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The Mythril Vest is an early game light armor piece in Final Fantasy IX that everyone but Steiner and Freya can wear. It teaches Auto-Potion, which has the character automatically consume a Potion from the party's inventory when they are hit by an enemy. The Mythril Vest halves Water damage to the wearer and is used for synthesis in the endgame.
The Mythril Vest is found in a sandy cavern in Cleyra's Trunk, hidden behind a tree trunk in the middle of the area . It is also found in the Pinnacle Rocks, in the area where "Human" is found for Ramuh's story.
The Mythril Vest is stolen from Antlion in Cleyra and bought for 1,180 gil in Cleyra, Dragon's Gate, Fossil Roo, Black Mage Village (before entering Shimmering Island portal), and Esto Gaza (before Desert Palace).
The Mythril Vest provides 12 Defense, mitigating damage from physical attacks. The vest halves Water damage to the wearer. If the character also wears Desert Boots, weakening them to Water, they will take ~75% damage from Water attacks.
The guest characters from Tantalus can also wear the Mythril Vest. Cinna and Blank are in the party too early for the player to be able to equip them with the vest in a normal playthrough, but Marcus can wear it during the time he accompanies Steiner in Alexandria Castle, though there is no obligation to outfit him and he will leave the party with anything he has equipped.
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