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Dark, also known as Shadow, is a recurring element in the Final Fantasy. It is usually a counterpart of the Holy element and is a strong element against enemies affiliated with said element. It is usually associated with death, evil, and/or celestial objects (like stars and meteors), but this is not always the case.

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Recurring themes

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Equipment

Many swords used by Dark Knights are often imbued with the element, such as the Deathbringer from Final Fantasy IV. Dark armor is also commonly worn by this class. Some weapons with this element are imbued with the Death spell, often killing enemies with one hit. Different types of monsters are weak to this element in Final Fantasy IV.

Spells

Spells affiliated to the Dark element are not very common, except in the Ivalice universe, where the arcane magicks Dark, Darkra, Darkga, and Darkja are commonly seen. A notable Dark spell outside of Ivalice would be Shadow Flare. In Final Fantasy IX, Vivi can cast the Shadow-elemental Doomsday. Some skills with the Dark element usually involve a sacrifice of HP, such as Darkness.

Summons

There are various summons which can inflict the Dark element, and they are often one of the most powerful in their respective games. In Final Fantasy IX, the Eidolon Ark can inflict dark damage. In Ivalice, Zodiark, Keeper of Precepts is the Dark Esper.

Appearances

Final Fantasy IV

Game Element Type Effect
Shadow Armor Armor Initial equipment of Dark Knight Cecil
Darkness Armor Armor Equipment of Dark Knight Cecil
Black Armor Armor Equipment of Dark Knight Cecil
Shadow Gauntlet Gauntlet Initial equipment of Dark Knight Cecil
Darkness Gauntlet Gauntlet Equipment of Dark Knight Cecil
Black Gauntlet Gauntlet Equipment of Dark Knight Cecil
Shadow Helmet Helmet Initial equipment of Dark Knight Cecil
Darkness Helmet Helmet Equipment of Dark Knight Cecil
Black Helm Helmet Equipment of Dark Knight Cecil
Shadow Shield Shield Initial equipment of Dark Knight Cecil
Black Shield Shield Equipment of Dark Knight Cecil
Shadow Sword Weapon Initial Weapon of Dark Knight Cecil
Darkness Sword Weapon Weapon of Dark Knight Cecil
Deathbringer Weapon Weapon of Dark Knight Cecil
Dark Ability Sacrifice a amount of HP to attack all enemies
Darkness Ability Sacrifice a amount of HP every turn to boost the character's attack power. DS version only

Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-

Game Element Type Effect
Shadow Flare Enemy Attack Inflicts extreme Dark damage to one target.
Darkness Materia Inflicts damage to all nearby target at the cost of a certain amount of Zack's current HP.

Final Fantasy IX

Game Element Type Effect
Doomsday Black Magic Inflicts massive Shadow damage to all foes and party members in battle.
Doomsday Sword Sword Magic Inflicts massive Shadow damage to one target, and does not affect party members.
Darkside Sword Art Inflicts Shadow damage to a single target in exchange for one-eighth of Steiner's max HP.
Ark Summon Inflicts extreme Shadow damage to all enemies.
Atomos Summon Reduces all enemies HP by a certain percentage. Can also be considered Gravity, even though Gravity isn't an element in this game.
Mist Enemy Attack Inflicts minor to moderate Shadow elemental damage to the party as well as Sleep.
Stardust Rod Weapon Halves Shadow elemental damage.
Mage's Hat Headgear Increases the damage of Shadow and Holy elemental attacks.
Dragon Wrist Armgear Halves Shadow elemental damage.
Egoist's Armlet Armgear Nullifies Shadow elemental damage.
Black Robe Armor Increases the damage of Shadow elemental attacks, but is weak to Fire elemental attacks.
Demon's Mail Armor Absorbs Shadow elemental damage and increases the damage of Shadow elemental attacks.
Demon's Vest Armor Halves Shadow elemental damage.
Grand Armor Armor Halves Shadow elemental damage.
Light Robe Armor Increases the damage of Holy and Shadow elemental attacks, but is weak to Fire elemental attacks.
Ninja Gear Armor Absorbs Shadow elemental damage.
Ancient Aroma Add-On Increases the damage of Shadow elemental attacks, but is weak to Holy elemental attacks.
Gold Choker Add-On Increases the damage of Shadow elemental attacks, and halves Wind elemental damage.
Maiden Prayer Add-On Increases the damage of Holy elemental attacks, but is weak to Shadow elemental attacks.
Pumice Piece Add-On Absorbs Shadow and Holy elemental attacks.

