- “Inflict various status effects with the interwoven form of earth in nothingness.”
- —Description, Final Fantasy Tactics.
Grand Cross (グランドクロス, Gurando Kurosu?), also known as GrandCros, is a recurring enemy ability in the Final Fantasy series. Used only by the final boss in most of its appearances, it causes a whole host of Status Effects. It is likely named after the astrological event of the same name, defined by nearly overwhelming tension and inability to make progress.
In the Anthology translation, Exdeath's signature attack was translated as GrandCros.
Grand Cross is Neo Exdeath's ultimate attack, causing many different status effects to the whole party. It is predictable, occurring shortly after Neo Exdeath says "The laws of the universe mean nothing!"
In the Advance version, Enuo also uses this attack, more often than Exdeath and without warning.
Necron will use Grand Cross on a regular basis, usually inflicting the most severe status effects, including Death and Petrify. This version of Grand Cross can be particularly devastating as it can kill a character and inflict the Zombie status on them simultaneously. The character will keep the Zombie status even after death meaning they can't be revived as healing items and spells work in reverse on zombified characters. However, party members can use a Magic Tag to remove the Zombie status on the victim and subsequently revive them.
- “Huge landscape causes various abnormal status.”
- “Inject tons of evil spirits! Grand Cross!”
- —Ultima upon casting
Ultima's ultimate attack, the Grand Cross, hits a large area, inflicting Petrify, Blind, Confuse, Silence, Berserk, Toad, Poison, Slow, and/or Sleep with a 25% chance of each effect hitting. Ultima can use this ability in both of her forms. In her High Seraph form it's in the Chaos skillset, while in her Arch Seraph form it's a Divine Magicks skillset.
The Neukhia's ultimate attack, Grand Cross, will only be used when the Wisp is dead and it has charged enough of the stones on the battlefield. When used, it deals massive damage to any units standing beside a charged stone.
Using a trigger command while standing next to a glowing stone while it is still charging will prevent Grand Cross from being cast by that group of rocks.
- “This is it!”
Grand Cross is one of Exdeath's HP attacks. It conjures several orbs of nothingness to circle and converge on the opponent. Exdeath learns the ground version of the attack at level 16 and can cast it in the air at level 30. Grand Cross costs 40 CP to equip and 300 AP to master.
Grand Cross returns as one of Exdeath's HP attacks, now costing 30 CP to equip and 130 AP to master.
Grand Cross is the ability used by Neo Exdeath that targets multiple characters.
Exdeath's card featuring his Amano artwork can use Grand Cross, which costs seven Light CP, the discard of an Exdeath card, and Dulling Exdeath. Grand Cross removes all other characters and all cards in both Break Zones from the game.
A Grand cross is an astrological event where four planets are aligned in such a way that they are 90 degrees apart from each other and form a perfect cross. The planets are each of a different elemental alignment (fire, wind, earth, water), and thus a Grand Cross is often seen as a sign of tension and inability to progress because the different aspects of the personality are at odds with each other. This is why the graphic for Grand Cross as an attack often depicts four orbs forming the mentioned formation.