Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age Quickening Guide

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Final Fantasy XII-The Zodiac Age is a fantasy role-playing video game.  Square Enix developed and published it for the Playstation 2 home video console. The remastered high definition of the same game released in July 2017 for the Playstation 4. The new version has trophy support, a newly recorded and arranged soundtrack with new tracks, and improved technical performance. Here we will talk about Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age Quickening guide.

Being a remastered game, there are some features which some people might not be familiar with. One of them is quickening. This guide will show how the quickening feature in the game works.

Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age Quickening Guide

Quickenings are basically limit breaks. These special attacks do not cost MP nor do they give MP. Each character has 3 quickenings and every quickening license on a job board will give that character’s level 1 version of that quickening. You can later strengthen it by activating nodes on the license board. Here are the quickenings of characters in the game.


  • Red Spiral 
  • White Whorl 
  • Pyroclasm


  • Tides of Fate
  • Fires of War 
  • Element of Treachery


  • Feral Strike 
  • Whip Kick 
  • Shatterheart


  • Fulminating Darkness 
  • Ruin Impudent 
  • Flame Purge


  • Northswain’s Glow 
  • Heaven’s Wrath 
  • Maelstrom’s Bolt


  • Intercession 
  • Evanescence 
  • Resplendence

Mist Gauge, a bar, is what you will need in order to activate the powers. This will fill up as you unlock more quickenings on the job board. You can also chain quickenings in combos. This makes your mist gauge fill up faster as well. A seriously pro player can use quickenings and mist gauge meter so well that there is no limit to combos, meaning combos can be non-stop till the enemy is finished, giving the enemy no time to attack.

Now, onto concurrences. After you complete a quickening chain, concurrences happen. These vary in power and are largely based on what quickenings you use. These are good powerful finishers. Here is the list.

  • Inferno – 3x Level 1 Quickenings 
  • Cataclysm – 6x Level 1 Quickenings 
  • Torrent – 2x Level 1 Quickenings & 2x Level 2 Quickenings 
  • Windburst – 4x Level 2 Quickenings 
  • Ark Blast – 2x Level 1 Quickenings, 2x Level 2 Quickenings, 2x Level 3 Quickenings 
  • Whiteout – 4x Level 3 Quickenings 
  • Luminescence – 3x Level 1 Quickenings, 3x Level 2 Quickenings, 3x Level 3 Quickenings 
  • Black Hole – 4x Level 1 Quickenings, 4x Level 2 Quickenings, 4x Level 3 Quickenings

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