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Yoshitaka Amano's artwork of Shiva for Final Fantasy IV.

The empress of ice, wreathed in frost. She is known for her signature move, "Diamond Dust", which freezes everything in an instant.
Dissidia Final Fantasy Summon Compendium

Shiva (シヴァ, Shiva?) is a frequently recurring summoned monster who usually takes the shape of a blue-skinned woman with clothing of the same color. Her signature attack, Diamond Dust (sometimes called Gem Dust, and Transcendantale in the French version), deals Ice-elemental damage.

Along with Ifrit and Bahamut, she is one of the very few summons to appear in every main series game from Final Fantasy III through Final Fantasy XIV (although in Final Fantasy XII she appears as an airship instead of a summon). She also appears in every main series side-story and sequel that features summons, with the only exception being Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-.


Although enjoying regular appearances throughout the series, Shiva, like most of the popular summonable entities, has never been given any significant back story, being simply described as the "Ice Queen". She is, however, shown to have a lover named Shivar and a daughter named Shivan in Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings, although this is the only appearance that either of them have made in the entire series. In Final Fantasy XIII, Shiva is embodied in a pair of sisters called Nix and Stiria.

Shiva has occasionally been shown as one of the more "friendly" summonable entities, only requiring being fought to gain her services in a few Final Fantasy games, and she usually does not display malicious intent when doing so.

Shiva's basic physical characteristics are that of a willowy humanoid female with pale skin and long, blue hair so to invoke an image of ice and cold. This image is reinforced in later summon sequences by the addition of arctic winds, freezing temperatures and large ice crystal formations.

Shiva invariably wears only enough clothing to retain her modesty, along with boots and other minor aesthetic pieces. She carries no weapon in most appearances, and implements her main Diamond Dust attack with arm gestures, a snap of the fingers, and/or force of will. Later games in the series allow Shiva to carry out physical attacks in the form of kicks and punches.


Final Fantasy IIIEdit



Shiva (PSP).

Shiva and the ability to summon make their debut. She can be acquired by purchasing the Level 2 Summon Magic spell Icen.

  • White summoning: Mesmerize - casts Sleep on all enemies.
  • Black summoning: Icy Stare - deals Ice damage to one enemy.
  • High summoning: Diamond Dust - deals Ice damage to all enemies.

Final Fantasy IVEdit


Shiva, the Ice Queen... To incur her wrath is to feel your very heart freeze in your chest, for cold is her anger and swift her vengeance.
—Eidolon Library
FFIVPSP Shiva Summon

Shiva appears as Rydia's summon after she rejoins the group in the Underworld. She is also a boss in Rydia's trial in the Lunar Ruins in the Advance and Complete Collection releases. It has a casting time of 4, costs 30 MP to summon, has a power of 120, and attacks all enemies for ice-elemental damage. In the 3D releases, the charge time to summon her is six seconds.

On the Easy Type version, the casting time was reduce to 3.

Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-Edit


Shiva returns as a Summon spell for the imposter Rydia and Rydia in the sequel of Final Fantasy IV. Its signature attack, Diamond Dust deals moderate Ice-elemental damage to all enemies at the cost of 30 MP.

Shiva is wielded by the Frostbeast, one of four Eidolon-holding bosses found within the Lower Section of the Tower of Babil B13. Once it's defeated, it leaves behind an orb of blue light. The imposter Rydia claims the light and regains the ability to summon Shiva during battle. Shiva along with the other reclaimed Eidolons are later summoned by the imposter Rydia on B6 of the tower to battle against the party.

Final Fantasy IV: The After YearsEdit


Shiva returns as one of the Eidolons being controlled by the Mysterious Girl. She is first fought in Palom's chapter, then later can be faced in The Gathering. The first time is a scripted battle, but the second time the player fights Shiva until she stops attacking, and at this time the player must do the same if they want to recruit her, otherwise she will be killed. If the party stops fighting, Shiva will recognize Rydia and will be acquired as a summon. She costs 30 MP to summon.

Final Fantasy VEdit



The Summoner job class has the ability to call Shiva. She can be found at the top of the tower at Castle Walse. This was the first time in the series Shiva appeared as a boss. Along with her are three Ice Commanders who also must be defeated.

