- This article is about the Vagrant Story spell. For the Final Fantasy VIII Blue Magic, see Degenerator.
Ashley learns Degenerate from the Grimoire Debile, dropped by the Minotaur at the Wine Cellar. Degenerate is a stats-modifying spell, as casting it decreases the strength of the player character by 1/10 of his base STR value. The spell costs 7 MP and induces the status STR-DOWN. In Battle Mode, when casting the spell, the range shape is spheroid and it affects a single target. Degenerate can also be affected by equipping Gems.
Its counterpart is Herakles, a Sorcery spell that cancels Degenerate's effect upon use. Degenerate is also removed whenever the player character exits from a room.