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Deal Physical damage to targets in range.
Blitz (エリアブラスト, Eria Burasuto?, lit. Area Blast) is a recurring ability in the Final Fantasy series first appearing in Final Fantasy XIII as an attack that hits multiple enemies. There is a stronger version of Blitz called Area Sweep, and variations of the base Blitz attack that deal fire, ice, wind, and lightning-elemental damage.
Blitz is a Commando command ability that physically attacks multiple enemies for two ATB segments, doing slightly more damage than a normal attack, but less than two. All party members can learn it except Vanille.
Most characters perform a single spinning attack that hits all nearby enemies, but Sazh's Blitz is unique and is comprised of eight shots fired in a sweeping motion from left to right in front of him for 60% damage of a normal attack*the full damage of one use of Attack, combining both pistols per bullet, which can potentially deal considerably more damage than other Blitzes, and up to 2.4 times that of two normal attacks for the same cost depending on how many of the eight bullets hit. Larger enemies provide more targetable area and those closer to Sazh are placed in a narrower bullet spread, allowing more shots to hit.
Havoc Skytank is out of reach of melee attacks. If the player queues Blitz with Lightning in this battle, she will cast a Ruin (with an increased cost) instead, and if the player will queue another Ruin (Blitz or regular) she will cast them separately, meaning she will start at the beginning of her combo instead of continuing it.
Blitz returns performing the same function. Both Serah Farron and Noel Kreiss can use Blitz as a ranged attack, damaging enemies around their target in a similar manner to -ra level magic. It also can be performed midair as opposed to the first installment.
Elemental Blitz attacks (Heat Blitz, Ice Blitz, Electric Blitz, and Aero Blitz for fire, ice, lightning, and wind respectively) have been added as part of the Ravager skillset, and Paradigm Pack Commando creatures have access to Area Sweep, a stronger version of Blitz.
Deals physical damage to target and nearby foes. Extends stagger.
Blitz returns as a physical ability that deals damage to the target and nearby enemies extending stagger time. At level 1, it has an ATB cost of 20, an Attack power of x0.90, a Stagger Power rating of E, and a Stagger Time rating of A. It is a locked ability on Sohei Savior (Lv. 2), Flower of Battle (Lv. 2), Velvet Bouncer (Lv. 2), Bold Vanguard, and Candy Raver (Lv. 3) garbs. The Elemental Blitzes also return from Final Fantasy XIII-2.
Blitz is an ability used by Lightning in Commando role. It consists of a forward spinning attack followed by a blast of gunfire to knock the opponent back. It costs 30 CP to equip and 100 AP to master.
Damage all enemies.
Blitz appears under its original name, Area Blast, alongside its elemental variants—all of which deal physical damage to all enemies. Area Blast costs 17 MP to cast and deals non-elemental physical damage (1.8x). In the Global version, Area Blast is an ability currently exclusive to Final Fantasy XIII units: Lightning, who learns the skill at level 46 (5★) as well as Snow, Hope, and Fang, who acquire Area Blast at level 78 (5★), 64 (5★) and 72 (5★), respectively.
The elemental variants are traits limited to Lightning, however. At level 48 (6★), Lightning simultaneously learns Electric Blitz (which inflicts lightning damage 2x), Ice Blitz (which deals ice damage 1.9x), and Heat Blitz (fire damage 1.9x). She learns Aero Blitz, a wind-elemental attack (1.9x damage), at level 72 (6★). All cost 20 MP, except for Electric Blitz, which costs 23 MP to execute.
Sazh can access Heat Blitz by equipping the Hyades Magnums, while Fang can access Aero Blitz if equipped with a Calamity Spear. Both Global-exclusive weapons could be obtained during the Hanging Edge event.
Non-Final Fantasy appearancesEdit
In Kingdom Hearts Re:coded, Sora can use Area Blast and Area Sweep under the names Round Blitz and Aerial Sweep. Round Blitz is a spinning attack, while Aerial Sweep is a spinning attack that spins Sora into the air to hit over a larger area. Sora is also able to learn fire, ice, wind, and thunder-elemental variants of the two attacks.
Blitz is a German word for "lightning". In English it is associated with quickness.