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Steiner is a playable character in Final Fantasy IX. His job class echoes the classic Knight, and his secondary ability is reminiscent of the Mystic Knight class. Steiner's HP and Defense are the highest of any party member, and he is an ideal front-line fighter. He wields swords and knight swords in battle. His Trance allows him to inflict three times as much damage as usual. Steiner is also fought as a boss. His victory pose is to place his right foot forward and make a scooping motion with his sword, holding it in front of himself. When Steiner is in Alexandria Castle while Zorn and Thorn hold Garnet, he will not pose until he entrusts Zidane and Vivi with her as the three escape the castle.

Party member[]


Steiner in Trance.

Support abilities[]

Steiner learns abilities that enhance his abilities as a physical fighter, such as Accuracy+, Long Reach, MP Attack, and Killer abilities. His also learns Counter and Cover. He doesn't learn any unique abilities.

Name Learned from AP
Auto-Reflect Reflect Ring 95
Auto-Float Feather Boots 20
Auto-Haste Running Shoes 65
Auto-Regen Carabini Mail 75
Auto-Life Rebirth Ring 155
HP+10% Chain Mail, Germinas Boots, Aquamarine 20
HP+20% Aquamarine, Genji Helmet, Maximillian, Black Belt 60
Accuracy+ Diamond Helm, Genji Armor, Lapis Lazuli 40
Distract Shield Armor, Reflect Ring, Diamond 30
Long Reach Protect Ring 200
MP Attack Cross Helm, Battle Boots, Power Belt 50
Bird Killer Bronze Armor, Chain Mail, Yellow Scarf 25
Bug Killer Mythril Gloves, Bronze Helm 50
Stone Killer Platinum Helm, Gold Armor 20
Undead Killer Silver Gloves, Plate Mail 30
Devil Killer Thunder Gloves, Cross Helm 30
Beast Killer Broadsword, Platina Armor, Black Belt, Moonstone 55
Man Eater Mythril Gloves, Coral Ring 20
Add Status Thunder Gloves, Glass Buckle 50
Chemist Grand Armor, Madain's Ring 20
High Tide Genji Gloves, Grand Helm, Demon's Mail, Sapphire 35
Counter Venetia Shield, Power Belt 100
Cover Gauntlets, Linen Cuirass, Mythril Armor 20
Eye 4 Eye Kaiser Helm 35
Body Temp Genji Armor, Madain's Ring, Fairy Earrings, Diamond 35
Alert Barbut, Germinas Boots 60
Level Up Iron Helm, Rosetta Ring, Fairy Earrings 50
Ability Up Diamond Gloves, Diamond Armor, Ribbon, Lapis Lazuli 70
Insomniac Mythril Helm, Diamond Helm, Coral Ring 25
Antibody Bronze Gloves, Mythril Helm, Glass Buckle 35
Bright Eyes Iron Helm 25
Restore HP Platinum Helm, Grand Armor, Promist Ring 100
Jelly Diamond Gloves, Mythril Armor 30
Auto-Potion Running Shoes, Gold Choker 20
Locomotion Plate Mail 35
Clear Headed Gold Helm, Magician Shoes 30

Swd Art[]

Magic Break, a Sword Art.

Steiner's Sword Arts include stat breaks and several powerful attacks, such as Climhazzard and Shock. Due to the Thunder Slash glitch, Steiner's Sword Art skill Thunder Slash has an accuracy of 0%, rendering it rather useless, although with certain equipment the percentage can be raised, and the attack can be used against enemies weak against thunder, such as the Iron Man.

Swd Mag[]

While Vivi is in the party, Steiner can use a version of Sword Magic to enhance his attacks with magical powers, but the kind of magic applied to his sword is directly related to what Black Magic Vivi has learned, i.e. Fire Sword is only available if Vivi knows the Fire spell. Magic Sword only uses Steiner's MP. His Sword Magic is the only way to use Doomsday without it hitting the party as well.


Steiner's Trance triples his damage output.


Steiner has strong Strength stat and good HP, but his MP lags behind pure spellcasters, limiting his Swd Mag skillset.


Steiner uses swords and heavy armor in battle. Steiner's ultimate sword, the Excalibur II, is notoriously difficult to obtain due to the strict time limit.


Steiner is fought as a boss three separate times toward the beginning of the game. A mirror version of him is fought in Oeilvert.


Rallying the Knights of Pluto[]

During the performance of I Want to Be Your Canary at the beginning of the game the player has the option to find the Knights of Pluto as Steiner. Locating them all and reporting to Breireicht in the left tower will earn an Elixir.