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Curaga (ケアルガ, Kearuga?, lit. Carega), also known as Cure3, Cure 3, and Cure III, is a recurring healing spell from the Final Fantasy series. It is a more powerful form of Cure and Cura used to restore a large amount of hit points.
In Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy III, Final Fantasy IV, and Final Fantasy XII, what is called Curaga in English is originally Curada (ケアルダ, Kearuda?, lit. Careda) in the Japanese versions, while the legitimate Curaga becomes the fourth tier Cure spell. The localization staff retained the suffix -"ga" for third tier spells in general, with the fourth tier Cure spell becoming Curaja. (This change was not done in Bravely Default.) Curada is usually localized as Curaga when the game has four tiers of the spell Cure, with the actual Curaga being the top tier.
Curaga is an advanced White Magic spell, usually obtained late. In most of the recent Final Fantasy games, a single-target cast of Curaga fully recovers HP. Curaga appears in all Final Fantasy main series games besides Final Fantasy XV, which doesn't have specific healing spells.
- 1 Appearances
- 1.1 Final Fantasy
- 1.2 Final Fantasy III
- 1.3 Final Fantasy IV
- 1.4 Final Fantasy V
- 1.5 Final Fantasy VI
- 1.6 Final Fantasy VII
- 1.7 Final Fantasy VII Remake
- 1.8 Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII-
- 1.9 Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-
- 1.10 Final Fantasy VIII
- 1.11 Final Fantasy IX
- 1.12 Final Fantasy X
- 1.13 Final Fantasy XI
- 1.14 Final Fantasy XII
- 1.15 Final Fantasy XIII
- 1.16 Legacy Final Fantasy XIV
- 1.17 Final Fantasy Tactics
- 1.18 Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
- 1.19 Final Fantasy Tactics S
- 1.20 Final Fantasy Type-0
- 1.21 Final Fantasy Legend III
- 1.22 Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles
- 1.23 Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates
- 1.24 Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King
- 1.25 Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time
- 1.26 Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light
- 1.27 Final Fantasy Dimensions
- 1.28 Final Fantasy Dimensions II
- 1.29 Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)
- 1.30 Theatrhythm Final Fantasy
- 1.31 Pictlogica Final Fantasy
- 1.32 Final Fantasy Artniks
- 1.33 Final Fantasy Record Keeper
- 1.34 Final Fantasy Explorers
- 1.35 Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
- 1.36 World of Final Fantasy
- 1.37 Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon
- 1.38 Final Fantasy Trading Card Game
- 2 Non-Final Fantasy appearances
- 3 Gallery
- 4 Etymology
- 5 References
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Restores a lot of HP to one ally.
Curaga (CUR3 on the NES and Cure3 in Final Fantasy Origins) is a Level 5 White Magic spell that restores a large amount of HP to a single target. In the NES and Origins releases, it restores between 66 and 132 HP, while in subsequent releases it restores HP depending on the caster's Intelligence.
The spell can be bought at Melmond and can be learned by the White Mage, White Wizard, Red Mage, and Red Wizard job classes. In the Dawn of Souls and 20th Anniversary Edition releases it costs 20 MP to cast. It costs 4,000 gil in the remakes and 8,000 gil in the original NES version. The Dark Fighter is the only enemy capable of casting this spell. A Rune Axe can be used to cast Curaga when used as an item.
Curaga is a Level 5 White Magic spell bought in Northeast Saronia, Doga's Manor, and in Doga's Village for 5,000 gil. It can be used by White Mage, Devout, Sage andOnion Knight. It has a base power of 180.
Curaga (Cure 3 in Easy Type) is a White Magic spell that restores major HP to one ally or moderate HP to all allies. It can also damage the undead. It has a casting time of 1, costs 18 MP. In 2D versions it has a power of 144, and in 3D versions it has a power of 72. It never misses.
Curaga is a White Magic spell that restores a moderate amount of HP. It costs 18 MP to cast. It is is learned by Rosa (default), Fusoya (default), Ceodore (level 49), Porom (level 33), and Leonora (level 45).
Curaga is a Level 5 White Magic spell. It is the strongest curative spell, and can be used by White Mage or any job with lv 5 White Magic. It is bought in Moore for 6,000 gil, and costs 27 MP to cast. The Fairy Orc is the only enemy capable of casting this spell. The player may also use the spell by catching and releasing a Fairy Orc or Cure Beast. Curaga is one of the spells that can be cast from the Wonder Wand for free.
When cast as a single-target spell, it fully restores the target's HP, or sets HP to single-digits against an undead target. As a multi-target spell, it restores HP equal to (180...202) / 2 * ((level * magic) / 256 + 4), and damages undead targets for the same amount.
Curaga is the strongest healing spell learned by the espers Lakshmi at a x1 rate and Phoenix at a x2 rate. It costs 40 MP to cast, power of 66, and is vulnerable to Runic. Curaga can be cast by Cherry, Level 80 Magic, and the Holy Dragon in the Dragons' Den.
