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Final Fantasy III Boss
スキュラ (Sukyura)
Level HP
75 10,000
5,200 5,400
Elemental Affinities
Fire Cold Thunder
- - -
Wind Light Dark Swords
- - -
Location Forbidden Land Eureka
Steal Potion
Item Dropped None
Abilities Flare
Other Information
スキュラ (Sukyura)
#217#218 #219
Level HP
49 35,000
Attack Defense
104 46
30,800 16,200
Elemental Affinities
Fire Ice Lightning Water
- - - -
Wind Light Dark Blades
- - -
Location Forbidden Land Eureka
Steal Hi-Potion
Common Drop Hi-Potion
Uncommon Drop Hi-Potion
Rare Drop Phoenix Down
Abilities Holy, Flare, Thundaga, Curaja
Other Information Attacks twice per round. Can inflict Petrify with attacks.
You must best me in battle if you wish to use me!
—Scylla/The Elder Staff

Scylla is a boss in Final Fantasy III. Once she is defeated the party receives the Elder Staff.


Scylla's main form of attacking is by using high-level spells such as Holy and Flare, many of which can deal heavy damage to the party if they are underleveled. She does not have a weakness so using strong attacks and well timed healing is essential to winning. In the original version, defeating Scylla earns the Ninja and Sage job roles.

3D RemakeEdit

In the 3D remakes, Scylla is more of a threat as her physical attacks can inflict Petrify, and she now has access to the Curaja and Thundaga spells. It is recommended to have a Sage to heal every turn while a Scholar uses any attack items available, one or two Ninjas attack, and the fourth party member either on standby for backup healing or as additional damage dealing support.

Other appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm RebornEdit

Scylla appears as the first boss of Syrcus Tower.

Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit


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Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

TCG Scylla appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game with her Final Fantasy III and Final Fantasy XIV versions.



In Greek mythology, Scylla was a horrible sea monster with four eyes, six long necks equipped with grisly heads, each of which contained three rows of sharp teeth. Her body consisted of twelve tentacle-like legs and a cat's tail and with four to six dog-heads ringing her waist. She was one of the children of Phorcys and Ceto.

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