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Actinic Burst
MP 24
Effect Area of effect Flash effect.
Duration 15 sec
Casting Time 0.5 sec
Recast Time 60 sec
Magic Type Blue Magic
Element Light
Jobs BLU 74

Actinic Burst (A.バースト, A. Bāsuto?, lit. A. Burst) is a Blue Magic spell in Final Fantasy XI learned from Ghrahs. It greatly lowers the accuracy of enemies within area of effect for a brief time. It is popular for Blue Mages because the severity of the Flash effect allows the caster to regroup in a pinch, and because of the Auto Refresh combo. It generates a large amount of Enmity and is a useful tool for Blue Mage tanks.

t costs four Blue Magic Points to set and grants HP+20 and CHR+4 when set. It severely reduces accuracy compared to Blind, the effect weakens over time until it wears off. It inflicts the Flash status, which stacks with the Blind status. It can be overwritten by the White Magic Flash, and cannot overwrite that spell's Flash effect. It cannot be removed by Blindna, but can be removed by Erase, Esuna or Healing Waltz.

The following spells can be set, in certain combinations, to acquire Auto Refresh as a Blue Mage. The player must set 8 Auto Refresh points-worth of spells to obtain the trait.

Spell Level Blue Magic Points cost Auto Refresh points
Stinking Gas 44 2 1
Frightful Roar 50 3 2
Self-Destruct 50 3 2
Cold Wave 52 1 1
Light of Penance 58 5 2
Voracious Trunk 64 4 3
Actinic Burst 74 4 4
Plasma Charge 75 5 4

EtymologyEdit

Actinism is the property of solar radiation that leads to the production of photochemical and photobiological effects. Actinism is derived from the Greek ακτίς, ακτῖνος (a ray or beam).