40)
Freya (30)
Quina (35)
Eiko (35)
Amarant (15)
4
Prevents Petrify and Gradual Petrify.
Return Magic If hit by an enemy spell, the user counterattacks with the same spell. Uses no MP and the caster does not need to know the spell. Coronet
Brigandine
Vivi (90)
Amarant (170)
9
Returns magic used by enemy.
Absorb MP When Quina has no MP, s/he gains MP when struck by an enemy's spell. The amount of MP restored is equal to the MP needed to cast that spell. Promist Ring Quina (80) 6
Absorbs MP used by enemy.
Auto-Potion Uses a Potion when hit. If there are no Potions, uses Hi-Potion instead. Mythril Vest
Magician Robe
Demon's Vest
White Robe
Running Shoes
Gold Choker
Extension
Zidane (30)
Vivi (10)
Steiner (20)
Dagger (20)
Freya (30)
Quina (20)
Eiko (30 AP)
Amarant (30)
4
Automatically uses Potion when damaged.
Locomotion Immunizes against Stop. Black Hood
Golden Skullcap
Survival Vest
Plate Mail
Demon's Vest
Ninja Gear
Anklet
Zidane (30)
Vivi (35)
Steiner (35)
Dagger (30)
Freya (25)
Quina (20)
Eiko (15)
Amarant (20)
4
Prevents Stop.
Clear Headed Immunizes against Confusion. Gold Helm
Lamia's Tiara
Green Beret
Circlet
Magic Armlet
Dark Gear
Magician Shoes
Zidane (25)
Vivi (15)
Steiner (30)
Dagger (25)
Freya (35)
Quina (25)
Eiko (15)
Amarant (30)
5
Prevents Confusion.
Boost Shows eidolons' full length summon animation every time (unless used as a counter attack from Dagger's Trance). Pumice Piece Dagger (190)
Eiko (150)
12
Raises strength of eidolons.
Odin's Sword If Odin's Zantetsuken fails to kill the target, it receives non-elemental damage. Ancient Aroma Dagger (50) 5
Attacks with eidolon Odin.
Mug Makes steals deal minor damage as follows:
$ 0 ... [Zidane's Level * Target's Level / 2] - 1 $[1]
Chimera Armlet
Thief Hat
Survival Vest
Zidane (65) 3
Damages enemy when you Steal.
Bandit Steal never misses. Does not augment the chance of actually getting an item. Mythril Dagger
N-Kai Armlet
Zidane (40) 5
Raises success rate of Steal.

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TriviaEdit

  • The Japanese translation for High Tide is roughly "Gain Spirit of the Full Moon" hinting at some deeper connection to the moons and the ability to enter Trance.

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