Poison (毒, どく, Doku?), sometimes abbreviated to Pois, is a common status effect in the Final Fantasy series, and appears in every single installment. Poisoned units take damage each turn during battle, and may take damage out of battle depending on the game, however it can only kill them when in battle.
In some games, the poison may remain after the battle, depending on what monster poisoned the character. This does not necessarily mean that the character will take damage while walking, but the character will be poisoned at the start of battles, and the poison will remain throughout the battle until it is cured. However, some monsters' poisons are temporary and the characters recover from it during the battles.
The damage from poison usually occurs after the character's turn. In some games, the damage will not occur if the poisoned character slays all of the enemies the party is facing, but this bug was fixed in later games. In some later games using the ATB system, poison damage occurs every couple of seconds, more often when Haste is in effect.
Poison can be cured by using an Antidote. Several games also have a spell called Poisona which cures Poison, and Esuna or Basuna will also cure the effect. This is another debuff called Venom which is alternatively stronger or weaker than Poison and may have different penalties and cures.
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Poison removes 1/20 of the afflicted character's maximum HP at the end of every turn. This status remains after battle and, if not cured, will remove one HP every time the player takes a step in the field, reducing the victim to just 1 HP in the worst-case scenario. This status can be removed by an Antidote and the White Magic spell Poisona.
This status can be inflicted on the party through the use of the attack Poison Darts and through a majority of physical attacks, including those of the Ooze, Snake, and Wolf family. Due to a bug in the game, enemies cannot be Poisoned, though it is impossible to do so as there is no way of inflicting the status on enemies.
Poison removes a small amount of HP from the afflicted character at the end of every turn. This status remains after battle and, if not cured, will remove one HP every time the player takes a step in the field, reducing the victim to just 1 HP in the worst-case scenario. This status can be removed by an Antidote and the White Magic spell Esuna at any level.
Poisoned characters will lose 1/16 of their max HP at the end of each round, and while walking on the field map, will lose 1 HP per step. Damage taken from Poison outside of battle cannot kill a Poisoned character.
|Hellish Claws||Weapons||Inflicts Poison when attacking physically.|
|Poison Arrow||Weapon||Inflicts Poison.|
|Poison Dagger||Weapon||Inflicts Poison when attacking physically.|
In addition to the above, several monsters can inflict Poison through physical attacks, being the Killer Bee, Poison Bat, Hermit, Hornet, Poison Toad, Needle Monkey, Death Needle, Ouroboros, and Greater Boros.
When poisoned, characters' skin turn a purplish hue and falls to a crouching position. Enemies gain no visual appearance when poisoned. Poison damages a character periodically during battle for 1/8 of their max HP and may last outside of battle, removing 1 HP for every step taken on the field.
All the SNES versions, the original Japanese GBA port, and the North American Advance release, contain a bug where resistance to Poison is ignored for both player characters and monsters. Poison still fails in boss battles, because all status spells are made not to work on bosses. The bug is fixed in the second Japanese GBA port and the European Advance version.
In the 3D version, Poison affects some bosses like Antlion and Leviathan. When an enemy or ally is poisoned, the poison damage is 1% of their max HP and is more consequently than non-3D versions.
The Poison status returns as a status effect and it functions the same way as its predecessor.
Very few methods are available for the player to inflict Poison onto the enemies. The Black Magic spells Poison and Bio, as well the weapons Poison Arrows, Poison Axe, Gigantaxe, and Hell Claw all inflict Poison to the enemy, while the enemy is capable of using both Poison and Bio as well as Toxic, which is specific to Omega alone.
A character inflicted with Poison will lose HP equal to their Max HP/16. Outside of battle, every step taken will result in the Poisoned character losing HP equal to Max HP/64. A character under Stop will not take damage from Poison.
|Poison||Black Magic||Inflicts very minor non-elemental damage and Poison.|
|Chaos Burst||Combine||Inflicts moderate non-elemental damage and Poison.|
|Evil Mist||Dark Arts||Inflicts non-elemental damage and Poison to all enemies.|
|Poison Mist||Gaia||Inflicts Poison elemental damage and Poison to all enemies.|
|Poison Sword||Spellblade||Inflicts Poison.|
|Fin||Enemy Ability||Inflicts non-elemental damage and Poison.|
|Incisor||Enemy Ability||When used by Skull Eater, inflicts heavy non-elemental damage and Poison.|
|Poison Breath||Enemy Ability||Inflicts heavy non-elemental damage and Poison to the party.|
|Poison Powder||Enemy Ability||Inflicts minor non-elemental damage and Poison.|
|Sling||Enemy Ability||Inflicts non-elemental damage and Poison.|
|Spore||Enemy Ability||Inflicts Poison.|
|Venomous Clasp||Enemy Ability||Inflicts Poison.|
|Wing Attack||Enemy Ability||Inflicts non-elemental damage and Poison.|
|Wring||Enemy Ability||Inflicts moderate non-elemental damage as well as Poison, Blind, and Paralyze.|
|Poison Axe||Weapon||Poison elemental weapon that has a chance of inflicting Poison.|
A character inflicted with Poison will take Poison-elemental damage once every 17 seconds, with the amount of damage done from Poison as follows. Damage will be doubled on the second turn, tripled on the third, and so on until the eighth turn, where Poison will continue to deal 8x damage.
