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Ardyn is a playable character in Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia who can be recruited during Act 2, Final Chapter Part 1 of the main storyline.

Profile[edit | edit source]

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Ardyn dresses in a black trench coat and pinstripe trousers, and wears a red scarf and a hooded, gray and white flower-print mantle. He wears a black fedora and sometimes wears a black winglike accessory on his left arm (Ardyn's wing accessory in FFXV Episode Ardyn.png).

His alternate costume, "Devotee's Raiment", is an updated version of his appearance in the anime Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ardyn – Prologue.

Personality[edit | edit source]

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Story[edit | edit source]

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Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Weapons
Image Name Grade CP Effect
DFFOO Blade of Ruin (XV).png Blade of Ruin (XV)
ルインブレード【XV】
BT 130
2000-Year Yearning:
  • Grants access to BT Ability Royal Retribution.
DFFOO Sword of the Infernian (XV)+.png Sword of the Infernian (XV)+
イフリートソード【XV】+
6★ (EX+) 100
Price of Salvation Extension:
  • Improves EX Ability Rising Phantom.
DFFOO Katana of the Warrior (XV).png Katana of the Warrior (XV)
闘王の刀【XV】
5★ (LD) 90
Vengeance Against the Royal Bloodline:
  • Grants access to LD Ability Dark Tornado.
DFFOO Sword of the Infernian (XV).png Sword of the Infernian (XV)
イフリートソード【XV】
5★ (EX) 70
Price of Salvation:
  • Grants access to EX Ability Rising Phantom.
DFFOO Allegorical Blade (XV).png Allegorical Blade (XV)
神詞の剣【XV】
5★ 35
Saint of the Distant Past:
  • When using [Dark Aura]:
    • Raises BRV potency
    • Moderately raises BRV damage dealt when attacking single target
    • Extends duration of [Shadowstep]
DFFOO Rakshasa Blade (XV).png Rakshasa Blade (XV)
羅刹の剣【XV】
5★ 15
Scheming Chancellor:
  • When using [Warp-Strike]:
    • Raises BRV potency
    • Raises BRV based on 20% of HP damage dealt
    • Extends duration of [Phantasmal]
Armor
Image Name Grade CP Effect
DFFOO Ardyn's Hat (XV)+.png Ardyn's Hat (XV)+
アーデンの帽子【XV】+
6★ 130
Domination:
  • Raises MAX BRV by 220
  • Raises DEF by 84
DFFOO Ardyn's Hat (XV).png Ardyn's Hat (XV)
アーデンの帽子【XV】
5★ 90
Enlightenment:
  • Raises HP by 680
  • Raises INT BRV by 110
Based on Ardyn's hat in his official appearance.
DFFOO Ardyn's Coat (XV).png Ardyn's Coat (XV)
アーデンのコート【XV】
5★ 35
Destruction:
  • Raises MAX BRV by 220
  • Raises ATK by 72
Based on Ardyn's coat in his official appearance.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Command abilities
Move Type Attributes Obtained Image
BRV Attack
ブレイブ攻撃
BRV Default 150px
Steals enemy's BRV.
HP Attack
HP攻撃
HP Default 150px
Expends BRV to deal HP damage.

Default 150px

Crystal STR 20 150px

Crystal STR 65 150px

EX Ability 150px
Royal Retribution
ファントム・ディストラクション
LD Ability 150px
Passive abilities

Unlockables[edit | edit source]

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Gallery[edit | edit source]

Allusions[edit | edit source]

  • In one of the graphical images for Opera Omnia, Noctis and Ardyn face one another in poses mirroring that of Regis and Ardyn's confrontation Episode-Ardyn-Armiger nearing the end of Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ardyn, which was itself derived from a pre-development screencap Versus XIII Noctis VS Robe Man involving Noctis and the white hooded figure in Final Fantasy Versus XIII, the original plan for Final Fantasy XV.
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