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Blizzaga (ブリザガ, Burizaga?), also known as Ice 3, Blizzard 3, and Blizzard III, is the strongest ice-elemental Black Magic spell in most games where it appears. It is called Hielo++ in Spanish (Ice++), Eisga (German for ice plus the suffix -ga) in German. Up to the Italian version of Final Fantasy VI, it is called Buferaga (Italian for blizzard plus the suffix -ga), whereas it remains Blizzaga from Final Fantasy VIII until Final Fantasy XIII excluded, where it is called Crioga (Greek for ice plus the suffix -ga).
Deals ice damage to all foes.
Blizzaga, also known as ICE3 in the NES release, and Ice3 in the Final Fantasy Origins release, is a level 7 Black Magic spell which inflicts major ice-elemental damage to all enemies. In the NES and Origins releases, it inflicts between 70 and 280 damage, while in subsequent releases, damage dealt depends on the caster's Intelligence.
The spell can be bought at Gaia and can be learned by the Black Mage, Black Wizard, and Red Wizard job classes. In the Dawn of Souls and 20th Anniversary Edition releases it costs 40 MP to cast. It can be cast by Two-Headed Dragon, Chronodia, and Chaos.
Blizzaga is a level 4 Black Magic spell that has a base power of 85 and can be bought for 3,000 gil at Northeast Saronia, and Doga's Village. One can be found in the Cave of Tides, while it can also be cast through the Arctic Wind and Rune Staff. The enemy Kum Kum can use Blizzaga against the party.
Causes ice damage.
Blizzaga is a Black Magic spell learned by Rydia when she reaches level 39 in the 2D versions, or level 40 in the 3D versions, and by Palom when he reaches level 33. Tellah learns Blizzaga when Cecil becomes a Paladin, and Fusoya joins the party knowing the spell.
It has a casting time of 4, costs 30 MP to cast and has a spell power of 256 in the 2D versions, and 110 in 3D versions. The spell can be used by Lunar Shiva, Lunar Leviathan, Lunar Asura, Leviathan in the DS version, and Dark Sage.
On the Easy Type version, the casting time was reduce to 3 and the spell was renamed to Blizzard 3.
Blizzaga returns as a Black Magic spell in the sequel of Final Fantasy IV. The imposter Rydia learns it at level 39 while both Palom and Rydia already known the spell. It deals major Ice-elemental damage to one enemy or moderate damage to all enemies at the cost of 30 MP.
Blizzaga is a Level 5 Black Magic spell players can purchase in Moore for 6,000 gil. It costs 25 MP to cast. The spell can be used by the enemies Barrier, Enuo, Exdeath in the first battle, Flaremancer, Fury, Melusine, Necrophobe, Neo Exdeath, Nereid, and Omniscient. The player may utilize this ability by catching and releasing a Dark Elemental. Blizzaga is one of the spells that can be cast from the Wonder Wand for free.
Attacks with ice.
Blizzaga is an Attack spell thought by Valigarmanda at a rate of x1. Celes also learns the spell at level 42. It costs 52 MP to cast, has a hit rate of 150, an attack power of 122, and is vulnerable to Runic. The spell is used by a large amount of enemies in the game, the earliest being used by Dullahan.
Ice3 is the final spell on the Ice Materia, costing 52 MP to cast and requiring 18,000 AP to unlock. It has a base spell power equal to 4x the base magic damage. The spell can also be used by Bizarro∙Sephiroth, and is also one of the spells used by Sephiroth during the Kalm flashback sequence.
Blizzaga summons a large shard of ice above an enemy to slam down on them with a chance of inflicting Stun. Two variations exist: Dark Blizzaga acts like Blizzaga and inflicts Poison, Silence and Stun; and Hell Blizzaga inflicts Poison, Silence, Stop, Instant Death and Stun. Blizzaga costs 32 MP to cast, Dark Blizzaga costs 38 MP, and casting Hell Blizzaga requires 52 MP. Hell Blizzaga is the most powerful ice-elemental materia in the game. Coupled with Status Ward materia, it can protect the player from the full range of status ailments.
