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Strikes fear in foes' hearts, making them more likely to flee.Final Fantasy II description
Drives all foes away in terror.Description
Fear (FEAR on the NES) is a level 4 White Magic spell that attempts to drive all enemies away. It has a low success rate. Affected enemies lose 40 morale points, increasing the chance they will flee on subsequent turns. Fear can be applied multiple times, to the point where even bosses flee. In the Pixel Remaster, there is no morale system, and Fear effectively does nothing.
Fear is a White Magic spell that increases the chances that one or all enemies will flee in the next round. The success rate increases with the level of the spell. Any character can learn Fear by having them use the Fear Tome (Fear Scroll in Final Fantasy Origins).
For Dawn of Souls onward, enemies start with a base fear value that differ between their species. The Fear spell raises their current fear value in battle by 1 for every successful hit (eg, Fear 16 can raise the value by up to 16). Repeated casts of Fear will stack, up to a maximum fear value of 255. Monsters follow the following process to determine if they escape from the battle:
- A = Current Enemy HP × Number of non-KO'd / Stoned Party Members.
- B = Current Enemy HP × Number of Monsters
- C = A - B
- If C is negative, C = 0
- D = FLOOR (C ÷ 32)
- E = D + Current Fear Value
- F = E - 170
- If F is negative, 0 OR greater than 100, monster fights
- F = Flee chance out of 100
Due to the way the fear calculation is done, there is a possibility of overshooting the fear value and causing the monster to stay and fight. In general though, the fewer monsters present, the lower the current HP and the higher the fear value, the more likely it is for the monster to flee.
|Effect||Allows the target to learn Fear when used outside of battle. Casts Fear VIII on all enemies when used in battle.|
|Cost||800 gil (Origins)|
|600 gil (Dawn of Souls, 20th Anniversary Edition)|
Fear is an enemy ability that depletes one character's MP by 75%. It used mainly by Entite-type enemies.
Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances
Fear is a level 4 Black Magic. It has a 75% chance to cause dread in one target. It costs 5 MP to use. It can be bought in Starkfort for 1600 pg.
Fear is a level 4 Sword Magic spell. It imbue a weapon with the status ailment dread for ten turns. Has a 75% chance to cause dread in one target when attacking. It costs 5 MP to use. It can be bought in Starkfort for 1600 pg.