Final Fantasy XIII-2 Enemy
デンドロビウム (Dendorobiumu)
FFXIII2 enemy Dendrobium
HP FFXIII-2 Strength Icon FFXIII-2 Magic Icon
6,930 85 85
Stagger Icon FFXIII Chain Icon FFXIII
200% 66
Keep Launch Libra
25 Immune 50
CP Gil
50 55
Fire Icon FFXIII Ice Icon FFXIII Lightning Icon FFXIII
- - -
Wind Icon FFXIII Physical Icon FFXIII Magical Icon FFXIII
Weakness - -
Status resistanceThe lower the number, the more suspectible the enemy is to the status.
Deprotect-ffxiii-icon Deshell-ffxiii-icon Slow-ffxiii-icon Poison-ffxiii-icon Imperil-ffxiii-icon
25% 25% 25% 25% 25%
Curse-ffxiii-icon Pain-ffxiii-icon Fog-ffxiii-icon Debrave-ffxiii-icon Defaith-ffxiii-icon
25% 25% 25% 25% 25%
Daze-ffxiii-icon Wound Death-ffxiii-icon Dispel-ffxiii-icon Provoke-ffxiii-icon
25% 0% 25% 0% 0%
Location Bresha Ruins -005 AF- (Echoes of the Past)
Type Feral Creature
Subtype Stalker
Recruit Chance 10%
Common Drop Antidote (15%)
Rare Drop Pot Shard (5%)
Abilities Serial Killer
Notes - Capable of inflicting Curse.

The Dendrobium is an enemy in Final Fantasy XIII-2. It is a somewhat rare spawn in the Bresha Ruins -005 AF-; it is the first Saboteur the player can tame. It may take some time to acquire it on the first time through the ruins; this is neither particularly discouraged nor recommended, but with limited access to the third and fourth grade monster materials it requires and no particular need for a Saboteur until Yomi, the player may prefer to use their Mana Orbs and Essences for a Ravager and/or Synergist instead.

Paradigm PackEdit

The Dendrobium is a Saboteur; its skillset allows Dendrobium to inflict Fog (at level 39; requires grade 3 monster materials) and Pain (at level 56; requires level 4 materials), which neither Serah nor Noel are capable of. It is the best source of the role ability Poison for infusion, as it has it at level 1. Expensive though it may be, it is also the best source of Pain. However, it is a much more expensive infusion source of Painga than Pantopoda (except perhaps if the player is also infusing Pain), and it is harder to find.

Like the other Stalker type Saboteurs—Barbed Specter, Clematis and Necrosis—Dendrobium has the Biohazard Injection Feral Link, which casts Poison on the target (and is therefore quite useful for bosses, including Yomi). It has higher HP than Black Chocobo, but is still fourth in HP, behind Samovira, Necrosis and Deathgaze. Dendrobium is specialized in Magic, and benefits well from leveling with Mana monster materials.

It requires 25 Grade one Biological (Droplet) monster materials to get to level 15; 42 grade two (Slivers) to reach level 30; 32 Grade three (Orb) to advance to level 45; 76 grade four Essences to level 70, and 76 grade five Crystals to its maximum level of 99. It has largely consistent stat growth.

Tameable Monster
Name Dendrobium Role Saboteur
Traits Late Bloomer - Fogproof - Fuzzy
Composition Biological Start Grade Monster Grade 1
Max Level 99 HP 417
Strength 48 Magic 106
ATB Segments 3 Stages 5
Innate Affinities Weakness: Wind
Feral Link Biohazard Injection (Inflicts physical damage and Poison, Slow and Curse on target.)
Crystarium Development Graph
Green: HP / 10 Red: Strength Purple: Magic
Dendrobium Development
Ability Type Level Infusible
Poison Command Initial Y
Resist Fog: +10% Passive 6 Y
Wound Command 9 Y
Resist Imperil: +10% Passive 15 Y
Dispel Command 24 Y
Imperil Command 28 Y
Resist Fog: +44% Passive 30 Y
Resist Imperil: +44% Passive 36 Y
Fog Command 39 Y
Chain Bonus Boost Passive 54 Y
Pain Command 56 Y
Resist Fog: +66% Passive 66 Y
Resist Imperil: +66% Passive 67 Y
Poisonga Command 80 Y
Painga Command 90 Y


Dendrobium is a genus of Orchids, found throughout tropical Asia and Oceania. They are much loved by horticulturalists for their bright colors and pleasing form.

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