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Combat section of the Ascension Grid.

Ascension (アビリティコール, Abiritikōru?, lit. Ability Call) is a skill tree advancement system in Final Fantasy XV comprised of several trees called Astralspheres, which contain nodes that unlock abilities or enhancements.

AP is used to unlock most nodes. Red nodes are unlocked during the story and do not require AP. Green nodes represent ally Techniques, which can be equipped and initiated by the player in battle. Yellow and purple nodes represent other abilities and enhancements, with yellow favoring combat abilities and purple favoring passive effects and boosts. Each Astralsphere starts out at an empty central point between the starting nodes, marked by a point of light and connecting lines out. Unlocking a node makes immediately connected nodes available.

AP is shared between party members and Astralspheres, allowing the player to spend it however they choose. Learning an ability on the Ascension for the first time earns the New Power achievement/trophy. Activating twenty nodes yields Self-Improved, and activating fifty yields Self-Mastered. Ascension progression carries over if the player uses chapter select or starts a New Game Plus.

New nodes for unlocking character swap were added in a free update in December 2017. However, many story segments must be played as Noctis.

It takes over 18,000 AP to max out the grid.

ArmigerEdit

Auto
Armiger
Crystarium Branch 2
24
Iron Armiger
Crystarium Branch 1
48
Armiger Action
24
Armiger Harvester
Auto
Armiger Chain
Crystarium Branch 1
24
Armiger Warchain
Crystarium Branch 3
48
Armiger Chain Reaction
99
Armiger Sagechain
72
Armiger Freechain


Name AP Effect
Armiger Auto Enter Armiger mode when the Armiger bar is full. Temporarily boosts attributes.
Armiger Action 48 Gain 1 AP every time you use Armiger.
Armiger Chain Auto Special group attack requiring a full Armiger bar.
Armiger Chain Reaction 48 Gain 1 AP every time you use Armiger Chain.
Armiger Freechain 72 Gain unlimited MP for 60 seconds after executing Armiger Chain.
Armiger Harvester 24 Boost Armiger bar gain from attacks by 30%.
Armiger Sagechain 99 Double EXP from Armiger Chain kills.
Armiger Warchain 24 Boost Armiger Chain damage by 50%.
Iron Armiger 24 Reduce Armiger bar depletion during Armiger mode by 30%.

CombatEdit

Nexus that boosts Noctis's technique repertory. Activate these nodes for more way to take out enemies.
—Description
8
Light Phase
Crystarium Branch 2
99
Experimagic
32
Ultralight Phase
6
Airstep
Crystarium Branch 2
16
Airslip
Crystarium Branch 1
52
Airstride
Crystarium Branch 1
333
Airdance
28
Death Drop
Crystarium Branch 1
52
Osmostrike
16
Blink
Crystarium Branch 2
48
Warp Decoy
Crystarium Branch 1
64
Static Edge
32
Blink Boost
Crystarium Branch 1
333
Impervious
10
Chained Fury
Crystarium Branch 2
24
Warp Factor
Crystarium Branch 2
52
Warp Factor II
Crystarium Branch 1
333
Point-Blank Warp-Strike
24
Daemon Destroyer
28
Stalker
Crystarium Branch 1
64
Super Stalker


