Character model.

Quistis is a playable character in Final Fantasy VIII. She is a Blue Mage who wields a whip in battle. Her Limit Break is Blue Magic, in which she casts enemy abilities learned by using special items. She is the first party member to join Squall and acts as a party leader once in the story, during the Deling City mission.

Party member[edit | edit source]

Quistis joins the party when the player first leaves Balamb Garden, and takes the player through a tutorial. Her intro pose is to swing her whip before whipping the ground. Her victory pose is to stretch out her arms with her whip.

Weapons[edit | edit source]

Quistis wielding her Chain Whip.

Quistis wields the whip. Through upgrades via junk shops, she can come to wield other variant models. It is thought that, when not in use, she wraps and stores the whip in a pouch behind her. Depending on the particular whip she uses, Quistis's weapons can augment her attack power and hit accuracy.

There are four whip models available for Quistis:

Limit Break[edit | edit source]

Blue Magic is Quistis's Limit Break and involves learning enemy abilities via special items obtained in various ways (winning a battle, finishing a subquest, modifying from cards, etc). Once an item is used on Quistis, she will learn the Blue Magic ability permanently. Blue Magic ranges from elemental and status attacks to support spells and strong non-elemental attacks, making her versatile. Teaching every Blue Magic spell to Quistis in the Steam version earns the player the Blue Magic Master achievement.

Stats[edit | edit source]

LVHPStrVitMagSprSpdLuck
225722231914
329832331914
433943441914
538043452014
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746164662015
850175662015
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1162297882115
12662107992115
13702108992115
1474211810102115
1578212911102215
1682112911112215
17861131012112215
18901141013122215
19940141013122215
211019151214132216
221059161215142216
231098171215142216
241137171316152216
251176181317152316
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341524231722192416
351562241722202517
361601241823202517
371639251823202517
381677251923212517
391715261924212517
411791272025222517
421828272025222517
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512164322329262718
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532238322430262718
542275332431272718
552312342431272818
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612531362633292818
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753030412838323119
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Compatibility[edit | edit source]

The below values are the base compatibility values at the start of the game.

GF Compatibility
Quezacotl 620
Shiva 640
Ifrit 570
Siren 584
Brothers 580
Diablos 600
Carbuncle 640
Leviathan 570
Pandemona 560
Cerberus 620
Alexander 540
Doomtrain 520
Bahamut 510
Cactuar 550
Tonberry 520
Eden 440

Triple Triad[edit | edit source]

Card[edit | edit source]

TTQuistis.png

Quistis is a Level 10 Player Card in Triple Triad used for playing the minigame and for turning into 3 Samantha Souls with Quezacotl's Card Mod. It is available since the start of the game, as the card is held by the Trepies in the Balamb Garden classroom or cafeteria. Quistis is the first Level 10 Card the player can get.

Challenger[edit | edit source]

Quistis is the final challenger in the CC Group side event. She holds the rare Gilgamesh card. After being defeated in Squall's dorm room, she can be challenged on the Garden bridge. During endgame, Quistis, along with the other CC members, can be challenged onboard the Ragnarok. To play Quistis the player must have her in the party and head to the Airlock, and then talk to her there.

Quests[edit | edit source]

CC Group[edit | edit source]

Quistis challenges Squall as "CC King".

As the King of Balamb Garden's Card Club, Quistis is the final challenger to face in the CC Group side event. To get her to challenge Squall, the player must defeat CC Heart (Xu) and head to the infirmary and talk with Dr. Kadowaki. After she mentions the King, the player must return to Squall's room and take a nap. When he wakes up, there is a chance of Quistis standing in Squall's room, decked in her SeeD uniform, ready to challenge him (It might take many tries, but the player can sleep over and over until she appears. It doesn't matter if Squall has other people in his party at this time.).

Optional scenes with Quistis[edit | edit source]

The Card Club is Quistis's main side quest, but she has couple other scenes as well. If Squall doe not take Quezacotl and Shiva from the Study Panel when prompted and meets with Quistis on the Garden gates without them, she will reprimand him and give him the GFs. Quistis will later contribute an entry to Selphie's blog, viewable from the Study Panel. There is a man in Balamb Town harbor gazing out at the sea, whom Quistis will also reprimand for missing class if she is in the party when they speak to him.

In Timber, if the player talks to a man on a railway bridge after the events there are over, and Quistis is in the party, he will give her a Potion. If Rinoa is also in the party, she takes precedence. When the party departs Galbadia Garden, Irvine pairs himself with Selphie and Rinoa, and if the player accepts the party set up they get a scene if Zell protesting and Quistis displaying mock infatuation toward Squall.

If the player takes Quistis with Zell or Irvine back to Balamb Garden to warn them of the missile crisis, she will eventually come into Squall's dorm room offering the two to have tea and a chat. If the player takes Quistis to liberate Balamb Town, she will relate an embarrassing story about Zell when they visit his room. In Winhill, if Quistis in the party for the vase quest, there will be a scene with her at the mansion. In fact, either Quistis or Irvine is needed in the party to start the quest.

When the party has the Ragnarok and Selphie is in the player's party but Quistis is not, she will pilot the airship.

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