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Elemancy is a special power linked to Lucian royalty. Noctis can extract elemental energy from deposits around the continent, collect it in magic flasks, and craft spells his allies can also use in combat.
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Elemancy (魔法, Mahō?, lit. Magic) is one of two magic-casting systems in Final Fantasy XV, available to Noctis and his entourage. The other system is related to the Ring of the Lucii and is exclusive to Noctis. Using Elemancy does not cost MP, instead requiring each spell be crafted from available ingredients collected from the world. Spells carry over when using New Game Plus and chapter select.

The Final Fantasy XV Ultimania describes Elemancy as a "power beyond human understanding wielded by royalty." However, if refined and stored in a Magic Flask, it becomes available to others in a pseudo manner.[1]

ProcurementEdit

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Noctis draws ice from an elemental vein.

Elemancy requires a few key ingredients to "craft" a spell. Units of elemental energy can be drawn from elemental veins found throughout the world in triangular formations around potential campsites, or acquired from magitek enemies defeated with mechanical weapons, like the Engine Blade or the Drain Lance. A Magic Flask is a reusable container to put the crafted spell into. More flasks are acquired as the game progresses.

After procuring the necessary ingredients, a wide variety of spells can be created by putting together Fire, Ice, and Lightning elements. Consumable items and spoils from monsters can spice up a crafted spell, adding secondary effects like multi-casts from a single flask, healing the party while damaging enemies, and lacing the spell with status effects.

Spells must have a dominant element, else the concoction is a hybrid marked by a "?" that will result in a random spell with uncontrollable effects. While these spells are powerful, they are hard to employ strategically due to the amount of variation that may occur.

Any spell crafted will be added to a list of known recipes for easy access and repeat crafting. Crafting a spell for the first time earns the Magical Worker achievement/trophy.

ExecutionEdit

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Noctis using Elemancy.

After a Magic Flask is filled, it can be equipped to Noctis's weapon slot like any other weapon, and to the secondary weapon slots of Ignis, Gladiolus, and Prompto. As Noctis, when the flask is selected as the active weapon, holding the attack button will create an area-of-effect sphere that can be moved with the left stick. Releasing the attack button will throw the flask and release the crafted spell within the zone inside the sphere.

If locked onto an enemy with the flask selected, the player can tap the attack button to automatically launch the spell on the locked target and the area surrounding them.

Using a spell the first time earns the Black Mage achievement/trophy.

Additional effectsEdit

EnvironmentalEdit

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Fire elemancy burning away a field of grass.

Elemancy's massive damage only affects enemies, while environmental effects affect allies and enemies both. Example: Firaga's blast only damages the mobs, but allies caught in the burning field left behind will take damage. The element used may be stronger in a particular area, like fire elemancy in an arid climate. Elemancy can have lasting effects on the area it is cast, where Fire will burn away grass, Thunder will electrify conductive metal surfaces, and Blizzard will cover friend and foe alike in ice, slowing their movements. Third-level spells will have a drastic effect on the battle area, and if low-level spells are cast in quick succession, their combined environmental effects can equal out to those found on higher level spells. For instance, casting three Fire spells repeatedly will cause the area to become extremely warm, where everyone begins to take burning damage, just as if a single Firaga was used.

Catalyst effectsEdit

Items, Ingredients and Treasures can add effects to spells to either give them more damage or an additional effect. Hover your cursor over the effect for formulas.

