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The undying phoenix is said to call back souls from the heavens, but to win the attention of such fabled bird, you must give up a feather as an offering. The best are the downy feathers of the tail... hence the term phoenix down, see? Mark well that not just any feather will do. Depending on quality and size, the blessing received varies greatly. Displeased? You get what you pay for.
Kirrik, Pugilist, Aletap Rumors
Phoenix Down (フェニックスの尾, Fenikkusu no o?, lit. Phoenix Tail), sometimes known as Fenix Down or Life, is a recurring common item in the Final Fantasy series. The "Down" refers to the down feathers of a bird, the undercoat of feathers beneath the visible layer on top. The down feathers of a Phoenix would return people from the dead as a Phoenix itself does. The Aletap Rumors of Final Fantasy XII says that the Phoenix Down works by being offered to appeal to the mystical Phoenix itself to allow a lost soul to return, with the quality and overall beauty of the current feather being a crucial factor.
Phoenix Downs are used to revive characters who have been knocked out in battle. Like most curative items and spells, characters can also throw a Phoenix Down at an undead enemy in most games, resulting in damage or instant death, although some undead enemies and bosses are immune to this. Alternatives to a Phoenix Down are the White Magic spells Raise and Arise. There is also a Mega Phoenix item in some games that revives all characters.
In games where only one character is controlled, such as Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII- and Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-, instead of reviving a fallen character, the Phoenix Down casts Reraise on the player.
- 1 Appearances
- 1.1 Final Fantasy
- 1.2 Final Fantasy II
- 1.3 Final Fantasy III
- 1.4 Final Fantasy IV
- 1.5 Final Fantasy V
- 1.6 Final Fantasy VI
- 1.7 Final Fantasy VII
- 1.8 Final Fantasy VII Remake
- 1.9 Final Fantasy VIII
- 1.10 Final Fantasy IX
- 1.11 Final Fantasy X
- 1.12 Final Fantasy XII
- 1.13 Final Fantasy XIII
- 1.14 Final Fantasy XIV
- 1.15 Final Fantasy XV
- 1.16 Final Fantasy Type-0
- 1.17 Final Fantasy Tactics
- 1.18 Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
- 1.19 Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles
- 1.20 Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light
- 1.21 Final Fantasy Dimensions
- 1.22 Final Fantasy Dimensions II
- 1.23 Dissidia Final Fantasy
- 1.24 Theatrhythm Final Fantasy
- 1.25 Pictlogica Final Fantasy
- 1.26 Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade
- 1.27 Final Fantasy Explorers
- 1.28 Final Fantasy Record Keeper
- 1.29 Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
- 1.30 Mobius Final Fantasy
- 1.31 World of Final Fantasy
- 1.32 Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon
- 2 Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances
- 3 Gallery
- 4 Etymology
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Revives one KO'd ally.
|Effect||Revives a KO'd character.|
|Find||Marsh Cave, Mount Gulg, Hellfire Chasm, Lifespring Grotto (x6), Whisperwind Cove (x15)|
Revives a KO'd ally.
|Effect||Revives KO'd allies.|
|Find||Castle Deist, Tropical Island, Cave of Mysidia|
|Drop||Emperor, Tiamat, Mantis King, Chimera Brain, Yamatano Orochi|
They are not bought in shops but are found in the field and can be sold for 1,500 gil. This property is retained in the 3D version, where it is found randomly, and sold for a mere one gil.
