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Deals heavy, short range damage to targets in front of Odin and resets enmity on those hit.

Description

  • Family: Odin
  • Type: Special
  • Can be dispelled: N/A
  • Utsusemi/Blink absorb: Ignores shadows
  • Range: Undetermined range in front of Odin.


Notes:

  • This ability deals damage equal to 95% of the targets maximum HP.
  • To be clear, this move does NOT reduce the targets HP by 95%, but deals damage EQUAL TO 95% of their Max HP, meaning it can kill you if your HP is not at 96% or higher when you are hit by this.
  • Used immediately when Odin drops below 90%, 70%, 50%, and 30% HP.
  • Odin speaks in the chat log before using Zantetsuken Kai:
"My blade shall cleave through thy hollow shell of valor!""

Historical Background

All of Odin's abilities have names rooted in Norse Mythology and usually refer to one of the many names of Odin; this one however is the obvious exception. Zantetsuken (斬鉄剣) is a Japanese word combined from 3 characters, together meaning "steel-cutting sword". A more literal interpretation would yield "steel-killing sword", implying the blade is so strong that even steel would be defeated by it. It is Odin's signature instant kill move from other Final Fantasy games.

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