All Final Fantasy 16 abilities and skill tree confirmed so far

Final Fantasy 16 logoSquare Enix

Square Enix’s Final Fantasy 16 gives protagonist, Clive, a whole heap of abilities and a full skill tree to plow through. While information is limited, here’s a look at the confirmed features ahead of the game’s release.

Final Fantasy 16 is on track to become one of the biggest video game launches of 2023. Ahead of its June 22, 2023, debut on the PlayStation 5, Square Enix has teased several aspects of the JRPG. For example, a State of Play even announced the name of Clive’s Chocobo.

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In addition to the protagonist’s companion, Final Fantasy 16 has also informed prospective players how to unlock and upgrade Clive’s abilities. Here’s everything that Square Enix has covered so far about his abilities and the in-game skill tree.

Ambrosia is the name of FFXVI's Clive's ChocoboSquare Enix

Every Final Fantasy 16 ability in skill tree so far

Final Fantasy 16’s official Twitter account posted a one-minute clip on May 7, 2023, featuring Clive’s Eikon-focused skill tree. For example, the Phoenix grants Clive the “Heatwave” skill – which launches a fire shockwave into an enemy for 120 ability points.

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The video also showed the difference in power between upgraded abilities. Specific attacks can also be unlearned if players are uninterested in the skill. The ability points will then be refunded to players – allowing them to try various Eikons.

While we only know a relatively small handful of abilities in the grand scheme of things, here’s a look at some of the game abilities and what they do:

  • Heatwave: Summon a projectile-dispelling wall of liquid flame before launching several deadly shockwaves. Wave force is amplified upon dispelling magic.
  • Rising Flames: Summon a fiery wing that deals damage and can launch lighter enemies into the air.

Unlike previous Final Fantasy entries, FFXVI will have an action-oriented battle system. In a past interview,  producer Naoki Yoshida discussed changing the combat for a younger audience.

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“For the past decade or so, I’ve seen quite a number of opinions saying, ‘I don’t understand the attraction of selecting commands in video games,'” Yoshida said. “This opinion is only increasing, particularly with younger audiences who do not typically play RPGs.”

That’s everything we know about Final Fantasy 16 and its skills and abilities so far. For more on the game, check out our other guides we’ve whipped up:

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