How To Use Heatwave In Final Fantasy 16 (FF16)

The Heatwave is one of the best counter moves for you to unlock and use in Final Fantasy 16. So, here's how you can get and use it.

Heatwave is one of the abilities of the Phoenix Eikon in Final Fantasy 16 (FFXVI). By using this ability, you can easily defend yourself against a bunch of enemies. Most of Phoenix’s magical abilities use the fire element to take care of enemies. And that is what the Heatwave ability does. This counter move creates a liquid flame in front before producing damaging shockwaves. Sounds intriguing right? That’s why we are here to help you learn how to use the Heatwave in FF16. Take a look below to get started.

How to Use Heatwave Counter in FF16

Heatwave In Final Fantasy 16 (FF16)

To use the Heatwave in Final Fantasy 16 (FF16), you need to assign it to an ability slot. After equipping it, simply hold R2 and the assigned key to use the Heatwave ability. The best time to use the Heatwave Counter is right before an enemy is about to hit you with a ranged attack. This move also dispels and grants Clive immunity against the incoming damage meanwhile it is active.

How to Unlock Heatwave in Final Fantasy 16

Heatwave In Final Fantasy 16 (FF16)

The Heatwave ability is unlocked after acquiring Phoenix’s Power during the Sunrise, Sunset quest. Next, it will be unlocked for purchase in the Phoenix’s Ability Tree. From there, you can purchase or learn this counter move for 120 Ability Points. Also, it is possible to upgrade it by spending some more AP. Following are the available upgrades for Heatwave FFXVI.

  • Increased Shockwave
    • Requirement: 620 AP
  • Allow Assignment to any Eikon
    • Requirement: 1000 AP

How to Unlock Packing Heat Trophy

For those who don’t know, there’s a trophy associated with the usage of the Heatwave ability in Final Fantasy 16 (FF16). The Trophy ‘Packing Heat’ is earned after you use the Heatwave Counter twice in a single battle. But keep in mind that using it in the Hall of Virtue won’t count. While trying to earn this trophy, make sure to keep some distance from the enemy. Doing so will give you slightly more time for executing the Heatwave Counter.

Now that you know everything about the Heatwave ability in Final Fantasy 16 (FF16), ensure to make the most out of it. Moreover, if you are looking for something extra, then you can check out our other guide on Best Builds and Abilities for Clive in FFXVI.