When performing Mindblow, Barret charges up a blue fireball before releasing it at an enemy.
Obtained[edit | edit source]
Mindblow is obtained by performing Big Shot nine times. Barret can equip the Cover Materia to speed up this process, causing him to take more damage in battle, thus increasing his Limit gauge and using the ability faster. Mindblow can be acquired early on at Sector 4's Train Tunnel, where a series of battles can be repeated if the party runs far back enough; if Barret is healed often, he will have many opportunities to use the ability against the enemies.
Use[edit | edit source]
Mindblow is treated as a Gravity-elemental attack, and depletes all of an enemy's MP. Because many bosses are immune to Gravity, Mindblow is best used against larger normal enemies. It is one of the few abilities that can deplete an enemy's MP, though as it is a Limit it's of dubious utility. As Mindblow does not cause HP damage, Big Shot is the better option in most cases. One use is to cross the marshes to the Mythril Mine without catching a Chocobo, as the player can render the Midgar Zolom unable to use Beta with the skill (though this means the player can't learn it as an E.Skill, either).
Mindblow is a unique ability for Barret, though ultimately, its niche means that the player is better off equipping higher level Limits when available, and Mindblow is not a priority to obtain.