Daze is a status ailment that prevents the victim from taking any action. Similar to Pain and Fog, Daze will cancel any pending actions, but the ATB gauge will also pause for its duration. The party leader can still use Techniques and Items under Daze.
The status lasts for a short time and can be removed by being damaged; the attack that removes Daze will deal double the damage it normally does. Because Daze has a minimum duration, it's possible for multiple attacks to deal double damage before the status is removed. Daze allows an attack to deal up to 199,998 damage without a Genji Glove equipped. The effects of healing abilities like Cure will also be doubled, without removing the status ailment.
Saboteurs are capable of inflicting Daze. AI-controlled Commandos won't attack a Dazed enemy as long as there are other un-Dazed enemies on the field. If all enemies are Dazed, the AI-controlled Commandos will act as normal and split the targets up between them. AI-controlled Ravagers will only target a Dazed enemy if the player targets it and there is no Commando or there are no other targets available, though they will still use area attacks that can hit Dazed targets.
|Daze||Saboteur ability||Inflicts Daze and deals minor magical damage to target.|
|Dazega||Saboteur ability, Enemy ability||Inflicts Daze and deals minor magical damage to targets within a wide radius.|
|Bay||Enemy ability||Deals massive physical damage and inflicts Daze onto all targets.|
|Forbidden Dance||Enemy ability||Deals physical damage and inflicts Daze and Deprotect onto all targets.|
|Miasma||Enemy ability||Deals physical damage and may inflict Poison, Imperil, Slow, Deprotect, Deshell, and Daze on all targets within a wide radius, depending on the Cie'th.|
|Roar||Enemy ability||Deals massive physical damage and inflicts Daze onto all targets.|
|Wail||Enemy ability||Inflicts a very short Daze.|
|Water||Enemy ability||Attacks target with a water orb. May cause Slow or Daze. Also used by Dahaka and Left Pauldron, but with the same effect as a Ravager's Water.|