Chain Abilities List and Guide
|Class Skills and Abilities||Chain Abilities|
|Mana Spirit Abilities|
What are Chain Abilities?
Chain abilities are character abilities that are acquired through allocating training points which can become usable to other members of the party who do not naturally learn them. This allows for a diverse combination of abilities among your characters.
Chain abilities can also be gained from special NPCs, though you will need to progress through the main story to do so.
List of Chain Abilities
Acquired through Training Points
|Original User||Chain Ability||Effect|
|Duran||Armor Break||Increase armor reduction value for normal attacks by 50%.|
|Damage SP+||Increases SP by 2% when damaged.|
|Angela||Absorb||Recovers 1 MP when hit by a heavy attack.|
|Limit Break||Increase magic damage dealt by 5%.|
|Kevin||Firestorm||Increases damage dealt by 15% when HP is 30% or less|
|Charlotte||Powerful||Increases damage dealt by heavy attacks by 5%|
|Defender||Increase defense by 10 and attack power by 10.|
|Hawkeye||Poison||30% chance to inflict poison using a heavy attack.|
|Drop Up||Item drop rate increased by 5%.|
|Riesz||Indomitability||Increases attack power by 15% when inflicted with status conditions.|
|Critical Up||Increases critical hit rate by 10%.|
From Special NPCs and Conditions
|NPC||Link Ability||Effect||How to Acquire|
|Priest of Light||HP Boost||Base HP increased by 30.||Talk to the Priest of Light|
|Lumina||Light Elemental Magic||Able to use light elemental abilities.||Rescue Lumina.|
|Jadd||MP Boost||Increase MP by 10.||Talk to Jadd in Jadd Stronghold.|
|Watts||Blacksmitha||Increase equipment stats by 5% in battle.||Pay Watts 5,000 lucre in Dwarf Tunnels (missable if declined).|
|Gnome||Earth Elemental Magic||Able to use earth elemental abilities.||Rescue Gnome.|
|Hero King||Hero King’s Chain Ability||Adds 5% of CS gauge after winning a battle.||Talk to the Hero King in Valsena. Duran must be in the party.|
|Stella||Stella’s Chain Ability||Increase effectiveness of healing items by 10%.||Talk to the lady in Duran’s house in Valsena (north of the inn) during the day (Lumina). Duran must not be in the party.|
|Bruiser||Bruiser’s Chain Ability||Increase attack when using a class strike.||Talk to Bruiser in Valsena.|
|Fortune-Teller||Fortune-Teller’s Chain Ability||Reduce the duration of status effects by 50%.||Talk to the Fortune-Teller in Valsena after saving the king.|
|Von Boyage||Von Boyage’s Chain Ability||Increase power attack damage by 5%||Talk to Von Boyage on the way to Merchant Town Beiser.|
|Aurora Sisters||Aurora Sisters’ Chain Ability||Increase magic attack by 5%.||Watch the dancers in the black market of Merchant Town Beiser|
|Trader||Trader’s Chain Ability||20% chance of canceling stat decreases.||Talk to the trader near the cage at the black market in Merchant Town Beiser.|
|Matelo||More Encounter||Easier for enemies to reappear.||Talk to Matelo at the black market in Merchant Town Beiser.|
|Wind Elemental||Wind Elemental Magic||Able to use wind elemental magic.||After rescuing the wind elemental during the main story.|
|Niccolo||Lucky Find II||Increases item drop rate by 10%.||Return to Palo Port after reclaiming Laurent Citadel. Hawkeye must be in the party.|
|Shade||Dark Elemental Magic||Able to use dark elemental magic.||After rescuing Shade during the main story.|
|Tomatoman||Tomatoman’s Chain Ability||30% of MP needed for Magic is swapped for HP.||Talk to the Tomatoman at the Tomato Village.|
|Vuscav||Vuscav’s Chain Ability||Base HP increased by 60.||Meet with the King of the Seas during the main story.|
|Salamand||Fire Elemental Magic||Able to use fire elemental magic.||After releasing Salamand during the main story.|
|Undine||Water Elemental Magic||Able to use water elemental magic.||After releasing Undine during the main story.|
|Ludgar||Ludgar’s Chain Ability||Damage to bosses increased by 10%.||Defeat Ludgar near Charmtoon Tower. Kevin must be n the party.|
|Sirhtan Rich Man||Spell Shield||Magic defense increased by 40% when casting||Talk to the wealthy man in Sirhtan. Hawkeye must be in the party.|
