Gnoma Entite is an enemy in Final Fantasy XII. It is the Earth-elemental Entite and found in the Dalmasca Westersand during a sandstorm. It is also fought in the Zodiac versions' Trial Mode at Stage 76 along with four Earth Elementals where an Elixir can be rarely stolen from it.

Bestiary Entry

Page 1: Observations

In the chronicles, it is said that in time out of memory the gods fashioned here a paradise, yet Man was ill-satisfied and sought to cultivate the lands beyond. The soil was thus enriched, yet this gave rise to differences, differences to greed, and greed to war. The gods wept and raged and cleft the land, casting men into the gaping abyss.
Out of this tumult, the gnoma entite was born.

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Page 2: The Entite Pact

The strength of the earth carries us, does naught but be under all, languid, resistant, a mass against which the spirit is strained and, eventually, broken. Only the power of wind may tempt the indolent soil into action.
The earth, now called, cares for you. For you, heart-cleft, and for you alone will it open and reveal the rich electrum it holds.

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Stats

AI script

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How to find

The Gnoma Entite appears during sandstorm in The Midfault area and far west side (near the entrance to Zertinan Caverns) of the Shimmering Horizons area of the Dalmasca Westersand. Sandstorms frequently occur until the player defeats the Earth Tyrant, after which sandstorm occurrences drop significantly. Chances for a sandstorm to occur are higher if the player enters the Dalmasca Westersand from the Giza Plains during the Rains. If the player struggles rousing a sandstorm, defeating the Ring Wyrm is advisable, as after killing it sandstorms can once again cover all of Westersand. Also, entering the Wyrm's Nest area and then exiting will cause a sandstorm.

Battle

Like the other Entites, Gnoma Entite uses Silencega, Sleepga, and Fear, the latter which reduces one character's MP. Since there are no Earth-elemental spells, it attacks using Firaga, Blizzaga and Thundaga. Reflect will not work against its magick. Like the other Entites, it is docile, but attacks when provoked or when magick is used nearby. Gnoma Entite is offensively the weakest Entite.

Loot farming

Gnoma Entite can be respawned endlessly by zoning on the Midfault and Windtrace Dunes area during a sandstorm for the rare loot Gnoma Halcyon (an essential ingredient for the Ultima Blade). It is advisable to have the Thief's Cuffs equipped when stealing from it.

Gallery

Etymology

Gnoma is named after the mythological creature gnome, which is said to live underground and is the Earth Elemental in alchemy.

The Earth Elemental in the original Final Fantasy was also known as "Gnoma". The entite family of enemies allude to Vagrant Story, however, another game by Yasumi Matsuno who was the original director for Final Fantasy XII. Gnome Bracelet is an accessory in Vagrant Story said to be imbued with an earth spirit.

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