- (if this value is greater than 255 it is set to 255)
Outside of battle, damage done from Poison per step is equal to the character's max HP divided by 32. The poisoned character doesn't lose any HP when walking on stairs.
Poison decreases the attacker's hit rate on the affected target by 25% apart from versions affected by the Evade bug.
|Bio||Magic||Inflicts Poison-elemental damage and Poison.|
|Poison||Magic||Inflicts minor Poison-elemental damage and Poison.|
|Bad Breath||Lore||Inflicts Poison as well as other statuses to all enemies.|
|Poisonous Frog||Dance||Inflicts Poison-elemental damage and Poison.|
|Bio Blast||Magitek||Deals Poison-elemental damage and Poison inflicts Poison and Sap on all enemies.|
|Bioblaster||Tools||Inflicts Poison-elemental damage and Poison to all enemies.|
|Bacteria||Enemy Attack||Inflicts Poison.|
|Featherdust||Enemy Attack||Inflicts Poison.|
|Diabolic Whistle||Enemy Attack||Inflicts Poison as well as other statuses to party.|
|Tentacle||Enemy Attack||Inflicts Poison.|
|Gunk||Enemy Attack||Inflicts Poison. Used by Mousse.|
|Mind Blast||Enemy Attack||Inflicts Poison as well as other statuses to party.|
|Poison Barb||Enemy Attack||Inflicts Poison.|
|Poison Claw||Enemy Attack||Inflicts Poison.|
|Poison Seed||Enemy Attack||Inflicts Poison.|
|Poison Tail||Enemy Attack||Inflicts Poison.|
|Poison Strike||Enemy Attack||Inflicts Poison.|
|Poison Touch||Enemy Attack||Inflicts Poison.|
|Venom Tusk||Enemy Attack||Inflicts Poison.|
|Imp Goo||Enemy Attack||Inflicts Poison.|
|Venomist||Enemy Attack||Inflicts Poison-elemental damage and Poison.|
|Vanish||Enemy Attack (Dummied)||Inflicts Poison as well as a myriad of other statuses on the caster.|
|Poison Claw||Weapon||Inflicts Poison-elemental damage when attacking normally. Has a chance of casting Poison after each attack.|
|Poison Rod||Weapon||Inflicts Poison-elemental damage when attacking normally. When used as an item, casts Poison. Also has a chance of casting Poison after each attack.|
|Amulet||Relic||Prevents Poison, Blind, and Zombie.|
|Fairy Ring||Relic||Prevents Poison and Blind.|
|Star Pendant||Relic||Prevents Poison.|
Poison periodically inflicts Poison-elemental physical damage upon the afflicted unit and does not remain after battle. It can be cured using an Antidote and Remedy items, Poisona and Esuna spells and White Wind and Angel Whisper Enemy Skills, as well as Aeris's status healing Limit Breaks.
Poison can be avoided by using the Resist spell which is the third spell of the Heal Materia, as well as the accessories Ribbon, Poison Ring, Star Pendant and Fairy Ring, and linking Poison+Added Effect or Hades+Added Effect in a character's armor.
Afflicted target takes 1/32 of Max HP of physical Poison-elemental damage every 2.5 units of time ignoring Defense and Barrier statuses. The status last till the end of battle or until cured. The damage from the Poison status functions as if it is the player doing damage to themselves. Therefore, when in both the Poison status and the All Lucky 7s status the Poison will deal 7777 damage. As the requirement of being in the All Lucky 7s status is to have 7777 health, the player will have both these statuses removed, and be inflicted with the Death status. If the poisoned character is trying to Defend the defensive stance is canceled out whenever the character takes damage.
Because the Poison status deals Poison-elemental damage, the player can absorb it if they make the character absorbent to Poison, such as with the Poison Materia linked with a mastered Elemental Materia. If the character is immune to the Poison element (take no damage from it), they are also immune to the Poison status.
