Leader of Golbez's elemental archfiends, dubbed the Autarch of Flame.
Dissidia Final Fantasy Summon Compendium

Rubicante (ルビカンテ, Rubikante?), also known as Rubicant, is a recurring character in the Final Fantasy universe. First appearing in Final Fantasy IV as a minor antagonist, he is one of the four archfiends associated with the elements; in this case, fire. Despite his role as an antagonist, he has a strong sense of honor and fair play, unlike the other archfiends.


Final FantasyEdit


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Rubicante appears in the Dawn of Souls and 20th Anniversary remakes as a boss at the last floor Hellfire Chasm, one of the bonus dungeons for the remakes. Defeating him will take the player off the dungeon, and he drops a Kikuichimonji.

Final Fantasy IVEdit


FF4 PSP Rubicante Field
I respect men like you. Men with... courage. But you are a slave to your emotions, and so will never know true strength. Such is the curse of men.

Rubicante appears as a boss. He is one of Golbez's Archfiends, and is the Element Lord of Fire, titled the Autarch of Flame. He is considered to be the most powerful of the four, and is their leader.

In spite of his less than savory actions, he is an honorable fighter at heart, and restores the party's health before every fight against him. He wears a "Cloak of Flame", which, when donned, absorbs all elemental magic, though ice elemental weapons can still damage him (the 3D version is an exception to this). He is voiced by Lee Everest and Norio Wakamoto in the English and Japanese versions respectively.

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Rubicante first appears in the Tower of Babil, where he is overseeing the destruction of Eblan. It is assumed that he led this attack. The attack succeeds, and Eblan's inhabitants are forced to flee to Cave of Eblan. He is first seen speaking to Dr. Lugae in the Tower of Babil in the Underworld, when Lugae transports him to the Overworld.

There, he is chased by Edge, the prince of Eblan, who seeks revenge for the destruction of Eblan and the assumed murder of his parents. Cecil Harvey, Kain Highwind, Rydia, and Rosa Joanna Farrell witness Edge's loss to Rubicante, and Rubicante's subsequent departure.

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Rubicante challenges the party.

The party confronts Rubicante again in the upper half of the Tower of Babil, where Edge accuses him of not only destroying Eblan, but also turning his parents into monsters. Rubicante explains that the transformation of the king and queen of Eblan into chimeras was Lugae's doing, and in an interesting show of his character, when he saw what had happened to Edge's parents he actually cursed Lugae for what he did. He commends Edge's strength but sees him as being too emotional to be a worthy opponent. Edge ignores Rubicante's remark, and joins the party in attacking, and then defeating Rubicante. Unlike the other fiends, Rubicante accepts his defeat and compliments the party on their victory.

Rubicante is revived by Zemus, along with Scarmiglione, Cagnazzo, and Barbariccia. They fight Cecil's party one last time in the Giant of Babil together. However, they are all defeated again.

Final Fantasy IV: The After YearsEdit


Rubicante appears at Eblan's Castle where he fights the party in a scripted battle. He gives Edge a clue on how to defeat Ifrit during the Second Battle of Eblan, who has taken control of the castle and Rydia and Edge learn Rubicante's Inferno as a Band ability. He reappears on the True Moon as a boss spawned by the Crystals.

The player can have a one-on-one fight with him as Edge, and obtain Rubicante's cloak, the Fire Scarf. With it, Edge can absorb any fire-elemental attacks. After defeating him, Edge acknowledges Rubicante is still a worthy opponent and has possibly made peace with him.

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Final Fantasy Type-0Edit


Blessed with perpetual Regen status, this durable Eidolon is well suited for drawn-out battles of attrition. However, due to its low HP, Rubicante is susceptible to fast-paced enemy onslaughts. Thus, the dominion legions choose to summon this Eidolon only once they have broken through the enemy's first lines of defense.

Rubicante is one of the many versions of Ifrit. This model has only two attacks, and has the lowest HP maximum among the fire Eidolons.

Final Fantasy Legends IIEdit


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Rubicante appears as a fire-elemental summon. His special attack is Scorch, which deals fire-elemental damage to a single enemy two times.

Rubicante allows the wielder to use the following abilities:

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Dissidia Final FantasyEdit


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Rubicante being summoned.

Rubicante is a summon and is a counter to an opponent's summon and triples the summoner's Bravery points. His original artwork from Final Fantasy IV is used.

Rubicante can be obtained on the second stage of the Shade Impulse III storyline. When the player collects Rubicante's Summonstone, the dialogue mirrors what Rubicante says to Edge before his boss battle in Final Fantasy IV.

Like the other Archfiends, Rubicante appears to act as a "counter" version of one of the original Final Fantasy's Four Fiends. Specifically, Rubicante's Inferno accomplishes the same result as Tiamat's Wind Arcana; tripling the Summoner's Bravery. Both Rubicante and Tiamat are the fourth and final "fiend" the party encounters in their respective games.

There is also an equipment bearing his name, called "Rubicante's Cowl".

Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit

Dissidia012 Rubicante has the same function from the previous Dissidia. He can be purchased from certain Moogle Shops for 100 KP. The headgear referencing him also returns.

Rubicante, as like his fellow archfiends, also appears as a tutor for the Labyrinth feature at the in-game manuals.

Theatrhythm Final FantasyEdit


Theatrhythm Rubicante
The Autarch of Flame, Rubicante is the greatest of the Archfiends. Cloaked in fire, he freely wields his Inferno to burn all that stand before him, leaving only bone and ash behind in the raging flames...
—Rubicante's CollectaCard

Rubicante, along with the other elemental archfiends, makes an appearance as an enemy.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain CallEdit


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Pictlogica Final FantasyEdit


PFF Rubicante

Rubicante from Final Fantasy IV appears as an enemy.

Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit


FFAB Rubicante

Rubicante appears as an enemy during an event called "Showdown". In battle, Rubicante uses Scorch.

Final Fantasy All the BravestEdit

ATB Rubicante appears as a boss.

Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit


FFRK Rubicante Player
A man cloaked in crimson, leader of Golbez's four Archfiends. Rubicante is a noble foe who shuns deception, sincerely believing that the only good fight is a fair fight. A master of fire, his Inferno attack is particularly deadly.
—Character profile.

Rubicante is a boss in dedicated FF IV stages and is a playable character who could be initially recruited during the Challenge Event Fate Calls, Power Awakens as a First Time Reward for completing the event's Lair fo the Father stage on Clasic difficulty.


Rubicante is an Elemental Archfiend, whose combat role is Offensive Magic.

Level HP Attack Defense Magic Resistance Mind Accuracy Evasion Speed
1 179 5 8 12 10 10 20 20 87
RankMax: 5 2 1 1 5 3 3 3 3 2
Record Spheres
Sphere S.Lv 1 S.Lv 2 S.Lv 3 S.Lv 4 S.Lv 5
Black Mage +1 MAG +40 HP +1 RES +2 MAG +3% Black Magic Damage
White Mage +1 MND +40 HP +1 RES +2 MND +60 HP
Red Mage +1 MND +1 DEF +1 MAG +60 HP +2 MAG
Magus*Requires mastery of Black Mage's Sphere. +3 MAG +100 HP +3 RES +6 MAG +6% Black Magic Damage
Sage*Requires mastery of Black Mage and White Mage's Spheres. +3 MND +3 MAG +6 MAG +6 MAG Minor Silence Resistance
Devout*Requires mastery of White Mage and Red Mage's Spheres. +3 MND +100 HP +3 RES +6 DEF +6 RES

Rubicante can use Black Magic up to rarity rank 5, White Magic abilities up to rarity rank 5, and Darkness abilities up to rarity rank 5.

His default Soul Break is Gift of Healing, which at the expense of one Soul Gauge segment raises one KO'd ally and restores a moderate amount of their HP.


Rubicante can equip the following weapon types: daggers, fists, rods, and staves.

He can equip the following armor types: hats, light armor, robes, and bracers.

He can equip accessories.

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Final Fantasy Brave ExviusEdit


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Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

TCG Rubicante appears with three Fire-elemental cards: one depicting his Yoshitaka Amano artwork from Final Fantasy IV; one depicting his artwork from Theatrhythm Final Fantasy and one depicting his artwork from Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls.

Non-Final Fantasy guest appearancesEdit

Hanjuku Hero: Aa, Sekaiyo Hanjukunare...!Edit

A parody of Rubicante from Final Fantasy IV makes an appearance in the 4th chapter of the game along with the other Archfiends. The chapter number they appear in alludes to the number 4, their game's origin. The seasons have been stolen, and by defeating the Four Archfiends will return the seasons. They each have a castle, and are located on the four corners of the map. Samakante (サマカンテ, Samakante?), the Fiend of Summer is found in the southwest castle.

Lord of VermilionEdit

Rubicante is a card in Lord of Vermilion II, along with other characters from Final Fantasy IV, as a special cross promotion. Rubicante also appears in Lord of Vermilion Arena.

Guardian CrossEdit

This leader of the Elemental Archfiends bends fire to his will and dons a cape which wards against ice, his sole bane.

Rubicante, along with Cagnazzo, Scarmiglione, and Barbariccia are all promotional cards, all of whom were special captures to celebrate the release of Final Fantasy IV for the Apple iPad. All of them are Rank 5 (the rarest), with Rubicante being a Humanoid-type Guardian that would have been found in the Glaverow Volcanic Zone.

Rise of ManaEdit

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Heavenstrike RivalsEdit

Rubicante and Hellfire Rubicante are units and their ability is Inferno. Rubicante can be promoted to Hellfire Rubicante.



Rubicante is a demon in the Inferno of Dante's Divine Comedy. He is one of the 13 Malebranche ("Evil Claws") who guard Bolgia Five of the eighth circle of Hell, Malebolge. Vulgar and quarrelsome, their duty is to force the corrupt politicians to stay under the surface of a boiling lake of pitch.

His name means "Red-faced Terror."