Float is an indirect magic spell in Final Fantasy VIII. The spell bestows a status that temporarily causes a target to float in the air, rendering them immune to Earth attacks. It can be junctioned to boost stats.
Float is a rare spell only drawn from a few enemies, and cannot be refined from any items. The best source of Float is through the Thrustaevis, a common enemy found near the Tomb of the Unknown King, where Float becomes important. The Tomb also contains a draw point for Float.
Float applies the Float status effect, which causes the target to float above the ground temporarily. It makes the target immune to any Earth-elemental attacks. The status lasts 11.73 seconds.
Float provides only minor boosts to stats and a 50% resistance to the Earth element. It is better cast than junctioned.
Float is rendered mostly redundant by Quake, which allows a party member to absorb Earth-elemental damage. No enemies can inflict Float.