An eternal, undying bird. Its tears are rumored to have curative properties, and it is said that he who tastes the Phoenix's blood will have eternal life.
Dissidia Final Fantasy Summon Compendium
Phoenix (フェニックス, Fenikkusu?), also called Phenix, is a recurring summon in the Final Fantasy series, debuting in Final Fantasy V. Unlike many summons, Phoenix has often appeared as a story element. Its summon commonly involves reviving knocked out party members, and is associated with the element of Fire; this ability is called Flames of Rebirth. Its down feathers have the same effect, but without the element, and are the common revival item in the series.
The phoenix is a mythological sun bird who is cyclically reborn after perishing in a show of flames and combustion. The summon's depictions in the Final Fantasy series from Final Fantasy VIII on have also drawn inspiration from the Fenghuang, birds in Sinospheric mythology often described as a composite of many birds, including the head of a golden pheasant, the body of a mandarin duck, and the tail of a peacock.
- 1 Appearances
- 1.1 Final Fantasy V
- 1.2 Final Fantasy VI
- 1.3 Final Fantasy VII
- 1.4 Final Fantasy VIII
- 1.5 Final Fantasy IX
- 1.6 Final Fantasy XI
- 1.7 Final Fantasy XIV
- 1.8 Final Fantasy XVI
- 1.9 Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
- 1.10 Final Fantasy Type-0
- 1.11 Crystal Defenders
- 1.12 Final Fantasy Dimensions
- 1.13 Final Fantasy Dimensions II
- 1.14 Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)
- 1.15 Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia
- 1.16 Theatrhythm Final Fantasy All-Star Carnival
- 1.17 Pictlogica Final Fantasy
- 1.18 Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade
- 1.19 Final Fantasy Record Keeper
- 1.20 Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
- 1.21 Mobius Final Fantasy
- 1.22 World of Final Fantasy
- 1.23 Chocobo no Fushigi na Dungeon
- 1.24 Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales
- 1.25 Final Fantasy: Unlimited
- 1.26 Final Fantasy Trading Card Game
- 2 Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances
- 3 Merchandise
- 4 Etymology
- 5 References
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Phoenix makes its first summonable appearance as a Level 5 Summon. It is obtained at the top of the Phoenix Tower, where Lenna flashes back to when she had to decide whether to cut off the tongue of Hiryuu to save her mother. Whether she refuses or not, the party obtains the summon.
Phoenix is an esper obtained in the Phoenix Cave in the World of Ruin. Its attack, Flames of Rebirth (Life Giver in the original version), revives the entire party with 1/4 of their max HP. It costs 110 MP to summon. It teaches Raise (x10), Arise (x2), Reraise (x1), Curaga (x2), and Firaga (x3).
Phoenix costs 180 MP to summon, and its attack, Phoenix Flame, deals Fire-elemental damage to the enemy party and revives all KO'd party members with full HP. Phoenix's spell power is equal to 3.75x the base magic damage. It can be paired with Final Attack to revive all characters after being called.
The Phoenix Materia is obtained at Fort Condor if Cid and the party protect the Huge Materia inside from Shinra. If they do so, the condor sitting atop the fort dies and its baby hatches. During the condor's death the fiery wings of a Phoenix are seen, and afterwards a Phoenix Materia can be found on the floor near the nest. One can later be dug from Bone Village after the Raid on Midgar if the party has not obtained the one at Fort Condor.
- See the Summon sequence here.
Phoenix can be added to the Digital Mind Wave by obtaining its Materia during the Seven Wonders of Nibelheim sidequest. Phoenix's attack, Rebirth Flame, gives Zack the Raise status as well as a Phoenix Down.
The table below links the DMW's power to its level:
|Level 1||Level 2||Level 3||Level 4||Level 5|
Phoenix is a pseudo-Guardian Force summoned by using a Phoenix Pinion during battle. Afterwards, Phoenix will randomly appear when all the party members have been knocked out to save the player from a Game Over. Its Rebirth Flame damages enemies with fire, and revives KO'd party members with 12.5% of their Max HP. Its Triple Triad card is won from an aide in Esthar City's Presidential Palace as part of the Queen of Cards sidequest.
Its Rebirth Flame deals fire damage to all opponents, and revives fallen party members restoring their HP equal to:
- HPRecovery = ((Target's Spirit + 30) * Target's Max HP) / 100
Restored HP is doubled if Concentrate is equipped.
