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Faris under the Old status.

Old (オールド, Oorudo?) is a recurring status effect in the Final Fantasy series. It rapidly ages the target.


Final Fantasy V[]

Old rapidly ages the target. On player characters it is represented by their hair turning white. When Old is used on a player character, all of that character's stats, except their level, will gradually decrease to 1. When used on an enemy, that enemy's level and speed are gradually decreased to 1, which in turn affects that enemy's Magic Attack multiplier.

Old can be inflicted by the Time Magic spell of the same name, the Ancient Sword, Blue Magic spells Level 2 Old and Time Slip, the Dark Arts skill Dark Haze, and the Cannoneer's Silver Shot/Burst/Cannon.

Old can be cured by various means, such as a White Mage's Esuna, but the stat changes remain till the end of battle; removal just stops further decay.

Final Fantasy XIV[]

Old status icon.

The Old status appears during the battle against the Ruby Princess in Shisui of the Violet Tides Shisui of the Violet Tides. Four chests can be found throughout the arena that will inflict Old on contact. Old turns players into old ladies for its duration, greatly reducing their movement speed and preventing the use of actions. Despite this, players will want to inflict Old on themselves whenever the Princess begins casting Seduce, as the status makes them immune to Seduce's effects. Another Old-inflicting chest will appear at the end of the dungeon upon completion, allowing players to inflict Old on themselves for their own amusement.