Obtained[edit | edit source]
The Titan Materia is found in the destroyed Mako Reactor in Gongaga. It is not visible when the player can first visit, but can still be obtained by observing the ruins of the Mako Reactor. If the player returns after they have the Highwind and has not already obtained the Titan Materia, the Materia will be visible to the player.
Stats[edit | edit source]
Growth[edit | edit source]
- See the Summon sequence here.
Ability[edit | edit source]
|Anger of the Land||46||33||Earth-elemental damage to all enemies.|
Use[edit | edit source]
Summoning Titan costs 46 MP, and causes him to perform Anger of the Land. This attack deals Earth-elemental damage at 2.0625x the base magic damage to all enemies which cannot be reflected. The attack is very powerful, but will be mostly ineffective against flying enemies, and is costly in MP.
The Titan Materia has small stat changes of -2% HP, but +2% MP and +1 Magic. These changes are small enough to not be detrimental, and are identical to those from the Earth Materia with no Strength penalty. This makes Titan a good choice to link with the Elemental Materia on a weapon or armor. If used on weapons, it will deal Earth-elemental damage, which is useful when given to characters with a higher Strength geared towards physical damage, including Cloud, Barret, Tifa, and Cid, as it allows them to also exploit enemies' weaknesses to Earth and deal more damage. If used on armor, it can be used on anyone to resist, nullify, or absorb Earth damage.
Titan is the only pure Earth-elemental summon. The damage of Anger of the Land is outclassed by Quake3, though it must be paired with Support Materia to be most useful. Typhon also deals greater Earth-elemental damage than Titan, but this is mixed in with other elements, meaning enemies weak to Earth may still resist the other elements.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Early in development Titan was to be acquired from a treasure chest in Kalm, but this was scrapped. The chest remains in the final product, but cannot be opened. It was likely moved for the purposes of the traveling salesman, who was intended to appear in Gongaga Village where he hints at the existence of Titan.
Yasui Kentarou, who was in charge of the game's magic and summoning effects, has mentioned Titan as his favorite summon from the game due to the effort it took to create his summoning animation. Tetsuya Nomura, who storyboarded the summoning sequences, had dictated Titan should flip over the ground the enemies were on by peeling off a slab of the land. At first Titan was programmed to come in on normal ground and to flip the same slab of ground no matter the current terrain, but Kentarou deemed that looked boring and worked to include the battlefield textures in the animation.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Titans were members of the second order of divine beings in Greek mythology. They were descendants of the primordial deities born from the Chaos, and they preceded the gods of Olympus, who went on to overthrow them.