Seraph appears as a feminine, humanlooking angel. It has two angellic wings, and wears purple robes.
Seraph was one of several espers captured by the Gestahlian Empire during their first raid on the esper world. The captive espers were taken back to the Magitek Research Facility at Vector, and for sixteen years they were experimented on and had their magic drained to develop the Empire's Magitek army. At some point Seraph was too weak to continue living and crystalized into magicite.
When the Returners infiltrated the facility and shut down the machinery draining the espers, a thief snuck into the factory and stole Seraph's magicite. They fled to Tzen, where the Returners eventually found them hiding out on the city limits and the thief offered to sell Seraph's magicite to them.
Seraph costs 40 MP to summon and uses Angel Feathers (Reviver in the Super NES and Playstation versions), which restores HP to the entire party with a spell power of 18. It does not provide any level up bonuses.
Seraph is entirely useless as a summon, as the Cura spell it teaches is more powerful than Angel Feathers and costs less MP.
Seraph is by far the most efficient healing esper the party can acquire in the World of Balance, teaching several important healing spells at high learn rates. In the World of Ruin its utility is supplanted by Lakshmi and Phoenix, who between them teach the spells Seraph does at even faster rates. But these espers are acquired later into the World of Ruin, so Seraph will not be outclassed for some time yet.
Seraph is a Rank 4 holy-elemental magicite in Record Keeper. It has the passive abilities Health Boon, Dampen Dark, and Mind Boon, which respectively increase the party's max HP, dark-elemental resistance, and Mind. When summoned Seraph uses Ultra Angel Feathers, lowering the enemy's chance to inflict status ailments, and healing a small amount of HP to the party. Its attacks are Curaja, Esuna, and Shellga, which restore HP to one party member, remove status ailments from a member, and grant Shell on the party, respectively.
seraph, the singular of seraphim, is one of a class of celestial beings mentioned once in the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh or Old Testament), in the Book of Isaiah. Later Jewish imagery perceived them as having human form, and in that way they passed into the ranks of Christian angels, where they represent the highest rank of angels. They are traditionally depicted with three pairs of wings, from a description given in Isaiah: "With two, they covered their faces; with two, they covered their feet; and with two, they flew."A