Zan (Japanese: ザン) is a basic damage technique common to Phantasy Star games.

Phantasy Star series

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Rolf casting zan in Phantasy Star II

Phantasy Star II

In Phantasy Star II, zan costs 4 TP to cast. It deals 16 to 23 damage to a group of enemies, with a 90% chance to hit.

Rolf, Hugh, Anna, Kain, and Shir are the only player characters who can use zan. Rolf learns zan at level 7, Hugh learns zan at level 18, Anna learns zan at level 32, Kain learns zan at level 10, and Shir learns zan at level 18.

Phantasy Star IV

In Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium, zan costs 8 TP to cast. It deals physical damage to all enemies equal to 16 plus the caster's mental stat, modified by each enemy's physical sensitivity and mental defense stat. Some monsters, including slugs, scorpions and zombies are resistant to physical damage; ghosts, dimensional demons, and some bosses are immune to physical damage.

Zan can be combined with a foi type technique or a flaeli skill in any order to do a fire storm combo, or with a wat type technique in any order to do a blizzard combo.

Chaz, Alys, and Hahn are the only player characters who can use zan. Alys learns zan at level 8, Hahn learns zan at level 9, and Chaz learns zan at level 12.

Phantasy Star Online series

Phantasy Star Online 2

Main article: Zan (Phantasy Star Online 2)

Zan is a wind elemental damage technique in Phantasy Star Online 2. Only characters with force or techtor as their current class or sub-class can use techniques.