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Sabin's special technique is "Blitz"; which does a high amount of damage if fighting-game style commands are executed correctly. The Bum Rush - Sabin's most damaging Blitz - requires a full 360° trip around the control pad. Is there any way to make this Blitz easier to execute?

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We were just discussing this the other day as a matter of fact... – agent86 Feb 6 '13 at 17:50
In my experience, the Bum Rush doesn't have to be done particularly fast. – KatieK Feb 6 '13 at 17:53
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Yes! You can blitz easily with Sabin by only pressing the cardinal directions - you don't need to make a full circle or push the diagonals, just tap the directions in order, and he will do the blitz just as well.

The Final Fantasy Wikia says that you must tap Left, Left, Up, Up, Right, Right, Down, Down, Left.

Also note that it doesn't matter which way Sabin is facing (ie, if you are in a back attack or pincer attack, where he might be on the left rather than the right) - the directions are always the same.

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I apparently remembered this wrong, I originally thought you could do it by tapping Left, Up, Right, Down, Left, which is not the case :P – agent86 Feb 6 '13 at 17:48
Where the heck were you with this information 18 years ago? – Brant Feb 7 '13 at 3:01
@Brant, I know, right?!? I didn't know about this until I played the GBA version. I broke my thumbs on the SNES and PS1 versions :( – agent86 Feb 7 '13 at 3:24

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