Kain Highwind is a warrior of Materia in Dissidia Final Fantasy NT and its arcade version, as a representative of Final Fantasy IV. He is an Assassin-type character, who as a Dragoon specializes in high-speed aerial combat. Kain returns from his previous appearance in Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy, in which he had a similar combat style.

Kain's default player name is Nameless Dragoon, and his manikin counterpart has been renamed Flickering Dragoon.

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Appearance[edit | edit source]

Kain's default costume is "Lone Dragoon", which is based on his Yoshitaka Amano art. Its first alternate coloration recolors his armor cyan, resembling his original 16-bit battle sprite. The second alternate coloration recolors his armor navy, resembling his "Noir Dragoon" attire from Dissidia 012, which in turn is based on "Dark Kain" from Final Fantasy IV: The After Years.

Kain's first alternate costume is "Sanctifying Dragoon", his Holy Dragoon armor from The After Years. It is similar to his "Noir Dragoon" attire while in EX Mode in Dissidia 012. The first alternate coloration recolors the armor primarily purple, resembling his "Light Seeker" EX Mode coloration in Dissidia 012, while the second alternate coloration recolors the armor primarily red.

Kain's second alternate costume is "Light Seeker". It is an updated version of his "Light Seeker" attire from Dissidia 012, which is in turn based on his initial appearance from The After Years.

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Kain equips spears as his main weapon.

His default spear is the Commander's Lance, the spear wielded by Kain in his Yoshitaka Amano art. While both artworks from Yoshitaka Amano and Tetsuya Nomura feature the spear with a red rope attachment to hang over Kain's shoulder, this is absent in-game. The spear's Japanese name is "Kain's Lance", which is a name used for several spears in the Final Fantasy series in honor of Kain. Kain's first alternate weapon is the Wind Spear, a spear automatically equipped on Kain's return to the party in Final Fantasy IV, and previously wielded in his "Noir Dragoon" attire in Dissidia 012. His second alternate weapon is the Dragoon Lance, equipped by default on Kain when becomes a Holy Dragoon in The After Years, and previously wielded in his "Noir Dragoon" and "Light Seeker" attires while in EX Mode. His third alternate weapon is the Lance of Ordeals, previously wielded in his "Light Seeker" attire in Dissidia 012. His fourth alternate weapon is the Holy Lance, a recurrent spear weapon in the Final Fantasy series.


Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Type: Assassin - Kain leaps high into the air to assail his foes with his far-reaching lance.
EX Skill: Jump I, II, III - Skill gets progressively more powerful over time. Jump II provides a buff on hit that allow Kain to jump an extra time, while Jump III provides the same buff on activation and deals HP damage.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Move Damage Input Type Power Frame Data Image
Vorpal Thrust Bravery DFF2015 II Icon.pngDFF2015 Right II.png Ground DFF2015 Vorpal Thrust.png
Cut into your foe with an upward blow, then follow with a downward strike and a backward lunge.
Lance Burst Bravery DFF2015 Up + II Icon.pngDFF2015 Right II.png Ground DFF2015 Lance Burst.png
Charge into your foe and then kick them upward.
Celestial Shooter Bravery DFF2015 Down + II Icon.png Ground DFF2015 Celestial Shooter.png
Lunge upward and then send your opponent reeling with a follow-up strike.
Tornado Bravery DFF2015 II Icon.png Ground (Dash) DFF2015 Kain Tornado.png
DFF2015 Kain Tornado (Charged).png
Generate a tornado that pursues your foe. (Hold to charge)
Impulse Drive Bravery DFF2015 II Icon.pngDFF2015 Right II.png Aerial DFF2015 Impulse Drive.png
Slice into your foe with a downward strike and follow up with two piercing thrusts.
Puncture Bravery DFF2015 Up + II Icon.pngDFF2015 Right II.png Aerial DFF2015 Puncture.png
Charge into your foe and then fling them upward.
Spiral Blow Bravery DFF2015 Down + II Icon.png Aerial DFF2015 Spiral Blow.png
Plunge toward your opponent, then send them hurtling with a follow-up attack.
Cyclone Bravery DFF2015 II Icon.png Aerial (Dash) DFF2015 Kain Cyclone.png
DFF2015 Kain Cyclone (Charged).png
Send forth a projectile that pursues your opponent. (Hold to charge)
Gungnir HP DFF2015 IV Icon.png - DFF2015 Kain Gungnir.png
Fling your lance at foes from midrange. Charging increases range.
Fang and Claw HP DFF2015 IV Icon.png - DFF2015 Fang and Claw.png
Tear into foes with savage slashes of your lance.
Vanquish HP DFF2015 IV Icon.png - DFF2015 Vanquish.png
Charge toward foes with a piercing strike. Charge up or down depending on target. (Can move while prepping)
Avenger HP DFF2015 IV Icon.png - DFF2015 Avenger.png
Perform several flourishes before charging. Guards against bravery attacks during first part.
Jump EX Skill DFF2015 I Icon.png - DFF2015 Jump I.png
DFF2015 Jump II.png
DFF2015 Jump III.png
  • Jump I Leap into the air and descend to the earth, dealing bravery damage.
  • Jump II Leap into the air and descend upon your opponent, dealing bravery damage. On hit, you will gain a buff that temporarily increases the number of times you can jump.
  • Jump III Leap into the air and descend upon your opponent, dealing HP damage. On activation, you will gain a buff that temporarily increases the number of times you can jump.

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Kain is the first non-protagonist playable character to be revealed in Dissidia Final Fantasy NT and is also the first character to return from the newcomers in Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy.
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