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The Cockatrice is a species of monster and a specific monster in Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift. They are portly, flightless birds, and some variants can petrify targets. Cockatrices are the very first enemies fought in the game.


FFTA2 Cockatrice

An avian creature with a violent temperament. It pecks at its foes with a razor-edged beak.

FFTA2 Axebeak

This relative of the cockatrice intimidates its foes with a display of its brilliantly hued wings.


This variety of cockatrice is covered in snow white feathers. A rare bird, seldom seen.


Blackwinds only appear in Brightmoon Tor. They also have the Brightmoon Tor secondary ability skillset of Turning.

The Crushatrice is a larger relative of the Cockatrice and much more resilient and dangerous.


Monster Move Jump Evasion Resilience Weak Half Null Absorb
Cockatrice 3 2 0 40 Water
Axebeak 4 2 0 40 Water
Cluckatrice 3 2 0 40 Earth Air
Blackwind 4 2 0 40 Water



Ability MP Range Cockatrice Axebeak Cluckatrice Blackwind
Stone Breath 18 4 Yes Yes No Yes
Inflicts Stone debuff to target.
Fluster Self Yes Yes No ?
Inflicts Berserk.
Scurry Self Yes Yes No
Inflicts Haste. ?
Peck 1 Yes Yes No Yes
Deals damage to one foe.
Scatter Adjacent tiles Yes No No Yes
Deals damage to surrounding units and raises user's Evasion.
Wake-up Call 6 Yes Yes Yes ?
Bestows Quicken upon target.


The Cockatrice is a creature from mythology. It is similar to the basilisk in appearance and ability, but also possesses flight. A cockatrice is born from an egg hatched by a rooster and incubated by a toad, and its gaze causes instant petrification.

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