Name Effect Catalyst
Quintcast Cast a spell up to five times.First is guaranteed, then: Success = 50 + (catalyst's effect level * amount of catalysts used) Items: Megalixir, Reflex Enhancer, Magitek Booster
Treasures: Behemoth Horn, Dragon Horn, Gar Fin, Griffon Claw, Hydraulic Cylinder, Imperial Medal of Honor, Large Hollowhorn, Magitek Core, Magnetron, Malboro Eye, Mandrake Flower, Scarlet Splinterbone
Quadcast Cast a spell up to four times.First is guaranteed, then: Success = 50 + (catalyst's effect level * amount of catalysts used) Items: Mega Phoenix
Ingredients: Allural Shallot,Hulldagh Nutmeg, Tenebraen Oak, Kettier Ginger
Treasures: Beautiful Hide, Beetle Shell, Catfish Heart, Catoblepas Fang, Curved Hollowhorn, Downy Feathers, Earth Gemstone, Giant Curlhorn, Gorgeous Plumage, Gralean Medal of Distinction, Great Anak Antlers, Greatsnake Crest, Monster Claw, Mythril Shaft, Poisonous Catfish Fin, Sharp Tail Feathers, Thunderoc Feather
Tricast Cast a spell up to three times.First is guaranteed, then: Success = 50 + (catalyst's effect level * amount of catalysts used) Items: Elixir, Hi-Elixir, Phoenix Down
Ingredients: Kujata Marrow, Sahagin Liver, Schier Turmeric, Smoking Wood
Treasures: Beautiful Plumage, Crooked Helixhorn, Dragon Scales, Garula Fur, Giant Feather, Giant Hairy Horn, Glass Gemstone, Great Garula Tusk, Grouper Fin, Hard Scale, Heavy Scale, Mesmenir Horn, Morion Trout Scales, Rough Shell, Salmon Fin, Shield Spike, Spiked Armor, Sturdy Helixhorn, Thick Hide, Treant Branch, Wyvern Wing
Dualcast Cast a spell up to two times.First is guaranteed, then: Success = 50 + (catalyst's effect level * amount of catalysts used) Items: Ether, Remedy, Superior Restorative
Ingredients: Cleigne Mollusk, Caem Pinkshrimp, Cleigne Darkshell, Sheep Milk
Treasures: Anak Antlers, Basilisk Plumage, Bulette Carapace, Catfish Barbel, Catfish Mucus, Chrome Bit, Cockatrice Tail Feathers, Crab Carapace, Fine Tail Feathers, Garula Tusk, Grouper Bones, Grouper Skin, Hairy Horn, Hard Whiskers, Havocfang Hide, Magnificent Tail Feathers, Metal Scrap, Rough Scales, Sahagin Scale, Scaled Skin, Sharp Bone, Shattered Timepiece, Snakehead Scales, Strong Bone, Supple Tail, Tiny Feather, Tough Shell, Trout Scales, Voretooth Bristles
Venomcast Cast a spell with a chance to inflict Poison status on the target.Success = (catalyst's effect level) * (amount of catalysts used) Items: Antidote
Ingredients: Funguar
Treasures: Barbed Poison Needle, Deadly Stinger, Enormous Stinger, Insect Stinger, Scorpion Barb, Sharp Bristles
Cursecast Cast a spell with a chance to inflict Mollified status on the target.Success = (catalyst's effect level) * (amount of catalysts used) Items: Smelling Salts
Ingredients: Alstroom, Leiden Pepper
Treasures: Anak Fetlock, Arba Spur, Barramundi Innards, Centipede Feet, Centipede Jaw, Centipede Legs, Centipede Teeth, Crimson Tongue, Fearsome Hoof, Fine Slimy Oil, Giant Hoof, Hardened Hoof, Sharp Head Fin, Slimy Oil, Spiny Barramundi Fin, Translucent Skin, Worn Incisor
Stopcast Cast a spell with a chance to inflict Stop status on the target.Success = (catalyst's effect level) * (amount of catalysts used) Items: Maiden's Kiss
Ingredients: Vesproom
Treasures: Ammonite Fossil, Ancient Dragon Tooth, Broken Harmonica, Fossil Shell, Fossil Wood, Murk Grouper Eye, Star Shell
Killcast Cast a spell with a chance to inflict Instant Death status on the target.Success = (catalyst's effect level) * (amount of catalysts used) Items: Gold Needle
Ingredients: Malmashroom
Treasures: Big Scorpion Stinger, Coeurl Whiskers, Malboro Vine, Scorpion Stinger, Strong Whiskers
Healcast Cast a spell and heal the caster.Percentage healed = (catalyst's effect level) * (amount of catalysts used) Items: Potion, Hi-Potion, Mega-Potion
Ingredients: Aegir Root, Cleigne Wheat, Cup Noodles, Fine Cleigne Wheat, Killer Tomato, Leiden Potato, Leiden Sweet Potato, Lucian Tomato, Saxham Rice, Ulwaat Berries, Wild Onion
Treasures: Treant Trunk
Freecast Cast a spell with a chance not to consume the elemental energy it was crafted with.Success = (catalyst's effect level) * (amount of catalysts used) / 100 Treasures: Arapaima Scales, Beautiful Bottle, Cactuar Needle, Jumbo Needle, Large Arapaima Scales, Mythril Ingot, Platinum Ingot
Expericast Cast a spell and give an EXP bonus to the caster.Bonus EXP = (catalyst's effect level) * (amount of catalysts used) Ingredients: Arapaima Roe
Treasures: Cockatrice Crest, Debased Banknote, Debased Coin, Debased Silverpiece, Lucian Carp Reverscales, Lucian Carp Rowscales, Magnificent Crest, Old Book, Rare Coin
Failcast Gambling effect: either the spell casting fails, or the spell is cast successfully and inflicts significant damage.Fail chance = (catalyst's effect level) * (amount of catalysts used) / 100 Treasures: Iron Shavings, Rusted Bit, Sky Gemstone
Powercast Cast a spell of increased intensity (with unchanged range). Treasures: Small Beak
Blastcast Cast a spell inflicting significant damage on both the target and the caster (reducing HP to 1). Treasures: Giant Crab Pincers, Prawn Antennae, Strong Pincers
Maxicast / Limit Break Cast the ultimate elemental spell (can break the damage limit and deal up to 99,999 damage). Ingredients: Adamantoise Meat
Treasures: Adamantite, Dragon Claw, Hardened Hide, Hunter’s Medal, Jade Gar Mirrorscale, Rotten Splinterbone, Wind-up Lord Vexxos, Zu Beak

