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Noctis in battle.

Noctis is the player character in Final Fantasy XV. He can use all weapon types, and the Combat Ascension Spheres exclusively focus on his development. His build focuses on all forms of offense, but his aspects of defense of vitality and spirit are lacking.

While on offense Noctis chains attacks automatically by holding the attack button. Manually inputting presses, and depending on the direction of the analog held and the weapon in hand, allows him to perform different combos. While on defense he can dodge-roll (tapping the defense button), phase through attacks (by holding the defense button), and block certain attacks (by correctly timing the defense when the button prompt appears), allowing him to counter with a parry and follow through with an offensive opening or a link-strike with team mates. Link-strikes and blindside links can trigger when Noctis is wielding a compatible weapon type, and Noctis is the only one who can invoke linked attacks in the main game.

StatsEdit

Level HP MP Strength Vitality Magic Spirit
1 325 75 19 22 63 40

(Excludes stat-boosts from weapons and attire.)

AbilitiesEdit

Airstep-FFXV

Noctis fighting mid-air due to using Airstep.

A majority of the Ascension grid is focused on Noctis's development, and progressing will further upgrade his capabilities and unlock new abilities and features, from improving MP costs, to warping enhancements, to abilities helping cover weaknesses and reinforce any existing ones, from the HP recovery rebound Impervious to abilities that let him sprint longer and recover faster while in cover. If he learns the Airstep abilities in the Ascension grid, Noctis can continually stay airborne when attacking, but this quickly depletes his MP.

WarpEdit

Warp-Phantoms-FFXV

Warp phantoms.

Noctis can warp forward, at the cost of 30 MP, allowing him to instantly cover long distances and reach great heights in battle by tossing his weapons for them to act as a relay point for him to manifest at. Targeting an enemy with the action allows him to warp-strike, performing an accelerated stabbing attack with a greater deal of damage depending on the distance covered to the target. Running out of MP will place Noctis in Stasis, where he will be stuck at 0 MP for a period of time. Point-warping, which doesn't cost MP, can still be performed in Stasis and with any equipped weapon. It lets him get away from the epicenter of battle, fully replenishes his MP, grants him sanctuary to recover HP, and gives players a chance to assess the battle from afar.

MagicEdit

FFXV-Elemancy

Noctis aiming his magic flask.

Noctis provides the party's magic and can draw out elemental energy used in the craft of Elemancy. Magic crafted in the menu can be equipped on anyone, but the player can only use it manually when playing as Noctis. It is recommended for Noctis to be the designated caster, as relying on the AI is a matter of chance, and equipped spells have a shared cooldown. Noctis also has attires that specifically boost his Magic; some of Noctis's weapons also scale off his Magic stat, so he can be specialized without losing too much melee power.

Noctis can also use unique spells with the Ring of the Lucii: a counterattack-specialized Holy, gradual mortality inducing Death, and the void-summoning Alterna. Passing Astrals' trials in the story lets Noctis summon them in battle, although this is not always available.

ArmigerEdit

Using Armiger against Ignis during training in FFXV

Armiger, Noctis's "Limit Break", summons his collected royal arms and bestows speed, mobility, greater chaining ability, endurance to weaker enemy attacks, as well as levitation. Noctis cannot run our of MP, his HP regenerates faster, and using the royal arms doesn't deplete his health. Team-up actions (link-strikes and blindside strikes) are nearly impossible to achieve in this state. Armiger is upgraded with every royal arm the player finds, and every node the Armiger Ascension Sphere unlocks.

Armiger Unleashed is a new Armiger mode available in the Windows and Royal Editions after the player acquires all royal arms and inspects the statue of the Founder King in Keycatrich. It lets Noctis perform various combos and lets him use special Techniques.