Curaga is the final ability of Healing Materia, which restores a major amount of HP to one party member. It costs 12 MP to cast.
Curaga is a Curative Magic Materia. It costs 150 MP to cast.
Curaga restores a large amount of Zack's HP. It costs 26 MP to cast from the Curaga materia. It cannot be bought at the shop, but can be created through Materia Fusion by upgrading from lesser curative materia.
Curaga is the strongest curative spell. It can be obtained early, as Siren learns the L Mag-RF ability, and Tents, which can be bought at any normal shop, refine into Curagas. This means it can be junctioned early to boost HP.
Restores big-time HP of single/multiple targets.
Curaga is the strongest curative White Magic spell. It can be learned by Dagger and Eiko. It costs 22 MP to cast and 155 AP to learn, and can be learned from Wizard Rod, Whale Whisker, Hamelin, and Angel Flute. It can be reflected and works with Return Magic. The spell has a power of 107.
The formula for Curaga is as follows:
If the support ability Concentrate is equipped, the final piece of the formula becomes HP Restored = Base * [Bonus + 50%] instead.
Curaga is the strongest curative spell and is located on Yuna's section of the Sphere Grid, however, every character is capable of accessing it. It costs 20 MP to cast. Curaga can be cast by Hornet, Jumbo Flan, Neslug, Sanctuary Keeper, Yunalesca in her last two forms, as well as the final boss.
Curaga is a powerful curative spell part of the White Magic skillset, second only to Full-Cure. It is used via the White Mage dressphere or can be cast from Healing Wind, Heart Reborn, Healing Light, Immortal Soul, and Wishbringer Garment Grids after spherechanging through certain nodes. It costs 20 MP to cast and 80 AP to learn, and can be learned after learning Cura.
Curaga can be used with the White Mage dressphere, and costs 5 MP to cast. It restores HP to one dressphere or base character. It is the only way the player can recover HP aside from items or the HP Heal Over Time auto-ability.
Curaga is available to White Mages at level 16. It heals all party members in a limited area. Upgraded versions may be learned at higher levels.
Curaga the is the third strongest curative White Magick spell. It restores HP to one target.
In the original version it can be bought in Eruyt Village for 3,200 gil. Late in the game, various other vendors sell it as well. It is unlocked with the White Magick 5 license which costs 45 LP. It takes (initially) 28 MP to cast.
In the Zodiac versions, Curaga is a White Magick 6 license and can be used by the White Mage, the Red Battlemage, and the Knight. It can be bought from Mt Bur-Omisace for 2,400 gil. It is also a treasure with the Diamond Armlet equipped in Stage 71 of the Trial Mode.
Because of the Effect Capacity system hindering players from performing special actions or magick spells (as only a limited amount can be performed at once), casting Cura and Curaga under Faith status instead of Curaja is more efficient in the PlayStation 2 versions, and they consume less MP as well, meaning Curaga is still useful even after obtaining the higher-class spell Curaja. In The Zodiac Age, this restriction is no longer in place.
Restores HP of all party members within range of target. Healing priority is given to those with lowest HP.
Curaga appeared as a Conjurer ability available at level 46. The ability restored HP to all party members within range of the target. The spell had a casting time of 3 seconds and a recasting time of 10 seconds.
Cure III (Curaga in the Japanese version) is a White Mage spell available after completing the "O Brother, Where Art Thou" quest at level 40. The ability restores the HP of a targeted party member and all party members within range of the selected target with a potency of 550. Once the player has reached level 70, Cure III will be able to grant a Confession stack to the user and all party members in range for a period of 10 seconds, allowing for the player White Mage to use Plenary Indulgence.
From the initial relaunch through Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward, Cure III was a Conjurer ability available at level 42. The spell also had an additional effect trait known as Overcure available at level 44, which would allow the player to have a 15% chance of the next Cure III costing half MP after casting Cure II. After the release of Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood, Cure III became a White Mage job action, replacing Divine Seal's spot as the reward for completing the "O Brother, Where Art Thou" quest at level 40.
The spell commonly known as Curada in Japanese appears as an enemy ability known as Cure V.
White Magick that soothes injuries, restoring HP.
Blessing breeze, blow in energy! Cure3!
Upon casting (PlayStation)
Heals a great deal of HP. Deals damage to zombies.
Curaga restores a great amount of HP to allies in a cross-shaped area. It can be learned by White Mages from the Spring Staff for 300 AP. It heals varying amounts of HP depending on the user's and target's stats. It costs 16 MP to cast, has a Magic Power of 80, is Holy-elemental, and has a range of 4 and vertical reach of 3. It is stealable through the ability Steal: Ability.
Curaga is the fully charged form of Cure. It restores HP to the entire party. It requires a Defense Magic stat of 70.
Cure3 recover 100% of a character's HP, it can also be used to attack undead. It cost 24 MP to use, and it can be bought for 5,500 GP in Floatland Town (Floatland), Darius (Pureland), and Knaya (Pureland).
Curaga is a spell that restores all HP by stacking three Cure spells. It can only be used in multiplayer mode.
