There's no gettin' off this train we on 'till we reach the end of the line.
Soul Breaks (必殺技, Hissatsu Waza?, lit. Certain-Kill Technique), referred as Soul Strikes in the database and often abbreviated as SB by players, are special abilities in Final Fantasy Record Keeper. Soul Breaks are similar to the Limit Break system found in previous installments in the series.
Each playable character has a Soul Break, which is sometimes unique to specific characters or usable by multiple characters. All characters start with a Soul Break but are able to use other Soul Breaks by equipping specific pieces of equipment, such as a weapon.
The Soul Gauge, located at the top of the player control panel, is divided into six segments, of which two are required to execute a common Soul Break. Some Soul Breaks may require higher multiples of two before they can be executed, such as the Keeper's Sentinel's Grimoire that requires four, the idea being that Breaks of higher magnitude would consume more Soul Gauge energy. Energy is built by attacking or taking damage, and so combines the Stoic and Warrior Overdrive modes in Final Fantasy X. When the gauge is sufficiently filled, the player can execute any Break s/he has energy to execute. The attacking unit will charge the selected Break wrapped in an orange aura, and then unleash it.
Initially, players were forced to pick only one Soul Break for their characters before they were brought into battle. The game later allowed for characters to choose 4 different Soul Breaks to bring into battle. Character-specific Soul Breaks, also known as Unique Soul Breaks, could also be mastered by the character, thus allowing them to use Unique Soul Breaks without having to wear the equipment that originally granted it.
The Soul Gauge was also divided into three larger segments, with only a marker above the gauge to measure its progress.
- Default Soul Breaks
These are the moves initially assigned to a character. Many are either slightly amplified versions of a normal attack for the user, or buff/debuff skills.
Certain 5★ weapons and armor may contain Shared Soul Breaks. These can be equipped on any unit regardless of origin or synergy status. Most shared SBs are amplified attacks or area-of-effect (AoE) abilities impacting groups. They can be equipped at will, but not mastered.
- Unique Soul Breaks
Unique Soul Breaks are abilities specific to a given character, but which do not grant any boost upon mastery. Many Unique Soul Breaks are based on their users' signature skills from their worlds of origin. A few of these moves are taught with rarity rank 4 weapons and armor, but such cases are limited to the core classes. Most other Soul Breaks require 5★ weapons and armor.
More powerful versions of Soul Breaks have been introduced as well. These advanced moves are supercharged to provide increased damage, healing, or status-altering effects. Each Soul Break in this group permanently augments a character's strongest stat when mastered. Consequently, each requires more EXP to master than a Unique Soul Break does.
- Super Soul Breaks
Super Soul Breaks (超必殺技, Chōhissatsuwaza?, lit. Super Special Move) (shortened by fans to "SSB") are not unlike unique Soul Breaks in that they are specific to one character. All Super Soul Breaks are indicated by a Plus ("+") badge on the bottom right corner of their button icons. They are assigned to 5★ weapons and armor.
- Burst Soul Breaks
Burst Soul Breaks (バースト超必殺技, Bāsuto Chōhissatsuwaza?, lit. Burst Super Special Move) (shortened by fans to "BSB") are stronger than Super Soul Breaks in that they also grant the user with Burst Mode status, which replace the "Attack" and "Defend" ability with unique abilities for a fixed duration. If used as a Roaming Warrior, the effects of Burst Mode are granted to the summoning character instead. All Burst Soul Breaks are indicated by a small flame badge on the bottom right corner of their button icons. They are assigned to 5★ weapons and armor.
- Overstrike Soul Breaks
Overstrike Soul Breaks (オーバーフロー超必殺技, Ōbāfurō Chōhissatsuwaza?, lit. Overflow Super Special Move) (shortened by fans to "OSB") are powerful moves that break the damage limit, extending the cap to 99,999 points, but are always single-hit abilities, even though the animation may indicate otherwise. OSBs are indicated by an arrow badge on their button icons. They are assigned to 6★ weapons and armor.
- Chain Soul Breaks
Chain Soul Breaks (リミットチェイン超必殺技, Rimittochein Chōhissatsuwaza?, lit. Limit Chain Super Special Move) (shortened by fans to "CSB") are designed to allow for concurrent multiple-hit combination attacks that can be shared among members of the party, in turn increasing the damage-per-second ratio the longer an attack chain remains unbroken. The unit possessing such a Soul Break opens the chain, while other units can contribute using elemental skills matching the element of the Soul Break in play to extend the chain. Certain units can also use special ability classes (e.g. Witch skills) to help extend the chain. Certain Chain Soul Breaks can also extend the chain to 150 concurrent hits in the time allotted. Chain Soul Breaks carry a linked chain badge on their button icons. They are assigned to 6★ weapons and armor. Generally speaking there are three types of Chain Soul Breaks:
- "Gen1 Chains" which offer a 20% boost to either ATK or MAG, elemental hit chain up to 99 hits, and other effects, like 11 hits of the associated element.
- "Gen2 Chains" which offer a 50% boost to either ATK or MAG and an elemental hit chain up to 150 hits.
- "Realm Chains" that increase both ATK and MAG by 30% and a Realm hit chain up to 150 hits.
- Ultra Soul Breaks
Ultra Soul Breaks (超絶必殺技, Chōzetsu Hissatsuwaza?, lit. Transcendent Special Move) (shortened by fans to "USB") are essentially next-level SSBs that provide greater effects when used. All Ultra SBs are identified with a pair of plus signs ("++") as the badge over their button icons. They are found on 6★ weapons and armor. This upgrade was introduced with the Vow Upon a Star event. Three types of Ultra Soul Breaks can be distinguished:
- EX Mode USB, which grants the user with a unique status that carries special properties, like dualcasting certain abilities and/or following each nth ability use with a unique ability.
- Brave Mode USB, which grants the user a special status and replaces the "Attack" command with a unique ability, called "Brave Ability", that can achieve up to level 3, each level is more powerful than the previous one, and increasing the Brave Ability's level requires using certain equippable commands, e.g. using Fire-elemental abilities.
- "General USB", which comes with plethora of effects but does not carry a distinctive status as the Ultra Soul Breaks listed above.
- Arcane Overstrikes
Arcane Overstrikes (オーバーフロー奥義, Ōbāfurō Ougi?, lit. Ultimate Overflow Special Move) (shortened by fans to "AOSB") are Soul Breaks that unleash either a series of twenty withering attacks that are capped by a massive damage cap breaking attack, or three heavy damage cap breaking attacks. Though incredibly powerful, they can only be used once per dungeon attempt, and they require three Soul Gauge bars to use. They are found on 6★ weapons and armor. There are two types of Arcane Overstrikes:
- Three powerful hits, each able to break the damage cap.
- Twenty hits, unable to break the damage cap by default, followed by a hit that can break the damage cap.
There are two types of Glints (閃技, Sengi?, lit. Flash Technique) that differ on the basis of the equipment rarity they are imbued to:
- 5★ weapons and armor offer 1 gauge segment, 3 use only Glints.
- 6★ weapons and armor offer no cost, 1 use only Glints.
Awakenings (shortened by fans to "AASB" for "Arcane Awakening Soul Break") are a new type of Soul Break that can only be used once per dungeon, and grant Awoken Mode when used. Awoken Mode empowers certain abilities and grants them unlimited uses. They consume two Soul Gauge bars to use. They are found on 6★ weapons and armor.
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