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Absorbs an certain amount of damage from physical and magical attacks.


Spell cost: 19 MP
Ecosystem: Aquans
Type: Magical (Earth)
Blue Magic Points: 1
Stat Bonus: None


Casting Time: 7 seconds
Recast Time: 60 seconds
Duration: 4 minutes

Combines With...

You can use Metallic Body as part of a combo to create Max MP Boost.

Can be paired with any of the following spells to create Max MP Boost combo.


  • Self-target only.
  • The formula to calculate the damage reduced is: [Blue Magic Skill/3] + [Current level/3] and cap at 127 absorb points
  • Stoneskin overwrites Metallic Body.
  • Metallic Body does not overwrite Stoneskin and gives a "has no effect" error.

Skillchain/Magic Burst Info


How to Obtain

Acquired From

Mob Family: Crabs
Minimum Blue Mage Level To Acquire: 1
Name Level Zone
River Crab 3-8 West Sarutabaruta
West Ronfaure
North Gustaberg
Land Crab 5-6 South Gustaberg
Thickshell 12-14 La Theine Plateau
Snipper 18-22 Valkurm Dunes