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Arctic Wind artwork from Final Fantasy IV.

Now, it is a well-known fact among researchers of arctic monstrosities that the yeti possesses lungs of particular fascination, operating as they do at a temperature colder than ice, making them well-suited to the breathing of frigid air. Unique structures within the yeti's lungs cause atmospheric moisture to form icy tubes, with the openings on either side which permit the flow of air. Over time, these tubular structures grow ever more intricate, and when they are later forcibly removed from the yeti's chest cavity, they become the curious objects known as arctic winds, and are highly collectible.
A Curious Treasure

The Arctic Wind (北極の風, Hokkyoku no Kaze?), also known as North Wind, is a recurring, single-use item in the Final Fantasy series that frequently is used to cause some form of Ice damage to one or more targets (not to be confused with the similarly named Antarctic Wind).

AppearancesEdit

Final Fantasy IIIEdit

Arctic Wind
Effect Casts Blizzaga.
Location N/A
Find Bahamut's Lair (x2)
Steal Roper, Black Flan, Sorcerer, Frostfly, Dread Knight, Balor, Boss Troll, Cenchos, Killer Hermit, Sea Witch, Aegir, Ologhai, Kelpie, Hydra
Drop Sea Elemental (Very rare), Sahagin (Very rare), Sea Devil (Very rare), Merman (Very rare), Ruinous Wave (Very rare), Adamantoise (Very rare), Anet (Very rare), Mermaid (Very rare), Seahorse (Very rare), Sea Serpent (Very rare), Roper (Common), Black Flan (Common), Sorcerer (Common), Frost Fly (Common), Dread Knight (Common), Sea Witch (Common, Very common), Killer Hermit (Common), Ologhai (Common), Kelpie, Aegir, Boss Troll, Cenchos, Balor, Hydra, Land Turtle
Cost N/A

Final Fantasy IVEdit

Arctic Wind
Effect Deals Ice-elemental damage to a target. Same as the spell Blizzara.
Location N/A
Find Agart
Steal Red Worm
Drop Frost Beast, Ice Lizard, Red Worm
Cost N/A

Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-Edit

Arctic Wind
Effect Deals Ice-elemental damage to a target. Same as the spell Blizzara.
Location N/A
Find Tower of Babil
Steal N/A
Won Frost Beast, Ice Lizard
Cost N/A

Final Fantasy IV: The After YearsEdit

Arctic Wind deals a Blizzara attack to a target in Final Fantasy IV: The After Years.

Final Fantasy VIIIEdit

Sealed Ice element wind.
—Description
Arctic Wind
Effect Boosts compatibility with Shiva by 1.
Location N/A
Find N/A
Steal Glacial Eye (Low [Common, rare, very rare])
Drop Glacial Eye (Low [Very rare], Moderate [Rare, very rare])
Refine 1 Glacial Eye into 1 Arctic Wind (Card Mod)
Cost N/A

Final Fantasy XEdit

Arctic Wind
Effect Inflicts Ice-elemental damage to an enemy. Only usable through the Use command.
Buy N/A
Find N/A
Steal Chimera, Ice Flan
Drop N/A
Bribe White Element, Snow Flan
Other N/A
Cost N/A

Final Fantasy X-2Edit

The Arctic Wind deals Ice damage to a single enemy. It is the second strongest of the items that deal Ice damage.

Arctic Wind
Effect Inflicts moderate Ice-elemental damage.
Buy N/A
Find N/A
Steal Flan Blanco, Haunt, Spine Drake
Drop Flan Blanco, Spine Drake
Bribe N/A
Other N/A
Cost N/A

Final Fantasy XIEdit

The Arctic Wind appears as a throwing weapon dropped from Genbu, with a special use: if it is thrown at Suzaku, it disables his additional Fire damage on melee attacks, making it easier on the tank. The Antarctic Wind serves an inverse function.

Final Fantasy XIIEdit

A slender cylinder with hollow ends, made of raging arctic winds. Gives off a constant chilling aura of magickal potency.
—Description

The Arctic Wind appears as loot that can be acquired from Yeti and as a reward for hunting the Catoblepas. One may be sold toward unlocking the Feathered Boots at the Bazaar. The Arctic Wind may be sold for 1,179 gil.

Bravely DefaultEdit

A frozen substance known as cryocorelite that was cut from the heart of a gigantic ice mass floating in Luxendarc's arctic sea. Raising it up and chanting causes a blast of freezing wind to shoot forth, freezing everything in its path.

Arctic Wind deals major water damage to all enemies (or allies). It can be bought from Adventurer (Norende Village Combat Item Shop Lv. 7) for 2000 pg.

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