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Shiva's appearance in Final Fantasy VII Remake.

The empress of ice, wreathed in frost. She is known for her signature move, 'Diamond Dust', which freezes everything in an instant.

Dissidia Final Fantasy Summon Compendium

Shiva (シヴァ, Shiva?) is a frequently recurring Ice-elemental summon in the Final Fantasy series. A blue-skinned woman with clothing of the same color, her signature attack is Diamond Dust (sometimes called Gem Dust, and Transcendantale in the French version).

Along with Ifrit and Bahamut, she is one of the few summons to appear in every main series game from Final Fantasy III through Final Fantasy XVI (although in Final Fantasy XII she appears as an airship instead of a summon). She also appears in every main series side-story and sequel that features summons, with the only exception being Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-.


Although enjoying regular appearances throughout the series, Shiva, like most of the popular summonable entities, has not been given a significant back story, being simply described as the "Ice Queen". She has a lover named Shivar and a daughter named Shivan in Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings. In Final Fantasy XIII, Shiva is embodied in a pair of sisters called Nix and Stiria. In Final Fantasy XV she is said to have loved Ifrit and appears as a flock of pixies as well as a human form.

Shiva has occasionally been shown as one of the more "friendly" summonable entities, only requiring being fought to gain her services in a few Final Fantasy games, and she usually does not display malicious intent when doing so.

Shiva is a willowy humanoid female with pale skin and long, blue hair so to invoke an image of ice and cold. Later summon sequences add arctic winds, freezing temperatures and large ice crystal formations. Shiva invariably wears only enough clothing to retain her modesty, along with boots and other minor aesthetic pieces, though in some appearances she's barefoot. She carries no weapon in most appearances, and implements her Diamond Dust attack with arm gestures, a snap of the fingers, and/or force of will. Later games in the series allow Shiva to carry out physical attacks in the form of kicks and punches.


Final Fantasy III[]

Shiva in Final Fantasy III (PSP).

Shiva can be summoned by Evokers, Summoners, and Sages. She can obtained by purchasing the Level 2 Summon Magic spell Icen.

Depending on the job summoning Shiva, ahe may use the following abilities:

  • White summoning: Mesmerize - casts Sleep on all enemies.
  • Black summoning: Icy Stare - deals Ice damage to one enemy.
  • High summoning: Diamond Dust - deals Ice damage to all enemies.

Final Fantasy IV[]

Shiva, the Ice Queen... To incur her wrath is to feel your very heart freeze in your chest, for cold is her anger and swift her vengeance.

Eidolon Library
Shiva (PSP).

Shiva is Rydia's summon after she rejoins the group in the Underworld. She is also a boss in Rydia's trial in the Lunar Ruins in the Advance and Complete Collection releases. Shiva has a casting time of 4, costs 30 MP to summon, has a power of 120, and attacks all enemies for ice-elemental damage. In the 3D releases, the charge time to summon her is six seconds. In the Easy Type version, the casting time was reduced to 3.

Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-[]

Shiva is a Summon spell for the imposter Rydia and Rydia. Her signature attack, Diamond Dust, deals moderate Ice-elemental damage to all enemies at the cost of 30 MP.

Shiva is wielded by the Frostbeast, one of four Eidolon-holding bosses found within the Lower Section of the Tower of Babil B13. Once it is defeated, it leaves behind an orb of blue light. The imposter Rydia claims the light and regains the ability to summon Shiva. Shiva, along with the other reclaimed Eidolons, is later summoned by the imposter Rydia on B6 of the tower to battle against the party.

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years[]

Shiva is one of the Eidolons being controlled by the Mysterious Girl. She is fought in Palom's chapter, and can later be faced in The Gathering. The first time is a scripted battle, but the second time the player fights Shiva until she stops attacking and the player must do the same if they want to recruit her, otherwise she will be killed. If the party stops fighting, Shiva will recognize Rydia and is acquired as a summon. She costs 30 MP.

Final Fantasy V[]

Shiva (iOS).

The Summoner job class can call Shiva. She can be found at the top of the tower at Castle Walse. This was the first time in the series Shiva appears as a boss. Along with her are three Ice Commanders who also must be defeated.

Shiva is a Level 2 summon who costs 10 MP to summon, dealing ice damage to all enemies.

