Status Effects

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Status effects (状態異常 [joutai ijou] or 'status abnormality' in Japanese) in Final Fantasies can be either beneficial or negative (buffing or debuffing) ones. While most can only be seen in one way, there are several that can either be a help or a hindrance depending on how you play, which character it's placed on and which game you're playing.
Many status effects wear off after a certain amount of time. However, there are some in some games that never wear off unless you specifically remove them.

Note that in addition to the common and semi-common status effects below, some games also employ numerous abilities that inflict a status effect with the same name as the ability. These special status effects are not listed here, please look at the abilities' pages to view info on them.

Negative Status Effects

Note that while the list below aspires to be inclusive, it does not include statuses such as stat-down statuses ('attack down', 'accuracy down', etc), additional vulnerabilities to elements or damage types, and other such cases where the meaning of the status is self-evident.

Some of the negative status effects below can only be inflicted on enemies, not player characters.

A * indicates that the status is not officially named in the game, but only exists as an unnamed status.

Stats JP Name Description FFs
Addle Reduces magical accuracy /
Prevents use of abilities
FF11, FFT
Agitation Raises attack power and spell potency FF14 2.0+
Amnesia Prevents use of abilities and weaponskills FF2, FF11, FF14 1.x
Atheist イノセン Reduces Faith to 0 FFT
Bane Greatly reduces MP and TP over time FF11
Berserk バーサク Increases attack (and speed) but attacks uncontrollably FF4-FF10-2, FF12-FF12RW, FFRK
Bind バインド Unable to move from position FF11, FF14
Bio1 バイオ Deals damage over time /
Also lowers attack
FF11, FF13-13LR2, FFM
Blind /
Darkness
暗闇 Reduced (physical) accuracy /
Also inability to see surroundings /
Inability to see Pictlogica solving hints
FF1-FF12RW, FF14, FFT-TA2,
FFCC-FFCCET, FFT0, FFEX, FFAG, FFBE, FFP, FFRK
Brink of Death All attributes reduced by 30% FF14
Burn Takes periodical Fire damage FFCC-FFCCET, FFEX
Charm Is unable to act /
Uncontrollably attacks allies
FF5, FF6*, FF11, FFT
Chicken チキン Is changed into a chicken
Is unable to take any actions other than fleeing to as far as they can
FFT
Confusion /
Muddle
混乱 Uncontrollably attacks allies as well as enemies FF1-FF10-2, FF12-FF12RW, FFEX, FFBE, FFRK
Control Is controlled by the enemy and cannot take any actions when not directed to do so. FF5-FF7
Critical /
Near Death
HP is critically low All
Crystal Sickness Reduces all stats for several battles FF3
Curse カーズ All power is lowered /
Lowers attacking and defensive power /
Unable to use Limit Break or equivalent /
Unable to change dresspheres /
Reduces MP and TP over time /
Attacks are interrupted more often
FF2, FF4, FF7CC, FF8, FF10-FF11, FF13-FF13LR
Daze Unable to use or take actions FF13-FF13LR
Debarrier デバリア Lowers defense power FFM
Debrave デブレイブ Lowers physical attack FF13-13LR, FFM
Defaith デフェイス Lowers magic FF13-13LR, FFM
Delay ディレイ Causes turns to come later than usually /
Prevents a turn from taking place
FF10-FF10-2, FFRK
Deprotect デプロテ Lowers physical defense FF13-13LR, FFBE, FFM
Deshell Lowers magical defense FF13-13LR, FFBE, FFM
Dia ダイア Causes damage over time
Lowers defense
FF11
Disable ドンアク Unable to use any actions FF12-FF12RW, FFT-FFTA2
Disease 病気 Can't recover HP, MP and TP /
Reduces the effectiveness of healing magic
FF11-FF12, FF14, FFBE
Doom 死の予告 Is KO'd when the timer runs out FF4-FF9, FF10-2, FF12-FF13-2, FFRK
Egg Unable to do anything until attacked FF4
Fog フォグ Prevents the casting of magic FF13-FF13LR
Frozen /
Freeze
