Galuf Baldesion is a background character in Final Fantasy XIV. A member of the wealthy House Baldesion, he and three of his friends went adventuring in their youth, from which Galuf learned of the danger posed by Primals. Upon return, Galuf used his considerable resources to turn the deserted Isle of Val into a research facility and founded the Students of Baldesion organization, both dedicated to combating the Primal threat. He would eventually adopt a daughter named Krile. Galuf's fate after the mysterious disappearance of the Isle of Val is unknown.
Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)Edit
Galuf makes a cameo as a tutor from the in-game manuals. He is directly mentioned by Bartz (though not by name) in dialogue in Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy as one of the few things Bartz remembers from his original world.
Galuf appears as a playable character.
Galuf's memories return at the sight of his beloved granddaughter, and his duty with them. When he fails to prevent Exdeath's revival, this proud old soldier is overcome with regret, eventually ending up back in his own world...
Galuf appears as an unlockable character, and is obtained by collecting Silver Crystal Shards. His appearance is based off one of his artworks by Yoshitaka Amano, in which he dons gauntlets on his arms as opposed to his red gloves.
Galuf is an excellent choice for both field and battle stages, as he can take damage for the party while also increasing their HP and stamina, but can also be effective in battles thanks to his high strength, and that he is one of the few characters that can naturally summon the Knights of the Round, which is the most powerful summon. Keep in mind that boosting Galuf's strength comes at the cost of expending the party's overall HP gauge, so choose strategically as to what Galuf's setup should prioritize.
An elderly warrior who has lost his memory. His true identity is that of one of the four Warriors of Dawn who once sealed Exdeath away. He joins Bartz and his friends on their journey, driven by a sense of duty to protect the crystals.
Galuf appears as a summonable Legend.
- Ability Cards
- Legend Cards
Galuf appears in several character cards.
Galuf is a playable character who can be recruited as the First Time Reward for completing Desert of Shifting Sands on Classic difficulty in the FF V realm of the core dungeons. He could also be recruited during the Challenge Event Big Bridge Showdown as the First Time Reward for completing the event's stage Desert of Shifting Sands on Classic difficulty, the same way as it is done in the base game. He was also available in Successors of the Dawn and The Malice Within.
When I look at you young people, it brings me back to my younger days. How long it has been...
Galuf appears as a character and summonable vision. His job is listed as Warrior.
Galuf's Trust Master reward is the Comet special ability.
- 3★ - No. 0183: "An old warrior from another world who appears in the tales of the Crystals. He first met Bartz and his allies in the aftermath of a meteorite strike. At that time, he had no memory of his identity, save his own name and his duty to protect the Crystals. As he journeys with the others, though, he recalls more and more of his past life. He remembers that he comes from a different world than the one Bartz and the others live in. And there, he had been one of the four Warriors of Dawn, who sealed the warlock Exdeath in the past after a desperate struggle."
- 4★ - No. 0184: "An old warrior from another world who appears in the tales of the Crystals. He was the king of Bal in the Second World, and one of the Warriors of Dawn who formerly sealed away Exdeath. Unable to defeat Exdeath in a contest of strength, the Warriors had little choice but to seal him in the First World. Galuf has been haunted ever since by the fear that he left another world infected with the seeds of destruction. His love for peace and for his comrades is beyond compare, and inspires him to take on Exdeath in one-on-one combat, in order to save Bartz and the other Warriors of Light in the Great Forest of Moore."
- 5★ - No. 0371: "An old warrior from another world who appears in the tales of the Crystals. Galuf was one of the four original Warriors of Dawn who first sealed the warlock Exdeath. However, the seal eventually broke freeing Exdeath in the process, which lead Galuf to seek the help of Bartz and his friends in another world. Determined to protect his comrades and family, he lost his life facing Exdeath in battle. His will now lives on in his granddaughter Krile, whom he continues supporting in spirit."
- —Entries for different versions of Galuf.
Galuf's stats at his highest levels are as follows (with no passive abilities taken into account), along with the maximum amount of stat points that can be increased through pot-enhancements:
|DEF +10%* Passive||34|
|Last Stand* Passive||60|
|Draw Attacks* Passive||52|
Galuf can equip the following weapons: daggers, swords and fists.
He can equip the following armors: light shields, heavy shields, hats, helms, clothes, light armors and heavy armors.
He can equip accessories.
- Limit Bursts
- Awakening Materials
|Beast Meat x20|
Esper Cryst x10
Seed of Life x8
Earth's Core x3
Sacred Crystal x3
|Seed of Life x20|
Earth's Core x10
Sacred Crystal x10
Brilliant Ray x5
Holy Crystal x5
|3★||I am not from this world! ...Wait, why do I feel like I've said this before?||What a warm feeling... It reminds me of the crystals' power.||I remember! I was one of the Dawn Warriors! I finally remember everything!|
|4★||I am Galuf, King of Bal! My hair may be gray, but I'm a Warrior of Dawn all the same!||I've got to pick up the pace a bit or Krile will scold me again! I won't let you young'uns leave me behind!||I won't lose to you younglings yet! I'll show you how real warriors were made in the old days!|
|5★||Above being the King of Bal, I am your ally! Feel free to call me Galuf.||All is fine. I'll join ya! These beasts are nothing to me.||The attitude of a ruler, I have not. As a warrior of Dawn, I shall fight alongside you!|
Galuf appears in the Japan-exclusive Final Fantasy trading card game published by Square Enix in his Yoshitaka Amano artwork, as well as representing numerous jobs from Final Fantasy V and his Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade and Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call appearances. As a reference to his sacrifice in Final Fantasy V, one of his Amano cards has the effect that Galuf cannot be Broken in Attack Phase, instead being Broken on the next turn if he would be Broken, and when Broken the player can add a Krile card from their deck to their hand.
Many of his cards are earth-elemental as that is the element he is associate with in the GBA and mobile versions of Final Fantasy V.
Galuf appears on Triple Triad cards in the version playable via Final Fantasy Portal App.