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Final Fantasy Dissidia Comprehensive Guide

Comprehensive The Guide


After you complete the 10 main characters stories you unlock “Shade Impulse” which is a 4 chapter sequence where you fight all the villians and then chaos, basically the ending of the main story. Then you get 3 new modes.

Unlock Chaos as a CPU by completing “Inward Chaos” story.

Unlock Shantoto by completing “Distant Glory (Hero mode)” where you fight all the HEROes over the course of 5 parts and Shantoto at the end.

Unlock Gabaranth by completing “Distant Glory (Villian Mode)” Which is the same as Shantoto’s but with villians and gabaranth at the end.

Battle Rise / Battle Gen

Battle Rise items are accessories that double as material items for trading at the shop. Right before a match, you can view which Battle Rise you can obtain (if any); each item will have a sword icon (the condition), the name of the item, and the percentage chance of obtaining it.

Every time you fulfill the condition, you have a chance to obtain that item according to the percentage. i.e. one item has a BRK icon with a 5.2%– every time you Break your opponent there’s a 5.2% chance to acquire it. (This also means after you Break, you have to let them recover their Brave until the numbers are white again in order to break them again. Hitting them again while they’re already “broken” will not cause the item to drop.) When you acquire the item, it’ll appear in the upper left corner of the screen along with some bonus exp. After the battle it’ll tell you that you acquired the item just to confirm.

Now access the Battle Rise menu (its right under the EX mode option). You should see a list of all the accessories and what characters you can obtain them from. Press Triangle here to switch to the Icon view. Note that on the left next to the characters picture, there is a Lv. requirement. This is the minimum level that opponent has to be in order to even have a chance at the item (fighting them higher than this level also raises the percentage to obtain). For BG conditions, you simply have to fight on that stage. Once you’ve obtained at least (1) of a character’s Battle Rise item(s), you will unlock their next tier of item(s). Check the Battle Rise menu; you’ll see the item you obtained checked off and a ‘new’ tag on their next item (usually with a different condition and higher Lv).

With each new item the shop will usually receive an update for Trade items. This is the only way to obtain certain equipment (including the ultimate gear for characters who have reached Lv 100). Also to unlock the villains Battle Rise Items, you subsequently have to obtain at least 1 Battle Rise Item from their respective heroes. You HAVE to unlock the item in the BR menu in order to make it obtainable, otherwise no matter how many times you fight a character, they won’t drop it.

Last but not least, the PP catalog under the ETC. tab, the top 2 options that cost 30 PP are “increase item drop rate” and “increase Battle Rise percentage” respectively. Each time you take it they’re good for one battle and dissappear, but you can take it multiple times; definitely needed for those higher tier items.

Conditions (what is known so far)

Sword w/BRK — Reduce your opponent’s Brave past 0 to put them in “Break” status.

Sword w/square icon — Connect with HP attacks.

Sword w/EX — Connect with an Ex Burst.

Sword w/BG — Slam your opponent into stage obstacles, walls, floors,etc.

Farming AP

The best way to farm AP is to complete an “AP Chance” on a CPU opponent in VS Mode. To accomplish an AP chance, just deal the amount of damage displayed at the lower right part of the screen right before the battle begins. It’s usually reachable w/ a limit break so make that your priority.

If you still don’t know why you should farm APs, it has to do with mastering skills. An AP that is Mastered (an M next to it) requires less CP to equip.

Quick PP/EXP Gain

Find a date on your (Dissidia) calendar where you get PP/EXP for that day, change your PSP system clock to that date, load the game up and voila! Just keep changing the year over and over (You still have to load the game though) and it’ll stack up pretty fast.

Quick AP Guide

In order to reach the maximum AP gain, you must:

  • Purchase the AP Boost LV 2 and 3 in the PP catalog. This will allow you to score the AP + 3 status on your Special day.
  • During battles, perform AP chances as much as you can. This will add an additional 2 AP gain when you won the match.

With this in mind, when playing on your special day, you can gain 6 AP per battle.

Quick AP Gain with PSP Date Trick

  • Set your special day in Dissidia (example: Thursday)
  • Quit the game. Go to the psp date and time settings.
  • Adjust the date to the special day that you set in Dissidia. For our example, adjust the date to 2009/08/27.
  • Now play the game. every win should have an additional 1 AP per win. (3 AP if you purchase the AP Boost LV 3 in the PP calendar).

h3>Quick AP gain after finishing Shade Impulse.

  • Finish the story mode with the character of your choice.
  • After defeating Chaos, go to the PP catalog. Purchase the following:
    • Chaos in Quick Battle located at the SYSTEM tab
    • Shop – Diamond ring Added located at the ETC tab (Diamond ring – 300% AP gain; 100% breakable; 10000 Gil)
  • Equip the Diamond ring. You can only equip 1. Fight a lvl 1 Chaos on your special day. If you manage to get all AP chances, you will score 72 AP per battle!

And the Diamond ring will break, but it only 9000 gil. Pretty cheap since it will be easy Gil killing the Cautious Lvl 100 ExDeath. 😀

Rosetta Stone

Finish a chapter with more than 7 DP and you will sometimes get a Rosetta Stone. Rosetta Stones are not for learning new languages but instead add an extra accessory slot.

