Canister Shot (キャニスターショット, Kyanisutā Shotto?) is a recurring ability in the series. It is a Limit Break used exclusively by Irvine Kinneas, which generally deals heavy damage to enemies while ignoring their Defense stat.
VIII Canister Shot is a Limit Break used by Irvine as long as the player has at least one Demolition Ammo in their inventory. It inflicts non-elemental physical damage to one target with a power of 60, but fires slowly.
Canister shot which is similar to case (or case-shot) is a kind of anti-personnel ammunition used in cannons. It was similar to the naval grapeshot, but fired smaller and more numerous balls, which did not have to punch through the wooden hull of a ship. Canister shot has been used since the advent of gunpowder-firing artillery in Western armies; however, canister (or case) shot saw particularly frequent use on land and at sea in the various wars of the 18th and 19th century. The canister round is similar to a case (hence the confusion between case shot and canister shot) and is still used today in modern artillery, particularly in the main armament of tanks with smoothbore cannons.