Scourge (ブレイクバースト, Bureiku Būsuto?, lit. Break Boost) is a support ability from Final Fantasy XIII. It is associated with the Commando role, and appears throughout the subseries. It generally deals signigicantly increased physical damage to a target that is about to recover from Stagger.
Deal heavy damage with Attack to target about to recover from stagger.
XIII-2 Scourge is a Commando ability implemented as the "Attack" modifier increasing to 5.0. Serah learns it on Role Level 15, while Noel learns it on Role Level 12. Some Paradigm Pack monsters can also learn the ability.
Scourge is an English noun that refers to "a cause of affliction or calamity."