Numerology is a Technick ability in Final Fantasy XII. It costs 40 LP and can be found in the bottom right corner of the License Board along with several other Technick lores. The earliest access to the Technicks skill is after retrieving the Dawn Shard; Numerology will be is available in Rabanastre's Technick shop at a cost of 2,048 gil.
Damage using Numerology is inflicted to all targets in range based on the number of hits the user achieves. It doubles the damage done each time, starting at one and getting higher as the player stacks hits, but it is inaccurate, making attaining high levels of damage difficult. Numerology is one of the few attacks in Final Fantasy XII that can break the damage limit.
Every time the skill is used the damage doubles to a maximum of 217, or 131,072 HP damage in a single hit. The 17th hit will always miss. All of the party use the same counter and the count doesn't reset when loading a saved game, meaning a patient player can manipulate the damage by reloading from a previous save whenever the hit misses.
Numerology is also an area-of-effect attack with a chance to hit nearby enemies and the splash damage is twice as much as the original damage, making Numerology potentially the most damaging single attack the player can get. Whenever the attack misses the counter resets to 0. Some enemies are immune to Numerology, but even in that case the surrounding enemies can sustain splash damage as long as they are not immune as well.
"Splash" means damage on surrounding targets:
|No. Times Used||Hit %||Damage||Splash %||Splash Damage|
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