Embrace the serenity... Renounce the hatreds that consume you...
And scatter them like dust in the wind...
Diamond Dust is also known in PAL versions as "Polvo de diamante" (Spanish), "Polvere di Diamante/Diamanpolvere" (Italian), "Diamantenstaub" (German) and "Poussière de Diamant" or "Transcendantale" in (French).
Diamond Dust is Shiva's summon attack that inflicts ice-elemental damage to all enemies. Though she can be fought in the Advance and Complete Collection releases in her normal form as well as the Lunar Shiva. She will not use Diamond Dust against the player, but, instead, she uses the strong ice attack, Ice Storm, which has a similar effect and affects a random amount of party members.
In the Final Fantasy IV sequel, Diamond Dust is still Shiva's signature attack. It is also an attack used by Nova Dragon.
Diamond Dust is Shiva's summon attack. It inflicts ice-elemental damage to all enemy targets for the cost of 10 MP. During the battle against Shiva she will only use Blizzara, and not her signature attack.
Envelops all enemies in an arctic chill.
Diamond Dust is Shiva's ice-elemental attack which strikes all enemies. Shiva's summon time is 12.9s, which, according to the Final Fantasy VIII Ultimania, allows the player to boost its damage to around 180% of normal damage using a regular PlayStation controller.
Its damage is calculated as follows:
- $ Damage = 62 * Level / 10 + 43 $
- $ Damage = Damage * (265 - TargetSpr) / 8 $
- $ Damage = Damage * 43 / 256 $
- $ Damage = Damage * Boost / 100 $
- $ Damage = Damage * (100 + SummonMagBonus) / 100 $
- $ Damage = Damage * (900 - ElemDef) / 100: $
Elemental Defense starts at 800 (0%), 900 nullifies damage and 1000 absorbs it. If an enemy is shown to be weak against an element, its Elemental Defense is below 800. If damage becomes negative (due to high Elemental Defense), the target is healed by that amount.
Diamond Dust is Shiva's ice-elemental summon attack which targets all members of the enemy party for the cost of 24 MP, (originally 96 MP until Dagger loses her summons). The spell power for Diamond Dust can be boosted by accumulating Opals in the inventory. Like all summons, it can have either a short or long summon animation. With the support ability Boost the player can also summon the long animation.
Deals ice elemental damage to all enemies.
Shiva uses Diamond Dust as her Overdrive, inflicting ice-elemental damage to all enemies. Diamond Dust is also used in the battles against Shiva and Dark Shiva, where the attack is non-elemental. Dark Shiva's Diamond Dust deals 79,802 to 90,110 damage that cannot be reduced by anything but another aeon's Shield.
Diamond Dust is Shiva's Astral Flow Blood Pact. It costs twice the user's level in MP to active the command, and using it reduces MP to 0. Diamond Dust deals massive ice-elemental damage to all enemies within its area of effect.
Diamond Dust is Shiva's finishing move in Gestalt Mode. It greatly increases all enemies' chain gauges and inflicts heavy non-elemental damage. How much the chain gauges increase is dependent on the ability's level. Diamond Dust can reach a maximum level of three by initiating Gestalt Mode with a full Gestalt gauge.
Diamond Dust raises the chain gauge by an amount based on the attack's level prior:
- Level 1: 6.0 * 3 + 17.00 * 5 = 103.00
- Level 2: 6.0 * 7 + 17.00 * 6 = 144.00
- Level 3: 6.0 * 9 + 17.00 * 8 = 200.00
Diamond Dust is Shiva's ultimate attack used in both the hard and extreme difficulty versions of Akh Afah Amphitheatre trial. Like most Primal ultimate attacks, the player party is required to defeat additional enemies to prevent an automatic defeat. Should the party defeat the Ice Solder enemies, Diamond Dust will only deal moderate damage to the entire party. However, should the player party fail to defeat all the Ice Soldiers, Diamond Dust will instantly kill the party.
Shiva also attempts to use the attack to fight Ravana during the Heavensward main story, but the attack fails due to a lack of crystal used in the initial summoning.
Shinryu also has access to Diamond Dust as a special attack when his Corrupted Aether bar reaches its maximum. When used, the attack will deal heavy damage to all party members and cause the battle arena floor to turn into ice.
Shiva's summon ability is Diamond Dust. The chance to summon will appear randomly while in battle, and the player can summon once per battle. Each Astral has its own requirements to be considered during the "summon roll", which happens every 10 seconds. While possible to summon during the first roll, it is rare. Shiva's summon chance increases for each party member in KO/Danger, and the time the player has spent in battle. Shiva needs some space to be summoned, but can be summoned nearly anywhere.
When summoned, Shiva enters the battle, with her presence freezing the surrounding landscape, and appears alongside several copies of herself who surround a shivering Noctis. Her Diamond Dust envelops the party's foes in a constant vacuum of super-chilled air. Shiva is the most powerful summon, as her attacks hit foes the most amount of times.
Diamond Dust is a ice-type magic attack of the Eidolon Shiva. Its strength depends on how well its combo is performed. The Eidolons Shankara and Petite Shiva use an upgraded version, called Crystal Dust.
Diamond Dust appears as an enemy ability used by Mammon. The attack inflicts moderate Water-elemental damage to all enemies.
When summoned, Shiva uses Diamond Dust to prevent the opponent's Bravery from increasing during a certain period of time.
Please! Freeze them now!"
Yuna can summon Shiva to perform Diamond Dust as an HP attack. It requires 30 CP to equip and 150 AP for mastery. Yuna also summons Shiva to perform a chase and assist HP Attack.
Shiva also returns as a summon, purchasable from certain Moogle Shops.
Diamond Dust returns as Shiva's signature attack and is used when she is summoned in Battle Music Sequences.
Non-Final Fantasy guest appearancesEdit
Kingdom Hearts seriesEdit
Diamond Dust is a Keyblade in Kingdom Hearts Final Mix and Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories and their respective remakes Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories and Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMix. In Kingdom Hearts Final Mix and HD 1.5 ReMix it is obtained after defeating the Ice Titan in the Gold Match.
In Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories Diamond Dust appears as one of Vexen's Sleights (only against Riku). Vexen creates a swirling blizzard around the area, damaging Riku. In Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, Diamond Dust is Vexen's Limit Break. He summons ice from the ground to strike enemies from beneath, dealing Ice-elemental damage and inflicting the Frozen status.
In Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, Diamond Dust appears as a Command Style usable by Terra, Aqua, and Ventus. It is an ice-based style that seems to specialize in crowd-control and dealing with multiple enemies.
Diamond dust refers to a meteorological phenomenon which occurs at below 0 °C temperatures. When ground temperature is colder than air temperature, the result is a ground-level cloud composed of ice crystals, somewhat similar to fog.
The attack is called Transcendental in the French versions. Transcendental is a philosophical term. For Kant, it is what constitute an a prior condition of experience.