Tools (機械, Kikai?) is Edgar's special ability in Final Fantasy VI that allows him to use various machines to create various effects. Tools are found as items as the quest progresses, and there are eight total tools. The player should be aware that all tools can be sold. The Tools command may also be used by the optional character Gogo.
List of tools
|Physical damage to all opponents. Attack Power is 125, is unblockable, ignores Split Damage.||Initial: Edgar
Buy: Figaro Castle, South Figaro
Steal: Trapper, Metal Hitman
|Strikes all enemies with a spray of crossbow bolts.|
|Inflicts Confuse on all opponents. Is unblockable, fails on opponents immune to Confuse.||Buy: Figaro Castle, South Figaro
Steal: left Crane, Junk
|Confuses all enemies with a blast of sound.|
|Poison-elemental damage on all enemies, inflicts Poison. Spell Power is 20, is unblockable, ignores Split Damage.||Buy: Figaro Castle, South Figaro
Steal: Tunnel Armor, Chaser
Drop: Proto Armor
|Deals poison damage and sap status to all enemies.|
|Drill||Physical damage to one opponent. Attack Power is 191, is unblockable, ignores defense.||Buy: Figaro Castle (after Narshe battle sequence)
|Penetrates an enemy's armor to deal severe damage.|
|Flash||Non-elemental magic damage on all opponents, inflicts Blind. Spell Power is 42, is unblockable, ignores Split Damage.||Buy: Figaro Castle (after Narshe battle sequence)
Steal: Death Machine
|Inflicts darkness on all enemies with a brilliant flash.|
|Physical damage to one opponent. Attack Power is 252, is unblockable, ignores defense. 25% chance of inflicting Death instead, works against undead but fails on targets immune to Death. The Death attack is considered a magical attack.||Find: Zozo
Steal: Duel Armor
|Damages or instantly dispatches an enemy.|
|Debilitator||Assigns a random elemental weakness to one opponent. Is unblockable.||Buy: Figaro Castle (World of Ruin)
Steal: Right Crane, Armored Weapon, Missile Bay
|Assigns an enemy a random elemental weakness.|
|Air Anchor||Inflicts Heat to one opponent, will kill the target the next time it attacks. Is unblockable, but fails on enemies immune to Death.||Find: Cultists' Tower
|Causes an enemy to self-destruct upon moving.|
The Chainsaw, Drill, and Auto Crossbow are the Hand, Head and Body armor of the Machines equipment set, with the Machine Gun as the weapon. The equipment set's items all have among the highest stats of their type, but have the drawback of increasing the breaking chance of the player's breakable accessories by 5% each.
The Machine Gun weapon has been reassigned as an exclusive weapon for Laguna. The Air Anchor takes its place as the weapon of the Machine set, with the Chainsaw, Drill and Auto Crossbow returning. The set has rebalanced stats but the same drawbacks.
The Drill, Air Anchor, Flash, and Auto Crossbow tools appear as Edgar's abilities when summoned as a Legend.
One of Edgar's cards can use the Drill ability. For two Lightning CP, Dulling Edgar and discarding an Edgar card, Drill lets the player choose a Forward and instantly Break it.
- When the Chainsaw's Death attack is used, Edgar and Gogo don a hockey goalie's mask in similar fashion to Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th.
- In the original Japanese version of Final Fantasy VI, through a bug it was possible to equip any item as a helmet. The Drill was the most powerful item for this, reflected by actually becoming a helmet in Dissidia.