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FFVIII Curse Status

Selphie and Rinoa in Curse status in Final Fantasy VIII.

Curse (のろい, Noroi?), also known as Curs, is a recurring status ailment. It has various consequences, typically involving lowering stats or preventing characters from performing a Limit Break.

AppearancesEdit

Final Fantasy IIEdit

Curse is a status effect which lowers all stats on the afflicted target, making them weaker and easier to defeat. Curse lasts after battle until cured. It can be cured with a Cross or Esuna at level 2 or higher.

The Ancient Swords can inflict this status on an enemy, although it has a low chance of being inflicted on enemies.

Final Fantasy IVEdit

FFIVDS Curse Status Icon

The Curse status cuts base strength and defense attributes on afflicted characters in half. It can be cured using a Cross, or Esuna. Players can also inflict the Curse status through the Curse Augment.

Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-Edit

The Curse status returns as a status effect in the sequel of Final Fantasy IV, and it functions the same way as its predecessor.

Final Fantasy IV: The After YearsEdit


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Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-Edit

When Zack is afflicted with Curse, the DMW will stop spinning. The Cursed Ring accessory grants a stat increase while inflicting a permanent Curse status, while The Heike Soul accessory "unleashes all kinds of powers, but with a curse". It is won after completing every mission.

Final Fantasy VIIIEdit

FFVIII Curse Symbol

A cursed character is incapable of performing a Limit Break. It can be cured with a Remedy, a Remedy+, a Tent, Esuna, an Aura Stone, Aura, or the Treatment command. The status lasts around 21.3 seconds. If a character has chosen their Limit Break before Curse is in effect, the Limit Break will still be used.

Final Fantasy XEdit

Curse prevents characters from using their Overdrives, and stops their Overdrive meter from filling. Curse is the only affliction the aeons are not protected against. It can be cured by using Dispel or a Holy Water.

Curseproof protects a unit against Curse. Curse Ward is a dummied ability that works the same as Curseproof; the reason for this is that, unlike the majority of statuses which have infliction chances and resistance amounts, Curse operates — much like most of the positive statuses — on a basis of either being immune or not; there is no in-between.

Final Fantasy X-2Edit

Curse prohibits the party from changing their dresspheres.

Final Fantasy X-2: Last MissionEdit

Curse affects items, not characters. Cursed items cannot be used and equipped items that become cursed cannot be removed. It does not wear off on its own. It can be cured by reading the Cursebreaking folio, or by the Alchemist's ability Item Esuna.

Final Fantasy XIEdit

FFXI Curse Status

Curse (呪い, Noroi?) combines a general drop in abilities, a temporary reduction in maximum HP and MP, and also slowing physical movement speed notably. Different creatures have different strength of curses. Some, such as ghost types, have relatively weak curses that only reduce HP and MP by about 25%. Others, like the Rank 3 dragons fought in Burning Circle battles, can reduce players' max HP and MP by as much as 75%. Curse can be removed by Cursna or Holy Water.

Doom (死の宣告, shi no senkoku?, lit. death sentence) is also categorized as a curse in Final Fantasy XI, and while it also can be cured by Cursna or Holy Water, the likelihood of this succeeding is low.

A few rare monsters use a special, more powerful form of curse once known as "ST20" (because this was displayed instead of an actual effect name in the game's log window when the effect was first introduced) and now often referred to as "Zombie", which prevents the affected character from recovering any HP or MP by any means until the effect is removed. Officially, the status effect is still called Curse but the help text distinguishes it as a "powerful" curse and the game engine internally considers it to be a separate status effect than any of the other three types of curse statuses.

Finally, there is an extremely rare form of Curse status, called Bane (呪詛, juso?, lit. curse), which is somewhat stronger than most normal curses but is removed the same way. It can only be acquired from the normal attacks of Lost Souls in The Eldieme Necropolis, or from the Bane attack of the Notorious Monster Fear Gorta in Abyssea. It exists seemingly for the sole purpose of being collected by the player for a quest, 'Catch It If You Can!' which involves a tarutaru mage seeking to treat extremely rare status ailments.