Final Fantasy VI[]


Shiva is an esper acquired after a boss fight in the Magitek Research Facility. She costs 27 MP to summon, and casts an unblockable Diamond Dust ability with a Spell Power of 52. As a magicite, she teaches Blizzard (x10), Blizzara (x5), Osmose (x4), Rasp (x4) and Cure (x3).

Final Fantasy VII[]

Summon model of Shiva.

The Shiva Summon Materia is obtained from Priscilla of Under Junon after Cloud and company defeat the boss, Bottomswell. Shiva can then be assigned to a weapon or armor and called upon in combat. Her spell power is equal to 1.5x the base magic damage.

If the player's Materia inventory is full during the scene Priscilla is supposed to give the Materia to Cloud and the party, she leaves the Shiva Materia in her room for the player to pick it up later.

Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII-[]



Shiva can be summoned using the Shiva Materia. She uses Diamond Dust, an ice-elemental attack that hits all opponents. She has the same appearance as in Final Fantasy VII.

Final Fantasy VII Remake[]

Shiva returns as a summon. She is fought as a boss via Chadley, and claimed as a summoning materia after. Once summoned, Shiva fights automatically, but the player can issue commands to make her use specific abilities, such as Heavenly Strike. Shiva uses Diamond Dust as a finishing move either when the timer expires, or when her summoner is KO'd.

Shiva's loading screen description mentions that according to legend, she once saved the planet from catastrophe by "staunching a great wound with a glacier," alluding to Jenova's arrival to the planet that has since encased the Icicle Area in snow. In the original Final Fantasy VII, based on Gast and Ifalna's taped conversations found on the Icicle Inn, it is explained that the north of the planet never melts because the planet's energy is gathered there to heal its injury.[1]

Final Fantasy VIII[]


Shiva is one of two initial Guardian Forces assigned to Squall at the start of the game, obtained by entering the tutorial section of his Study Panel. Shiva's Diamond Dust is an Ice-elemental attack that damages all enemies. Her compatibility items are Arctic Wind and North Wind, and her "opposite" Guardian Force is Ifrit whose summoning deducts compatibility with Shiva the most.

Shiva learns Str-J, Vit-J and Spr-J, as well as support abilities that boost the equipper's Vitality and Spirit. Her unique abilities are Doom, which places a death sentence countdown on the target, and a refine ability that lets one make Ice and Water spells from items. Her Triple Triad card is obtained from Zone on the White SeeD Ship when the player gives him The Girl Next Door magazine for free.

Final Fantasy IX[]

FFIX Shiva

Shiva is an eidolon summoned by Dagger. She is learned from equipping an Opal for 20 AP.

According to notes left on the Eidolon Wall at Madain Sari, the summoners discovered Shiva in the form of a small child. As years passed, she grew into her more familiar adult appearance. When summoned, she uses Diamond Dust, dealing ice damage to all opponents. Her spell power is equal to 36 plus the number of Opals in the party's inventory. Before Dagger has her eidolons extracted Shiva costs 96 MP to summon, but after being re-acquired she costs 24 MP. Dagger initially has Shiva, but doesn't have enough MP to summon her without excessive level grinding.

Final Fantasy X[]


The aeon Shiva is obtained after Yuna visits the fayth in the Macalania Temple. Shiva's fayth is a Macalanian priestess. Her special ability is Heavenly Strike, while her Overdrive is Diamond Dust. When Lulu fully upgrades the Onion Knight, she breaks Shiva's damage limit who can now deal up to 99,999 damage.

Shiva is also fought as a boss, also appears as a Dark Shiva superboss form.

Final Fantasy X-2[]

Shiva returns as a boss under Shuyin's control. She is fought in the Farplane, as the temple sank to the bottom of the lake shortly after Final Fantasy X.

Final Fantasy XI[]


Shiva is one of the six celestial Avatars who represents the ice element. The job class Summoner can unlock the "spell" Shiva upon completion of the quest "Trial By Ice".

Shiva is also the name of one of the game's servers.

Final Fantasy XII[]

The Imperial airship Shiva.

Shiva does not appear as a summon but the airships in Archadian Imperial Fleets are named after traditional Final Fantasy summons, and includes an airship named Shiva.

Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings[]

Shiva RW

Alluring Empress of Ice. Blizzards whirl and rage at her command.


