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Elemental infusion, also called En-Spell, is a recurring form of character enhancement in the Final Fantasy series. The are abilities that bestow corresponding status effects that supplement a combatant's physical attacks with additional elemental damage. A fire-aligned spell, for example, may add a burning effect to the cuts of a sword. This creates the possibility of exploiting an enemy's magical weakness without casting traditional direct-damage spells. Sometimes items infuse a character with elemental power.

The usefulness of the En-Spell family can be curtailed by the Nul-Spells, which completely eliminate damage from a given element, and the Bar Spells, which increase resistance to elemental attacks.

AppearancesEdit

Final Fantasy VIIEdit

VII The player can infuse a party member's weapon with an element with the Materia system. Whereas previous games had elemental weapons, Final Fantasy VII lets the player customize the weapons' elemental properties with the Elemental Materia. When linked to another Materia, the party member's physical attacks become of the linked Materia's element. Hidden element exists but has no effect on a weapon.

Final Fantasy VIIIEdit

VIII Elem-Atk-J is a junction ability that lets the player junction magic to a player character's physical attack. Their physical attack can thus become one of the game's eight elements, depending on what magic the player junctions.

Final Fantasy XIEdit

XI Enspells are a type of White Magic available to Red Mages, Paladins, and Dark Knights in Final Fantasy XI. Each spell grants a status effect for three minutes. During this time a character's physical attacks may do additional elemental damage based on the spell used. This bonus overrides any that might naturally exist on the equipped weapon and may be further modified by alignment with local weather and the day of the week. Only one enspell effect may be active on a character at a time.

Red Mages boast two tiers of enspells that are aligned with the six standard elements: earth, lightning, water, fire, ice, and Wind. The damage dealt is dependent upon the caster's Enhancing Magic skill versus the enemy's magical defense and elemental resistance.

For example, an earth-aligned elemental would take very little or no damage from Enstone, its native element, or Enthunder, the element against which stone is strong. It would instead be vulnerable to Enaero, the element against which stone is weak, and take normal damage from the remaining enspells.

The second tier of Red Mage enspells offers additional properties. Successive hits deal slightly greater damage and the enemy loses resistance to the element which is ascendant against the enchantment's. A Goblin struck by Enblizzard II is therefore less likely to avoid a subsequent casting of Fire.

High level Paladins receive Enlight, a light elemental version of the Red Mage's enspells. Damage dealt is based on the caster's Divine Magic skill and decreases with each impact. The character also enjoys increased accuracy while under its effect.

Dark Knights, on the other hand, learn Endark. This draws on their Dark Magic skill to increase attack power in addition to dealing dark-elemental damage with each strike. Endark's effect grows slightly weaker with each attack and is automatically removed when its bonus damage reaches zero.

Beyond the standard magics, there are a number of enchanted items that can grant enspell status to their bearers. Furthermore, although Summoners themselves do not learn enspells, the effects of Enthunder and Enfire can be bestowed on a party by means of Ramuh and Ifrit's Blood Pacts.

The White Mage spell Auspice, while mechanically different, is counted as a member of the enspell family. Under the influence of Afflatus Misery, it adds light elemental damage to the mage's attacks and increases accuracy after a miss. It also reduces the Tactical Points given to enemies when they are struck. Though this last boon can be shared with party members, doing so will remove lower level enspells and fail to affect characters with more advanced versions. Auspice and enspells are therefore mutually exclusive.

Enspells
Name Job Level
Enthunder RDM 16
Enstone RDM 18
Enaero RDM 20
Enblizzard RDM 22
Enfire RDM 24
Enwater RDM 27
Rolling Thunder SMN 31
Enthunder II RDM 50
Enstone II RDM 52
Enaero II RDM 54
Auspice WHM 55
Enblizzard II RDM 56
Enfire II RDM 58
Enwater II RDM 60
Endark DRK 85
Enlight PLD 85
Inferno Howl SMN 88

Final Fantasy XIIIEdit

XIII Enspell is a family of augmenting Synergist abilities that bestow an ally with a respective status effect; they are available to Lightning, Sazh, and Hope through different levels. Enspells include Enfire, Enfrost, Enthunder, and Enwater. It causes all non-elemental attacks to take on the corresponding element for the duration (except Limit Breaks, most Eidolon abilities, and some special attacks like Smite, but including Death). Attacks that originally had the corresponding element deal x1.3 damage.

Enspell is usually used to allow Commandos to take advantage of an enemy's elemental weakness, though it also benefits Ravagers, Saboteurs, and Sentinels in the same way. An Enspelled Commando deals more damage than a Strike from a Ravager, due to the Commando's role bonus (53% - 92% more damage depending on the Commando role level, assuming equal Strength). This benefit and the elemental bonus are curtailed somewhat in short battles, where the time taken to cast the Enspell and shift paradigms lengthens the battle time.

Enspells are particularly valuable in long battles against enemies that are weak to an element.

A Ravager with Enspell using the corresponding Strike (which normally does damage to a single target only) deals additional damage to all enemies within a short radius, similar to Blitz, Fira, etc.

Final Fantasy XIII-2Edit

XIII-2 En-Spells return in Final Fantasy XIII-2, but as the game lacks the water element, Enwater is replaced by Enaero.

These spells are not available to Serah's or Noel's Synergist roles, but can be learned by several recruitable monster Synergists. Some Feral Links may also bestow these statuses.

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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIIIEdit

LR Lightning can consume En-spell line Potions to imbue her weapon with elemental power.

Final Fantasy XVEdit

XV Ignis's Enhancement Technique casts Flameboost, Frostboost, or Stormboost on Noctis based on the weaknesses of the player's current target. Depletes tech bar by one.

Final Fantasy DimensionsEdit

FFD Boost Element is the skillset of the Magus class, which can be used by any other class by learning the ability for 30 AP and having two slots available. It enables the user to grant elemental properties to the party's physical attacks.

Ability Job Level AP Needed MP Description
Endark 2 30 22 Enchant all allies' attacks with the power of darkness.
Enfire 3 60 18 Enchant all allies' attacks with the power of fire.
Enblizzard 4 80 18 Enchant all allies' attacks with the power of ice.
Enthunder 5 100 18 Enchant all allies' attacks with the power of lightning.
Enaero 7 140 18 Enchant all allies' attacks with the power of wind.
Enstone 12 250 18 Enchant all allies' attacks with the power of earth.
Enwater 14 340 18 Enchant all allies' attacks with the power of water.
Enlight 16 470 22 Enchant all allies' attacks with the power of light.

Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit

FFRK Many Soul Breaks may infuse the user with elemental properties. Characters infused with elemental power have an aura of the element surrounding them, and have the following effects:

  • Attacks and abilities of the infused element do 50% more damage, while Soul Breaks do 80% more damage.
  • The Attack command becomes an elemental attack of the infused element.
  • Elemental resistance to the infused element is increased by 20%.

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.

A spell, charm or hex is a set of words, spoken or unspoken, which are considered by its user to invoke some magical effect. Historical attestations exist for the use of some variety of incantations in many cultures around the world.