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Tornado in Final Fantasy IV.

Tornado (トルネド, Torunedo), also known as Whirlwind, Hurricane, Twister, Maelstrom, or Cyclone, is a recurring spell and ability in the series. It most often deals strong Wind-elemental damage, but may also reduce targets to single digit health.



Final Fantasy

Cyclone (NES Tornado) is an enemy ability used by Chaos and, in the Dawn of Souls and 20th Anniversary versions, by Barbariccia. It inflicts moderate to massive non-elemental damage to the party.

Final Fantasy III

Tornado (NES WWind) is a Level 8 White Magic spell that reduces the target's HP to single digits. It is bought in Eureka for 60,000 gil.

Final Fantasy IV

Tornado (SNES Weak) is a Black Magic spell that affects one target, reducing the target's HP to single digits for 25 MP. Palom learns this spell at level 48, and Rydia learns it at level 51 in the original releases and at level 58 in DS release.

Maelstrom (SNES Storm) is a stronger version of Tornado which affects the entire party and reduces HP to minimal digits. It is usually used by Barbariccia and several other enemies as a counter spell in this game.

Whirlwind (SNES Tornado) is an enemy ability used by Storm Dragon and Sand Worm. It inflicts major non-elemental damage to the party.

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years

Whirlwind is an enemy ability used by the Sand Worm and Belphegor enemies. It deals lesser damage to all characters.

Tornado, used by the Strato Avis and the Gargoyle enemies, lowers the character's HP to critical.

Final Fantasy V

Hurricane reduces a target's HP to single digits, and is used by a variety of enemies throughout the game. Hurricane can also be used through the use of the Gaia command.

Maelstrom is a stronger version of Hurricane which affects all targets.

Final Fantasy VI

Tornado (SNES W. Wind) is an offensive spell learned from the Esper Midgardsormr at a x3 rate. It costs 75 MP and it reduces everyone's HP (including allies) to 6.25% of their current HP.

Cyclonic is an enemy ability used mostly dragons which reduces the party's HP to one sixteenth of their current HP.

Final Fantasy VII

Tornado is found in the Contain Materia once it reaches level 3. It deals Wind-elemental damage and can cause Confusion at the cost of 90 MP.

Great Gale, used by the enemies Zuu, Blue Dragon, and Tonadu, inflicts minor Wind-elemental damage as well as Blind to the party.

Final Fantasy VIII

Tornado is the higher-level version of Aero and inflicts Wind-elemental damage on all opponents. It can be drawn and cast at enemies or Junctioned to stats.

Maelstrom is a spell cast by Edea during the second fight against her and by Ultimecia in her first form. It reduces HP by 2/3 and inflicts Curse status.

Draw from Level 1-100: Behemoth, Jumbo Cactuar, Tri-Point, Griever
Level 30-100: Abyss Worm, Fujin*, Thrustaevis
Draw Points Esthar City, Island Closest to Heaven
Refine T Mag-RF: 1 Windmill refines into 20 Tornados
High Mag-RF: 10 Aeros refine into 1 Tornado
HP-J Str-J Vit-J Mag-J Spr-J Spd-J Eva-J Hit-J Luk-J
+30 +0.48 +0.24 +0.42 +0.24 +0.33 +0.13 +0.38 +0.14
Elem-Atk-J Elem-Def-J ST-Atk-J ST-Def-J
Wind: +1.0% Wind: +2.0% No effect No effect

Final Fantasy IX

Twister inflicts random Wind-elemental damage based on 55 * a random number between 1 and the monsters level + the monster's Magic stat, and is used by Deathguise, both versions of Tiamat, Silver Dragon, and Nova Dragon. It can be learned as a Blue Magic spell for Quina by eating a Red Dragon, Abadon, or the boss Tiamat, and costs 22 MP to use.

Whirlwind is an attack used by Ark, and inflicts Wind-elemental and Float on the party.

Final Fantasy X

Tornado is one of Auron's Bushido Overdrives. It inflicts non-elemental damage to all enemies. If the player inputs the button sequence correctly, it will deal increased damage.

Maelstrom is an ability used by the Remora and Maelspike enemies. It inflicts a large amount of magic damage to all characters.

Final Fantasy XI

Tornado is a Wind-based Ancient Magic spell available to Black Mages only. An upgraded version, Tornado II, may be gained by players at level 75 with the use of Merit Points.

Cyclone is a dagger Weapon Skill which deals Wind damage in an area-of-effect.

Maelstrom is an enemy ability used by Sea Monks which deals area of effect Water damage and inflicts Strength Down. It can be learned as Blue Magic by Blue Mages.

Whirlwind is another Sea Monk ability similar to Maelstrom, but inflicts Wind damage and Vitality Down instead. It cannot be learned by Blue Mages.

Great Whirlwind is an enemy ability used by Manticores, which hits a cone in front of the user for Wind damage and inflicts Choke.

Final Fantasy XII

Tornado is the name of Chaos's ultimate attack. A Wind-elemental attack, its damage is equal to 90% of the target's max HP, capped at 9,999.

Cyclone is an enemy ability used exclusively by Yiazmat, which deals Wind-elemental damage and inflicts Sap on the party.

Final Fantasy Tactics

Tornado is only usable by enemies. It is part of Hashmal's Dimension Magic skill set.

Twister is an ability used by Behemoths that inflicts Wind-elemental damage to all opponents.

Maelstrom is a Sky Mantra ability for Rapha. In addition, her brother, Marach, has a Nether Mantra version called Nether Maelstrom. Both strike random tiles on the map for Water damage.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance

Wild Tornado is field spell that can be cast by Illusionists.

Twister is an ability used by Lilith. It halves the HP of enemies in an area, essentially making it an area version of Demi. It can be learned by Blue Mages, and costs 20 MP.

Final Fantasy Mystic Quest

Typhoon is an enemy ability used by Garuda and Vampire, which deals Wind[elemental damage to both characters.

Tornado is also used to deal Wind-elemental damage to the party, and is used by a variety of enemies.

Hurricane inflicts Wind-elemental damage, and is used by Pazuzu and Zuh.

Dissidia Final Fantasy

Tornado is one of Terra's HP attacks. She summons three tornadoes to circle her, striking opponents multiple times, before the three tornadoes converge into one and inflict HP damage. Tornado is also the most powerful form of Shantotto's Spirit Magic: Air, and summons a large tornado that draws in opponents.

Hurricane is a Brave attack used by Exdeath, learned at level 10 (for the ground version) and level 33 (for the air version), which summons a tornado around Exdeath.

Cyclone is an HP attack for Garland, learned at level 37. It repels almost any kind of attack and surrounds Garland for a brief period of time.

Maelstrom is the ability used when summoning Barbariccia. It swaps the combatants' Brave values after the opponent uses a summon.


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Guild Wars

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

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Skill details
Campaign: Prophecies Elementalist
Profession: Elementalist
Attribute: Air Magic
Type: Spell
    5 Energy ¾ Activation 8 Recharge

Full: All adjacent foes take 15...51 cold damage. Attacking foes struck by Whirlwind are knocked down.

Concise: Hits foes adjacent to you. Deals 15...51 cold damage. Causes knock-down to attacking foes.


Air Magic 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
Cold Damage 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60 63 66 69 72 75 78


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  • Defensively, this skill allows the caster to escape attacking foes.

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