Snow's Final Fantasy XIII costume and a temporary weapon he created during the opening movie of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, dubbed l'Cie Bardiche in Final Fantasy XIV, where included in the game as a bonus item in the event Lightning Strikes. Lightning appeared in the same event.
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The freedom-loving leader of NORA, a resistance group of young people who carry out vigilante activities. He may be simple in his thinking and rough around the edges, but Snow is loved by many for his tenacity—though that same trait has a tendency to cause him to push others around. He is engaged to Lightning's younger sister Serah.
Snow appears as an unlockable character, and is obtained by collecting White Crystal Shards.
Snow is pure defence; he possesses the highest HP in the game, as well as solid defensive skills that significantly reduce damage. Additionally, he also possesses Earth Blues, increasing both his agility and luck for field and battle stages respectively. Snow is a superb tank that can constantly reduce extreme damage.
Ability Slots: 3 (1 Reactive, 2 Proactive)
- iOS stats
|Weapon Break (Lv1)||3||Initial|
|Counter (Lv1)||5||Level 5|
|Protect (Lv1)||7||Level 10|
|Brace (Lv1)||3||Level 25|
|Brace (Lv2)||5||Level 40|
|Counter (Lv2)||10||Level 45|
|Protect (Lv2)||14||Level 50|
|Weapon Break (Lv2)||6||Level 65|
|Brace (Lv3)||7||Level 70|
|Protect (Lv3)||21||Level 80|
|Weapon Break (Lv3)||10||Level 90|
|Counter (Lv3)||16||Level 95|
The 'hero' who believes the impossible can be made possible. When he tries to save his beloved Serah, he instead joins her as a l'Cie - with no future but to turn either to crystal or mindless Cie'th. Yet he believes.
Snow returns as an unlockable character, and is now unlocked by collecting Peach Crystal Shards.
He is a Defense oriented character. His Limit, Sovereign Fist, deals damage in proportion to his Strength.
|Armor Break (Lv1)||2||Level 10|
|Counter (Lv1)||5||Level 15|
|Brawler (Lv1)||9||Level 35|
|Sovereign Fist||18||Level 40|
|Brace (Lv2)||5||Level 45|
|Counter (Lv2)||10||Level 55|
|Armor Break (Lv2)||7||Level 65|
|Brawler (Lv2)||13||Level 80|
|Brace (Lv3)||7||Level 90|
|HP Up (Lv1)||4||Initial|
|Earth Blues (Lv1)||5||Level 5|
|Sacrifice (Lv1)||5||Level 25|
|Mighty March (Lv1)||7||Level 30|
|HP Up (Lv2)||8||Level 50|
|Earth Blues (Lv2)||10||Level 60|
|Sacrifice (Lv2)||10||Level 70|
|Mighty March (Lv2)||10||Level 75|
|Mighty Guard||40||Level 85|
|Earth Blues (Lv3)||16||Level 95|
Snow is an ally, a summonable Legend and a boss in Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade. He is depicted in his Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XIII-2, and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII outfits.
- Ability Cards
- Legend Cards
This leader of NORA tries to come off as cool and capable, but often falls short.
Snow is an exclusive character only available from the Premium Character Shop as a random downloadable content. He uses the Ice Ramp ability during battle.
Serah's fiancé. Though thoughtless at times, and a bit rough around the edges, he has a positive outlook that wins him many friends. He remains determined to help Serah no matter the odds.
Snow appears in Final Fantasy Record Keeper. A standard character, Snow can be recruited as a First Time Reward for completing the Record of the Hanging Edge on Classic difficulty. During the Challenge Event Chasing Hope, Snow was a Tier 3 character acquired at the event's Hanging Edge, Part 1 stage, also on Classic difficulty. Snow has also appeared in Dangerous Beauty as a supporting character.
Snow is a Pulse l'Cie, whose combat role is Physical Attack.
As so many others before him, Snow has been cast as a Monk, albeit one with shades of a Knight. As it is, he is built to deal heavy damage from the front rank as well as to function as a tank; all three physical stats are among the highest in the game. Despite his occupation, Snow cannot use any magical abilities; even though he has Mediguard, pairing him with a strong White Mage will be key to his success in battle. Many of Snow's skills center on the element of ice, which can be an advantage against insects, fire-beasts, and other things that hate the cold.
- Record Spheres
|Job||S.Lv 1||S.Lv 2||S.Lv 3||S.Lv 4||S.Lv 5|
|Knight||+1 DEF||+1 ATK||+100 HP||+1 DEF||+2 DEF|
|Monk||+1 DEF||+1 RES||+1 ATK||+2 ATK||+80 HP|
|Thief||+1 RES||+1 DEF||+1 ATK||+55 HP||+2 ATK|
|Paladin*Requires mastery of Knight's Record Sphere.||+3 DEF||+3 ATK||+5 DEF||+250 HP||+6% Knight Ability Damage|
|Master Monk*Requires mastery of Monk's Record Sphere.||+3 ATK||+3 ATK||+230 HP||+6 ATK||+6% Monk Ability Damage|
|Berserker*Requires mastery of Monk and Thief's Record Spheres.||+2 ATK||+2 ATK||+3 ATK||+3 ATK||+5 ATK|
The light armor Wild Bear (XIII) allows Snow to use Froststrike which at the expense of one Soul Gauge segment deals ice damage to one target with 480% of a conventional physical attack.
