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Restore HP at regular interval


Regen is a restore magic spell in Final Fantasy VIII. The spell is used to apply the Regen status effect on a target, causing their HP to gradually restore over time. The spell can also be junctioned to boost stats, especially HP.


Regen is easily refined from Mesmerize Blade using Siren's L Mag-RF ability, as it is relatively easy to obtain from Mesmerize enemies either by mugging, dropping, or from using Card Mod on their cards; the cards can be obtained much earlier than the enemy can be encountered, as they are simple low level monster cards.

Regen can also be drawn from bosses and from several draw points.



Casting Regen will apply the Regen status effect, which will restore 5% Max HP every 80 x BattleSpeed ticks (a tick is a 1/60th of a second), resulting in the status restoring 80% max HP over the course of around 21.3 seconds (16 times per cast). It can also gradually damage undead and Zombie enemies.

Casting Regen in battle increases compatibility with Carbuncle and Alexander by 0.2, but lowers compatibility with Eden by 0.2.

Regen provides considerable boosts to many stats when junctioned, namely HP, for which it provides a greater boost than even Curaga. It also provides among the best boosts for Vitality and Spirit.

The following enemies use Regen: Biggs (2nd), Blood Soul (against the player's zombified characters), Fujin (2nd), and Lefty. The spell can be reflected.