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Dagger-ffix-battle-long

Garnet is a playable character in Final Fantasy IX known as Dagger. She is primarily a Summoner with a secondary job as a White Mage. She can summon eidolons and cast Wht Mag spells. Dagger is the party's most powerful healer for the beginning portion of the game before Eiko joins the party. She is placed in the back row by default. As a mage-type character, her physical capabilities are poor. She is first called "Garnet" in battle, but after changing her name she is called "Dagger" for the remainder of the game. Garnet appears briefly as a boss, and acts as a party leader when she and Steiner are returning to Alexandria.

Party memberEdit

AbilitiesEdit

Support abilitiesEdit

Dagger's passive abilities enhance her capabilities as a mage and a healer. They include MP raising abilities, such as Healer, that lets her heal with her physical attacks; Chemist that doubles the potency of healing items; Reflect-Null that lets her spells pierce the Reflect status; Concentrate that boosts the power of spells; Half MP; and Boost, that guarantees the longer summoning of an eidolon, which is more powerful than the short summon.

Her unique ability is Odin's Sword that assures that when Odin is summoned and the enemies are immune to Zantetsuken's instant death, they take damage.

Name Learned From AP
Auto-Reflect Reflect Ring 75
Auto-Float Feather Boots 20
Auto-Haste Running Shoes 55
Auto-Regen Golden Hairpin, Light Robe, Angel Earrings, Maiden's Prayer 35
Auto-Life Rebirth Ring 105
MP+20% Angel Earrings 45
Healer Healing Rod, Anklet, Garnet 30
Chemist Cotton Robe, Madain's Ring, Barette 15
Reflect-Null Robe of Lords, Pearl Rouge 45
Concentrate Robe of Lords, Rosetta Ring 80
Half MP Light Robe, Protect Ring 125
High Tide Jade Armlet, Dark Hat, Gaia Gear, Minerva's Plate, Sapphire 30
Body Temp Jade Armlet, Holy Miter, Madain's Ring, Fairy Earrings, Diamond 25
Level Up Egoist's Armlet, Rosetta Ring, Fairy Earrings, Pearl Rouge, Extension 50
Ability Up Stardust Rod, Green Beret, Silk Robe, Cachusha, Ribbon, Lapis Lazuli 60
Insomniac Bandana, Holy Miter, Magician Cloak, Gaia Gear, Coral Ring 25
Antibody Glass Armlet, Mantra Band, Survival Vest, Glass Buckle 15
Loudmouth Mage's Hat, Golden Hairpin, Silk Robe, White Robe, Pearl Rouge 20
Jelly Dragon Wrist, Circlet, Bronze Vest, Dark Gear 40
Auto-Potion Mythril Vest, Demon's Vest, Magician Robe, White Robe, Running Shoes, Gold Choker, Extension 20
Locomotion Black Hood, Golden Skullcap, Survival Vest, Demon's Vest, Anklet 30
Clear Headed Magic Armlet, Lamia's Tiara, Green Beret, Circlet, Dark Gear, Magician Shoes 25
Boost Pumice Piece 190
Odin's Sword Ancient Aroma 50

White MagicEdit

FFIX Cure

Dagger casts Cure.

Dagger is the player's first white mage, but her array comes second to Eiko's who joins later. Dagger can use some status magic and the basic curative and supportive spells. She learns Life, but not Full-Life; Panacea but not Esuna; and Protect, Shell and Reflect, but not Regen, Haste or Might. Her unique spells are Scan, Berserk and Confuse.

EidolonsEdit

Compared to Eiko, Dagger has a wider array of eidolons, but in return, Eiko has more White Magic. Dagger's eidolon pool is more powerful since she can summon both Bahamut and Ark. Dagger can summon all eidolons up to Bahamut since the beginning of the game, but the spells require so much MP her level would need to be substantially higher than it is likely to be so early. Later, when Dagger re-acquires the eidolons she lost, the MP cost for summoning them is divided by four. She knows Shiva, Ifrit, Atomos, Odin, and Bahamut when she first joins.

TranceEdit

Dagger-ffix-trance-long

While Dagger is in Trance, her Summon command becomes Eidolon, and the summoned eidolon reappears randomly after being called, as well as acting as a counter attack. As long as Dagger has some Trance bar remaining, the counter attack can last until the end of the battle, as it won't use MP. When Dagger uses the Eidolon command during Trance, there is a higher chance of getting a full summoning animation, which will inflict more damage. The random summons thereafter, however, always have the short summon animation and thus are weaker. Dagger loses the ability to Trance during the time she is going through emotional turmoil, but recovers after she cuts her hair.

