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The Zodiac Spear

Zodiac Spear (最強の矛, saikyou no hoko, lit. strongest halberd) is the most powerful weapon available in Final Fantasy XII. Its license is found in the bottom right of the License Board, just above Masamune. While being the strongest weapon available, it is found fairly early in the game--provided certain chests are not opened. It costs 235 License points, and has an attack power up to 150. Like all spears, Zodiac Spear grants the user +8 to evasion.

Requirements

As stated above, the Zodiac Spear can only be acquired if the player did not open certain chests earlier in the game, which are the following:

Town Chest Location
Rabanastre
Treasure chest in Lowtown, outside of Old Dalan's place
Rabanastre
When sneaking into the palace (Before getting the Goddess Tear), there are several chests in the Cellar. Do not open the two chests in the southeast corner.
Nalbina
All treasure chests in Nalbina Dungeon's Confiscatory, where Vaan, Balthier, and Fran regain their lost weapons and equipment.
Phon Coast
At Phon Coast, there is a beach with 16 chests placed in a grid. The 4th chest that must not be opened is among these, so it is best to leave them all alone.

Should none of the chests be opened, the Zodiac Spear will appear in the Necrohol of Nabudis, reachable via Salikawood's Corridor Of Ages. The Zodiac Spear will reside in the Cloister Of The Highborn, in a group of 16 chests. However, make sure that none of the characters are equipped with Diamond Armlets and it will be in the second chest from the left in the front row. The other chests all contain a Dark Matter.

A second Zodiac Spear can be obtained in an alternative site, the Henne Mines's Phase 2 Dig. However, to unlock the site, at least 10 Espers must be acquired, and the Mindflayer hunt completed. Speak to the Geomancer in Jahara to unlock this site, reachable via the Ore Separation. The chest is hidden in a secluded area, however the odds are heavily stacked against the player: chances for the chest to spawn is 10%, the chance the chest contains an item is 10%, and the item being the Zodiac Spear another 10% - meaning there is only a 1 in 1000 chance that the Spear will appear. In contrast to the original chest, the lead character must wear the Diamond Armlet in order to receive the spear.

There is also a glitch exclusive to the PS2 Platform involving the RNG system in the PS2 that can pretty much guarantee a Zodiac Spear from the chest in the Henne Mines.

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