There are two variations of this ability in Japanese. The first, by far the more common, is フレア [flare] and is used to refer to the spell. The second is フレアー [flare], and is commonly used to refer to an ability of Garland. Note that when unmarked, the Japanese name is the first one.

Final Fantasy I

Type: Black Magic, Level: 8
Buy: 40,000 gil (sell: -)
Shop: Lufenia
Other: targets all foes

Final Fantasy II

Type: Black Magic, Family: -
Buy: ? gil
Shop: Jade Passage
Drop: ?
Treasure: Mysidian Tower
Description: Uses a fusion reaction to damage target

Final Fantasy III

Type: Black Magic, Level: 8, Power: 320
Use (Player): Magus, Sage, Onion Knight
Use (Monsters): Doga, Scylla
Buy: 60,000 gil
Shop: Eureka
Description: Deals damage by detonating a tremendous amount of fire and energy
Lore: The ultimate forbidden Black Magic, developed by the mages of Sasune in ages past. It has enough power to destroy a whole continent if used right. It destroys the target at the atomic level to guarantee its complete demise, gathering antimatter from another dimension and shooting it at the target to create an explosion of heat and light1

Final Fantasy IV

Type: Black Magic, MP: 55
Casting: 4 s
Learn: Fusoya lv 0, Palom lv 50, Rydia lv 60
Other: deals Fire damage

Crisis Core

Type: offensive magic
Buy: -
Drop: ?, Steal: ?
Fusion: Electrocute (mastered)+Libra, Tri-Fire (mastered)+Libra (mastered)
Class: Ultimate, Grade: 6
Description: ?
Other: relies on MP stat, cannot be used with Dualcast

Final Fantasy IX

Type: Black Magic, MP: 40
Learn from: ?

Final Fantasy XI

Type: Black Magic, Category: Elemental Magic, Type: Ancient Magic, MP: 383
Learn at: BLM60
Casting: 19 s, recast: 44.5 s
Drop: Dread Demon, Hakutaku, Million Eyes
Other: Deals Fire damage to an enemy and lowers its resistance against Water

Flare II
Type: Black Magic, Category: Elemental Magic, Type: Ancient Magic, MP: 387
Learn at: BLM75 (merit)
Casting: 10 s, recast: 90 s
Merit: Group 2
Other: Each Merit level increases Magic Burst damage by 3 and Magic Accuracy by 5

Final Fantasy XII

Type: Black Magic, MP: 48
Element: Magical / None, Accuracy: 100, Power: 163
Target: enemies/allies, Radius: single, Range: 10, Charge Time: 30
Long Range: yes, Magick Evasion: yes, Safety Nullify: no, Reflect: yes
Faith Effect: power x1.3, Recover MP: Warmage, Remove Sleep/Confusion: no
License: Black Magick 7, LP: 70
Buy: 11,200 gil (sell: -)
Shop: Balfonheim (after Pharos)
Effect: Deals damage to one target
Other: フレアー in Japanese

Final Fantasy XIV


Type: Black Magic, MP: ?
Learn at: BLM40 (quest), Equip: BLM
Cast time: ?, Recast: 120 s
Description: Deals fire damage to enemies in range. Damage dealt increases with proximity. Chance to inflict damage over time effect.
Other: self-aoe

A Realm Reborn


Type: Black Magic, MP: 10 MP @ lv 1, 266 MP @ lv 50, 884 MP @ lv 60
Cast time: 4 s, Recast: 2.5 s, Duration: 10 s (Astral Fire)
Potency: 260 or less, Range: 25 yalms, Radius: 5 yalms
Learn at: BLM50 (quest), Use: BLM
Description: Deals fire damage to a target and enemies near it with a potency of 260 for the first enemy, 10% less for the second, 20% less for the third, 30% less for the fourth, 40% less for the fifth, and 50% less for all remaining enemies. Additional Effect: Grants Astral Fire III and removes Umbral Ice

Final Fantasy Tactics

Type: Black Magicks, Element: Magick, MP: 60
Target: any, Range: 5 horizontal, 1 vertical, Radius: 1 horizontal, Power: 46
Speed: 7 tics, Duration: 36, Line of Fire: No
Reflect: Yes, Arithmeticks: Yes
Learn: Black Mage (1,000 JP)
Incantation: "Resurrect, original flame, he who carves the name of the dark gods in perishing flesh! Flare!"
Effect: Magickal attack
Other: Damage = Mag Atk x 46 x (Faith / 100) x (Target Faith / 100)

