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[[File:Wave CannonFFV.png|right|thumb|250px|Wave Cannon as seen in ''[[Final Fantasy V]]''.]]
 
[[File:Wave CannonFFV.png|right|thumb|250px|Wave Cannon as seen in ''[[Final Fantasy V]]''.]]
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{{Quote|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''' {{J|波動砲|Hadōhō}}, also known as '''Surge Beam''', '''Surge Cannon''', '''Beam Cannon''', '''Particle Beam''', '''Cannon''' '''Wave Artillery''', 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 (enemy)|Omega]] as their signature attacks.
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'''Wave Cannon''' {{J|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 (enemy)|Omega]] as their signature attacks.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
===''[[Final Fantasy]]''===
 
===''[[Final Fantasy]]''===
 
[[Final Fantasy enemy abilities#Wave Cannon|Wave Cannon]] is used by [[Omega (Final Fantasy)|Omega]], and inflicts massive non-elemental damage to the entire party. It only appears in the ''Dawn of Souls'' and ''20th Anniversary'' versions.
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Only appearing in the ''Dawn of Souls'' and ''20th Anniversary'' versions, [[List of Final Fantasy enemy abilities#Wave Cannon|Wave Cannon]] is used by [[Omega (Final Fantasy)|Omega]], and inflicts massive non-elemental damage to the entire party.
 
   
 
===''[[Final Fantasy III]]''===
 
===''[[Final Fantasy III]]''===
 
The [[Cloud of Darkness (Final Fantasy III boss)|Cloud of Darkness]] uses [[Final Fantasy III enemy abilities#Particle Beam|Particle Beam]] (FlareWave on the NES). It deals massive non-elemental damage to the entire party.
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The [[Cloud of Darkness (Final Fantasy III boss)|Cloud of Darkness]] uses [[List of Final Fantasy III enemy abilities#Particle Beam|Particle Beam]] (FlareWave in the NES version). It deals massive non-elemental damage to the entire party.
 
   
 
===''[[Final Fantasy IV: The After Years]]''===
 
===''[[Final Fantasy IV: The After Years]]''===
 
[[Final Fantasy IV: The After Years enemy abilities#Surge Cannon|Surge Cannon]] is used by end-game mechanical bosses, such as [[Omega (The After Years)|Omega]], and in the PSP release, [[Control System Ω]]. It inflicts damage equal to half the target's max HP and inflicts Sap.
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[[List of Final Fantasy IV: The After Years enemy abilities#Surge Cannon|Surge Cannon]] is used by end-game mechanical bosses, such as [[Omega (The After Years)|Omega]], and in the PSP release, [[Control System Ω]]. It inflicts damage equal to half the target's max HP and inflicts Sap.
 
   
 
===''[[Final Fantasy V]]''===
 
===''[[Final Fantasy V]]''===
 
[[Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Wave Cannon|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 (status)|Sap]]. The superboss [[Omega (Final Fantasy V)|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 [[Final Fantasy V stats#Magic evasion|magic evasion]].
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[[List of Final Fantasy V enemy abilities#Wave Cannon|Wave Cannon]], previously known as Beam Cannon, first appears in this game 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 (status)|Sap]]. The superboss [[Omega (Final Fantasy V)|Omega]] has access to this attack as well, as does [[Omega Mk.II]] in the Game Boy Advance remake.
 
   
 
===''[[Final Fantasy VI]]''===
 
===''[[Final Fantasy VI]]''===
 
[[Final Fantasy VI enemy abilities#Wave Cannon|Wave Cannon]], used by [[Air Force]], [[Io (Final Fantasy VI)|Io]], [[Gamma (Final Fantasy VI)|Gamma]], [[Demon (Final Fantasy VI)|Demon]], [[Kaiser Dragon (Final Fantasy VI)|Kaiser Dragon]], and [[Omega Weapon (Final Fantasy VI)|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 (ability)|countdown]] for it.
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[[List of Final Fantasy VI enemy abilities#Wave Cannon|Wave Cannon]], used by [[Air Force]], [[Io (Final Fantasy VI)|Io]], [[Gamma (Final Fantasy VI)|Gamma]], [[Demon (Final Fantasy VI)|Demon]], [[Kaiser Dragon (Final Fantasy VI)|Kaiser Dragon]], and [[Omega Weapon (Final Fantasy VI)|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 (ability)|countdown]] for it.
 
