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"The Decisive Battle"
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"The Decisive Battle" (決戦, Kessen?) is the boss battle theme for Final Fantasy VI. It was composed by Nobuo Uematsu.

Game appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

An arrangement of The Decisive Battle" appears in the 20th Anniversary Edition version when battling Typhon, Orthros, Phantom Train, and Death Gaze at the Whisperwind Cove.

Final Fantasy VI[edit | edit source]

"The Decisive Battle" is the predominant battle theme for boss battles, being replaced by "Battle to the Death" for a selection of strong bosses.

It is the twenty-fourth track of the first disc of the Original Sound Version, and of the Kefka's Domain album. The TOSE arrangement for the Finest Fantasy for Advance version was released as the twenty-fourth track of the Final Fantasy Finest Box collection's fourth disc.

Final Fantasy XIV[edit | edit source]

The original version of "The Decisive Battle" is the battle theme for Ultros and Typhoon. A new arrangement was used for the boss theme for Sigmascape V1.0 raid introduced in the 4.2 patch.

Final Fantasy XV[edit | edit source]

The original Final Fantasy VI version and the Dissidia Final Fantasy arrangement are included on the music player. The Memories of FFVI album is bought for 100 gil from JM Market in Taelpar Rest Area. The Memories of DISSIDIA FF album is sold in Old Lestallum for 500 gil.

A new techno arrangement appears as the boss theme for Deathgaze in Final Fantasy XV: Comrades added for the release of the standalone version.

Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)[edit | edit source]

"The Decisive Battle -arrange- from FINAL FANTASY VI" is an arrangement of "The Decisive Battle" by Takeharu Ishimoto. It is one of the two default Final Fantasy VI battle themes. It is the twenty-seventh track of the Dissidia Final Fantasy Original Soundtrack first disc.

"The Decisive Battle" can be automatically selected for battles

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

"The Decisive Battle" is a battle theme that can be automatically selected for battles taking place at the Phantom Train or Kefka's Tower, or when fighting Terra or Kefka.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT[edit | edit source]

The Dissidia Final Fantasy arrangement and the original SNES version can be bought from the shop for 3,600 gil.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

"The Decisive Battle" appears as a Battle Music Sequence for the Final Fantasy VI Series play. It is also in the first downloadable demo. The theme is included in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Compilation Album.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call[edit | edit source]

"The Decisive Battle" is a Battle Music Sequence for Final Fantasy VI. "The Decisive Battle - arrangement - from FINAL FANTASY VI" also appears as a BMS for Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy All-Star Carnival[edit | edit source]

"The Decisive Battle" is a playable Battle Music Sequence that is available by default.

Difficulty
Beginner Basic Expert Ultimate Transcendent
N/A 2 5 9 13

The Final Fantasy Record Keeper arrangement of "The Decisive Battle" is also playable as a Battle Music Sequence. It can be purchased from the song store for 5 sound medals. It was also the worldwide victory reward for the "Tyro vs. Dr. Mog" Lux Crystal Battle that took place between April 12, 2017 and April 25, 2017.

Difficulty
Beginner Basic Expert Ultimate Transcendent
N/A 4 6 10 13

Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

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World of Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

"Prismelody: The Decisive Battle"
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"Prismelody: The Decisive Battle" plays when Terra uses her Champion summon ability.

Arrangement album appearances[edit | edit source]

The Black Mages[edit | edit source]

A rearranged version was recorded for the Black Mages' first, eponymous album, using seven-string guitars and played in their signature progressive rock format.

Guitar Solo Final Fantasy Official Best Collection[edit | edit source]

"Decisive Battle" is included on the album, which consists entirely of solo classical guitar arrangements of tracks from the Final Fantasy main series, performed by Yuji Sekiguchi.

Final Fantasy Orchestra Album[edit | edit source]

The Final Fantasy VI "The Decisive Battle" was included in the final track of this album, "Battle Medley 2012 (Final Fantasy I – XIV)," arranged by Hiroyuki Nakayama, as its sixth song.

Live performances[edit | edit source]

"THE BLACK MAGES" LIVE[edit | edit source]

The Black Mages's arranged "The Decisive Battle" from their debut album was performed live at this 2003 concert that took place at Shibuya-AX and Kanagawa University, of which it was the eight song of the line-up.

A New World: intimate music from Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

A live recording of "The Decisive Battle" from at the London premiere of the concert of the same name on February 15, 2014, conducted by Arnie Roth, is included on this album.

Appearances outside Final Fantasy media[edit | edit source]

Total Pwnage[edit | edit source]

"Decisive Battle" was arranged and performed by video game metal band Powerglove, and this was included as the fourth track of their debut extended play Total Pwnage.

Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Portable[edit | edit source]

An organ arrangement of "The Decisive Battle" is included in this crossover between Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest for the PlayStation Portable. It has some electric guitar-chords on the background, but is mainly an organ piece.

Lord of Vermilion Re:2 FAN KIT[edit | edit source]

An arrangement of this song is included on the Final Fantasy VI medley by Tsuyoshi Sekito.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

A decisive battle is another name for decisive victory. A decisive victory is a military victory in battle that definitively resolves the objective being fought over, ending one stage of the conflict and beginning another stage. Until a decisive victory is achieved, conflict over the competing objectives will continue.

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