Inflict various status effects with the interwoven form of earth in nothingness.
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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.
Grand Cross (translated as GrandCros in the Anthology version) is Neo Exdeath's ultimate attack, causing many different status effects to the whole party. It is predictable, occurring shortly after a text box appears stating, "The laws of the universe mean nothing!"
Often mistaken for Neo Exdeath shouting this himself, it is actually an in-game description of what is happening that could not be graphically depicted. Reality is twisting to cause the various effects on the party. The original phrasing was more passive as, "The laws of the universe are warping!" The phrase itself became a meme in Japan, leading to its return and emphasis in his Dissidia appearance.
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.
Neo Exdeath is able to use 3 different variations of Grand Cross, called Grand Cross Alpha, Delta and Omega, each able to cause up to 4 different status effects from the list below, and resets all Enmity. When Neo Exdeath starts casting Grand Cross, the message "The laws of the universe are in chaos" appears on the screen. Each one of these status effects have been used previously by a different boss, except for Beyond Death.
- Allagan Field - All damage suffered by the affected player is dealt to the entire party once the status disappears
- Forked Lightning - All party members around the affected player are hit by a lightning strike once the status disappears
- Cursed Shriek - All party members looking at the affected player are petrified once the status disappears
- Acceleration Bomb - If the affected player is taking any action, including moving, when the status disappears, they suffer heavy damage
- Hysteria - Affected players become uncontrollable and run towards the edge of the arena.
- Beyond Death - Affected players die once the timer reaches zero. To heal, they need to take enough damage to die (which will instead keep them at 1 HP and remove the status effect)
- Off Balance - The next attack received will cause a knockback effect.
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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.
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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.
Exdeath's card featuring his Amano artwork can use Grand Cross, which costs seven Lightning 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.
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.A