How to Beat Earth Guardian | FF9

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This is a walkthrough for the boss fight Earth Guardian from the game Final Fantasy IX (FF9, FF IX). Read on for tips and strategy about how to beat Earth Guardian, including Earth Guardian's stats and other useful information.

Earth Guardian Stats and Weaknesses


Earth Guardian ImageEarth Guardian
54 20756
Exp AP Gil
0 11 4512
Fire Ice Thunder
100% 100% 100%
Water Wind Earth
100% 150% -100%
Holy Shadow Healing
150% 50% -100%
Double Slash, Earthquake, Blizzaga, Thundaga, FIraga

【Numeric Value】= Weakness Ratio,【x】Ineffective,【-】Absorbs

Other Information

Other Information
Locations Earth Shrine
Enemy Type Demon
Card Atomos
Eat Earth Shake

Items Dropped From Earth Guardian


Item Dropped Drop Rate
Phoenix Pinion 100%


Item Stolen Steal Rate
Avenger 100%
Rubber Suit 25%

Earth Guardian Boss Battle Guide


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Earth Guardian is a boss that is fought by Zidane and Quina. Earth Guardian relies on earth based attacks and tier 3 black magic spells.


Earth Guardian uses Tier 3 black magic spells. It can also use Earthquake which inflicts earth elemental damage to the whole party. Lastly, it can use double slash, which is a physical attack against a single target.


Equipping the Auto-Reflect ability will greatly reduce Earth Guardian's damage output. You can also equip a Gaia Gear or a Feather Boots to absorb Earth Guardian's Earth attack. Do try to eat Earth Guardian for the fun of it.

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