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RydiaDS

Rydia of Mist is a Summoner from Final Fantasy IV.

The Summoner (召喚士, Shōkanshi?), also known as the Caller or Evoker, is a job that appears in various games in the Final Fantasy series. One of the earliest introduced job classes, summoner first appeared in Final Fantasy III.

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Summoners are known for their ability to summon magical beasts to fight for the party. In games with summoners as part of the storyline, summoner ranks exist, such as Conjurer and high summoner. Summoners generally have some of the lowest physical stats in the game but also the highest magical stats. Their weapon arsenal varies by game, but most games show them equipping rods, staves, daggers, and sometimes whips. While the details of their appearance vary from game to game, summoners often wear robes of green and white, and in some games also bear large horns on their foreheads, said to allow communication with their otherworldly allies. Whether these horns are natural growths or part of the summoner's outfit varies between games.

Summoners use special magic that allows them to call forth summoned monsters. Summons usually cost more MP than the average spell, but are much more powerful. In some games, summoners also have the ability to cast either Black Magic or White Magic as well as to summon, thus making them more versatile.

Usually, summoners and their summons possess some important story element; such as the summoners of Final Fantasy IV, Final Fantasy IX and Final Fantasy X, where the concept of a summoner is focused and expanded further from a mere job class and where their presence and powers significantly change the landscape of the world they live in.

AppearancesEdit

Final Fantasy IIIEdit

III

The Evoker job can be obtained from the Water Crystal, while the Summoner is obtained from the Earth Crystal. While both classes are able to use the same summons, the Summoner has higher stats and can cause the summons to use their most powerful attacks.

Final Fantasy IVEdit

IV

The summoners are a race of people who possess the power of summoning as a birthright. Most of the summoners are wiped out at the beginning of the game, with Rydia being the only female survivor, while a few unnamed male summoners remain in Mist. As a summoner, Rydia is capable of learning Black Magic and Summon Magic. Enemy Summoners are fought in the Feymarch.

Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-Edit

FFIV-I- Rydia? and Rydia are the only summoners that appear.

Final Fantasy IV: The After YearsEdit

FFIVTAY Rydia returns as a summoner and retains her abilities from Final Fantasy IV, but is unable to summon during the early portions. Maenad is also able to summon. Enemy Summoners appear in Kain's Challenge Dungeon.

Final Fantasy VEdit

V

The Summoner is a job class obtained from the Water Crystal. The summons they use must either be bought from shops or defeated in battle.

Final Fantasy IXEdit

IX

The summoners were a race of people who lived in Madain Sari and possessed a horn on their heads. Almost all the summoners were killed after Garland destroyed their hometown. Garnet, her mother, and Eiko's parents and grandfather survived the attack. By the beginning of the game, only Garnet and Eiko are left alive. Garnet/Dagger and Eiko can summon Eidolons and cast White Magic. However, Dagger's abilities focus on her summons while Eiko's focus on her White Magic, and the two learn different spells and summons.

Final Fantasy XEdit

X

The summoners are people who embark on pilgrimages across Spira to pray to the fayth of each temple to obtain the power of the aeons they create. All summoners' goal is to obtain the Final Aeon and to use its power to defeat the monster known as Sin. A Summoner who manages this feat posthumously gains the title of High Summoner. Yuna is a summoner in the player party, and can use Summon Magic and her Sphere Grid path teaches her White Magic, although she can also learn other abilities from the other characters' paths. Seymour Guado is also able to summon, as are many non-player characters, like Dona and Isaaru.

The Ronso are willing to construct a statue of Yuna with a horn on her forehead. This is further alluded in Final Fantasy X-2 where depending on the player's choices related to the Ronso throughout the game they may construct such statue.

Final Fantasy XIEdit

XI

An advanced job, the Summoner wields the ability to summon Elementals and Avatars to aid the party in battle.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIIIEdit

LR Lightning can don Yuna's summoner attire from Final Fantasy X as the Spira's Summoner garb.

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Final Fantasy XIVEdit

XIV FFXIV Summoner Icon The Summoner is a Soul Crystal job for the Arcanist class. Summoners can call the Egis, a small version of Primals, to fight alongside them in the battle. Like the Arcanist, Summoners primarily rely on damage over time effects, but at higher levels they can inflict devastating area-of-effect attacks.

Final Fantasy TacticsEdit

FFT

Summoners possess the ability to call upon powerful Espers to aid them in battle. The difference between an Esper attack and regular magic is the fact that Espers affect a much larger area and distinguish between friend and foe.

