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The Ishteen is a Trophy Rare Game enemy found in the Barheim Passage in Final Fantasy XII. If the player wants the Tournesol, or is trying to make High Arcana, they must be wary of killing Ishteen before farming.

The only other way to obtain Soul of Thamasa is from an extremely rare drop (6%) from an Oversoul. If the player killed Adrammelech without farming High Arcana, Ishteen is the last chance to reliably obtain any.

Bestiary entry Edit

Derivation: Reaper
Reaper transformed by a powerful infusion of Mist. Hunted in the Barheim Passage.


Final Fantasy XII enemy stats
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Location Species Aggression Movement type Rare Game Other information
Barheim Passage (East-West Bypass, The Zeviah Span)
Condition: 2% chance of spawning. Chance rises by 2% every ten seconds the player is in the area.
Undead/Reaper Aggressive (attacks on detection) Movement type? (Speed: Movement speed?) Number: 62 of 80
Rank: ☆☆☆☆☆Rare Game rank
Level HP MP Strength Magick Power
43 - 44 34,042 - 34,222 999 - 999 36 - 38 25 - 27
Vitality Speed Attack Power Defense Magick Resist
65 - 65 18 - 18 61 - 64 22 - 24 23 - 24
Evade EXP LP CP Gil
4 - 4 4,101 - 4,261 11 1,855 - 1,998 0 - 0
Elemental affinities
FFXII Fire Icon FFXII Ice Icon FFXII Thunder Icon FFXII Water Icon FFXII Wind Icon FFXII Earth Icon FFXII Dark Icon FFXII Holy Icon
100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% -100%Absorbs 150%
Statuses and immunities*% refers to chance to spawn under status
FFXII Stone Icon FFXII Stop Icon FFXII KO Icon FFXII Confuse Icon FFXII Reverse Icon FFXII Sleep Icon FFXII Blind Icon FFXII Poison Icon
Immune Immune Immune 0% Immune Immune 0% Immune
FFXII Silence Icon FFXII Oil Icon FFXII Disease Icon FFXII Disable Icon FFXII Immobilize Icon FFXII Sap Icon FFXII Slow Icon FFXII Lure Icon
0% 0% Immune Immune Immune Immune 0% Immune
FFXII Libra Icon FFXII Bravery Icon FFXII Faith Icon FFXII Protect Icon FFXII Shell Icon FFXII Haste Icon FFXII Regen Icon FFXII Invisible Icon
0% 0% 50% 100% 50% 0% 0%
FFXII Reflect Icon Immunities granted by Safety
0% Enemy has innate Safety; additional immunity to Instant Death, Warp, Poach, Fractional Damage (Gravity, Graviga), "Fang" items, Sight Unseeing, Syphon, Charm, Achilles
Item dropped Steal Poach
Attacks Magicks Technicks Augments Items
Normal Attack

Max Combo hits: 12
Added status effect: Stop], Doom, Necromancy, Annul

Firaga, Thundaga, Blizzaga, Darkra, Death None Safety, Ignore Vitality, Low-HP Def+, HP Attack None

Requirement Edit

To find Ishteen the player must have spoken to the "Huntmaster" in Phon Coast and defeated Thalassinon, which will trigger the start of the Rare Game quest.

Ishteen then appears within the Barheim Passage in The Zeviah Span and East-West Bypass. Its odds of appearing in these two areas increases by 2% every ten seconds the party spends there. The odds will hit 100% after roughly eight and a half minutes. It will appear right next to the party.

Like all Trophy Game it will never respawn once killed. It is actually possible to zone back and forth between the two zones, and make it appear in both, stealing one Soul of Thamasa from each.

Battle Edit

Ishteen is not particularly a tough enemy to defeat. It knows many high level spells and can use Death to instantly kill a party member. It can also use Doom on a party member. Like the Rare Game Negalmuur, Ishteen knows the ability Necromancy.

Using this ability, it summons the undead (in this case, Dead Bones). Unlike Negalmuur, Ishteen does not use Necromancy frequently, so the auto-Leveling trick is not good to use on this enemy.

Other appearances Edit

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Etymology Edit

Ishteen is "one" in Ancient Assyro-Babylonian language. This makes sense since Ishteen, being a Trophy Rare Game enemy, only spawns once.

Related enemies Edit