Eikons, the godlike summons of Final Fantasy 16, play a huge role in the game’s story, and thanks to something special in Clive’s spiritual makeup, he can take the power of more than just one. He starts blessed by the Phoenix but gains the ability to use the likes of Garuda, Titan, and Ifrit as the story progresses. Each new Eikon he hosts grants Clive new abilities and elemental damage options, and we’ll cover how to get them all in this guide.
Every Eikon You Can Use How to Unlock Them in Final Fantasy 16
You unlock Eikons in Final Fantasy 16 primarily by defeating their Dominants in combat in setpiece Eikon battles, then stealing their power directly from the Dominants themselves. There are a few notable exceptions — Phoenix, Ifrit, and Ramuh — which you earn either due to major story beats (Phoenix and Ramuh) or by beating the Eikon itself during a story beat (Ifrit) — the others you need to take by force. We’ve listed each Eikon, their Dominant, and how you earn them in the table below.
|Eikon Name||Dominant Name||How to Earn the Eikon|
|You’ll start the game with Phoenix|
available, fully upgradeable.
|You’ll earn Garuda after defeating|
Benedikta about four hours into the campaign,
at the end of the Caer Norvent section.
|You earn Ifrit after defeating both it|
and the Infernal Shadow during your
first trip back to Rosaria.
|You earn Ramuh after leaving the|
city of Oraflamme and following the
first boss fight after the time skip.
|You earn Titan after defeating Kupka|
for the first time during your second return
|You earn Bahamut after defeating him|
in the Crystalline Dominion. Dion himself
is not fought. He will play an important part
in the story later on.
|You earn Shiva following the first fight|
against King Barnabas, which is unwinnable. Earning
Shiva is an important plot point, as well.
|You earn Odin by defeating King Barnabas|
at the Tower of Reverie in Waloed near the
end of the game.
As Clive unlocks each Eikon, he’ll gain a new ability tree. Mastering abilities and skills will help players make the most of each Eikon, allowing them to craft builds they’re comfortable with in battle. It’s even possible to combine abilities from different Eikons in the same loadout, and it’s worth experimenting to find out what works best for each individual play style.