Final Fantasy VI Walkthrough, Part Twenty-Four: Recruiting Sabin

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Tzen

- Sabin is the only character you can optionally recruit before finding the Falcon in the World of Ruin, and he’s the second character you can recruit based on where you land. Doing so is much more difficult with just Celes on your team; by contrast, it’s an absolute piece of cake if you bring along Mog equipped with Molulu’s Charm.

- You’ll find Sabin in Tzen, almost directly north of Albrook, past Kefka’s Tower. As soon as you enter the town Tzen will come under attack, and the large house in the north - the one you were never allowed to enter before - will start to come down. Sabin will be holding the house up, so he can’t help you save the child trapped inside. You have six minutes to get the kid out.

- The house is, of course, now populated by monsters. Most of them are pushovers, the main exception being Zokkas. They’re not terribly strong, but they can inflict petrify on your characters. This is very dangerous if you only have Celes on your team. Equip a Jeweled Ring on her as a minimum, preferably a Ribbon, to protect against the effects. All-hitting attacks are preferable for quickly destroying the enemies in here.


- Make your way west through the home, looking for the basement. Ignore the chests along the way until you’ve grabbed the child from the fireplace down here. Then, depending on how much time you have left, stop popping open chests. The one to the left of the child contains a battle with four Nightwalkers which you can ignore if you want; the chest to the right contains a Magicite Shard; the chest in the bottom-left corner of this floor contains a Blood Sword; the chest at the top of the stairs contains another Nightwalker fight you can ignore; the chest through the southern door contains a Hyper Wrist; the chest through the northern door contains an Ether; the chest in the central room contains a Holy Rod; and the last chest in the home’s first room contains a Healing Rod.

- Get outside with the kid within six minutes and the house will collapse, taking anything you didn’t snag with it. Sabin will rejoin the team either way. He comes in quite handy if you’re still wandering around with just Celes.

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