Final Fantasy XV Elemency Guide to help you learn about crafting spells, best spells, and crafting tips to run magic builds in the game.
Spells in FFXV are employed as consumables and are equipped in a weapon slot. Every crafted spell is elemental, meaning that it requires one unit of energy from Fire, Lightning, or Ice.
Not available through spells, but Light and Dark are also elements. Light is available via Light-elemental weapons whereas Dark is only available to some specific enemies. Spells are potent, especially in the early game, because there is no damage drop based on range.
You must, however, wait for 30 seconds between successive spells. A casted spell also affects the area surrounding a target that deals secondary damage to enemies and allies alike.
Final Fantasy XV Elemency Guide
In our Final Fantasy XV Elemency Guide, we have detailed everything you need to know about magic, casting spells, and elements in the game.
How to Craft Spells
Spells are crafted in the Elemency Menu. Firstly, select the elemental energy that you want to use. To craft a spell, you can use anything between a single unit of an elemental energy to 99 of all three. Secondly, you can also add 1-99 units of different items called ‘catalysts’ which add various effects to the crafted spell.
For instance, with different catalysts, you can achieve effects like no cooldown between 2 successive spells, healing effects while dealing damage to enemies, and more. Anyway, once you are done, craft the spell which should yield three copies of the spell.
Remember that this amount can be increased by using certain catalysts and Bonuspell abilities. In order to craft a spell, you need to equip it as a Primary Arm for Noctis or a Secondary Arm for party members.
These basically allow you to store magical spells. If you want to have as many spells in your arsenal as possible, you should definitely consider getting your hands on Magic Flasks.
A single flask can hold 99 copies of a single spell. Keeping this mind, you can have a decent array of spells at your disposal with only a handful of flasks. This is something you need to keep in mind if you want to run a sorcerer build and want to have maximum available spells at your disposal.
As mentioned earlier, spells require Fire, Lightning, or Ice. You can gather these elements from deposits located in dungeons, near havens, and other areas. Mostly, a deposit grants around 33 units of energy.
Alternatively, there are some weapons which allow you to drain elemental energy from fallen enemies. You can further enhance this ability by unlocking the Elemagnetism Ascension. What you basically need to do is to remember what type of elemental energy you get from a particular enemy and then farm it whenever you run out of it.
As mentioned earlier, catalysts are items which when added to a spell grants it with extra bonuses. Adding a catalyst to a spell increases its ‘effect level’ which is further boosted by the number of catalysts used.
This section of the guide details all the different effects which you can achieve by adding catalysts to your spells:
This allows you to heal yourself while damaging the enemy at the same time.
This allows you to cast a spell two times without any cooldown.
This allows you to cast a spell three times without any cooldown.
This allows you to cast a spell four times without any cooldown.
This allows you to cast a spell five times without any cooldown.
This allows you to poison enemy in addition to your normal elemental damage.
This allows you to freeze enemies in their positions in addition to normal elemental damage.
This allows you to instantly kill some of the enemies in the game.
This allows you to miss a spell – if you are feeling up for a challenge.
This allows you to have enervation power in your elemental spells.
This allows the caster to receive free EXP for casting a spell.
This makes both the target and the caster to receive damage from the spell.
The final catalyst basically allows you to cast without consuming a spell.
This allows you to cast a spell with increased intensity without losing out on range.
This basically deals significant amount of damage to both the target and the caster.
This basically is the ultimate elemental spell and deals massive amount of damage.
The power of spell is basically determined by the number of elemental energy units used to create it. For instance, two Fire spells created with 4 and 99 units have power of 4 and 99.
If you combine two different elements, the spell gets all power from the primary elements and half from the secondary spell. When it comes to elements, Fire always prevails Ice and Ice always prevails Lightning.
Therefore, if you create a spell with 10 units of Fire and 20 units of Lightning, it will create a Fire spell with 20 power. A catalyst can also increase a spell in addition to Powercraft abilities in the Ascension Tree. With everything considered, here is a formula you can use to calculate power of a spell:
Power = Primary Element Units + Secondary Element Units / 2 + Catalyst’s Power Value * Number of Catalysts + Powercraft Bonus
A spell’s tier changes when it manages to pass a specific threshold. These thresholds are basically 100 and 200. A tier-2 spell has ‘-ra’ suffix and a tier-3 spell has ‘-ga’ suffix.
A high tiered spell basically increases its area-of-effect which is something you need to keep in mind if you have party members standing close to the targeted area. Here is a general overview of all 3 tiers.
- Fire – 1 to 99 – Fire
- Ice – 1 to 99 – Blizzard
- Lightning – 1 to 99 – Thunder
- Fire – 100 to 199 – Fira
- Ice – 100 to 199 – Blizzara
- Lightning – 100 to 199 – Thundara
- Fire – 200+ – Firaga
- Ice – 200+ – Blizzaga
- Lightning – 200+ – Thundaga
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