Wind magic is a useful compromise of offensive spells, some healing magic and a sleep spell. It is often favoured by magically adapt characters who can then support the team's primary water-based healer while at the same time having attack magic at their disposal.
Curiously the single heal spell and the offensive spell The Shredding have switched levels in Suikoden 2 and onwards. The fourth spell, Storm Warning, was replaced by Funeral Wind starting at Suikoden 3, a spell that can randomly instant kill the enemy.
During the Gate Rune War as well as during the Dunan Unification War Luc is equipped with the Wind Rune, though its origins are only revealed many years later. In the early years of the Liberation Army Odessa Silverberg brings a Wind Rune to the battlefield in her attempt to stop the Empire in its tracks. Like all basic elemental runes the Wind Rune can be found in many shops early on.
Higher leveled wind magic is provided by the Cyclone Rune. - Celes