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Despite the harsh desert climate, Mirages here are full of life.

Lann, using a mock Australian accent

The Phantom Sands is a dungeon located in the Desert Region of Grymoire in World of Final Fantasy. It is first visited in Chapter 13, "Castle in the Desert".

Story[edit | edit source]

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Locations[edit | edit source]

Toil 1

Contains a Gate near the dungeon's exit back out to the Desert Region. The player can take any of the three entrances to Toil 2, but the center entrance leads to a dead end with a treasure chest.

Toil 2

The player can reach Toil 3 by entering the northwestern entrance.

Toil 3

The player can reach Toil 4 by entering the northeastern entrance. In the center of this area is a pit, which, when examined from the south, leads the player to the Secret Toil.

Secret Toil

A secret area; there are no random encounters here. At the end is a treasure chest, which, when approached, causes a Sphinx to appear from the shadows, and can then be fought. After defeating it and collecting the Sphinx Memento from inside the chest, the player is automatically warped outside to the southeastern area of Toil 3.

Toil 4

The player can reach Toil 5 by entering the northwestern entrance.

In the center of this area is another pit, which can be accessed by taking the southeastern entrance from Toil 5. In the Maxima version, entering this pit from the north leads to another Secret Toil.

Secret Toil

Another secret area with no random encounters; houses a Murkrift containing three Moombas. The player can leave this area by climbing up the rope back out to Toil 4.

Toil 5

Contains a Save Crystal.

Toil 6

During Chapter 13, a boss fight with three Sand Worms takes place here. After Chapter 14, the player can revisit this area and find a Murkrift housing three Chrome Giants. There are no random encounters here.

Maps[edit | edit source]

WoFF Desert Caravan Phantom Sands Map.png


Treasures[edit | edit source]

Name Location Image
Gysahl Greens x3 Toil 1 WoFF Phantom Sands Gysahl Greens.png
Eye Drops x2 Toil 1 WoFF Phantom Sands Eye Drops.png
Raise Seed Toil 2 WoFF Phantom Sands Raise Seed.png
Lure Mirajewel Lure Mirajewel Toil 3 WoFF Phantom Sands Lure Mirajewel.png
Hi-Potion x2 Toil 5 WoFF Phantom Sands Hi-Potion.png
Phoenix Pinion Toil 4 WoFF Phantom Sands Phoenix Pinion.png
Sphinx Memento Secret Toil
Treasure Trove

In Toil 4, the Treasure Trove can be found in the stone statue against the western wall in the southwest.

Key Items

Enemies[edit | edit source]

Toil 1
Toil 2
  • Cocadrille Stack(Sandicore, Cocadrille) x2
  • Nut Eater x2, Chocobo x2
  • Cactuar
  • Bombino x2, Bahamutian Soldier (before clearing Chapter 15)
  • Sand Worm Stack(Sandicore, Cocadrille, Sand Worm) (after clearing dungeon)
Toil 3
  • Sandicore x4
  • Cocadrille Stack(Cocadrille, Sandicore) x2
  • Cactuar
  • Memecoleous Stack(Memecoleous, Cocadrille, Sandicore)
  • Sand Worm Stack(Sandicore, Cocadrille, Sand Worm) (after clearing dungeon)
Toil 4
  • Cactuar
  • Cocadrille x2, Nut Eater, Chocobo x2
  • Memecoleous Stack(Sandicore, Cocadrille, Memecoleous)
  • Cocadrille Stack(Cocadrille, Sandicore) x2
  • Bombino x2, Bahamutian Soldier (before clearing Chapter 15)
  • Sand Worm Stack(Sandicore, Cocadrille, Sand Worm) (after clearing dungeon)
Toil 5
  • Nut Eater x3, Chocobo x2
  • Nut Eater x4
  • Bombino x2, Bahamutian Soldier (before clearing Chapter 15)
  • Sand Worm x3 (after clearing dungeon)
Toil 6
Secret Toil - Toil 3

To reach the Secret Toil, go to Toil 3 and approach the hole in the north.

