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Artwork of Ramuh in Final Fantasy V by Yoshitaka Amano.

An ancient, ageless mage bearing the dazzling power of lightning.

Dissidia Final Fantasy Summon Compendium

Ramuh (ラムウ, Ramū?), also known as Indra, is a recurring character and summoned creature in the Final Fantasy series. He is affiliated with thunder and lightning, and appears as an old man carrying a staff. His signature attack is Judgment Bolt.

Profile[]

Ramuh has maintained the same basic appearance across the series with minor variations. Ramuh is an old man with a long beard and mustache, balding, and wearing flowing robes. The exact design of Ramuh's robes has varied. He carries a staff that he uses to call down bolts of lightning on enemies, including his signature Judgement Bolt.

Ramuh is one of the few summons to play a major role in the storyline of a game. In Final Fantasy VI, Ramuh calls Terra Branford to him when she loses control of her magical powers, and helps calm her while she regains her senses. He relates to the party the general details of the War of the Magi and what has led the espers to flee the human world, before becoming magicite and aid the party in battle.

In Final Fantasy IX, Ramuh appears to Princess Garnet and gives her a trial requiring the party to find the parts of a story and relate them to Ramuh, before Ramuh becomes Garnet's eidolon.

In Final Fantasy XV, Ramuh is one of six gods that watch over Eos. He sleeps waiting for the chosen prince, Noctis Lucis Caelum, to rise and prove his worth.

Appearances[]

Final Fantasy III[]

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Ramuh in Final Fantasy III (DS).

Ramuh can be summoned by Evokers and Summoners, and is obtained by purchasing the Level 3 Summon Magic spell Spark.

Final Fantasy IV[]

Ramuh, the Elder Justiciar... His anger calls forth thunderclouds as dark as winter night, which deadly bolts dispense justice with the greatest of efficacy.

Eidolon Library
Ramuh (PS).

Ramuh is a summon for Rydia. She can summon him innately when she rejoins the party as an adult in the Dwarven Castle. His name was translated as Indra in the SNES release. It has a casting time of 4, costs 30 MP to summon in all releases, and uses Judgement Bolt to attack all enemies for lightning-elemental damage.

In the Easy Type version, the casting time was reduced to 3.

Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-[]

Ramuh returns as a summon spell for the impostor Rydia and Rydia. Judgment Bolt deals moderate Lightning-elemental damage to all enemies at the cost of 30 MP.

Ramuh is wielded by the Green Dragon, one of four Eidolon-holding bosses found within the Lower Section of the Tower of Babil B12. Once it is defeated, it leaves behind an orb of golden light. The impostor Rydia claims the light and regains the ability to summon Ramuh during battle. Ramuh along with the other reclaimed Eidolons are later summoned by the impostor Rydia on B6 of the tower to battle the party.

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years[]

Ramuh returns as one of the Eidolons controlled by the Mysterious Girl. He is first fought in Porom's chapter in Mysidia, then later can be faced in The Gathering chapter. The first time is a scripted battle, but the second time the player fights Ramuh until he stops attacking. At this time player should stop attacking and wait until he recognizes Rydia, or else he will be permanently lost. Afterwards, he will be acquired as a summon. He costs 30 MP to summon.

Final Fantasy V[]

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Ramuh's Judgment Bolt.

Ramuh is a level 2 summon found in the forest outside of Istory. The party must fight him as a random encounter and defeat him. He uses the attack Judgment Bolt when summoned, dealing lightning-elemental damage to all enemies for the cost of 12 MP.

He is also encountered in the castle section of Interdimensional Rift, on the upper level, outside of the actual castle itself, if he was not acquired in the first world.

Final Fantasy VI[]

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Ramuh is summoned into battle.

