The Guard Leader is flanked by two Silver Lobos, which are easily dispatched. When his Silver Lobos are alive, he will use the Net ability, which inflicts Stop on one character, stopping them from most of the battle. Once the Silver Lobos are dead, Guard Leader begins attacking with Charge, a powerful physical attack. It is recommended to fight with Locke's party, so Locke can steal a Mythril Knife. However, if this is too much trouble, the player should bring Mog's party instead, as Mog has the Twilight Requiem Dance to use, which will kill the Guard Leader in one hit if he attacks with Snare.
The Guard Leader is one of the few bosses to appear on the Veldt and have a Rage.
If any of the three parties attempting to battle Guard Leader are defeated, they are revived with 1 HP per character. If a player wishes to steal multiple Mythril Knives, it is possible to repeatedly battle with Locke's group, and attempt a steal each time, then defeat Guard Leader with another group when ready to move on.
Guard Leader appears as aa boss in Final Fantasy Record Keeper, fought in the Record of the Abandoned Mineshaft.
Defeat the Guard Leader before he uses Charge
Net: Temporarily Stops one target
Charge: Rush one target for strong physical damage
As in his source game, the Guard Leader is fronted by two Silver Lobos. While a player's natural inclination might be to rush the flunkies before taking on the big guy himself, this is once again a case in which first instincts could cost the party dearly; the Guard Leader will unleash his Charge attack to try and take the party down. Use a triangular assault pattern to avoid this threat; take a wolf, then charge him even as the remaining wolf is still attacking. The Nets he throws are mildly annoying at best, but he will fall easily.
If defeated on Elite difficulty with a Bonus Quest in play. the player could acquire Mog between Back to the Skies and the Quest system's retirement. Here, Mog is a dancer, a capable fighter and Red Mage whose Soul Breaks assist his party in a variety of ways.