Curaga is cast by piling three Cure spells. Curaga +1 can also be cast by piling two Cura +1 spells. Curaga restores 600 HP, while Curaga +1 restores 800 HP.
Curaga is a level 20 restoration ability for the White Mage class, and caps at level 100. It restores all allies' HP, can be used once per battle, can be used up to three times a day, and requires two turns to cast.
Curaga is cast by stacking three Cure spells and restores a large sum of HP depending on character stats.
Curaga is a White Magic spell heals the entire party. It costs 4 AP to cast. It can be given to any character by having a Curaga Tome in the character's inventory. The spell can be purchased for 5,000 gil after darkness flood the world in Guera, Urbeth, and Arbor.
Curaga is the highest leveled healing spell. It can restore a large amount of HP to one person as well as the entire party. It costs 10,000 gil and costs 36 MP to cast.
Curaga I-III are magic support abilities available for Aemo. The spells can be learned from her version of the Lakshmi signet. All Curaga spells restore a large amount of HP to a single party member and cost 28 MP to use.
In the original free-to-play versions, Curaga did not exist. However, the Curada I (ケアルダ I, Kearuda I?, lit. Careda I) ability did appear as the sole ability of the Agnès signet. It restored a moderate amount of HP to a single ally and granted them continuous heal for three turns. Curada was removed in the premium releases and was replaced with the Curaga (ケアルガ, Kearuga?, lit. Carega) abilities, however, the Curaga ability reuses Curada's animation.
Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)[edit | edit source]
Curaga is a story mode skill that fully recovers the character's HP.
Curaga is a story mode skill that recovers the HP of the entire party when used.
Bahamut uses Curaga as a boss.
Curaga is an ability that activates automatically when the character falls below 50% HP, and recovers 40% of their HP. However, it only activates once per stage. It is learned by Minwu (level 75), Cecil (level 65), and Yuna (level 70). Any character can learn Curaga through a Curaga Scroll.
Curaga is a reactive ability that costs 20 CP to equip. It is activated when HP gauge drops below 50%. It recovers 40% of the HP gauge and will only trigger once during a stage. It is learned by Minwu (level 65), Rosa (level 65), Garnet (level 35), Eiko (level 60), Yuna (level 60), Y'shtola (level 70), Orlandeau (level 45), and Rem (level 70). It can be taught to any character by using the Curaga Scroll.
Curaga is a White Magic ability with a Rarity of 3☆. It restores a large amount of HP to one target, it can initially be used four times and it can be honed to Rank 5. It can be created by using White Orb x5, Wind Orb x3, Minor Holy Orb x3, and 5000 gil.
Restore a large amount of HP to the area around a locked ally, or yourself if no ally is locked.
Curaga is an active ability that restores HP to all allies for 7 AP. It can be used by Kaguya Flan and Magic Pot.
Curaga is a level 7 White Mage spell, learned for 600 JP and costing 3 SP to use. It restores all HP and cures all statuses to Chocobo.
One of Porom's cards can use Curaga. For the activation cost of discarding another Porom card, Curaga prevents the next damage that would be dealt to a Forward during the turn it is used.
Non-Final Fantasy appearances[edit | edit source]
Cure II, also called Cure 2, is a single tech of Marle and Frog that cost 5 MP to cast. It restore a large amount of HP to a single ally.
Kingdom Hearts series[edit | edit source]
Curaga, along with its lower tier spells Cure and Cura, appears as a spell in the series. Just like in the Final Fantasy series, the spell recovers HP. In Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, Curaga has been specialized to provide area-of-effect healing to the player and their allies, while in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, both a standard Curaga and a Group Curaga alternative are available.
Curada is a level 5 White Magic spell. It restores a large amount of HP to one target. It can be group-cast and will damage undead enemies. It requires 27 MP to use. It can be bought in Eternia for 3200 pg.
Curaga is a level 6 White Magic spell. It restores a huge amount of HP to one target. It can be group-cast and will damage undead enemies. It requires 60 MP to use. It can be bought in Grandship (ch 5) for 6400 pg.
Curada is a level 4 White Magic for the White Mage. It restores a large amount of HP to one target and can be group-cast and will damage undead enemies. It costs 30 MP to use. It can be bought in Yunohana and Chompshire for 3200 pg.
Curaga is a level 5 White Magic for the White Mage. It restores a huge amount of HP to one target. It can be group-cast and will damage undead enemies. It costs 40 MP to use. It can be bought in Grandship and Chompshire for 6400 pg.
Star Ocean Anamnesis[edit | edit source]
Curaga is one of the symbols (spells) available to Fina as a Healer.
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Etymology[edit | edit source]
The word curaga distinctly means "to take charge" or "to take responsibility" or "manage" in Latin. In several Eastern European languages, including Russian, Ukrainian, and Lithuanian, the word curaga can be translated as "dried apricots."
In the Final Fantasy series naming tradition, starting from Final Fantasy VIII, the -ga suffix is added to spell names to denote the third and often the highest level of that type of spell.