AttireEditRydia appears in her adult form, and her default outfit is based off of her Amano artwork, but it has the colors of her ingame model in the DS version of Final Fantasy IV. This extends to the appearances of her Eidolons - all of them are based off of Amano artwork for their FFIV incarnations, but have the colors of their ingame models in the DS version of Final Fantasy IV.
Her Alt 1 outfit "Wild Summoner" is based off of her Amano artwork, without any color alterations based on her ingame model from the DS version of Final Fantasy IV. Likewise, when using this outfit, her Eidolons are also purely based off of their FFIV Amano artwork, and lack color alterations from their ingame models in the DS version of Final Fantasy IV.
Her Alt 2 outfit "Summoner of Mist" is based off of her appearance in the CG opening for the DS version of Final Fantasy IV. In addition to that, when using this outfit, her Eidolons are based off of their ingame models from the DS version of Final Fantasy IV, and lack Amano influence in their appearances; the only exception is the Mist Dragon, whose appearance is based of its appearance in the CG opening for the DS version of Final Fantasy IV.
Her DLC outfit "Shackled Summoner" is based off of her appearance in the CG opening for the PSP verison of Final Fantasy IV: The After Years. When using this outfit, her Eidolons are based off of their appearances in the 2D versions of Final Fantasy IV (unless it's impossible for them to have unique appearances when Rydia is using a DLC outfit, in which case they have the same appearances that they have when Rydia is using her default outfit).
Her manikin counterpart is named the Delusory Beauty and is colored dark blue and silver.
Rydia is described as a Mystic Summoner. She specializes in combining black magic with summons for powerful attacks. She has many Bravery attacks and HP attacks, making her somewhat unpredictable. A downside to her battle style is that her complete lack of Bravery to HP links make her dependent on stand alone HP attacks to do HP damage. In addition to this, her large list of attacks means having to choose a limited selection of her moves before going into battle.
|Name||Type||Range||Damage Type||Description||Additional Effects|
|Whip Combo||Ground||Mid||Physical||Whip is swung forward a few times. The attack is fairly quick on startup and has high accuracy, but deals weak damage.||Magic Block|
|Quake||Ground||Mid||Magical||The ground around Rydia erupts as she concentrates, dealing multiple hits of Brave damage.||Block, Wall Rush|
|Firaga||Ground/ Aerial||Close||Magical||Quickly unleashes a large burst of fire knocking the opponent back, doing moderate damage.||Chase|
|Blizzaga||Ground/ Aerial||Mid||Magical||Sends multiple large icicles jutting upwards sending the opponent further up if the opponent is already in midair, and does moderate damage.||Wall Rush|
|Thundaga||Ground/ Aerial||Long||Magical||Hurls lightning in a diagonal pattern, doing moderate damage.||N/A|
|Flare||Ground/ Aerial||Mid||Magical||Unleashes a massive explosion with a vacuum effect. It is like a larger version of The Emperor's Dynamite, and has a similarly long charging time.||N/A|
|Tornado||Aerial||Mid||Magical||Summons a single cyclone that is similar in appearance to Garland's Tornado, but lasts twice as long.||Magic Block|
|Meteor||Aerial||Long||Magical||Sends a stream of meteorites hurling down from space at a diagonal angle, much like Cloud's Meteorain, and does major damage.||N/A|
|Asura's Boon||Ground/ Aerial||Self||N/A||
Asura casts one of three spells:
Protective Light: For ten seconds, Rydia will automatically reflect magic attacks. This Reflect spell vanishes when Rydia is hit with a physical BRV or HP attack (magical BRV or HP attacks that can't be reflected still do damage, but they don't end the spell). Most common spell.
Curaga: For five seconds, Rydia's Bravery will gradually rise automatically. This spell vanishes when Rydia is hit by a Bravery or HP attack. Uncommon spell.
Raise: Instantly restores Bravery level to exact number it was before it was broken. Rarest spell, and even then it only activates when Rydia is suffering from Bravery Break.
|Name||Type||Range||Damage Type||Description||Additional Effects|
|Tidal Wave||Ground||Long||Magical||Leviathan unleashes a tidal wave with a high vertical reach and a wide horizontal sweep.||Magic Block|
|Gaia's Wrath||Ground||Mid||Magical||Titan unleashes a massive earthquake in front of Rydia.||N/A|
|Zantetsuken||Ground||Mid||Physical||Odin gallops forward on Sleipnir then deals one powerful horizontal slash.||Block, Wall Rush|
|Diamond Dust||Ground/ Aerial||Mid||Magical||Shiva drops icicles on the opponent. Comes out very fast.||Wall Rush|
|Judgment Bolt||Ground/ Aerial||Close||Magical||Ramuh unleashes a bolt of lightning that moves toward the opponent. Highly accurate and fairly quick. Doesn't change direction after the lightning bolt is fired.||N/A|
|Megaflare||Aerial||Long||Magical||Bahamut unleashes a diagonally downward-aiming energy blast with high accuracy.||Magic Block|
|Hellfire||Aerial||Long||Magical||Ifrit unleashes a large homing fireball. Unlike Terra's Meltdown, it doesn't need to be charged, but it doesn't last as long.||N/A|
|Whispering Wind||Aerial||Close||Magical||A Sylph appears and spins in place conjuring a whirlwind. Fades quickly, but in EX Mode, it restores HP equal to the amount of HP Damage that was dealt to the opponent.||Magic Block|
EX Mode - Summon Mist Dragon!
When Rydia enters EX Mode, she summons the Mist Dragon, who appears and wraps itself around Rydia in the same way that Golbez summons the Shadow Dragon for his EX Mode.
|Regen||EX Ability||Recovers HP over time during EX Mode.|
|Critical Boost||EX Ability||Doubles Critical Rate while in EX Mode.|
|Inner Magic||EX Ability||Rydia deals 1.5 times the normal Bravery damage with magical attacks.|
|Power of Mist!||EX Burst||The player must hold a randomly chosen button and release it at the proper moment as Rydia meditates to increase the Mist Dragon's power. If the player does so correctly, the Mist Dragon unleashes Radiant Breath, which deals several hits of Bravery damage before the final HP hit. If the player fails to properly execute the command, the Mist Dragon unleashes Mist, which deals only a few hits of Bravery damage before the final HP hit.|
Rydia can equip Daggers, Rods, Whips, Bangles, Rings, Hats, Hairpins, Headbands, Crowns, Ribbons, Clothing, Robes, and Female Exclusive Equipment.
|Feymarch Whip||30||HP –377 ATK +40 DEF +2||Magic Defense +10%||Trade: 61,000 gil, Slaying Tail, Scarletite x1, Beauty's Desire x5|
|Lunar Whip||90||HP –308 ATK +63 DEF +1||Magic Defense +15%||Trade: 158,000 gil, Feymarch Whip, Electrum x1, Beauty's Dream x5|
|Mist Whip||100||HP –328 ATK +68 DEF +1||Magic Defense +20%|
Back to the Wall Effect
|Trade: 182,800 gil, Lunar Whip, Flames of Courage x1, Beauty's Hopes x5|
|Flames of Courage||
I will overcome my fear of fire if necessary.