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A warrior of light clad in armor, wielding sword and shield. A noble warrior that fears no one and faces any foe gallantly. He has taken on the role of a leader among the warriors.
Dissidia 012 description
A legendary Warrior blessed by the light. Bearing sword and shield, he is skilled in all aspects of combat.
Dissidia Final Fantasy description

The Warrior of Light a hero fighting on the side of Cosmos in Dissidia Final Fantasy and Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy. He also appears Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, fighting on the side of Materia, its arcade version, and in Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia.

A skilled and honorable swordsman, he duels using both sword and shield to strike his enemies. He leads the warriors of Cosmos, and serves the will of the goddess faithfully as her right-hand warrior. His nemesis, Garland, is Chaos's right-hand man. Unlike the other warriors, Dissidia character files note that the Warrior of Light is unaware of his true name or origins. In Dissidia 012, his connection to Cosmos and Cid of the Lufaine is revealed, establishing him as an original character not summoned from another world.

Although all ten heroes of the original Dissidia have their own Destiny Odysseys, the Warrior of Light is considered the main protagonist.

Profile Edit

Appearance Edit

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The Warrior of Light's base outfit is adapted from Yoshitaka Amano's artworkAmano Origins of the Knight class from the original Final Fantasy. He wears pale blue armor with gold and khaki details, a horned helmet, and a long khaki cape. He has aquamarine eyes and long, silver hair. The Warrior's appearance as a knight in his EX Mode is based on the Knight artwork for Final Fantasy, giving his armor various red and yellow highlights, coloring his cape gold, and shifting the horns of his helmet down to point forward.

The Warrior's first alternate outfit, "Amethyst Armor", is a red and sepia recolor to invoke a weathered feeling, and his EX Mode is recolored red with silver and white highlights like the alternate artworkWarrior of Light like Dissidia's Alt of the Warrior of Light.

The Warrior's second alternate outfit, "Classic Red", is based on the Warrior spritesWarrior-ff1-nes from the original Final Fantasy. The Warrior wears a simpler crimson armor with no cape or skirt, shorter gauntlets that show his biceps, and a shorter collar. He wears no helmet, showing dark red hair. His EX Mode is taken from the Knight class upgradeFF1-Knight-MSX, granting him a more muscular build and slicking his hair upwards.

As a downloadable fourth outfit, the Warrior appears as he does in Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy's opening and flashbacks in the Reports. The Warrior retains his base outfit but removes his helmet to reveal spiked white hair, and his sword has a slightly different shape. His EX Mode is identical to his base outfit's EX Mode but without the helmet.

The Warrior's crystal is a large blue shard in reference to the elemental Crystals from Final Fantasy. His manikin, the False Hero, is blue.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NTEdit

Default Costume
  • Warrior of Light I - Default coloration. It is more brightly colored than in past games, closely resembling his original Amano art.
  • Warrior of Light II - 1st alternate color. Identical to his "Amethyst Armor" coloration from the PSP games.
  • Warrior of Light III - 2nd alternate color. Colors his armor primarily white with gray and silver accents.
1st Alternate Costume
  • Fledgling Warrior I - Default coloration. An updated version of his "Classic Red" outfit from Dissidia 012, with alterations to his waist armor, now replaced with a brown kilt at the front. He no longer can change into his Knight appearance.
  • Fledgling Warrior II - 1st alternate color. Colors his armor primarily white and silver accents, and his red hair is lighter in tone.
  • Fledgling Warrior III - 2nd alternate color. Colors his armor primarily sky blue with blue accents, and his red hair is slightly lighter in tone.
Extra Alternate Costume
  • Nameless Warrior - Default coloration. An updated version of his "Nameless Warrior" outfit from Dissidia 012, revealing his long and spiky silver hair.[1]
Weapons

The Warrior equips swords and shields:

  • Braveheart and Lustrous Shield - Default weapons. His base weapons from previous games did not have official names until the update for additional weapons were released.
  • Flame Sword and Flame Shield - 1st alternate weapon. These versions are original designs for the Warrior, and have a unique orange glow as part of the traditional "Fire" equipment.
  • Icebrand and Ice Shield - 2nd alternate weapon. Like the Flame Sword and Shield, they are original in appearance, and have sharper designs to reflect the traditional "Ice" equipment.
  • Sun Blade and Diamond Shield - 3rd alternate weapon. As with his other alternate weapons, their designs are original, with the main blade of the sword featuring a five-pointed tip, and the shield with a diamond engraved in the center.

All of the Warrior's weapons, bar the Lustrous Shield, can be used in Final Fantasy, and they are recurring equipment in the series commonly equipped by the Warrior and Knight jobs.

The Warrior's default player name is titled Nameless Guardian, and his manikin counterpart retains its original name, the False Hero.

Personality Edit

No matter what becomes of the world... the light will always be with us.
—Warrior of Light
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Warrior of Light without his helmet in the Dissidia 012 opening FMV.

