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Break being cast in Dark Dawn

Break (スプラッシュ, Splash) is a Mercury Support Psynergy featured throughout the Golden Sun series.

Basic Description[edit]

Break is a non-offensive Psynergy that will affect all enemy targets.

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"Eliminate an enemy's bonuses." (GS-present) Removes statistical buffs of all enemy party members.


Visually, Break appears as a burst of blue energy, akin to a water splash, rising from the feet of the target.

Mechanics[edit]

Break is a unique support Psynergy, in that it removes the statistical buffs of an opponent. Break's chances of success are unaffected by the stats of the user, and thus will never fail; the only exception to this rule is Sentinel, due to its natural immunity to all Psynergy. Break only affects Buffs and thus will not restore statistics that were lowered by an attack.

Break being cast in the GBA games.

Availability[edit]

Break is one of the most widely available Psynergies, learned by a variety of classes, most being Mercury-influenced to some degree. Adepts of all elements are capable of using Break. All three-Mercury based mono-elemental classes, the Water Seer class series, Mariner class series, and the Aqua Squire class series have access to Break. Other class series' that can learn Break are:

The Ranger and Pilgrim series' learn Break at level 34, while all the rest learn it at level 30. Interestingly, Break is not only learned by many Adept classes but is also in the arsenal of many bosses, making it perhaps the most commonly learned Psynergy of all.

Analysis[edit]

Break is a useful technique, due to its unique effect. Many bosses have moves that raise their statistics. While these buffs are temporary, the effect can be extended by recasting. Break can be used to eliminate these buffs, making a battle much easier. Break will see less use against common enemies, however, as they rarely augment their own stats. When used against the player, Break can be particularly annoying, as many bosses in Golden Sun and Golden Sun: The Lost Age will use it to remove the party's buffs, weakening them.

Mercury Psynergy in Golden Sun and The Lost Age
Elemental Base Damage Blue DragonCool seriesDouse seriesFrost seriesFrost CardFroth seriesIce seriesPrism series
Elemental Phys. Attack Call ZombieCutting Edge / Plume EdgeDiamond Dust / Diamond Berg
Support BreakCure PoisonElder Wood setPixie setPly seriesRestoreSuccubusWish series
Utility AvoidCloakDouseFrostLiftParch
Mercury Psynergy in Dark Dawn
Elemental Base Damage Cold Snap seriesCool seriesDouse seriesFroth seriesIce seriesPrism series
Elemental Phys. Attack Cutting Edge / Plume EdgeDiamond Dust / Diamond Berg
Support BreakCure PoisonPly seriesRestoreWish series
Utility AvoidCold SnapDouseInsight
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