Vertical Cleave is a recurring ability in the series.
Final Fantasy XI SpellVertical Cleave
|Effect||Single-hit slashing damage.|
|Casting Time||0.5 sec|
|Recast Time||37.25 sec|
|Magic Type||Blue Magic|
Vertical Cleave is a Blue Magic spell learned from Euvhi. It deals moderate single-target slashing damage, but misses somewhat often. It costs 3 Blue Magic Points to set, and grants VIT+1, HP-5, and MP+5 when set. It bypasses Utsusemi, but can be absorbed by Blink. It takes .5 seconds to cast and can be recast every 37.5 seconds.
It can be paired with any one of the following spells to create the Defense Bonus job trait:
Vertical Cleave is an active physical ability that inflicts neutral physical damage on a single target for 3 AP. It is highly effective against stacked enemies and has medium topple strength. It can be used by Garland.