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Elegy is a type of Enfeebling Song used by Bards. It inflicts an effect similar to Slow on the targeted enemy, increasing its attack delay and magic recast timers. (Refer to the Slow status effect page for more information.)

Three songs give this effect (only two are usable by players). As one of the types of Enfeebling Songs, their effects cannot be combined. They can coexist with March status effects on the same target, unlike Haste and Slow statuses which do not.


  • The White Magic spell Erase will remove this effect. Note that Haste, although it will still take effect on a player with Elegy status, does nothing to remove this effect.
  • Battlefield Elegy inflicts a base 25% Slow effect, Carnage Elegy inflicts a base 50%. Massacre Elegy inflicts a 100% Slow effect and is used only by certain high level Bard Notorious Monsters, it cannot be used by players.
  • CHR will only enhance the accuracy of Elegy, meaning that the target cannot be made any more "slow" by adding more CHR.
  • The potency of Elegy spells is only modified by Soul Voice and certain Instruments that boost it, which will add 1% Slow for each +1 point in Elegy.

Songs are learned by Bards only, at the following levels:

39: Battlefield Elegy
59: Carnage Elegy
N/A: Massacre Elegy (certain roc NMs only)

Instruments that Enhance this Song[edit]

Name Lvl Effects
Horn 40 Elegy +1
Horn +1 40 Elegy +2
Millennium Horn RareExclusive 75 In Dynamis: CHR +3, All Songs +2
Gjallarhorn RareExclusive 75 CHR +4, All Songs +2, Singing Skill +10, Wind Instrument Skill +10
Syrinx Rare 83 Elegy +3 Minne +3
This article uses material from the "Elegy" article on FFXIclopedia and is licensed under the CC-BY-SA License.