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"The Decisive Battle"
The Decisive Battle
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"The Decisive Battle" (決戦, Kessen?) or "Decisive Battle" is the normal boss battle theme for Final Fantasy VI. It was composed by Nobuo Uematsu.

Game appearancesEdit

Final FantasyEdit

I An arrangement appears in the 20th Anniversary Edition version, when battling Typhon, Orthros, Phantom Train, and Death Gaze at the Whisperwind Cove.

Final Fantasy VIEdit

VI "The Decisive Battle" is the predominant battle theme used for boss battles, being replaced by "Battle to the Death" for a selection of strong bosses.

"The Decisive Battle" was released as the twenty-fourth track of the first disc of the Original Sound Version, and of the Kefka's Domain album. The TOSE arrangement for the Advance version was released as the twenty-fourth track of the Final Fantasy Finest Box collection's fourth disc.

Final Fantasy XIVEdit

XIV The original version of "The Decisive Battle" is used as the battle theme for the fight against Ultros and Typhoon.

Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)Edit

Dissidia "The Decisive Battle -arrange- from FINAL FANTASY VI" is an arrangement of "The Decisive Battle" by Takeharu Ishimoto. It appears as one of the two default Final Fantasy VI battle themes. It is the twenty-seventh track of the Dissidia Final Fantasy Original Soundtrack first disc.

"The Decisive Battle" can be automatically selected for battles

Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit

Dissidia012 "The Decisive Battle" as a battle theme that can be automatically selected for battles taking place at the Phantom Train or Kefka's Tower, or when fighting Terra Branford or Kefka Palazzo.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NTEdit

DissidiaNT The arranged track from Dissidia Final Fantasy and the original SNES version can be bought from the shop for 3,600 gil.

Theatrhythm Final FantasyEdit

TFF "The Decisive Battle" appears as a Battle Music Sequence for the Final Fantasy VI Series play. It is also the song chosen for the first downloadable demo.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain CallEdit

TFFCC "The Decisive Battle" is a Battle Music Sequence for Final Fantasy VI. "The Decisive Battle - arrangement - from FINAL FANTASY VI" also appears as a BMS for Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy All-Star CarnivalEdit

TFFASC "The Decisive Battle" is a playable Battle Music Sequence that is available by default.

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The Final Fantasy Record Keeper arrangement of "The Decisive Battle" is also playable as a Battle Music Sequence. It can be purchased from the song store for 5 sound medals. It was also the worldwide victory reward for the "Tyro vs. Dr. Mog" Lux Crystal Battle that took place between April 12, 2017 and April 25, 2017.

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Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit


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Arrangement album appearancesEdit

The Black MagesEdit

A rearranged version was recorded for the Black Mages' first, eponymous album, using seven-string guitars and played in their signature progressive rock format.

Guitar Solo Final Fantasy Official Best CollectionEdit

"Decisive Battle" is included on the album, which consists entirely of solo classical guitar arrangements of tracks from the Final Fantasy main series, performed by Yuji Sekiguchi.

Final Fantasy Orchestra AlbumEdit

The Final Fantasy VI "The Decisive Battle" was included in the final track of this album, "Battle Medley 2012 (Final Fantasy I – XIV)," arranged by Hiroyuki Nakayama, as its sixth song.

Live performancesEdit


The Black Mages's arranged "The Decisive Battle" from their debut album was performed live at this 2003 concert that took place at Shibuya-AX and Kanagawa University, of which it was the eight song of the line-up.

A New World: intimate music from Final FantasyEdit

A live recording of "The Decisive Battle" from at the London premiere of the concert of the same name on February 15, 2014, conducted by Arnie Roth, is included on this album.

Appearances outside Final Fantasy mediaEdit

Total PwnageEdit

"Decisive Battle" was arranged and performed by video game metal band Powerglove, and this was included as the fourth track of their debut extended play Total Pwnage.

Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street PortableEdit

An organ arrangement of "The Decisive Battle" is included in this crossover between Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest for the PlayStation Portable. It has some electric guitar-chords on the background, but is mainly an organ piece.

Lord of Vermilion Re:2 FAN KITEdit

An arrangement of this song is included on the Final Fantasy VI medley by Tsuyoshi Sekito.