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See also: Bard.

The Songstress is a dressphere in Final Fantasy X-2. The Songstress is a job that closely, if not exactly, mimics what a traditional Final Fantasy bard does, only with a more modern name. Perhaps the one disadvantage is that a bard can do nothing but sing a song in this version and has really no offensive abilities. The Songstress dons light dancing clothes with floral sleeves and uses a microphone. Unlike other Dresspheres, it is key to the main plot, as it houses the spirit of Lenne.

Similar to the special Dresspheres' Break Damage and HP Limit abilities, the MP Mambo and Magical Masque dances only become available after obtaining two Key Items. MP Mambo requires the Key Item Magical Dances, Vol I, which is given to the player after they defeat all the bosses in the Den of Woe in Chapter 5. Magical Dances, Vol II, the Key Item to unlock Magical Masque, is the reward for defeating the Experiment in Chapter 5 when all its stats are at level 5.

"Well, this is no time for stage fright!"
—Yuna
"Once I get a mic in my hands, it's all over!"
—Rikku
"No holding back. If you can't keep up, stay off my dance floor."
—Paine


For unknown reasons, when LeBlanc uses this dressphere in the beginning of the game, it turns her into an exact double of Yuna in her songstress outfit. It is not explained why this is so, as Dresspheres usually outfit the user with their own unique outfit, and they otherwise retain their own physical appearance. This may be because LeBlanc was using Yuna's Dressphere or Garnment Grid and not her own.

Acquiring Songstress

In the beginning of the game, Rikku and Paine go after Yuna's imposter at the Luca concert. After battling her on stage, chasing her down the docks, and fighting Logos and Ormi, the real Yuna demands the impostor give back her Garment Grid with the Songstress dressphere.

Abilities

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Dance

Name Description AP to learn MP to cast Required
Darkness Dance Causes Blind on all of target party while dancing 0 0 Filler for IE
Samba of Silence Causes Silence on all of target party while dancing 20 0 Filler for IE
MP Mambo MP cost for party is 0 while dancing 20 0 Key Item 'Magical Dances, Vol I'
Magical Masque Magic attacks cause no damage to the party while dancing 20 0 Key Item 'Magical Dances, Vol II'
Sleepy Shuffle Causes Sleep on all of target party while dancing 80 0 Filler for IE
Carnival Cancan Party's max HP doubles while dancing 80 0 Sleepy Shuffle
Slow Dance Causes Slow on all of target party while dancing 60 0 Filler for IE
Brakedance Causes Stop on all of target party while dancing 120 0 Slow Dance
Jitterbug Causes Haste on party while dancing 120 0 Slow Dance
Dirty Dancing Party always gets critical hits while dancing 160 0 Slow Dance

Sing

Name Description AP to learn MP to cast Required
Battle Cry Raises party's Strength 10 4 Filler for IE
Cantus Firmus Raises party's Defense 10 4 Battle Cry
Esoteric Melody Raises party's Magic 10 4 Filler for IE
Disenchant Raises party's Magic Defense 10 4 Esoteric Melody
Perfect Pitch Raises party's Accuracy 10 4 Filler for IE
Matador's Song Raises party's Evasion 10 4 Perfect Pitch

Gallery

v · e · dFinal Fantasy X-2 Dresspheres
Regular Dresspheres
Gunner - Thief - Warrior - Songstress - Black Mage - White Mage - Gun Mage - Lady Luck - Trainer - Alchemist - Berserker - Samurai - Dark Knight - Mascot
Special Dresspheres
Floral Fallal - Machina Maw - Full Throttle
International + Last Mission only Dresspheres
Festival-Goer - Psychic - Bare

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

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