The Garuda is an enemy that appears in Final Fantasy XIII-2.



This enemy uses "Barrier" to increase its resistance to physical attacks and magic.


When facing the Garuda, Serah and Noel's first priority should be to stagger it. They can use the Relentless Assault (RAV/COM/RAV) paradigm to stabilize this enemy's chain gauge, Tri-disaster (RAV/RAV/RAV) to fill it, and Cerberus (COM/COM/COM) to deal as much damage as possible to the Garuda before its chain gauge empties.

Paradigm PackEdit

Monster statsEdit


Ability Level Type Infuse
Deprotect II Initial Command N
Deshell II Initial Command N
Improved Debuffing Initial Passive N
Curse II 4 Command N
Resist Lightning: +10% 10 Passive Y
Fog II 16 Command N
Resist Lightning: +33% 26 Passive Y
Improved Debuffing II 36 Passive N
Heavy Deprotega 38 Command N
Heavy Deshellga 40 Command N


Garuda is a large, birdlike creature that appears in both Hinduism and Buddhism. It serves as Lord Vishnu's mount and is the Hindu name for the constellation Aquila. Contemporary representations of Garuda are the brahminy kite and phoenix.


  • In the English version of Final Fantasy XIII-2, it is possible to name other tamable enemies "Garuda." In the game's Japanese version, this name exists as "Karla."

Related enemiesEdit

Final Fantasy XIIIEdit

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIIIEdit