Traveler (歩数ダメージ, Hosuu Damēji?) is a recurring ability from the series that consists on dealing damage, based on the number of steps the party has taken.
Traveler, also known as Step Mine, is a Lore spell for Strago. It deals damage to one opponent equal to the number of steps the party has taken throughout the game divided by 32. To use it costs an amount of MP equal to the number of minutes the game has been played divided by 30, but not greater than 255. Gau can also use Traveler as a Rage, and it costs him 0 MP to use.
To achieve the max damage of 9999, the player would have to walk at least 319,998 steps in the entire game. It can be learned from Brachiosaur, Crawler, Dark Force, Fafnir, Intangir, Master Tonberry, Onion Dasher, Tonberry, and Unseelie.
Traveler is a Technick that causes physical attack damage to multiple targets around the user. It is based on the number of steps the player has taken since using it last. The calculation depends on this formula:
|Steps taken (n)||Formula|
|0 to 99||n x 1|
|100 to 499||n x 2|
|500 to 989||n x 3|
|990 to 999||n x 10|
A hidden counter keeps track of this data. Whenever the counter reaches over 999, it resets itself to 0. Traveler has a success rate of 100% and will never miss. It can be bought in Technick shops in Royal City of Rabanastre and Nalbina Fortress for 6,700 gil and can be learn from the License Board for 65 LP.