Shiva is the rank 3 Water Ranged summon who costs 20 affinity points to summon. Her normal attack, Triple Slap, deals water damage to one foe with three successive hits. Her special, Diamond Dust, deals heavy water damage to all enemies in range, and inflicts Stop.

She is one of the unique water types in that she is really an ice-type. Therefore, she is weak to fire instead of thunder. There are two other, weaker Yarhi also named after Shiva, Shivan and Shivar, who are stated to be her child and lover respectively.

Final Fantasy XIII series[]

See the Gestalt Mode And Summoning sequence here.

Cool them off!

Snow Villiers' Eidolon is the Shiva Sisters, also referred to as the Twin Sisters of Shiva. The sisters are Stiria (スティリア, Sutiria?), the dark-skinned elder sister with a light patch around her right eye, and younger, lighter-skinned Nix (ニクス, Nikusu?), who has a dark patch around one eye. Snow faces the sisters as bosses at Lake Bresha as a test to prove his strength to them.

While summoned, the sisters have separate ATB Gauges, but both are dismissed if their shared SP Gauge falls to zero. This is compensated by Stiria not being able to be directly targeted. In normal mode, Stiria focuses on the Medic and Ravager roles, healing Snow and dealing ice-elemental damage to enemies. Nix focuses on a Commando role, although she does have Blizzara. While Stiria cannot be targeted by enemies, she can still be damaged by Area of Effect attacks.

Snow's Gestalt Gauge increases by driving up enemy chain gauges and by defending against enemy attacks as a Sentinel. In Gestalt Mode, the Shiva Sisters transform into a motorcycle Snow can ride.

The sisters also briefly appear in Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.

Final Fantasy XIV[]

Shiva artwork.

Shiva is the featured primal and boss fight of patch 2.4, "Dreams of Ice". She was summoned by Ysayle Dangoulain in the image of an ancient saint who was beloved of Hraesvelgr, as part of her goal to end the millennium-long Dragonsong War.

Unlike the primals summoned by beast-tribes, Ysayle uses her own body as a vessel for Shiva's spirit. The Warrior of Light is tasked to defeat Iceheart as Shiva in the trial The Akh Afah Amphitheatre as part of the main scenario, but she escapes using the power of the Echo. Ysayle's later actions set the stage for the beginning of Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward, where she and Shiva return as a major character in the expansion storyline.

Another Shiva is fought as a boss in the Eden Raid series in Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers. Like the with other primals in this story, Shiva is made manifest by the Warrior of Darkness's memories to restore the final, ice element in the Empty on the First. Ryne, believing that Shiva must be summoned akin to her original counterpart, offers her own body as a vessel, despite protestations from Thancred. The task ends nigh in failure, with the primal taking control over Ryne, forcing the Warrior to defeat her with the help of Gaia before she can cause another Flood of Light.

Shiva summoned by Eden.

Like with any primal recreated by Eden, Shiva's visual appearance differs from the one on the Source: her body is covered in dark-bluish coat with metallic accents with several pink fluttering ribbons behind her. She wears black boots, similar to Ryne, and her crown is much smaller. Due to Ryne serving as a vessel, Shiva's face has her features.

Like the original incarnation, this version can summon weapons from ice, in this case, two giant swords.

In this form, Shiva can switch between Ice and Light powers, which changes her appearance. In Savage mode, she summons a recreation of Hraesvelgr, granting her abilities normally used by dragons and can switch between three forms instead of two.

Defeating Shiva in both story and Savage versions grants player currency which can be exchanged for powerful equipment.

Final Fantasy XV[]


Shiva the Glacian is an Astral in the world of Eos. She is the goddess of ice. After the player acquires her as a summon in Chapter 12, she is summoned randomly, and creates copies of herself when using her signature ability, Diamond Dust. Like Ramuh, she can be summoned almost anywhere. Shiva is one of the Six, and is said to be the most compassionate toward humanity.

Justice Monsters Five[]

JM5 Shiva


Shiva is an obtainable SR monster. She is a Water-elemental monster whose type is Pierce, class is Djinn and her specialty is Tech. Her hero tech is Diamond Dust which smites all foes with freezing winds. Her leader bonus is Icicle Twirl which increases Water damage dealt by 100%. Her auto-effect is SOS Luck +50% which boosts Luck when below 30% HP.