The Warrior of Light is calm, stoic, tactical, and focused, solemnly believing in Cosmos and that her victory will come as a result of the valor of her warriors. Determined and confident in his abilities, he pays no heed to the taunts and attempted manipulations of the villains he battles. Though he grows concerned that they know something vital he does not, he continues to believe in the light and struggles onward. Even Cosmos is unable to sway his resolve, the goddess concerned over the growing risk of the battle, and the Warrior telling her that she taught him to always keep fighting. The Warrior's unflappable demeanor often makes it hard for his allies to understand him.

The Warrior is a virtuous and kind soul to others, even towards his nemesis, Garland. When Garland reveals the war is a cycle and they cannot permanently kill each other, the Warrior declares he will fight to end the cycle and will save Garland from his eternity of battle as well. Towards the other warriors of Cosmos, he is a stern but compassionate leader, temporarily straying from his path to rescue Firion from Sephiroth and challenging Squall to ensure he is strong enough to travel alone safely.

The Warrior speaks in a frank yet courteous manner and does not hesitate to speak his mind. He acts in his comrades' best interests, even if some, such as Squall, do not share the same mindset, and apologizes for any misjudgments. In Dissidia 012, the Warrior is initially the only other warrior of Cosmos aware of Kain's plans to incapacitate the others to save them from the manikins, and does his utmost to ensure his comrades' survival in spite of their disagreements. The Warrior realizes that due to the horde of manikins, they can only survive by submitting to the cycle's nature and accept defeat as inevitable to be reborn for a chance to end the cycle next time.

He is loyal to Cosmos and protective of her, being her closest warrior. He fearlessly defends her even at the expense of his own life. At the end of the twelfth cycle, the Warrior battles an army of manikins to protect Cosmos from being permanently killed. He apologizes to her for being unable to lead her warriors to victory, and, in spite of his actions, his faith in her has never wavered. He encourages her to trust in her surviving warriors in the next conflict. He is horrified when Cosmos confronts the manikins directly to protect him, knowing that her actions would kill her.

In Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, the Warrior is pragmatic; while he still possesses a strong attachment to World B and treats Materia with proper respect, he does not mindlessly heed her orders to fight Spiritus and questions her motives. Knowing they are bound to face each other, his relationship with Garland becomes less belligerent and he is willing to put aside personal differences to achieve a common goal. When the champions of both sides come a truce, the Warrior shows a rare moment of light-heartiness when he laughs at the miracle of both sides working together.

Story Edit

Older cycles Edit

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The Warrior of Light with Prishe.

During one of the previous cycles of conflict, Cid of the Lufaine attempted to make a perfect manikin from his own memories. After repeated failures, he created a manikin whose body did not crystallize and had no signs of will, which Cid attributed to an incomplete transfer of his memories. He placed it among the other summoned warriors of the cycle to see what became of it. Prishe and Garland find him in the Chaos Shrine. Though Prishe is confused by his appearance, Garland recognizes the Warrior and tells Prishe she cannot understand what he is. The two battle over the custody of the newly summoned Warrior as he stands aside in a confused dazed. After the battle, the victorious Prishe takes the Warrior to Order's Sanctuary, where she and Shantotto convince Cosmos to imbue him with her power, transforming him into a warrior of Cosmos.

At the Empyreal Paradox, the Warrior of Light tells Prishe he has no name and no memories. While the Warrior claims that he does not need memories, and that as long as he fights, he has a use and purpose to defined himself as a person. Prishe argues that emotions are more important and that he should take strength from them. She reassures the Warrior that he doesn't need memories to know who he is, and thinks about bringing the topic up with Cosmos before proclaiming she knows what his name should be.

Official Quests Edit

The Warrior has a minor appearance in the quest "Prishe's Quest 000: The Defeat of Cosmos". When Cosmos is struck down by Garland, Prishe and the Warrior of Light begin to fade away. Prishe vanishes first, urging the Warrior to remember his name. The Warrior attempts to get to Cosmos, but vanishes before he can make it. The Warrior reappeared in the next cycle, though the means by which he returned while the other vanished warriors did not is unknown.

Prologus Edit

At the beginning of the twelfth cycle, the Warrior meets up with Lightning, Jecht, and Kain to warn them of approaching enemies. Under Kain's advice, Lightning teams up with the Warrior to see if she is stronger than him. Traveling ahead, the Warrior and Lightning fight the waves of warriors of Chaos. After thinning out the enemies' ranks, the Warrior thanks Lightning for her help before going off on his own to deal to the remaining few enemies. During a discussion with Jecht and Kain afterwards, Lightning acknowledges the Warrior's strength and his position as the pseudo-leader of the warriors of Cosmos.

Treachery of the Gods Edit

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Warrior of Light and Kain discuss the manikins.

Having learned from Kain the cycle's true nature, the Warrior agrees that they cannot defeat the manikins and must accept their defeat to survive to the next cycle. Kain pursues the other warriors while the Warrior shields him from harm. When an encounter with Kain alerts Lightning to his actions, the Warrior listens to her telling Cosmos of Kain's "betrayal" before fighting her himself. Cosmos makes him reveal what he and Kain are doing, but the Warrior's reasons and intentions only further anger Lightning as Laguna, Vaan, and Yuna arrive. The four agree to remain awake to stop the manikin infestation, and the Warrior can do nothing but wish them good luck, remaining behind to protect Cosmos. The Warrior later witnesses Terra's conversion into a Warrior of Cosmos when she makes her way to the Sanctuary.

