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Aura, as seen in Final Fantasy VIII.

Aura (オーラ, Ōra?) is both a spell and an ability that provides various beneficial effects unique to each game it appears in.


Final Fantasy IIEdit

Aura is a Black Magic spell that adds monster types to physical attacks depending on its level. Any character can learn Aura by the use of Aura Tome (called the Aura Scroll in the Origins release).

Aura Tome
Effect Allows the target to learn Aura when used outside of battle. Casts Aura VIII when used in battle.
Buy In None
Find In Fynn Castle, Raqia
Won From Sorcerer
Cost N/A

Aura adds the following effects per success:

  • 1: Extra damage vs. Flying
  • 2: Extra damage vs. Aquatic
  • 3: Extra damage vs. Earth
  • 4: Extra damage vs. Giants
  • 5: Extra damage vs. Spellcasters
  • 6: Extra damage vs. Dragon
  • 7: Extra damage vs. Werebeasts
  • 8: Extra damage vs. Undead

The spell is bugged in the NES version, as it does not grant its extra bonus at level 8.

Final Fantasy IIIEdit

Aura is Bahamut's "White" effect and grants the party Haste. A similar effect can be gained by singing the Minuet song with the Loki Harp equipped.

Final Fantasy VIIIEdit

Aura grants the Aura status, which increases the chance of the afflicted character getting a Limit Break and allows them to get Limit Breaks even outside of being in HP Critical health. Being under the effects of Aura boosts the character's Crisis Level, enhancing their Limit Breaks as well. Its effect lasts 6.6 seconds. The afflicted character is shrouded in yellow hues.

Used as junctioning magic, Aura will highly increase the Luck stat and can be junctioned to status defense to make a character immune to Curse. Aura is a very rare magic: the only enemy to carry Aura for Drawing is Seifer. Otherwise, Aura must be refined from items, or drawn from Draw Points, such as on the Island Closest to Heaven and Island Closest to Hell. Aura also cures the negative status Curse.

Aura can also be used on or by opponents, which cause their strength to temporarily increase and may allow them to use new abilities. For example, Aura allows the aerial monster Thrustaevis to use its Wind Blast attack, the mechanical monster GIM52A to use the Blue Magic Ray-Bomb and allows Raijin to use Raijin Special.

Casting Aura in battle increases compatibility with Carbuncle by 1, and with Cerberus by 0.2, but lowers compatibility with Eden by 0.2 as well.

Draw from Level 30-100: Seifer*Fourth encounter
Draw Points Trabia Garden (hidden, never refills), Galbadia Garden (during Garden War, hidden), Ultimecia Castle Wine Cellar (hidden), Island Closest to Heaven, Island Closest to Hell
Refine Supt Mag-RF: 1 Aura Stone refines into 1 Aura, 1 Fury Fragment refines into 5 Auras
HP-J Str-J Vit-J Mag-J Spr-J Spd-J Eva-J Hit-J Luk-J
+34 +0.70 +0.22 +0.24 +0.24 +0.10 +0.02 +0.50 +0.40
Elem-Atk-J Elem-Def-J ST-Atk-J ST-Def-J
No effect No effect No effect Curse: +2.00%

Final Fantasy IXEdit

Aura is Amarant's Flair ability that grants Regen and Auto-Life. It can be learned by equipping the Scissor Fangs or Duel Claws. It takes 25 AP to learn and 12 MP to cast.

Final Fantasy XIEdit

Here, Aura is a white magic and enhancing magic aligned with the light element exclusive to Scholars of level 5 and higher under the effect of Tabula Rasa. The spell's official English translation is Embrava, to match with the theme of giving Scholar's exclusive spells Latin names. The spell takes 20% of one's maximum MP to cast, targets a single player, and lasts for 5 minutes, although Strategems are commonly used to reduce this cost, extend this duration, and target an entire party at a time.

While the precise magnitude of the effect is dependent on the Scholar's Enhancing Magic skill, at the present time the effect gives a substantial Haste, Regen, and Regain effects. Because this effect is its own separate status, it stacks with the Haste and Regen spells.

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The Final Fantasy XI development team has announced plans to nerf the spell in order to de-emphasize "zerg tactics" in favor of a more balanced approach. The re-balanced spell will provide Refresh effects in place of Regain and have a duration of only 1 minute.

Final Fantasy XIII-2Edit

Aura is an ability exclusive to Lightning in Conjurer role which is only available in special downloadable content episode, "Requiem of the Goddess". It bestows Haste, Bravery, and Faith on the user removing buffs granted by Mighty Guard for the cost of 5 ATB gauge segments. It is available from Level 5 and higher.

Final Fantasy XIVEdit

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Final Fantasy Type-0Edit

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Final Fantasy Tactics AdvanceEdit

Aura is a Defender ability that grants Regen and Auto-Life, and is learned for 300 AP from the Lohengrin.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the RiftEdit

Aura is a Defender ability that grants Regen and Auto-Life, and is learned from the Lohengrin for 400 AP. It costs 28 MP to cast.

Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of LightEdit

FF4HoL Aura Slot

Aura appears a White Magic spell and costs 2 AP to cast. When the spell is used it increases all status levels by 10%. The spell can be given to any character by having a Aura Tome in the character's inventory. The spell can be purchased for 2,500 gil in Spelvia after darkness floods the world.

Final Fantasy DimensionsEdit

Reduces physical damage received and increases ATK for a single ally.

Aura is a Fusion Ability that raises party's attack power. It is exclusive to the Warriors of Light and cost 16 MP to cast. Aura requires the character to have White Mage's Protect and Bard's Power Song mastered.

Dissidia Final FantasyEdit

Aura is Bahamut's ability when summoned. It increases the summoner's Brave by increments of 20 or 40 over a period of time, depending on if Bahamut was summoned manually or automatically.

A different type of Aura is also available in story mode. It fills the EX Gauge by 50% at the start of the next battle.

Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit

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—Laguna Loire when activating EX Mode

Laguna's EX Mode casts Aura on him, coloring his weapons gold and letting him cancel out the lag of his Bravery attacks by using another Bravery attack afterward.

Bahamut also returns to cast Aura on the party, but with modified effect. The manual version raises Bravery by increments of 99, while the automatic version raises it by 66. However, Bahamut's effect lasts for much less time than before.

Pictlogica Final FantasyEdit

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Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit

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