Ramuh is an esper, and plays a major role within the story as Terra's guardian while she is coming to her senses in Zozo. He turns himself into a magicite. When equipped, he teaches Thunder (x10), Thundara (x2) and Poison (x5), and gives a +1 Stamina boost when leveling up. When summoned, he casts Judgement Bolt, an unblockable spell with a Spell Power of 50.

Final Fantasy VII[]

Ramuh.

Ramuh is a Summon Materia obtained in the Gold Saucer. The player must pick it up in the Chocobo Jockey Room after Barret defeats the boss in "Barret's Past" chapter. If the player does not pick it up then, it becomes unobtainable. Ramuh's spell power is equal to 1.875x the base magic damage.

Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII-[]

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Ramuh, upon being summoned.

Ramuh can be summoned in battle using the Ramuh Materia. He uses the attack Judgement Bolt, a lightning-elemental attack that hits all opponents. His appearance is based on his original appearance in Final Fantasy VII.

Final Fantasy VII remake project[]

Ramuh from FFVII Remake Intergrade render

Ramuh in "Episode INTERmission".

Ramuh appears exclusively in "Episode INTERmission" and, outside of DLC summons, is the only Summoning Materia Summoning Materia available for Yuffie to use. He is obtained in Chapter 1 - "Wutai's Finest" by completing Chadley's VR Battle Simulator. His appearance has been visually updated from his original Final Fantasy VII incarnation, incorporating more purple in both his clothing and attacks to represent his Thunder element. In hard mode, Ramuh can be fought in the Shinra Combat Simulator in Advanced Weaponry Division as part of an optional challenge.

Players who have a save from "Episode INTERmission" on their console when starting Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, gain Ramuh's materia at the start of the game.

Final Fantasy IX[]

FFIX Ramuh

Ramuh is an eidolon who plays a role in the story. After Zidane Tribal, Vivi Ornitier, and Princess Garnet flee Alexandria, they wind up in the Pinnacle Rocks. Ramuh agrees to help Garnet if she can pass his test of completing a story and rewards her with a Peridot, which can be used to learn him as a summon for 30 AP. Ramuh reveals to Zidane and Vivi that whatever ending Garnet chose for the story, he would lend her his power; the story was simply to test her character. It is possible to leave Pinnacle Rocks without completing this quest, but the player can still obtain more Peridots later to teach Garnet Ramuh's summon.

Ramuh's summon attack is Judgement Bolt that deals Lightning damage to all opponents. The magic power for Ramuh's summon under normal circumstances is 31. When the full animation plays, the power is equal to 32 plus the amount of Peridots in the party's inventory. If Ramuh is added to Dagger's roster of eidolons since the start of the game via a cheating device, he costs 88 MP to summon before she has her eidolons extracted. When acquired normally, he costs 22 MP to summon.

Final Fantasy XI[]

Ramuh (FFXI)

Ramuh is one of six celestial Avatars. He represents the lightning element. The job class Summoner can unlock Ramuh upon completion of the quest "Trial by Lightning".

Ramuh is also the name of a server.

Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings[]

Ramuh.

Archon of Storms, foes fall before him as wheat before the scythe.

Description

Ramuh is the rank 3 Thunder Flying summon along with his pupil Raiden (a fellow lightning summon) and his tool Ramih. His regular attack is Judgement Staff, while his special, Judgement Bolt, deals massive lightning damage to all enemies in range and causes Silence.

Final Fantasy XIII[]

Ramuh makes a minor appearance as an Eidolon in the Pompa Sancta at Nautilus Park. He is summoned to battle Ifrit to defend Cocoon. There is also an area in Eden named Ramuh Interchange. The Final Fantasy XIII Ultimania Omega further reveals that Ramuh was, at some point, planned to be a Pulse fal'Cie, depicted towering over the landscape as an old man smoking a pipe. This version of Ramuh cannot be summoned by the player, and Odin replaces him as the main Lightning-type summon.

Final Fantasy XIV[]

Ramuh's render

Lightning given sage form, venerated by the sylphs.

