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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
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)
|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)|
|Remora||2||LV1||Buy: Walse (250 gil)||Constrict: Paralyzes an enemy.|
|Ifrit||11||LV2||Drop: Ifrit (Library of the Ancients)||Hellfire: Fire damage to all opponents. (45)|
|Shiva||10||LV2||Drop: Shiva (Castle Walse)||Diamond Dust: Ice damage to all opponents. (38)|
|Ramuh||12||LV2||Drop: Ramuh (random encounter, forest outside Istory or castle section of Interdimensional Rift)||Judgment Bolt: Lightning damage to all opponents. (53)|
|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.|
|Titan||25||LV3||Drop: Titan (Karnak Meteorite)||Gaia's Wrath: Earth-damage to all ground-based opponents. (110)|
|33||LV3||Drop: Catoblepas (northwest island, Galuf's World (accessed via submarine))||Demon Eye: Petrifies target.|
|Syldra||32||LV4||Pirates' Hideout (Merged World)||Thunderstorm: Wind damage to all opponents. (165)|
|45||LV4||Drop: Carbuncle (Castle Exdeath)||Ruby Light: Casts Reflect to all party members.|
|Odin||48||LV4||Drop: Odin (Castle Bal's basement, entered from Jachol Cave)||Zantetsuken: Instantly kills all opponents.|
|39||LV5||Drop: Leviathan (Istory Falls)||Tsunami: Water damage to all opponents. (195)|
|66||LV5||Drop: Bahamut (North Mountain)||Mega Flare: Non-elemental damage to all opponents. (250)|
|99||LV5||Phoenix Tower||Flames of Rebirth: Fire damage to all opponents and revives a KO'd ally with full HP and MP. (105)|
|Eggman||—||—||Summoned through Magic Lamp||Egg Chop: Deals no damage.|
Other appearances[edit | edit source]
Some of the summons appear.
Some of the summon attacks appear.
- Ability Cards
- Legend Cards
Gallery[edit | edit source]
- For the summon sequences, see: Summon (Final Fantasy V)/Videos
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.