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Carbuncle in Final Fantasy XI.
"A beast with a crimson jewel shining from its forehead."
Dissidia Final Fantasy Summon Compendium

Carbuncle (カーバンクル, Kābankuru), sometimes translated as Carbunkl or Carbunkle, is a recurring summon that appears in various games in the Final Fantasy series. Its ability, called Ruby Light, bestows Reflect on the entire party.




Final Fantasy V

For the enemy page, see Carbuncle (Final Fantasy V)

Carbuncle is a Level 4 Summon obtained in Exdeath's castle after defeating it. It is a secret boss found the 10th floor where skull-tiles cover the room. If the party steps onto the northmost one, they will teleport to a normally inaccessible spot where Carbuncle is.

Final Fantasy VI


Carbuncle, translated in early versions as Carbunkl, is an Esper in Final Fantasy VI. It is obtained automatically in the Magitek Research Facility. It costs 36 MP to summon, and teaches the following spells:

Final Fantasy VIII


Carbuncle is a Guardian Force. It is obtained by Drawing from the Iguons in Deling City. In its summoning animation, it starts by appearing from a hole in the ground. After that, it jumps up and casts "Ruby Light" on the party, granting them the Reflect status before returning into the hole.

Abilities learned from Carbuncle are listed below:

Command Ability AP GF Ability AP
Magic N/A GF HP +10% 40
Draw N/A GF HP +20% 70
GF N/A GF HP +30% 140
Item N/A Character Ability AP
Junction Ability AP HP +20% 60
HP-J 50 HP +40% 120
Vit-J N/A Vit +20% 60
Mag-J 50 Vit +40% 120
ST-Atk-J 160 Vit Bonus 100
ST-Def-J 100 Counter 200
ST-Def-J x2 130 Auto Reflect 150
Ability x3 N/A Menu Ability AP
Recov Med-RF 30

Triple Triad

File:TTCarbuncle.png Level 9 (GF Card) Element n/a
Refine 1 refines into 3 Glow Curtains
Drop n/a
Card n/a
Win CC Group Heart in Balamb Garden

Final Fantasy IX

See the Summon sequence here

Carbuncle is an Eidolon that can only be summoned by Eiko Carol. It is obtained through the Ruby, which is found automatically upon entering the Iifa Tree. Its short animation only bestows Reflect, but its long animation casts Protect as well. Although it normally uses Ruby Light, the Add-on jewel will alter the Carbuncle's "attack" by switching the ruby on its forehead. With the Add-on equipped:

  • Diamond: "Diamond Light" casts Vanish (short animation) or Vanish and Protect (long animation)
  • Emerald: "Emerald Light" casts Haste (short animation) or Haste and Protect (long animation)
  • Moonstone: "Jewel Light" casts Shell (short animation) or Shell and Protect (long animation)

Final Fantasy XI

Carbuncle from Final Fantasy XI

Carbuncle appears in Final Fantasy XI as one of the 5 terrestrial avatars. Associated with rainbows and strange gems called Carbuncle's Ruby, he is the patron of player summoners. Upon completing the associated quest, which is basically a tour of the weather on Vana'diel in order to restore a carbuncle ruby, you gain the job of Summoner along with Carbuncle.

He has weak physical attacks, but has useful skills like Healing Ruby and Shining Ruby, a healing spell and a defensive spell respectively. Carbuncle has a lower perpetuation cost than any other Avatar (potentially as low as zero with certain equipment), making him a favorite for special tasks such as pulling or kiting mobs.

While Carbuncle is usually considered the weakest player-avatar, Carbuncle Prime is, in enormous contrast, an extremely powerful enemy avatar, and can be faced in a separate sidequest. A somewhat weaker version of Carbuncle Prime (in comparison) tends to appear in different areas of Limbus at random when opening treasure chests. Carbuncle is also the name of a server in Final Fantasy XI.


