Cinque in battle (PSP).

Cinque is a playable character in Final Fantasy Type-0. Wielding a mace, she has a high Strength stat and deals large damage. Her Earth-based abilities allow her to simultaneously Stun and damage enemies within a certain radius, making short work of them. She can charge up her attacks, making her an even greater force to be reckoned with.

Cinque is not a beginner-friendly character. Her strength comes with the cost of slow movement speed when using her weapon, but she is reasonably quick while not attacking, in comparison to Jack, who also has high strength but attacks quickly and moves slowly. Just as Cinque would be clumsy and often regaining energy due to her heavy weapon, she can be vulnerable to fast enemies and incoming attacks. Although she can damage enemies near her, she can still suffer damage due to the slowness of her regular attack, which cannot be cancelled. It requires timing for Cinque to be able to dodge, attack in the right direction, and finish off enemies, whether by Killsight or her own strength. She can be equipped with fast magic to let her hit Killsights easier.

It is advisable to try Cinque after getting used to the active gameplay. Her command abilities will be useful, whether they inflict Stun, increase her attack power, or allow her to charge up an attack while moving around the field. She is restricted to close range attacks, but her strength will make her useful against enemies with high HP, like magitek armor.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Level HP MP Strength Defense Flame Magic Ice Magic Lightning Magic Defense Magic
8 391 237 72 67 54 52 47 59
10 427 244 74 67 55 53 48 60
20 597 280 84 70 60 58 53 65
30 753 316 94 72 65 63 58 70
40 893 352 104 75 70 68 63 75
50 1019 388 114 77 75 73 68 80
60 1128 424 124 80 80 78 73 85
70 1224 460 134 82 85 83 78 90
80 1304 495 144 85 90 88 83 95
90 1369 531 154 87 95 93 88 100
99 1415 560 163 89 99 97 92 104
Ranking: 3rd 9th 2nd 2nd 9th 11th 10th 5th

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Payback consists of two short-range hits that function well at healing, but leave Cinque vulnerable.

Mace Cyclone and Whirling Mace are similar, with the former being slightly stronger and knocking enemies farther away. Cheerleader can be used in conjunction with either, due to it only lasting for one attack string.

Ability Effect Obtained AP
(Speed Up (Name in Japanese: スピードアップ))
Increase movement speed. Level 16 2
(Twin Magic (Name in Japanese: ツインマジック))
Equip two spells at once. Level 29 28
Quick Draw II
(Cancel -ra Magic (Name in Japanese: ラ系キャンセル魔法))
Cast level II finishing magic. Learn Quick Draw. 30
Quick Draw III
(Cancel -ga Magic (Name in Japanese: ガ系キャンセル魔法))
Cast level III finishing magic. Level 72
Learn Quick Draw II.
Triple Slip
(Triple Evasion (Name in Japanese: 三連回避))
Execute up to three dodges in succession. Level 15 2
(Infinite Evasion (Name in Japanese: 無限回避))
Execute any number of dodges in succession. Learn Triple Slip. 3
(Evade Guard (Name in Japanese: 回避ガード))
Window for dodging increases. Level 9 5
(Libra (Name in Japanese: ライブラ))
Check status of locked-on targets. Default Default
(Charge Attack (Name in Japanese: チャージ攻撃))
Perform a charged attack with left analog stick down + normal attack. Default 2
Charge II
(Charge Lv. 2 (Name in Japanese: チャージLv.2))
Increase maximum charge level. Learn Focus. 4
Charge III
(Charge Lv. 3 (Name in Japanese: チャージLv.3))
Further increase maximum charge level. Learn Charge II. 6
Quick Draw
(Cancel Magic Type-1 (Name in Japanese: キャンセル魔法壱型))
Cast finishing magic after a max-level charged attack. Level 55
Learn Charge III.
Combo Cast
(Cancel Magic Type-2 (Name in Japanese: キャンセル魔法弐型))
Cast finishing magic after two consecutive normal attacks. Learn Quick Draw. 30
Earthquake Attack the ground to damage surrounding enemies and possibly inflict Stun. Default Default
Magnitude 7.0
(EQ Effect Increase (Name in Japanese: EQ効果増大))
Increase stun rate of Earthquake. Default 3
Magnitude 10.0
(EQ Effect Increase+ (Name in Japanese: EQ効果増大改))
Further increase stun rate of Earthquake. Learn Magnitude 7.0. 3
Flinchproof Quake
(EQ Guard (Name in Japanese: EQガード))
Prevent flinching during Earthquake. Learn Magnitude 10.0. 5
Gaia Pulse
(Earth Impulse (Name in Japanese: アースインパルス))
Attack the ground to damage enemies in a straight line and possibly inflict Stun. Level 14 3
Gaia Pulse: Effect Up
(EI Effect Increase (Name in Japanese: EI効果増大))
Increase stun rate of Gaia Pulse. Learn Gaia Pulse. 5
Homerun Swing
(Full Swing (Name in Japanese: フルスイング))
Strike opponents after building power by holding down the ability button. Level 13 2
Windup Boost
(Full Swing Charge (Name in Japanese: フルスイング溜め))
Increase maximum charge level of Homerun Swing. Learn Homerun Swing. 2
Windup Boost II
(Full Swing Charge+ (Name in Japanese: フルスイング溜め改))
Further increase maximum charge level of Homerun Swing. Learn Windup Boost. 3
Homerun Swing: Crit Up
(Full Swing Enhancement (Name in Japanese: フルスイング強化))
Increase critical hit rate of Homerun Swing. Learn Windup Boost II. 5
(Shout (Name in Japanese: 気合))
Psych self up to inflict more damage with the next attack. Level 17 2
Cheerleader: Effect Up
(Shout Effect Increase (Name in Japanese: 気合効果増大))
Increase effect of Cheerleader. Learn Cheerleader. 3
Cheerleader: AG Down
(Shount Reduced AG Cost (Name in Japanese: 気合消費AG減))
Reduce AG cost of Cheerleader. Learn Cheerleader. 5
Whirling Mace
(Mace Hurricane (Name in Japanese: メイスハリケーン))
Spin around to strike and knock back enemies. Level 9 2
Whirling Mace: Crit Up
(MH Enhancement (Name in Japanese: MH強化))
Increase critical hit rate of Whirling Mace. Learn Whirling Mace. 3
Mace Cyclone Spin around to strike and send enemies flying. Level 20 3
Flinchproof Cyclone
(MS Guard (Name in Japanese: MSガード))
Prevent flinching during Mace Cyclone. Learn Mace Cyclone. 5
(Revenge Blast (Name in Japanese: リベンジブラスト))
Damage enemies and drain more HP when user's HP is low. Level 11 2
Payback: Crit Up
(RB Enhancement (Name in Japanese: RB強化))
Increase critical hit rate of Payback. Learn Payback. 4

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Cinque's exclusive accessory is the Moogle Plushie, which boosts her Strength and Defense by 50.

Support Personnel[edit | edit source]

Some Support Personnel in Final Fantasy Type-0 HD appear as Cinque: Yoshifumi Naoi (Bassist for Bump of Chicken), Rei Motora (Character Modeler), Rie Honda (Battle Animator), and Yumi Katsuyama (Publicity Staff).

Quotes[edit | edit source]

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