Final Fantasy 16: All Dominants [Complete List]

Learn about all the Final Fantasy 16 Dominants, their origin, what they do & how they transform or aid in Clive's combat system in the game.

Dominants in Final Fantasy 16 are powerful beings, pivotal to the game’s narrative and gameplay. Serving as the human hosts of mythical Eikons, their complex destinies drive the story, ignite conflicts, and shape the strategies of combat, making each encounter for players a unique and immersive experience.

Key Takeaways
  • Dominants serve as the main drivers for the progression of the plot in Final Fantasy 16.
  • The fate of each Dominant heavily influences the characters’ journeys and challenges faced throughout the story.
  • Dominants, being the hosts of Eikons, can use their powers in battles of Final Fantasy 16.
  • This introduces unique combat mechanics, including powerful elemental attacks or the ability to transform into the Eikon itself.
  • Dominants can transform into their Eikons, giving players the exciting opportunity to control powerful beings in battle.

All Dominants In FF16

Here is an overview for all Dominants & who controls them.

Serial NumberDominant's NameCharacter Controlling Dominant
1PhoenixJoshua Rosfield
2IfritClive Rosfield
3ShivaJill Warrick
4TitanHugo Kupka
5OdinBarnabas
6BahamutDion Lesage
7GarudaBenedikta Harman
8RamuhCidolfus Telamon

What Are Dominants In Final Fantasy 16?

Dominants in Final Fantasy 16 host powerful Eikons, shaping both the game’s story and combat system. They drive the plot, introduce unique gameplay elements, and are central to the game’s narrative and mechanics.

Storytelling Elements

  1. Plot Drivers: Dominants are crucial for the story’s progression. The destiny of each Dominant often defines the journey the characters take and the struggles they face.
  2. Conflict Sources: The power of the Eikons is both a blessing and a curse. This dual nature causes conflict within nations, between characters, and within the Dominants themselves.

Gameplay Elements

  1. Combat Mechanics: As the host of Eikons, Dominants can call upon their powers in battle, providing a unique combat mechanic. This can involve unleashing powerful elemental attacks or transforming into the Eikon itself.
  2. Strategy Elements: The various abilities of the Eikons mean that players must adjust their tactics depending on which Eikon’s power they have access to, or which Eikon they are facing.
  3. Character Development: Dominants can grow in power along with their Eikons. This allows for the development and customization of abilities, making each Dominant’s gameplay feel unique.

List Of Known Dominants In Final Fantasy 16 So Far

While the current list contains only 8 Dominants in FF16 based on the overall press showcased so far since last year, I strongly believe there will be a couple more that can be unlocked late game on maybe in NG+.

1. Clive

main character of final fantasy 16
Clive Rosfield as the Protagonist

Clive Rosfield is the main character in Final Fantasy 16. He’s the eldest son of the Archduke of Rosaria, and everyone thought he would inherit the power of the Phoenix Eikon. But, the Phoenix chose his younger brother Joshua instead. This pushed Clive to find his own way and become a skilled sword fighter.

Clive can turn into the Eikon called Ifrit and use its powers. Other Dominants can do this with their own Eikons. But I am not sure if Clive can turn into other Eikons, besides Ifrit. There’s some footage of the Phoenix fighting other Eikons, but it’s unclear if that’s Clive.

2. Jill

Jill Warrick

Jill Warrick, a skilled sword fighter and Shiva’s Dominant, is a close friend of Clive Rosfield. They once fought but spared each other due to their shared history. Jill, originally from the Northern Territories, was raised by the Archduke of Rosaria alongside Clive and Joshua. They considered her family. A conflict called the Night of Flame at the Phoenix Gate separated them. Jill later became Shiva’s Dominant and defended the Iron Kingdom.

3. Joshua

Joshua

Joshua Rosfield is the younger brother of the main character, Clive Rosfield, and is the second son of the Archduke of Rosaria. Joshua is also the Dominant of the Eikon Phoenix, which means he can turn into the Phoenix.