As Lightning and her group fall defeating a horde manikins to close the portal to the Rift they are emerging from, the Warrior battles a second army that is attacking Order's Sanctuary. When his strength wavers, Cosmos calls out to him by the name given to him by Prishe, and expends her power to destroy the remaining manikins and save him. The Warrior and the other warriors of Cosmos are transported into another realm where he sees Lightning and her group fade. The other Warriors of Cosmos are purified by Shinryu to participate in the final cycle of conflict, and the Warrior is transported back to World B, unconscious.

Light to All Edit

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Warrior of Light and Tidus.

Awakening and hearing Cosmos calling to him, the Warrior travels to Order's Sanctuary to find Cosmos weakened from her actions in the previous cycle. She appears to the other champions in a vision and instructs them to obtain their crystals to have hope of victory. The Warrior sets off to seek his, and comes across Garland, who questions his resolve. The Warrior defeats him, only for Garland to tell him he will know the truth of the conflict soon.

The Warrior meets Cecil and Tidus, who have been ambushed by Sephiroth. Firion pursues the swordsman alone to reclaim something stolen from him, and the Warrior tracks the two down. Sending Firion back to Cecil and Tidus, the Warrior engages Sephiroth in Firion's place. After the duel, Sephiroth asks why he fights, and the Warrior replies that it is for the crystals and for the war to end. Sephiroth says the fighting will not end, and the Warrior fights for the thrill of it, just as he does. Sephiroth departs to confront Cloud, leaving the Warrior of Light puzzled, but still determined.

The Warrior encounters Ultimecia, who taunts his resolve to end the war and claims it is ridiculous to risk his life for the crystals. The Warrior ignores her words and defeats her. Ultimecia warns his comrades are losing their faith in the crystals and questions his trust in them. Shortly after the Warrior encounters Squall, who is traveling alone. Squall declares he will fight and find his crystal on his own, and the Warrior questions if he is strong enough to follow his path in solitude. The two battle and Squall wins, telling the Warrior that while he travels alone, he still has his comrades' support and shows him Bartz's good luck charm. Satisfied with his strength and his trust in his allies, the Warrior continues on and leaves Squall to his chosen path.

Cosmos approaches the Warrior and tries to dissuade him from his journey. The Warrior insists on continuing, even when hope seems lost. Cosmos decides to keep believing in them until the very end. The Warrior arrives in Pandaemonium and faces the Emperor, who tries to sway the Warrior with a fake crystal. He sees through the ruse and destroys it, declaring the crystals are earned through their own strength, not by the mercy of an enemy. The Warrior defeats the Emperor, who disappears. Garland arrives and tells the Warrior to follow him if he wants to know the truth behind the war.

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Warrior of Light faces Garland.

The Warrior pursues Garland to the Chaos Shrine, where Garland reveals they are trapped in an endless cycle. The Warrior swears he will break it and the two duel. The Warrior wins and earns his crystal, but Garland warns he will return. The other warriors of Cosmos arrive, and the ten return to Cosmos with their crystals. Bartz suggests getting the others to help think up a name to call the Warrior by, but he turns down the offer, as he does not want to bury the hidden memory of the name given to him by Prishe.

The heroes gather at Order's Sanctuary, but Cosmos tells them they are too late. Chaos arrives, transports everyone to his throne, and incinerates Cosmos. The heroes begin to disappear and find themselves in darkness. The last remaining strength of Cosmos's spirit within the crystals teleports them back to Order's Sanctuary, giving the group a chance to strike back against Chaos and his warriors.

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Warrior of Light walks towards Castle Cornelia.

On their way to Chaos, the Warrior feels uneasy how the others are regaining their memories while he is not. Although the others assure him he will remember his past in time, Tidus tells the Warrior there is more to memories, and the Warrior promises he will remember his friends after the battle. After defeating the warriors of Chaos again, the warriors of Cosmos reach Chaos's throne and challenge the god to a final battle. Chaos is vanquished, and the warriors are teleported away as he is consumed in fire. They find themselves in World A and fade back to their own worlds one by one, while the Warrior remains and begins walking towards Castle Cornelia with his crystal in hand.

Rebirth of the cycles Edit

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The Warrior of Light is summoned as a warrior of Materia to fight in the new war and is the first to arrive at her tower, paying his respects to her. Upon leaving the tower to search for others, he appears before Lightning and a confused Noctis, striking down a manikin of himself. He greets the two and informs Lightning that they were not summoned by Cosmos, but rather Materia, to fight a new battle. During the meeting with Materia with the other champions, she informs that they must fight each other to produce enough energy to sustain the existence of this world. After their meeting is interrupted by Spiritus, Materia orders her champions to fight his forces and dismisses them. The Warrior questions her intentions, but decides to lend her his aid for the time being. Once everyone disbands, the Warrior journeys with Notcis and Cecil to Spiritus's lair to confront him directly.

