|Final Fantasy Enemy|
You're just in time, my little playmates... I get so lonely here... Won't you keep me company?
- See also: Cagnazzo
Cagnazzo is a boss appearing for the first time in the Dawn of Souls version of the original Final Fantasy. The party finds him on the fifth floor of the Hellfire Chasm, and must defeat either him or Scarmiglione to continue through the dungeon. His sprite is very similar to that of his incarnation in Final Fantasy IV.
Unlike his appearance in Final Fantasy IV, Cagnazzo does not raise torrents of water or enter turtle defense form in this game. This means Thundaga will do decent damage to him, and the party's Black Wizard should cast this spell after the physical attackers have had Haste and Temper cast on them.
Cagnazzo likes to use his special attack, Tsunami, nearly every turn, which deals about 200 in Water damage to the entire party. The party's White Wizard should cast Healaga after this right away. He may also cast Haste on himself to boost his physical attacks, and may even cast Curaga on himself, although it will only heal him for a few hundred HP and should not be too big of an issue.
Cagnazzo (pronunciation: Kan-yat-zo) is one of the Malebranche ("Evil Claws") who guards the 5th Malebolge in the eighth circle of Hell (Cantos XXI through XXIII) in "Inferno", part of the Divine Comedy of Dante. His name means "big dog snout".