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Riot Blade (ライオットソード, Raiotto Sōdo?, lit. Riot Sword) is a recurring attack in the Final Fantasy series, originally Terra Branford's Desperation Attack. When performed, the user fires four crescent-shaped blades of energy at opponents.
Riot Blade is Terra's Desperation Attack, and as such she has a 1/16 chance to use it when performing the Attack command when critical. Riot Blade attacks one enemy with magic damage, and has 142 power.
Delivers a ranged attack. Chance to decrease defense when executed from behind the target.
At the initial release, Riot Blade was an ability learned by Gladiators at rank 30. It delivered a ranged attack with a chance to decrease defense when executed from behind the target. A second variant could be learned by Gladiators at rank 50 that unleashed a shockwave, increasing enemy enmity and dealing ranged slashing damage. The ability had the side effect of momentarily leaving the user under the Pacification status.
Riot Blade is a Gladiator weaponskill available at level 10. It damages a single enemy with a potency of 110 and costs 60 TP to use. When combo linked from Fast Blade, Riot Blade deals damage with a potency of 240 and restores some MP of the user. In PvP, Riot Blade can also be used as a combo action with Fast Blade, but the potency is increased to 1000. The Oath Gauge will also increase by 5.
Riot Blade was Terra's Special Ability.
Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)Edit
Power is focused in both hands and fired as countless blades.
Riot Blade appears as Terra's EX Burst. She attacks the opponent with Blizzara, then charges energy into her arms. The player must rapidly tap and to fill two power gauges within an unspecified time limit. Terra releases the concentrated power by spinning and firing four blades at the opponent. Failing to fill the gauges results in Terra firing fewer blades with a less dramatic execution.
Riot Blade returns as Terra's EX Burst with unchanged effects. The newcomers' EX Bursts, mainly Gilgamesh's Strongest Sword and Tifa's Final Heaven, outclass Terra's EX Burst. However, Cloud, Tidus, Gilgamesh and Tifa only have full power for their EX Bursts under certain conditions, while Riot Blade's power is fixed.
Due to the absence of EX Bursts, Riot Blade now functions as an HP Attack, learned by Terra at Level 5. An blue oval shield will appear in front of Terra, and if an enemy hits the shield, they stagger and a blue, cross-shaped projectile hits the opponent, dealing HP damage.
Riot Blade is Terra Branford's EX Ability. It is learned from her Unique Weapon, Organyx (VI). It deals 3-Hits Magic BRV+HP damage to a single target, increasing based on the difference between her current and maximum HP values.
Riot Blade is used by Terra during battle.
Riot Blade is a Trance Surge ability when the Terra Magicite is equipped.
Riot Blade is an exclusive ability usable from Terra's Champion Jewel. It costs 7 AP and inflicts neutral magical damage on a single target.
Riot Blade is usable by one of Terra's cards, depicting her Yoshitaka Amano artwork. For the discard of another Terra card, Dulling Terra and paying two Ice CP, Riot Blade does 6000 damage to a Forward of the player's choice, then searches their deck for an Eidolon card and places it in their hand.