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FFVI Protect status

Protect is a status in Final Fantasy VI. A character with the Protect status will have physical damage reduced by approximately 1/3, except for defense-ignoring attacks. The status wears off after a battle ends.


Spells Mighty Guard, Protect

In addition, the following will put the wearer under Protect, permanent or not:

Enemy Abilities[]

Ability Description Enemy
Green Cherry Grants Protect, Shell, Haste, and Regen to one target. Yeti
Magitek Barrier Grants Protect and Reflect to one target. Heavy Armor, Cranes, Inferno, Guardian
Mighty Guard Grants Protect and Shell to all allies. Mover, Guardian, Dark Behemoth
Program 17 Grants Protect to one target. Chaser
Protect Grants Protect to one target. Level 20 Magic, Cherry, Moebius, Gilgamesh, Kaiser Dragon, Visage, Dadaluma


The following are immune to Protect:

Kefka (Final), Lady, Machine, Power, Rest

The following have Protect automatically applied to them:

Captain, Devourer, Gigantos, Heavy Armor, Illuyankas, Imperial Elite, Knotty, Land Ray, Lukhavi, Magna Roader (Purple), Mega Armor, Murussu, Naude, Nautiloid, Officer, Platinum Dragon, Templar, Zokka, Deathgaze, Erebus (Bottom Right)