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Fang, also known as Pummel, is Cyan's level 1 Bushido technique in Final Fantasy VI. It requires only one charge, and deals physical damage to one opponent that ignores Defense, making it a basic yet strong attack.
Fang is available to Cyan by default.
As a physical damage ability, Fang deals damage with the following formula:
where "Level" refers to the user's level, and Strength refers to the user's Strength.
Fang cannot be blocked, and ignores the target's Defense, meaning it will hit for full damage provided the attack does not miss.
Fang can deal considerable physical damage to one opponent, and its ability to ignore their Defense means it will always be stronger than a physical attack of the same power. Since it only requires a single charge, Fang is the easiest Bushido for Cyan to use in any circumstance, as he can charge it up and use it quickly. The main drawback of the attack, as with other Bushido techniques, is that it cannot be targeted and will hit a random opponent, meaning it could miss an opponent that had higher HP by targeting a weaker one.
Fang remains the simplest and most turn-efficient Bushido technique to use, but has no unique effects, compared to other techniques. Specifically, the fourth-level technique, Flurry, deals much greater damage by attacking four times, making it not only stronger against single targets, but giving it the chance to defeat an entire enemy group.
Because most of Cyan's damage is physical, players should focus on boosting his Strength stat by leveling him up with magicite equipped to boost his Strength stat; as a consequence, Fang will remain strong.
Due to Gogo's naturally lower Strength stat, Gogo benefits less from using Fang as opposed to the few magic-based Bushido techniques, but can use Fang if the enemy resists magic.