Restores big-time HP of single/multiple targets.Description
Curaga is a Wht Mag spell in Final Fantasy IX for Dagger and Eiko. It is the third tier curative spell used to restore one or all allies' HP, or for damaging undead enemies, above Cure and Cura. Curaga is vulnerable to Reflect and would work with Return Magic were enemies to use it on the player party.
Curaga is learned from Wizard Rod, Whale Whisker, Hamelin, and Angel Flute. The earliest the player can get it is from the Ocean chocograph treasure by playing Chocobo Hot and Cold to find a Whale Whisker for Dagger, once the party has access to the Blue Narciss. The earliest Eiko can learn it is after the events at Desert Palace, by purchasing the Hamelin from Esto Gaza or Daguerreo.
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Curaga is great for healing the party to full health during battle. However, by the time the player gets to learn it, the party is likely well in their way into learning Auto-Regen, which can render all other kinds of mid-battle heals obsolete, and using Cure and Potions picked up as battle spoils when outside of combat is more MP-efficient than using Curaga. The spell is still the best way to bring the party back from a brink of death, as it remains powerful even when multi-targeted; however, for party-wide enemy attacks, the healer characters are the ones in danger of being KO'd first for their lower HP and defensive stats and lack of protective armor.
Curaga is excellent for attacking undead enemies, dealing severe damage to them.