Like other Blizzard spells, it is generally one of the harder-hitting and last-learned elements of any tier, superseded only by Thunder. It serves as the preferred method of inflicting ice damage to single targets during the level 70 leveling period for Black Mages, but serves as the strongest means of inflicting the elemental damage for other casters without the aid of Job Points. Its damage output can be increased when used in conjunction with the Black Mage's Tornado spell or the Red Mage's Enaero II spell, which lower the enemy's resistance to ice-elemental damage.
The Blood Pact version of the ability can used by Shiva at level 60. It deals ice-element magic damage, with its damage output also being based on the summon's TP when casting the spell. It costs 118 MP to cast.