A Buff is a Magic spell or Tech in the Chrono (Series). It temporarily increases a specific statistic for a character, and usually only lasts a few turns. The benefits of Buffs is to improve damage, defense, speed, or hit percent to give them better odds in battle. When a Buff is successfully cast, a caption displays which stat is raised or improved. In Chrono Cross, Elements such as EagleEye and Genius function as Buffs.