How to Beat Cerberus

This is a walkthrough for the optional boss Cerberus from the game Final Fantasy VIII (FF8, FFVIII). Read on for tips and strategy about how to beat Cerberus, including Cerberus's stats and other useful information.

How to Beat Cerberus


GF Carbuncle, Magic haste and Dispel, Item.


Cerberus can cast Quake, Thundaga, and Aero. It will also use Haste and triple on itself when its HP gets low.


Cast Reflect on everyone, then use Carbuncle to avoid all magic. Always dispel triple from Cerberus. If dispel is left alone, Cerberus will use 3 dispels on your team removing all reflects and forcing you to cast Carbuncle again.

SPD-J Scroll

An SPD-K Scroll, which is a valuable item, can be mugged from Cerberus.

Cerberus - Stats and Basic Information

CerberusCerberus Lv HP
1 ~ 30 7100 ~ 10000
Exp (Bonus) AP
- 30
Fire Ice Thunder Earth Poison Wind Water Holy
1 1 0.5 1 1 0 1 1
Effective Status Attacks
Drain, Fractional Damage

【Numeric Value】= Weakness Ratio,【x】Ineffective,【-】Absorbs

Related Links

List of FFVIII Bosses

Story Bosses
Ifrit Elvoret X-ATM092
Granaldo Gerogero Seifer (1st)
Edea (1st Time) Biggs and Wedge (2nd) BGH251F2 (1st)
Oilboyle NORG BGH251F2 (2nd)
Raijin Fujin & Raijin (1st) Seifer (2nd)
Seifer & Edea Ruby Dragon Abadon
Propagator Raijin and Fujin (2nd) Mobile Type 8
Seifer (4th) Ultimecia -
Optional Bosses
Diablos Sacred Brothers
Cerberus Odin Tonberry King
Jumbo Cactuar Ultima Weapon Sphinxaur
Tri-Point Krysta Trauma
Red Giant Catoblepas Tiamat
Omega Weapon


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