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The Phoenix Tower is a thirty-floor tower in Final Fantasy V found in the Merged World, southwest of the North Mountain. It also exists in Galuf's World, southwest of Moogle Village, although it is inaccessible as it is surrounded by mountains.

Most floors possess two hidden staircases that are revealed upon examining the wall: both lead to the next floor, but one is unguarded, while the other is guarded by a random monster. Every five floors except the thirtieth, there are pots on the left and right sides of the room: one contains an amount of GP equal to the floor number multiplied by 1000, while the other is revealed to be a Magic Pot.

All encounters apart from the Magic Pots are inescapable, and the enemies tend to hit the party with strong status ailments. Completing the tower awards the Phoenix summon.

Story[]

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Hiryu at the top of the Phoenix Tower.

Once the player party reaches the top floor, Lenna flashes back to the time her mother became gravely ill, and the only cure was the tongue of a wind drake. The player can decide if the young Lenna attempted to cut the Tycoon wind drake's tongue off. Saying yes will cause King Tycoon to run to the room and hit Lenna. Scolding her, he explains about learning about self-sacrifice. Saying no will let Jenica explain that the king used to enter the room everyday, debating on what to do, and Jenica says that it is for the best.

The wind drake, already wounded from the fight with Melusine, jumps from the tower and is reborn as the Level 5 Phoenix summon.

Spoilers end here.

Items[]

Name Location
5,000 gil Fifth Floor
Phoenix Down Fifth Floor
10,000 gil Tenth Floor
Phoenix Down Tenth Floor
15,000 gil Fifteenth Floor
Phoenix Down Fifteenth Floor
20,000 gil Twentieth Floor
Phoenix Down Twentieth Floor
25,000 gil Twenty-Fifth Floor
Aevis Killer Twenty-Fifth Floor
Phoenix Thirtieth Floor

Enemies[]

Inside
Outside

Musical themes[]

"The Four Warriors of Dawn" from Final Fantasy V
Music

"The Four Warriors of Dawn" is the background theme that plays as the Warriors of Light climb the Phoenix Tower.

Gallery[]

Etymology[]

The tower is where the party gains the Phoenix summon. In Greek mythology, a 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.

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