Phoenix is randomly summoned automatically if Eiko is in the party and the party is annihilated. This rate is proportional to the amount of Phoenix Pinions the party has in the inventory.
The formula for the percentage chance is given by:
- AppearanceChance = (No. of Phoenix Pinion/256) * 100%
Since the maximum number of Phoenix Pinions one can keep in the inventory is 99, the maximum percent chance that Phoenix can appear using the above formula is:
- AppearanceChance = 99/256 * 100% = 38.671875% = 38.7%
When Phoenix is summoned automatically to save the player from a Game Over, it has a different summon animation, deals no damage to enemies, and uses no MP.
One of the five Terrestrial Avatars, Phoenix's form is much different than previous avatars met by the adventurer. Before the time of Final Fantasy XI, Phoenix's physical body was destroyed, and her spirit now lingers in a flaming Great Katana wielded by a samurai named Tenzen. Phoenix will only be revived after the blade in which her spirit rests causes much bloodshed.
Due to Phoenix's unique circumstances, it is not summonable by players.
During his battle with Bahamut during the Calamity, Louisoix Leveilleur was transformed into the primal of rebirth, Phoenix. Though he temporarily stopped the dragon, Bahamut took control of him, and caused him to attempt to resurrect Bahamut for the wrongdoings of the Allagan Empire in Meracydia. The Warrior of Light confronts him on the IC-06 Main Bridge inside of the Final Coil of Bahamut, and after being defeated in his Phoenix form, Louisoix is freed from Bahamut's influence.
In Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers, Summoners can enter the Firebird Trance after reaching Level 72. It becomes available after summoning Demi-Bahamut and it replaces the Ruin III and Outburst spells with the more powerful Fountain of Fire and Brand of Purgatory, respectively. Upon reaching Level 80, Summoners can call forth Demi-Phoenix to attack alongside them, while granting the party the status effect Everlasting Flight, regenerating health over time. Its Enkindle command is Revelation, similar to Bahamut's Akh Morn.
I'm afraid the jury's still out on that one.
Phoenix is an eikon that appears in the reveal trailer "Awakening". It is also featured in the game's logo.
Summon phoenix to revive KO's ally. Deals damage to zombies.
Phoenix is one of the eight creatures the Summoner can summon. It will fully revive any fainted unit and instantly KO any undead in the area with 100% accuracy. Its area effect is two spaces outward and one space diagonally from the point of origin. It is learned from the Nirvana Staff. It takes 300 AP to learn, costs 24 MP to cast, is Holy-elemental, and is stealable through the ability Steal: Ability.
Phoenix is a summon for the Summoner job class. It revives KO'd party members with full HP, and heals all units in a large area. Due to changes in the KO system from Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, Phoenix revives all KO'd allies instead of just any targeted bodies. It is learned from the Nirvana Staff, which teaches Arise, the White Magick spell with the similar effect (but single-target and without the healing effect).
Phoenix has a range of 4, costs 450 AP to learn and 45 MP to summon.
Phoenix can only be summoned in Crystal Defenders W1 for the price of five crystals. When summoned, Phoenix increases the attack power and range of all the player's units for the current wave.
Phoenix is a mid-level summon and the seventh summon obtained. It can be obtained in Anima Grove upon defeating the Conqueror. Bennu, now a spirit that will live on eternally thanks to the party's compassion, bestows upon them the power of the Phoenix. It is a level 4 Summon that costs 99 MP to summon to inflict Fire damage to all enemies and revive KO'd party members.
Phoenix is a fire-elemental Eidolon for Wrieg to equip. It teaches the Dragon Soul abilities, which allows Wrieg to revive the entire party. Phoenix's special attack is Flames of Rebirth, which deals high fire-elemental damage to all enemies and revives all KO'd party members.
Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)[edit | edit source]
Phoenix is a summon whose Flames of Rebirth protects the summoner from Bravery Breaks for a short time—if the summoner would be inflicted with a Bravery Break while Phoenix is in effect, their Bravery Points are restored to full.
Like most of the summons Phoenix can be summoned by two distinct ways: Automatically, where its Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII- artwork appears whenever the summoner's Bravery value is lower than half of his/her base Bravery value, and manually, where an artwork of its Final Fantasy VIII appearance displays. Phoenix's auto version can be obtained in the third stage of the Destiny Odyssey III, and its manual version in the second stage.
Phoenix returns as a summon with the same function as in the first Dissidia. Its auto version is now found in Chapter Nine: A Treasure Hunt of Scenario 013. The manual version can be purchased from certain Moogle Shops for 30 KP.
