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Oiling is an amorph/flan-type enemy in Final Fantasy XII found in the Stilshrine of Miriam secret area.

There are actually two versions of the enemy, although the only difference is their status immunities: one is immune to Stop and Disable and not always immune to Slow and Immobilize. The other is susceptible to Stop, Disable, Immobilize and Slow.

They rarely drop the Golden Staff. Slime Oil was added as a poach to them for the Zodiac versions.

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Being an amorph found in the ruins of arctic lands. The uncanny ichor of which it is composed is resistant to the cold, yet the slightest lick of flame will set it ablaze. Some effort has been made in the past to utilize this substance as a weapon, but a viable method of collection has yet to be devised. Quite recently, a similar substance was found in the Ogir-Yensa Sandsea and research is under way to find a connection between the two.

Page 2: Aletap Rumors[]



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Map of the Stilshrine of Miriam showing the passage to Cold Distance.

To find the Oilings, as well as the Rare Game Matriarch Bomb, the player needs to locate the hidden passage in Ward of the Sword-King. The player should head south to where Darkmare stands in waiting. The western wall is where the hidden passage is located. When the player stands in front of the western wall for a few seconds, it will vanish and reveal a hidden stairway leading up. The player should cast Float on the party, as the last hidden area has a trap that applies Berserk and Confuse and is otherwise impossible to avoid. A one-time -only chest can be found here, and contains either a Dark Matter or a Shell Shield (in the Zodiac versions, it is always the Shell Shield).



  • The Original Japanese Guidebook cites the Oilings' MP as being 990–1030, but subsequent guides list it as 990–999.

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