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Final Fantasy IX
Strategy Guide

First Published: 28-04-2019 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 21-05-2020 / 18:25 GMT
Version: 0.1 (????) 01-06-2020 / 04:25 GMT

Final Fantasy IX Guide

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Adelbert Steiner

Steiner is the leader of the Knights of Pluto, a division of soldiers in the Alexandrian army, and whose main goal is to protect Princess Garnet. He can be extremely narrow-minded, as he is loyal to Queen Brahne and the Princess to a fault, thinking thieves below him are the worst. Despite that, if Steiner likes you, he can be very polite to you, although he is shown to be the complete opposite if he doesn't like being around you.

Steiner is considered a combination of a damage dealer and tank for the party, as he can be very strong offensively, while also mitigating a lot of damage, due to being able to wear heavy armor. Sword Art, Steiner's main subset of abilities, encompasses various skills, from offensive ones to debuffing enemies. One of the skills, Charge, allows him to send all characters to deliver a physical attack to an enemy if they are in critical HP. This does not take up that character's turn, so it can be used extremely well on bosses and the like, although you do need to have their HP low enough for it to trigger.

The other set of skills for Steiner only appear if Vivi is also in the party, and is called Sword Magic. Basically, spells that Vivi learns can be applied to Steiner's physical attack. As an example, you can use Fire Sword to deliver a physical attack that has the fire attribute on it. You can't use these if Vivi is silenced, and it scales off of Steiner's physical stats (Attack and Strength). It also ignores Protect and does not wake up an enemy that has been put asleep. If it's an attack spell, then you will have a Sword Magic version of it. Steiner's Trance just makes his physical attacks three times stronger; he doesn't gain any new abilities at all.

Swd Art

AbilityLearnedAP Needed
Minus StrikeIron Sword, Rubber Helm, Excalibur II35
DarksideBlood Sword30
Iai StrikeRune Blade40
Power BreakDiamond Sword40
Armor BreakMythril Sword30
Mental BreakIce Brand, Gold Helm45
Magic BreakFlame Saber25
Charge!Coral Sword, Aegis Glove30
Thunder SlashDefender, Ragnarok30
Stock BreakUltima Sword, Excalibur II35
ClimhazzardExcalibur, Excalibur II70

Support Abilities

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms
    iOS, PC, Switch, PS1, PS4, XB1
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    28 April 2019
  • Last Updated
    21 May 2020
    Version History
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