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Another ultimate limit skill.
- —Description, Final Fantasy Tactics.
- See also: Limit (Final Fantasy VII)#Omnislash
Omnislash first appears in Final Fantasy VII as Cloud Strife's Level 4 Limit Break learned from the Omnislash item of the same name. Omnislash is acquired as a reward on the Battle Square, and is available as soon as the player obtains the Tiny Bronco, although it will be cheaper if obtained in later discs. Cloud can learn it once he has learned all of his other Limit Breaks. Omnislash hits random enemies 15 times under the effect of automatic critical hits for 0.75 times normal damage each hit.
Even if the player doesn't learn Omnislash, Cloud will still have it during the final confrontation against Sephiroth. This battle uses a different battle model for Cloud, making Omnislash look slightly different.
Obtaining Omnislash gains the player the Omnislash achievement in the PC version re-release of Final Fantasy VII. Due to automatically obtaining Omnislash right before for the fight against the final Sephiroth the player will complete this achievement by beating the game, even if they didn't teach the move to Cloud from the Omnislash manual.
Omnislash is one of Cloud's Limit abilities. Unlike in his other appearances, Omnislash is not Cloud's ultimate move; his Limit Cherry Blossom is even more powerful than Omnislash. Omnislash takes 900 JP to learn and has a range of 3 and speed of 7, but Cloud can only use it if he is equipped with the Materia Blade.
Breaking my limits! This is it.
- —Cloud Strife
Omnislash is Cloud's EX Burst in the Dissidia series. The player must rapidly tap to fill up Cloud's Limit Break meter. Filling the meter in time will have Cloud bombard his opponent with fourteen sword slashes, then finishing up with a final powerful overhead slash that hits six times before applying HP damage. Failing to fill the meter will have Cloud perform up to three swings and an upward finishing slash.
Omnislash is the most powerful EX Burst in the game, assuming Cloud has full HP when he executes it. Its hits have a combined power of 68, much lower than most EX Bursts which have powers of approximately 100, but due to Cloud's EX Mode bonus, the damage of each hit is doubled at full HP, resulting in a total power of 136.
An attack slicing the opponent over and over.
- —Menu description of Cloud's EX Burst
In Dissidia 012, Omnislash is again Cloud's EX Burst, with identical properties and power to the original game. However, its power is now surpassed by Gilgamesh's perfect EX Burst.
Omnislash is Cloud's exclusive skill, it is learned at Level 40 and costs 18 CP to equip. During BMS, whenever a boss-type enemy enters Omnislash activates automatically to inflict damage based on Cloud's Strength.
Omnislash reappears as Cloud's exclusive skill. It is learned at Level 40 and costs 18 CP to equip. During BMS, whenever a boss-type enemy enters Omnislash activates automatically to inflict damage based on Cloud's Strength.
One of Cloud's cards, depicting his Dissidia artwork, has Omnislash as an ability. Omnislash requires the discard of a Cloud card, four Light CP, and Dulling Cloud, and allows the player to Break a Forward of their choice.
Non-Final Fantasy AppearancesEdit
Omnislash is a move for Cloud. It is executed by moving the joystick 360 degrees, pressing high attack + low attack at the same time. The move is notoriously difficult to pull off.
Zack Fair has the move "Unseen Omnislash", which functions exactly the same as Cloud's Omnislash.
Kingdom Hearts seriesEdit
Cloud and Sephiroth are able to perform Omnislash when fought in Kingdom Hearts. In Chain of Memories and Re:Chain of Memories, stocking three Cloud cards activates the Omnislash Sleight, calling Cloud to attack enemies several times. In Re:coded, Cloud randomly performs Omnislash in the Coliseum labyrinth both as a boss and a party member. When using Omnislash across the series, Cloud flies about attacking enemies rapidly, the exact number of attacks varying between games.
Zack has an attack similar to Omnislash when fought in Birth by Sleep called "Hero's Pride". Zack extends a dark aura around him, then delivers a series of attacks while dashing from side to side to drive the player's character into the air, then dives down to deliver a final blow and slam them to the ground. Terra, Aqua, Ven are able to use Hero's Pride as a finish command when using Zack's D-Link.
In Other MediaEdit
In Dota 2 by Valve Corporation, a hero unit called Juggernaut has an ultimate ability called "Omnislash." It makes Juggernaut leap near a random target in his vicinity and strike once. Depending on the upgrades obtained, Omnislash grants a minimum of three leaps and a maximum of 12. As in the original Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (2005), each leap is almost instantaneous and leaves an orange trail.
In South Park: The Stick of Truth by Obsidian Entertainment and South Park Digital Studios, Stan Marsh's victory pose is similar to Cloud's in Final Fantasy VII and his special ability "Way of the Sword" is similar to Omnislash.
Omni is a Latin prefix meaning "all" or "every".