Akademeia Deck (魔導院のカード, Madōin no Kādo?, lit. Magic Academy Cards) is a recurring weapon in the series. In Final Fantasy Type-0 a weapon model is shared among all weapons of the same kind so at first there was no unique design for the cards. Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade changes the dominant color from blue to crimson to differiate from Ace's other decks. In Dissidia Final Fantasy (2015) Akademeia Deck was given a new design that sports Dominion of Rubrum's emblem and national color and since this game this look is the most popular depiction of the cards. Another depiction has a stylized design of Etro's gate at the back. Akademeia deck is a signature weapon for Ace from Final Fantasy Type-0.
TYPE0 Akademeia Deck is an early weapon for Ace with an attack power of 8. It can be bought from the SPP Post after bringing Ace in multiplayer once (PSP) or after defeating 30 enemies with Ace (HD). It costs 1600 SPP in the PSP version, and 200 SPP in the HD version. It sells for 800 gil in the PSP version and for 100 gil in the HD version.
Akademeia is an alternate Latin transcription of the word "Ἑκαδήμεια", "Academia". Academia is the community of students and scholars engaged in higher education and research.