When Noctis and Cecil talk about the state they left their worlds, the Warrior says that even he has a home to return to, though he would have answered Materia's call no matter what, as he understands the importance of the realm they're in. Cecil observes that even though the Warrior does not understand Materia, her fight is still important to him. As they pass through a portal to cross a chasm, the three witness a planesgorger feeding on a crystal formed from the energy of battle. The Warrior and Cecil dissuade Noctis from fighting the dragon in favor of proceeding to Spiritus's domain, and the trio begin to wonder whether Spiritus is their true enemy.

Arriving on an illusion based on Cornelia, the Warrior of Light shares with Noctis and Cecil the story of what he had been doing after the original cycles. He is interrupted by Garland, who states that even if they are no longer bound by the time loop of their home world, they are bound by fate to fight. While the Warrior's armor sustains heavy damage, he, Noctis, and Cecil defeat Garland, and question him if Spiritus is the one sapping the world's energy. After Garland informs him that Spiritus does not desire the world's destruction, the Warrior intends to return to Materia and appraise her of the situation, but Noctis stops him, reminding him that Spiritus can contact Materia using the communication channel they used before. The Warrior, Noctis, and Cecil are then joined by Garland as they head to Spiritus's tower.

As they arrive at Spiritus's domain, Shantotto initiates the conversation from Materia's side, and the Warrior and the others inform her and Spiritus of the planesgorgers. After the two gods form a truce, the champions on both sides engage in a stage battle to lure out Shinryu, the true culprit behind their predicament. Before the battle, the Warrior gives a speech to the champions, in which he bursts out in pleasant laughter at the reality that they are able to put their differences aside to fight for a common goal. During the battle, the Warrior primarily fights Garland. Once the battle energy summons Shinryu, the Warrior participates in a joint attack against the dragon, but is repelled as Shinryu reveals his true form in a potent burst of power. Once the warriors regain their composure, they work together to defeat Shinryu.

Shortly after Shinryu's defeat, the Warrior is dismissed but is soon summoned yet again in order to assist in the restoration of the world.

After the world's restoration is complete, the moogles give the Warrior a crystal to host his memories for Materia to use in the upcoming infinitely long war. With a crystal doppelgänger of himself to serve on Materia's behalf, the Warrior returns to his home world.

Confessions of the Creator Edit

In a non-canon scenario in Dissidia 012, after the cycles ended, Shinryu punished Cid for intervening in the war in the thirteenth cycle, breaking their pact. Cid was trapped in an alternate dimension where he believed the cycles of war continued, and Chaos eventually went berserk and transformed into Feral Chaos. The Warrior of Light is mentioned by Cid as "the only one born in this realm" who was the last surviving warrior summoned by the other god, and perished trying to protect Cosmos from Feral Chaos after the twentieth purification.

Spoilers end here.


Gameplay Edit

Dissidia Final Fantasy and Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy Edit

The Warrior of Light is described as a Paragon. He is a well-rounded character specializing in close to mid-range attacks, and a handful of minor support magical attacks. He has several Bravery to HP links, and his HP attacks hit at a variety of ranges. As a downside, the Warrior has few ranged Bravery attacks, and his melee strikes are not overly powerful compared to other melee characters. Though his EX Mode bonuses increase his damage output greatly, he is still outclassed by other characters in their own EX Modes. The Warrior has the second highest base DEF at Level 100, tying with Exdeath at 113 DEF, which is further boosted by his EX Mode; he's second only to Feral Chaos, who has 114 DEF.

Boss Edit

In Dissidia, the Warrior of Light is fought in Destiny Odyssey VIII, Distant Glory, and Inward Chaos.

In Dissidia 012, he is fought in Decision and Resolve for Seclusion chapters of Story Mode.

Attacks Edit

Bravery Attacks Edit
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Move Type CP (Mastered) AP Priority Effect Damage type Obtained Image
Dayflash Ground 30 (15) 90 Melee Low Wall Rush Physical Initial DFF Dayflash
A short three-hit combo that knocks the opponent away. Quick execution, but low range.
DamageNormal = 8, 8, 10 = 26
DamageEX Mode = 5 + 4, 5 + 4, 10 + 6 = 34
EX Force generated: 115
Red Fang Ground 20 (10) 120 Ranged Low None Magical Initial DFF Red Fang
Conjure a fireball that tracks the opponent.
Damage = 15
EX Force generated: 2
Sword Thrust Ground 30 (15) 180 Melee MidShield throw
Melee LowSword combo
Wall Rush Physical Level 3 DFF Sword Thrust
Throw shield forward, then charge in to attack the opponent with sword.


DamageNormal = 8, 4 x 3, 10 = 30
DamageEX Mode = 3, 4 x 3 + 4, 10 + 6 = 35
EX Force generated: 120

Blue Fang Ground 20 (10) 120 Ranged Low None Magical Level 19 DFF Blue Fang
Conjure small ice shards that fall on top of the opponent.


