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Heavenly Strike (天からの一撃, Ten Kara no Ichigeki? or ヘヴンリーストライク, Hevunrī Sutoraiku?) is one of Shiva's abilities in the Final Fantasy series. Although its animation involves ice, it deals Ice-elemental damage only on few occasions.
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- 1.1 Final Fantasy VII Remake
- 1.2 Final Fantasy X
- 1.3 Final Fantasy XI
- 1.4 Final Fantasy XIV
- 1.5 Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy
- 1.6 Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade
- 1.7 Final Fantasy Record Keeper
- 1.8 Mobius Final Fantasy
- 1.9 Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales
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- 3 Etymology
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Heavenly Strike is an ability used by Shiva for 2 ATB segments. She conjures a block of ice and smashes it down onto an opponent, greatly increasing stagger. The move is powerful and good for staggering, but slow to start and thus may miss. It is most effective against stopped or sleeping opponents.
Damages an enemy and delays its movement.
Heavenly Strike is a command used by Shiva. A non-elemental physical attack, it also has an added effect of inflicting Threaten status on the enemy, and not Delay like the in-game description states. It is a Rank 4 ability, meaning it has a longer recovery time than a normal Attack.
Heavenly Strike can also be used by Belgemine's Shiva during the two optional occasions she can be fought, where it inflicts Threaten in the former and a weak Delay in the latter. When fighting Shiva Inside Sin, it inflicts strong Delay. Dark Shiva uses her own version of Heavenly Strike, which is a Rank 2 ability and inflicts Instant Death, Berserk, and Confuse.
Final Fantasy XI spellHeavenly Strike
|Effect||Deals Ice damage to target.|
|Recast Time||1 minute|
|Magic Type||Blood Pact: Rage|
|Jobs||SMN 75 Merit|
Heavenly Strike is Shiva's level 75 Blood Pact. It may only be employed by Summoners who enable it with three Merit Points. The attack deals substantial Ice damage that increases with Shiva's TP. Additional Merit Points may be spent to enhance this effect. Heavenly Strike is classified as a spell and can therefore magic burst for even greater results if executed at the end of an appropriate skillchain.
Heavenly Strike is an ability used by the primal Shiva. Shiva will only use Heavenly Strike when under the effect of "Frost Blade". It will cause area of effect damage to the entire party and will also cause a small Knockback.
Shiva! Strike down!
Yuna can summon Shiva to perform Heavenly Strike in battle. It strikes the opponent with two blasts of ice before knocking them to the ground. It costs 30 CP to equip and 80 AP to master.
Heavenly Strike is a Legend ability. Yuna uses it by summoning Shiva.
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Etymology[edit | edit source]
Heaven is a common religious, cosmological, or transcendent place where heavenly beings such as gods, angels, jinn, saints, or venerated ancestors are said to originate, be enthroned, or to live. According to the beliefs of some religions, heavenly beings can descend to earth or incarnate, and earthly beings can ascend to Heaven in the afterlife, or in exceptional cases enter Heaven alive.