Character swap Edit

Upon unlocking the ability to swap to the other party members in the Ascension Grid, the player can freely switch back and forth for the duration of the battle. The game will switch back to Noctis as a battle ends. When switching away, Technique bars will still charge and Gladiolus's Valor gauge is preserved, but they will reset after battle. The player cannot switch to someone if either they or Noctis are afflicted with specific status ailments, in Danger, or are too far away, or when Noctis is being targeted by a counterable attack. If Noctis charges through a dungeon too quickly, he may get separated for awhile and can't swap. Specific chapters and fights, such as Astral encounters and Formouth Garrison, also disable character-swapping. Regardless of who the leader is, enemies often prioritize attacking them.

Noctis will freely attack with his equipped weapons, excluding magic and the Ring of the Lucii, when controlled by the AI. He does not consume MP, nor HP when using royal weapons. If he is confused and tries to warp, he will simply shoot up and fall helplessly to the ground. If he cannot attack, such as if no weapons are equipped, he will merely idle and phase. Noctis can airstep, as long as it's learned, regardless of his equipped weapons, and can preform mini free-warps at will, akin to with a gun or magic equipped.

Regardless of who the leader is, the game will end if they are KO'd and not healed, and they will be revived by Carbuncle on Easy mode. Unlike Noctis, who must learn Impervious on the Ascension grid, his three allies all have an innate version with a more lenient window that can activate more reliably from different attacks. Impervious allows damage taken, and status ailments, inflicted from individual attacks to be negated by timing a phase-button press just after. While controlling someone, however, the other three party members will not use Impervious. Only the leader can take damage from long falls, though they won't be knocked into Danger.

EquipmentEdit

Sword-of-the-Tall-FFXV

Noctis with the Sword of the Tall.

Noctis can use any weapon and switch between four pre-set weapons on-the-fly on the D-pad. The weapon loadout can be changed any time from the menu. One-handed swords, royal arms, the Ring of the Lucii, and the Cerberus sniper rifle are exclusive to Noctis. Royal arms cost HP per landed hit, but have unique movesets, warp-strikes, and deal "special" typeless damage that few enemies can resist, making them good against various tough daemons that happen to resist most forms of damage.

Some accessories are exclusive to Noctis. These are:

NameEffectsValueObtain
Thieves' WayPhase MP cost -20%Buy: —
Sell: 2500
Find: Fociaugh Hollow (Map)
An accessory exclusively for Noctis. Reduces MP cost of phasing.
Thieves' Way II
(Thieves' Essence)
Phase MP cost -40%Buy: —
Sell: 5000
Find: Costlemark Tower (room with the Ereshkigal, cross the ledge the opposite of the pipe; Map)
An accessory exclusively for Noctis. Greatly reduces MP cost of phasing.
Auto-changerMax HP +100; Strength +30; Vitality +30; Automatically switches to the next clockwise weapon after each attack or combo. Performing a normal attack with the accessory equipped leaves behind a warp decoy.Buy: —
Sell: 1000
Find: Crestholm Channels
An accessory exclusively for Noctis. Produces a warp decoy and automatically switches arms after an attack.
Patch notes: Added warp decoy effect.
Field Medicine
(Way of Medicine)
When Noctis's HP is less than 50%, uses PotionBuy: —
Sell: 2500
Find: Ch.15: Daurell Caverns maze (Level 18 middle path)
An accessory exclusively for Noctis. Automatically uses potion when HP falls to half.
Soul of ThamasaMax MP +50Buy: —
Sell: 20000
Find: Ch.15: Costlemark Tower maze (Level 28)
An accessory exclusively for Noctis. Increases maximum MP.
Patch notes: <1.2: Max MP +30
Robe of the LordMP Recovery Rate +5%Buy: —
Sell: 30000
Find: Ch.15: Steyliff Grove maze (Level 62 right)
An accessory exclusively for Noctis. Increases MP recovery rate.
Patch notes: <1.2: MP Rcv. Rate +25%
Applied Sorcery
(Way of Sorcery)
Buy: —
Sell: 20000
Find: Ch.15: Costlemark Tower maze (Level 38)
An accessory exclusively for Noctis. Automatically uses ether when MP falls to half.
Black HoodEnables auto-parries and automatic passing through attacks even while running, but takes away phasing related abilities (e.g. MP cost is the maximum, disables Blink). Does not work with the Ring of the Lucii as weapon.Buy: —
Sell: 0
Find: Ch.15: Pitioss Ruins
An accessory exclusively for Noctis. The wearer automatically evades attacks.
Tech Turbocharger
(Command Booster)
Doubles the rate Noctis's tech bar increases. Prompto's First Shot skill adds 2 segments. Prevents Armiger bar from increasing.Buy: —
Sell: —
Download: Holiday Pack+ download
A device for Noctis that accelerates the tech bar replenishment rate, but freezes the Armiger bar.
Armiger Accelerator
(Phantom Booster)
Doubles Armiger bar increase rate. Prevents Tech bar from increasing.Buy: —
Sell: —
Download: Holiday Pack+ download
A device for Noctis that accelerates the Armiger bar replenishment rate, but freezes the tech bar.
Stamina Badge
(Stamina Anchor)
Eliminates Noctis's stamina bar and its limitationsBuy: —
Sell: —
Download: Holiday Pack+ download
A device that enables Noctis to sprint and hang without expending stamina.
The Founder King's SigilEnables Armiger UnleashedBuy: —
Sell: —
Find: In northern Leide, near Keycatrich, interact with the statue of the Founder King after collecting all 13 royal arms. Only one available.
Download: Exclusive to Final Fantasy XV Royal/Windows Edition
Crest containing the combined strength of all the rulers of yore. Awakens Noctis to the true power of kings.
Rare MetalStrength +500; Vitality -500; All attacks can break the damage limit, but reduces max HP by 90% (max HP boosts gained from food and attire are unaffected)Buy: —
Sell: —
Enemy drop: Omega (only one allowed in inventory)
Download: Exclusive to Final Fantasy XV Royal/Windows Edition
Scrap of metal salvaged from the Omega. Drastically changes vitality, power, and maximum HP. Allows Noctis to deal incredible damage with some attacsks.

