Spellbound, also known as Augment Maintenance, Defense Maintenance, Buff Duration, Buff: Duration, and Soul Voice, is an ability or effect that increases the time status effects last.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
The Synergist passive ability Boon increases a character's buffs' duration when a Synergist spell is performed on the character. The inverse happens with the Saboteur role ability Jinx, which increases the duration of an enemy's status ailments when a Saboteur spell is cast on the enemy.
Hope Estheim's Vidofnir and Sazh Katzroy's Spica Defenders weapons have the Defense Maintenance and Augment Maintenance abilities, respectively, which further increase the duration of buffs in those groups. These weapons are also able to provide the Buff Duration synthesis.
The Synergist again naturally boosts durations due to their role bonus and Boon. Serah Farron and Noel Kreiss are able to equip the synthesis abilities "Buff Duration" and "Buff: Duration"; one affects buffs cast by the user while the other affects buffs cast onto the user.
Some Synergist monsters learn Defensive and Augment Maintenance as passives, and/or the command Endless Blessings. Saboteur monsters can again learn Jinx, and some may learn Endless Nightmares.
Spellbound is a status effect that increases the time of effect of all status, may them be positive or negative. It is inflicted by the Time Mage's Extend spell and by the Spellbound Support Ability, available to viera Green Mages and nu mou Scholars.
The Soul Voice ability doubles the duration of Song effects.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
spell, charm or hex is a set of words, spoken or unspoken, which are considered by its user to invoke some magical effect. Historical attestations exist for the use of some variety of incantations in many cultures around the world.A
soul, in many religious, philosophical, psychological, and mythological traditions, is the incorporeal and, in many conceptions, immortal essence of a person, living thing, or object.The