Remove all detrimental status effects.
Use[edit | edit source]
Esuna costs 12 MP and can be cast by characters with the cleansing materia at level 2. Many debuffs, including Toad, Sleep, Silence, and Stop, can be critical, making Esuna worthwhile to rescue otherwise useless characters from dangerous situations. Though Esuna removes Poison, if this is the only debuff one wants to remove, it is better to simply cast Poisona to save MP.
As an alternative to Esuna, many items can cure various debuffs, and Remedy will remove them all. In addition, various accessories provide immunities, meaning Esuna will not be required. Cleansing materia later provides the Resist spell, preventing any debuffs from applying entirely.
To use Esuna most effectively, it is important to equip the cleansing materia on a character who is less likely to be debuffed themselves, as this could prevent using the spell. It may be ideal to equip the user with accessories to prevent them from being debuffed. As Esuna has no dependence on the Magic attribute, it can be used by anyone. The main drawback is that the cleansing materia takes up a materia slot, which could be given to a different materia, and that casting Esuna uses MP.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Esuna (エスナ?) comes from the first kana of Eikyū (