Caves of Narshe: Final Fantasy IX
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Final Fantasy IX Support Abilities

Support abilities differ from active abilities in that they are not used as commands by the characters who learn them. By equipping a piece of equipment, the character will gain access to the abilities of that equipment as well as earning AP towards learning it permanently. Once learned, the ability will be available while having the equipment on or by using magic stones to equip the ability without its base equipment. See below for the equipment that teaches each ability, which characters can learn it, and how many stones each character must use to keep the ability around.

Ability Up
Description
Status Addition
Doubles the amount of AP earned by the character in battle.
None
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Amarant
80AP
Dagger
60AP
Eiko
55AP
Freya
65AP

Quina
40AP
Steiner
70AP
Vivi
55AP
Zidane
95AP
3
None
Equipment
 
Absorb MP
Description
Status Addition
When the character has no MP, being hit by a magical attack will heal the character's MP by the same value as needed to cast the attacking spell.
None
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Quina
80AP
6
None
Equipment
 
Accuracy+
Description
Status Addition
Raises the accuracy of physical attacks to 100%, even striking vanished targets.
None
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Amarant
30AP
Freya
30AP
Steiner
40AP
Zidane
30AP

2
None
Equipment
 
Add Status
Description
Status Addition
Can add the inherent status of a weapon to attacks, based on the weapon.
None
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Amarant
20AP
Freya
25AP
Quina
35AP
Steiner
50AP

Vivi
25AP
Zidane
35AP
3
None
Equipment
 
Alert
Description
Status Addition
Prevents the party from being ambushed by back attacks.
None
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Amarant
30AP
Steiner
50AP
Zidane
40AP
4
None
Equipment
 
Antibody
Description
Status Addition
Prevents Poison and Venom statuses.
None
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Amarant
25AP
Dagger
15AP
Eiko
20AP
Freya
15AP

Quina
20AP
Steiner
35AP
Vivi
30AP
Zidane
20AP
4
None
Equipment
 
Auto-Float
Description
Status Addition
Applies Float status at the start of battle; status can not be removed with Dispel.
Float
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Amarant
35AP
Dagger
20AP
Eiko
25AP
Freya
20AP

Quina
40AP
Steiner
20AP
Vivi
20AP
Zidane
20AP
6
None
Equipment
 
Auto-Haste
Description
Status Addition
Applies Haste status at the start of battle; status can not be removed with Dispel.
Haste
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Amarant
70AP
Dagger
55AP
Eiko
65AP
Freya
75AP

Quina
70AP
Steiner
65AP
Vivi
55AP
Zidane
55AP
9
None
Equipment
 
Auto-Life
Description
Status Addition
Applies Reraise status at the start of battle, which will cast Life up to one time during battle; status can not be removed with Dispel.
Reraise
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Amarant
140AP
Dagger
105AP
Eiko
100AP
Freya
125AP

Quina
165AP
Steiner
155AP
Vivi
70AP
Zidane
130AP
12
None
Equipment
 
Auto-Potion
Description
Status Addition
Automatically responds to damage with the weakest available HP healing item taken from inventory.
None
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Amarant
30AP
Dagger
20AP
Eiko
30AP
Freya
30AP

Quina
30AP
Steiner
20AP
Vivi
10AP
Zidane
30AP
3
None
Equipment
 
Auto-Reflect
Description
Status Addition
Applies Reflect status at the start of battle; status can not be removed with Dispel.
Reflect
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Amarant
85AP
Dagger
75AP
Eiko
70AP
Freya
95AP

Quina
75AP
Steiner
95AP
Vivi
70AP
Zidane
95AP
15
None
Equipment
 
Auto-Regen
Description
Status Addition
Applies Regen status at the start of battle; status can not be removed with Dispel.
Regen
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Amarant
35AP
Dagger
35AP
Eiko
35AP
Freya
25AP

Quina
30AP
Steiner
75AP
Vivi
30AP
Zidane
25AP
10
None
Equipment
 
Bandit
Description
Status Addition
Makes the 'Steal' command hit at 100% accuracy. Does not change the calculation of receiving a particular item or one at all.
None
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Zidane
40AP
5
None
Equipment
 
Beast Killer
Description
Status Addition
Increases physical damage done to Beast-type monsters by 50%.
None
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Amarant
10AP
Freya
25AP
Steiner
55AP
Zidane
30AP

4
None
Equipment
 
Bird Killer
Description
Status Addition
Increases physical damage done to Aerial-type monsters by 50%.
None
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Amarant
10AP
Freya
30AP
Steiner
25AP
Zidane
25AP

3
None
Equipment
 
Body Temp
Description
Status Addition
Prevents 'Freeze' and 'Heat' statuses.
None
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Amarant
30AP
Dagger
25AP
Eiko
20AP
Freya
20AP