Shiva is counted as a Level 2 summon and costs 10 MP to summon, dealing ice damage to all enemies.

Final Fantasy VIEdit



Shiva appears as an esper, and is acquired after a boss fight in the Magitek Research Facility. She costs 27 MP to summon, and casts an unblockable Diamond Dust ability with a Spell Power of 52. As a Magicite, she teaches Blizzard (x10), Blizzara (x5), Osmose (x4), Rasp (x4) and Cure (x3).

Final Fantasy VIIEdit


See the Summon sequence here.

The Shiva Summon Materia is obtained from Priscilla of lower Junon after Cloud and company defeat the boss, Bottomswell. Shiva can then be assigned to a weapon or armor and called upon in combat and her spell power is equal to 1.5x the base magic damage.

If the player's Materia inventory is full during the scene Priscilla is supposed to give the Materia to Cloud and the party, she leaves the Shiva Materia in her room for the player to pick it up later.

Shiva is one of the available summons in the "Battle Square" demo version of the PC port.

Stats Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Master
AP for level 4000 15000 30000 50000
Stat changes Magic +1, Max HP-2%, Max MP+2%

Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII-Edit




Shiva can be summoned in battle using the Shiva Materia. She uses the attack Diamond Dust, an ice-elemental attack that hits all opponents. She uses the same appearance used in Final Fantasy VII.

Final Fantasy VIIIEdit



Shiva is one of two initial Guardian Forces assigned to Squall at the start of the game, obtained by entering the tutorial section of his Study Panel. Shiva's attack, Diamond Dust, is an Ice-elemental attack that damages all enemies. Her compatibility items are Arctic Wind and North Wind, and her "opposite" Guardian Force is Ifrit whose summoning deducts compatibility with Shiva the most.

Shiva learns Str-J, Vit-J and Spr-J, as well as support abilities that boost the equipper's Vitality and Spirit. Her unique abilities are Doom, which places a death sentence countdown on the target, and a refine ability that lets one make Ice and Water spells from items. Her Triple Triad card is obtained from Zone on the White SeeD Ship when the player gives him The Girl Next Door magazine for free.

Final Fantasy IXEdit


FFIX Shiva

Shiva is an eidolon summoned by Dagger. Shiva is learned from equipping an Opal for 20 AP. According to notes left on the Eidolon Wall at Madain Sari, the summoners first discovered Shiva in the form of a small child. As years passed she grew into her more familiar adult appearance. When summoned she uses Diamond Dust, dealing ice damage to all opponents. Her spell power is equal to 36 plus the number of Opals in the party's inventory. Before Dagger has her eidolons extracted Shiva costs 96 MP to summon, but after being re-acquired she costs 24 MP instead. Dagger initially has Shiva but doesn't yet have enough MP to summon her without excessive level grinding. When she is relearned later, her MP cost is reduced.

There exists an early concept art of Shiva in a more childlike appearance.

Tetra MasterEdit

Tetra Master

Location: Treno, Card Stadium, bell tower (Alexandria, disc 3, pull the rope).

Final Fantasy XEdit



The aeon Shiva is obtained after Yuna visits the fayth in the Macalania Temple. Shiva's fayth appears as a Macalanian priestess. Her special ability is Heavenly Strike, while her Overdrive is Diamond Dust. When Lulu fully upgrades the Onion Knight, she breaks the limit and can deal up to 99,999 damage.

Shiva is also fought as a boss, and Dark Shiva can be fought.

Final Fantasy X-2Edit


Shiva makes her return as a boss under Shuyin's control. She is fought in the Farplane, as the temple sank to the bottom of the lake shortly after Final Fantasy X.

Final Fantasy XIEdit


Shiva (FFXI)

Shiva appears as one of the six celestial Avatars. She represents the ice element. The job class Summoner can unlock the "spell" Shiva upon completion of the quest "Trial By Ice". Alternatively, a brave low-level summoner may go on the quest "Trial Size Trial By Ice" and defeat Shiva in a battle alone rather than in a group. She has the highest magic attack of the game's six celestial avatars thus far, making her merited blood pact "Heavenly Strike" a popular choice. Shiva is also the name of one of the game's servers.

Formerly the young ruler of a small kingdom situated in the south of Vana'diel. Despite her young age, Shiva was a wise and highly competent ruler, loved by all her people, except a small fraction of the nobility. Those were faithful to Shiva's uncle, who had been regent when she first came to the throne. Scheming with the neighboring countries, Shiva's uncle finally managed to organize a coup. He seized the throne and banished Shiva to the frozen Northlands, reluctant to further provoke the anger of the population by executing her outright. However, the rulers with whom he had forged an alliance soon decided to take over the country.

In the chaos that followed, a regiment of soldiers, led by general Aeomatra, decided to go rescue their queen. They managed to find her, frozen solid in a block of ice. Unaccustomed to the harsh climate of the Northlands, they also died one by one, refusing to leave their unfortunate queen. Altana was moved by Shiva's plight and transformed her into the Celestial Avatar of Ice. Aeomatra is the name of the brightest, light blue-colored star of the Shiva constellation.


Level Name MP Effect
1 Diamond Dust All Massive Ice Damage - Two-hour.
1 Axe Kick 10 Blunt physical attack weapon skill.
10 Blizzard II 24 Ice-based elemental spell.
28 Frost Armor 63 Gives the entire party the effect of Ice Spikes.
39 Sleepga 56 Inflicts Sleep on enemies in range.
50 Double Slap 96 Hits twice with a hand-to-hand physical attack weapon skill.
60 Blizzard IV 118 Ice-based Elemental Spell dealing damage.
70 Rush 164 Five-hit hand-to-hand physical attack weapon skill.
75 Heavenly Strike 182 (Merit) Ice-based Elemental Spell dealing massive damage.
Favor Shiva's Favor Increases Magic Attack of all party members in range.

Final Fantasy XIIEdit


Ffxii shiva

Shiva does not appear as a summon but the airships in Archadian Imperial Fleets are named after traditional Final Fantasy summons, and includes an airship named Shiva.

Final Fantasy XII: Revenant WingsEdit


Shiva RW
Alluring Empress of Ice. Blizzards whirl and rage at her command.

Shiva is the rank 3 Water Ranged summon, and costs 20 affinity points to summon. Her normal attack, Triple Slap, deals water damage to one foe with three successive hits. Her special, Diamond Dust, deals heavy water damage to all enemies in range, and inflicts Stop.

She is one of the unique water types in that she is really an ice-type. Therefore, she is weak to fire instead of thunder. There are two other, weaker Yarhi also named after Shiva, Shivan and Shivar, which are stated to be her child and lover respectively.

Final Fantasy XIIIEdit


See the Gestalt Mode And Summoning sequence here.
Shiva Artwork XIII

The Shiva Sisters concept art.

Cool them off!

Snow Villiers' Eidolon is the Shiva Sisters, also referred to as the Twin Sisters of Shiva. The sisters are composed of Stiria (スティリア, Sutiria?), the dark-skinned elder sister with a light patch around her right eye, and younger, lighter-skinned Nix (ニクス, Nikusu?), who has a dark patch around one eye. Snow first faces the sisters as bosses at Lake Bresha, as a test to prove his strength to them.

While summoned, the sisters have separate ATB Gauges, but both will be dismissed if their shared SP Gauge falls to zero. This is compensated by Stiria not being able to be directly targeted. In normal mode, Stiria focuses on the Medic and Ravager roles, healing Snow and dealing ice-elemental damage to enemies. Nix focuses on a Commando role, although she does have Blizzara at her disposal. While Stiria cannot be targeted by enemies, she can still be damaged by Area of Effect attacks.

Snow's Gestalt Gauge increases by driving up enemy chain gauges and by defending against enemy attacks as a Sentinel. In Gestalt Mode, the Shiva Sisters transform into a motorcycle Snow can ride.

Final Fantasy XIII-2Edit

XIII-2 The Shiva Sisters help Lightning fight Caius in Valhalla, but are of different color from the original game, suggesting they are an alternate form of Shiva, like Caius's Chaos Bahamut. In the paradox ending, "The Future is Hope", Snow is seen sitting on the same gestalt motorcycle he had in Final Fantasy XIII. It is therefore possible that Snow received the Shiva Sisters again upon becoming a l'Cie.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIIIEdit


LRFFXIII Styria & Nix

Shiva Sisters bid farewell.

