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Scion created to rid the world of its impurities by swallowing them within himself, in opposition to Nabriales the Majestic, scion of light. The world, however, was more filled with impurity and corruption than even the gods dared imagine, and having swallowed it all, the once beautiful Cúchulainn was transformed into a hideous thing, a deity of filth, and so did he turn against his creators. Wherever his feet should fall, there all life withers to dust.

Cúchulainn the Impure (/kəˈhʊlɨn/ in English, although the Japanese name suggests it should be pronounced /kjʊˈkʊleɪn/, cue-cuh-lane (不浄王キュクレイン, Fujō Ō Kyukurein?, lit. Cúchulainn, King of the Impure), is a creature from the world of Ivalice. Cúchulainn has appeared as both a Summon of Poison and one of the Lucavi, and is always associated the sign Scorpio, the Scorpion, which is shown by his poisonous nature.


Final Fantasy XIIEdit

For the battle information, see: Cúchulainn (Final Fantasy XII boss)

Cúchulainn is associated with the element of Poison, and is also referred to as the Vrishchika Ascendant, which is the Sanskrit name of its Zodiac sign as used in Jyotish (Hindu) astrology. To strengthen his relation to the Scorpio sign, he is given an enormous tail hidden inside his body.

Cúchulainn is an optional Esper found in the Garamsythe Waterway under Rabanastre, perhaps attracted by the surrounding sewage (or the cause of it).

Cúchulainn's license costs 50 LP, and he requires two Mist Charges to summon. Cúchulainn cannot receive Bubble status.

In the International Zodiac Job System version, depending on which character his license is given, Cúchulainn unlocks new abilities for the user: Libra for the White Mage, Wither for the Uhlan, a Magick Lore augment to the Machinist, Black Magick spells Firaga, Thundaga, Blizzaga and Sleepga for the Red Mage, a Battle Lore augment for the Knight, the Shades of Black Technick for the Breaker, Stamp for the Mononofu and the White Magick spells Protectga and Shellga for the Shikari.



Malaise: A non-elemental attack that functions like Drain.

Blight: A non-elemental attack, and Cúchulainn's ultimate attack. Cúchulainn is transported to a forest. He gives a deep belly laugh, then jumps into the air. He quivers for a moment, then a giant red tail (stinger) shoots out of his back and plants itself into the ground, pumping poison into the earth and damaging the enemy.

Cúchulainn is the only Esper to use normal attacks instead of special attacks. He is exceptionally helpful if his summoner is to use full-effect capacity spells, as he can deal above 4,000 damage with normal attacks.

In the International Zodiac Job System version, Cúchulainn gains Bio and the Null Vitality augment.

Gambit InformationEdit

Priority Condition Action
1 Remaining time < 10 seconds and HP = 100% Blight*targets enemy with highest HP
2 Foe: undead Attack
3 Foe: character HP < 100%*Target Available Malaise
4 Foe: nearest visible Attack
5 Self: HP < 100%*No Target Available Curaja
Priority Condition Action
1 Remaining time < 10 seconds Blight*targets enemy with highest HP
2 Foe: undead Attack
3 Foe: nearest visible Malaise
4 Self: HP < 100% Curaja


Cúchulainn takes half damage from every element.

Attack 83 83
Defense 47 47
Magick Defense 31 50
Level Max HP Max MP Strength Magic Vitality Speed
1 2,320-2,321 23-25 51 46 26 26
10 2,455-2,478 50-70 56 51 28 28
20 2,700-2,766 90-140 62 57 30 30
30 3,015-3,138 131-212 68 63 33 33
40 3,313-3,490 181-302 74 69 35 35
50 3,789-4,055 224-378 80 75 37 37
60 4,209-4,553 264-448 86 81 40 40
70 4,447-4,833 294-498 92 87 42 42
80 4,722-5,157 324-548 97 92 44 44
90 5,097-5,601 344-578 99 98 47 47
99 5,520-6,103 353-587 99 99 49 49
Level Max HP Max MP Strength Magic Vitality Speed
1 3,480-3,481 230-234 36 47 26 26
10 3,682-3,717 284-324 41 52 28 28
20 4,050-4,149 364-464 47 58 31 30
30 4,522-4,707 446-608 53 61 34 33
40 4,969-5,238 546-788 59 70 36 35
50 5,683-6,082 632-940 65 76 39 37
60 6,313-6,829 712-999 71 83 42 40
70 6,670-7,249 832-999 77 88 45 42
80 7,083-7,735 832-999 82 93 47 4
90 7,645-8,401 872-999 94 99 53 49
99 8,280-9,154 890-999 94 99 53 49


