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Cleave (Spincut).gif
Learned By Crono
SNES/PS Name Spincut
MP Cost 4
Element Type None
TP Req'd 200
Target One Enemy
Description Deals double damage to an enemy.
Double Techs Ice Sword
Fire Sword
Cyclone Sweep
Sword Stream
Falcon Strike
Triple Techs Frost Arc
Ring of Fire

Cleave (also known as Spincut in the SNES/PS version) is Crono's 4th-level Tech in Chrono Trigger.


Crono leaps high into the air, leaving a shadowy after-image. He then brings his sword hard down upon the enemy.


The verb "To cleave" essentially means to split/cut something with a sharp instrument, which is what Crono does here with his katana.

Enemy Tech[]

Slash performing Cleave on Crono and Lucca
Used By Slash (Sword)
Super Slash
Steel Shade
Element Type None
Target One Character
Description Deals double damage to an enemy.

As with Cleave, Slash shares many techs with Crono, as he too is wielder of katanas. Tech his shares with Crono include Wind Slash.