Damage = 12 each
EX Force generated: 2 per hit

White Fang Ground 20 (10) 120 Ranged Low None Magical Level 24 DFF White Fang
Conjure a string of lightning bolts that tracks the opponent.
Damage = 10 each
EX Force generated: 2 per hit
Ascension Ground 30 (15) 90 Melee Low Chase
Wall Rush
Physical Level 30 DFF Ascension
Throw shield forward, then attack the opponent with sword to launch them up into the air.
DamageNormal = 1, 2, 7, 30 = 40
DamageEX Mode = 1 + 4, 2, 7 + 4, 30 + 6 = 54
EX Force generated: 40
Crossover Aerial 30 (15) 120 Melee Low Chase
Wall Rush
Physical Initial DFF Crossover
Hit the opponent with spinning shield, then attack with sword to launch them into the air.
DamageNormal = 2, 2, 6, 30 = 40
DamageEX Mode = 2, 2, 6 + 4, 30 + 6 = 50
EX Force generated: 40
Rising Buckler Aerial 30 (15) 120 Melee Low Chase
Wall Rush
Physical Level 9 DFF Rising Buckler
Throw shield above you to hit multiple times, then knock the opponent down with a quick sword strike.
DamageNormal = 1 x 4, 6, 15 = (25)
DamageEX Mode = 1 x 4, 6 + 6, 15 + 6 = (37)
EX Force generated: 135
Shield Strike Aerial 30 (15) 120 Melee Low Chase
Wall Rush
Physical Level 13 DFF Shield Strike
Throw shield below you to hit multiple times, then knock the opponent up and away with a quick sword strike.
DamageNormal = 1 x 4, 6, 15 = 25
DamageEX Mode = 1 x 4, 6 + 6, 15 + 6 = 37
EX Force generated: 135
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Move Type CP (Mastered) AP Priority Effect Damage type Obtained Image
Dayflash
(ground)
Ground 30 (15) 90 Melee Low Chase Physical Initial DFF Dayflash
A short three-hit sword combo that knocks the opponent away.
Damage = 3 (+4EX Mode bonus), 4 (+4EX Mode bonus), 15 (+6EX Mode bonus) = 22/36EX Mode
EX Force generated: 90
Blue Fang Ground 30 (15) 90 Ranged Low None Magical Initial DFF Blue Fang
Summon several ice shards that descend from above the opponent.
Damage = 7 each
EX Force generated: 0
Sword Thrust Ground 30 (15) 90 Melee MidShield throw
Melee LowSword combo
Wall Rush Physical Level 4 DFF Sword Thrust
Throw shield forward, then charge in to attack the opponent with sword.
Damage = 6, 3×3 (+4EX Mode bonus), 15 (+6EX Mode bonus) = 30/40EX Mode
EX Force generated: 30
White Fang Ground 30 (15) 90 Ranged Low None Magical Level 8 DFF White Fang
Summon lightning bolts that travel towards the opponent.
Damage = 6 each
EX Force generated: 0
Ascension Ground 30 (15) 120 Melee Low Chase
Wall Rush
Physical Level 19 DFF Ascension
Throw shield to drag the opponent closer, then attack with sword to knock them into the air.
Damage = 4 (+4EX Mode bonus), 5 (+4EX Mode bonus), 11, 20 (+6EX Mode bonus) = 40/54EX Mode
EX Force generated: 90
Red Fang Ground 30 (15) 90 Ranged Low None Magical Level 32 DFF Red Fang
Conjure a fireball that flies toward the opponent.
Damage = 15
EX Force generated: 0
Crossover Aerial 30 (15) 120 Melee Low Chase
Wall Rush
Physical Initial DFF Crossover
Move toward the opponent while spinning shield, then knock them into the air.
Damage = 5, 5, 10 (+4EX Mode bonus), 20 (+6EX Mode bonus) = 40/50EX Mode
EX Force generated: 90
Shield Strike Aerial 30 (15) 200 Melee Low Wall Rush Physical Initial DFF Shield Strike
Throw shield downwards to hit the opponent multiple times, then slash and knock them upwards.
Damage = 2 x 4 (+6EX Mode bonus), 6 (+4EX Mode bonus), 16 (+6EX Mode bonus) = 30/42EX Mode
EX Force generated: 30
Rising Buckler Aerial 30 (15) 150 Melee Low Wall Rush Physical Level 15 DFF Rising Buckler
Throw shield upwards to hit the opponent multiple times, then slash and knock them downwards.
Damage = 2 x 4 (+6EX Mode bonus), 6 (+4EX Mode bonus), 16 (+6EX Mode bonus) = 30/42EX Mode
EX Force generated: 30
Dayflash
(midair)
Aerial 30 (15) 90 Melee Low Chase Physical Level 25 DFF Dayflash
Short three-hit aerial sword combo that knocks the opponent away.
Damage = 3 (+4EX Mode bonus), 4 (+4EX Mode bonus), 15 (+6EX Mode bonus) = 22/36EX Mode
EX Force generated: 90