|Also called||Fenix Down|
|Effect||Revives KO'd ally.|
|Find||Ur (x2), Castle Sasune, Canaan, Dragon's Peak, Tozus (x2), Molten Cave (x2), Hein's Castle (x4), Replito, Southeastern Saronia (x2), Saronia (x2), Saronia Catacombs (x4), Sunken Cave, Lake Dohr, Bahamut's Lair (x2), Doga's Grotto (x2), Ancients' Maze (x3), Eureka (x3), Crystal Tower (x5)|
|Drop||Medusa, Gutsco, Salamander, Hein, Kraken, Goldor, Garuda, Leviathan, Bahamut, Doga, Unei, Titan, Amon, General, Scylla, Guardian, Xande|
Revives one KO'd ally
|Also called||Life, Revival Medicine|
|Effect||Revives KO'd character with 1/10 of max HP.|
|Find||Antlion's Den, Tower of Babil - Lower, Cave of Eblan (x2), Sealed Cave (x2), Feymarch (x3), Baron Castle (x2)|
|Steal||Fledgling Rukh (2D and 3D), Helldiver (3D only)|
|Drop||Cockatrice (2D and 3D), Fledgling Rukh (2D and 3D), Helldiver (2D and 3D), Mist Eagle (2D only), Floating Eye (2D only), Blood Eye (2D and 3D), Hellflapper (2D and 3D), Eyewing Moth (2D and 3D), Tetsuya Takahashi (2D only)|
Phoenix Downs are bought for 100 gil at all stores, and can also be dropped by enemies and found throughout the entire game.
Removes KO status.
|Also called||Fenix Down|
|Effect||Revives KO'd ally with 1/4 of Max HP.|
|Find||Tycoon Meteorite, Tule, Ship Graveyard (x2), North Mountain, Tycoon Castle (x2), Walse Castle, Fire-Powered Ship, Library of Ancients, Ronka Ruins, Moogle Village, Drakenvale, Great Forest of Moore, Istory Falls, Great Sea Trench, Phoenix Tower (x4)|
|Steal||Hellraiser, Ghidra, Death Dealer, Druid, Gobbledygook, Jackanapes, Bandercoeurl, Kuza Beast, Orukat, Page 64, Dhorme Chimera, Wing Raptor, Manticore, Dragon Flower|
|Drop||Archeosaur, King Behemoth, Bandercoeurl, Pantera, Tunneller, Ifrit, Gargoyle, Twintania - Form 1, Exdeath|
Phoenix Down is also a result from the Mix command. Rather redundantly, it is only achieved by mixing two Phoenix Downs.
Cures KO status.
|Also called||Fenix Down|
|Effect||Revive KO'd ally. Instantly kills undead enemies.|
|Find||[WoB] Narshe Mines (South Passage), [WoB] South Figaro, [WoB] Returners' Hideout (x2), [WoB] Phantom Train (x2), [WoR] South Figaro - Barrel (if Warp Stone was not obtained+ in WoB), [WoR] Mobliz, [WoR] Doma Castle|
|Steal||Fidor, Vulture, Vasegiatta, Zombie Dragon, Marchosias, Ouroboros, Face, Zeveak, Belzecue, Balloon, Chaos Dragon, Gobbledygook, Seaflower, Galypdes, Necromancer, Clymenus|
|Drop||Vulture, Anguiform, Zombie Dragon, Ouroboros, Face, Zeveak, Chaos Dragon, Seaflower, Venobennu, Galypdes, Clymenus, Right Blade, Left Blade, Captain|
|Morph||Templar, Borghese, Suriander, Vulture, Killer Mantis, Anguiform, Brainpan, Devoahan, Sandhorse, General, Kamui, Wartpuck, Lenergia, Twinscythe, Misfit, Oceanus, Demon Knight, Imperial Elite, Aspidochelon, Greater Mantis, Rukh|
Phoenix Down has a 25% chance of instantly killing an undead target.
|Effect||Revives a KO'd ally with 25% of max HP.|
|Buy||All shops (except Icicle Inn)|
|Find||Sector 1 Reactor, Train to Sector 4, Corneo's Mansion, Aeris's House, Mt. Corel (x10)|
|Steal||Heavy Tank, King Behemoth, 2-Faced, Griffin, Ark Dragon, Ghost Ship, Lessaloploth, Magnade, Malldancer|
|Drop||Adamantaimai, Ark Dragon, Behemoth, Christopher, Crazy Saw, Dorky Face, Ghirofelgo, Ghost Ship, Griffin, Iron Man, Lessaloploth, Tail Vault, Vargid Police, Wind Wing, Aps|
|Morph||Deenglow, Griffin, Wind Wing|
|Other||Prize at the chocobo races, available in all classes.|
Phoenix Downs revive Vincent automatically if he is KO'd in combat, provided he has the item in stock. They cost 1000 gil to purchase and are available from the start of the game.
