Burst in Final Fantasy XI.

Burst (バースト, Bāsuto?), also known as Surge, is a recurring spell in Final Fantasy series. It inflicts major lightning-elemental damage.

Since its appearance in the Dissidia entries in the series, Burst has often appeared as a signature ability for Shantotto in several spin-off titles.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy XI[edit | edit source]

Burst
MP 352
Effect Deals Lightning damage to an enemy, and lowers its Earth resistance.
Duration Unknown (for earth weakness)
Casting Time 18.5 Seconds
Recast Time 44 Seconds
Magic Type Ancient Magic
Element Lightning
Jobs BLM 56

Burst is a Lightning-elemental Black Magic spell available only to a Black Mage at or after level 56. When cast, Burst inflicts instantaneous Lightning-elemental damage and reduces the target's resistance to Earth magic. As one of the Ancient Magic spells, it has one of the highest casting times and MP costs. It has a cast time of 18.5 seconds, and may be recast every 44 seconds for 352 MP.

Burst is also a ranged enemy ability that has the user fire several arrows at a single target. It is used by the Orcish Warmachine.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII[edit | edit source]

Deals lightning-based magic damage to all enemies. The less HP Lightning has, the more powerful this attack becomes.

Description

Surge is a lightning-attribute magic-type ability. At level 1 its ATB Cost is 100, Attack is equal to x10.00, and has Stagger Power of A. The player can find Surge Lv. 1 in a treasure sphere at the Altar of Atonement, one of the four Trials in God's Sanctum, where it is a also possible to obtain the ability with an increased Attack value of x11.00 with a low chance or from the Dead Dunes bosses Grendel and Parandus that include Surge in their loot tables on Hard Mode. Surge Lv. 3 is a locked ability on the Astral Lord garb.

Final Fantasy XIV (Legacy)[edit | edit source]

Deals lightning damage.

Description

Burst was a lightning-elemental Black Mage spell obtained by completing the Black Mage quest line. It had a very high cooldown timer, but dealt high damage that can be increased by using it in a combo after Thundara, making it deal more damage based on the user's current HP. Black Mages usually used it after depleting their MP and using conversion to maximize damage.

Final Fantasy Type-0[edit | edit source]

Burst is a unique attack available to Ace in combat. It involves Ace drawing a majority of red cards to deal direct damage to the enemies.

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Dissidia Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

Burst is a form of Shantotto's Spirit Magic: Lightning. Cast when Shantotto has 6,000 or more Bravery, it summons a large lightning bolt to strike enemies.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

Shantotto casts Burst with Spirit Magic: Thunder with 4,000+ Bravery.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT[edit | edit source]

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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]

Shantotto uses Burst as an attack.

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Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[edit | edit source]

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Gallery[edit | edit source]

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Etymology[edit | edit source]

"Surge" is a word used in various contexts. The terms when the word "surge" is involved include: a sudden transient rush, flood or increase; sudden electrical spike or increase of voltage and current; swell or heave of the sea, and maximum amplitude of a vehicle's forward/backward oscillation.

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