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Maelstrom in Final Fantasy VIII.

Maelstrom (ミールストーム, Mīrusutōmu?), also known as Storm, is a recurring spell and ability in the Final Fantasy series. It usually reduces the HP of several targets to single digits, and could be considered an upgraded form of Tornado.

AppearancesEdit

Final Fantasy IVEdit

Maelstrom, translated as Storm in the SNES release, reduces the HP of the entire party to single digits. It is usually used by Barbariccia and several other enemies as a counter spell in this game, such as Behemoths.

On the Easy Type version, the enemy ability was renamed to Hurricane.

Final Fantasy IV: The After YearsEdit

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Final Fantasy VEdit

Maelstrom reduces the HP of all targets to single digits, and is used by several high-rank enemies: Bahamut, Famed Mimic Gogo, Grand Aevis, Jura Aevis and Archeoaevis, Landcrawler and Sandcrawler, Shinryu and Neo Shinryu, Omega and Omega Mk.II, and Neo Exdeath and Enuo. The player may utilize this ability by catching and releasing a Sandcrawler or Landcrawler.

Final Fantasy VIIIEdit

Maelstrom is a spell cast by Edea during the second fight against her and by Ultimecia in her first form. It reduces the HP of all party members by 62.5% and inflicts Curse status.

Final Fantasy IXEdit

Maelstrom is an ability used by the Garuda enemy. It reduces one party member to single digit health and ignores Reflect.

Final Fantasy XEdit

Maelstrom is an ability used by the Remora and Maelspike enemies. It inflicts a large amount of magic damage to all characters. It is named El Niño in the Japanese version.

Final Fantasy XIEdit

Maelstrom is an enemy ability used by Sea Monks which deals area of effect Water damage and inflicts Strength Down. It can be learned as Blue Magic by Blue Mages.

Final Fantasy XIVEdit

Called Charybdis (likely to avoid confusion with the Grand Company named Maelstrom), it is an ability used by Behemoth, King Behemoth, and Foeneus. The effect reduces the health of the anyone in range to single digits.

Bravely DefaultEdit

Maelstrom is the default name of the level 2 Special Move of axes. It makes the character attack one enemy five times with 80% the power of a normal attack. In addition, all allies' Hit Count is raised by 35% for the duration of the special move music (approximately one and a half minutes). The condition to make this special move available for use is that 10 enemies must be defeated with physical attacks.

Dissidia Final FantasyEdit

Maelstrom is the ability used by Barbariccia when summoned as a counter for an opponent's summon, and it swaps the combatants' Brave values.

Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit

Fall. No escape!
—Exdeath using Maelstrom

Maelstrom is a new HP attack for Exdeath, with both ground and aerial versions. It has a large charging time but strikes enemies with a storm no matter their location. It costs 30 CP to equip and 130 AP to master.

Maelstrom also returns as Barbariccia's summon ability. It switches the user's Bravery to the opponent's Bravery when the opponent uses a summon.

Pictlogica Final FantasyEdit

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Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit

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Final Fantasy All the BravestEdit

Maelstrom is the enemy ability that is used by Barbariccia and Sandcrawler during battle.

Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit

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Final Fantasy ExplorersEdit

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Final Fantasy Brave ExviusEdit

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Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

Maelstrom is the special ability of Barbariccia's card. For the activation cost of discarding another Barbariccia card, a cost of four Wind CP, and Dulling Barbariccia, Barbariccia deals damage to each of the opponent's Forwards equal to their power minus 1000.

Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo TalesEdit

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Other appearancesEdit

Guardian CrossEdit

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EtymologyEdit

A maelstrom is a powerful whirlpool; a large, swirling body of water.

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