Currently, most bosses are immune to status ailments.
Panacea cures all (Poison, Sleep, Paralysis, Confusion, Petrification, Demoralize, Icebind, Shadowbind) status ailments at the same time. Zafitte, Palpa, Eileen and Gatz are the only known characters that learn Panacea. Sheena also learns Cleansing Caper which has the same effect as Panacea. Note: Panacea does not remove debuffs like reduced skill activation (inflicted by Seed, and Odin (Boss)), nor Nullify Healing.
Buffs have a 100% chance of landing on their intended targets as long as the buff is activated. Positional-based buffs requires a pincer attack to happen for the game to recognize the position. (This may be a bug).
Debuff skills all have a chance to inflict, but there are more hidden variables. First, the debuff skill has to activate. Some skills have a 100% activation rate, but most tend to be around 30%. Second, each debuff skill has a hidden infliction chance. For example, Ba'gunar's Paralyzing Blade only has an 80% infliction chance. Third, every enemy has a hidden status ailment vulnerability (usually <100%). For example the Wee Orbling from the tutorial stages have a 80% vulnerability to all status ailments. Therefore, if Ba'gunar's Paralyzing Blade activates, it will have a 64% (= 80% * 80%) chance to be paralyzed. Some enemies, like those in metal zones are extra vulnerable to paralysis. Metal Zone 3 runners have a Paralysis vulnerability of 400%, so as long as Ba'gunar's skill activates, it will paralyze the runner that it hits. Powered Points will increase the activation chance to 100%, but won't change the infliction chance.
- Attack Up - Increase attack. Can be an equip, temporary (2 turns), or position-based.
- Defense Up - Increase defense. Can be an equip, temporary (2 turns), or position-based.
- Magic Attack Up - Increase magic attack. Can be an equip, temporary (2 turns), or position-based.
- Magic Defense Up - Increase magic defense. Can be an equip, temporary (2 turns), or position-based.
- Elemental Damage Down - Decrease damage from the given element. Can be an equip, temporary (3 turns), or position-based.
- Regen - Unit recovers some HP at the start of a turn for 3 turns.
- Levitation - Unit takes no damage from ground traps or ground based attacks like Avalanche or Maelstrom. Can be an equip or temporary (3 turns).
Many skills involve status ailments. They can be inflicted onto enemy units, a unit can cure an ailment from itself or other units, or a unit can guard against that ailment from being inflicted in the first place. Characters with Status Guard skills have a 50% resistance to the status effect. Characters with the Status Ward skills are 100% resistant to the status effect. Typically, the ones with Ward skills also have access to skills that will cure the whole party of the ailment, or prevent it in the case of Death.
|Name||Description||Inflict||Adventurers with skill||Cure||Adventurers with cure||Adventurers with Ward||Adventurers with Guard|
|Poison||Unit is damaged at the start of a turn for 3 turns.||Poison, Venom, Mood Swing||Ellvern, Zafitte, Pupru, Grace, Jaguna Λ||Antidote||Ellvern, Zafitte, Palpa, Jaguna||Ellvern, Zafitte, Marilith Λ||Gigojago, Pupropu, Leviathan, Yulia, Amina|
|Sleep||Unit falls asleep and is unable to move or attack for 3 turns. Enemy units will not act and their timers will not decrease after you take a turn.||Lullaby, Slumber, Sleeping Gas, Mood Swing||Eileen, Rzonand, Pupru, Rejin||Rise and Shine, taking damage||Eileen, Rzonand, Palpa||Eileen, Rzonand, Marilith Λ||Koko, Gatz, Rejin, Burbaba, Kuscah, Jade Dragon|