StatsEdit

Dagger, stat-wise, is only second to Vivi regarding Magic and MP, while being stronger physically and having more HP. Dagger has one of the best speed stats, coming just after Zidane and Amarant. Her base stat growth with no equipment modifiers is as follows:

Level HP MP Speed Strength Magic Spirit Magic Stone +
2 87 47 21 14 23 17
3 114 50 21 15 24 17
4 136 52 21 15 24 17
5 159 54 21 15 24 17
6 195 58 21 16 25 18
7 222 60 21 16 25 18
8 265 65 21 17 26 18
9 297 67 21 17 26 18
11 382 74 22 18 27 18
12 414 76 22 18 27 19
13 468 82 22 19 28 19
14 499 84 22 19 28 19
15 528 86 22 19 28 19
16 584 91 22 20 29 19
17 612 93 22 20 29 20
18 669 98 22 21 30 20
19 698 99 22 21 30 20
21 796 107 23 22 31 20
22 831 110 23 22 31 20
23 908 116 23 23 32 21
24 948 118 23 23 32 21
25 990 121 23 23 32 21
26 1080 128 23 24 33 21
27 1128 131 23 24 33 21
28 1227 139 23 25 34 22
29 1281 142 23 25 34 22
31 1450 154 24 26 35 22
32 1513 158 24 26 35 22
33 1577 162 24 26 35 22
34 1707 171 24 27 36 23
35 1772 176 24 27 36 23
36 1900 185 24 28 37 23
37 1958 188 24 28 37 23
38 2012 192 24 28 37 23
39 2135 200 24 29 38 24
41 2300 211 25 30 39 24
42 2338 213 25 30 39 24
43 2374 216 25 30 39 24
44 2488 223 25 31 40 24
45 2520 225 25 31 40 25
46 2632 232 25 32 41 25
47 2661 234 25 32 41 25
48 2686 236 25 32 41 25
49 2794 243 25 33 42 25
51 2919 251 26 34 43 26
52 2935 251 26 34 43 26
53 2947 252 26 34 43 26
54 3040 258 26 35 44 26
55 3047 259 26 35 44 26
56 3139 265 26 36 45 27
57 3144 265 26 36 45 27
58 3149 266 26 36 45 27
59 3240 272 26 37 46 27
61 3333 279 27 38 47 28
62 3334 280 27 38 47 28
63 3335 280 27 38 47 28
64 3424 287 27 39 48 28
65 3424 287 27 39 48 28
66 3425 288 27 39 48 28
67 3514 294 27 40 49 29
68 3515 294 27 40 49 29
69 3603 301 27 41 50 29
71 3605 302 28 41 50 29
72 3694 309 28 42 51 30
73 3695 309 28 42 51 30
74 3784 316 28 43 52 30
75 3784 316 28 43 52 30
76 3785 317 28 43 52 30
77 3874 323 28 44 53 30
78 3875 324 28 44 53 31
79 3964 331 28 45 54 31
81 3966 332 29 45 54 31
82 4055 338 29 46 55 31
83 4056 339 29 46 55 32
84 4145 346 29 47 56 32
85 4146 346 29 47 56 32
86 4147 347 29 47 56 32
87 4236 353 29 48 57 32
88 4237 354 29 48 57 32
89 4326 361 29 49 58 33
91 4328 362 30 49 58 33
92 4418 369 30 50 59 33
93 4419 369 30 50 59 33
94 4508 376 30 51 60 34
95 4509 377 30 51 60 34
96 4510 378 30 51 60 34
97 4599 384 30 52 61 34
98 4600 385 30 52 61 34
99 4704 391 30 52 61 34 68

EquipmentEdit

HealingRod

Dagger uses rods and magical rackets as weapons. Rackets are long-range weapons allowing her to attack from the back row with normal damage, although due to her poor physical stats Dagger's physical attack is weak. She can equip jewels to learn new eidolons, and equips mage-type armor.

She starts with a Rod and Silk Shirt.

BossEdit

Garnet appears as a boss when trapped inside Prison Cage. The player must defeat Prison Cage before her HP drops to zero, but can heal her with Potions to prevent this. As with other player characters, a mirror version of Dagger can also be fought.