Poison always deals a damage proportional to the total HP of the target. If the victim's total HP is divisible by thirty-two, the poison status will kill the victim after thirty-two damages, assuming the victim has not been damaged by anything else. If not, the victim will take thirty-three damages by poison to be killed. However, if they take thirty-three, they will generally barely have any HP left after thirty-two damages. In which case, the player can use Morph on the enemy, which almost guarantees morph will administer the killing blow and turn the enemy into an item, assuming they do produce an item when killed this way.
|Bio||Magic||Inflicts minor Poison-elemental damage and Poison.|
|Bio2||Magic||Inflicts moderate Poison-elemental damage and Poison.|
|Bio3||Magic||Inflicts major Poison-elemental damage and Poison.|
|Bad Breath||Enemy Skill||Inflicts Poison as well as other statuses to all enemies.|
|Abnormal Breath||Enemy Attack||Dragon Zombie attack. Inflicts moderate non-elemental damage and Poison.|
|Acid Rain||Enemy Attack||Inflicts moderate Poison-elemental damage and Poison.|
|Bio Gas||Enemy Attack||Inflicts moderate non-elemental damage and Poison.|
|Bug Needle||Enemy Attack||Inflicts minor non-elemental damage as well as Poison and Sadness.|
|C Cannon||Enemy Attack||Inflicts moderate non-elemental damage and Poison.|
|Combo||Enemy Attack||2nd hit version. Inflicts moderate non-elemental damage and Poison.|
|Firing Line||Enemy Attack||Inflicts non-elemental damage as well as Poison and Sleep to party.|
|Left Revenge||Enemy Attack||Reduces MP by 15/32 and inflicts Poison and Slow Numb.|
|Left Thrust||Enemy Attack||Reduces MP by 25/32 and inflicts Poison and Slow Numb.|
|Liquid Poison||Enemy Attack||Inflicts Poison.|
|Northern Cross||Enemy Attack||Inflicts Poison.|
|Piazzo Shower||Enemy Attack||Inflicts minor Poison-elemental damage and Poison.|
|Poison Blow||Enemy Attack||Inflicts Poison.|
|Poison Breath||Enemy Attack||Inflicts moderate Poison-elemental damage and Poison.|
|Poison Fang||Enemy Attack||Inflicts minor non-elemental damage and Poison. If used by Unknown3, inflicts extreme physical damage and Poison.|
|Poison Storm||Enemy Attack||Inflicts Poison.|
|Refuse||Enemy Attack||Second version. Inflicts minor Poison elemental damage and Poison.|
|Scorpion's Tail||Enemy Attack||Inflicts moderate non-elemental damage and Poison.|
|Shady Breath||Enemy Attack||Inflicts Poison to all enemies.|
|Smog||Enemy Attack||Inflicts minor non-elemental damage and Poison.|
|Smog Alert||Enemy Attack||Inflicts moderate non-elemental damage as well as Poison, Darkness, Silence, and Sadness.|
|Stigma||Enemy Attack||Inflicts major non-elemental damage as well as Poison and Slow to the party.|
|Toxic Barf||Enemy Attack||Inflicts Poison and Slow.|
|Toxic Powder||Enemy Attack||Inflicts moderate Poison-elemental damage and Poison to the party.|
|Star Pendant||Accessory||Prevents Poison.|
|Poison Ring||Accessory||Prevents Poison and makes user absorb Poison damage.|
|Fairy Ring||Accessory||Prevents Poison along with some other status effects|
|Deadly Waste||Item||Casts Bio2 on all enemies.|
|M-Tentacles||Item||Casts Bio3 on all enemies.|
Poison inflicts damage equal to a random variable between 5 - 7% of the target's max HP, after the afflicted unit takes an action and remains after battle until cured with an Antidote, Remedy, or the magic Esuna.
|Bio||Magic||Inflicts Poison-elemental damage as well as Poison.|
|Pain||Magic||Inflicts Poison, Darkness, and Silence.|
|Acid||Blue Magic||Inflicts non-elemental damage as well as Poison and other statuses based on Crisis Level to one enemy.|
|Bad Breath||Blue Magic, Enemy Attack||Inflicts Poison as well as a myriad of other statuses to all enemies.|
|Doomtrain||Summon||Inflicts Poison-elemental damage as well as various statuses (including Poison) to all enemies.|
|Gastric Juice||Enemy Attack||Inflicts non-elemental damage as well as Poison.|
|Needle||Enemy Attack||Inflicts minor non-elemental damage and Poison.|
|Poison Gas||Enemy Attack||Inflicts Poison-elemental damage as well as Poison and Confuse.|
|Bite||Enemy Attack||Inflicts physical damage and Poison to one enemy.|
|Poison Mist||Enemy Attack||Inflicts Poison-elemental damage as well as Poison.|
|Stare||Enemy Attack||Inflicts Poison, Confuse, Silence, and Darkness.|
|Tentacle Whip||Enemy Attack||Inflicts non-elemental damage as well as Poison.|
Poisoned characters receive gradual damage equal to 1/16th of their Max HP. If Zidane is poisoned and uses Flee the moment he is going to die from it, he'll still use the ability even though he is KO, sending the other members to safety.
