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Description

Skill (, Waza?, lit. Technique) is one of the four main commands found in Final Fantasy X. All abilities found under it will deliver a physical attack with an additional effect for the cost of MP. Most Skill abilities are found in the Wakka and Auron sections of the Sphere Grid. Most Skills are Rank 3 abilities, and therefore have the same recovery time as a normal attack; however, some of the Skills found in the Auron section have a longer recovery time, and the Quick Hit ability is a faster version of a normal attack. A number of Skills serve the same function as Special abilities, but with an additional physical attack and MP cost.

There are 22 Skills, but only 16 appear in the original Japanese and NTSC releases. Skill abilities found in the Wakka section of the Sphere Grid are status-inflicting attacks. Final Fantasy X is notable for having fewer status-inflicting magic than other games in the series, and most of the core statuses can only be inflicted on opponents via Skill abilities. Skills in the Auron section of the Sphere Grid are primarily "Break" abilities, which reduce the target's stats.

A number of Skill abilities appear in the Rikku section of the Sphere Grid and are relevant to thievery. A number of Skills appear in the Tidus section of the Sphere Grid and are relevant to the battle's turn order. The PAL, International, and HD Remaster versions have Extract abilities, which inflict a status on opponents that forces them to drop a specific type of Sphere. Each is found in a different section of the Sphere Grid.

List of abilities[]

Ability MP cost Rank Sphere Grid section Description Image
Dark Attack 5 3 Wakka Inflicts Darkness to an enemy for three turns. FFX Dark Attack.png
Silence Attack 5 3 Wakka Inflicts Silence to an enemy for three turns. FFX Silence Attack.png
Sleep Attack 5 3 Wakka Puts an enemy to Sleep for three turns. FFX Sleep Attack.png
Delay Attack 8 6 Tidus Delays target's next turn. FFX Delay Attack.png
Zombie Attack 10 3 Auron (standard)
Wakka (expert)
Inflicts the Zombie status on one enemy. FFX Zombie Attack.png
Dark Buster 10 3 Wakka Always inflicts Darkness on an enemy for 1 turn. FFX Dark Buster.png
Silence Buster 10 3 Wakka Always inflicts Silence on an enemy for 1 turn. FFX Silence Buster.png
Sleep Buster 10 3 Wakka Always inflicts Sleep on an enemy for 1 turn. FFX Sleep Buster.png
Delay Buster 18 8 Tidus Greatly delays target's next turn. FFX Delay Buster.png
Triple Foul 24 3 Wakka Inflicts Darkness, Silence and Sleep on an enemy for 3 turns. FFX Triple Foul.png
Extract Power[note 1] 1 3 Auron Allows target to drop power spheres. FFX Extract Power.png
Extract Mana[note 1] 1 3 Kimahri Allows target to drop mana spheres. FFX Extract Mana.png
Extract Speed[note 1] 1 3 Tidus Allows target to drop speed spheres. FFX Extract Speed.png
Extract Ability[note 1] 1 3 Wakka (standard)
Yuna (expert)
Allows target to drop ability spheres. FFX Extract Ability.png
Power Break 8 4 Auron Halves opponent's Strength. FFX Power Break.png
Magic Break 8 4 Auron Halves opponent's Magic. FFX Magic Break.png
Armor Break 12 4 Auron Sets opponent's Defense at 0, and nullifies Armored status. FFX Armor Break.png
Mental Break 12 4 Auron Sets opponent's Magic Defense at 0. FFX Mental Break.png
Full Break 99 5 Auron Inflicts Power, Armor, Magic and Mental Breaks all at once on an enemy. FFX Full Break.png
Mug 10 3 Rikku Attack and steal items at the same time. FFX Mug.png
Nab Gil[note 1] 30 3 Lulu (standard)
Rikku (expert)
Attack and steal gil at the same time. FFX Nab Gil.png
Quick Hit 36 (12[note 2]) 2 (1[note 2]) Tidus Strike quickly with reduced recovery time. FFX Quick Hit.png
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 PAL, International and HD Remaster releases
  2. 2.0 2.1 Original Japanese and NTSC releases

Other appearances[]

Skills from Final Fantasy X make further appearances in some spin-off games to the Final Fantasy series, often as abilities for characters that originated from Final Fantasy X.

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