Reaver is a large feral beast that wanders the Wildlands in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. It is the only enemy of the Behemoth family to appear in the game. The Slaughterhouse version called Reaver Rampager. Its monster notes can be bought from Canopus Farms.

Stats[edit | edit source]



  1. 1.0 1.1 Enemy attacking
  2. Level 2 stagger
  3. Staggered with Perfect Guard

Battle[edit | edit source]

Diving Strike.

Reavers spawn more frequently at night. Reaver uses strong physical attacks and transforms after its HP drops to around 75%, healing itself for about 6000 HP. A one-on-one fight with this creature requires caution as its attacks can be devastating or can leave Lightning open if not blocked. After lowering its health to around 25%, Reaver starts to spam Fira, though it may still occasionally use Diving Strike. A perfect block mitigates all damage while a normal block lessens it. Repeatedly Perfect Guarding a Reaver's blade attack while it stands will break it. From then on, the Reaver can only cast Fira.

Reavers are weak to ice and lightning damage. They can be staggered via magic and physical attacks, and after being staggered twice, they can be launched.

The drop rate of Shard Blade increases after breaking his sword with a Perfect Guard (during its 2nd form).

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Applying Deshell and Deprotect makes Reavers take more damage. The player should aim to stagger it to make the battle go faster, especially by launching them. While it is useful to break its blade, it is often easier to kill the Reaver outright while it is staggered.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Reaver is an archaic term that means "to rob, plunder, or steal."

Related enemies[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy XIII[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy XIII-2[edit | edit source]

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