HP Attacks Edit
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Move Type CP (Mastered) AP Priority Effect Damage type Obtained Image
Shining Wave Ground 40 (20) 180 Ranged High None Magical Initial Dissidia WoL ShiningWave
Swing sword to summon bursts of light forward. Tracks the opponent and has a high reach into the air.
EX Force generated: 100
Shield of Light (ground) Ground 40 (20) 180 Melee High
Block Mid
Block
Wall Rush
N/A Initial Dissidia WoL ShieldofLight
Guard and hold out shield to unleash a short burst of energy, can block attacks if timed right.
EX Force generated: 100
Shield of Light (midair) Aerial 40 (20) 180 Melee High
Block Mid
Block
Wall Rush
N/A Initial Dissidia WoL ShieldofLight
Guard and hold out shield to unleash a short burst of energy, can block attacks if timed right.
EX Force generated: 100
Radiant Sword Aerial 40 (20) 180 Ranged Mid Wall Rush N/A Level 38 Dissidia WoL RadiantSword
Summon six swords of light which are fired at intercepting angles before flying towards the opponent.
EX Force generated: 40 per hit
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Move Type CP (Mastered) AP Priority Effect Damage type Obtained Image
Shining Wave Ground 30 (15) 130 Ranged High None N/A Initial Dissidia WoL ShiningWave
Swing sword to send a burst of light forward. Tracks the opponent and has a high reach into the air.br/>EX Force generated: 60 per hit
Shield of Light
(ground)
Ground 30 (15) 130 Melee High
Block Mid
Block
Wall Rush
N/A Level 22 Dissidia WoL ShieldofLight
Guard and hold out shield to unleash a short burst of energy.
EX Force generated: 0
Ultimate Shield Ground 30 (15) 130 Melee High Wall Rush Physical Level 28 Warrior UltimateShield
Throw shield forward to pull the opponent closer, then strike them multiple times and knock them away. Can throw on an angle, including directly above.
Damage = 4 x 3, 8 = 20
EX Force generated: 30
Shield of Light
(midair)
Aerial 30 (15) 130 Melee High
Block Mid
Block
Wall Rush
N/A Initial Dissidia WoL ShieldofLight
Guard and hold out shield to unleash a short burst of energy.
EX Force generated: 0
Radiant Sword Aerial 30 (15) 130 Ranged High Wall Rush N/A Level 13 Dissidia WoL RadiantSword
Summon six blades of light that spread out and fly towards the opponent.
EX Force generated: 0


Bravery to HP Attacks Edit
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Move Type CP (Mastered) AP Priority Effect Damage type Obtained Image
Rune Saber
(ground)
Ground 40 (20) 300 Melee Mid None Magical Ascension Dissidia WoL RuneSaber
Conjure a field of energy, damaging the opponent, before summoning a large sword of light that skewers them.
Damage = 3 x 4 = 12
EX Force generated: 160
Rune Saber
(midair)
Aerial 40 (20) 300 Melee Mid None Magical Crossover Dissidia WoL RuneSaber
Conjure a field of energy, damaging the opponent, before summoning a large sword of light that skewers them.
Damage = 3 x 4 = 12
EX Force generated: 160
Bitter End A Aerial 40 (20) 300 Melee Mid None Physical Shield Strike Dissidia WoL Bitter End
Attack the opponent with a flurry of slashes, then knock them away.
Damage = 1 x 6, 2 = 8
EX Force generated: 170
Bitter End B Aerial 40 (20) 300 Melee Mid None Physical Rising Buckler Dissidia WoL Bitter End
Attack the opponent with a flurry of slashes, then knock them away.
Damage = 1 x 6, 2 = 8
EX Force generated: 170
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Move Type CP (Mastered) AP Priority Effect Damage type Obtained Image
Rune Saber
(ground)
Ground 30 (15) 130 Melee Mid None Magical Ascension Dissidia WoL RuneSaber
Create a field of energy to damage the opponent, then stab upwards with an enormous sword of light.
Damage = 2 x 3, 4 = 10
EX Force generated: 0
Rune Saber
(midair)
Aerial 30 (15) 130 Melee Mid None Magical Crossover Dissidia WoL RuneSaber
Create a field of energy to damage the opponent, then stab upwards with an enormous sword of light.
Damage = 2 x 3, 4 = 10
EX Force generated: 0
Bitter End A Aerial 30 (15) 130 Melee Mid None N/A Shield Strike Dissidia WoL Bitter End
Strike the opponent with a combo of sword attacks, then knock them away.
Damage = 2 x 6, 10 = 15
EX Force generated: 30
Bitter End B Aerial 30 (15) 130 Melee Mid None N/A Rising Buckler Dissidia WoL Bitter End
Strike the opponent with a combo of sword attacks, then knock them away.
Damage = 2 x 6, 10 = 15
EX Force generated: 30


EX Mode Edit

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Dissidia Final Fantasy - Warrior of Light's EX Burst

Oversoul

The Warrior of Light's EX Mode is Class change, based on the Warrior's transformation in the original Final Fantasy from Warrior to Knight. The Warrior of Light gains the bonuses "Mirror Attack," "Protect" and "Light's Blessing." Mirror Attack grants the Warrior Block Low priority when attacking, automatically reflecting lesser magic projectiles. Protect increases his DEF by 10, granting the Warrior 123 DEF at Level 100, the highest in the game without taking equipment into account. Light's Blessing summons swords of light to strike the opponent when the Warrior lands a successful combo, knocking them further back and doing additional damage.

