Series appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy XIEdit


Cloud of Darkness (FFXI)

The Cloud of Darkness is the antagonist and final boss of the game's final story Rhapsodies of Vana'diel. Also known as the Void, the residents of Tartarus know it as the Cloud of Darkness, and that it is a primordial being that resides in the space between worlds. It consumes light and darkness, ceasing all life in its path while leaving a lifeless realm called Escha in its wake.

The Cloud of Darkness began to seep into Vana'diel when Promathia's destruction weakened the winds of time, despite numerous adversaries that maintained the balance of light and darkness. In one future, the Cloud of Darkness would fully appear in Vana'diel once all five Mothercrystals have been shattered from the corrosion caused by it. The future version of the adventurer attempts to defeat the Cloud of Darkness by expelling his/her darkness to become a god, but the plan fails and his/her counterpart is turn into the cloud's thrall Volto Oscuro.

Volto Oscuro acts to invoke the Cloud's manifestation prematurely in present-day Vana'diel, before being freed by Sempurne. Though the adventurer and his/her counterpart restore the winds of time before rejoining, the Cloud enters the Reisenjima Mothercrystal to gather its strength with Iroha attempting to hold it off. The exposure to Phoenix's power consolidates the Cloud of Darkness into physical form so it can be destroyed. After the battle, the Cloud of Darkness implodes with only its mask remaining before it shatters.

Final Fantasy XIVEdit


FFXIV ARR - Cloud of Darkness

Cloud of Darkness's artwork.

The Cloud of Darkness appears as the antagonist of the Crystal Tower story arc, and the final boss the World of Darkness raid. She is a powerful Voidsent who made a pact with Xande to be brought into Eorzea.

Final Fantasy Dimensions II Edit


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Dissidia Final FantasyEdit


Cloud of darkness

The Cloud of Darkness is a Warrior of Chaos who stands as the antagonist representing Final Fantasy III, opposing Onion Knight.

Among the antagonists, the Cloud of Darkness plays a small role in the storyline. Along with Kefka, Kuja, and Exdeath, it desires to plunge the world into the Void and destroy everything. Under Kefka's instruction, it kidnaps Terra to use as a tool for their plan, and confronts the Onion Knight with his childish fears and bravado. After Terra is rescued and the Onion Knight claims his Crystal, the Cloud of Darkness takes a minor role.

The Cloud of Darkness's alternate outfit colors its cape blue, while its EX Mode is colored a mixture of light green and dark green with a dull red for the legs.

Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit

Dissidia012 The Cloud of Darkness is a Warrior of Chaos who attacks Laguna, but is intrigued by his attitude towards serving Cosmos and fighting the Warriors of Chaos. Cloud of Darkness tells Laguna about the portal the manikins are using to cross over into World B from the Void to see what he does with this information, as seeking out the portal would be a suicide mission. The Cloud of Darkness's actions result in Laguna and other Warriors of Cosmos finding and closing the portal, and as punishment for its treachery, Kefka kills the Cloud of Darkness in the twelfth cycle, costing it its memories in the thirteenth.

The Cloud of Darkness's second alternate outfit gives it a white cape with white, blue and lavender body coverings. Its EX Mode in its original alternate outfit is changed to an orange and blue form resembling its NES battle sprite.

Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera OmniaEdit

DissidiaOO Cloud of Darkness appears as an enemy boss.

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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain CallEdit


Theatrhythm CC Cloud of Darkness
When the balance between light and dark is lost, a perfect void will be born that goes beyond all else and puts a stop to time's march. This being of pure darkness desires such nothingness above all else.

Cloud of Darkness appears as a boss-type enemy during Battle Music Sequences for Final Fantasy III or Dissidia Final Fantasy.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy All-Star CarnivalEdit


TFFASC Cloud of Darkness Portrait

Cloud of Darkness is a boss-type enemy and makes its playable debut as the representative antagonist of Final Fantasy III, unlocked by collecting Dark Crystal Shards.

Pictlogica Final FantasyEdit


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Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit


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Final Fantasy ArtniksEdit


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Final Fantasy All the BravestEdit


Cloud of Darkness ATB
This being born of Xande's death sees all creation and it wants it painted black.
—In-game description.

Cloud of Darkness is a boss using Wave Cannon. It is fought in the Eureka Forest and drops Deathbringer upon its defeat.

Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit


FFRK Cloud of Darkness

The Cloud of Darkness is a playable character who could be initially recruited during the Challenge Event Destroyer of Light and Dark as a First Time Reward for completing the event's Ancients' Maze stage on Classic difficulty.

