Techniques are special abilities that you learn as a reward for training in a skill. Every rank you put in a skill (if it is Skill Rate: Fast) or every odd-numbered rank (if it is Skill Rate: Staggered), you permanently receive one technique from the list. Some techniques have requirements, which are listed in [Italics and square brackets] . You must meet the requirements to learn a technique. Techniques are extremely varied in their effects, some of them are underlined , and can be added to an attack combo. Others are Italicised , meaning they can be added to a spell. Some confer a special ability, others just give you a passive bonus to something. Read the individual descriptions for specific details. Unless otherwise specified, a technique can only be taken once.