Name AP Effect
Airdance 333 Airstep after attacking an unlimited number of times with a sword or polearm.
Airslip 16 Dodge enemies in midair with the guard button.
Airstep 6 Use the left stick and attack button to step once in midair after attacking with a sword or polearm. Costs MP.
Airstride 52 Perform a second Airstep after a second attack with a sword or polearm.
Blink 16 Phase through an enemy attack without using MP by guarding at the last second.
Blink Boost 32 Using Blink now restores 5 MP.
Chained Fury 10 Boost the damage of each combo hit by 0.3% when at full HP.
Daemon Destroyer 24 Warp-Strike can break daemon appendages.
Death Drop 28 From afar, use the attack button in midair to warp above the enemy and strike down with a sword or polearm.
Experimagic 99 Increase Noctis' MP by the formula MaxMP = BaseMP + CurrentLevel
Impervious 333 Negate damage by guarding immediately after being hit. Allows Noctis to recover from knockback, and works in midair; it can be used to continue an aerial combo.
Light Phase 8 Reduce MP cost of phasing by 30%.
Osmostrike 52 Recover MP when an aerial attack connects.
Point-Blank Warp-Strike 333 Eliminate the damage modifier penalty of close-range Warp-strikes.
Stalker 28 Blindside damage increased by 25%.
Static Edge 64 Significantly increase damage dealt while in Stasis.
Super Stalker 64 Blindside damage now increased by 50%.
Ultralight Phase 32 Reduce the cost of phasing by 51%.
Warp Decoy 48 Leave a hologram to divert enemies after warping.
Warp Factor 24 Warp-strike damage increased by 25%.
Warp Factor II 52 Warp-strike damage now increased by 50%.

ExplorationEdit

18
Angler Action
Crystarium Branch 2
333
Reel Experience
84
Item Angler
Crystarium Branch 2
99
Sportfishing
555
Expert Item Angler
20
Happy Camping
Crystarium Branch 1
48
Happier Camping
Crystarium Branch 1
99
Fitter Survival
Crystarium Branch 1
999
Fittest Survival
32
Roadrunning
Crystarium Branch 1
99
Roadlife
32
Chocobump
Crystarium Branch 1
99
Chocobonus
32
Chocojockey
Crystarium Branch 1
99
Chocoracer
18
Aftertaste
Crystarium Branch 2
99
Lingering Aftertaste
Crystarium Branch 1
333
Persistent Aftertaste
20
Appetize
12
Snapshot
Crystarium Branch 1
32
Aperture


Name AP Effect
Aftertaste 18 Extends the effects of camp meals to the following sunrise.
Angler Action 18 Gain 1 AP from catching a fish.
Aperture 32 Grants additional 1 AP if Noctis is in a Snapshot picture.
Appetize 20 Gain 1 AP from cooking a party member's favorite food.
Chocobonus 99 Gain 10 EXP for every ~0.35 miles traveled by chocobo.
Chocobump 32 Gain 1 AP for every 0.875 miles traveled by chocobo.
Chocojockey 32 Gain 1 AP from winning a chocobo race.
Chocoracer 99 Gain 50 EXP from winning a chocobo race.
Expert Item Angler 555 Triple items gained from fishing.
Fitter Survival 99 25% chance for Gladiolus to find double items after battle with his Survival skill.
Fittest Survival 999 50% chance for Gladiolus to find double items after battle with his Survival skill.
Happier Camping 48 Increases AP gained from camping to 3.
Happy Camping 20 Increases AP gained from camping to 2.
Item Angler 84 Double items gained from fishing.
Lingering Aftertaste 99 Extends food effects from camp to the sunset of the next day.
Persistent Aftertaste 333 Extends food effects from camp to the sunrise after the next day.
Reel Experience 333 Gain EXP for catching fish (each species has its own value).
Roadlife 99 Gain 10 EXP every 0.54 miles traveled by car.
Roadrunning 32 Gain 1 AP every 1.25 miles traveled by car.
Snapshot 12 Take up to 5 photos, generating 5 AP each. A maximum of 5 Snapshot photos can be saved. Consumes 1 segment of the Tech Bar.
Sportfishing 99 Gain extra AP for catching big fish (each species has its own value).

