Cerberus (ケルベロス, Keruberosu?) is a recurring creature in the Final Fantasy series. As with the Cerberus of myth, it appears as a monstrous three-headed dog. It first appeared in Final Fantasy III as a late-game boss.
- 1 Appearances
- 1.1 Final Fantasy
- 1.2 Final Fantasy III
- 1.3 Final Fantasy IV: The After Years
- 1.4 Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-
- 1.5 Final Fantasy VIII
- 1.6 Final Fantasy IX
- 1.7 Final Fantasy XI
- 1.8 Final Fantasy XII
- 1.9 Final Fantasy XIII
- 1.10 Final Fantasy XIV
- 1.11 Final Fantasy XV
- 1.12 Justice Monsters Five
- 1.13 Final Fantasy Mystic Quest
- 1.14 Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles
- 1.15 Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King
- 1.16 Bravely Default
- 1.17 Final Fantasy Dimensions II
- 1.18 Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia
- 1.19 Pictlogica Final Fantasy
- 1.20 Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade
- 1.21 Final Fantasy Record Keeper
- 1.22 Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
- 1.23 Mobius Final Fantasy
- 1.24 Final Fantasy Trading Card Game
- 1.25 Triple Triad
- 1.26 World of Final Fantasy
- 2 Other appearances
- 3 Gallery
- 4 Etymology
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Cerberus appears as a boss in the Earthgift Shrine, a dungeon exclusive to the Dawn of Souls and Anniversary releases. As with the other three bosses in the shrine, it is based on its Final Fantasy III appearance. It drops the Kotetsu when defeated.
Cerberus appears as a boss based on its Final Fantasy III form. It is fought in the Depths of the True Moon.
Cerberus is the strongest of the dog-type enemies encountered.
Cerberus is a support Guardian Force found during the Battle of the Gardens where he appears as an optional boss. If the player misses Cerberus, it can be drawn from Gargantua in the final dungeon. When Cerberus is summoned it uses Counter Rockets to bestow Double and Triple on the party.
Cerberus learns more junction abilities than the Guardian Forces obtained so far, as well as Speed-boosting support abilities and status attack and defense, among them them useful Status Defense x4. It is the only GF to learn Auto-Haste naturally, and also learns an ability to reduce the number of spells actually expended from the spell stock to one when the user dualcasts with the Double status. Its unique ability lets the player avoid back attacks in random encounters.
Its compatibility item is Dragon Fin. Its compatibility is also boosted by casting buffing magic. Unlike most GFs, Cerberus doesn't have an "opposite" GF whose summoning would deduct from its compatibility the most. Its Triple Triad card drops from itself when it is defeated as a boss.
Cerberus is encountered as a normal enemy in Ipsen's Castle.
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- Location: Lindblum, Business District
The Cerberus family are members of the Beast Type introduced in the Treasures of Aht Urhgan expansion pack. They are encountered exclusively as Notorious Monsters. In particular, an enemy named Cerberus can be encountered at Mount Zhayolm once every three to five days.
Cerberus was discovered buried in igneous rock during a construction project inside the tunnels of Halvung. He went on a rampage until the mercenary chief managed to tame him. Although Cerberus is faithful to his master, one of his heads is continually afflicted with a craving, which puts the beast in a constant foul mood. In his endless rage, Cerberus spews toxic flames without cease or concern for surroundings, resulting in many hapless tragedies. It is for this reason that even the menacing Troll Mercenaries are said to cover their ears and shiver in fear when the jarring roar of Cerberus echoes through the tunnels.
Cerberus is fought as a normal enemy in the Feywood. Unlike previous incarnations of the Cerberi, these take upon the shape of hyena-like creatures, with a flame burning at the tip of their horns.
Cerberus is the name of a paradigm consisting of three Commandos.
Cerberus is a boss encountered in the World of Darkness.
Cerberus is a creature in the Final Fantasy XV Universe, appearing in the Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV movie and Omen short film. In Kingsglaive, Nyx Ulric fights them in the outlands of Lucis. In Omen, Noctis Lucis Caelum becomes surrounded by them in his nightmare. A Cerberus appeared for footage of Final Fantasy XV shown at the Game Developers' Conference in March 2017 as a Level 47 boss fought in Lestallum.
A Cerberus also appears in the Windows and Royal Editions of the game, serving as a boss in Chapter 14.
Cerberus appears as an obtainable SR monster. It is a Fire-elemental monster whose type is Burst, class is Beast and its specialty is Balance. Its hero tech is Triple Firaga which fires a spray of missiles upward. Its leader bonus is Counter Flares which increases Fire damage dealt by 100%. Its auto-effect is Earth Damage -15% which reduces Earth damage taken by 15%.
Cerberus is a beast-type enemy that appears in the Vampire Castle.
Cerberus appears as a fire-elemental summon for the player to use. The summon's special ability is Counter Skyrocket when summoned into battle, which increases the attack power and speed of the party for three turns. Summoning Cerberus costs 1 points from the Consumption Gauge.
Depending on Cerberus' type and rank, they can teach the user abilities that support the party and deal damage in battle. The summon can allow the wielder to use the following abilities:
Upgrading stats[edit | edit source]
|Rank||Maximum Level||Phantom Stone Cost||Max HP||Max MP||Max Attack||Max Magic||Max Speed||Components Needed|
|☆ 4||40||10||677||38||61||58||42||Rank Jewel III x1|
Fire Topz x3
Cerberus from Final Fantasy III appears with a wind-elemental card.
Cerberus from Final Fantasy VIII appears on Triple Triad cards in the version available via Final Fantasy Portal App.
Other appearances[edit | edit source]
A terror in the Near East, this fire-breathing canine is the bane of trolls.
Lord of Vermilion IV[edit | edit source]
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Cerberus is a three-headed dog that guards the underworld's gates in Greek mythology.