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Cure is a restore magic spell in Final Fantasy VIII. It is the basic curative spell, below Cura and Curaga, allowing it to be cast to replenish a target's HP, or junctioned to boost stats.

When Magic Booster is used in the 2013 PC re-release, the player's inventory gains 100 Cure spells, among other basic spells.


Cure is a basic and common spell that can be drawn from many low-level enemies (drawing will always succeed) and numerous draw points. The Guardian Force Siren allows Cure magic to be refined from M-Stone Pieces using L Mag-RF.

At later levels, Cura replaces Cure in its availability.


  1. After witnessing a g-soldier drop money into the water during Balamb's occupation, the draw point in Balamb Garden harbor also gives gil.


Cure has a spell power of 18 when cast, meaning its restorative amount is calculated as:


It is cast as a spell in the Magic command or Selphie's Slot Limit Break. In addition to curing characters, it can deal damage to undead enemies, and is often superior to offensive spells as curative spells do not take the target's Spirit into account.

Casting Cure in battle increases compatibility with Carbuncle by 0.2, but lowers compatibility with Eden by 0.2 as well.

Early on, Cure is the best spell to junction to HP-J, and is relatively easy to obtain by drawing from the Glacial Eyes and Caterchipillars around Balamb. This means that maxing it to boost a character's HP is the best use early on, and that it is better to stock Cure rather than cast it.

Cure is quickly outclassed, and should later be refined into Cura using Mid Mag-RF.

The following enemies also use Cure: Biggs, Blobra, Elite Soldier, and Gesper. Cure can be reflected.

Behind the scenes[]

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The one instance of the party using magic outside of battle, is when Selphie tries to cure Zell and a Moomba at the D-District Prison under its anti-magic field.