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FFVI Minerva Bustier Artwork

Official art from Final Fantasy VI.

Garment fit for the art goddess herself.
—In-game description, Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings

The Minerva Bustier (ミネルバビスチェ, Mineruba Bisuche?), also known as Minerva's Plate, Minerva Band, Minerva Bangle, Minerva's Ring, Heroine Robe, Heroine, Minerva Gloves, or just Minerva, is a recurring light armor in the Final Fantasy series. Usually, only female party members can wear it. It is usually a powerful equipment as it tends to give good stats enhancements, and/or elemental resistances.


Final Fantasy IVEdit


Clothes of the goddess of the heavens.

Called the Heroine in the NA version, Minerva's Plate can only be equipped by Rosa, Rydia, and Porom. It increases the wearer's Strength, Speed, and Stamina by 15, but decreases her Intelligence and Spirit by the same amount. It also provides +20 Defense, +5 Magic Defense, +30 Evasion and +5 Magic Evasion.

It can be found in the Lunar Subterrane and won from Palace Guards and Moonmaiden.

In the 3D remake, Minerva's Plate has mostly the same stats but offers 40 Evasion.

In the Easy Type version, it was renamed to Heroine's Dress. Strength, Speed, and Stamina stat has been decrease from +15 to +10 and both the -15 Intelligence and Spirit stat penalties were removed.

Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-Edit

FFIV-I- Minerva Bustier can be equipped by Rosa, Porom, and Rydia. It has a defense of 20, magic defense of 5, evasion of 30, magic evasion of 5 with a bonus of +15 Strength, Stamina, Agility, and -15 to Intelligence & Spirit. It also grants protection against Paralysis.

Final Fantasy IV: The After YearsEdit

FFIVTAY The Minerva Bustier is dropped after defeating Asura at the True Moon Subterrane, and dropped Elite Trooper and Moonmaiden. It provides 20 Defense, 5 Magic Defense, 30% Evasion, 5% Magic Evasion, and all of the stat bonuses from the original game. It also prevents Paralyze.

Final Fantasy VIEdit


Breastplate that provides a 25% bonus to maximum MP.

The Minerva Bustier (Minerva in the SNES version), nullifies Fire, Ice, Lightning, and Wind while resisting to Earth, Water, Poison, and Holy. It also increases MP by 25%, and gives +1 Strength and Stamina, +2 Speed, +4 Magic. It can only be equipped by Terra and Celes. Despite being female, Relm cannot equip it.

It can be stolen or dropped from Tonberries, stolen from Goddess, found in Kefka's Tower, and won in the Dragon's Neck Coliseum by betting the Regal Gown.

Final Fantasy VIIEdit

VII The Minerva Band has above-average defenses and six materia slots, linked in three pairs. It can be found in the Ancient Forest or stolen from Elena. It nullifies Fire, Ice, Holy, and Gravity-elemental attacks, and can only be equipped by females.

Final Fantasy IXEdit


Plate worn by women.

Minerva's Plate can be equipped by Dagger, Freya, and Eiko. It teaches Restore HP and High Tide, and provides +34 Defense, +1 Magic Defense and Strength, and +2 Magic. It can be bought at Bran Bal and Daguerreo (disc 4) for 12,200 gil and found in Terra and Bran Bal.

Final Fantasy XEdit

X The Minerva Bangle is armor for Lulu when its' dominant ability is Break HP Limit.

Final Fantasy XIEdit


FFXI Minerva Plate

Minerva's Ring reduces all magical damage taken by the wearer by 8% at the cost of increasing all physical damage taken by 8%. It can be equipped at level 75 by all jobs. In the Tavnazian Safehold, a female hume named Meret will trade this item to the player in exchange for a Sin of Intemperance, an item which can only be obtained by defeating Absolute Virtue.

Final Fantasy XIIEdit

XII The Minerva Bustier requires the light armor 10 license and can be bought in Balfonheim Port and stolen from Foobar. It can be equipped by all party members regardless of the character's gender. It provides +610 HP and +40 Defense.

In the International Zodiac Job System version, Minerva Bustier can be equipped by the Machinist, Monk, Archer, and Shikari.

Final Fantasy XII: Revenant WingsEdit

FFXIIRW Minerva Bustier is the third armor available to Fran, and provides +67 Defense and Magick Defense as well as +15 Mind. It is obtained after completing Mission 9-4.

Final Fantasy TacticsEdit


FFtactics minerva bustier
Clothing blessed by a goddess. It provides protection against various elemental magicks.

The Minerva Bustier is obtained via Melee in the War of the Lions remake. It is equippable only by females and provides +120 HP, halves Ice, Water, Earth, and Holy-elemental attacks, and nullifies Fire, Dark, Wind, and Lightning-elemental attacks.

Final Fantasy Tactics AdvanceEdit


Women's clothes worn by the goddess of victory.

Called the Minerva Plate, it can only be equipped by the viera race. It provides +28 Defense, +14 Resistance, and nullifies Dark-elemental damage. It can be obtained as a random reward for completing a mission.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the RiftEdit


It is said the goddess of victory once wore this garment.

The Minerva Bustier is only equippable by females, and makes them immune to Dark-elemental attacks. It provides +33 Defense and +14 Resistance, and can be bought for 1,580 gil in the shop after creating it in the Bazaar after using a High Arcana, Dipreau Bronze, and Spiral Vine.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a KingEdit


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Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit


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Final Fantasy Brave ExviusEdit


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Minerva is the Roman pantheon equivalent to the Greek goddess Athena. Her name is thought to be a mishearing and a corruption of the Latin word "mens", meaning "mind."

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