Set to release in late January 2018, Dissidia Final Fantasy NT brings characters from across the Final Fantasy universe together, to face off in battle against one another. You can take on players from around the globe using your favorite characters, and in this Dissidia Final Fantasy NT guide, we'll be walking you through everything you need to know about the combat, controls, and characters of the title.
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Guide
First of all, what is Dissidia Final Fantasy NT? The spin-off title of the mainline Final Fantasy games is essentially a massive brawler, pitting multiple Final Fantasy characters against each other at once, in order to crown one team of characters victorious over the other. As we mentioned, you can choose from a whole host of characters throughout the series, including the likes of Cloud and Vaan, all the way to Lightning and Noctis.
From the start of Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, you can pick to either take your talents online and battle other players around the world, or keep it local and take on an AI team to improve your skills. No matter which option you pick, you'll now have to make up a team of three Final Fantasy characters, all of which fit into the following four categories (which we'll expand upon further down): Vanguard, Assassin, Marksman, Specialist.
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Combat Guide
There's a whole lot to get to grips with in regards to the various combat mechanics employed by Dissidia Final Fantasy NT. For help on getting a firm grasp on the buttons and combat of the game, as well as an outline of all the class roles, head over to our Dissidia Final Fantasy NT combat guide.
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Characters List
Just below, you'll find a complete list of every available character in Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, along with a brief description of each, divided into their classes on the battlefield. Note that we'll be updating this comprehensive list with any additional characters that Square Enix reveal for the game, just like they revealed the inclusion of Final Fantasy 15's Noctis with a relatively short time to go until launch.
Vanguard Class Characters:
- Cloud Strife - From Final Fantasy 7, Cloud can work up close and personal against enemies, charging in and then sending them flying with merely a few powerful attacks.
- Sephiroth - Equipped with a long blade that allows for swift attacks in combat, Sephiroth is the antagonist to the aforementioned Cloud in Final Fantasy 7.
- Cecil Harvey - Cecil is a varied character, able to switch between close and long ranged combat on the ground, as well as taking to the skies with some nice aerial combat techniques.
- Cloud of Darkness - This brawler is a force to be reckoned with, able to use the deadly Umbral Torrent ability to buff itself in the heat of battle.
- Firion - Able to switch on the fly between his sword, spear, and bow, Firion can chain multiple attacks together fairly quickly, for some deadly combos.
- Garland - A warrior from back in the original Final Fantasy, Garland brings a massive sword to the battlefield, that also has the ability to shapeshift.
- Warrior of Light - A noble warrior with a sword and shield at his side, he can get up close without sacrificing defense for offense with some nice close range attacks.
Assassin Class Characters:
- Noctis Lucis Caelum - The heir to the Lucis Throne in Final Fantasy 15, Noctis has the rather handy ability of being able to summon multiple weapons out of thin air.
- Lightning - From the Final Fantasy 13 trilogy, Lightning has the ability to switch between magical or physical attacks in Dissidia Final Fantasy NT.
- Jecht - This blitzball star has the unique ability to cancel attacks mid-move, throwing his opponents off balance in the heat of battle.
- Tidus - Another blitzball star, Tidus has the ability to throw down on opponents with his bliztball skills, combined with his sword attacks up close.
- Kuda - The only character in Dissidia Final Fantasy NT to be able to strike while gliding, Kuda is also known as the Angel of Death, being able to strike down from above with a variety of spells.
- Zidane Tribal - A plucky fighter, Zidane has the key ability to dodge incoming attacks, especially when dueling with foes in midair.
- Kain Highwind - Boasting supreme stats in speed and skill, Kain also has the ability to strike foes from a reasonable distance in midair with his spear.
Marksman Class Characters:
- Y'shtola - This character supports her teammates with spells to aid her team and harm the opposing team, as well as changing the battlefield with several unique spells.
- Shantotto - The more bravery Shantotto gains throughout the course of a single battle, the more powerful all her spells become.
