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The Royal City of Rabanastre (王都ラバナスタ Ōto Rabanasuta) is a city in Ivalice, the world of Final Fantasy XII. It is the home city of Vaan, the hume orphan and main character of the game, as well as Penelo. Rabanastre is the capital city of Dalmasca, so Princess Ashe would also normally make residence here. As it is also here Vaan takes residence, it becomes the city most frequently visited by the player, and could be considered a "home base".

Rabanastre is the first city seen when starting the game (in an FMV), but actual gameplay begins in Nalbina Fortress in Dalmasca that borders the Kingdom of Nabradia, which is under attack by Archadian forces. Here, the player takes control of Reks, Vaan's elder brother.

At the end of the game, the Archadian Empire left the city, and Rabanastre was ruled by Queen Ashe.


Places of Interest

The Cathedral where Ashe and Rasler were bethrothed.


The majority of Rabanastre's residents are Humes. There are also large numbers of Bangaa, Moogles and Seeq. The city also contains an small population of Viera and at least two Nu Mou.

Sage Knowledge

For the Sage Knowledge on Rabanastre, you may also see Sage Knowledge piece 39.

"Capital of Old Dalmasca, and before that, many other kingdoms stretching back into the storied history of the Galtean Peninsula. Rule by the Dalmascan royal family lasted for several hundred years before the city's fall to the Archadian Empire two years past. Now an Imperial territory. The story of the city's people is the story of three cultures, those of Valendia, Ordalia, and Kerwon, who bore trade goods along the many well-frequented routes leading to her welcoming gates. The town proper of Rabanastre is divided into four sections by the cardinal directions of the compass. The east and west are merchant districts, the streets lined with shops and stalls of every description. In the north, the streets widen into a large piazza facing the palace, and to the South can be found three gates leading beyond the city walls to the Dalmasca desert and Giza Plains. The aerodrome can be found in the western outskirts of town, surrounded by numerous privately operated airship docks. In the northwestern part of town stands a splendid cathedral built in the Galtean style, the bell of which, when rung, sounds through every hearth and home in the city."


Note: The items available for purchase change throughout the game. These items may not all be available at the same time.


Amal's Weaponry

You may wish to consult the List of Final Fantasy XII Weapons article for more information on individual weapons.

Weapon Cost
Broadsword 400 gil
Dagger 200 gil
Shortbow 500 gil
Altair 500 gil
Longsword 700 gil
Mage Masher 700 gil
Silver Bow 1000 gil
Iron Sword 1200 gil
Oak Staff 400 gil
Javelin 1400 gil
Assassin's Dagger 1400 gil
Capella 1400 gil
Oaken Pole 1300 gil
Aevis Killer 1500 gil
Zwill Blade 1700 gil
Cherry Staff 800 gil
Killer Bow 2000 gil
Spear 2200 gil
Handaxe 2200 gil
Chopper 2200 gil
Cypress Pole 2000 gil
Mace 1800 gil
Ancient Sword 2400 gil
Vega 2400 gil
Longbow 3000 gil
Wizard's Staff 1500 gil
Rod 1500 gil
Iron Hammer 3300 gil
Bronze Mace 3000 gil
Blood Sword 5000 gil
Partisan 3500 gil
Main Gauche 3500 gil
Battle Bamboo 3200 gil
Kotetsu 3800 gil
Bowgun 3800 gil
Sirius 4000 gil
Elfin Bow 4200 gil
Weapon Cost
Broadaxe 4200 gil
Serpent Rod 2100 gil
Lohengrin 4500 gil
Heavy Lance 4800 gil
Osafune 4800 gil
Gladius 4800 gil
Musk Stick 4300 gil
Gilt Measure 4000 gil
Bhuj 4100 gil
Flame Staff 2400 gil
Storm Staff 2400 gil
Glacial Staff 2400 gil
Flametongue 5200 gil
Loxley Bow 5200 gil
War Hammer 5200 gil
Crossbow 5200 gil
Healing Rod 3000 gil
Betelgeuse 5400 gil
Kogarasumaru 5600 gil
Ashura 5600 gil
Miter 5000 gil
Storm Spear 5800 gil
Iron Pole 5300 gil
Hornito 5800 gil
Arc Scale 5500 gil
Demonsbane 6000 gil
Giant Stonebow 6000 gil
Slasher 6000 gil
Avenger 6000 gil
Magoroku 6600 gil
Paramina Crossbow 6600 gil
Gaia Rod 3300 gil
Icebrand 7000 gil
Ras Algethi 7000 gil
Sakura-saezuri 7000 gil
Golden Staff 3500 gil

