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The Earth element in Final Fantasy XII.

The Earth Element is a recurring element in the Final Fantasy series. First appearing in Final Fantasy V, it is sometimes associated with desert enemies and usually opposed to Wind. This element has a strange relation with avian enemies, as in some games, these are completely immune or resistant to it, while in others, they are weak against it. The Float status can be used to avoid abilities of this element.

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Recurring themes

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Equipment

Gaia Gear, a Light Armor, appears in many games and is often imbued with the Earth element, which means characters wearing it usually absorb Earth-elemental attacks. The Stoneblade is a recurring sword that deals Earth damage. In addition, the consumable item Gaia Drum may also be used offensively to deal Earth damage.

Spells

The first spell introduced with the element of Earth was Quake, which, before the existence of the Earth element, was usually a one-hit KO spell and thus did not really deal elemental damage. Later games, most notably Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy XI, Final Fantasy XII, Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings, and Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift include Earth as an element proper. Earth now has its own sets of tiered spells: Stone, which consists of Stone, Stone II in Final Fantasy XI, Stonega, and Stoneja and Quake, which consists of Quake and Quakeja.

Summons

Titan is the most recognizable summon of Earth, often using an attack called Gaia's Wrath. In Final Fantasy IX, Fenrir calls forth Titan to attack with Terrestrial Rage. In Final Fantasy VIII, Brothers is the Earth-elemental GF, with its special attack Brotherly Love. Hashmal, the Regulator, is the Earthern Esper of Ivalice and it shares its special attack with Titan. In Final Fantasy XIII, Vanille's Eidolon Hecatoncheir represents the element of Earth with its attack, Gaia Salvo.

Appearances

Final Fantasy

Although the element of Earth does not appear as a gameplay device, the recurring spell Quake appears as an Instant Death attack, which affects all enemies except aerial enemies, the Undead and most bosses.

Final Fantasy II

Again, the element of Earth does not appear as a gameplay device, but items such as the Gaia Sword and the spell Earthquake do, dealing non-elemental damage.

Game Element Type Effect
Gaia Drum Item Casts Earthquake 9. Non-consumable.
Earthquake Ability Deals damage to land-based enemies.

Final Fantasy III

Game Element Type Effect
Quake Black Magic Inflicts Earth-elemental damage to all enemies.
Close-In Terrain Inflicts Earth-elemental damage.
Earthquake Terrain Inflicts Earth-elemental damage to all enemies.
Earthen Fury Titan Inflicts Earth-elemental damage to all enemies.

Final Fantasy IV

Earth symbol in Final Fantasy IV DS.
Game Element Type Effect
Quake Black Magic Major Earth-elemental damage to all enemies.
Tremor Ninjutsu Major Earth-elemental damage to all enemies.
Titan Summon Moderate Earth-elemental damage to all enemies.
Gaia Rage Enemy Attack Major Earth-elemental damage to party.
Gaia Hammer Weapon Earth-elemental damage when attacking physically. When used as an item in battle, casts Quake.
Gaia Drum Item Casts Quake.

Final Fantasy V

Game Element Type Effect
Gaia Gear Armor Enhances Earth-Elemental damage dealt.
Earth Hammer Weapon Earth-elemental.
Gaia's Bell Weapon Earth-elemental.
Titan Summon Earth-elemental damage to all enemies.
Desert Storm Gaia Powerful Earth and Wind-elemental damage to all foes.
Dust Gaia Earth and Wind-elemental damage to all foes as well as Blind.
Heat Sand Gaia Earth and Fire-elemental damage to all foes.
Rockslide Predict Earth-elemental damage to either the party or all enemies.
Earth Shaker Enemy Ability Earth-elemental damage to all foes.
Earthquake Enemy Ability, Earth Earth-elemental damage to all foes.

Final Fantasy VI

The following gameplay elements of Final Fantasy VI are related to the Earth element.

