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Cancer (Final Fantasy VI)

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This crab-like foe has no magic, but uses his Scissors to great effect.
Final Fantasy VI PlayStation Bestiary entry

The Cancer is an enemy in Final Fantasy VI.


Final Fantasy VI enemy stats
#130#131 (GBA) #132
#056 #057 (iOS) #058
Names Location Type Other information
SNES: Maliga
PS: Maliga
GBA: Cancer
iOS: Cancer
Figaro Castle deserts (World of Ruin) (GBA)
Figaro Castle deserts (World of Ruin) (SNES)
None N/A
Level HP MP Attack Magic
26 952 100 15 10
Defense Magic Defense Magic Evasion Speed Hit Rate
0 145 0 30 100
Evasion EXP Gil
0 360 576
Elemental affinities
Fire-icon-ffvi Ice-icon-ffvi Lightning-icon-ffvi Poison-icon-ffvi Holy-icon-ffvi
100% 200% 200% 100% 100%
Earth-icon-ffvi Wind-icon-ffvi Water-icon-ffvi Restorative Instant Death
100% 100% 200% -100%Absorbs 100%
Statuses and immunities
Blind Zombie Poison Magitek Invisible Imp Petrify Death Doom Critical
Immune - - - - Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Image Silence Berserk Confuse Sap Sleep Float Regen Slow Haste
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune - - - -
Stop Shell Protect Reflect Meteor Strike Libra Sketch Control Fractional Invincible
- - - - - - - - Immune -
Steal Item dropped Metamorphose
(Miss rate: 28.6%)
[87.5%Applies when successful; success based on users' level, doubles with Thief's Bracer.] Potion
None [Slot 1 (25%)]Antidote
[Slot 2 (25%)]Green Cherry
[Slot 3 (25%)]Eyedrops
[Slot 4 (25%)]Gold Needle
Morph ID: 0
Attack Abilities Rage Sketch Control & Confuse (Immune)
Normal Attack: Unarmed
Special Attack: Pincer (Level 1 = Attack x 1.5)
None Attack, Esuna Attack, Pincer Attack, Pincer, Esuna


It is not a notable enemy with no particularly dangerous attacks and is not difficult to defeat. However, it is always accompanied by a Sandhorse, a much more formidable enemy.

AI scriptEdit

If monster is by itself: Pincer (66%) or Nothing (33%)

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Attack (100%)
2nd Turn: Attack (66%) or Pincer (33%)

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