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Final Fantasy XV demos a new type of magic By Erren Van Duine on October 2, 2016 at 2:55 PM

Square Enix pulled back the curtain on Final Fantasy XV‘s second form of magic today – showcasing ring magic for the first time to a live audience at TwitchCon.

Ring magic is exclusive to Noctis, as he wears the Ring of the Lucii passed down to him from his father. In the later part of the game, the ring grants him the ability to use Death magic – weakening, shriveling and even outright destroying the bodies of enemies. Death is just one of the powerful spells granted by the Ring of the Lucii.

The full TwitchCon presentation – which includes a look at new locations, enemies and even a dungeon – has since been archived and can be watched in its entirety below.

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  • Holychit

    Damn looks astounding

  • •december

    This is sexy asf
    Also crap thought I was the first comment haha
    Can XV get any more awesome?

  • •december

    Ring magic!

  • Jesus Christ

    kinda reminds me of onimusha guantlet

  • What the fuck is going on lmao
    It reminds me of the Phantoma pull from Type-0 just with no blood

  • •december

    If this is towards the “end of the game” I’m kinda pissed
    I don’t want any more reveals like this lol

  • Yuntu

    media blackout, its only gonna get worse

    trust me

  • •december

    You’re so right
    I fall for it every time!
    If we’re gonna have more spoilers, I’d love to see more of Tenebrae!!

  • stevenm281

    Does the ring offer other spells such as the barrier used in Kingsglaive?

  • Lord Shiru

    Awesome ! I like the fact that you have to continuously drain the target’s life force to kill him.

    Since Death got its own category (Arcana), I guess that Frog, Vanish (we saw it in Kingsglaive) and Barrier will be tied to this category !

    Perhaps we will be able to use the Sith Lightning and Fireball ?

  • Adam Hedquist

    Looks cool. but honestly…….I don’t like it….Too op…..I want it nerfed

  • Jesus Christ

    you want it nerfed even if it’s end game power?

  • Jesus Christ

    I would think he can do that without it?

    That shield is borrowed by Kingdom Hearts ^_^

  • MHDRem

    This is not mentioned in this post… I have no idea actually

  • Young Link

    I Don’t like it…It’s too OP hence making the game too easy..

  • Adam Hedquist

    well… Yes. After I’m done with the story I expect alot of extra side quests and I still want the game to be a challenge

  • Randy Marsh

    There will most likely be enemies immune to it near the end game more, like ex dungeon enemies, super bosses, and final boss. Most likely this seems to be a thing to take out trash, hunts, and other thins in the open world or earlier dungeons.

  • Randy Marsh

    Death huh? I guess it makes with the whole extreme Grim Reaper motif for Lucis. Would prefer if Noctis could use spells like Holy, Flare, and Ultima, but I guess beggars can’t be choosers.

  • Yuntu

    I doubt this will be the only spell ring magic has to offer

    would be kinda weird tbh

  • Axcelaw

    You can hear whispers while Noctis casts the spell. I suppose it is the “gods” speaking to him, as it happens in Kingsglaive when someone wears the ring?

  • kirtanloorii

    I hope there is some kind of penalty for using this. It could be game breaking because I might feel like I am wasting time by not using it, forcing me to use it all the time.

  • popo123

    I’m pretty sure it was purely for showcasing the spell and will not entirely be the same when used in the final game. It’s like the summon in the demo. Pretty much just for showcasing.

  • Adam Hedquist

    What? There’s nothing special about my hair 0.o in what way is it ff like? “ff hair style”… Ye, I wish I could pull it off without looking like a complete retard

  • Daryl

    well even if it is like this, you don’t get it till late game when you will be crushing most enemies anyway so it’s not too bad imo.

  • highsky00

    It’s an endgame feature, i’m sure there will be times that you have to use the rings to save your life. And plus ,this game has NG+ mode.

  • Jesus Christ

    But it’s an optional thing to use. I don’t see the rationale to nerf it. If you like you can just use basic low level magic spells instead of advance ones if you want a challenge.

  • Jesus Christ

    Well the picture is blurry.

    Why don’t you just take the compliment and run with it. XD

  • Jesus Christ

    what would be cooler if they make it more like onimusha with a variety of souls or whatever you can steal from and each different souls give you different enhancement like how sammusknowsgay did it.

    Yes, I know i spelled his name wrong. I like it that way.

  • NotCarolKaye

    It’s too over-powered. See, I’ve played exactly none of the final game so that’s how I know 100% for sure that it’s over-powered and game-breaking.

    Epic Squeenix failz. Company bankruptcy imminent.

  • Jesus Christ

    lol well well well

    “Epic Squeenix failz. Company bankruptcy imminent.”

