Asura's Boon (アスラのしゅくふく, Asura no Shukufuku?, lit. Asura's Blessing), also known as Asura (アスラ, Asura?), is a recurring attack in the series. It is the signature attack of the Asura summon, often granting random effects depending on the face shown.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Asura's Boon is the summon attack of Asura. When used, Asura's Boon will perform either Curaga if it is her serene (pale) face, Protect if it is her angered (orange) face, or Raise if it is her happy (gray) face.
In the original North American SNES release and the Japanese Easy Type version, the angry face casts Curaga and the serene face casts Cura, due to the Protect spell being removed. The ability has a casting time of 1 and costs 50 MP to cast in all releases of the game except the 3D remake, where summoning Asura costs 40 MP.
In both English and Japanese, the attack's name was simply Asura in all releases up to the Game Boy Advance port. The name Asura's Boon was given to the attack in the 3D versions. However, this name change was not kept in the Japanese versions included in The Complete Collection.
Asura's Boon appears as Asura's summon attack. It casts either Raise, Protect or Curaga on the party, with a 1/3 chance of each. It costs 40 MP to cast.
Asura's summon ability is Asura's Boon, which heals the entire party, revives all fallen party members, and softens the damage taken by the party. Summoning Asura costs 3 bars from the Summon Gauge.
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Etymology[edit | edit source]
Asuras (Sanskrit: असुर) are mythological lord beings in Indian texts who compete for power with the more benevolent devas (also known as suras). Asuras are described in Indian texts as powerful superhuman demigods or demons with good or bad qualities.
Asura is known as Ashura (阿修羅, Ashura?) in Japan, mostly portrayed as a six-armed god wielding different weapons in each hand.