The Shiva Sisters appear during Lightning's final battle when Snow summons them to shield her. The Shiva Sisters bid farewell to the party and disappear into the void alongside the other Eidolons, as their kind cannot exist in the new world. There is a general store in Yusnaan called Nix and Styria General Store, named after the Shiva Sisters.

Final Fantasy XIVEdit



Shiva appears as the featured Primal and boss fight of patch 2.4, "Dreams of Ice." She was summoned by Ysayle in the image of an ancient saint who was beloved of Hraesvelgr, as part of her goal to end the millenium-long Dragonsong War.

Unlike the Primals summoned by beast-tribes, Ysayle uses her own body as a vessel for Shiva's spirit. The Warrior of Light is tasked to defeat Iceheart as Shiva in the trial The Akh Afah Amphitheatre as part of the main scenario, but she manages to escape afterwards using the power of the Echo. Ysayle's later actions set the stage for the beginning of Heavensward, where she and Shiva return as a major character in the expansion storyline.

Final Fantasy XVEdit




Shiva is an Astral who is summoned randomly and has a "unique personality." She creates illusory copies of herself when using her signature ability, Diamond Dust.[1]

Shiva's model was alteredShiva-FFXV-JPN-vs-China for the Chinese version where she wears a blue, skin-tight outfit. Her skin is also less pale.

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow. (Skip section)

In the later stages of the game it is revealed that Shiva's alter ego is in fact Gentiana, the mysterious woman who accompanied Luna and offers cryptic advice to Noctis's party. She is shown to have the power of astral projection, appearing in visions to Noctis while she stays at Luna's side. She can be interacted with in Altissia, where she unveils Umbra's ability to "relive memories." From her human form, she has the ability to transform into her astral form.


Shiva kisses the astral Ifrit.

This ability is the key to besting Ifrit, the flaming astral summoned to impede Noctis's advance on Insomnia. She appears then as Gentiana, before swiftly transforming into astral form. Her illusions torment the wounded Ifrit as she laughs by Noctis's side. Flying high into the sky, she casts down Diamond Dust onto Ifrit, freezing him, before finally slaying him with an icy kiss.
Spoilers end here.

Final Fantasy TacticsEdit

FFT The job class Summoner can learn Shiva. Her Glacial Shards attack is a large ice-elemental attack that spreads over a portion of the battlefield. Shiva costs 24 MP, has a speed of 25, and needs 200 JP to learn.

In the PlayStation version, when summoned, the summoner will sometimes say, "Wind, fade to silence and light, give us power! Shiva!"

Final Fantasy Tactics AdvanceEdit


Shiva ffta

Concept art.


The Summoner job class learns the ability to summon Shiva through the Snake Staff for 200 AP and costs 18 MP to cast. Unlike in her other appearances where she appears with a revealing outfit, this incarnation of Shiva is shown in full armor with only the bottom of her face revealed. Although Shiva wields a sword and shield she does not use them to attack. Instead, she holds the sword vertically above her head, and casts an ice spell.

Shiva has a Magic Power of 40, is stealable through the ability Steal: Ability, and is also susceptible to Return Magic and Absorb MP.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the RiftEdit

TA2 Like in Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, Shiva appears once more with her dark blue armor and sword, although she does not use her sword to fight, but instead raises it to send a flurry of ice shards at the selected foes. The Summoner job can learn the "spell" Shiva through the Serpent Staff for 300 AP, and Shiva costs 16 MP to cast with a range of 4.

Crystal DefendersEdit


CD Shiva
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Final Fantasy Tactics SEdit

TS Shiva appears as a boss.

Final Fantasy Type-0Edit


Shiva Type-0

Shiva in battle.

Shiva appears as a set of summons or "Eidolons" called "Shiva Class". Each Shiva under the class has different names, abilities and sizes.

  • Shiva
  • Shankara
  • Petite Shiva

Shiva has a more human appearance than in other installments, with white/pink skin and long gray-blue hair with straight bangs. She wears a bikini top, a micro-skirt and a g-string, as well as high heels with floating gears.

