Power Break as seen in Final Fantasy IX.

You will hurt no one!

Auron, Final Fantasy X

Power Break (パワーブレイク, Pawā Bureiku?), also known as Wither (攻撃破壊, Kōgeki Hakai?), and Rend Power is an ability that reduces the target's physical power.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy IX[edit | edit source]

Reduces the enemy's Attack Pwr.

Description

Power Break is one of Steiner's Sword Arts. It costs 8 MP to use, and can be learned for 40 AP from the Diamond Sword.

The formula for Power Break is:

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Power Break has a 50% accuracy rate, but can be used repeatedly to lower an enemy's Strength stat.

Final Fantasy X[edit | edit source]

Power Break in Final Fantasy X.

Power Break is a skill found on Auron's section of the Sphere Grid and is learned by him by default. It costs 8 MP to perform and damages an enemy with a chance to apply the Power Break status. It can be taught to an aeon with eight Stamina Springs.

Unlike the Power Break skill, Auron's Banishing Blade Overdrive has a 100% chance of inflicting the status.

Final Fantasy X-2[edit | edit source]

Power Break is a Swordplay ability that damages one enemy and lowers its Strength by 2 levels. It is learned by the Warrior dressphere for 30 AP, and costs 4 MP to use. It can also be used via Lady Luck's Attack Reels by rolling two Swords.

Final Fantasy XII[edit | edit source]

Wither in Final Fantasy XII.

Wither is a Technick that reduces an enemy's Strength. It can be performed repeatedly on the same enemy.

In the original version, Wither lowers Strength by 50%, has a charge time of 45, and a base accuracy of 66%. It can be purchased at Balfonheim Port for 3,500 gil, and licensed for 35 LP.

In the Zodiac versions, Wither lowers Strength by 30% plus 1, has a charge time of 35, and a base accuracy of 45%. Enemies with the Safety augment are no longer immune to its effects. Wither is found in a treasure in Pharos Subterra in Abyssal North where Vagrant Soul is fought, and has a 10% chance of appearing. It requires 50 LP, and is learned by Monk, Foebreaker, and Uhlan, although the Uhlan must acquire the license for the Esper Cúchulainn first. When Vossler joins as a guest, he can also use Wither. Thus, the player can get access to the technick early, and take on some hunts with Vossler to make use of it, such as the Rocktoise.

Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings[edit | edit source]

Vaan's Steal Strength ability transfers strength from the target to him. Vaan learns it at level 25.

Rend Poweris also an enemy ability that lowers one foe's Strength. It is used by Rinok, Sky Pirate, and Sky Soldier.

Final Fantasy Tactics[edit | edit source]

A technique that reduces the target's physical attack power.

Description

Rend Power (Power Break on the PS) is an ability learned by the Knight job class that reduces the target's Physical Attack stat by 3. Rend Power is learned for 250 JP.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance[edit | edit source]

Weakens a target's weapon attacks.

Description

Powerbreak is used by both Soldiers and Warriors. It weakens an enemy's attack. It is learned for 200 AP from the Barong for the Soldier job and 200 AP for the Warrior job. The amount reduced depends on the level of the user and the level of the target.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift[edit | edit source]

Rend Power in Tactics A2.

Rend Power is used by the Soldier and Warrior classes, which lowers Attack power of a target in Weapon range. It is learned for 250 AP through the Barong for Soldiers, and 250 AP through the Samson Sword for Warriors.

Power Crush is an ability that Raptors can learn from the Samson Sword and is mastered for 250 AP. In addition to lowering the target's Attack power it deals damage to it.

Final Fantasy Tactics S[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light[edit | edit source]

Quell in The 4 Heroes of Light.

The Scholar's Quell ability halves the enemies' attack power for three turns at the cost of two AP. Quell is the Scholar's default job ability. The Scholar's ultimate ability, Tame, reduces the enemies' attack power to 1, but it only works for one turn.

Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia[edit | edit source]

Power Break (IX) is an HP attack for Steiner. It consists of a 3-hit melee attack and an HP attack. It has a fair chance of inflicting ATK Down I on a target for 2 turns. It deals extra damage against humanoid types.

Pictlogica Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Pictlogica Final Fantasy ≒[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Artniks[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[edit | edit source]

Damage and reduce ATK for one enemy

Description

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War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[edit | edit source]

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Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances[edit | edit source]

Bravely Default[edit | edit source]

Defang is the job level 10 ability for the Pirate. It deals the same damage as a conventional attack to one target, and for four turns, lowers the target's physical attack by 25%. The lower limit for P.Atk is 75%. It costs 9 MP to use.

Bravely Second: End Layer[edit | edit source]

Defang is the job level 7 command ability for the Pirate. It allows the user to deal the same damage as a conventional attack to one target, and for four turns, lower the target's P.Atk by 25%. The lower limit for P.Atk is 75%. It costs 9 MP to use.

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Rebirth Flame (18th January 2011). Final Fantasy IX – Battle Mechanics Guide. GameFAQs. Archived from the original on 22nd August 2020.
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