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The following is a list of all elements in Final Fantasy XII. Each element is represented by its own unique icon. In all Japanese versions prior to The Zodiac Age, the icons are circular.

Fire[edit | edit source]

FFXII Fire Icon.png

The Fire element opposes the Water element. The Oil status triples damage incurred from Fire-based attacks.

Game Element Type Effect
Fire Black Magick Minor Fire elemental damage.
Fira Black Magick Moderate Fire elemental damage to all enemies in range.
Firaga Black Magick Major Fire elemental damage to all enemies in range.
Ardor Black Magick Massive Fire elemental damage to all enemies in range.
Belias Esper Fire-elemental Esper.
Hellfire Esper Attack Inflicts fire-elemental damage to all enemies.
Painflare Esper Attack Fire-elemental attack.
Breath Enemy Attack Fire physical damage to all targets in range with a 30% chance of Sap.
Bushfire Enemy Attack Fire physical damage to all targets in range with a 50% chance of Poison.
Ember Breath Enemy Attack Fire physical damage to one target.
Firaja Enemy Attack Major Fire elemental damage to all party members in range with a 35% chance of Oil.
Fireball Enemy Attack Fire physical damage to one target.
Flame Breath Enemy Attack Fire physical damage to one target.
Gatling Gun Enemy Attack Fire physical damage to all targets in range.
Mass-Destruct Enemy Attack Fire physical damage to all targets in range and causes all allies to ready Self-Destruct.
Piercing Firaga Enemy Attack Major Fire elemental damage to all party members in range. Ignores Reflect.
Pyromania Enemy Attack Fire physical damage to all targets in range.
Remora Strike Enemy Attack Fire physical damage to all targets in range.
Self-Destruct Enemy Attack Fire physical damage to all targets in range, user is KO'd.
Burning Bow Weapon Increases the damage of Fire elemental attacks.
Flame Staff Weapon Increases the damage of Fire elemental attacks.
Flametongue Weapon Inflicts Fire elemental damage when attacking physically.
Gungnir Weapon Inflicts Fire elemental damage when attacking physically.
Multiscale Weapon Inflicts Fire elemental damage when attacking physically. (Zodiac versions)
Flame Shield Shield Halves Fire elemental damage.
Adamant Hat Helmet Halves Fire elemental damage, weak to Ice elemental attacks.
Adamant Vest Armor Halves Fire elemental damage, weak to Ice elemental attacks.
Fiery Arrows Ammo Fire elemental ammunition.
Wyrmfire Shot Ammo Fire elemental ammunition.
Soleil Fang (Red Fang) Item, Enemy Attack Reduces HP of all targets in range by 25%, inflicts Fire elemental damage.
Sash Accessory Immune to Slow. Halves Fire damage. (Zodiac versions)
Manufacted Nethicite Accessory Halves all elements and bestows Silence

Ice[edit | edit source]

Blizzard symbol.

The Ice element opposes the Lightning element.

Game Element Type Effect
Blizzard Black Magick Minor Ice elemental damage.
Blizzara Black Magick Moderate Ice elemental damage to all targets in range.
Blizzaga Black Magick Major Ice elemental damage to all targets in range.
Mateus Esper Ice elemental Esper.
Frostwave Esper Attack Ice elemental damage.
Flash-Freeze Esper Attack Ice elemental damage to one target.
Blizzaja Enemy Attack Major Ice elemental damage to all targets in range. 35% of Sap.
Ice Break Enemy Attack Physical Ice elemental damage to all targets in range.
Piercing Blizzaga Enemy Attack Major Ice elemental damage to all targets in range. Ignores Reflect.
White Breath Enemy Attack Physical Ice elemental damage to all targets in range. 30% chance of Stop.
Glacial Staff Weapon Increases the damage of Ice elemental attacks.
Staff of the Magi Weapon Increases the damage of Ice, Wind(Zodiac versions), and Holy elemental attacks.
Icebrand Weapon Inflicts Ice elemental damage when attacking physically.
Serpent Rod Weapon Inflicts Ice elemental damage when attacking physically.
Trident Weapon Inflicts Ice elemental damage when attacking physically.
Gilt Measure Weapon Inflicts Ice elemental damage when attacking physically. (Zodiac versions)
Ice Shield Shield Halves Ice elemental damage.
Adamant Hat Helmet Halves Fire elemental damage, weak to Ice elemental damage.
Adamant Vest Armor Halves Fire elemental damage, weak to Ice elemental damage.
Icecloud Arrows Ammo Ice elemental ammunition.
Rime Fang Item, Enemy Attack Reduces HP of all targets in range by 25% of Max HP. Inflicts Ice elemental damage.
Tourmaline Ring Accessory Immune to Poison and Sap. Halves Ice elemental damage.(Zodiac versions)
Cat-ear Hood Accessory Converts gained LP into gil. Halves Ice and Wind elemental damage. (Zodiac versions)
Manufacted Nethicite Accessory Halves all elements and bestows Silence