|Petrify||Unit turns into stone and cannot move or be moved. Chaining is not interrupted if the petrified character interrupts chain.||Petrify||Bonna, Zeera, Lunato||Reanimation||Bonna, Zeera, Echo||Bonna, Zeera||Amimari, Czekras, Lunato, Pupru, Daiana|
| Demoralize||Unit's attack stat and skill activation rate reduced to 0. Magic attack is unaffected, and skills will still activate through the use of a Powered Point.||Demoralize, Mood Swing||Manmer, Zeera, Pupru, Lunaken, Odin(counter)||Esprit de Corps||Manmer, Zeera, Palpa, Velraine Λ||Manmer, Zeera, 54B2||Bahamut, Lunaken, Odin, Maralme, Velraine, Amazora, U'nasag|
| Paralyze||Unit is paralyzed and unable to move or attack for 3 turns. Enemy units will not act and their timers will not decrease after you take a turn.||Paralyze||Bonna, Kana, Rejin, Rikken||Locomotion||Bonna, Kana, Palpa||Bonna, Kana||Rikken, Pupropu, Rejin, Bagunar, Macuri|
|Confuse||Unit cannot be controlled and will move around the field randomly. Confused units will neither initiate pincer attacks, nor participate in chains, even if placed accordingly by chance.||Confuse||Kana, Rzonand, Yukken||Clarity||Kana, Rzonand, Palpa||Kana, Rzonand||Yukken, Alika, Puprope, Harold, Sorman|
|Death||Target takes damage equal to target's remaining health.||Death, Assassinate, Dispatch||Bajanna, Gaiga, Suoh, Shaplar||Preventable with Death Ward, Chain.||Amisandra, Gaiga||Amisandra, Bajanna, Gaiga, Lich Λ||Puprope, Shaplar, Zenzoze|
|Doom||A timer will appear on the unit; that unit dies when the timer reaches 0.||Enemies only||None||Preventable with Death Ward, Chain.||Amisandra, Gaiga||Amisandra, Bajanna, Gaiga||None|
|Shadowbind *1||Unit cannot move or act, removes Levitation, and deals damage over time.||Shadowbind||Rejin Λ, Seiryu||No cure||None||None||Rejin Λ, Seiryu|
|Icebind||Unit cannot move or act, and being pincered causes unit to die.||Icebind||Leviathan Λ||No cure||None||None||Leviathan Λ|
*1. Shadowbind was originally named Gravity. In Patch 4.0.0, it was renamed because of the introduction of the Graviton attribute.
There are many Monsters that can inflict or remove Status effects. Most players will have removal covered due to Palpa being available through the story, but status effects can be useful against certain bosses or in the Metal Zone.
Note: Even if the skill activates, different skills have different inherent infliction chances.
|Poison||Poison Sting, 30% (3 turns)||100%||Triscorp LV20|
|Poison Vial, Area (2), 100% (3 turns)||30%||Vial Chucker LV15|
|Green Spores, Area (2), 100% (3 turns)||30%||Starwhip LV15|
|Sleep||Rose Thorn, 30% (3 turns)||100%||Mecharose LV20|
|Sleeping Gas, Area (2), 100% (3 turns)||30%||Mech Orbling LV1|
|Sleeping Gas, Pincer Area, 30% (3 turns)||100%||Cybergolem LV45|
|Demoralize||Demoralize, Area (2), 100% (3 turns)||30%||Floralpede LV20|
|Demoralize, Area (1), 30% (3 turns)||100%||Electrosapper LV35|
|Paralyze||Paralyze, 30% (3 turns)||100%||Paralypede LV 1|
|Paralyze, Area (2), 30% (3 turns)||75%||Paralypede LV 35|
|Paralyzing Dust, Area (2), 100% (3 turns)||30%||Mothbot LV15|
|Paralyzing Tentacles, Pincer Area, 30% (3 turns)||100%||Kraken LV65|
|Confuse||Confuse, 30% (3 turns)||100%||Flamebot LV30|
|Garbage, Area (2), 100% (3 turns)||30%||Wastecell LV20|
|Death||Chaos Blade, 30%||100%||Lich LV35|