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Series appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy XIEdit

XI

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

XIV

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 Legends II Edit

FFLTnS

FFLTNS Cloud of Darkness Artwork
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Dissidia Final FantasyEdit

Dissidia

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 reappears as a Warrior of Chaos in the prequel to Dissidia Final Fantasy alongside all the other characters from the original. It 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

TFFCC

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.
—CollectaCard

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

TFFASC Cloud of Darkness Portrait

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

Its Limit, Ultra Particle Beam, deals damage to boss-type enemies in direct proportion to Magic.

Type: Magic
Summon: Shiva

StatsEdit

Level HP Strength Magic Agility Spirit
1 128 4 35 8 12
50 1961 69 158 80 91
99 3188 125 255 141 157

AbilitiesEdit

Lv Ability 1 Ability 2 Support
1 Blizzard Gravity Mana's Paean I
5 Blizzard Gravity Mana's Paean I
10 Blizzard Gravity Mana's Paean II
15 Blizzara Gravity Mana's Paean II
20 Blizzara Gravira Mana's Paean II
25 Blizzara Gravira Spirit's Hymn II
30 Drain II Gravira Spirit's Hymn II
35 Drain II Gravira Spirit's Hymn II
40 Drain II Level 5 Flare Spirit's Hymn II
45 Drain III Level 5 Flare Spirit's Hymn II
50 Drain III Level 5 Flare Spirit's Hymn III
55 Drain III Graviga Spirit's Hymn III
60 Blizzaga Graviga Spirit's Hymn III
65 Blizzaga Graviga Mana's Paean III
70 Blizzaga Meteor Mana's Paean III
75 Blizzaga Meteor Mana's Paean III
80 Blizzaga Meteor Mana's Paean III
85 Blizzaga Meteor Mana's Paean III
90 Ultra Particle Beam Meteor Mana's Paean III
95 Ultra Particle Beam Meteor Mana's Paean III
99 Ultra Particle Beam Meteor Mana's Paean III


Pictlogica Final FantasyEdit

PFF

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Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit

FFAB

Ability Cards
Legend Cards
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Final Fantasy ArtniksEdit

Artniks

D012 Cloud of Darkness R+ I Artniks
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Final Fantasy All the BravestEdit

ATB

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

FFRK Cloud of Darkness
An entity that appears when the balance between light and darkness is broken. An incarnation of nihility, its only purpose is to return the worlds of light and darkness to the Void.
—Character profile.

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.

Assessment

The Cloud of Darkness is a Voidbringer, whose combat role is Offensive Magic.

The Cloud of Darkness possesses Magic that rivals the best in the game and their natural Resistance is also quite high. Despite having Sage-class skills, their Mind is fair at best. As any mage, it is advised to keep them in the rear line to offset their lack of defense, and keep a solid inventory of blasting magic to take advantage of all their power.

Stats
Level HP Attack Defense Magic Resistance Mind Accuracy Evasion Speed
1 182 7 6 12 11 10 20 20 80
65 3,924 83 69 155 133 123 23 23 110
80 4,800 101 86 183 162 150 24 24 118
RankMax: 5 3 1 1 5 4 3 3 3 2
Record Spheres
Sphere S.Lv 1 S.Lv 2 S.Lv 3 S.Lv 4 S.Lv 5
Black Mage +1 MAG +40 HP +1 RES +2 MAG +3% Black Magic Damage
White Mage +1 MND +40 HP +1 RES +2 MND +2 MND
Red Mage +1 DEF +1 MAG +1 DEF +60 HP +2 MAG
Magus*Requires mastery of Black Mage's Record Sphere. +3 MAG +100 HP +4 RES +6 MAG +3% Dark Damage
Sage*Requires mastery of Black Mage and White Mage's Record Spheres. +3 MND +3 MAG +6 MND +6 MAG +6% Black Magic Damage
Warmage*Requires mastery of White Mage and Red Mage's Record Spheres. +3 DEF +4 DEF +180 HP +6 MAG +6% Darkness Ability Damage
Abilities

The Cloud of Darkness can use Black Magic abilities up to rarity rank 5, White Magic abilities up to rarity rank 4, Darkness abilities up to rarity rank 5, and Witch abilities up to rarity rank 5.

Their default Soul Break is Tentacle of Pain, that at the expense of one Soul Gauge segment deals three magic non-elemental attacks to one target.

Equipment

The Cloud of Darkness can equip the following weapon types: daggers, rods, staves, and whips.

They can equip the following armor types: hats, light armor, robes, and bracers.

They can equip accessories.

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Final Fantasy Brave ExviusEdit

FFBE

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:

Stats

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
Abilities

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
Equipment

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.

Gallery

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 artwork

Cloud of Darkness appeared in Puzzle & Dragons as part of the Final Fantasy collaboration. The collaboration event happened in the North American version from 2 to 15 November, 2015.