An eternal, undying bird. Its tears are rumored to have curative properties, and it is said that he who tastes the Phoenix's blood will have eternal life.
Phoenix (フェニックス, Fenikkusu?), also called Phenix, is a recurring summon in the Final Fantasy series. Unlike many summons, Phoenix has often appeared as a story element. Its summon commonly involves reviving knocked out party members, and is associated with the element of Fire; this ability is called Flames of Rebirth. Its down feathers have the same effect, but without the element.
Phoenix makes its first summonable appearance as a Level 5 Summon. It is obtained at the top of the Phoenix Tower, where Lenna has a flashback in which she must decide whether to cut off the tongue of Hiryuu to save her mother. Whether she refuses or not, the party obtains the summon.
Phoenix is an esper obtained in the Phoenix Cave in the World of Ruin. Its attack, Flames of Rebirth (Life Giver in the original version), revives the entire party with 1/4 of their max HP. It costs 110 MP to summon. It teaches Raise (x10), Arise (x2), Reraise (x1), Curaga (x2), and Firaga (x3).
- See the Summon sequence here.
Phoenix costs 180 MP to summon, and its attack, Phoenix Flame, deals Fire-elemental damage to the enemy party and revives all KO'd party members with full HP. If party members are killed with the last enemy's final attack (such as the Gargoyle's Level 4 Death), and Phoenix is paired with Final Attack Materia, it cannot target any enemies, and the spell will fizzle, leaving any KO'd party members down. Phoenix's spell power is equal to 3.75x the base magic damage.
The Phoenix Materia can be obtained at Fort Condor if Cid and the party protect the Huge Materia inside from Shinra. If they do so, the condor sitting atop the fort dies and its baby hatches. During the condor's death the fiery wings of a Phoenix are seen, and afterwards a Phoenix Materia can be found on the floor near the nest.
The Phoenix Materia can be dug from Bone Village after the Raid on Midgar if the party doesn't have one in their inventory. Some missed items can be reclaimed in Bone Village this way, but the player is unlikely to get the scenario where they don't get the Phoenix Materia; if the player loses the boss battle during the Huge Materia mission in Fort Condor, they don't get a Game Over and can instead continue to play, but the fort will be inaccessible for the rest of the game. Exploiting this feature, the player can complete the mission at Fort Condor, and leave the first Materia there until after excavating another Phoenix Materia from Bone Village. This makes it the only regular Summon Materia (excluding Master Summon) that the player can have two "fresh" versions of.
|Stats||Level 2||Level 3||Level 4||Master|
|AP for level||28000||70000||120000||180000|
|Stat changes||Magic +2, Magic Def. +2, Max HP-10%, Max MP+10%|
- See the Summon sequence here.
Phoenix can be added to the Digital Mind Wave by obtaining its Materia during the Seven Wonders of Nibelheim sidequest. Phoenix's attack, Rebirth Flame, gives Zack the Raise status as well as a Phoenix Down.
The table below links the DMW's power to its level:
|Level 1||Level 2||Level 3||Level 4||Level 5|
Phoenix is a "semi-Guardian Force" summoned by using a Phoenix Pinion during battle. Afterwards, Phoenix will randomly appear when all the party members have been knocked out to save the player from a Game Over. Its Rebirth Flame damages enemies with fire, and revives KO'd party members with 12.5% of their Max HP. Its Triple Triad card is won from an aide in Esthar City's Presidential Palace as part of the Queen of Cards sidequest.
Its Rebirth Flame deals fire damage to all opponents, and revives fallen party members restoring their HP equal to:
- HPRecovery = ((Target's Spirit + 30) * Target's Max HP) / 100
Restored HP is doubled if Concentrate is equipped.
Phoenix is randomly summoned automatically if Eiko is in the party and the party is annihilated. This rate is proportional to the amount of Phoenix Pinions the party has in the inventory.
The formula for the percentage chance is given by:
- AppearanceChance = (No. of Phoenix Pinion/256) * 100%
Since the maximum number of Phoenix Pinions one can keep in the inventory is 99, the maximum percent chance that Phoenix can appear using the above formula is:
- AppearanceChance = 99/256 * 100% = 38.671875% = 38.7%
When Phoenix is summoned automatically to save the player from a Game Over, it has a different summon animation, deals no damage to enemies, and uses no MP.
One of the five Terrestrial Avatars, Phoenix's form is much different than previous avatars met by the adventurer. Before the time of Final Fantasy XI, Phoenix's physical body was destroyed, and her spirit now lingers in a flaming Great Katana wielded by a samurai named Tenzen. Phoenix will only be revived after the blade in which her spirit rests causes much bloodshed.
Due to Phoenix's unique circumstances, it is not summonable by players.
During his battle with Bahamut during the Calamity, Louisoix Leveilleur was transformed into the primal of rebirth, Phoenix. Though he was successful in temporarily stopping the dragon, Bahamut took control of him, and caused him to attempt to resurrect Bahamut for the wrongdoings of the Allagan Empire in Meracydia. The adventurer confronts him on the IC-06 Main Bridge inside of the Final Coil of Bahamut, and after being defeated in his Phoenix form, Louisoix is freed from Bahamut's influence.
Summon phoenix to revive KO's ally. Deals damage to zombies.
One of eight creatures the Summoner can summon, Phoenix will fully revive any fainted unit and instantly KO any undead in the area with 100% accuracy. Its area effect is two spaces outward and one space diagonally from the point of origin. It is learned from the Nirvana Staff. Phoenix is learned for 300 AP, costs 24 MP to cast, is Holy elemental, and is stealable through the ability Steal: Ability.
