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Dark Flare (ダークフレア, Dāku Furea?) is a recurring ability in the series.


Final Fantasy VEdit

V Dark Flare is level 5 spell usable by the Necromancer class. It costs 52 MP, its base power is 200, and it cuts through the enemy's Magic Defense. Dark Flare is learned from Exdeath's Soul and Tonberry.

Final Fantasy VIIIEdit

VIII Dark Flare is the version of Mega Flare cast by the boss Tiamat. It takes some turns to charge, but deals tremendous Fire elemental damage to the party. Raising elemental resistance against fire via junctioning Fire and/or Flare to Elem-Def can allow the party to fully absorb the attack, making the battle a sure win as Tiamat doesn't have any other attacks.

Final Fantasy XIEdit

XI Dark Flare is a special ability used by Lilith Ascendant. It's similar to the related ancient spell, but is directed in a fan-shaped area of effect at players.



A flare is a pyrotechnical phenomenon that produces intense amounts of heat and energy that does not result in an explosion (an immediate release of energy).

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