|Bio||Black Magic||Inflicts non-elemental damage and Poison.|
|Poison||Black Magic||Inflicts Poison.|
|Bad Breath||Blue Magic||Inflicts Poison as well as other statuses.|
|Curse||Enemy Attack||Inflicts massive non-elemental damage as well as Poison, Confuse, Slow, Mini, and Darkness to the party.|
|Devil's Kiss||Enemy Attack||Inflicts non-elemental damage and Poison.|
|Poison Claw||Enemy Attack||Inflicts massive non-elemental damage and Poison.|
|Poison Counter||Enemy Attack||Inflicts non-elemental damage and Poison.|
|Poison Knuckles||Weapon||Has Poison as an Add-Status.|
|Rune Tooth||Weapon||Has Poison as an Add-Status.|
|Antibody||Auto-Ability||Prevents Poison and Venom.|
Poison is very dangerous as after taking a turn it inflicts 25% of a character's maximum HP. The percentage can vary for enemies and some take no damage from Poison. It can Overkill an enemy if it accumulates with preceding damage when an enemy takes no action. Poison can be cured with items such as Antidote, and spells such as Esuna. Poison Ward can reduce the chance of Poison being inflicted, and Poisonproof can prevent it.
|Envenom||Instinct||Inflicts non-elemental damage and Poison.|
|Poison Flurry||Flurry||Inflicts non-elemental damage and Poison.|
|Cait Blizzard||Wildcat||Inflicts Ice-elemental damage and Poison/Petrify.|
|Cait Fire||Wildcat||Inflicts Fire-elemental damage and Poison/Petrify.|
|Cait Thunder||Wildcat||Inflicts Lightning-elemental damage and Poison/Petrify.|
|Cait Water||Wildcat||Inflicts Water-elemental damage and Poison/Petrify.|
|Poison Knife||Cutlery||Inflicts non-elemental damage and Poison.|
|Poison Leaves||Fallalery||Inflicts non-elemental damage and Poison to all enemies.|
|Bio Missile||Machinations||Inflicts non-elemental damage and Poison.|
|Venom Wing||Dextral Arts||Inflicts non-elemental damage and Poison.|
|Poison Mask||Festivities||Inflicts physical damage and Poison.|
|Poison Fang||Enemy Attack||Inflicts non-elemental damage and Poison.|
|Poison Needle||Enemy Attack||Inflicts non-elemental damage and Poison/Sleep.|
|Poison Smog||Enemy Attack||Inflicts non-elemental damage as well as Poison/Darkness to party.|
Poison causes the character to lose a fraction of their maximum HP every turn. Some fiends inflict the status with their regular attacks. The player can inflict it through the Poisontouch auto-ability, by using the Viper Extract item, or through the Black Mage's ability Bio. It can be healed with the Antidote Drink and Esuna Salve items or by the White Mage's ability Esuna.
Poison is a DoT effect inflicted by spells such as Poison, Poison II, and Poisonga, as well as numerous creature abilities. Poison has no additional stat debuff, and must be cured with Poisona (or a Wyverns Remove Breath) rather than Erase.
Poison courses through the character's veins, draining HP for the duration. Remove with an Antidote.
The status effect Poison damages the target for 6.25% of their max HP at certain intervals, but wears off over time. It can be cured using the items Antidote and Remedy and the spells Poisona, Esuna and Esunaga. An enemy's death by Poison does not count toward Chain level. When inflicted on an enemy vulnerable to Poison, it allows the team to eliminate an enemy without breaking chains. The damage from Poison is also unaffected by Reverse.
The Poison spell can be used after purchasing the Green Magick 2 license for 30 LP and can be bought in Rabanastre or Nalbina for 500 gil. In the Zodiac versions, the spell is found in the Dalmasca Estersand (Sand-Swept Naze) and its license is Black Magick 5 and costs 40 LP.
