Special Event Part 2: Showdown

Showdown (決戦 [kessen] in Japanese) is Part 2 of the Final Fantasy Special Event, referred to colloquially as the Anniversary Event, as it celebrates the Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary. Part 1 was Shattered World. The event lasts from April 10th, 2013, until (the end of) April 29th, 2013, in the North American version of Airborne Brigade.

First half (main story) is April 10th to 18th, 2003. Second half (final act) is April 18th to 29th.

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Overview

The event region is Otherworld (SP2), consisting of 6 areas total - 3 available during Main Story, the other 3 available starting with Final Act. As a log-in bonus players will receive 10 of one type of gem (read more about gems in Transmutation below).

This event was the first to introduce the Chocobo Farm. As the Farm is only available during events, it's detailed below on this page under the title Chocobo Farm. It also introduced second weapon affinities for all jobs.

Chaos Dungeon

During this event you will be fighting a variety of bosses with your brigade. If you manage to defeat the boss fast enough, you will move on to the next boss in progression, and can in this way eventually reach Chaos to battle against.

Each boss drops various amounts of Transmutation gems, CP, Experiopedias and various scrolls, as well as the new item Zegham Carrot. Additionally, each boss has their own weighted amounts of each of these items - some give extra gems, others extra gil, scrolls, or even Experiopedias.

Note that while the bosses can appear in any order, not necessarily the one listed below. The only fixed point is Chaos appearing at B7.

Main Story Bosses Final Act Additions Extra Reward
Borghen Lich Extra gil
Rubicante Xande Extra gems
Phantom Train Necrophobe Extra weapon and summon scrolls
Adel Diamond Weapon Extra Experiopedia
Yunalesca Black Waltz 3 Extra ability and summon scrolls
Mandragoras Dark Dragon Extra Dark Matter
- Odin Extra Dark Matter and scrolls
B7: Chaos Extra everything

When an EX boss appears during normal time and you manage to defeat it, a Telepoint will be placed on that floor. During the next Rush Time (see below), you will start at that floor instead of at B1, and in this way can reach Chaos faster. The highest floor a Telepoint can be placed at is B5.

During a Rush Time all bosses will be EX bosses, thus enabling you to reach Chaos easier. There are a total of 5 Rush Times in a day, always at the same scheduled times.

Rush Times
11.00 am PT - 12.59 pm PT
2.00 pm PT - 3.59 pm PT
5 pm PT - 6.59 pm PT
8 pm PT - 9.59 pm PT
11 pm PT - 12.59 am PT

NPC Allies

This event has allies - characters from Final Fantasy games - that travel and fight with you. You start with any allies you picked up during Shattered World as well as Kain, with the rest unlocked through quests and rewards.

Allies start at level 1, and each one levels up separately, to a maximum of level 99 each. The currently-active ally gains exp equal to your exp when you quest, and you can level up any of the ones you've unlocked using Experiopedias. You can get Experiopedias from boss battles (around 10-15), Chaos battles (20-30), and training sessions that randomly occur when you quest (10-15).

You can level them and choose allies in the Moogle Saloon.

Leveling up allies have two main purposes: they do more damage against event bosses and they earn you SSR weapons once the entire event is over.

There are 9 allies in total throughout this event; there are 19 allies in total in the entire event, including part 1.

Note that when you choose an ally, they will automatically take up the second party member slot in battle. You cannot not have an ally.

Main Story Allies
Kain: Obtained automatically on your first visit to Moogle Saloon.
Yuna: Login bonus. Started April 11th, ending time April 18th.
Firion: Obtained on completing Area 1: Dreadnought.
Cecil: Obtained on completing Area 2: Lunar Subterrane.
Terra: Obtained on completing Area 3: Tower of Rubble.
Squall: Obtained on completing Area 4: Lunatic Pandora (available second calendar week of the event).
Tidus: Obtained on completing Area 5: Ruins of Zanarkand (available second calendar week of the event).
Vaan: Obtained on completing Area 6: Ridorana Cataract (available second calendar week of the event).

