Casts equipped magic twice in succession.
Dualcast (連続魔 or れんぞくま, Renzokuma?), also known as X-Magic, Redx2, W-Magic (Ｗまほう, W Mahō?), Doublecast and Twinspell (ツインマジック, Tsuin Majikku?, lit. Twin Magic), is a recurring ability which allows a character to cast two spells in one turn, and is typically associated with the Red Mage starting from Final Fantasy V, where it debuted.
Dualcast is an augment ability in the 3D version. It is obtained by speaking with the Mysidian Elder if the player gave three augment abilities to Palom and Porom before they leave the party, with each twin having at least one ability each. Dualcast is compatible with Black and White Magic, but not with Summon Magic.
Cast two magic spells in one turn.
Dualcast can be extracted from the Dark Crystal on the 15th floor of the Depths. The ability is acquired by defeating the optional boss Deathgaze, and can only be learned by Palom, Porom, or Leonora. Dualcast's Charge Time equals the average × 1.2 magic of both spells.
In the 3D versions, the ability is extracted from the Dark Crystal by defeating the Lunar Dragon instead. When beginning a New Game Plus, the ability is inherited and eventually all three mages can learn it in the same save.
Cast two spells back-to-back.
Dualcast is the Red Mage's level 4 ability. Dualcast notably works with all types of magic, except Blue Magic and Dark Arts. However, these magic types must still be equipped to be used with Dualcast. Because it is a form of Red Magic, Dualcast on its own gives access to the first three levels of White and Black magic spells without the character having any other magic types equipped.
It is also one of two abilities that costs 999 ABP to learn, the other being Mimic. The only drawback is that, to cast, for example, one Time Magic spell and one Summon, the character must be in the Mime job, sacrificing Attack and Items commands. Dualcast will give the character base Freelancer Magic +8.
Dualcast is affected by the "Mix and X-Magic glitch".
Dualcast is an Independent Materia bought from the Network Shop Shade and found in a chest during mission 9-4-1. When any Magic Materia (except Flare and Ultima) is used while Dualcast is equipped, it is cast twice in succession.
Doublecast is a Special ability that allows a character to cast two Black Magic spells in a row. It is located in Lulu's section of the Sphere Grid, but several locks must be passed first. In the Expert Sphere Grid, it is the final ability on Lulu's path.
Chainspell is the level 1 Red Mage's special job ability. All of the user's spells have both their casting times and recast timers reduced to 0 seconds, save for casting animations which naturally cause a 2-3 second delay between casts, therefore still disallowing casting while the user is in motion. It can be recast every 1 hour.
This applies even for spells that aren't normally available to Red Mage, such as Ninjutsu, if utilizing a Ninja subjob. However, the activation of Chainspell does not cause any spells that are already recharging to immediately become available. MP costs of spells used while under Chainspell's effect are not reduced or affected in any other way.
Popular spells for Chainspelling:
- Stun: To keep a powerful enemy constantly locked in stasis.
- Cure IV or other Healing Magic: To prevent otherwise certain KO.
- Raise: To get large groups back on their feet. Raise's long casting and recast time will be negated, allowing a very fast recovery from a wipe.
- Reraise: To instantly cast Reraise before being KO'd.
- Utsusemi: Ichi or Utsusemi: Ni: To prevent the Red Mage's death by reducing the cast and recast times of these valuable spells to zero.
- Drain and Aspir: To quickly restore the Red Mage's HP or MP while reducing the HP or MP of an enemy.
Chain Magick is an enemy-exclusive ability. Upon casting it will grant the user zero Charge Time of any subsequent spell casting. However, one must wait for the action animation ends before proceeding the next action, this can be further prolonged when the Effect Capacity is saturated.
Dualcast (sometimes called Chainspell) is a key trait of the Red Mage, available at all levels. Upon casting a spell with a casting time, the player will gain the Dualcast effect, allowing them to instantly cast their next spell (this includes extremely powerful spells, such as Verraise, or spells that are not part of the Red Mage's skillset, such as Drain). The effect is canceled if any weaponskill or non-spellcasting action is used instead.
