It’s a double article week Mysidians! Recently I was talking to my buddy about the new Meia card and the topic of Mobius cards came up. The Mobius Final Fantasy cards have some of the best artwork in the game, and the good news is that Mobius has a LOT more art to give FFTCG. I actually began playing Mobius last year when I met a very nice fellow named Jason at the Toronto Crystal Cup. He told me all about the story and the gameplay and I had to download it when I returned to Vancouver. Below I will outline the basic premise of the story behind Mobius, and then I will talk about what awesome cards could be coming to FFTCG in the future from this game.
Why can Mobius Offer a lot to FFTCG?
Mobius uses cards in its battle system. These cards represent different attacks and feature original artwork of characters, monsters, summons, and more from the storied Final Fantasy franchise. The game also contains a lot of other deities, characters etc from folklore and imagination. All of this art has the potential to become art for FFTCG cards, what an exciting prospect.
For those of you that don’t know, Mobius Final Fantasy is a mobile game (that can also be played via Steam on the PC) where you play as Wol (Warrior of Light). Wol is one of many “blanks” that has been transported to the world of Palamecia without any memory of where they came from. The only thing they have to go on is a prophecy stating that they will become the Warrior of Light. With an annoying fairy named Echo at your side and the cryptic advice of the cynical heretic Garland, you journey through Palamecia trying to fulfil the prophecy to defeat the evil being known as Chaos. Along the way you are introduced Princess Serah and a witch named Meia, both of which become playable characters later in the game. After finishing the main plot, there is a new storyline with new playable characters, as well as the old ones. I haven’t gotten that far in Mobius yet, so I am not as familiar with their stories.
Mobius has a some original characters, so expect to see more of them popping up in the TCG soon. To see descriptions and more pictures of these characters you can check out the Mobius official website here. You can also scroll through the slideshow below to see each character.
Most of what we have seen from Mobius so far have been Summons. This makes sense considering the sheer amount of Summon artwork available in the game. We should continue to expect more Mobius summons for a long time.
Mobius, like many mobile games, has a ton of seasonal events going on. Usually these events take their theme from a specific Final Fantasy title, and feature storylines with the title’s main character. For example, during the FFX event, Wol lead an amnesia-ridden Tidus around Palamecia as a blank trying to see if Tidus’s memories would come back.
These events often give cards from the title they are celebrating, creating an opportunity for new FFTCG cards, specially Category: Mobius-___ (insert FF here). I realize that this has been done on some Mobius summons, but it would be very cool to see a Tidus Forward with Category Mobius-X. This way Tidus could be playing in both a FFX or Mobius Title deck. It would also give more artwork to all the other titles in the game.
Mobius Final Fantasy has a ton of iconic monsters from the Final Fantasy series, but it also has a lot of original monsters. There is a lot to draw on from here to create new cards.
When you start Mobius, you can play as a Warrior, Ranger, Monk, or a Mage. As you level these classes up, you earn more advanced jobs for each category. The best part? They all have awesome original artwork. Perhaps you recognize the Earth Legend Wol artwork below? That is from the basic Onion Knight job for the Warrior class in Mobius. One of the most powerful cards in FFTCG is the starting job in Mobius... neat!
Because there are so many different jobs for Wol, we could easily see new standard units (with very impressive art) with Wol as the background art, similar to how you can see Bartz, Galuf, Lenna, and Ferris in the FFV standard unit cards.
That’s it from me, are you excited for Mobius cards? I will cap off this article by posting a couple more photos below of some cool cards we could see in the future.
All artwork used in this article is from the Mobius Wiki.
Edit: I found a Reddit post with links to many of the artist's work. Make sure to check them out and give them credit for their amazing illustrations!
Alex is a FFTCG player from Vancouver, Canada. His favourite Final Fantasy is IV and his favourite Elements are Earth and Ice, although he has a soft spot for fire.