Summon, also known as Call, Conjure, or Summoning, is a recurring ability in Final Fantasy. It lets the user call summoned monsters into battle to help out. Whenever the player Summons, flaming green orbs, usually three in number, will float out or encircle the player character.
Summon can be used by the Evoker, Sage, and Summoner jobs, with different effects. Evokers and Sages will randomly summon an "offensive" or "defensive" attack from a chosen summoned monster. Offensive attacks may deal damage or inflict status effects, while defensive attacks usually buff up and/or heal the party. The Summoner can use the Summon at full power.
Summon command lets the Summoner class call forth a regular summon beast to deal massive damage to foes.
The Call command, known as Conjure in the RPGe version, causes a random summon for 0 MP.
Summoning Espers is accessible as long as a character is equipped with Magicite, by selecting the Magic command and pressing the Control Pad upwards while at the top of the list. Most summons have unblockable attacks that cannot be reflected, but can only be summoned once per battle. In addition, equipping the Celestriad Relic will reduce the MP of summoning costs to 1.
Summon command is accessible as long as a character is equipped with Summon Materia. The times the summon can be called is dependent upon the materia's level, although using the Master Summon Materia allows a character to summon anything, any time, any given number of times in a single battle, as long as they have the appropriate MP.
When Summoning, characters are surrounded by a flash of light. Several spheres of color with strange symbols float up while the character stretches out their arms. They disappear just before the Summon performs its attack.
GF command appears when a character had junctioned a Guardian Force with the command. However, the GF is not summoned right away. A second ATB bar appears over the summoner's, and when it depletes the summon is used. The GF's own HP replaces the summoner's for the duration of this, and if the GF's HP is depleted, the summon is canceled, and the GF cannot be summoned until it is healed.
The Summon command is used for both Garnet and Eiko, although each have access to different summons. In Trance, Garnet's summon command will be named Eidolon. In this mode, an Eidolon called by Garnet will randomly appear to attack even after it has been dismissed after its initial summoning.
The Mimic can also call forth a minion through the Call command. A Mimic will call a Magic Vice to assist them in battle. If the Magic Vice is defeated, only then will the Mimic will use the same command again.
Summoners and characters with Summoner as their secondary job have access to the Avatar and blood pacts that they have earned. In this case, the summoned creatures are each considered their own spell and are unable to be called in the event the summoner is silenced.
The Summon command, found under the option Mist, enables a character to summon the Esper acquired in the License Board. In the International version of the game, the Espers can be controlled by the player.
Summon is a command ability, learned from the Summoner job class. In order to use it, the unit must have purchased at least one summon.
Summon is a command ability, learned by the Summoner job class. Summons are learned via staves.
Summoning is a command ability, again learned by the Summoner job, which can only be accessed by Vieras. Staves teach summon magic.
Bahamut being summoned in Final Fantasy III
Rydia summoning in Final Fantasy IV (DS)
Bahamut being summoned in Final Fantasy VI
A Summon in Crisis Core
Cloud summoning Knights of the Round in Final Fantasy VII
Squall summoning a GF in Final Fantasy VIII
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