In-battle Shiva is a quick character, and skates through the battlefield while striking her foes with ice spells.

Final Fantasy DimensionsEdit


FFD Shiva
Let my cold embrace condemn thee to oblivion!

She appears in the Glacial Cave near Rusalka in the Bard story in act 2 as a monster to defeat deep inside the cave. After defeating her, she is gained as a summon for the summoner job class. She attacks with Diamond Dust all enemies with ice. After her defeat, all ice covered sections of the cave become water and the player can walk freely in without fear of sliding. She is blue like all her other Final Fantasy incarnations and wears gold jewels.

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Final Fantasy Legends IIEdit


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Shiva appears as a summon for the player to use. Three alternate variants, Shiva α, Dark Shiva and Shiva Kai also appear as summons.

FFLToS Shiva

Promotional artwork.*Artwork (Rank 1).

Shiva appears as a water-elemental summon for the player to use. Her special ability is Diamond Dust when summoned into battle, which deals water-elemental damage to all enemies. Summoning Shiva costs 2 points from the Consumption Gauge. In addition, Morrow has a Rank 5 Shiva Phantom Stone equipped to him during the game's opening prologue.

During the "Ice Princess Shiva" quest, Shiva is fought as a boss multiple times. For defeating Shiva during the quest, the player is rewarded with her weapon the Shiva Bow.

Shiva's default artwork was provided by SQEX.

Depending on the Shiva summon's type and rank, the user is able to learn the following abilities:

  • Blizzard I
  • Blizzard II
  • Blizzard III
  • Blizzard IV
  • Blizzard V
Upgrading Stats
Rank 1 Type (Shiva)
  • The following type of Shiva allows the user to use Blizzard abilities.
Rank Max level Phantom Stone cost Max HP Max MP Max Attack Max Magic Max Speed Components needed
☆ 1 15 7 144 11 13 16 10 None
☆ 2 20 7 222 18 20 25 16 Rank Jewel I
Water Opal x1
☆ 3 30 7 383 32 36 43 28 Rank Jewel II
Water Opal x2
☆ 4 40 10 550 46 51 62 40 Rank Jewel III
Water Opal x3
☆ 5 50 10 718 59 67 80 52 ?
Rank 3 Type (Shiva)
  • The following type of Shiva allows the user to use Blizzara abilities.
Rank Max level Phantom Stone cost Max HP Max MP Max Attack Max Magic Max Speed Components needed
☆ 3 30 10 397 33 37 45 29 None
☆ 4 40 10 570 47 53 64 42 Rank Jewel III
Water Opal x3
☆ 5 50 10 744 61 69 83 54 ?
Shiva α
Shiva α Artwork

Shiva α appears as a water-elemental summon for the player to use. She can be obtained during the "Shiva's Ordeal" limited time event. Shiva α's stats are similar to that of the Blizzara-type Shiva Phantom Stones, however Shiva α provides a stronger magic attack stat bonus.

Like Shiva, when summoned into battle, her special ability is Diamond Dust when summoned into battle, which deals water-elemental damage to all enemies. Summoning Shiva costs 2 points from the Consumption Gauge.

Shiva α's artwork was provided by Brownies.

Depending on which variant of Shiva α the player obtains, the summon will allow the user to possibly learn the following abilities:

  • Blizzard III
  • Blizzard IV
  • Blizzard V
  • Blizzara II
  • Blizzara III
Upgrading Stats
Rank 3 Type (Shiva α)
  • This variant of Shiva α can only be obtained through clearing dungeons during the "Shiva's Further Ordeal" Limited Event and starts on rank 3. It allows the user to use the Blizzard or Queen's Sigh abilities.
Rank Max level Phantom Stone cost Max HP Max MP Max Attack Max Magic Max Speed Components needed
☆ 3 30 10 ? ? ? ? ? None
☆ 4 40 10 504 48 40 81 42 ?
☆ 5 50 10 658 62 52 105 54 ?
Rank 4 Type (Shiva α)
  • This variant of Shiva α can only be obtained through the Phantom Stone probability up time and automatically starts at rank 4. It allows the user to use the Blizzara II or Blizzara III abilities.
Rank Max level Phantom Stone cost Max HP Max MP Max Attack Max Magic Max Speed Components needed
☆ 4 40 10 ? ? ? ? ? None
☆ 5 50 10 658 62 52 105 54 ?
Dark Shiva
FFLTnS Dark Shiva Artwork

