Limits is a mechanic in Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City.
These powerful skills, after earned via Key Items called Scripts, can be used by one or more party members, granting several benefits, from healing and buffs to heavy elemental damage to the enemy party. They must be equipped on the Custom ---> Limit menu before you can use the skills.
Despite most offensive skills using more than a single attacker, the damage inflicted is dependent solely on the stats of the character who "started" the skill. For that reason, it's better to leave it to offensive characters to use said skills.
Also, it's worth noting that limit skills does not consume a turn. That means that you can take actions normally during that turn, the limit counting as a "bonus" action. This works with, for example, Zodiac's skill Etheric Charge, using it on the turn you cast one of the three elemental limits, will greatly boost the power of said skill.
The scripts that grant said skills are scattered through the game, either on chests on the labyrinth, rewards from quests at the pub and sea quests. Sea quests are the main way to obtain them, since every time you complete one for the first time, you will earn a new Limit skill.
Limits in Etrian Odyssey IIIEdit
|Cross Slash||2||Deals Slash damage to the target at the start of a turn.||Guildmaster|
|Indomitable||1||The user will survive the next deadly blow with 1HP. (only survive the first hit)||Guildmaster|
|Charge Tactic||2||Buffs the party's attack power. Lasts 5 turns.||Guildmaster|
|Mumyouken||3||Deals Stab damage to the enemy party. Attacks random targets 3 times.||Skandalia Lighthouse|
|Guard Tactic||2||Buffs the party's defense. Lasts 5 turns.||B3F|
|Second Wind||1||Recovers the user's HP at the end of the turn.||Batavia|
|Lethal Tactic||2||Increases the party's critical attack rate. Lasts 5 turns.||B6F|
|Aegis Defense||3||Physical attacks against the party will not deal damage.||Tortuga|
|Hellfire||2||Deals Fire damage to random enemies at the end of the turn.||Ayutthaya Port|
|Wind Tactic||2||Increases the party's evasion. Lasts 5 turns.||B11F|
|Absolute Zero||2||Deals Ice damage to random enemies at the end of the turn.||Marine City of Sheba|
|Aegis Barrier||3||Elemental attacks against the party will not deal damage.||Ruins of the Giants|
|Sungrazer||4||Deals almighty damage to one enemy at the start of a turn.||Trade City of Damavand|
|Regroup Tactic||3||The party will recover HP and heal ailments at the end of a turn. Lasts 5 turns.||Dark Forest|
|Typhoon Bolt||2||Deals Volt damage to random enemies at the end of a turn.||B16F|
|Aegis Shield||4||Negates all damage to the party.||Tower of Victory|
|Quintessence||5||Deals Physical damage to the enemy party at the end of the turn.||Trade City of Aeaea|
|Star Smasher||5||Deals powerful Physical damage to an enemy at the start of a turn.||B20F|
|Lucky Hammer||1||Deals Physical damage at the end of a turn. If the enemy is killed, all items will be dropped.||Trade City of Ugarit|
|Immortal||3||Recovers ailments from the party at the end of the turn.||Aerial Forest|
|Uroboros Guard||4||Negates damage to the party. Damage that would have been taken will recover HP.|