Final Fantasy Tactics AdvanceEdit

TA

Summoners are a viera-exclusive job class. They share the same role as in the game's predecessor. Summons should not be confused with the Totema.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the RiftEdit

TA2

The viera Summoners make a reappearance. The Espers that they call upon should not be confused with the entities known as Scions.

Final Fantasy Tactics SEdit

TS

FFT-job-squireMThis article or section is a stub about a job class in Final Fantasy Tactics S. You can help the Final Fantasy Wiki by expanding it.

Bravely DefaultEdit

BD

The Summoner appears as a job. Mephilia Venus is a summoner and must be defeated to obtain the job. After obtaining the job, the player will automatically receive the summon, Girtablulu. Using other summons has two requirements. First, the Summoner must be the appropriate job level. Second, the party must find and face an Anchorite, who will use the summon as the first action in a battle. At least one party member must survive the summon's onslaught for the player to be awarded the summon.

Bravely Second: End LayerEdit

BS

Summoner returns as a job. It is obtained after defeating Mephilia Venus.

Final Fantasy DimensionsEdit

FFD

Summoner is a starting job class available to both groups.

Dissidia Final FantasyEdit

Dissidia In the Duel Colosseum, when chosen, the Summoner job card will cause the next hand to consist only of treasure and job cards.

Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit

Dissidia012 Yuna represents the Summoner job and can summon the aeons she acquires during the storyline of Final Fantasy X: Valefor, Ifrit, Ixion, Shiva, and Bahamut. The Summoner job card reappears in the new Labyrinth mode, and ensures the next cards drawn to contain only Treasure and Job Cards.

The Summoner is also a job that can be selected for a character in the player's Party for Quick Battle, Friend Cards, or wireless matches. When a Summoner calls their summonstone, it regenerates afterwards, allowing another usage. The Summoner in turn unlocks the Sage job with the Black Mage and White Mage.

Pictlogica Final FantasyEdit

PFF

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Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit

FFAB

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Final Fantasy ArtniksEdit

Artniks The Summoner appears as a character card.

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Final Fantasy All the BravestEdit

ATB

Bonding with otherworldly creatures requires both ample magic and an open heart.
—Description

The Summoner is a character available to the party, he summons Bahamut during battle. Unlocks at level 75.

Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit

FFRK

These unique spellcasters call forth powerful creatures with abilities capable of affecting entire groups of enemies and allies. The might of these summons can easily overwhelm lesser forms of magic.
—Description.

Summoner appears as a recruitable character. He is unlocked in Magitek Factory on Classic in Final Fantasy VI storyline as the First Time Reward.

Stats
Level HP Attack Defense Magic Resistance Mind Accuracy Evasion Speed
1 82 5 4 8 9 7 20 20 69
10 391 10 10 26 28 22 20 20 72
50 1,765 41 37 88 94 75 22 22 91
Abilities

Summoner can use Black Magic up to rarity rank 2 and Summoning up to rarity rank 4.

His initial Soul Break is Call I which at the expense of one Soul Gauge segment calls a random summon to the player's aid. The robe Gaia Vest (III) can grant Summoner access to Call II which at the expense of two Soul Gauge segments calls a random summon to the player's aid.

Equipment

Summoner can equip the following weapon types: bows, daggers, rods, and staves.

He can equip the following armor types: bracers, Hats, and robes. The robe Gaia Vest (III) allows Summoner to use Call II.

He can equip accessories.

Mobius Final FantasyEdit

Mobius A witch named Meia can summon espers, eidolons and aeons in multiplayer mode.

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Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

TCG Summoner appears with Water-, Fire-, Ice-, Lightning-, and Earth-elemental cards. Evoker appears with Fire-, Wind-, Earth-, and Water-elemental cards.

Triple Triad (Portal App)Edit

Evoker and Summoner from the Final Fantasy III 3D version have Triple Triad cards.

Non-Final Fantasy AppearancesEdit

Bahamut LagoonEdit

Yoyo and Sendak are Summoners with the ability to summon the Holy Dragons, causing devastating damage on several enemy parties because of their wide area of effect. In addition they have the Red Magic command containing three spells: One that restores HP, a Fire-elemental spell, and a spell that raises the Attack Power of a single target. They can equip staves, rods, and robes.

It's New FrontierEdit

Summoners also appear in It's New Frontier, a new video game by Square Enix not part of the Final Fantasy series.

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EtymologyEdit

Evocation is the act of calling upon or summoning a spirit, demon, god or other supernatural agent, in the Western mystery tradition. Comparable practices exist in many religions and magical traditions and may employ the use of mind-altering substances with and without uttered word formulas.

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