AscensionEdit

The Magic grid on the Ascension system enhances Elemancy.

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Elementalism
Crystarium Branch 2
48
Magic Level
Crystarium Branch 1
99
Magic Level II
72
Elementality
Crystarium Branch 2
99
Enhanced Elementality
48
Elemagnetism
20
Powercraft
Crystarium Branch 2
99
Extra Powercraft
Crystarium Branch 1
555
Super Powercraft
Crystarium Branch 1
999
Ultimate Powercraft
24
Magic Action
Crystarium Branch 1
333
Bonuspell
Crystarium Branch 1
999
Bonuspell II


Name Effect
Bonuspell Gain an extra spell from crafting.
Bonuspell II Gain an additional extra spell from crafting.
Elemagnetism Increases the chance of draining elemental energy from a foe while using an element-absorbing weapon by 50%.
Elementalism Absorb 20% more energy from elemental deposits.
Elementality Elemental deposit absorption bonus increased to 50%.
Enhanced Elementality Elemental deposit absorption bonus increased to 80%.
Magic Action Gain 1 AP every time you cast a spell.
Magic Level Increase Magic for each character by the formula Magic = BaseMagic + CurrentLevel
Magic Level II Increase Magic for each character is now Magic = BaseMagic + (CurrentLevel * 3)
Powercraft Increase power of crafted spells by 10.
Extra Powercraft Spell crafting power increase is now 30.
Super Powercraft Spell crafting power increase is now 50.
Ultimate Powercraft Spell crafting power increase is now 100.

EtymologyEdit

Classical elements typically refer to ancient concepts similar to the modern states of matter: earth (solid), water (liquid), air (gas) and fire (plasma). Classical elements are the simplest form of existence, of everything in existence. Many philosophies and worldviews believe in classical elements.

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