Glamorous apparel enchanted by imperious flames.
The Gaia Gear (だいちのころも or 大地の衣, Daichi no Koromo?), also known as Gaia Vest and Earth Clothes, is a recurring body armor in the series. It is usually a light armor with an Earth-elemental affinity, though it also appears as a robe in some games. It is often a high-rank armor.
A robe instilled with the earth's grace.
The Gaia Gear is an armor exclusive to the Black Wizard. It grants protection against Stone and Quake. It is the strongest armor in the 20th Anniversary version, and grants +35 Defense and +2 Weight. It can be found in Lifespring Grotto, or dropped from Undergrounder.
Known as the Gaia Vest, it can be equipped by the Freelancer, Geomancer, and Onion Knight jobs. It can be found in Saronia, and bought in Duster, Saronia, and the Invincible for 7,600 gil in the remake (4,200 in the NES version).
In the NES version, it provides 16 Defense, 8 Magic Defense, and 12% Evade. In the 3D versions, it provides 35 Defense, 25 Magic Defense, and Vitality +3.
Clothes that prevent gradual petrification.
The Gaia Gear (Gaea Gear in the SNES release) is a light armor that grants resistance against petrification. It grants +3 to Defense, Magic Defense, and Magic Evasion, and can be bought for 500 gil in Mysidia.
In the Easy Type version, it was renamed to Magic Robe.
Gaia Gear retains its bonuses from Final Fantasy IV, but instead of protection against Petrify, grants protection from Gradual Petrify. It can be bought for 500 gil in Mysidia, Baron (as Ceodore), Tomra, Troia, Mist, and Dwarven Castle, or found in South Underground Waterway (as Porom). It can be equipped by Cecil, Ceodore, Rosa, Rydia, Palom, Porom, Leonora, Harley and Golbez.
Clothing infused with the power of earth.
The Gaia Gear is a robe that boosts the user's Earth-elemental damage by 50%. It grants +8 Defense, +10 Magic Defense, and +18 Magic Evasion, and has a Weight of 2. It can be bought at Regole, Quelb, Castle of Bal, and Castle Surgate for 2,000 gil or dropped from Gravitator and stolen from Sorcerers and Abductor.
Clothing that absorbs earth damage.
The Gaia Gear is a light armor that lets the wearer absorb Earth-elemental damage. It grants +53 Defense and +43 Magic Defense, and can be equipped by all characters except Edgar, Cyan, and Umaro. It can be bought from Thamasa in World of Balance or from Nikeah and South Figaro in World of Ruin for 6,000 gil.
Shirt blessed by the Earth God.
The Gaia Gear is a light armor that teaches Osmose to Vivi, and the support abilities Insomniac and High Tide to all other characters who can equip it. It boosts and absorbs the earth element, and grants +25 Defense and +2 Magic Defense. It can be bought at Daguerreo (disc 3) and Ipsen's Castle for 8,700 gil, or found in Oeilvert, Mount Gulug, and the "Faraway Lagoon" Chocograph treasure.
The Gaia Gear is a piece of mystic armor that grants an HP bonus rather than an MP bonus, as well as a bonus to Magick Power. Gaia Gear boosts HP by 100, Defense by 35 and Magic Power by 8 and costs 9,300 gil at Balfonheim Port. It can be worn after unlocking the Mystic Armor 8 license for 35 LP.
Clothing made from brilliantly patterned material. It confers the protection of the earth to the wearer.
The Gaia Gear (Earth Clothes in the PlayStation version) is a high-rank light armor that lets the wearer absorb Earth-elemental damage, as well as boosting Earth-elemental attacks. It provides +85 HP, +10 MP, and is available for 10,000 gil at many Outfitters starting in Chapter 4. It can also be found with the Treasure Hunter ability in Limberry Castle Gate as a rare treasure.
These blue clothes have been blessed by the earth.
The Gaia Gear teaches Auto-Regen to Hunters, Snipers, and Gadgeteers. It provides 24 Defense and 12 Resistance, as well lets the wearer absorb Earth-elemental attacks. It can be obtained as a random reward for completing a mission.
This blue clothing has been blessed by the spirit of the earth.
The Gaia Gear teaches Regenerate to Hunters, Snipers, and Tinkers. It provides +34 Defense and +12 Resistance, and can be bought for 1,500 gil in the shop after creating it in the Bazaar after using a Earth Sigil, Rose Branch, and Fine Wool.
The Earth Robe grants +5 Attack, +108 Defense, and +10 Magic. It can be made by using the Grand Raiment scroll.
Gaia Gear is a mid-ranked robe, usable at level 40, and provides 39 Defense. It can be bought for 248 gil.
A frock imbued with the breath of an earth spirit. For all tribes.
Earth Robe is a mid-ranked armor that can be used by any race and gender. It provides 47 defense, 9 magic, and 23 magic defense at level 1, while at level 30 it provides 74 defense, 11 magic, and 38 magic defense, and has one empty slot.
It can be created for 2,780 gil by using Mythril Silk x3, Curious Petal x3, and Green Fay Dust x5 (on Hard or Very Hard mode). When turned into a jewel, a level 3-9 Earth Robe makes a Holy Stone 2, level 10-19 makes an Anti-Stun Stone 4, and level 20-30 makes a Holy Stone 5.
The Gaia's Armor is the strongest armor equippable by Benjamin, acquired at Mac's Ship in a chest. It grants resistance to Water, Wind, Thunder (no icon for it exists), Poison, and Sleep, and provides a Defense of 15.
A robe that amplifies the earth power of its wearer. It is woven from a special fiber that was bathed in energy waves from the earth. It must be kept dry, as prolonged exposure to moisture may cause unwanted vegetable sprouts to grow.
Gaia Gear provides 10 Defense, 9 Magic Defense and 10 Magic Evade, and gives Intelligence +3 to the wearer. It is found in the Umberwood and bought for 3600 gil in Rusalka, Aulë and in Castle Falgabard from Mog.
The Gaia Gear is a level 55 robe that raises HP by 1,427 and Bravery by 56. It also boosts Magic Defense by 15%. It can be obtained from the shop by trading 13,360 gil, Wizard's Robes, a Fallen Angel Feather, and Demon Feather x2.
Gaia Gear returns as a level 30 robe that provides +1,505 HP, +41 Bravery, and +5% Magic Defense. It can be obtained by trading 43,700 gil, Wizard's Robes, and Silky Cloth.
Nature offers great bounties and blessings, but at the same time can cause calamity and destruction. When people believed they should show their gratitude to the land for its daily gifts in order to prevent its fury in the future, they would perform a especial dance. The gaia gear, which holds the power of the earth within, was made to be worn during said special ritual. It is said that wearing it prevents its owner from falling prey to the ailment known as stone.
Gaia was the goddess or personification of Earth in ancient Greek religion, one of the Greek primordial deities. Gaia was the mother of all: the heavenly gods, the Titans and the Giants were born from her union with Uranus (the sky), while the sea-gods were born from her union with Pontus (the sea). The Greek word "γαῖα" (transliterated as gaia or gaea) is a collateral form of "γῆ" meaning Earth. Her equivalent in the Roman pantheon was named Gaea (Terra in more ancient documents). This is alluded to in Final Fantasy IX with the existence of Gaia's twin world.
The mythological name Gaia was revived in 1979 by James Lovelock, whose Gaia hypothesis proposes that living organisms and inorganic material are part of a dynamic system that shapes the Earth's biosphere, and maintains the Earth as a fit environment for life. In some Gaia theory approaches the Earth itself is viewed as an organism with self-regulatory functions. This theory is especially alluded to in Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within's take on Gaia as the planet's soul.