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Curasa in Final Fantasy XIII.

Curasa (ケアルア, Kearua?, lit. Carea), also known as Cura, is recurring healing spell in Final Fantasy series.

The spell originally served as the second tier of the base Cure White Magic in the first Final Fantasy, being replaced by the Cura spell starting from Final Fantasy III. Curasa would eventually reemerge in the series in Final Fantasy XIII and its sequels.


Final Fantasy[]

Restores HP to one ally.

White Mage - CUR2.gif

Cura (CUR2 on the NES and Cure2 in Final Fantasy Origins) is a level 3 White Magic spell that restores a moderate amount of HP to a single party member. In the NES and Origins releases, it restores between 33 and 66 HP, while in subsequent releases it restores HP depending on the caster's Intelligence.

Cura can be bought at Elfheim and can be learned by the White Mage, White Wizard, Red Mage, Red Wizard, and Knight job classes. In the Dawn of Souls and 20th Anniversary Edition releases, it costs 10 MP to cast.

Final Fantasy XIII[]

Restore HP to target proportional to amount of damage target has taken.


Curasa is a spell available to the Medic ability that restores HP to a party member. The lower the HP is, the more it will recover. When used by the AI, the party members will only cast it on team members whose HP is below 50%. It has an ATB cost of 1. Curasa restores 33% less HP on Easy Mode.

It can be learned by Sazh (stage 9), Snow (stage 7), Vanille (stage 8), and Hope (stage 8).

The exact formula for Curasa is:[1]

Curasa is also an enemy ability used by Cid Raines, with a different formula:[1]

Final Fantasy XIII-2[]

Curasa is a Medic ability that restores HP to target proportional to amount of damage target has taken. It can be learned by Serah (role level 20), Noel (role level 15), Cactrot (18), Cait Sith (21), Exoray (3), Flanitor (1), Green Chocobo (16), Haguma (13), PuPu (6), and White Chocobo (3).

It is also an enemy ability used by Forked Cat, Lightning, Major Moblin, and Vaballathus.

Final Fantasy Tactics S[]

Curasa was a healing magic spell exclusively learned by the Frontline Bishop Braiger Bangaa unit. When used, the ability restored HP to targets within a 3 panel line grid around the user.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper[]

Quick Curasa icon.

Curasa is an enemy ability for Cid Raines and Vaballathus in all their boss appearances. It restores HP to one target when used.

Quick Curasa (クイックケアルア, Kuikku Kearua?, lit. Quick Carea) is a Glint Soul Break for Vanille, being obtained from her Cherub's Crown (XIII) relic. It instantly restores a moderate amount of HP to all allies when used. Quick Curasa can be used three times in battle and costs 1 Soul Break bar to perform.

Behind the scenes[]

Lightning using Curasa in Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy.

Curasa was a Bravery attack for Lightning in the pre-release of Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy, being usable when in her Medic role. Since Lightning never learned the spell in her original game, it was renamed Cura in the finalized version.



  1. 1.0 1.1 ximaus (n.d.) . Final Fantasy XIII – Game Mechanics Guide. GameFAQs. Archived from the original on 11th August 2020.