Blizzaga can be bought in Research Dept. QMC + for 10,000 gil and Hell Blizzaga in the Wutai Secret Shop for 15,000. Dark Blizzaga cannot be bought, but along with the other Blizzaga Materia it can be made via Materia Fusion.
Ice magic damage/one enemy
Final Fantasy VIII is the first appearance of the name Blizzaga instead of "Ice3", and it inflicts major ice-elemental damage on one opponent. Characters can draw them from numerous enemies, although most need to be at Level 30 or higher. Casting Blizzaga in battle increases compatibility with Shiva by 2.4, but lowers compatibility with Ifrit by 1.2.
|Draw from||Level 1-100: Sorceress, Ultimecia (Griever form)|
Level 30-100: Adamantoise, Adel, Base Soldier, Buel, Edea*Second encounter, Elite Soldier, Esthar Soldier, Esthar Soldier (Terminator), Fastitocalon, Fastitocalon-F, G-Soldier, Grendel, Jelleye, Mobile Type 8, PuPu, Seifer*Fourth encounter, Slapper, Snow Lion, Sphinxara, Sphinxaur, Thrustaevis
|Draw points||Timber Timber Maniacs building (hidden, never refill), Shumi Village outside Elder's house|
|Refine||I Mag-RF: Wizard Stone x1 - Blizzaga x5, North Wind x1 - Blizzaga x20|
High Mag-RF: Blizzara x5 - Blizzaga x1
|Ice: +1.0%||Ice: +1.5%||No effect||No effect|
Causes big-time Ice damage to single/multiple targets.
The Octagon Rod teaches Vivi the Black Magic spell Blizzaga. It deals major ice-elemental damage. The shop in Esto Gaza has the Octagon Rod for sale after Zidane and company complete the Desert Palace. Blizzaga costs 24 MP to cast, requires 85 AP to learn, and has a spell power of 72. It can be reflected and works with Return Magic.
Blizzaga is located in Lulu's section of the Sphere Grid, although any character can eventually reach it, and thus use it. It costs 16 MP to cast. Several enemies are capable of casting the spell, including Abaddon, Chimerageist, Greater Sphere, Jumbo Flan, Master Coeurl, Mindy, Nega Elemental, Seymour, Seymour Omnis, Shiva at the Remiem Temple, Sleep Sprout, Varuna, and Wraith.
Blizzaga is a Black Magic spell learned by the Black Mage dressphere. It can also be used via equipping the Snow Ring or by passing through all gates on the Ice Queen Garment Grid. Blizzaga can also be used via Yuna's Festivalist ability Ice Sandals, and either hits one or two enemies, or in Lady Luck's Random Reels by lining up three Cherries.
The spell is used by a wide variety of enemies in the game.
Blizzaga is an ability that can be only used by Paine when using the Black Mage dressphere, it costs 4 MP to cast. It is the only ice-elemental attack the player can use. It as a range of three tiles ahead of the character.
Blizzaga is a tier 1 elemental spell. It deals area of effect damage, potentially hitting multiple targets. -"Ga" spells, as they are often referred to in the game, do more damage than tier 1 elemental magic with the same elemental type. In Final Fantasy XI, ice is generally one of the harder-hitting, and last learned elements of any tier, superseded only by Thunder. Blizzaga can be bought by vendors for 12,376 gil or less depending upon fame.
Blizzaga is a Level 5 Black Magick spell available for purchase in Balfonheim for 8,200 gil. Its license costs 45 LP. Blizzaga deals heavy ice damage to all foes in range for the (initial) MP cost of 42. The enemy ability Piercing Blizzaga can break through the Reflect status.
Deal ice damage to targets within a wide radius.
Deals ice-attribute magic damage to enemies within a wide radius. Deals great damage to the target.
Blizzaga costs 40 ATB to activate and casting it causes Lightning to backflip. Blizzaga can be found in a treasure sphere residing in the Temple of the Goddess.
Blizzard III appears in Final Fantasy XIV as a Thaumaturge ability available at level 38. The ability deals ice-elemental damage to a single target with the potency of 240. When the spell is cast, it grants the Umbral Ice effect for 10 seconds and removes Astral Fire. Once the player learns Magic and Mend II at level 40, Blizzard III will automatically give the player the Umbral Ice III buff.
