Burst (バースト, Bāsuto?), also known as Surge, is a recurring spell in Final Fantasy series. The spell normally serves as the strongest form of Thunder magic, inflicting major lightning-elemental damage.
Final Fantasy XI spellBurst
|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|
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.
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.
Burst was originally a lightning-elemental Black Mage spell in the original 1.0 version of the game, being 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.
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.
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.
Shantotto casts Burst with Spirit Magic: Thunder with 4,000+ Bravery.
Shantotto's Burst appeared as an INT ability card, dealing lightning magic damage based on the user's INT stats to a boss enemy in combat.
Non-Final Fantasy appearances
Other Square Enix titles
Burst has appeared in other Square Enix titles as an ability, referencing the Final Fantasy version of the spell.
Burst appears as the strongest lightning-elemental Black Magic in Bravely Default II. Referencing Final Fantasy XI, Burst serves as the final form of the game's Thunder spells, dealing massive lightning-elemental damage to a target.
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."