The Mist Dragon (ミストドラゴン Misuto Doragon) is a summon that has only appeared in one game in the main series, but has also appeared in several spin-offs.
The Mist Dragon's first appearance was small, but nonetheless vital. It guarded the Mist Cave leading to Mist, and was summoned by Rydia's mother. When Cecil and Kain slew the Dragon, Rydia's mother died as well. When they confronted Rydia shortly after, it was this revelation, as well as the King's manipulations of them, that convinced them to rebel against his orders.
Later, when Golbez summons the Shadow Dragon to kill Cecil and his friends at the Dwarven Castle, Rydia, now matured to a young woman, intervenes and summons the Mist Dragon, which uses Radiant Breath to kill the Shadow Dragon and leave Golbez open to the party's attacks. From that point on, the Dragon can be summoned freely in battle by Rydia. It costs 20 MP to summon, and does damage based on Rydia's current HP - the more HP she has, the more damage it does.
The Advance release adds in Rydia's "lunar trial", based on her summons. Her trial within the Lunar Ruins involves her reverting to child form and having to fight four of her summons, then fighting the Lunar Dragon, a powered up Mist Dragon. Killing it earns the Mist Ring, increasing the damage done by the Mist Dragon summon and adding a Blink effect to the party when called.
In the Nintendo DS release Mist Dragon now follows the original Amano design. In the new release its non-elemental form was changed to the Light element and its attack Mist Breath was renamed as Radiant Breath. In addition, its summoning cost is now 35 MP.
The Mist Dragon is a water element card, and has six cards under its name.
|Deal 2 damage and causes silence.|
Restore 2 HP for each * in your CP gauge.
|Crystal Ability (**)
Deal 3 damage and removes all statues ailments.
|Crystal Ability (***)
Deal 2 damage and restore 5 HP for each * in your CP gauge.
|Deal 2 damage and causes Freeze.|
|Deal 2 damage.
Steal 2 of opponent's * and charge your CP gauge.
The Mist Dragon also appears as a summon in the anime, Final Fantasy: Unlimited as Sword Dragon, the trademark summon of Makenshi. Makenshi has various methods of summoning the Sword Dragon to his aid, all involving him throwing a bottle of mist into the air and striking at it vertically with his sword. This summon is one of the few things that can battle Gun Dragon.
Makenshi's brother, Madoushi, is also capable of assuming a Mist Dragon form and does so using "Pure Red Requiem!" Like Makenshi's Pure White Requiem form, this Mist Dragon produces a powerful burst of energy.
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