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Heartless Angel in Final Fantasy VI, the first instance of an HP To One ability.

HP to one abilities reduce the target's HP of one regardless of their current HP. This is sometimes done by simply setting the targets to one HP, at other times by inflicting damage to them equal to their max HP minus one. They are commonly used by final bosses and superbosses. One of the best known of these abilities is Heartless Angel, which has become the trademark attack of Sephiroth.

Appearances[]

Final Fantasy II[]

Attack Target Classification Used By
Destroy Caster Player's party

Final Fantasy VI[]

Attack Target Classification Used By
Heartless Angel
(Fallen One)
Entire Party Reduce to one Kefka, Fiend Dragon, Relm (Sketch Black Dragon), Holy Dragon (Dragons' Den), Kaiser Dragon, Omega Weapon, Glutturn

Final Fantasy VII[]

Attack Target Classification Used By
Heartless Angel Entire Party Inflict damage Bizarro∙Sephiroth, Safer∙Sephiroth

Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-[]

Attack Target Classification Used By
Dynamite Zack Combatant, Ensign, Guard, Warrant Officer
Heartless Angel Zack Inflict damage Sephiroth

Final Fantasy VII The First Soldier[]

Attack Target Classification Used By
Tantrum Single target Reduce to One (will kill if not above 1HP) Tonberry

Final Fantasy VIII[]

Omega Weapon has a similar ability called Megiddo Flame. The ability does not reduce the party to one HP, but deals a guaranteed 9,998 damage to the entire party, and thus the only way to survive is to have 9,999 HP, leaving the party with one HP after the attack hits.

Diving into the game code reveals two dummied spells specific to Selphie, Percent (a reduce-HP-to-1 move similar to Matra Magic), and Catastrophe (major damage to all enemies). These two spells were removed from Selphie's spell list in the final build of Final Fantasy VIII, but can be found via third-party data exploitation programs, although they just use Fire's spell animation.

Attack Target Classification Used By
Soul Crush Ward, Kiros Inflict damage Esthar Soldier
Sai Single party member Inflict damage Fujin
Corona Entire party Mobile Type 8
Hell's Judgment Entire party Inflict damage Ultimecia

Final Fantasy IX[]

Beatrix uses Stock Break and Climhazzard to reduce the party's HP to 1 when fought as a boss, and these abilities cannot be blocked or avoided. This ends the battle. When these abilities are used by the player's party, Stock Break and Climhazzard instead simply deal major non-elemental damage to all enemies.

Attack Target Classification Used By
Helm Split Single target Iron Man
Matra Magic Single target Armstrong
Photon Single target Ark
Smash Single target Shell Dragon
Stock Break Entire party Beatrix
Climhazzard Entire party Beatrix
Judgment Sword Single target Hades
Blue Shockwave Single target Necron

Final Fantasy X-2[]

Attack Target Classification Used By
Blaster Single target Inflict damage Coeurl
Death Blaster Single target Inflict damage Queen Coeurl
Heavy Seed Cannon Single target Inflict damage Cephalotus, Leucophylla
Zanmato Single target Reduce to one Yojimbo

Final Fantasy XI[]

Attack Target Classification Used By
Beastruction Area effect Inflict damage Umagrhk
Edge of Death Area effect Hachiryu Armor, Hizamaru Armor, Omodaka Armor, Tatenashi Armor, Ubuginu Armor
Final Sting Caster Reduce to one Player character Blue Mages
Self-Destruct Caster Reduce to one Player character Blue Mages
Tarsal Slam Area effect Inflict damage Neith, Resheph

Final Fantasy XII[]

Sight Unseeing has a small chance to reduce a vulnerable enemy's HP to 1. Sap will inevitably leave any victim with 1 HP if not cured.

In the Zodiac versions, Judge Ghis, when fought in the final Trial Mode stage, uses Elixirs on reversed party members, thus reducing their HP to 1.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII[]

Heartless Angel, used by Bhunivelze, reduces Lightning's HP to 1 after a long build-up period. The attack can be blocked by guarding.

Final Fantasy XIV[]

Fall damage from a high enough point will leave your character with no less than 1 HP as long as they are not currently targeted by an enemy. In the case of being targeted by enemies, falls that would normally leave your character at 1 HP will instead prove fatal.

Attack Target Classification Used By
Photon Multiple targets Reduces HP to 1 Cruise Chaser
Heartless Angel Entire party Reduces HP to 1 (is immediately followed by an Ultima AoE, requiring swift healing) Kefka
Heartless Archangel Entire party Reduces HP to 1 and inflicts Incurable Incurable, which prevents healing. The higher the target's HP at the time of being reduced to 1, the lower the duration of Incurable Kefka
Cleansing Strike Entire alliance Reduces HP to 1 and inflicts Doom Doom, requiring a full heal in 15s to avoid death The Thunder God
Tail Screw Single target Reduces HP to single digits (1-9) with a low chance, and only if the target's level is not higher than the caster's Blue Mage Blue Mages
Zanma Zanmai Entire party Reduces HP to 1 Gilgamesh
Superbolide Self Reduces HP to 1 and grants Superbolide Superbolide, rendering immune to damage for 8s Gunbreaker Gunbreakers
Universal Manipulation Entire party Inflicts damage that reduces HP to triple digits. Inflicts Doom Doom on Healers and Tanks requiring a full heal in 10s to avoid death, and Beyond Death Beyond Death on DPS requiring them to take lethal damage within 10s to avoid death Ascian Prime
Terror Unleashed Entire party Reduces HP to 1 and inflicts True Walking Dead True Walking Dead, requiring a full heal in 15s to avoid death Warrior of Light, Warrior of Light
Hell's Judgment Entire party Reduces HP to 1 (is immediately followed by a Shockwave Pulsar AoE, requiring swift healing) Oracle of Darkness
Kokytos Entire party Reduces HP to 1 Zodiark, Zodiark

Final Fantasy XV[]

Poison, Elemancy friendly fire, and fall damage will leave party members with no less than 1 HP, thereby not sending them into Danger.

Final Fantasy Tactics[]

Attack Target Classification Used By
Gravija Multiple targets Zalera

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift[]

Attack Target Classification Used By
Butcher Knife Single target Tonberry, Master Tonberry
Gravija Multiple targets Demon Wall

Final Fantasy Type-0[]

Attack Target Classification Used By
Sacrificial Slug User Reduce to one Eight
Transience User Reduce to one Jack

Final Fantasy Dimensions[]

Shango uses Divine Storm to reduce the party's HP to 1 when fought for the first time. This leads to the end of battle once he has used it. The same goes for Glacial Dance used by Cocytus. The battle are scripted events when these are used. When these abilities are later used by them during their real battle, they deal normal damage.

Attack Target Classification Used By
Divine Storm Entire party Reduce to 1 Shango
Glacial Dance Entire party Reduce to 1 Cocytus
10000 Gs Entire party Reduce to 1 Chaos Elgo

Dissidia Final Fantasy[]

Attack Target Classification Used By
Excalipoor Summoner Reduce to 1 Gilgamesh summon
Heartless Angel Opponent Inflict damage Sephiroth

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[]

Attack Target Classification Used By
Excalipoor Summoner Reduce to 1 Gilgamesh summon
Heartless Angel Opponent Inflict damage Sephiroth
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