Phoenix Downs fully restore all of the player's HP after the player is incapacitated.
Fully restores HP when user is incapacitated.
Phoenix Down items restore all of Zack's health. When a Phoenix Down is used, a small feather appears over Zack's head. When he is knocked out, the feather will revive Zack. Phoenix Downs cannot be purchased and only found during missions.
The only other unlimited source of Phoenix Downs is that 99 of them can be stolen from the secret superboss, Minerva, and this can be repeated in subsequent rematches. Even if Zack fails, he keeps the Phoenix Downs he has stolen. This does not work in the Japanese version, where failing a mission means a Game Over.
|Effect||Revives a KO'd ally with 1/8 of max HP.|
|Buy||All item shops|
|Find||Dollet (complete dog sidequest before disc 3)|
|Steal||Esthar Soldier (Cyborg), G-Soldier, Gerogero, Guard|
|Drop||Base Leader, Base Soldier, Guard, Paratrooper, Esthar Soldier, Esthar Soldier (Cyborg), Elite Soldier|
|Refine||Life Ring x1 - Phoenix Down x2, Regen Ring x1 - Phoenix Down x8. (Recov Med-RF Carbuncle)|
Revives one character from KO.
Phoenix Downs are common items used to revive fallen party members. Rikku can also use them in her mixing.
|Effect||Revives KO'd ally with 50% of max HP.|
|Buy||All item shops|
|Find||Besaid Village, Luca - Dock No. 2 (x2), Moonflow - South Wharf (x2), Thunder Plains - South (x2), Macalania Woods - Central (x3), Macalania Temple - Hall (x3)|
|Drop||Mech Hunter, Mech Defender, YAT-97, YAT-99|
|Other||Gift: Besaid (Dock), Kilika Woods (encounter from left and escape from Lord Ochu), Mushroom Rock Road (Entrance), Djose Highroad|
Prize: Blitzball - League (2nd Place), Tournament (3rd Place), Cavern of the Stolen Fayth (Magic Urn)
Phoenix Down revives a character with 20% of their max HP. Phoenix Lores 1, 2, and 3 raise that percentage to 30%, 40%, and 50% respectively, and wearing the Pheasant Netsuke doubles the potency. Using Phoenix Downs with the Nihopalaoa accessory results in instant death.
Phoenix Downs are bought for 250 gil, or 200 gil in the Zodiac versions. They can also be found in numerous chests and dropped by many humanoid-type enemies.
There is a minor glitch involving using Phoenix Down simultaneously with another item on an ally.
Phoenix Down revives a character with 70% of their max health. They can be bought for 1,000 gil from Unicorn Mart. Phoenix Downs are dropped by most Corps enemies. Items do not use the ATB bar, making them useful when the party needs to revive someone as quickly as possible. However, it cannot be used on the lead character for the game ends immediately after he or she falls.
Revives one ally from KO and grants Protect and Shell.
Phoenix Down revives a character with 40% of their max HP, gives them Shell and Protect, and restores some wound damage. This common item can be easily obtained from monsters in the early game; achieving 5 stars in a battle where one of the opposing monster(s) offer a Phoenix Down will increase the chances of receiving one. Phoenix Down can also be bought from Chocolina's shop for 1,600 gil. It can be dropped by Chaos Bahamut (commmon; Academia -500 AF-), Nekton (rare), Meonekton (rare), Gogmagog (common), Sarracenia (common), and Paradox Alpha (common).