AttireEdit

NameImageEffectObtain
Prince's Fatigues
(Lucis Prince Combat Uniform)
Noctis-Crownsguard-Attire-FFXVMax HP +20%Default
The battle garb of the Lucian prince. Designed to protect the heir to the throne and increase his health.
Prince's Fatigues (No Jacket)
(Lucis Prince Combat Uniform (No Jacket))
Noctis-Crownsguard-NoJacket-FFXVStrength +20%; Magic +20%Default
The battle garb of the Lucian prince, without the jacket. Designed to boost his strength in combat.
Casual OutfitNoctis-Casual-Attire-FFXVImmune to Enfeebled, Disenchanted, Burnt, Frozen, ShockedDefault
Simple, casual clothes. Designed to reduce against stat-reducing status ailments.
Casual Outfit (No Jacket)Noctis-Casual-NoJacket-FFXVCritical Rate +20%Default
Simple, casual clothes, without the jacket. Allows the wearer to move freely and land critical hits more easily.
Kingly Raiment
(The Chosen King's Clothes)
Kingly-Raiment-Attire-FFXVVitality +30%; Spirit +30%Main Quest: Reunion and Recovery
The clothing of the Chosen King. The inner lining defends against physical blows and invigorates the wearer's spirit.
Kingly Raiment (No Jacket)
(The Chosen King's Clothes (No Jacket))
Kingly-Raiment-NoJacket-FFXVHP Recovery Rate +3%; MP Recovery Rate +6%Main Quest: Reunion and Recovery
The clothing of the Chosen King, minus the jacket. Allows the King to move more freely and recover his health and magic faster.
Royal Raiment
(King of Lucis's Formal Attire)
Noctis-Royal-Raiment-Attire-FFXVMax HP +25%; Max MP +25%; MP Recovery Rate +6%Pre-order bonus, Outfit: Royal Raiment DLC
The formal attire of the king of Lucis. Increases the king's HP and MP, and also helps him recover his magic faster.
Royal Raiment (No Jacket)
(King of Lucis's Formal Attire (No Jacket))
Royal-Raiment-NoJacket-FFXVMagic +30%; Grants infinite staminaPre-order bonus, Outfit: Royal Raiment DLC
The formal attire of the king of Lucis, minus the jacket. Allows the king to run without retiring, and strengthens his magic.
Thermal Suit
(Heat-Resistant Protective Clothing)
Thermal-Suit-Attire-FFXVMax HP +20%; Immune to Burnt; Immune to Fire elemental damageOnly during A Precious Source of Power (main quest) and hunts occurring inside the power plant. Permanently unlocked when picked up from outside the power station in Chapter 15
An extra thick, heat-resistant suit specially designed to increase the wearer's health and provide protection from fire.
Choco-Mog Tee
(Mog Choco T-Shirt)
Mog Choco T-Shirt FFXVHP Recovery Rate +3%Holiday Pack DLC
An exclusive T-shirt featuring everyone's favorite fluffy and feathery friends. Increases HP recovery rate
Festive Ensemble
(Carnival Outfit)
Carnival Style FFXVMax HP +20%; Max MP +20%Holiday Pack+ DLC
A fancy and fun outfit perfectly suited for enjoying the festivities. Increases maximum HP and MP.
Trendy Outfit
(Blouson Outfit)
Trendy-Outfit-FFXVImmune to Enfeebled, Disenchanted, Burnt, Frozen, ShockedOutfit: Trendy Outfit free DLC
Clothes made with silken material. Designed to defend against stat-reducing status ailments.
Trendy Outfit (No Jacket)
(Blouson Outfit (No Jacket))
Trendy-Outfit-No-Jacket-FFXVCritical Rate +20%Outfit: Trendy Outfit free DLC
Clothes made with silken material, minus the jacket. Allows the wearer to move freely and land critical hits more easily.
Magitek Exosuit
(Magitek Invincible)
Magitek-Exosuit-Noctis-FFXVMakes the wearer invincible for a time. For mechanics, see here.Added in patch 1.13
A special suit recovered and repurposed by Cid. Uses magitek energy to generate a barrier that wards the wearer from harm.
Master Assassin's Robes
(Master Assassin's Clothing)
Master-Assassins-Robes-FFXVReduces the MP cost of phasingDefault
Designed to make assassinations a cinch, these robes reduce the MP cost of phasing.
Patch notes: Added as a default attire in patch 1.29. Original way to acquire was from a Dream Egg from Moogle Chocobo Carnival and updating game to version 1.15
Master Assassin's Robes (Hooded)
(Master Assassin's Clothing (With Hood))
Master-Assassins-Robes-Hooded-FFXVReduces the MP cost of phasingDefault
Designed to make assassinations a cinch, these robes reduce the MP cost of phasing.
Patch notes: Added as a default attire in patch 1.29. Original way to acquire was from a Dream Egg from Moogle Chocobo Carnival and updating game to version 1.15
Medjay Assassin's RobeMedjay-Assassins-Robe-Noctis-FFXVImmune to Instant DeathObtained from the Assassin's Festival (no longer available)
Designed to improve mobility, these robes protect the wearer from sudden death.
Medjay Assassin's Robe (Hooded)Medjay-Assassins-Robe-Hooded-NoctisImmune to Instant DeathObtained from the Assassin's Festival (no longer available)
Designed to improve mobility, these robes protect the wearer from sudden death.
Glamour Prism: Miqo'teGlamour Prism Miqote attire for Noctis from FFXVVitality +24%; Spirit +50%Complete Adventurer from Another World
A small crystal with an image of Miqo'te garments sealed inside. Enhances vitality and spirit.
Patch notes: Added in patch 1.27
Ardyn's EnsembleArdyns Ensemble from FFXVMagic +50%; Dark Res. +100%; Taking Dark damage temporarily boosts Noctis's Str by +100.Complete Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ardyn
Outfit modeled after the ensemble worn by the imperial chancellor. Taking dark damage greatly boosts the wearer's strength.
Noodle Helmet
(Cup Noodle Outfit)
Noodle-Helmet-FFXVHP Recovery Rate +20%Outfit: Noodle Helmet free DLC
A fantastical piece of gear brimming with delicious instant noodles. Increases HP recovery rate remarkably.
King's Knight TeeKings-Knight-Tshirt-FFXV-AttireShot Res. +25%; Fire Res. +25%; Ice Res. +25%; Lightning Res. +25%; Dark Res. +25%Free DLC
An exclusive T-shirt featuring the heroes of King's Knight. Reduces fire, ice, lightning, dark, and ballistic damage.
HEV SuitHEV-Suit-Attire-FFXVDownload Half-Life Pack (Steam version pre-order bonus)
Episode Gladiolus t-shirtEpisode-Gladiolus-t-shirt-Steam-FFXVStrength +30%Steam pre-order bonus for Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition
Episode Prompto t-shirtAccelerates HP recovery rate.Steam pre-order bonus for Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition
Episode Ignis t-shirtEpisode Ignis t shirt attire from FFXVIncreases critical hit rate.Steam pre-order bonus for Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition
Comrades t-shirtIncreases maximum HP.Steam pre-order bonus for Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition
The Sims™ 4 Llama SuitSims4-Llama-Suit-FFXVStrength +30%Origin pre-order bonus for Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition

