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Tidus prepares his Overdrive attack.

An Overdrive is the Final Fantasy X version of Limit Breaks. Overdrives are powerful attacks which can be utilized when a character's Overdrive bar is full. Each character has an Overdrive skillset specific to their personal abilities. None of the playable characters' Overdrives are considered physical or magical, but fall under a third category of "special" damage. This means their power cannot be boosted by Str+% or Mag+% abilities, and that they ignore targets' Shell and Protect.

Overdrive ModesEdit

Main article: Overdrive Mode

The modes of filling the Overdrive can be chosen once a character has fulfilled certain qualifications for learning that Overdrive Mode, e.g. a character prone to damaging enemies will learn "Warrior", that lets the character fill their Overdrive gauge by attacking enemies, and one prone to healing will learn "Healer", which boosts the Overdrive gauge when the person heals allies.

Character OverdrivesEdit

TidusEdit

Tidus performs Blitz Ace
Press button at the right time for extra damage!
—Description
Main article: Swordplay (Final Fantasy X)

Tidus's Overdrive is Swordplay, which can inflict massive amounts of damage onto single or multiple opponents. Once the player selects Swordplay, a bar will appear with a time limit, and players must stop the cursor in the white space in the middle by pressing X-button to increase the Overdrive's power. This will become increasingly harder the more powerful Swordplay skill is used.

Tidus learns new Overdrives from using his old ones a certain number of times. He has a total of four Overdrives he can learn: Spiral Cut, Slice & Dice, Energy Rain, and Blitz Ace.

YunaEdit

Summon an aeon in Overdrive!
—Description

Yuna's Overdrive is Grand Summon (マスター召喚, Masutā Shōkan?, lit. Master Summon). It lets Yuna summon any aeon she has acquired and grant it a full Overdrive gauge. Once the aeon has used its Overdrive, the aeon's Overdrive gauge returns to what it was before. This means it is possible to unleash two consecutive Overdrives if the aeon's Overdrive gauge is already full before Grand Summoning it.

WakkaEdit

Get the right combination for the ultimate shot!
—Description
Main article: Slots#Final Fantasy X

Wakka's Overdrive is Slots, where the player must stop the symbols on a slot machine, whose pattern determines the attack. Wakka can learn new Overdrives by winning them as prizes in blitzball tournaments. Once the prize is won, Wakka automatically learns the new Overdrive (it is not necessary to have Wakka on the team to learn the new Overdrives). He has a total of four Overdrives.

LuluEdit

Unleash a barrage of spells on the enemy!
—Description
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Lulu using Fury in Final Fantasy X HD Remaster.

Lulu's Overdrive is Fury (テンプテーション, Tenputēshon?, lit. Temptation). It allows Lulu to cast a barrage of the same spell, but without sticking to the "rules" of normal spell casting: Each single attack is weaker than a normal spell; it can be used even when silenced; the spells bypass Reflect and Shell; and they don't consume MP. Players must rotate the right analog stick after choosing the spell.

For each successful rotation the counter goes up by one, indicating how many times the spell will be cast, capping at 16. How big a rotation is is based on Lulu's magic stat and how many successful rotations the player has already made, meaning that a successful rotation might be 720 degrees on the analog stick. Lulu's Overdrive is limited to the spells she has already learned and is limited to Black Magic spells.

Overdrive Atk. (%percentage of effectiveness of normal spell) Rank RotationsCasts after 15 rotations
Mag 0 Mag 128 Mag 255
Fire Fury 5 (4241.6667%) 5 7 12 16
Thunder Fury 5 (4241.6667%) 5 7 12 16
Water Fury 5 (4241.6667%) 5 7 12 16
Blizzard Fury 5 (4241.6667%) 5 7 12 16
Fira Fury 10 (4241.6667%) 5 6 10 16
Thundara Fury 10 (4241.6667%) 5 6 10 16
Watera Fury 10 (4241.6667%) 5 6 10 16
Blizzara Fury 10 (4241.6667%) 5 6 10 16
Firaga Fury 18 (4342.8571%) 5 6 10 12
Thundaga Fury 18 (4342.8571%) 5 6 10 12
Waterga Fury 18 (4342.8571%) 5 6 10 12
Blizzaga Fury 18 (4342.8571%) 5 6 10 12
Bio Fury 80%80% chance of inflicting Poison (8080%) 5 6 10 12
Demi Fury 12.5%reduces HP by 12.5% (5050%) 6 6 10 12
Death Fury 80%80% chance of inflicting Death (8080%) 5 6 10 12
Drain Fury 9 (4545%) 4 6 10 16
Osmose Fury 4 (4040%) 4 6 10 16
Flare Fury 22 (3736.6667%) 7 4 6 7
Ultima Fury 28 (4040%) 10 4 4 4

