Overdrive Modes

By default, each characters Overdrive gauge will charge when they take damage from an enemy. This setting can be changed later in the game though as characters gain access to new Overdrive Modes.

You can change each character’s Overdrive mode by opening the menu, selecting the “Overdrive” option, hitting the Cancel button (Circle Button), selecting “Set Mode”, and finally, choosing one of the available Overdrive Modes from the list.

A list of overdrive modes learned by Tidus

Different Overdrive Modes are learned for each character when they complete certain tasks as you progress through the game. Each of them is listed below.

Stoic
Charge rate:
“Charges when character takes damage.”
Increment:
(damage received) * 30 / (maximum HP)

How its learned:
Each character has this Overdrive Mode learned by default.

Warrior
Description:
“Charges when character damages an enemy.”
Charge rate:
(damage inflicted) x 10 / (estimated damage) * 3 [maximum 16]

How its learned:
When your character damages an enemy (not through Overdrives or with items).
How many times for each character:
Tidus - 150
Yuna - 200
Wakka - 160
Lulu - 300
Kimahri - 120
Auron - 100
Rikku - 140

Comrade
Description:
“Charges when allies take damage.”
Charge rate:
(damage received) x 20 / (target max HP)

How its learn:
When your characters take damage from enemy attacks.
How many times for each character:
Tidus - 300
Yuna - 240
Wakka - 100
Lulu - 300
Kimahri - 100
Auron - 220
Rikku - 100

Healer
Description:
“Charges when character heals allies.”
Charge rate:
(healed amount) * 16 / (target’s max HP)

How its learned:
When your character heals other characters on the battle field.
How many times for each character:
Tidus - 80
Yuna - 60
Wakka - 100
Lulu - 170
Kimahri - 100
Auron - 200
Rikku - 70
Tips for obtaining:
Have your characters use group heal items or spells like Pray.

Tactician
Description:
“Charges when status attack succeeds.”
Charge rate:
16% per status

How its learned:
When your character successfully applies a negative status effect to an enemy.
How many times for each character:
Tidus - 75
Yuna - 100
Wakka - 80
Lulu - 75
Kimahri - 60
Auron - 200
Rikku - 70
Tips for obtaining:
Use weapons that have status effects like Silencestrike or Poisontouch.

Victim
Description:
“Charges when character hit with status attack.”
Charge rate:
16% per status

How its learned:
When your character is hit by negative status effects.
How many times for each character:
Tidus - 100
Yuna - 80
Wakka - 100
Lulu - 110
Kimahri - 130
Auron - 120
Rikku - 90
Tips for obtaining:
Find an enemy like a Malboro, Ochu or Mandragora that will hit your characters with numerous status effects over the course of a battle.

Dancer
Description:
“Charges when character evades attack.”
Charge rate:
16% per evade

How its learned:
When your character successfully evades an enemy attack
How many times for each character:
Tidus - 250
Yuna - 200
Wakka - 200
Lulu - 300
Kimahri - 130
Auron - 200
Rikku - 200
Tips for obtaining:
Increase your character’s Evasion stat by leveling them through the Sphere Grid. Refer to the Quick Leveling section for more information.

Avenger
Description:
“Charges when an ally gets KO’d.”
Charge rate:
30% per KO

How its learned:
When an ally is KO’d during battle
How many times for each character:
Tidus - 100
Yuna - 80
Wakka - 100
Lulu - 150
Kimahri - 100
Auron - 120
Rikku - 90
Tips for obtaining:
You can either battle Tonberrys (who counterattack with a very powerful attack) or by battling a Master Coeurl. Have your characters use Provoke on it and it will counterattack with a move called “Blaster” which has a high likelihood of KO’ing the character.

Slayer
Description:
“Charges when character defeats an enemy.”
Charge rate:
20% per enemy defeated

How its learned:
Defeating enemies in battle
How many times for each character:
Tidus - 100
Yuna - 110
Wakka - 90
Lulu - 130
Kimahri - 120
Auron - 80
Rikku - 100
Tips for obtaining:
It’s very likely that you will obtain this Overdrive Mode naturally as you progress through the game defeating enemies along the way.

Hero
Description:
“Charges when character defeats a powerful enemy.”
Charge rate:
20% per enemy defeated (with 10,000 HP or more)

How its learned:
Defeating enemies with 10,000 HP or more
How many times for each character:
Tidus - 50
Yuna - 50
Wakka - 50
Lulu - 70
Kimahri - 45
Auron - 40
Rikku - 50
Tips for obtaining:
You will naturally encounter enemies with 10,000 HP in the Omega Ruins or Inside Sin.

Rook
Description:
“Charges when character magically blocks attack.”
Charge rate:
10% per blocked attack

How its learned:
Blocking attacks using Magic abilities including NulBlaze, NulShock, NulTide, NulFrost or Reflect.
How many times for each character:
Tidus - 120
Yuna - 110
Wakka - 120
Lulu - 120
Kimahri - 120
Auron - 120
Rikku - 120
Tips for obtaining:
Having armor with Auto-Shell or Auto-Protect will make obtaining this Overdrive Mode much easier.

Victor
Description:
“Charges when party wins a battle.”
Charge rate:
20% per battle won

How its learned:
Win battles against enemies.
How many times for each character:
Tidus - 120
Yuna - 150
Wakka - 160
Lulu - 200
Kimahri - 120
Auron - 200
Rikku - 140
Tips for obtaining:
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Coward
Description:
“Charges when character flees from battle.”
Charge rate:
10% per battle fled

How its learned:
Use the Flee ability to run away from enemies.
How many times for each character:
Tidus - 600
Yuna - 900
Wakka - 400
Lulu - 980
Kimahri - 700
Auron - 1,000
Rikku - 450
Tips for obtaining:
None - just use Flee as often as possible.

Ally
Description:
“Charges on character’s turn.”
Charge rate:
4% per turn

How its learned:
Will naturally be learned as you progress through the story.
How many times for each character:
Tidus - 600
Yuna - 500
Wakka - 350
Lulu - 480
Kimahri - 300
Auron - 450
Rikku - 320
Tips for obtaining:
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Sufferer
Description:
“Charges while character suffers status ailments.”
Charge rate:
16% per turn with negative status

How its learned:
Having a negative status effect that carries over when a character’s turn ends.
How many times for each character:
Tidus - 100
Yuna - 80
Wakka - 100
Lulu - 110
Kimahri - 130
Auron - 120
Rikku - 90
Tips for obtaining:
Cast a negative status on your own party (such as Slowga) and skip their turns.

Daredevil
Description:
“Charges while character fights with low HP.”
Charge rate:
16% per turn with low HP

How its learned:
When your character attacks with 50% HP or less.
How many times for each character:
Tidus - 170
Yuna - 90
Wakka - 140
Lulu - 150
Kimahri - 200
Auron - 260
Rikku - 110
Tips for obtaining:
You can select the Defend command while your character’s have low HP in order to learn this Overdrive Mode.

Loner
Description:
“Charges when character fights alone.”
Charge rate:
16% per turn while the character is alone

How its learned:
When your character has a turn when they are the only party member left standing.
How many times for each character:
Tidus - 60
Yuna - 180
Wakka - 110
Lulu - 45
Kimahri - 90
Auron - 35
Rikku - 170
Tips for obtaining:
Kill of your own party members during a battle and then skip turns until you obtain it. Best done during battles against lower leveled enemies.