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