There is an enhanced item called Phoenix Blood which fully revives a character and grants Haste status. It can be bought for 4,000 coins in Serendipity and dropped by Pantopoda (rare) and Chaos Bahamut (rare; Academia -500 AF-).
Phoenix Down is a common item available in most General Stores for 1280 gil, or from Hope on the Ark for 1 EP. It is used to revive Lightning from KO with 50% of her HP, also applying Veil, Protect and Shell.
Phoenix Wing is an item available for purchase from Hope on the Ark for 2 EP from Day 6 (or anytime on New Game+). It can also be obtained by trading soul seeds (80 - 1st playthrough, 60 - New Game+). It revives Lightning to full health and grants Haste.
Phoenix Downs are used to raise fallen allies. It cannot be used in combat and is extremely rare outside of Deep Dungeon content such as the Palace of the Dead (where they can be obtained commonly and retained outside of the Deep Dungeon). In the normal game they are only obtainable as a reward from a handful of high level quests in northern Thanalan unlocked towards the end of the storyline. They can also be purchased from the player-operated market board, and only one can be carried at any time.
A talisman that takes on miraculous properties by way of Noctis's powers. Brings fallen party members back to life and increases HP and MP recovery rate.
Phoenix Downs are bought for 1000 gil from shops. They revive one party member from Down state. When Noctis's max HP falls to 0, the player has a window to use a Phoenix Down to restore him before they would get a Game Over. Using a Phoenix Down applies Phoenix's Favor status, boosting HP and MP recovery rate.
Phoenix Downs are rare, though they can be obtained by exchanging 80 Knowing Tags with the Class Eighth moogle. To use a Phoenix Down the player must use it after a character has died, but before they disappear from the battlefield.
Use phoenix down to restore life to a fallen unit. Vanishes after one use.
|Effect||Revives any KO'd unit it is used on, even enemies. It can KO most undead enemies and units with Zombie status, but skeleton and ghost type units will be reborn after a countdown when defeated this way. If the unit is revived, it can be guaranteed that the HP is very low.|
The ability required to use it can be learned from the Chemist job for 90 JP. It can be bought from all the outfitters, is a common reward for winning battles and can be found on some locations with the Treasure Hunter ability.
Magical tail feather revives fallen allies.
The Phoenix Down revives a KO'd ally with 50% of their Max HP. It is bought for 300 gil and sold for 150 gil. Can be obtained by reaching Collection Skill 5. Phoenix Down has a Magic Power of 90, which is used when used against undead, and is considered Holy elemental.
A magick feather with the power to revive those at death's door.
Using a Phoenix Down on undead-type enemies do not KO them immediately, but will instead do HP damage. Phoenix Downs can be purchased at every shop for 200 gil, or can be occasionally obtained from Judges after winning a battle while abiding the law. They can also be used to permanently kill any undead creatures after their HP has been reduced to zero and they have entered their "tombstone" form.
Phoenix Downs are found through dungeons. In Single Player Mode, Phoenix Downs are automatically used when the player is knocked out but only if they have it equipped to an empty slot.
Plumage of the legendary bird engulfed by fire. Full of vitality but hot to the touch. Yeouch!
Phoenix Downs only appear in dungeons to players who are knocked out. Yukes can also view them with their Tribe ability.
Phoenix Downs also appear as a crafting material, obtained only from enemies on Hard or Very Hard mode, specifically the Bat, Fire Bat, Icarus Mu, Mu (all but River Belle), Snow Mu, Vulcan Mu, Coelacanth (only at Rela Cyel), Cu Chaspel, Scorpion (only at Crystal Temple), and the Garuda (only at Mount Vaal).
Plumage of the legendary bird engulfed by fire. Full of vitality but hot to the touch.
Phoenix Down is a material that can only be obtained through completing the mission "Gladiators 2" on Hard or Very Hard mode.
