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Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings Enemy
Shivar
ダーリンシヴァ (Dārin Shiva)
Ffxiirw Shivar icon
Level HP
1 - 99 170 - 770
Str Mag Stm Mnd
10 - 410 16 - 616 13 - 513 13 - 713
Atk MAtk Def MDef
14 - 114 16 - 166 3 - 128 3 - 178
Speed AtkSpd MvSpd Sight
13 - 613 36 - 50 0.714 4
Location {{{Location}}}
Type Ranged
Nature Water
Weak Against Fire
Resistant to Water
Immune to Poison
Shiva's cold-hearted paramour.
—Description

Shivar(ダーリンシヴァ, Dārin Shiva?, lit. Darling Shiva) is an Esper in Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings. He is the Rank II Water Ranged summon and costs 18 Affinity Points to summon. His normal attack, Blizzard, deals Water damage to one foe. His special, Absolute Zero, inflicts Stop on one foe. He is one of the unique Water-types in that he is really an Ice-type, and therefore is weak to Fire instead of Thunder.

Shivar is described as being Shiva's lover. He is similar to Shiva in terms of appearance and powers, the only major difference being that he is male. This may allude to the Hindu God Shiva's dual gender.

AttributesEdit

Shivar has the Attack Speed of 36 to 50, an impressive growth for a ranged attacker. His time between attacks is between 2.5 seconds and 1.86 seconds (simplified calculation). His basic attack attribute is magickal, so he uses his Magick stat. If silenced, Shivar will be unable to attack. His hit style is direct shot, which means it hits and stops at any target within the attack's range. His Absolute Zero spell inflicts Stop on the target regardless of space. As long as the target is within Shivar's sight, it will hit since it uses no space.

Shivar has an impressive growth for time between actions. If buffed with Haste or Berserk his attack is incredibly fast (his final Attack Speed pulverizes all of the Ranged Water Espers), yet may be as collective as Shiva in that situation. He has a high Magick Defense growth. His Absolute Zero inflicts Stop, highly favorable when used against enemy Party Leaders for their seamless range.

Shivar, one stone's throw better than Shivan in Stamina and Defense, has a comparably weak Defense growth to be almost parring with Shivan's, placing him in the category 'susceptible to Melee attacks'. His Absolute Zero magick is seamless, although favorable to use since it has indefinite hit range. If the player makes several Shivars attack a single unit, all will attack a single target and inflict it with the Stop status, a status that does not stack.

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EtymologyEdit

[view  · edit  · purge]Shiva shares her name with the Hindu god, Shiva (also spelled Śiva). The Hindu Shiva once saved the world by consuming poison, giving him blue skin around the area of the neck and throat. It should also be noted that Shiva is a male god, but can merge with his consort Parvati. Together they become Ardhanari, an androgynous Hindu god of duality, this is the reason why Shiva is sometimes confused as a female (but is indeed a male god). Shiva is also 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).

Also, in paintings Shiva was frequently mistaken for a woman due to his long hair and facial features. It is believed that he also periodically destroys the world, then recreates it. There is a possibility that the name was simply the Japanese way of pronouncing the word "shiver", which is a possibility given her icy nature. Another possibility is the reference to the Slavic goddess Živa, the goddess of love and fertility.

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