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Platinum equipment (プラチナ, Purachina?) is a rare but recurring set of equipment in the series. There is normally only one or two cases where Platinum equipment appears in a game, usually as a weapon or armor, and varies drastically on terms of power and abilities. On occasion is it known as Opal instead of Platinum.
Platinum Fist is a mid-ranked weapon for Tifa, and provides 30 Attack, 108 Attack%, +7 Magic, and Double AP growth, with four single materia slots. It can be found in Nibelheim before disc 2, and can be bought in disc 2 onwards for 2,700 gil. There also exists a Platinum Bangle which is a mid-ranked armor that provides Double AP growth with two single materia slots. It is bought in Costa del Sol and Junon, and stolen from Death Claws. It also provides +22 Defense and +12 Magic Defense. The Plus Barrette, which was a mistranslation of Platinum Barrette, is a double AP weapon for Red XIII.
Platinum Helm is a high-ranked helmet for Steiner and Freya. It provides +23 Defense, halves Ice-elemental damage, and teaches the abilities Restore HP and Stone Killer. The description of Platina Armor stats that it's made of platinum, an armor equippable by Steiner and Freya. It provides +36 Defense, nullifies Ice-elemental damage, and teaches the ability Beast Killer.
The Platinum moniker can be acquired on any character's armor if the dominant ability on the armor is any three "Defense +%" abilities. The Platinum equipment includes Platinum Shield, Bracer, Armguard, Bangle, Ring, and Armlet.
Platinum Sword is a mid-ranked sword that requires 40 LP to use, costs 9,000 gil to buy, and has an Attack of 70. It is sold at the Phon Coast Hunter's Camp and the weapons shop in Archades. In the International Zodiac Job System, only the Knight class may equip the Platinum Sword. It requires the "Swords 6" license for 60 LP.
Platinum Dagger is a high-ranked dagger that requires 40 LP to use, provides 66 Attack and 5 Evade, and has a 10% chance to inflict Immobilize upon contact. It can be bought in Archades for 11,500 gil. In the International Zodiac Job System, only the White Mage may equip this dagger. It requires the "Daggers 5" license for 60 LP.
Platinum Shield is a mid-ranked shield that requires 20 LP to use, costs 5,300 gil to buy, and provides +20 Evade. It is sold in the Mosphoran Highwaste, Phon Coast, and Archades. In the International Zodiac Job System, the Breaker, Shikari, Red Mage, and Knight classes may equip the Platinum Shield. It requires the Shields 4 license for 30 LP.
Platinum Helm is a high-ranked helmet that requires 50 LP to use, costs 9,300 gil to buy, and provides +31 Magic Resistance and +8 Strength. It is sold in Archades. In the International Zodiac Job System, classes which may equip the Platinum Helm are Time Mage, Breaker, Black Mage, Uhlan, Red Mage, and Knight. It requires the "Heavy Armor 8" license for 65 LP.
Platinum Armor is a high-ranked armor that requires 50 LP to use, costs 9,300 gil to buy, and provides +47 Defense and +7 Strength. It is sold in Archades and Balfonheim Port. In the International Zodiac Job System, the Time Mage, Breaker, Black Mage, Uhlan, Red Mage, and Knight are able to equip this armor. It requires the Heavy Armor 8 license for 65 LP.
Platinum Bangle is an accessory that increases HP by 400 to 600, depending on its level, and is gotten through upgrading the Mythril Bangle. It can be upgraded to the Diamond Bangle by using the Scarletite item. The Platinum Bangle can also be bought from Sanctum Labs in the Retail Network for 48,000 gil.
Platinum Edge is a high-ranked sword that provides 104 attack and takes 1 slot. The Platinum Ladle is a high-ranked mace that provides 119 attack, 5 Defense, +50 to Stun, and takes 1 slot. Platinum Paddle is a high-ranked paddle that provides 110 attack and takes 1 slot.
Platinum is a chemical element with the chemical symbol Pt and an atomic number of 78. Its name is derived from the Spanish term platina, which is literally translated into "little silver".