To add the actual extra accessory slot you must navigate to the ETC. tab in the PP shop and trade the Rosetta Stone for the first option.

It appears Rosetta Stones can also be obtained from final boss battles and getting them from Blue chests on subsequent playthroughs.


Once you beat 2 stories you get the ability to save replays by pressing Square after battles.

To view and export the replays go to the Museum which is the 2nd of the 4 options at the bottom of the main menu, Select the bottom option on the museum which is the replay menu and the menu’s structure is like this.

Replay Menu

At the end of each battle, the player can save the replay data of the battle, but it doesn’t end there. The game features an extensive replay editor mode where replays can be customized and edited in many ways. The editor has control over zoom, panning and camera rotation options throughout the entire timeline of the replay. User Displays can also be completely turned off for a more cinematic presentation. Quick screenshots can also be saved via jpg format within the editor at any time, and when the user is satisfied with how the replay looks, it can be saved into an avi for uploading on video sharing sites.

  • Watch Replay
  • Delete Replay
  • Output to Video
    • Low Quality
    • Medium Quality
    • High Quality

Videos are Output to a Dissidia folder inside the Video folder on the memory stick so you can watch them on the PSP or transfer them to a PC.


Change your PSP’s date to get the in-game calendar to change as well. Do this to acquire bonuses when you want, this can lead to EXP x 1.5, AP + 2 per battle, Gil x 1.5, PP + 30 per battle. These bonuses can only be gotten by buying them from the PP shop.

In the MAIN MENU, press the Square button and a calendar will come out. It goes according to the date set in your PSP and there will be bonuses on specific dates. The date you chose at the start of the game will have a Special Bonus to it depending on what level your calendar stuff is at. There are PP, EXP, GIL & AP bonuses. Your weekly Special Bonus comes once per week with all the bonuses included. Buying calendar stuff in the PP store makes the bonuses go higher.

Higher Lvl CPUs

In the PP shop purchase, under System, the “Lv (CPU)/LvCAP+10? ad above to raise the limit of the level inquick battle mode by that amount.

IE: I’m using Lv 80 Cloud and I buy the LvCAP+20 upgrade. I can now fight against a level 100 Sephiroth.

Quick Gil and Experience

This is tied to the Higher LVL CPUS. The stronger an opponent, the more of gil and experience points you get for defeating him/her.


Air Dash (LVL 8 ) and Air Dash R (LVL 18) allows you to dash toward or away from the opponent respectively by pressing triangle while you’re on map objects (climbing wall, grinding rails, etc). The Free Air Dash from lv 12 allows you to dash toward the opponent at anywhere/anytime by pressing R + Triangle.

Condition Accessories

Condition accessories raise the effects of your other accessories by 1.2x, 1.5, 2x under certain conditions. There are simply too many conditions to list, ranging from map destruction, while in air/ground, used summon or not, HP/EX-gauge conditions, break mode, etc.


You will notice goblets of ether on the map once in a while, after using up a skill these goblets will recover the skill used. Use them! Notice however that they will use up a DP to activate.

DP Chances

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BTW the “Charge into map” is believed to refer to you having to push your opponent into the wall however this is not yet confirmed.

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  1. tripmatrix Aaron September 11, 2008 Reply

    I’ve got my fingers cross for a online vs mode. Everyone will choose Sephiroth though…

  2. imanukeurbase Zwar September 29, 2008 Reply

    they should have cloud in it tooif they gonna have sephiroth

  3. dmhn dan October 6, 2008 Reply

    they should have zack as well as tera patrick

  4. p0rcup1nexxx jezriel October 29, 2008 Reply

    hellow pnu po mkapag download plsss help nmn po! e2 po email ko [email protected]

  5. zetagear zetagear December 19, 2008 Reply

    ahhahahaha FF7 fans… typical…

    I choose you Cecil…

  6. gviray gabe December 19, 2008 Reply

    what will be cool if later on you can download more characters and battle stages online.

  7. mauistrife2k maui December 21, 2008 Reply

    so what if we are ff7 fans,there are such suckers this days fucking zetagear

  8. 12312132ddd Zeidrich December 23, 2008 Reply

    hello ppl

    um u can dash with R+Triangle


    but there are two of them!!

    which should i choose???

    and i the EX Mode was awesome!!!

    and where can i find those yuffie card and cloud ghost ??

  9. 212414asfasfas Goliath December 23, 2008 Reply

    umm i can change costumes for the chars???

    in what option???

    or menu???

  10. asu_kaxlolin asuka xlo lin December 23, 2008 Reply

    how l can downlod a battle l have now but my cousin lili

  11. liso_wangzhi liso wang zhi December 23, 2008 Reply

    so how l can find costumes menu or option!!!!!