   
 
===''[[Final Fantasy VII]]''===
 
===''[[Final Fantasy VII]]''===
 
[[Final Fantasy VII enemy abilities#Wave Artillery|Wave Artillery]] is an enemy ability used by [[Hundred Gunner]], which inflicts non-elemental physical damage to the party and is only used during its third form.
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[[List of Final Fantasy VII enemy abilities#Wave Artillery|Wave Artillery]] is an enemy ability used by [[Hundred Gunner]] which inflicts non-elemental physical damage to the party and is only used during its third form.
 
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===''[[Final Fantasy VII Remake]]''===
 
{{Ability section|Final Fantasy VII Remake}}
   
 
===''[[Final Fantasy XIII]]''===
 
===''[[Final Fantasy XIII]]''===
 
[[Final Fantasy XIII enemy abilities#Wave Cannon|Wave Cannon]] is an enemy ability that opens the frontal compartment to fire a beam of energy at all characters. It is used by [[Manasvin Warmech (Final Fantasy XIII)|Manasvin Warmech]].
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[[List of Final Fantasy XIII enemy abilities#Wave Cannon|Wave Cannon]] is used by [[Manasvin Warmech (Final Fantasy XIII)|Manasvin Warmech]].
 
{{Abil-stub|Final Fantasy XIII}}
 
   
 
====''[[Final Fantasy XIII-2]]''====
 
====''[[Final Fantasy XIII-2]]''====
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Wave Cannon is a [[Feral Link]] used by [[Omega (Final Fantasy XIII-2)|Omega]]. It inflicts magic damage on a target and nearby foes.
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[[Omega (Final Fantasy XIII-2)|Omega]] can use Wave Cannon.
 
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It is also an enemy ability used by Omega. It inflicts massive damage on the party. Omega Staggers after using this.
{{Abil-stub|Final Fantasy XIII-2}}
 
   
 
===''[[Final Fantasy XIV]]''===
 
===''[[Final Fantasy XIV]]''===
 
The [[Cloud of Darkness (Final Fantasy XIV boss)|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.
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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 (Final Fantasy XIV)|Zurvan]] uses Wave Cannon as one of his attacks, which he fires from outside the edge of the arena in a straight-line.
 
The primal [[Zurvan (Final Fantasy XIV)|Zurvan]] uses Wave Cannon as one of his attacks, which he fires from outside the edge of the arena in a straight-line.
   
 
During a cinematic cutscene at the end of 3.55 ''The Far Edge of Fate'', [[Omega (Final Fantasy XIV)|Omega]] uses Wave Cannon in a beam struggle against [[Shinryu (Final Fantasy XIV)|Shinryu's]] [[Protostar]] attack.
 
During a cinematic cutscene at the end of 3.55 ''The Far Edge of Fate'', [[Omega (Final Fantasy XIV)|Omega]] uses Wave Cannon in a beam struggle against [[Shinryu (Final Fantasy XIV)|Shinryu's]] [[Protostar]] attack.
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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.
   
 
===''[[Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King]]''===
 
===''[[Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King]]''===
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Wave Cannon is an ability used by [[Omega (My Life as a King)|Omega]].
 
Wave Cannon is an ability used by [[Omega (My Life as a King)|Omega]].
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{{Ability section|Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King}}
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===''[[The Final Fantasy Legend]]''===
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The [[The Final Fantasy Legend weapons#Hyper|Hyper]] is a 3-use weapon that inflicts [[Instant Death]] on all enemies that are not immune. Hypers can be purchased for 100,000 GP in [[Ameyoko]], and one can also be found in the [[Skyscraper]].
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===''[[Final Fantasy Legend II]]''===
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The [[Final Fantasy Legend II weapons#Hyper|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]].
   
 
===''[[Final Fantasy Legend III]]''===
 
===''[[Final Fantasy Legend III]]''===
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Cannon is one of the main weapons/abilities on the ''[[Talon (Legend III)|Talon]]'' that can be chosen; it attacks all enemies at the beginning of battle.
 
Cannon is one of the main weapons/abilities on the ''[[Talon (Legend III)|Talon]]'' that can be chosen; it attacks all enemies at the beginning of battle.
   