Final Fantasy Brave ExviusEdit


A being of destruction, hailing from another world where tales are passed down of the Crystals and Warriors of Light. It lives in the hope of returning all the world to nothingness, and is said to appear when the balance between light and dark is upset. When an ancient civilization, far advanced for their time, exhausted the power of the light, the Cloud of Darkness came forth from the great flood of light as it ran amok. It attempted to fulfill its goal of returning the world to nothingness, but the Warriors of Light and the Warriors of Dark, both chosen by the Crystals, defeated it and returned the world to stability.
—In-game description (3★)

Cloud of Darkness appears as a vision obtainable through summoning. A 3-6★ Rare Summon, her job is listed as Ravager, and her roles in battle are Physical Damage and Support. Her Trust Master reward is the Auto-Limit passive ability, which increase the equipped unit's Limit gauge by 1 each turn. Her default attack is a delayed 1-hit blast of Void energy.

She has natural resistance to all status ailments (+10% at rarity 3-5★, +30% at rarity 6★), and all elements (+30%). Unlike the great majority of units, she is classified as other than Human: she is a Reaper, and as such she is vulnerable to Raise-type abilities at the Arena, resulting in an instant kill. In the party, however, she will not take any damage for healing magic and can be revived.

Her awakening materials are the following:


Cloud of Darkness' stats at her highest levels are as follows (with no passive abilities taken into account), along with the maximum amount of stat points that can be increased through pot-enhancements:

Rarity Level HP MP ATK DEF MAG SPR Drop Check*Maximum LB crystals drop per hit
3★ 40 1596 (+150) 70 (+25) 71 (+14) 63 (+10) 55 (+10) 48 (+10) 6
4★ 60 2059 (+210) 90 (+35) 92 (+18) 82 (+14) 71 (+14) 61 (+14) 8
5★ 80 2574 (+240) 113 (+40) 115 (+24) 102 (+16) 89 (+16) 77 (+16) 10
6★ 100 3346 (+390) 146 (+65) 149 (+34) 132 (+26) 115 (+26) 100 (+26) 12

In her 3-5★ rarity, Cloud of Darkness has no ability slots, but when is awakened to 6★, she obtains four slots. She has affinity to both Black (Lvl 4-8) and Green Magic (Lvl 4-7).

Traits (Special - Active)
Ability Rarity Lv. Learned
Armor Break 4★ 14
Barrage 5★ 80
Aura Ball 6★ 38
Omni-Veil 6★ 44
Return 6★ 70
Call of the Void 6★ 100
Traits (Magic)
Ability Rarity Lv. Learned
Blind 3★ 7
Protect 3★ 19
Thundara 3★ 35
Protectga 5★ 36
Thundaga 5★ 58
Traits (Special - Passive)
Ability Rarity Lv. Learned
ATK +20% 4★ 37
Man-Eater 4★ 60
Man-Eater+ 6★ 1
HP +20% 6★ 24
ATK +30% 6★ 90
Limit Bursts

Cloud of Darkness' Limit Burst is a damage-type ability. She deals physical damage to all enemies, and in her 6★ rarity, she may inflict them with the Blind status ailment for three turns.

Rarity Name Effect Cost
3★ Wave Cannon Base (Level 1): Damage dealt (2.1x)
Max (Level 10): Damage dealt (2.55x)
10 FFBE Limit Burst crystal
4★ Particle Beam Base (Level 1): Damage dealt (2.3x)
Max (Level 15): Damage dealt (3x)
12 FFBE Limit Burst crystal
5★ Perfect Void Base (Level 1): Physical damage (2.5x)
Max (Level 20): Damage dealt (3.45x)
14 FFBE Limit Burst crystal
6★ Perfect Void Base (Level 1): Damage dealt (2.7x); chance of inflicting Blind (40%)
Max (Level 25): Damage dealt (3.9x); chance of inflicting Blind (64%)
16 FFBE Limit Burst crystal

Cloud of Darkness can equip the following weapon types: staves, rods, throwing weapons and maces.

She can equip the following armor types: hats, clothes and robes.

She can equip accessories.


Mobius Final Fantasy Edit

Mobius Cloud of Darkness appears as an ability card.

Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

TCG Cloud of Darkness's manikin and Cloud of Darkness in its Alt 2 EX Mode from Dissidia Final Fantasy appear. Its Alt 2 EX Mode card is able to use its Ultra Particle Beam EX Burst as its special ability. Another card depicts its Yoshitaka Amano artwork.

Guest appearancesEdit

Puzzle & DragonsEdit

PAD Cloud of Darkness Icon

Cloud of Darkness appeared as part of the Final Fantasy Collaboration. She was first introduced in the collaboration event that happened in the North American version from November 2, 2015 to 15 November, 2015. When fought in the Netherworld, she uses the skills "We will return this world to the Void!", "Particle Beam" and "Normal Attack". After defeating her, she drops herself, Prompto's Camera and Onion Knight's Onion Sword as rewards.

She was obtainable as a 5★ ranked unit named "Cloud of Darkness" (暗闇の雲, Kurayami no Kumo?), with a devil type and wood and dark elements.

As a 5★ ranked unit, Cloud of Darkness appears in her standard form and has dark clouds forming behind her. Her active skill is "Particle Beam" and her leader skill is "We will return this world to the Void!".