Cleric Stance (クルセードスタンス, Kurusēdo Sutansu?, lit. Crusade Stance) is a recurring ability in Final Fantasy series, commonly associated with Y'shtola Rhul. It generally increases an offensive spell-affecting stat at the exchange of reducing a healing-affecting stat.
Prior to the release of the Shadowbringers expansion, Cleric Stance was a cross-role ability available at level 8 for Conjurers, White Mages, Scholars, and Astrologists. When used, Cleric Stance increased the user's attack magic potency by 5% for a period of 15 seconds. This ability had no cast time and had a recast time of 90 seconds.
Prior to the Stormblood expansion, Cleric Stance was a Conjurer ability learned at level 6. The ability would swap the user's current intelligence and mind, increasing potency of attack spells by 10% and reducing potency of healing spells by 20%. This ability had no cast time with a recast time of 5 seconds.
Cleric Stance is an exclusive proactive ability that costs 20 CP to equip. It increases parameters while equipped. It adds 150 to Magic, but drops Spirit and Stamina by 50 each. It is learned by Y'shtola (level 40).
Cleric Stance is an ability exclusive to Y'shtola that for two turns increases user's MAG by 200%, while decreasing their SPR by 100%.