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Restores HP of single/multiple targets.

Description

Cure is a Wht Mag spell in Final Fantasy IX for Dagger (Garnet), Eiko. It is the basic curative spell used to restore one or all allies' HP, or for damaging undead enemies, beneath Cura and Curaga. Cure is affected by Reflect and would work with Return Magic were enemies to use it on the player party.

Beatrix lacks Cure when the player takes control of her. During the second battle against her, however, she can use the Cure ability. The Serpion is the only other adherent of the spell.

Obtained[]

Cure is learned from Magic Racket, Rod, and Silk Shirt. Garnet starts with the Rod, so the player will always have the spell from the earliest. Eiko already starts with the superior Cura.

Mechanics[]

The amount Cure heals is affected by the user's Magic stat and Level. It ignores the target's Magic Defense, useful when using the spell to attack undead enemies.

The amount Cure replenishes HP is calculated as follows:

Where Rnd means a random number, while MOD means modulus operation. "Rnd MOD x" can be read as a random number between 0 and x-1.

Bonus gains a 50% increase when Concentrate is equipped, and is halved by the target's Shell, the user being under Mini, and multi-targeting the spell.

The support abilities that affect Cure are Concentrate for increasing the amount Cure heals, and Reflect-Null, which allows Cure to pierce target's Reflect.

In Eiko's Trance, Wht Mag turns into Dbl Wht where Eiko can cast two spells on her turn. The spells cost MP and expend the Trance gauge independently.

Use[]

Cure is a good utility spell for replenishing the player party's health both in battle and outside in the menu. Garnet/Dagger has it since the beginning, and is the party's sole healing-focused character until Eiko joins in the Outer Continent. Even after the party learns Cura, Cure can remain useful for its lower MP cost, especially if the healers have Concentrate equipped to boost their spells' healing potency.

Cure can also be used to attack undead enemies, useful for the portion of the game where Zidane, Vivi, Dagger, and Eiko head to the Iifa Tree; even with a party of two healers, this area has many undead enemies where Dagger and Eiko can use their healing magic to damage them. Even the boss of this segment is an undead.

After the party learns Auto-Regen, the need to heal during battle goes down dramatically, and Dagger and Eiko can instead use their turns for summoning eidolons and using other support spells, like Might.

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