Mahu (Japanese: マフ) is a recurring weapon in the Phantasy Star franchise.

General Information

Pso mahu concept

Concept art of Mahu from PSO

Mahu is a mysterious conduit of magical energy. Although the technology from the past makes this weapon formidable, scientists have yet to rationalize if it is as effective as modern technology against current threats to society.

Each card is emblazoned with an ancient incantation in the form of caricature eyeballs. On the front of each card, there are two open yellow eyes with red irises matching the card's main color. The large pupils, eyelashes, and single dot at the bottom of the card are dark blue. Around the rims of the cards is a white triangle pattern.

On the back of the cards, the main color changes to a pale yellow and the eyes are now closed. The rim design also changes to a brown and tan color. The large eye has light green makeup on its eyelid. Each eyelash per eye is now connected to the eye itself, whereas when the eyes are open, they float distantly above the eye.

Phantasy Star Online

Main article: Mahu (Phantasy Star Online)
Mahu id

In Phantasy Star Online, Mahu is a rare card-type weapon that can only be equipped by Forces, provided they have at least 480 MST.

When its special attack is used on the enemy, each successful hit will steal TP with the power of a geist-level weapon.

Phantasy Star Online Episode III C.A.R.D. Revolution

See also: Weapon Cards in PSO Episode III
Pso ep3 mahu

Mahu returns in the Online series in Phantasy Star Online Episode III C.A.R.D. Revolution as a cane-type weapon card that is only equippable by Forces part of Hunters.

Its only ability, TP Growth, allows it to gain 1 TP for each item or creature it destroys in a single attack. However, if it destroys multiple enemies with a single attack at once, it will only gain 1 AP.

Phantasy Star Online 2

Main article: Mahu (Phantasy Star Online 2)
Mahu pso2id

In Phantasy Star Online 2, much like its other appearances, Mahu is a magical talis that can only be equipped by members of the Force and Techer classes.

Its hidden potential, Physical Defense Stance, has a percent chance of reducing striking and ranged damage based on the potential's ability level.