The Cockatrice is a species of monster and a specific monster in Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift. They are portly, flightless birds, and some variants can petrify targets. Cockatrices are the very first enemies fought in the game.

Classes[edit | edit source]

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An avian creature with a violent temperament. It pecks at its foes with a razor-edged beak.

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This relative of the cockatrice intimidates its foes with a display of its brilliantly hued wings.


This variety of cockatrice is covered in snow white feathers. A rare bird, seldom seen.


Blackwinds only appear in Brightmoon Tor. They also have the Brightmoon Tor secondary ability skillset of Turning.

The Crushatrice is a larger relative of the Cockatrice and much more resilient and dangerous.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Monster Move Jump Evasion Resilience Weak Half Null Absorb
Cockatrice 3 2 0 40 Water
Axebeak 4 2 0 40 Water
Cluckatrice 3 2 0 40 Earth Air
Blackwind 4 2 0 40 Water

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Territorialism[edit | edit source]

Ability MP Range Cockatrice Axebeak Cluckatrice Blackwind
Stone Breath 18 4 Yes Yes No Yes
Inflicts Stone debuff to target.
Fluster Self Yes Yes No ?
Inflicts Berserk.
Scurry Self Yes Yes No ?
Inflicts Haste.
Peck 1 Yes Yes No Yes
Deals damage to one foe.
Scatter Adjacent tiles Yes No No Yes
Deals damage to surrounding units and raises user's Evasion.
Wake-up Call 6 Yes Yes Yes ?
Bestows Quicken upon target.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The Cockatrice is a creature from mythology. It is similar to the basilisk in appearance and ability, but also possesses flight. A cockatrice is born from an egg hatched by a rooster and incubated by a toad, and its gaze causes instant petrification.

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