One of Golbez's elemental archfiends, the Drowned King, archfiend of water.

Dissidia Final Fantasy Summon Compendium

Cagnazzo (カイナッツォ, Kainattso?) is a recurring character in the Final Fantasy series. First appearing as a minor antagonist, he is a fiend associated with the element of Water. He takes the appearance of a large demonic turtle-like creature. He is a demonic sentient monster, and part of the Archfiends.

Appearances Edit

Final Fantasy Edit

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Cagnazzo DoS

Cagnazzo appears in the Dawn of Souls and subsequent remakes as a boss at the 5th floor of the Hellfire Chasm, one of the bonus dungeons for the remakes. When defeated, he drops a Light Curtain.

Final Fantasy IV Edit

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FF4 PSP Cagnazzo Field

I am the Drowned King, Cagnazzo - Archfiend of Water and sworn servant of Golbez! Bow down before me!

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Cagnazzo (also known as Kainazzo) is a boss and one of Golbez's Archfiends, titled the Drowned King. In the 3D version, Cagnazzo is voiced by Takeshi Aono in Japanese and Michael McConnohie in English.

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Cagnazzo killed the King of Baron and took his place to have the Red Wings invade Mysidia to steal their Crystal of Water. Cecil Harvey and the other residents of Baron began to notice the king acting strangely.

Upon being questioned on the attack on Mysidia, the "king" discharges Cecil from his post as captain of the Red Wings, and orders him and Kain Highwind to slay the Eidolon guarding the Mist Valley, and to deliver the Carnelian Signet to the village of Mist. Once Cecil refuses to follow the "King's" order after learning the truth behind the ring, Cagnazzo orders Baigan and his forces to exterminate him while Golbez and the Red Wings pursue the remaining crystals.

After Cecil becomes a Paladin, he returns to Baron to find Cid Pollendina and ask about his newest airship. Since Cid refused to let Cagnazzo use the new airship, the Enterprise, the fiend threw Cid in prison. Cecil, along with Tellah, Yang, Palom, and Porom, visit the "King" to inquire about this.

When Cagnazzo sees that Cecil has become a Paladin, he is upset, preferring a Dark Knight over a Paladin. The fake king then reveals himself as Cagnazzo and battles them. Cecil's party defeats him. When Cecil and his friends escape with Cid, Cagnazzo uses the last of his power to bewitch the antechamber, trapping his killers as the walls cave in on them. Palom and Porom petrify themselves to hold the walls back.

Cagnazzo, after being revived by Zemus, fights Cecil's party inside the Giant of Babil, this time accompanied by Scarmiglione, Barbariccia, and Rubicante. The Archfiends are again defeated.

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years Edit

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Cagnazzo appears as a boss. When he is defeated he is glad to return to his sleep. If Golbez is in the party, he wishes him peace as they may share the same hell. Cagnazzo is joyous in seeing Golbez again, claiming it an honor, but is unable to finish his sentiment before passing on. A Sage's Staff and Sage's Robe are given after his defeat.

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Final Fantasy Dimensions II Edit

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FFLTNS Cagnazzo Artwork

Cagnazzo is a water-elemental summon. His special attack is Hydro Wave, which deals water-elemental damage to one enemy. Cagnazzo's ability buffs all players with protect, regeneration and reflect.

Cagnazzo allows the wielder to use the following abilities:

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Dissidia Final Fantasy Edit

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DFF Cagnazzo

Cagnazzo being summoned.

Cagnazzo is a summon summoned as a counter to an opponent's summon who fixes the opponent's Bravery. His original artwork from Final Fantasy IV is used.

Cagnazzo can be obtained on the second stage of the Shade Impulse II storyline. The lines Cagnazzo delivers when the player obtains his manual form in Shade Impulse II is taken almost directly from his lines just after his death in Final Fantasy IV, except directed at whoever the summoner's enemies would be.

Like the other Archfiends, Cagnazzo serves as a "counter" version of one of the original Final Fantasy's Four Fiends, who work on a timer. Specifically, Cagnazzo's Deluge works like Marilith's Flame Arcana; both freeze the opponent's Brave. Both are the second "Fiend" encountered in their respective game (although it is possible to postpone the encounter with Marilith in Final Fantasy, it is not the intended course of action).