Dark Shiva appears as a water-elemental summon for the player to use. Her special ability is Diamond Ice when summoned into battle, which deals water-elemental damage to all enemies three times. All versions of Dark Shiva are able to go up to rank 7 and using the summon in battle costs 2 points from the Consumption Gauge.

Dark Shiva's artwork was provided by SQEX.

Dark Shiva may teach the following abilities:

Upgrading Stats
Rank Max level Phantom Stone cost Max HP Max MP Max Attack Max Magic Max Speed Components needed
☆ 5 50 16 ? ? ? ? ? None
☆ 6 60 18 1,156 105 102 150 78 ?
☆ 7 70 18 1,349 123 120 175 91 ?
Passive Abilities
  • The following are bonus abilities granted to characters equipped with Dark Shiva.
Ability-Type Effect Minimum Rank to Activate
Rush Blizzard Water Damage +5-15% 5
Shiva Kai
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Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)Edit

Dissidia Shiva appears as a summon. When summoned, Shiva uses Diamond Dust, "freezing" the opponent's Bravery Points, preventing them from increasing. Like many summons in Dissidia, Shiva can be summoned in two distinct ways: automatically, which summons her immediately when the user is attacked by an HP attack and her Final Fantasy VIII artwork appears, and manually, where her Final Fantasy IV artwork appears. Shiva's auto version can be obtained in the third stage of the Destiny Odyssey II storyline, and the manual version can be obtained in the same odyssey's second stage.

Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit



Shiva's Final Fantasy X incarnation is summonable by Yuna in-battle to perform either Heavenly Strike or Diamond Dust.

Shiva also returns as a summonstone, with the same function as in Dissidia. Her auto version is now found in Chapter Six: Indiscernible Truth of Scenario 012. The manual version can be purchased from certain Moogle Shops for 30 KP.

Dissidia Final Fantasy (2015)Edit

Dissidia Shiva appears as a summon for the Arcade system.

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Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera OmniaEdit

Shiva is set to appear as a summon.

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Theatrhythm Final FantasyEdit


Theatrhythm Shiva
The summon Shiva wields ice and snow to send all that live into eternal sleep. The Ice Queen's frosty breath instantaneously freezes enemies, before a graceful snap of her fingers shatters the ice forever...
—Shiva's CollectaCard

Shiva appears as a summon in her Final Fantasy X attire and appearance. She uses her signature attack, Diamond Dust, to assist the player during Battle Music Sequences.

Equipping the item Shiva's Magicite will ensure Shiva is summoned, should the player succeed in the Feature Drive section of the song.

Pictlogica Final FantasyEdit


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Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit

FFAB Shiva is an Ice-elemental esper. From time to time, players may encounter Shiva in battle. Defeating Shiva will grant players the Shiva I summon stone, which allows Shiva to be summoned into battle. When summoned, Shiva uses the skill, Diamond Dust. Her summoned animation bears a strong resemblance to the summoned animation of Shiva in Final Fantasy V.

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Final Fantasy ArtniksEdit


FF11 Shiva SR I Artniks
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Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit


FFRK Shiva

Shiva appears as a boss and summon. She retains her appearance from Final Fantasy V as a summon, but when fought in the Final Fantasy VI realm as a boss, she and Ifrit use their sprites from Final Fantasy VI. The Shiva Sisters from Final Fantasy XIII, Nix and Stiria, also appear as bosses, with only Nix targetable.

As a summon, Shiva is a rank 3 ability requiring Ice Orbs and Summon Orbs to create or hone. Rydia's Ice Whip (IV) also carries her as the Unique Soul Break Summon Eidolon II.

