Spell details for Frost  

Jobs/Level:Black Mage, lvl 22
MP cost:25
Scroll:Scroll of Frost
Reuse:10 Seconds
Cast time:2.5 seconds
Target Type:Single
Description:Causes ice damage and reduces the target's agility.

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DoT 101
# Sep 24 2005 at 6:34 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 17:35:34 2005
RE: DoT 101
# May 18 2006 at 11:06 PM Rating: Decent
The only problem with this (tested) is Bio cancels Dia, Dia II cancels Bio and Bio II cancels Dia II, but you can't cancel Bio with a Dia of the smae level.
# May 12 2004 at 12:17 PM Rating: Decent
46 posts
you can buy this spell from Regina's Magic shop in Port San d'Oria as well.
Great to stack ;-)
# Mar 13 2004 at 12:13 PM Rating: Default
81 posts
After lvl 30 you can enjoy the full extent of this spell. This, you have to understand, is an Ice spell, which is very similar to a water spell. What does that mean for you, well it mean's that it stacks with Drown. Make sure you get Drown as well because stacking Frost and Drown + Bio + Bio II = A very weak monster.
RE: Great to stack ;-)
# Mar 18 2004 at 1:50 PM Rating: Decent
518 posts
wow i guess i can cast protect and protect II and protect II and they stack:P Dont give false info, bio and bio II dont stack and most of the elemental spells stack if they are not opposing. So watch what you cast and make sure you know your elemental strengths and weaknesses.
Evasion Down
# Dec 31 2003 at 2:45 AM Rating: Default
What the hell are you talking about? This is a agi debuff which defines evasion. ie. more likely to hit mobs with this spell active.
#Anonymous, Posted: Dec 10 2003 at 7:23 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) This thing do next to nothing damage, and for agility, well lets just say If you think since you cast this and the mob get a little to hard, and you're planning to run away, and you're near death, well don't think you're gonna be faster then him!!! Waste of my money.
RE: Total Crap
# Jan 13 2004 at 1:07 PM Rating: Good
I found that the reduction in agility does allow the party to hit more often and potentially for more damage. I conducted a test in Yuhtunga Jungle with a party of 6 who was fighting Yuhtunga Mandragoras. Between combats where I only threw shock [to assist in landing spells] and those where I only threw frost [to assist the melee types], I found that the damage increased in the frost group anywhere from 25-50% per hit.

This is not conclusive as it was measured over only a few combats, but I personally will probably use Frost in melee-heavy groups.
# Dec 09 2003 at 8:44 PM Rating: Decent
Anyone happen to know where i can buy this or maybe what mob and area this can drop from?

thanks in advance
RE: where
# Feb 25 2004 at 6:37 PM Rating: Good
230 posts
hmmm might seem a bit late to post this but
Aroro (Windurst Port) & Zaira (Bastok Markets)sell the spell
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