Lightning[edit | edit source]

Lightning symbol.

The Lightning element opposes the Ice element.

Game Element Type Effect
Thunder Black Magick Minor Lightning elemental damage.
Thundara Black Magick Moderate Lightning elemental damage to all targets in range.
Thundaga Black Magick Major Lightning elemental damage to all targets in range.
Discharge Enemy Attack Lightning elemental damage to all targets in range.
Adrammelech Esper Lightning elemental Esper.
Flash Arc Esper Attack Lightning elemental damage to one target.
Judgment Bolt Esper Attack Lightning elemental damage to one target.
Sandstorm Enemy Attack Physical Lightning elemental damage to all targets in range.
Shockstorm Enemy Attack Lightning elemental damage to all targets in range.
Thundaja Enemy Attack Major Lightning elemental damage to all targets in range. 35% chance of Stop.
Piercing Thundaga Enemy Attack Major Lightning elemental damage to all targets in range. Ignores Reflect.
Storm Spear Weapon Inflicts Lightning elemental damage when attacking physically.
Storm Staff Weapon Increases the damage of Lightning elemental attacks.
Cross Scale Weapon Inflicts Lightning elemental damage when attacking physically. (Zodiac versions)
Cloud Staff Weapon Increases the damage of Lightning, Wind,(Zodiac versions) and Water elemental attacks.
Venetian Shield Shield Weak to Lightning elemental attacks.
Zodiac Escutcheon Shield Nullifies Lightning elemental damage.
Rubber Suit Armor Nullifies Lightning elemental damage.
Lightning Arrows Ammo Lightning elemental ammunition.
White/Lightning Fang Item, Enemy Attack Reduces HP of all targets by 25% of their Max HP. Deals Lightning elemental damage.
Diamond Armlet Accessory Obtain superior items from chests, coffers, and the like. Immune to Lightning in Zodiac versions.
Manufacted Nethicite Accessory Halves all elements and bestows Silence

Earth[edit | edit source]

The Earth element.

The Earth element opposes the Wind element. Earth is the only element that not affiliated with any magicks available for the player. Float nullifies Earth-based attacks.

Game Element Type Effect
Hashmal Esper Earth-elemental Esper.
Gaia's Wrath Esper Attack Earth-elemental damage.
Roxxor Esper Attack Earth-elemental damage to one target.
Groundshaker Enemy Attack Physical Earth-elemental damage to all targets in range.
Power Stun Enemy Attack Physical Earth-elemental damage to all targets in range.
Quakeja Enemy Attack Major Earth-elemental damage to all targets in range. 35% chance of Slow.
Stone Stomp Enemy Attack Physical Earth-elemental damage to one target.
Temblor Enemy Attack Earth-elemental damage to one target. 50% chance of Disable and Immobilize.
Tremor Enemy Attack Physical Earth-elemental damage to all targets in range.
Cypress Pole Weapon Inflicts Earth-elemental damage when attacking physically.
Gaia Rod Weapon Inflicts Earth elemental damage when attacking physically.
Koga Blade Weapon Inflicts Earth elemental damage when attacking physically. (Zodiac versions)
Dragon Shield Shield Nullifies Earth-elemental damage.
Winged Boots Accessory Avoids Earth-elemental damage and floor traps.
Artemis Arrows Ammo Earth-elemental ammunition.
Mud Shot Ammo Earth-elemental ammunition with a 25% chance of Blind.
Manufacted Nethicite Accessory Halves all elements and bestows Silence

Wind[edit | edit source]

Wind symbol.