|Thorned Mace||Weapon||15% chance to inflict Poison on every hit.|
|Yakei||Weapon||10% chance to inflict Poison on every hit.|
|Bamboo Arrows||Arrows||25% chance to inflict Poison on every hit.|
|Poison Bombs||Bombs||25% chance to inflict Poison on every hit.|
|Tourmaline Ring||Accessory||Immune to Poison and Sap. Zodiac versions|
|Poison||Green Magick (original)
Black Magick (Zodiac versions)
|Inflicts Poison on one enemy.|
|Toxify||Green Magick (original)
Black Magick (Zodiac versions)
|Inflicts Poison to all enemies in range.|
|Poisona||White Magick||Removes Poison from one ally.|
|Esuna||White Magick||Removes Poison as well as the other negative status effects on ally.|
|Esunaga||White Magick||Removes Poison as well as other negative status effects to all allies.|
|Antidote||Item||Cures Poison of an ally.|
|Remedy||Item||Removes Poison and other status ailments on one ally.|
|Bad Breath||Enemy Attack||Causes Slow, Poison, and Blind to all targets|
|Bushfire||Enemy Attack||Fire-elemental damage, may inflict Poison.|
|Curse||Enemy Attack||Inflicts Poison, Confuse, Disease and Sap on all targets.|
|Hell Blaster||Enemy Attack||Percentage damage and may cause Petrify, Sleep, Slow, Disable, Immobilize, Silence, Blind, Poison, and Sap.|
|Mythril Bubbles||Enemy Attack||Water-elemental damage, may cause Confuse and Poison.|
|Poison Breath||Enemy Attack||Area physical damage, inflicts Poison.|
|Poison Touch||Enemy Attack||Physical damage and Poison to one target.|
|Pollen||Enemy Attack||Causes Confuse, Poison, and Slow|
|Putrid Breath||Enemy Attack||Inflicts Petrify, Confuse, Sleep, Disease, Slow, Disable, Immobilize, Blind, Poison, Oil, and Sap.|
|Snake Lash||Enemy Attack||Physical damage, inflicts Poison.|
|Sporefall||Enemy Attack||Inflicts Confuse, Slow, Silence, Blind, Poison, Oil, and Sap.|
The Poison status causes units to suffer from damage over time and can only be cured by the spell Esuna.
Poison is a DoT effect that constantly damages the target's HP, draining a percentage of the target's total health. Like all status ailments, Poison is inflicted more often and lasts longer the higher the target's chain bonus is. In addition, it lasts for one more second for every 100 points of Magic the caster has.
Poison removes about 0.32% of the afflicted target's total health per second, or about 19.2% per minute. Poison alone can remove all of a target's health in just over 5 minutes. Because it removes a fixed percentage over time regardless of the number of hitpoints, it is advantageous on enemies with lots of HP. Unfortunately, most high HP enemies are immune to Poison. Two of the highest-HP enemies, however, Vercingetorix and Long Gui, are susceptible.
While summoning an Eidolon, the duration of Poison will be paused in Gestalt Mode, although it will continue to deal damage. When using an Eidolon's finisher attack, the opposite is instead true.
|Poison||Saboteur ability, Enemy ability||Inflicts Poison and deals minor magical damage to target.|
|Poisonga||Saboteur ability, Enemy ability||Inflicts Poison and deals minor magical damage to targets within a wide radius.|
|Anathema||Enemy ability||Inflicts Poison, Slow, Imperil, Deshell, and Defaith onto one target.|
|Miasma||Enemy ability||Deals physical damage and may inflict Poison, Imperil, Slow, Deprotect, Deshell, and Daze on all targets within a wide radius, depending on the Cie'th.|
|Nerve Gas||Enemy ability||Deals damage to party and inflicts Poison.|
|Pollen||Enemy ability||Heals nearby Microchus or Picochus, while inflicting Dispel, removing buffs from characters, and inflicting Deprotect, Deshell, Poison, Imperil, and Curse, and buffing Microchus/Picochus with Bravery and Haste.|
|Spin Attack||Enemy ability||Deals moderate physical damage to target and may inflict Curse, Deprotect, Deshell, or Poison, depending on the enemy.|
|Virulent Breath||Enemy ability||Deals moderate physical damage and may inflict Curse or Poison, depending on the enemy.|
Poison is a status that constantly damages the target's HP. There are more status healing items and magic that are capable of removing it, and the Saboteurs can still inflict it via Poison and Poisonga spells. As a new feature, some Paradigm Pack monsters are able to inflict Poison with their Feral Links.
