On the verge of death... Nightmare!
Upon casting in Final Fantasy Tactics
Nightmare (ナイトメア, Naitomea?, lit. Nightmare) or (悪夢, Akumu?, lit. Nightmare) is a recurring ability in the Final Fantasy series, having most commonly appeared in games taking place in Ivalice. It causes Sleep with 100% accuracy, and may also induce Doom.
- 1 Appearances
- 1.1 Final Fantasy VII
- 1.2 Final Fantasy XI
- 1.3 Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings
- 1.4 Final Fantasy XIV
- 1.5 Final Fantasy Tactics
- 1.6 Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
- 1.7 Final Fantasy Dimensions II
- 1.8 Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade
- 1.9 Final Fantasy Record Keeper
- 1.10 Final Fantasy Explorers
- 1.11 Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
- 1.12 World of Final Fantasy
- 1.13 Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon
- 1.14 Guardian Cross
- 2 Gallery
- 3 Etymology
- 4 Trivia
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Nightmare is a Blood Pact of Diabolos under the Ward category. It afflicts enemies in the area of effect with a special form of Sleep known informally as "nightmare" or "hypersleep"; unlike normal sleep, taking damage will not wake the slept creatures although healing will. The slept creatures also receive Bio status, causing them to take damage over time. It is considered a Dark-based ability that costs 42 MP and is accessible at level 29.
Like Diabolos's other blood pacts, this one is used by enemy Diabolos Avatars such as Diabolos Prime. When doing a Diabolos fight at the fight's original intended level, Nightmare is by far the worst danger that players will face. Even Diabolos's Astral Flow ability, Ruinous Omen, will result in fewer player deaths and mission failures than Nightmare. Stunning Diabolos whenever he readies Nightmare may easily mean the difference between failure and success.
Nightmare is an ability of Diabolos, which causes any player facing him to suffer the Nightmare status effect for several seconds, taking damage over time while immobilized.
After he transforms into Diabolos Hollow at the end of Dun Scaith, he gains an upgraded version called Hollow Nightmare, which inflicts Doom on any players facing him.
Puts targets to sleep, and sometimes dooms them.
Imbue your dagger with tainted magic that lengthens the duration of ailments you inflict.
Nightmare is an active ability that inflicts Sleep on all targets for 4 AP. It can be used by Diablos and Diablos★.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Etymology[edit | edit source]
nightmare is an unpleasant dream that can cause a strong emotional response from the mind, typically fear or horror, but also despair, anxiety and sadness. The dream may contain situations of danger, discomfort, psychological or physical terror. Sufferers often awaken in a state of distress and may be unable to return to sleep for a prolonged period. The word derives from the Old English "mare", a mythological demon or goblin who torments others with frightening dreams.A