Deals ice damage that gradually reduces a target's HP. Damage dealt is greatly affected by the weather.


Spell cost: 26 MP
Spell element: Ice
Magic skill: Elemental Magic


Casting Time: ? seconds
Recast Time: 41 seconds

Other Uses[edit]

Resale Price: ~578 gil

How to Obtain[edit]

Auction House Category: Scrolls > Black Magic ( )


Name Location Price
Layton The Eldieme Necropolis (S) (J-8) 7,896

Other Information[edit]

  • Since this spell is Elemental Magic, it's not compatible with Manifestation.
  • This spell does an amount of initial damage, and is repeated on each of its ticks.
  • Unlike most DoT effects, this spells ticks every 9 seconds, with an average duration of 1 minute (duration may vary).
  • Helix spell duration may vary depending on the target's resistance to an element. A helix on a target weak to the element may have the duration increased, especially with Elemental Seal or Klimaform, and may have the duration reduced, such as on a resist.
  • "Damage dealt is greatly affected by the weather" means the spell always gains the damage bonus from matching weather (day too) that is usually randomly applied for other nukes.
  • Helix initial damage has a chance to break Bind (Status Effect), however the subsequent DoT won't break any Bind (Status Effect).

This article uses material from the "Cryohelix" article on FFXIclopedia and is licensed under the CC-BY-SA License.