Curaga is a restore magic spell in Final Fantasy VIII. It is the highest level curative spell, above Cure and Cura, allowing it to be cast to greatly restore a target's HP, or junctioned to boost stats, namely HP.
When Magic Booster is used in the 2013 PC re-release, the player's inventory gains 100 Cura spells, among other basic spells.
Curaga can be obtained relatively early using the Guardian Force Siren's ability L Mag-RF. The player can refine ten Curaga spells from Tents, which can be bought from shops. By completing tests to raise the player's SeeD rank, it is easy to build up enough gil to buy thirty Tents, which can be refined to 100 Curaga spells for three party members.
Curaga can also be drawn from many high-level enemies, a variety of draw points, and refined from various other items. Using Alexander's ability High Mag-RF allows it to be refined from Cura spells. One Curaga draw point on the world map is at the Galbadian continent end of the Horizon Bridge.
Curaga has a spell power of 60 when cast, meaning its restorative power is calculated as:
- $ HealingAmount = (60 + HealerMag) * 60 / 2 $
As Curaga cam be obtained early, it becomes an excellent choice to junction to HP-J, allowing the player to have high HP even at lower levels. Though Curaga is later outclassed by other spells for HP junctions, such as Holy, Full-life, and Ultima, it remains a useful spell to junction for both Vitality and Spirit later on.