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DFF Sword Dance

Sword Dance used by Exdeath in Dissidia Final Fantasy.

Perform a graceful series of six dagger slashes.

Sword Dance (ソードダンス, Sōdo Dansu?, lit. Sword Dance), also known as Blade Dance, Sword Quiver, or Saber Dance, is a recurring ability from the Final Fantasy series. It is usually a powerful physical attack, and has been usable by both the player party and enemies.

Appearances Edit

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years Edit

FFIVTAY 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 V Edit

V 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.

The easiest way to trigger the overflow glitch is by performing a Sword Dance after having maxed both Strength, Speed and Level via Sing while wielding either the Chicken Knife or a weapon with more than 105 attack wielded with Doublehand.

Final Fantasy VI Edit

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

Final Fantasy IX Edit

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

Final Fantasy XI Edit

XI 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 XII Edit

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

Final Fantasy XIV Edit

XIV 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 Rift Edit

TA2 Blade Dance is an ability usable by Penelo when she is equipped with a blade-type weapon. It does damage to an enemy twice. It cannot be used with rapiers.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers Edit

FFCCTCB 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 six swords finishing with them swinging all their swords downward toward the ground, striking anything in its path in a wide range.

Final Fantasy Dimensions Edit

FFD

Deals damage to a single enemy.
—Description

Saber Dance is an ability for the Dancer class, 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.

Final Fantasy Dimensions II Edit

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Bravely Second: End LayerEdit

BS Sword Dance is the level 2 support-type Special move for Swords. It raise all allies' P.Atk, hit count, and speed by 25%. It lasts for 4 turns. For the duration of the music, all allies' M.Def is raised by 35%. The upper limit for P.Atk, hit count, and speed is 150%. Music bonuses will stack with other attribute bonuses.

Dissidia Final Fantasy Edit

Dissidia

Feel the Void!
—Exdeath

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. Sword Dance costs 40 CP to equip and 180 AP to master.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy Edit

Dissidia012

Here I am!
—Gilgamesh

Sword Dance is a Bravery attack for Exdeath. Sword Dance is also available to Gilgamesh as an 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.

Dissidia Final Fantasy (2015) Edit

Dissidia

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Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia Edit

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Pictlogica Final Fantasy Edit

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Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade Edit

FFAB

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Final Fantasy Artniks Edit

Artniks

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Final Fantasy All the Bravest Edit

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

Final Fantasy Record Keeper Edit

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Final Fantasy Explorers Edit

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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius Edit

FFBE

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World of Final Fantasy Edit

World

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Final Fantasy Trading Card Game Edit

TCG 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.

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Etymology Edit

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.