How to get Dragon Skin in FF8

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Squall Leonhart in Final Fantasy 8.

Dragon Skin is one of the many important items in Final Fantasy 8 that you can use to upgrade your weapons and also refine it to get new abilities. Here’s how you can get Dragon Skin in FF8.

First released in 1999 and then remastered after two decades, Final Fantasy 8 is one of the many games in the FF franchise to receive critical acclaim. Featuring six main protagonists and set in a futuristic unnamed world, you are tasked with taking down Ultimecia, who plans to compress time.

To do this, you need to have some of the best weapons and abilities in the game. This is where Dragon Skin comes in as it can upgrade your weapons and also serve as a refine command through which you can unlock various abilities.

So here’s everything you need to know about getting your hands on Dragon Skin in FF8.

Best way to get Dragon Skin in FF8

The best way to get Dragon Skin in FF8 is to beat Level 30+ Anacondaurs as they have a 95% chance of dropping them. You can find them in pairs in the forests between Timber and Obel Lake.

Here’s the drop rate of Dragon Skin in FF8:

  • Anacondaur:
    • Level 1 – 29: 4.68%
    • Level 30 and above: 95.32%
  • Blue Dragon: 19.92%
  • Grendel Level 1 – 19: 5.85%
  • Hexadragon Level 1 – 19: 10.54%
Anacondaur in Final Fantasy 8.
Anacondaur can appear randomly after you fight it in Dollet.

All Dragon Skin uses in FF8

Here are all the times in FF8 that require Dragon Skin to create them:

  • Weapons
    • Gauntlet – Fury Fragment and Dragon Skin
    • Ehrgeiz – Adamantine, Fury Fragment, 4x Dragon Skin
    • Red Scorpion – Ochu Tentacle 2x, Dragon Skin 2x
  • Refine Formulas
    • Reflect – 1 Dragon Skin
    • Glow Curtain – 100x Dragon Skin

That was all about Dragon Skin in Final Fantasy 8. For more on other games in the series, have a look at:

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