Illua is the main antagonist of Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift. A high-ranking member of the crime syndicate Khamja, she is a merciless woman in search of power, armed with a beautifully adorned katana.

In the Dissidian Wars, although technically on the Chaos side, Illua did not truly ally herself with either side. During a confrontation with her, Adelle began regaining her memories. Once she succeeded in regaining all her memories she challenged Illua. The ensuing battle was however unclear in the victor as the cycle restarted and they were both removed in their damaged states.


Illua’s basic attire is based off of her in-game appearance in Final Fantasy Tactics A2, . In EX Mode, Illua fuses with Neukmia (the demon of the Rift), covering her arms and chest in Neukmia's purplish stone-like body.

Her alternative costume 'Night Shade' is a pallete swap, colouring Illua's clothing in blacks and silvers. In EX Mode, the covering is more silver-hued.

The 3rd costume 'Ninja's Garb', dresses her in her disciple Ewen's clothing, dull green linen ninja clothing. In EX Mode, the covering is blue-hued

Illua’s manikin 'Archaic Nightshade' is golden


As a Void Trapper, Illua fights with attacks that surround the opponent and deal constant damage until the opponent escapes from her attacks. Due to this style it is difficult to evade them and not be slightly caught in her attacks, her speed and attack is slightly above average but there are many characters with higher stats, her main weakness is that as her attacks are mainly long ranged her closer-ranged attacks are easy to avoid and weaker.

Innate Abilities

Name Type Description
Void Step Ability When using evasion techniques, Illua will teleport instead of rushing forward

Brave Attacks

Name Type Description
Sheol Ground Allows Illua to move faster for a short time while stunning opponent if hit while running.
Annul Ground Attempts to half Brave points of opponent. Releases a slow moving ball of dark energy.
Telega Ground Pulls the opponent towards Illua and may stun them. No damage
Time Blade Ground/ Aerial Swings katana, sends off a crescent beam that stuns opponent if both parts hit

Can initiate a chase. Can be Wall Rushed for extra Damage

White Hole Aerial Conjures a white hole around the opponent, deals constant Brave damage as long as the hole contacts with the opponent. Also has a slight absorbing effect

HP Attacks

Name Type Description
Katana Storm Ground Rushes at opponent and slashes repeatedly at them. Can Wall rush for extra damage.
Abyssal Slash Ground Opens an Abyss in the ground moving forward continuously, if the opponent is hit by the Abyss they are thrown flying as well as damaged. Can be Wall Rushed for extra Damage
Catastrophe Ground Creates an upwards eruption from the ground that spreads around the opponent.
Rebirth Aerial Absorbs large amount of HP damage from opponent giving Illua a small amount herself.
Apocalypse Aerial Creates a persistent large explosion that deals continuous damage while opponent is in contact with the explosion.
Punishment Ray Aerial Unleashes a beam of energy downwards at opponent. Can Wall Rush for additional damage
Dimensional Rift Aerial Opens a large rift around Opponent that expands before imploding, constantly deals damage while the opponent is in the Rift area.

EX Mode - Neukmia Fusion

Name Type Description
Regen EX Ability Recovers HP over time during EX Mode.
Critical Boost EX Ability Doubles Critical Hit Rate during EX Mode
Power of the Rift EX Ability Attack increases, Attack range doubles, and attacks spread wider.
Open The Rift! EX Burst In a similar manner to Cloud of Darkness, fill a bar to 100% by holding O. As the bar fills Illua creates several White Holes around opponent, eventually the Rift will open, and if the Bar fills to 100% in time the Rift stays open and deals the final blow as Neukmia strikes out of it. If not Illua will finish by casting Apocalypse.


Illua can equip Katanas, Books, Poles, Bangles, Parrying, Hats, Hairpins, Light Armour, Clothing and Female Exclusive Equipment.

Exclusive WeaponsEdit

Name Level Stats Effects Obtained
Ewen's Blade 30 BRV +41
ATK +40
DEF -2
BRV Boost on Dodge +2% Trade: 61,000 gil, Uchigatana , Scarletite x1, Nightshade's Desire x5
Night's Blade 90 BRV +63
ATK +63
DEF -2
BRV Boost on Dodge +5% Trade: 158,000 gil, Ewen's Blade, Electrum x1, Nightshade's Dream x5
Nightshade 100 BRV +39
ATK +68
DEF -1
BRV Boost on Dodge +8%
Minor Fragile Pride Effect
Trade: 182,800 gil, Night's Blade, Neukmia's Core x1, Nightshade's Hopes x5