|Poison||Saboteur Ability||Deals damage to target and inflicts Wound damage and Poison.|
|Poisonga||Saboteur Ability, Enemy Ability||Deals damage to all targets and inflicts Wound damage and Poison.|
|Poison II||Saboteur Ability||Deals physical damage to target and inflicts Wound damage and Poison.|
|Heavy Poisonga||Saboteur Ability||Deals physical damage to all targets and inflicts Wound damage and Poison.|
|Poison Chaser||Commando Auto-Ability, Enemy Ability||Boosts strength by 30% against enemies inflicted with Poison.|
|Resist Poison +X%||Passive Ability||Increases Poison resistance by 10/44/66%.|
|Perpetual Poison||Passive Ability||Inflicts character at start of battle with Poison. Cannot be cured in battle.|
|Biohazard Injection||Feral Link||Inflicts physical damage and Poison on target.|
|Belch||Enemy Ability||Deals damage through four attacks to all targets and inflicts Poison.|
|Knife||Enemy Ability||Deals damage to target and inflicts Poison.|
|Bloody Knife||Enemy Ability||Deals damage to target and inflicts Poison and Wound damage. Used after Deep-seated Grudge.|
|Grudge Knife||Enemy Ability||Deals damage to target and inflicts Poison.|
|Sharpened Knife||Enemy Ability||Deals damage to target and inflicts Poison.|
|Break Curse||Enemy Ability||Deals damage and inflicts Poison, Curse, Slow, and Daze to all targets.|
|Envenomate||Enemy Ability||Inflicts Poison.|
|Serial Killer||Enemy Ability||Deals damage to targets in a straight line and inflicts Poison, Deprotect, and Deshell.|
|Spin Attack||Enemy Ability||Deals damage in a straight line and inflicts Poison, Deprotect and Wound damage when used by Barbed Specter.|
|Venom Fang||Enemy Ability||Deals damage over multiple hits and inflicts Poison to target.|
|Virulent Breath||Enemy Ability||Deals damage over a small area and inflicts Poison, as well as Deprotect, Deshell, Debrave, Defaith, and Curse when used by Ugallu.|
|Miasma||Enemy Ability||Deals damage over a small area and inflicts Imperil when used by Cocytus and Poison when used by Varcolaci.|
|Acid Grenade||Enemy Ability||Deals damage over a small area and inflicts Deprotect, Deshell, Imperil, Poison, and Wound damage.|
|Eye of Bahamut||Enemy Ability||Deals damage through five attacks and inflicts Deprotect, Deshell, Poison, Curse, and Daze on the target.|
|Star Pendant||Accessory||Resist Poison +66%.|
|Delicate Star Pendant||Accessory||Resist Poison +33%.|
|Durable Star Pendant||Accessory||Resist Poison +100%.|
|Martyr's Badge||Accessory||Resist Physical +75%, Debilitation, Perpetual Poison.|
|Martyr's Emblem||Accessory||Resist Magical +75%, Debilitation, Perpetual Poison.|
|Lightning Cross||Accessory||Magic +66%, Debilitation, Perpetual Poison.|
|Sergeant's Badge||Accessory||Strength +66%, Debilitation, Perpetual Poison.|
Poison drains the afflicted's HP over time, equal to 0.5% max HP every second. Lightning can inflict it with Poison and Poisonga spells, and if afflicted herself, can heal it with Remedy or Mega Remedy. It expires on its own after a time. Poison cancels out Regen, and vice versa.
Oerba Yun Fang uses Poison Hunter on enemies afflicted with Poison dealing increased damage.
Star Bracelet makes Lightning immune to Poison.
Uniquely, the last enemy in a battle can die to Poison during the short window between Lightning being KOd and the Item/Energy Point ability menu opening. If this happens, Lightning is revived with 1 HP.
Poison is a common and generic damage-over-time effect inflicted by various creatures in Eorzea, marked with a red claw-like icon. With a few exceptions, it can almost always be removed by Esuna/Leeches/Exalted Detriment or by using an Antidote. Some poison may have a stacking property, where the number of stacks indicates the intensity of the damage.
A similar but distinct effect is Pollen, which is colored magenta and applies only while standing in harmful terrain effects.
Some enemies can inflict Poison on the party, which gradually drains the afflicted target's HP and disables HP regeneration. Targets with Poison will not have their HP reduced below 1. Poison is healed with an Antidote or Remedy. Star Pendant and Ribbon immunize the wearer to Poison, and some food provide Poisonproof and Resilient.
When afflicted with Poison, a unit will slowly lose HP for several seconds before it wears off. This is marked by a venomous brew over the unit's head. Poison can be triggered by enemy attacks, or by walking into the effect field of a poison flower. Poison flowers, however, are safe to shoot from a distance; though not a required target, they can be destroyed in 3-5 shots.
A character inflicted with Poison glows green. At the end of their turn, they take damage equal to 1/8 of their maximum HP. Poison lasts for 36 ticks.
Poison damages an unit at the beginning of its turn.
- Poison Claw, learned by Blue Mages.
- Poison, learned by Alchemists and Red Mages.
- Bio, learned by Sages.
- Swarm Strike, learned by Fencers.
- Beso Toxico, learned by Snipers.
- Green Gear, learned by Gadgeteers.
Poisoned characters will lose 1/10 of their HP at the beginning of their turn. Poison can be cured by either using an Antidote or Remedy, or by using certain abilities or magicks, such as the Paladin's Nurse and the White Mage's Esuna.
Poison is a status effect that decreases a target's HP over time. Ashley can cast it using the Grimoire Venin and later on the Sorcery Spell Poison Mist. Ashley can also use his Chain ability Snake Venom to inflict Poison on a single enemy. Stepping on the Poison Trap also causes Poison.