MagicEdit

24
Elementalism
Crystarium Branch 2
48
Magic Level
Crystarium Branch 1
99
Magic Level II
72
Elementality
Crystarium Branch 2
99
Enhanced Elementality
48
Elemagnetism
20
Powercraft
Crystarium Branch 2
99
Extra Powercraft
Crystarium Branch 1
555
Super Powercraft
Crystarium Branch 1
999
Ultimate Powercraft
24
Magic Action
Crystarium Branch 1
333
Bonuspell
Crystarium Branch 1
999
Bonuspell II


Name AP Effect
Bonuspell 333 Gain an extra spell from crafting.
Bonuspell II 999 Gain an additional extra spell from crafting.
Elemagnetism 48 Increases the chance of draining elemental energy from a foe while using an element-absorbing weapon by 50%.
Elementalism 24 Absorb 20% more energy from elemental deposits.
Elementality 72 Elemental deposit absorption bonus increased to 50%.
Enhanced Elementality 99 Elemental deposit absorption bonus increased to 80%.
Extra Powercraft 99 Spell crafting power increase is now 30.
Magic Action 24 Gain 1 AP every time you cast a spell.
Magic Level 48 Increase Magic for each character by the formula Magic = BaseMagic + CurrentLevel
Magic Level II 99 Increase Magic for each character is now Magic = BaseMagic + (CurrentLevel * 3)
Powercraft 20 Increase power of crafted spells by 10.
Super Powercraft 555 Spell crafting power increase is now 50.
Ultimate Powercraft 999 Spell crafting power increase is now 100.

RecoveryEdit

12
Hang In
Crystarium Branch 1
24
Sprinter
Crystarium Branch 1
99
Distance Runner
20
Savior's Fortitude
Crystarium Branch 2
48
Savior's Force
Crystarium Branch 1
99
Comeback
48
Savior's Vengeance
10
Rapid Regen
Crystarium Branch 3
24
Prompto: First Aid
Crystarium Branch 1
99
Prompto: Advanced First Aid
Crystarium Branch 1
333
Prompto: Expert First Aid
24
Ignis: First Aid
Crystarium Branch 1
99
Ignis: Advanced First Aid
Crystarium Branch 1
333
Ignis: Expert First Aid
24
Gladio: First Aid
Crystarium Branch 1
99
Gladio: Advanced First Aid
Crystarium Branch 1
333
Gladio: Expert First Aid


Name AP Effect
Advanced First Aid 99 Recover 40% of own HP and boost own Vitality by 200 for 15 seconds when HP is low for the indicated character.
Comeback 99 Taking an ally out of Danger fully restores the ally's HP.
Distance Runner 99 Increase to stamina bar is now 10 seconds.
Expert First Aid 333 Recover 60% of own HP and boost own Vitality and Spirit by 200 for 15 seconds when HP is low for the indicated character.
First Aid 24 Recover 20% of own HP when HP is low for the indicated character.
Hang In 12 Increase HP recovery rate while hanging from a warp-point position.
Rapid Regen 10 Raise HP and MP recovery rate by 10% in cover.
Savior's Force 48 Taking an ally out of Danger boosts the ally's Strength by 200 for 30 seconds.
Savior's Fortitude 20 Taking an ally out of Danger boosts the ally's Vitality by 200 for 30 seconds.
Savior's Vengeance 48 Taking an ally out of Danger boosts the ally's critical hit rate by 20% for 30 seconds.
Sprinter 24 Increases stamina bar by 5 seconds.

StatsEdit

10
Health Level
Crystarium Branch 4
99
Health Level II
Crystarium Branch 1
333
Health Level III
99
Strength Level
99
Spirit Level
99
Vitality Level
16
Noctis: Accessory Slot
Crystarium Branch 4
333
Noctis: Accessory Slot
16
Prompto: Accessory Slot
Crystarium Branch 1
333
Prompto: Accessory Slot
16
Ignis: Accessory Slot
Crystarium Branch 1
333
Ignis: Accessory Slot
16
Gladio: Accessory Slot
Crystarium Branch 1
333
Gladio: Accessory Slot


