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IV The following is a list of elements found in the 2D version of Final Fantasy IV.

Fire Edit

Game Element Type Effect
Fire Black Magic Minor Fire-elemental damage.
Fira Black Magic Moderate Fire-elemental damage.
Firaga Black Magic Major Fire-elemental damage.
Flame Ninjutsu Moderate Fire-elemental damage to all enemies.
Ifrit Summon Moderate Fire-elemental damage to all enemies.
Dark Breath Enemy Attack Moderate Fire-elemental damage to the party.
Flamethrower Enemy Attack Minor Fire-elemental damage to the party.
Blaze Enemy Attack Major Fire-elemental damage to the party.
Thermal Ray Enemy Attack Major Fire-elemental damage to the party.
Scorch Enemy Attack Extreme Fire-elemental damage. In the 2nd battle with all four Elemental Fiends, deals moderate Fire-elemental damage to the party.
Fire Arrow Weapon/Ammo Deals Fire-elemental damage when used with a bow.
Flame Whip Weapon Deals Fire-elemental damage when attacking physically.
Flame Claws Weapon Deals Fire-elemental damage when attacking physically.
Flame Rod Weapon Deals Fire-elemental damage when attacking physically. When used as an item, casts Fire.
Flame Sword Weapon Deals Fire-elemental damage when attacking physically.
Flame Lance Weapon Deals Fire-elemental damage when attacking physically. When used as an item in battle, casts Fira.
Flare Sledgehammer Weapon Deals Fire-elemental damage when attacking physically. When used as an item in battle, casts Flare.
Apollo's Harp Weapon Deals Fire-elemental damage when attacking physically. Extra damage vs. Dragons.
Dragon Shield Shield Halves Fire, Ice, and Lightning-elemental damage.
Flame Shield Shield Weak to Ice attacks but absorbs Fire attacks.
Ice Shield Shield Weak to Fire attacks but absorbs Ice attacks.
Dragon Mail Armor Halves Fire, Ice, and Lightning-elemental damage.
Ice Armor Armor Halves Fire damage.
Crystal Helmet Helmet Halves Fire, Ice, and Lightning-elemental damage.
Dragon Helmet Helmet Halves Fire, Ice, and Lightning-elemental damage.
Protect Ring Armlet Halves Fire, Ice, and Lightning-elemental damage.
Bomb Fragment Item Casts Fire.
Bomb Crank Item Casts Fira.
Red Fang Item Deals Fire-elemental damage to all enemies.

Ice Edit

Game Element Type Effect
Blizzard Black Magic Deals minor Ice-elemental damage.
Blizzara Black Magic Deals moderate Ice-elemental damage.
Blizzaga Black Magic Deals major Ice-elemental damage.
Flood Ninjutsu Moderate Ice-elemental damage to all enemies.
Shiva Summon Deals moderate Ice-elemental damage to all enemies.
Cold Mist Enemy Attack Used as a counter when in Mist form. Moderate Ice-elemental damage to the party.
Frost Blast Enemy Attack Deals major Ice-elemental damage either to one or more random party members.
Icestorm Enemy Attack Deals moderate to major Ice-elemental damage to one or more party members.
Ice Arrow Weapon/Ammo Deals Ice-elemental damage when used with a bow.
Icebrand Weapon Deals Ice-elemental damage when attacking physically.
Ice Claws Weapon Deals Ice-elemental damage when attacking physically.
Ice Rod Weapon Deals Ice-elemental damage when attacking physically. When used as an item in battle, casts Blizzard.
Ice Lance Weapon Deals Ice-elemental damage when attacking physically. When used as an item in battle, casts Blizzara.
Dragon Shield Shield Halves Ice, Fire, and Lightning-elemental damage.
Dragon Mail Armor Halves Ice, Fire, and Lightning-elemental damage.
Flame Armor Armor Halves Ice-elemental damage.
Crystal Helmet Helmet Halves Ice, Fire, and Lightning-elemental damage.
Dragon Helmet Helmet Halves Ice, Fire, and Lightning-elemental damage.
Protect Ring Armlet Halves Ice, Fire, and Lightning-elemental damage.
Antarctic Wind Item Casts Blizzard
Arctic Wind Item Casts Blizzara
White Fang Item Ice-elemental damage to all enemies.

