Deband is possibly from German die Wand or "the wall." Deband is traditionally a defense buff, therefore it would act as a character's protective wall while they have the effect.
Phantasy Star series
Phantasy Star II
In Phantasy Star II, deban costs 4 TP to cast. It creates a shield over the entire party, reducing the enemy's tech damage.
Phantasy Star III
In Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom, deban costs 1 TP to cast. It will stop an enemy from being able to physically attack, however, this technique will not work on bosses.
Phantasy Star IV
There are three other skills that are similar to deban in the game: Warla is a skill learned by Kyra at level 29, and Blessing is a skill that Raja knows upon joining the party. They both increase the party's defense. Barrier is a skill that Demi and Wren already know upon joining the party. It increases the party's magic defense.
Phantasy Star Online series
Phantasy Star Online
Deband is available to all Forces, RAmars, RAmarls, and HUnewearls. When cast it grants the caster with the Deband effect, which provides a bonus to DFP. The bonus is dependent on the base DFP level (as Deband boosts according to a set percent per technique level, rather than a set amount) and the technique level. Starting at level 3, Deband will also provide the boost to anyone within its attack range; this range increases with technique level.
Deband will wear off eventually and require re-casting. As technique level increases, the amount of time the effect lasts increases.
Deband, like Resta, is a very useful technique for all classes because DFP is a vital stat to every character.
Deband is the direct opposite of Zalure. A higher-level Deband will override a lower-level Zalure, whereas a lower-level Deband will be canceled out in the face of a higher-leveled Zalure.
One of the special effects available to Mags is the ability to cast Shifta and Deband on their owners.
Phantasy Star Online 2
- Main article: Deband (Phantasy Star Online 2)
|Character Classes||HUmar - HUnewearl - HUcast - HUcaseal - RAmar - RAmarl - RAcast - RAcaseal - FOmar - FOmarl - FOnewm - FOnewearl|
|Important Characters||Alicia Baz - Ash - Bernie - Calus - Elenor Camuel - Elly Person - Heathcliff Flowen - Kireek - Montague - Red Ring Rico - Rupika - Sue|
|Locations|| Pioneer II - Forest - Caves - Mines - Ruins |
The Lab - VR Temple - VR Spaceship - Central Control Area - Seabed
Crater - Subterranean Desert
|Weapons|| Sabers - Swords - Daggers - Partisans - Slicers - Handguns - Rifles - Mechguns - Shots - Canes - Wands - Rods |
Katanas - Claws - Double Sabers - Twin Swords - Fists - Launchers - Cards
|Items||Frames & Armour - Units - Barriers & Shields - Mags - Support Items|
|Techniques|| Foie - Zonde - Barta - Gifoie - Gizonde - Gibarta - Rafoie - Razonde - Rabarta - Grants - Megid |
Resta - Anti - Reverser - Shifta - Deband - Jellen - Zalure - Ryuker