Northswain's Strike

'Swain' in 'Northswain' is Middle English and has several meanings. It can be 'young man', 'servant', 'shepherd' or 'male lover'. There are two abilities with almost the exact same name. The other is Northswain's Glow.

This ability is 北斗骨砕打 [hokuto kotsusaida] or 'Big Dipper bone breaking strike' in Japanese. The Big Dipper is an asterism in the northern skies, formed out of seven stars. It can be found in the constellation of Ursa Major, and is formed out of the stars Dubhe, Merak, Phecda, Megrez, Alioth, Mizar and Alkaid.

Final Fantasy Tactics

Type: Holy Sword / Swordplay, Element: Physical / (weapon), MP: -
Target: any, Range: 3 horizontal, 1 vertical, Radius: 1, Power: 2
Speed: instant, Duration: -, Line of Fire: No
Learn: Holy Knight (Agrias/Delita) / Sword Saint (500 JP)
Incantation: "Sever the connection of the seven shadows of the star of death omens! Northswain's Strike!"
Effect: Physical attack that inflicts KO. 100% hit rate
Other: can only be used when equipped with a sword, knight's sword or fell sword. When Dual Wielding, only the top weapon counts for damage calculation
Other: Damage = Phys Atk x (Weapon STR + 2)

Airborne Brigade


Type: STR, Element: -, Growth: Slow, Cost: 29
Attack: 2,610 (lv1), 13,065 (lv120), 17,259 (lv150), 21,899 (lv180), ? (lv210), 32,370 (lv240)
Defense: 2,610 (lv1), 12,067 (lv120), 15,861 (lv150), 20,058 (lv180), ? (lv210), 29,530 (lv240)
Obtain: event: Truth is Forever

Type: STR, Element: -, Growth: Slow, Cost: 20
Attack: 1,770 (lv1), ? (lv100), 11,076 (lv125), 14,028 (lv150), 17,239 (lv175), 20,690 (lv200)
Defense: 1,760 (lv1), ? (lv100), 10,687 (lv125), 13,519 (lv150), 16,599 (lv175), 19,910 (lv200)
Obtain: event: Truth is Forever


Delita II (SR summon)
Type: Legend, Element: -, Growth: Slow, Charge: 57
Brave: 2,724 (lv1), 12,280 (lv240), 14,135 (lv270), 16,096 (lv300), ? (lv330), ? (lv360), 22,568 (lv390), ? (lv420), 27,331 (lv450), 29,839 (lv480)
Ability: Northswain's Strike
Obtain: event: Truth is Forever Gaffgarion defeat count


Type: Premium Skill, Memento: Strength, Speed: Fast
Target: single, Element: Physical, Power: 3,200
Learn: Delita
Learn cost: Ruby x3, Memoria Prime, Soul of a Hero, 30,000 gil
Description: Deals moderate physical damage to one enemy. Occasionally casts Death.

Record Keeper


Type: Soul Break, Rarity: -
Target: all enemies, Element: -, Gauge cost: 1 bar
Learn: Delita (equip Coral Sword (T))
Description: Deals a strong fourfold long-range physical attack on all enemies, and lowers their ATK for a set period of time (effect: large)

Category: Ability

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