It may be removed using the Grimoire Antidote and later on the Shaman spell Antidote, or the Grimoire Purifier and later on the Shaman spell Clearance. Items that remove it include Panacea and Fairy Chortle. The Cure Panel Trap also removed Poison among other spells. Equipping the Death Queen gem to a shield increases status evasion by 30%.
A poisoned character will take damage at the end of the round, it can be removed with either a Heal Potion or the Heal spell.
|Heal||White Magic||Can inflict Poison, Confusion, Sleep, Paralyze, or Petrify on a single enemy.|
|Cat Claw||Weapon||Can inflict Poison and Paralyze.|
|Charm Claw||Weapon||Can inflict Poison, Paralyze, Sleep, Confusion, and Blind.|
|Dragon Claw||Weapon||Can inflict Poison, Paralyze, Sleep, Confusion, Blind, Stone, and Silence.|
|Ninja Star||Weapon||Shoot-elemental weapon that can inflict Poison and Paralyze.|
|Poison Flour||Enemy Ability||Inflicts Poison.|
|Poison Fluid||Enemy Ability||Inflicts Poison.|
|Poison Snake||Enemy Ability||Non-elemental attack and can inflict Poison.|
|Poison Sting||Enemy Ability||Non-elemental attack and can inflict Poison.|
|Poison Thorn||Enemy Ability||Non-elemental attack and can inflict Poison.|
|Poisonbreath||Enemy Ability||Inflicts Poison to both characters.|
|Rotten Mucus||Enemy Ability||Non-elemental damage and can inflict Poison.|
|Silver Web||Enemy Ability||Non-elemental attack and can inflict Poison and Confusion.|
Pois is a ailment that slowly depletes Sumo's HP. The item Pure, or the magic spell Heal can remove it.
Units afflicted with this status lose HP at a fixed rate per turn in battle, and with each step on the field map. HP cannot drop below 1 on the field, and the status has no effect in towns. It can be removed with the Antidote item.
|King||Armor||Grants resistance to Fire, Ice, Elec, Poison, Stone, Para, Weapon, and Quake.|
|Band||Helmet||Grants resistance to Fire, Ice, Elec, Poison, Stone, Para, Weapon, and Quake.|
|Dragon||Shield||Grants the party Fire, Ice, Elec, and Poison resistance with 80% success.|
|P-Skin||Enemy Ability||Counterattacks with Pois.|
|Poison||Enemy Ability||Inflicts Poison on enemy.|
|Pollen||Enemy Ability||Inflicts Poison on enemy group.|
|All||Enemy Ability||Resists Fire, Ice, Elec, Pois, Ston, Para, Weapon, and Quake.|
|Poison||Enemy Ability||Resists Pois element and status.|
A unit that is poisoned will loses about 10% of their max HP at the end of every turn. It also affects damage returned by counterattacks.
|Poison||Enemy Ability||Inflicts Pois; one enemy.|
|P-Skin||Enemy Ability||Wait for attack; inflicts Pois on attacker.|
|Change||Enemy Ability||Strong against status change (combination of Poison, Para, Stone, and Weapon).|
|Damage||Enemy Ability||Strong against elemental magic (combination of Fire, Ice, Thunder, Poison, Quake).|
|Pa/Po||Enemy Ability||Strong against status attacks (combination of Para and Poison).|
|Poison||Enemy Ability||Strong against poison-elemental attacks (both damage and status inflicting).|
|Venom||Black Magic||Can inflict Pois.||Can inflict Pois or cure Pois.|
|Fluid||Enemy Ability||Can inflict Pois.||Poisons all enemies.|
|Dk-Virus||Enemy Ability||Can inflict Mute, Pois, Para, Conf, Sleep, and Petri.||Inflicts two random statuses on all enemies at 100%.|
|Poison||Enemy Ability||Inflicts Poison.||Poisons one enemy.|
|P-Skin||Enemy Ability||Inflicts Poison.||Automatically counterattacks by inflicting the Poison status.|
Damages a character at the beginning of their turn for a certain number of turns.
Poison inflicts damage after every every turn.