フリーズ Unable to move, evade or use any actions /
Also physical attacks cause instant death /
Also takes periodic freeze damage
FF6, FF9, FFCC-FFCCET, FFEX
Fury Limit Break gauge fills faster
Physical accuracy is reduced
FF7
Gradual Petrify 徐々に石化 Is Petrified when a certain amount of time has passed FF3-FF4, FF7-FF9, FF12
Heat Inflicts KO if any action is taken FF6*, FF9
Heavy /
Weight
Movement speed is reduced FF11, FF14, FFEX
Hide かくれる Hides off-screen
Cannot take any actions
FF4-FF5
Immobilize ドンムブ Unable to move from position FF12-FF12RW, FFT-FFTA2
Imp かっぱ Is changed into an Imp (=Kappa)
Attacking and defensive power is reduced, can only use Attack and the spell Imp
FF6
Imperil ウィーク Adds vulnerability to additional elements /
Reduces stats
FF13-FF13LR, FF14, FFBE
Imprisoned Is unable to move or act
Counts as KO'd for game over purposes
FF7
Incapacitated A body part is reduced unusable FF14 1.x
Itchy Unable to act other than to change dresspheres FF10-2
KO
(Knocked Out)
戦闘不能 Unable to do anything. Does not receive EXP or other points /
Present only as a ghost who can be Raised or pick up a Phoenix Down
All
Lure Becomes the target for all enemies FF12
Magnetized Once an action is taken, is unable to act FF4
Medicated Unable to consume any more medicinal items FF11
Mini Size is minimized
Greatly reduces physical attack and defense power
FF2-FF5, FF7, FF9
Oil Takes additional damage from Fire-element attacks FF12, FFT-FFTA2
Old Becomes old
Stats drop further each turn of the battle
FF5
Pacification Unable to use weaponskills FF14
Pain ペイン Unable to use physical attacks FF13-13LR
Paralysis 麻痺 Is occasionally unable to attack or move /
Unable to attack
FF1-FF5, FF7, FF11, FF14, FFEX, FFBE, FFRK
Petrification /
Petrify /
Stone
石化 Is turned to stone. Cannot move or act /
Counts as KO'd for purposes of game overs /
Also does not receive EXP or other points
FF1-FF10-2, FF12, FFEX, FFBE, FFRK
Pig Is turned into a pig
Can only use Attack and the Pig spell
FF4
Plague Loses MP and TP over time FF11
Pointless Is unable to receive EXP or AP FF10-2
Poison Takes damage over time FF1-FF12RW, FFEX, FFBE, FFP, FFRK
Provoked3 Causes inability to target anyone other than the character who used Provoke FF10, FF13-FF13-2
Resist Locks all status effects in place
Prevents any new status effects
FF7
Reverse Takes damage from healing and is healed by damage FF12
Sadness Limit Break gauge fills slower than usual
Takes less damage from attacks
FF7
Sap スリップ /
継続ダメージ
Takes damage over time FF4-FF5, FF6*4, FF12, FFRK
Silence /
Mute
沈黙 Cannot use spells or other magical abilities FF1-FF12RW, FFEX, FFBE, FFRK
Sleep 眠る Unable to move or take any actions FF1, FF3-FF12RW, FFEX, FFBE, FFRK
Slow スロウ Increases wait time between attacks /
Decreases number of attacks
FF3-FF13LR, FFEX, FFBE, FFM, FFRK
Stagger Resistance to everything is greatly reduced
Stagger gauge raises faster
FF13-13LR
Stop ストップ
時間停止
Unable to take any actions FF3-FF9, FF10-2, FF12-FF12RW, FFEX, FFRK
Stun スタン Unable to move or take any actions for a brief period of time
Reduces the number of actions that can be taken in a turn
FF7CC, FF11, FF13-FF14,
FFCC-FFCCET, FFM, FFRK
Terror Is unable to take actions or control movement FF11, FF14
Toad /
Frog
Is changed into a toad
Attack power is reduced and can only use Attack and the Toad spell
FF2-7
Trouble When damage is taken, additional damage to allies is dealt FF9
Venom 猛毒 A stronger poison status FF2, FF9
Virus Is unable to receive EXP or AP FF9
Vitality 0 Vitality (and Mind) is set to 0, greatly lowering defenses FF5, FF8
Weakened /
Weakness
Reduces all stats /
Max HP is reduced
FF11, FF14
Wounded Max HP is reduced FF13-2, FF13LR
Zombie Becomes Undead
Is hurt by healing items /
Also counts as KO'd for purposes of game overs
FF5-FF6, FF8-FF10