Name Range Target CT*Charge Time Type Element Power
Attack 2 Single 30 Physical None 83
Curaja 10 Circle 10 30 Magick None 145
Malaise*absorbs the target's HP 12 Single 16 Magick None 90
Blight 12 Circle 8 35 Magick None 150
Name Range Target CT*Charge Time Type Element Power
Attack 2 Single 30 Physical None 83
Curaja 10 Circle 10 23 Magick None 87
Malaise*absorbs the target's HP 12 Single 15 Magick None 90
Blight 12 Circle 10 0 Magick None 150

Status EffectsEdit

  • Reflect
  • Shell
  • Libra
  • Protect
  • Bravery


  • Ignore Reflect
  • Counter
  • Counter+
  • Full-HP Atk+
  • Ignore Weather & Landscape
  • Ignore VIT
  • Ignore Reflect
  • Counter
  • Counter+
  • Full-HP Atk+
  • Ignore Weather & Landscape


Final Fantasy XII: Revenant WingsEdit

Cuchulainn RW
The Impure, his touch is poison and death.
—In-game description

Cúchulainn reappears, along with the other Espers. He is the Rank 2 Melee Water summon, unlike the other Final Fantasy XII Espers who are all Rank 3. As a result, and in contrast with the other Espers, Cúchulainn has a small sprite and more than one can exist in the party at once. There is also no condition to unlocking him, save for reaching his node on the Ring of Pacts.

He keeps his signature moves Malaise and Blight, which Poison enemies.

Final Fantasy XIVEdit

Cuchulainn appears as the third boss of the Void Ark.

Final Fantasy TacticsEdit

Main article: Cúchulainn (Tactics)

Also known as Queklain, Cúchulainn is the first Lucavi fought and uses many powerful status attacks.

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow. (Skip section)

Cúchulainn possessed the corrupted Cardinal Delacroix of Lionel, who further uses the Baert Trading Company to seize the Taurus stone from Besrudio Bunansa. However, Ramza Beoulve and Mustadio Bunansa halt the company from obtaining the Auracite.

Delacroix then uses Princess Ovelia as a hostage to obtain the Taurus stone from Ramza and Mustadio, but they are able to infiltrate the castle and confront Delacroix directly who then uses the stone to transform into Cúchulainn. Despite his efforts, Cúchulainn is defeated by Ramza and his forces and then sealed within the stone once more.

Spoilers end here.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the RiftEdit

FFTA2 Blight

Cúchulainn summoned.

Cúchulainn appears as a Scion. He can be called by anyone equipping the Tainted Cufflink when the Smash Gauge is orange. He uses Blight to damage and poison all foes.

Pictlogica Final FantasyEdit

Cúchulainn appears as a boss.

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Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit

Cúchulainn appears as a boss and an EX boss. In his EX boss form he is called Cúchulainn II. This version of Cúchulainn is based off the Final Fantasy Tactics version. He is first introduced as an event boss in the event, Final Fantasy Tactics - Truth is Forever Main Story. He is found in the Deep, deep dungeon following entry into the Lionel Castle Gate. In the following event, Final Fantasy Tactics - Truth is Forever Extra Event, he is found within the Lionel Castle Interior. His boss attack is Biora and his EX boss attack is Bioga.

Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit

FFRK Cuchulainn FFT

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Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

Cúchulainn appears with his Final Fantasy XII render and Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade artwork: the first, released on both series 3 and 7, is an Aqua-elemental Summon card, the second is an Aqua-elemental character card with the Bioga ability.


Cúchulainn is an Irish mythological hero who appears in the stories of the Ulster Cycle, as well as in Scottish and Manx folklore. Specifically, "Cú" is the Irish word for hound—"Cúchulainn" is literally "Hound of Culainn". The name "Cúchulainn" is technically mispronounced in the series, being closer to "coo-hullen" as audible in the following reading from Irish myths by Ronnie Drew via youtube.

The son of the god Lugh and Deichtine, sister of the king of Ulster, he was originally named Sétanta, but gained his better-known name as a child after he killed Culann's fierce guard-dog in self-defense, and offered to take its place until a replacement could be reared. At the age of seventeen he defended Ulster single-handedly against the armies of queen Medb of Connacht in the epic Táin Bó Cúailnge.

It was prophesied that his great deeds would give him everlasting fame, but that his life would be short—one reason he is compared to the Greek hero Achilles. He is known for his terrifying battle frenzy or "warp spasm", in which he becomes an unrecognizable monster who knows neither friend nor foe. He fights from his chariot, driven by his loyal charioteer Láeg, and drawn by his horses, Liath Macha and Dub Sainglend.


  • "Cuchulain" is a name made available for monsters in Final Fantasy XIII-2.
  • Cúchulainn is the only Esper from Final Fantasy XII in Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings to appear as a Rank II Yarhi, unlike the rest, which are Rank III.

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