Confusion (コンフュ, Konfyu) is a common status ailment in the Final Fantasy series. A character that is confused will be unable to distinguish friend from foe, and will sometimes attack his or her own allies. It is even possible for a confused character to target himself/herself with a spell while confused. In some cases, confused characters make erratic decisions in battle. Confusion can usually be canceled by hitting the confused character with an attack (usually by having a mage whack him/her with a rod or staff, though any character could do this, mages are recommended due to their weak physical attack abilities). This status is often caused by the spell Confuse and the enemy ability Entice, among many others.
Confusion causes the afflicted unit to attack their allies or itself. Confused units face the opposite direction to their allies. While physically attacking the unit will not cure it of Confusion, there is a chance of recovery at the end of each round and it does not last after battle.
Units that are inflicted with Confuse appear to run on the spot and cannot be controlled by the player, attacking their allies at random. While physically attacking them does not cure units of Confuse, there is a chance of recovery at the end of each turn and it does not last after battle. It can be cured with Basuna at level 6 or higher.
Confusion makes a party member or enemy fight former allies. Confused party members break rank to face the party.
Confusion causes an ally to face the party member and attack them randomly. Various attacks may inflict the status Confusion, also known in the SNES as Charm and Muddle in the PS version. This include the Level 3 White Magic Confuse, the Bard's Alluring Air, the Cannoneer's Chaos Shot, the Chemist's Lamia's Kiss, and the Dancer's Tempting Tango. Enemy attacks include Confuse Powder, Entice, Knock Silly, Rocket Punch, and Crush.
Confused party members have a spinning green circle over their heads. They also spin around in place. Commands that will never be used while under Confusion are as follows - Item, Revert, Defend, Summon, Leap, Possess, Throw, Control, and Slot.
|L3 Muddle||Lore||Inflicts Confuse on enemies whose levels are a multiple of 3.|
|Sour Mouth||Lore||Inflicts Confuse as well as other statuses to all enemies.|
|Stone||Lore||Inflicts non-elemental damage and Confuse to one or all enemies.|
|Confuser||Magitek||Inflicts Confuse on all enemies.|
|Noise Blaster||Tools||Inflicts Confuse on all enemies.|
|Stray||Summon||Cat Rain. Inflicts Confuse on all enemies.|
|Disaster||Enemy Attack||Inflicts Confuse as well as other statuses to the party.|
|Evil Toot||Enemy Attack||Inflicts Confuse as well as other statuses to the party.|
|Mind Blast||Enemy Attack||Inflicts Confuse as well as other statuses to the party.|
|Peace Ring||Relic||Prevents Confuse and Berserk.|
|Bad Breath||Enemy Skill||Inflicts Confuse as well as other statuses to all enemies.|
|Abnormal Breath||Enemy Attack||Inflicts Confuse. Unknown 2's attack.|
|Bewildered||Enemy Attack||Inflicts Confuse,|
|Bite||Enemy Attack||Bandersnatch's attack. Inflicts non-elemental damage and Confuse.|
|Confu Missile||Enemy Attack||Inflicts moderate non-elemental damage and Confuse.|
|Confu Scales||Enemy Attack||Inflicts non-elemental damage and Confuse.|
|Fascination||Enemy Attack||Inflicts Confuse.|
|Flying Muddle||Enemy Attack||Inflicts non-elemental damage and Confuse. Is never used.|
|Flying Zip Confuse||Enemy Attack||Inflicts non-elemental damage and Confuse. Is never used.|
|Funny Breath||Enemy Attack||Inflicts Confuse on the party.|
|L2 Confu||Enemy Attack||Inflicts Confuse if the target's level is a multiple of 2.|
|Muddle Mallet||Enemy Attack||Inflicts non-elemental damage and Confuse.|
|Neo Turk Light||Enemy Attack||Inflicts Confuse.|
|Ruby Ray||Enemy Attack||Inflicts extreme non-elemental damage and Confuse.|
|Super Nova||Enemy Attack||Reduces HP by 15/16 and inflicts Confuse, Silence, and Slow to the party.|
|Uppercut||Enemy Attack||Crazy Saw's attack. Inflicts moderate non-elemental damage and Confuse.|
|Zip Confu||Enemy Attack||Inflicts non-elemental damage and Confuse. Is never used.|
|Loco Weed||Item||Inflicts Confuse on all enemies.|
Confuse is inflicted by the spell with the same name. Confused targets spin around in place and attack targets randomly. The victim will make unusual battle choices.