- Ultimecia - Although her EX skill can be used to bury folks in a magical barrage from any range, she also enhances her magical ability every time she lands a hit on an opponent.
- Kefka Palazzo - Whereas some Marksman characters in Dissidia Final Fantasy NT specialise in quick spells, Kefka can cast spells that cover large areas of the battlefield, effectively changing up the match in the blink of an eye.
- Terra Branford - With her strength in magic, Terra can cast spells that hinder opponents, or launch a barrage of magical projectiles across the battlefield.
- Golbez - On top of being able to freeze foes in their tracks, Golbez is aided in battle by a powerful shadow dragon.
- The Emperor - The Starfall ability can hold enemies in place for a time, while The Emperor can also trap opponents across the field with various other abilities.
- Ace - This Final Fantasy Type-0 character wields playing cards as his standard weapon, giving him the ability to attack any opponent from significant range.
Specialist Class Characters:
- Vaan - Supporting his fellow teammates in battle, Final Fantasy 12's Vaan wields a variety of offensive weapons.
- Exdeath - This mage mainly focuses in being able to hinder his opponents, such as preventing the use of EX skills, as well as restricting movement.
- Bartz Klauser - This Final Fantasy 5 character has the key ability to improve the strength of his attacks, the more often they hit home.
- Onion Knight - He may be the youngest warrior on the Dissidia Final Fantasy NT roster, but the Onion Knight is more than a match for any opponent, boasting a superior speed skill to go alongside his abilities with a sword.
- Ramza Boulve - From the Final Fantasy Tactics spin-off title comes Ramza, a keen warrior who strengthens himself and his entire team with magical abilities.
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Summons
Just below, you'll find a complete list of all the Summons available for battle in Dissidia Final Fantasy NT. As with the characters list, we'll keep the section below up to date, meaning that should Square Enix make any changes to the available summons in the game, you can read about it here first.
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Arenas Guide
There are a variety of different combat arenas available when Dissidia Final Fantasy NT eventually releases in January 2018. We'll list all the combat arenas you can battle it out in just below:
- Floating Continent - From Final Fantasy 3 comes the Floating Continent battleground, situated high above the clouds on a rocky outcrop, with plenty of rocks just hovering in midair all around the battlefield.
- Lunar Subterrane - Accompanying Kain Highwind from Final Fantasy 4 is this Lunar Subterrane arena, where our characters will be duking it out under the full moon.
- Porta Decumana - This Dissidia Final Fantasy NT arena looks set to be one of the more simple ones in the game, taking place on a rising circular platform.
- Rabanastra - Situated high above the ground, this Final Fantasy 12 arena is surrounded by scores of imperial ships, giving you the feel of battling it out in the middle of a warzone.
- Besaid - This Final Fantasy 10 battleground is situated on the shorefront of an idealistic beach, which you'll no doubt be ruining in the heat of battle.
- Alexandria - The Alexandria arena actually takes place in an arena in the middle of a heavily populated town from Final Fantasy 9, meaning you should have an audience for your fights there.
- Midgar - An iconic location from Final Fantasy 7, Midgar should be very familiar to fans of Cloud or Aeris.
- Narshe - Coming in from Final Fantasy 6, the Narshe arena is situated right in the snow-covered peaks of a mountaintop.
- Pandemonium - This unique arena from Final Fantasy 2 looks set to change throughout the course of the battle, starting as an indoor arena, before the walls crumble and give way to spiky rocks.
- Cornelia - From the very first Final Fantasy, Cornelia is a forest location, which looks set to bring back some very old memories.
If you want a brief glimpse of all the Dissidia Final Fantasy NT head over to the official Dissidia website, where you can catch some quick panning shots of all the arenas listed just above.
This marks the end of our Dissidia Final Fantasy NT guide, and by now you'll have all the information you need to get to grips with the game, as well as which characters you're going to lean towards when the game eventually releases near the end of January 2018.
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