KimahriEdit

All overdrives of Kimahri
Use fiends' skill against them!
—Description
Main article: Ronso Rage

Kimahri's Overdrive is Ronso Rage. His Overdrives are similar to Blue Magic. By using the technique Lancet on certain enemies, Kimahri can learn their special skills, which he can then use as Overdrives. It is possible to use Scan to check what Overdrive Kimahri can learn, or if there's something to be learned at all. Kimahri can learn a total of twelve Overdrives. If Kimahri learns a new Overdrive using Lancet, his Overdrive meter automatically fills.

AuronEdit

Enter commands for lethal sword attack!
—Description
Main article: Bushido (Final Fantasy X)

Auron's Overdrive is Bushido. When the player chooses an Overdrive to use, they must input the button sequence to that Overdrive before the timer runs out. Auron has a total of four Overdrives. One is available from the beginning, while the remaining three must be learned by collecting Jecht Spheres (there are a total of 10 Jecht Spheres).

RikkuEdit

Combine items for various effects!
—Description
Main article: Mix (Final Fantasy X)

Rikku's Overdrive is Mix. Rikku can combine two items from the current stock to create an item which is immediately used as part of the Overdrive. The item can be healing, damage inflicting or status changing. Though the possible outcomes may seem endless, many different mixes have the same effect, even though different items were chosen for the mix.

SeymourEdit

Damages all enemies.
—Description

Seymour's Overdrive is Requiem, but it can only be used during the one time Seymour fights alongside the party against the second incarnation of Sinspawn Gui during Operation Mi'ihen. It is powerful enough to achieve Overkill on all Sinspawn Gui's four parts (though its body may need to be attacked beforehand).

The animation for Requiem is also used for the animation of both the Use item Dark Matter and Rikku's Sunburst Mix.

Aeon OverdrivesEdit

ValeforEdit

Valefor is the only aeon usable by the player that has two Overdrives, Energy Ray and Energy Blast. Both deal non-elemental magic damage to all opponents. Energy Blast, the stronger of the two, is learned by talking to the shop keeper and then talking to a dog in Besaid Village, or the dog's owner later in the game. Energy Ray consists of a ray being fired from Valefor's mouth on the ground below the opponents which explodes. In Energy Blast, she rises up into the air, flips, and produces a glyph that generates energy beams that rain down upon the enemy.

When fought as an enemy, Valefor uses Energy Blast exclusively as her Overdrive. Some forms of Valefor (such as Dark Valefor) can use Energy Ray at will without consuming her Overdrive gauge.

IfritEdit

Ifrit's Overdrive is Hellfire, and deals Fire-elemental damage to all opponents. He jumps into the air and creates two large fireballs which propel the enemies into the air, shoots another fireball, and grabs part of the ground and tosses it at the enemy.

IxionEdit

Ixion's Overdrive is Thor's Hammer, and deals Lightning-elemental damage to all opponents. An electric bolt emerges from his horn which creates a spherical field that levitates the enemy, and another bolt of electricity is fired, which sends them crashing down to the ground.

ShivaEdit

Shiva's Overdrive is Diamond Dust, and deals Ice-elemental damage to all opponents. Shiva spins and shoots ice at the opponent, then fires a blast of freezing air which holds the enemy in place, followed by Shiva snapping her fingers to break the ice and damage the opponent.

BahamutEdit

Bahamut's Overdrive is Mega Flare, and deals non-elemental special damage to all opponents. It automatically has the power to break the 9999 damage limit. Bahamut flips backwards onto the ground and charges Mega Flare by spinning his wheel and forming a spherical ball of energy in front of his mouth. It is fired in a large blast, engulfing the enemies in an explosion.

