Spell details for Rasp  

Jobs/Level:Black Mage, lvl 18
MP cost:25
Scroll:Scroll of Rasp
Reuse:10 Seconds
Cast time:2.5 seconds
Target Type:Single
Description:Deals earth damage that lowers an enemy's Dexterity and gradually reduces its HP.

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DoT 101
# Sep 24 2005 at 6:33 PM Rating: Decent
According to the Spring 2004 Strategy Guide, the Prime Element table on page 30, shows the "Rock, Paper, Scissors" effect of the elements in Final Fantasy.

I think this chart clears up the whole "Damage Over Time" (DoT) spell controversy.
Also my experience in watching the Battle Spam in parties seems to show the same flow of elements.

These Spells are as follows;
DIA (DEF down effect)
BIO (ATK down effect)
BURN (INT down effect)
FROST (AGI down effect)
CHOKE (VIT down effect)
RASP (DEX down effect)
SHOCK (MND down effect)
DROWN (STR down eefect)

Charts reads as follows;

Light Cancels Dark
Dark Cancels Light

Fire Cancels Ice
Ice Cancels Wind
Wind Cancels Earth
Earth Cancels Thunder
Thunder Cancels Water
Water Cancels Fire

so if we replace the Element in the chart with a DoT spell;

DIA Cancels BIO
BIO Cancels DIA


According to the chart the only 2 spells that can cancel each other are DIA (Light) & BIO (Dark)(although some believe Dia & Bio are based on which ever spell is the higher level stronger one cancels the other & there is validity to that claim)
All others follow the "Rock, Paper, Scissors" Rule (Frost Cannot cancel Burn, Choke Cannot cancel Frost, etc.)

So I hope this helps clear up some things. Please don't rebutt this post with more hearsay & unconfirmed theories. I got this all out of the game rules, if you think its wrong or not entirely correct, test it for yourself. All I know is that when a fellow BLM casts BURN, my FROST "Has no effect" which according to chart, follows the game's logic.

Happy Nuking.

Edited, Wed Sep 28 17:31:15 2005
RE: DoT 101
# Apr 19 2006 at 7:07 PM Rating: Decent
Just wondering,

if :
DIA Cancels BIO
BIO Cancels DIA

where does Poison fit on this category? thanks.
RE: DoT 101
# Feb 14 2007 at 8:00 PM Rating: Decent
I know its been a bit since you asked this, and you probably won't be checking to see if anyone's answered, but I'll go ahead and do it anyway as it may benefit someone else in the future.

idk if Poison can be canceled, but if it can, its water based. So, if Poison is subject to this whole chain, then Poison would cancel Burn, and Shock would cancel Poison... but I'm not sure if that's the case. Someone will need to do a study on it, if at all possible. I personally don't have BLM leveled so I cannot. An interesting question to pose.

Edited to correct grammar.

Edited, Feb 14th 2007 10:02pm by Ravahan
RE: DoT 101
# Aug 25 2007 at 2:28 PM Rating: Good
2,793 posts
Poison has no effect on burn, nor does any attack/dot spell remove Poison.

Edited, Aug 25th 2007 6:31:28pm by thatdamnelf

# Oct 11 2004 at 4:38 AM Rating: Decent
69 posts
How much does this costs on the AH?
i'm on Unicorn server never checked the price tho
# Jul 27 2004 at 8:34 PM Rating: Decent
681 posts
Too bad, in FFVI this spell would attack mp. FFXI needs a spell like that
RE: Rasp
# Sep 23 2004 at 5:46 PM Rating: Decent
it's called aspir (the spell that drains mp)
RE: Rasp
# Mar 31 2005 at 12:20 PM Rating: Decent
In fact, FFVI had 2 spells that attacked MP. Aspir (called Osmose) was draining MP, while Rasp was only decreasing the victim's MP. I used it a lot while fighting the magic monsters in Fanatics Tower.
Where can I get it?
# Jul 22 2004 at 10:32 AM Rating: Decent
Other than at the AH, where can I buy or quest this spell?
RE: Where can I get it?
# Jan 11 2005 at 5:37 AM Rating: Decent
158 posts
it is in the magic shops in Sandoria Bastok, not sure about windurst but it should have it too
# Mar 31 2004 at 7:14 AM Rating: Decent
175 posts

Edited, Wed Mar 31 07:12:35 2004
(I'm Sorry)(I don't understand english)
# Mar 31 2004 at 7:13 AM Rating: Decent
175 posts
It seems to decres the dex, so it's probably will work well with blind in the fact that it won't be able to hit you
(I'm Sorry)(I don't understand english)
useful or not?
# Dec 12 2003 at 8:16 PM Rating: Default
is this spell useful for u?
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