Final Fantasy XIII-2 Enemy
カルラ (Karura)
FFXIII-2 Garuda
HP FFXIII-2 Strength Icon FFXIII-2 Magic Icon
186,000 650 550
Stagger Icon FFXIII Chain Icon FFXIII
300% 75
Keep Launch Libra
50 Immune 255
CP Gil
300 900
Fire Icon FFXIII Ice Icon FFXIII Lightning Icon FFXIII
- - -
Wind Icon FFXIII Physical Icon FFXIII Magical Icon FFXIII
- Resist Resist
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
50% 50% 50% Immune 50%
Curse-ffxiii-icon Pain-ffxiii-icon Fog-ffxiii-icon Debrave-ffxiii-icon Defaith-ffxiii-icon
50% Immune Immune 50% 50%
Daze-ffxiii-icon Wound Death-ffxiii-icon Dispel-ffxiii-icon Provoke-ffxiii-icon
50% - 30% - -
Location Vile Peaks -200 AF- (Another Man's Treasure)
Type Militarized Unit
Subtype Annihilator
Recruit Chance 5%
Common Drop Vitality Droplet (25%)
Rare Drop Grimoire Hat (5%)
Abilities Barrier, Hellstorm Bolt
Notes - Employs powerful lightning-based attacks.
- Capable of temporary damage resistance.

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

Tameable Monster
Name Garuda Role Saboteur
Traits Well-Grown - Sparktouch - Mechanical
Composition Mechanical Start Grade Monster Grade 3
Max Level 40 HP 1,549
Strength 178 Magic 48
ATB Segments 3 Stages 2
Innate Affinities Halves: All Ailments
Feral Link Hellstorm Bolt (Inflict lightning-attribute physical damage on target. Input Type: Timing)
Ability Type Level Infusible
Deprotect II Command Initial N
Deshell II Command Initial N
Improved Debuffing Passive Initial N
Curse II Command 4 N
Resist Lightning: +10% Passive 10 Y
Fog II Command 16 N
Resist Lightning: +33% Passive 26 Y
Improved Debuffing II Passive 36 N
Heavy Deprotega Command 38 N
Heavy Deshellga Command 40 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