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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Enemy
Dryad
ドライアド (Doraiado)
LRFFXIII Dryad
Statistics
HP-lrffxiii-icon Strength-lrffxiii-icon MagicStat-lrffxiii-icon
16,000Days 1-6, Normal Mode value. 20 50
KeepThe higher the number, the lower the chance is for the enemy to be interrupted. Launch DisruptionIf the ability used by Lightning has higher Cut than enemy has Keep, this ability can interrupt the enemy.
10 Y Y
Extinction Gil EP
100 260 0.20
Vulnerabilities
FireElement-lrffxiii-icon IceElement-lrffxiii-icon LightningElement-lrffxiii-icon
150% 50% 50%
WindElement-lrffxiii-icon PhysicalElement-lrffxiii-icon MagicElement-lrffxiii-icon
-300% 70% 100%
Status resistanceThe lower the number, the more suspectible the enemy is to the status.
Debrave-ffxiii-icon Defaith-ffxiii-icon Deprotect-ffxiii-icon Deshell-ffxiii-icon
30 30 30 30
Imperil-ffxiii-icon Slow-ffxiii-icon Poison-ffxiii-icon Curse-ffxiii-icon
30 30 30 30
Daze-ffxiii-icon Dispel-ffxiii-icon Quake-lrffxiii-GuideIcon Magnet-lrffxiii-GuideIcon
30 30 30 30
Habitat Wildlands (Jagd Woods, Rocky Crag, Temple of the Goddess)
Type Chaos Beast
Subtype Mid-Scale Enemy
Item drops Arboreal Spore
Galestrike
Aero
Aerora
Mythril Malistone
Abilities Aero, Aerora, Summon
Notes 1: Deal fire damage. The effect is greater when the enemy is casting magic.

Dryad is an enemy in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII found in several places in the Wildlands, but primarily in the Jagd Woods. There is a quest in Moogle Village where Lightning must stop a group of rampaging Dryads.

Battle Edit

Dryads spend most of their time summoning reinforcements. Once they have summoned enough allies they will bombard Lightning with Aero magic, which keeps her at a distance, unable to retaliate. This can pose a risk if there are many new Dryads in the fray. If some Dryads perish the remaining enemies will continually attempt to summon or cast Aero on themselves to heal their allies.

Strategy Edit

The best strategy is to have Lightning use strong Fira or Firaga while the Dryads are summoning, as they will usually migrate closer together when calling allies leaving themselves open to area-effect attacks. If Lightning runs out of ATB for magic, she can switch to a physical garb with Fire Blitz or other area-effect attacks to finish the enemies.

Stagger Edit

Stagger Conditions
Condition Stagger Point Stagger Decay Max Preservation Preservation Decay
Default 300 10 600 60
Stagger Power: Fire-imbued attacks x1 (x2 when enemy casting spells), non-Fire-imbued attacks x0
Condition Duration Added Effect Effect Duration Iterative Resistance
Staggered 10s Unprotected Permanent 0
No further staggering
Damage: all attacks x2

Gallery Edit

Etymology Edit

A dryad is a tree nymph, that is a female spirit of a tree, in Greek mythology. In Greek drys signifies "oak". Thus, dryads are specifically the nymphs of oak trees, though the term has come to be used for all tree nymphs in general.

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