Dualcast is an Elemancy effect that casts a spell up to two times. First is guaranteed, then: $ Success = 50 + (catalyst's effect level * amount of catalysts used) $.
The effect is obtained during spellcrafting from the following catalysts: Ether, Remedy, Superior Restorative, Cleigne Mollusk, Caem Pinkshrimp, Cleigne Darkshell, Sheep Milk, Anak Antlers, Basilisk Plumage, Bulette Carapace, Catfish Barbel, Catfish Mucus, Chrome Bit, Cockatrice Tail Feathers, Crab Carapace, Fine Tail Feathers, Garula Tusk, Grouper Bones, Grouper Skin, Hairy Horn, Hard Whiskers, Havocfang Hide, Magnificent Tail Feathers, Metal Scrap, Rough Scales, Sahagin Scale, Scaled Skin, Sharp Bone, Shattered Timepiece, Snakehead Scales, Strong Bone, Supple Tail, Tiny Feather, Tough Shell, Trout Scales, and Voretooth Bristles.
Cast two spells in quick succession.
Doublecast is learned by Red Mages via the Madu. When used, it allows the unit to cast two spells from both of the A-Ability sets if possible. Doublecast works with White, Black, Summon, Spirit Magic, as well as certain Corner abilities. Doublecast can also be used to avoid some elemental, skillset, and Dmg2 laws because Doublecast is seen by the game as a non-aggressive, non-elemental, Red Magic ability. It is also one of few abilities to cost 999 AP to master.
Doublecast is learned by the Red Mage for 990 AP via the Madu rapier. The spells used in Doublecast will be sensitive to elemental laws.
Twinspell allows a character to equip two spells at once. It can be learned by all characters at different levels.
Doublecast is the level 20 ability of the Red Mage class, which allows the user to cast 2 spells of any equipped spell sets set on the character. If the character has no magic commands, Doublecast will display nothing instead. It requires 2 slots in order to equip and use.
Terra's ability "Chainspell" returns as her ability in EX Mode as well as Regen, Critical Boost, and Glide.
Dualcast is a proactive ability that costs 22 CP to equip. It is active for the entire length of the stage. It multiplies effects of magic-type abilities by 2 and only applies to the character equipping it. It is learned by Lenna (level 80), Terra (level 85), Vivi (level 85), Garnet (level 90), Shantotto (level 90), and Chaos (level 85).
Dualcast is the ability that is used by the Red Mage during battle.
Several early Soul Breaks are presented as doublecasted spells, such as the core Red Mage's and Vivi's earlier Soul Breaks.
Some Record Materia and Legend Materia grant the ability to doublecast abilities of a certain type of element or school, without consuming extra ability uses. The chance to doublecast varies by Materia.
Certain Ultra Soul Breaks allow a character to use an ability twice in one turn, while consuming two ability uses. This effect does not trigger if the ability does not have two or more uses left, and will not work with Burst Mode commands.
Most Awakening Soul Breaks allow characters to dualcast abilities at no cost, as those Soul Breaks grant infinite ability uses for the duration of their effects.
Use magic twice in one turn
Appearing alongside Dual Black Magic, Dualcast (れんぞくま, Renzokuma?) is an active special ability that allows its caster to use any of three magic types—White Magic, Black Magic and Green Magic—twice in one turn. While it costs 0 MP, the caster's MP will decrease in accordance to the sum of the spells' cost: for example, Curaja (which upon normal casting conditions costs 15 MP) would cost 30 MP to cast twice.
A Dualcast materia is Ludmille's Trust Master reward; upon obtaining it, it can be equipped to any unit, although it will favor Mage-type units. Dualcast can also be learned by a few units, among them Krile (level 60, 4★), Rem* (level 80, 5★) and Currently, a Japan-exclusive unitMarie* (level 83, 6★). Currently, a Japan-exclusive unit