Final Fantasy ExplorersEdit


FFE Shiva
An eidolon called the Ice Queen. Her beauty hides a cold heart that leaves enemies frozen forever.
—In-game Description
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Final Fantasy Brave ExviusEdit


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World of Final FantasyEdit


WoFF Shiva


Shiva, along with Ifrit and Ramuh, is a powerful mirage in the world Grymoire that previously knew Lann and Reynn. Her ability is Diamond Dust.

In addition, a new type of Shiva based on the Shiva Sisters from Final Fantasy XIII, called Ixion, appears accompanying Snow.

Who's WhoEdit

CV: Adrienne Wilkinson / Takako Honda
Notes: One of the Pleiad / Nether Nebula guardian / Queen of ice / One eye not like the other / Doesn't keep her cool as well as you'd think
A Series Regular
Shiva has been diamond-dusting ever since the summoning system made its debut. And like Ifrit and Ramuh, she's a core member of the FF lineup who has shown up in almost every FINAL FANTASY since.
Shiva's gone through a lot of changes over the years. She's turned up as a motorcycle and a kind of super ice skater, had a family and not had a family... Icy as she is, she's never let her image freeze up.
Not on Bridge Duty
As you may have figured out, the shiva that specializes in making bridges is the one that hangs with Snow. That's not to say this Shiva is incapable of making a bridge—and, in fact, Sherlotta managed to taunt her into it—but she certainly isn't about to go out of her way to do any extra work.
Shiva tried to march right on home once she saw that Sherlotta and Refia weren't accompanied by a cadre of hunky guys—but what exactly would she have done if there were men present? Freeze 'em up and use 'em to decorate her room? If you think about it, Shiva's been cooling her heels in the Nether Nebula for a while now... Does she have an icebox somewhere filled with frozen beefcake?
Not anymore. Ramuh made her clean up her man-freezer years ago; Shiva had to watch as Ifrit thawed her entire collection. Still, if given the chance, she'd love to start again...
The Nether Nebula: Part 2
In places where the barrier between worlds is thin, an esper with the right knowledge doesn't need a summoner, because they can use the magic within any suitable human being as a conduit. In a word, they can summon themselves.
However, a number of unlikely conditions need to first be met: the barrier must be thin enough, the esper must be clever enough, and a powerful enough human conduit must wander within reach. Naturally, this makes such crossings a very rare occurrence.
First World of Origin
Notes: A type of shiva / Travels with Snow
Shiva on Wheels
"Ixion" is her name, and "shiva" is her tribe. You can call her "The Icy Cycle" or "Icycle" for short if you want...but don't expect her to like it.
On a less silly note, Shiva-Ixion has the ability to enter gestalt mode (aka motorcycle mode) of her own free weill. Pretty handy!
First World of Origin
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Mobius Final FantasyEdit

Mobius Shiva appears as ability cards and her artwork is illustrated by agnidevi. Her Final Fantasy VII incarnation appears as ability cards and her artwork is illustrated by Dopaprime. Her Final Fantasy X incarnation also appears as ability cards and as an enemy summoned by Meia that can be fought during multiplayer mode.

Shiva's ability card requires x6 Water Element to be used and casts Blizzaga, which deals Water-elemental damage to all enemies. Her card's auto-ability is Magic Up.

Justice Monsters FiveEdit

JM5 Shiva

Shiva in Justice Monsters Five.

Shiva appears as an obtainable SR monster. She is a Water-elemental monster whose type is Pierce, class is Djinn and her specialty is Tech. Her hero tech is Diamond Dust which smites all foes with freezing winds. Her leader bonus is Icicle Twirl which increases Water damage dealt by 100%. Her auto-effect is SOS Luck +50% which boosts Luck when below 30% HP.

Chocobo seriesEdit

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Chocodun shiva

Shiva appears in Chocobo no Fushigi na Dungeon, Chocobo's Dungeon 2, Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon, Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales, and Chocobo Racing. She also appears as cards in Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales and Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon.

Final Fantasy: UnlimitedEdit




Shiva makes two appearances as a summon. The Soil Charge Triad (Soil is like the colored bullet of a Magun, used to summon creatures) needed to summon Shiva is:

  • The cry of the dark spirit, Dark Green!
  • The one that does not forgive creation, Virgin White!
  • The one that freezes everything, Ice Blue!

