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Bartz summons.

Summon magical beasts for aid.


FFV Summon Icon iOS.png Summon (しょうかん, Shōkan?) is a skillset learned by the Summoner that calls a Summoned Monster (Esper on RPGe SNES and summoned beast on PlayStation) into battle. By leveling up the Summoner, the command can call forth increasingly powerful creatures when assigned to another job. When a party member's job is Summoner, they can summon all the summoned monsters regardless of level. It is disabled if the user is silenced.

Mechanics[edit | edit source]

The summons' effects vary, but most of them deal elemental damage to opponents. The elemental attacks can thus be boosted with equipment that has an elemental affinity. The main difference between summon spells and Black Magic spells is that there is no split damage property; while Black and White spells have their power factors halved when using a single-target/multi-target modular spell to affect multiple targets, summon spells hit all targets for their full power. This makes summons more useful against multi-target bosses or groups of enemies, particularly summons of similar level and MP cost to Black Magic spells.

The Level 1 summons are bought from a shop in Walse. Many must be obtained by defeating the summoned monster in battle; some are random encounters and some are bosses in dungeons. Some are obtained by finding the scene that gives the party the summon.

The Summoner's Call ability lets the user summon any of the obtained monsters without MP cost. It is possible to skip early summons in order to increase the odds of later, more powerful summons occurring as a result.

Summon abilities give characters the Summoner's base Magic based on:

Magic = Summoner Base Magic - 4 * (5 - Summoner Job Level)

However, the value of the base Magic granted in this way is capped at the Summoner's base.

Thus the base Magic stat for a character with Summon equipped is:

  • Level 1 = 41 base Magic
  • Level 2 = 45 base Magic
  • Level 3 = 49 base Magic
  • Level 4 = 53 base Magic
  • Level 5 = 57 base Magic
  • Level 6 = 57 base Magic

Upon mastery, Freelancers and Mimes gain the Summoner's base Magic unless they already have a higher base from another mastered job.

It takes 15 AP to learn Summon level 1, 30 to learn level 2, 45 for level 3, 60 for level 4, and 100 for level 5. For 500 more AP the Summoner can learn "Call", another summon ability that performs a random summon for 0 MP.

List of summons[edit | edit source]

Summon MP Level Obtained Effect (Power Factor) Image
5 LV1 Buy: Walse (300 gil) Chocobo Kick: 92%: Low non-elemental magic damage to a single enemy. (30)

Fat Chocobo: 8%: Moderate non-elemental damage to all enemies. (75)

Choco Kick.
Fat Chocobo.
Sylph 8 LV1 Buy: Walse (350 gil) Whisperwind: Attacks a single enemy, and all party members recover the damage inflicted, split equally among them (so ¼ each if all four are conscious). (30) Whisperwind.
Remora 2 LV1 Buy: Walse (250 gil) Constrict: Paralyzes an enemy. Constrict.
Ifrit 11 LV2 Drop: Ifrit (Library of the Ancients) Hellfire: Fire damage to all opponents. (45) Hellfire.
Shiva 10 LV2 Drop: Shiva (Castle Walse) Diamond Dust: Ice damage to all opponents. (38) Diamond Dust.
Ramuh 12 LV2 Drop: Ramuh (random encounter, forest outside Istory or castle section of Interdimensional Rift) Judgment Bolt: Lightning damage to all opponents. (53) Judgement Bolt.
Golem 18 LV3 Drop: Golem (Drakenvale or Interdimensional Rift, room with Omega) Earthen Wall: The party negates (20 + caster's level) * 50 HP of incoming, physical damage. Earthen Wall.
Titan 25 LV3 Drop: Titan (Karnak Meteorite) Gaia's Wrath: Earth-damage to all ground-based opponents. (110) Gaia's Wrath.
33 LV3 Drop: Catoblepas (northwest island, Galuf's World (accessed via submarine)) Demon Eye: Petrifies target. Demon Eye.
Syldra 32 LV4 Pirates' Hideout (Merged World) Thunderstorm: Wind damage to all opponents. (165) Thunderstorm.
45 LV4 Drop: Carbuncle (Castle Exdeath) Ruby Light: Casts Reflect to all party members. Ruby Light.
Odin 48 LV4 Drop: Odin (Castle Bal's basement, entered from Jachol Cave) Zantetsuken: Instantly kills all opponents.

Gungnir: Used if any of the opponents is heavy; non-elemental damage to one opponent. (255)

39 LV5 Drop: Leviathan (Istory Falls) Tsunami: Water damage to all opponents. (195) Tsunami.
66 LV5 Drop: Bahamut (North Mountain) Mega Flare: Non-elemental damage to all opponents. (250) Mega Flare.
99 LV5 Phoenix Tower Flames of Rebirth: Fire damage to all opponents and revives a KO'd ally with full HP and MP. (105) Flames of Rebirth.
Eggman Summoned through Magic Lamp Egg Chop: Deals no damage. Egg Chop.

Other appearances[edit | edit source]

Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia[edit | edit source]

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Pictlogica Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

Some of the summons appear.

PFF Fat Chocobo Sprite.png
PFF Sylph Sprite.png
PFF Ramuh Sprite.png
PFF Shiva Sprite.png
PFF Ifrit Sprite.png
PFF Carbuncle Sprite.png
PFF Titan Sprite.png
PFF Odin Sprite.png
PFF Syldra Sprite.png
PFF Syldra.png
PFF Golem Sprite.png
PFF Leviathan Sprite.png
PFF Phoenix Sprite.png
PFF Bahamut Sprite.png

Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade[edit | edit source]

Some of the summon attacks appear.

Ability Cards
FFAB Fat Chocobo - Bartz SSR.png
FFAB Flames of Rebirth - Lenna SSR.png
FFAB Fat Chocobo - Bartz SSR+.png
FFAB Thunderstorm - Faris SSR.png
FFAB Gungnir - Krile UR.png
FFAB Megaflare - Lenna UR+.png
Legend Cards
Chocobo Kick Bartz.gif
Thunderstorm Brigade.png
FFAB Fat Chocobo - Bartz Legend SSR.png
FFAB Flames of Rebirth - Lenna Legend SSR.png
FFAB Thunderstorm - Faris Legend SSR.png
FFAB Fat Chocobo - Bartz Legend SSR+.png
FFAB Flames of Rebirth - Lenna Legend SSR+.png
FFAB Thunderstorm - Faris Legend SSR+.png
FFAB Gaia's Wrath - Krile Legend UR.png
FFAB Gungnir - Krile Legend UR.png
FFAB Thunderstorm - Faris Legend UR.png
FFAB Gaia's Wrath FFV Legend UR+.png
FFAB Gungnir - Krile Legend UR+.png
FFAB Megaflare - Lenna Legend UR+.png

Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[edit | edit source]

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Gallery[edit | edit source]

For the summon sequences, see: Summon (Final Fantasy V)/Videos
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FFV Whisperwind.png
FFV Diamond Dust.png
Judgement BoltFFV.png
Gaia's WrathFFV.png
Earthen WallFFV.png
Demon's EyeFFV.png
Ruby LightFFV.png
FFV Zantetsuken Summon.png
Tsunami Leviathan.png
Mega FlareFFV.png
FFV - Flames of Rebirth.png
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Etymology[edit | edit source]

Evocation is the act of calling upon or summoning a spirit, demon, god or other supernatural agent, in the Western mystery tradition. Comparable practices exist in many religions and magical traditions and may employ the use of mind-altering substances with and without uttered word formulas.

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