    LOL XD

  • Vallen

    Guys, I’m sure there are a limited amount of ‘ammunition’ for this spell and you don’t come across it often. Think of it as the Mag Gun in RE

  • Starlord

    It’s also end game magic. Plan foiled! :p

  • NeoKorean

    These comments are killing me. Death isn’t anything new in the FF series idk why anybody is complaining. Death has always been a spell obtained late in the game, and there will be certain creatures probably immune to it as always.

  • Artemis Polara

    As far as I’ve heard, that’s not the case. The Ring magic is generally an unlimited resource. I think it just takes a different amount of time to work depending on some enemies

  • Artemis Polara

    I think this is fine overall. Overpowered? Probably a little but odds are if you tried this on the adamantoise, it would take forever to work or wouldn’t at all. They stated this is end game stuff so it’s not really game breaking if you’ve done most of it already.
    Also previous FFs, if you tried using death on a boss, 99% of the time it would do jack shit.
    Also if you look at the whole video, you’ll see while he did use it on that boss-like hunt, it was level 35 and he was way higher in level.

  • Khoa Ly

    even though SE has practically been increasing in sales for the past four years by the billions http://www.hd.square-enix.com/eng/ir/library/docs/160512/page04.html

  • Khoa Ly

    its a end game spell which means youll be about 160 hrs in before youre able to acquire it

  • NotCarolKaye

    I was just mocking the people who think they know better than the developers based on watching a twitch video. Sorry if that wasn’t clear.

  • NotCarolKaye

    I know why people are complaining. It’s because a they showed a thing in a Final Fantasy game to the public. So inevitability, some people are sure that what’s been shown is proof that they’re fucking up.

  • Aulix Indragonz

    ff xv has new game+?? can you give me the source?

  • StrikeParchment

    Not to mention that they said you have to weaken it before it’s effective. It seems how long it takes for Death to kill the monster depends on its level and current health. So yeah, I imagine for it to work on say a boss or a level 70 monster you’d be standing wide in the open like a sitting duck of a minute at least before it dies. In which case something will hit you before that happens

  • StrikeParchment

    The main penalty seems to be that it takes a looong time for it to even kill an enemy unless it’s significantly weaker than you or you knock it’s health down a certain amount before it’s a viable option. It seems more of a spell you use on weaker enemies you don’t want to waste time with, or as a finisher on super strong foes.

  • Too OP. Even at the end of the game, that’s just too powerful. It’s only weakness is it slows you don’t and leaves you open for attacks. I found this on Youtube mere few hours before it was hear and that was the first thought that came to mind “it’s like the spell Death, but it works everytime as long as you don’t get hit”. You could just stand off to the side and cast it, and slow foes would never get to you within the 6 seconds it takes.

  • No it’s not new. I like that they added it. And it’s a nice new take on the spell. But I think some other character should use it. Noctis is about speed. It’s slows him down. Just like when he used heavy swords. It’s doesn’t look like it fits his personality.

  • It’s fine that it’s in the game I just think it’s not really fitting of the fast action battle system. More of a secret weapon to use on crazy foes you’ve widdled away at but need to kill off fast.

  • Terrible camera. Can’t Tabata do anything about this?

    EVERY GAMES of his suffered this annoying issue.

  • highsky00
  • highsky00

    It’s OP but it also has a cost of your speed. So it’s quite balance. But i’m quite sure when the game is out , some people may creat char builds that remove this weakness. Beside they used the spell on lv 10 enemies and the highest one was 38 , while they were 65. But this OP level can not surpass KOTR + MP+HP absorb combo in FF7 lol. FFXV also has NG+ , so this ring will be helpful.

  • Jesus Christ

    who is it to say that the cost of speed is a reasonable exchange for this OP magic?

    Not I. Not Jesus. 😀

  • Jesus Christ

    What is the big deal here. It’s just OP magic you do ever have to use. It’s for people who wants to have fun at the end of the game.

  • It’s not “wrong”. It’s just feel like Noctis has enough, they should give this power to a co-star or a boss,

  • Adam Hedquist

    Didn’t know if the comment was positive or negative. K then. Thank you! Well…..U can always look me up on facebook 😛

  • Adam Hedquist

    Well, it’s just a nitpick. I want it one way, if they doesn’t make it so then I’m not gonna cry about it. There’s lots of little nitpicky stuff about this game I don’t like but I can in most cases wave it off, like double jump being removed 😛 Character design changes etc.. the list is long.

  • Justice V

    Don’t see any issues with it. Just like every other weapon/spell/item in the game it’s optional to use and not a mandatory thing. Looks like it drains your MP really quickly. Against larger/higher lvl enemies it appears to take much longer as well. Seems like a decent addition. Granted I never really ever used Death in any FF since it fails more often than works.

