Rukh appears as an enemy fought in the World of Ruin near Albrook and Tzen. They are weak to ice, but can counter magic attacks with Shamshir, which will halve the target's HP. They also have a chance to use Beak on their third turn, which may petrify a party member.
Rukh appears as an enemy fought on Djose Highroad, Mt. Gagazet, and floors 50-59 of Via Infinito. They are always encountered alone and can petrify party members. In Oversoul, they have the strength to take up to 75% of a party member's HP in a single blow.
[view·edit·purge]A roc or ruk (from the Arabic and Persian رخ rokh, asserted by Louis Charles Casartelli to be an abbreviated form of Persian simurgh) is an enormous legendary bird of prey, often said to be white.
[view·edit·purge]Rudra is a Rigvedic deity, associated with wind or storm, and the hunt. The name has been translated as "the roarer". In the Rigveda, Rudra has been praised as the "mightiest of the mighty".