Quickenings mean the difference between continuing your quest or certain defeat in certain parts of Final Fantasy XII (FF12, FFXII). Read on to learn about quickenings, how to use them at the right time, and more!
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In Final Fantasy XII, players use an additional battle system complement called Quickening. Each Quickening is unique to its user; each character also has three bars, or Mist Charges, which determine how many times they can use their Quickening. Think of it as Final Fantasy XII's ‘Limit Break’, in similar fashion to Final Fantasy VII's trump card ability.
These attacks don't cost any MP to use, rather drawing from the Mist Charge bars found below a character's name. These determine how frequent your party is able to do Quickenings. Each level of the skill is also unlocked through your character's License Board.
Quickenings operate on a series of combinations fueled by Mist Charges. If your character runs out of Mist Charges, you can press (R2) or (ZR) to recharge your bars. Once you have them full, you should consider how to use them and when to use them. Based on combinations, they can be pretty powerful aids to finishing an otherwise challenging battle.
For instance, if you manage to cast three Lv. 1 Quickenings before the timer runs out, you'll be able to do the ‘Inferno’ Concurrence. You'll also be able to do the ‘Cataclysm’ Concurrence once you have made the right Quickening combinations to activate it.
Think of Concurrences as the utlimate form of attack for the party's Quickening salvo. Concurrences happen whenever Vaan and company manage to complete combinations required for these to happen.
For reference, here is a table of Concurrences, and what Quickening combinations are needed to activate them:
|Concurrence||Power||No. of Quickenings Required|
|Black Hole||253||4x Lv.1, 4x Lv.2, 4x Lv.3|
|Luminescence||215||3x Lv.1, 3x Lv.2, 3x Lv.3|
|Ark Blast||175||2x Lv.1, 2x Lv.2, 2x Lv.3|
|Torrent||130||2x Lv.1, 2x Lv.2|
Each character unlocks a total of three Quickenings in the game, each a unique set. Here are those characters, along with their Quickenings:
|Character||Quickening Lv. 1||Quickening Lv. 2||Quickening Lv. 3|
|Vaan||Red Spiral||White Whorl||Pyroclasm|
|Balthier||Fires of War||Tides of Fate||Element of Treachery|
|Fran||Feral Strike||Whip Kick||Shatterheart|
|Ashe||Northswain's Glow||Heaven's Wrath||Maelstrom's Bolt|
|Basch||Fulminating Darkness||Ruin Impudent||Flame Purge|
|How to Level-Up Fast||How to Change Jobs|
|How to Change Gambits||How to Do Quickenings|
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