Final Act Allies
Balthier: Login bonus. Started April 18th, ending time April 29th.

CP Exchange

There are 4 types of chests and 3 types of scrolls you can obtain with CP this time around.

Crystal: Crystal chests contain SR or SR+ event weapons, including crystal weapons. They cost 2,000 CP to open the first time, and 50,000 CP all subsequent times.
Platinum: These contain event or regular R+ or SR weapons. They cost 500 CP the first time, and 2500 all subsequent times.
Gold: These contain event or regular R and R+ weapons. They cost 200 CP the first time, and 1,000 all subsequent times.
Silver: These contain event or regular R weapons, or any tier II (R or R+) scrolls. They cost 50 CP the first time, and 150 all subsequent times.
Weapon Scroll III (SR): These cost 250 CP the first time, and 1500 all subsequent times.
Ability Scroll III (SR): These cost 250 CP the first time, and 1500 all subsequent times.
Summon Scroll III (SR): These cost 250 CP the first time, and 1500 all subsequent times.

There are two types of weapons for this event: regular event weapons, and crystal weapons.
You get all the weapons from CP chests, and can limit boost and transmute them. There are two families of weapons per week-long part of this event, plus crystal weapons. The regular weapons give x3 bonus, while crystal weapons give a x5 bonus.

Main Story
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Mage's Staff Healing Staff Petrifying Sword Defending Sword
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Crystal Rod Crystal Glove Crystal Harp Crystal Lance
Final Act
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Hawkeye1 Sniper Valiant Ulysses
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Paramina Crossbow2 Recurve Crossbow3
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Crystal Rod Crystal Glove Crystal Harp Crystal Scythe

Chocobo Farm

While event abilities can be obtained normally through red chocobos during this event (although this time they are known as 'Tamed Red Chocobos'), there is another method of obtaining abilities this time as well. This is through the new function called Chocobo Farm (チョコボ牧場 [chocobo bokujou] in Japanese).

Chocobos can be fed at any time through the Farm, you do not need to encounter them first. However, you cannot feed them Gysahl Greens or Vomp Carrots as you can with normal wild chocobos and wandering tamed chocobos, the Farm chocobos will only accept various forms of Zegham Carrots. Each Zegham carrot variety has different ability pools they can give, and different probabilites of receiving various ranks of abilities.

Note that you cannot control this probability beyond feeding different types of Zegham carrots. If the carrot says you can receive N/N+ abilities, then you will receive N/N+ abilities from time to time. In the case that all the abilities you received through the carrots you fed are N or N+, the chocobo giving them will be yellow. For R and higher the will be red, and for SR+/SSR there may be some gold chocobos mixed in.

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Zegham Carrot Fresh Zegham Carrot Zegham Carrot DX Zegham Carrot DX+

This event was the first where some previous existing abilities also received an event bonus. However, those abilities only received a x2 bonus, while the main event abilities received a x3 bonus, and SSR event abilities a x5 bonus.
The way the Chocobo Farm works is that you have a certain amount of certain abilities you can acquire through it. Once you've reached the max for one ability, you cannot receive more of that type and as a result your chances of getting other abilities are higher. It might be good to first use up many normal and fresh Zeghams before using up DX and DX+ Zeghams.

Below, the event-specific abilities have been listed in the table. The names of non-event bonus abilities have been listed below the table (they are the same for both parts of the event). All abilities mention how many of them can be obtained.

Main Event
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Break (50/30) Aura (30/10) Bioblaster (50/30) Sunbeam (30/10)
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Finisher (50/30) Double Jump (30/10) Asuran Fists (5)
Final Act
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Ultra Waves (50/30) Homing Laser (30/10) Element Reels (50/30) Attack Reels (30/10)
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Feral Strike (50/30) Whip Kick (30/10) Warp (5)

SR/SR+ (80/60, 20/15 each)
Aqua Breath
Blade Yu
Shark Bite
Wind Slash

R/R+ (200/80, 25/10 each)
Drain
Faith
Lancet
Quake
Ruin
Shimmering Flames
Sunburst

Green Chocobos

Green chocobos made a reappearance in this event again. Unlike some other events, they first appeared the second calendar week of the event, with additional stones added the third calendar week.

