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Eiko evading an attack in Final Fantasy IX.

Evasion is a common statistic in the Final Fantasy series. It can be modified by equipment or spells, such as Invisible. The higher a character's Evasion, the more likely they are to avoid being hit by a physical attack. Evasion is generally compared versus Accuracy and Luck to determine if a player is hit or if he dodges. Cactuars traditionally have very high Evasion.

In many games physical evasion is the only type of evasion, with magical attacks having 100% accuracy.

See also: Magic Evasion

AppearancesEdit

Final FantasyEdit

Formula for Evasion:

Evasion = 48 + AGL - Armor Weight


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Final Fantasy IIEdit

Evasion is split into a number and a percentage value. The Evasion number determines how many attacks a character may be able to evade and the percentage indicates the chance to evade. In addition to determining chance to avoid physical attacks, the Evasion percentage affects which order characters and enemies act in battle. The Evasion number can be increased by being targeted by enemy attacks, while the Evasion percentage is dependent on Agility, evasion values of equipped weapons and/or shields, and the weight of equipped armor:

Agility + ItemEvasion - weight

Weapon/shield evasion is determined by:

(SkillLevel * Evasion) + 1

Final Fantasy IIIEdit

In the 3D remake of Final Fantasy III, the evasion stat does not appear to exist. All physical attacks dealt by the player or enemies do not miss. For example, a Level 1 Goblin in the Altar Cave will have no problems hitting a level 99 party, and will deal a minimum of 1 damage, or 0 if the party member is in the back row. Similarly, magic attacks do not miss but do not factor in row formation.

However, status effects are capable of missing. With the exception of Break, attacks that do not deal damage and only inflict status effects are the only type of attacks capable of displaying a "miss" due to evasion.

Final Fantasy IVEdit

Formula for Evasion:

  • Maximum is 99%.
( 30 + EqEva )

The base Evasion is the sum of all evasion ratings of armor equipped. All unequipped sections such as helmet, armor, armlets, have a evade value of 10%.

If the target has Blind status:

Evade = Evade * 1/2

If target has Mini or Toad status:

Evade = 0

If Aim is used on target:

Evade = 0

Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-Edit

Evasion returns in the sequel to Final Fantasy IV, and works the same way as it did in that game.

Final Fantasy IV: The After YearsEdit

Evasion is calculated the same way as has its predecessors, meaning that equipment is determined by what armor the character has equipped.

Final Fantasy VEdit


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Final Fantasy VIEdit

In the original Super NES release of Final Fantasy VI, the Evade statistic does not work due to the Evade Bug. This was fixed in the Advance release. The statuses Zombie, Reraise, and Confuse increase the attacker's hit rate on the affected target by 25%. Poison, HP Critical, Sap, and Haste decrease the attacker's hit rate on the affected by 25%.

There are five different ways for the characters to evade an attack, a character can either block with a shield, a sword, a dagger, a cape, or with Interceptor (Shadow only). It should be noted that not all daggers or swords can block enemy attacks, only a few specific swords and daggers can be use to block enemies attack.

Final Fantasy VIIEdit

Evasion is the target's chance of dodging a physical attack, and is determined by target's Dexterity and the Luck statistics of the attacker and the target. A character's Dexterity and Armor allow them to evade attacks by being too fast for their attacker, and the Luck stat contains the element of "lucky evades".

Formula for Dexterity based Evasion:

Defense% = (Dexterity / 4) + Armor Defense% Bonus

Formula for Luck based Evasion:

Evade Percentage= ([Target's Luck / 4] - [Attacker's Luck / 4])

Final Fantasy VIIIEdit

Whether a physical attack hits or not, is determined by the attacker's Hit Rate and Luck, and the target's Evasion stat and Luck, using the following formula:

Hit\% = (AttackerLuck / 2 + AttackerHit - TargetEva - TargetLuck)[1]

Units with 255% hit rate always hit regardless of the target's stats. Units with Stop have their Evasion fall to 0%.

Final Fantasy IXEdit

When a party member or opponent is targeted for a physical attack, two checks are performed to decide if the attack will hit or miss. If the result of the first check is in favor of the target, the second check is not performed.

