Fang: So, Light... How you figure this makes us lucky?
Lightning: Because when we kill it, we're one step closer to Vanille. How's that?

Fang and Lightning.

Kalavinka Striker is a boss in Final Fantasy XIII. It is fought twice in succession aboard the Palamecia by Lightning, Hope, and Fang.

The white Cocoon script writing on the striker's wings reads "NO23". The dark writing reads "COCOON VOLT DRAGON". Both writings are mirrored on its right wing.

Stats[edit | edit source]

First part

Second part

Battle[edit | edit source]

The Striker uses a ramming attack in the first fight, and the rematch gives it more HP, a higher chain resistance, and two new lightning-based attacks.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

It is best to have two Ravagers and a Saboteur come out first to amass a chain bonus and cast Curse and Slow on the kalavinka striker, then switch to the Relentless Assault or Aggression to finish it off. Hope can be used as a Synergist to cast Barthunder on the party to defend Fang and Lightning.

Other appearances[edit | edit source]

Pictlogica Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

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Etymology[edit | edit source]

Kalaviṅka is a fantastical immortal creature in Buddhism with a human head and a bird's torso, with long flowing tail. The kalaviṅka is said to dwell in Buddhist paradise and reputed to preach the Buddhist scripture with its fine voice.

Related enemies[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy XIII-2[edit | edit source]

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

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