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Makes single/multiple targets smaller.

Description

Mini is a Wht Mag spell in Final Fantasy IX for Dagger and Eiko used to inflict the status of the same name that shrinks one or multiple targets, or heals the Mini status when used on a target that already has Mini. Mini is vulnerable to Reflect and works with Return Magic. Mini can be cast by Ozma and Quale.

Obtained[]

Mini is learned from Magic Racket, Asura's Rod, and Feather Boots.

The earliest the player can use it is after returning from the Outer Continent when Feather Boots can be bought from the Treno Auction House, or the Magic Racket can be bought from Lindblum. However, the earliest the player can have Dagger or Eiko in the party at this point is when sailing off on the Blue Narciss, and Dagger's commands commonly fail at this point in the game.

Mechanics[]

Mini inflicts the Mini status to one or multiple targets at the cost of 8 MP, which drastically lowers the affected's damage output and defense. When used on a Minied target, Mini heals the status instead. The chance to inflict the status to a target with the spell is as follows:

Afterward, two randomly generated values determine if the spell will hit:

A random number 0...99 >= Chance, the spell misses its mark
A random number 0...99 < Target Magic Evade, the target evades

Accuracy is halved by the target's Shell, the spellcaster being under Mini, and multi-targeting the spell. When used to heal a Minied target, the spell always works.

The support ability that affects Mini is Reflect-Null, which allows Mini to pierce the target's Reflect.

In Eiko's Trance, Wht Mag turns into Dbl Wht where Eiko can cast two spells on her turn. The spells cost MP and expend the Trance gauge independently.

Use[]

Mini neutralizes targets, decimating their damage output and defense. However, all bosses are immune. Useful applications of Mini are against Grand Dragons, Garudas, and the Iron Man and other enemies in the final dungeon. Whereas Vivi can boost his status-infliction rate with spells with Focus, Dagger and Eiko must rely on their natural stats.

Though Mini can also be used to cure the status, not many enemies inflict Mini, and in the battle against Ozma, the player will likely want to use up their turn for something other than curing Mini if someone is affected.

Other ways to inflict Mini are with Vivi's Mace of Zeus (15%) with Add Status, with Quina's Bad Breath, and with Zidane's Soul Blade when he has the The Tower equipped. Since the latter always works unless the target is immune, The Tower makes all other sources of Mini specifically obsolete.

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