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.
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.
ATB Northswain's Glow is the ability that is used by Ashe during battle.
FFRK Northswain's Glow is a Unique Soul Break for Ashe. It deals non-elemental magic damage to all enemies, and slightly heals all allies. It can be learned by equipping Ashe with the Rune Blade (XII).
FFBE Northswain's Glow is an active ability exclusive to Ashe learned by her 5★ variant at level 80. It deals magic damage (2.3x) to all enemies and cures all status ailments to all allies.
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