Gungnir (グングニル, Gunguniru?), also called Javelin and Gunge Lance (グングニルの槍, Gunguniru no Yari?), is a recurring ability in the Final Fantasy series. It is often a signature attack of Odin, used in some games instead of Zantetsuken when Zantetsuken would not be able to kill enemies outright, and hits enemies for high damage rather than inflicting Instant Death like Zantetsuken.
Gunge Lance is used by Odin if summoned against a group of enemies and Steel Bladed Sword is calculated to not work either due to immunity to Instant Death attacks or the attack missing. Gungnir attacks one enemy for non-elemental damage equal to 4.875x base magic damage.
The enemy Spike Machine can use an ability named Gungnir to deal 10,000 points of damage, regardless of barriers or vitality, making it a one hit death move if it connects regardless of level or current HP.
While the attack is still called Zantetsuken, Odin will use Gungnir to attack enemies instead of Zantetsuken if Garnet has the Odin's Sword support ability equipped. The power of the attack is 145, minus one for the total number of Ore in the player's inventory. (See Summon (Final Fantasy IX)#Mechanics for damage formulae.) When he was summoned by Queen Brahne, this was used to destroy Cleyra.
Gungnir is used by Odin as his attack during the battle to obtain the Eidolon himself or as an ability when Odin has been acquired. It cost 54 MP to cast and deal magic damage to a single target.
Kain's card depicting his Dissidia 012 FMV render is able to use Gungnir. For the discard of another Kain card, Gungnir breaks a Forward of the opponent's choosing. It can only be used if Kain is equipped with a spear.
Gungnir is a javelin forged and crafted by dwarves, known as the Sons of Ivaldi, on Loki's request as part of his apology for cutting off the hair of Sif. It was given to Odin and had the uncanny ability of always hitting the target it was thrown at.In Norse mythology,
The ability has also been known as Javelin.A javelin is a light spear designed primarily to be thrown as a ranged weapon. The javelin is almost always thrown by hand, although hurling devices do exist. The word javeline comes from Middle English and it derives from Old French javelin, a diminutive of javelot, which meant spear.