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FF4PSP Enemy Ability Maelstrom

Maelstrom in Final Fantasy IV (PSP).

Maelstrom (ミールストーム, Mīrusutōmu?), also known as Storm or Charybdis, is a recurring spell and ability in the Final Fantasy series. It usually reduces the HP of several targets to single digits, and could be considered an upgraded form of Tornado.

Appearances

Final Fantasy IV

FFIV wiki icon Maelstrom, translated as Storm in the SNES release, reduces the HP of the entire party to single digits. It is usually used by Barbariccia and several other enemies as a counter spell in this game, such as Behemoths.

On the Easy Type version, the enemy ability was renamed to Hurricane.

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years

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Final Fantasy V

FFV wiki icon Maelstrom reduces the HP of all targets to single digits, and is used by several high-rank enemies: Bahamut, Famed Mimic Gogo, Grand Aevis, Jura Aevis and Archeoaevis, Landcrawler and Sandcrawler, Shinryu and Neo Shinryu, Omega and Omega Mk.II, and Neo Exdeath and Enuo. The player may utilize this ability by catching and releasing a Sandcrawler or Landcrawler.

Final Fantasy IX

FFIX wiki icon Maelstrom is an ability used by the Garuda enemy. It reduces one party member to single digit health and ignores Reflect.

Final Fantasy XIV

FFXIV wiki icon Called Charybdis (likely to avoid confusion with the Grand Company named Maelstrom), it is an ability used by Behemoth, King Behemoth, and Foeneus. The effect reduces the health of the anyone in range to single digits. The raid boss Alte Roite uses a more powerful version that hits all party members.

Bravely Default

BravelyD wiki icon Maelstrom is the level 2 Special Move of axes. It makes the character attack one enemy five times with 80% the power of a normal attack. In addition, all allies' Hit Count is raised by 35% for the duration of the special move music (approximately one and a half minutes). The condition to make this special move available for use is that 10 enemies must be defeated with physical attacks.

Bravely Second: End Layer

BravelyS wiki icon Maelstrom is the level 2 offensive-type Special Move for axes. It allows a character to attack one enemy five times. For the duration of the music, the hit count of all allies is raised by 35%.

Final Fantasy Legends II

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Dissidia Final Fantasy

DFF2008 wiki icon Maelstrom is the ability used by Barbariccia when summoned as a counter for an opponent's summon, and it swaps the combatants' Brave values.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy

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Fall. No escape!
—Exdeath using Maelstrom

Maelstrom is a new HP attack for Exdeath, with both ground and aerial versions. It has a large charging time but strikes enemies with a storm no matter their location. It costs 30 CP to equip and 130 AP to master.

Maelstrom also returns as Barbariccia's summon ability. It switches the user's Bravery to the opponent's Bravery when the opponent uses a summon.

Pictlogica Final Fantasy

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Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade

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Final Fantasy All the Bravest

FFATB wiki icon Maelstrom is the enemy ability that is used by Barbariccia and Sandcrawler during battle.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper

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Final Fantasy Explorers

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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius

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Final Fantasy Trading Card Game

FFTCG wiki icon Maelstrom is the special ability of Barbariccia's card. For the activation cost of discarding another Barbariccia card, a cost of four Wind CP, and Dulling Barbariccia, Barbariccia deals damage to each of the opponent's Forwards equal to their power minus 1000.

Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales

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Other appearances

Guardian Cross

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Gallery

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Etymology

A maelstrom is a powerful whirlpool; a large, swirling body of water.

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