Inflict damage by bringing about a space-time warp set in place by stars twinkling in the firmament.
- —Description, Final Fantasy Tactics.
Almagest is an extraordinarily powerful Holy-elemental spell that strikes all party members and inflicts Sap. Exdeath and the superbosses Enuo and Neo Shinryu have access to this ability, as well as the enemy Hades. If Shield Dragon, Vilia, or Hades is caught and released, it will cast Almagest.
Almagest damages all units within a two-square radius emanating from the point of casting, does damage equal to user's max HP to current HP. Only the monsters Behemoth and Ultima Demon have access to the spell, though the spell can be used if the player recruits the former into the party via an Orator.
Almagest is one of Exdeath's HP attacks. He surrounds himself in a field of dark energy and explodes. Exdeath learns the ground version of the attack at Level 8 and the aerial version at Level 30. The attack costs 40 CP to equip and 300 AP to master. He also uses an upgraded version of the attack called Neo Almagest with a successful EX Burst, in which he casts the opponent into the Void and seals the entrance between his hands.
Almagest returns as one of Exdeath's HP attacks, now costing 30 CP to equip and 130 AP to master.
Almagest is the name of the ancient book written by the Greek philosopher Ptolemy. It presents an Earth-centered view of the solar system and was accepted as an astronomical authority for over a thousand years. Almagest means "the greatest" in Greek.