Deprotect (デプロテ, Depurote?) is a recurring magic spell originating in Lightning Saga. It inflicts Deprotect reducing target's resistance against physical attacks, and occasionally deals minor magic damage.
Reduce target's physical resistance and deal magic damage.
Deprotect is an ability available to the Saboteur role that lowers an enemy's defense by 89%. It is classified as a debuff spell and can be inflicted by itself or used to cancel an enemy's Protect status. It costs 1 ATB gauge segment to cast and is a useful ability against enemies with high HP (e.g. Behemoths, for most of them are susceptible to it).
XIII-2 Deprotect returns as an ability available for Saboteurs. Deprotect, and its upgraded version, Deprotega, deal magic damage and reduce target's physical resistance by 30%. They also deal Wound damage. Serah learns Deprotect at level 1 and Noel at level 8.
Physical versions of the spell exist, known as Deprotect II and Heavy Deprotega. While the magic abilities can be infused into another Saboteur Paradigm Pack monster, the physical ones cannot.
Armor Breaker, despite its name, is a damage enhancement rather than a debuff. It is also a role ability, an auto-ability available for the Commando role. It boosts the character's strength when targeting an enemy whose physical resistance is set to "Resistant" or "Halved". It can be learned by several monsters in the Paradigm Pack, but not Noel and Serah.