|Final Fantasy XIII-2 Enemy|
|バハムート・パイシオ (Bahamūto Paishio)|
|Location||Academia -500 AF-|
|Abilities||Bloody Claw, Solfire, Twin Solfire, Megiddo Flame, Anti Force|
|Notes|| - Capable of restoring HP.|
- Delivers devastating physical attacks.
- Physical attacks are ineffectual.
Garnet Bahamut is one of the three enemies in the Winged Chaos subtype in the Final Fantasy XIII-2 bestiary, and is faced in the game's final battle. Garnet Bahamut is uses physical Area of Effect attacks to devastate the party. He also has resistances to physical, lightning, and fire damage, which are counters of its partner, Amber Bahamut. Both of these two foes must be defeated before Jet Bahamut can be targeted.
Like Amber Bahamut, Garnet Bahamut has a rather puny 141,200 HP, making him a minor threat. The key to knocking this beast down as quickly as possible is to switch to a Paradigm like Relentless Assault (COM/RAV/RAV) or Tri-Disaster (RAV/RAV/RAV) to stagger very quickly then switch to Cerberus-X (COM/COM/COM, with Paradigm Tune set to Cross) to waste away his HP with ease. He has high resistance to physical damage, as well as fire and lightning damage, so the player should preferably use Blizzard and Aero when in RAV, and Ruin when in COM.
Garnet Bahamut utilizes powerful physical attacks with area of effect damage on the party. Some of these attacks can be particularly powerful, and weaker parties may find themselves either having to switch to Tortoise (SEN/SEN/SEN) at times or healing at the midpoint of the encounter. For a decently leveled party, however, Garnet Bahamut's attacks should prove a minor threat.
He also has the ability to remove Synergist buffs, so player shouldn't bother casting protective spells on the party until he's gone. Switching to Saboteur to cast Deshell on him, should help increase damage output significantly.
The Japanese names of the three Winged Chaos Bahamuts are translated as Bahamut Volo, Bahamut Passio, and Bahamut Ratio. Volo is the Latin word for "fly" or "will", while Passio and Ratio are the Latin words for "passion" and "reason," respectively.