Check 1: Rnd (0...99) >= 100, miss
Check 2: Evade > Rnd (0...99), miss

The first check is designed to favor the attacker every time. However, if the target has the Distract support ability equipped, or if the attacker is in Darkness status, the first check will be an even chance of evasion. Further, if the attacker is in Darkness status and the target has Distract equipped, the first check will favor the target.

Distract or Darkness:  Rnd (0...99) >= 50, miss
Distract and Darkness: Rnd (0...99) >= 25, miss

If the target is Vanish status, the first check cannot favor the attacker and evasion is guaranteed.

Vanish: Rnd (0...99) >= 0, miss

With Accuracy+ equipped, neither check is performed. Attacks will always hit.

Final Fantasy XEdit

Evasion is increased by use of the Sphere Grid, and Evasion nodes are activated by using Speed Spheres. Out of all the characters in the party, Lulu has the highest overall Evasion in her section of the Sphere Grid, however, many do not use Evasion nodes, and instead use Luck as it performs this function and more. The ability Evade & Counter mostly renders Evasion redundant as it guarantees evading; although Evade & Counter does not trigger on whole party attacks or attacks which themselves are a counter. The maximum Evasion stat matches the other stat maximums at 255. Magic is unaffected by Evasion as most Magic has a 100% hit rate; those spells which don't still have a fixed hit rate that is unaffected by stats.

For more information on the mechanics of Evasion in Final Fantasy X, please see the page on Accuracy.

Final Fantasy X-2Edit

Evasion is a percentage value of how often a character evades a physical ability.

The color for the Evasion gauge in the menu is purple.

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Final Fantasy X-2: Last MissionEdit


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Final Fantasy XIEdit

All jobs in Final Fantasy XI have an Evasion statistic. Evasion is compared to Accuracy to determine if a physical attack will hit. If an attacker's Accuracy is equal to the defender's Evasion, he will hit about 75% of the time.

Job Skill Ranking Cap at Level 1 Cap at Level 37 Cap at Level 75
Thief* A+ 6 114 276
Ninja A- 6 114 269
Monk B+ 5 109 256
Samurai B+ 5 109 256
Puppetmaster B 5 109 250
Warrior C 5 105 225
Paladin C 5 105 225
Dark Knight C 5 105 225
Beastmaster C 5 105 225
Blue Mage C- 5 105 220
Dragoon C- 5 105 220
Corsair D 4 101 210
Red Mage D 4 101 210
Bard D 4 101 210
White Mage E 4 94 200
Black Mage E 4 94 200
Ranger E 4 94 200
Summoner E 4 94 200

Note: The listing for Thief does not include the added Evasion granted by Evasion Bonus. At level 75, a Thief will actually have +40 Evasion as to what is listed here.

Final Fantasy XIIEdit

Final Fantasy XII has many types of evasion: shield and weapon evasion (character blocks the enemy's attack with a shield or weapon), evasion gained from equipping Jade Collar (character parries the enemy's attack) and the enemy's attack can miss.

Though shield and weapon evasion are in fact two different stats, they are shown as one evasion stat in the in-game menu. Uniquely, shields in Final Fantasy XII add only to evasion, and do not increase the wearer's defense.

Shield Evasion Chance --> Block

if not evaded
Weapon Evasion Chance --> Block
if not evaded
Parry Chance --> Parry
if not evaded
Other Conditions --> Miss
if not evaded
HIT

Shields have physical and magickal evasion rate, which is the chance the shield can block off a physical or magickal attack. On the License Board each Shield Block augment adds +5% bonus on the shield evasion and the accessory Gauntlets provide an additional +10% bonus. If a shield offers both physical and magickal evasion, then the same bonuses apply to both.

Weapons have a unique evasion rate that functions exactly like the shield evasion, although it only blocks physical attacks. In the game menu a weapon's evasion stat is added to the shield evasion stat, but in reality weapon evasion happens only when the shield evasion fails. Because of this the only way to achieve 100% evasion is through the Ensanguined Shield that gives +90 evasion, but also afflicts the user with negative statuses.

Player characters do not parry by default, but only when the accessory Jade Collar is equipped, which provides 30% parry. Many enemies have the same effect as a passive ability, gaining 25% evasion. Against enemies that parry a lot the player can equip the accessory Cameo Belt, which ignores the effect of Block and Parry.

