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Diaga

LEVEL: 5
MP COST: 25
TARGET: All foes
ELEMENT: Dia
PRICE: 4000 (8000) Gil
LOCATION: Melmond
* Amounts in (parenthesis) indicate prices in original NES release and PSX hard mode.
FINAL FANTASY I :: MAGIC/ABILITIES :: WHITE MAGIC

PRONUNCIATION: DEE-uh-guh
ORIGINAL JAPANESE NAME: ダディア
NES NAME: HRM3
ORIGINS NAME: Dia3
DAWN OF SOULS NAME: Diaga
ANNIVERSARY EDITION NAME: Diaga

    Diaga was a Level 5 White Magic spell that parted the clouds and shone lethal sunlight on undead foes. It was the third level of the Dia spell. It could be purchased from the White Magic Shop in Melmond.

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. The addition of the suffix -ga to Dia denotes that this spell is the third level of the White Magic spell Dia. The -ga suffix is an invention of Square and can be seen in other third level spells such as Healaga and Thundaga.
    In the original NES release, this spell was called Hrm3, an abbreviation for Harm 3. Harm means physical injury or damage. The word comes from the Old English word hearm.

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Dia (FF1)
Diaja (FF1)
Diara (FF1)
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