Final Fantasy 16 All Abilities, Eikonic Feats, and Ultimates Revealed

final fantasy 16 all abilities

Final Fantasy 16 has no shortage of interesting attacks and abilities, allowing you to customize a playstyle that suits your tastes. Ranging from hard-hitting attacks to defensive counters, here are all of Final Fantasy 16’s Eikon abilities and what they do. Feel free to use this as a reference page whenever you’re stuck on what to do next during your playthrough!

To complement your abilities, you’ll need the right accessories, too. Check out our guide to picking the best accessories in FF16.

Final Fantasy 16 Abilities, Eikonic Feats, and Ultimates:

CLIVE

Melee Attack
Attack: 1/2★
Stagger: 1/2★
Press □ to strike enemies on the ground. Unleashes up to 4 consecutive attacks.

Dodge
Attack: –
Stagger: –
Press R1 to avoid enemy attacks quickly.

Jump
Attack: –
Stagger: –
Press × on the ground. Jump into the air instantly.

Precision Dodge
Attack: –
Stagger: –
Perform a dodge at a precise moment using R1 during an enemy attack. If executed properly, enemy will be temporarily slowed, enabling you to counter using □ or △.

Lunge
Attack: 1/2★
Stagger: 1/2★
Press × + □ while on the ground. Unleashes an attack after closing in on an enemy.

Downthrust
Attack: 1/2★
Stagger: 1/2★
Press × + □ while in the air. Unleashes an attack downward while descending.

Burning Blade
Attack: 1/2★
Stagger: 1/2★
Press and hold □ to engulf Clive’s weapon with flames. Release the □ once the weapon is completely covered with flames to perform a powerful attack.

Taunt
Attack: –
Stagger: –
Press R2 + Touchpad to draw the attention of the enemies.

Swift Recovery
Attack: 1/2★
Stagger: 1/2★
Press R1 to quickly recover from an enemy attack. Recovers quickly after being knocked down by an attack.

Stomp
Attack: –
Stagger: –
Approach an enemy in the air and press ×. Kicks an enemy while in the air, increasing both jump duration and height.

Charged Magic
Attack: 1/2★
Stagger: 1/2★
Press and hold △ to boost the power of a spell. Once Clive’s left arm is covered with flames, release △ to cast a powerful spell.

Magic Burst
Attack: 1/2★
Stagger: 1/2★
Press △ after hitting an enemy with melee attacks. Unleashes a powerful close-range magic attack.

Magic
Attack: 1/2★
Stagger: 1/2★
Press △ to fire a magic spell at a distant enemy.

Aerial Combo
Attack: 1/2★
Stagger: 1/2★
Press □ to perform midair attacks. Unleashes up to 3 consecutive attacks.

IFRIT

Limit Break
Attack: – 
Stagger: –
Use L3 + R3 when the Limit Break gauge is filled to semi-prime, improving battle performance for a short period of time.

Will o’ the Wykes
Attack: 1★
Stagger: 2★
Summon a storm of fireballs that circle about Clive, damaging nearby targets, while also absorbing damage.

Ignition
Attack: 3★
Stagger: 2★
Attack while charging, inflicting multiple hits and forcing the enemy back. Can be used in midair.

PHOENIX

Phoenix Shift
Attack: –
Stagger: –
Use the Blessing of the Phoenix to close the gap between a target. Both melee attacks and magicked shots can be dealt while shifting.

Attack: 3★
Stagger: 2★
Summon a fiery wing that deals damage and can launch lighter enemies into the air.

Scarlet Cyclone
Attack: 2★
Stagger: 3★
Spin quickly, creating a ring of fire that burns all enemies in range.

Heatwave
Attack: 2★
Stagger: 2★
Summon a projectile-dispelling wall of liquid flame before launching several deadly shockwaves. Wave force is amplified upon dispelling magic.

Flames of Rebirth
Attack: 3★
Stagger: 3★
Summon a massive pillar of fire that burns all enemies caught within the flames, while also partially restoring Clive’s HP.

GARUDA

Deadly Embrace
Attack: –
Stagger: –
Send a grappling claw out to grab an enemy and pull it toward Clive. Grappling heavier enemies will launch Clive into the air.

Gouge
Attack: 2★
Stagger: 4★
Summon twin claws that relentlessly tear at a target. Can be used in midair.

Wicked Wheel
Attack: 2★
Stagger: 3★
Perform a rising attack, striking all enemies within range and lifing them from the ground. Can be used in midair.

