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Razor Gale, also known as Air Blade, is Sabin's level 30 Blitz technique in Final Fantasy VI. It deals great wind-elemental damage to all opponents, making it the most powerful Blitz technique against multiple targets.
Razor Gale is available to Sabin at level 30.
Razor Gale is input using the following input in versions following the 2014 release of Final Fantasy VI:
In prior versions of the game:
As a magic damage ability with a spell power of 78, it deals damage with the following formula:
Because the Blitz deals wind-elemental damage, the enemy's elemental affinity affects its damage output. If wind is nullified, or the target is immune to wind, it will deal 0 damage. If the target absorbs the element, it will heal HP instead of dealing damage. If the target resists the element, it will deal half damage; conversely, if the target is weak to the element, its damage will be doubled.
Razor Gale deals heavy magic damage to multiple opponents. At a spell power of 78, its damage is between level 2 spells (Fira, Blizzara, and Thundara) and level 3 spells (Firaga, Blizzaga, and Thundaga). It ignoring split damage means its damage is not far below group-cast level 3 spells, and the considerable MP cost of level 3 spells makes Razor Gale a wiser choice. The extent of its damage depends on Sabin's stats, but is more affected by the enemy's elemental resistance and resistance to magic damage; against groups of enemies weak to wind, it is exceptionally powerful, but enemy formations including enemies that absorb wind will fare much better.
Razor Gale is Sabin's strongest Blitz technique against multiple targets, outclassing Rising Phoenix dealing almost twice as much damage. Rising Phoenix is still somewhat better against enemy formations with enemies weak to fire, but Razor Gale should be used in any other instance. Razor Gale also deals more damage than the single-target Blitz technique Aura Cannon, though Aura Cannon can deal more damage if the target is weak to holy damage.
Later, the Phantom Rush technique deals much greater damage than Razor Gale and is non-elemental, but is single-target. Razor Gale is still more efficient against three or more enemies and against enemies weak to wind, but in other cases, Phantom Rush is the better choice. In both cases, since magic damage is used in both the main Blitzes, players should should level Sabin up with magicite equipped to boost his Magic stat. Due to Gogo's naturally higher Magic stat, Gogo benefits greatly from using Razor Gale.