Garnet Bahamut uses physical area of effect attacks to devastate the party. It resists physical, lightning, and fire damage, which are counters of its partner, Amber Bahamut. Both Garnet Bahamut and Amber Bahamut must be defeated before Jet Bahamut can be targeted.
Like Amber Bahamut, Garnet Bahamut has a rather small 141,200 HP, making him a minor threat. Garnet Bahamut can remove Synergist buffs and resists physical damage, as well as fire and lightning.
The key to knocking Garnet Bahamut down quickly is to switch to a paradigm like Relentless Assault (COM/RAV/RAV) or Tri-disaster (RAV/RAV/RAV) to stagger it, then switch to Cerberus-X (COM/COM/COM), with Paradigm Tune set to Cross) to waste away his HP. The player should use ice and wind when in RAV, and Ruin when in COM.
Garnet Bahamut uses powerful physical attacks with area of effect damage on the party. Some of these attacks can be particularly powerful, and weaker parties may find themselves either having to switch to Tortoise (SEN/SEN/SEN) at times or healing at the midpoint of the encounter. For a decently leveled party, however, Garnet Bahamut's attacks should prove a minor threat.
Bahamut (Arabic بهموت Bahamūt) originated as an enormous whale in ancient pre-Islamic Arabian mythology. Upon Bahamut's back stands a bull with four thousand eyes, ears, noses, mouths, tongues and feet called Kujuta (also spelled "Kuyutha"). Between each of these is a distance of a 500-year journey. On the back of Kujuta is a mountain of ruby. Atop this mountain is an angel who carries six hells, earth, and seven heavens on its shoulders.
Another version of the Arabic story is that Bahamut is indeed a dragon and he stands on a whale called Liwash.
In modern times, the game Dungeons & Dragons is responsible for re-imagining Bahamut as the king of dragons, a benevolent Platinum Dragon; the opposite of the malevolent Tiamat, the five-headed Chromatic Queen of Dragons.
The Japanese names of the three Winged Chaos Bahamuts are translated as Bahamut Volo, Bahamut Passio, and Bahamut Ratio. Volo is the Latin word for "fly" or "will", while Passio and Ratio are the Latin words for "passion" and "reason", respectively.