Final Fantasy XVI[]


Jill and Shiva.

Shiva is an ice-elemental Eikon in the realm of Valisthea. Her Dominant is Jill Warrick. She is among the smallest Eikons of the realm, around the size of an average human. Shiva is a long-haired ice lady clad in ice crystal jewelry and a long flowing cape, which appears on those who semi-prime her. Shiva once went to war against the Phoenix in Valisthea's past in the Northern TerritoriesRosarian war, but in the modern day, Northern Territories have been taken by the Blight and the northern tribes have dispersed.

Final Fantasy Tactics[]

An esper with punishingly frigid breath.


Wind, fade to silence and light, give us power! Shiva!

Upon summoning (PS)

The job class Summoner can learn Shiva. Glacial Shards is a large ice-elemental attack that spreads over a portion of the battlefield. Shiva costs 24 MP, has a speed of 25, and needs 200 JP to learn.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance[]

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Concept art.


Summons Shiva to deal cold damage.


The Summoner job class learns the ability to summon Shiva through the Snake Staff for 200 AP and costs 18 MP to cast. Shiva is clad in armor with only the bottom of her face revealed. Although Shiva wields a sword and shield, she does not use them to attack. Instead, she holds the sword vertically above her head, and casts an ice spell.

Shiva has a Magic Power of 40, is stealable through the ability Steal: Ability, and is also susceptible to Return Magic and Absorb MP.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift[]

Shiva wears dark blue armor and sword, although she does not use her sword to fight, but instead raises it to send a flurry of ice shards at the selected foes. The Summoner job can learn the "spell" Shiva through the Serpent Staff for 300 AP, and Shiva costs 16 MP to cast with a range of 4.

Crystal Defenders[]

CD Shiva
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Final Fantasy Tactics S[]

Shiva appears as a boss.

Final Fantasy Type-0[]

Shiva Type-0

Shiva in battle.

Shiva is a set of Eidolons called "Shiva Class". Each Shiva has different names, abilities and sizes.

  • Shiva
  • Shankara
  • Petite Shiva

Shiva has a more human appearance with white/pink skin and long gray-blue hair with straight bangs. She wears a bikini top, a micro-skirt and a g-string, and high heels with floating gears.

In-battle, Shiva quickly skates through the battlefield while striking her foes with ice attacks. Her Icicle Twirl skill changes with directional input, and Diamond Dust attacks can be chained indefinitely with timed button presses.

Final Fantasy Dimensions[]

FFD Shiva

Let my cold embrace condemn thee to oblivion!


She appears in the Glacial Cave near Rusalka in the Bard story in act 2 as a monster to defeat deep inside the cave. After she is gained as a summon for the summoner job class she attacks with Diamond Dust, encasing all enemies in ice. After her defeat, the ice-covered sections of the cave melt and the player can walk freely in without fear of sliding. She is blue and wears gold jewels.

Final Fantasy Dimensions II[]

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Cloud: I couldn't finish 'em. Looks like this's gonna get complicated.
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Shiva is a summon with three variants, Shiva α, Dark Shiva and Shiva Kai.

FFLToS Shiva

Promotional artwork.*(Artwork (Rank 1).)

Shiva is a water-elemental summon whose special ability is Diamond Dust, which deals water-elemental damage to all enemies. Summoning Shiva costs 2 points from the Consumption Gauge. Morrow has a Rank 5 Shiva Phantom Stone equipped during the opening prologue.

During the "Ice Princess Shiva" quest, Shiva is fought as a boss multiple times. For defeating Shiva during the quest, the player is rewarded with her weapon the Shiva Bow.

Shiva's default artwork was provided by SQEX.

Depending on the Shiva summon's type and rank, the user is able to learn the following abilities:

  • Blizzard I
  • Blizzard II
  • Blizzard III
  • Blizzard IV
  • Blizzard V
Upgrading Stats
Rank 1 Type (Shiva)

The following type of Shiva allows the user to use Blizzard abilities.