Quina
20AP
Steiner
35AP
Vivi
15AP
Zidane
25AP
4
Freeze, Heat
Equipment
 
Boost
Description
Status Addition
Raises the strength of Eidolon attacks by locking Eidolons to their full-length animations (and therefore stronger attacks).
None
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Dagger
190AP
Eiko
150AP
12
None
Equipment
 
Bright Eyes
Description
Status Addition
Prevents' Darkness' status.
None
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Amarant
25AP
Freya
10AP
Steiner
25AP
Zidane
35AP

4
Darkness
Equipment
 
Bug Killer
Description
Status Addition
Increases physical damage done to Insect-type monsters by 50%.
None
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Amarant
10AP
Freya
25AP
Steiner
50AP
Zidane
35AP

2
None
Equipment
 
Chemist
Description
Status Addition
Doubles potency of medicinal items.
None
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Dagger
15AP
Freya
35AP
Steiner
20AP
4
None
Equipment
 
Clear Headed
Description
Status Addition
Prevents 'Confusion' status.
None
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Amarant
30AP
Dagger
25AP
Eiko
15AP
Freya
35AP

Quina
25AP
Steiner
30AP
Vivi
15AP
Zidane
25AP
5
Confusion
Equipment
 
Concentrate
Description
Status Addition
Increases the potency of magical healing.
None
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Dagger
80AP
Eiko
90AP
10
None
Equipment
 
Counter
Description
Status Addition
May trigger an automatic physical attack in response to taking physical damage.
None
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Amarant
240AP
Freya
85AP
Quina
55AP
Steiner
65AP

Zidane
70AP
8
None
Equipment
 
Cover
Description
Status Addition
May respond to a physical attack to another character by absorbing the damage for that character.
None
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Amarant
90AP
Freya
30AP
Steiner
20AP
6
None
Equipment
 
Devil Killer
Description
Status Addition
Increases physical damage done to Demon-type monsters by 50%.
None
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Amarant
10AP
Freya
30AP
Steiner
30AP
Zidane
25AP

2
None
Equipment
 
Distract
Description
Status Addition
Cuts the enemy's accuracy for physical attacks by half.
None
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Freya
25AP
Steiner
30AP
Zidane
30AP
5
None
Equipment
 
Dragon Killer
Description
Status Addition
Increases physical damage done to Dragon-type monsters by 50%.
None
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Freya
70AP
3
None
Equipment
 
Eye 4 Eye
Description
Status Addition
Works in conjunction with Counter to double the chance that a counterattack will be executed.
None
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Amarant
50AP
Freya
35AP
Steiner
35AP
Zidane
60AP

5
None
Equipment
 
Flee-Gil
Description
Status Addition
Earns Gil by running from battle (not by use of Flee).
None
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Amarant
30AP
Zidane
45AP
3
None
Equipment
 
Gamble Defense
Description
Status Addition
Upon each attack, the character's defense can change from their base defense up to double base or any stop in between.
None
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Amarant
35AP
Freya
25AP
Quina
40AP
Zidane
20AP

1
None
Equipment
 
Guardian Mog
Description
Status Addition
Cleans the character of all negative statuses at the end of battle.
None
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Eiko
30AP
3
None
Equipment
 
Half MP
Description
Status Addition
Reduces the MP cost of any magical attack by half.
None
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Dagger
125AP
Eiko
120AP
Quina
90AP
Vivi
140AP

11
None
Equipment
 
Healer
Description
Status Addition
Enables the character to heal targets by striking with physical attacks, rather than causing damage.
None
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Amarant
40AP
Dagger
30AP
Eiko
20AP
Quina
60AP

Vivi
20AP
2
None
Equipment
 
High Jump
Description
Status Addition
Increases the damage of Jump by layering in a damage bonus.
None
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Freya
75AP
4
None
Equipment
 
High Tide
Description
Status Addition
Increases the character's Trance gauge by the level of their Spirit stat upon each attack.
None
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Amarant
60AP
Dagger
30AP
Eiko
30AP
Freya
20AP

Quina
250AP
Steiner
35AP
Vivi
25AP
Zidane
35AP
8
None
Equipment
 
HP+10%
Description
Status Addition
Adds 10% additional HP to the character's base.
None
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Amarant
10AP
Freya
30AP
Steiner
20AP
4
None
Equipment
 
HP+20%
Description
Status Addition
Adds 20% additional HP to the character's base.
None
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Amarant
40AP
Freya
75AP
Steiner
60AP
Zidane
40AP

8
None
Equipment
 
Initiative
Description
Status Addition
Increases the chance to preemptively strike by roughly five times.
None
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Freya
95AP
5
None
Equipment
 
Insomniac
Description
Status Addition
Prevents 'Sleep' status.
None
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Amarant
20AP
Dagger
25AP
Eiko
25AP
Freya
30AP

Quina
40AP
Steiner
25AP
Vivi
25AP
Zidane
30AP
5
Sleep
Equipment
 
Jelly
Description
Status Addition
Prevents 'Petrify' and 'Gradual Petrify' status.
None
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Amarant
15AP
Dagger
40AP
Eiko
35AP
Freya
30AP

