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Summons Shiva to fight by your side.

Description

Spell cost: 7 MP (initial; See Avatar Perpetuation Costs)
Spell element: Ice
Magic skill: Summoning Magic
Jobs: Summoner Level 1

Timers

Casting Time:7 seconds
Recast Time: 30 seconds

Notes

  • Resistant to wind- and ice-based damage and enfeebling effects, including a very high resistance to Paralysis.
  • Weak against fire-based damage and enfeebling effects.
  • Using Avatar's Favor with Shiva active creates an aura granting Shiva's Favor (Magic Attack Bonus +) to party members within the area of effect.

Avatar Abilities

Shiva's Blood Pacts are all ice-based.

Blood Pact: Rage

Blood Pact Level MP S/T1 Description Comment
Diamond Dust 1 LVx2 T Required MP: Caster's level x2. Uses all MP and deals ice elemental damage to enemies within Area of Effect. Available during Astral Flow only.
Axe Kick 1 10 S Deals physical damage.
Blizzard II 10 24 T Deals ice elemental damage. Damage varies with TP.
Double Slap 50 96 S Delivers a twofold attack.
Blizzard IV 60 118 T Deals ice elemental damage. Damage varies with TP.
Rush 70 164 Delivers a fivefold attack.
Heavenly Strike 75 (Merit) 182 T Deals ice damage to an enemy. Varies with TP. Additional merits add a 40% TP Bonus effect per merit level.

Blood Pact: Ward

Blood Pact Level MP S/T1 Description Comment
Frost Armor 28 63 Gives party members within Area of Effect the effect of "Ice Spikes." Lasts 90 seconds. Each summoning magic skill level over the current skill level cap will add three seconds to the duration.
Sleepga 39 56 Puts all enemies within Area of Effect to sleep. Equal to the black magic Sleepga. Will not overwrite and is overwritten by Sleepga II.
Diamond Storm 90 138 Reduces Evasion for enemies within Area of Effect.
Crystal Blessing 99 201 Confers a TP Bonus on party members within area of effect.

1 S/T column indicates whether a particular Blood Pact participates in Skillchains (S) or uses TP (T). Blood Pacts that use TP can be used as a Magic Burst; however, Astral Flow can also Magic Burst even though it does not use TP.

How to Obtain

Quests

Avatar Information

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Shiva

The queen of winter, said to have dominion over the glaciers of the north. Shiva aids the summoner with her command over cold and ice.

Summoners can acquire the ability to summon the avatar Shiva by defeating Shiva Prime in either the Trial Size Trial by Ice quest at level 20, or the Trial by Ice quest at a much higher level (65+).

Other Information

  • Shiva of Indian-god fame is male, but the incarnation used by Square Enix in Final Fantasy XI, and all other Final Fantasy games is female.
  • Shiva is also the name of a Jewish prophet.

See Also

Historical Background

Shiva (also Siva) (pronounced /ˈʃiːvə/; Sanskrit: शिव, Śiva; IPA: [ˈɕiʋə]; meaning "Auspicious one"), is a major Hindu deity, and the Destroyer or transformer of the Trimurti, the Hindu Trinity of the primary aspects of the divine. In the Shaiva tradition of Hinduism, Shiva is seen as the Supreme Being. In the Smarta tradition, he is regarded as one of the five primary forms of God.

Followers of Hinduism who focus their worship upon Shiva are called Shaivites or Shaivas (Sanskrit Śaiva). Shaivism, along with Vaiṣṇava traditions that focus on Vishnu and Śākta traditions that focus on the goddess Shakti are three of the most influential denominations in Hinduism.

Shiva is usually worshipped in the abstract form of Shiva linga. In images, he is generally represented as immersed in deep meditation or dancing the Tandava upon Maya, the demon of ignorance in his manifestation of Nataraja, the lord of the dance.

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