Game Element Type Effect
Quake Magic Inflicts major Earth-elemental damage to all targets.
Midgardsormr Esper Abyssal Maw: Deals Earth-elemental damage to all foes.
Lifeshaver Enemy Ability Deals Earth-elemental damage which is drained by the caster.
Magnitude 8 Enemy Ability Deals Earth-elemental damage to all foes.
Landslide Enemy Ability Deals Earth-elemental damage to all foes. Unblockable.
Gravity Rod Weapon Earth-elemental. May cast Graviga when used. Casts Graviga when used as an item.
Force Shield Armor Grants resistance to the Earth element.
Cursed Shield Armor Grants weakness to the Earth element.
Force Shield Shield Halves Earth, Ice, Lightning, Fire, Wind, and Water-elemental damage.
Paladin Shield Shield Absorbs Fire, Ice, Lightning, Holy. Nullifies Poison, Wind, Water, and Earth.
Paladin's Shield Armor Grants immunity to the Earth element.
Cat-Ear Hood Armor Grants resistance to the Earth element.
Dueling Mask Armor Halves Earth-elemental damage received.
Gaia Gear Armor Grants absorption of Earth-elemental damage received.
Minerva Bustier Armor Grants resistance to the Earth element.
Force Armor Armor Grants resistance to the Earth element.

Final Fantasy VII

Game Element Type Effect
Quake Magic Inflicts minor Earth-elemental damage.
Quake2 Magic Inflicts moderate Earth-elemental damage.
Quake3 Magic Inflicts major Earth-elemental damage.
Break Magic Inflicts extreme Earth-elemental damage as well as a chance to inflict Petrify.
Titan Summon Inflicts moderate Earth-elemental damage to all enemies.
Kjata Summon Inflicts major Earth as well as Fire, Ice, and Lightning-elemental damage to all enemies.
Landscaper Yuffie's Limit Break Inflicts major Earth-elemental damage to all enemies.
Club Enemy Attack Inflicts moderate Earth-elemental damage.
Earthquake Enemy Attack Inflicts minor Earth-elemental damage to party.
Grand Punch Enemy Attack Inflicts moderate Earth-elemental damage.
Iron Attack Enemy Attack Inflicts moderate Earth-elemental damage.
Sandgun Enemy Attack Does not inflict damage, but is Earth-elemental and inflicts Blind.
Sandstorm Enemy Attack Inflicts moderate Earth-elemental damage and Blind to party.
Sinking Enemy Attack Inflicts minor Earth-elemental damage.
Squash Enemy Attack Inflicts moderate Earth-elemental damage.
Suicide Drop Enemy Attack Inflicts minor Earth-elemental damage to party.
Tremor Enemy Attack Inflicts moderate Earth-elemental damage to party.
Escourt Guard Armor Nullifies Lightning, Water, Poison, and Earth. Only usable by males.
Ziedrich Armor Halves all elements.
Tetra Elemental Accessory Absorbs Fire, Ice, Lightning, and Earth-elemental attacks.
Earth Drum Item Same as Quake2, but damages all enemies.
Earth Mallet Item Same as Quake3, but damages all enemies.

Final Fantasy VIII

Game Element Type Effect
Quake Magic Inflicts varying Earth-elemental damage to all enemies.
Brothers GF Brotherly Love inflicts varying Earth-elemental damage to all enemies.
Earthquake Enemy Attack Inflicts Earth-elemental damage to party.
Mad Cow Special Enemy Attack Inflicts Earth-elemental damage.
Sandshake Enemy Attack Inflicts Earth-elemental damage to party.

Final Fantasy IX

Game Element Type Effect
Fenrir Summon Terrestrial Rage inflicts Earth-elemental damage to all enemies.
Earth Shake Blue Magic Inflicts Earth-elemental damage to party.
Earth Power Enemy Attack Inflicts minor Earth-elemental damage.
Earthquake Enemy Attack Inflicts major Earth-elemental damage to party.
Circlet Headgear Nullifies Earth-elemental damage.
Golden Skullcap Headgear Increases the damage of Water-elemental attacks and halves the damage of Earth-elemental attacks.
Twist Headband Headgear Increases the damage of Earth-elemental attacks.
Bone Wrist Armgear Increases the damage of Earth elemental attacks.
Gauntlets Armgear Halves Fire, Earth, Water, and Wind-elemental damage.
Chain Mail Armor Halves Earth-elemental damage.
Gaia Gear Armor Absorbs Earth-elemental damage and increases the damage of Earth-elemental attacks.
Desert Boot Add-On Halves Earth-elemental damage, but is weak to Water-elemental damage.
Feather Boots Add-On Absorbs Earth-elemental damage.
Germinas Boots Add-On Increases the damage of Earth-elemental attacks.