|Luna||Moon Elemental Magic||Able to use moon elemental magic.||After releasing Luna during the main story.|
|Elfin Elder||Less Encounter||Makes it harder for enemies to reappear.||Talk to the Elfin Elder during the main story.|
|Dryad||Wood Elemental Magic||Able to use wood elemental magic.||After releasing Dryad during the main story.|
|Flammie||Flammie’s Chain Ability||Base MP increased by 20.||After encountering Flammie during the main story. Riesz must be in the party.|
|Mik||Alleviate Chain Ability||Get 3% HP/MP returned after each battle.||Talk to Mik as you leave the castle. Charlotte must be in the party.|
|Karl||Lupine Soul||Recover 30% HP when healing an ally with 30% HP or below in battle.||Talk to the king of Ferolia at the top of the castle after the cutscene in the throne room.|
|Crimson Wizard||Ignition||Recover 10 MP every 5 seconds during battle.||After defeating Crimson Wizard during the main story.|
|Goremand||Goremand’s Chain Ability||Random status increase when defeating an enemy.||After defeating Goremand during the main story.|
|Heath||Heath’s Chain Ability||Increase defense by 60% when casting.||After encounering Heath during the main story.|
|Mana Goddess||Mana Goddess’ Chain Ability||Recover 2% of MP for all allies every 10 seconds in battle.||Clear the main story.|
|Dog||Ponta Chain Ability||50% chance of canceling stat decrease.||Talk to the dog in Astoria.|
|Li’l Cactus||Li’l Cactus’ Chain Ability||Allies get 200% boost to CS at start of battle.||Find all Li’l Cactus locations.|
|Love of Mana||EXP received from battle is increased by 300%.||Available in New Game Plus|
|Accumulate||Gain 10% of CS gauge for every 5 seconds while using a charge attack.||Clear the game and obtain Duran’s tier 4 class item (Valor Sphere). Duran must be in the party.|
|True Protection||Increases magic attack and magic defense when battle starts.||Clear the game and obtain Angela’s tier 4 class item (Sage Sphere). Angela must be in the party.|
|Beastman Pride||20% chance of lowering enemy defense when using a power attack.||Clear the game and obtain Kevin’s tier 4 class item (Instinct Sphere). Kevin must be in the party.|
|–||Loving Miracle||Decreases MP needed for moves by 40% in battle.||Clear the game and obtain Charlotte’s tier 4 class item (Hope Sphere). Charlotte must be in the party.|
|–||Eagle Talons||Recover 1% of MP when normal attack hits.||Clear the game and obtain Hawkeye’s tier 4 class item (Loyal Sphere). Hawkeye must be in the party.|
|–||Parental Prayer||Recover 5% of HP an MP for all allies after winning a battle.||Clear the game and obtain Riesz’s tier 4 class item (Kind Sphere). Riesz must be in the party.|
|–||Alchemic Acumen||All allies recover 5 MP every 5 seconds in battle.||Clear Grand Croix’s quest after acquiring all tier 4 class items.|
|Black Rabite||Obsidian Power||0 MP needed for move in battle.||After defeating Black Rabite.|
|Anise||Chaos Protection||Increase SP of all allies at the start of battle by 100%||After defeating Anise in time trial within 6 minutes on normal difficulty or higher.|
|Anise||Power of Darkness||Fully recover the HP of all allies at the start of battle.||After defeating Anise in time trial within 5 minutes on hard difficulty.|
|Anise||Mana Miracle||Items used in battle are not expended.||After defeating Anise in time trial within 2 minutes on hard difficulty.|
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You’re missing Kindness – Chirry Chain Ability: Stat decrease effect time shortened by 50% – Talk to Chirry after returning to Snow Hamlet Alrant. Angela must be in the party.
Update: Requires Angela as the main character (companion doesn’t count.)
I have sent a ticket to Square Enix support about the Mana Blessing ability issue that should state 2% HP not 2% MP
Its poorly translated and I want this fixed personally because this is unprofessional for a high class game company.
they corrected it
Mana Goddess’ Chain Ability says in game too:”Recover 2% of MP for all allies every 10 seconds in battle.”