Rank Max level Signet cost Max HP Max MP Max Attack Max Magic Max Speed Components needed
☆ 1 15 7 144 11 13 16 10 None
☆ 2 20 7 222 18 20 25 16 Rank Jewel I
Water Opal x1
☆ 3 30 7 383 32 36 43 28 Rank Jewel II
Water Opal x2
☆ 4 40 10 550 46 51 62 40 Rank Jewel III
Water Opal x3
☆ 5 50 10 718 59 67 80 52 ?
Rank 3 Type (Shiva)

The following type of Shiva allows the user to use Blizzara abilities.

Rank Max level Signet cost Max HP Max MP Max Attack Max Magic Max Speed Components needed
☆3 30 10 397 33 37 45 29 None
☆4 40 10 570 47 53 64 42 Rank Jewel III
Water Opal x3
☆5 50 10 744 61 69 83 54 ?
Shiva α
Artwork of Shiva α by Brownies.

Shiva α appears as a water-elemental summon. She can be obtained during the "Shiva's Ordeal" limited time event. Shiva α's stats are similar to that of the Blizzara-type Shiva Signets, however Shiva α provides a stronger magic attack stat bonus.

When summoned into battle, her special ability is Diamond Dust when summoned into battle, which deals water-elemental damage to all enemies. Summoning Shiva costs 2 points from the Consumption Gauge.

Shiva α's artwork was provided by Brownies.

Depending on which variant of Shiva α the player obtains, the summon will allow the user to possibly learn the following abilities:

  • Blizzard III
  • Blizzard IV
  • Blizzard V
  • Queen's Sigh I
  • Queen's Sigh II
  • Queen's Sigh III
  • Blizzara II
  • Blizzara III
Upgrading Stats
Rank 3 Type (Shiva α)

This variant of Shiva α can only be obtained through clearing dungeons during the "Shiva's Further Ordeal" Limited Event and starts on rank 3. It allows the user to use the Blizzard or Queen's Sigh abilities.

Rank Max level Signet cost Max HP Max MP Max Attack Max Magic Max Speed Components needed
☆3 30 10 ? ? ? ? ? None
☆4 40 10 504 48 40 81 42 ?
☆5 50 10 658 62 52 105 54 ?
Rank 4 Type (Shiva α)

This variant of Shiva α can only be obtained through the Signet probability up time and automatically starts at rank 4. It allows the user to use the Blizzara II or Blizzara III abilities.

Rank Max level Signet cost Max HP Max MP Max Attack Max Magic Max Speed Components needed
☆ 4 40 10 ? ? ? ? ? None
☆ 5 50 10 658 62 52 105 54 ?
Dark Shiva
Artwork of Dark Shiva by SQEX.

Dark Shiva is a water-elemental summon whose special ability is Diamond Ice, which deals water-elemental damage to all enemies three times. All versions of Dark Shiva are able to go up to rank 7 and using the summon costs 2 points from the Consumption Gauge.

Dark Shiva's artwork was provided by SQEX.

Dark Shiva may teach the following abilities:

  • Rush Blizzard I
  • Rush Blizzard II
  • Rush Blizzard III
Upgrading stats
Rank Max level Sigent cost Max HP Max MP Max Attack Max Magic Max Speed Components needed
☆5 50 16 ? ? ? ? ? None
☆6 60 18 1,156 105 102 150 78 ?
☆7 70 18 1,349 123 120 175 91 ?
Passive abilities

The following are bonus abilities granted to characters equipped with Dark Shiva.

Ability-type Effect Minimum activation rank
Rush Blizzard Water Damage +5-15% 5
Shiva Kai
Jornee Shiva
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Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)[]

Shiva appears as a summon that when summoned, uses Diamond Dust, "freezing" the opponent's Bravery Points, preventing them from increasing. Like many summons in Dissidia, Shiva can be summoned in two distinct ways: automatically, which summons her immediately when the user is attacked by an HP attack and her Final Fantasy VIII artwork appears, and manually, where her Final Fantasy IV artwork appears. Shiva's auto version can be obtained in the third stage of the Destiny Odyssey II storyline, and the manual version can be obtained in the same odyssey's second stage.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[]


Shiva's Final Fantasy X incarnation is summonable by Yuna in-battle to perform either Heavenly Strike or Diamond Dust.