Positive Status Effects

Note that while the list below aspires to be inclusive, it does not include statuses such as stat-up statuses ('attack up', 'accuracy up', etc), the Mystic Knight spellblade statuses, en-spells, or other such cases where the meaning of the status is self-evident.

A * indicates that the status is not officially named in the game, but only exists as an unnamed status.

Status JP Name Description FFs
Angel Wing ヴァリー Uncontrollably casts spells without expending them
Raises magical damage done
Immunity to Berserk, Confusion and Silence
FF8
Aquaveil Creates a barrier that prevents spells from being interrupted FF11
Armored Causes physical attacks with no Pierce trait to do less damage than usually FF10-FF10-2
Atheist イノセン Reduces Faith to 0 FFT
Aura オーラ Increases damage against enemy types /
Raises physical attack power /
Greatly increases Limit Break access chance /
Raises Bravery over time
FF2-FF3, FF8,
FFD-FFDD, FFT0
Barrier バリア Raises elemental resistances /
Reduces all damage received /
Immunity to physical attacks /
Reduces physical damage taken
FF2-FF4, FF7, FF7CC, FF12RW, FFM
Berserk バーサク Increases attack (and speed) but attacks uncontrollably FF4-FF10-2, FF12-FF12RW, FFRK
Blink5 /
Image
分身 Evades as many physical attacks as there are shadows /
Evades all physical attacks while Blink is active
FF4-FF6, FF11, FFEX, FFRK
Boost ブースト Raises Break power FFM
Bravery6 ブレイブ Increases (physical) attack power FF12-FF13LR, FFM, FFRK
Bubble Doubles max HP FF4, FF12
Burst Mode バーストモード Raises all stats
Replaces Attack and Defend with two other infinite-use abilities
FFRK
Clad in (element) (element)をまとう Raises damage from (element) attacks
Adds (element) to regular attacks
Reduces (element) damage received
FFRK
Comradery Increases max HP and MP by 5% FF14
Cover かばう Covers allies in critical HP /
Covers allies with lower defense than own /
Covers targeted ally
FF4, FF6*, FF11, FF14, FFBE, FFRK
Decoy Avoids a single attack FF14 1.x
Dedication Increases EXP gained FF11
Defend7 /
Wait
防御 Assume a defensive stance to raise defenses FF1-10, FFRK
Deodorize Most enemies cannot track you by scent FF11
Double Allows the casting of two spells in succession FF8
Drain8 ドレイン Makes attacks drain HP from the target FFM
Echo Raises stats FF14 2.0+
Faith9 フェイス Increases magical (attack) power FF12-FF13LR, FFM, FFRK
Flee10 Greatly increases movement speed FF11
Float Prevents Earth element damage
Immunity to damage from the floor and traps
FF4-FF6, FF8-FF9, FF12-FF12RW, FFT
Focus ためる /
集中
Raises physical attack /
Raises magic attack
FF4
FF10, FFRK
Force フォース Raises Element appearance rate of a single element FFM
Fury Limit Break gauge fills faster
Physical accuracy is reduced
FF7
Haste ヘイスト Decreases wait time between attacks /
Increases number of attacks
FF1-13LR, FFT-FFTA2, FFCC, FFT0, FFAG, FFM, FFRK
Hide かくれる Hides off-screen
Cannot take any actions
FF4-FF5
Invincible 無効 Immunity to all damage FF6*, FF7-FF8, FF10-2
Invisible /
Vanish
透明 Can't be hit by physical attacks /
Most enemies cannot detect you by sight
FF6, FF9, FF11-FF12RW, FFEX
Libra11 ライブラ View detailed information about enemies you encounter FF10, FF10-2, FF12
Lucky 7 Fever Attack 64 times for 7,777 damage
All attacks deal 7,777 damage
HP is reduced to 1 after the battle ends
FF7
Lure Becomes the target for all enemies FF12
Magic Barrier マバリア Reduces magical damage taken FF7, FF7CC
Phalanx12 ファランクス Incoming damage is reduced by a certain amount FF11
Power of the Abyss 深淵の力 Increases stats and exp gained
Both characters and equipment can have this status
FFRK
Protect プロテス Increases (physical) defense /
Increases (physical and magical) defense
FF1-FF6, FF8-FF14, FFT-FFTA2, FFT0, FFEX, FFBE, FFP, FFRK
Reflect リフレく Reflect all magic back to the caster
Reflects all magic back in the trajectory they came from
FF3-FF10-2, FF12, FFEX, FFRK
Refresh リフレッシュ Recovers MP over time FF11, FF14
Regain Recovers TP over time FF11
Regen リジェネ
継続回復
Recovers HP over time FF4-FF12RW, FF13-2-FF14, FFEX, FFBE, FFM, FFRK
Reraise リレイズ Automatically resurrects when KO'd FF6, FF7CC, FF8-FF11, FF13-2-FF13LR, FFRK
Resist Locks all status effects in place
Prevents any new status effects
FF7
Reverse Takes damage from healing and is healed by damage FF12
Runic 魔封剣 Nullifies magic-based attacks and recovers MP equal to the attack's MP cost
Nullifies magic-based attacks and recovers ability charge
FF6, FFP, FFRK
Sadness Limit Break gauge fills slower than usual
Takes less damage from attacks
FF7
Sanction Provides bonuses in Treasures of Aht Urhgan areas FF11
Shell シェル Increases (magical) defense /
Also increases status ailment resistances
FF1-2, FF4-6, FF8-FF14 1.x,
FFT-FFTA2, FFEX, FFBE, FFP, FFRK
Sigil Provides bonuses in Wings of the Goddess areas FF11
Signet Provides bonuses in Conquest areas FF11
Sneak Most enemies cannot detect you by sound FF11
Snipe スナイプ Critical attack rate is raised FFM
Sprint Movement speed is greatly increased FF14
Stealth Enemies up to a certain level can't detect you FF14
Stoneskin ストンスキン Incoming damage is nullified until Stoneskin's damage cap is reached FF6*, FF11, FF14
Strength in Numbers Increases max HP and MP by 10% FF14
Synergy 記憶の共鳴 Increases stats and exp gained
Both characters and equipment can have this status
FFRK
Trance トランス Increases damage done and decreases magical damage received
Increases stats (varies by character) and enables use of Trance abilities
FF6, FF9
Triple Allows the casting of three spells in succession FF8
Veil ヴェール Increases resistance to debuffs FF13-FF13-2, FFM
Vigilance /
Endure
Prevents interruption of abilities FF7CC, FF13-FF13LR
Wall ウォール Nullifies offensive spells up to a certain level FF2
Well Fed /
Food
Gains bonuses from a food item eaten FF11, FF14

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