Phoenix appears as a summon for the Summoner job class. It revives KO'd party members with full HP, and heals all units in a large area. Due to changes in the KO system from Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, Phoenix revives all KO'd allies instead of just any targeted bodies. It is learned from the Nirvana Staff, which teaches Arise, the White Magick spell with the similar effect (but single-target and without the healing effect).
Phoenix has a range of 4, costs 450 AP to learn and 45 MP to summon.
Phoenix can only be summoned in Crystal Defenders W1 for the price of five crystals. When summoned, Phoenix increases the attack power and range of all the player's units for the current wave.
Phoenix is a mid-level summon and the seventh summon obtained. It can be obtained in Anima Grove upon defeating the Conqueror. Bennu, now a spirit that will live on eternally thanks to the party's compassion, bestows upon them the power of the Phoenix. It is a level 4 Summon that costs 99 MP to summon to inflict Fire damage to all enemies and revive KO'd party members.
Phoenix appears as a fire-elemental Eidolon for Wrieg to equip. The summon teaches Wrieg the Dragon Soul abilities, which allows him to revive the entire party. Phoenix's special attack is Flames of Rebirth, which deals high fire-elemental damage to all enemies and revives all KO'd party members.
Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)Edit
Phoenix appears as a summon. When summoned, it uses Flames of Rebirth, which protects the summoner from Bravery Breaks for a short time—if the summoner would be inflicted with a Bravery Break while Phoenix is in effect, their Bravery Points are restored to full.
Like most of the summons Phoenix can be summoned by two distinct ways: Automatically, where its Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII- artwork appears whenever the summoner's Bravery value is lower than half of his/her base Bravery value, and manually, where an artwork of its Final Fantasy VIII appearance displays. Phoenix's auto version can be obtained in the third stage of the Destiny Odyssey III, and its manual version in the second stage.
Phoenix returns as a summon with the same function as in Dissidia. Its auto version is now found in Chapter Nine: A Treasure Hunt of Scenario 013. The manual version can be purchased from certain Moogle Shops for 30 KP.
Phoenix also makes an appearance during the 012 Scenario ending in which it appears reviving all of the twelve heroes after the defeat of Lightning's party during the 12th cycle, leading into the 13th cycle and 013 Scenario story.
Phoenix appears as one of three new summons, based on her appearance in Final Fantasy VIII.
She is summoned by a select few characters.
Her signature attack, Rebirth Flame, deals minor damage to all enemies present in the music stage, while also restoring 12% of the HP gauges of all parties present, being the only summon to heal the party.
The characters that can exclusively summon Phoenix are:
- Final Fantasy II - Minwu
- Final Fantasy IV - Rosa Joanna Farrell
- Final Fantasy V - Lenna Charlotte Tycoon
- Final Fantasy VI - Locke Cole
- Final Fantasy IX - Eiko Carol
- Final Fantasy X - Auron
- Final Fantasy XII - Ashe
- Final Fantasy XIV - Alphinaud Leveilleur
- Dissidia Final Fantasy - Cosmos
- Chocobo's Dungeon - Chocobo
The characters that can summon Phoenix are references to their own games, such as Locke attempting to revive his love Rachel, Alphinaud's grandfather Louisoix transformed into Phoenix, and Minwu's revival in Soul of Rebirth.
The item Phoenix Feather summons Phoenix to take the player out of the dungeon when they are about to get a Game Over. The Phoenix Feather is obtained the same way as any other feathers: by breaking their claw or saddle items. Phoenix is obtained from the higher level claws or saddles.
Phoenix Stone is a dummied item in the game that works exactly the same as the Phoenix Feather. Even if the item is dummied, the item still works if the player adds it to their save file via artificial means.
Deal 2 damage for each guard zone on opponent's card.
|Deal 2 damage and casts Protect.|
|Deal 3 damage.
Restore 2 HP for each * in your CP gauge.
|Deal 3 damage.
Restore 3 HP for each * in your CP gauge.
|Flames of Rebirth|
|Deal 3 damage.
Add 3 CP of the same color as opponent's card to your CP gauge.
|Flames of Rebirth+|
|Deal 3 damage.
All crystals in the player's CP gauge become *.
Phoenix appears as the guardian of the Fire Crystal and is fought as a boss at the end of the Guardian Dungeon 1. After the battle, the player obtains the Phoenix Magicite. When summoned, Phoenix uses Flames of Rebirth and casts the Raise and Curaga spells on Chocobo.
Phoenix makes several appearances as a summon. The Soil Charge Triad (Soil is like the colored bullet of a Magun, used to summon creatures) needed to summon Phoenix is:
- Origin of all, Mother Black!
- Burning all to ashes, Fire Red!
- The critical point of all, Burning Gold!
Followed by saying: "Burn! Summoned Creature! Phoenix!"
In the English audio version, the Soil Charge Triad was changed to:
- The origin of all things, Mother Black!
- A heat that will scorch all creation, Fire Red!
- The critical point of everything, Burning Gold!
Followed by saying: "Burn up! I summon you! Giga-Phoenix!"
Phoenix is later upgraded to Giga-Phoenix (the Soil Charge Triad remains the same).
Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances Edit
Phoenix is found on the 21st floor of the Forsaken Dungeon, it serve as the final boss of Quest Mode. Defeating the Phoenix will dropped the Phoenix Down.
Phoenix is a chance card in Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Portable, the card's ability: Randomly select a street and increase 10% stock value.
Phoenix makes an appearance as a summonable character.
Phoenix from Final Fantasy IX has a figurine in the Final Fantasy Master Creatures series. The Final Fantasy VIII version of Phoenix has appeared in the Final Fantasy Creatures Vol 5 series and has three different versions: clear, metallic and full color.
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