YojimboEdit

Pay Yojimbo for his services.
—Description

Yojimbo has no Overdrive, but four special abilities he always uses at random. A full Overdrive gauge slightly increases his chances of unleashing Zanmato, a one-hit kill similar to Odin's Zantetsuken from previous games. Zanmato works on bosses, as well as the Dark Aeons and Penance in the International, PAL, and HD Remaster versions. To get a higher chance of having Yojimbo unleash Zanmato, the player must use him often and ensure not to have him die; dismissed right after summoned; or paid 0 gil (which dismisses him). The more times Yojimbo is used, the higher the relationship level. Each of Yojimbo's four abilities corresponds to a particular point added or deducted towards the player's relationship level, e.g. a Daigoro means one has a low level of relationship, while a frequent Wakizashi means one is on the right track.

When faced as an enemy, Yojimbo always chooses Zanmato as his Overdrive, which inflicts 9,999 damage to all party members.

AnimaEdit

Deals non-elemental damage to all enemies.
—Description

Anima's Overdrive is Oblivion that deals major non-elemental physical damage to all opponents. Oblivion was upgraded for the International, PAL and HD versions of Final Fantasy X, dealing 16 hits instead of one. If the player has the game set to display the short summon sequence, Oblivion will only hit once but doesn't do any less damage, so therefore it has the ability to break the 99,999 damage limit. It is the only attack in the game that can (1,599,984 damage).

Magus SistersEdit

Magus Sisters Delta Attack

Delta Attack.

The Magus Sisters' Overdrive is Delta Attack that deals non-elemental magic damage to all opponents. All three sisters' Overdrive gauges must be filled. The attack was upgraded for the International, PAL and HD versions, now dealing six attacks instead of just one. The Delta Attack was originally used by the Magus Sisters in Final Fantasy IV.

Boss OverdrivesEdit

Whenever an aeon is fought as an enemy, they can activate their Overdrive as listed above. Some other bosses have Overdrives as well.

Braska's Final AeonEdit

Braska's Final Aeon has an Overdrive gauge which charges when taking damage or performing actions. The Yu Pagodas can significantly charge the Overdrive gauge with Power Wave. Tidus can use the Trigger Command Talk to reset Braska's Final Aeon Overdrive gauge, but he can only do this twice in the battle.

In total, Braska's Final Aeon has three Overdrive abilities:

  • Triumphant Grasp deals heavy physical damage to a single player character and inflicts Zombie.
  • Ultimate Jecht Shot replaces Triumphant Grasp when his HP falls below 60,000 HP after he draws his sword. It inflicts massive damage to the entire party, upwards of five thousand each.
  • Jecht Bomber is only used against aeons, and deals at least 4,000 damage to the aeon, although damage can be mitigated by three-quarters using Shield.

SinEdit

Sin has an Overdrive gauge during the final battle to get inside it. Sin's Overdrive is Giga-Graviton that serves as a kind of time limit for the battle, as it results in an instant Game Over.

Dark AeonsEdit

Dark Aeons have an Overdrive gauge, and will use the same Overdrives as their normal counterparts, with two exceptions:

  • Dark Ixion will use Aerospark as his Overdrive during the first battle with him.
  • The Dark Magus Sisters — Dark Cindy, Dark Sandy and Dark Mindy — will use Mega-Graviton as their Overdrive if they are separated, or if at least one of the sisters was defeated during the battle.

Dark Aeon Overdrives can break the damage limit, even if their other attacks cannot, and some Overdrives remove all forms of protection, including Auto-Life, meaning the only way the player could survive is by sacrificing an aeon.

For the most part, Dark Aeon overdrives are not stat-based, but fixed damage. Technically they depend on the aeon's stat (usually their Magic), but since this never changes, it has the same end effect as being fixed damage. Random variation still applies. Boost and Shield still work as would any other across-the-blanket effects that work on all damage, if any of them were possible to bring into play in the dark aeon battles. The overwhelming majority of Dark Aeons' Overdrives are not considered physical or magical damage, but "special damage"; however, if they are physical or magical, all effects that usually work against that damage type will still work as usual (for example, it is possible to halve Dark Ifrit's Meteor Strike with Shell).