Shiva also appears as a summonstone, with the same function as in Dissidia. Her auto version is now found in Chapter Six: Indiscernible Truth of Scenario 012. The manual version can be purchased from certain Moogle Shops for 30 KP.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT[]

Face me and ye shall know death's chill embrace

Shiva prior to battle

Shiva is one of the seven unlockable Summons, unlocked at random as the player's starting Summon. She summons large structures of ice and blasts frost traps to bind enemies in ice. Her signature attack is Diamond Dust, encircling the enemy party with orbs that solidify and transform into ice pillars. Her pre-summoning buff is Overflow, which restores the party's default Bravery value much faster. Post summoning, it becomes Algid Aura, which increases both the party's default Bravery value and recovery speed. When summoned, the PlayStation 4's controller's sync color changes to cobalt blue. In the game's story mode, Shiva is confronted by Cloud, Bartz and Shantotto.

As a boss, Shiva uses ice spells, such as a ring of ice around her, summoning large icicles from the ground underneath or homing orbs of ice as a ranged projectile. Her main HP attack is Boreal Plunge in which she dashes to an opponent and strikes the ground near them with her knee, causing ice to blast up around her. When her HP is reduced to 100,000, she splits into two copies to double team the party, though both are more vulnerable to being stunned. One copy will use Hailstorm as an HP attack, shooting forth a large blast of energy that travels the entire arena while the other retains the use of Boreal Plunge along with Diamond Dust, which behaves the same as it does in her summon incarnation.

Whilst not Physically appearing Yuna can summon her Shiva's Glyph to use Heavenly Strike.

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Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia[]

Shiva appears as a summon and boss. When called, Shiva converts all attacks to magic Ice-elemental attacks for 5-6 turns while freezing the turn count. Her added effect inflicts 1 turn BRV Freeze to all enemies in the current wave.

Shiva from Final Fantasy XV cameos as Lunafreya's eidolon, appearing in the ability animations for Frigid Fubuki (S2) and Diamond Dust (EX).

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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy[]

Theatrhythm Shiva

The summon Shiva wields ice and snow to send all that live into eternal sleep. The Ice Queen's frosty breath instantaneously freezes enemies, before a graceful snap of her fingers shatters the ice forever...


Shiva is a summon based on her appearance from Final Fantasy X. She uses her signature attack, Diamond Dust to assist the player during Battle Music Sequences.

Equipping the item Shiva's Magicite will ensure Shiva is summoned, should the player succeed in the Feature Drive section of the song.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call[]

Shiva is a summon, and is summoned exclusively by a number of characters. As before, equipping Shiva Magicite enables any character to summon Shiva.

The following characters can summon Shiva:

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy All-Star Carnival[]

Shiva is a summon, with Diamond Dust dealing damage to several monsters with a large amount of health left.

The following characters that can summon Shiva are:

  • Final Fantasy - Princess Sarah
  • Final Fantasy III - Cloud of Darkness
  • Final Fantasy VII - Tifa Lockhart
  • Final Fantasy VIII - Squall Leonhart, Laguna Loire
  • Final Fantasy XI - Lilisette
  • Final Fantasy XII - Fran
  • Final Fantasy XIII - Snow Villiers

The characters that can summon Shiva are allusions to their own game, such as Snow's personal eidolon being the Shiva sisters, and Fran's level 3 quickening Shatterheart.

Pictlogica Final Fantasy[]

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Pictlogica Final Fantasy ≒[]

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Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade[]

Shiva is an Ice-elemental esper. From time to time, players may encounter Shiva in battle. Defeating Shiva will grant players the Shiva I summon stone, which allows Shiva to be summoned into battle. When summoned, Shiva uses the skill, Diamond Dust. Her summoned animation bears a strong resemblance to the summoned animation of Shiva in Final Fantasy V.

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Final Fantasy Artniks[]

FF11 Shiva SR I Artniks
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Final Fantasy Record Keeper[]

Shiva ability sprite.

Shiva appears as a summon and as multiple bosses.

Shiva is a rank 3 summon magic ability. When used, Shiva will perform Diamond Dust, which deals two moderate ice-elemental attacks to all enemies. The default Shiva summon's appearance uses her sprite from Final Fantasy V. At the initial launch of the game, this ability dealt a single moderate ice-elemental magic attack. This was eventually changed in a later update to the game.

