EX level determines the level of EX gem required to use a given skill. Ex gems are also acquired in the adventure, and more can be purchased from Ktz in certain towns by spending Grade Points earned in battle.
S(trike) or T(echnical), determines a character's personal S or T rating. Equipping multiple high-level S or T skills shifts a character more towards one type or the other.
Effects: Most EX skill abilities are passive, combat-enhancing effects. Some have other effects, such as the handy Personal ability of Lloyd to increase movement speed in towns and dungeons. Equipping multiple EX skills can lead to the character's discovery of Compound EX Skills during battle.
|Increases strength. Increases power of physical attacks.||STRONG - S Type; Level 1|
|Increases defense. Decreases damage from physical attacks.||TOUGH - S Type; Level 1|
|Taunt opponents b pressing Z. Increases U. Attack gauge.||TAUNT - T Type; Level 1|
|Increases accuracy and physical attack damage on enemies with low evasion.||SHARP-EYED - T Type; Level 1|
|Increases max HP||VITALITY - S Type; Level 2|
|Increases mobility in cities and dungeons.||PERSONAL - S Type; Level 2|
|Increases evasion. Decreases physical damage from enemies with low accuracy.||DODGE - T Type; Level 2|
|Increases mobility during battle.||DASH - T Type; Level 2|
|Combine with other EX skills for different effects.||ETERNAL - S Type; Level 3|
|Decreases the amount of damage taken while guarding.||GUARD PLUS - S Type; Level 3|
|Increases max TP.||SPIRIT - T Type; Level 3|
|Increases basic attack combo by one.||ADD COMBO - T Type; Level 3|
|Occasionally avoid receiving status effects from enemy attacks.||IMMUNITY - S Type; Level 4|
|Follow a Special Attack with a second Special Attack.||ABILITY PLUS - S Type; Level 4|
|Increases midair basic attack combo by one.||SKY COMBO - T Type; Level 4|
|Increases the amount of time the enemy staggers after a hit.||FOLLOW-UP - T Type; Level 4|