The fist Paladin (XIII) allows Snow to use Sovereign Fist which at the expense of one Soul Gauge segment deals two successive physical attacks to all targets, each hit having 175% damage potency of a conventional attack totaling for 350% total damage potency, with a moderate chance to interrupt their actions by inflicting Stun with 20% chance.
The fist Power Circle (XIII) grants Snow the Super Soul Break Diamond Dust, which for one Soul Gauge segment deals four physical ice-elemental spread strikes against all foes, then raises the party's Defense by a moderate amount. Upon its mastery, Snow's Attack is permanently augmented by 10 points.
The light armor AMP Coat (XIII) grants Snow the Burst Soul Break Here we go!, which for one Soul Gauge segment deals eight hybrid ice/non-elemental attacks to a single target, grants all allies Last Stand, and grants Haste and Burst Mode to the user, with damage dealt increasing if no allies are KO'd.
He can equip accessories.
A young man who appears in the tales of a world where the gods toy with humanity's fate. Snow was the leader of NORA, a group that refused to rely on the fal'Cie that ruled the floating continent of Cocoon. He was a fiery young man, often diving headfirst into danger, whose irrepressible spirit always had him in the front lines fighting to protect his comrades. When Snow learned that his lover Serah has been taken captive by the fal'Cie, he headed toward the mysterious "Vestige" to save her.
Snow appears as a vision obtainable through summoning. A 4-6★ Rare Summon, his job is listed as l'Cie. His roles are Physical Damage and Tanking. His Trust Master reward is the Champion's Belt accessory, which boosts stats (ATK+30, DEF+30) and grants the passive ability of the same name. He has no natural resistances to status ailments or elements.
The materials required to awaken him are as follows:
- 5★: Seed of Life x25, Heaven's Ash x13, Sacred Crystal x15,Talmonite of Life x8, Holy Crystal x8
- 6★: Prismatic Horn x20, Calamity Gem x10, Fairies' Writ x10, Rainbow Bloom x5, Divine Crystal x5
He can equip accessories. Snow also has three exclusive materias, all available during the Hanging Edge event: the stat-enhancing Attacker and Defender, and more specifically, the Here We Go active ability that enables Snow to increase his own DEF and SPR by 50% for the duration of 3 turns.
Depending on his rarity, Snow has three (4★) or four (5-6★) ability slots. He also has Black Magic affinity (Lvl 3-5).
|Traits (Special - Active)|
Snow has three abilities that can be awakened: Counter, Fighting Spirit, and Battle Roar.
Awakening Counter and Fighting Spirit raises the chances of countering attacks from 30% to 38% and to 45% (if awakened for the first of the second time, respectively). The enhancements for both abilities require Power crysts.
Battle Roar, which normally enables Snow to increase the party's ATK (50%) for 3 turns at the cost of his HP being reduce by 2000 points, lowers the self-damaging cost to only 500 damage when first awakened. The second enhancement increasess the ATK boost to 60% and the duration to 4 turns. Awakening this ability requires Support crysts.
Snow's stats at his highest levels are as follows (with no passive abilities taken into account), along with the maximum amount of stat points that can be increased through pot-enhancements:
|Rarity||Level||HP||MP||ATK||DEF||MAG||SPR||Drop Check*Maximum LB crystals drop per hit|
|4★||60||2923 (+270)||113 (+35)||106 (+14)||103 (+14)||88 (+14)||88 (+14)||2|
|5★||80||2721 (+360)||110 (+40)||102 (+16)||99 (+16)||88 (+16)||88 (+16)||3|
|6★||100||3801 (+510)||148 (+65)||138 (+26)||135 (+26)||115 (+26)||115 (+26)||3|
- Limit Bursts
|4★||Sovereign Fist||Base (Level 1): Physical damage (2.5x)|
Max (Level 15): Physical damage (3.2x)
|5★||Sovereign Fist||Base (Level 1): Physical damage (2.7x)|
Max (Level 20): Physical damage (3.65x)
|6★||Sovereign Fist||Base (Level 1): Physical damage (2.9x)|
Max (Level 25): Physical damage (4.1x)
Snow appears as ability cards and his Final Fantasy XIII attire appears as a costume for Wol.
- CV: Troy Baker / Daisuke Ono
- Age in Grymoire: 21
- Notes: Ribbity-rib-ribbit! / Nice bandana, bro / kind of an airhead / Kind of a hothead / Always ready to fight for someone
- Snow couldn't contain his curiosity when he saw a shiny golden toad. But when he tried to pick up the thing, blam! Toad-cursed. The first thing he thought after being toadified wasn't how to turn himself back, but if he could deal with eating flies. Classic Snow.
- This isn't the first Snow who's run into trouble with a rogue flan. Maybe it's just his destiny. In any case, no matter how absurd the circumstances this time, he's still dead serious about stopping his wobbly nemesis once and for all.
- First World of Origin
- FINAL FANTASY XIII
Snow appears on multiple Ice-elemental cards. One depicts him in his CG render from Final Fantasy XIII, one from an in-game scene, one from Final Fantasy XIII-2, one in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, and one his official render from Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.
Snow appears alongside the Shiva Sisters on Triple Triad cards in the version playable via Final Fantasy Portal App.