There are multiple versions of Shiva from different titles. These versions include Shiva from Final Fantasy V, VI, X, XIV, and World of Final Fantasy. Different enemies classified as Shiva also appear, these include the Shiva Sisters from Final Fantasy XIII and Dark Shiva from Final Fantasy X.

Lastly, Shiva can also be summoned by specific characters during their unique Soul Breaks. These Soul Breaks often have the character summon the versions of Shiva from their original game, these include the Shivas from Final Fantasy VIII, XIII, and XIV. However, certain character Soul Breaks that involve Shiva will summon the Final Fantasy V version of Shiva, e.g. Rydia's Summon Eidolon II unique Soul Break and originally Rinoa's Shiva Chain Soul Break.

Final Fantasy Explorers[]


An eidolon called the Ice Queen. Her beauty hides a cold heart that leaves enemies frozen forever.

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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[]

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War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[]

Freezer of All, Shiva from WotV vision card

Freezer of All, Shiva vision card.

A legendary being with a frigid personality that has earned her the name Ice Queen. Her chilling power is such that a single burst reduces everything around her to an icy wasteland. Rumors of her origin abound, with some believing that she was once a mortal queen of a tropical country long ago.

Esper description

Shiva appears as an obtainable summon and vision card. Its party ability is Evasion Up 10 and Ice Unit Critical Evasion Up 0. Its bestowed effects are Ice Attack Res Up 4. It is illustrated by G-ROW Art.

It is said that Shiva is often wrapped in an icy mist, surrounded by dancing crystals. Often if she is encountered, people are beguiled by her beauty and subsequently slayed by her ice. This incarnation of Shiva is rumored to have been a mortal queen of a tropical country.

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World of Final Fantasy[]

WoFF Shiva


Shiva, along with Ifrit and Ramuh, is a powerful mirage in the world Grymoire that previously knew Lann and Reynn. Her ability is Diamond Dust.

In addition, a new type of Shiva based on the Shiva Sisters from Final Fantasy XIII, called Shiva-Ixion, appears accompanying Snow.

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Mobius Final Fantasy[]

MFF Shiva Model

Shiva appears as ability cards and her artwork is illustrated by agnidevi. Her Final Fantasy VII incarnation appears as ability cards and her artwork is illustrated by Dopaprime. Her Final Fantasy X incarnation also appears as ability cards and as an enemy summoned by Meia that can be fought during multiplayer mode.

Shiva's ability card requires x6 Water Element to be used and casts Blizzaga, which deals Water-elemental damage to all enemies. Her card's auto-ability is Magic Up.

Chocobo series[]

Chocodun shiva

Shiva appears in Chocobo no Fushigina Dungeon, Chocobo's Dungeon 2, Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon, Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales, and Chocobo Racing. She also appears as cards in Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales and Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon.

Final Fantasy: Unlimited[]



Shiva makes two appearances as a summon. The Soil Charge Triad (Soil is like the colored bullet of a Magun, used to summon creatures) needed to summon Shiva is:

  • The cry of the dark spirit, Dark Green!
  • The one that does not forgive creation, Virgin White!
  • The one that freezes everything, Ice Blue!

Followed by saying: "Shine! Summoned Creature! Shiva!"

In the English audio version, the Soil Charge Triad was changed to:

  • The cry of a soul without light, Forest Green! (or Moss Green)
  • The soil that forbids the birth of life, Maiden White!
  • To freeze all things, Ice Blue!

Followed by saying: "Shine! I summon you! Shiva!"

At the second summoning Shiva seems to be destroyed by the Makenshi's brother, Madoushi, with a swipe of his sword.

Final Fantasy Trading Card Game[]

Shiva is represented by many Ice-elemental Summon cards: depicting her in normal and in Gestalt Mode from Final Fantasy XIII; one depicting her Final Fantasy Tactics art; two depicting her Final Fantasy Type-0 art; one featuring her Final Fantasy XI appearance; one depicting her Yoshitaka Amano art from Final Fantasy III; and one of Shiva from Theatrhythm Final Fantasy.

Final Fantasy Portal App[]

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

Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances[]

Blood of Bahamut[]

Shiva, alongside other recurring Final Fantasy summons, appears as one of the giants that must be defeated.

