Northswain's Glow (北斗骨砕斬, Hokuto Kossaizan?, lit. North Star Bone Crushing Slash), also localized as Nordswain's Glow, is a recurring ability in the Final Fantasy series. It is Ashelia B'nargin Dalmasca's trademark Quickening, first appearing as her level 1 Quickening in Final Fantasy XII.
Nordswain's Glow, localized as "Northswain's Glow" in the original release, is Ashe's level 1 Quickening. As with all level 1 Quickenings, it deals damage equal to a random number between 1 and 90 multiplied by Ashe's Strength, and costs one Mist Charge to execute.
Northswain's Glow is Ashe's STR-classified ability. It has 680 Attack, 670 Defense, and Normal growth.
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