 
===''[[Final Fantasy Dimensions]]''===
 
===''[[Final Fantasy Dimensions]]''===
 
{{Ability section|Final Fantasy Dimensions}}
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{{Abil-stub|Final Fantasy Dimensions}}
 
   
===''[[Final Fantasy Legends II]]''===
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===''[[Final Fantasy Dimensions II]]''===
 
{{Ability section|Final Fantasy Dimensions II}}
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{{Abil-stub|Final Fantasy Legends II}}
 
   
 
===''[[Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)|Dissidia Final Fantasy]]''===
 
===''[[Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)|Dissidia Final Fantasy]]''===
 
The [[Cloud of Darkness/Dissidia (PSP)|Cloud of Darkness]] uses various Particle Beam attacks with different designations, such as "[0-Form] Particle Beam", as her HP attacks. Her [[EX Mode (term)|EX Burst]] is "Ultra Particle Beam".
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The [[Cloud of Darkness/Dissidia|Cloud of Darkness]] uses various Particle Beam attacks with different designations, such as "[0-Form] Particle Beam", as her HP attacks. Her [[EX Mode (term)|EX Burst]] is "Ultra Particle Beam".
 
   
 
Wave Cannon is the summon ability of the Omega summonstone. It continuously halves the opponent's Bravery approximately every two seconds for thirteen seconds.
 
Wave Cannon is the summon ability of the Omega summonstone. It continuously halves the opponent's Bravery approximately every two seconds for thirteen seconds.
   
 
====''[[Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy]]''====
 
====''[[Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy]]''====
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The Cloud of Darkness retains all of her Particle Beam attacks from the first game, though their exact properties have been re-balanced.
 
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 returns with the same effect, still under the name "Wave Cannon".
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The Omega summonstone has the summon ability, Wave Cannon.
   
 
====''[[Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia]]''====
 
====''[[Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia]]''====
 
{{Ability section|Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia}}
{{sideicon|DFFOO}}
 
{{Abil-stub|Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia}}
 
   
 
===''[[Pictlogica Final Fantasy]]''===
 
===''[[Pictlogica Final Fantasy]]''===
 
{{Ability section|Pictlogica Final Fantasy}}
{{sideicon|PFF}}
 
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{{Abil-stub|Pictlogica Final Fantasy}}
 
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====''[[Pictlogica Final Fantasy ≒]]''====
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{{Ability section|Pictlogica Final Fantasy ≒}}
   
 
===''[[Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade]]''===
 
===''[[Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade]]''===
 
{{Ability section|Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade}}
{{sideicon|FFAB}}
 
{{Abil-stub|Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade}}
 
   
 
===''[[Final Fantasy All the Bravest]]''===
 
===''[[Final Fantasy All the Bravest]]''===
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Wave Cannon is the enemy ability that is used by Cloud of Darkness and Omega during battle.
 
Wave Cannon is the enemy ability that is used by Cloud of Darkness and Omega during battle.
   
 
===''[[Final Fantasy Record Keeper]]''===
 
===''[[Final Fantasy Record Keeper]]''===
 
{{Ability section|Final Fantasy Record Keeper}}
{{sideicon|FFRK}}
 
{{Abil-stub|Final Fantasy Record Keeper}}
 
   
 
===''[[Final Fantasy Explorers]]''===
 
===''[[Final Fantasy Explorers]]''===
 
{{Ability section|Final Fantasy Explorers}}
{{sideicon|FFE}}
 
{{Abil-stub|Final Fantasy Explorers}}
 
   
 
===''[[Final Fantasy Brave Exvius]]''===
 
===''[[Final Fantasy Brave Exvius]]''===
 
{{Ability section|Final Fantasy Brave Exvius}}
{{sideicon|FFBE}}
 
{{Abil-stub|Final Fantasy Brave Exvius}}
 
   
 
===''[[Mobius Final Fantasy]]''===
 
===''[[Mobius Final Fantasy]]''===
{{sideicon|Mobius}}
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{{Ability section|Mobius Final Fantasy}}
{{Abil-stub|Mobius Final Fantasy}}
 
   
 
===''[[World of Final Fantasy]]''===
 
===''[[World of Final Fantasy]]''===
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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.
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{{Abil-stub|World of Final Fantasy}}
 
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It is also an enemy ability used by Omega and Omega Bane.
   
