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Vest braided with mythril.


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.

Like many equipment pieces in Final Fantasy IX, the Mythril Vest is named after the light armor piece of the same name from Final Fantasy Tactics.


The Mythril Vest is found in a sandy cavern in Cleyra's Trunk, hidden behind a tree trunk in the middle of the area CleyraTreeTrunk8. 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 Mythril Vest is the best light body armor for Cleyra's Trunk, Cleyra, and Alexandria Castle, until the superior Adaman Vest can be stolen from Ralvuimago in Gargan Roo.

Auto-Potion can be useful before everyone gets Auto-Regen later on. When the vest first becomes available, the party is traveling without a White Mage.

The Water-halving effect can be of use against enemies in Qu's Marshes and Lani.

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.


The word "mythril" or "mithril" is a metal found in many fantasy worlds. It was originally introduced by the fantasy writings of J. R. R. Tolkien, being present in his Middle-earth. It resembles silver but is stronger than steel, and much lighter in weight than either. The author first wrote of it in The Lord of the Rings, and it is retrospectively mentioned in the third, revised edition of The Hobbit in 1966. In the first 1937 edition, the mail shirt given to Bilbo is described as being made of "silvered steel". The name mithril comes from two words in Sindarin—mith, meaning "grey" or "mist", and ril meaning "glitter".