The Warrior's EX Burst is Oversoul, where he attacks the opponent with magical-infused sword blows. The player must press the directional pad commands shown on the screen as the Warrior dashes through his opponent to strike them several times. The Warrior ends the EX Burst by dashing through the opponent for a final strike that "detonates" the magical energy surrounding them, consuming them in an explosion of light. Failing to enter the pad commands will result in the Warrior skipping to the end of the attack and less Bravery damage done. In Dissidia Final Fantasy the final D-pad command is always left, while in Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy it will appear at random like the other commands.

Equipment Edit

Warrior of Light can equip Swords, Greatswords, Axes, Shields, Gauntlets, Helms, Light Armor, and Heavy Armor. In Dissidia 012, the Warrior of Light can also equip Daggers, Katanas, Large Shields, and Chestplates.

Exclusive weapons Edit
DFF2008
Name Level Stats Effects Obtained
Flame Sword 50 ATK +36 Defense +5%. Trade: 15460 gil, Rapier, Spirit Stone x3, Protect Shard x2
Braveheart 92 ATK +63 Defense +10%. Trade: 29570 gil, Flame Sword, Goddess's Magicite x5, Protect Crystal x3
Barbarian's Sword 100 ATK +68 Defense +15%.
Minor Sneak Attack Effect.
Trade: 31920 gil, Braveheart, Guiding Light x5, Protect Orb x5
Dissidia 012
Name Level Stats Effects Obtained
Flame Sword 30 ATK +40 Defense +5%. Trade: 61000 gil, Rapier, Scarletite x1, Hero's Desire x5
Braveheart 90 ATK +63 Defense +7%. Trade: 158,000 gil, Flame Sword, Electrum x1, Hero's Dream x5
Barbarian's Sword 100 ATK +68 Defense +10%.
Minor Counterattack Effect.
Trade: 182,800 gil, Braveheart, Guiding Light x1, Hero's Hopes x5


Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Edit

Type: Vanguard - With powerful close-range attacks and solid defense, Warrior of Light is most at home on the front lines. Successfully blocking attacks with his shield enhances the potency of certain skills, so an ironclad defense is a must.
EX Skill: Holy Chain - Temporarily force nearby enemies to target Warrior of Light.

Abilities Edit

Move Damage Input Type Power Frame Data Image
Ascension Bravery DFF2015 II Icon, DFF2015 II Icon, DFF2015 II Icon Ground DFF2015 Ascension
Lift up an opponent with your shield, slice them with your sword, and then knock them back.
Sword Thrust Bravery DFF2015 Up + II Icon, DFF2015 II Icon Ground DFF2015 Sword Thrust
Throw your shield at your foe and follow up with multiple sword thrusts.
Shield of Light (Flash of Steel) Bravery DFF2015 Down + II Icon, DFF2015 II Icon Ground DFF2015 Shield of Light - Radiant Blade 1
DFF2015 Shield of Light - Radiant Blade 2
DFF2015 Shield of Light - Radiant Blade 3
Manifest large shields in front of you that block bravery attacks. Press Circle while the shields are out to unleash a luminous sword. (Opponent cannot recover during combo)
Crossover Bravery DFF2015 II Icon, DFF2015 II Icon Aerial DFF2015 Crossover
Swing your shield around you and then cut into the opponent.
Shield Fling Bravery DFF2015 Up + II Icon, DFF2015 II Icon Aerial DFF2015 Strike Buckler
Use your shield to reel a distant opponent in, then send them flying with a fierce blow.
Shield of Light (Radiant Sword) Bravery DFF2015 Down + II Icon, DFF2015 II Icon Aerial DFF2015 Shield of Light - Radiant Sword
Manifest large shields in front of you that block bravery attacks. Press Circle while the shields are out to unleash luminous swords. (Opponent cannot recover during combo)
  • If Shield of Light interrupts a bravery attack, Warrior of Light will receive a buff that stacks up to two times.
  • This buff raises Warrior of Light's defense and the potency of Shield of Light and Coruscant Saber.
Indomitable Charge Bravery DFF2015 II Icon Dash DFF2015 Guard Slash
Erect a barrier around you that guards against attacks, then strike with your sword.
Shining Wave HP DFF2015 IV Icon DFF2015 Shining Wave
Emit a pulse of light that speeds toward the target from long range.
Coruscant Saber HP DFF2015 IV Icon DFF2015 Shining Saber
Send nearby foes reeling with your blade. Range increased by charging Shield of Light.
Bitter End HP DFF2015 IV Icon DFF2015 Bitter End
Deliver a piercing strike through a shield barrier, which deflects bravery attacks. (Hold to charge)
Ultimate Shield HP DFF2015 IV Icon DFF2015 Ultimate Shield
Unleash at midrange to buffet the target with your shield again and again.
Holy Chain EX Skill DFF2015 I Icon DFF2015 Holy Chain
All nearby enemies will temporarily target you.