 
===''[[Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales]]''===
 
===''[[Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales]]''===
 
{{Ability section|Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales}}
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{{Abil-stub|Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales}}
 
   
 
===''[[Final Fantasy Trading Card Game]]''===
 
===''[[Final Fantasy Trading Card Game]]''===
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One of the [[:File:CloudOfDarkness EX-Mode TCG.png|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.
 
One of the [[:File:CloudOfDarkness EX-Mode TCG.png|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.
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==Related abilities==
 
In ''[[Final Fantasy VIII]]'', [[Trauma]] uses an attack known as Mega Pulse Cannon, while the [[Droma (Final Fantasy VIII)|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==
 
==Gallery==
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
 
FFI PSP Wave Cannon.png|''[[Final Fantasy]]'' (PSP).
 
FFI PSP Wave Cannon.png|''[[Final Fantasy]]'' (PSP).
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FF1_3DS_WaveCannon.jpg|
 
FFIII NES FlareWave.png|''[[Final Fantasy III]]'' (NES).
 
FFIII NES FlareWave.png|''[[Final Fantasy III]]'' (NES).
 
FFIIIDS Particle Beam.png|''[[Final Fantasy III]]'' (DS).
 
FFIIIDS Particle Beam.png|''[[Final Fantasy III]]'' (DS).
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D012 EX - Ultra Particle Beam.jpeg|Ultra Particle Beam in ''[[Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)|Dissidia Final Fantasy]]''.
 
D012 EX - Ultra Particle Beam.jpeg|Ultra Particle Beam in ''[[Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)|Dissidia Final Fantasy]]''.
 
D012 Wave Cannon.jpeg|''[[Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy]]''.
 
D012 Wave Cannon.jpeg|''[[Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy]]''.
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DFFOO Zero-Form Particle Beam (Enemy).jpg|Enemy version of Zero-Form Particle Beam in ''[[Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia]]''.
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DFFOO Zero-Form Particle Beam.jpg|Playable version of Zero-Form Particle Beam in ''[[Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia]]''.
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DFFOO Anti-Air Particle Beam.jpg|Anti-air Particle Beam in ''[[Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia]]''.
 
PFF Particle Beam.png|Cloud of Darkness's Premium Skill in ''[[Pictlogica Final Fantasy]]''.
 
PFF Particle Beam.png|Cloud of Darkness's Premium Skill in ''[[Pictlogica Final Fantasy]]''.
 
PFF Wave Cannon.png|Enemy version in ''[[Pictlogica Final Fantasy]]''.
 
PFF Wave Cannon.png|Enemy version in ''[[Pictlogica Final Fantasy]]''.
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PFF Particle Beam EA.png|Cloud of Darkness's enemy version in ''[[Pictlogica Final Fantasy]]''.
 
FFAB Wave Cannon SR.png|''[[Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade]]'' (SR).
 
FFAB Wave Cannon SR.png|''[[Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade]]'' (SR).
 
FFAB Wave Cannon SR+.png|''[[Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade]]'' (SR+).
 
FFAB Wave Cannon SR+.png|''[[Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade]]'' (SR+).
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FFRK Wave Cannon.png|''[[Final Fantasy Record Keeper]]''.
 
FFRK Wave Cannon.png|''[[Final Fantasy Record Keeper]]''.
 
FFBE Wave Cannon LB.png|Limit Burst version in ''[[Final Fantasy Brave Exvius]]''.
 
FFBE Wave Cannon LB.png|Limit Burst version in ''[[Final Fantasy Brave Exvius]]''.
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FFBE Particle Beam.png|Limit Burst version (Particle Beam) in ''[[Final Fantasy Brave Exvius]]''.
 
FFBE Wave Cannon.png|Enemy version in ''[[Final Fantasy Brave Exvius]]''.
 
FFBE Wave Cannon.png|Enemy version in ''[[Final Fantasy Brave Exvius]]''.
 
MFF Wave Cannon.png|''[[Mobius Final Fantasy]]''.
 
MFF Wave Cannon.png|''[[Mobius Final Fantasy]]''.
 
