Shell (シェル, Sheru), also known as MBarrier, is a positive status effect that is usually granted through the use of the White Magic spell Shell, the Blue Magic spell Mighty Guard, the item Lunar Curtain, or the auto-ability Auto-Shell. It appears in various games in the Final Fantasy series and halves all magic damage dealt to the target, offensive spells as well as curative spells.
Shell can only be achieved through the use of the spell Shell and the item Conch Shell. It increases the Magic Defense of a character.
Shell can be achieved through the spell Shell and by using the Elfin Bow as an item.
The only way to achieve Shell status is by either having any party member cast the spell Shell, Strago use Mighty Guard, or equip Relics that bestow Shell status, such as Barrier Ring, Princess Ring, Miracle Shoes, or Guard Bracelet. The Force Shield also grants the Shell status. Shell reduces damage done from magical attacks by 170/256.
Known as MBarrier in this game, the status can be acquired using the MBarrier Materia, Wall, and multiple accessories. can be also granted through the DMW Courage Boost!. It halves magic damage taken.
Again, Shell can only be achieved through the spell Shell, Mighty Guard, or through Auto-Shell.
Once again, Shell, Mighty Guard, and Auto-Shell can bestow Shell upon a character. SOS Shell can bestow Shell as long as the character is in critical status. Some of Rikku's Mixes can inflict Shell to the entire party as well, including Mighty G, Super Mighty G, Hyper Mighty G, and Mighty Wall.
|Shell||White Magic||Reduces magical damage.|
|Mighty Guard||Blue Bullet||Inflicts Shell and Protect to party.|
|Assault||Warrior Command||Grants Berserk, Shell, Haste, and Protect to the party.|
|Flurry Shield||Paine's Trainer||Grants Shell and recovers a small amount of HP.|
|No Fear||Bushido||Grants Shell and Protect on user.|
|Moogle Wall||Yuna's Mascot||Grants Shell and Protect to one ally.|
|Moogle Wallja||Yuna's Mascot||Grants Shell and Protect to party.|
|Hard Leaves||Floral Fallal||Grants Shell to party.|
|Shelter||Machina Maw||Grants Shell to party.|
|Auto-Shell||Ability||Automatically start with Shell status.|
|Choco-Shell||Enemy Ability||Grants Shell.|
|Not-So-Mighty Guard||Enemy Ability||Grants Shell and Protect to party.|
|Defense Bracer||Accessory||Automatically start with Shell and Protect status.|
|Moon Bracer||Accessory||Automatically start with Shell status.|
|Wall Ring||Accessory||Automatically gain Shell and Protect when in Critical.|
|Lunar Curtain||Item/Enemy Ability||Grants Shell to party.|
The White Magic Shell enhances a single person's magic resistance, while Shellra increases magic resistance for all party members within range of effect.
Shell can be granted using the Shell spell, Shellga. Equipping the Shell Shield also grants it. an enemy exclusive ability, Greater Barrier Grants Shell along with Protect. Shell reduces magic damage taken by 33%, it also reduces the success chance of bad status aliments by half.
Shell can be granted by the abillites: Shell, Barrier, 100% Wool, and Yellow Spring. It reduces magical damage taken.
Shell as seen in Final Fantasy IV (DS)
Shell as seen in Final Fantasy V
MBarrier in Final Fantasy VII
Shell in Final Fantasy IX
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