Tactics Advance

Type: Alchemy, MP: 36
Range: 3
Learn with: Alchemist
Learn from: Lotus Mace (300 AP)



Type: Attack Magic, Rarity: Super Rare, Max Level: 5
Target: AoE centered on target, Chain: ?, Element: Fire, Dark
Stats (lv1): Magic attack 80, Fire attack 100, Dark attack 50, Recast 69.33 sec, Style cost 15, Style strength ?
Stats (lv5): Magic attack ?, Fire attack ?, Dark attack ?, Recast ?, Style cost ?, Style strength ?
Buy: - (sell: 2,000 gil)
Obtain: Otoshidama Golem challenge battle 4-day ranking 2015
Obtain Recipe: -
Strengthen: 800 gil/20.0% (lv1), ? (lv4), total cost ? gil
Description: Attacks one enemy and its surroundings for magical Fire- and Dark-element damage.


Type: Black Magic, Equip Cost: 60, AP Cost: 340
Target: frontal cone, Power: 260, Element: -
Cast time: ?, Recast: 12 sec
Learn: 10,000 CP, Specialty: Black Mage, Sage
Unlock: learn Firaga, Blizzaga and Thundaga, reach main quest ★★★★★ level
Description: Deals heavy magical damage to enemies within a large area in front of the caster.

Airborne Brigade


Type: INT, Element: -, Growth: Slow, Cost: 44
Attack: 18,730 (lv1), ? (lv200), ? (lv230), ? (lv260), ? (lv290), ? (lv320)
Defense: 18,710 (lv1), ? (lv200), ? (lv230), ? (lv260), ? (lv290), ? (lv320)
Obtain: ?

Type: INT, Element: -, Growth: Slow, Cost: 36
Attack: 13,630 (lv1), ? (lv200), ? (lv220), ? (lv240), ? (lv260), ? (lv280)
Defense: 13,460 (lv1), ? (lv200), ? (lv220), ? (lv240), ? (lv260), ? (lv280)
Obtain: ?


Flare (Job)
Type: Job Skill
Learn: Devout III, Skill level: ★★★
Fusion to: Sword users Terra; Staff users Vivi; Greatsword users Ashe; Dagger users Penelo; Rod users Vanille, Palom, Krile, Shantotto, Emperor; Blasting Edge users Rinoa; Aura users Kuja, Golbez, Zemus
Description: When the user attacks for the first time in Wisdom Memento mode with Break Gauge at 200% or over, they activate Flare.
Other: effect strength 100 non-elemental Black Magic attack. Can only be activated once per Break, but if you get another Break during the same battle, it can be activated again

Flare (Premium)
Type: Premium Skill, Memento: Strength, Speed: Very Fast
Target: single, Element: Physical, Power: -
Learn: Garland
Learn cost: Ruby x3, Memoria Prime, Soul of a Hero, 30,000 gil
Description: Deal physical damage in proportion to your current HP to one enemy
Other: フレアー in Japanese

Record Keeper


Type: Black Magic, Rarity: ★★★★★, Uses: 2-10
Target: single, Element: -
Use: Deshi, Aerith, Celes, Gordon, Lenna, Rinoa, Rydia, Sephiroth, Terra, Black Mage, Red Mage, Summoner
Generate: Black Orb (Huge) x10, Void Orb (Huge) x6, Flame Orb (Huge) x6, 50,000 gil
Refine (lv2): Black Orb (Huge) x20, Void Orb (Huge) x12, Flame Orb (Huge) x12, 100,000 gil
Refine (lv3): Black Orb (Huge) x30, Void Orb (Huge) x18, Flame Orb (Huge) x18, 300,000 gil
Refine (lv4): Black Orb (Huge) x50, Void Orb (Huge) x30, Flame Orb (Huge) x30, 500,000 gil
Refine (lv5): Black Orb (Huge) x100, Void Orb (Huge) x60, Flame Orb (Huge) x60, 1,000,000 gil
Description: Deals magical non-elemental damage (effect: large)

Category: Ability

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