WoFF Wave Cannon.png|''[[World of Final Fantasy]]''.
 
WoFF Wave Cannon.png|''[[World of Final Fantasy]]''.
 
CT Omega.png|''[[Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales]]''.
 
CT Omega.png|''[[Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales]]''.
</gallery>{{galleryincomplete|''[[Final Fantasy XIII]]''|''[[Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King]]''|''[[Final Fantasy Type-0]]''}}
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</gallery>{{Gallery incomplete|''[[Final Fantasy XIII]]''|''[[Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King]]''|''[[Final Fantasy Type-0]]''}}
   
==Trivia==
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==Etymology==
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{{Etym|Particle beam}}
*In ''[[Final Fantasy VIII]]'', [[Trauma]] uses an attack known as Mega Pulse Cannon, while the [[Droma (Final Fantasy VIII)|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.
 
   
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[[it:Cannone a onde]]
 
[[it:Cannone a onde]]
 
[[Category:Non-elemental enemy abilities]]
 
[[Category:Non-elemental enemy abilities]]
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[[Category:Recurring Limit Breaks]]
[[Category:Final Fantasy Type-0 Abilities]]
 
 
[[Category:Signature abilities]]
 
[[Category:Signature abilities]]

Latest revision as of 22:53, 6 July 2020

Wave Cannon as seen in Final Fantasy V.

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.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

Wave Cannon is used by Omega, and inflicts massive non-elemental damage to the entire party. It only appears in the Dawn of Souls and 20th Anniversary versions.

Final Fantasy III[edit | edit source]

The Cloud of Darkness uses Particle Beam (FlareWave on the NES). It deals massive non-elemental damage to the entire party.

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years[edit | edit source]

Surge Cannon is used by end-game mechanical bosses, such as Omega, and in the PSP release, Control System Ω. It inflicts damage equal to half the target's max HP and inflicts Sap.

Final Fantasy V[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.

Final Fantasy VI[edit | edit source]

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.

Final Fantasy VII[edit | edit source]

Wave Artillery is an enemy ability used by Hundred Gunner, which inflicts non-elemental physical damage to the party and is only used during its third form.

Final Fantasy VII Remake[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy XIII[edit | edit source]

Wave Cannon is an enemy ability that opens the frontal compartment to fire a beam of energy at all characters. It is used by Manasvin Warmech.

Final Fantasy XIII-2[edit | edit source]

Wave Cannon is a Feral Link used by Omega. It inflicts magic damage on a target and nearby foes.

It is also an enemy ability used by Omega. It inflicts massive damage on the party. Omega Staggers after using this.

Final Fantasy XIV[edit | edit source]

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.

During a cinematic cutscene at the end of 3.55 The Far Edge of Fate, Omega uses Wave Cannon in a beam struggle against Shinryu's Protostar attack.

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.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King[edit | edit source]

Wave Cannon is an ability used by Omega.

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The Final Fantasy Legend[edit | edit source]

The Hyper is a 3-use weapon that inflicts Instant Death on all enemies that are not immune. Hypers can be purchased for 100,000 GP in Ameyoko, and one can also be found in the Skyscraper.

Final Fantasy Legend II[edit | edit source]

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.

Final Fantasy Legend III[edit | edit source]

Cannon is one of the main weapons/abilities on the Talon that can be chosen; it attacks all enemies at the beginning of battle.

Final Fantasy Dimensions[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Dimensions II[edit | edit source]

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Dissidia Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

The Cloud of Darkness uses various Particle Beam attacks with different designations, such as "[0-Form] Particle Beam", as her HP attacks. Her EX Burst is "Ultra Particle Beam".

Wave Cannon is the summon ability of the Omega summonstone. It continuously halves the opponent's Bravery approximately every two seconds for thirteen seconds.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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.

Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia[edit | edit source]

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Pictlogica Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Pictlogica Final Fantasy ≒[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy All the Bravest[edit | edit source]

Wave Cannon is the enemy ability that is used by Cloud of Darkness and Omega during battle.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Explorers[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[edit | edit source]

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Mobius Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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World of Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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.

Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Trading Card Game[edit | edit source]

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.

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Etymology[edit | edit source]

A particle beam is a stream of charged or neutral particles, in many cases moving at near the speed of light.

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