Final Fantasy XIIIEdit

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A cursed character's attacks are interrupted more often by enemy attacks, while the affected character's own ability to interrupt an opponent's attacks is halved. It can be removed by Esuna or the Holy Water item, and can be cancelled out with the Vigilance status.

Final Fantasy XIII-2Edit

Curse causes 33% more Wound damage to be inflicted to the target, and makes the target more vulnerable to interruptions. It can be removed with a Unicorn Horn, Esuna, Holy Water, or Remedy, and cancelled out with the Vigilance status.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIIIEdit

Lightning can inflict Curse upon her opponents with the Curse and Cursega spells, and if afflicted herself, can heal it with Remedy or Mega Remedy. It expires on its own after a time.

Oerba Yun Fang uses Curse Hunter on enemies afflicted with Curse dealing increased damage.

Warding Talisman makes Lightning immune to Curse.

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Final Fantasy Crystal ChroniclesEdit

Curse causes the affected character's stats to be cut in half. It is removed by the use of the Clear Magicite or when it wears off.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of FatesEdit


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The Final Fantasy LegendEdit

Game Element Type Effect
King Armor Grants resistance to FFL Strength IconFire, FFL Strength IconIce, FFL Strength IconElec, FFL Strength IconPoison, FFL Strength IconStone, FFL Strength IconPara, FFL Strength IconWeapon, and FFL Strength IconQuake.
Arthur Armor Grants resistance to FFL Strength IconStone and FFL Strength IconPara.
Dragon Helmet Grants resistance to FFL Strength IconStone, FFL Strength IconPara, FFL Strength IconWeapon, and FFL Strength IconQuake.
Band Helmet Grants resistance to FFL Strength IconFire, FFL Strength IconIce, FFL Strength IconElec, FFL Strength IconPoison, FFL Strength IconStone, FFL Strength IconPara, FFL Strength IconWeapon, and FFL Strength IconQuake.
Aezis Shield Grants the party FFL Strength IconStone, FFL Strength IconPara, FFL Strength IconWeapon, and FFL Strength IconQuake resistance with 100% success.
King Shield Grants the party FFL Strength IconIce, FFL Strength IconStone, FFL Strength IconPara resistance with 255% success.
Gaze Enemy Ability Inflicts Curs on enemy group.
FFL Strength IconAll Enemy Ability Resists Fire, Ice, Elec, Pois, Ston, Para, Weapon, and Quake.
FFL Strength IconChange Enemy Ability Resists Ston, Para, and Weapon.
FFL Strength IconPar/Wp Enemy Ability Resists Para and Weapon.
FFL Strength IconPara Enemy Ability Resists Dead, Blin, Slep, Conf, Curs, and Para.

Final Fantasy Legend IIEdit

A unit that is cursed will suffer by having a reduce attack power and defense, cure with Curse potion or the Heal ability. This status last even after battle.

Game Element Type Effect
CursSong Enemy Ability Inflicts Curs on all enemies.
Gaze Enemy Ability Inflicts Curs; one group.

Final Fantasy Legend IIIEdit

A character inflicted with curse will be reduced to half defense and half magic defense. This can be removed by Heal, Pure, and Cycle. There is also another kind of curse found on the Muramas, when the equipped character attacks with it, 50% of the total damage dealt is inflicted back on the cursed character.

Game Element Type Effect Description
Pure Lost Magic Inflicts Curse Curses one enemy or cure Curse.
Gaze (2) Enemy Ability Inflicts Curse Curses one enemy.
CursSong Enemy Ability Inflicts Curse Curses one enemy or enemy group.

Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of LightEdit

In this game, Curse prevents characters from using class abilities for the duration of the battle. It can be cured with a Cross, a Remedy, or the Esuna spell.

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Final Fantasy DimensionsEdit

Curse is a status effect in Final Fantasy Dimensions. It is cured with a Sacred Candle. It lowers base states.

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