Main Event
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Firion I Zack I Balthier I Kain I
Final Act
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Vaan I Terra III Squall I Yuna I

Transmutation

Transmutation in this event works much like it has in past events. You gain gems as event boss drops, as daily log-in rewards and ranking rewards (among other things), and then use them to raise the rank of your weapons and abilities.

Weaker Weapons and Abilities
Limit Boost 0 - 200 gems
Limit Boost 1 - 100 gems
Limit Boost 2 - 50 gems
Limit Boost 3 - 25 gems
Limit Boost 4 - 10 gems

Stronger Weapons and Abilities
Limit Boost 0 - 400 gems
Limit Boost 1 - 200 gems
Limit Boost 2 - 100 gems
Limit Boost 3 - 50 gems
Limit Boost 4 - 25 gems

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Orange Gem Cyan Gem Purple Gem
Weapon R/R+ Ability R/R+ Weapon or Ability SR

Rewards

Once again, the Special Event does not fail to have multiple ways to have good rewards. There are both daily and event rankings, as well as the SSR weapon project continued over from Shattered World.

In addition to those (listed below), there are additions to winning over your daily rival brigade. In addition to the normal rewards, during this event you will also receive 500 Experiopedias and a Zegham Carrot DX.

Daily Ranking Rewards

What is new in this event are the daily ranking rewards. They count only the CP you've gained during that day. As such, they provide constant feedback on your performance and constant boosts to your capabilities during the event.

Rank 1-10
Zegham Carrot DX x3
Fresh Zegham Carrot x5
Zegham Carrot x20
Rank 11-100
Zegham Carrot DX x2
Fresh Zegham Carrot x4
Zegham Carrot x20
Rank 101-500
Zegham Carrot DX x1
Fresh Zegham Carrot x3
Zegham Carrot x20
Rank 501-1,000
Fresh Zegham Carrot x2
Zegham Carrot x20
Rank 1,001-2,000
Fresh Zegham Carrot x1
Zegham Carrot x20
Rank 2,001-4,000
Zegham Carrot x20
Rank 4,001-10,000
Zegham Carrot x10

Event Ranking Rewards

There are two sets of ranking rewards in this event, one for each part. In the table below you can find the reward-exclusive items. Below it is another table that lists all the rewards.