Dragon Quest series[]

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Shiva's appearance in Dragon Quest Tact

In Dragon Quest Tact, Shiva can be scouted to the player's party during a collaboration event with War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius and she appears as a boss during the Large Battle alongside Bahamut, Phoenix, and Ifrit. She has the ability to cast Blizzard and Diamond Dust. During the Large Battle, she will summon a group of Cactuars once she has taken enough damage.

Itadaki Street series[]

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

Shiva is a chance card in Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Portable, the card's ability: Random pick, increase/decrease stock value (10%, 15%, 20%).

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Kingdom Hearts[]

While not making a physical appearance in the series, Shiva's trademark attack, Diamond Dust, makes several appearances in this series. In Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, an accessory called the Shiva Belt appears. It reduces ice damage by 40% and adds 2 to MP. An enemy Gummi Ship as well as an obtainable blueprint called Shiva appears on various gummi ship routes.

Knights of the Crystals[]

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Shiva summoned by Stein.

Shiva is a monster summoned by the summoner Stein at the Ice Fortress. Defeating them both will reward the player with the Quest Achievement "Blizzard Master".

Lord of Vermilion series[]

Shiva appears as a card in Lord of Vermilion, Lord of Vermilion II, and Lord of Vermilion III.

Shiva also appears in Lord of Vermilion Arena.

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The World Ends with You[]

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A powerful, top-class Tin Pin with a cool design worthy of its namesake, the Ice Queen. Rapidly tap empty space to activate her psych.

Pin Description

Shiva appears as a pin called Tin Pin Shiva. Her psych calls up massive icicles from the ground, dealing considerable damage to the enemy.

Guardian Cross[]

GC Shiva

Manifest in the twin sisters Nix and Styria, this icy Eidolon sends shivers down enemy spines.

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Million Arthur[]

Shiva cards exist in the mobile card game Million Arthur, designed after the summon's Final Fantasy X appearance.

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Appearances in popular culture[]

Dead Fantasy[]

Shiva is summoned by Yuna, along with all of the other aeons, in Dead Fantasy IV, but is ultimately defeated by Kasumi and her clones.


Shiva is one of the more popular summons in the Final Fantasy series and as thus has appeared in numerous official merchandise.

Square Enix's cafe Artnia sells a cocktail called Shiva that contains white rum, blue curacao, lychee, and lemon juice.


Shiva (also spelled Śiva) is a Hindu god. The Hindu Shiva once saved the world by consuming poison, giving him blue skin around the area of the neck and throat. Shiva is a male god, but can merge with his consort Parvati to become Ardhanari, an androgynous Hindu god of duality. Shiva is the god of destruction along with Vishnu, who is the god of preservation, and Brahma, the god of creation. Together they are the three principle deities of the Trimurti (Hindu Triad). It is believed he periodically destroys the world, then recreates it.

Shiva has different human forms, males and females. When he was in his avatar form, he spent most of his times in the Himalayan snow mountain. Shiva in the Final Fantasy series is likely inspired by one of his female avatars.

The Japanese pronunciation "Shiba" could refer to the English word "shiver", which in Japanese would sound like "shi-ba" or "shi-va". Her name is also based from the word "shiver", given her icy nature. Another possibility is the reference to the Slavic goddess Živa, the goddess of love and fertility.

Shiva may draw inspiration from stories of the yuki-onna. The yuki-onna, or "snow woman", is a spirit in Japanese folklore associated with snow and ice. She takes the form of a beautiful woman who is very pale and has blue lips, and either wears white robes or appears nude. The behavior of the yuki-onna varies between regions and stories, but she is near-universally depicted as a malicious creature. The yuki-onna appears during snowstorms, variably attempting to lure people out of their homes, requesting to be allowed into a home for shelter, or appearing to travelers in the wilderness; these stories often end with the yuki-onna's victims freezing to death, either from exposure to the cold or from the yuki-onna draining the life from them and freezing them solid. The yuki-onna is said to be the spirit of a young woman who perished in a snowstorm herself. Shiva is often depicted as a pale-skinned beautiful woman with blue lips, similar to the yuki-onna, and her behavior sometimes parallels the yuki-onna, particularly her ability to appear within snowstorms and attacking by freezing her victims in ice.


  1. Final Fantasy VII script
    Gast: Hmm, even here so close to the North Cave, the snow never melts. Is that because the planet's energy is gathered here to heal its injury?