Final Fantasy VI battle
"Battle" from Final Fantasy VI
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The main battle theme of FFVI. From the familiar intro, the drums crash in and trumpets soar in this rock-inspired and fiery battle song!

Battle (戦闘, Sentō?), also known as "Battle 1" or "battle theme", is the main battle theme of Final Fantasy VI. It was composed by Nobuo Uematsu in 1994.

Game appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy VIEdit

VI "Battle" plays as the background theme in most random encounters, and first plays in the forced encounters with the Guards in Narshe. It was released as the fifth track of the first disc of the Original Sound Version; and of the Kefka's Domain album.

"Battle's" arrangement by TOSE for Final Fantasy VI Advance was released as the fifth track of the Final Fantasy Finest Box collection's fourth disc.

Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit

Dissidia012 An arrangement of this theme by Takeharu Ishimoto named "Battle 1 -arrange- from FINAL FANTASY VI" appears as a battle theme. It is the twenty-fourth track of the Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy Original Soundtrack first disc.

"Battle 1" can be automatically selected for battles including Terra Branford or Kefka Palazzo, or taking place at the Phantom Train or Kefka's Tower.

Dissidia Final Fantasy (2015)Edit

Dissidia The arranged track from Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy and the original SNES version can be bought from the in-game shop for 3,600 gil.

Theatrhythm Final FantasyEdit

TFF "Battle" is a bonus Battle Music Sequence available as downloadable content.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain CallEdit

TFFCC "Battle" returns as a Battle Music Sequence for Final Fantasy VI, this time available in the base game without requiring separate downloads.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy All-Star CarnivalEdit

TFFASC "Battle" returns as a playable Battle Music Sequence that is available to the player by default.

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World of Final FantasyEdit


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Arrangement album appearancesEdit

The Black MagesEdit

"Battle" was arranged by The Black Mages and included in their first, eponymous album as the sixth track, titled "battle theme".

Live performancesEdit


The Black Mages's arranged "battle theme" from their debut album was performed live at this 2003 concert that took place at Shibuya-AX and Kanagawa University. It was the third song of the line-up.

LIVE "Above The Sky"Edit

The Black Mages' "battle theme" was again performed at their 2005 concerts at Club Citta in Kawasaki City, Japan and Namba Hatch in Osaka City, Japan. It was the fourth song of the concert.

Appearances outside Final Fantasy mediaEdit

Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street PortableEdit

An arrangement of "Battle" is included in this crossover between Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest for the PlayStation Portable.

Lord of Vermilion Re:2 FAN KITEdit

An arrangement of this song is included on the Final Fantasy VI music medley by Tsuyoshi Sekito.