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  • Codes McGodes

    Death has always been such a useless spell because everything you want to use it against is immune to it. But since this version actually damages enemies even if it doesn’t kill them, it actually looks like it’ll be useful for once. Especially since it looks like there’s a lot of enemies in this video that, while easily killable, still take some time to get rid of. So it’s a good time saver.

  • D.3ND

    These people you speak of are most likely the casuals who haven’t gotten half way through a game or never played FF game between VI and XIV time span.

  • D.3ND

    It’s canon though, which means it’s a big yes we’re going to see it the game.

  • D.3ND

    So Noct had no trouble swinging that Broadsword or the King’s Battle Axe?

  • Khoa Ly

    no no no, If you’ve watched kingsglaive the Luci Ring can do more than just cause instant death, and why would they give a death spell to any of the other dudes, it wouldn’t make sense

  • CRIMSON-XIII

    KAMUI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Artemis Polara

    Good observation, I didn’t notice the constant MP drain while it was being used.

  • stevenm281

    Most people don’t activate the lock-on, they simply target an enemy but they don’t lock on it, as seen in this video.

  • Jesus Christ

    You’re right, he doesn’t have enough… enough manliness.

  • noctcaelum

    How did you even know that it works everytime. It might not work everytime, maybe they just didn’t show it doesn’t because what kind of skill showcase is that if they show it not working.

  • highsky00

    It’s reasonable or not , i actually don’t care because there will be charaters build to fix this weakness .Just like toxicity will increase when using decoctions, but there are builds that make you be able to use over 5 decoctions at once , and Geralt becomes unkillable.

  • I don’t know. I just was guessing. It seems like to me thatbit works if you can finish casting it before you’re hit and if you’ve widdled away at the foe.

  • I just don’t want Noctis to end up like Rean from Trail of Cold Steel. That guy had swordplay, a mech, and all the girls kinda like him, and he has a dark mode. That’s too much. I want Noctis to be powerful but not a clone of his father and definitely not a Mary Sue.

  • Not saying he had trouble with it but it does not seem to fit his personality. He’s seems swift and agile and about precision kills. Not heavy awkward berserker slashes.

  • It don’t think its new game plus. More like continue plus. When you keep going with the story after the main threat dies.

  • D.3ND

    Noct try’s to play it cool that’s all bellow that he’s dork like most of us. Since Noct is the master of arms he have to able to use every weapon at his disposal to suit every situation and enemy. Since only the King can wear the ring which allow Noct access to different classification of magic which most people on Eos might view it as supernatural. Being King of city that worship the goddess of death shouldn’t be surprising that he has access to a spell that deals “Death”.

  • Define dork? Isn’t “cool” and “dork” just an opinion? Can’t someone be both for that matter? I think I’m a badass, but no one else agrees. Does that mean I’m factually not a badass? Or is everyone entitled to their opinion?

    Again: I’m okay with the Death spell and the huge swords. I’m not really gonna sure the slow stuff. That’s all. I’m not saying they’re wrong.

  • •december

    OK, OK…
    But imagine “Holy” and “Ultima” in the game…!

  • •december

    What else can this ring do?

  • Aulix Indragonz

    thank you very much.
    though that can also mean we can’t use 30 years old noctis probably 🙁

  • highsky00

    Tabata said New Game Plus mode is in FFXV back in April this year. But i have never heard continue plus term in gaming industry lol. I mean the point of the story is to beat the final boss and claim the throne back but after the final boss ,you say the story will still continue ? What is left?

  • highsky00

    Maybe we can use him as a skin.

  • highsky00

    We only know about death spell so far ,but i think there will be other rings of previous kings, rings are used to cast exclusive spells of the royal.

  • highsky00

    i think there will be other rings of previous kings because the ring in this video is in a specific category called Arcana.

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  • DLC quests. Likely cleaning up the world after he’s made king. Adding more to the story. They said they wanted to do DLC post game quests and chapters instead of sequels.

  • highsky00

    Oh you mean DLC expansions. DLC expansions and New Game+ can be in the game together ,like Witcher 3 and Dark Souls 3 ,both have expansion packs as well as NG+ .NG+ in Witcher 3 will increase the level of monsters, equipments and unlock new features for the original game and expansions, NG+ in Dark Souls 3 will help you get higher level rings and hidden boss weapons. I think NG+ in FFXV will be like Witcher 3 because dev team of FFXV really like it.

  • Lord Shiru

    I think that we should get the same spells from Kingsglaive (Protect and Vanish and perhaps the “fireball” and “Sith Lightning” ?).

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