The Wind element opposes the Earth element.

Game Element Type Effect
Aero Black Magick Minor Wind elemental damage to all enemies in range.
Aeroga Black Magick Major Wind elemental damage to all enemies in range.
Chaos Esper Wind elemental Esper.
Whirlwind Esper Attack Wind damage equal to 75% of a target's max HP, up to 9999 damage.
Tornado Esper Attack Wind elemental damage on all enemies.
Aeroja Enemy Attack Major Wind elemental damage to party members in range.
Aerora Enemy Attack Moderate Wind elemental damage to party members in range.
Cyclone Enemy Attack Wind elemental damage to all party members in range, and 50% chance of inflicting Sap.
Gale Enemy Attack Wind physical elemental damage to all party members in range.
Gust Enemy Attack Wind physical elemental damage to all party members in range.
Screwtail Enemy Attack Wind physical elemental damage to all party members in range.
Tempest Enemy Attack Wind physical elemental damage to all party members in range.
Ame-no-Murakumo Weapon Inflicts Wind elemental damage when attacking physically.
Cherry Staff Weapon Increases the damage of Wind elemental attacks.
Gladius Weapon Inflicts Wind elemental damage when attacking physically.
Zephyr Pole Weapon Inflicts Wind elemental damage when attacking physically.
Zwill Crossblade Weapon Inflicts Wind elemental damage when attacking physically.
Caliper Weapon Inflicts Wind elemental damage when attacking physically.(Zodiac versions)
Cloud Staff Weapon Increases the damage of Wind, Holy(Zodiac versions), and Water elemental attacks.
Staff of the Magi Weapon Increases the damage of Wind, Water(Zodiac versions), and Holy elemental attacks.
Windbreaker Armor Halves Wind elemental damage.
Windslicer Shot Ammo Wind elemental ammo.
Aero Mote Item, Enemy Attack Minor Wind elemental damage to targets in range.
Agate Ring Accessory Nullifies weather and terrain effects on elemental damage. Half Wind elemental damage.(Zodiac versions)
Cat-ear Hood Accessory Converts gained LP into gil. Halves Ice and Wind elemental damage.(Zodiac versions)
Manufacted Nethicite Accessory Halves all elements and bestows Silence

Water[edit | edit source]

Water symbol.

The Water element opposes the Fire element.

Game Element Type Effect
Water
Aqua (Zodiac versions)
Black Magick Minor Water elemental damage to one target.
Aqua Bubbles Enemy Attack Physical Water elemental damage to all targets in range. 50% chance of Sap.
Famfrit Esper Water elemental Esper.
Briny Cannonade Esper Attack Water elemental damage to one target.
Tsunami Esper Attack Water-elemental attack.
Mythril Bubbles Enemy Attack Physical Water elemental damage to all targets in range. 50% chance of Confuse and Poison.
Nectar Volley Enemy Attack Physical Water elemental damage to one target. 100% chance of Sap.
Watera/Aquara Enemy Attack Moderate Water elemental damage to all targets in range.
Water Cannon Enemy Attack Physical Water elemental damage to one target.
Waterga/Aquaga Enemy Attack Major Water elemental damage to all targets in range.
Waterja/Aquaja Enemy Attack Major Water elemental damage to all targets in range. 35% chance of Silence.
Water Ray Enemy Attack Physical Water elemental damage to one target.
Water Spout Enemy Attack Deals Water-based physical damage to all targets in range.
Cloud Staff Weapon Increases the damage of Water, Wind, and Lightning(Zodiac versions) elemental attacks.
Fumarole Weapon Increases the damage of Water elemental attacks.
Miter Weapon Inflicts Water elemental damage when attacking physically.
Murasame Weapon Inflicts Water elemental damage when attacking physically.
Six-fluted Pole Weapon Increases the damage of Water elemental attacks.
Arc Scale Weapon Increases the damage of Water elemental attacks in Zodiac versions
Iga Blade Weapon Inflicts Water elemental damage when attacking physically in Zodiac versions
Viking Coat Armor Nullifies Water elemental damage.
Aqua Shot Ammo Water elemental ammunition.
Water Bombs Ammo Water elemental ammunition.
Water/Aquara Mote Item, Enemy Attack Minor Water elemental damage to one target.
Manufacted Nethicite Accessory Halves all elements and bestows Silence

Holy[edit | edit source]

Holy symbol.

