Sometimes, bringing a sword to a tank fight is a bad idea. Especially in the world of Final Fantasy XV, as Noctis and his pals usually face all manner of beasties who can shrug off any magical or physical attack that you can throw at them. Hell, it’s like trying to stop a hurricane by farting at it. That’s when you bring out the big guns, guns the size of your mom mountains that can level the playing field and then some.
They’re called Astrals, and buddy these aren’t your uncle’s Guardian Forces. In Final Fantasy XV, there’s a grand total of six Astrals to call upon in battle:
Here’s how you can find them and the conditions needed to summon them:
While five of the Astrals on this list can be summoned when the time is right, Bahamut’s activation is tied to the story of Final Fantasy XV, briefly available in all of his dragonic glory for a fleeting moment in time. Still totally worth it however.
More of a bonus ally than anything else, Carbuncle is a reward from completing the Platinum PS4 demo for Final Fantasy XV. Once transferred over, Carbuncle can be summoned when your party is in an extreme danger scenario and require some first aid assistance to revive and heal your party members in battle.
This majestic water elemental Astral will become unlocked after chapter 9 when defeated by Titan, but can only be summoned when Noctis and his party are in danger near a body of water. Additionally, Noctis will need to have entered a Danger state, battle must have been waged for a while and at least one ally must be in need of a revival to harness the full force of Leviathan’s water and blizzard magic.
The lightning Astral can be unlocked after you spend some time in Fociaugh Hollow during the campaign. Ramuh will appear to lend you aid if your battles begin to drag on.
The mighty mistress of the Diamond Dust attack will be unlocked after chapter 12, but summoning her into battle requires plenty of conditions. Like the Leviathan summon, you’ll need to be near a body of water, have Noctis in a Danger state and at least one party member waiting for a revive. The battle will also need to have had several minutes pass by before Shiva lends a hand, but her overwhelming power should end any battle.
An earth elemental, Titan can be unlocked after chapter 4 after you defeat him during the Archean quest. Titan will race to your assistance whenever an ally is knocked out cold.
Last Updated: December 5, 2016