Final Fantasy IX trophies

Final Fantasy IX

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= 52 Final Fantasy IX trophies

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Trophy Details

End of the Road in Final Fantasy IX
Bronze Trophy

End of the Road37 (15)

Attain level 99 with at least one character.

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Trophy Guide for End of the Road

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Trophy won on 20 Jun 18
TT Score for this game: 1,627
Posted on 04 September 18 at 23:34
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This trophy seems like it will be a long grind but it is actually a very short grind and will most likely come naturally if you're farming kills for Bloodlust and you will obtain it long before the Bloodlust trophy.

Most people look for the strongest enemies that most likely give the most XP in order to farm a trophy like this. You can choose to farm Yans on Vile island which give the most XP per enemy/fight or enemies in Memoria which give good XP. However this is not the best strategy in this game. You will get more XP farming these but you will either die a lot or the fight will take longer as you have to employ some strategy in every battle, even with the 9,999 damage booster, rather than just Attack.

The best and quickest way to hit level 99 is by farming Grand Dragons on Popos Heights outside Gizamaluke's Grotto (the exit accessed by climbing the vine where the Moogle family live who are obsessed with Kupo Nuts). These are tough enemies when you can first fight them and they will probably annihilate you at that point but are pretty easy targets once you hit level 40 or so.

To maximize your XP per hour and minimize your time spent farming you need to do some minor preparation. First make sure the character you want to level knows the Level Up support ability and has it equipped. This can be learned from a variety of equipment including the Iron Helm, Egoist's Armlet, Fairy Earrings, Pearl Rouge and Rosetta Ring. I would also equip the Auto-Life and Auto-Regen support abilities. Equipping a Coral Ring is also recommended as it will absorb the Grand Dragon’s Thundaga attack. It's also worth equipping the Antibody ability to negate the effect of Venom Breath. If the character you are leveling is either Zidane, Freya or Steiner then the Distract support ability will halve the accuracy of the Grand Dragon’s Poison Claw.

Turn on the High Speed and 9,999 boosters from the pause menu and enter into battle. Kill the three characters you don't want to level and leave just one alive. You do this because the total XP of enemies killed is shared between remaining party members at the end of a battle; they don't all get the full amount. Therefore you will get 4 times as much XP if you kill a Grand Dragon with one character as you would with the whole party being alive. This simply means that doing this will significantly reduce the time it takes to earn the trophy.

With the 9,999 booster turned on Grand Dragons will die in two hits. If you have a Coral Ring, its Thundaga attack will actually heal you while its other attacks are countered with the abilities mentioned above. You can also turn on the Battle Assistance booster so that your character is instantly healed every time the Grand Dragon attacks but this is not recommended as it slows down the battles significantly with the animations when entering Trance mode. Auto Regen should be more than enough to easily heal your character especially since the dragon will die in two rounds.

When killed by a single character Grand Dragons offer 35,208 EXP. With the Level Up support ability this is multiplied by 1.5 to give 52,812 EXP per battle. It requires a total of 6,633,167 EXP to hit level 99 and you can kill three Grand Dragons per minute. Therefore it shouldn't take you more than 1.5 to 2 hours to earn this trophy. Remember to save frequently just in case something goes wrong!
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