- “Come out and fight like a man!”
- —Tidus when entering battle against Magic Urn.
The Magic Urn is encountered in the Cavern of the Stolen Fayth.
It is an unusual enemy as it will explode when the incorrect eye is attacked, damaging the party. If the party attempts to steal from it, it can kill the entire party with Self-Destruct. If the correct eye is attacked, items are earned. There is no set pattern and it is based on chance. Magic Urn can only be killed with Yojimbo's Zanmato or Doom, which takes 200 turns to work if used on the center eye, or 3 turns if used on any other eye. If Magic Urn is killed in this fashion it gives nothing as a reward.
Potential prizes include:
- Middle Eye
- Outer Eyes
When receiving an item from Magic Urn, only the name of the item, not the quantity, is displayed.
Magic Urn has two variants of self-destruction, titled "Wrong" and "Self-Destruct"; the latter is stronger. Self-Destruct is only used by the middle eye in response to Steal, Mug, Self-Destruct, Attack Reels or Doublecast.
Wrong is used in response to any other multiple-target attack, or if the same eye is attacked more than once in a single battle. Even when not attacking the same eye multiple times, there is a chance of Wrong being used in response; this chance is 40% for the middle eye, and 12% for the four outer eyes.
Assuming an item is received, the middle eye has a 60% chance of a Phoenix Down, a 20% chance of a Stamina Tablet, and a 20% chance of an Elixir. The outer eyes have a 44% chance of a Phoenix Down, and a 11% chance each of a Soul Spring, 4 Frag Grenades, 3 Lunar Curtains or 4 Silver Hourglasses. It is possible to get the same item from two different eyes in the same battle.
The middle eye provides only a Potion when stolen from, and will respond with Self-Destruct. The other eyes have nothing to steal, and will simply treat steal as any other attack.
- Magic Urn is the only enemy in the game with an Overkill value higher than 99,999.