The Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae demo offered a brief but exciting glimpse into what the 2016 (hopefully) game will deliver. I expected the visuals or combat style to be the coolest part of the demo, but was absolutely blown away when I summoned Ramuh. What I witnessed was one of the greatest, most exciting moments in my long-running Final Fantasy career. Considering the fact that Ramuh is typically a early level, low-damaging summon, the other summons in cheap FFXIV Gil are likely to be insane. Ramuh got the Final Fantasy aficionados at Power Up Gaming thinking about the summons that we rely on the most, and the ones that we think are, hands down, just the best. So, whether we call them Eidolons, Aeons, Espers, or Guardian Forces, here are the summons that we think kick the most ass.
Actually though, despite it typically being a non-damaging summon, Carbuncle is actually fairly useful. It resembles a greenish blue fox-like animal, with a ruby embedded into its forehead. Typically, when summoned, Carbuncle will cast Reflect on the entire party. Combine that with an ability like “Reflect-null” on your healer, and you’re in pretty good shape. But in Final Fantasy IX, Carbuncle has the capability to cast not only Reflect, but Vanish, Haste, Shell, and protect on the party, depending on the summoner’s add-on. And, in FFXIV, Carbuncle ditches the buffing game altogether, offering a rather decent line up of damaging attacks.
Leviathan made his first appearance in Final Fantasy II, but was not available as a summon until FFIII. Leviathan is awesome thanks to his raw power and brutal Tsunami/Tidal Wave attack. Water magic is not a very common element in Final Fantasy, but if you find an enemy who is weak to water, Leviathan will easily finish him off and drag him down to the depths of the sea. In FFXI Gil, Leviathan is capable of instantly killing some enemies, while in FFIX (like other summons in the game), its power is multiplied with the number of Aquamarine stones in the inventory.
There comes a point in every small, gamer boy’s life that he falls in love with his very first summon. Or maybe that’s just the special ones, like me. But for most guys going through a time where they’re just starting to like girls, Shiva would clearly be the better pick- what with the icy boobs and all(I mean, she can literally cut diamonds with those nips!). But for me, it’s Ifrit all the way.
Having been in most of the Final Fantasy games, one might say Ifrit is the loyal dog of the series. He’s never too devastating, but always impresses with a usually brutal display of power and confidence. Take the above video for example. The dude floats into the air atop a boulder with arms crossed and then slams said boulder into the ground like a volleyball. Needless to say, Ifrit has one hell of a spike, and for that, we’re glad to say he’s on our side. Phoenix not only looks hardcore, but is also extremely useful. Like Ifrit, Phoenix deals fire damage with Rebirth Flame/Phoenix Flame, and revives all KO’d characters, even to full health in some games. How handy.
In FFVIII and Final Fantasy XIV Gil, after summoning Phoenix just once, he will randomly show up and revive your party if all its members are defeated. Also, those Phoenix Downs that you rely on so heavily? Yeah, those come from this Phoenix. In a few FF titles, he has a holy elemental attack, which is pretty uncommon. It is also said that anyone who tastes the Phoenix’s blood will have eternal life, but extracting it might prove a little tricky. Alexander was a little late to the party. He didn’t show up until Final Fantasy VI, but quickly established himself as a legendary force. He is a giant robot fortress, or something like that, and typically deals out pretty brutal holy elemental damage.