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Official art from Final Fantasy VI.

Garment fit for the art goddess herself.

The Minerva Bustier (ミネルバビスチェ, Mineruba Bisuche?), also known as Minerva's Plate, Minerva Bangle, Minerva's Ring, Heroine Robe, Heroine, Minerva Gloves, or just Minerva, is a recurring piece of light armor in the Final Fantasy series. Usually, only female party members can wear it. It is usually a powerful equipment as it tends to give good stats enhancements, and/or elemental resistances.


Final Fantasy IV[]

Clothes of the goddess of the heavens.


Minerva's Plate (Heroine in the NA version) can be equipped by Rosa, Rydia, and Porom. It increases the wearer's Strength, Speed, and Stamina by 15, but decreases her Intelligence and Spirit by the same amount. It also provides +20 Defense, +5 Magic Defense, +30 Evasion and +5 Magic Evasion.

It can be found in the Lunar Subterrane, or dropped from Elite Trooper and Moonmaiden.

In the 3D remake, Minerva's Plate has mostly the same stats but offers 40 Evasion.

In the Easy Type version, it was renamed to Heroine's Dress. Strength, Speed, and Stamina stat have been decrease from +15 to +10 and both the -15 Intelligence and Spirit stat penalties were removed.

Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-[]

Minerva Bustier can be equipped by Rosa, Porom, and Rydia. It has a Defense of 20, Magic Defense of 5, Evasion of 30, Magic Evasion of 5 with a bonus of +15 Strength, Stamina, Agility, and -15 to Intelligence and Spirit. It also grants protection against Paralysis.

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years[]

The Minerva Bustier provides 20 Defense, 5 Magic Defense, 30% Evasion, 5% Magic Evasion, +10 Strength, +10 Speed, +10 Stamina, -10 Intelligence, and -10 Spirit, and resists Paralyze. It found after defeating Asura at the True Moon Subterrane, and dropped from Elite Trooper and Moonmaiden. It can be equipped by Rosa, Rydia, Porom, Luca, Ursula, Leonora, Izayoi, and Harley.

Final Fantasy VI[]

The Minerva Bustier (Minerva on the SNES), nullifies Fire Fire, Ice Ice, Lightning Lightning, and Wind Wind-elemental damage, while halving damage from the Earth Earth, Water Water, Poison Poison, and Holy Holy elements. It also increases MP by 25%, and gives +1 Strength and Stamina, +2 Speed, +4 Magic. The Minerva Bustier is not compatible with the Merit Award. It can be equipped by Terra and Celes. Despite being female, Relm cannot equip it, likely because the armor is meant for adults.

It can be stolen or dropped from Tonberries, stolen from Goddess, found in Kefka's Tower, and won in the Dragon's Neck Coliseum by betting the Regal Gown.

Final Fantasy IX[]

Plate worn by women.


Minerva's Plate can be equipped by Dagger, Freya, and Eiko. It teaches Restore HP and High Tide, and provides +34 Defense, +1 Magic Defense and Strength, and +2 Magic. It can be bought at Bran Bal and Daguerreo (endgame) for 12,200 gil and found in Terra and Bran Bal.

Final Fantasy X[]

The Minerva Bangle is armor for Lulu when its dominant ability is Break HP Limit.

Final Fantasy XI[]

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Minerva's Ring reduces all magical damage taken by the wearer by 8% at the cost of increasing all physical damage taken by 8%. It can be equipped at level 75 by all jobs. In the Tavnazian Safehold, a female hume named Meret will trade this item to the player in exchange for a Sin of Intemperance, an item which can only be obtained by defeating Absolute Virtue.

Final Fantasy XII[]

In the original version, Minerva Bustier requires the Light Armor 10 license and can be bought in Balfonheim Port and stolen from Foobar. It can be equipped by all party members and provides +610 HP and +40 Defense.

In the Zodiac versions, Minerva Bustier provides 50 Defense, +610 HP, and requires the Light Armor 10 license for 75 LP. It can be found as a treasure in Cerobi Steppe (North Liavell Hills) or Pharos - Second Ascent (Station of Banishment), drops by Foobar in the Nabreus Deadlands (1% chance), stolen from Foobar in the Garamsythe Waterway (3% chance) and from Pallicant (common) in Trial Mode Stage 43, as a reward from the Lindwyrm hunt, or from the Hunt Club sidequest. It can be equipped by the Machinist, Monk, Archer, and Shikari.

Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings[]

Minerva Bustier is the third armor available to Fran, and provides +67 Defense and Magick Defense as well as +15 Mind. It is obtained after completing Mission 9-4.

Final Fantasy Tactics[]

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Clothing blessed by a goddess. It provides protection against various elemental magicks.


The Minerva Bustier is obtained via Melee in the War of the Lions remake. It is equippable by females and provides +120 HP, halves Ice, Water, Earth, and Holy-elemental attacks, and nullifies Fire, Dark, Wind, and Lightning-elemental attacks.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance[]


Women's clothes worn by the goddess of victory.


Minerva Plate can be equipped by the viera race. It provides +28 Defense, +14 Resistance, and nullifies Dark-elemental damage. It can be obtained as a random reward for completing a mission.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift[]

It is said the goddess of victory once wore this garment.


The Minerva Bustier is only equippable by females, immunizing to Dark-elemental attacks. It provides +33 Defense and +14 Resistance, and can be bought for 1,580 gil in the shop after creating it in the Bazaar after using a High Arcana, Dipreau Bronze, and Spiral Vine.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King[]

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Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia[]

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Final Fantasy Record Keeper[]

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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[]

Once upon a time, the goddess of wisdom descended upon the earth and began bathing herself in a spring. A young man who saw her while passing by was captivated by her beauty, and hid the armor she had previously taken off. The tearful goddess then became the young man's wife, and was forced to spend the rest of her days living under the heavens. The minerva bustier is the only thing remaining that is tied to this legend. It is uncertain whether or not it once truly belonged to a divine deity, but its beauty and hidden magical prowess are indeed true.


Minerva Bustier is a clothes that provides 47 DEF, 45 SPR, and +20% resistance to Fire, Ice, Lightning, and Wind-elemental damage. It can only be equipped by females. It is obtained as Celes's Trust Master.



Minerva is the Roman pantheon equivalent to the Greek goddess Athena. Her name is thought to be a mishearing and a corruption of the Latin word mens, meaning "mind".