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.
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.