Fire magic damage/one enemy
Fire is an attack magic spell in Final Fantasy VIII. It is the basic Fire-elemental spell below Fira and Firaga, allowing it to be junctioned to resist or deal Fire damage in battle, or cast as a spell.
When Magic Booster is used in the 2013 PC re-release, the player's inventory gains 100 Fire spells, among other basic spells.
Fire has a spell power of 18 when cast, meaning its damage is calculated as:
- $ Damage = AttackerMag + 18 $
- $ Damage = Damage * (265 - TargetSpr) / 4 $
- $ Damage = Damage * Power / 256 $
Prior to obtaining Fira and Firaga, Fire is a useful spell to junction against enemies weak to Fire, or to resist against enemies with Fire attacks. Early on, it is also useful for junctioning to boost Strength and deal more damage.
Enemies that use the spell against the player are Bomb, Buel, Elvoret, Funguar, G-Soldier, Geezard, Hexadragon, Ifrit, Jelleye, Sorceress (A), and Wedge. It is not much of a threat however, and in the beginning of the game the player does not yet have access to elemental junctions, Shell or Reflect to mitigate damage.
- An attack with the same animation as Fire is also cast naturally by Seifer's Limit Break, Fire Cross. Seifer uses it naturally in his Limit Break. However, his fire attacks are not actually elemental. Seifer also uses this maneuver in the opening cinematic.