Status Magic

 

Status Magic is critically important in FF8. Even though it is puny

useless in the Final Dungeon [Ultimecia's Castle], it really possesses

a great importance in FF8. Status ailments such as Death, Silence,

Confuse, Berserk, Sleep, etc are extremely danagerous if they are not

guarded. Fortunately, there is always a method in removing them. But as

the saying goes, "Prevention is better than cure", you can be protected

against status ailments through ST-Def-J or equipped the secret

character ability, Ribbon [obtainable through Pocketstation only]

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B e r s e r k

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Causes a character become red-hot and keep on using the Attack command

once the ATB is full. Berserk can be regarded as support magic, but I

would regard it as status magic as it does not allows you to control the

character.

Remove through:

- Cast Esuna/ Use Remedy, Remedy+, Elixir, or Megalixir / Use Treatment

command. [other characters]

- Time Lapse

- Battle Ends

Refinement:

1x Magic Stone -> 5x Berserk (Diablos' ST Mag-RF)

1x Steel Pipe -> 20x Berserk (Diablos' ST Mag-RF)

Elemental/Status Junction Effects

100x Berserk to ST-Atk-J [100%] (Berserk)

100x Berserk to ST-Def-J [100%] (Berserk)

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B l i n d

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A dark cloud of smoke appears around one character's head. Hit rate is

reduce by about 30% to 50%. This status ailment is pretty worthless

against character's with perfect hit rate such as Squall, Seifer and

Selphie (provided you have gotten her Strange Vision)

Remove through:

- Cast Esuna/ Use Remedy, Remedy+, Elixir, Eye Drop or Megalixir / Use

Treatment command. [other characters/oneself]

- Time Lapse

- Battle Ends

Refinement:

1x Eye Drops -> 1x Blind (Diablos' ST Mag-RF)

1x Ochu Tentacle -> 30x Blind (Diablos' ST Mag-RF)

Elemental/Status Junction Effects

100x Blind to ST-Atk-J [100%] (Darkness)

100x Blind to ST-Atk-J [100%] (Darkness)

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B r e a k

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Causes ATB to stop and turns grey. Character turns into stone [or the

term that Squaresoft uses "Petrified"]. Break is another deadly magic as

it could turn an enemy into a rock, hence instantly ended the battle,

giving you no EXP, AP and items. Once all party members are petrified,

it's gameover.

Remove through:

- Cast Esuna/ Use Remedy, Remedy+, Soft, Elixir, Megalixir / Use

Treatment Command [other characters]

- Time Lapse

- Battle Ends [but you need to revive the character.]

Refinement:

1x Cockatrice Pinion -> 20x Break

1x Soft -> 3x Break

Elemental/Status Junction Effects

100x Break to ST-Atk-J [100%] (Petrify)

100x Break to ST-Def-J [100%] (Petrify)

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C o n f u s e

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Causes the characters to turn in circles on the spot. You will lose

control of that character. That character will attack anyone including

himself/herself and its random. A very dangerous situation when your

strongest character [with highest Str stats] are under "Confuse" status.

Remove through:

- Cast Esuna/ Use Remedy, Remedy+, Elixir, or Megalixir / Use Treatment

command. [other characters]

- Time Lapse

- Battle Ends

Refinement:

1x Betrayal Sword -> 20x Confuse (Diablos' ST Mag-RF)

Elemental/Status Junction Effects

100x Confuse to ST-Atk-J [100%] (Confusion)

100x Confuse to ST-Def-J [100%] (Confusion)

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D e a t h

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A devil protudes from the ground and attacks with it deadly spear, hence

causes a deadly attack and causes the targeted enemy's Hit Points

dropped to zero instantly. This magic is extremely dangerous and even

the toughest boss has it.

Remove through

- Cast Life, Full-Life/ Use a Phoenix Down, Phoenix Pinion, Mega Phoenix

/ Use Revive Command [other characters]

Refinement:

1x Saw Blade -> 10x Death (Siren's L Mag-RF)

1x Dead Spirit -> 20x Death (Siren's L Mag-RF)

1x Chef's Knife -> 30x Death (Siren's L Mag-RF)

1x Death Stone -> 1x Death (Siren's L Mag-RF)

Elemental/Status Junction Effects

100x Death to ST-Atk-J [100%] (Death)

100x Death to ST-Def-J [100%] (Death)

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P a i n

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A curse scripting of words and hence a fusion of dark energy gathers...

causing a fixture of status ailments (Silence, Poison and Darkness).

