Darkness is an ability type in Final Fantasy Record Keeper, and part of the Other category.

Mechanics[edit | edit source]

The Darkness school centers on attacking enemies with Dark-elemental attacks. Many have effects centering on the Doom status, such as inflicting it on the user for a stat boost, decreasing the Doom's countdown timer, or dealing more damage if the user is under Doom status. Many Darkness abilities come in physical and magical variants, and Mark of Darkness is the first ability to deal "Hybrid" damage, where it counts as physical if the user's ATK is higher than their MAG, and magical damage if the reverse is true. All Dark abilities deal Dark-elemental damage, and it is a trend for Darkness abilities to be usable by villainous characters, though some heroic characters can also use Darkness.

Notable abilities in the Darkness school include: Death Throes and Memento Mori, which inflict Doom on the user and raise their ATK or MAG, respectively; Dwindling Fear and Necrofear, which deal more hits if the user's Doom timer is below a certain threshold; Sanguine Cross and Crimson Cross, which deal four hits and damage the user; and Dark Zone and Reaping Scythe, which deal four hits and have higher power if the user is under Doom.

List of Darkness abilities[edit | edit source]

Rank 4[edit | edit source]

Users: BarbaricciaSiceDark KnightRikuRoxasJechtTyroLunethLeonNabaatSeymourSeiferGarlandVayneCloud of DarknessGaffgarionRufusExdeathCecil, Dark KnightAraneaEstinienUltimeciaKujaGabranthEmperorZeidKefkaMarachEdeaCidolfus OrlandeauRubicanteVincentSephiroth

Record spheres: ShantottoBaschLuneth

Ability Uses Damage Cast time Power Element(s) Status(es) Crafting
Description
Dark Bargain
FFRK Dark Bargain Icon.png
2 (+2) Physical 1.65s 2.20 Dark ATK +30%, DEF -30% (20s) Greater Power Orbx5 Greater Fire Orbx3 Greater Dark Orbx3
Deal dark physical damage to one target, temporarily raise the user's Attack, and temporarily lower the user's Defense.
Memento Mori
FFRK Memento Mori Icon.png
2 (+2) Magical 1.65s 8.00 Dark MAG +30% (50s)
Doom (45s)
Greater Dark Orbx5 Greater Non-Elemental Orbx3 Greater Black Orbx3
Deal magic dark damage to one enemy, raise the user's Magic, and afflict the user with Doom.
Death Throes
FFRK Death Throes Icon.png
2 (+2) Physical 1.65s 1.80 Dark ATK +30% (50s)
Doom (45s)
Greater Dark Orbx5 Greater Ice Orbx3 Greater Earth Orbx3
Deal physical dark damage to one enemy, raise the user's Attack, and afflict the user with Doom.

Rank 5[edit | edit source]

Users: BarbaricciaSiceRikuRoxasJechtTyroLeonNabaatSeymourSeiferGarlandVayneCloud of DarknessGaffgarionRufusExdeathCecil, Dark KnightAraneaEstinienUltimeciaKujaGabranthEmperorZeidKefkaMarachEdeaCidolfus OrlandeauRubicanteVincentSephiroth

