Shantotto's EX Burst, Play Rough, has her execute Skillchain: Fusion using the Weapon Skills Heavy Swing and Howling Fist, then attacking with a Magic Burst. A menu appears, and the player must select the spells and press once in order to execute the attack. The player must cast the spells quickly in this order after Shantotto laughs: Flare, Flood, Burst, Quake, Tornado, and Freeze. If successfully performed, Shantotto will deliver the final blow, consuming the opponent in a rainbow-colored blast of energy. However the player should remember that Flare won't always be the first spell.
Play Rough is Shantotto's Burst Soul Break, obtained with the Tactician Magician's Cuffs. The attack deals six magic lightning, fire, and ice attacks to all enemies, infuses the user with lightning, and grants the user Burst Mode and Haste. The animation features Shantotto growing angry, before striking the enemy with a whirlpool of magic energy, while her eyes glow with anger. The Burst commands are Fire Play (ブチ切れファイア, Buchikire Faia?, lit. Livid Fire) and Ice Play (ブチ切れブリザド, Buchikire Burizado?, lit. Livid Blizzard). Fire Play deals four magic Fire and Lightning attacks to 1 target, with a reduced delay before casting. Ice Play deals four magic Ice and Lightning attacks to 1 target, with a reduced delay before casting.
Play Rough is also Shantotto's Hero Ability. It is a Witch-type ability. It deals seven magic lightning attacks to one target, with a long delay before casting.
Play Rough is also a status effect that can be granted to Shantotto, via her Beyond Reproach Legend Materia, or her Federation Demon Awakening Soul Break. The status effect temporarily lowers Shantotto's Defense and Resistance a moderate amount, while raising her Magic a moderate amount. It also reduces the cast time of all her actions for the duration. For the duration of Play Rough mode, a symbol of red bulging veins will appear on Shantotto's sprite, representing anger.