Final Fantasy X

While it is not recognized as a standard element, it can be noted that several enemies can use Earthquake, which affects all characters except the Aeon Valefor, as it is a flying creature.

Final Fantasy XII

Game Element Type Effect
Groundshaker Enemy Attack Physical Earth-elemental damage to all targets in range.
Power Stun Enemy Attack Physical Earth-elemental damage to all targets in range.
Quakeja Enemy Attack Major Earth-elemental damage to all targets in range. 35% chance of Slow.
Roxxor Enemy Attack Earth-elemental damage to one target.
Stone Stomp Enemy Attack Physical Earth-elemental damage to one target.
Temblor Enemy Attack Earth-elemental damage to one target. 50% chance of Disable and Immobilize.
Tremor Enemy Attack Physical Earth-elemental damage to all targets in range.
Cypress Pole Weapon Inflicts Earth-elemental damage when attacking physically.
Gaia Rod Weapon Inflicts Earth elemental damage when attacking physically.
Dragon Shield Shield Nullifies Earth-elemental damage.
Winged Boots Accessory Avoids Earth-elemental damage and floor traps.
Artemis Arrows Ammo Earth-elemental ammunition.
Mud Shot Ammo Earth-elemental ammunition with a 25% chance of Blind.

Final Fantasy Tactics

Game Element Type Effect
Titan Summon Earth-elemental damage to enemies 4 spaces away.
Earth Slash Punch Arts Earth-elemental damage to enemies 4 spaces away.
Local Quake Elemental Earth-elemental damage to enemies in a range of 5 spaces.
Sky Demon Truth Earth-elemental damage to enemies in a random area of 4 spaces.
Mimic Titan Enemy Attack Earth-elemental damage.
Gaia Gear Armor Absorbs Earth elemental damage and increases Earth elemental attacks.
Minerva Bustier Armor Halves Ice, Water, Earth, and Holy-elemental damage and nullifies Fire, Lightning, Wind, and Dark-elemental damage.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance

Game Element Type Effect
Mandragora Weapon Absorbs Earth-elemental damage and nullifies Poison.
Terre Rod Weapon Enhance Earth-elemental damage.
Ranger Bow Weapon Inflicts Earth-elemental damage.
Arbalest Weapon Inflicts Earth-elemental damage.
Samson Sword Weapon Inflicts Earth-elemental damage.
Earth Bell Weapon Absorbs Earth-elemental damage.
Bug Soul Weapon Nullifies Earth-elemental damage.
Gaia Gear Armor Absorbs Earth-elemental damage.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift

Earth-elemental attacks and weapons are very prevalent in this game, and the element is associated with several enemy families, such as the Headless and Antlion.

Game Element Type Effect
Arbalest Greatbow Earth-elemental weapon.
Boulder Crush Elemental Magick Immobilizes one enemy and inflicts Earth damage.
Cypress Pole Pole Earth-elemental weapon.
Earth Dragon Tome Lore Earth-elemental magick damage to all units.
Earth Render Discipline Deals Earth damage in a line.
Earth Veil Ninjutsu Magickal Earth damage and slows.
Gaia Gear Light Armor Absorbs Earth-elemental damage.
Gaia's Wrath Scion Hashmal conjures an uprising of earth to strike all enemies.
Ground Shaker Savagery Deals Earth damage in a line.
Huntsman's Bow Weapon Inflicts Earth-elemental damage.
Mandragora Mace Earth-elemental weapon.
Pin of Order Accessory Allows the summoning of Hashmal.
Quake Blue Magick/Brute Force Inflicts Earth-elemental damage in a cross-shaped area.
Rain of Stone Shell Crush Earth-elemental damage in a cross-shaped area.
Rockfall Illusion Deals Earth-elemental magickal damage to all enemies.
Samson Sword Broadsword Earth-elemental weapon.
Sandstorm Sands Deals Earth damage while inflicting Blind.
Subsidence Sands Adjacent units are dealt Earth-elemental damage.
Sunder Earth Brute Force Deals Earth damage in a line.
Terre Rod Rod Earth-elemental weapon that grants immunity to Earth elemental damage.



This article uses material from the "Earth (Element)" article on the Final Fantasy wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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