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Sword Dance used by Exdeath in Dissidia Final Fantasy.

Sword Dance (ソードダンス, Sōdo Dansu?, lit. Sword Dance), also known as Blade Dance, Sword Quiver, Saber Dance, or Blade Torrent (流剣の舞, Ruken no Mai?) is a recurring ability from the Final Fantasy series. It is usually a powerful physical attack, and has been usable by both the party and enemies.


Final Fantasy IV: The After YearsEdit

Sword Dance is a Band ability formed by combining Edward's Bardsong with Cecil's Attack command. It does physical damage to enemies.

Final Fantasy VEdit

Sword Dance is one of four commands that may be used when the Dance command is used. The Dancing Dagger randomly uses the Dance command instead of the Attack command when used for attack. Sword Dance attacks a single enemy with four times the strength of a normal attack. There is a 1/4 chance of the Dance command using Sword Dance, but this chance doubles to 1/2 when the user equips the Rainbow Dress, Red Slippers, or Lamia's Tiara. Any Added Abilities from equipped weapons don't trigger when using Sword Dance.

Final Fantasy VIEdit

Blade Dance is an attack exclusive to Gilgamesh. It is a strong physical attack by itself and its followed by three physical strikes in a row with 150% more power than normal.

Final Fantasy IXEdit

Sword Quiver is an attack associated with both Maliris and her crystal form in Memoria. It deals massive non-elemental damage to a single target.

Final Fantasy X-2Edit

Sword Dance is a Limit Break-type ability usable by Full Throttle, Paine's special dressphere. It can be learned for 30 AP after learning Fright. It does two highly damaging physical attacks to the enemy party.

Final Fantasy XIEdit

Saber Dance is a Second Group Merit ability for the Dancer job which increases the player's Double Attack rate and Samba duration while removing the ability to use Waltzes.

Final Fantasy XIIEdit

Sword Dance is an attack exclusive to Vinuskar. It does physical damage to all targets in range.

Final Fantasy XIVEdit

Bladedance is a level 2 Limit Break used by melee DPS classes and deals an attack with a potency of 5000 to a single target.

Sword Dance is also an ability used by Gilgamesh during the second battle with him, striking anyone in front of him several times in succession.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the RiftEdit

Blade Dance is an ability usable by Penelo when she is equipped with a blade-type weapon. It does damage to an enemy twice.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal BearersEdit

Blade Dance is an attack which the Legion and the Lost Emperor use, they will stretch their limbs performing a deadly sword combo with their 6 swords finishing with them swinging all their swords downward toward the ground, striking anything in its path in a wide range.

Final Fantasy DimensionsEdit

Deals damage to a single enemy.

Saber Dance is an ability for the Dancer class, only obtainable after defeating the Sworddancer in the basement of Castle Lux. At the cost of 34 MP, the user will inflict major non-elemental damage to one target.

Dissidia Final FantasyEdit

Feel the Void!

Sword Dance is a Brave attack usable by Exdeath. It is a simple physical attack with his sword, and can hit up to four times depending on if the attack is used as a normal attack or a counterattack, and if Exdeath is in EX Mode.

Onion Knight can use Blade Torrent as an HP attack. It has him pause for a moment, then leap forward and into the air, rapidly teleporting around the opponent to attack with his sword if the first strike is successful. Sword Dance costs 40 CP to equip and 180 AP to master.

Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit

Here I am!

Sword Dance and Blade Torrent return as attacks for Exdeath and Onion Knight, respectively. Sword Dance is also available to Gilgamesh as a HP attack. He slashes the opponent once, followed by a series of spinning attacks if the first hit lands. It costs 30 CP to equip and 130 AP to master.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain CallEdit

Sword Dance is Paine's Limit Break ability. Its damage relies on her Strength, Agility and Stamina.

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Pictlogica Final FantasyEdit

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Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit

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Final Fantasy ArtniksEdit

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Final Fantasy All the BravestEdit

Blade Dance is the ability that is used by the Dancer during battle.

Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

Penelo's card featuring her Tactics A2 character art can use Blade Dance. For the discard of a Penelo card and Dulling Penelo, Blade Dance deals 3000 damage for each Penelo card in the Break Zone, to a Forward of the player's choice.



[view  · edit  · purge]Sword dances are recorded from throughout world history. There are various traditions of solo and mock battle sword dances from Greece, the Middle East, Pakistan, India, China, Korea, England, Scotland and Japan. Many believe that sword dancing evolved from the early Chinese art of wu shu. The simple martial art became a military training technique with swords and spears and then turned into an elaborate acrobatic dance.

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