Final Fantasy XII

Game Element Type Effect
Dark Arcane Magick Minor Dark elemental damage to one target.
Darkra Arcane Magick Moderate Dark elemental damage to all targets in range..
Darkga Arcane Magick Major Dark elemental damage to all targets in range.
Banish Ray Enemy Attack Dark elemental damage to one target.
Darkja Enemy Attack Major dark elemental damage to all targets in range. 50% chance of Death and Blind.
Darkness Enemy Attack Physical Dark elemental damage to all targets in range.
Maser Eye Enemy Attack Physical Dark elemental damage to all targets in range.
Ashura Weapon Inflicts Dark elemental damage when attacking physically.
Iga Blade Weapon Inflicts Dark elemental damage when attacking physically.
Kagenui Weapon Inflicts Dark elemental damage when attacking physically.
Koga Blade Weapon Inflicts Dark elemental damage when attacking physically.
Orochi Weapon Inflicts Dark elemental damage when attacking physically.
Sakura-saezuri Weapon Inflicts Dark elemental damage when attacking physically.
Yagyu Darkblade Weapon Inflicts Dark elemental damage when attacking physically.
Zeus Mace Weapon Increases the damage of Dark elemental attacks.
Demon Shield Shield Absorbs Dark elemental damage.
Black Mask Helmet Absorbs Dark elemental damage.
Bone Helm Helmet Absorbs Dark elemental damage, weak to Holy elemental attacks.
Black Robes Armor Increases the damage of Dark elemental attacks.
Bone Mail Armor Halves Dark elemental damage, weak to Holy elemental attacks.
Dark Shot Armor Dark elemental ammunition.
Dark Mote Item, Enemy Attack Minor Dark elemental damage to all targets in range.
Eksir Berries Item Moderate Dark elemental damage to one target.

Final Fantasy Tactics

Game Element Type Effect
Chaosbringer Weapon Dark elemental damage to one target and inflicts Blind. Multiplayer Mode only
Deathbringer Weapon Dark elemental damage to one target and inflicts Doom. Multiplayer Mode only
Arondight Weapon Dark elemental damage to one target and inflicts Slow. Multiplayer Mode only
Balmung Weapon Dark elemental damage to one target and inflicts Stop. Multiplayer Mode only
Valhalla Weapon Dark elemental damage to one target and inflicts instant KO. Multiplayer Mode only

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance

Game Element Type Effect
Diabolique Weapon Nullifies Dark elemental damage.
Heretic Rod Weapon Inflicts Dark elemental damage.
Hades Bow Weapon Inflicts Dark elemental damage.
Max's Oathbow Weapon Inflicts Dark elemental damage.
Ebon Blade Weapon Inflicts Dark elemental damage.
Death Claws Weapon Inflicts Dark elemental damage.
Apocalypse Weapon Inflicts Dark elemental damage.
Black Quena Weapon Inflicts Dark elemental damage.
Dark Fiddle Weapon Nullifies Silence.
Eye Soul Weapon Nullifies Doom.
Bone Plate Cloth Absorbs Dark elemental damage.
Reaper Cloak Robe Absorbs Dark elemental damage.
LV? S-Flare Blue Magic Inflicts Dark elemental damage to all units with the same level.
Evil Gaze Spirit Magic Dark damage and may inflict Confuse

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift

Game Element Type Effect
Apocalypse Knightsword Inflicts Dark elemental damage.
Black Quena Instrument Inflicts Dark elemental damage.
Bone Plate Light Armor Absorbs Dark elemental damage.
Darkness Ability Sacrifice 10% of HP to inflict Dark elemental damage.
Dark Dark Magick Inflicts Dark elemental damage to the target.
Dark Fist Martial Arts Dark-elemental physical attack in a two-square line. Reduces caster's HP by 25% of damage dealt.
Darkra Dark Magick Inflicts Dark elemental damage to the target.
Darkga Dark Magick Inflicts Dark elemental damage to the target.
Death Claws Knuckles Inflicts Dark elemental damage.
Diabolique Rapier Dark-elemental weapon that halves Dark damage taken.
Ebon Blade Blade Inflicts Dark elemental damage.
Ensanguined Shield Shield Dark-elemental shield, but causes weakness to fire.
Epee-prisme Rapier Weapon that halves Dark-elemental damage taken.
Evil Gaze Elemental Magick Inflicts Confusion and deals Dark damage.
Final Eclipse Scion Zodiark blasts the field with dark magic, dealing fixed 999 damage to everyone.
Hades Bow Greatbow Inflicts Dark elemental damage.
Heretic Rod Rod Inflicts Dark elemental damage.
Lifebreak Sacred Blade Deals Dark damage in an inverse proportion to the user's HP.
Lifethread Blade Flair Dark-elemental physical attack that inflicts Doom.
Lv. 3 Dark Arcane Magick Dark-elemental magick attack that targets all units whose level is a multiple of 3.
Lv. ? Shadowflare Arcane Magick Inflicts Dark elemental damage to all targets with the same level.
Max's Oathbow Greatbow Inflicts Dark elemental damage.
Minerva Bustier Light Armor Immune to Dark elemental damage. Female units only.
Mist Storm Geomancy Dark-elemental magick attack that reduces HP and MP of units in an area.
Reaper's Robe Robe Absorbs Dark elemental damage.
Ring of Precepts Accessory Allows the summoning of Zodiark
Shadow Shade Tome Lore Dark-elemental damage against all units.
Shadowy Blow Maw Deals Dark damage in a line and inflicts Blind.
Silence Touch Ghostly Touch Deals Dark damage and inflicts Silence.
Sleep Touch Ghostly Touch Deals Dark and inflicts Sleep.
Sword of Darkness Astutia HP-draining Dark physical attack.
Zanmato Katana Weapon that halves Dark damage taken.

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