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Causes Confuse, which makes single/multiple targets erratic.


Confuse is a Wht Mag spell in Final Fantasy IX for Dagger used to inflict the status of the same name that confuses one or multiple targets, making them attack themselves and their allies. Confuse is vulnerable to Reflect and works with Return Magic. Confuse can be cast by Cactuar and Quale.


Dagger learns Confuse from Asura's Rod and Lamia's Tiara for 35 AP. The earliest she can use the spell is from the Lamia's Tiara found in the Fossil Roo.


Confuse inflicts the Confuse status to one or multiple targets at the cost of 8 MP, which makes the affected attack random targets, including attacking themselves, with their normal physical attack with halved accuracy and they are unable to evade. The chance to inflict the status to a target with the spell is as follows:

Afterward, two randomly generated values determine if the spell will hit:

A random number 0...99 >= Chance, the spell misses its mark
A random number 0...99 < Target Magic Evade, the target evades

Accuracy is halved by the target's Shell, Dagger being under Mini, and multi-targeting the spell.

The support ability that affects Confuse is Reflect-Null, which allows Confuse to pierce the target's Reflect.


Confuse makes the affected erratic, unable to evade attacks, and possibly hurt itself. Their accuracy is halved and they cannot evade. However, all bosses are immune and usually the player party has more members than the enemy party, meaning the chance the affected enemy still attacks the party is good. Against tough enemies that are weak to status abnormalities, like the ones in the final dungeon, using abilities that defeat them, like Odin, Break or Stop, is likely more worthwhile than using Confuse.

Whereas Vivi can boost his status-infliction rate with spells with Focus, Dagger must rely on her natural stats.

Other ways to inflict Confuse are with Zidane's Angel Bless (99%) with Soul Blade, with Vivi's Cypress Pile (20%) and with Freya's Kain's Lance with Add Status, as well as with Quina's Bad Breath.