|Bad Breath||Active Ability||Inflicts Poison/Blindness/Oblivion/Slow/Confusion on a single target.|
|Bloodfang||Active Ability||Absorbs a single target's HP and inflicts Poison.|
|Poison Bite||Active Ability||Inflicts neutral Physical damage/Poison on a single target.|
|Poison Nails||Active Ability||Inflicts neutral Physical damage/Poison on a single target.|
|Venom Needle||Active Ability||Inflicts neutral Physical damage/Poison on a single target.|
|Bio||Active Ability||Inflicts neutral Magical damage/Poison on a single target.|
|Leaf Dagger||Active Ability||Inflicts Physical Wind damage/Poison on a single target.|
|Evil Mist||Active Ability||Inflicts Magical Dark damage/Poison to all targets.|
|Death Beak||Active Ability||Inflicts neutral Physical damage/Poison/Death on a single target.|
|Incisors||Active Ability||Inflicts neutral Physical damage/Poison/Magic Defense ↓ on a single target.|
|Resist Poison||Passive Ability||Protects the user against Poison.|
|Poisontouch||Passive Ability||Gives the user's "Attack" command a chance of inflicting Poison.|
|Poison Counter||Passive Ability||When user is hit, Poison is sometimes inflicted on the assailant.|
|Anaphylaxis||Passive Ability||Raises the user's critical chance on a poisoned target.|
|Poison Fang||Item||Sometimes inflicts Poison to a single target.|
|Resist Poison Mirajewel||Mirajewel||Raises Lann or Reynn's Resistance to Poison to 100.|
|Resist Poison Seed||Ability Seed||Raises a Mirage's Resistance to Poison to 100.|
Poison is a status effect that results in the victim gaining double damage against green zones.
- Cards that cause Poison
- Tonberry's Poison Cloud
- Cactuar's 1000 Needle+
- Typhon's Chow Time
- Cactuar's Poison Barb
- Adamantoise's Miraculous Shell+
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While Poisoned, the character takes periodic damage at the beginning of each turn before selecting their actions, or after taking a few steps. It is represented by dark green bubbles seeping upwards out of the afflicted character's head area.
|Poison||Black Magic ability
|Poison one target.|
|Inner Alchemy||Martial Arts ability||Cure yourself of the status ailments poison, blind, silence, dread, and confuse.|
|Self-Healing||White Magic ability||Recover from poison, blind, and silence at the end of battle.|
|Turn Toxic||Medication ability||Inflict poison and deal damage to one target equal to the recovery amount of a recovery item.|
|Poison Immunity||Freelancer ability||Confer immunity to poison during battles.|
|Poison Rod||Weapon||50% chance to cause Poison.|
|Composite Bow||Weapon||30% chance to cause Poison.|
|Toxic Claws||Weapon||40% chance to cause Poison.|
|Tabby Suit||Armor||Increase M.ATK by 2. Grants immunity to Poison.|
|Star Pendant||Accessory||Grants immunity to Poison.|
|Ribbon||Armor||Grants to wearer immunity to Poison, Blind, Silence, Sleep, Paralyze, Dread, Confuse, Charm, and Death.|
|Cures the target of poison.|
|Cures the target of poison, blind, silence, sleep, paralyze, dread, berserk, confuse, and charm.|
|Don't Touch||Enemy ability||Deals high physical damage and inflicts poison, used only as a counter to single-target attacks.|
|Poison Arrow||Enemy ability||Slight physical damage to a single target. Inflicts poison.|
|Poison Breath||Enemy ability||High physical damage to the entire party. Inflicts poison.|
|Poison Hi-Potion||Enemy ability||Deals 1000 damage and poisons the target (100% chance).|
|Poison Punisher||Enemy ability||High physical damage to poisoned party members.|
|Poison Scales||Enemy ability||Inflicts Poison.|
|Poisoned Shot||Enemy Ability||Medium physical damage to a single target. Inflicts poison.|
|Poisonous Pollen||Enemy ability||Medium physical damage to the entire party. Inflicts poison.|
|Exterminate||Enemy ability||Deals massive dark damage to all poisoned characters.|
|Slaughter||Enemy ability||Ten hits of physical damage to random targets. Has a 50% chance of inflicting poison.|
|Sword Magic Poison||Sword Magic
|Gives the user's physical attacks a chance of inflicting Poison.|
|Toxic Breath||Enemy ability||High physical damage to the entire party. Inflicts poison.|
|Toxic Whirl||Enemy ability||Deals 0.75 times the damage of a normal physical attack to all enemies, but has a 50% chance of inflicting Poison.|
|Venom||Enemy ability||Medium physical damage, inflicts poison.|
|Venomous Bite||Enemy ability||Medium physical damage to a single target. Inflicts poison.|
|Venomous Stab||Enemy ability||Medium physical damage to a single target. Inflicts poison.|
|Venomous Chomp||Enemy ability||Inflicts medium physical damage and Charm, Paralyze, Poison, Blind and Silence on one target.|
|Venomous Sting||Enemy ability||Inflicts high physical damage and Charm, Paralyze, Poison, Blind and Silence on one target.|
|Withering Silence||Enemy ability||Weak physical damage, inflicts silence.|
|Fairy Ward||Spiritism ability||Render all allies immune to poison, blind, silence, sleep, paralyze, dread, berserk, confuse, charm, doom, death, and stop for five turns.|
|Cure Poison||Compounding ability||Restores 150 HP and cures Poison.|
|Resist Poison||Compounding ability||Grants immunity to Poison.|