Name AP Effect
Accessory Slot 16*first/333*second Grants a character an additional accessory slot. Nodes are listed above prefixed with who they are for.
Health Level 10 Increase max HP of each character by the formula MaxHP = BaseHP + (CurrentLevel * 2)
Health Level II 99 Increase max HP of each character by the formula MaxHP = BaseHP + (CurrentLevel * 5)
Health Level III 333 Increase max HP of each character by the formula MaxHP = BaseHP + (CurrentLevel * 10)
Spirit Level 99 Increase Spirit of each character by the formula Spirit = BaseSPR + CurrentLevel
Strength Level 99 Increase Strength of each character by the formula Strength = BaseSTR + CurrentLevel
Vitality Level 99 Increase Vitality of each character by the formula Vitality = BaseVIT + CurrentLevel

TeamworkEdit

8
Link Up
Crystarium Branch 2
32
Super Link Up
Crystarium Branch 1
333
Critical Link
Crystarium Branch 1
999
Limitless Link
16
Deathblow
Crystarium Branch 1
99
Ultimate Deathblow
6
First Shot
Crystarium Branch 2
18
Scintilla
Crystarium Branch 1
64
Ballistic
24
Shock Drop
Crystarium Branch 1
99
Sharp Shock
6
Analyze
Crystarium Branch 2
18
Lancet
Crystarium Branch 1
99
Regenerate
24
Venom Fang
Crystarium Branch 1
64
Virulent Venom
6
Reflex
Crystarium Branch 2
18
Engage
Crystarium Branch 1
64
Intercept
24
Antagonize
Crystarium Branch 1
99
Acute Antagonism


Name AP Effect
Acute Antagonism 99 Increases Antagonize damage modifier to x2.5
Analyze 6 Attempt to inflict Libra on one enemy, using scan time as resistance value. No weapon requirement.
Antagonize 24 Perform a disruptive kick while Noctis is defending (no weapon requirement). Damage modifier: x1.5
Ballistic 64 Unleash a firearm barrage on an area when own HP is high. Damage modifier: x0.4 (every hit)
Critical Link 333 Link-strikes always inflict Critical Hits.
Deathblow 16 Perform powerful attacks against enemies in Vulnerable status (i.e. knocked down).
Engage 18 Perform a powerful pre-emptive greatsword strike. Damage modifier: x2
First Shot 6 Perform a pre-emptive firearm strike that adds 1 segment to the Tech Bar. Damage modifier: x1.5
Intercept 64 Guard Noctis with a shield when own HP is high.
Lancet 18 Counterattack with a polearm and drain 100% of the damage when own HP is low. Damage modifier: x2.5
Limitless Link 999 Allows link-strikes to break the damage limit.
Link Up 8 Boost link-strike damage.
Reflex 6 Perform a disruptive greatsword counterattack. Damage modifier: x2
Regenerate 99 Heal an ally with a hidden item when own HP is high. No weapon requirement.
Scintilla 18 Counterattack with a firearm and inflict Stop when own HP is low. Damage modifier: x2
Sharp Shock 99 Increases Shock Drop damage modifier to x4
Shock Drop 24 Inflict Shocked for 3 seconds on an enemy Noctis is attacking in mid-air using machinery. Damage modifier: x2
Super Link Up 32 Further boost link-strike damage.
Ultimate Deathblow 99 Increases damage dealt by Deathblows.
Venom Fang 24 When Noctis is performing a Blitz combo, Poison the target for 60 seconds with daggers. Damage modifier: x1
Virulent Venom 64 Increases Venom Fang damage modifier to x1.5

TechniquesEdit

Nexus that enhances and boosts your allies' techniques. Activate these nodes to unlock new skills for your comrades to use in combat.
—Description
48
Tech Strike
Crystarium Branch 1
99
Tech Damage
Crystarium Branch 1
333
Quick Tech
8
Starshell
Crystarium Branch 2
18
Gravisphere
Crystarium Branch 2
20
Change to Prompto
72
Trigger-Happy
Crystarium Branch 1
999
Prompto: Limit Break
18
Recoil
8
Regroup
Crystarium Branch 2
18
Enhancement
Crystarium Branch 1
72
Sagefire
Crystarium Branch 1
999
Ignis: Limit Break
18
Overwhelm
Crystarium Branch 1
20
Change to Ignis
8
Dawnhammer
Crystarium Branch 2
18
Royal Guard
Crystarium Branch 2
20
Change to Gladiolus
72
Impulse
Crystarium Branch 1
999
Gladio: Limit Break
18
Cyclone