Record spheres: Luneth

Ability Uses Damage Cast time Power Element(s) Status(es) Crafting
Description
Sanguine Cross
FFRK Sanguine Cross Icon.png
2 (+2) Physical 1.65s 4x 0.95 Dark None Major Power Orbx10 Major Dark Orbx6 Major Earth Orbx6
Deal four dark physical attacks to one target, and deal moderate damage to the user proportional to their max HP.
Damages user 15% max HP
Dark Zone
FFRK Dark Zone Icon.png
2 (+2) Magical 1.65s 4x 2.25 Dark None Major Dark Orbx10 Major Non-Elemental Orbx6 Major Black Orbx6
Deal four magic dark attacks to one enemy. Deals additional damage if user is afflicted with Doom.
Power of each hit is 3.50 if user is under Doom status
Reaping Scythe
FFRK Reaping Scythe Icon.png
2 (+2) Physical 1.65s 4x 0.55 Dark None Major Dark Orbx10 Major Fire Orbx6 Major Earth Orbx6
Deal four physical dark attacks to one enemy. Deals additional damage if user is afflicted with Doom.
Power of each hit is 1.00 if user is under Doom status
Morbid Countdown
FFRK Morbid Countdown Icon.png
2 (+2) Magical 1.65s 4x 2.55 Dark None Major Dark Orbx10 Major Non-Elemental Orbx6 Major Ice Orbx6
Deal four magic dark attacks to one target, and reduce the user's Doom countdown by 3. Deals more damage if the user is afflicted with Doom.
Power of each hit is 3.80 if user is under Doom status
Dire Heal
FFRK Dire Heal Icon.png
2 (+2) Magical 1.65s 4x 2.60 Dark None Major Dark Orbx10 Major Non-Elemental Orbx6 Major Black Orbx6
Deal four magic dark attacks to one target, healing the user for a portion of the damage dealt.
Heals user 20% damage dealt
Dwindling Spirit
FFRK Dwindling Spirit Icon.png
2 (+2) Physical 1.65s ?x 0.88 Dark None Major Dark Orbx10 Major Non-Elemental Orbx6 Major Black Orbx6
Deal three to five physical dark attacks to one target. Deals more attacks the shorter the countdown on the user's Doom.
Deals four hits if Doom timer is 20 or less, and five hits if Doom timer is 5 or less
Necrofear
FFRK Necrofear Icon.png
2 (+2) Magical 1.65s ?x 0.88 Dark None Major Dark Orbx10 Major Non-Elemental Orbx6 Major Black Orbx6
Deal three to five magical dark attacks to one target. Deals more attacks the shorter the countdown on the user's Doom.
Deals four hits if Doom timer is 20 or less, and five hits if Doom timer is 5 or less
Dread Weapon
FFRK Dread Weapon Icon.png
2 (+2) Physical 1.65s 4x 0.75 Dark None Major Dark Orbx10 Major Earth Orbx6 Major Power Orbx6
Deal four physical dark attacks to one target, healing the user for a portion of the damage dealt.
Heals user 20% damage dealt
Crimson Cross
FFRK Crimson Cross Icon.png
2 (+2) Physical 1.65s 4x 1.10 Dark None Major Dark Orbx10 Major Black Orbx6 Major Earth Orbx6
Deal four physical dark attacks to one target, and deal a moderate amount of damage to the user proportional to their max HP.
Damages user 25% max HP
Mark of Darkness
FFRK Mark of Darkness Icon.png
2 (+2) Hybrid 1.65s 3x 0.64 (Physical)
3x 2.64 (Magical)
Dark Imperil Dark (25%, 15s) Major Dark Orbx10 Major Non-Elemental Orbx6 Major Fire Orbx6
Deal three dark physical or magical attacks to one enemy, with a chance to temporarily lower their dark resistance a small amount. Damage type depends on user's stats.
Variably deals physical or magical damage, depending on if user's ATK or MAG is higher than the other.

Rank 6[edit | edit source]

Ability Uses Damage Cast time Power Element(s) Status(es) Crafting
Description
Demon's Cross
FFRK Demon's Cross Icon.png
2 (+2) Physical 1.65s 5x 1.07 Dark None Black Crystalx10 Earth Crystalx6 Dark Crystalx6
Deal five physical dark attacks to one enemy, and deal a moderate to very small amount of damage to the user proportional to their max HP. Damage dealt to the user decreases depending on the number of times they've used Demon's Cross.
Damages user 25% max HP on first use, 15% on second use, and 5% from third use onwards
Necro Countdown
FFRK Necro Count Icon.png
2 (+2) Magical 1.65s 5x 3.15 Dark Doom (45s) Dark Crystalx10 Non-Elemental Crystalx6 Ice Crystalx6
Deal five magic dark attacks to one enemy, Doom the user (Countdown 45), and reduce the count of the user's Doom by 1. Deals six attacks if the user's Doom count is 19 or lower.
Touched by Darkness
FFRK Unknown Ability Icon.png
2 (+2) Hybrid 1.65s 3x 0.90 (Physical)
3x 3.44 (Magical)
Dark Imperil Dark (every two uses, 15s) Non-Elemental Crystalx10 Ice Crystalx6 Dark Crystalx6
Deal three physical or magic dark attacks to one enemy, and temporarily lower its dark resistance level by 1 every two times the user uses Touched by Darkness. Damage type depends on the user's stats.
Variably deals physical or magical damage, depending on if user's ATK or MAG is higher than the other.

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