Though depicted in legend as a wise and benevolent elder who harbors ancient secrets, Ramuh is a merciless arbiter of those who would defile the sacred depths of the forest, striking down interlopers with fulminating bolts of lightning.

Official website description[1]

Ramuh appears as the Primal of the sylphs, and the stern guardian of the Black Shroud. He is, however, far less aggressive than many of his brethren, and is not actually fought in the initial A Realm Reborn storyline.

He plays a major role in the Defenders of Eorzea arc. Tempered sylphs have summoned him in response to repeated incursions into their part of the Twelveswood, and the player must face his trial to convince him that most Eorzeans mean no harm to the sylphs. During battle, he can summon several smaller versions of himself, known as Grey Arbiters that, unless defeated, will cause Ramuh's Judgement Bolt to wipe the player party.

Defeating Ramuh in more difficult, Extreme battle, will reward player with lightning-thematic weapons resembling the primal's own weapon.

Another Ramuh appears as a boss in Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers at the Eden Raid, a version of the primal summoned from the memories of the Warrior of Light via Eden's power. This Primal is summoned and defeated in order to restore Lightning-aspect aether to the wastelands of the Empty. In contrast to the Final Fantasy incarnations and his counterpart on the Source, this Ramuh's appearance is based on a Pterocentaur, with black and red wings and the lower body of a striped horse similar to another lightning-elemental summon, Ixion; his upper body appears more muscular and with much shorter, trimmed beard. His staff is now resembles a spear, rather than magical rod.

Defeating Ramuh in both story and Savage difficulties will award player with currency which can be exchanged for powerful equipment.

Additionally, this Ramuh is also can be obtained as a mount once the savage version of Eden's Verse: Refulgence has been completed.

Final Fantasy XV[]

Final Fantasy XV Ramuh

After Noctis summons him, Ramuh prepares to use Judgment Bolt.

Ramuh is an Astral who uses Judgment Bolt to deal heavy damage to enemies within a wide radius. When summoned, Ramuh grabs Noctis with his left hand, and he raises the staff he carries in his right hand into the sky above him, wrapping it in lightning. Ramuh throws his staff at enemies, triggering an explosion. The ground and enemies are charred. If the party summons Ramuh inside a dungeon, he cannot do his Judgment Bolt, and instead throws his staff from afar.

A King's Tale: Final Fantasy XV[]

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Justice Monsters Five[]

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Ramuh.

Ramuh is an obtainable SR monster. He is a Thunder-elemental monster whose type is Climb, class is Wargod and his specialty is Tech. His hero tech is Judgment Bolt which smites with lightning at random. His leader bonus is Thunderous Wisdom which increases Thunder damage dealt by 100%. His auto-effect is Fire Damage -20% which reduces Fire damage taken by 20%.

Final Fantasy XVI[]

Ramuh from FFXVI artwork

Artwork.

Ramuh is an Eikon whose Dominant is Cidolfus Telamon. Ramuh is the Warden of Thunder and assumes the appearance of a robed elderly wizard who uses the element of electricity. According to the Active Time Lore, Ramuh's Dominant is allotted a degree of insight knowledge of how the world truly works.

Final Fantasy Tactics[]

Ramuh.

An esper that relentlessly rains down lightning.

Description

Ramuh performs a lightning attack, Judgement Bolt, when summoned. It costs 24 MP to cast, has a speed of 25, and needs 200 JP to learn.

In the PS version, when summoned, the summoner will sometimes say, "Master of creation, impart thy help! Ramuh!"

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance[]

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Artwork of Ramuh.

Summons Ramuh to deal lightning damage.

Description

Ramuh appears as a summoned beast, and performs lightning attack when summoned. He can be learned through the Judge Staff, after receiving 200 AP. Ramuh costs 18 MP to summon, has a Magic Power of 40, and is also susceptible to Return Magic and Absorb MP.

The description of the staff states that it was "struck by Ramuh's lightning".

