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Shot

Shot (ショット, Shotto?) is Irvine's Limit Break in Final Fantasy VIII.

When the player executes it, various types of ammo can be chosen. They can then be fired many times with the trigger button (Playstation-Button-R1 on PlayStation) at one enemy before a set amount of time passes. The amount of time depends on the crisis level.

MechanicsEdit

The Shot's allotted time depends on the Crisis Level in the following manner:

  • Crisis Level 1: 8 seconds
  • Crisis Level 2: 12 seconds
  • Crisis Level 3: 20 seconds
  • Crisis Level 4: 26.6 seconds

All shots also have increased critical hit rate.

Critical percentage = (Luck + 26) / 256 * 100

All shot attacks deal physical damage.

ShotsEdit

Shot Atk Pwr Description Image
Normal Shot
ノーマルショット
(Normal Ammo)
16 Physical attack on one enemy. Has moderate power and fires fairly quickly. Irvinenormalshot
Scatter Shot
グレープショット
(Shotgun Ammo)
14 Physical attack on all enemies. Has moderate power and fires fairly quickly. Irvinescattershot
Dark Shot
ダークショット
(Dark Ammo)
14 Physical attack on one enemy with chance to inflict Poison, Blind, Silence, Sleep or Slow. Has moderate power and fires slowly. Irvinedarkshot
Flame Shot
フレイムショット
(Fire Ammo)
40 Fire-elemental attack on all enemies. Irvineflameshot
Canister Shot
キャニスターショット
(Demolition Ammo)
60 Grenade launch attack on one enemy. Has high power and fires slowly. Demolition Ammo
Quick Shot
クイックショット
(Fast Ammo)
7 Weak, but fast attack on one enemy. Does low damage but fires very quickly. Irvinequickshot
Armor Shot
アーマーショット
(AP Ammo)
80 Defense-ignoring attack on one enemy. Does high damage but fires slowly. Irvinearmorshot
Hyper Shot
ハイパーショット
(Pulse Ammo)
120 Powerful attack on one enemy. Has high power but fires slowly. Pulse Ammo is extremely rare. Irvinehypershot

Ammo ListEdit

Ammo are refined with Ifrit's Ammo-RF ability.

Ammo Obtain
Normal Ammo Buy for 20 gil from shops
Refine from Screw (1=8)
Shotgun Ammo Buy for 40 gil from shops
Win from: Base Leader, Base Soldier, Elite Soldier
Dark Ammo Buy for 300 gil from shops
Refine from Poison Powder (1=10), Venom Fang (1=20)
Card Mod: Abadon (1=30)
Fire Ammo Buy for 500 gil from shops
Refine from Bomb Fragment (1=20), Fuel (1=10), Red Fang (1=40)
Card Mod: Oilboyle (1=30)
Demolition Ammo Buy for 800 gil from Cloud's shop in Esthar (requires Familiar)
Refine from Cactus Thorn (1=40), Missile (1=20), Running Fire (1=40)
Card Mod: Trauma (1=30)
Fast Ammo Buy for 100 gil from Cloud's shop in Esthar (requires Familiar)
Refine from Normal Ammo (1=1), Shotgun Ammo (1=2)
Card Mod: GIM47N (1=1)
Get 5 from the G-Soldier in Grease Monkey's house in Fishermans Horizon when visiting with Irvine alone.
AP Ammo Refine from: Chef's Knife (1=20), Sharp Spike (1=10),
Get 5 from the G-Soldier in Grease Monkey's house in Fishermans Horizon when visiting with Irvine alone.
Pulse Ammo Refine from: Laser Cannon (1=5), Energy Crystal (1=10), Power Generator (1=20)
Get 5 from the G-Soldier in Grease Monkey's house in Fishermans Horizon when visiting with Irvine alone.

StrategyEdit

Capping Irvine's Strength at 255 in tandem with the Vit 0 status effect gets the most out of Shot. True damage output comes with the fast fingers of a skilled player executing the Quick Shot. During the longest of Irvine's Shot rounds, it is possible to expend in excess of 50 Fast Ammo rounds, averaging around 1700-2200 points of damage each, under ideal conditions (Irvine Strength 255, Enemy Defense 0), with critical hits roughly twice that value.

Roughly 120,000 points of damage in one of Irvine's attack rounds is possible here, though in longer fights such as that versus the Omega Weapon, this will expend all of Irvine's Fast Ammo shells in a handful of attack rounds, rendering his damage-over-time capabilities limited.

With use of the game's physically strongest round, the Pulse Ammo with the Hyper Shot, each shot will likely reach the 9,999 damage cap, but during even the longest rounds of Shot only eight volleys of Hyper Shot are possible, returning a lower damage output than when using the Quick Shot.

Other AppearancesEdit

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