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Cagnazzo is a storyline boss in Final Fantasy IV. A wicked being known as The Drowned King, he appears as one of Golbez's Archfiends.



First encounter[]

Cagnazzo's water shield can be destroyed by casting spells he is weak against. Cagnazzo's weakness changes depending on whether he is going to use Tsunami or not. When he is surrounded by water, Ice attacks will heal him and Thunder attacks will be more effective. Thunder spells or items such as Zeus's Wrath will also destroy the barrier. When he is not surrounded by water, he is weak to Ice instead. When he withdraws into his shell, he will heal himself occasionally, but retains his weaknesses.

Cagnazzo will attempt to counter with Hold when hit with a physical attack, and Silence when hit with a magical attack. Tsunami is more dangerous.

Second Encounter[]



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."

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