Vertical Cleave is a recurring ability in the series.
Final Fantasy XI SpellVertical Cleave
|Effect||Single-hit slashing damage.|
|Casting Time||0.5 sec|
|Recast Time||37.25 sec|
|Magic Type||Blue Magic|
Vertical Cleave is a Blue Magic spell learned from Euvhi. It deals moderate single-target slashing damage, but misses somewhat often. It costs 3 Blue Magic Points to set, and grants VIT+1 HP-5 MP+5 when set. It bypasses Utsusemi, but can be absorbed by Blink.
It can be paired with any one of the following spells to create the Defense Bonus job trait: