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Carbuncle is an optional boss in Final Fantasy V encountered in Castle Exdeath. On the tenth floor, skull tiles cover the room. If the party steps onto the northernmost one, they will teleport to an inaccessible spot where Carbuncle is. There is a flight of stairs below if the party does not want to fight him. Defeating him wins Carbuncle, a Level 4 Summon. It is recommended to fight him, because after defeating Exdeath in the castle, the party will be warped to the Merged World and cannot come back to fight him again.

StatsEdit

Normal

Final Fantasy V enemy stats
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Names Location Type Auto-hit Other information
PS: Carbuncle
GBA: Carbuncle
Mobile/PC: Carbuncle
Castle Exdeath (X-Death's Castle(in PS)) Magic Beast, Heavy None None
Stats
LV HP MP Strength Defense
44 15,000 10,000 50 50
Evasion Magic Magic Defense Magic Evasion Agility
70 50 50 50 50
Attack multiplier Magic multiplier Gil EXP ABP
10 12 0 0 11
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Lightning Poison Holy Earth Wind Water Healing
100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 0% 100% 100% -100%Absorbs
Statuses and immunities
Death Petrify Toad Mini Float Poison Zombie Darkness
Immune Immune Immune Immune Auto - Immune -
Aging Sleep Paralyze Confuse Berserk Silence*(Mute) Image Reflect
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune - - Auto
Protect Shell Stop Haste Slow Invincible Regen Doom*(Countdown)
- - Immune - - - - -
Eject Catch Control*(Tame) Calm Scan Fractional damage HP to critical status Revive kill
Immune Immune Immune - - Immune Immune Immune
Items (GBA/Mobile/PC)
Steal (40%80% with Thief's Gloves) Item dropped
Reflect Ring (96.09%)
Goliath Tonic (3.91%)
Turtle Shell (6.25%)
Abilities (GBA/Mobile/PC)
Special Technique Abilities Control (Immune) & Berserk (Immune) Blue Magic Release*Immune to Catch
Critical Attack (normal strength) Break, Banish, Death, Bio, Stop, Confuse, Blizzara, Fira, Thundara Attack None None
Items (PS)
Steal (40%80% with Thief's Gloves) Item dropped
Wall Ring (96.09%)
Giant Drink (3.91%)
Turtle Shell (6.25%)
Abilities (PS)
Special Technique Abilities Control (Immune) & Berserk (Immune) Blue Magic Release*Immune to Catch
Critical (normal strength) Break, X-zone, Doom, Bio, Stop, Muddle, Ice2, Fire2, Bolt2 Fight None None

Healing

Final Fantasy V enemy stats
#282#283 #284
Names Location Type Auto-hit Other information
PS: Carbuncle
GBA: Carbuncle
Mobile/PC: Carbuncle
Castle Exdeath (X-Death's Castle(in PS)) None None None
Stats
LV HP MP Strength Defense
1 15,000 1,000 7 10
Evasion Magic Magic Defense Magic Evasion Agility
10 10 0 0 25
Attack multiplier Magic multiplier Gil EXP ABP
2 4 0 0 11
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Lightning Poison Holy Earth Wind Water Healing
200% 200% 200% 200% 200% 200% 200% 200% -100%Absorbs
Statuses and immunities
Death Petrify Toad Mini Float Poison Zombie Darkness
Immune - - - - - - -
Aging Sleep Paralyze Confuse Berserk Silence*(Mute) Image Reflect
- - - - Immune - - -
Protect Shell Stop Haste Slow Invincible Regen Doom*(Countdown)
- - - - - - - -
Eject Catch Control*(Tame) Calm Scan Fractional damage HP to critical status Revive kill
- Immune Immune Immune - - - Immune
Items (GBA/Mobile/PC)
Steal (40%80% with Thief's Gloves) Item dropped
Reflect Ring (96.09%)
Goliath Tonic (3.91%)
Turtle Shell (6.25%)
Abilities (GBA/Mobile/PC)
Special Technique Abilities Control (Immune) & Berserk (Immune) Blue Magic Release*Immune to Catch
Critical Attack (normal strength) Cura Attack None None
Items (PS)
Steal (40%80% with Thief's Gloves) Item dropped
Wall Ring (96.09%)
Giant Drink (3.91%)
Turtle Shell (6.25%)
Abilities (PS)
Special Technique Abilities Control (Immune) & Berserk (Immune) Blue Magic Release*Immune to Catch
Critical (normal strength) Cure2 Fight None None

Battle Edit

Carbuncle has the Auto-Reflect ability, so all magic cast against him will bounce back to the caster. During the fight, Carbuncle has two forms. The first form is the form with permanent Auto-Reflect, which involves Carbuncle using strong spells such as Blizzara and Thundara. The second form is Carbuncle's most vulnerable form, in which Carbuncle removes its Reflect and leaves it open to status attacks. During this form, Carbuncle will start using more dangerous spells such as Banish and Death. Carbuncle will only switch to the second form when its HP is depleted below half.

Strategy Edit

The player can bounce spells off of one of the party members with casting Reflect on them first. Otherwise, physical attacks do decent damage against Carbuncle, as does Gil Toss and Spellblade. In the Anthology, Advance, and iOS/Android versions, attacking Carbuncle with a Bio Spellblade will cause an instant win. Summoning Catoblepas will also defeat Carbuncle instantly. Alternately, the player just cast Reflect on one of the party members and bounce Petrify off them. The player can also use the Silence Spellblade so that Carbuncle never attacks.

If a player were to use the Geomancer class and its ability Terrain, Sonic Booms can quicken the fight, as Carbuncle is not immune to it as it is to Gravity.

Other appearances Edit

Final Fantasy Record Keeper Edit

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Etymology Edit

Carbuncle was a mythical creature reportedly sighted in the Americas by Spanish conquistadors. It is described as a small creature, either a bird or a mammal, that has a gem in its forehead crystallized from the brain of a dead dragon. According to myth, it is good luck to catch a carbuncle. A carbuncle is also an archaic name given to any red cabochon cut gemstone. The name applied particularly to red garnet.

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