FishingEdit

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Fishing.

Noctis is the team's angler for the fishing minigame. Fishing requires lures and rods and reels. The player cab catch various fish from various fishing spots, and some of the fish unlock new recipes and can be cooked at camp by Ignis. The team's favorites are among fish recipes, such from Grilled Wild Baramundi enjoyed by Noctis, and Skewered Wild Trout enjoyed by Gladiolus. Some recipes earned from fishing provide extremely helpful effects, from Tide Grouper Carpaccio conferring Deathproof to Golden Tail Soup boasting the highest HP Regen effect and bestowing the critical-hit-dealing Clairvoyant effect.

Noctis levels up his fishing skill by catching fish. Leveling up reinforces the durability of the line and gives discounts at tackle shops. Fishing can also be a source of AP, especially if the Sportfisher ability is unlocked.

Level 1: No Bonus
Level 2: Fishing line wears down 25% slower when fish struggle
Level 3: Tackle shops offer a 10% discount
Level 4: Chances of hooking a fish increased by 25%
Level 5: Catch fish up to 31.5 inches long
Level 6: Tackle shops offer a 30% discount
Level 7: Fishing line wears down 50% slower when fish struggle
Level 8: Chances of hooking a fish increased by 50%
Level 9: Tackle shops offer a 50% discount
Level 10: Catch fish up to 59 inches long

FoodEdit

Noctis favors home-cooked meals and comfort foods; due to his dislike of vegetables, he prefers prepared meat dishes and recipes that mask the taste of vegetables well. He often enjoys recipes that can be only made by hunting monsters, spending a money at markets, progressing in sidequests, and investing in fishing. Noctis likes hot sandwiches, sauteed freshwater fish, donburi, and decked out fruit-seasoned cakes. His favorites will come along as the player goes through the game at their pace, and are the least complicated in terms of ingredients.

