Template:FFXIII-2 Enemies Ugallu is an enemy in Final Fantasy XIII-2. It can be a dangerous foe to face. It begins battle by using Roar, giving itself many beneficial status effects. It will then begin attacking the party, alternating between physical attacks and Virulent Breath, which will inflict many status ailments on the party.
One staple for your party in this battle should be a Sentinel. Since Ugallu uses moderately powerful area-of-effect attacks, your party can take some major HP damage without one present. After the first Stagger, Ugallu begins to attack in even more rapid succession. This is particularly dangerous to the party and makes a sentinel absolutely mandatory. A recommended Sentinel is Bunkerbeast with Fringeward., which is arguable one of the best Sentinels in the game.
Since Ugallu is immune to Dispel, you have to deal with his beginning boost he gains from the Roar ability. You can, however, inflict other ailments such as Deprotect and Deshell on him, which will make your life much easier. a Synergist can also be helpful to help rack up the damage.
For a mid-level party, Ugallu can be a threat where you find little time to intercept with a chain building paradigm. If you have a Saboteur class, it will likely be doing as much boosting as your main attacking paradigm. Delta Attack (RAV-COM-SEN) is recommended for this battle to reduce AoE damage while building a steady chain. Your secondary paradigms should hold a Sentinel and Medic in order to pick yourself up from the various status ailments Ugallu inflicts with Virulent Breath and to keep your HP steady.
The goal here is to take the brunt of his attacks with the Sentinel and build up his stagger slowly but surely. Once you hit a stagger, it's not recommended to switch to an all-out offensive paradigm. Even though he's staggered, he can still cause a great deal of damage to your party. Go with the flow and try to hold a steady strategy to fell this mighty beast.