  • Joshua was not expected to become the Dominant of the Phoenix.
  • It was a surprise when he woke up with its power at a young age.
  • Despite being born into a high-ranking family, Joshua is kind to everyone in Rosaria.
  • He especially cares for his brother Clive and their friend Jill Warrick.

Joshua is more into books than fighting. He’s a bit afraid of certain things, like seeing a carrot on his dinner plate. He often thinks that his older brother Clive, who is braver and stronger, should have been the one to get the Phoenix’s power.

4. Hugo

Hugo

Hugo Kupka, the Dominant of Eikon Titan in Final Fantasy 16, was once an ordinary soldier in the Republican Army of Dhalmekia. However, after gaining the power of the Titan, he rose to prominence in Dhalmekia’s politics. His influence extended to both the army and the government. This newfound power also brought him immense personal wealth. But a character named Benedikta Harman will challenge Hugo’s perspective, showing him that life encompasses more than wealth and power.

5. Barnabas

Barnabas

Barnabas is the ruler of the Kingdom of Waloed and the Dominant of the Eikon Odin. This means he can summon Odin’s power or even transform into Odin himself. Barnabas didn’t start out as a king. He arrived in Waloed as a wanderer without any land or title. But he was very good with a sword, and that helped him become the king of Waloed.

Once he became the ruler, Barnabas faced a revolt from the local beastmen. But he used Odin’s power to stop the revolt almost by himself. He then took over the entire eastern continent.

6. Dion

Dion

Dion Lesage, the crown prince of the Holy Empire of Sanbreque and Dominant of Bahamut, is admired for his looks, intelligence, and combat prowess. Despite his celebrated status, doubts about the empire’s future linger. Similar to Cecil from previous Final Fantasy games, Dion’s journey might involve a fall before a potential rise, mirroring the thematic reversal seen in Clive, a Warrior of Darkness seeking revenge.

7. Benedikta

Benedikta

Benedikta Harman, a formidable character in Final Fantasy 16, hails from the Kingdom of Waloed and commands the wind-based Eikon, Garuda, making her exceptionally powerful. Skilled in swordplay and cunning tactics, she leads Waloed’s intelligence team, uncovering secrets and gathering crucial information for the kingdom. Sent on a mission to find a second Eikon of Fire, Benedikta’s path intertwines with Clive, the main character.

  • While Final Fantasy 16 keeps details about Benedikta’s past and her quest for the Eikon of Fire under wraps, it is clear that her role is connected to the ongoing war between nations.
  • The intrigue deepens as Benedikta transforms into Garuda in the game, revealing that Dominants not only summon their Eikons but can also embody them.
  • In the unfolding narrative of war and personal conflict, Benedikta’s role adds complexity to Final Fantasy 16’s storyline, inviting players to explore the nuances when they experience the game.

8. Cidolfus

Cidolfus

Cidolfus Telamon, or just Cid, is an interesting character in FF16. Fans of the Final Fantasy series will recognize the name Cid, as a version of this character who appears in most games in the series. In this game, Cid is a Dominant of the Eikon Ramuh, which means he has powerful Lightning abilities.

In the past, Cid was a high-ranking soldier in the Royal Waloeder Army. Now, he’s an outlaw. This change happened because he crossed paths with Benedikta Harman, another Dominant who controls the Eikon Garuda. The details of their past aren’t clear, but most players know it led Cid to leave the army.

During Final Fantasy 16, the main character, Clive Rosfield, meets Cid. They form a close bond, and Cid becomes a mentor to Clive. Cid invites Clive to his base, the Hideaway. This place, hidden inside a fallen construct in the Central Storm Deadlands, is where Cid carries out his work and where other Dominants can find safety.

As you progress in Final Fantasy 16, you’ll get to visit the Hideaway. Here, you can take on sidequests, craft gear, and practice fighting. These activities will help you get stronger and prepare for the challenges ahead.

This brings me to the end of Final Fantasy 16 Dominants guide where I have listed all available Dominants showcased so far. I will update the list when FF16 releases officially and if there are more of these Eikons or Dominants in the final release. But before you leave, you must visit the Final Fantasy 16: Voice Actors guide. 

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