NameIngredientsEffectsSPFavorite ofUnlock
Grease Monkey's Schnitzel Sandwich
(Meaty Cutlet Sandwich)
Grease Monkey&#039;s Schnitzel Sandwich
Garula Sirloin
Cleigne Wheat
Attack Boost icon in FFXV Attack Boost (Level 8): Strength +80
HP Boost icon in FFXV HP Boost (Level 4): Max HP +200
50NoctisEat Hammerhead Hot Sandwich at Takka's Pit Stop (Hammerhead)
Dish and Chips
Dish and Chips
Leiden PotatoHP Boost icon in FFXV HP Boost (Level 6): Max HP +300?NoctisPurchase Kenny's Fries at any Crow's Nest Diner
Patch notes: Added in 1.02
Grilled Wild Barramundi
Grilled Wild Baramundi
Barramundi Fillet
Schier Turmeric
Attack Boost icon in FFXV Attack Boost (Level 8): Strength +80
Magic Boost icon in FFXV Magic Boost (Level 8): Magic +80
HP Boost icon in FFXV HP Boost (Level 10): Max HP +500
60NoctisCatch a Crag Barramundi
Mother & Child Rice Bowl
(Fluffy Oyakodon)
Mother &amp; Child Rice Bowl
Chickatrice Leg
Birdbeast Egg
Saxham Rice
HP Boost icon in FFXV HP Boost (Level 20): Max HP +1000
EXP Boost icon in FFXV EXP Boost (Level 3): EXP +30%
Perception Boost icon in FFXV Perception Boost (Level 5): Item drop rate +50%.
70NoctisWatch a woman eat this dish on a table near Lestallum's lookout.
Garulessandwich
(Gorgeous Queen Sandwich)
Garulessandwich
Garulessa Steak
Cleigne Wheat
Attack Boost icon in FFXV Attack Boost (Level 12): Strength +120
HP Boost icon in FFXV HP Boost (Level 12): Max HP +600
?NoctisAcquire Cleigne Wheat
Patch notes: Added in 1.02
Papa Bird & Baby Bowl
(Beautiful Oyakodon)
Papa Bird &amp; Baby Bowl
Basilisk Breast
Birdbeast Egg
Saxham Rice
HP Boost icon in FFXV HP Boost (Level 20): Max HP +1000
EXP Boost icon in FFXV EXP Boost (Level 4): EXP +40%
Perception Boost icon in FFXV Perception Boost (Level 10): Item drop rate +100%.
?NoctisPost-game, revisit the spot where you learn the recipe for the Mother & Child Rice Bowl in Lestallum. Observe a woman eating on bench near the lookout.
Patch notes: Added in 1.02
Memory Lane Pastry
(Pastry of Memories)
Memory Lane Pastry
Leiden Sweet Potato
Fine Cleigne Wheat
Ulwaat Berries
Magemaster icon in FFXV Magemaster: Magic +500, Strength becomes 0100NoctisEat Tenebraen Berry Opera at Mother of Pearl (Galdin Quay)
Scientia-Style Sushi
Scientia Style Sushi
Bluefin Tuna FilletPrime icon in FFXV Prime: Strength +75%, Magic +75%, EXP +50%
Clairvoyant icon in FFXV Clairvoyant: Always land critical hits
Endurance Boost icon in FFXV Endurance: Sprinting does not reduce stamina
?NoctisCatch a Styrial Bluefin Tuna
Patch notes: Windows and Royal Editions
Pit Crew's Meat Wraps
Pit-Crews-Meat-Wraps-Recipe-FFXV
Bulette Shank
Killer Tomato
Sweet Pepper
Attack Boost icon in FFXV Attack Boost (Level 18): Strength +180
HP Boost icon in FFXV HP Boost (Level 15): Max HP +750
?NoctisDefault
(Cid Sophiar cooks it in Final Fantasy XV: Comrades)
Patch notes: Comrades guest-cooked recipes were added in patch 1.18, but after Comrades became a standalone title in patch 1.27, the recipes from it were made available in the base Final Fantasy XV

TriviaEdit

  • In the 1.00 version of the game, when Noctis runs out of stamina when sprinting, he simply jogs slower. It was patched so that he momentarily stops to catch his breath when this happens, but the player can replenish the stamina gauge by releasing the sprint button just before it fully depletes.
  • Noctis's sprinting animation changes in Chapter 14, with his arms, legs, and torso being less mobile.
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