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Description

Swd Mag is Steiner's special ability from Final Fantasy IX as long as Vivi is in the party. Abilities become available when Vivi learns the corresponding Black Magic spell. Sword Magic adds to Steiner's weapon's attack power by adding the spell power and element (if it has one) to the attack.

Mechanics[]

Damage dealt is based on Steiner's Attack and Strength stat, as well as on the power of the spell. Though Sword Magic is physical rather than magical, they ignore the target's Protect status, and do not remove the Sleep status from it. Steiner cannot use Sword Magic if Vivi is not in the party, or if Vivi is under the Silence status or otherwise incapacitated, or if either of them are minied. Only Steiner's MP is consumed.

The damage formula for Swd Mag spells is as follows:

Base = Attack + Spell Power - Enemy Defense
Bonus = Strength + A random number 0 ... [(Level + Strength) / 8]
Damage = Base * Bonus

The Bonus will be enhanced by 50% if Steiner wears Elem-Atk equipment attuned to the spell's element; e.g. Demon's Mail to further empower Doomsday Sword. However, Steiner does not have much equipment that can boost his elemental damage. The Bonus is doubled if the enemy is weak to the Sword Magic's element, and halved if it resists it. The Sword Magic deals no damage if the enemy nullifies that element, and heals the enemy if it absorbs that element. Dagger's Scan can determine an enemy's elemental attributes and Amarant's Curse can add an elemental weakness to any enemy.

Sword Magic is still elemental with elemental spells even if Vivi equips Mag Elem Null.

List of Sword Magic[]

Ability MP Cost Effect Image
Fire Sword 6 Strikes the enemy with Fire Sword. Attack Power +5. Fire-elemental. FFIX Fire Sword.png
Fira Sword 12 Strikes the enemy with Fira Sword. Attack Power +10. Fire-elemental. FFIX Fira Sword.png
Firaga Sword 30 Strikes the enemy with Firaga Sword. Attack Power +30. Fire-elemental. FFIX Firaga Sword.png
Blizzard Sword 6 Strikes the enemy with Blizzard Sword. Attack Power +5. Ice-elemental. FFIX Blizzard Sword.png
Blizzara Sword 12 Strikes the enemy with Blizzara Sword. Attack Power +10. Ice-elemental. FFIX Blizzara Sword.png
Blizzaga Sword 30 Strikes the enemy with Blizzaga Sword. Attack Power +30. Ice-elemental. FFIX Blizzaga Sword.png
Thunder Sword 6 Strikes the enemy with Thunder Sword. Attack Power +5. Thunder-elemental. Empowered with Thunder Gloves. FFIX Thunder Sword.png
Thundara Sword 12 Strikes the enemy with Thundara Sword. Attack Power +10. Thunder-elemental. Empowered with Thunder Gloves. FFIX Thundara Sword.png
Thundaga Sword 30 Strikes the enemy with Thundaga Sword. Attack Power +30. Thunder-elemental. Empowered with Thunder Gloves. FFIX Thundaga Sword.png
Bio Sword 20 Strikes the enemy with Bio Sword. Attack Power +20. Poison-elemental. Does not inflict Poison. FFIX Bio Sword.png
Water Sword 26 Strikes the enemy with Water Sword. Attack Power +25. Water-elemental. FFIX Water Sword.png
Flare Sword 60 Strikes the enemy with Flare Sword. Attack Power +60. Non-elemental. FFIX Flare Sword.png
Doomsday Sword 50 Strikes the enemy with Doomsday Sword. Attack Power +40. Shadow-elemental. Does not damage Steiner, unlike with Darkside or the Doomsday spell. Empowered with Demon's Mail and Gold Choker. FFIX Doomsday Sword.png

Other appearances[]

Spellblade in Opera Omnia.

Steiner uses his Sword Magic in his spin-off appearances. In Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia, Spellblade is a Bravery ability for Steiner. It is a melee fire-elemental BRV attack that deals extra damage against humanoid types. Steiner uses this attack without Vivi's assistance. Flare Sword was introduced as Steiner's LD ability, and unlike Spellblade, does feature Vivi enchanting Steiner's attack just like in Final Fantasy IX.

In Final Fantasy Record Keeper, one of Steiner's Super Soul Breaks is Sword Magic Firaga, learned from the Tin Armor (IX). It deals four fire-elemental attacks to all enemies, each hit dealing damage equal to 147% the normal damage, for a total multiplier of 588%. All enemies' fire resistance is reduced by 20% for 25 seconds. Upon mastery, Steiner gains 10 ATK. In addition, as a reference to his Sword Magic ability, Steiner can use Spellblade abilities up to five stars of rarity.

Steiner also uses his spellblades in Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade and Final Fantasy Brave Exvius.

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