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift[]

Ramuh is a summon spell that can be learned through the Judicer's Staff by the summoner class for 300 AP. The description of the staff states that "The gigas Ramuh himself infused this staff with a bolt of lightning". He deals lightning damage to units in a large area at a cost of 16 MP.

Final Fantasy Tactics S[]

Ramuh appears as a boss.

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Crystal Defenders[]

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Ramuh being summoned into battle.

CD Ramuh Ramuh can only be summoned in Crystal Defenders W1 for the price of five crystals. When summoned, Ramuh rains down lightning bolts that damage all enemy units and reduce their speed.

Final Fantasy Dimensions[]

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Ramuh.

Ramuh is an Eidolon available to summon by the Summoner job class. He is a level 2 summon spell that costs 29 MP. He can be found in the Cave of Fulmination during the Dragoon's tale, where he challenges the Warriors of Light to see if they are worthy of his power.

Final Fantasy Dimensions II[]

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Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)[]

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Manual version.

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Automatic version.

Ramuh appears as a summon. When summoned, Ramuh uses Judgment Bolt, blocking the opponent's summon, disabling him/her of summoning it. Like some summons in Dissidia, Ramuh can be summoned by two distinct ways: Automatically, which summons him immediately when the summoner breaks the opponent's Bravery and shows an artwork of his Final Fantasy XI appearance, and manually, where his Final Fantasy V artwork appears. Ramuh's auto version can be obtained in the third stage of the Shade Impulse III storyline, and its manual version can be obtained in the first stage of the Shade Impulse IV storyline.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[]

Ramuh is a summonstone, with the same function as in the original Dissidia. His auto version is found in Chapter Four: Where Memories Wait of Scenario 012. The manual version can be purchased from certain Moogle Shops for 30 KP.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT[]

Make known to me the full measure of your strength!

Ramuh prior to battle

Ramuh appears as a summon.

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Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia[]

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Ramuh is set to appear as a summon.

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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy[]

Theatrhythm Ramuh

Ramuh's aged appearance hides fearsome power. This lightning god's Judgment Bolt has been the saving grace of countless heroes as the heavens themselves bend to his righteous will, striking down the wicked.

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Ramuh appears as a summon, and occasionally appears if a feature drive is successful. He attacks enemies with Judgement Bolt. Alternatively, equipping Ramuh Magicite enables Ramuh to be successfully summoned.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call[]

Ramuh is a summon and is exclusively summoned by several characters. Equipping Ramuh Magicite enables any character to summon Ramuh.

The following characters that exclusively summon Ramuh are:

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy All-Star Carnival[]

Ramuh is a summon, with Judgement Bolt dealing damage to several monsters present in the music stage.

The following characters that can exclusively summon Ramuh are:


Pictlogica Final Fantasy[]

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Pictlogica Final Fantasy ≒[]

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Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade[]

Ramuh.

Ramuh is a Thunder-elemental esper. From time to time, players may encounter Ramuh in battle. Defeating Ramuh will grant players the Ramuh I summon stone, which allows Ramuh to be summoned into battle. When summoned, Ramuh uses the skill, Judgment Bolt. His summoned animation bears a resemblance to the summoned animation of Ramuh in Final Fantasy V.

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Final Fantasy Artniks[]

Ramuh from Final Fantasy XI.

Ramuh from Final Fantasy XI appears as an obtainable card.

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Final Fantasy Record Keeper[]

Ramuh appears as a summon. He retains his appearance from Final Fantasy IV, and, when summoned, attacks all enemies with lightning damage.

Final Fantasy Explorers[]

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Final Fantasy Explorers-Force[]

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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[]

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Mobius Final Fantasy[]

Ramuh appears as a wind-element ability card.

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World of Final Fantasy[]

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Chocobo no Fushigina Dungeon[]

Ramuh makes an appearance.

Chocobo's Dungeon 2[]

Ramuh makes an appearance as a minor character.