At the game's release, Blizzard III had a damage potency of 220. After the release of patch 2.3, Blizzard III had its damage potency raised to 240.
In the Japanese version of the game, Blizzard III is called Blizzaga.
In addition, the Manor Jester has access to the Void Blizzard III (ヴォイド・ブリザガ, Boido Burizaga?, lit. Void Blizzaga) spell in battle.
A Black Mage can learn Blizzaga for 500 JP. It uses 24 MP and has a speed of 15.
Black magick that conjures forth bone-chilling icicles.
Freezing wind, speak of forgotten truths! Ice3!
The Chill Rod teaches Black Mages Blizzaga for 300 AP. It costs 24 MP to cast, has a Magic Power of 50, and has a range of 4 with a vertical reach of 3. It is stealable through the ability Steal: Ability, and is also susceptible to Return Magic and Absorb MP.
Black Mages learn Blizzaga from the Chill Rod for 300 AP, though it now requires only 18 MP to cast.
Blizzaga can only be cast when fusing Blizzard Magicite. The player must combine three Blizzard Magicites to cast it.
Blizzaga is the level 20 Frost spell, exclusive to the Black Mage class, and caps at level 100. It deals ice damage to all enemies, can be used once per battle, and up to three times a day. It requires three turns to cast.
Blizzaga is a high level Black Magic spell available for purchase in Invidia for 5,000 gil after the world is flooded in darkness. The spell costs 4 AP to cast and it has a spell power of 18. It can only be used if the Blizzaga Tome item is in the character's inventory.
Blizzaga is a level 5 Black Magic spell. It inflicts major water damage. Group-casting is allowed. Blizzaga is also a level 5 Sword Magic spell. It adds a high-power water effect to weapon for 10 turns. It costs 45 MP. Note that the game does not have an Ice element.
Onion Knight is able to chain Blizzard into Blizzaga, which summons three shards of ice from above to strike the opponent and drive them into the ground causing Wall Rush. Blizzaga costs 30 CP to equip and 120 AP to master. Blizzaga has a power of 18 normally, 26 power in EX Mode, and generates 120 EX Force.
Blizzaga is a Bravery attack for Tifa. It summons a shard of ice to strike the opponent from above and drive them into the ground. It needs 30 CP to equip and 80 AP to master. Blizzaga has a total of 30 power when all hits connect, and generates no EX Force.
Shantotto's Spirit Magic: Ice now casts Blizzaga when she has between 2,000 and 4,000 Bravery. Blizzaga has 15 power and generates 24 to 36 EX Force when chained into another attack, or 60 EX Force when dealing HP damage.
Onion Knight's Blizzaga now begins a Chase Sequence instead of causing Wall Rush, and the final blow knocks the opponent into the air instead of downward. It still requires 120 AP to master but only 10 CP to equip. Blizzaga has 32 power normally, and 58 power in EX Mode. It generates 78 EX Force.
Blizzaga is a Reactive ability that activates in Battle Music Sequences every time the player gets a Good or better rating on 20 Hold Triggers, and deals high-power magic damage. Blizzaga is learned by Terra at Level 85, Vivi at Level 75, and Shantotto at Level 90.
Blizzaga is a Black Magic Ability with a Rarity of ☆☆☆. It deals heavy ice magic damage to one target, it can initially be used two times and it can be honed to Rank 5. It can be created by using Black Orb x5, Ice Orb x8, and 5000 gil.
Create a huge field of ice in front of you.
Blizzaga is a Lv. 5 spell that costs 4 SP to casts an attack all enemies in a 7x7 grid around Chocobo.
Non-Final Fantasy guest appearancesEdit
Kingdom Hearts seriesEdit
Blizzaga, together with its lower tiers Blizzard and Blizzara, appears as a magic spell in the Kingdom Hearts series. In most games, using the spell causes a chunk of ice to shoot out directly from its caster's Keyblade. In 358/2 Days, the spell gained a homing property.
- One of the actors in the Final Fantasy XII Suntory Potion Drink Commercial "casts" Blizzaga.