Rook’s Gambit
Attack: 2★
Stagger: 2★
Jump back, then deliver a punishing counter. If the jump evades an attack, counter potency is increased. Can be used in midair.

Aerial Blast
Attack: 2★
Stagger: 5★
Summon a tornado that slowly hunts down nearby enemies and, upon ensaring them, inflicts multiple hits.

RAMUH

Blind Justice
Attack: 1★
Stagger: 2★
Launch a barrage of ball lightning at one or more enemies. Targets are determined by locking onto them before executing the ability. Ball lightning will affix itself to a target and can be caused to discharge, dealing additional damage, if the target is attacked.

Pile Drive
Attack: 3★
Stagger: 3★
Drive Ramuh’s staff into the ground, electrifying all enemies within a radius of the strike.

Thunderstorm
Attack: 3★
Stagger: 2★
Call forth a powerful thunderstorm that rains multiple bolts of lightning down a target.

Lightning Rod
Attack: 2★
Stagger: 3★
Create a ball of lightning that, upon being struck, chains lightning to other nearby enemies.

Judgment Bolt
Attack: 4★
Stagger: 3★
Summon from the heavens a mighty levinbolt that deals massive damage to a single target.

TITAN

Titanic Block
Attack: –
Stagger: –
Block enemy attacks. When a guard is timed perfectly, □ can be used to launch up to three counterattacks.

Windup
Attack: 4★
Stagger: 2★
Punch forward. Hold button to wind up attack, further increasing potency.

Upheaval
Attack: 3★
Stagger: 3★
Slam a fist to the ground, dealing damage to all enemies within range. Hold button to increase range. Can be used in midair.

Raging Fists
Attack: 3★
Stagger: 3★
Step forward and deliver a blinding flurry of high-speed punches. Blocking an enemy attack with the step forward increases the potency of the following punches.

Earthen Fury
Attack: 4★
Stagger: 2★
Drive both hands into the ground, causing the land to surge upwards, sending nearby enemies flying.

BAHAMUT

Wings of Light
Attack: 4★
Stagger: 2★
Begin casting Megaflare. Press ○ to execute. The length of the casting determines the potency of the spell.

Impulse
Attack: 2★
Stagger: 3★
Summon multiple spheres of light that, upon striking an enemy, deal it continuous damage, binding it to the spot

Flare Breath
Attack: 3★
Stagger: 2★
Breathe forth a plume of light-aspected flame that deals continuous damage.

Satellite
Attack: 1★
Stagger: 3★
Summon multiple light-aspected familiars that attack any enemy on which Clive uses magic.

Gigaflare
Attack: 5★
Stagger: 2★
Fire a massive beam of overcharged light that burns any enemy it hits.

SHIVA

Cold Snap
Attack: –
Stagger: –
Slide effortlessly across the ground in any direction. Attacking with □ while sliding can temporarily freeze enemies.

Ice Age
Attack: 3★
Stagger: 1★
Unleash a river of icicles that greatly knocks back any enemies it strikes. Hold button to increase potency.

Mesmerize
Attack: 2★
Stagger: 2★
Launch multiple shards of ice that, upon striking lighter enemies, draw them toward Clive. Can be used in midair.

Rime
Attack: 2★
Stagger: 2★
Summon a colossal ice crystal that deals continuous damage to all enemies that become trapped inside it.

Diamond Dust
Attack: 3★
Stagger: 5★
Summon a winter storm that freezes enemies in place within a radius before dealing massive ice damage and knocking them back.

ODIN

Arm of Darkness
Attack: 5★
Stagger: 1★
Replace Clive’s current weapon with Odin’s blade. Landing abilities with the Arm of Darkness fills the Zantetsuken gauge. Hold □ to execute Zantetsuken.

Gungnir
Attack: 1★
Stagger: 2★
Summon the legendary spear Gungnir and execute an extended flourish of deadly slices and strokes. Each hit landed fills the Zantetsuken gauge.

Heaven’s Cloud
Attack: 1★
Stagger: 2★
Surge forward to strike an enemy. Can be executed multiple times in succession if previous hit lands. Each hit landed fills the Zantetsuken gauge.

Rift Slip
Attack: –
Stagger: –
Use to recover immediately from any ability or action.

Dancing Steel
Attack: 1★
Stagger: 2★
Summon a second blade and unleash a flurry of attacks. Each hit landed significantly fills the Zantetsuken gauge.


And that’s everything! For the most part, Final Fantasy 16’s abilities are fairly balanced, so don’t be afraid to try out any ability that suits your fancy. Want more FF16 content? Check out our review of the game here.

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