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D012 Fomalhaut

The Fomalhaut in Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy.

A firearm named for the brightest star in the Whale's Maw.

The Fomalhaut (フォーマルハウト, Fōmaruhauto?), also known as Formalhaut, is a recurring weapon in the Final Fantasy series. It is usually the most powerful gun.

AppearancesEdit

Final Fantasy XIEdit

XI The Fomalhaut is the marksmanship entry in the Aeonic class of legendary weapons. Equippable only by Rangers and Corsairs, it can dispense Chrono Bullets once every hour and grants the weaponskill "Last Stand" to activate its Aftermath effects. Like other weapons of the Aeonic class, it is the only gun capable of executing the "Ultimate Skillchains" Radiance and Umbra.

Final Fantasy XIIEdit

XII

Fomalhautgun

Vaan equipped with Fomalhaut.

The Fomalhaut is the ultimate gun with an attack power of 50. The license costs 150 LP. Due to the way guns work, ignoring enemy defense and Protect status, Fomalhaut is an especially powerful weapon if obtained as soon as it becomes available. Guns are the slowest weapons, apart from Wyrmhero Blade, at 4.2s charge and 1.4s action time.

Fomalhaut is a good weapon for a character with the lowest attack in the party (such as a mage), as the guns' damage calculation only uses the gun's own attack stat to determine damage. When used with the Dark Shot while equipping the Black Robes, the player also gets an additional +50% boost to damage, making it a good weapon against even Yiazmat.

Fomalhaut is only obtained from randomly spawning treasure chests and because the chests respawn, the player can obtain multiple Fomalhauts. The Fomalhaut chest may spawn in the Lhusu Mines, Cerobi Steppe, Henne Mines, or Subterra.

The Lhusu Mines chest is on Site 9 in the place where Antlion is fought. At the back of that cave, there is a chest with a 60% spawn rate with a 50% chance to contain the Fomalhaut (the other treasure is a Knot of Rust). The player must not equip Diamond Armlet, or the Fomalhaut changes into an Elixir. This is the earliest point Fomalhaut can be acquired, available after reaching Mt Bur-Omisace. The player may backtrack to the Save Crystal to make the chest respawn, or use the soft reset function.

The Cerobi Steppe has two chests which may spawn the Fomalhaut. The first is in the Northsward and the chest spawns at a 50% rate near the center of the western edge. With the Diamond Armlet there is a 5% chance for it to be a Fomalhaut. Another chest in the Crossfield area also spawns at a 50% rate, and with the Diamond Armlet has a 4% chance to yield the Fomalhaut. The chest is past the first rock when entering from the Save Crystal area.

The Henne Mines chest is in the Special Charter Shaft and spawns at a 40% rate. With the Diamond Armlet it has 80% chance to be a Fomalhaut, and a 20% chance to be 10,000 gil. The chest will spawn only once.

The Subterra chest is in Umbra-South and spawns at a 55% rate, and without the Diamond Armlet has a 20% chance to be a Fomalhaut.

In the International Zodiac Job System, the Fomalhaut is now the second strongest gun. It provides a +52 Attack and can only be equipped by the Machinist and the Shikari, although the Shikari must first acquire the license for Shemhazai and Guns 5Spica and Aldebaran to be able to activate its license.

Final Fantasy XII: Revenant WingsEdit

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Magicite-inlaid gun with aquatic force.
—In-game description

The Formalhaut serves as Balthier's strongest weapon and has the element of Water. It has Attack power of +100, Magic attack of +50, Attack Speed of +36, and it adds +15 to Balthier's Strength. Formalhaut is a reward for Mission 77: Darkening Clouds Gather. It uses a generic gun sprite during battle.

Final Fantasy XIIIEdit

XIII

The weapons of choice for special forces units, these pistols are at their best when used as a part of a coordinated attack strategy.
—Description
XIII fomalhaut elites

Sazh's Fomalhaut Elites.

The Fomalhaut Elites is a pair of guns for Sazh. They are second tier weapons, obtained by upgrading the Antares Deluxes with a Uraninite.

Fomalhaut Elites have the passive ability Chain Bonus Boost II. They have minimum level of 15 with minimum Physical of 86 and Magic of 92. Fomalhaut Elites take 153,000 EXP to level up to the max level of 41 with 216 Physical and 222 Magic. At their max level, the guns can be dismantled to twelve Thrust Bearings, a Cobaltite, and the Antares Deluxes.

Level Strength Magic Current Exp. Exp. To Next Level Exp. To ★
15 86 92 36,288 3,852 154,752
16 91 97 40,140 4,020 150,900
17 96 102 44,160 4,188 146,880
18 101 107 48,348 4,356 142,692
19 106 112 52,704 4,524 138,336
20 111 117 57,228 4,692 133,812
21 116 122 61,920 4,860 129,120
22 121 127 66,780 5,028 124,260
23 126 132 71,808 5,196 119,232
24 131 137 77,004 5,364 114,036
25 136 142 82,368 5,532 108,672
26 141 147 87,900 5,700 103,140
27 146 152 93,600 5,868 97,440
28 151 157 99,468 6,036 91,572
29 156 162 105,504 6,204 85,536
30 161 167 111,708 6,372 79,332
31 166 172 118,080 6,540 72,960
32 171 177 124,620 6,708 66,420
33 176 182 131,328 6,876 59,712
34 181 187 138,204 7,044 52,836
35 186 192 145,248 7,212 45,792
36 191 197 152,460 7,380 38,580
37 196 202 159,840 7,548 31,200
38 201 207 167,388 7,716 23,652
39 206 212 175,104 7,884 15,936
40 211 217 182,988 8,052 8,052
216 222 191,040 Trapezohedron 0

Final Fantasy TacticsEdit

FFT The Fomalhaut is the most powerful non-elemental gun in War of the Lions, providing 18 Attack and 5% Weapon Defense. It can only be obtained via Melee and Rendezvous.

Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit

Dissidia012 Fomalhaut appears as the only gun-type weapon with a minimum level requirement of 90. It adds 64 ATK and 58 DEF to its wielder and increases their Assist Gauge's duration by 25%, but subtracts 288 BRV and 1 DEF. It is surpassed only by the Death Penalty. It can be purchased at the shop by trading 153,400 gil, Antares, Tiamat Carapace, and Gunner's Hope x5.

Fomalhaut in its Final Fantasy XII incarnation also appears as one of Vaan's EX Mode weapons, replacing his Altair.

Pictlogica Final FantasyEdit

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Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit

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Final Fantasy ExplorersEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Like many other models of gun in the series, this weapon is named after a star. Fomalhaut is a star in the constellation Piscis Austrinus. The name comes from the Arabic fum al'hawt, literally "mouth of the whale", and is also known as "the lonely star of autumn", when it is the only first-magnitude star visible in the sky from mid-northern latitudes. Fomalhaut is also a fallen angel from the Book of Enoch.

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