The Holy element opposes the Dark element.

Game Element Type Effect
Holy White Magick Deal heavy Holy damage to one foe.
Ultima Esper Holy elemental Esper.
Redemption Esper Attack Holy elemental damage to one target.
Eschaton Esper Attack Holy elemental damage.
Crown Enemy Attack Holy elemental damage to one target as well as a 50% chance of Confuse.
Holyja Enemy Attack Inflicts major Holy elemental damage to all targets in range. 50% chance of Reverse.
Judgment Enemy Attack Holy elemental damage to all targets in range. 50% chance of Stop.
Piercing Holy Enemy Attack Inflicts major Holy elemental damage to one target. Ignores Reflect.
Shining Ray Enemy Attack Physical Holy elemental damage to all targets in range.
Excalibur Weapon Inflicts Holy-elemental damage to the target.
Holy Lance Weapon Inflicts Holy elemental damage when attacking physically.
Euclid's Sextant Weapon Inflicts Holy-elemental damage to the target in the Zodiac versions
Holy Rod Weapon Inflicts Holy elemental damage when attacking physically. Increases the damage of Holy elemental attacks.
Staff of the Magi Weapon Increases the damage of Holy elemental attacks.
Wyrmhero Blade Weapon Inflicts Holy-elemental damage to the target, grants the Bravery and Faith status.
White Mask Helmet Absorbs Holy damage.
Bone Helm Helmet Halves Dark damage received but weak against Holy-based attacks.
Bone Mail Armor Halves Dark damage received but weak against Holy-based attacks.
White Robes Armor Increases the damage of Holy elemental attacks.
Sage's Ring Accessory Reduces MP cost by half, absorbs Holy damage.
Holy Mote Item Deals Holy damage to one foe.
Manufacted Nethicite Accessory Halves all elements and bestows Silence

Dark[edit | edit source]

Dark symbol.

The Dark element opposes the Holy element. In the original version, all ninja swords are Dark-elemental. In the Zodiac versions, they have different elements.

Game Element Type Effect
Dark Arcane Magick Minor Dark elemental damage to one target.
Darkra Arcane Magick Moderate Dark elemental damage to all targets in range.
Darkga Arcane Magick Major Dark elemental damage to all targets in range.
Zodiark Esper Dark-elemental Esper.
Banish Ray Esper Attack Dark-based physical damage to one target.
Darkja Enemy Attack Major dark elemental damage to all targets in range. 50% chance of Death and Blind.
Darkness Enemy Attack Physical Dark elemental damage to all targets in range.
Maser Eye Enemy Attack Physical Dark elemental damage to all targets in range.
Ashura Weapon Inflicts Dark elemental damage when attacking physically.
Iga Blade Weapon Inflicts Dark elemental damage when attacking physically.
Kagenui Weapon Inflicts Dark elemental damage when attacking physically.
Koga Blade Weapon Inflicts Dark elemental damage when attacking physically.
Orochi Weapon Inflicts Dark elemental damage when attacking physically.
Sakura-saezuri Weapon Inflicts Dark elemental damage when attacking physically.
Yagyu Darkblade Weapon Inflicts Dark elemental damage when attacking physically.
Zeus Mace Weapon Increases the damage of Dark elemental attacks.
Demon Shield Shield Absorbs Dark elemental damage.
Black Mask Helmet Absorbs Dark elemental damage.
Bone Helm Helmet Halves Dark elemental damage, weak to Holy elemental attacks.
Black Robes Armor Increases the damage of Dark elemental attacks.
Bone Mail Armor Halves Dark elemental damage, weak to Holy elemental attacks.
Argyle Armlet Accessory In the Zodiac versions, halves Dark elemental damage.
Dark Shot Ammo Dark elemental ammunition.
Dark Mote Item, Enemy Attack Minor Dark elemental damage to all targets in range.
Eksir Berries Item Moderate Dark elemental damage to one target. Dispels buffs and debuffs.
Manufacted Nethicite Accessory Halves all elements and bestows Silence
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