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FFII Protect Status

Protect in Final Fantasy II.

Protect (プロテス, Purotesu?, lit. Protes), also known as Barrier and Safe, is a recurring positive status effect in the series. It is often granted to a character through the use of the Protect spell, the auto-ability Auto-Protect, the item Light Curtain, or the Blue Magic spell Mighty Guard. It typically reduces damage inflicted by from physical attacks for a set amount of time.

Appearances Edit

Final Fantasy Edit

I Protect is a positive status effect the player can use from their White Mage, White Wizard, Red Mage, Red Wizard, or Knight. It raises the target's defense slightly. It will not wear off after a set of time and can be stacked like the Temper spell. Protect will only wear off if the character either dies or has Dispel used on them. A Protected character will have a glowing orange outline around them.

Final Fantasy II Edit

II Protect is a positive status that can be acquired using either the Protect spell or the Protect Tome. The spell raises Defense depending on the spell's level.

Final Fantasy III Edit

III The Protect status can be provided using the Protect spell, the Defender as an item, or using the Minne song from the Madhura Harp with the Sing command. The status is somewhat random: it can nullify 25% or 50% or even more, while the song can be increased in effect by job-leveling.

Sing formula:

Recipient's Defense + (20 + Recipient's JobLv / 11)%

Final Fantasy IV Edit

IV

FFIVDS Protect Status Icon

Protect is gained from the Protect spell and halves damage from physical attacks. The 3D version and subsequent 3D versions are based on it. In the 2D versions, there was no actual Protect status; instead, the Protect spell instead raises a character's Defense. It can be stacked until a character's Defense reaches 255.

In the GBA and PSP versions, Edward's Sing command changes to Chant while equipped with the Harmony Ring, granting Protect and Shell to the entire party.

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years Edit

FFIVTAY Protect can be granted through the spell Protect, or through using the Murasame, Defender, or Protect Staff as items on party members. Edward's Guardian's Ballad song grants Protect and Shell to the whole party.

Final Fantasy V Edit

V Protect may be gained by casting the Protect spell, the Blue Magic spell Mighty Guard, using the item Iron Draft via the Drink ability, and using the Mix command to combine a Dragon Fang with a Phoenix Down and create the item Dragon Defense.

Final Fantasy VI Edit

VI Protect (originally translated as Safe) the status can be granted using Protect, Mighty Guard, and many accessories and Gau's Rages. It reduces damage done from physical attacks to 170/256 (33% damage reduction) and is represented by a yellow aura around the protected character.

Final Fantasy VII Edit

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FFVII Barriers Gauge

Barrier cuts physical damage by half and can be gained by using the Barrier Materia or using the Wall spell or the Protect Ring accessory. The item Light Curtain can be used to grant protect to all allies. The Enemy Skill Big Guard casts Barrier along with MBarrier and Haste. On the barrier gauge shown to the right, it appears as the red gauge.

Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII- Edit

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Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII- Edit

FFVIICC Barrier cuts the physical damage by half and can be gained by using the Barrier Materia, Wall Materia, or some accessories. Cait Sith's Courage Boost! DMW grants the Barrier status along with many statuses, and the status can randomly be implemented via the DMW as well when not in modulating phase.

Final Fantasy VIII Edit

VIII Protect is a positive status that reduces physical damage by half and lasts 32 seconds. It can be granted by casting the spell Protect that can be drawn from various enemies, using a Protect Stone item, using Selphie's Limit Break Wall, or casting Quistis's Limit Break Mighty Guard, which will grant Protect regardless of Crisis Level. Protect can also be provided using the Guardian Force ability Auto-Protect.

Final Fantasy IX Edit

IX

FFIX Protect Symbol

Protect halves received physical damage. It can be applied via the White Magic spell Protect and the Blue Magic spell Mighty Guard.

Carbuncle will also cast it it during its long summoning animation. When used, the character will glow yellow, similar to previous games. How long the status lasts depends on the character's Spirit and the battle speed.

Final Fantasy X Edit

X Protect halves received physical damage. This status effect can be gained from either casting the White Magic spell Protect, Kimahri's Ronso Rage Mighty Guard, wearing an armor that has Auto-Protect, using the item Light Curtain, or by Rikku mixing items to give the Protect status.

Final Fantasy X-2 Edit

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FFX-2 Protect Icon

Protect reduces physical damage. It can be cast if one of the player characters is a White Mage who has already learned Shell or has the Helios Guard Garment Grid equipped.

Another form is SOS Protect used when a player's character gets low on HP. The Helios Guard Garment Grid comes with it along with the Warrior job class after learning Sentinel.

Final Fantasy XI Edit

XI

FFXI Protect Status

Protect is a status caused by the White Magic spell by the same name. It increases the target's defense by a flat amount.

