Jinpu (陣風, Jinpū?, lit. Gale), also known as Tornado, is a recurring ability in the series. It is an ability most commonly associated with the Samurai job, originally appearing in Final Fantasy X as the final Overdrive for Auron.
A unique version known as Tachi: Jinpu (五之太刀・陣風, Gono Tachi・Jinpū?, lit. Fifth Sword・Gale) appears as a great katana weaponskill in Final Fantasy XI, which also serves as a Limit Break-esque ability for the character Ayame.
In the more recent appearances the ability is localized as "Jinpu". "Tornado" is only used for Auron's version in cameo appearances for consistency.
- 1 Appearances
- 1.1 Final Fantasy X
- 1.2 Final Fantasy XI
- 1.3 Final Fantasy XIV
- 1.4 Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia
- 1.5 Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade
- 1.6 Final Fantasy Artniks
- 1.7 Final Fantasy Record Keeper
- 1.8 Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
- 1.9 Mobius Final Fantasy
- 2 Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances
- 3 Gallery
Tornado is the final Overdrive for Auron, obtained by finding and watching all Jecht Spheres. It is inputted by putting in , and if input correctly, will have Auron toss his jug of alcohol into the tornado for more damage (two hits in the International and later versions). It is a Rank 7 ability that deals heavy non-elemental damage to all enemies.
Tachi: Jinpu is a Great Katana weapon skill. It is a two-hit attack and deals Wind-elemental damage. It provides a TP enhancement to Damage. It can skillchain into Detonation and Scission. It requires a combat skill of 150.
Tornado is a unique Soul Break for Auron. It is obtained via Warblade (X). This burst soul break deals six physical fire and non-elemental attacks to all enemies, temporarily infuses Auron with the power of fire, and grants him Haste and Burst Mode. Mastering the soul break gives Auron a permanent +10 to his Attack stat.
His two abilities in Burst Mode are:
- Incandescence: Deal four physical fire and non-elemental attacks to one target.
- Crimson Lotus: Deal two physical fire and non-elemental attacks to one target, temporarily lower the user's Defense a moderate amount, and raise their Attack a moderate amount.
An improved version exists as an Arcane Dyad Soul Break: Apex Tornado. This variation functions differently than the original. It has two uses, which are triggered as separate actions. The first trigger instantly grants the user Arcane Dyad Empowered Auron, temporarily grants the user Empowered Infusion for fire, and temporarily increases the user's Cap Break Level by 1. The first use does not deplete the Soul Break Gauge. The second use unleashes an attack that deals twenty physical fire and non-elemental attacks to one enemy, followed by an additional physical fire and non-elemental attack that can break the damage cap, and removes Arcane Dyad Empowered Auron.
Arcane Dyad Empowered Auron: Increase the damage and Cap Break Level of Apex Tornado, depending on the amount of damage dealt by the user while Arcane Dyad Empowered Auron is active (up to rank 2).
Honing the Soul Break will provide further benefits.
Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances
Kingdom Hearts series
In Kingdom Hearts II, Spiral appears as part of Auron's Limit attack. Sora and Auron spin their weapons rapidly to create a large tornado that draws enemies in before dealing heavy damage.