There is also a piece of armor bearing his name: "Cagnazzo's Carapace".

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy Edit

D012 wiki icon Cagnazzo has the same function that he has in Dissidia Final Fantasy. He can be purchased from certain Moogle Shops for 100 KP. The equipment referencing him also returns.

Cagnazzo also appears as a tutor for the Labyrinth feature at the in-game manuals.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Edit

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Theatrhythm Cagnazzo

Spewing ooze all about, Cagnazzo keeps his eyes fixed on his prey. In Baron, he murdered the king and took his place to further the hunt for the Crystals. Facing him means facing the depths of death.

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Cagnazzo appears in the rhythm game along with the other elemental archfiends.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call Edit

TFFCC wiki icon Cagnazzo appears as an enemy in Battle Music Sequences.

Pictlogica Final Fantasy Edit

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PFF Cagnazzo

Cagnazzo from Final Fantasy IV appears as an enemy.

Final Fantasy All the Bravest Edit

FFATB wiki icon Cagnazzo appears as a boss.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper Edit

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Cagnazzo from Final Fantasy IV appears as an enemy. He is the second of two bosses and the final boss of the Record of Castle Baron.

Target Scores
  • Disrupt Tsunami using Lightning
  • Exploit weakness to Ice
  • Attack
  • Slow (Counter)
  • Water Surge: Ready pose
  • Tsunami Water damage to all targets
  • Critical Retract: Duck into shell when HP is low
  • Heal: Recover HP (in shell)
  • Release: Release from shell, return to battle

The player should ready Ice and Thunder attacks, as Cagnazzo is weak against one or the other dependent upon his pose. Assuming few charges were spent in the battle with Baigan, the player could walk from the battle unscathed by spamming Blizzard spells. When water surges beneath his feet, the player should advance to a Black Mage's turn and allow him/her to cast Thunder on Cagnazzo; this nulls the Tsunami that usually follows. When his HP falls to critical, Cagnazzo takes to his shell to recoup HP. The player should keep the pressure on with speedy attackers and spellcasters, and Cagnazzo will fall.

Defeating him in Elite mode with a Bonus Quest activated unlocked the Paladin Cecil.

Final Fantasy Brave Exvius Edit

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FFBE 8078 Cagnazzo

"You've returned at last! And all the stronger for your journey, by the looks of it." HAH! Did you fall for that, truly?

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Cagnazzo is a character and summonable vision. His job is listed as Elemental Archfiend.

Cagnazzo's Trust Master reward is the Drowned King special ability.

4★ - No. 8076: One of Golbez's Archfiends who appears in the tales of a blue planet watched over by two moons. After killing the King of Baron, Cagnazzo poses as the deceased ruler and proceeds to use the military forces at his disposal to collect the Crystals. His subsequent attack on Mysidia causes Cecil to speak out against this unwarranted violence, presenting the best opportunity to relieve Cecil of his post as captain of the Red Wings. What many are unaware of, however, is that Golbez is the real mastermind behind the scenes. It is he who commands the Baron army and makes all the preparations necessary to acquire the Crystals.
5★ - No. 8077: One of Golbez's Archfiends who appears in the tales of a blue planet watched over by two moons. Cagnazzo posed as the deceased King of Baron at Golbez's behest, managing to steal the Crystals of Mysidia and Fabul. Unforgiving of anyone who opposes him, he was quick to discharge Cecil from his position as captain of the Red Wings, and did not hesitate to imprison Cid as well. Upon hearing that Cecil has become a paladin, the Archfiend becomes so upset that he finally reveals his true identity. He then uses his command over the element of water to ambush Cecil and his party.
6★ - No. 8078: One of Golbez's Archfiends who appears in the tales of a blue planet watched over by two moons. Whilst posing as the King of Baron, Cagnazzo orders Cecil to take the Carnelian Signet to the village of Mist. This ring eventually activates, and causes the entire village to be reduced to ashes. Once Cecil becomes a paladin and returns to Baron, Cagnazzo ambushes his party and fails. Using the last of his power, he set up a trap for Cecil by causing the walls around him and his party to begin collapsing. In order to save them, Palom and Porom petrify themselves to hold the walls in place.
Entries for different versions of Cagnazzo.

