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Distill Power is an ability in FFX that can be customized onto weapons. When a character attacks with a weapon that has Distill Power on it, the enemy that gets hit will drop Power Spheres instead of whatever sphere it usually drops.
This can come in handy when you’re farming Power Spheres for your Sphere Grid or for customizing other weapons. To add Distill Power to a weapon, you’ll need to use up 2 Power Spheres in the Customize menu.
The Customize feature is unlocked shortly after arriving in Guadosalam for the first time. Keep in mind that a weapon’s name may change after adding Distill Power to it.
Where To Get Power Spheres
There are several different enemies in FFX that drop Power Spheres. You’ll normally have more than enough during the first half of the game, but you can suddenly find yourself in need of more once you start customizing gear and Aeon abilities.
Here’s a list of enemies that drop Power Spheres naturally:
|Achelous||Mt. Gagazet Cave|
|Adamantoise||Inside Sin, Omega Ruins|
|Anaconduar||Mt. Gagazet Cave, Mt. Gagazet Path|
|Bashura||Mt. Gagazet Cave, Mt. Gagazet Path, Zanarkand Ruins|
|Behemoth||Mt. Gagazet Cave, Zanarkand Ruins|
|Behemoth King||Inside Sin|
|Bomb||Bevelle, Home, Mi’ihen Highroad|
|Bunyip||Djose Highroad, Moonflow|
|Cave Iguion||Bevelle, Via Purifico|
|Defender||Cavern of the Stolen Fayth|
|Garm||Djose Highroad, Moonflow|
|Gemini||Inside Sin, Omega Ruins|
|Grenade||Mt. Gagazet Path|
|Ipiria||Mushroom Rock Road|
|Iron Giant||Thunder Plains|
|Lamashtu||Djose Highroad, Mushroom Rock Road|
|Land Worm||Inside Sin|
|Master Tonberry||Omega Ruins|
|Mi’ihen Fang||Mi’ihen Highroad|
|Nidhogg||Mt. Gagazet Cave, Mt. Gagazet Path|
|Piranha||Besaid, Salvage Ship|
|Raptor||Djose Highroad, Mushroom Rock Road|
|Sahagin||Baaj Temple, Via Purifico|
|Sand Wolf||Sanubia Desert|
|Sinspawn Geneaux||Kilika (Boss Fight)|
|Snow Wolf||Lake Macalania|
|Splasher||Mt. Gagazet Cave|
|Tonberry||Cavern of the Stolen Fayth|
|Tros||Salvage Ship (Boss Fight)|
|Wendigo||Lake Macalania (Boss Fight)|
|Yowie||Cavern of the Stolen Fayth|
Other enemies may drop Power Spheres through the use of Power Distillers or abilities like Bribe.
Using Distill Power
To use the Distill Power ability, simply equip the weapon that has it and hit an enemy with a basic attack or skill. You’ll know that an enemy has already been hit with Distill Power when it has the Power Distiller effect on it.
This has the same effect as using the Power Distiller item or the Extract Power skill from Auron’s section of the Sphere Grid.
Keep in mind that the effects from these items and abilities do not stack.
Using another type of Distill ability (Speed, Mana, Ability) will not stack. Instead, only the last Distill ability the enemy was hit with will take effect.