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Final Fantasy VIII
Strategy Guide

First Published: 15-03-2019 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 18-09-2019 / 14:47 GMT
Version: 1.1 (????) 21-09-2019 / 20:15 GMT

Final Fantasy VIII Guide

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Guardian Forces

Shiva

Shiva is your basic ice GF, which you’ll acquire by examining the computer console in your classroom near the start of the game. Her attack, Diamond Dust, deals ice damage (base power 43) to all enemies.

Shiva Stats

LevelHPAttack
1298263
1005,4503,563

Shiva Base Compatibility

SquallQuistisZellSelphieRinoaIrvine
570640540590650580

Shiva Compatibility Factors

Compatibility FactorSource
Opposed GFIfrit
Compatibility ItemsArctic Wind, North Wind
Favored MagicBlizzard, Blizzara, Blizzaga
Opposed MagicFire, Fira, Firaga

Shiva Abilities

A basic GF, Shiva starts with the Spr-J junction, which is hardly inspiring. She can natively learn Str-J and Vit-J, being one of the few sources of early-game Str-J. As usual for elemental GFs she can learn Elem-Atk-J, Elem-Def-J and Elem-Def-Jx2, as well as the standard commands Magic, GF, Draw and Item. Her Doom command (learned at level ten) can inflict the Doom status, killing an enemy after the counter above its head runs down. She can also learn I Mag-RF, which will allow you to refine ice and water based magic from items.

AbilityAP
Str-J50
Vit-J50
Spr-J--
Elem-Atk-J160
Elem-Def-J100
Elem-Def-Jx2130
Magic--
GF--
Draw--
Item--
Doom60
Vit+20%60
Vit+40%120
Spr+20%60
Spr+40%120
SumMag+10%40
SumMag+20%70
SumMag+30%140
GFHP+10%40
GFHP+20%70
Boost10
I Mag-RF30

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms
    PC, Switch, PS1, PS4, XB1
  • Genre
    Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    15 March 2019
  • Last Updated
    18 September 2019
  • Guide Author

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