Battle Dance
Level 12
MP Cost: 12 MP
Ecosystem: Beastmen
Type: Physical (Slashing)
Target: AoE
Spell Modifiers STR 30%
Set Point Cost: 3 Set Points
Casting Time: 1 Seconds
Recast Time: 10 Seconds
Stat Bonus: DEX+2


Obtained from Monster Family: Orc
TP Moves Effect
Aerial Wheel Single Target Damage attack + Stun
Arm Block Caster receives Defense Boost
Battle Dance AoE Damage attack + DEX down
Howl Party Warcry Effect
Jump: DRG Class Orcs Only Single Target Damage attack
Shoulder Attack Single Target Damage attack + Knockback + Stun
Slam Dunk Single Target Damage + Bind
Special Notes on Monster and it's TP Moves

None of the Orc moves are a problem at the level you will be hunting the spell.

Some Blue Mages feel that the Mele Orcs use Battle Dance more then the Caster types.


Obtaining the Spell
Minimum Blue Mage Level Needed To Acquire Spell: Level 2
Battle Dance is best hunted in East or West Ronfaure.

This spell can be soloed starting at level 2 with care, starting at level 3 or 4 is safer. No party is needed for the Ronfaure camps.

Bring some antidotes in case a caster class Orc lands Poison on you. Have a way to recover HP to counter Bio.

Orc Hunting Grounds Camp #1
Name Level Location
Orcish Fodder/Grappler/ Mesmerizer 3-8 East/West Ronfaure
Orcish Fodder/Grappler/ Mesmerizer 3-9 Ghelsba Outpost
Orcish Fodder/Grappler/ Mesmerizer 8-10 Fort Ghelsba/La Theine Plateau
Orcish Grunt/Neckchopper/Stonechucker 11-15 Ghelsba Outpost
Orcish Grunt/Neckchopper/Stonechucker 11-17 Fort Ghelsba
Orcish Grunt/Neckchopper/Stonechucker 12-16 La Theine Plateau

Just head out from San d'Oria and kill Orcs. Orcish Mesmerizer are BLM. They can cast some long lasting spells like Bio, and Poison, that can kill you if you get low in HP. Be ready to deal with them.

If you choose to get the spell in the La Theine Plateau, or Ghelsba, you should be at least level 13 or higher. Beware of aggro from Goblins on the La Theine Plateau if you hunt there at lower levels.

There are many other Orc class monsters all over the world. They are all higher in level, and many will require a party, or skilled help to kill. With so many easy low level options, they are not recommended.


Special notes about the spell a Blue Mage may like to know
Can I solo it? Yes. A very easy spell to solo starting at level 2.
Do I need any special items? No, but a low damage weapon to feed the Monster TP helps.
Do Orcs like to use the move? It can take time to see. Orcs have many moves, and this one seems to not be a favorite of them. Some Blue Mages feel that the Grapplers and other figter type Orcs seem to use it more then the other Orc types.
The Spell deals AoE Slashing type damage.
Battle Dance can be paired with any of the following spells to create the Attack Bonus Trait: Uppercut, Death Scissors, Spinal Cleave, Temporal Shift, or Thermal Pulse.

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