The best way to get Light Curtains is to fight Fafnir at the Monster Arena and beat him. Every time you lose, you get 20 Light Curtains (or 40 with an Overkill).
But if you don’t want to fight Fafnir, you can also steal four Light Curtains from Ironclad, run away, and do it again.
You can get Fafnir after killing four of each type of Drake enemy on Spira. There are a total of five friends, but you need four copies of each:
- Kusariqqu (on the Thunder Plains)
- Lamashtu (on Mushroom Rock Road)
- Mushussu (on Bikanel Island)
- Nidhogg (in the Cavern of Stolen Fayth)
- Vouivre (on the Mi’ihen Highroad)
You can get Ironclad once you have caught ten Iron Giants and ten of each type of Gemini fiend.
On the Thunder Plains, you can catch an Iron Giant, and in the Final Dungeon, you can find a Gemini Fiend.
When you unlock Juggernaut at the Monster Arena, you also get a one-time gift of x99 Light Curtains, so this is another way to get them quickly.
The Juggernaut is unlocked when you kill five of each of the following Ruminant-type enemies:
- Dual Horn (on the Mi’ihen Highroad)
- Grendel (on Mt. Gagazet)
- Valaha (in the Cavern of Stolen Fayth)
What Are Light Curtains Used For?
When you use a Light Curtain by saying “Use,” it will protect one ally.
But more importantly, Light Curtains can be used to give a piece of armour Auto-Protect, which is one of the most important auto-abilities in the game and a must-have for any ultimate armour build.
If you really want to, you can also use these items to change SOS Protect.
And even your Aeons can join in on the fun by using Light Curtains to learn Protect.
- Auto-Protect requires 70 Light Curtains to customize
- SOS Protect requires 8 Light Curtains to customize
- Protect (Aeon) requires 6 Light Curtains
Rikku’s Mix command also works very well with light curtains. Let’s look at some of the most interesting pairs:
Super Mighty G (Speed Sphere + Light Curtain): Gives everyone in the party Shell, Protect, Haste, and Regen.
Ultra-Null-All (Healing Spring + Light Curtain): Adds Cheer, Focus, Aim, Reflex, NulBlaze, NulShock, NulTide, and NulFrost to the party.
Hyper Mighty G (Amulet + Light Curtain): Gives everyone in your party Shell, Protect, Haste, Regen, and Auto-Life.
Are Light Curtains Worth The Farm?
There’s no doubt about it, yes.
The biggest reason is Auto-Protect by itself. It’s a Protect buff that is automatically applied and can’t be turned off.
So, if a piece of armour has Auto-Protect, (almost) all physical attacks will do half damage. That’s just too good to turn down.
And getting Light Curtains is one of the easiest things to do.
But even if you don’t use Auto-Protect, it’s always good to have some Light Curtains in your inventory.
They’re just one of those things that you should have at least a few dozen of, because why not?