But for real, you recover only HP.
The anise abilities are bugged, they work well on your first set of new game and new game plus, however, if you start a regular new game after that first set, you will be on the last boss challenge you unlocked, for me it’s number 3, and I don’t have the previous chain abilities for challenge 1 and 2
For any other completionists struggling to find “Lupine Soul”, it definitely requires Kevin in the party. It might require Kevin or Charlotte as your main character so that Goremand is the side villain you have to face. The earliest point I could unlock it was immediately after giving the mana sword to Goremand, after the cutscene you can go opposite the gold star behind the throne room for a cutscene with the king of Ferolia. I’m not sure you can get it if you aren’t choosing a character who has to fight Goremand.
The Hero King ability requires Duran. My party of Reisz, Hawkeye, and Angela could not get it.
Thanks a lot for this, Shadow!
I believe the Flammie chain ability requires Riesz to be in the party to have a conversation with her. I did not get it when I played through without her
Also missing the several chain abilities you get from defeating Anise in the time trial that opens up after you defeat her the first time.
Mission 1: defeat in under 6 minutes – Chaos Protection – Anise Chain ability: Add 100% to all allies’ CS when battle starts
Mission 2: defeat in under 4 minutes: Dark Power – Anise Chain ability: REcover 100% of all allies’ HP when battle starts
Mission 3: Defeat in under 2 minutes: Mana Miracle – Kindred Spirits Chain Ability: Keep the item when using an item in battle
Edit: I did it on hard difficulty. I think it have to be on this to be able to unlock them.
Thanks a lot, Cen! We’ve updated the article now.
You are still missing Spell Shield in Sirhtan if you have Hawkeye in your party. Talk to the rich man who you robbed in the beginning.
“Sirhtan Rich Man Chain Ability: Magic defense increased by 40% when casting”
Thank you for this, Usagi!
missing chain ability
lupine soul- Karl Chain ability: recovers 30% hp when healing an ally with 30% hp or below in battle Talk to king of Ferolia at very top of the castle after story scene in throne room
Thank you for this, Josh! We’ve updated the the list now.
Missing Chain Ability
Ignition – Crimson Wizard Chain Ability: Recover 10 MP for every 5 sec. in battle.
n the Duran/Angela path
Only effects the character equipped with the ability
Typo: In the Duran/Angela path
Thanks for this Chris! We’ve added the info now.
Stella’s chain ability requires Lumina time, impossible during Shade time
Thanks for this, Kaz! We’ve updated the article now.
I don’t which PNJ i have to talk to to unlock the ‘more encounter’
For Hawkeye’s 4th class ability it is “Eagle Talons”. The ability description is, “Recover 1% of MP when normal attack hits”. 🙂
Huge thanks for this, Joseph! We’ve added the info now!
For Riesz is Parental Prayer: Recover 5% of HP/MP for all allies after winning a battle.
For Kevin is Beastman Pride: 20% chance of defense decrease when using power attack
Thanks a lot for this, Holymanz! We’ve added the info to the article just now.
beat the black rabite, u will get a Chain Ability that let u use all move with 0 MP
allowing Angela to spam magic
Thanks for this, Dennis! We’ve added it now!
Anyone know how to find Mik to get his chain ability? Thank you
You miss “more encounter” NPC front Black market.
And Frammie need Riesz in party. Rich man give you “Spell Shield” in Capital city in Desert map if you have Hawkeye in Party.i try hard for looking NPC who connect with Angela but i’m not sure are they is Crimson Wizard chain ability or not coz i got it after defeat him in Dragonmaw.
Spoke to the jailer in the Night Market in Beiser and got
“Stat Down Resistance
Trader Chain Ability: 20% chance of canceling all allies’ stat decrease”.
Riesz directly interacted with him, so she may need to be in the party, not sure.
I am 100% certain Reisz has to be in the parter for the “Induntured Servant” trader to give you this. You do not get the cutscene without her, and my first save was Duran, Angela, and Charlotte. I spoke with him multiple times before I found out about this just to see if he had anything else to say. Cutscene was triggered the first time I talked to him with Reisz in the party, before going to Palo, after saving the Hero King. The timing might change if you don’t have Duran in your party.
We’ve updated it now, SirGouki! Thanks a lot!
Big thanks for this, Halrawk! We’ve added the info now!