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The Hellfire Chasm is one of the four bonus dungeons in the Dawn of Souls version of the original Final Fantasy, and one of the five in the 20th Anniversary Edition and iOS/Windows Phone versions. Hellfire Chasm does not appear in the Android or Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster versions.

It is located in the southeast end of the swampy island and directly south of the cave of Bahamut in Cardia Islands. It is accessible after defeating Marilith in Mount Gulg. It is longer than Earthgift Shrine with ten floors, but shorter than Lifespring Grotto and Whisperwind Cove. The Archfiends from Final Fantasy IV appear here.

The chasm contains many lava-filled floors. The party will need constant healing to reverse the HP-draining effects of the lava tiles, which even appear in a level reminiscent of the Sunken Shrine. Scarmiglione and Cagnazzo appear on floor 5, though the player may only battle one during each run through the dungeon. Likewise, either Barbariccia or Rubicante may be battled on floor 10.


In the Hellfire Chasm, treasure lists are static on each floor, but the number of chests in each floor varies, and these are randomly sorted for each run.

Item Location
Cockatrice Claw First Floor
Stamina Plus
Hermes' Shoes
Speed Plus
Echo Grass Second Floor
Blue Fang
Bard's Tunic
Phoenix Down Third Floor
Stamina Plus
Red Fang
Mind Plus
Sage's Surplice
700 gil Fourth Floor
Giant's Tonic
Turbo Ether
Silver Apple
Red Curtain Sixth Floor
Blue Fang
Strength Tonic
Luck Plus
Thief's Gloves
150 gil Seventh Floor
Faerie Tonic
Hermes' Shoes
Twist Headband
White Curtain Eighth Floor
250 gil
Blue Curtain
Power Plus
Sage's Mitre
Emergency Exit Ninth Floor
Giant's Tonic
Soma Drop
War Hammer
Floor Number of Chests
Lava path 3
Spiral lava path 4
Lava maze 2
Fire temple 4
World Map 5
Fire cave maze 5
Cave with walking commoners 4


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Musical themes[]

The boss theme for the Hellfire Chasm

In the 20th Anniversary version, a remix of the Final Fantasy IV boss theme plays while fighting the bosses in this dungeon. Previously, "Boss Battle B" was used for that purpose in the Dawn of Souls version.



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