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Guardian Force Eden.

Eden (エデン, Eden?) is a summon exclusive to Final Fantasy VIII. Although it is debated what the exact nature of Eden is, the name and design indicate a link to the "Gardens," a theme in the game. It is the most powerful Guardian Force.

Eden is found at the Deep Sea Research Center. After defeating Bahamut, the player can head deeper underwater. At the ocean floor players will encounter Ultima Weapon if they have enough steam power left to reactivate the excavation site. Eden can be drawn from Ultima Weapon during battle. Eden can also be drawn from Tiamat in Ultimecia Castle on disc 4. Obtaining Eden in the Steam version earns the player the achievement Eden.

Eden takes 1000 EXP to level up, most of any GF and the same amount it takes for a playable character to level up.

Gameplay Edit

Eternal Breath Edit

Eternal Breath

Eden's Eternal Breath (エターナル・ブレス, Etānaru Buresu?) can break the damage limit, even without the Boost ability. With all GF abilities learned, the player can easily boost the attack to the full 250, considering it also has the game's longest animation, at 72.6s. At the maximum of its power, Eden can deal 60,000 damage to all enemies. Eternal Breath ignores enemy Spr.

Its damage is calculated as follows:[1]

Damage = 100 * Level / 10 + 70 + 250
Damage = Damage * 265 / 8
Damage = Damage * 70 / 256
Damage = Damage * Boost / 100
Damage = Damage * (100 + SummonMagBonus) / 100

Compatibility Edit

The way Eden's compatibility works is unique. Summoning it only raises compatibility slightly, and it also slightly boosts compatibility with every other GF the player has equipped. It also doesn't have a unique compatibility item. Because of these, the only effective way to boost compatibility with Eden is via the LuvLuv G item.

Compatibility Chart
Summon Effect Eden +2, Every other GF +1
Compatibility Items LuvLuv G +20
Casting Magic Apocalypse +0.4, Flare +0.4, Holy +0.4, Meteor +0.4, Quake +0.4, Tornado +0.4, Ultima +0.4, Aura -0.2, Blizzard -0.2, Blizzara -0.2, Cure -0.2, Cura -0.2, Curaga -0.2, Dispel -0.2, Double -0.2, Esuna -0.2, Fire -0.2, Fira -0.2, Full-Life -0.2, Haste -0.2, Life -0.2, Protect -0.2, Reflect -0.2, Regen -0.2, Shell -0.2, Slow -0.2, Thunder -0.2, Thundara -0.2, Triple -0.2

Stats Edit

The following table represents the base stats:

Level HP Attack Power
30 4,786 5,425
40 6,314 6,300
50 7,850 7,175
60 9,334 8,050
70 9,999 8,925
80 9,999 9,600
90 9,999 10,675
100 9,999 11,550

Abilities Edit

Abilities learned naturally by Eden are listed below:

Ability AP Prerequisite Ability AP Prerequisite
FFVIII Junction ability icon Spd-J (Already learned) FFVIII Character ability icon Expendx3-1 250None
FFVIII Junction ability icon Eva-J (Already learned) FFVIII GF ability icon SumMag+10% 40None
FFVIII Junction ability icon Hit-J (Already learned) FFVIII GF ability icon SumMag+20% 70SumMag+10%
FFVIII Command ability icon Magic (Already learned) FFVIII GF ability icon SumMag+30% 140SumMag+20%
FFVIII Command ability icon GF (Already learned) FFVIII GF ability icon SumMag+40% 200SumMag+30%
FFVIII Command ability icon Draw (Already learned) FFVIII GF ability icon GFHP+10% 40None
FFVIII Command ability icon Item (Already learned) FFVIII GF ability icon GFHP+20% 70GFHP+10%
FFVIII Command ability icon Mad Rush 60None FFVIII GF ability icon GFHP+30% 140GFHP+20%
FFVIII Command ability icon Darkside 100None FFVIII GF ability icon GFHP+40% 200GFHP+30%
FFVIII Command ability icon Devour (Already learned) FFVIII GF ability icon Boost 10None
FFVIII Character ability icon Luck+50% 200None FFVIII Menu ability icon GFAbl Med-RF 30None

Triple Triad Edit

Eden Card
TTEden Element None
Refine 1 refines into 3 Monk's Codes
Drop Ultima Weapon
Card N/A
Level 9 (GF Card) Win N/A


Other Appearances Edit

Final Fantasy Trading Card Game Edit

Eden PR TCG

Eden appears on a promotional card depicting its official artwork by Tetsuya Nomura. The card is Shine-elemental.

Gallery Edit

Etymology Edit

[view  · edit  · purge]Eden means "place of pleasure" in Hebrew. It often refers to the Garden of Eden in the Bible.

According to the Ragnarok's origins, the Centra legend of the Dragon Ship, Eden may be the legendary Dragon Ship itself, and it could be assumed that due to the "Garden" theme of the schools, this is the oldest Centra weapon and thus why it carries the name.

In the French localization Eden is named Orbital, and Eternal Breath is called Otono.

In the Debug Room Eden is referred as Bartandres. This could be a short form of the name "Barthandelus." The name Barthandelus was used for a fal'Cie in Final Fantasy XIII.

Trivia Edit

  • Even though it may look androgynous, Eden is a female. Other than the major tell-tale sign, the feminine form of the needle on the bottom. If one looks near the bottom of the needle, one will see a violet oval on the front. Aside from the female angel motifs on either side of it, within the oval one can make out a woman. Out of all the ultimate summons found at the end of each game, Eden is one of two females, along with Magus Sisters.
  • Dissidia Final Fantasy has a trading component with the name of "GF Eden." It can be acquired by fighting the Seifer Special Friend Card, Level 100 Ultimecia. It is used to create the Bone Mail.
  • Eden is a fal'Cie in Final Fantasy XIII as the fal'Cie responsible for all of Cocoon's base functions, and Cocoon's capital is named after it.
  • Early in Eden's summon animation, the Ptolemy celestial diagram floats in space. This is actually taken directly from Safer∙Sephiroth's Supernova animation from Final Fantasy VII.

References Edit

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