Quina
35AP
Steiner
30AP
Vivi
25AP
Zidane
35AP
4
Petrify, Gradual Petrify
Equipment
 
Level Up
Description
Status Addition
Increases the amount of XP earned after battle by 50% over base.
None
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Amarant
50AP
Dagger
75AP
Eiko
65AP
Freya
75AP

Quina
75AP
Steiner
75AP
Vivi
75AP
Zidane
75AP
7
Stop
Equipment
 
Locomotion
Description
Status Addition
Prevents 'Stop' status.
None
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Amarant
20AP
Dagger
30AP
Eiko
15AP
Freya
25AP

Quina
20AP
Steiner
35AP
Vivi
35AP
Zidane
30AP
4
None
Equipment
 
Long Reach
Description
Status Addition
Ignores the penalty for non-ranged physical attacks executed from the party's back row.
None
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Amarant
210AP
Freya
210AP
Steiner
200AP
Zidane
170AP

16
Silence
Equipment
 
Loudmouth
Description
Status Addition
Prevents 'Silence' status.
None
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Dagger
20AP
Eiko
15AP
Quina
30AP
Vivi
40AP

4
None
Equipment
 
Mag Elem Null
Description
Status Addition
Strips elemental features from all inbound magical attacks.
None
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Vivi
85AP
13
None
Equipment
 
Man Eater
Description
Status Addition
Increases physical damage done to Human-type monsters by 50%.
None
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Amarant
10AP
Freya
20AP
Steiner
20AP
Zidane
25AP

2
None
Equipment
 
Master Thief
Description
Status Addition
Increases the chance to steal the rarest two items from an enemy's steal set to 1/8 apiece.
None
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Zidane
50AP
5
None
Equipment
 
Millionaire
Description
Status Addition
Increases the amount of Gil won in battle by 50%.
None
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Quina
100AP
5
None
Equipment
 
MP Attack
Description
Status Addition
Each physical attack will use 1/8 of the character's max MP to increase damage done by 50%.
None
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Amarant
60AP
Freya
20AP
Steiner
50AP
Zidane
45AP

5
None
Equipment
 
MP+10%
Description
Status Addition
Adds 10% additional MP to the character's base.
None
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Eiko
15AP
Freya
35AP
Quina
50AP
4
None
Equipment
 
MP+20%
Description
Status Addition
Adds 20% additional MP to the character's base.
None
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Dagger
45AP
Eiko
50AP
Vivi
30AP
8
None
Equipment
 
Mug
Description
Status Addition
Inflicts a small amount of physical damage while simultaneously attempting to steal.
None
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Zidane
65AP
3
None
Equipment
 
Odin's Sword
Description
Status Addition
Adds a fallback to [eidolon]Odin[/eidolon] to physically damage any characters missed by Zantetsuken.
None
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Dagger
50AP
5
None
Equipment
 
Power Throw
Description
Status Addition
Increases damage done by thrown weapons.
None
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Amarant
50AP
19
None
Equipment
 
Power Up
Description
Status Addition
Doubles the impact of Chakra.
None
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Amarant
30AP
3
None
Equipment
 
Protect Girls
Description
Status Addition
Covers the female party members and absorbs damage meant for them. Triggered by an attack on a female who has less than 50% of max HP.
None
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Zidane
35AP
4
None
Equipment
 
Reflect-Null
Description
Status Addition
Spells targeted on targets with 'Reflect' status ignore reflection.
None
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Dagger
45AP
Eiko
55AP
Vivi
30AP
7
None
Equipment
 
Reflectx2
Description
Status Addition
The damage done by spells bounced off of a magic reflection is doubled on its final target.
None
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Vivi
110AP
17
None
Equipment
 
Restore HP
Description
Status Addition
If the character has less than 1/6 of their max HP and survives an attack, the character will be healed by 50% of their max HP.
None
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Amarant
75AP
Freya
85AP
Steiner
100AP
Zidane
85AP

8
None
Equipment
 
Return Magic
Description
Status Addition
Counters magic attacks with the same spell. The counter costs no MP and does not require that the caster know the spell.
None
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Amarant
170AP
Vivi
90AP
9
None
Equipment
 
Steal Gil
Description
Status Addition
Adds on theft of Gil from the target of a successful steal.
None
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Zidane
40AP
5
None
Equipment
 
Stone Killer
Description
Status Addition
Increases physical damage done to Stone-type monsters by 50%.
None
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Amarant
10AP
Freya
20AP
Steiner
20AP
Zidane
35AP

4
None
Equipment
 
Undead Killer
Description
Status Addition
Increases physical damage done to Undead-type monsters by 50%.
None
Characters
Stones Required
Status Prevention
Amarant
10AP
Freya
20AP
Steiner
30AP
Zidane
45AP

2
None
Equipment
 
Caves of Narshe: Final Fantasy IX
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