Cloud Strife was one of the warriors fighting for the side of Chaos in Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy, but afterwards, he switched sides and fought alongside the Warriors of Cosmos in Dissidia Final Fantasy. Cloud is a swordsman who deals powerful attacks that send his foes flying. Though he is considered composed in the eyes of his comrades, Cloud often questions the reasons and methods for fighting, as well as the purposes that it would serve, and struggles to understand them. During the war he is also forced to battle his nemesis, Sephiroth, who manipulates him into fighting at every turn.

Crystal and AttireEdit

  • Normal
  • Alt 1
  • Alt 2
  • DLC
  • EX Mode
  • Alt 1 EX Mode
  • Alt 2 EX Mode
  • DLC EX Mode
Cloud's costume in Dissidia is almost identical to his original Final Fantasy VII appearance. He wears an indigo outfit, a metal pauldron, a brown belt with the SOLDIER symbol, brown gloves and black boots. The only differences between his original artwork and his Dissidia appearance are the redesigned SOLDIER logo on his belt and dual layered pauldron. His hair is spiky and blond and his eyes glow bright blue, the sign of a Mako-infused SOLDIER.

Cloud's first alternate costume "Cloudy Wolf" is his outfit from Advent Children. He wears a sleeveless zipped-down turtleneck sweater with black cloth covering his left arm and leg, and his boots and pauldron are different with the Fenrir emblem on his pauldron. His hair also has more spikes, albeit shorter ones, and he wields the main blade of his Fusion Swords, the First Tsurugi. In his EX Mode, he wields the fully assembled Fusion Swords, though for purposes of gameplay he never separates them as he does in the film.

Cloud's second alternate outfit "Steady Light" is based on Amano's artwork of him. He wears a different shirt and white boots, and a small white pack slung over his back. His belt has the original SOLDIER symbol on it, his pauldron, gauntlets and belt have small blue and white details, and his belt has a string of beads hanging off it. This outfit is Cloud's attire in Dissidia 012 while serving as a Warrior of Chaos.

Cloud's DLC costume "Kingdom Hearts gear" is based on his appearance from the games of the Kingdom Hearts series in which he appears, sans Kingdom Hearts II, where his attire is based on Vincent Valentine's. Cloud wears a gauntlet with a golden claw, a torn red cape, and dark blue clothing underneath. A demonic black wing emerges from his left shoulder. The Buster Sword is also wrapped in bandages.

Cloud's manikin version, Imaginary Soldier, is light blue.


Cloud's fighting style is called Buster Basher. He specializes in slow, powerful melee attacks that do heavy damage and knock the opponent across arenas. Many of Cloud's attacks have the Wall Rush ability, letting him slam opponents into floors and walls to deal additional damage. His Limit Breaks from Final Fantasy VII are included as attacks, and his two chainable HP attacks do a great deal of additional Bravery damage. However, Cloud is a slow ground mover, his attacks are fairly easy to block or dodge, and he lacks ranged capabilities. His HP attacks require him to charge before attacking, leaving the opponent time to dodge and counterattack.

Brave Attacks

Name Type Description
Sonic Break Ground Three-hit combo, more powerful than Double Cut. Can Wall rush when attacking for additional damage.
Climhazzard Ground Charge forward, jump, and slam down on foe, can Wall Rush for additional damage
Fire Ground Shoot a ball of fire at foe, longest range but slow.
Fira Ground Shoot a ball of fire at foe that explodes - medium range
Firaga Ground Shoot three balls of fire at foe, fastest attack, shortest range.
Blade Beam Ground Swing sword and release energy at foe, Can initiate a chase if both parts connect.
Double Cut Ground/ Aerial Two-hit combo. Can initiate a chase if both hits connect.
Slashing Blow Aerial Combo in mid-air, hits foe three times. Tilt thumb-stick up to knock the enemy up instead of down, Can Wall rush when attacking for additional damage.
Aerial Fang Aerial Swoops down and sends foe flying away, can initiate a chase
Rising Fang Aerial Jumps and circles foe for a multiple-hit combo, then slams down

HP Attacks

Name Type Description
Cross-Slash Ground Slash sword three times while stepping forward. Can Wall Rush when attacking.
Meteorain Ground/ Aerial Summon a barrage of meteors to fall on the opponent.
Braver Aerial Dash towards foe to stab them, then jump up and slam down on him/her. Can Wall Rush when attacking for additional damage.

Brave to HP Attacks

Name Type Description
Finishing Touch Ground (Chained from Sonic Break) Jumps in the air and spins around opponent to strike multiple times
Omnislash Version 5 Ground (Chained from Slashing Blow) Slashes the foe five times, then leap above them and dive down for a final strike. Can Wall rush when attacking for extra damage

EX Mode - Equipped Ultima Weapon!

Name Type Description
Regen EX Ability Recovers HP over time during EX Mode.
Critical Boost EX Ability Doubles Critical Hit Rate while in EX Mode.
Ultima Weapon (ATK) EX Ability Causes Cloud's damage output to increase the higher his current HP is in relation to his max HP.
Ultima Weapon (CRUSH) EX Ability All of Cloud's attacks pierce guards, allowing him to cancel and/or deflect enemy attacks he normally cannot, and prevents his attacks from being blocked
Omnislash EX Burst The player must rapidly tap O to completely fill up a Limit Break bar, allowing Cloud to bombard opponents with fourteen sword slashes leading up to a stronger fifteenth slash. Failing to follow the requirements will have Cloud doing fewer hits.


Cloud can equip Swords, Greatswords, Katanas, Spears, Hammers, Shields, Bangles, Large Shields, Rings, Hats, Helms, Light Helms, Clothing, Light Armor, and Chestplates. Cloud can also equip Female Exclusive Equipment (a reference to his crossdressing scene).

Exclusive WeaponsEdit

Name Level Stats Effects Obtained
Buster Sword 1 ATK +22 DEF -2 None Trade: 9300 gil, Longsword, Figaro Gravel x1, Soldier's Desire x5
Force Stealer 30 ATK +42 DEF -2 Wall Rush HP Damage +10% Trade: 61000 gil, Buster Sword, Scarletite x1, Soldier's Desire x5
Butterfly Edge 90 ATK +64 DEF -1 Wall Rush HP Damage +15% Trade: 158,000 gil, Force Stealer, Electrum x1, Soldier's Dream x5
Fenrir 100 ATK +69 DEF -1 Wall Rush HP Damage +20%
Slight Sneak Attack Effect
Trade: 182,800 gil, Butterfly Edge, True Past x1, Soldier's Hopes x5

Trade AccessoryEdit

Name Description
True Past There are no lies, what I believe is the only truth.