Phoenix is one of three new summons, based on her appearance in Final Fantasy VIII.
She is summoned by a select few characters.
Her signature attack, Rebirth Flame, deals minor damage to all enemies present in the music stage, while also restoring 12% of the HP gauges of all parties present, being the only summon to heal the party.
The characters that can exclusively summon Phoenix are:
- Final Fantasy II - Minwu
- Final Fantasy IV - Rosa
- Final Fantasy V - Lenna
- Final Fantasy VI - Locke
- Final Fantasy IX - Eiko
- Final Fantasy X - Auron
- Final Fantasy XII - Ashe
- Final Fantasy XIV - Alphinaud Leveilleur
- Dissidia Final Fantasy - Cosmos
- Chocobo's Dungeon - Chocobo
The characters that can summon Phoenix are references to their own games, such as Locke attempting to revive his love Rachel, Alphinaud's grandfather Louisoix transformed into Phoenix, and Minwu's revival in Soul of Rebirth.
Phoenix appears as ability cards.
Phoenix can be summoned by the Phoenix Stone item that casts casts Reincarnation Flame, a Fire-type attack that has a reviving effect.
The item Phoenix Feather summons Phoenix to take the player out of the dungeon when they are about to get a Game Over. The Phoenix Feather is obtained the same way as any other feathers: by breaking their claw or saddle items. Phoenix is obtained from the higher level claws or saddles.
Phoenix Stone is a dummied item in the game that works exactly the same as the Phoenix Feather. Even if the item is dummied, the item still works if the player adds it to their save file via artificial means.
Phoenix is a fire element card, with six cards under its name.
Cards[edit | edit source]
Deal 2 damage for each guard zone on opponent's card.
|Deal 2 damage and casts Protect.|
|Deal 3 damage.
Restore 2 HP for each * in your CP gauge.
|Deal 3 damage.
Restore 3 HP for each * in your CP gauge.
|Flames of Rebirth|
|Deal 3 damage.
Add 3 CP of the same color as opponent's card to your CP gauge.
|Flames of Rebirth+|
|Deal 3 damage.
All crystals in the player's CP gauge become *.
Phoenix appears as the guardian of the Fire Crystal and is fought as a boss at the end of the Guardian Dungeon 1. After the battle, the player obtains the Phoenix Magicite. When summoned, Phoenix uses Flames of Rebirth and casts the Raise and Curaga spells on Chocobo. Phoenix is voiced by Kimlinh Tran in English in the Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon Every Buddy! remaster.
Phoenix makes several appearances as a summon. The Soil Charge Triad (Soil is like the colored bullet of a Magun, used to summon creatures) needed to summon Phoenix is:
- Origin of all, Mother Black!
- Burning all to ashes, Fire Red!
- The critical point of all, Burning Gold!
Followed by saying: "Burn! Summoned Creature! Phoenix!"
In the English audio version, the Soil Charge Triad was changed to:
- The origin of all things, Mother Black!
- A heat that will scorch all creation, Fire Red!
- The critical point of everything, Burning Gold!
Followed by saying: "Burn up! I summon you, Phoenix!"
Phoenix is later upgraded to Giga Phoenix with the aid of Moogle Kupo (the Soil Charge Triad remains the same).
Phoenix appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game as Fire-elemental Summon cards.
Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances[edit | edit source]
Phoenix is found on the 21st floor of the Forsaken Dungeon, it serve as the final boss of Quest Mode. Defeating the Phoenix will dropped the Phoenix Down.
Phoenix is a chance card in Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Portable, the card's ability: Randomly select a street and increase 10% stock value.
Phoenix makes an appearance as a summonable character.
Merchandise[edit | edit source]
Phoenix from Final Fantasy IX has a figurine in the Final Fantasy Master Creatures series. The Final Fantasy VIII version of Phoenix has appeared in the Final Fantasy Creatures Vol 5 series and has three different versions: clear, metallic and full color.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
phoenix or phenix (Greek: φοῖνιξ phoinix; Latin: phoenix, phœnix, fenix) is a long-lived bird that is cyclically regenerated or reborn. Associated with the sun, a phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor. According to some sources, the phoenix dies in a show of flames and combustion, although there are other sources that claim that the legendary bird dies and simply decomposes before being born again. According to some texts, the phoenix could live over 1,400 years before rebirth.In Greek mythology, a