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Destroy cast on the Emperor.

Sealed black magic that annihilates all.


I am the Guardian! And here, in this forgotten land, I guard the power that threatens to destroy the world!

Deumion guarding the path to the Destroy Tome

Destroy (デストロ, Desutoro?) is a Black Magic spell exclusive to the 20th Anniversary Edition of Final Fantasy II.

The Destroy Tome is won by defeating Deumion in the Arcane Labyrinth. The player must select the "Destruction" keyword in order to fight him.

When used, Destroy is purported to only deal 10,000 damage to all enemies, since there have been reports of players using Destroy on their first move against the Emperor (who has 15,000 HP) and not killing him with it. However, it also kills the caster's allies and leaves the caster with 1 HP and 0 MP. This spell is good for increasing maximum HP, maximum MP, and Stamina, although it is rather worthless, because if the player is strong enough to defeat Deumion, they likely have no reason to level up any further.

Destroy Tome
Effect Allows the target to learn Destroy when used outside of battle. Casts Destroy VIII on all enemies when used in battle.
Drop Deumion