Other appearances Edit

The Warrior of Light has appeared in the following games throughout the Final Fantasy series:

Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances Edit

The Warrior of Light has made guest appearances in the following non-Final Fantasy games:

MerchandiseEdit

Hero of Light Variant Arts action figure includes extra hands, cloth cape with wire, attack effect parts and display stand. The Variant Arts figures display re-designed icons from the series in a form they haven't actually appeared in a game. Though the Hero of Light represents a quintessential Warrior of Light, he mostly resembles the Dissidia incarnation.

In May 2018 Square Enix releases a silver Warrior of Light pendant with a blue gem as part of the Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary campaign. The reverse side of the pendant simply reads "Final Fantasy" with a carving of a crystal.

Gallery Edit

Dissidia and Dissidia 012
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT

Etymology Edit

Warriors of Light are the heroes in the original Final Fantasy. Final Fantasy series's protagonists being known as Warriors of Light has since become a recurring theme. Warriors of Light are chosen by the crystals—be it by a prophecy, a will, or by fate—to fight evil or restore balance to the world. In the games they appear in, the Light Warriors are always the characters controlled by the player.

Warrior of Light's EX Mode is called Paragon. A paragon is a person or thing regarded as a perfect example of a particular quality. The title is often used figuratively to denote a model of excellence or perfection.

Allusions Edit

D012 - Warrior of Light Fangs

The three colored fang items.

  • The Warrior of Light's Red Fang, Blue Fang, and White Fang attacks are named after recurring items that cast elemental magic when used in battle. When any of the three attacks are used, the Warrior reaches to his pouch and mimes throwing an item into the air as an appropriately colored fang rises from his body and vanishes.
  • Before fighting Garland in Destiny Odyssey I-5, and when dealing the final blow in his EX Burst, the Warrior of Light makes the same pose as the one found on the original game cover, illustrated by Yoshitaka Amano.
  • The scene in the ending of Dissidia Final Fantasy where the Warrior of Light approaches Cornelia Castle resembles the opening scene of the original Final Fantasy.
  • The Warrior's EX Mode allows him to slash away magic projectiles while attacking. This may be a reference to the CGI cutscene from Final Fantasy Origins, in which he cuts through a Red Dragon's fireball. This scene may also be the basis for his ability to release blasts of light from his weapons.
  • At the end of Destiny Odyssey 1-5 Warrior of Light states he will find a way to save everyone, even Garland. This references the epilogue from Final Fantasy, which states that once the world is washed with light, everyone, including Garland, will be there.
  • When using Shining Wave, the Warrior says "bathe in the Light", referencing the epilogue of Final Fantasy, which says that the four warriors used the elements that had destroyed the world "to bathe [it] in light".
  • In Destiny Odyssey I, Warrior of Light faces Garland as his first boss, and again at the end of his story as his final boss. This is similar to the original Final Fantasy, where Garland, in various forms, is both the first boss and the final boss.
  • In Dissidia 012, in the Warrior of Light's storyline during the 13th cycle, he encounters the Bahamut summonstone, who says "Long has it been since men of courage have stood before me. Come, I shall confer upon you my power!" The line is taken from the original Final Fantasy, which Bahamut said when granting the Warriors of Light their class changes as recognition of their power and bravery.
  • The Warrior of Light being recognized by Garland in one of the Cid reports in Dissidia 012 may have been a reference to his defeating Garland in Final Fantasy.
  • His sword resembles the Excalibur as depicted in the various remakes of Final Fantasy.

Trivia Edit

  • The Warrior of Light's storyline is the longest in game timeline, beginning moments after Cosmos tells her warriors to retrieve their Crystals and ending after they have done so, making the Warrior the last to retrieve his Crystal.
    • The Warrior of Light's storyline has several unique aspects compared to the other characters: he is the only character to fight the same enemy twice in one storyline (Garland), and he has the most boss fights, a total of five, whereas the others fight no more than three. In the original Dissidia, he is the only character to fight a boss in the middle of a stage (Ultimecia) rather than at the end, and she is the only boss piece to grant a DP bonus. This is no longer the case in Dissidia 012, where the Warrior's storyline is altered and Ultimecia is faced at the end of a gateway as normal.
  • At the end of Dissidia the heroes return to their respective homes, except for the Warrior of Light, who simply walks towards Castle Cornelia. Dissidia 012's Character Files hint that the story of the original Final Fantasy begins at this point.
  • Due to being used in cutscenes, the Warrior of Light's DLC outfit model exists in the game files even if the player does not download the outfit.
  • The Warrior of Light and Zidane were the first heroes to be announced for Dissidia.
  • The Warrior of Light is one of three characters, the others being Zidane and Kuja, to have more than one intro quote when fighting his rival in Dissidia.
  • The Warrior of Light is the only character in all of the Dissidia series to be shown in his EX Mode attire in a promotional CGI poster.
  • The Warrior of Light is one of the first six characters announced for the Dissidia arcade game.
  • The Warrior of Light's name, as given by Prishe, is left unsaid in-game in reference to players naming their own characters in the original Final Fantasy.

References Edit