Shantotto is an extra character in Dissidia Final Fantasy and Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy. A hero who fought in the Crystal War, Shantotto is a famous professor of magic from Windurst. She is well-known for her high-pitched, haughty laughter and overall arrogant nature. Shantotto is respected for her great power, but she refuses to admit it when she finds someone who could be better than her. Although appearing to be seemingly frail and helpless, her aggressive, cunning, destructive and unpredictable nature coupled with her unsurpassed magical prowess caused her to gain a reputation among all warriors, both from Chaos and Cosmos alike, as the most fearsome of them all during her time as an active warrior.

In battle, she fights using powerful spells that level up and become stronger as she gains Bravery. As an extra character in the game, Shantotto has no impact on the main storyline and has no villain opposing her, although she's had a long-standing rivalry with Gabranth in both games.


  • Normal
  • Alt 1
  • Alt 2
  • DLC
  • EX Mode
  • Alt 1 EX Mode
  • Alt 2 EX Mode
  • DLC EX Mode
Shantotto's outfit is based on her original design in Final Fantasy XI, a robe with black and white stripes, gold linings, and two gauntlets, known as the "Magician's Cloak Set" in the game. She has almost the complete set, except for the head gear that goes with it. Her EX mode outfit is the "Unit Robe Set" also from Final Fantasy XI

Shantotto's first alternate outfit, "Wizard's Coat," is the Wizard's Attire, the Black Mage Artifact Armor from Final Fantasy XI. She wears a faded blue and brown robe with gold buttons. Her EX Mode in this outfit is the Sorcerer's equipment set, the Black Mage Relic Armor, a black robe with bright purple linings.

Shantotto's second alternate outfit is the "Black Cloak," player-crafted garments fundamental to the wardrobes of Black Mages in Final Fantasy XI. She wears a black cloak with a hood and red linings, a silver design on the front and a sash around the waist. Her EX Mode grants her a pair of glasses and a robe in various shades of brown and yellow, the vestments of a Windurstian Minister, the position Shantotto occupied before her retirement.

Shantotto's DLC outfit, "Wedding Dress," is a set of armor worn by females during weddings. It features frilly white clothing and a Lilac Corsage in her right pigtail. Her EX Mode for this outfit is based on the Goetia Armor Set, a set of powerful Black Mage armor which consists of a long black coat with several golden accessories.

Shantotto's manikin counterpart, Lady of Antiquity, is brown.


In battle Shantotto is a Chainspeller. Her HP attacks are unique in that they change in power depending on her Bravery, each tier having higher power and larger areas of effect. Shantotto is able to chain up to three of her HP attacks, increasing the Bravery damage dealt before damaging the opponent's HP. Her second tier Firaga, Thundaga and Blizzaga spells stagger opponents, and her third tier spells crush all guards, even Exdeath's High Block and Jecht's Jecht Block. Unlike most magic-based characters, Shantotto is one of the most agile characters in the game, and she is fast enough to be able to chase down speedy characters such as Tidus or the Onion Knight. Shantotto is the smallest character in the game, making her evasive and difficult to pin down with attacks. Most of her Bravery attacks inflict status ailments, like Paralysis or Poison, and her attacks are slow and have a long recovery time. It is best to use Shantotto's attacks after paralyzing the opponent with Bind, or blocking and attacking them while they stagger. Her spells reach the second tier at 2000 Bravery and third tier at 4000 Bravery.

Inherent Abilities

Name Type Description
Magic Tiering Ability Upgrades HP Attacks when Bravery is more than 2000, and again when Bravery is over 4000.

Brave Attacks

Name Type Description
A Couple Attacks Ground Three hit staff combo that knocks the opponent away. Can Wall Rush for more damage and can initiate a chase.
Bind Ground/ Aerial Traps the opponent making them unable to move. Does no damage
Bio Ground/ Aerial Poisons the opponent, causing Brave damage over time for 15 seconds
Stun Ground/ Aerial Stuns the opponent, prevents them from doing anything. Does no damage
Retribution Aerial Throws her staff at the opponent. If the initial attack misses it will boomerang back and start a Chase. Blocks long-range attacks. Can Wall Rush for more damage.

HP Attacks

Name Type Description
Spirit Magic: Fire Ground Uses Fire, which fires a fireball at the opponent. Upgrades to Firaga at 2000 bravery and Flare at 4000 bravery, stronger versions fire more fireballs in different directions. Ensuing attacks with [Square] will chain to Spirit Magic: Water / Thunder
Spirit Magic: Earth Ground Uses Stone, which summons rocks from the ground to stab upwards. Upgrades to Stonega at 2000 bravery and Quake at 4000 bravery, with stronger versions creating larger rocks that stab higher. Subsequent attacks with [Square] will chain to Spirit Magic: Air / Ice
Spirit Magic: Thunder Ground Uses Thunder, which summons bolts of lightning to strike opponent from above. Upgrades to Thundaga at 2000 bravery and Burst at 4000 bravery, with stronger versions summoning larger lightning bolts. Subsequent attacks with [Square] will chain to Spirit Magic: Earth / Air
Spirit Magic: Air Aerial Uses Aero, which creates a torrent of wind that draws the opponent in. Upgrades to Aeroga at 2000 bravery and Tornado at 4000 bravery, with stronger versions creating larger whirlwinds. Has a slight absorbing effect. Subsequent attacks with [Square] will chain to Spirit Magic: Ice / Fire
Spirit Magic: Water Aerial Uses Water, which summons streams of water to circle and strike opponent. Upgrades to Waterga at 2000 bravery and Flood at 4000 bravery, with stronger versions summoning larger streams. Has a slight absorbing effect. Ensuing attacks with [Square] will chain to Spirit Magic: Thunder / Earth
Spirit Magic: Ice Aerial Uses Blizzard, which summons a large shard of ice to slam the opponent downwards. Upgrades to Blizzaga at 2000 bravery and Freeze at 4000 bravery, with stronger versions summoning larger shards of ice. Ensuing attacks with [Square] will chain to Spirit Magic: Fire / Water

EX Mode - Two-Hour Ability!

Name Type Description
Regen EX Ability Recovers HP over time during EX Mode.
Critical Boost EX Ability Doubles Critical Hit Rate while in EX Mode.
Manafont EX Ability After dealing HP damage, Shantotto's Bravery drops to 0 before instantly recovering to her base Bravery.
Play Rough EX Burst Bombards opponents with Ancient Magic. A menu appears, and the player must input the spells and press X twice in order to attack the opponent. To execute it perfectly, the player must use the following order: Flare, Flood, Burst, Quake, Tornado, and Freeze. Using the spells in this order maximizes Brave damage before the final blow


Shantotto can equip Rods, Staves, Poles, Books, Scythes, Bangles, Rings, Hats, Hairpins, Headbands, Ribbons, Clothing, Robes, and Female Exclusive Equipment.

Exclusive WeaponsEdit

Name Level Stats Effects Obtained
Jupiter's Staff 30 BRV +41 ATK +38 Initial Bravery +20% Trade: 61000 gil, Healing Staff, Scarletite x1, Lady's Desire x5
Laevateinn 90 BRV +34 ATK +62 Initial Bravery +30% Trade: 158000 gil, Jupiter's Staff, Electrum x1, Lady's Dream x5
Claustrum 100 BRV +39 ATK +67 Initial Bravery +40%
Cat Nip Effect
Trade: 182800 gil, Laevateinn, Boiling Blood x1, Lady's Hopes x5

Trade AccessoryEdit

Name Description
Boiling Blood The most feared and renowned of fame, absolutely splendid!