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Masterpiece among the scions created by the gods, and the mastermind of the plot to rise against them. Prior to her betrayal, she was tasked with guiding souls to heaven and aiding in their reincarnation. Called the High Seraph for her angelic wings of glimmering gold, yet it was on wings of deepest black that the tainted angel Ultima rose against the gods. Since her fall, her heart is without light, and impossible to know.
Clan Primer Bio

Ultima, the High Seraph (聖天使アルテマ, Seitenshi Arutema?, lit. Ultima, the Holy Angel) is the name of a recurring summon and entity in Ivalice. She is associated with the Holy element, her color sign is Golden Yellow, and she represents the Zodiac sign of Virgo, the Virgin. While she first appeared in Final Fantasy Tactics, her most prominent design is based on Final Fantasy Tactics Advance.


Final Fantasy XIIEdit

For the battle information, see: Ultima (Final Fantasy XII boss)

Ultima is an optional Esper located in the deepest reaches of the Great Crystal in Giruvegan. Considering how big the Great Crystal is, and that only chosen people can use the waystones, Ultima seems to have been stored in a place where the Occuria can easily keep track of her. She is arguably one of the more difficult bosses of the game.

Defeating Ultima rewards her icon in the Sky Pirate's Den in the Clan Primer, earning the player the title of "Fell Angel".



Ultima's license costs 90 LP, and she requires three Mist Charges to summon. Her basic attack is Redemption, a powerful Holy-elemental attack. Her ultimate attack is Eschaton, where Ultima flies into space and charges the cannon under her dress to blast all enemies with a ray of Holy-elemental light. However, it is difficult to use due to the requirement that both Ultima and her summoner must be in critical HP before she will use it. In the International version of the game, however, the player can use her ultimate attack whenever they may wish as Espers can be controlled manually.

Gambit InformationEdit

Priority Condition Action
1 Esper and summoner: HP Critical Eschaton
2 Foe: Holy-absorb Flare
3 Foe: Holy-weak Redemption
4 Foe: nearest visible Redemption
Priority Condition Action
1 Remaining time < 10 seconds Eschaton
2 Foe: Holy-vulnerable Redemption
3 Foe: nearest visible Redemption
4 Ally: HP < 100% Renew

In Final Fantasy XII International, Ultima can cast Holy and Renew. She also gains Null Vitality and Null Weather & Terrain Effects. Damage is no longer capped at 9,999.


Attack 147 147
Defense 61 62
Magick Defense 40 65

Ultima absorbs Holy, is weak against Dark and immune to every other element.

Level Max HP Max MP Strength Magic Vitality Speed
1 4,410-4,411 23-25 60 46 26 26
10 4,545-4,568 50-70 66 52 28 28
20 4,790-4,856 90-140 72 58 30 30
30 5,105-5,228 131-212 78 64 33 33
40 5,403-5,580 181-302 84 70 35 35
50 5,879-6,145 224-378 90 76 37 37
60 6,299-6,643 264-448 96 82 40 40
70 6,537-6,923 294-498 99 88 42 42
80 6,812-7,247 324-548 99 94 44 44
90 7,187-7,691 344-578 99 99 47 47
99 7,610-8,193 353-587 99 99 49 49
Level Max HP Max MP Strength Magic Vitality Speed
1 6,615-6,616 272-276 36 47 26 26
10 6,817-6,852 324-366 42 53 28 28
20 7,185-7,284 406-506 48 59 31 30
30 7,657-7,842 488-650 54 65 34 33
40 8,104-8,370 588-830 60 71 36 35
50 8,818-9,217 674-982 66 77 39 37
60 9,448-9,964 754-999 72 83 42 40
70 9,805-9,999 814-999 78 89 45 42
80 9,999 874-999 84 95 47 44
90 9,999 914-999 90 99 50 47
99 9,999 932-999 95 99 53 49