Tough bosses have this trait as a passive ability, making shields useless. The player can also use a crossbow, because it cannot be parried. Guns, measures, Healing Rod and Rod of Faith can't be blocked or parried, but the wielder can miss.

The "other conditions" include a blind character whose accuracy is halved. Weather affects the accuracy of bows and crossbows, lowering accuracy during heavy rain, blizzard and sandstorm. The characters can't evade attacks while they are fleeing.

Final Fantasy XII: Revenant WingsEdit

In Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings evading the enemies' attacks depends on when the player moves their character and there is no Evasion stat as such. Magic cannot be evaded.

Final Fantasy XIIIEdit

Final Fantasy XIII has no Evasion stat, but evading can be performed in the Sentinel role via either the auto-ability Evade or the command ability Elude. The accessory Nimbletoe Boots improves these skills, but does not work alone. Evade and Elude activate under different conditions and thus will not compound.

Evade increases evasion chance by 20%. Evade will only take effect if:

  1. The character is not currently being attacked by a different enemy.
  2. The character is not currently taking an action.

Elude increases the evasion chance by 50% for as long as the character is using the ability.

Nimbletoe Boots increase the evasion chance by another 10%, but only if evasion via either Elude or Evade can take effect. Only certain attacks can be evaded. If the attack cannot be evaded then any attempt to evade will always fail. Evading an attack can trigger a Counterattack.

Final Fantasy TacticsEdit

When the player attacks a unit in Final Fantasy Tactics, it has a chance to dodge the player's attack with four parameters:

  1. Its class evasion.
  2. Its shield.
  3. Its accessory.
  4. Its weapon, if it has the reaction ability Weapon Guard set.

C-Ev is only effective against attacks from the front of the unit, S-Ev is effective against both front and side attacks, and A-Ev is effective against all attacks. There is no magickal class evasion and weapon evasion only works on physical attacks, and only if the reaction ability Parry is equipped. A defending target or a target being attacked by a unit under Blind will have its Evade rate doubled unless attacked from the back.

Also, while charging magicks or abilities, that unit's evade rates for both physical and magickal attacks are reduced to 0. Shirahadori, First Strike, and Archer's Bane are independent of the Evade stats and outright stop attacks. The ability Concentration ensures a 100% hit rate with physical attacks.

The three Evasion stats do not stack. For example, if a shield grants S-Ev 50% and a cloak grants a A-Ev 50%, the shield reduces hit rate by 50%, and then the cloak reduces that hit rate by another 50%. Therefore, the hit rate of a 100% attack would be reduce to 50% first, and then to 25%.

Physical attack evasion depends on the attacker's position relative to the target. These equations will produce a percentage from 0 to 100. They take into account all four evasion parameters.

When attacking from the front:

hit\% = [(base hit\%) * (100-Physical Class Evasion) * (100-Physical Shield Evasion) * (100-Physical Accessory Evasion) * (100-Weapon Evasion) / (10^8)]

When attacking from the side:

hit\% = [(base hit\%) * (100-Physical Shield Evasion) * (100-Physical Accessory Evasion) * (100-Weapon Evasion) / (10^6)]

When attacking from the rear:

hit\% = [(base hit\%) * (100-Physical Accessory Evasion) / 100]

It can be difficult to determine exactly which side the unit is attacking, especially with ranged attacks. The game basically decides if the player's forward, sideways, or rear distance from the opponent is greater, and takes that as the orientation. In the event of a tie, the foremost direction is the winner(front over side, side over back).

Final Fantasy Tactics AdvanceEdit


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Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the RiftEdit

Most attacks have 100% accuracy. Some abilities have 50% in exchange for more power while other abilities have 150% accuracy in exchange for less power. Debuffs' accuracy is based on a hidden evasion stat which varies by race and by monster. Each class has a set evasion stat which is displayed on the stat screen. This stat can be raised through the use of certain items.

Formula for evasion:

EvadePercentage = (Accuracy) - (Evasion)

Final Fantasy Mystic QuestEdit

The higher the number, the better chances of running away from battle and evading enemy attacks.

Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of LightEdit

The Evasion stat determines how often the party members can avoid enemies' physical attacks. Magic cannot be evaded at all. The Evasion depends on the currently equipped crown and some equipment can also give boost to Evasion. The Ninja crown has the best Evasion.

Bravely DefaultEdit


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Final Fantasy DimensionsEdit


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