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The Headgear is a light armor headgear in Final Fantasy XII that slightly boosts the wearer's magickal defense and HP. It is the second weakest light armor hat in the game and basic equipment, Balthier and Fran starting out with it already equipped.

Obtain[]

Original[]

The Headgear is sold for 200 gil in Rabanastre after obtaining the Sunstone and Penelo leaves the party, and in Barheim Passage before obtaining the Treaty-Blade. It is initially equipped on Balthier and Fran when they join in Garamsythe Waterway. The Headgear is found in a treasure in Barheim Passage's Op Sector 37 (80% chance to appear, 30% chance for gil, 50% chance the item treasure is Headgear without the Diamond Armlet equipped Map 02 Barheim Passage), and is the rare poach from the Giza Rabbit.

Zodiac[]

The Headgear is sold for 200 gil in Rabanastre, Giza Plains - The Dry, Nalbina Fortress after Barheim Passage, and the Barheim Passage. It is found as a treasure in the Nalbina Dungeons' The Black Watch (80% chance to appear, 30% chance for gil, 50% chance the item treasure is Headgear without the Diamond Armlet equipped). It is still the rare poach from the Giza Rabbit, and initially equipped on Balthier and Fran.

Use[]

The Headgear is the second weakest light armor hat, giving minimal magick resist and 20 HP, and falls off in usefulness soon when the Headguard becomes available.

In the original version, Balthier and Fran start with the license for it, Light Armor 2, and join with Headgears equipped. In the Zodiac versions, Machinist, Monk, Archer, and Shikari can equip it, and Balthier and Fran still start with the license for it and so can wear it no matter the job. There is no need to buy one from the shops for how quickly the Headgear can be replaced, though Vaan starts with the inferior Leather Cap.