Lightning Edit

Game Element Type Effect
Thunder Black Magic Deals minor Lightning-elemental damage.
Thundara Black Magic Deals moderate Lightning-elemental damage.
Thundaga Black Magic Deals major Lightning-elemental damage.
Blitz Ninjutsu Moderate Lightning-elemental damage to all enemies.
Ramuh Summon Moderate Lightning-elemental damage to all enemies.
Lightning Flash Enemy Attack Deals Lightning-elemental damage equal to 1/10 of target's max HP.
Blitz Whip Weapon Deals Lightning-elemental damage when attacking physically.
Thunder Claws Weapon Deals Lightning-elemental damage when attacking physically.
Lightning Arrow Weapon/Ammo Deals Lightning-elemental damage when used with a bow.
Thunder Rod Weapon Lightning-elemental damage when attacking physically. When used as an item in battle, casts Thunder.
Abel's Lance Weapon Deals Lightning-elemental damage when attacking physically, may cast Tornado when attacking.
Thor's Hammer Weapon Deals Lightning-elemental damage when attacking physically. When used as an item in battle, casts Blitz.
Coral Sword Weapon Deals Lightning-elemental damage when attacking physically. Extra damage vs. Ghouls (Easy Type only).
Diamond Shield Shield Halves Lightning-elemental damage.
Dragon Shield Shield Halves Lightning, Fire, and Ice-elemental damage.
Diamond Armor Armor Halves Lightning-elemental damage.
Dragon Mail Armor Halves Lightning, Fire, and Ice-elemental damage.
Luminous Robe Armor Halves Lightning-elemental damage.
Crystal Helmet Helmet Halves Lightning, Fire, and Ice-elemental damage.
Diamond Helmet Helmet Halves Lightning-elemental damage.
Dragon Helmet Helmet Halves Lightning, Fire, and Ice-elemental damage.
Gold Hairpin Helmet Halves Lightning-elemental damage.
Diamond Ring Armlet Halves Lightning-elemental damage.
Diamond Gauntlet Armlet Halves Lightning-elemental damage.
Protect Ring Armlet Halves Lightning, Ice, and Fire-elemental damage.
Heavenly Wrath Item Casts Thunder on all enemies.
Zeus's Wrath Item Casts Thundara on all enemies.
Blue Fang Item Lightning-elemental damage to all enemies.

Dark Edit

It was known as Darkness in the SNES version.

Game Element Type Effect
Shadowblade Weapon Dark-elemental damage when attacking physically.
Dark Sword Weapon Dark-elemental damage when attacking physically.
Deathbringer Weapon Dark-elemental damage when attacking physically.
Crystal Item The Crystal counts as a Dark-elemental attack, it works by triggering a Dark-elemental counterattack script that triggers Zeromus to shift form and make him vulnerable to attacks.

Holy Edit

Under the guise of the Sacred Power element in the SNES version due to censorship.

Game Element Type Effect
Holy White Magic Major Holy-elemental damage.
Meteor Black Magic Major Holy-elemental damage.
Twin Meteor Twincast Major Holy-elemental damage.
Excalibur Weapon Holy-elemental damage when attacking physically.
Holy Arrow Weapon/Ammo Inflicts Holy-elemental damage when used with a bow.
Holy Lance Weapon Holy-elemental damage when attacking physically. Casts Holy when used as an item.
Mythgraven Blade Weapon Holy-elemental damage when attacking physically.
Lustrous Sword Weapon Holy-elemental damage when attacking physically.
Ragnarok Weapon Holy-elemental damage when attacking physically.
Lightbringer Weapon Holy-elemental damage when attacking physically. May cast Holy when attacking.
Mystic Whip Weapon Holy-elemental damage when attacking physically.
Godhand Weapon Holy-elemental damage when attacking physically.
Asura's Rod Weapon Holy-elemental damage when attacking physically. Casts Holy when used as an item.

Throw Edit

In the earlier versions of Final Fantasy IV, the weakness was known as Arrows even though spears, boomerangs, and shurikens possess the elemental property.

Game Element Type Effect
Boomerang Weapon Possesses the Throw element.
Moonring Blade Weapon Possesses the Throw element.
Rising Sun Weapon Possesses the Throw element.
Bow Weapon Possesses the Throw element.
Crossbow Weapon Possesses the Throw element.
Great Bow Weapon Possesses the Throw element.
Killer Bow Weapon Possesses the Throw element.
Elven Bow Weapon Possesses the Throw element.
Yoichi Bow Weapon Possesses the Throw element.
Artemis Bow Weapon Possesses the Throw element.
Perseus Bow Weapon Possesses the Throw element.
Spear Weapon Possesses the Throw element.
Wind Spear Weapon Possesses the Throw element.
Flame Lance Weapon Possesses the Throw element.
Ice Lance Weapon Possesses the Throw element.
Gungnir Weapon Possesses the Throw element.
Wyvern Lance Weapon Possesses the Throw element.
Holy Lance Weapon Possesses the Throw element.
Scrap Metal Weapon Possesses the Throw element, used with the Throw command.
Shuriken Weapon Possesses the Throw element, used with the Throw command.
Fuma Shuriken Weapon Possesses the Throw element, used with the Throw command.

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