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Remove magic effect


Dispel is an indirect magic spell in Final Fantasy VIII. The spell removes positive status effects from a target. It can also be junctioned to boost stats.

Dispel is the opposite of Esuna, which removes negative status effects.


Dispel can be drawn from a few enemies. It can also be refined from common items using the Guardian Force Leviathan's ability Supt Mag-RF. Saw Blade, obtained from Belhelmel, is the best item to refine Dispel from, as it can be refined into 20 Dispels.



Dispel removes all positive status effects on a target besides Invincible, making it an offensive spell, though a green font is used when the spell is ineffective. It can be cast using the Magic command, Selphie's Slot Limit Break, or Rinoa's Angel Wing. Casting Dispel in battle increases compatibility with Cerberus by 0.2, but lowers compatibility with Carbuncle by 1.2, with Siren by 0.8, with Diablos by 0.4 and with Eden by 0.2. Dispel can also be junctioned to boost stats, particularly Spirit and Vitality, or junctioned to ST-Def-J to reduce Drain damage.

Dispel can be used by Abadon, Blood Soul, Cerberus, Chimera, Edea, Elastoid, Elnoyle, Gerogero, Imp, Ochu, Right Orb, Sorceress (A), Torama, Ultimecia (1st), Ultimecia (Griever form), Ultimecia (Final), and Vysage against the party.