# Ink (ability)

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Rob the target of sight by belching black ink.
Final Fantasy Tactics description

Ink (スミ, Sumi?), also known as Ink Jet, is a recurring enemy ability in the series that naturally inflicts Blind on a party member, and is usually one of the signature attacks of aquatic enemies such as the Kraken and Ultros. It usually inflicts minor non-elemental damage as well.

## AppearancesEdit

### Final FantasyEdit

Ink is the special attack of Kraken and is also used by Orthros in the GBA/PSP/iOS remakes. It inflicts Blind to the entire party.

### Final Fantasy VIEdit

VI Ink is the special attack of Ultros, and can also be used by Nautiloid and the Guardian when in Ultros mode. It inflicts minor non-elemental damage and Blind on one party member.

### Final Fantasy VIIEdit

VII Ink is an item the party can use to inflict Darkness on one enemy. It can be stolen from Bad Rap. This is the only way for the player to inflict the Darkness status on the enemy, although this serves little purpose: Darkness halves the physical accuracy of weapon-based attacks, but due to a bug, the status only affects the commands Attack, Morph, Deathblow, Mug, Slash-All, Flash, 2x Cut, and 4x Cut.

Because enemies do not use the above commands they are unaffected by it, making inflicting opponents with the status pointless. The only real purpose of the item is to naturally observe the Isogin Smog ability used by Acrophies, who will only use the ability when the entire player party has the Darkness status.

### Final Fantasy IXEdit

IX Ink, used by Kraken and Gigan Octopus, inflicts non-elemental damage and Blind to one party member.

### Final Fantasy XIEdit

XI Ink Jet, used by Sea Monks, deals damage in a cone and inflicts Blind.

### Final Fantasy XIVEdit

This article or section is a stub about an ability in Final Fantasy XIV. You can help the Final Fantasy Wiki by expanding it.

### Final Fantasy TacticsEdit

FFT Ink is an enemy ability used by Mindflayer and Squidraken, and can be used by Piscodaemon when an ally with the Monster Skill ability is next to it. It inflicts Blind status on one party member.

Its success rate is as follows:

$Success rate = (MA + 50)%$

### The Final Fantasy LegendEdit

FFL Ink is an ability that has 10 uses and inflicts Blind on a group of enemies. This ability is used by Octopus, Clam, Ammonite, Squid, and Kraken.

### Final Fantasy Legend IIEdit

FFL2 Ink is a status inflicting ability that has 15 uses, it also increases a Robot's HP by 9. It inflicts Blnd to one group of enemies. This ability can be used by Ammonite, Kraken, Octopus, and Squid.

### Final Fantasy Legend IIIEdit

FFL3 Ink can inflict Dark to one enemy. Octopus, Squid, Ammonite, Amoeba, and Kraken can use this ability.

### Pictlogica Final FantasyEdit

This article or section is a stub about an ability in Pictlogica Final Fantasy. You can help the Final Fantasy Wiki by expanding it.

### Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit

This article or section is a stub about an ability in Final Fantasy Record Keeper. You can help the Final Fantasy Wiki by expanding it.

### Final Fantasy Brave ExviusEdit

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### Chocobo's Dungeon 2Edit

This article or section is a stub about an ability in Chocobo's Dungeon 2. You can help the Final Fantasy Wiki by expanding it.

## GalleryEdit

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## EtymologyEdit

Cephalopod ink is a dark pigment released into water by most species of cephalopod, usually as an escape mechanism. All cephalopods, with the exception of the Nautilidae and the Cirrina (deep-sea octopuses), are able to release ink.