Panamis's Protectives

You may wish to consult the List of Final Fantasy XII Armor article for more information on individual armor pieces.

Armor Cost
Leather Cap 100 gil
Leather Clothing 100 gil
Cotton Cap 100 gil
Cotton Shirt 100 gil
Headgear 200 gil
Chromed Leathers 200 gil
Magick Curch 200 gil
Light Woven Shirt 300 gil
Leather Helm 500 gil
Leather Armor 500 gil
Esutcheon 300 gil
Headguard 300 gil
Leather Breastplate 300 gil
Pointy Hat 300 gil
Silken Shirt 300 gil
Bronze Helm 700 gil
Bronze Armor 700 gil
Leather Shield 600 gil
Leather Headgear 500 gil
Bronze Chestplate 500 gil
Topkapi Hat 500 gil
Kilimweave Shirt 500 gil
Sallet 1000 gil
Scale Armor 1000 gil
Buckler 1000 gil
Horned Hat 700 gil
Ringmail 700 gil
Calot Hat 700 gil
Shepherd's Bolero 700 gil
Iron Helm 1400 gil
Iron Armor 1400 gil
Bronze Shield 1200 gil
Balaclava 1000 gil
Windbreaker 1000 gil
Wizard's Hat 1000 gil
Wizard's Robes 1000 gil
Barbut 1900 gil
Linen Cuirass 1900 gil
Armor Cost
Round Shield 1600 gil
Soldier's Cap 1400 gil
Heavy Coat 1400 gil
Lambent Hat 1400 gil
Chanter's Djellaba 1400 gil
Winged Helm 2500 gil
Chainmail 2500 gil
Green Beret 1900 gil
Survival Vest 1900 gil
Feathered Cap 1900 gil
Traveler's Vestment 1900 gil
Golden Helm 3200 gil
Golden Armor 3200 gil
Golden Shield 2100 gil
Red Cap 2500 gil
Brigandine 2500 gil
Mage's Hat 2500 gil
Mage's Habit 2500 gil
Burgonet 4000 gil
Shielded Armor 4000 gil
Ice Shield 2500 gil
Headband 3200 gil
Jujitsu Gi 3200 gil
Lamia's Tiara 3200 gil
Enchanter's Habit 3200 gil
Pirate Hat 4000 gil
Viking Coat 4000 gil
Sorcerer's Hat 4000 gil
Sorcerer's Habit 4000 gil
Close Helmet 4900 gil
Demon Mail 4900 gil
Flame Shield 3200 gil
Goggle Mask 4900 gil
Metal Jerkin 4900 gil
Black Cowl 4900 gil
Black Garb 4900 gil
Bone Helm 5900 gil
Diamond Shield 3900 gil

Yugri's Magicks

You may wish to consult the Magick article for more information on individual spells.

Spell Cost
Cure 200 gil
Poisona 200 gil
Blindna 200 gil
Vox 300 gil
Stona 800 gil
Raise 1900 gil
Cura 1500 gil
Regen 1900 gil
Esuna 2800 gil
Curaga 3200 gil
Dispel 4500 gil
Fire 200 gil
Thunder 200 gil
Blizzard 200 gil
Water 800 gil
Aero 1200 gil
Fira 3000 gil
Thundara 3000 gil
Blizzara 3000 gil
Bio 4900 gil
Slow 200 gil
Immobilize 600 gil
Disable 600 gil
Break 900 gil
Reflect 800 gil
Spell Cost
Warp 1700 gil
Bleed 1100 gil
Balance 1500 gil
Float 2800 gil
Haste 3400 gil
Countdown 3100 gil
Stop 3700 gil
Blind 200 gil
Protect 200 gil
Poison 500 gil
Shell 300 gil
Silence 400 gil
Sleep 700 gil
Oil 600 gil
Toxify 4100 gil
Dark 500 gil
Berserk 1000 gil
Confuse 1400 gil
Decoy 2500 gil
Gravity 2800 gil
Drain 3200 gil
Vanish 4900 gil
Death 5200 gil
Vanishga 8700 gil

