Commonly a Wind-based attack, but the details of this ability have varied greatly between titles.
竜巻 / たつまき [tatsumaki] in Japanese.

Final Fantasy IV

Type: Augment Ability, MP: 60
Usable by: everyone (DS version only)
Obtain: pick up from Lodestone Cave's Crystal Room after defeating Barbariccia
Other: weakens the target to Fire damage by 50%

Final Fantasy XIV


Type: Weaponskill, TP: 3,000
Learn at: MRD46, Equip: MRD
Target: AoE, Recast: 80 sec
Combo Action: Path of the Storm, Combo Bonus: Resets Berserk effect when active to increase damage
Description: Delivers a melee attack to enemies in range.

Tactics Advance

Type: Monk Tech
Range: 3x3 cross, all sides
Learn with: White Monk
Learn from: Hard Knuckles (100 AP)

Airborne Brigade


Type: AGI, Element: Wind, Growth: Slow, Cost: 15
Attack: 1,150 (lv1),5,044 (lv80), ? (lv100), ? (lv120), ? (lv140), ? (lv160)
Defense: 1,150 (lv1), 4,732 (lv80), ? (lv100), ? (lv120), ? (lv140), ? (lv160)
Obtain: ?

Type: AGI, Element: Wind, Growth: Slow, Cost: 11
Attack: 880 (lv1), 3,505 (lv60), 4,567 (lv75), ? (lv90), ? (lv105), ? (lv120)
Defense: 850 (lv1), 3,070 (lv60), 3,968 (lv75), ? (lv90), ? (lv105), ? (lv120)
Obtain: ?

Record Keeper


Whirlwind (Ninja)
Type: Ninja, Rarity: ★★★★, Uses: 2-10
Target: all enemies, Element: Wind
Use: Tyro, Edge, Ramza, Shadow, Thancred, Yuffie, Ninja
Generate: Void Orb (Greater) x3, Wind Orb (Greater) x5, Dark Orb (Greater) x3, 10,000 gil
Hone (lv2): Void Orb (Greater) x6, Wind Orb (Greater) x10, Dark Orb (Greater) x6, 50,000 gil
Hone (lv3): Void Orb (Greater) x12, Wind Orb (Greater) x20, Dark Orb (Greater) x12, 100,000 gil
Hone (lv4): Void Orb (Greater) x18, Wind Orb (Greater) x30, Dark Orb (Greater) x18, 300,000 gil
Hone (lv5): Void Orb (Greater) x30, Wind Orb (Greater) x50, Dark Orb (Greater) x30, 500,000 gil
Description: Deals a Wind element attack that disregards magical defense on all enemies
Other: is 旋風 [senpuu] or 'whirlwind' in Japanese, so is a different ability from the others listed on this page


Whirlwind (Soul Break)
Target: all enemies, Element: Wind, Gauge cost: 1 bar
Type: Limit, Rarity: -
Learn: all characters (equip Fujin Chakram (VIII))
Effect: Deals a magical Wind-element attack on all targets

Whirlwind (Monster Ability)
Type: Ability (Monster)
Target: all enemies, Element: magical Wind
Use: Sand Worm (FFWWW)
Description: Deals moderate Wind element damage to all enemies

Category: Ability

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