Phoenix Downs can be bought for 100 G at various shops, and can be found as treasures and dropped by monsters. The player needs to assign the Phoenix Down in a party member's personal inventory to be able to use it in battle.
The Phoenix Down is not an item, but an accessory that allows the player to survive a killing blow with only 1 HP remaining, and breaks immediately after activating. It doesn't work if the player is suffering from a Bravery Break or they already have 1 HP remaining.
The Phoenix Down accessory has been replaced by Iifa Leaf in function. Phoenix Downs are now board pieces found in certain Gateways that revive any KO'd party members and replenishes some of their HP.
Phoenix Down is used when the HP gauge hits zero and restores 30%. It is obtained randomly after completing a Music Stage.
Phoenix Down is a healing item that can be equipped. It is used when HP gauge hits zero and restores 30% of HP gauge. It is obtained randomly after completing a Music Stage.
Phoenix Down raises a summon stone's charge to its maximum level so the player can immediately use that summon stone's power when fighting with their brigade.
It can normally be purchased for 100 MobaCoin within the shop. It used to be available for purchase in the Exclusive Shop for 180 MobaCoin alongside a Turbo Ether in a set titled, Phoenix Down Commemorative Set.
The tailfeather of a bird, able to bring one back from the verge of death. Billed by ambitious merchants as having been plucked from the legendary phoenix, the truth of such claims are unsubstantiated. None can deny its power, however, bringing those who have all but drawn their last breath back to their feet. Many travelers keep one in their pocket as a talisman against unforeseen dangers.
ALL: Revives KO'd allies and restores a small amount of HP.
|Effect||Revives KO'd allies and restores 10% of Max HP.|
|Buy||Chocolatte Mart, Underground Prison Shop|
|Find||Wellspring Woods, Nether Nebula, Watchplains, Pyreglow Forest, Icicle Ridge, Saronia Docks, Dragon Scars, Valley Seven, Phantom Sands, Underground Prison, Train Graveyard, Sunken Temple|
|Drop||Adamantoise, Bahamutian Commander, Chocobo, Cocadrille, Cockatrice, Imp, Kupicaroon, Kupirate, Malboro Menace, Minimantoise, Red Captain, Red Dragon, Sphinx|
Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances[edit | edit source]
Sparkling gold feathers from the immortal Phoenix.
The Phoenix Down is an item within the Forsaken Dungeon. The player cannot get the Phoenix Down normally since there's only one Phoenix Down that can be found during the whole Quest Mode. It is obtained by defeating the final boss, Phoenix. It is used to bring back the player's unconscious partner at the end of the game, using it or not will affect the ending.
A mystical item said to be made from the feathers of the phoenix, a mythological bird from the dim, distant past. The item itself is from the land of Wa, which vanished centuries ago.
Phoenix Downs revive an incapacitated target, and has a 70% chance to cause death when used on undead enemies. It can be bought from Caldisla, Ancheim, Comrade, Florem, Grandship, Hartschild, Starkfort, Eternia, Adventurer (Norende Village Trader Shop Lv. 3) for 100 pg. It can be found in Centro Keep, Lontano Villa, Ancheim, Vestment Cave, Grand Mill Works, Miasma Woods, Temple of Water, and Witherwood.
When used in compounding:
- Phoenix Down + Phoenix Down = Phoenix Down
- Phoenix Down + Remedy = Remedy
- Phoenix Down + Elixir = Elixir
- Phoenix Down + Megalixir = Megalixir
- Phoenix Down + Potion, Hi-Potion, or X-Potion = Resurrect
- Phoenix Down + Ether or Turbo Ether = Reincarnate
- Phoenix Down + Eye Drops, Echo Herbs, Wakeup Bell, Balsam, or Antidote = Smelling Salts
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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
The down of birds is a layer of fine feathers found under the tougher exterior feathers. Very young birds are clad only in down.