This spell is quite hard to get it, but it is really good as it is only

magic that allows you to inflict three statues at one go.

Remove through:

- Cast Esuna/ Use Remedy, Remedy+, Elixir, Megalixir / Use Treatment

command. [other characters/oneself] Echo Screen, Antidote and Eye

Drops removes Silence, Poison and Darkness respectively.

- Time Lapse

- Battle Ends

Refinement:

1x Curse Spike -> 10x Pain (Diablos' ST Mag-RF)

Elemental/Status Junction Effects

100x Pain to ST-Atk-J [100%] (Poison, Darkness, Silence)

100x Pain to ST-Def-J [100%] (Poison, Darkness, Silence)

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S i l e n c e

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Disables GF, Magic, Draw and Item commands. A speech bubble with "..."

appears. This one of the most damaging status if you are very dependant

on magic. So better guard against it.

Remove through:

- Cast Esuna/ Use Remedy, Remedy+, Elixir, Megalixir, Echo Screen / Use

Treatment command. [other characters]. Note: Treatment command is

still usable by the effected character.

- Time Lapse

- Battle Ends

Refinement:

1x M-Stone Piece -> 5x Silence (Diablos' ST Mag-RF)

1x Silence Powder -> 20x Silence (Diablos' ST Mag-RF)

1x Echo Screen -> 2x Silence (Diablos' ST Mag-RF)

Elemental/Status Junction Effects

100x Silence to ST-Atk-J [100%] (Silence)

100x Silence to ST-Def-J [100%] (Silence)

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S l e e p

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Causes the ATB to stop. A symbol, "ZZZZ" appears at the character's

forehead. Remember that the character can't defend himself/herself.

However, the character can be awake with a critical attack (100%) OR

normal attack (about 80%).

Remove through:

- Cast Esuna/ Use Remedy, Remedy+, Elixir, or Megalixir / Use Treatment

command. [other characters]

- Being attacked

- Time Lapse

- Battle Ends

Refinement:

1x Sleep Powder -> 20x Sleep (Diablos' ST Mag-RF)

Elemental/Status Junction Effects

100x Sleep to ST-Atk-J [100%] (Sleep)

100x Sleep to ST-Def-J [100%] (Sleep)

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S l o w

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A purple clock appears. Causes ATB to turn dark blue and moves slower.

Under this status, only ATB moves slower than usual [1/2 the normal ATB

speed]

Remove through:

- Cast Haste/Esuna / Use Remedy, Remedy+, Elixir, or Megalixir / Use

Treatment command. [other characters/oneself]

- Time Lapse

- Battle Ends

Refinement:

1x M-Stone Piece -> 5x Slow (Diablos' Time Mag-RF)

1x Spider Web -> 20x Slow (Diablos' Time Mag-RF)

Elemental/Status Junction Effects

100x Slow to ST-Atk-J [100%] (Slow)

100x Slow to ST-Def-J [100%] (Slow)

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S t o p

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A huge grey clock appears. Causes the ATB to greyed out. Character

freezes and stop movement. Unable to uses commands and attack.

Remove through:

- Cast Esuna/ Use Remedy, Remedy+, Elixir, or Megalixir / Use Treatment

command. [other characters]

- Time Lapse

- Battle Ends

Refinement:

1x Wizard Stone -> 5x Stop (Diablos' Time Mag-RF)

Elemental/Status Junction Effects

100x Stop to ST-Atk-J [100%] (Stop)

100x Stop to ST-Def-J [100%] (Slow)

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Z o m b i e

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Characters becomes dull-green in colour (yucks!) and turns into an

undead, recieves damage from Holy element [include Cure/Cura/Curaga/

Regen/Life/Full-Life/Full Cure]

Remove through:

- Cast Esuna/ Use Remedy, Remedy+, Elixir, Holy Water or Megalixir /

Use Treatment command. [other characters/oneself]

- Time Lapse

- Battle Ends

Refinement:

1x Holy Water -> 2x Zombie (Siren's L Mag-RF)

1x Zombie Powder -> 20x Zombie (Siren's L Mag-RF)

Elemental/Status Junction Effects

100x Zombie to ST-Atk-J [100%] (Zombie)

100x Zombie to ST-Atk-J [100%] (Zombie)

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