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Dia

FINAL FANTASY I :: MISCELLANEOUS :: ELEMENTS

PRONUNCIATION: DEE-uh
ORIGINAL JAPANESE NAME: Unknown
NES NAME: Did not appear
ORIGINS NAME: Dia
DAWN OF SOULS NAME: Dia
ANNIVERSARY EDITION NAME: Dia

    Dia was an element utilized by several spells that caused intense injury to undead foes.

GAME INFO
    Spells of this element include:
     • Dia
     • Diara
     • Diaga
     • Diaja
   Enemies in the "undead" category are vulnerable to Dia. These enemies include:
     • Bloodbones
     • Bonesnatches
     • Death Eye
     • Death Gaze
     • Dragon Zombies
     • Ghasts
     • Ghosts
     • Ghouls
     • King Mummies
     • Lich
     • Minotaur Zombies
     • Mummies
     • Phantom Train
     • Pharaohs
     • Reapers
     • Revenants
     • Scarmiglione (second form)
     • Shadows
     • Skeletons
     • Skuldiers
     • Specters
     • Vampire
     • Vampire Lords
     • Wights
     • Wraiths
     • Zombies

NAME ORIGIN
    Dia is Spanish for "day". This is in reference to the folklore of daylight being harmful to vampires and other undead creatures.


Dia

LEVEL: 1
MP COST: 5
TARGET: All foes
ELEMENT: Dia
PRICE: 50 (100) Gil
LOCATION: Cornelia
* Amounts in (parenthesis) indicate prices in original NES release and PSX hard mode.
FINAL FANTASY I :: MAGIC/ABILITIES :: WHITE MAGIC

PRONUNCIATION: DEE-uh
ORIGINAL JAPANESE NAME: ディア
NES NAME: HARM
ORIGINS NAME: Dia1
DAWN OF SOULS NAME: Dia
ANNIVERSARY EDITION NAME: Dia

    Dia was a Level 1 White Magic spell that parted the clouds and shone lethal sunlight on undead foes. It could be purchased from the White Magic Shop in Cornelia.

GAME INFO
    Learned by the following Job classes:
     • White Mage
     • White Wizard
      Has no effect on non-undead enemies.

NAME ORIGIN
    Dia is Spanish for "day". This is in reference to the folklore of daylight being harmful to vampires and other undead creatures.
    In the original NES release, this spell was called Harm. Harm means physical injury or damage. The word comes from the Old English word hearm.

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SEE ALSO
Diaga (FF1)
Diaja (FF1)
Diara (FF1)
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