After defeating the Skullhammer and reaching the village, a Malboro can be found in Chef le Tonberry's restaurant. Speaking to it with a Thunder Book in inventory prompts it to ask the Chocobo to cast Thunder on it. After several uses, it regains its memory and changes back into Ramuh, who explains he fell asleep on a Morph trap. He rewards the Chocobo with his summon feather.

Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon[]

Ramuh appears as a boss.

Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales[]

Ramuh serves as the Guardian of the Light Crystal, and as a character in Mini Red Riding Hood. In the Pop-Up Duels, he is a light element card, and has six cards under his name.

Cards[]

Ramuh
Ramuh Shock
#079 Yellow
None None Defend Attack
Shock
Crystal Ability (**)

Deal 3 damage for each * in opponent's CP gauge.

Ramuh
Ramuh Thundercloud
#080 ★★ Yellow
None None Defend Defend
Thundercloud
Deal 4 damage.

Color Boost

Strength is doubled if opponent's card is blue.

Ramuh
EM Field
#081 ★★ Yellow
None None Defend Defend
EM Field
Deal 1 damage for each * in opponent's CP gauge and causes Numb.
Ramuh
Ramuh EM Field+
#082 ★★★ Yellow
Defend None Defend Defend
EM Field+
Deal 1 damage.

CP Boost

All crystals in your CP gauge become *.

Ramuh
Ramuh Judgment Bolt
#083 ★★★ Yellow
None None Defend Attack
Judgment Bolt
Crystal Ability (**)

Deal 6 damage.

Ramuh
Ramuh Judgment Bolt+
#084 ★★★ Yellow
None None None Attack
Judgment Bolt+
Crystal Ability (***)

Deal 9 damage.


Final Fantasy Trading Card Game[]

Ramuh appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game as multiple Lightning-elemental Summon cards, depicting him from Final Fantasy III, Final Fantasy XI, Final Fantasy Tactics, Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy Explorers and Dissidia Final Fantasy NT. The Primal Ramuh from Final Fantasy XIV appears as a Lightning-elemental Forward card.

Final Fantasy Portal App[]

Assorted incarnations of Ramuh from throughout the series appear as Triple Triad cards.

Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances[]

Kingdom Hearts series[]

Ramuh does not make a physical appearance in the Kingdom Hearts series, but in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, a lightning-based finish command, named Ramuh's Judgement by default (the name can be changed). It can be obtained by all three main protagonists, Aqua, Terra and Ventus.

Itadaki Street[]

Ramuh appears in Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Special.

Ramuh is a chance card in Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Portable, with the ability: Upgrade your target house value by 20%.

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Lord of Vermilion II[]

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Super Smash Bros.[]

Ramuh Smash Bros Splash Card

Ramuh.

Ramuh appears in the Midgar stage as a Summon, his appearance based on his Final Fantasy VII incarnation. Upon being summoned, he will cause the stage's three floating platforms to become electrically charged, damaging anyone who touches them. The platforms will also change locations during this time until he disappears.

Knights of the Crystals[]

KotC Ramuh

Ramuh appears on an ultimate card.

Etymology[]

Ramuh could be based on Lahmu, who is often portrayed as a bearded man with a red sash and four to six curls on his head. Ramuh could also be loosely based on an epic Hindu poem, written by Valmiki, called Ramayana. Its protagonist is Raama (also spelled Rama), said to have been the incarnation of the Hindu god, Vishnu. The name Ramuh could be an amalgam of Raama and Vishnu.

In the Final Fantasy series, Ramuh is an old, bearded sage with a staff who casts thunder magic. He could be based on the king Ra-mu of a supposedly sunken continent, Mu. The element of lightning could come from the Hebrew word רעם (rá'am), meaning thunder, or thunderclap. His previous name, Indra, is the name of the king of the Devas in Hindu mythology, the god of rain, lightning, and storms.

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