Batahn's Technicks

You may wish to consult the Technick article for more information on individual technicks.

Technick Cost
Steal 1600 gil
Libra 500 gil
First Aid 700 gil
Poach 7000 gil
Charge 1700 gil
Horology 2000 gil
Souleater 6400 gil
Traveler 6700 gil
Numerology 2048 gil
Shear 3600 gil
Achilles 800 gil
Gil Toss 2000 gil
Charm 5000 gil
Sight Unseeing 6800 gil
Infuse 2000 gil
Addle 3500 gil
Bonecrusher 700 gil

Migelo's Sundries

You may wish to consult the List of Final Fantasy XII Items for more information on individual items.

Item Cost
Potion 70 gil
Antidote 50 gil
Eye Drops 50 gil
Phoenix Down 250 gil
Echo Herbs 50 gil
Gold Needle 100 gil
Alarm Clock 50 gil
Handkerchief 50 gil
Hi-Potion 210 gil
Bacchus's Wine 120 gil
Smelling Salts 50 gil
Remedy 400 gil
Chronos Tear 50 gil

Clan Provisioner

Wares Cost
Cat-ear Hood 30000 gil
Nihopalaoa 30000 gil
Bubble Belt 5000 gil
Knot of Rust 6 gil
Warp Mote 100 gil
Dark Matter 2 gil
Bravery 5800 gil
Faith 5800 gil
Bubble 3300 gil
Reverse 7600 gil
Teleport Stone 200 gil
Gysahl Greens 108 gil

Traveling Merchants

Lowtown, North Sprawl

Wares Cost
Potion 70 gil
Antidote 50 gil

Lowtown, South Sprawl

Wares Cost
Renewing Morion 16000 gil
Mirage Vest 16000 gil
Jackboots 600 gil
Black Belt 600 gil
Golden Amulet 4500 gil
Potion 70 gil
Eye Drops 50 gil

Moogling City Teleports

In the city you there is five moogles that will warp you to certain locations in the with another of themselves inside the city. It doesn't cost anything and is a way to get around the large city much easier. It becomes available when you escape from the Barheim Passage. The five locations with moogles you can warp between is:

  • Eastgate
  • Muthru Bazaar
  • Southgate
  • The Sandsea (Just outside it)
  • Westgate


Rabanastre Main Level
Rabanastre Lowtown


Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings

Rabanastre is the location immediately visited after the loss of Vaan's new airship at the Glabados Ruins. A mysterious derelict arrives at the outskirts of the city soon after, leading into the trip to Lemurés. After two Main Storyline missions, Rabanastre can never be visited by the party again.

Main Missions

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Mission 03: Eve of Adventure

"Treasure is all well and good for sky pirates, but it means little enough without an airship. And so Vaan and Penelo resume life as usual...until the unusual happens."
—In-game description

Vaan, Filo, and Kytes make a midnight run for the derelict. While passing through the square, they encounter several strange monsters, the Yarhi. This mission serves as an explanation of the Melee-Ranged-Flying unit type relationship.


Mission 04: The Coveted Derelict

"A derelict airship lands outside the gates of Rabanastre-a temptation no self-respecting sky pirate can resist. After a brief skirmish at the city's edge, Vaan plots a way past the watch."
—In-game description

At the Rabanastre Southgate, the trio cataches sight of the derelict and must cross a small section of plains to reach it. This mission serves as a lesson in using abilities and Gambits.

  • Sylph
  • Garchimacrea
  • Alraune

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