Weapons
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Rune Blade Beastmaster Crystal Axe
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Paramina Crossbow Recurve Crossbow Crystal Sword
Abilities
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Scorch Staccato
Legend Summons
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Cecil I Tidus I
Backgrounds Airships
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Lunatic Pandora Zanarkand Ruins Moogle Balloon
Rank Main Event Rewards Final Act Rewards
1-10 Cecil I x9
Scorch (SSR) x5
Crystal Axe (SR+) x5
Crystal Axe (SR) x5
Beastmaster (SR+) x5
Beastmaster (SR) x5
Rune Blade (R+) x5
Rune Blade (R) x5
Orange Gem x100
Cyan Gem x100
Purple Gem x100
Weapon Scroll III (SR) x25
Ability Scroll III (SR) x25
Summon Scroll III (SR) x25
Dark Matter (R+) x20
Lunatic Pandora background x1
Tidus I x9
Staccato (SSR) x5
Crystal Sword (SR+) x5
Crystal Sword (SR) x5
Recurve Crossbow (SR+) x5
Recurve Crossbow (SR) x5
Paramina Crossbow (R+) x5
Paramina Crossbow (R) x5
Orange Gem x100
Cyan Gem x100
Purple Gem x100
Weapon Scroll III (SR) x50
Ability Scroll III (SR) x50
Summon Scroll III (SR) x50
Dark Matter (R+) x20
Zanarkand Ruins background x1
Moogle Balloon airship x1
11-100 Cecil I x7
Scorch (SSR) x3
Crystal Axe (SR+) x3
Crystal Axe (SR) x4
Beastmaster (SR+) x3
Beastmaster (SR) x4
Rune Blade (R+) x4
Rune Blade (R) x5
Orange Gem x50
Cyan Gem x50
Purple Gem x50
Weapon Scroll III (SR) x20
Ability Scroll III (SR) x20
Summon Scroll III (SR) x20
Dark Matter (R+) x15
Lunatic Pandora background x1
Tidus I x7
Staccato (SSR) x3
Crystal Sword (SR+) x3
Crystal Sword (SR) x4
Recurve Crossbow (SR+) x3
Recurve Crossbow (SR) x4
Paramina Crossbow (R+) x4
Paramina Crossbow (R) x5
Orange Gem x50
Cyan Gem x50
Purple Gem x50
Weapon Scroll III (SR) x30
Ability Scroll III (SR) x30
Summon Scroll III (SR) x30
Dark Matter (R+) x15
Zanarkand Ruins background x1
Moogle Balloon airship x1
101-500 Cecil I x5
Scorch (SSR) x1
Crystal Axe (SR+) x1
Crystal Axe (SR) x4
Beastmaster (SR+) x1
Beastmaster (SR) x4
Rune Blade (R+) x4
Rune Blade (R) x5
Orange Gem x20
Cyan Gem x20
Purple Gem x20
Weapon Scroll III (SR) x15
Ability Scroll III (SR) x15
Summon Scroll III (SR) x15
Dark Matter (R+) x10
Lunatic Pandora background x1
Tidus I x5
Staccato (SSR) x1
Crystal Sword (SR+) x1
Crystal Sword (SR) x4
Recurve Crossbow (SR+) x1
Recurve Crossbow (SR) x4
Paramina Crossbow (R+) x4
Paramina Crossbow (R) x5
Orange Gem x20
Cyan Gem x20
Purple Gem x20
Weapon Scroll III (SR) x20
Ability Scroll III (SR) x20
Summon Scroll III (SR) x20
Dark Matter (R+) x10
Zanarkand Ruins background x1
501-1,000 Cecil I x4
Crystal Axe (SR) x4
Beastmaster (SR) x4
Rune Blade (R+) x4
Rune Blade (R) x5
Orange Gem x15
Cyan Gem x15
Purple Gem x15
Weapon Scroll III (SR) x10
Ability Scroll III (SR) x10
Summon Scroll III (SR) x10
Dark Matter (R+) x10
Tidus I x4
Crystal Sword (SR) x4
Recurve Crossbow (SR) x4
Paramina Crossbow (R+) x4
Paramina Crossbow (R) x5
Orange Gem x15
Cyan Gem x15
Purple Gem x15
Weapon Scroll III (SR) x15
Ability Scroll III (SR) x15
Summon Scroll III (SR) x15
Dark Matter (R+) x10
1,001-2,000 Cecil I x3
Crystal Axe (SR) x3
Beastmaster (SR) x3
Rune Blade (R+) x3
Rune Blade (R) x4
Orange Gem x10
Cyan Gem x10
Purple Gem x10
Weapon Scroll III (SR) x10
Ability Scroll III (SR) x10
Summon Scroll III (SR) x10
Dark Matter (R+) x5
Tidus I x3
Crystal Sword (SR) x3
Recurve Crossbow (SR) x3
Paramina Crossbow (R+) x3
Paramina Crossbow (R) x4
Orange Gem x10
Cyan Gem x10
Purple Gem x10
Weapon Scroll III (SR) x15
Ability Scroll III (SR) x15
Summon Scroll III (SR) x15
Dark Matter (R+) x5
2,001-4,000 Cecil I x3
Crystal Axe (SR) x1
Beastmaster (SR) x1
Rune Blade (R+) x2
Rune Blade (R) x3
Orange Gem x5
Cyan Gem x5
Purple Gem x5
Weapon Scroll III (SR) x5
Ability Scroll III (SR) x5
Summon Scroll III (SR) x5
Dark Matter (R+) x5
Tidus I x3
Crystal Sword (SR) x1
Recurve Crossbow (SR) x1
Paramina Crossbow (R+) x2
Paramina Crossbow (R) x3
Orange Gem x5
Cyan Gem x5
Purple Gem x5
Weapon Scroll III (SR) x10
Ability Scroll III (SR) x10
Summon Scroll III (SR) x10
Dark Matter (R+) x5
4,001-7,000 Cecil I x1
Beastmaster (SR) x1
Rune Blade (R+) x1
Rune Blade (R) x2
Weapon Scroll III (SR) x5
Ability Scroll III (SR) x5
Summon Scroll III (SR) x5
Dark Matter (R) x5
Tidus I x1
Recurve Crossbow (SR) x1
Paramina Crossbow (R+) x1
Paramina Crossbow (R) x2
Weapon Scroll III (SR) x5
Ability Scroll III (SR) x5
Summon Scroll III (SR) x5
Dark Matter (R) x5
7,001-10,000 Cecil I x1
Rune Blade (R) x1
Weapon Scroll III (SR) x5
Ability Scroll III (SR) x5
Summon Scroll III (SR) x5
Dark Matter (N) x10
Tidus I x1
Paramina Crossbow (R) x21
Weapon Scroll III (SR) x5
Ability Scroll III (SR) x5
Summon Scroll III (SR) x5
Dark Matter (N) x10