Name Range Target CT*Charge Time Type Element Power
Flare 10 Single 30 Magick None 163
Redemption 12 Single 16 Magick Holy 180
Eschaton 12 Circle 8 35 Magick Holy 250
Name Range Target CT*Charge Time Type Element Power
Attack 2 Single 30 Psysical None 147
Holy 10 Single 23 Magick Holy 157
Flare 10 Circle 10 23 Magick None
Redemption 12 Single 15 Magick Holy 180
Eschaton 12 Circle 10 0 Magick Holy 250

Status EffectsEdit

  • Reflect
  • Protect
  • Shell
  • Haste
  • Libra


  • Ignore Reflect
  • Magick CT0
  • Ignore Vitality
  • Ignore Reflect
  • Ignore Weather & Landscape
  • Magick CT0

Final Fantasy XII: Revenant WingsEdit

For the battle information, see: Ultima (Revenant Wings)
Ultima RW
High Seraph, bringer of life and death.
—In-game Description

Ultima is the Rank III magical Holy summon. To summon her on the Ring of Pacts, Shiva or Ramuh must be unlocked first. Her position on the Ring is the farthest spot possible away from Zalera, the Death Seraph. Ultima is fought in Mission 57: Otherworldly Beauty, which takes place at the Underfane of Huin Qul. Defeating her gains Penelo her Quickening, Dance of Rapture.

  • Revitalize - restores HP and removes debuffs from one character.
  • Eschaton (Perfect Ultima) - deals Holy damage to a group of enemies in a straight line extending from Ultima.

Final Fantasy TacticsEdit

Main article: Ultima (Tactics)

Ultima, also known as Altima, the Bloody Angel, is the game's final boss and the leader of the Lucavi. Having been trapped in the body of her host, Ajora Glabados, when he died, the other Lucavi wish to revive her within a new host.

Final Fantasy Tactics AdvanceEdit

Main article: Ultima (Tactics Advance)

Ultima is a Totema of the nu mou race, and is obtained by fighting the Ultima Crystals in the dimensional rift. When summoned, Ultima is less damaging to nu mou, however she only deals MP damage.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the RiftEdit

Ultima appears as a Scion. She can be called by anyone equipping the High Seraph's Plume when the Smash Gauge is orange.

When summoned, Ultima uses Ultima, which fully heals all allies and inflicts Holy damage to all enemies.

Final Fantasy Tactics SEdit

Ultima appears as a boss in Final Fantasy Tactics S. She is depicted in both her High Seraph and Arch Seraph forms.

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Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit


Ultima in Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy.

Ultima appears as a summon in Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy. When summoned, her Eschaton will grant Stage Bravery to the player after being struck by a EX Break or Assist Break for a short period of time.

She can be purchased at the special Moogle Shop at Cornelia for 150 KP. This summonstone is unlocked at the shop as a limited offer after earning 1,800 KP total. It is stated only in this game that Ultima is half-humanoid and half-machine. This would mean that the cannon which Ultima appears to be sitting on is the lower half of her body.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain CallEdit

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Ultima appears in her humanoid Final Fantasy Tactics form as an enemy.

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Pictlogica Final FantasyEdit

Ultima in her humanoid form appears in Pictlogica Final Fantasy as a boss.

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Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit

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Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

Ultima appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game in her official Final Fantasy XII render and her Theatrhythm Final Fantasy artwork. Her cards are Shine-elemental reflecting her holy nature.



[view  · edit  · purge]Ultima is Latin, and in many of today's Latin-based languages, for "The Last", in its feminine sense. However in the Spanish versions of many Final Fantasy games the spell name is "Artema", a more close transliteration of the original Japanese katakana. Ultima is referred to as the Kanya Ascendant, which is the Sanskrit name of its Zodiac sign as used in Jyotish astrology. The name of Ultima's trademark attack Eschaton refers to the end of the world. It is from this term that the word "Eschatology" is taken, a branch of theology that refers to the study of end times.


  • Defeating Ultima in Final Fantasy XII adds her sprite to the game's Sky Pirate's Den and awards the player with the title of "Fell Angel".

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