- "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, Heroine Robe, 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.
- "Clothes of the goddess of the heavens."
Called the Heroine Robe in the US version (called Final Fantasy II), 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 (40 in the DS version), and +5 Magic Evasion. It can be found in the Lunar Subterrane and won from Palace Guards and Moonmaiden.
Minerva Bustier returns in the sequel of Final Fantasy IV. It can be equipped by Rosa, Porom, and Rydia while being initially equipped by the latter. 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.
The Minerva Bustier is dropped after defeating Asura at the True Moon Subterrane, as well as being a drop from 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.
- "Breastplate that provides a 25% bonus to maximum MP."
The Minerva Bustier, translated as Minerva in the original SNES version, can be stolen from or dropped by Tonberries. It can be obtained in Kefka's Tower and stolen from Goddess. It can also be won in the Dragon's Neck Coliseum by betting the Regal Gown.
It offers a level of resistance to all forms of elemental attacks, increases MP by 50%, and also gives many stat bonuses. It can only be equipped by Terra and Celes. Although Relm is also female, she cannot equip the Minerva Bustier.
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.
- "Plate worn by women."
Minerva's Plate can be equipped by Dagger, Freya, and Eiko. It teaches the abilities Restore HP and High Tide, and provides +34 Defense, +1 Magic Defense and Strength, and +2 Magic. Minerva's Plate can be purchased at Bran Bal and Daguerreo (Disc 4) for 12,200 gil. The player can also find one in Terra and Bran Bal.
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The Minerva Bustier requires the Light Armor 10 license and can be bought in Balfonheim or stolen from the Foobars in the fight with Cúchulainn or in the Nabreus Deadlands. It can be equipped by all party members regardless of the character's gender. It provides +610 HP and +40 Defense.
- "Clothing blessed by a goddess. It provides protection against various elemental magicks."
The Minerva Bustier is available as an item exclusive to the Multiplayer mode 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.
- "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.
- "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.
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