Name AP Effect
Change to Gladiolus*Added in patch 1.19 20 Take control of Gladiolus mid-battle. His playstyle is identical to how he is controlled in Final Fantasy XV: Episode Gladiolus.
Change to Ignis*Added in patch 1.19 20 Take control of Ignis mid-battle. His playstyle is identical to how he is controlled in Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ignis.
Change to Prompto*Added in patch 1.19 20 Take control of Prompto mid-battle. His playstyle is identical to how he is controlled in Final Fantasy XV: Episode Prompto.
Cyclone 18 Damage nearby enemies with shield shockwave. Costs 2 Tech Bar segments.
Dawnhammer 8 Powerful greatsword slash. Costs 2 Tech Bar segments.
Enhancement 18 Casts Flameboost, Frostboost, or Stormboost on Noctis based on the weaknesses of the player's current target. Costs 1 Tech Bar segment.
Gravisphere 18 Draw enemies in an area to the center with machinery. Costs 2 Tech Bar segments.
Impulse 72 Frontal sweep area attack. Can break limbs. Costs 3 Tech Bar segments.
Limit Break 999 Allow character's techniques to break the damage limit. They are prefixed above with who they belong to. All are simply called "Limit Break."
Overwhelm 18 Focuses the party on one enemy at a time. Noctis retains normal attacks. Allies attack with Deathblows. Costs 2 Tech Bar segments.
Quick Tech 333 All Tech Bar replenishment increased by 10%.
Recoil 18 Deal heavy damage to a single enemy with machinery. Can break enemy limbs. Costs 2 Tech Bar segments.
Regroup 8 Gathers allies. Rescues any allies in Danger status and quickly restores HP. Costs 2 Tech Bar segments.
Royal Guard 18 Calls Gladiolus to protect Noctis with a shield. Costs 1 Tech Bar segment.
Sagefire 72 Devastating Fire attack with daggers. Can break limbs. Costs 3 Tech Bar segments.
Starshell 8 Draws enemy attention in a wide radius with a firearm. Causes Light damage and Enervates daemons. Costs 1 Tech Bar segment.
Tech Damage 99 Adds to the Tech Bar as Noctis takes damage with the formula AmountAdded = Damage / 500
Tech Strike 48 Adds to the Tech Bar when Noctis lands attacks.
Trigger-Happy 72 Area attack with a firearm. Can break limbs. Costs 3 Tech Bar segments.

Wait ModeEdit

18
Warp-Ambush
Crystarium Branch 1
99
Warp-Punish
12
Presto Libra
Crystarium Branch 1
48
Time-Restore
Crystarium Branch 1
99
Time-Freeze
32
Elementalist
Crystarium Branch 1
99
Sage


Name AP Effect
Elementalist 32 Boost damage inflicted by a scanned enemy's elemental weakness.
Presto Libra 12 Scan enemies even faster when using Libra.
Sage 99 Boost damage inflicted by allies for each enemy scanned.
Time-Freeze 99 Stop the Wait Timer from depleting.
Time-Restore 48 Restore the Wait Timer by defeating an enemy.
Warp-Ambush 18 During Wait Mode, warp-strike an enemy not targeting Noctis to increase the likelihood of breaking its appendage.
Warp-Punish 99 During Wait Mode, warp-strike an enemy with half or less of its HP remaining to increase damage inflicted.

Other appearancesEdit

Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera OmniaEdit

DissidiaOO

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Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit

FFRK

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Final Fantasy Brave ExviusEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Ascension is a belief held to be true by multiple religions. Since death is the normal end to an individual's life on Earth and the beginning of the afterlife, entering Heaven without dying first is considered exceptional and usually a sign of God's special recognition of the individual's piety.