SSR Weapons

As some other features of the event, this part carried over from part 1 of the special event. However, note that if you failed to obtain allies from part 1, you could not get them in part 2 and thus lost out on their SSR weapon rewards as well. The weapons are the best reward from this event, aside from the SSR abilities from the Chocobo Farm.

At the end of the event, you will receive a weapon voucher for every lv99 ally you have. You can only use the voucher, however, if you also have a total of 300 levels per each lv99 beyond the first (see below for details).

Each ally character you level to 99 has their own corresponding SSR weapon. Below is a list of these weapons and who they're unlocked with. You can still level allies from part 1, but only if you obtained them before. Part 2 allies are unlocked by playing through the event.

Shattered World Allies Showdown Allies
Warrior of Light
Sun Blade
weapon_sunblade_ffab.png Firion
Ripper
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Princess Sarah
Rune Axe
weapon_runeaxe_ffab.png Cecil Harvey
Dwarven Axe
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Onion Knight
Rune Staff
weapon_runestaff_ffab.png Kain Highwind
Wyvern Spear
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Bartz Klauser
Aevis Killer
weapon_aeviskiller_ffab.png Terra Branford
Ichigeki
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Gilgamesh
Tinklebell
weapon_tinklebell_ffab.png Squall Leonhart
Bismarck
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Cloud Strife
Flayer
weapon_flayer_ffab.png Yuna
Herding Staff
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Zack Fair
Nail Bat
weapon_nailbat_ffab.png Tidus
Iron Grip
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Zidane Tribal
Stardust Rod
weapon_stardustrod_ffab.png Vaan
Treaty-Blade
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Shantotto
Plaga Scythe
weapon_plagascythe_ffab.png Balthier Bunansa
Spica
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Lightning
Jatayu
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To obtain your first SSR weapon, you need to level at least one character to level 99. To obtain a second SSR weapon, you need to level at least two characters to level 99, and have a combined party level of 300 or more. Along the same veins, to obtain a third SSR weapon, you need to level three characters to level 99, and have a combined party level of 600 or more.
The maximum number of SSR weapons you can get is 7, which requires at least seven characters at level 99, and a combined level of 1800 or more.

SSRs Lv99s Additional Levels Lowest combination
1 weapon 1 - -
2 weapons 2 102 levels The 99s + 17 characters lv 6
3 weapons 3 303 levels The 99s + 16 characters lv 19
4 weapons 4 504 levels The 99s + 15 characters lv 33-34
5 weapons 5 705 levels The 99s + 14 characters lv 50-51
6 weapons 6 906 levels The 99s + 13 characters lv 69-70
7 weapons 7 1,107 levels The 99s + 12 characters lv 92-93

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