99,999 is the upper damage limit. In cases like Delta Attack, knowing the actual (uncapped) damage is little more than a trivia point, but in other cases — such as Zanmato, Razzia and Camisade — the damage exceeds 99,999 by a small enough margin that additional protective measures can bring it below this point.

Other AppearancesEdit

Final Fantasy X-2Edit

The main antagonist, Shuyin, uses variations of Tidus's Swordplay skills called Spinning Cut, Hit & Run, Force Rain, and Terror of Zanarkand. Bahamut uses his Overdrive Mega Flare, but it is considerably weaker. Ixion has access to his Thor's Hammer Overdrive, but it is non-elemental and cannot be absorbed. Ifrit's Hellfire only does around 500 damage to each party member and can be absorbed. The Magus Sisters still use their Delta Attack, but only if all three are still present. It deals reduces HP to 1 and MP to 0 for the entire party.

Valefor has access to both of her Overdrives, but only uses them after she attacks or gets attacked a certain number of times. Energy Ray deals around 300 damage and Energy Blast deals around 400 damage. Like Ixion, Shiva's Diamond Dust is non-elemental and cannot be absorbed. Anima has access to Oblivion, it deals 16 hits to random party members and is non-elemental. Yojimbo uses all four of his attacks as he does not have a set Overdrive. Daigoro and Wakizashi deal non-elemental damage. Kozuka can inflict Poison and also drains MP. Zanmato will take each party member down to 1 HP and 1 MP.

While not technically Overdrives, the most powerful attacks available to the each of the girls' special dressphere, can be considered Overdrives. Yuna's Floral Fallal's Great Whirl deals major damage to all enemies. Paine's Full Throttle's Sword Dance deals damage to all enemies. Rikku's Machina Maw's Vajra damages all enemies.

Dissidia Final Fantasy and Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit

Tidus uses his Swordplay attacks as his HP attacks, with Blitz Ace as his EX Burst.

Jecht uses Triumphant Grasp and Ultimate Jecht Shot as HP attacks, and uses a variation of Tidus's Blitz Ace, Blitz King, as his EX Burst. Similar to Tidus's Energy Rain, with two Perfects Jecht kicks a meteor at the opponent that ignites in orange energy and spreads out to converge on the opponent.

In Dissidia 012, while Yuna's Overdrive doesn't appear, her aeons use their Overdrives as HP attacks, save for Valefor's Energy Blast which is a Bravery attack.

Theatrhythm Final FantasyEdit

Tidus's exclusive Level 40 ability is Blitz Ace. During BMS, it deals physical damage to enemies when they enter according to Tidus's Strength and Agility.

Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit

Tidus can use Energy Rain, Slice & Dice, Spiral Cut, and Blitz Ace. Auron can use Dragon Fang, Tornado, and Shooting Star. Yuna can use Grand Summon: Valefor's Energy Blast and Grand Summon: Bahamut's Mega Flare.


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Final Fantasy All the BravestEdit

Tidus, Yuna, and Auron appear in Final Fantasy All the Bravest. They use their signature Overdrives Energy Rain, Valefor's Energy Ray, and Dragon Fang as their primary attacks.

Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

A Tidus card is able to use Blitz Ace. It requires the discarding of a Tidus card and two Water CP, and grants Tidus Brave for the rest of the turn, as well as allowing him to attack once for each point of damage the player has taken.

One of Jecht's cards is able to use Ultimate Jecht Shot, and another can use Blitz King. For a cost of a Fire CP, two Light CP, Dulling Jecht and the discarding of a Jecht Card, Ultimate Jecht Shot can Break a Forward of the player's choice. Blitz King makes all the player's Forwards active and allows them to attack an additional time, but can only be used during the player's turn.

Kingdom Hearts seriesEdit

Auron's Limit ability in Kingdom Hearts II is Overdrive, which enables the Bushido command. When used Bushido allows Sora and Auron to attack with Shooting Star and Banishing Blade. The finishing blow is Spiral, similar to Tornado.

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