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Heavenly Strike (天からの一撃 or ヘヴンリーストライク, Ten Kara no Ichigeki or Hevunrī Sutoraiku?) is one of Shiva's abilities in the Final Fantasy series. Although its animation involves ice, it deals Ice-elemental damage only on few occasions.
Damages an enemy and delays its movement.
Heavenly Strike is a command used by Shiva. A non-elemental physical attack, it also has an added effect of inflicting Threaten status on the enemy, and not delay like as says in the in-game description. It is a Rank 4 ability, meaning it has a longer recovery time than a normal Attack.
Heavenly Strike can also be used by Belgemine's Shiva during the two optional occasions it can be fought. Dark Shiva uses her own version of Heavenly Strike, which has the same effect while additionally inflicting Instant Death, Confuse, and Power Break.
Final Fantasy XI SpellHeavenly Strike
|Effect||Deals Ice damage to target.|
|Recast Time||1 minute|
|Magic Type||Blood Pact: Rage|
|Jobs||SMN 75 Merit|
Heavenly Strike is Shiva's level 75 Blood Pact. It may only be employed by Summoners who enable it with three Merit Points. The attack deals substantial Ice damage that increases with Shiva's TP. Additional Merit Points may be spent to enhance this effect. Heavenly Strike is classified as a spell and can therefore magic burst for even greater results if executed at the end of an appropriate skillchain.
Heavenly Strike appears as an ability used by the Primal Shiva. Shiva will only use Heavenly Strike when she is under the effect of "Frost Blade". When used, the ability will cause area of effect damage to the entire party and will also cause a small Knockback.
Shiva! Strike down!
Yuna can summon Shiva to perform Heavenly Strike in battle. It strikes the opponent with two blasts of ice before knocking them to the ground. It costs 30 CP to equip and 80 AP to master.
Heavenly Strike is a Legend ability. Yuna uses it by summoning Shiva.
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