The Garuda is an enemy in Final Fantasy XIII-2.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Battle[edit | edit source]

Garuda uses "Barrier" to increase its resistance to physical attacks and magic.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

The Relentless Assault (RAV/COM/RAV) paradigm can be used to stabilize Garuda's chain gauge before shifting to Tri-disaster (RAV/RAV/RAV) to fill it, finishing with Cerberus (COM/COM/COM) to deal as much damage as possible before its chain gauge empties.

Paradigm Pack[edit | edit source]

Monster stats[edit | edit source]

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Ability Level Type Infuse
Deprotect II Initial Command N
Deshell II Initial Command N
Improved Debuffing Initial Passive N
Curse II 4 Command N
Resist Lightning: +10% 10 Passive Y
Fog II 16 Command N
Resist Lightning: +33% 26 Passive Y
Improved Debuffing II 36 Passive N
Heavy Deprotega 38 Command N
Heavy Deshellga 40 Command N

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

In the English version of Final Fantasy XIII-2 "Garuda" is a possible name for tamable monsters. In the Japanese version the name is "Karla."

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Garuda is a large, birdlike creature that appears in both Hinduism and Buddhism. It serves as Lord Vishnu's mount and is the Hindu name for the constellation Aquila. Contemporary representations of Garuda are the brahminy kite and phoenix.

Related enemies[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy XIII[edit | edit source]

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII[edit | edit source]

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