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Ixion is an Elite Mark from Final Fantasy XII. It can be found in the Penumbra-Interior area of Subterra in the Pharos. The hunt becomes available after the storyline events in the Pharos.

The official strategy guide for the original version lists two sets of stats for Ixion, the "b" version having much less HP at 166,559 and higher Defense at 28. This second version appeared in the third floor of Subterra: Abyssal. The higher-HP versions' physical attack is also not meant to be Lightning-elemental. In the Zodiac versions, Ixion always has 300,000+ HP and its Defense value is always 10, no matter where the player spawns it.

Clan Primer[]

Hunt 43: Fishy Dreams[]

Mark Bill.

Petitioner: Whitecap Wench
Petitioner's Location: Balfonheim Port (Quayside Court - The Whitecap)
  • A petition has been submitted for the hunting of Ixion (Rank VI). The petitioner is the Whitecap wench in Balfonheim.
  • Hunt accepted. The Whitecap wench had been having bad dreams on account of said legendary fiend, and wants you to slay it. Ixion can be found in Ridorana.
  • Ixion defeated! Report to the Whitecap wench.
  • Hunt reported. The Whitecap wench richly rewarded you for securing her a restful night of sleep at last.

Bestiary entry[]

Being a variety of Nightmare, oft told in the Legends of Ridorana. Having the power to turn the Dreams of Men to Terrors, then feeding off its Victims' Anguish. The petitioner of this hunt is a Woman caught nightly by the Dreams, and unable to sleep.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Penumbra/Umbra
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Abyssal

AI script[]

Dispelga50% > HP > 20%; use on opponent who has the most buffs (25%)
AquagaUse all battle on opponent vulnerable/weak to water (25%)
50% > HP > 20% (5%)
AerogaUse all battle on opponent vulnerable/weak to wind (25%)
50% > HP > 20% (5%)
FiragaUse all battle on opponent vulnerable/weak to fire (25%)
50% > HP > 20% (5%)
BlizzagaUse all battle on opponent vulnerable/weak to ice (25%)
50% > HP > 20% (5%)
ThundagaUse all battle on opponent vulnerable/weak to lightning (25%)
50% > HP > 20% (5%)
SilencegaHP >20% (5%)
SleepgaHP >20% (5%)
Darkra50% > HP > 20% (5%)
Fearga50% > HP > 20%; use on opponent with MP >30% (25%)
CurseHP > 20% (5%)
Purify*(Gives White Wind for two minutes)HP <50% and afflicted with status ailment(s) (100%)
KickHP >20% (25%)
RushHP >20% (25%)
Snake LashHP >50% (25%)
50% > HP > 20% (5%)
Normal Damage+When HP <50%
Attack CT0When HP <20%
Anti-Magick*(Effect lasts two minutes)When HP <50% and hit with magick

How to find[]

Ixion can be found at Pharos's Subterra, on any of the three floors. The lift must be coming down from the first floor. If there are other monsters around, the player should just take the lift back up to the first floor and try again until there are no enemies around. After running around the circle for a while Ixion will show up. Ixion's spawn chances increase by 6% every 12 seconds spent in the area, reaching 100% after 204 seconds.


Ixion's standard attack is not devastating, but it does chain often and hits quite fast. It likes casting Dispelga. Ixion can use Fearga, which reduces MP drastically. Aside from that, Ixion uses status-inflicting magick. If Ixion is afflicted with a status ailment it can cast Purify, which removes all of its status ailments and makes it immune to further status changes. Ixion's most damaging attack is Thundaga. Ixion can teleport and can't be targeted during this.


Buffs should be cast often as Ixion uses Dispelga.

The player should bring a lot of X-Potions and curative items. If the party is at a high level they can Berserk Ixion to stop it from casting Purify. The party should finish Ixion quickly when its HP gets low, because it hits hard and fast. A Rubber Suit or Zodiac Escutcheon help against Ixion's Thundaga. In the Zodiac versions, the Diamond Armlet also makes the user immune to Lightning damage. Ixion's Thundaga can be negated with inflicting it with Silence, although Ixion will heal the status with Purify.

Ixion's standard attacks are Lightning-elemental. To breeze through the battle, the player can equip any character with a Zodiac Escutcheon/Rubber Suit and cast Decoy on them.




Ixion was a king of the Lapiths (an ancient tribe of Thessaly) and the son of either the god Ares, Antion, or the notorious evildoer Phlegyas in Greek mythology.

Ixion was summoned to the table of the gods, but rather than being grateful, he immediately tried to seduce Zeus's wife, Hera. Zeus stopped them and then tested Ixion by trying to seduce him with a fake Hera made from a cloud. Ixion slept with her, and was later punished by being strapped to a flaming wheel that flew around the world forever. Meanwhile, the fake Hera gave birth to the Centaurs, thus the reason why Ixion is portrayed by a horse-like creature.

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