Final Fantasy XII Edit

XII

FFXII Protect Icon
The character is enveloped in a magick field, increasing defense and reducing physical damage taken. The effect is temporary.

Protect reduces physical damage by 25% and can be granted by using the Protect or Protectga spell, or by equipping the Shielded Armor. An enemy skill called Greater Barrier grants the status along with Shell. Guns and measures ignore the Protect status.

Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings Edit

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RW Protect Status Symbol

Basch can grant the Protect status to multiple allies by casting Protectga.

Final Fantasy XIII Edit

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Protect is a status enhancement which reduces physical damage against the target by 33%. There is also an upgraded version of the status called Protectra which raises the physical resistance by 50%, but with shorter duration. Some accessories like the Guardian Amulet and the Shield Talisman grant Protect status either at the start or during a battle, although they only do this once. Aegisol casts Protect on the party on the field. Deprotect cancels out the Protect status, and Protect can also heal a target from Deprotect.

Game Element Type Effect
Protect Synergist ability, Enemy ability Bestows Protect to the target.
Auto-Protect Passive ability Bestows Haste at the start of a battle.
Critical: Protect Passive ability Automatically bestows Protect once HP hits Critical status. Functions only once per battle.
Aegisol Shroud Casts Protect, Shell, Veil, and Vigilance at start of battle.
Enchanted Veil Enemy ability Bestows Protect and Shell on the caster.
Goblinhancement Enemy ability May bestow Bravery, Protect, Shell, Veil, and Vigilance on target.
Manadrive Protect Enemy ability Bestows Protect on target.
Overdrive Enemy ability Heals self for 99,999 HP and buffs self with Haste, Faith, Protect, and Shell (applies in the battle against Tiamat Eliminator).
Rebirth Enemy ability Does little damage to the player party and buffs the user with Bravery, Faith, Protect and Shell. Used only after the first Stagger.
Version Upgrade Enemy ability Bestows Bravery, Faith, Protect, Shell, Veil, and Vigilance on the user.

Final Fantasy XIII-2 Edit

XIII-2 Protect reduces received physical damage by 25% and can be bestowed by Protect and Protectga. It can be removed with Dispel, Deprotect, and Deprotega.

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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Edit

LR Protect reduces physical damage received. Protect can be bestowed by Protect Potion, Crusader's Potion, Holy Water, Phoenix Down, and Elixir.

With Protect Thief auto-ability Lightning can steal opponents' Protect status to herself. Tithed Protect triggers Protect if Lightning is ambushed in battle.

Angel of Valhalla can bestow Protect on Lightning with either the spell Protect or his Inspire ability. He can gains them at bond level 2.

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Final Fantasy Tactics Edit

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FFT Protect Status Symbol

Protect can be granted using Protect, Protectja, Wall, or wearing the Lordly Robe and using the Tynar Rouge as an accessory. Protect does not directly reduce damage from attacks in this installment, but subtracts the attacker's physical AT by 1/3 in the damage formula. If the attack is done with a weapon that uses Magickal Attack or Speed, then Protect instead reduces that stat for the attack.

In addition, physical attacks that have stat-dependent success rates will face a penalty such that revised stat = [stat * 2/3] when targeting a Protected unit; consequently, Protect can lower either the success rate or the damage of physical attacks. The status lasts for 32 ticks.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance Edit

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FFTA Protect Status Symbol

Protect is granted by the abilities: Protect, Barrier, 100% Wool, and Yellow Spring. It reduces physical damage.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift Edit

TA2 Protect can be achieved through the use of the Green Mage spell Protect, the Tinker ability Gold Moogletron, the Chocobo Knight ability Choco Barrier, and the enemy ability Light Curtain.

Final Fantasy Type-0 Edit

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Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates Edit

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Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time Edit

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Bravely Default Edit

BD The Protect status is granted by the spell Protect. It raises target's Physical Defense by 25%. It is a White Magic ability that can be used by the White Mage. It is also an enemy ability used by Gargoyle, Holly, and Sage Yulyana

Bravely Second: End Layer Edit

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Final Fantasy Dimensions Edit

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Dissidia Final Fantasy Edit

Dissidia The Warrior of Light gains the Protect status while in EX Mode, boosting his Defense by 10 points.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy Edit

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An aura of light covers the body, raising defense.
—Menu description.

The Warrior of Light again gains Protect status in his EX Mode, to the same effect as in the first game.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper Edit

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World of Final Fantasy Edit

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Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales Edit

FablesCT Protect is a status effect that halves damage until the end of the next round.

Cards that cause Protect

Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances Edit

Chrono Trigger Edit

Chrono Trigger Protect Status

The Protect status increases the physical resistance. The status is shown with a yellow outline on the character, in the same manner of Final Fantasy V and Final Fantasy VI.

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