Followed by saying: "Shine! Summoned Creature! Shiva!"

In the English audio version, the Soil Charge Triad was changed to:

  • The cry of a soul without light, Forest Green! (or Moss Green)
  • The soil that forbids the birth of life, Maiden White!
  • To freeze all things, Ice Blue!

Followed by saying: "Shine! I summon you! Shiva!"

At the second summoning Shiva seems to be destroyed by the Makenshi's brother, Madoushi, with a swipe of his sword.

Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

TCG Shiva is represented by many Ice-elemental summon cards: depicting her in normal and in Gestalt Mode from Final Fantasy XIII; one depicting her Final Fantasy Tactics art; two depicting her Final Fantasy Type-0 art; one featuring her Final Fantasy XI appearance; one depicting her Yoshitaka Amano art from Final Fantasy III; and one of Shiva from Theatrhythm Final Fantasy.

Triple TriadEdit

Shiva from the series appears on appears on Triple Triad cards in the version available via Final Fantasy Portal App.

Non-Final Fantasy guest appearancesEdit

Blood of BahamutEdit

Shiva, alongside other recurring Final Fantasy summons, appears as one of the giants that must be defeated in the Japan-only game Blood of Bahamut.

Itadaki Street seriesEdit

Shiva appears in Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Special.

Shiva is a chance card in Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Portable, the card's ability: Random pick, increase/decrease stock value (10%, 15%, 20%).

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Kingdom HeartsEdit

While not making a physical appearance in the series, Shiva's trademark attack, Diamond Dust, makes several appearances in this series. In Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, an accessory called the Shiva Belt appears. It reduces ice damage by 40% and adds 2 to MP. An enemy Gummi Ship as well as an obtainable blueprint called Shiva appears on various gummi ship routes.

Knights of the CrystalsEdit

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Shiva summoned by Stein.

Shiva is a monster summoned by the summoner Stein at the Ice Fortress. Defeating them both will reward the player with the Quest Achievement "Blizzard Master".

Lord of Vermilion seriesEdit

Shiva appears as a card in Lord of Vermilion, Lord of Vermilion II, and Lord of Vermilion III.

Shiva also appears in Lord of Vermilion Arena.

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The World Ends with YouEdit

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A powerful, top-class Tin Pin with a cool design worthy of its namesake, the Ice Queen. Rapidly tap empty space to activate her psych.
—Pin Description

Shiva appears as a pin called Tin Pin Shiva in The World Ends with You. Her psych calls up massive icicles from the ground, dealing considerable damage to the enemy.

Guardian CrossEdit

GC Shiva
Manifest in the twin sisters Nix and Styria, this icy Eidolon sends shivers down enemy spines.
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Million ArthurEdit

Shiva cards exist in the mobile card game Million Arthur, designed after the summon's Final Fantasy X appearance.

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Appearances in popular cultureEdit

Dead FantasyEdit

Shiva is summoned by Yuna, along with all of the other aeons, in Dead Fantasy IV, but is ultimately defeated by Kasumi and her clones.


Shiva is one of the more popular summons in the Final Fantasy series and as thus has appeared in numerous official merchandise.


Shiva (also spelled Śiva) is a Hindu god. The Hindu Shiva once saved the world by consuming poison, giving him blue skin around the area of the neck and throat. Shiva is a male god, but can merge with his consort Parvati to become Ardhanari, an androgynous Hindu god of duality. Shiva is the god of destruction along with Vishnu, who is the god of preservation, and Brahma, the god of creation. Together they are the three principle deities of the Trimurti (Hindu Triad). It is believed he periodically destroys the world, then recreates it.

Shiva has different human forms, males and females. When he was in his avatar form, he spent most of his times in the Himalayan snow mountain. Shiva in the Final Fantasy series is likely inspired by one of his female avatars.

There is a possibility the name was simply the Japanese way of pronouncing the word "shiver", given her icy nature. Another possibility is the reference to the Slavic goddess Živa, the goddess of love and fertility.


Artnia drink Shiva

Shiva cocktail.

  • Square Enix's cafe Artnia sells a cocktail called Shiva that contains white rum, blue curacao, lychee, and lemon juice.


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