Terra Branford riding a Magitek armor by Yoshitaka Amano.

Magitek armor (魔導アーマー, Madō Āmā?, lit. Magic Armor) is a recurring device in the Final Fantasy series. First appearing in Final Fantasy VI, the term broadly refers to machines empowered by magical energy, often specifically an exo-suit piloted by a human.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy VI[edit | edit source]


The first appearance of Magitek armor, it is the primary strength of the Gestahlian Empire that has allowed them to begin their conquest of the world. Magitek armor is produced at the Magitek Research Facility at Vector and is powered by energy drained from espers. When the Empire discovers that magicite is a far more efficient means to acquire magic, Gestahl ceases production of further suits of Magitek armor.

Magitek armor enemies include the Magitek Armor, Heavy Armor, Mega Armor, Pluto Armor, and Duel Armor. Many more Magitek-type machines built by the Empire are fought throughout the game.

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Magitek is also usable as a command when the party is riding Magitek armor. This replaces the Attack command with the Magitek command, a skillset consisting of four basic attacks. Terra has an expanded ability list when riding Magitek armor.

Final Fantasy XIII[edit | edit source]

Vanille's Eidolon Hecatoncheir's Gestalt Mode was not intended as a reference to Magitek armor, but the developers acknowledge it appears similar. In Final Fantasy XIII-2 the Brain Blast quiz refers to this transformation as Magitek armor.

Final Fantasy XIV[edit | edit source]

Reaper-class Magitek armor.

Various Magitek armors feature as a primary tool of war for the Garlean Empire, most of which are based on enemies from Final Fantasy VI. The most common variant is the Reaper, based on Yoshitaka Amano's original concept art. Four variants of the Reaper are available to the player as mounts. The basic black, with a Garlond Ironworks logo emblazoned on it, is obtained upon completion of the Praetorium. A gold-painted version is obtained with the achievement "Everybody's Darling," for obtaining 500 player commendations. The Red Baron and White Devil, red- and white-painted Reaper variants based on those owned by Nero tol Scaeva and Livia sas Junius, respectively, can be obtained as downloadable content. Lucia goe Junius is also shown to own a White Devil.

A newer Magitek armor model based on the in-game sprite from Final Fantasy VI, known as the Predator, first appears in the Baelsar's Wall dungeon, and is available as a mount dropped from the final boss in the Ala Mhigo duty.

Other Magitek armor models include the Vanguard, Rearguard, Hexadrone, Avenger, Sky Armor, and Armored Weapon. The latter two are based on the Final Fantasy VI enemies of the same name.

An MA-X series armor from Final Fantasy XV appears in a FATE during the A Nocturne for Heroes crossover.

Final Fantasy XV[edit | edit source]

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Magitek armor are war machines deployed by Niflheim that appear as enemies at imperial blockades and bases, and randomly deployed from dropships. Various models exist and some are fought as bosses and optional superbosses.

Final Fantasy Type-0[edit | edit source]


The White Tiger Crystal in Milites, the nation that instigates the war in Orience, grants the power of weapon to its people, allowing the creation of magitek armor (abbreviated as MA). Various grounded and flying variants exist, some specific to their high ranking pilots, designed to withstand the Dominion of Rubrum soldiers' magic and Eidolons. Magitek armor were invented 550 years ago after Milites suffered defeat at the hands of the Lorican Alliance in the Second Lorican-Militesi War of 301, when the empire hastened its development of new weapons.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time[edit | edit source]

The Mage Mail, available from the last boss rush mission on Normal mode, refers to the Magitek armor. The description says: "Military equipment that exists in the sixth final fantasy". The armor appears as a mechanical armor suit.

Final Fantasy Dimensions II[edit | edit source]

The Magitek armor appears as an obtainable signet summon.

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Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia[edit | edit source]

Various classes of Magitek armor appear as enemies. Though their attacks may vary slightly, all are weak against Thunder-based abilities, Upon BRV Break, most will short-circuit, causing a delay of 3-5 turns before they recover.

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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call[edit | edit source]

The emblematic weapon of the Gestahlian Empire, this mechanical suit holds magic long lost to humanity, imbued within it by sacrificing countless espers. A giant, steel shadow lurching through the towns it burns...


Magitek armor is an enemy during Battle Music Sequences. They are based on their Final Fantasy VI sprite.

Pictlogica Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade[edit | edit source]

Terra appears on two different types of Magitek armor.

Final Fantasy All the Bravest[edit | edit source]

The two you're looking for aren't piloting this fusion of magic and machine.


A generic Imperial Soldier is piloting a Magitek armor, an exclusive character only available from the Premium Character Shop as a random downloadable content, he uses the Thunder Beam ability during battle.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

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Magitek armored soldiers appear twice as bosses, two are fought in the Record of Figaro Castle, and a further three are fought in the Record of Imperial Camp.

Target Score
  • Exploit weakness to Lightning
  • Attack
  • Laser
  • Metal Kick

The tanks of the Gestahlian Empire don't mess around; they will arrive blasting the party with all they have. Too bad for them that in both cases, they are easily fried by Thunder-based attacks and spells. A Summoner with Ramuh, fighters with Thunder Strike, and Black Mages with Thunder or Thundara should suffice to fell the lot. Be sure to heal and protect any party member taking the brunt of their assault. Prior to February 18, 2016, Cyan could join early once the party completed the Imperial Camp Bonus Quest.

Beware the Elite versions: they like to hit five times harder than other Elite level bosses, making even a maxed-out party seem powerless. Fast execution of buffing spells and high-level Thunder attacks should be a priority. Prior to February 18, 2016, Edgar joined the player if Figaro had its Bonus Quest attached.

Final Fantasy World Wide Words[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[edit | edit source]

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Mobius Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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World of Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Triple Triad[edit | edit source]

The Magitek armor appears on Triple Triad cards in the version available via Final Fantasy Portal App.

Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances[edit | edit source]

Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Portable[edit | edit source]

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Kingdom Hearts series[edit | edit source]

The Magitek armor appears as a wearable outfit in Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] for the player.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

"Magitek" is a portmanteau of "magic" and "technology."

References[edit | edit source]

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