Final Fantasy games have always been packed full of beautiful and destructive magic, but the most impressive spells of all are those that involve summoning. So in anticipation of Final Fantasy XV‘s upcoming release, here’s our list of seven of our favorite summons from past Final Fantasy titles that we hope to see again at the end of the month!
We’ll start this list with the classic fire djinn, Ifrit. The red beast been a staple summon for Final Fantasy games since Final Fantasy 3. Able to melt his way through any ice enemies, the hellfire-slinger would be missed if not in FFXV.
It’s not just because we used to have a crush on this ice queen. Shiva is an awesome summon to have at your disposal. The exact opposite of Ifrit, Shiva’s arctic powers are great for freezing enemies where they stand.
What would a fantasy game be without the king of dragons? Bahamut tends to be one of the most powerful summons, hitting enemies for maximum damage right out of the gate. We would love to see the FFXV version of this monster and his devastating Mega Flare.
What list of summons would be complete without Tonberry and his cute and tiny lantern? One of the most hilarious summons?in our opinion?the tiny, tortoise-like creature wanders forward before poking the enemy with his chef’s knife. A bit of levity like this could help balance out FFXV‘s more serious story line.
A giant robot, Alexander is definitely one of the more unique summons in the series. Like a giant fortress, it delivers holy damage to all enemies you’re up against. With the really cool architecture seen in FFXV so far, we bet Alexander would look incredible.
A get out of jail free card, Phoenix would be a welcome summon to have in FFXV. Its power can resurrect a party after they’ve been reduced to lower than 0 hp, or if they’ve all been affected by petrify. Due to how long the fights in FFXV appear to be, it’d be nice to have a second chance now and again, courtesy of the fire bird.
Okay, yeah, we’ve already seen Carbuncle is coming to Final Fantasy XV, but he’s too cute not to include in the list! Look at that little guy! If past indication is anything to trust, this foxy little bundle will be there to help heal your team in dire situations.
Finally, we’ve got Anima?a terrifying creature that absolutely had to be on this list, because we wouldn’t want her tracking us down to ask us why they weren’t on it. It’s almost too scary to think of what Anima will look like if she gets revamped for FFXV, but we would welcome her dark magic to help us in a fight.
Did we miss your favorite summon? Do you agree with our list? Let us know in the comments below!
Final Fantasy XV arrives on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One November 29th.