Final Fantasy Wiki

Artwork of Salamander in Tactics.

Salamander (サラマンダー, Saramandā?) is a recurring summon of the Fire element, exclusive to Ivalice, and first appearing in Final Fantasy Tactics.


Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings[]

Salamander, as he appears in Revenant Wings.

Fire-breathing lizard with an appetite for destruction.


Salamander is the rank 1 Fire Ranged summon. Its normal attack, Fireball, deals Fire damage to one foe.

Final Fantasy Tactics[]

An esper that scorches the battlefield with its savage flames.


Salamander first appears in Final Fantasy Tactics as a higher level Fire summon. He is learned for 820 Job Points, by the Summoner job class. Salamander performs Wyrmfire, a Fire-elemental attack on all enemies in range. It costs 48 MP to cast and has a speed of 12. Salamander has a 30% chance of randomly being learned in battle by a Summoner who has not yet learned it and is not KO'd by it, or absorbs at least 1 HP worth of damage. Nullifying the damage does not count.

In the original PlayStation version, when summoned, the summoner will sometimes say, "Evil flames, entrust your power to us! Salamander!" This was removed from PSP port, The War of the Lions.

Final Fantasy Trading Card Game[]

Salamander TCG.png

Salamander from Final Fantasy Tactics appears in the Final Fantasy Trading Card Game with a fire-elemental card.

Mobius Final Fantasy[]

Mobius - Salamander R3 Ability Card.png
Impresario-ffvi-ios.pngThis section in Mobius Final Fantasy is empty or needs to be expanded. You can help the Final Fantasy Wiki by expanding it.

Non-Final Fantasy Appearances[]

Guardian Cross[]

An elemental with fire at its command that grows ever more powerful by consuming flames.


Salamander is a common card captured in Berneside Plains. He is a Fire-elemental guardian, and takes the shadow form of a Beast.

Behind the scenes[]

Salamander's original debut was in the Japan-exclusive Super Famicom Quest Corporation title, Tactics Ogre, serving as an homage to Yasumi Matsuno's previous tactical roleplaying series before joining Square. Like its Final Fantasy counterpart, the Salamander of Tactics Ogre was a fire-elemental summon.


Salamander is a mythological reptile believed to be able to breathe and resist fire. In legends, ancient alchemists are said to use Salamanders to determine the heat of the fire necessary to turn lead to gold.