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Defense Down ([防御ダウン, Bōgyo Daun?), also known as Compromised, Defense ↓ (物理防御力ダウン, Butsuri Bōgyo Daun?), DEF Down (DEF低下, DEF Teika?), or WDef DOWN (武防ダウン, Take Bō Daun?), is a recurring status effect that reduces the target's physical Defense.

Appearances[]

Final Fantasy X-2[]

DEF Down icon.

Defense Down, also known as DEF Down, lowers the afflicted's Defense, which can stack up to 10 times. Different abilities apply varying stack levels.

Armor Break and Quartet Knife apply 2 stacks, while Armor Eraser applies 3. Fingersnap nullifies Defense Down from a target.

Final Fantasy XIV[]

Defense Down icon.
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Final Fantasy XV[]

Compromised icon in FFXV.png

Status that reduces physical defense.

Compromised reduces Vitality. The player can inflict it on enemies with Prompto's Piercer, the War Sword, and the Delta Daggers. The Casual Outfit, Trendy Outfit, and Ribbon protect against it.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance[]

Called WDef DOWN in the game, can increase the damage taken by physical attacks.

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Final Fantasy Dimensions[]

FFD Defense Down Icon.png

Defense Down can be inflicted by Enrage and Return to Darkness.

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World of Final Fantasy[]

WoFF DEF Down Icon.png

Defense ↓ decreases the inflicted's Defense stat.

Game Element Type Effect
Ultimate Terror Active Ability Inflicts Strength/Magic/Defense/Magic Defense ↓ on all targets.
Upshift Active Ability User gains Haste/Evasion ↑ but incurs Defense ↓.
Absorb-PHY Active Ability Inflicts Strength ↓ / Defense ↓ on a single target while user gains Strength ↑ / Defense ↑.
Acid Fang Active Ability Inflicts neutral Physical damage/Defense ↓ to a single target.
Armor Piercer Active Ability Inflicts neutral Physical damage/Defense ↓ to a single target.
Sharpened Knife Active Ability Inflicts neutral Physical damage/Defense ↓ to a single target. Bypasses defense.
Slayer Active Ability Inflicts neutral Physical damage/Strength ↓ / Defense ↓ to a single target.
Bile Active Ability Inflicts Magical Water damage/Defense ↓ to a single target.
Acid Mist Active Ability Inflicts Magical Water damage/Defense ↓ to all targets.
Resist Defense ↓ Passive Ability Protects the user against Defense ↓.
Remedy+ Item Removes all status ailments from a single target.
Resist Defense ↓ Mirajewel Mirajewel Protects Lann or Reynn against Defense ↓.
Resist Defense ↓ Seed Ability Seed Protects Mirage against Defense ↓.
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