A particle beam that leaves only dust in its wake.
Menu description of the Cloud of Darkness's EX Burst, Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy
Wave Cannon (波動砲 or はどうほう, Hadōhō?), also known as Surge Beam, Surge Cannon, Beam Cannon, Particle Beam, Cannon, Wave Artillery, Hyper, and FlareWave, is a recurring enemy ability in the series. It typically deals large amounts of damage to the entire party. It is most often associated with the Cloud of Darkness and Omega as their signature attacks.
- 1 Appearances
- 1.1 Final Fantasy
- 1.2 Final Fantasy III
- 1.3 Final Fantasy IV: The After Years
- 1.4 Final Fantasy V
- 1.5 Final Fantasy VI
- 1.6 Final Fantasy VII
- 1.7 Final Fantasy VII Remake
- 1.8 Final Fantasy XIII
- 1.9 Final Fantasy XIV
- 1.10 Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King
- 1.11 The Final Fantasy Legend
- 1.12 Final Fantasy Legend II
- 1.13 Final Fantasy Legend III
- 1.14 Final Fantasy Dimensions
- 1.15 Final Fantasy Dimensions II
- 1.16 Dissidia Final Fantasy
- 1.17 Pictlogica Final Fantasy
- 1.18 Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade
- 1.19 Final Fantasy All the Bravest
- 1.20 Final Fantasy Record Keeper
- 1.21 Final Fantasy Explorers
- 1.22 Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
- 1.23 Mobius Final Fantasy
- 1.24 World of Final Fantasy
- 1.25 Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales
- 1.26 Final Fantasy Trading Card Game
- 2 Related abilities
- 3 Gallery
- 4 Etymology
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Wave Cannon (previously known as Beam Cannon) first appears as an attack used by Soul Cannon, which deals damage to the entire party equal to half of each individual character's maximum HP as well as inflicting Sap. The superboss Omega has access to this attack as well, as does Omega Mk.II in the Game Boy Advance remake. In the iOS/Steam version the ability can miss if the target has enough magic evasion.
Wave Cannon, used by Air Force, Io, Gamma, Demon, Kaiser Dragon, and Omega Weapon, inflicts major Lightning-elemental damage to the party. It has a power of 110 with a hit rate of 150, and it cost 20 MP for the enemy to use. It is only used by Air Force after it has finished its countdown for it.
It is also an enemy ability used by Omega. It inflicts massive damage on the party. Omega Staggers after using this.
The Cloud of Darkness uses many versions of her Particle Beam attacks during the raid fight against her. Some other powerful voidsent, such as Calofisteri, Scathach, and Diabolos Hollow, also possess certain forms of Particle Beam.
The primal Zurvan uses Wave Cannon as one of his attacks, which he fires from outside the edge of the arena in a straight-line.
Wave Cannon is used by Omega in several forms: A "Larboard Wave Cannon" and "Starboard Wave Cannon" attack deals heavy damage on the left and right sides of the boss, respectively. In the Alphascape v4.0 (Savage) duty, Omega's final form uses Savage Wave Cannon, which targets a tank with magic vulnerability. This damage must be shared between both tanks. Oversampled Wave Cannon targets two random players with massive, heavy-hitting AoEs, which must be absorbed by the tanks.
Wave Cannon is an ability used by Omega.
The Hyper returns in Final Fantasy Legend II, retaining its function as a 3-use weapon that inflicts Instant Death on all vulnerable enemies. There is only one Hyper in the game, which can be found in the Nasty Dungeon.
Cannon is one of the main weapons/abilities on the Talon that can be chosen; it attacks all enemies at the beginning of battle.
Wave Cannon is the summon ability of the Omega summonstone. It continuously halves the opponent's Bravery approximately every two seconds for thirteen seconds.
The Cloud of Darkness retains all of her Particle Beam attacks from the first game, though their exact properties have been re-balanced.
The Omega summonstone has the summon ability, Wave Cannon.
Wave Cannon is the enemy ability that is used by Cloud of Darkness and Omega during battle.
Wave Cannon is an active magic ability that inflicts neutral magical damage on all targets for 10 AP. It can be used by Omega and Omega Bane.
It is also an enemy ability used by Omega and Omega Bane.
One of the Cloud of Darkness's cards can use Ultra Particle Beam. For the discard of another Cloud of Darkness card and the payment of any amount of Water CP the player chooses, the ability decreases the power of all the opponent's Forwards by 1000 times the amount of CP paid, until the end of the turn. The same card also has a less powerful ability similar to Ultra Particle Beam, Dulling the Cloud of Darkness and paying any amount of CP to decrease the power of a single forward by 1000 times the CP paid.
Related abilities[edit | edit source]
In Final Fantasy VIII, Trauma uses an attack known as Mega Pulse Cannon, while the Dromas uses an attack known as Mini Pulse Cannon. Both in the Japanese versions are known as Surge Cannons, linking them to the Wave Cannon ability.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Etymology[edit | edit source]
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