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FFIX Zidane Ability Thief Sword

Zidane using a Skill.

Use bandit skill.

Skill (秘技, Higi?, lit. Secret Technique) refer to the abilities used by Zidane Tribal in Final Fantasy IX. They can be learned from equipping certain equipments and armor. Some Skills consume MP. The Skill command turns into Dyne when Zidane is in Trance.

List of SkillsEdit

Name Effect Learned From AP MP Image
Flee Instantly escape from battle at the cost of 10% of the gil the party would have won from the battle. Dagger, Mage Masher, Zorlin Shape, Ultima Weapon, Germinas Boots 40 0 FFIX Flee
Escape from battle with high probability.
Detect Shows what items the enemy has to Steal, listed from the rarest to the most common. Mage Masher, Orichalcon 40 0 FFIX Detect
See the enemy's items.
What's That!? Causes enemies to turn around, resetting their ATB bars and allowing the characters perform a back attack on them. Butterfly Sword 40 2 What's That
Allows back attack.
Soul Blade Inflicts a status ailment on an opponent. The status ailment inflicted is the same as whatever status Zidane's current weapon carries. 99% accuracy with thief swords, but always misses with daggers. The Ogre 35 6 Soul Blade
Draws out the hidden power in thief swords.
Annoy Inflict Trouble on an enemy. 50% accuracy. Gladius, Sargatanas 50 4 Annoy
Causes Trouble to the target.
Sacrifice Zidane reduces his HP and MP to 0 and fully restores the other party members HP and MP. Exploda, Masamune 55 32 FFIX Sacrifice
Sacrifice yourself to restore HP and MP to the other party members.
Lucky Seven If Zidane's current HP ends in 7, randomly inflicts 7, 77, 777 or 7777 damage to a single enemy. If not, it inflicts 1 damage to the enemy. Gladius, Exploda, Rune Tooth, The Tower, Thief Hat 55 6 FFIX Lucky Seven
Deal physical damage by luck.
Thievery Inflicts damage to a single enemy. Damage = [# of successful Steals * Zidane's Speed / 2]. Steals done by Blank, Marcus, and Cinna count. Angel Bless, The Tower 55 8 Thievery
Deal physical damage to the target.

Other appearancesEdit

Pictlogica Final FantasyEdit


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Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit

FFAB Some of the skills appear in Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade.

Ability Cards
Legend Cards

Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit


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