Cagnazzo's stats at his highest levels are as follows (with no passive abilities taken into account), along with the maximum amount of stat points that can be increased through pot-enhancements:

Rarity Level HP MP ATK DEF MAG SPR Attack Hits Drop Check*(Maximum LB crystals drop per hit)
4★ 60 2142 (+270) 88 (+35) 71 (+14) 88 (+14) 62 (+14) 69 (+14) 1 8 FFBE Limit Burst crystal
5★ 80 2785 (+360) 110 (+40) 92 (+16) 110 (+16) 81 (+16) 90 (+16) 1 10 FFBE Limit Burst crystal
6★ 100 3620 (+510) 145 (+65) 120 (+26) 143 (+26) 105 (+26) 117 (+26) 1 12 FFBE Limit Burst crystal
Ability Level
Sleep 1
Counter: Hold*(Passive) 9
DEF +30%*(Passive) 16
Counter: Silence*(Passive) 28
Conspicuous Existence*(Passive) 38
Ability Level
Piercing Claw 22
Hardened Carapace 42
SPR +20%*(Passive) 1
Extreme Measures*(Passive) 80
Ability Level
Collecting Water 1
Hydro Wave 43
Water Barrier 85
Defensive Stance 100
HP +20%*(Passive) 31
Archfiend of Water*(Passive) 58
Final Struggle*(Passive) 78
Ability Obtained by
Fortified Carapace Activated by Hardened Carapace
Armored Carapace Activated by Fortified Carapace
Counter: Hold Activated by Counter: Hold
Counter: Silence Activated by Counter: Silence

Cagnazzo can equip the following weapons: fists.

He can equip the following armors: helms, light armors and heavy armors.

He can equip accessories.

Limit Bursts
Rarity Name Effect Hits Cost
4★ Tsunami Base (Level 1): Water physical damage (4x) to all enemies.
Max (Level 20): Water physical damage (5.4x) to all enemies.
1 14 FFBE Limit Burst crystal
5★ Tsunami Base (Level 1): Water physical damage (5x) to all enemies.
Max (Level 20): Water physical damage (6.9x) to all enemies.
1 16 FFBE Limit Burst crystal
6★ Tsunami Base (Level 1): Water physical damage (6x) to all enemies.
Max (Level 25): Water physical damage (8.4x) to all enemies.
1 20 FFBE Limit Burst crystal
Awakening Materials
5★ 6★
Aqua Pearl x25
Brilliant Ray x13
Sacred Crystal x15
Hard Rock x8
Holy Crystal x5
Calamity Writ x20
Fairies' Writ x10
Rainbow Bloom x10
Prismatic Horn x5
Divine Crystal x5
Rarity Summoned Fused Awoken
4★ I am the Drowned King, Cagnazzo--archfiend of water and sworn servant of Golbez! Bow down before me! My shell provides the ultimate protection! Although guarding leaves little room for fun.
5★ Your liege? Who might that be? Oh, I think I've just remembered! It's his part I've been playing all this time. My tsunami shall wash away everything in its path! You'd best not mistake me for the others. Mwa ha ha!
6★ Did you summon me here? The wicked are not wont to fall alone. In life, I was terrible--in death, steeped in terror greater still. Drink long and deep of it ere you die! It would seem unsuspecting prey has wandered into my domain... Why don't we have some fun?
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Final Fantasy Trading Card Game Edit

FFTCG wiki icon Cagnazzo in his Final Fantasy Theatrhythm appearance appears on a card.

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Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances Edit

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

A parody of Cagnazzo from Final Fantasy IV makes an appearance in the 4th chapter 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. Winazzo (ウィナッツォ, Ūinattsuō?), the Fiend of Winter is found in the southeast castle.

Lord of Vermilion Edit

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

Guardian Cross Edit

With power over the world's waters, this Elemental Archfiend summons tidal waves and floods to bring ruin at his will.


Cagnazzo along with Scarmiglione, Rubicante, 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 Cagnazzo being a Giant-type Guardian that would have been found in the Berneside Plains.

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Etymology Edit

Cagnazzo 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 "Nasty Dog."

"Kainazzo" is a phonetic spelling of the kana in the character's Japanese name, and was likely rendered that way due to the translator of the time missing the Divine Comedy reference.

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