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Blizzard II (ブリザドII, Burizado II?) is a recurring spell in the Final Fantasy series, appearing only in the online installments of the series. It is an upgraded version of the Blizzard spell.
|Final Fantasy XI Spell|
|Effect:||Deals ice damage to an enemy.|
|Casting Time:||1.5 Seconds|
|Recast Time:||6 Seconds|
|Magic Type:||Elemental Magic|
|Jobs:||BLM 42, SCH 46, GEO 50, RDM 55, DRK 66|
Ice is generally one of the harder-hitting and last-learned elements of any tier, superseded only by Thunder. This spell is purchasable from vendors in Selbina and Windurst Waters for 25,515 gil or less, depending on fame.
At the initial release of the original Final Fantasy XIV, Blizzard II was a spell learned by Conjurers at rank 24. The ability inflicted ice-elemental damage to all enemies within an area of effect. The spell cost 3 action points to set and cost 20 MP to use.
In the relaunch of Final Fantasy XIV, Thaumaturges learn this spell at level 12. The ability deals ice-elemental damage with a potency of 50 and causes an 8 second bind to the target and nearby enemies. When the spell is cast, it grants the Umbral Ice effect for 10 seconds and removes Astral Fire. Once the player learns the Magic and Mend trait at level 20, Blizzard II will automatically give the player the Umbral Ice II buff.
At the game's release, Blizzard II could only be used by Thaumaturges and Black Mages. The ability also had a potency of 100 and a 10 second bind effect. After the release of patch 2.1, Blizzard II can now be used by all Disciples of Magic and their upgraded forms, although only Thaumaturges and Black Mages gain the effect of Umbral Ice. However, the ability received a potency decrease to 50 and the binding effect was reduced to 8 seconds for in-game balance.
In the Japanese version of the game, Blizzard II is called Blizzara.