Cleric Stance (クルセードスタンス, Kurusēdo Sutansu?, lit. Crusade Stance) is a recurring ability in Final Fantasy series, commonly associated with Y'shtola Rhul. It generally increases an offensive spell-affecting stat at the exchange of reducing a healing-affecting stat.
Cleric Stance is a cross-role ability available at level 8 for Conjurers, White Mages, Scholars, and Astrologists. When used, Cleric Stance increases the user's attack magic potency by 5% for a period of 15 seconds. This ability has no cast time with a recast time of 90 seconds.
Prior to the release of the Stormblood expansion, Cleric Stance was a Conjurer ability learnt at level 6. The ability would swap the user's current intelligence and mind, increasing potency of attack spells by 10% and reducing potency of healing spells by 20%. This ability had no cast time with a recast time of 5 seconds.
Cleric Stance is a proactive ability exclusive to Y'shtola, learnt at level 40. It adds 150 to Magic, but drops Spirit and Stamina by 50 each.