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Sensor in Final Fantasy X HD Remaster.

Scan (みやぶる, Miyaburu?), also known as Sense, Sensor, Gauge, View, Piercing Sight, Study, Analyze, Sense Weakness, Detect, or Assess, is a recurring ability in the Final Fantasy series. It is a command ability that exposes the enemies' stats, such as HP, MP, and elemental affinities. It is sometimes associated with the Scholar and Blue Mage jobs.

Scan should not be confused with Analyze, a similar skill that is either mutually exclusive or acts as an upgraded or base for of Scan. Scan should also not be confused with Libra, which was translated as "Scan" in early games. The key difference is that Libra is usually a spell while Scan is a command ability, and Scan occasionally has a more potent effect, such as working on all enemies at once or removing an enemy's status buffs similar to Dispel.

Appearances[]

Final Fantasy III[]

Famicom version[]

The Scholar job's abilities are Scan and Analyze (translated as Scan and Peep in the fantranslation), which respectively display the enemy's weakness and their HP.

3D version[]

The Scholar job's main ability is Study, which replaces the two abilities from the Famicom version. It reveals the enemy's stats and dispels the enemy's positive statuses. The enemies Xande's Clone and Xande can use the spell against the party.

Pixel Remaster[]

The Scholar's Study ability works as a mix of both original Famicom abilities, displaying both the enemy's HP and the weaknesess.

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years[]

Harley's Piercing Sight has a Charge Time of 0. It gives an enemy a random elemental weakness and removes all status enhancements from them.

Final Fantasy V[]

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Check an enemy's HP.

Description

Blue Mages have Scan (View in the PS1 version) as their level 4 job ability, which functions identically to the spell Libra, which displays an enemy's HP, weakness, level and status ailments.

Final Fantasy VII[]

Red XIII using Sense.

Sense displays an enemy's current and max HP and MP, which remain in the information window for the rest of the battle. It also shows the enemy's level and weaknesses, but these do not show up after the initial use. Enemies that have 30,000+ max HP cannot be sensed.

The Sense ability is the only ability of the Sense Materia. Red XIII has Sense equipped when he joins, and one can also be found on Sector 6 park in the Midgar Slums after Sector 7's destruction. Sense Materia can also be bought at Junon before the party acquires the Highwind.

The Master Command Materia also includes the Sense ability.

Final Fantasy VII Remake[]

Assess.

Assess is a Command Materia Command Materia ability that displays detailed information about the enemies in battle, including stats, elemental weaknesses and resistances, and item drops. Flavor text and information about an enemy's behavior is also displayed, although some enemies do not have flavor text or behavior descriptions when assessed.

When used via a level 1 Materia, Assess only targets one opponent. Upgrading the materia to level 2 allows Assess to scan every enemy present with a single action. Assessing enemies is required for some Battle Intel quests.

Final Fantasy IX[]

Detect is a Skill learned by Zidane from the Mage Masher or Orichalcon for 40 AP, which reveals what items the enemy has for steal. Dagger also has a spell called Scan, but it is actually her version of the series's recurring "Libra" ability.

Final Fantasy X[]

Sensor is an auto-ability that allows the player to view an opponent's current HP, maximum HP, and elemental resistances whenever targeting an enemy. As long as a character with the auto-ability is present in the active party, any character can view the information when using single-target attacks. Sensor can be customized onto a weapon by using two Ability Spheres.

Aeons, Dark Aeons, special monsters in the Monster Arena, and various enemies located in the Omega Ruins, are immune to Sensor.

The Scan ability found in Kimahri's section of the Sphere Grid is more akin to the Libra ability of other games.

Final Fantasy X-2[]

Scan.

View detailed information about one enemy.

"Help" description

Scan shows the details of an enemy. It can be used by the Gun Mage dressphere and Rikku's Machina Maw. Additionally, Scan on the Gun Mage can be upgraded, though it serves merely cosmetic effects; Lv. 2 Scan allows the player to manipulate the target's model, and Lv. 3 Scan allows Scan to target allied units.

Paine's Full Throttle can use Ma'at's Feather (看破!, Kanpo!?), which has the same effects as Scan. The ability's Japanese name serves as a pun, as it has the same meaning as Scan's Japanese name Miyaberu.

Final Fantasy XI[]

Gauge is usable by the Beastmaster, starting at level 10. It has a short recast timer, only 30 seconds. It allows a player to see if they would be able to Charm a particular creature and tells them how likely Charm is to be effective.

Final Fantasy XIV[]

Detect Detect was a PvP action used by DEX based classes and jobs (Archer, Bard, Rogue, Ninja and Machinist) that revealed the location of other players under the effects of Hide Hide within 20 yalms of the player. This action was removed in patch 4.0, with the release of the Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood, with the revamp of PvP actions.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance[]

Sensor.

Detects hidden equipment held by enemy.

Description

Sensor is an A-Ability for human Soldiers. It is learned from the Burglar Sword for 300 AP. When used, it shows concealed equipment, but only to enemy units that have "Item" as a secondary A-Ability.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift[]

Soldiers have Gauge, which allows the user to detect level 1 treasure/Loot on an enemy, learned from the Burglar Sword for 150 AP and having a range of 4.

Final Fantasy Dimensions[]

Sense Weakness is Matoya's ability found under her Third Eye skillset.

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Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)[]

Scan is a Story Mode skill. When used on a locked area, it identifies what Battle Piece(s) need to be defeated to unlock that area.

Pictlogica Final Fantasy[]

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Final Fantasy Artniks[]

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Final Fantasy Record Keeper[]

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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[]

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Sense costs 32 MP and deals physical damage, negates one physical attack to the caster and allows the player to see an enemy's level, their amount of HP left as well as elemental and status resistances.

Sense can learned by Yuffie or used by any other unit by equipping Purple Pain+.

Mobius Final Fantasy[]

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Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances[]

Bravely series[]

In Bravely Default, Examine is a Miscellany ability learned by Freelancers at job level 1. It displays enemy information, including HP, elemental weakness and family. After have examining a certain enemy, the information can be reviewed by moving the Circle Pad left at any time.

In Bravely Second: End Layer, Examine is the job level 1 command ability for the Freelancer. It allows the user to display the enemy's information, including HP, elemental weakness and family. After examining a certain enemy, the player can move the Circle Pad left at any time to view the information again.

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Etymology[]

Miyaburu means to see through and expose something.

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