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Add Status(追加効果発動,Tsuika Kōka Hatsudō?) is a recurring ability or an effect found innate in a weapon that adds status effects to a character's physical attack. Abilities with the "Touch" (攻撃) suffix allow the player to inflict statuses with attacks.
The Mystic Knight's Spellblade command can be used with status spells. When Spellblade is used with a status effect inflicting spell, the status will be inflicted onto the target 100% of the time, unless the target is immune to said status.
Several weapons also have a chance of inflicting opponents with statuses. It should be noted that weapons that inflict status on hit and ones that cast a spell on hit are different; some weapons like the Sleep Blade don't actually inflict the Sleep status on hit, but the blade has a chance of randomly casting the Sleep spell, which, in turn, may inflict the opponent.
Final Fantasy VI has fewer weapons that add a status on the opponent that previous games. Weapons that inflict Instant Death revive undead opponents in full health, apart from the Zantetsuken, which slices opponents in half. Again, weapons that inflict a status upon hit, and weapons that have a chance of casting a spell on hit, are different; such as the Stoneblade can cast the spell Break on hit, but the weapon itself has no status.
The Added Effect Materia adds the linked Materia's status to the character's physical attacks when used in a linked slot in a character's weapon. This enables the character to attack with various statuses.
The paired Materia's level does not matter, the user will automatically gain all the paired Materia's effects; e.g. when paired with a Level 1 Transform, the wielder will still gain the effects of both Mini and Toad, even though the Materia hasn't learned Toad yet. The chance of inflicting the target with the status(es) during a physical attack is 20%.
Status Strike is a Support Materia, which allows for statuses from the other equipped Materia to be added to physical attacks. The game also has various accessories that add a status to Zack's physical attack.
List of accessories that add a status to physical attack:
ST-Atk-J (ST攻撃J,ST Kōgeki J?) enables the player to junction status magic into a character's attack, which will inflict the status at fixed percentages (1% for every stock of the spell junctioned). Pain is the only spell to inflict multiple statuses. ST-Atk-J can be learned from the GFsSiren, Carbuncle, Cerberus and Doomtrain for 160 AP, or can be taught to any GF by using the Status Atk item.
When the ability is equipped, there is a small chance to inflict the target with the equipped weapon's status. The skill can be learned by Zidane, Vivi, Steiner, Freya, Quina Quen, and Amarant, and is learned from the Bone Wrist, Chimera Armlet, Bracer, Feather Hat, Twist Headband, Glass Buckle, and Thunder Gloves for 20 AP.
The player can find out the weapon's status (if it has any) by the press of the while in the menu. Only the weapons that have status ailments attached to them are listed in the following table. For Zidane, Add Status only works with daggers; in order to use the Thief Swords' statuses the player must use the Soul Blade skill. Add Status takes three Magic Stones to equip.
The formula for each of these weapons to inflict said status is as follows:
If Chance > Rnd (0...99), Add Status is successful.
Touch abilities add a status to a character's physical attack. Touch inflicts opponents with a status 50% of the time, compared to Strike auto abilities which inflict the status 100% of the time as long as the target is not immune. Touch weapons are received as drops from opponents and can be customized into weapons with items.
The Darktouch auto ability gives a weapon a 50% chance of inflicting the Dark status, and can be customized to a weapon with 60 Eye Drops items. The Silencetouch auto ability gives a weapon a 50% chance of inflicting the Silence status, and can be customized to a weapon with 60 Echo Screen items. The Sleeptouch auto ability gives a weapon a 50% chance of inflicting the Sleep status and can be customized to a weapon with ten Sleeping Powder items. The Poisontouch auto ability gives a weapon a 50% chance of inflicting the Poison status, and can be customized to a weapon with 99 Antidote items.