Technical Info for Avatars
- All avatars except Fenrir have a delay of 320, gaining 83TP/hit.
- Fenrir is the exception as he hits faster with a delay of 280, gaining 74TP/hit.
- The six sleeping gods all have identical stats. They do not have any bonuses associated with their element (e.g., Shiva does not have higher INT or magic atack; Titan does not have higher VIT or Defense).
- Fenrir has the highest attack of all avatars; Carbuncle has the lowest attack stat. The six sleeping gods and Diabolos all have equal attack and fall between Fenrir and Carbuncle.
- Diabolos has the highest defense of all avatars; Carbuncle has the lowest defense. The six sleeping gods and Fenrir all have equal defense and fall between Diabolos and Carbuncle.
- All avatars all have equal accuracy and evasion, except Carbuncle. Carbuncle has lower accuracy and evasion than all other avatars.
- Using Avatar's Favor no longer weakens avatars.
- Avatars have an innate Physical Damage Taken -50%. This does not apply to magical damage. All avatars are highly resistant to the elements they represent and are strong against.
- At level 85, physical damage reduction for avatars is approximately -52.4% thanks to Stout Servant, meaning that they will take less than half damage from physical attacks. Tested via the Cactuar version of 1000 Needles, which deals physical damage. All avatars and Spirits tested took 476 damage from 1000 Needles when they were the only target in the area of effect. Source
Levels above 99
- Beginning at level 99, avatars' equivalent level stats are based on the item equipped in the "Ammo" equipment slot.
- Convocaller raises avatar levels to 106.
- Dashavatara Sachet raises avatar levels to 113.
- Eminent Sachet raises the avatars to 115.
- Idaraaja raises the avatars to 117.
- Seraphicaller raises the avatars to 119.
- Further, Avatar levels are increased by 2 with Nirvana (119) and an additional 1 for Carbuncle with Asteria Mitts +1 or Cait Sith with Lamassu Mitts +1. This means a potential level of 121 or 122.
- Avatar stats are dynamically altered by changing the ammo slot item. This mainly affects Accuracy, Attack, Evasion, and Defense; it does not affect Hit Points.
The Eight Celestial Avatars
- The term "celestial avatar" is a player-given name due to their reference as "celestial beings" and their presence on the Stellar Map as constellations, and that they came before the Terrestrial Avatars in the origin of Vana'diel. In-game they are referred to as the "sleeping gods". Each of the six basic elements is governed by one Sleeping God. Also present in the constellations above Vana'diel are Alexander and Odin, referred to in-game by the epithets "Iron Colossus" and the "The Dark Rider". Odin is also called the "Dark Divinity" because that is the name many Beastmen races worship him under. His black protocrystal was once found in Bearclaw Pinnacle before it was broken during the Crystal War by the Orcs. Alexander is also called the "Light Divinity" during the cutscenes that occur after obtaining the entire Homam or Nashira set from Limbus. Alexander's crystal is unknown, but might have something to do with the Astral Candescences. In the game, these two are not included among the "sleeping gods" although they are the elemental gods of darkness and light.
- On the Stellar Map and in the night sky, each constellation has a star the same color as the sleeping gods' element. These stars are named for most importaint person or thing other than the avatar in their respective legends. The exception is Odin and Alexander (as they have no legends to read). Odin's star is named Sleipnir, after his horse. Alexander's star is named Gordius. In game, that is the name of the object at the center of worship of the Walahra Temple of Aht Urhgan. On Earth, it is the name of the king who created the Gordian Knot. Whoever untied it was the rightful ruler of what is now modern-day Turkey. Instead of untying it, Alexander the Great cut it in half with his sword.
The Six Sleeping Gods
There are a total of 6 quests for the main avatars. Here is the relevant information on each:
|Trial by||Avatar||Start NPC|
Tuning fork of
Port Bastok (I-8)
|Earth||Cloister of Tremors|
|Fire||Cloister of Flames|
|Water||Cloister of Tides|
Den of Rancor
|Lightning||Cloister of Storms|
|Wind||Cloister of Gales|
Northern San d'Oria (E-7)
|Ice||Cloister of Frost|
|San d'Oria 6|
The Dark Rider and the Iron Colossus
Connected to the Six Sleeping Gods by the constellations above Vana'diel, the avatars known as Alexander and Odin are prophesied to clash in the land of Aht Urhgan at the time of Judgment, "Ragnarok".
The Five Terrestrial Avatars
The terrestrial avatars are five powerful gods born of Vana'diel to protect the five mothercrystals. They--like any beast--can die, and if Vana'diel was restored to its original state of paradise, they would be reduced to mere animals.