Targets influenced by Confusion spin and attack friends or foes randomly. Characters can prevent the affliction of Confuse by equipping the Clear Headed ability.
|Confuse||White Magic||Inflicts Confuse.|
|Bad Breath||Blue Magic||Inflicts Confuse, Poison, Slow, Mini, and Blind.|
|Curse||Enemy Attack||Inflicts extreme non-elemental damage as well as Confuse, Poison, Slow, Mini, and Blind to the party.|
|Entice||Enemy Attack||Inflicts Confuse.|
|Propeller Wind||Enemy Attack||Inflicts Confuse on the party.|
|Angel Bless||Weapon||Has Confuse as an Add-Status.|
|Cypress Pile||Weapon||Has Confuse as an Add-Status.|
|Kain's Lance||Weapon||Has Confuse as an Add-Status.|
|Clear Headed||Auto-Ability||Prevents Confuse.|
Confusion victims are symbolized with two spinning stars over their head. The victim will attack allies at random. The spell itself does not appear in the game.
|Bad Breath||Overdrive||Inflicts Confuse as well as other statuses to all enemies.|
|Bewitching Stab||Enemy Attack||Inflicts non-elemental damage and Confuse.|
|Chaos||Enemy Attack||Inflicts Confuse, Curse, and Doom.|
|Confuse Glare||Enemy Attack||Inflicts non-elemental damage and Confuse.|
|Contamination||Enemy Attack||Inflicts Confuse and other statuses.|
|Fangs of Chaos||Enemy Attack||Reduces HP by 15/16 and inflicts Confuse.|
|Heavenly Strike||Enemy Attack||Inflicts non-elemental damage as well as Confuse, Death, and Power Break.|
|Megaton||Enemy Attack||Inflicts non-elemental damage and Confuse.|
|Mind Blast||Enemy Attack||Inflicts non-elemental damage and Confuse on the party.|
|Ochu Dance||Enemy Attack||Inflicts Confuse as well as other statuses to the party.|
|Photon Wings||Enemy Attack||Inflicts non-elemental damage as well as Confuse and other statuses to the party.|
|Poison Mist||Enemy Attack||Inflicts non-elemental damage as well as Poison and Confuse to the party.|
|Putrid Breath||Enemy Attack||Inflicts non-elemental damage as well as Confuse and a myriad of other statuses to the party.|
|Rainbow||Enemy Attack||Inflicts non-elemental damage as well as Confuse and other statuses to the party.|
|Shockwave||Enemy Attack||Inflicts non-elemental damage and Confuse as well as a myriad of other statuses to party.|
|Shremedy||Enemy Attack||Inflicts Confuse|
|Seed Burst||Enemy Attack||Inflicts non-elemental damage and Confuse.|
|Stare||Enemy Attack||Inflicts non-elemental damage and Confuse.|
|Toxic Cloud||Enemy Attack||Inflicts non-elemental damage as well as Confuse, Poison, and Curse on the party.|
|Confuse Ward||Auto-Ability||50% chance of preventing Confuse.|
|Confuse Proof||Auto-Ability||Prevents Confuse.|
Like in Final Fantasy X, the confused appear with two spinning stars above their head. They will attack random targets and still make poor judgments.
|Tantalize||Lady Luck Command||Inflicts Confusion on all enemies.|
|Panic Floralysis||Floral Fallal||Inflicts physical damage and Confusion on all enemies.|
|Confuse Missile||Machina Maw||Inflicts non-elemental damage and Confuse.|
|Crazy Wing||Full Throttle||Inflicts non-elemental magic damage and Confusion.|
|Fright||Full Throttle||Inflicts non-elemental damage, Confuse, and delays enemy's attack.|
|Pinwheel||Festival-Goer||Inflicts Confusion and physical damage to one enemy as well as ignoring Protect.|
|Brain Storm||Psychic||Inflicts Confusion and Silence on all enemies.|
|Confuse Proof||Auto-Ability||Prevents Confuse.|
Characters inflicted with Confuse randomly target members of the party. Confuse may also be inflicted by the Trap Befuddlement.
The predominant spell that inflicts confuse is the Lamia's Entice ability. Unlike previous games, Confusion cannot be canceled by attacking the unit afflicted with it.
Confused characters are shown randomly flailing their arms in the air. They will take very random actions, some of which make no sense at all (such as casting a spell on an empty space). There are also cases where these random acts come at a player's chagrin (like a Ninja's Throw Knight Sword command).
Confused units are denoted by a question mark inside a speech bubble above their head. They attack both friend and foe alike and choose abilities at random, except abilities that would break any laws.
Confused units flash purple. They attack both friend and foe alike and choose abilities at random, even if this will break the Law. Confused units may also sometimes just move into a corner and face it, leaving their backs open to attack. Other times confused units simply move in a seemingly random manner and take no action.
Rosa under Confusion in Final Fantasy IV (DS)
Lenna under the influence of Confusion in Final Fantasy V.
Terra under Confusion in Final Fantasy VI.
Yuffie under Confusion in Final Fantasy VII.
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