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Rubicante

Rubicante is a storyline boss in Final Fantasy IV. An honorable warrior known as the Autarch of Flame, he is one of Golbez's four Archfiends.

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Battle[edit | edit source]

First battle[edit | edit source]

Rubicante will cast Inferno on the party, which heals himself and deals a massive amount of damage to the party (enough to knock out everyone except Cecil and possibly Kain). Rubicante only casts this when his cloak is open. He closes his cloak if Edge steals from him, during which he will resort to physical attacks.

Rubicante has a very high chance of countering physical attacks with Fira on the whole party, so dealing a lot of damage in single attacks (such as Kain's Jump) would be a good way to go about the battle; additionally, having Kain and Cecil equipped with an Ice Shield or Ice Armor would effectively reduce the damage from Rubicante's Fire-based attacks. Black Magic, such as Quake, will not trigger the Fira counterattack; this should be Rydia's spell of choice.

Rubicante also counters with Blizzara on himself after a summon is used on him, which will heal him if he is wrapped in his cloak, but will backfire if his cloak is open. A few well-timed casts of Shiva or Dragon will easily defeat him.

Should the player give Rydia the Bluff augment, she can use it, and together with Blizzaga to deal large damage when Rubicante opens his cloak. Just be very careful of Rubicante's Inferno attack if you try this strategy.

Second encounter[edit | edit source]

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Etymology[edit | edit source]

Rubicante is a demon in the Inferno of Dante's Divine Comedy. He is one of the 13 Malebranche ("Evil Claws") who guard Bolgia Five of the eighth circle of Hell, Malebolge. Vulgar and quarrelsome, their duty is to force the corrupt politicians to stay under the surface of a boiling lake of pitch.

His name means "Red-faced Terror."

Related enemies[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years[edit | edit source]

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