  12. lin_zackxlo zack December 23, 2008 Reply

    l can fght it so tht is my ploblm

  13. kenzie mackensie lin December 23, 2008 Reply

    can dash

  14. rf_eco mauisucks December 23, 2008 Reply

    yeah so what if we are a bunch of FF7 fans unlike us were not a retard like maui…
    zetagear didnt insult you… he just said its typical…

  15. porcup1nexxx jezriel December 23, 2008 Reply

    di ko alam mag english pacensya na di ko alam ang psp

  16. momsi_lin momsi December 23, 2008 Reply

    hello how l can control it

  17. iskolarium2 izko December 23, 2008 Reply

    am just wondering how to get the omnislasg ver.5 of cloud.

  18. awaw3334 Zeidrich December 23, 2008 Reply

    how can i do the combo

    like cloud’s “assault twister”???

    they say don’t continue the combo

    but press CIRCLE then SQUARE

    something like that???

    but it doesn’t work..

    can sum1 help?

  19. cicakdisco cicak December 24, 2008 Reply

    look at this:

    that might help

  20. atmaxplorer sylv3rblade December 25, 2008 Reply

    you have to buy the skill.
    you can easily tell the “assault twister” attack because it needs a Circle then Square on the Ability Menu

  21. asdasjasbdyu4432278 Zeidrich December 25, 2008 Reply

    oh tnx man!!!

    i got it already!!


    i got the omnislash v. 5

    and still unlocking the “assault twister”

  22. awuiehaw123 Happy-Go-Lucky December 26, 2008 Reply

    can this assault twister

    bought or unlocked???

    then where can i buy this assault twister of


  23. asdasdasd324y237846832 Happy-Go-Lucky December 26, 2008 Reply

    What default land bravery skill should I master so I can get this assault twister
    or rolling thunder???

    Please write it’s japanese name and translation


  24. sdfasdfsd433463 Happy-Go-Lucky December 26, 2008 Reply

    oh i mean finishing touch


  25. kamelhearth Ricard December 27, 2008 Reply

    Does anybody knows if the american version of dissidia will have japanese voices or shameful english voices?

  26. sgdkjnsjn7894385 Zeidrich December 27, 2008 Reply

    hey can sephiroth do some

    chain combos???

    like CIRCLE then SQUARE

    things like that??

    and how can i possibly finish the inward chaos

    it’s soooo hard
    i use my lvl 100 cloud

    I can’t even finish my first enemy in the first room!!

    with every good arsenal i can equip

    can sum1 help???

  27. kitsune_1224 KiTsUnE_o8 ph December 28, 2008 Reply

    jezreil kababayan! hehe la lng….
    ei by the way this is a very cool guide!
    wow i dont understand japanes, i can only read… huhu…
    hey anyone knows what’s the best customization for TIDUS?
    he’s my favorite coz FFX is the only FF i finished… hehe!

  28. aasdfsd892732 Zeidrich December 29, 2008 Reply

    @KiTsUnE_o8 ph

    nasa PP catalog

    eh isang costume lng meron lahat characters

    300PP kelangan para makabili costume huhuhu!

  29. zhadey1 zhade666 January 2, 2009 Reply

    I just imported this game from japan and can’t wait to play it!! yay

  30. lanzero007 Xeno January 3, 2009 Reply

    weeee.. Ang lufet nmn

    From 1 to XI …

  31. iamreallysamsoh heavenwargod January 13, 2009 Reply

    ??????????????? refers to crashing the opponent into any EDGE of the map (floor, sides, ceiling), not just any wall.

  32. lea.monde marvin January 17, 2009 Reply

    can someone translate the weapons,accesories etc??


  33. asdasdoi999qw782 Zeidrich February 2, 2009 Reply

    hey can someone tell what’s the highest

    rank in ghosts???

    my cloud’s rank is “SSS”

    while my lowest, kuja is “H”

  34. darylsemmens Kazuko September 3, 2009 Reply

    dissidia is a very easy game, once you learn to dodge your opponents attack then counter attack before they finish, making them unable to dodge your attack; sephiroth is a very overpowered character as he should be anyway, most of his bravery attacks will brave break on a single hit, meaning a follow up square before they are even off the floor will kill them but cloud has the best circle to square combo, its called finishing touch and its emense.

    Hope any of that is helpful Zeidrich

  35. slurpee7n11 SluRpee September 27, 2009 Reply

    Very useful guide, thank you.
    Anyone cleared inward chaos story yet?

  36. flame_giga gigaFLAME October 23, 2009 Reply

    nope, sephiroth dont have circle to square move even at mastery (lvl 100)he doesnt have it

  37. khyler_24 Zero November 21, 2009 Reply

    How can i suppose to defeat chaos plz!!!!!help me out

  38. edgartrivium Darkwach January 19, 2010 Reply

    Dose any one know a way to get orb alot faster than normal because I want to get all may caracters there unlimit wepons by the way inward chaos is easy to beat i did it with my level 100 sephiroth but it is hard to beat Lv 100 chaos in time attack, now that is a hard opponet

  39. Billdenise02 ff fan May 12, 2010 Reply

    well ive beat the entire game including every extra story mode as well so im just trying to get really good item set for mt lv 100 cloud but for some reason i cant figure out how to get a fucking flame toun ge which i want to get a dragon slayer as of now untill i get the time to go all the way to get fenrir so does anyone know how to got flametounge? O.o i feel like a noob asking this O.o

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