Level Name MP Effect
1 Searing Light All Massive Light Damage - Two-hour
1 Healing Ruby 6 Heals a single player
5 Poison Nails 11 Slashing physical attack weapon skill that inflicts poison.
24 Shining Ruby 44 Gives the entire party the effect of Protect & Shell
44 Glittering Ruby 62 Increases a randomly chosen attribute for the entire party
55 Meteorite 108 Light-based Elemental Spell dealing damage
65 Healing Ruby II 124 Heals all party members in range
Favor Carbuncle's Favor -- Bestows Regen on all party members in range

Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings

Main article: Carbuncle (Revenant Wings)
"The rays of its ruby light heal all they touch."

Carbuncle is an airship in Final Fantasy XII, though in Revenant Wings, Carbuncle is the rank 2 Holy summon. In order to reach his node on the Ring of Pacts, Atomos or Balasa must be obtained first. To heal its allies, Carbuncle can use Cure, which targets one ally, or its special, Ruby Balm, which heals all characters in range. Carbuncle is the only Yarhi that can cast a multiple unit healing spell - making it one of the most commonly used espers.

Final Fantasy XIII

Concept Art of Carbuncle from Final Fantasy XIII

Carbuncle makes a minor appearance. At the beginning of the Nautilus Eidolon show, a large amount of discs are thrown into the audience, each of which turns into a Carbuncle. Additionally, this is the name of one of the Fal'Cie that creates food for Cocoon, which is encountered by Lightning and Hope Estheim in Palumpolum.

Final Fantasy Tactics

Carbuncle in Tactics

Carbuncle can be summoned to cast reflect on all allies for 30 MP with a speed of 25. It costs 350 Job Points to learn. In the original English translation, the job list spelled it as "Carbunkle". This was corrected in the War of the Lions port.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance

Art of Carbuncle from Final Fantasy Tactics Advance

Similar to its Final Fantasy Tactics appearance, Carbuncle can be summoned to cast reflect on any allied units within range.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift

Carbuncle appears once again as a summon which can be learned by equipping the Pomegranate Staff.

Crystal Defenders

For the enemy page, see: Carbuncle (Crystal Defenders)

Carbuncle appears as a summonable esper in Crystal Defenders W2, and nullifies resistances of all enemies in an area.

Dissidia Final Fantasy

The automatic version of Carbuncle.
The manual version of Carbuncle

Carbuncle appears in both his VIII and XI forms. He casts Ruby Light in order to equal the opponents' Brave with the summoner's. Carbuncle can be summoned by two distinct ways: Automatically, which summons it immediately when the summoner succeeds in a HP attack, and shows the artwork of its Final Fantasy XI appearance, and manually, where the artwork of its Final Fantasy VIII appearance appears. Carbuncle's auto version can be obtained in the third stage of the Destiny Odyssey IV storyline, and its manual version can be obtained in the second stage of the Destiny Odyssey IV storyline.

Other Appearances

Chocobo Series

Carbuncle in Chocobo Racing.

Carbuncle makes a cameo in Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon and Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon 2. Carbuncle also appears in Chocobo Racing as a scenary element in the Fantasia track, with the same look as in the Chocobo Mysterious Dungeon Series.

In Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales, Carbuncle is a light element card, and has six cards under its name. The player can see him on the overworld, since you must locate him six times to get all six of his cards.

#073 * Yellow
None None Defend Defend
Shining Star
Deal 2 damage and causes Silence.
#074 * Yellow
None None Defend Attack
Deals 4 damage and casts Haste.
#075 ** Yellow
Defend None Defend Defend
Ruby Light
Crystal Ability (**)

Deal damage equal to the strength of opponent's card.

#076 *** Yellow
Defend None Defend Defend
Ruby Light+
Crystal Ability (******)

Deals damage equal to twice the strength of opponent's card.

#077 ** Yellow
None None None Defend
Holy Guard

Restore 10 HP.

#078 *** Yellow
None None Defend Attack
Blessed Song
Deal 2 damage.

CP Crush

Destroy all crystals of the most abundant color in opponent's CP gauge.

Itadaki Street Portable

Carbuncle appears in Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Portable.


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