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A geomancy skill that inflicts damage with the power of air.
Wind Slash (かまいたち or カマイタチ, Kamaitachi?), also known as Kamaitachi, Flying Sickle, and Gale Cut, is a recurring ability in the Final Fantasy series. It has appeared as both an attack the player can use and an attack for enemies. It generally does Wind-elemental damage to all targets.
There is a 50% chance of it being used in forest and land terrain on the world map, Dragon's Peak, Castle Sasune, Bahamut's boss fight, Crystal Tower, Dragon Spire, Castle Hein, Goldor Manor, Tower of Owen (except Floor 1), sky terrain, and Ur.
There is a 23% chance of it being used in World of Darkness.
There is a 20% chance of it being used in deserts, Altar Cave, Mythril Mines, Sealed Cave, Tozus Tunnel, Cave of the Circle, Ancient Ruins, Falgabard, Bahamut's Lair, Cave of Shadows, Doga's Grotto, Ancients' Maze, sea and underneath sea, Nepto Shrine, Tower of Owen 1F, Saronia Catacombs, Sunken Shrine, ???, Cave of Tides, Amur Sewers, Lake Dohr, Falgabard Waterfall, Temple of Time, Subterranean Lake, Molten Cave, and Eureka.
Wind Slash (called Gale Cut in the SNES version) is usable by Geomancers with the Gaia command. It does Wind-elemental damage to all enemies. The Wind Slash weapon has the Wind Slash ability as an Added Ability. Some enemies also use Wind Slash.
Wind Slash is an attack for Mog when he uses the Wind Rhapsody or Desert Lullaby Dances. It does Wind-elemental damage to all enemies, has 48 spell power, is unblockable and ignores defense. The Kazekiri has a chance of casting Wind Slash when the holder attacks; casting Wind Slash from the Kazekiri as an Added Ability replaces the weapon's attack rather than being cast in addition to it, and will not be disabled by the Master's Scroll.
Some enemies use Wind Slash and there is also a weaker version of the attack called Gale Cut.
Wind Slash is a skill that can be learned by the Geomancer job. A Geomancer standing on either the Book, Tree, Brick, Bridge, Furnishings, Iron Plate, Moss, or Coffin terrain tile will use Wind Slash to deal Wind-elemental damage with a chance of inflicting Disable to any enemy units within five squares. It costs 150 JP to learn.
Gilgamesh can use Wind Slash as a Bravery attack where he fires a burst of wind at his opponent.
In the Japanese version, Wind Slash is called Kamaitachi. Kamaitachi is a Japanese yōkai often told about in the Kōshin'etsu region, or can also refer to the strange events that this creature causes. They appear riding on dust devils, and they cut people using the nails on both their hands that are like sickles. One would receive a sharp wound from it, but there is no pain.