Sabin's Blitz techniques.

The master's teachings, must use a Blitz technique.

Sabin

Blitz (必殺技, Hissatsu Waza?, lit. Sure Kill Technique) is Sabin's special command in Final Fantasy VI. Input using buttons or touch inputs, Blitz relies on the player's memory to effectively use, but can be devastating. It deals damage based on Sabin's Magic stat, and is unaffected by his equipment. The optional character Gogo may also use the Blitz command. Learning all Blitzes in the mobile/Steam version earns the Masterful Mastership! achievement.

Mechanics[edit | edit source]

Inputs[edit | edit source]

In the SNES and GBA releases, Blitz is activated by inputting a certain button combination, much like a fighting game. The player must press A to give the Blitz command, then, while the cursor is pointing at Sabin, press the proper button commands, and then press A again to execute the command. Due to the Game Boy Advance version not possessing X or Y buttons, the Blitzes which use those are input differently in with the X and Y buttons replaced with the right and left shoulder buttons. The PlayStation release is identical to the SNES release, aside from using its own buttons.

In the mobile version, the Blitz commands are input via choosing the arrows that appear on the screen when executing Blitz with touch. There is button feedback when hitting the buttons, and it is possible to cancel mistakes. The player's last Blitz will be repeated if Auto Battle is selected without having to manually input it again. Initially there was no in-game help on how to perform Blitzes, but this has been corrected in an update.

When the game is played with two players on the Super Nintendo and PlayStation versions, if one player presses any buttons while the other is attempting to input a Blitz command, the Blitz will fail.

Unlocking[edit | edit source]

Sabin learns new Blitzes as he levels up, similar to how Terra and Celes earn magic. The exception is Phantom Rush, which is learned regardless of Sabin's level by visiting Duncan in his cabin in the World of Ruin. If the player does not visit Duncan's cabin, Phantom Rush can still be acquired by reaching level 70 with Sabin. All Blitzes are unblockable.

List of Blitzes[edit | edit source]

Name Description Obtained Image
Commands
Raging Fist
(Pummel)
Physical damage to one opponent. Battle Power is 110, ignores Defense. Level 1 Raging Fist
Left Right Left
Unleashes a flurry of blows on a single enemy.
Aura Cannon
(AuraBolt)
Holy-elemental damage to one opponent. Spell Power is 68. Level 3 Aura Cannon
Down Lower-left Left
or
Down Down Left (all versions except mobile and PC)
Blasts a single enemy with a bolt of holy energy.
Meteor Strike
(Suplex)
Physical damage to one opponent. Battle Power is 180, halved if there is more than one enemy. Some enemies are immune. Level 10 Meteor Strike
SNES: X Y Down Up
PS: Triangle Square Down Up
GBA: R L Down Up
iOS/Android/PC: Upper-right Upper-left Down Up
Hurls a single enemy into the ground.
Rising Phoenix
(Fire Dance)
Fire-elemental damage to all enemies. Spell Power is 42, ignores Split Damage. Level 15 Rising Phoenix
Left Lower-left Down Lower-right Right
or
Left Left Down Right Right (all versions except mobile and PC)
Engulfs all enemies in spiritual flame.
Chakra
(Mantra)
Heals other party members equal to Sabin's current HP divided by the number of other party members, cures Blind, Poison, Silence and Sap. Due to a glitch, if Sabin is Confused and uses Chakra when there is one opponent, they are healed for 9,999 HP. Level 23 Chakra
SNES: R L R L X Y
PS: R1 L1 R1 L1 Triangle Square
GBA: R L R L Up Down
iOS/Android/PC: Upper-right Upper-left Lower-right Lower-left Down Up
Restores some HP to all other party members.
Razor Gale
(Air Blade)
Wind-elemental damage to all enemies. Spell Power is 78, ignores Split Damage. Level 30 Razor Gale
Up Upper-right Right Lower-right Down Lower-left Left
or
Up Up Right Right Down Down Left (all versions except mobile and PC)
Slashes at all enemies with a cutting wind.
Soul Spiral
(Spiraler)
Restores HP/MP of everyone in the party and recovers from Blind, Zombie, Poison, Imp, Petrify, Doom, Silence, Berserk, Confuse, Sap, Sleep, Slow, Stop, and Frozen. Drains Sabin's HP/MP and removes him from the battle. Level 42 Soul Spiral
SNES: R L X Y Right Left
PS: R1 L1 Triangle Square Right Left
GBA: R L Up Down Right Left
iOS/Android/PC: Upper-right Upper-left Up Down Right Left
Sacrifices self to fully heal all other party members.
Phantom Rush
(Bum Rush)
Non-elemental magic damage to one opponent. Spell Power is 128, ignores Defense. Level 70
or visit Duncan's Cabin with Sabin in World of Ruin.
Phantom Rush
Left Upper-left Up Upper-right Right Lower-right Down Lower-left Left
or
Left Left Up Up Right Right Down Down Left (all versions except mobile and PC)
Deals massive damage to a single enemy.

PC/ Mobile Cheat Sheet [1]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Other appearances[edit | edit source]

Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia[edit | edit source]

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Pictlogica Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade[edit | edit source]

Sabin uses his Blitz techniques in Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade.

Ability Cards
Legend Cards

Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

Sabin uses his Blitz moves as his Unique Soul Breaks, which are granted by fist weapons native to the Final Fantasy VI Realm.

Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Trading Card Game[edit | edit source]

One of Sabin's cards can use Phantom Rush for one Earth CP and the discard of a Sabin card, but can only use it when Sabin is attacking. Phantom Rush removes a Forward of the player's choosing from the game.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Blitz is a German word for "lightning". In English it is associated with quickness.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

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  • The Phantom Train is vulnerable to Sabin's Meteor Strike (called Suplex in the SNES version). A suplex is a throw that usually involves arching/bridging either overhead or twisting to the side, so the opponent is slammed to the mat back-first. Sabin's ability to do this with a train has become an inside joke among fans.
  • Sabin can also suplex himself if he is confused and is the last standing member of the party.
  • Sabin's Blitz Aura Cannon ("AuraBolt") has the same button commands as the famous "Hadouken" from Street Fighter. They are both ranged attacks, but Aura Cannon more closely resembles the more powerful "Shinkuu Hadouken" from the later X-Men vs Street Fighter and VS series games. It also resembles the famous "Kamehameha wave" from the Dragon Ball series.
  • In the same vein, the Raging Fist ("Pummel") shares the button command and name of a special move in the Art of Fighting series, and is one of the signature moves of the Kyokugenryu style of karate, practised by protagonist Ryo Sakazaki.


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