Secret Toil - Toil 4

To reach the Secret Toil, go to Toil 4 and approach the hole in the south. Accessible only in the Maxima version.

Name HP Elemental Resistances Ailment Resistances Imprism
Fire Ice Fire Wind Water Earth Light Dark Poison Confusion Sleep Blindness Oblivion Berserk Slow Death
Nut Eater 815 -50 0 -25 25 50 0 0 0 -25 -25 0 0 25 -25 0 25 Use magical enhancements
Cocadrille 856 25 0 0 -25 0 0 50 -50 0 25 -25 -25 0 0 -25 25 Inflict poison
Bombino 893 50 25 0 0 -75 0 0 0 25 -25 0 25 25 -25 25 -25 Inflict confusion
Sandicore 872 25 0 0 -25 -50 50 0 0 50 25 -25 -25 -25 0 -50 25 Leave only this Mirage standing
Cocadrille Stack(Sandicore, Cocadrille) 1,728 50 0 0 -50 -50 50 50 -50 50 50 -50 -50 -25 0 -75 50
Chocobo 796 0 -25 0 25 0 25 0 -25 0 0 25 0 25 -25 25 -25 Give gysahl greens
Cactuar 779 -25 -25 0 0 25 25 0 0 75 100 100 100 75 100 25 -25 Inflict slow
Memecoleous 1,037 25 0 0 -25 -50 50 0 0 25 50 -25 0 -50 0 0 0 Inflict poison
Memecoleous Stack(Sandicore, Cocadrille, Memecoleous) 2,765 75 0 0 -75 -100 100 50 -50 75 100 -75 -50 -75 0 -75 50
Bahamutian Soldier 2,721 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 Unimprismable
Sand Worm 4,435 0 -25 25 -25 -50 75 0 0 75 50 50 50 25 75 75 25 Unimprismable
Sand Worm Regular enemy({{{2}}}) 2,916 0 -25 25 -25 -50 75 0 0 25 0 0 0 -25 25 25 -25 Land a counterattack
Sand Worm Stack(Sandicore, Cocadrille, Sand Worm) 4,644 50 -25 25 -75 -100 125 50 -50 75 50 -50 -50 -50 25 -50 25
Sphinx 7,910 25 0 0 0 -50 25 25 -25 95 100 45 70 20 70 70 100 Deal a lot of damage at once
Moomba 2,529 -50 0 50 0 25 -25 0 0 75 25 50 25 50 50 0 100 Restore the Mirage's HP
Chrome Giant 7,755 25 0 -25 0 25 25 0 -50 100 50 0 75 25 25 75 50 Evade attacks

Name HP Elemental Resistances Ailment Resistances Imprism
Fire Ice Fire Wind Water Earth Light Dark Poison Confusion Sleep Blindness Oblivion Berserk Slow Death
Nut Eater 4,005 -50 0 -25 25 50 0 0 0 -25 -25 0 0 25 -25 0 25 Use magical enhancements
Cocadrille 4,005 25 0 0 -25 0 0 50 -50 0 25 -25 -25 0 0 -25 25 Inflict poison
Bombino ? 50 25 0 0 -75 0 0 0 25 -25 0 25 25 -25 25 -25 Inflict confusion
Sandicore 3,981 25 0 0 -25 -50 50 0 0 50 25 -25 -25 -25 0 -50 25 Leave only this Mirage standing
Cocadrille Stack(Sandicore, Cocadrille) 7,986 50 0 0 -50 -50 50 50 -50 50 50 -50 -50 -25 0 -75 50
Chocobo 3,469 0 -25 0 25 0 25 0 -25 0 0 25 0 25 -25 25 -25 Give gysahl greens
Cactuar 3,319 -25 -25 0 0 25 25 0 0 75 100 100 100 75 100 25 -25 Inflict slow
Memecoleous 4,518 25 0 0 -25 -50 50 0 0 25 50 -25 0 -50 0 0 0 Inflict poison
Memecoleous Stack(Sandicore, Cocadrille, Memecoleous) 12,504 75 0 0 -75 -100 100 50 -50 75 100 -75 -50 -75 0 -75 50
Bahamutian Soldier ? 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 Unimprismable
Sand Worm 20,230 0 -25 25 -25 -50 75 0 0 75 50 50 50 25 75 75 25 Unimprismable
Sand Worm Regular enemy({{{2}}}) 11,862 0 -25 25 -25 -50 75 0 0 25 0 0 0 -25 25 25 -25 Land a counterattack
Sand Worm Stack(Sandicore, Cocadrille, Sand Worm) 19,848 50 -25 25 -75 -100 125 50 -50 75 50 -50 -50 -50 25 -50 25
Sphinx 27,690 25 0 0 0 -50 25 25 -25 95 100 45 70 20 70 70 100 Deal a lot of damage at once
Moomba 10,785 -50 0 50 0 25 -25 0 0 75 25 50 25 50 50 0 100 Restore the Mirage's HP
Chrome Giant 23,330 25 0 -25 0 25 25 0 -50 100 50 0 75 25 25 75 50 Evade attacks

Formations[edit | edit source]

Enemies Notes
Toil 1
Nut Eater x4
Nut Eater x2, Cocadrille x2
Bombino x2, Bahamutian Soldier Available before clearing Chapter 15.
Toil 2
Cocadrille Stack(Sandicore, Cocadrille) x2
Nut Eater x2, Chocobo x2
Cactuar
Bombino x2, Bahamutian Soldier Available before clearing Chapter 15.
Sand Worm Stack(Sandicore, Cocadrille, Sand Worm) Available only after clearing dungeon.
Toil 3
Sandicore x4
Cocadrille Stack(Sandicore, Cocadrille) x2
Memecoleous Stack(Sandicore, Cocadrille, Memecoleous)
Sand Worm Stack(Sandicore, Cocadrille, Sand Worm) Available only after clearing dungeon.
Secret Toil (Toil 3)
Sphinx Fixed encounter, after approaching unopened treasure chest for first time.
Toil 4
Cactuar
Cocadrille x2, Nut Eater, Chocobo x2
Memecoleous Stack(Sandicore, Cocadrille, Memecoleous)
Cocadrille Stack(Sandicore, Cocadrille) x2
Bombino x2, Bahamutian Soldier Available before clearing Chapter 15.
Sand Worm Stack(Sandicore, Cocadrille, Sand Worm) Available only after clearing dungeon.
Secret Toil (Toil 4)
Moomba x3 Murkrift battle (LV 32/79(Nightmare difficulty)). Maxima only.
Toil 5
Nut Eater x3, Chocobo x2
Nut Eater x4
Bombino x2, Bahamutian Soldier Available before clearing Chapter 15.
Sand Worm x3 Available only after clearing dungeon.
Toil 6
Sand Worm x3 (Boss)
Chrome Giant x3 Murkrift battle (LV 40/78(Nightmare difficulty)). Available only after clearing dungeon.

Musical themes[edit | edit source]

Labyrinth of Dunes
Music

"Labyrinth of Dunes" is the background theme that plays in The Phantom Sands. It also plays in Agarthir and the Nonary Region.

"Prismelody: Blinded by Light", an arrangement of the song of the same name from Final Fantasy XIII, can be heard during the cut scene when Lightning rescues the twins from the Sand Worms in Chapter 13. "Moonlight Melody" is a slower, rearranged version of "World of Beauty" that plays during a storyline event near the end of Chapter 13.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

Early gameplay screeenshot.

A pre-release screenshot of World of Final Fantasy shows a battle of the Phantom Sands in daylight, but this is not present in the game. This background is present, however, as a selectable backdrop in the Who's Who and Mirage Manual under "The Phantom Sands (A)".

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The Phantom Sands serves as the setting for the Maxima version exclusive Intervention Quest Bloom in the Moonlight. Areas of this dungeon are also used in bonus dungeons: Toil 1 appears as the third area in EX Dungeon Z; in the Maxima version exclusive Hidden Dungeon, Toil 6 appears if the player touches the incorrect Warp Crystal in an elemental route.

Spoilers end here.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

A phantom is a ghost, a physical manifestation of the soul or spirit of a deceased person.

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