|Final Fantasy XII Boss|
|Bestiary Location||The Paramina Rift|
|Location||Tomb of Raithwall (Valley of the Dead)|
|Common Steal||Gold Needle|
|Uncommon Steal||Giant Feather|
|Rare Steal||White Fang|
|Very Rare Drop||None|
|Canopic Jar Drop||None|
|Attacks||(4-hit max, inflicts Sleep), Lunge|
|Abilities||Enrage (Attack CT=0)|
|Innate abilities||Safety, Attack+|
|Immune to||Death, Petrify, Stop, Doom, Confuse, Reverse, Slow, Disable, Immobilize, Poison, Oil, Lure, Berserk, Warp, Poach, Fractional Damage, Sight Unseeing, Syphon, Numerology, Charm, Achilles, Wither, Addle|
- See also: Garuda (Enemy)
Note: Shares the bestiary entry of Garuda-Egi.
- Genus: Avion
- Class: Diver
Page 1: ObservationsEdit
- “Being the legendary foe of the wyrms, as told in 'The Legend of the Dragoons'. Living atop only the highest peaks, they feed primarily on serpents. Natural philosophers have confirmed the existence of two kinds: the garuda, whose glimmering gold wings distinguish it as original stock, and the garuda-egi, whose wings have lost their brilliant luster. Many are the cultures that regard these creatures as gods for their auspicious appearance.”
Page 2: On the Extraction of ElementsEdit
- “Now, it is generally held that the sun has an affinity for fire. However, according to those natural philosophers who have studied white incense, the sun's allegiance lies not with the flame, but with holy power. This, of course, discredits the theory that the sun is but a large, fiery sphere, and has led wiser men to suggest that the sun is indeed a holy object, to which flame has clung: a base light yearning for a higher power.”
To make the battle easier, the player can enter a sidequest involving the Urutan-Yensa and the Urutan Eater in the Yensan Sandsea. In the Sandscale Bank area, which is a Save Crystal area, the player can talk to the Sandsea Moogle who tells the party of the Urutan Eater. The player can then find the Urutan Eater in the Withering Shores area and defeat it. Returning to the moogle, the player can follow a Urutan-Yensa and witness a scene and in the end find Eksir Berries. Eksir Berries are useful against the Garuda as it lowers its Attack power and dispels the effects of its Enrage.
The party can unleash their full force by using Fire, Thunder, Water, and Dark magick, which does double damage. Another fast way is to try building a long Quickening chain. This will deplete its health at a decent amount.
Blind renders its physical attacks useless, although it may take a few casts to inflict the status.
- In the Final Fantasy XII manga, Ashe is attacked by Garuda and saved by Vossler and Basch while the others defeat the bird.