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FFX Weapon - Nirvana

The Nirvana in Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2.

Cast aside the doubt in your mind, pick up this staff, and watch the light of clarity shine down upon your path.

Nirvana (ニルヴァナ or ニルヴァーナ, Niruvana?), also known as Shambhala, is a recurring weapon in the Final Fantasy series. It is usually the most powerful staff and is mostly used by Summoners or White Mages.

Appearances Edit

Final Fantasy IV Edit

Staff with the power of reflection.

Nirvana is a staff exclusive to the Advance and Complete Collection versions, and can only be equipped by Porom. It provides +80 Attack, 40 Accuracy, +15 to Stamina and Spirit, and casts Reflect when used as an item. It is found in the Lunar Ruins.

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years Edit

Nirvana is a dummied out weapon that can only be accessed via hacking, and would have provided 80 Attack, +15 Stamina, +15 Spirit, +40% Accuracy, +8 Defense, +2% Magic Evasion, and casts Reflect when used as an item. It would have been equipped by Cecil, Ceodore, Rosa, Porom, Leonora, Harley, and Golbez.

Final Fantasy X Edit

The Nirvana is Yuna's Celestial Weapon, and can be obtained at the Monster Arena in the Calm Lands. It requires the Moon Crest and Sigil to attain its maximum power. At maximum power, its abilities are Break Damage Limit, Triple Overdrive, Double AP, and One MP Cost. It allows the aeon Valefor to break the 9,999 damage limit once activated with the Moon Crest. Like all Celestial Weapons, Nirvana ignores target's Defense. It deals more damage the closer Yuna is to her max MP.

The damage formula is:

(10 + [100 * User's current MP ÷ User's Max MP]) ÷ 110

Final Fantasy X-2 Edit

Yuna wields the Nirvana when she is in her Black Mage dressphere.

Final Fantasy XI Edit

The Nirvana is the Summoner's Mythic Weapon. It reduces Avatar perpetuation cost by four (exceeding even Bahamut's Staff), increases Magical Attack power of avatars by a significant amount, and features the unique Garland of Bliss weapon skill. Because of these factors, and because the comparable Relic Weapon upgrade for Summoners, the Claustrum, is arguably the worst, Nirvana is considered one of the few actually sensible Mythic Weapon upgrades.

Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings Edit

Baton used in somber, contemplative dances.
—In-game description

The Nirvana is one of Penelo's strongest staves crafted in the Sky Saloon with a Rare Gemstone, Red Gemstone, and Luxuriant Hide. It provides a base of +40 Attack, +90 Magick, and +12 Speed. It uses a generic staff sprite during battle.

Final Fantasy XIII Edit

This upgraded weapon maintains the properties of the original, while boosting overall power and ATB capacity.

The Nirvana is a final tier rod weapon for Vanille, upgraded from a maxed second tier weapon using a Trapezohedron. While their passive and synthesized abilities vary, all Nirvanas add a ATB gauge segment.

Final Fantasy XIV Edit

After long years spent spurring worldly desires, a Near Eastern hierarch rose to a higher state of being. And as he did, life itself quickened within his trusty staff, the very twin of which you now hold!

The Nirvana is one of the legendary Zodiac Weapons wielded by the Zodiac Braves, wielded by White Mages. The weapon is the final form of the White Mage's Relic Weapon, the Thyrus. The weapon provides 54 vitality, 10 accuracy, 51 mind, and raises the custom stat bonuses the player put into their Novus weapon by 2 points.

In addition, the Nirvana is originally mentioned as an important artifact related to the White Mage quest chain.

Final Fantasy Tactics Edit

A staff that can only be mastered by the enlightened.

The Nirvana is the second strongest staff in the War of the Lions remake, providing 5 Attack, 15% Weapon Defense, 3 Magic, and being Holy elemental. It can only be obtained via Melee.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance Edit

Staff held by those who have cast off base desire.

The Nirvana Staff is a powerful staff that can teach Full-Life to White Mages, Holy to Bishops, and Phoenix to Summoners.

It provides +34 Attack, +10 Resistance, and is Holy-elemental. It is obtained as a random reward for completing a mission or as a reward for a "Cave-Cave-Jagd-Jagd" Treasure Hunt or stolen from the summoner in the fight against Ritz.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift Edit

The Nirvana is the ultimate staff. It adds 34 to Attack and 10 to Resistance, as well as being Holy-elemental. Nirvana teaches Arise to White Mages, Holy to Bishops, and Phoenix to Summoners.

It can be bought for 8,800 gil in the shop after creating it in the Bazaar after using a Lightwing Crystal, Mahbeny, and Crusader Tonic, or as a reward for completing the mission "Bonga Bugle - Mistleaf" by beating all monsters during the second round.

Final Fantasy Type-0 Edit

Sice's Shambhala scythe (Nirvana in the Japanese version) provides 63 Attack Power and is bought for 60,000 gil from the Akademeia Armory (complete The Clash in the Caverns on Finis difficulty). In the PSP version, it could also be acquired by exchanging for 10 tickets on the Square Enix Members site.

Bravely Second: End Layer Edit

A staff crafted by one of the empire's preeminent weaponsmiths at the request of Nikolai Nikolanikov.
Though a pious man who abhors violence, Nikolai is committed to atoning for his sins, and thus carried this menacing staff as a symbol of the unwavering strength of his resolve.

Nirvana is a staff that provides 38 P.ATK, 90 Aim, and deals 50% more damage to undead. It can be bought in Chompshire for 200000 pg.

Dissidia Final Fantasy Edit

The Nirvana is the strongest staff and increases EX Mode duration by 40%. It can be obtained by trading 31,920 gil, Staff of Light, and Iifa Tree x5.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy Edit

Nirvana is the strongest staff at level 100 staff, providing +66 Attack, +39 Bravery, and +20% EX Mode Duration. It can be obtained by trading 180,320 gil, Staff of Light, Zeus Mace, and Iifa Tree.

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Final Fantasy All the Bravest Edit

The staff of a legendary summoner, said to have brought about everlasting peace.

Nirvana grants +10 to Attack. It can be equipped by White Mage, Devout, Sage, Rydia, Krile, Eiko, and Yuna.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper Edit

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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius Edit

A staff from the faraway world of Spira. There are seven special weapons in Spira that exhibit tremendous power after strengthening them through special means, and the Nirvana is said to be one such weapon. This staff is said to have been used by a certain traveling summoner who ventured out into the world to defeat the great fiend, Sin.

Nirvana is a Staff that is obtained as Yuna's Trust Master. It provides 19 ATK, 68 MAG, 116 SPR, and boosts the Limit Burst gauge by 1 every turn.

Mobius Final Fantasy Edit

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Non-Final Fantasy appearances Edit

Blood of Bahamut Edit

Nirvana is a staff that can be equipped by Yui.

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Etymology Edit

Nirvana is an ancient Sanskrit term used in Indian religions to describe the profound peace of mind that is acquired with moksha (liberation). In shramanic thought, it is the state of being free from suffering. In Hindu philosophy, it is union with the Brahman (Supreme Being). Nirvana is the final goal of Buddhism refers to the imperturbable stillness of mind after the fires of desire, aversion, and delusion have been finally extinguished. Those who reached Nirvana state will be liberated from the cycle of birth, life, and death so they will never reborn again.

In Hindu and Tibetan Buddhist traditions, Shambhala is a mythical kingdom. It is mentioned in various ancient texts, including the Kalacakra Tantra and the ancient Zhangzhung texts of western Tibet.

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